Sometimes it comes in handy not to give up the day job entirely. A far-right protestor was uniquely silenced at Wednesday’s House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing when Rep. Billy Long drowned her out with an auction call, CBS News reported. After alt-right agitator Laura Loomer stood up in the audience to berate Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who was testifying before the committee, and then refused to stop her interruption, Long, a professional auctioneer before joining Congress, sprang into action. Long, a Republican from Missouri, gave the call in a booming voice until Loomer was eventually escorted out of the hearing room. As Loomer departed from the room, Long’s voice suddenly dropped to a normal volume and speed as he said “I yield back,” with the audience erupting in laughter, according to Raw Story. Before the hearings restarted after Loomer’s interruption, Oregon Republican Rep. Greg Walden then said, "Somehow I think our auctioneer-in-residence is … [Read more...] about Far-Right Agitator Drowned Out At Hearing By Auctioneer-Turned-Congressman
A rare $1,000 bill from the 1890s sold at auction Thursday night in Baltimore for $2.04 million. (Handout, Baltimore Sun via AP) BALTIMORE — A rare $1,000 bill nicknamed “the grand watermelon” for its ornate green zeros has sold at auction for $2.04 million. The Baltimore Sun reports the 1890 series Treasury note sold to an anonymous buyer Thursday at the Baltimore Winter Whitman Expo. Stack’s Bowers is the auction house that sold the item at the currency and coin show. Its director of currency, Peter Treglia, says the bill is “the one key item that every collector dreams of owning.” Only three of 18,000 printed notes remain in private collections. One note sold in Dallas four years ago for $3.29 million. The bill bears the face of Gen. George Meade, who commanded Union forces at Gettysburg. Treglia says it’s about 50 percent larger than current bills, and is still legal tender. … [Read more...] about Rare $1K bill sells at auction for more than $2M
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The Allahabad High Court has quashed proceedings initiated post notice under Section 13(4) of The Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002 as the said notice was issued without duly informing the debtor about the auction of property and subsequent sale.Justice Mahesh Chandra Tripathi was hearing a petition filed by one Ashok Kumar who sought quashing of an order by the Debt Recovery Appellate Tribunal(DRAT) dated March 6, 2013 wherein an appeal against the order of the Debt Recovery Tribunal(DRT) was dismissed.According to the order, the petitioner was serving in Punjab National Bank,Varanasi. During his service period, he took a housing loan of Rs.10 lacs in 2007 for construction of a house and deposited title deed of a property in his village in Varanasi as security. Then the petitioner defaulted in payment of instalments.Consequently, Ashok Kumar’s loan account was declared as ‘Non-Performing Asset’. … [Read more...] about Allahabad HC Quashes DRAT Order, Cancels Auction Sale Under SARFAESI Act As Debtor Was Not Informed [Read Judgment]
The Central Information Commission Prof M Sridhar Acharyulu noticed serious lapses in fire-safety of Supreme Court and Parliament buildings and directed on 25th Nov 2014 the Authorities to take necessary initiatives. The Commission directed the CPIO of Supreme Court of India and Parliament of India to inform the appellant and the Commission whether they have Fire Safety Officer appointed in their respective buildings or not, if not why not and when they would appoint within 21 days from the date of receipt of this order. The Commission directed the respondent public authority, especially the head of the department, to take a serious note of fire-safety lapses in the buildings housing Supreme Court and Parliament and direct to appraise the authorities in Legislature and Judiciary about necessity and importance of taking the measures recommended by them.The Commission also recommended Respondent Authority, the CPIO of Supreme Court of India and Parliament of India to inform the appellant … [Read more...] about CIC questions fire-safety of SC and Parliament Buildings [Read the Order]