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Beta Glass Company (BETAGL.ng) Q32014 Interim Report

first_imgBeta Glass Company (BETAGL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Beta Glass Company (BETAGL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Beta Glass Company (BETAGL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Beta Glass Company (BETAGL.ng)  2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileBeta Glass Company Plc manufactures, distributes and sells glassware for the local market in Nigeria and for international export. The company supplies glass bottles and containers to the soft drinks, wine and spirits, pharmaceutical and cosmetic sectors in Nigeria as well as exports to Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mauritius, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. Beta Glass Company has manufacturing plants in Agbara Ogun state and in Ughelli Delta state. The company is a subsidiary of Frigoglass Industries Nigeria Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Beta Glass Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Anglican Communion pleads to United Nations for an end to…

first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY The 2019 CSW63 delegation meets the deputy permanent representative of the Solomon Islands, Janice Mose. Photo courtesy ACNS[Anglican Communion News Service] An end to gender-based violence and the role of faith communities in the fight for gender equality are among the issues highlighted by the Anglican Communion Office at the United Nations (ACOUN) ahead of this year’s meeting of the U.N.’s Commission on the Status of Women. The 64th UNCSW meeting in March will mark the 25th anniversary of the keynote Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.In an official statement to the UNCSW, ACOUN is also highlighting the need for a strong response to the threat of climate change and the importance of the voices of women on the front line of creation care, particularly indigenous women; as well as investment in economic empowerment for women.Read the entire article here. Rector Knoxville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET center_img Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS By Lucy CowplandPosted Jan 14, 2020 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA Anglican Communion pleads to United Nations for an end to gender-based violence Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Tags Rector Martinsville, VA Gender Justice Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET last_img read more

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The Turn House / Architecton

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” Houses Australia Manufacturers: Austral Bricks, Viridian, CapralSave this picture!© Nic GranleeseRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorText description provided by the architects. The Turn House is located in Melbourne and features a modern extension to an existing property that was built in 1927.The owners of the property are car enthusiasts and their pride and joy, a 1970 Ford XY, features prominently in the design thinking. Because of the layout of the original house only one garage space was available. To overcome this, a mechanical turn table was installed that allows 2 vehicles to enter the garage and then be rotated. Save this picture!© Nic GranleeseThe exterior design was done by Architecton with the interiors by the clients Tony and Caroline Culina from Novo Homes. The property was styled by Jenny Nobilo from Furnish Solutions property.Save this picture!© Nic Granleese1) What was the brief for the project? 

The clients’ ambition and aspirations for the property is for the integration of a high quality contemporary addition, which boasts a unique and sophisticated architectural design style. Whilst the design must generate a dwelling with drama and excitement through the use of scale, volume, elegant materials and clever design, the dwelling must be practical and functional with a sense of warmth and comfort.Save this picture!© Nic Granleese

It is envisaged that the residence will be a perfect space for entertaining as well as relaxing – a place to call home. The design shall respond and take advantage of the generous northern aspect of the site, in order to create an integrated and exciting relationship between the indoor and outdoor living spaces. The objective is to generate a seamless and practical use of both indoor and outdoor areas, however introduce unexpected design statement(s) through views / vista’s to beautifully landscaped gardens and pool area.Save this picture!© Nic Granleese


2) What were the challenges of the project? 

To integrate within an existing residence and structural framework. 
Whilst there is a vision to create a well-designed and considered residence, which maximizes the potential of the site, the project should remain sensitive and respond to the nature of the existing building, the precinct and surrounding area.Save this picture!North ElevationSave this picture!Axonometric

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Not attempting to hide the big, bold and brave contemporary architectural form. Instead, it is juxtaposed against the existing building yet softened through extensive and considered landscaping.Save this picture!© Nic GranleeseProject gallerySee allShow lessCalm Paang / Full Scale StudioSelected ProjectsUrban Cottage / CoLab ArchitectureSelected Projects Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806155/the-turn-house-architecton Clipboard Area:  750 m² Photographs CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Melbourne, Australia Photographs:  Nic Granleese Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects The Turn House / ArchitectonSave this projectSaveThe Turn House / Architecton ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806155/the-turn-house-architecton Clipboard The Turn House / Architecton Save this picture!© Nic Granleese+ 32 Share Architects: Architecton Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeArchitectonOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentMelbourneAustraliaPublished on March 01, 2017Cite: “The Turn House / Architecton” 28 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?旋转住宅 / Architecton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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Vacunas: China contra el mundo occidental

