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  • New jobless claims rose in US last week

    first_imgThursday 14 October 2010 9:20 pm New US claims for jobless benefits rose last week, hardening the view the central bank will pump more money into the economy, and keeping pressure on Democrats poised to lose congressional seats in 2 November polls.At the same time, record-high imports from China helped push the US trade deficit wider in August, while rising food and energy prices pushed inflation at the wholesale level up twice as fast as expected last month. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose to a higher-than-expected 462,000 in the latest week, the Labour Department said yesterday. Economists polled had expected initial claims at 445,000 in the latest week.“These numbers don’t fall out of the range of expectations, so they don’t move the needle too much,” said Jason Pride, director of investment strategy at Glenmede Investment and Wealth Management.The number of unemployed workers continuing to collect insurance benefits fell 112,000 to 4.399m in the week ended 2 October, the lowest level since November 2008.Prices for US Treasury securities were little changed after the data’s release. The US dollar briefly extended losses and stock index futures trimmed their gains.In a separate report, the Labour Department said US producer prices rose 0.4 per cent in September and the core index, which excludes volatile food and energy prices, rose 0.1 per cent in the month. The US trade deficit for August jumped 8.8 per cent to a larger-than-expected $46.4bn, pushed by record imports from China that helped the US deficit with Beijing set a new record of $28.0bn, the Commerce Department said. The US growth outlook has darkened significantly and the Federal Reserve is unanimously expected to embark on a fresh round of asset purchases to prop up the economy, a separate Reuters poll showed. whatsapp KCS-content Share New jobless claims rose in US last week Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Feds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

  • Forget the Cash ISA! The FTSE All-Share now yields 4.7%

    first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. 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Even if it doesn’t increase from current levels, there’s still that 4.7% dividend yield on offer.Low-cost fundThe best way to invest in the FTSE All-Share is to buy a low-cost index tracker fund. It’s relatively easy to find a fund that charges a low annual management fee just to replicate its performance. Vanguard’s FTSE UK All Share Index Unit Trust, for example, charges just 0.06% per annum in management fees.An investment of £10,000 in the index back at the end of 2009 would be worth more than £20,000 today. Investors haven’t had to do anything to profit from this growth. All you need to do is set up a monthly investment plan, sit back, and let Vanguard take care of the rest.last_img read more

  • Jacques Burger: I feel personally responsible to help Namibia rugby grow

    first_img TAGS: Namibia Jacques Burger LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS By Will MacphersonNamibia go into their first game at the World Cup ranked lower than any other team in the tournament, twentieth.The team is packed full of amateurs and they do not have a big win to hark back to, let alone a World Cup win. Oh, and that first match is against the undisputed heavyweight champions of the world: the All Blacks.How, then, if you are Namibia’s only “name”, one of the very few with big match experience at club level and that crucial knowledge of just how to win, do you get your team-mates up for it?By definition, given their lowly ranking, they go into every game as underdogs, let alone the big one first up against New Zealand. What is the mindset of the World Cup underdog?Welcome to Jacques Burger’s World Cup world.Well, Japan have slightly changed the underdog’s outlook over the last week, according to Burger. “That result does give us hope,” he tells Rugby World.“But it also shows how important a win is. You look at them. They’ve got a box ticked now, they will be a different team. They might lose again but the belief is there and they know they can do it. For us it’s not there yet. One win and we will be a different beast and I believe we can do that at this World Cup.“Our main setback is that mental strength and the belief and knowledge that we can do it. We haven’t had big experience against big sides.“We haven’t had victories against any top sides. We’ve had good victories in the build-up and stuff but we haven’t played teams who are ranked way above us. We need to play more teams like that to get that belief and get that psychological edge to know that we can compete.”Jacques Burger won the Aviva Premiership with Saracens last seasonBurger, who will retire at the end of this season, and is desperate to end his international career with a win at the World Cup, understands the importance of himself as an individual to his green team. Namibia stalwart Jacques Burger believes playing the bigger nations give his country the belief to know they can compete “I think from a mental perspective, being a massive underdog – there’s no pressure on you. You want to do well, and you are nervous,” he continues.“Half our guys are eight-til-five-ers, it’s such a massive honour to be here. So to go out there and do well is the second part of it. For me it’s the first part. That’s why I’m here. I want to win a game at the World Cup.“I need to get them mentally prepared, my job is to lead from the front and use my experience so when it’s tough I can help them dig deep. It’s not about what you say, it’s about how you act and how you work with the guys. Hopefully I can do that.“We now have a set of very experienced and talented guys and a lot more professionals. We have guys who have played big matches, although we don’t yet have the guys who have played big Championship finals. That’s yet to come.“I feel personally responsible to help us in that regard, because I have experience in big losses and have learned from them.“I’ve experienced big victories as well and I know what it takes and how hard you have to push yourself. It’s easy to say these things to the guys, but it’s hard to make them believe it. You can take a horse to water but you can’t make him drink.“The thing about our guys now is that they are incredibly talented, and actually too humble. They’re happy with everything that comes their way, and work really hard and sometimes they don’t know how close the opportunity is to do something great. I hope I can convince them of this.”Even Burger believes that a win in the game against the All Blacks is beyond them, however. That game is about smaller battles, with the experienced to be carried forward into their other three games.“Realistically talking about a win (against New Zealand) is very tough,” he adds. “They are the best team in the world by a mile. I think it’s about small victories: getting some great attacking phases, scoring a good try, breaking the line, keeping them off our line for five minutes when the is pressure on. “These are small things we can learn lessons from. Give us confidence. The scoreline is irrelevant in that game. We will look to do good things and build belief. We have three games after that and I truly believe if we equip ourselves well against the All Blacks, then we can win them. I believe we have the team to surprise everyone. We will be better than people think, I promise you.”Jacques Burger looks after his joints by using FLEXISEQ Sport, the drug-free gel used to relieve joint pain and stiffness and improve overall function. Visit to be #battlereadylast_img read more

