Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.tz) HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgUchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.tz)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUchumi Supermarket Limited is the oldest retail supermarket chain in Kenya selling fresh produce and quality merchandise, with an extended footprint in Tanzania and Uganda. The company has retail outlets in Nairobi, Meru, Eldoret, Kericho, Mombasa and Kisumi; ranging from hyper branches to express convenience stores. Uchumi Supermarket is primarily known for stocking fresh fruit and vegetables, breads and pastries and a range of local merchandise. Subsidiaries include Uchumi Supermarkets (Uganda) Limited and Uchumi Supermarkets (Tanzania) Limited. Kasarani Mall Limited is a subsidiary company engaged in property management. Uchumi Supermarket Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Making a Difference Locally & Small Charities Coalition form partnership

first_img Melanie May | 10 May 2018 | News “The strategic partnership between our two organisations will benefit small charities UK-wide, demonstrating our commitment to being a responsible funder whilst promoting the many benefits of being a part of the Small Charities Coalition.”Making a Difference Locally has been supporting good causes since 2008 and has so far donated over £7.5 million to around 10,000 causes. Over 2,300 stores currently participate in the initiative.  179 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5  180 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Nisa’s charity Making a Difference Locally (MADL) has announced a partnership with the Small Charities Coalition, initially for two years, aimed at creating mutual benefits for their members.Making a Difference Locally will fund a full-time administrator post at the Small Charities Coalition for two years to enable it to support, lobby for and raise the profile of more small charities across the UK. The new administrator will also be able to support the MADL team in locating small charities in the communities served by Nisa retailers to assist them with community engagement and support.Mandy Johnson, Chief Executive of the Small Charities Coalition (pictured), said: “There are 168,000 registered charities in the UK and countless micro charities that don’t qualify to register. 97% of these have less than £1million annual income, sharing less than 20% of the money that goes to the charity sector. These are our members.“In our communities, on our streets, up and down the country, small charities are doing incredible work, often with little recognition. We won’t let their work go unseen. We are so pleased to be working with Making a Difference Locally – it is wonderful to have a partner that is as committed to small charities as we are. We look forward to working with the team at MADL to make sure that more small charities get the support they deserve.” Kate Carroll, Nisa’s Head of Charity, added: Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: Community fundraising small charities About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Making a Difference Locally & Small Charities Coalition form partnershiplast_img read more

Solidarity with Ferguson

first_imgOn Aug. 9 in New York, protesters gathered in front of Brooklyn’s Barclays Center before marching to nearby MetroTech and then to another protest in Harlem. A die-in was held to commemorate the life of Michael Brown, who was killed a year ago on this day in Ferguson, Mo. Others were remembered, like Akai Gurley and Eric Garner in New York, and all those killed across the country at the hands of police. The banner “Stop Killing Black People! Black Lives Matter” stretched across the entire front of the building.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Men’s Basketball blow past West Virginia by 31