first_imgLee Siu Hin es un coordinador nacional de la Red Nacional de Solidaridad con Inmigrantes; China-EE.UU. Red de Solidaridad (CUSN); y e-Medical Alliance, una red de académicos y activistas comunitarios de ambos países comprometidos con el diálogo de base. Se puede contactar a Lee en [email protected] y actualmente está lanzando una campaña de justicia de vacunas global basada en la comunidad. Los datos son del 23 de febrero.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this 23 de febrero – China y Rusia se encuentran entre los primeros países del mundo en vacunar a las personas [contra COVID-19], según el sitio web Our World in Data. Para el 15 de diciembre de 2020, al menos 1,5 millones de chinos habían recibido un golpe. Estados Unidos y el Reino Unido también habían comenzado sus campañas de vacunación a principios de diciembre; para el 15 de diciembre habían vacunado a alrededor de medio millón de personas. Hasta ahora, China lidera el mundo en el número de personas que están completamente vacunadas o que al menos han recibido el primer pinchazo. Según los medios chinos, hasta el 23 de enero, casi 16 millones habían recibido un pinchazo, seguido de cerca por el número de personas vacunadas en los EE.UU. Para el 9 de febrero, China había administrado 40,52 millones de dosis y EE.UU. había administrado 43,2 millones.Fue como una carrera cuerpo a cuerpo. La campaña de vacunación china se ralentizó durante las vacaciones del Año Nuevo chino (del 11 al 17 de febrero). Para el 21 de febrero, unos 63 millones de personas en Estados Unidos habían disparado, en comparación con los 53 millones estimados en China. Pero ahora que las vacaciones han terminado, se espera que China aumente la velocidad y vuelva a ponerse al día rápidamente. China y Estados Unidos enfrentan situaciones muy diferentes. Al ritmo actual, EE.UU. podría vacunar a su población en seis meses; muchos estiman que China, con 1.400 mil millones de habitantes, tardará hasta dos años en vacunar completamente a su población. Sin embargo, debido a su estrategia anti pandémica muy eficaz, con su tasa de infección por COVID muy baja, los expertos creen que, a diferencia de los EE.UU., China no necesita apresurarse por la vacunación completa para lograr el objetivo de la “inmunidad colectiva”. China ya ganó la guerra epidémica y ahora está actuando para prevenir nuevos brotes del virus. Sus primeras prioridades de vacunación, después de los trabajadores médicos, son los trabajadores que se enfrentan al público o manipulan bienes importados. Estos incluyen trabajadores de logística, conductores de autobuses, trabajadores de la hostelería, etc. Las personas mayores en China tienen menos probabilidades de infectarse con el virus, por lo que la prioridad para vacunarlos viene después de estos trabajadores públicos, a diferencia del mundo occidental, donde los trabajadores públicos suelen estar al final de la lista. Esa es una de las razones por las que China puede vacunar a sus ciudadanos a un ritmo cómodo y poder asignar suficientes vacunas para enviar al resto del mundo, y la estrategia está funcionando. En cuanto a la solidaridad con las vacunas, China se ha convertido en el país exportador de vacunas más grande del mundo, especialmente de vacunas destinadas a los países en desarrollo del Sur Global. Debe señalarse que, si bien los Estados Unidos y los países europeos han obtenido gran parte de los miles de millones de dosis de sus vacunas que se han pedido, en realidad “ordenado” es muy diferente de los pedidos que se han enviado. La mayoría de los pedidos chinos son pedidos en firme o pedidos que se entregarán pronto. ¿Quién lidera la carrera mundial de las vacunas?A mediados de febrero, diez vacunas COVID-19 habían sido aprobadas para autorización de uso de emergencia (AUE) en todo el mundo, y China lidera el camino, con cuatro de ellas (Sinopharm / Beijing, Sinopharm / Wuhan, CanSino y Sinovac). Estados Unidos tiene uno (Moderna), Estados Unidos-Alemania tiene uno (Pfizer / BioNTech), Reino Unido-Suecia tiene uno (Oxford / AstraZeneca), Rusia tiene dos (Sputnik V, EpiVacCorona) e India tiene uno (Covaxin). Según Our World in Data, para el 21 de febrero, aproximadamente 98 países/regiones estaban solicitando las vacunas. La inmensa mayoría (aproximadamente 85 países/regiones) ordenó vacunas de fabricación occidental (Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson). Aproximadamente 16 países pedían vacunas chinas (Sinopharm/Beijing, Sinopharm/Wuhan, Sinovac) mientras que nueve países solicitaban una vacuna rusa (Sputnik V). Sin embargo, “ordenado” no significa que hayan recibido las vacunas, o incluso que las recibirán pronto. En la reunión de las Naciones Unidas del 19 de febrero sobre las vacunas COVID-19, el secretario general de la ONU, António Guterres, criticó duramente la distribución “tremendamente desigual e injusta” de las vacunas COVID, en la que solo diez países del mundo, en particular los EE.UU., Canadá y ocho países occidentales europeos han tomado el 75 por ciento de todas las dosis de vacunas, mientras que otros 130 países no han recibido ni una sola dosis. Vacuna, perro come perro [competencia despiadado]; nacionalismo, imperialismo y vacuna contra el racismo del apartheid Las naciones ricas acaparan la mayoría de las vacunas y se las niegan a las naciones pobres. Es Estados Unidos/Reino Unido contra Europa, gente rica contra gente pobre, blancos contra gente de color – una pirámide de vacunas racistas donde los blancos occidentales ricos están en la cima de la cadena alimenticia y los pobres no blancos, los países en desarrollo están siempre en el fondo.Hasta ahora, se han entregado muy pocas vacunas de fabricación occidental al Sur Global.Los términos “imperialismo de las vacunas” y “racismo en la distribución” se basan en que los países ricos compran la mayoría de las vacunas fabricadas en Occidente, muchas más de las que necesitan, dejando muy pocas para los países en desarrollo.Para una distribución global justa de vacunas, la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), junto con la Alianza Global de Vacunas (GAVI) y la Coalición para Innovaciones de Preparación para Epidemias (CEPI), crearon COVAX. Espera entregar más de dos mil millones de dosis de vacunas a personas en 190 países en menos de un año. En particular, quiere garantizar que 92 países más pobres reciban acceso a las vacunas al mismo tiempo que 98 países más ricos. COVAX ha recaudado $6 mil millones, con una necesidad adicional de $2 mil millones para 2021. Entonces, ¿quién está financiando COVAX y qué países podrían beneficiarse más del acuerdo? Desde el nacimiento de COVAX, ha estado trabajando en estrecha colaboración con los países occidentales y sus compañías farmacéuticas, ayudándoles a dominar rápidamente el mercado mundial de vacunas. El Reino Unido ($734 millones) y los Estados Unidos ($4 mil millones) son algunos de los mayores donantes de COVAX; Estos países obtuvieron la aprobación de sus vacunas desde el principio, como la vacuna COVID Oxford/AstraZeneca del Reino Unido, que los ayudó a convertirse en los mayores proveedores de vacunas del mundo.Pero los pedidos grandes no significan que puedan cumplir con los pedidos rápidamente. Al igual que un vendedor de autos usados, solo presionan con fuerza para obtener más pedidos, eliminando a la competencia (en este caso, vacunas chinas y rusas) para controlar el mercado, pero no les preocupa cómo entregar sus productos o la calidad de estos. Con mil millones de dosis ordenadas, el primer lote de vacunas occidentales solo está garantizado para el mundo occidental. El resto del mundo, ¡lo siento! Tendrán que esperar meses, incluso un año, antes de recibir sus productos.Además de las guerras de vacunas en curso entre el Reino Unido y la UE por los suministros de Oxford/AstraZeneca, casi no se han enviado vacunas a otros países.Según una investigación del Centro de Innovación en Salud Global de la Universidad de Duke, hasta el 19 de enero, los países de altos ingresos habían pedido cerca de 4.200 millones de dosis, mientras que los países de ingresos bajos y medianos bajos, habían pedido menos de 700 millones. Se puede argumentar que un país debería pre ordenar suministros para al menos uno o dos años, pero muchas naciones ricas han preordenado muchas más vacunas de las que necesitarán. Por ejemplo:La Unión Europea con una población de 450 millones ha ordenado 1.85 mil millones de dosis, suficiente para que todos se vacunen cuatro veces.Estados Unidos, con una población de 331 millones, ha ordenado 1,21 mil millones de dosis, también suficientes para que todos se vacunen cuatro veces.Australia, con una población de 25,5 millones, ha ordenado 115 millones de dosis, suficientes para que todos se vacunen 4,5 veces.Un ejemplo extremo es Canadá, con una población de 37,7 millones de personas. Canadá ha ordenado 362 millones de dosis, un número enorme que permite que todos se vacunen nueve veces.En comparación, los “desposeídos” de las vacunas del Sur Global se encuentran en una situación desesperada:El Salvador, con 6,5 millones de habitantes, ha ordenado 2 millones de dosis, solo lo suficiente para vacunar a una de cada tres personas.La Unión Africana, con 1.320 mil millones de personas, ha pedido 270 millones de dosis; lo suficiente para vacunar a una de cada cinco personas, o al 20 por ciento de la población.Irak, con una población de 40 millones, ha ordenado 1,5 millones de dosis, lamentablemente solo lo suficiente para que el 4 por ciento de la población iraquí reciba un pinchazo.