  • Avocado Acres House / Surfside Projects + Lloyd Russell

    first_img General Contractors: Products translation missing: CopyAbout this officeSurfside ProjectsOfficeFollowLloyd RussellOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEncinitasUnited StatesPublished on July 05, 2017Cite: “Avocado Acres House / Surfside Projects + Lloyd Russell” 05 Jul 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ Fabric/WashiPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WoodParklex International S.L.Wood Finishes in Landaburu BordaSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetallicsTrimoFire Resistant Panel – Trimoterm FTVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Northlight 40-90°SinksAcquabellaSink – LeviCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – EvokeChairs / StoolsBassamFellowsSpindle Chair and StoolMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?屋顶给人的惊喜空间——Avocado Acres 住宅 / Surfside Projects + Lloyd Russell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 Area:  2821 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily Lloyd Russell Year:  CopyHouses•Encinitas, United States Architects: Lloyd Russell, Surfside Projects Area Area of this architecture project Products used in this ProjectDoorsWestern Window SystemsSeries 600 Sliding Glass Door – Classic LineLandscape Architect:Monica MrozArt Works:Andy DavisCity:EncinitasCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Darren BradleyText description provided by the architects. The Bold roof profile of Avocado Acres (Aa) House personifies our design collaboration with Architect, Lloyd Russell to inject a dose of creativity + Mod Green Architecture into a coastal infill project. Aesthetic cues originated from the historical LA’s Case Study Houses and Eichler’s MCM gems. However, this new residence is all about addressing the conditions we face now by incorporating sustainable materials, energy efficiencies and environmental sensibilities.Save this picture!© Darren BradleyA sloping curved shed roof unifies the three pavilions that define the U-shape plan and courtyard space. Throughout the interior a constant engagement to the outdoors gives the home a grandeur that belies the home’s small footprint. It ‘s single level living spaces, privacy from the street and functional layout for the inhabitants was the soul of the design objectives.Save this picture!© Darren BradleySave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Darren BradleyStraight lines with an angular street front geometry sits in stark contrast to the unique curvilinear roof profile. A simple color palette of the open interior space complements the muscular concrete walls and extensive use of natural wood tones on the vaulted ceiling, flooring and cabinetry. Floor plan consists of three defined areas joined in a U shape where each volume programs directly to the outdoor courtyard. 9′ tall sliding glass walls vanish into wall pockets and clerestory glazing that entirely wraps above the main living space provides plenty of natural light.Save this picture!© Darren BradleyA third party, non-biased rating system ( California GreenPoint Rated ) was used to confirm and to certify our best sustainable building practices.Save this picture!© Darren BradleyProject gallerySee allShow less2017 H. Allen Brooks Travelling FellowshipOpportunitiesArchitects Think About Space Differently from Other People, New Study ConfirmsArchitecture News Share United States Avocado Acres House / Surfside Projects + Lloyd Russell 2015 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img Houses Lead Architects: Projects Save this picture!© Darren Bradley+ 29 Share Qualls Photographs Structural Engineering: Photographs:  Darren Bradley Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Avocado Acres House / Surfside Projects + Lloyd RussellSave this projectSaveAvocado Acres House / Surfside Projects + Lloyd Russell Alliance Green Builders Manufacturers: Western Window Systems, Thermory, Metropolitan Floors ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Civil Engineering: PLSAlast_img read more

