AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) Q12014 Presentation

first_imgAngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2014 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh)  2014 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileAngloGold Ashanti Limited is a global mining company with extensive interests in the Americas, Continental Africa, South Africa and Australasia. It boasts a portfolio of 17 operations and 3 projects in 10 countries, including long-life, relatively low-cost operating assets with differing ore body types located in key gold-producing regions. The company was formed in 2004 through the merger of AngloGold and the Ashanti Goldfields Corporation. There are seven mines in the Continental Africa region, of which 6 are operational. In Ghana, the company has two mines; Iduapriem and Obuasi. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is the third-largest gold mining company in the world, measured by production. In addition to its mining operations, it has established several exploration programmes in regions around the world. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Sasini Limited (SASN.ke) HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgSasini Limited (SASN.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Sasini Limited (SASN.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sasini Limited (SASN.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sasini Limited (SASN.ke)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSasini Limited grows tea and coffee in Kenya and produces, stores and markets bulk tea and coffee for domestic consumption and export to Africa sub-regions. Through wholly-owned subsidiaries, Sasini Limited has interests in the tea, coffee, dairy, livestock, horticulture and tourism sectors in Kenya. Bulk tea produced by Sasini Limited is sold through the Mombasa auction or direct sales to export customers. Tea farms are in the Highlands West of the Rift Valley in Sotik. Bulk coffee is grown on eight independent estates in the Central Highland of Kenya and processed at its own pulping and wet processing facility. Sasini Limited has a coffee mill at Kamundu Coffee Estate which has a daily capacity to mill about 4 800 bags of clean coffee. Aristocrats Tea and Coffee is the exporting arm of Sasini Limited and exports milled coffee to international blending houses and roasters. Loose and tea bag products for the domestic market are sold under the brand names Sasini Gold, Sasini Chai and Sasini Premium. Coffee products for domestic consumption are sold under the brand name Kahawa Bamba and Sasini Instant Coffee. Sasini Limited maintains a herd of Holstein Friesian cattle and produces a range of yoghurt and pasteurised milk. Sasini Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Rainbow Tourism Group Limited (RTG.zw) 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgRainbow Tourism Group Limited (RTG.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Rainbow Tourism Group Limited (RTG.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Rainbow Tourism Group Limited (RTG.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Rainbow Tourism Group Limited (RTG.zw)  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileRainbow Tourism Group Limited (RTG) is a well-established tourism and hospitality management company in Zimbabwe, with an extensive portfolio of owner-managed or leased hotels and conference facilities in Zimbabwe and Mozambique, aswell as a tour operator company. RTG operators in two sectors; Zimbabwe and Outside Zimbabwe. Its marketing and channel management division operates out of South Africa. Well-known hotels in its portfolio include Rainbow Towers Hotel and Conference Centre, A’Zambezi River Lodge, Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel, Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel, Kadoma Hotel and Conference Centre, New Ambassador Hotel, Rainbow Beitbridge Hotel and Rainbow Hotel Mozambique. Rainbow Tourism Group Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Chalet Cabin / Y100 Ateliér

first_imgManufacturers: AutoDesk, Koło, Laufen, Murexin, BAPO Detva, Euroteplo, Pro Designe, RAV SlezákSave this picture!© Miro PochybaRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimochAlet – scenery in the foreground/background of the forest, that observes, sees and perceives, does not compete with it, only allows its unlimited sight. Save this picture!© Pavol StofanThe original chAlet built in the 70s got the chance to provide recreation or even housing with all actual demands and needs. Changing the volume was not necessary, the challenge was to integrate the whole comfort into a small floor plan. One of the bedrooms on the 1st floor has been removed to open the view from new living room, kitchen and also from the loft. Kitchen has a room for all equipment, bench and beds hiding storage. Bathroom attracts with a recessed bathtub that allows spectacular view through roof window.Save this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!Loft planGenerous 2-level terrace with a playground /sandpit, slide, climbing wall/ and relax zone connects chAlet to the forest.Save this picture!© Miro PochybaSave this picture!© Miro PochybaBearing elements, roofing and interior staircase have been preserved during the reconstruction as well as a basement. The most expressive element of the reconstruction is the aluminum façade with a green entrance door, larch cladding on the north facade and the larch terrace. OSB panels /cladding, kitchen, storage/ and oak /kitchen board, floor/ dominates in the interior.  Save this picture!© Miro PochybaChAlet took the chance to become a livable all year round. The detailed description is not needed for a simple reason – genius loci.Save this picture!© Pavol StofanProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Airport of the Future Challenge Announces The 2019 WinnersArchitecture NewsMoon Trip – Inspiring Humanity to Explore Beyond EarthIdeas Share Photographs:  Miro Pochyba, Pavol Stofan Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  53 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Slovakia Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921890/chalet-cabin-y100-atelier Clipboard “COPY” Projects Year:  Chalet Cabin / Y100 Ateliér Chalet Cabin / Y100 AteliérSave this projectSaveChalet Cabin / Y100 Ateliércenter_img Save this picture!© Miro Pochyba+ 21Curated by Paula Pintos Share ArchDaily Architects: Y100 Ateliér Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Donovaly, Slovakia Houses 2019 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921890/chalet-cabin-y100-atelier Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeY100 AteliérOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDonovalySlovakiaPublished on July 31, 2019Cite: “Chalet Cabin / Y100 Ateliér” 31 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore 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

