African Sun Limited HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgAfrican Sun Limited (ASUN.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about African Sun Limited (ASUN.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Sun Limited (ASUN.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Sun Limited (ASUN.zw)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAfrican Sun Limited is a hospitality management company that is involved in the running of hotels, resorts, casinos and timeshare operations in Zimbabwe and South Africa. It operates through four divisions; Hotels Under Management, Hotels Under Franchise, Owner-managed Hotels and the Victoria Falls Hotel Partnership. Established in 1968 as Zimbabwe Sun Limited, the company has grown in stature to include Legacy Hospitality Management Services Limited which manages five hotels, and the InterContinental Hotels Group. Prestigious hotel brands in African Sun Limited’s expansive portfolio include The Victoria Falls Hotel, Holiday Inn, Great Zimbabwe Hotel and The Caribbea Bay Resort. African Sun Limited is a constituent of the Zimbabwe Industrial Index. African Sun Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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EkoCorp Plc (EKOCOR.ng) Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgEkoCorp Plc (EKOCOR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Health sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about EkoCorp Plc (EKOCOR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the EkoCorp Plc (EKOCOR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: EkoCorp Plc (EKOCOR.ng)  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileEkoCorp Plc provides hospital and medical care services in Nigeria through direct health and medical insurance carriers. These include medical practitioners, dieticians, diabetic nurse educators, foot care specialists and ophthalmologists. Consultant services include general surgery, orthopedic surgery, grammatology, otorhinolaryngology audiology and speech therapy, dental surgery, radiology, Physiotherapy, endoscopy, anesthesia, obstetrics and gynecology, radiotherapy and oncology. EkoCorp Plc offers immunological screening for thyroid antibodies, thyroid adrenal anti-nuclear antibodies and pediatric endocrinology services. Other services address healthcare needs for ENT, dental, vision, auditory, dialysis, pathology, psychiatric and prostate screening and diagnostics. The company also provides extended cover protection for dread disease, medical complications as well as general life insurance cover. A subsidiary of EkoCorp Plc manufactures a range of pharmaceutical preparations. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. EkoCorp Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Barn House / Nefa Architects

first_imgArchDaily Barn House / Nefa Architects Area:  180 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Barn House / Nefa ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBarn House / Nefa Architects Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/958910/barn-house-nefa-architects Clipboard Architects: Nefa Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeNefa ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookTrubacheyevkaRussiaPublished on March 23, 2021Cite: “Barn House / Nefa Architects” 22 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore 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 stream CopyHouses•Trubacheyevka, Russia Manufacturers: Skagerak, Greyboard, Ortgraph, SteklokompozitConstruction:Vladimir NikolaevDecor Consultant:Yulia NikolaevaCity:TrubacheyevkaCountry:RussiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ilya IvanovRecommended ProductsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Doorspanoramah!®ah! PivotText description provided by the architects. Developing this project architects tried to make architecture that does not stand out but is integrated into the surrounding. Simplicity and profoundness of the old muscovite village’s style attracted with its homogeneity.Save this picture!© Ilya IvanovUsage of 100year old wood brought from the Russian North for the facades was more like a grotesque gesture in pursuit of some way to camouflage the new building within the nature, however it worked really organically.Save this picture!© Ilya IvanovSave this picture!© Ilya IvanovIn a 180sq.m house along with traditional materials like terazzo marble floors and floor based fireplace made out of upcycled 150year old chamotte bricks, some innovative technologies were used for roof membrane system.Save this picture!© Ilya IvanovProject gallerySee allShow lessMiǎo Miǎo Apartment / NestSpace DesignSelected ProjectsLa Cresta Surf Bar / Arjub StudioSelected Projects Sharecenter_img Houses Save this picture!© Ilya Ivanov+ 46Curated by María Francisca González Share Photographs:  Ilya Ivanov Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Russia Photographs 2020 “COPY” Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/958910/barn-house-nefa-architects Clipboardlast_img read more