  • ‘Mic check’ solidarity with grocery workers

    first_imgNo business as usual at Golden Farm Grocery.WW photo: Anne PrudenOn Oct. 13, a 13-person multinational group from “99-Pickets” with Labor Occupy Wall Street and Brooklyn’s Kensington OWS took action to support Golden Farm Grocery workers in New York City. They delayed lines of store shoppers, customers who declined to boycott the store as the picketers requested. The boycott will continue until the boss negotiates the union contract and gives back pay — minimum wage and overtime — to these immigrant workers.The workers’ supporters offered payments in pennies to buy groceries, then couldn’t decide on purchases, and changed them at the last minute or stalled on paying. Others handed shoppers fliers about the workers’ plight. John Dennie and this writer insisted that seniors pay lower rates and offered pennies as payment. The irritated managers took their baskets off the cashiers’ counters.Finally, activists gathered near the cash registers for a ‘“mic check!” They left chanting, “We’ll be back and we’ll be stronger! We won’t take it any longer!”The “99-Pickets” members loudly explained why everyone should support the grocery workers’ struggle — which is getting daily support from Communities for Change and the union they voted to join: Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union Local 238. Reportedly, owner Sonny Kim and the union will meet within days.<FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

  • The 10 most dangerous places for journalists

    first_img 2011 in figures:66 journalists killed (16% more than in 2010)1,044 journalists arrested1,959 journalists physically attacked or threatened499 media censored71 journalists kidnapped77 journalists fled their country5 netizens killed199 bloggers and netizens arrested62 bloggers and netizens physically attacked68 countries subject to Internet censorshipReporters Without Borders has this year, for the first time, compiled a list of the world’s 10 most dangerous places for the media – the 10 cities, districts, squares, provinces or regions where journalists and netizens were particularly exposed to violence and where freedom of information was flouted. Overall, 2011 took a heavy toll on media freedom. The Arab Spring was at the centre of the news. Of the total of 66 journalists killed in 2011, 20 were killed in the Middle East (twice as many as in 2010). A similar number were killed in Latin America, which is very exposed to the threat of criminal violence. For the second year running, Pakistan was the single deadliest country with a total of 10 journalists killed, most of them murdered. China, Iran and Eritrea continue to be the world’s biggest prisons for the media. The Arab Spring, the protest movements it inspired in nearby countries such as Sudan and Azerbaijan, and the street protests in other countries such as Greece, Belarus, Uganda, Chile and the United States were responsible for the dramatic surge in the number of arrests, from 535 in 2010 to 1,044 in 2011. There were many cases of journalists being physically obstructed in the course of their work (by being detained for short periods or being summoned for interrogation), and for the most part they represented attempts by governments to suppress information they found threatening. The 43 per cent increase in physical attacks on journalists and the 31 per cent increase in arrests of netizens – who are leading targets when they provide information about street demonstrations during media blackouts – were also significant developments in a year of protest. Five netizens were killed in 2011, three of them in Mexico alone. News From Cairo’s Tahrir Square to Khuzdar in southwestern Pakistan, from Mogadishu to the cities of the Philippines, the risks of working as a journalist at times of political instability were highlighted more than ever in 2011. The street was where danger was to be found in 2011, often during demonstrations that led to violent clashes with the security forces or degenerated into open conflict. The 10 places listed by Reporters Without Borders represent extreme cases of censorship of the media and violence against those who tried to provide freely and independently reported news and information.____(Listed by alphabetical order of country)Manama, BahrainThe Bahraini authorities did everything possible to prevent international coverage of the pro-democracy demonstrations in the capital, Manama, denying entry to some foreign reporters, and threatening or attacking other foreign reporters or their local contacts. Bahraini journalists, especially photographers, were detained for periods ranging from several hours to several weeks. Many were tried before military tribunals until the state of emergency imposed on 15 March was lifted. After months of demonstrations, order was finally restored thanks to systematic repression. A blogger jailed by a military court is still in prison and no civilian court ever reviewed his conviction. Bahrain is an example of news censorship that succeeded with the complicity of the international community, which said nothing. A newspaper executive and a netizen paid for this censorship with their lives.Abidjan, Côte d’IvoireAbobo, Adjamé, Plateau, Koumassi, Cocody, Yopougon… all of these Abidjan neighbourhoods were dangerous places for the media at one stage or another during the first half of 2011. Journalists were stopped at checkpoints, subjected to heavy-handed interrogation or physically attacked. The headquarters of the national TV station, RTI, was the target of airstrikes. A newspaper employee was beaten and hacked to death at the end of February. A Radio Yopougon presenter was the victim of an execution-style killing by members of the Forces Républicaines de Côte d’Ivoire (FRCI) in May. The post-election crisis that led to open war between the supporters of the rival presidential contenders, Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara, had a dramatic