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How many link to your charity’s Web site?

first_img  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. How many link to your charity’s Web site? Howard Lake | 4 August 2002 | News Find out how many Web sites have links to your charity’s site.A Web site’s rankings in search engine results can often be increased if many other Web sites link to it. Search engines such as Google.com take this to mean that a site is popular or has genuine utility.But how well is your site doing? You can sometimes find out how many links to your site are listed in individual search engines, but would it not be easier to see the figures across several search engines in one go? Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis SEPopular, a freeware programme from, Monocle Solutions allows you to do just this.last_img read more

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Transgender immigrants under attack

first_imgTransLifeline’s Nina Chaubal.The U.S. ruling class’s relentless onslaught against the global working class aggressively targets the most oppressed segments of our class. Both the immigrant community and the transgender community increasingly came under fire during Barack Obama’s administration and now even more harshly under Donald Trump’s administration. One population is particularly in danger: transgender immigrants.Last Dec. 28, Nina Chaubal was detained by the Border Patrol in Arizona while traveling with her partner, Greta Martela. Chaubal is an Indian trans woman and co-founder of Trans Lifeline, a crisis hotline run by and for transgender people. She was reportedly detained because the gender marker on her Indian passport does not match her gender identity and because her work visa had expired, despite being married to a U.S. citizen and despite showing her marriage certificate.Chaubal was held at Eloy Detention Center in Arizona. Eloy is a privately operated prison run by CoreCivic (formerly the Corrections Corporation of America). LGBTQ detainees in general are 15 times more likely to experience sexual assault, according to a 2013 study by the Center for American Progress; Eloy in particular has a reputation for violence.Marichuy Leal Gamino, a trans woman detained at Eloy in 2014, was raped by her male cellmate. Karyna Jaramillo, another trans woman detained at Eloy, was denied access to her hormones and antidepressants; she contemplated suicide. Transgender individuals in Eloy are commonly held in solitary confinement. (Washington Blade, Dec. 8)Chaubal was released six days after her arrest; bail was raised by a crowdfunding effort.Trans detainees face no protectionYet another transgender immigrant was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in early February. The woman was at the El Paso County Courthouse in Texas, where she had just received a protective order based on domestic violence reports she had filed. She had filed three reports in total, beginning last October; the most recent incident involved a weapon.After her court hearing, the woman was followed by ICE agents into the hallway, where they arrested her. County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal said she has never seen ICE agents go into the domestic violence court to detain immigrants in her 20-plus years at the courthouse. Bernal reported there were no state court warrants. She suspects that border authorities may have received the tip from the woman’s abuser. (CBS News, Feb. 16)The woman, who has been deported from the United States at least six times, is being held at the El Paso County Jail. Sudden arrests like this discourage undocumented immigrants who are survivors of domestic violence from seeking protection.For U.S. law enforcement, profit reigns over basic human rights. ICE holds more than 60 percent of its detainees at private facilities, according to a November Washington Post article. These private prisons are subject to very few regulations, which means few protections for LGBTQ detainees. Ultimately, this rotten, white supremacist system must be replaced with a system based on human need, rather than profit.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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UTPB student heading to string festival