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Comic Relief seeks applications for Core Strength funding programme

first_img Melanie May | 21 July 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis42 Comic Relief seeks applications for Core Strength funding programme Comic Relief is inviting applications for its Core Strength funding programme, which offers to fund organisational costs, rather than the delivery of a specific project.In total, £4 million will be invested through this initiative with approximately 100 organisations receiving grants for core funding across the UK.The programme is partly funded by the ‘Tampon Tax’ with a minimum of £1 million to be awarded to organisations working primarily to support women and girls.Comic Relief defines ‘core funding’ as a grant that will pay towards the core costs of running an organisation, including salaries, overheads and day-to-day running costs such as rent, heating and lighting. It will also award grants to support specific work that will strengthening organisations for the future, such as improving leadership and governance, or planning and development.Comic Relief is inviting proposals for up to £40,000 over 24 months of activity (£20,000 each year) from organisations in the UK that:deliver services in one of its programme areas (at least 75% of an organisation’s activity must fit one of these themes).have been in existence for at least five years, are embedded in their community and are committed to creating long-term change.can demonstrate regional or local significance and can work with Comic Relief to raise awareness of the issues they are tackling in their area.work in areas of significant disadvantage, deprivation or poverty, including rural isolation.have an annual income of between £100,000 – £500,000.have a current organisational plan and budget covering the period to at least 2017.do not have more than one year’s unrestricted reserves (not including fixed assets).If an organisation is already in receipt of funding from Comic Relief, they may only apply for core funding through this programme if their current grant is due to expire within 12 months.Proposals can be submitted until midday on 27th July 2016 via the Comic Relief site: www.comicrelief.com/grants/initiatives/core-strength.  221 total views,  3 views today Advertisement  222 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis42 Tagged with: Comic Relief Funding About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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Hurricane Irma’s devastation: Nothing ‘natural’ about it