¿Por qué los países occidentales compran en exceso las vacunas? Algunos activistas sugieren que están ejecutando un esquema de monopolio del mercado de vacunas, donde controlan el mercado, por lo que controlan el precio. Al igual que con el mercado de comercio de futuros, pueden vender sus vacunas “excedentes” a los países pobres a cambio de un rescate político o un precio más alto.Además del nacionalismo de las vacunas, también existe el bloqueo de las vacunas, donde las economías occidentales impiden que los países sin dólares estadounidenses o sin poder de transferencia bancaria compren vacunas. Esta se ha convertido en la nueva arma imperialista contra otros países. Las sanciones ilegales de Estados Unidos contra Irán han impedido que los iraníes compren PPE, equipos médicos y ahora vacunas que salvan vidas, porque no tienen acceso a dólares estadounidenses (la moneda común para el comercio internacional) o al servicio de transferencia bancaria internacional. Básicamente, la transferencia bancaria internacional necesita un código SWIFT, que está controlado por EE.UU. Israel ha publicitado mucho que vacunó completamente a sus ciudadanos en muy poco tiempo, pero en Palestina, al otro lado del cercano muro del apartheid, la gente no está recibiendo vacunas que salvan vidas.Racismo en la distribución comunitaria de vacunas en los EE.UU.A mediados de febrero, EE.UU. ha estado administrado aproximadamente 1,5 millones de dosis de vacunas al día, sin embargo, la desigualdad en la distribución de vacunas es muy evidente en las comunidades pobres de color del centro de la ciudad. Se remonta a las raíces históricas del racismo y la opresión económica. En el condado de Los Ángeles, a mediados de febrero, por ejemplo, según los datos del condado de Los Ángeles, la tasa de vacunación entre los residentes blancos y asiáticos sigue siendo significativamente más alta que entre los residentes negros/afroamericanos y latinos/latinx:Los afroamericanos son el 9 por ciento de la población del condado de 16 años o más, pero hasta la fecha solo han recibido el 5,2 por ciento de las vacunas. Los residentes latinos son el 46 por ciento de la población del condado de 16 años o más, pero representan solo el 23 por ciento de los vacunados. La razón principal de esta discrepancia es que las comunidades pobres continúan careciendo de un acceso conveniente a las instalaciones de vacunación, lo que no es el caso de las comunidades blancas acomodadas.Es la misma situación espantosa en Chicago. Los habitantes de Chicago que no son blancos, que constituyen la mayoría de los casos de COVID-19, han enfrentado enormes dificultades para inscribirse en las citas de vacunas debido a las barreras tecnológicas y los “desiertos de farmacia”. Según el diario The Guardian:“A pesar de que los negros solo representan el 30% de la población de Chicago, los negros de Chicago representan el 60% de todos los casos de COVID-19. Y la falta de hospitales, la prominencia de los desiertos alimentarios y otras desigualdades han convertido a COVID-19 en una crisis de salud aún más letal para estas comunidades. Pero incluso durante la Fase 1A de Chicago, cuando solo los trabajadores de la salud y los residentes y el personal de las instalaciones de atención a largo plazo eran elegibles para la vacunación, la mayoría de los vacunados provenían de áreas más prósperas como el centro y el North Side … ”. Además, el experimento de Tuskegee, un ejemplo notorio de desigualdad económica y médica histórica, ha significado que muchos afroamericanos siguen dudando sobre la nueva vacuna COVID-19.Según un informe de octubre de 2020 publicado por el Instituto de Política Pública de California (PPIC), solo el 29 por ciento de los afroamericanos en el estado dijeron que “definitivamente” o “probablemente” recibirían la vacuna COVID-19. La baja confianza entre este grupo racial contrasta con el 54 por ciento de los latinos, el 60 por ciento de los blancos y el 70 por ciento de los asiáticos californianos que dijeron que definitivamente o probablemente recibirían una vacuna. (En una nota positiva, la actitud de los afroamericanos hacia la vacunación ha mejorado lentamente en los últimos meses desde que comenzó la campaña de vacunas).Con la desconfianza histórica de la comunidad y el acceso inadecuado a los sitios de vacunación, las comunidades pobres y de color del centro de la ciudad definitivamente serán las perdedoras en la lucha por las vacunas.Solidaridad mundial China con las vacunasSi bien China no estaba en la lista inicial de vacunas COVAX, ha enviado y/o donado millones de dosis de vacunas en todo el mundo, especialmente al Sur Global. Según el ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de China, Wang Yi, a mediados de febrero China había donado vacunas a 53 países en desarrollo, incluidos Somalia, Irak, Sudán del Sur y Palestina. También ha exportado vacunas a 22 países. Además, lanzó proyectos de cooperación en investigación y desarrollo con más de diez países. También a pedido de la Organización Mundial de la Salud, China contribuirá con 10 millones de dosis de vacunas a COVAX. Hasta el 14 de febrero, según China Global Times, al menos 40 países habían pedido o donado al menos 561 millones de dosis de vacunas chinas; Algunos de los principales compradores son Perú (38 millones), México (35 millones), Indonesia (122,8 millones), Filipinas (25 millones de dosis con una donación adicional de 0,6 millones), Turquía (50 millones), Brasil (120 millones) y Chile (60 millones). Otros compradores son Colombia, Uruguay, Myanmar, Malasia, Tailandia y Laos, y Marruecos, Egipto, Seychelles, Zimbabwe, Senegal y Guinea Ecuatorial en África.En Europa, Serbia recibió vacunas chinas, lo que convierte a ese país en el segundo país más vacunado de Europa, después del Reino Unido, Hungría se convirtió en el primer estado miembro de la UE en recibir vacunas chinas (que aún no están aprobadas por la UE).El éxito de las vacunas de China en todo el mundo muestra el verdadero significado de la solidaridad mundial. No es sorprendente que los países occidentales estén respondiendo con un escepticismo sin sentido y una rabia celosa. Están difundiendo rumores infundados sobre la seguridad de las vacunas chinas (tal como lo hizo Estados Unidos el año pasado, cuando difundió el llamado engaño del “virus filtrado en el laboratorio militar de Wuhan”). Sin embargo, durante los últimos dos meses, una docena de líderes mundiales han tomado el pinchazo chino frente a las cámaras para mostrar su apoyo a las vacunas chinas, que incluyen: Presidente de Seychelles, Wavel RamkalawanEl presidente turco Tayyip Erdoğan El presidente de Indonesia, Joko Widodo Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, primer ministro de los Emiratos Árabes Unidos (EAU) El presidente de Guinea Ecuatorial, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo El presidente serbio Aleksandar Vučić Primer ministro jordano, Bisher Al-Khasawneh Presidente de Chile Sebastián Piñeray muchos otros líderes mundiales y altos funcionarios gubernamentales.¿Por qué? Además de que muchos países se resisten al imperialismo occidental de las vacunas, los expertos dicen que las vacunas chinas son más adecuadas para el Sur Global. Las vacunas chinas cuestan menos y tienen requisitos logísticos más sencillos, considerando que la vacuna de ARNm de Pfizer necesita congeladores ultrafríos, una tecnología y un costo que muchos países en desarrollo no pueden permitirse.El racismo, el imperialismo y la mala gestión de las vacunas en los países occidentales han provocado un drama masivo y caótico en el desarrollo y la distribución de vacunas y un desastre en la logística de la vacunación.Mientras promueven afirmaciones infundadas sobre la seguridad de las vacunas chinas, los principales medios occidentales han mencionado poco sobre la muerte de 23 ancianos noruegos después de que tomaron la vacuna Pfizer.Tampoco los medios informan análisis científicos críticos. Al 12 de febrero, con aproximadamente 43 millones de personas vacunadas, se han reportado casi 16.000 casos de efectos adversos (o 3 de cada 10.000) después de recibir las vacunas Pfizer o Moderna. Ha habido 929 muertes en los EE.UU. de personas que se han puesto las vacunas, algunas de las cuales posiblemente podrían atribuirse a las vacunas. Cualesquiera que sean sus razones, el silencio de los medios occidentales y la comunidad científica corporativa deja mucho espacio para que los movimientos de derecha anti-Vaxxer usen los datos para respaldar sus teorías de conspiración de vacunas salvajes.Entonces, qué debemos hacer?Los activistas progresistas de los movimientos antirracistas, comunitarios, por la paz y la justicia social de todo el mundo son cada vez más críticos con las gigantes corporaciones farmacéuticas de los países occidentales por participar en el racismo y el imperialismo de las vacunas contra las comunidades de color dentro de sus países y países pobres de todo el mundo.Muchos están pidiendo una campaña de justicia de vacunas de base amplia para responsabilizar a las naciones occidentales ricas y sus compañías farmacéuticas multinacionales y para invitar a las comunidades, los países del Sur Global y China a participar activamente en la búsqueda de una solución. ¡DIVIDIDOS CAEMOS, UNIDOS GANAMOS! Juntos construimos la solidaridad global para una distribución más rápida, más asequible y más equitativa de vacunas a todas las comunidades y en todo el mundo.last_img read more