impact on the safety of journalists. During the Battle of Abidjan, the country’s business capital, at the start of April, it was completely impossible for journalists to move about the city.Cairo’s Tahrir Square, EgyptThe pro-democracy demonstrations that finally forced Hosni Mubarak to stand down as president on 20 February began at the end of January in Tahrir Square, now the emblem of the Arab Spring uprisings. Foreign journalists were systematically attacked during the incredibly violent first week of February, when an all-out hate campaign was waged against the international media from 2 to 5 February. More than 200 violations were reported. Local journalists were also targeted. The scenario was similar six months later – from 19 to 28 November, in the run-up to parliamentary elections, and during the weekend of 17-18 December – during the crackdown on new demonstrations to demand the departure of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.Misrata, LibyaAfter liberating Benghazi, the anti-Gaddafi rebels took Misrata, Libya’s third largest city and a strategic point for launching an offensive on Tripoli. But the regular army staged a counter-offensive and laid siege to the city, cutting it off from the rest of the world and imposing a news and information blockade lasting many weeks, during which its main road, Tripoli Street, was repeatedly the scene of particularly intense fighting. The Battle of Misrata highlighted the risks that reporters take in war zones. Two of the five journalists killed in Libya in 2011 lost their lives in this city.Veracruz state, MexicoLocated on the Gulf of Mexico and long dominated by the cartel of the same name, Veracruz state is a hub of all kinds of criminal trade, from drug trafficking to contraband in petroleum products. In 2011, it became the new epicentre of the federal offensive against the cartels and three journalists were killed there in the course of the year. Around 10 others fled the state as a result of the growing threats to freedom of information and because of the inaction or complicity of the authorities in the face of this threat. Organisation Help by sharing this informationcenter_img RSF_en Khuzdar, PakistanThe many cases of journalists who have been threatened or murdered in Khuzdar district, in the southwestern province of Balochistan, is typical of the extreme violence that prevails in this part of Pakistan. The province’s media are caught in the crossfire between the security forces and armed separatists. The murder of Javed Naseer Rind, a former assistant editor of the Daily Tawar newspaper, was the latest example. His body was found on 5 November, nearly three months after he was abducted. An anti-separatist group calling itself the Baloch Musallah Defa Army issued a hit-list at the end of November naming four journalists as earmarked for assassination.The Manila, Cebu and Cagayan de Oro metropolitan areas on the islands of Luzon and Mindanao, PhilippinesMost of the murders and physical attacks on journalists in the Philippines take place in these three metropolitan areas. The paramilitary groups and private militias responsible were classified as “Predators of Press Freedom” in 2011. The government that took office in July has still not come up with a satisfactory response, so these groups continue to enjoy a total impunity that is the result of corruption, links between certain politicians and organized crime, and an insufficiently independent judicial system.Mogadishu, SomaliaMogadishu is a deadly capital where journalists are exposed to terrible dangers, including being killed by a bomb or a stray bullet or being deliberately targeted by militias hostile to the news media. Although the Islamist insurgent group Al-Shabaab withdrew from the capital, fighting continues and makes reporting very dangerous. Three Somali journalists were killed in Mogadishu this year, in August, October and December. And a visiting Malaysian cameraman sustained a fatal gunshot injury to the chest in September while accompanying a Malaysian NGO as it was delivering humanitarian assistance.Deraa, Homs and Damascus, SyriaDeraa and Homs, the two epicentres of the protests against Bashar al-Assad’s regime, have been completely isolated. They and Damascus were especially dangerous for journalists in 2011. The regime has imposed a complete media blackout, refusing to grant visas to foreign reporters and deporting those already in the country. The occasional video footage of the pro-democracy demonstrations that began in March has been filmed by ordinary citizens, who risk their lives to do so. Many have been the victims of arrest, abduction, beatings and torture for transmitting video footage or information about the repression. The mukhabarat (intelligence services), shabihas (militias) and their cyber-army have been used by the regime to identify and harass journalists. Physical violence is very common. Many bloggers and journalists have fled the country. Around 30 journalists are currently believed to be detained.Sanaa’s Change Square, YemenChange Square in Sanaa was the centre of the protests against President Ali Abdallah Saleh and it is there that much of the violence and abuses against journalists took place. Covering the demonstrations and the many bloody clashes with the security forces was dangerous for the media, which were directly targeted by a regime bent on crushing the pro-democracy movement and suppressing coverage of it. Two journalists were killed while covering these demonstrations. Pro-government militiamen known as baltajiyas also carried out punitive raids on the media. Physical violence, destruction of equipment, kidnappings, seizure and destruction of newspapers, and attacks on media offices were all used as part of a policy of systematic violence against media personnel. December 21, 2011 – Updated on January 25, 2016 The 10 most dangerous places for journalists Yearly total of journalists killed since 1995 last_img read more