first_img Local NewsEducation UTPB student heading to string festival Pinterest Twitter Twitter Noel earns award Pinterest Nyela Basney.Orvieto Musica.UTPB Music Program. Facebook University of Texas of the Permian Basin violin major Richard Peralta has earned a spot in the Orvieto Musica Intensive Strings Festival set for June 16 through July 8 in Orvieto, Italy.UTPB Associate Professor of Music and Music Coordinator Dan Keast said the daily schedule involves practicing all day and performing at night. “You’re in an ancient walled city outside of Rome,” Keast said.Nyela Basney, former director of the Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale, is the founder and director of Orvieto Musica. She is also artistic director of opera at North Park University in Chicago.The Orvieto Musica website said the Intensive Strings festival is limited to eight string players and two pianists. It offers daily coaching and master classes with an emphasis on string quartet and piano trio repertoire, as well as large ensemble repertoire. Among the features are that musicians also will perform in four to eight historic buildings and have a chance to take Italian language and culture classes, the website said.Peralta found out he had been selected in the fall of 2017. He sent a recording of himself playing the first two pages of Sergei Prokofiev’s Solo Violin Sonata and the opening to Mozart’s G Major Violin Concerto.“It’s something that is way, way bigger than me. I’m just hoping I can find somebody whose sound I can aim for and ask them where they learned to play like that,” Peralta said.Keast said Peralta will meet some “amazing individuals over the course of the three weeks.”“You’re going to make some lifelong friends that you’ll be interacting with for the rest of your life inviting them to your stuff and them inviting you to come and play for their students, or their ensembles,” Keast said.A native of Honduras who moved to the United States at age 1, Peralta played violin at Gale Pond Alamo Elementary School with Maria Mutis.“It was funny because I didn’t join until two months after the class started. All my friends were in it and it looked like they were having so much fun. I was a little nervous to join, but Miss Mutis let me join late,” Peralta said. “I didn’t have enough money to afford my own instrument, so she let me borrow one of hers for that first year. Then for the next six years after that I used a $100 eBay violin. It was terrible.”Around the time he hit high school, Peralta realized he was playing out of tune. When he got a better violin, it was like a revelation.Keast said bad instruments can hold you back.“The shift was crazy because I knew I sounded bad, but I didn’t realize how bad I sounded until I tried it on my current violin,” Peralta said.Peralta went to Odessa High School and was concertmaster his senior year. He has held the same position at UTPB since his sophomore year.Peralta said that means he was the chair of the first violin section.“It’s a tough position,” he said. “We have to create the bowings for our section. We sit directly in front of the conductor. Most conductors know the music like the back of their hand, so we have to make sure that it sounds exactly like what it says on the page or they’ll know that we’re not doing our job and I’m to assist my section anytime they need my help. It’s a busy position.”Keast said he realized Peralta was ready for the festival last spring when the UTPB orchestra was the orchestra for Prokofiev’s Cinderella Ballet.“I was practicing seven hours a day for the show,” Peralta recalled.Peralta’s senior recital will be at 7 p.m. May 29 in the Rea-Greathouse Recital Hall at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center.He plans to earn a music education degree from UTPB and would like to obtain a head orchestra position, ideally at a high school. But he said he would be happy teaching middle school children, as well.Keast said what he appreciates about Peralta is his dedication to not just getting things OK, but his wish to perform the music as the composer intended.“I saw that last spring when he was rehearsing for the Prokofiev ballet,” Keast said. “I knew then that I had a special student in the department and I needed to find something to give him a little bit more of a challenge.”“As a teacher when we find students that are more advanced than the others, we have to find ways to push them a little harder. Sometimes they look at you and go, ‘What did I do to deserve this?’ … It’s just that I believe you’re capable of it,” Keast added.Peralta’s current teacher is John Madura, who is serving in his eighth season as concertmaster of the Midland Odessa Symphony orchestra and first violin in the Permian Basin String Quartet.Madura is concertmaster of the Big Spring Symphony and the Southwest Symphony in Hobbs, N.M. He is also associate concertmaster of the Abilene Philharmonic and is on faculty at UTPB, where he teaches, coaches, and performs, the MOSC website said.Peralta said Madura and the other instructors in the UTPB music program are geniuses.“For as cheap as tuition is here, it’s a steal. I was considering (Texas) A&M, (Texas) Tech — bigger schools — my senior year of high school. I ended up staying here. There’s just not a single regret,” Peralta said.What he enjoys about playing the violin after all these years is that there is always more to learn.“I do feel semi-confident in my abilities, but I know that there is still much more to learn. I love the learning process and I love the growth,” Peralta said.More Information OCA top 2 were ESL students Home Local News Education UTPB student heading to string festival WhatsApp Previous articleTEXAS VIEW: Dream big on GulfNext articleCity seeks to curb truck traffic admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Foolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleFruit Salad to Die ForPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay WhatsApp By admin – January 24, 2018 University of Texas of the Permian Basin student and orchestra concertmaster Richard Peralta practices ‘From the New World’ 4th Movement by composer Antonn Dvork Tuesday at Wagner Noel Performing Art Center. Peralta earned a seat in the 25th annual Orvieto Musica chamber musical festival in Orvieto, Italy this coming June. Facebook Registration set for engineering camp last_img read more