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NMPF Urges Farmers to Sign Up for DMC

first_img With the signup deadline for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program quickly approaching on September 20, NMPF urges all dairy farmers to enroll in the program. The DMC is guaranteed to pay all producers enrolled at the maximum $9.50/cwt. coverage level for at least every month of production this year through July, according to USDA data.The latest enrollment numbers indicate that 68 percent of dairy operations with an established production history have enrolled so far for this year. This represents more than 18,000 producers nationwide.“Dairy farmers want their income to come from the market. But given continued poor prices through the first half of this year DMC payments will provide welcome certainty for farmers,” said Jim Mulhern, NMPF President and CEO. “DMC offers better support for dairy farmers than its predecessor, the Margin Protection Program. It’s worthwhile for every farmer.”Created in the 2018 Farm Bill, the DMC offers a much more robust safety net for dairy producers of all sizes. Improvements include:Affordable higher coverage levels that permit all dairy producers to insure margins up to $9.50/cwt. on their Tier 1 (first five million pounds) production history.A new option for producers to receive a 25 percent annual discount on their premiums if they agree to lock in their coverage for the five-year period of this Farm Bill. Producers are still able to pay premiums annually even if they elect the five-year discount.An improved feed-cost formula, which includes dairy quality hay values and better reflects the true cost of feeding dairy cows.Affordable $5.00 coverage that lowers premium costs by roughly 88 percent, creating a more meaningful catastrophic-type coverage at a reasonable cost for larger producers without distorting the market signals needed to balance supply with demand.NMPF has a resource page on its website with more information about the program, including a  brochure, which summarizes key facts about the DMC. “Time for sign-up is running out,” Mulhern said. “Anyone who hasn’t enrolled yet should contact their local USDA Farm Service Agency office immediately to gain the benefits of the DMC program.” Home Indiana Agriculture News NMPF Urges Farmers to Sign Up for DMC By Hoosier Ag Today – Sep 8, 2019 Previous articleHoosier Ag This Week: Tar Spot Reducing Corn Yields, Grain Bin Safety, and This Year’s AgriVision Award WinnersNext articleFDIC Reports More Farmers Falling Behind on Loans Hoosier Ag Today SHARE NMPF Urges Farmers to Sign Up for DMC Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Council supports justice for ‘Magdalene’ women

