Rare gold coin of Md Ghori up for auction in London

An extremely rare early 13th-century Islamic coin bearing the sole name of one of the forerunners of Muslim rule in India – Sultan Mu’izz al-Din Muhammad – is going under the hammer in London on October 22 and is estimated to fetch between £2,00,000 and £3,00,000 (Rs 1.89 crore and Rs 2.84 crore.)
The pure gold coin was issued by Sultan Mu’izz al-Din Muhammad, also called Muhammad Ghori.
The large coin from the Ghorid dynasty will come under the hammer of specialist auctioneers Morton and Eden.
Mu’izz al-Din Muhammad was born in Ghor, now the heart of present-day Afghanistan.
Together with his elder brother, Ghiyath al-Din Muhammad, they created a vast Ghorid empire stretching from northern India in the east to the margins of the Caspian Sea in the west.
It is Mu’izz al-Din’s successful campaigns in India for which he is most well-known today.
As swathes of Indian territories
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The Arc NCR’s “Let’s Get Wild” Gala Going Virtual

Every year, The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region (The Arc NCR) invites community partners and supporters to unite for its largest and most impactful fundraising event – the After d’Arc Gala. This year’s gala, scheduled for Friday, October 30 from 6:30-7:30 pm, will be presented differently in a new, virtual format as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. With support from Title Sponsor Freedom Federal Credit Union, the event promises to be a unique, fun-filled celebration of the organization’s vital work on behalf of those with differing abilities.

This year’s event offers a “Let’s Get Wild” theme and will feature an inspiring program, informative videos and a silent auction. Attendees will also have the option to enjoy a gourmet boxed meal, available for pick-up and enjoyment at home on the day of the event. Meals will be provided by Water’s Edge Events Center (4867 Millennium Drive in Belcamp) with menu options

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Hospital foundation plans Sporting Clays Classic | Life

EASTON — University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation has announced plans for its 6th annual Sporting Clays Classic, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 24, at The Point at Pintail in Queenstown.

Proceeds from the event will be dedicated to the purchase of a Faxitron machine for the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center. The Faxitron is used by surgeons to evaluate an area that has been identified for removal by mammography.

This year’s Sporting Clays Classic will feature 75 targets, lunch for participants and various prizes, raffles and a silent auction. Participant registration will begin at 8 a.m. with the shoot beginning at 9:15 a.m. Registration fees are $125 per individual and $500 per team of four.

UM Memorial Hospital Foundation and The Point at Pintail will be following State of Maryland COVID-19 mandates and guidelines. Face coverings and social distancing are required when outside, on the course, and when inside the clubhouse.

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James Nelson Blakeley | Obituaries

NORTH EAST — James Nelson Blakeley, 77 of North East, MD, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family.

A lifelong resident of Cecil County, he was born in Elkton on July 24, 1943, the son of the late John C. and Elizabeth Florence (Scofield) Blakeley.

James served his country proudly during the Vietnam War in the Army.

He retired from Chrysler where he worked as an assembler.

James enjoyed anything to do with cars. He was a very good auto mechanic, enjoyed race cars and Mecum Auctions. Most of all he loved his family and took great pleasure in his wife’s cooking.

Survivors include his loving wife of 40 years: Rita Blakeley; their children: Michele Blakeley, Trisha Blakeley, Jimmy Blakeley, Robin Guns, the late, Linda Anderson, Mark Ritchie (Lana), Rebecca Hopman (Art), Terri Lively (Dean), Nancy Berret and Virginia Kazmaier; 25 grandchildren and 30

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Capitol Hill rowhouse, former home of Canadian ambassador, set for auction Oct. 24

The four-level house, formerly the residence of the Canadian ambassador to the United States, has an elevator to all four levels and a gated two-car garage. Located adjacent to Stanton Park and within walking distance of the U.S. Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress and the Mall, the house has panoramic views of the city and its monuments from the rooftop deck, reached from a spiral staircase.

The 5,600-square-foot rowhouse has six bedrooms, six bathrooms, hardwood floors and custom millwork. The main level includes a formal living room and a formal dining room, each with a 12-foot-high ceiling. The living room has a fireplace and a box bay window. At the back of this level is a large kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, a center island and a glass door to a deck. A closet and powder room are also on the main level.