  • Sabarimala : Kerala Govt Moves Supreme Court Against HC Direction To Raise Number Of Daily Permissible Pilgrims As 5000

    first_imgTop StoriesSabarimala : Kerala Govt Moves Supreme Court Against HC Direction To Raise Number Of Daily Permissible Pilgrims As 5000 LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 Dec 2020 9:46 PMShare This – xThe Kerala Government has filed a special leave petition in the Supreme Court challenging the direction of the High Court of Kerala to raise the number of daily permissible pilgrims as 5000.Taking note of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, a High Level Committee under the Chairmanship of the Kerala Chief Minister had decided on October 5 to permit pilgrimage at Sabarimala during 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?LoginThe Kerala Government has filed a special leave petition in the Supreme Court challenging the direction of the High Court of Kerala to raise the number of daily permissible pilgrims as 5000.Taking note of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, a High Level Committee under the Chairmanship of the Kerala Chief Minister had decided on October 5 to permit pilgrimage at Sabarimala during the present mandalakalam season allowing 1000 daily pilgrims on weekdays and 2000 daily pilgrims on weekends and 5000 daily pilgrims on special pooja days. The pilgrims were required to register through the virtual queue system and to provide Covid negative certificate from an authorized lab.Challenging these restrictions, several devotees had filed writ petitions in the High Court. On December 18, a division bench of Justices C T Ravikumar and K Haripal disposed of the petitions raising the permissible number as 5000.In the SLP challenging this direction, the State Government says that the number of police officials, health officials and pilgrims affected by Covid-19 in the Sabarimala Temple so far is on the higher side.The entry to the temple is controlled by virtual queue managed by the police personals and pilgrims are tested for Covid-19 before allowing them to enter the temple. Increase in the number of pilgrims will put the police personal and the officials of the health department in great strain and difficulty in controlling the pilgrims of this magnitude, the plea filed in the top court says.”The increasing the number of pilgrims at this stage to 5000 per day will definitely affect the variousmeasures taken by the State Government for controlling the Covid-19 spread in the State. These situations of the State and the world over were overlooked by the High Court while unilaterally increasing the number of pilgrims from 2000 to 5000 per day”, reads the plea. The SLP also makes a mention about the new strain of Coronavirus detected in the United Kingdom which has led the Union Government to cancel the flights from UK.It is also stated that during the pendency of the petitions in the High Court, the High Level Committee had raised he number from 1000 to 2000 per day on weekdays and 3000 on weekends. This decision was based on the recommendations of the Revised Health Advisory on Sabarimala pilgrimage in the context of Covid-19 dated 14.12.2020.”This being the situation, the High Court ought not to have interfered with the already enhanced number of pilgrims and substitute the number with its own number ie. 5000 pilgrims per day in place of 2000 per day. The enhancement of pilgrims number to 5000 has been done by the impugned judgment without any supporting documents,and on the other hand,the number was fixed by the High Level Committee after considering the Revised Health Advisory submitted by the Principal Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Department”, the plea states.While ordering the increase of daily pilgrims, the High Court noted the Revised Health Advisory for Sabarimala package submitted by the Health Department on December 