first_imgEmail NewsLocal NewsCouncil supports justice for ‘Magdalene’ womenBy admin – July 7, 2011 528 JUSTICE for the thousands of women who were incarcerated in Magdalene laundries, including Limerick, has the backing of City Council. Cllr Maurice Quinlivan, referring to the proposals to decide how the government will respond to demands for an independent investigation into the Magdalene laundries, said:Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This is an opportunity to show support and to acknowledge the suffering of these women and the failure of the State to protect them and ensure that restitution is made”.He has submitted a Notice of Motion to support the Justice for Magdalenes Survivor Advocacy Group’s call on the State to offer a formal apology to survivors. The United Nations Committee Against Torture expressed its grave concern at the failure to protect the women and girls involuntarily confined in Magdalene laundries.Pointing out that thousands were placed in laundries in Limerick and across the State, Cllr Quinlivan said:“They were treated as prisoners, worked like slaves and were subjected to horrifying levels of physical and psychological abuse – these were so called fallen women held against their will and dehumanised by the people in charge. “It is now almost 20 years since the exhumation of remains of 155 women held in the Magdalene laundry in Drumcondra, many buried without names or death certificates, which led to the formation of the Magdalene Memorial Committee, now called Justice for the Magdalenes”.Referring to the previous government’s argument that as the laundries were privately owned and operated, they did not come under the terms of the Residential Institutions Redress Board, Cllr Quinlivan said that the United Nations Committee against Torture had been informed that the courts regularly sent women and girls to the laundries as an alternative to jail, while others were transferred from industrial schools, the responsibility of the State.Cllr Kieran O’Hanlon, who lived close to the Good Shepherd Convent in Limerick, cautioned against victimising all nuns, many of whom, he said, are now elderly.“They should not all be blackened – some of them were probably victimised also”. Cllr John Gilligan said there had been “good and bad in these institutions.“Some years ago, I was disturbed to discover that the biggest headstone in Mount St Lawrence Cemetery had no names inscribed. I drew this to the attention of the council and we succeeded in having 170 names of women who had been in the Limerick laundry inscribed.“I recall hearing of a young girl who was kidnapped off the streets in Limerick and put into the laundry – she disappeared behind walls, and I also think of the rich people in Limerick who had their shirts laundered by these girls and women – we all deserve criticism”. Advertisement Facebook Twittercenter_img ‘I was disturbed to discover that the biggest headstone in Mount St Lawrence Cemetery had no names inscribed….’ Print Linkedin WhatsApp Previous articleGrand Prix racing returns to city streetsNext article‘Until Bill produced, we’re debating a press release’ – Cllr Kennedy adminlast_img read more