first_imgBarbudaSept. 11 — Scientists know it. The rash of powerful storms to hit the Caribbean and the Southern states of the U.S. in the last month was not “natural.” It was directly related to human-caused climate change and the “new normal” of warmer ocean temperatures and higher seas.In this country, popular awareness of the danger came with the suffering and many deaths caused by Hurricane Harvey and its massive flooding along the Gulf Coast.Now comes Hurricane Irma, which brought absolute devastation to many islands in the Caribbean as a Category 5 storm with 175+-mile-an-hour winds.Irma was downgraded to a Category 2 storm, with 110-mile-an-hour winds, by the time it slammed into Naples, Fla., but it still did a lot of damage.But more than climate change is responsible for the deaths and destruction accompanying the storm. A look at some of the islands where the hurricane damage and loss of life have been the worst reveals the political side of the disaster.Heritage of colonialism and racismMost are colonies or former colonies — of the U.S., Britain, France and the Netherlands.The island of St. Martin, with about 78,000 permanent residents, reported 11 deaths. One side of the island is Dutch, the other French. Some 95 percent of the structures on the French side and 75 percent on the Dutch side were damaged or destroyed.More than 1,200 U.S. tourists were evacuated on Sept. 9 from the Dutch side, with the help of the U.S. State Department and the Pentagon. But the residents who survived were left behind with the wreckage.France and the Netherlands, which did nothing to help the people before the storm hit, have since sent police and troops to the island to protect private property. There is little word on how the residents are doing, other than reports of “looting” — of water and biscuits!The U.S. seized Puerto Rico from Spain in 1898 and euphemistically calls it an “unincorporated territory.” Its neocolonial status has led to a debt crisis and growing poverty. Although Hurricane Irma only “grazed” Puerto Rico, “at least three people died and almost 70 percent of households were plunged into darkness. The storm knocked out Puerto Rico’s fragile power grid, exposing the island’s decrepit infrastructure and raising questions about its future viability amid a worsening economic crisis.” (New York Times, Sept. 10)The islands of Antigua and Barbuda were virtually destroyed by the hurricane. These small islands were British colonies that in 1981 became “independent,” but remained part of the Commonwealth, with Elizabeth II still the Queen.Dr. Gabrielle Thongs of the University of the West Indies summed up the situation of these islands: “[W]e must be clear that climate change is not the only villain. Regional underdevelopment and global economic polarization exacerbate the effects of disasters. …“Irma’s Category 5 assault … has resulted in 28 confirmed deaths across the Caribbean so far — and thousands will be displaced. Those whose lives have been washed away, leaving them without shelter, include street dwellers, homeless people, squatters and others living precariously in rural, hillside and coastal areas, which are prone to landslides, collapse and flooding. …“Irma has characteristics that could make it one of the Caribbean’s most damaging hurricanes on record, due in part to the low levels of economic development that hamper the region’s ability to cope with natural hazards. …“[I]n Barbuda Irma destroyed more than 90 percent of the housing stock and telecommunications infrastructure. … By comparison, although serious damage was reported in Bermuda and Cape Verde, nothing nearly as devastating as this occurred. These two islands can expect to return to normal life much more quickly than the islands with fewer economic resources.” (The Guardian, Sept. 11)Some 87 percent of the people of Antigua and Barbuda are descendants of African people enslaved by the British. Bermuda, by contrast, reports 54 percent Black and 31 percent white, with the whites the entrenched rulers of the island since it was first settled by Europeans.Haiti did not sustain a direct hit from Irma, but the heavy rains caused widespread flooding. Haiti’s terrible poverty has denuded the hillsides, making it especially vulnerable to flash floods.Haiti became an independent Black country in 1804 through a successful revolution against French rule that ended slavery. But for nearly two centuries, the colonial and imperial powers have strangled its economy and undermined its sovereignty. For example, U.S. Special Forces kidnapped popular president Jean-Bertrand Aristide on Feb. 29, 2004, and flew him to the Central African Republic.Cuba hit hard but saves livesThe one bright spot in the Caribbean is Cuba. With 11.5 million people, it reported just 10 deaths from Hurricane Irma — approximately 1/150th the death rate on St. Martin.The wealthy state of Florida in the U.S. suffered from a weakened Irma packing winds of 110 miles an hour. Try to imagine what it was like when Cuba took a direct hit from175-mile-an-hour winds.Most of the Cuban deaths came from the collapse of old buildings, a direct consequence of the cruel U.S. economic blockade that has deprived the nation of trade and the wherewithal to upgrade its housing stock. The casualties could have been much worse, but Cuba has a world-class program to save lives and evacuated a million people from the coastal area, including 5,000 tourists from recently developed vacation facilities on offshore islands battered by the storm.Earlier, when the storm was still just threatening the eastern Caribbean, socialist Cuba sent 750 volunteer medical workers to help the smaller nations at risk there.What can be done?Hurricanes are not the only consequence of global warming. Wildfires are raging in the Pacific Northwest, where they have claimed 732,000 acres of forest this year, creating hazardous smoke conditions in cities like Portland, Ore. Average summer temperatures in the area are predicted to rise later in this century by between 4.7 and 6.5 degrees, foretelling even greater destruction.Scientists say this is just the beginning.So why is there no plan to mitigate, much less try to reverse, this cataclysmic forecast?Is it that the U.S. government is unable to plan for the future?Not at all. It does have a very, very expensive plan to upgrade the Pentagon’s nuclear arsenal. Begun under the Obama administration, the total cost over the next 30 years will come to between $1.25 trillion and $1.46 trillion, according to U.S. government budget data analysis by the Arms Control Association.What this reflects is not the danger that some “rogue” country is going to attack the U.S. with nuclear weapons. That is ridiculous hype, used to justify such enormous expenditures. The real reason is the entrenched political and economic position of the military industries, which are intertwined with big banking capital. In a time of economic uncertainty, they are guaranteed huge profits from government contracts.The Trump administration represents capitalism without its liberal mask. He and his billionaire cronies want to dispense with environmental protection, claim global warming doesn’t exist and cut the budget for cleaning up toxic spills. He appointed budget director Mick Mulvaney, who says climate science is “a waste of money.” He proposed ending a program to improve research and predict tornadoes in the South and would cut the weather-satellite budget by 17 percent. (The Atlantic, May 24)The struggle to save the planet and all the endangered species on it — including us — boils down to one thing: taking control of economic life out of the hands of the profiteers. We need a revolution to empower those who do the work and can plan for human need, not for capitalist greed.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Prison for Judith Miller: a dark day for freedom of the press