first_imgprintTCU guard Owen Aschieris hits on one of his four free throws against West Virginia en route to a career-high four points. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.There’s no place like home for the Horned Frogs as they secured a 31-point victory, 98-67, over West Virginia Tuesday. The win improves their record to 13-3 overall and 2-2 in the Big 12.Six of the eight Horned Frogs to see the floor Tuesday night scored in double figures with guard Desmond Bane leading all players with 26 points, a season-high, and guard Alex Robinson notching a double-double with 14 points and 10 assists.“You want to take care of the ball versus their over-plays and denials, and I thought we did a good job of that, we made our threes,” TCU head coach Jamie Dixon said. “I would’ve liked to have finished a little bit more at the rim, but obviously 12-of-28 from three and 20 assists to go with turnover numbers that you would like against this team.”TCU guard Desmond Bane lays-in two of his season-high 26 points against West Virginia. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.After trailing 5-2 to begin the night, TCU ripped off a 19-2 run to take a 14-point lead, 21-7, and never looked back.The Horned Frogs would take a 20-point lead into the break, 48-28. Efficient three-point shooting factored into TCU’s success in the first half as they shot 56 percent, 5-of-9, from behind the arc. Noi, Miller, Robinson, Kendric Davis and Lat Mayen all connected from distance in the first 20 minutes.Mayen, a redshirt freshman from Australia, has dealt with multiple injuries during his time at TCU, including a torn meniscus in his right knee in December of 2017 and a bone bruise in his right leg that he suffered this summer. Against West Virginia, he totaled a career-high 12 points and six rebounds.“He was huge for us, and we knew he was always going to have an impact on the game, it was just a matter of getting him healthy,” Robinson said. “We got to experience it for a full year now.”TCU forward Lat Mayen hits one of his three made free throws against West Virginia on his way to a career-high 12 points and six rebounds. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.The second half picked up right where the first left off. The Horned Frogs went on an 18-8 run to begin the second half with 12 of those points coming from Noi and Bane.Another player who had a career-night to cap off a career week was sophomore guard Owen Aschieris.He was surprised by a campus police officer during a team film session that he would be put on scholarship for the spring semester Monday.“It’s really hard to describe because so much work went into this, and it’s been a crazy journey going from high school and not being recruited to the women’s’ scout team, and then walking on,” Aschieris said. “So many people behind me and to get this scholarship and talking [to the media] right now, I’m going to need a few days to let my mind chill.”His teammates were overjoyed to see his hard work rewarded.“He deserves it, over the summer, I thought I worked pretty hard,” Bane said. “The moment he got on the team, he was pushing me to get in the gym, trying to get up a 1,000 shots a day this summer, I thought that this dude is crazy. I was trying to shoot with him, but my shoulder was getting stiff and locking up on me.”Aschieris and the Horned Frogs will look for their first Big 12 road win this season at 3 p.m. on Saturday in Manhattan, Kan. against the Kansas State Wildcats.“It’s going to be tough at Kansas State, they have an extremely great student section there and atmosphere, and it’s an interesting set-up, all the fans come down,” Robinson said. “If we prepare the way we did today and hold them to under 40 percent shooting, we should be fine.”<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Twitter Twitter Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Previous articleFootball add transfer quarterback to rosterNext articleTCU’s network leaves students, faculty with irregular wireless connection Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. ReddIt Linkedin ReddIt Facebook + posts Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Facebook Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podell TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks TCU guard Owen Aschieris hits on one of his four free throws against West Virginia en route to a career-high four points. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. Linkedin Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collierlast_img read more

Staff and Board Members Kick Off La Cañada Presbyterian Church Parent Education’s 37th Year

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff LCPC Parent Education Board & Staff members enjoy retreat in Newport Beach: Front Row (L-R): Doreen Aitelli, Nicole Ravana, Lynne Graves, Sloan Walsh, Anne Bierling, Jana Van Dyck, Margaret Caldwell. Middle Row (L-R): Sandy Ravana, Meg Wade, Carol Van Citters, Mary Van Amringe, Jan Roberts, Katherine Loevinger, Katrina Harbers, Maggie Mason, Back Row (L-R): Nanette Brown, Julie Engler, Tracy Tobias, Sandy Padgett, Jennifer Genske, Elizabeth Flynn.LCPC Parent Education kicked off its 37th year at its annual Board/Staff Retreat at Linda Fults’ home in Newport Beach. The retreat was led by Director, Anne Bierling, and provided an opportunity for Board and Staff members to plan for the upcoming year as well as discuss their new theme for the year: “Delight Yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4).. The 2015-2016 Parent Education Team includes 14 staff members, 12 volunteer board members, and 8 volunteers who serve on the Ministry Support Team and as Elders.Parent Education Staff Members include: Anne Bierling (Porter Ranch), Nanette Brown (Altadena), Paige Dunbar (La Cañada), Elizabeth Flynn (La Cañada), Jana De Gange (Tujunga), Jennifer Genske (Altadena), Nicole Ravana (Glendale), Sandy Ravana (Glendale), Jan Roberts (La Cañada), Allie Schreiner (South Pasadena), Tracy Tobias (La Cañada), Mary Van Amringe (La Cañada), Jana Van Dyck (Sylmar), and Sloan Walsh (Altadena).Volunteer Board Members who fundraise and host special events for Parent Education are: Doreen Aitelli (La Cañada), Margaret Caldwell (San Marino), Hillary Clayburgh (La Cañada), Julie Engler (La Cañada), Wendy Funkhouser (La Cañada), Lynne Graves (La Cañada), Katrina Harbers (La Crescenta), Katherine Loevinger (La Cañada), Maggie Mason (Glendale), Sandy Padgett (La Cañada), Carol Van Citters (Glendale), and Meg Wade (La Cañada).Ministry Support Team members are all former board members who serve as an advisory council: Julie Engler (La Cañada), Melanie Frey (La Cañada), Lynne Graves (La Cañada), Julie Hale (La Cañada), Kathy Kovalcik (La Cañada), Sarah Nagel (La Cañada) and Sandy Padgett (La Cañada). Elder Liaisons who represent Parent Education on the LCPC Session are Scott Keys (La Cañada) and Lynne Graves (La Cañada).About LCPC Parent EducationIf you have a child 0-18, LCPC Parent Education has a class for you! To sign up for a class or experience a FREE LCPC class, go to www.lacanadapc.org/parented or call (818) 790-6708 x 205. Day classes meet weekly September through May and attract approximately 400 participants from 22 different cities. Summer & night classes are also available. LCPC Parent Education has been touching families locally and globally for 37 years. La Cañada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill in La Cañada. Make a comment Community News 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Top of the News center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Faith & Religion Events Staff and Board Members Kick Off La Cañada Presbyterian Church Parent Education’s 37th Year From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, October 16, 2015 | 12:42 am faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