14. As per the said advisory, there would be dynamic transmission in closed places with poor air flow, crowded places and places where there is possibility of close face to face contact, according to the revised advisory.In this regard, the High Court observed :”The Sannidhanam cannot be said to be a closed place with poor air flow. When there is restriction in regard to the number of pilgrims there is no room for crowding in Sannidhanam. The only thing is that the number should be fixed taking into all the relevant aspects to avert such a situation. It is taking into account the nature of the Sannidhanam and the surroundings, the space available in Sannidhanam and the surrounding places and also the fact that from KSRTC Stand to Pampa there is a distance of about 6 kms that the President of the TDB recommended for fixing the number of pilgrims as 10,000 as can beseen from Annexure-R1(b), marked as such in the statement filed in W.P.(C.)No.23869/2020 on behalf of the first respondent. That apart,when pilgrimage is possible only for persons who got registered in the virtual queue management system it would be possible to fix the timefor registrants in such a manner to avoid crowding in Sannidhanam.Going by decision No.5(e) the meeting held on 05.10.2020 devotees would not be permitted to stay at Sannidhanam and Pampa Ganapathi Kovil during night. Therefore, it is obvious that after the darshan the pilgrims will go down the hill within a reasonable time. Then, the situation of close face to face contact can be avoided if the police personnel employed thereunder takes care in that regard. Taking into account the fact that every day there is a dropping of registration andon all day there would be decrease by about 40%, we are of the viewt hat the number can be increased a little”Considering the fact that no date has been fixed for the next meeting of the committee after December 14, and that almost half of the season is over, the Court thought it fit to make the interference.”According to TDB with strict adherence to Covid-19 protocol it would be possible to permit 10000 pilgrims to undertake pilgrimage. Seeing the permissible number of pilgrims fixed in the meeting held on 26.11.2020 and proposal regarding its enhancement revealed from the meeting held on14.11.2020, we are of the view that number of pilgrims to be permitted to undertake pilgrimage has to be fixed taking note of the factum of dropping out about 40% of pilgrims on every day”.Next Storylast_img read more

  • Bayonne Little League games of April 28

    first_imgHudacko’s defeated Unico, 5-1. Josh Sanchez tossed a three hitter, struck out eight and walked five. Josh also had a base hit, Nick Malloy, Mikey Boehm, Jack Regino and Ryan Nolan all had base hits for Hudacko’s; Nick Ponczak, Aidan Milachouski and Jack Kruchkowski had hits for Unico. Standings: Attisano (4-0), Mackenzie Post (3-3), Unico (3-3), J & J Printing (2-3), Hudacko’s (2-5)Minor League:Bielan Law beat Tarantino, 12-1. Jared Edwards led Bielan with 3 hits, including 2 inside the park homers; Adrian Arbelo also had a base hit; Adrian, Chris Lopez, Paul Irwin and Savier Garcia combined on a one-hitter with nine strikeouts. Gerard Hester had a base hit for Tarantino. Kuhl’s defeated Perrucci, 4-2. There was only one hit in the entire game by Anthony Weimmer for Perrucci; Ty Yoon, Aidan Mota and J.J. Mogro combined to strike out 11 batters for Kuhl’s, while Anthony, Mikayla Hall, Xavier Nunez and Gia Bellack combined for 12 strikeouts. Standings: Kuhl’s (4-1), Borker (3-2), Bielan Law (3-2), Tarantino (2-2), Perrucci (0-5) Major League:Mackenzie Post beat J & J Printing, 8-1. Jack Kelly and Tauchan Isler combined on a three hitter striking out 10 batters Jayshaun Foster had two hits for Mackenzie while Tauchan also had a base hit. Nikko Sanchez, James Fowler and Chris Cunningham had base hits for J & J.last_img read more