first_imgNews June 7, 2021 Find out more Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says to go further June 3, 2021 Find out more It was with great sadness and concern that Reporters Without Borders learned on July 6, 2005, a federal judge ordered New York Times reporter Judith Miller to serve time in jail for contempt of court for refusing to testify to a grand jury investigating the leak of a CIA operative’s name. She was taken into custody immediately. Judith Miller faces up to four months in jail, the length of time before the term of the federal grand jury in the case expires. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say On July 6, a federal judge placed into custody Judith Miller, who was sentenced to prison for having protected their sources. Reporters Without Borders deeply regrets this “dark day for freedom of the press,” when the United States sent a “very bad signal” to other countries around the world. News Help by sharing this information April 28, 2021 Find out more Receive email alertscenter_img July 7, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Prison for Judith Miller: a dark day for freedom of the press News Matt Cooper avoided prison after agreeing to reveal his sources in front a the grand jury. He said his source gave him a personal confidentiality waiver, allowing him to discuss their conversation.”It is a dark day for freedom of the press in the United States and around the world. This unprecedented sentence against a journalist who was merely exercising her professional rights is a serious violation of international law, a dangerous precedent, and the United States has sent a very bad signal to the rest of the world. As a member of the Organization of American States, the United States has a duty to comply with the texts adopted by the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights, whose Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression clearly stipulates that every journalist has “the right to keep his/her source of information, notes, personal and professional archives confidential” (Article 8),” Reporters Without Borders stated.Judith Miller and Matthew Cooper were sentenced to an 18-month jail term twice before by a federal appeals court for “contempt of court” because of their refusal to reveal their sources in the Valerie Plame case involving the name of the CIA operative whose identity had been revealed in the press in 2003. On June 27, the Supreme Court rejected their appeal-their last chance to avoid the sentence. On June 29, Federal Judge Thomas F. Hogan granted the two journalists a one-week delay to provide the names of their informers. Time magazine immediately submitted all of the documents, notes and information gathered by Matthew Cooper to the court-over the journalist’s objections-while he was investigating the Plame case. However, Federal Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald found the proposal insufficient, and during a hearing on July 5, demanded that the journalists themselves disclose their sources.At that same hearing, the prosecutor also rejected the request made by The New York Times and Time to substitute a house arrest for a jail sentence. From December 9, 2004 to April 9, 2005, Jim Taricani of the television station WJAR-TV (an NBC affiliated) had been confined in his home on the same grounds and prohibited from granting any interviews or using the Internet. Organisation RSF_en News United StatesAmericas WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists United StatesAmericas Follow the news on United Stateslast_img read more

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Tournament of Roses Announces Equestrian Lineup for 2017 Rose Parade