OPD: Teen ‘feared for her life’ during robbery

first_img Police searching for man connected to hit and run Pinterest By admin – January 24, 2018 Smoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleSummer Spaghetti SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Home Local News Crime OPD: Teen ‘feared for her life’ during robbery Local NewsCrime OPD: Teen ‘feared for her life’ during robbery Facebook WhatsApp A man is facing felony charges after a 16-year-old girl reported someone stole her phone and backpack, at one point feared for her life.The girl told Odessa police she thought the man was trying to kidnap her when he began dragging her by her backpack, demanding money from her, before she was able to slip out of the shoulder straps, according to an OPD news release.The man then fled eastbound with the teen’s backpack, which contained her wallet and school notebooks. The incident occurred around 10:34 p.m. Monday on Paradise Avenue.Officers were able to locate the suspect, identified as 22-year-old Juan Pablo Ortega, by tracing the iPhone 6 cell phone to a residence located in the 300 block of Ellis Drive, the release said.Ortega was positively identified as the same suspect who committed the robbery on Paradise Avenue, and officers located the complainant’s cell phone and backpack inside the residence. Police charged Ortega with robbery, a second-degree felony.Officers also found several burnt notebooks and school papers still smoldering in a grill on the patio of the residence, the release stated, and further charged Ortega with tampering with physical evidence, a third-degree felony.Police also made contact with a woman at the same residence, 38-year-old Felisa Ochoa, who was in possession of the complainant’s wallet, and was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine and 57 Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride pills, the release said.Ochoa was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a state jail felony, and possession of a dangerous drug, a class A misdemeanor.Jail records show Ortega and Ochoa were taken to the Ector County Detention Center Tuesday. Ortega has two bonds totaling $75,000, and Ochoa has two bonds totaling $8,500. Juan Ortega, left; Felisa Ochoacenter_img WhatsApp Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends Previous articleDAILY OIL PRICE: Jan. 24Next articleECSO charges man after high-speed chase admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death Twitter Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

Defamation Case Against Kangana Ranaut For Tweet Saying Farmers Protester Available On Rs 100 Hire