  • Speech: Queen’s birthday celebration 2019 in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan: Mike Gifford’s speech

    first_imgVice-Minister Vassilenko, your excellencies, ladies and gentlemen.Welcome to our celebration of the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.Thank you very much to our sponsors: Shell Kazakhstan, Diageo, the Aniri Group, JCB, and the London Stock Exchange Group.Her Majesty the Queen and the other members of the Royal Family continue to be a focus for national identity, affection and unity in British public life.Since the Coronation 67 year ago, British society has changed immensely, but for more than two generations, Her Majesty has been a symbol of stability and unity, and perhaps above all, has provided continuity in times of change.And as those of you who follow British politics will know, the theme of continuity and change is very relevant to the United Kingdom at the moment. Tomorrow, Prime Minister Theresa May will resign as leader of the Conservative Party and a leadership election will take place.Until Mrs May’s successor is chosen, the business of government will continue as before. In July, we will have a new Prime Minister, who will take on the task of delivering Brexit, which has been described as the biggest peacetime challenge the United Kingdom has ever faced. So we have big political changes happening in the UK at the moment.But the thought I want to stress tonight is the importance of continuity. Whatever happens, the United Kingdom will continue to be an outward-looking, confident and internationally engaged country, deeply committed to our values. Values such as respect for the rule of law, human rights, democracy, free trade, and the importance of the rules based international system.We are committed to developing our partnerships with our friends and allies around the world, including of course with Kazakhstan.Here, as you know, we are also witnessing an important moment of change ahead of the presidential election on Sunday – the first such election in the country’s history without First President Nursultan Nazarbayev as a candidate.In Kazakhstan too, we can see the value of continuity. The United Kingdom supports the peaceful leadership transition that is under way, and the message of continuity and stability which that sends, for this country and the wider Central Asia region.There is much evidence of our strong strategic partnership with Kazakhstan: the hundreds of British companies who invest and do business here; our project work in various fields; our growing defence cooperation. Our educational and cultural links are flourishing – thanks to the British Council who this year celebrate 25 years of working in Kazakhstan. Many thousands of Kazakhs choose to study in the UK. In 2018 the UK issued 1,156 student visas for Kazakhstani citizens – over 100 a month, and more than we did for Brazil or Australia.It has been a busy and successful year. We were pleased to have three productive ministerial visits to Kazakhstan, as well as the first visit from our Prime Minister’s trade envoy. We also had the pleasure of hosting you, Mr Vice-Minister Vassilenko, for our annual strategic dialogue meeting in London.It was not all success, however. I am sorry to say that, on 21 March, Scotland were comprehensively beaten 3-0 by Kazakhstan in the opening qualifier of the UEFA Euros championship here in Nur-Sultan. The return match will be on 19 November in Glasgow. Good luck to both teams.Tonight we have a fantastic selection of British food and drink for you, from all parts of the United Kingdom: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.If you are British, please do help us explain to our Kazakh and international guests what haggis is, and why chicken tikka masala is really an English dish.Thank you very much. I hope you enjoy the evening.last_img read more

  • Envy Alo Releases New Valentine’s Day Video For Single “Be Good” [Watch]

    first_imgFresh off playing the first installment of Live For Live Music Presents “The Funk Sessions” at Cervantes in Denver last month, Envy Alo is back with a new video for their love-inspired tune just in time for Valentine’s Day.With their newest single “Be Good”, the Denver-based funk band has hit it out of the park with a catchy, powerful tune that is the perfect ode to your special someone today. Vocalist Callie Morrocco truly shines and the lead hook of “Be Good to Your Girl” is one message we can certainly get behind. If you’re a lady, make sure you pass this video along to your special man. If you’re a man, listen up!Envy Alo – “Be Good”The music video was filmed by Ninja Video Productions during a session at Evergroove Studio in Evergreen, CO. The carefully-cut video captures the live essence of all six members, most notably searing solos from bassist Karl Summers and guitarist Kevin Hinder. The track was recorded, mixed and mastered by Evergroove Studio owner Brad Smalling.Listen To “Be Good” And All Other Envy Alo Tunes On Spotify Here!Envy Alo continues to climb the ranks of the scene with every release and live performance. The band’s next play will be at the Boulder Theater on Friday, February 22nd supporting the funk supergroup Here Come the Mummies.last_img read more