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Tournament of Roses 2017 President Brad Ratliff is proud to announce 20 outstanding equestrian groups to ride in the 128th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Echoes of Success.”The equestrian groups selected are (listed alphabetically):1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment (Fort Hood, Texas)Backcountry Horsemen of California – Mid-Valley Unit (Sonora, California)Budweiser Clydesdales (St. Louis, Missouri)California Highway Patrol Mounted Patrol Unit (Sacramento, California)Kern County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse (Bakersfield, California)Los Hermanos Bañuelos Charro Team (Altadena, California)Mane Attraction Equestrian Drill Team (Riverside, California)Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament (Buena Park, California)The New Buffalo Soldiers (Shadow Hills, California)The Norco Cowgirls & The Little Miss Norco Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team(Norco, California)Philippine Scouts Heritage Society – U.S. Army’s 26th Cavalry Regiment (LosAngeles, California)Santa Barbara County Sheriff Mounted Enforcement Unit (Santa Barbara,California)Scripps Miramar Saddlebreds (San Diego, California)Seven Oaks Farm Miniature Therapy Horses (Hamilton, Ohio)Spirit of the West Riders (Leona Valley, California)Union Rescue Mission – Los Angeles (Los Angeles, California)United States Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard (Barstow, California)Valley Hunt Club (Pasadena, California)Victorian Roses Ladies Riding Society (San Diego, California)Wells Fargo Stagecoaches (Los Angeles, California)Equestrians participating in the Rose Parade showcase a variety of breeds as well as unique tack and costumes. All riders must have previous parade riding experience. In addition to riding in the five and a half mile-long Rose Parade route on January 2, these equestrian groups are invited to take part in Equestfest presented by Wells Fargo, which will take place December 30, 2016, at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. During Equestfest, groups perform trick riding, drills, dancing and roping skills, and attendees can walk through the stables and speak with the riders.About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses®The Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts America’s New Year Celebration® with the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual and a variety of accompanying events. The Association’s 935 volunteer members will drive the success of 128th Rose Parade themed “Echoes of Success,” on Monday, January 2, 2017, followed by the 103rd Rose Bowl Game. For more information visit www.tournamentofroses.com and follow us on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.center_img Community News Tournament of Roses Announces Equestrian Lineup for 2017 Rose Parade From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, July 21, 2016 | 11:26 am Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

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Local election candidate wants one-way traffic system for Letterkenny

first_img WhatsApp Local election candidate wants one-way traffic system for Letterkenny Previous articleTransport Minister refused to meet with Fintra Bridge delegationNext articleGardai sought automatic call recording system for Letterkenny Garda Station in 2007 News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook A local election candidate is calling for the introduction of a one-way system in Letterkenny in an effort to ease traffic congestion.Labour’s Christy Galligan has drawn up his own traffic management plan which includes that proposal as well as the upgrading of access roads and progression of the Bonagee link.Traffic in the town ground to a halt last week following a single vehicle crash on the Port Road.Mr Galligan says it is clear something needs to be done:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/chris1pmWAY.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – March 26, 2014 News Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img Google+ Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitterlast_img read more

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Acute Shortage Of Oxygen Exists In Bihar, Ensure That Oxygen Quota Fixed For Bihar Is Made Available To State: Patna High Court To Centre

first_imgNews UpdatesAcute Shortage Of Oxygen Exists In Bihar, Ensure That Oxygen Quota Fixed For Bihar Is Made Available To State: Patna High Court To Centre Sparsh Upadhyay29 April 2021 4:38 AMShare This – xNoting that there was an acute shortage of medical oxygen in the State, particularly in the hospitals treating COVID patients, the Patna High Court on Wednesday (April 28) directed the Central Government, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India to take all possible measures to ensure that the quota fixed for the State Government. The bench of Justice Chakradhari Sharan Singh and Justice Mohit Kumar Shah was hearing a suo motu case concerning reported deficient healthcare facilities in the State to meet the challenges posed by the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. In its previous orders, the Court had repeatedly indicated that the State Government of Bihar must prepare and come out with a comprehensive action plan for effectively dealing with worsening Covid-crisis in the State. Court’s order Regarding oxygen supply At the outset, the Court noted that as on 26th April 2021, the State of Bihar had received only 90 MT of oxygen out of its quota of 194 MT and despite that, the State had submitted that the said supply coupled with the availability of oxygen generated in the State through various sources was adequate to meet the requirement of medical oxygen for treating patients in the State of Bihar as on 26.04.2021. To this, the Court said, “On the basis of what has emerged during course of hearing today, we have no hesitation in recording our specific finding that the said stand taken on behalf of the State of Bihar was totally incorrect and is accordingly rejected.” Further, the Court directed the Central Government, to ensure that the quota fixed for the State Government of supply of 194 MT per day was made available to the State of Bihar and that it should not remain on papers only. “We reiterate that there is a requirement of continuous supply of oxygen and in our opinion, any discontinuity of such supply shall lead to virtual collapse of the healthcare system,” added the Court. Court’s order Regarding bed shortage On the basis of previous orders passed by thE Court and facts brought on record by and on behalf of the State Government, the Court was of the opinion that the State of Bihar was not in a position to increase the number of COVID beds in government and private hospitals because of shortage of oxygen and was, unfortunately, determining the requirement of oxygen merely on the basis of a minuscule number of beds which have been made available compared to the actual need. “The number of beds, particularly in its capital, Patna, are wholly insufficient and not at all in a position to meet the requirement in the background of the rising rate of COVID patients,” added the Court. Consequently, considering a large number of beds available in IGIMS, Patna, and the decision of the State Government to convert the said hospital into exclusive Dedicated COVID Hospital, the Court directed the Respondents-State of Bihar, “To ensure that continuous supply of oxygen in the hospital is maintained and officials/ doctors of the said hospital are not made to beg for oxygen before the officials of the State Government. Any lapse on the part of the respondents, having the consequence of irregular/short supply of oxygen in the hospital, shall be viewed seriously by this Court.” We Court also directed the State Government to take all possible measures to ensure that the facilities available at Patliputra Sports Complex are put to use for the treatment of COVID patients as soon as it is possible, preferably within three days. Availability of Doctors Noting that 4149 posts of specialist doctors and 3206 of general doctors were vacant and as against total sanctioned posts of 91921 at various levels, 46,256 posts were vacant,, the Court remarked that it was high time when the State Government looks into the aspect and takes remedial measures. Lastly, the Court asked the State Government as to what is the basis for determination of the number of COVID deaths in the State and what are the sources that feed data in relation to such deaths. Both these issues would be taken up by the Court on the next day of the hearing. Click here To Download OrderRead OrderTagsShortage Of Oxygen Oxygen Quota Oxygen Supply Oxygen Shortage Patna High Court Central government State of Bihar Bihar Government Justice Chakradhari Sharan Singh Justice Mohit Kumar Shah Next Storylast_img read more