first_imgNews UpdatesDefamation Case Against Kangana Ranaut For Tweet Saying Farmers Protester Available On Rs 100 Hire LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 Jan 2021 12:26 AMShare This – xA criminal defamation suit has been filed against Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut over her tweet saying that a lady farmer joined farmers protests after taking money. The 73-yr-old lady farmer, Mahinder Kaur, has moved the Magistrate Court, Bhatinda, seeking initiation of criminal proceedings against Ranaut for making false imputations that she is available for hire at protesting…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?LoginA criminal defamation suit has been filed against Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut over her tweet saying that a lady farmer joined farmers protests after taking money. The 73-yr-old lady farmer, Mahinder Kaur, has moved the Magistrate Court, Bhatinda, seeking initiation of criminal proceedings against Ranaut for making false imputations that she is available for hire at protesting sites, for Rs. 100/-. It is claimed that the complainant belongs to a farmers’ family and has been sitting on demonstration against the Farmers Acts from the very first day despite the fact that she has been facing a lot of inconvenience being an old aged lady. “The complainant is even unable to walk properly without the help of the stick but still she is fully supporting the farmers in the agitation and peaceful demonstration…Complainant also went to Delhi to participate in the agitation…During these days of severe cold/ winter season, the complainant was sitting on the roads day and night since 25/26.11.2020 and also faced the hurdles in the way while passing the borders of State of Haryana despite huuge barricading by the Police,” the complaint states. It is alleged that false imputations made by Ranaut that the Complainant is not a genuine protestor and has been paid to gain sympathy during the protests has lowered her reputation and prestige, and has made a mockery of the resilient farmers’ protests. “The Complainant was earlier kept in high estimation by her villages and acquaintances but due the levelling of false, defamatory allegations and scandalous remarks against and the complainant by the accused on the social media, the complainant has fallen in her own estimation also in the eyes of the other farmers sitting in the agitation who started enquiring from the complainant about the matter President of Kisan Union at Village Bahadurgarh Jandian and they also started forcing the complainant to go back apprehending that their agitation may fail due to the aforesaid false tweet by the accused wherein the complainant has been addressed to be a fake lady and having been brought on hire basis which is in fact totally false allegation,” the plea states. The Complainant has thus urged the Magistrate Court to prosecute Ranaut under Sections 499/500 (Defamation) of IPC and direct Ranaut to pay a suitable compensation under Sections 357/357A CrPC.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

COVID-19 “No Popular Government Can Afford To Negate The Basic Human Right To Health”: MP High Court Issues Slew Of Directions