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The Week Ahead: Understanding Eviction and Foreclosure Moratoria

first_img Share 1Save  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Previous: AMDC Member Company Recognized With Diversity Award Next: ‘Potentially Concerning’ Forbearance Activity Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 1 day ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 2020-12-11 Christina Hughes Babb Community Solutions and the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) host a complimentary webinar Wednesday, December 16 from  2-3:30 pm CT, entitled, “Preventing Housing Instability During COVID-19: Understanding Eviction Moratoriums and Rental Assistance.”The organizers say the event will be held in light of the economic and public health crisis that has sparked federal, state, and local government policy solutions to prevent a resultant housing crisis.For example, FHFA, which oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac recently announced the fourth extension of its eviction and foreclosure moratorium until “at least” January 31, 2021.Community Solutions and NLIHC reportedly hope attendees will learn more about evictions and foreclosures and their negative impacts on communities during the pandemic as well as how to avoid them.They have assembled a panel of experts to educate, inform, and energize communities on the following sub-topics including:the framework for an equitable response to COVID-19the impact of evictions on communitiesthe effectiveness of current eviction moratoriumsthe landscape of emergency rental assistance programs and their implementation.There is no cost, but those who wish to participate must register here.Here is what else is happening in The Week Ahead:COVID-19 Economic Housing Outlook, Outlook Webinars (Wednesday)Home Builders’ Index, NAHB, (Wednesday)Jobless Claims, Bureau of Labor Statistics (Thursday)Housing Starts Report and Building Permits Survey, U.S. Census (Thursday) Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Understanding Eviction and Foreclosure Moratoria Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 1 day ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago December 11, 2020 1,134 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Understanding Eviction and Foreclosure Moratoria Related Articles Subscribelast_img read more

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For Advocates Not Having Any Income Even Earlier, Pandemic Cannot Become Boon To Entitle Them To Financial Assistance Now: CJ S. A. Bobde

first_imgTop StoriesFor Advocates Not Having Any Income Even Earlier, Pandemic Cannot Become Boon To Entitle Them To Financial Assistance Now: CJ S. A. Bobde Mehal Jain28 Sep 2020 3:28 AMShare This – x”All Bar Associations seem to be saying that we have authorised the BCI. And it is saying that it is the state Bar Councils which hold the fort in the states…there is also a prayer for making payments and giving loans out of the Contingency Fund under the Constitution….they want the Union of India to pay…”, said CJ S. A. Bobde to SG Tushar Mehta at the outset.Appearing for all the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”All Bar Associations seem to be saying that we have authorised the BCI. And it is saying that it is the state Bar Councils which hold the fort in the states…there is also a prayer for making payments and giving loans out of the Contingency Fund under the Constitution….they want the Union of India to pay…”, said CJ S. A. Bobde to SG Tushar Mehta at the outset.Appearing for all the High Court Bar Associations, Senior Advocate Ajit Kumar Sinha sought to make submissions on the statutory possibilities by which the same may be implemented, indicating section 3 of the Advocates’ Welfare Funds Act, 2001.”But you haven’t filed any reply. We only have an affidavit from the BCI”, asked the CJ.”They have authorised us to rely on it…the affidavit is in the name of Mr. Ashok Kumar Pandey (the joint secretariat to the BCI)..”, he responded.Quoting the said section 3, he pointed out that the provision requires the appropriate government to set up an advocates’ welfare fund.Next, he referred to Article 267, empowering the Parliament or the state legislature to establish a Contingency Fund in the nature of an imprest into which shall be paid from time to time such sums as may be determined by law, and the said Fund shall be placed at the disposal of the President/Governor to enable advances to be made by him out of such Fund for the purposes of meeting unforeseen expenditure.”There are some riders though…the bar council will have to ensure that if an interest-free loan is given, it is refunded…interest may be charged and monthly installment up to a limit of Rs. 10,000 may be stipulated”, he added.”We find that all the associations responded inadequately…you have people who are extremely well-to-do because of their professional standing and their professional skills…they are connected in society to rich clients and rich business houses….it is a difficult situation, we understand, and what we are saying is also not on a permanent basis, but only for the COVID pandemic situation…we will ask the Government of India, but the major part of the funding should come from the bar associations”, observed the CJ.”The SCBA is doing extremely well”, remarked the SG.”The affidavit is inadequate. You are talking of the Advocates Welfare Fund which is already in existence…In this crisis, why don’t you put your hands in your pocket and help out the other members of the bar who are your (bar associations’) members?”, asked the CJ.”The High Court Bars generally, other than some like that of Delhi, have an inadequate ability. I have checked. But the Central and the state governments are statutorily required…”, pressed Mr. Sinha.”We will ask both. But primarily, it is the responsibility of the associations of advocates…Governments have to spend money on a lot of people…but how can we not tell your client that it is their primary responsibility?”, asked the CJ.”We have the responsibility, but in the last 7 months, much has been depleted….if bank loans can be given, the Bar Council could be the guarantor…”, ventured Mr. S inha.”Create a fund…we are not directing you on how much to pay into it…but there is no reason why every High Court must not have a fund…”, asked the CJ.”Some HCs did create a fund but in the last 8 month, everything has been exhausted…”, answered Mr. Sinha.Next, Senior Advocate Shekjhar Naphade sought to suggest, on behalf of the Bar Council of Maharashtra, affording loans to the advocates in distress. “Substantial amounts of grocery items have been distributed among the members of the fraternity recently”, he submitted.”That is not the kind of help we are talking about. Identify the advocates who need to be given loans and are who entitled to be helped…The deserving people and those in great difficulty may not be able to benefit from it…there is a power structure where the more powerful get whatever they want, while the other unfortunate, though deserving ones, miss out…”, said the CJ.”The bar council is taking steps to identify those who are engaged in small taluka courts…”, submitted Mr. Napahde.”You have to make a policy decision…If there is an advocate who was making a certain amount of income and, due to the pandemic, that income has gone down to 0, then I understand. But if there is an advocate who had no income even before the pandemic, would you like to give him an amount so that he starts making money now and it becomes a source of income? You have to be careful…the pandemic cannot become a boon”, reflected the CJ.”If an advocate has not suffered any loss on account of the pandemic, should an amount go to him like an income? Is the help for removing distress or for providing income”, inquired the CJ.”We are talking of loans, either interest free or at a lower rate of interest”, clarified Mr. Napahde.”And we are asking you to identify who is eligible for the assistance”, said the CJ. “We need everybody’s help on this aspect”, noted the judge.Senior Advocate A. E. Chelliah, a petitioner-in-person in a similar matter before the Madras High Court, sought to make some submissions. “Your matter is a transfer petition by the BCI. They are seeking transfer of the cases not only in Tamil Nadu but also in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh…We can’t deal with it piecemeal. We will let the BCI argue..”, observed the CJ.When Senior Advocate Manan Kumar MIshra, BCI chairman, sought to make suggestions, the CJ said, “You are holding on to a matter that we are trying to get rid of”, and proceeded to adjourn the hearing by 2 weeks. Next Storylast_img read more