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Haarms scores 21 to carry BYU over Loyola Marymount 88-71

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Haarms had 21 points as BYU beat Loyola Marymount 88-71.Ivan Alipiev led the Lions with a season-high 22 points. February 20, 2021 /Sports News – Local Haarms scores 21 to carry BYU over Loyola Marymount 88-71 Tags: BYU Cougars Basketball/Matt Haarms/WCC Associated Presslast_img

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Former Countrywide boss reveals his thoughts on LSL takeover

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Former Countrywide boss reveals his thoughts on LSL takeover previous nextAgencies & PeopleFormer Countrywide boss reveals his thoughts on LSL takeoverJohn Hards gives his views on what the future holds for his former colleagues following the expected acquisition of Countrywide later this month.Nigel Lewis16th March 20201 Comment1,298 Views Former Countrywide lettings boss John Hards has revealed his thoughts on the future of the Countrywide brands following the company’s expected acquisition by LSL, and hinted that he doesn’t expect a significant headcount reduction.“I say to any Countrywide staff who might be nervous about their future at the company following a deal – if you’re good at what you do then LSL will want to keep you,” he says.Now working as a consultant and speaking at his Cornish home, Hards says he endorses the takeover of Countrywide by LSL but admits it will be hard to achieve, although he wishes he was still there to be part of the ‘fun as well as the hard work’.He also expects that LSL will, after a review, keep all the Countrywide brands, arguing that the company has got rid of brands in the past, but that it ‘did not help the business’.Hards also says that, although the Platt years saw many middle managers leave as her ‘retail’ approach blew in, it has allowed a fresh batch of new faces to rapidly gain experience and take on wider responsibilities.“I think these Countrywide people could teach the LSL team a thing or two,” he says.Hards also says that Countrywide MD Paul Creffield should keep a senior role within the new set up, assuming the acquisition goes ahead.“His experience is unquestionable, as is his knowledge of the business,” he says. “But who else makes it on to the board of the two merged companies will be the contentious bit.”Hards left Countrywide in 2017 after a 35 year career at the firm but returned in 2018 to steer the company through the tenant fees ban.  John Hards LSL Countrywide March 16, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 16th March 2020 at 4:52 pmI need some help here – if the now dead in the water – LSL hostile bid had taken place John Hards feels that Paul Creffield would have been the right man to sit in a joint boardroom, steering the two merged companies into the 2020’s?Is this the same Mr Creffield who allowed Countrywide to be fined over £100,000 in fines and costs, due to their mismanagement of lettings funds, the £10,000,000 in the wrong account fiasco.What came out of that horror show was the arrogant stance that Mr Creffield took, rather than being contrite, if you read all of the documentation on the case, it seems unless I have got it totally wrong, Countrywide between 2008 and 2018 had in place a policy agreed at CEO level to keep the untraceable lettings funds in the company account, all 10M of it, rather then keep it safe in a separate account, from which the funds should have been distributed elsewhere.Paul Creffield when alerted to it, fully co-operated with the RICS investigation, but – Paul Creffield did not become CEO, discover the deceit, and then report it as a whistle- blower. No it was an outside audit that picked up on the situation, which if let undetected may well have continued.In fact if you look closely at Paul’s statement in mitigation he seems very much to make the case that because Countrywide does billions of pounds worth of mortgages a year, have a massive RICs prescence, and has a huge 800 (?) strong office presence with many branches in all the towns and villages, it would be a travesty if Countrywide were too badly damaged by the affair as it would possibly upset the property industry as a whole. (TOO BIG TO FAIL).In other words – Countrywide had in place by its own admission a questionable practice, the internal transfer of client funds, which was company policy. Then by chance an outsider found out about it, and of course if your are the CEO of the day you are going to be as helpful as you can, but I think that to play the card of Too big to fail, is a dangerous one – especially now.Because if Countrywide is founded upon financial services and has within in very notable and trustworthy RICS personnel, shouldn’t the bar be set higher rather than lower, as a warning to all. The panel in their judgement under mitigating and aggravating matters, actually states that Countrywide were using the fund to inflate their profit provision.As a matter of balance I am told by those who know that Paul is a very good at what he does, but I wonder if the matter had not come to light, would anyone at Countrywide have seized the nettle.Also where did this leave the likes of former CEO’s Alison Platt (90% fall in the share price) for example, and the auditors and the Chief financial officers?My advice get some fresh blood, someone who is younger, who knows about agency, people, technology and does not come from Tescos. You know where I am.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 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Couple Failed To Resolve The Issue Of The Legal Status Of Their Marriage For…