first_imgTop StoriesCOVID-19 “No Popular Government Can Afford To Negate The Basic Human Right To Health”: MP High Court Issues Slew Of Directions Sparsh Upadhyay19 April 2021 3:22 AMShare This – xReferring to various Supreme Court judgments which have interpreted Article 21 of the Constitution of India so as to expand the meaning of the right to life to also include the right to health, the Madhya Pradesh High Court today issued a slew of directions to the State Government. The Bench of Chief Justice Mohammad Rafiq and Justice Atul Sreedharan remarked that, “The right to…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?LoginReferring to various Supreme Court judgments which have interpreted Article 21 of the Constitution of India so as to expand the meaning of the right to life to also include the right to health, the Madhya Pradesh High Court today issued a slew of directions to the State Government. The Bench of Chief Justice Mohammad Rafiq and Justice Atul Sreedharan remarked that, “The right to health can be secured to the citizens only if the State provides adequate measures for their treatment, healthcare and takes their care by protecting them from calamities like Coronavirus.” Importantly, the Court also remarked, “Article 38, Article 39(e), Article 41 and Article 47 in Part-IV of the Constitution of India as well as the fundamental right guaranteed vide Article 21 of the Constitution of India deal with potent and substantive contents of the right to life which in its broad sweep also includes right to good health.” The Court was hearing suo motu Writ Petition, along with other Writ Petitions, which was registered on the basis of a letter (dated 08.06.2020) sent by Dr. Ashwani Kumar, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi to the Chief Justice of India. The said letter dated 08.06.2020 had highlighted a tragic and condemnable sight of an elderly Covid-19 patient, who was chained to a bed in a private hospital at Bhopal. After that, the Court had passed a number of orders to ensure that the Covid-19 patients in the State are provided timely treatment inasmuch as they are not subjected to harassment and exploitation State’s preparation to deal with COVID-19 At the outset, the Court took into account the various steps taken by the State Government, namely, procuring Oxygen to meet the expected demand of 651 Metric Ton by 30th April, 2021, obtaining injections of Remdesivir, increasing the bed capacity in Government Hospitals, set up Covid Command and Control Centres in of the 52 districts etc. The Court appreciated the work undertaken by the State Government within the past month or so and the Court also observed that its preparation for the future was quite impressive. However, the Court added that the state’s efforts should also reflect on the ground and the benefit thereof should reach the common man and so, the Court opined that it needs to work hard towards that aim and goal. Further, the Court observed that the need of the hour is to have best of cooperation and coordination with the Hospitals and Nursing Homes in the private sector and seek their support for timely treatment of the Covid-19 patients so as to save their lives. For this, the Court advised the State Government to invoke the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897 and Disaster Management Act, 2005 to the extent necessary. Importantly, the Court said, “The right of the citizen to adequate healthcare emanates from the dignity and sanctity of the human life which belongs to all of them. Health, besides being a fundamental right, is a basic human right, which no popular government can afford to negate. Health has its own prerequisites of social justice and equality and that it should be accessible to all.” The Court further observed, “It includes the ability to obtain all kind of healthcare services including prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases, management of health disorders, diseases and illness as also the management of other health impacting conditions. Such health care should not only be accessible but also be conveniently affordable to all the citizens. The core obligation of the State in securing the right to life to all its citizens is non-negotiable.” Significantly, the Court also highlighted as to how the newspapers of the State during last week have been replete with the reports of incidents where either the patients are allegedly not being admitted or are being allegedly exploited by exorbitant charges by the private hospitals. Thus, the Court noted that despite being cognizant of its jurisdictional limitations, it could, in an extraordinary situation like the present one, cannot just play a silent spectator. Consequently, in order to play the role of a catalyst by reminding the State of its duties, for reassuring the people to continue to have faith in the system so as to revive their confidence, the Court issued the following directions (list not exhaustive): – The State Government shall ensure continuous and the regular supply of Oxygen and Remdesivir not only to all the Government Hospitals, City Hospitals, District Hospitals but also to the Private Hospitals/Nursing Homes, which may give Indent of their requirement of Oxygen as well as Remdesivir in advanceThe State Government shall, if it has already not done so, consider immediately reactivating 262 hospitals Covid Care Centres (CCC), 62 Dedicated Covid Health Centre (DCHC) and 16 Dedicated Covid Hospital (DCH) as per the details furnished to this Court in its order dated 09.10.2020; The State Government shall consider strengthening/ augmenting all the District Hospitals and City Hospitals, which generally cater to the medical needs of middle class/lower middle class and poor/below poverty line families, by providing the necessary equipment and the required quantity of Oxygen, Remdesivir injections.The State Government shall, if it has not already notified the rates, fix the rates for being charged by the private Hospitals/Nursing Homes and private Pathological Labs/ Diagnostic Centres for treatment/tests.The State Government ensure displaying of data with regard to the availability of normal beds, ICU beds, and Ventilators on its Sarthak portal (https://sarthak.nhmmp.gov.in) in all the Government Hospitals and Private Hospitals/ Nursing Homes on a real-time basis. The State Government should require all the private Hospitals/Nursing Homes, Chemists/Medical Shops to display the rates of Remdesivir per vial, separately for generic and branded injections, and all of them should be mandated not to charge more than the prescribed rates; The State Government should give due publicity to the Toll-Free Number 1075 (with the STD code number of respective districts) of its Covid Command and Control Centres so that the Covid patients and their family members/attendants having any grievance with any government or private hospital may immediately lodge their complaint with such CentresThe RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen Tests shall be conducted by the Government Laboratories as well as duly approved private Pathological Labs/Diagnostic Centres.The State should consider increasing per day testing number of Covid infected persons for their early detection so as to prevent further spread of Coronavirus. Test reports should be provided to concerned patients positively within 36 hours from the time of collection of sample. Lastly, noting that this being a national calamity and a country-wide problem, the Court observed that the Central Government should consider stepping in to arrange the Oxygen firstly, by diverting the available stock of Liquid Medical Oxygen from the Steel Plants and other industries located in different parts of the country and secondly, if that is not sufficient, by importing the Oxygen. The Court further observed that the Remdesivir injection was being sold in the black market and certain arrests have also been made and so the Court said, “The Central Government should also consider to step in to ensure increase in the production of Remdesivir and till such time it is not done, it should consider procuring the Remdesivir by importing it”. Lastly, disposing of the petitions, the Court directed that an action taken report/progress report on the basis of the aforesaid directions be filed by the State, on or before the next date of hearing in Suo Motu Writ Petition No.8914/2020, which has been posted for further hearing on 10th May 2021.Click Here To Download Order/JudgmentRead Order/JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Video of the confession by accused Parkland school shooter released