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Karnataka HC Refuses To Quash Corruption Case Against Former CM H D Kumarswamy [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesKarnataka HC Refuses To Quash Corruption Case Against Former CM H D Kumarswamy [Read Order] Mustafa Plumber14 Oct 2020 12:12 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court has refused to quash a criminal case registered against former Chief Minister, H D Kumarswamy, alleging that he denotified two different plots of land acquired by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), during his tenure as Chief Minister between June 2006 and October 2007, for pecuniary gains. Justice John Michael Cunha while dismissing the petition…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court has refused to quash a criminal case registered against former Chief Minister, H D Kumarswamy, alleging that he denotified two different plots of land acquired by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), during his tenure as Chief Minister between June 2006 and October 2007, for pecuniary gains. Justice John Michael Cunha while dismissing the petition said “There is sufficient material to proceed against the petitioner for the alleged offences. In the absence of any material to show that the action initiated against the petitioner is an abuse of process of court and has resulted in failure of justice, there is no ground to quash the impugned proceedings as sought for in the petition.” Kumarswamy and 18 others have been charged under sections 120B R/W 406, 420, 463, 465, 468, 471 of Indian Penal Code and under sections 13(1)(c), 13(1)(d), 13(1)(e) r/w 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act and Under sections 3 and 4 of Karnataka Land (Restriction of Transfer) Act. Case details: Complainant M.S.Mahadeva Swamy had filed a private complaint before the XXIII Addl. City Civil and Special Judge for Prevention of Corruption Act, seeking prosecution of the petitioner and 18 others. The Special Judge referred the complaint for investigation under section 156(3) of Cr.P.C. After investigation, a ‘B’ report was submitted by Lokayukta Police on 06.12.2018. The Special Judge issued court notice to the complainant. Complainant filed his protest petition on 3.5.2019. After hearing the learned counsel for complainant and learned Special Public Prosecutor, by order dated 20.07.2019, rejected the ‘B-Report’ and took cognizance of the offences. Later, it posted the matter for recording the sworn statement of the complainant. Thereafter, the Special Court recorded the statement of the complainant and by order dated 04.09.2019, the Special Court directed registration of the criminal case against the accused. Petitioner Argued: The rejection of ‘B’ Summary Report by the Trial Court is not proper and an error has been committed by issuing notice to the complainant. Further, it was said that the complainant was a stranger to the entire transaction. He had no personal knowledge of the alleged de-notification and therefore, he was not competent to speak about the alleged transaction which had taken place in accordance with the procedure prescribed under law. It was also submitted that no material is produced by the complainant to show that the petitioner has made any unlawful gain on account of the alleged de-notification and that he has caused wrongful loss to the State Exchequer. As such, even the ingredients of the offence under Sec 13(1) (c) and (d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act are also not made out. It was also claimed that the Special Court has utterly failed to apply its mind to the facts of the case and has passed the impugned order without application of mind and in violation of the statutory rules. Moreover, the allegations made in the complaint, the alleged acts were performed by the petitioner while he was discharging his duty as the Chief Minister and therefore no prosecution could have been launched against the petitioner without prior sanction under section 197 Cr.P.C. and section 19 of the Prevention of Corruption Act. Finally, it was submitted that proceedings initiated against the petitioner are malafide and ulteriorly motivated. The complainant being a political opponent of the petitioner, the allegations made in the complaint are actuated by malice and are calculated to tarnish the image of the petitioner. Prosecution argued: Special Public Prosecutor Venkatesh S. Arbatti, submitted that all the contentions urged by the petitioner regarding non-application of mind and want of previous sanction for initiation of criminal proceedings against the petitioner are already considered by this Court in Crl.P.No.4024/2012 and relying on the very same material and placing reliance on the very same decisions has rejected these contentions by order dated 27.07.2015. The Special Leave Petition preferred by the petitioner against the said order has been dismissed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court by order dated 03.10.2016 in SLP (Crl.)MP.No.15963/2016 and therefore, these grounds are not available to the petitioner to challenge the orders passed by the learned Special Judge. The court observed: In regards to the contention that the special court could not have rejected the ‘B’ summary report. The court said “The records indicate that by a detailed and considered order, the Special court rejected the ‘B’ summary report vide order dated 20.07.2019. This order is self-explanatory and clearly reflects that by assigning cogent reasons, the learned Special Judge rejected the ‘B’ summary report and thereafter, took cognizance of the offences.” It added “It is evident from the order that cognizance has been taken on the basis of the original complaint as per section 190(1) (a) of the Code, as by then, the police report was rejected and thereafter the trial Judge proceeded to examine the complainant upon oath as per section 200 Cr.P.C and on considering the sworn statement and the documents produced by the complainant ordered issuance of process by a separate and considered order dated 04.09.2019. This procedure, in my view, is in consonance with the procedure laid down in the above decision and does not suffer from any error or procedural irregularity.” On the grounds raised regarding non-application of mind and non-consideration of the material produced by the complainant. The court said “At the stage of issuing process the Special Judge or the learned Magistrate is not required to analyse and sift the evidence and is not required to assign elaborate reasons in justification of its order. At the stage of issuance of process, the learned Magistrate or court is required to find out whether the sworn statement and the material produced in support thereof prima-facie disclose the commission of offences and prima-facie case for trial is made out. On perusal of the impugned order, I find that such exercise has been carried out by the learned Special Judge.” It added “Special Judge has averted his mind to the allegations made in the complaint and has referred to the documents produced by the complainant and as well as the provisions of law applicable to the facts stated therein. Therefore, the contention of learned Senior Counsel for petitioner that the impugned order has been made without considering the material on record and without application of mind, cannot be accepted.” Commenting on the facts of the case the bench noted “The facts, in my view, squarely attract the ingredients of the offences under section 13(1) (c), 13(1) (d) and 13(1) (e) of the Prevention of Corruption Act and the provisions of Karnataka Land (Restriction of Transfer) Act.” However, only with a view to allow the petitioner to put forth a case for his discharge on the ground of lack of material to proceed against him. Justice Cuna said “I do not find it proper to record any finding on the said contention, lest, it would prejudice the case of the petitioner in the course of trial.” The bench also rejected the argument of the petitioner that the complainant was a stranger to the transaction in question and was not conversant with the dealings. It said “The material produced before the learned Special Judge goes to show that the alleged offences are sought to be substantiated through documentary evidence and not on oral evidence. Since documents produced before the Court prima-facie make out the ingredients of the above criminal offences requiring summons to the petitioner, I do not find any justifiable reason to interfere with the impugned order on the purported contentions raised in the petition.” Accordingly the court dismissed the petition. Case Details Case Title: H D KUMARSWAMY And STATE OF KARNATAKA Case No: CRIMINAL PETITION NO.6794 OF 2019 Date of Order: 09TH DAY OF OCTOBER 2020 Coram: JUSTICE JOHN MICHAEL CUNHA Appearance: Senior Advocate HASHMATH PASHA, a/w Advocate NASIR ALI for petitioner. SPP VENKATESH S ARABATTI, for R1 Advocate M.V. SUNDARARAMAN, for R2Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