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Brothers play for TH& residents

first_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Latest Stories Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip Alex started playing music on his granddaddy’s guitar and Lee bought a mandolin.“Our granddady Benton and Uncle Jonathan helped us get started by showing us some chords,” Lee said.“We decided that we enjoyed playing so we wanted to take lessons.” The brothers took lessons from Lenny Trawick and Don Brown and practiced together “a lot” at home.“In the meantime, we found out our Maw Maw, Enid Benton, had cancer,” Alex said.“We started playing for her and she really enjoyed our muisc. She didn’t feel good a lot of days so we would go play for her at night. She would always smile and say, ‘Boys your music and singing makes me feel better.’”Music is good for the soul.The boys’ Maw Maw made them realize that they had a gift that could bring joy and pleasure to a lot of people.Both brothers have tried their hand at writing songs and they enjoy singing at different churches and other functions.“We know that God has helped us with our music,” Alex said. “We thank Him for our talent. We like to minister through our music for God.”The brothers’ hope is that other hearts will be touched through their music.“We thank our parents, “Michael and Patricia Benton and our grandparents, Leroy and Enid Benton and Charles and Carolyn Turner for their encouragement and support,” the brothers said.“Our prayer is that God will use us to spread His word.” You Might Like This is a test sadfasdfasdf read more “We love playing for the residents because we play music that they remember and like,” Lee said.For the brothers, playing and singing “just kind of happened.”“We weren’t really thinking about singing,” Alex said. By The Penny Hoarder Alex and Lee Benton don’t have dreams of playing their music on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry.They are content to play for the glory of God.The Benton Brothers have a huge fan following in the residents of Troy Health and Rehabilitation Center where they play and sing with Tom and Shirley Harris of Country Road every fourth Tuesday of the month. Published 10:00 pm Thursday, August 27, 2009 “About three years ago, a friend invited us to go with him and his wife to Mr. Rex Locklar’s Bluegrass Festival at Henderson and we met The Rivertown Girls there.”The brothers attended several of The Rivertown Girls’ performance and they haven’t missed any of Locklar’s bluegrass festivals, neither fall nor spring.“The people that come to the festivals got to be like family,” Lee said.“They really encourage young people and they encouraged us.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Brothers play for TH& residents Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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