The first of two upper

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Designer items to go under hammer for Cannock’s Newlife charity

Sheila Brown, co-founder and CEO of Newlife and MD and head auctioneer at Cuttlestones, Ben Gamble

The sale will take place at Penkridge auction house Cuttlestones’ Designer Goods Auction on Friday, October 2, with proceeds from the sale going directly to supporting Newlife’s mission to change the lives of disabled and terminally ill children across the UK.

The sale will offer label lovers the opportunity to pick up some designer bargains – including clothing, jewellery, shoes, bags, luggage, skiwear, skincare and accessories.

Labels represented in the sale include Gucci, Dior, Versace, PRADA, Stella McCartney, Mulberry, McQueen, Fendi, Victoria Beckham, Diane Von Fustenberg, DKNY, Michael Kors, Chloe, Maxmara and Burberry.

Stand-out lots include a Gucci white ladies’ pants suit which retails at £1,750 and a pair of Nicola Costa trousers that usually carry a price tag of around £1,000.

Managing director and head auctioneer at Cuttlestones, Ben Gamble says: “With guide

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Where do buyers want to retreat to this year?

For luxury real estate buyers, the search has begun for homes where the nearest neighbors are large trees and calm water, and the only noise is the breeze. This year has seen the emergence of two related trends — concern about urban density, and the ease of working remote — and buyers are reassessing how often they need to be in the city center.

For luxury real estate buyers, the search has begun for homes where the nearest neighbors are large trees and calm water, and the only noise is the breeze. This year has seen the emergence of two related trends — concern about urban density, and the ease of working remote — and buyers are reassessing how often they need to be in the city center.

If your clients have started to look further afield for ideal — and idyllic — properties, read these insights from luxury agents

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‘Hopeful of maintaining launch guidance of 22 projects’

Godrej Properties, Mohit Malhotra, GPL, godrej JV and JD model, Covid-19, Godrej PropertiesMohit Malhotra, MD and CEO of Godrej Properties

Having mastered the joint venture (JV) and joint development (JD) model in real estate, Godrej Properties (GPL) now plans to acquire land in an opportunistic manner. While 80% of the business will still be through JV and JD model, the firm is open to land acquisitions at distressed valuations. Mohit Malhotra, MD and CEO of Godrej Properties, tells Shubhra Tandon that the company is looking to be a participant in the ongoing consolidation phase in real estate, and is open to acquiring projects as well as companies, should an opportunity arise. Edited excerpts:

What is going to be the focus for Godrej Properties in FY21?

Focus is to continue to grow and take the benefit of the opportunity that has got created in this crisis. Our focus is on adding more new projects at attractive terms, and focus on growing our

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Man steals more than $4K worth of key fobs from Manheim Auto Auction by hiding them in his underwear: police | Local News

A Maryland man stole $4,630 worth of key fobs and key cards from inside vehicles at Manheim Auto Auction by “stuffing them into his underwear,” according to Northern Lancaster County Regional police. 

Brendan Scott Gilbreath, 41, of Annapolis, Md., was arrested Thursday after Manheim Auto Auction security reported to police that Gilbreath got into vehicles with key fobs on the dashboard.

When security checked the vehicles after Gilbreath left, the key fobs were gone, police said.

On Thursday, security was conducting rooftop surveillance over “Area H” because 44 key fobs and key cards had went missing over the past two weeks, police said. 

Gilbreath consented to a search and an officer found 10 key fobs in Gilbreath’s underwear, police said. Later, during a more thorough search at the police station, officers found three more, police said. 

Gilbreath concealed the key fobs by wearing two pairs of underwear and putting

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Asset reconstruction companies facing slowdown in loan recoveries due to pandemic: Icra

The ratings of security receipts (SRs) issued by ARCs have seen downgrades due to delay in recoveries and decline in expected recovery value on the SRs.

Asset reconstruction companies (ARCs) are facing slowdown in recoveries from bad loans procured from banks due to failed auctions, absence of bidders and delay in payments amid COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report.

The ratings of security receipts (SRs) issued by ARCs have seen downgrades due to delay in recoveries and decline in expected recovery value on the SRs.

“The recovery for the ARCs are getting affected due to deferment or failure of auctions due to unsatisfactory bids or absence of any bidders, default or delay in payment as per the agreed settlement plan or agreed restructuring terms,” rating agency Icra said in its report.

Besides, resolution under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) proceedings has seen a sharp slowdown in the first quarter of

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