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County elected officials respond to challenge

first_imgLatest Stories Probate Judge Wes Allen said he will not accept the 1.5 percent cost of living raise.“These are tough economic times,” he said. “My number one goal is for our citizens to get the most effective and efficient service possible from our tax dollars.”Sullivan said his refusal to accept the raise was his expression of appreciation for the hard work the county employees do on a daily basis.“I’m a public servant and I’m not going to give myself a raise,” he said.Fannin said he objects to elected officials giving themselves and other elected officials raises.“Raises ought be put on the ballot every two years and let the voters decide,” he said. “The maximum raise ought to be 2 percent and the options ought to be a 2 percent raise, no raise or a 2 percent cut. If officials aren’t doing their job, they ought to be cut.”Wright said he has not made a decision and will not until after Monday night when the vote becomes official.Harris and Goodson could not be reached for comment. The gauntlet has been thrown down and several county officials have responded to the challenge.Pike County Commission Chairman Jimmy Barron said it will be up to the county’s elected officials whether they will accept the commission’s proposed 1.5 percent cost of living raises for FY2011. The vote on the raises will come at the commission’s Monday meeting. The raises would go into effect Oct. 1.The commission agreed this week to grant a 1.5 percent FY2011cost of living raise for all county employees, including elected officials. However, Barron and commissioners Robin Sullivan and Oren Fannin said they would not accept the raises. Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf 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 HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel County elected officials respond to challenge Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Commissioner Ray Goodson did not attend the meeting and Commissioners Homer Wright and Charlie Harris were noncommittal, saying only that they would “sleep on it.”Barron said that county employees are deserving of a raise and elected officials will have to decide on their own if they want to accept a raise.For the three elected officials paid from the county’s general fund – sheriff, probate judge and revenue commisioner, there was not much to think about, they said. By Jaine Treadwell Skip Book Nook to reopen Published 10:11 pm Friday, September 24, 2010 By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Revenue Commissioner Curtis Blair said he will pass the raise on to the employees in his office.“I’ll take mine and give it to my employees,” he said. “I give them a bonus from my personal funds at Christmas and this raise will go to them.”Sheriff Russell Thomas said any money that he gets from the 1.5 percent raise will go to the county’s senior citizens.“I’ll take my raise and give it to the (Colley) senior citizen center,” he said. “I want the money to be put to good use and the seniors deserve it. I’ll be accountable for the money. It will go to our seniors, not to buy computers. The county is in better shape financially than it has ever been with $317,000 above expenses.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like County still determining impact of raises Pike County Commissioners are still waiting to hear what impact their decision to award 1.5 percent cost of living raises… read more Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more