first_imgCouple Failed To Resolve The Legal Status Of Their Marriage For 40 YearsOlivia Covington for www.theindianalawyer.comThe purported ex-wife of a now-deceased man cannot proceed with her election against the man’s will because the couple failed to resolve the issue of the legal status of their marriage for more than 40 years, thus barring her claim under the doctrine of laches, the Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled.One year after their marriage in April 1968, Leon and Milana Riggs separated and were issued a divorce decree in Mexico. The couple stopped living together in 1969, and beginning in 1970, Leon Riggs’ tax filing status was single.Then in 1973, Milana Riggs filed an Indiana petition to dissolve the marriage, while her purported ex-husband filed a cross-claim seeking the same relief and declaratory judgment as to the validity of the Mexican divorce decree. However, none of those actions were ever resolved, leaving the question regarding the validity of the Mexican decree unresolved.Milana Riggs then filed a second petition to dissolve the marriage in 2015, but by that point Leon Riggs suffered from dementia and was not competent to participate in the action. He died before the dissolution decree was entered, so the Marion Superior Court dismissed for lack of jurisdiction.Shortly after Leon Riggs’ death, his ex-wife filed an election to take against his will, claiming she was married to him at the time of his death, renouncing all provisions in his will and electing to take her legal share in the estate. She also filed claims against the estate for compensation.But Cynthia Hill, Leon’s daughter who had been appointed personal representative of her father’s estate, filed a motion to strike Milana Riggs’ election against the will, which the probate court treated as a motion for summary judgment under the equitable doctrines of laches, unclean hands and equitable estoppel. Hill also moved to strike Milana Riggs’ affidavit and deposition, which the ex-wife had designated in opposition to summary judgment, pursuant to the Indiana Dead Man’s Statute.Milana Riggs then filed a cross-motion for summary judgment in which she claimed, among other things, that Hill was estopped from arguing the Mexican divorce decree was valid. But in granting Hill’s motions and denying Milana Riggs’ motions, the probate court concluded its role was not to determine the validity of the Mexican decree, but rather whether the parties were barred from seeking or contesting the spousal election. The court then determined Milana Riggs’ claims was barred by the doctrine of laches.Milana Riggs appealed in Milana Staletovich Riggs v. Cynthia Hill, in her capacity as the Personal Representative of the Estate of Leon O. Riggs, 49A02-1703-EU0458, arguing first that the probate court erred in granting Hill’s motion to strike Milana Riggs’ affidavit and deposition.  But Indiana Court of Appeals Judge John Baker, writing in a Tuesday opinion, disagreed, pointing to the decision in In Re Sutherland’s Estate, 204 N.E.2d 520 (Ind. 1965).In that case, the Supreme Court determined the “Dead Man’s Statute prohibits the testimony of an alleged surviving spouse about her relationship with the decedent where she is seeking to inherit a portion of the decedent’s estate.” Because the Supreme Court still considers Sutherland to be good law, it was not erroneous for the probate court to grant the motion to strike under that statute, Baker wrote.The appellate court also affirmed the grant of summary judgment to Hill, with Baker writing that “(46) years is an inexcusable delay for Milana to assert her rights as Leon’s legal spouse” and that Milana Riggs had acquiesced to the legally unsettled nature of her relationship with her deceased husband. Thus, the doctrine of laches applies, the judges held.Finally, the appellate court declined to apply judicial estoppel against the estate’s argument that Leon Milana Riggs was not married at the time of his death, because no such argument was made. Rather, Hill consistently maintained the validity of the Mexican document was not relevant to the case, Baker wrote. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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