first_imgBroward County State Attorney’s Office(PARKLAND, Fla.) — Video has been released of the confession by Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old accused of killing 17 students and teachers on Valentine’s Day at a Florida high school. In the heavily redacted video released Wednesday by prosecutors, Cruz, wearing a hospital gown and pants, can be seen entering an interrogation room with officers. The uniformed officers shackle his left ankle to the floor and remove his handcuffs.For a period of time, Cruz is left alone in the room. He can be seen holding his head in his hands and then pointing to his head with his hand, simulating a handgun, and firing. He makes the same gesture, pointing into his mouth and again at his chest. He then punches himself repeatedly. John Curcio, a Broward Sheriff’s Office detective, eventually enters the room and sits across from Cruz. He asks him a few questions such as his name and date of birth.“I’m the last guy you’re gonna have to talk to,” he tells Cruz. “What’s happened has happened but now, me and you, we’ve gotta kind of communicate so I can hear you. … You gotta relax.”He then leaves to get Cruz some water. When Curcio returns, he begins his questioning.On Monday, ABC News obtained court documents that included a 217-page partial transcript of what Cruz allegedly told police after the deadly Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. In the transcript, he said he felt “worthless” and repeatedly indicated that he wanted to die. He admitted to carrying out the shooting and questioned why detectives had not killed him, according to court documents.“I want to die. At the end, you are nothing but worthless, dude,” he mumbles to himself, according to the documents. “You deserve to die.”  Cruz also described a so-called demon in his head. “I hear demons. … A voice, demon voice,” he said, adding that the voice had told him to hurt people on the night before the shooting. “The voice is, is in me. … To me, it’s me and then my bad side. … It’s a voice. The voice is in here and then it’s me, it’s just regular me, just trying to be a good person.” At one point, according to the transcript, Curcio asks Cruz about why he didn’t seek professional help.“You could have stopped the demon by getting a prescription for marijuana. You could have stopped the demon by getting a prescription for Xanax. … You could have stopped the demon any time you want. You didn’t want to stop the demon,” Curcio said. “Why didn’t you want to stop the demon?”“I don’t like the demon,” Cruz said. “I don’t like the demon. … I’m scared of him. … Why wouldn’t he protect me, man?”He ends the interrogation and requests an attorney. In the released video, he can be seen crying, burying his face in his lap and scraping at his right arm after the detective leaves. Curcio returns and handcuffs Cruz behind his back.Later, according to the transcript, Zachary Cruz, Cruz’s brother, enters the room along with Curcio. “People think you’re a monster now,” Zachary Cruz tells Cruz. “Why did you do this?”“I’m sorry, dude,” Cruz says. “I love you.”On Feb. 14, Cruz took an Uber to the school, allegedly opened fire on students and staff and then slipped away from the campus by blending in with other students who were trying to escape, police said. He was later apprehended.Prosecutors released the video Wednesday in response to a court order after news organizations including ABC sued under Florida’s public records law. He is charged with 17 counts of murder. Authorities have yet to release details on why the former Marjory Stoneman student allegedly stormed into the school with an AR-15. A judge entered a not-guilty plea on his behalf during his arraignment in March.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

AES commences operations of new LNG facility in Central America

first_img Image: AES commenced operations of the new LNG hub in Panama. Photo: courtesy of Carlo San from FreeImages. US-based electric power distribution company AES has commenced the operations of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) hub at the AES Colón plant in Panama, Central America.Located at the AES Colón plant, the LNG storage facility will enable the usage of LNG throughout the region.The AES Colón plant comprises 180,000m3 LNG tank and a 381MW combined cycle power plant, which began commercial operations in 2018. The power plant had been operating with gas from temporary sources.The new LNG facility is also expected to establish Panama as the natural gas hub for the Central American region.AES president and CEO Andrés Gluski said: “The inauguration of the AES Colón storage facility is a significant milestone toward transforming the Central American energy sector, and enabling a safer and more sustainable energy future.“Since AES introduced natural gas in the Dominican Republic 19 years ago, it saved consumers more than half a billion dollars a year and avoided approximately four million tons of CO2 emissions annually.”The LNG hub project employed over 2,000 PanamaniansAccording to the company, construction of the LNG hub was completed in 39 months and more than 2,000 Panamanians were employed for the project.The new LNG hub is expected to provide a new market for US LNG exports.The company has reserved 80% of AES Colón’s terminal capacity for industrial and commercial companies in Panama and Central America.In the future, AES is planning to build a similar project in Vietnam, which is expected to bring many of these same benefits to Southeast Asia.Recently, the firm has secured approval from the Vietnamese government to develop the 2.2GW Son My 2 plant.To be located in the south-central province of Binh Thuan, the Son My 2 plant is a combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant and will have a 20-year contract with the government.AES expects the Son My 2 plant to achieve financial close in 2021and begin commercial operations in 2024. The new LNG facility is expected to establish Panama as the natural gas hub for the Central American regionlast_img read more