Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) Q12017 Presentation

first_imgSterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng)  2017 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileSterling Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the corporate and commercial sectors as well as high net-worth individuals, small businesses and joint venture partnerships. The company provides a full-service offering for consumer and commercial banking as well as corporate, investment and wholesale banking. This includes loans and advances, letters of credit, equipment leasing, money market operations and electronic banking as well as financial advisory and securities trading services. The company was founded in 1960 and formerly known as NAL Bank Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Sterling Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

£2,500 awards for South London community groups

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Community groups in South London can win up to £5,000 as part of the Let’s Do It awards.The South London Press and The Greenwich Mercury have teamed up with Barclays Bank to award £2,500 to one community group in each south London borough, with an additional £2,500 prize for the overall winner in South London.The awards are open to community and hospital groups, registered charities, schools, Scout groups or other voluntary organisations. Advertisement Howard Lake | 6 February 2005 | News The organisers are simply asking groups to tell them about the project that the money would help get off the ground.  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: Awards £2,500 awards for South London community groups About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Crowdfunding campaigns for cancer treatments see seven-fold increase on JustGiving in a year

first_img Tagged with: Cancer Fundraising crowdfunding Justgiving AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8  65 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Melanie May | 9 February 2017 | News The number of cancer patients turning to crowdfunding to pay for life-saving medical treatments that are not available on the National Health Service has risen dramatically, according to JustGiving figures.The JustGiving figures were given to BBC5 earlier this month and show that in 2016, cancer patients or their friends and families set up 2,348 appeals. This is a seven-fold (672%) rise on the number of appeals created in 2015 (304).The total amount raised last year saw an eight-fold increase. More than £4.5m (£4,670,143) was crowdfunded for the cancer treatments abroad – an eight-fold (780%) increase on 2015 (£530,519).According to JustGiving’s figures, the USA, Germany and Mexico were the most popular destinations for treatment last year. Over a fifth of those looking for treatment (404 people) raised £1,393,490 in donations to travel to the States for their care, a 1,595% increase from 2015.Germany was second with 142 people crowdfunding £368,530 (a 461% increase from 2015), and 23 people raised £69,660 to travel to Mexico for treatment (a 224% increase from 2015).The most popular treatment crowdfunded for was immunotherapy. 136 people raised £599,652 in 2016 for this procedure (an average of £4,409 each) compared to only six people raising £7,583 in 2015 (a 7,808% increase from 2015).Charles Wells, chief operations officer for JustGiving, said:“Over the last twelve months we’ve seen more and more people crowdfunding on JustGiving to raise money for cancer treatments that aren’t available on the NHS. It can be a practical way for friends, family and the community to come together and help, as well as providing a lifeline for people by giving them access to pioneering treatments when they’ve been given a cancer diagnosis.”  64 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Crowdfunding campaigns for cancer treatments see seven-fold increase on JustGiving in a year About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Syria says Israeli attack helps al-Qaida

first_imgIsraeli soldiers stand next to a mobile artillery unit near the border with Syria in the Golan Heights.“How can you say that al-Qaida doesn’t have an air force? They have the Israeli air force,” Syria President Bashar Assad told an American reporter. (“Assad: Israeli strikes in Syria benefit al-Qaida,” jpost.com, Jan. 25)President Assad’s comments came a week after an Israeli airstrike on Quneitra, Syria, killed six Hezbollah soldiers and six Iranians, including Hezbollah Commander Jihad Mughniyeh and Iranian General Mohammad Ali ­Allahdadi.In retaliation for this unprovoked attack, on Jan. 28 Hezbollah forces from Lebanon fired anti-tank rockets at an Israeli column in northern Israel, killing two soldiers and wounding seven. In the ensuing battle, a Spanish U.N. soldier was also killed.Also in response to the Israeli attack, Hamas in Palestinian Gaza organized a strong solidarity demonstration with Hezbollah. Some demonstrators even breached the walls of the U.N. compound in Gaza. Hamas officials said their action “reaffirms Hezbollah’s right to respond to the Israeli aggression, especially following the attack in Quneitra.” (CNN.com, Jan. 28)At first glance, it may seem strange that Israel, supported and armed to the teeth by the U.S., would launch an attack on allies of the Assad government in Syria when Syria is waging a fierce defense against invading forces of the Islamic State (ISIL). The U.S. is waging its own air campaign against ISIL in both Syria and Iraq. Hundreds of U.S. troops are being sent to the region to train Syrian anti-government militias to fight ISIL.But of course there is nothing strange about it at all. The U.S. still sees the Assad government in Syria as an obstacle to its dominion over the oil-rich Middle East. Regime change in Syria is still a top item on Washington’s agenda. So it doesn’t complain when Israel attacks Hezbollah, an ally of the Syrian government.Of course, this attack also meshes with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election campaign in the Zionist garrison state. Continued war against its Arab neighbors and the Palestinian people is the foundation of Israel’s existence. This war, which has cost so many lives and caused 9 million people to flee their homes, according to the U.N., is not in the interest of the Jewish people, but it has won the enthusiastic support of Wall Street and its minions in Washington.It is time for all progressive people to stand in solidarity with the Arab people in the Middle East against these U.S.-Israeli criminal attacks!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Worldwide mass surveillance by Germany’s intelligence service declared unconstitutional in landmark ruling on press freedom in the digital age

first_img News Help by sharing this information News RSF_en The German Act on Signal Intelligence of Foreigners Abroad governing the practices of the BND legalized pre-existing practices of international mass surveillance uncovered by Edward Snowden in 2013. Journalists and civil society organisations were alarmed at its potentially chilling impact on whistle-blowing and investigative journalism at a time when most communication takes place online. It was precisely the commitment to fundamental rights, rejected by the BND, which motivated the foreign journalists to lodge their constitutional complaint. The mere possibility of permanent surveillance hinders their work because they are unable to build up trusting relationships with their sources. They now hope that the ruling of the Federal Constitutional Court will set standards for the activities of other states’ intelligence services as well. In a much-anticipated verdict issued this morning, Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court has put an end to the groundless mass surveillance of global internet traffic by Germany’s foreign intelligence service, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND). The ruling, the most far-reaching in this field in the past 20 years, sends an important signal for the protection of press freedom in the digital age. “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says Six international journalists, including renowned investigative reporters Khadija Ismajilova and Blaz Zgaga, had filed the constitutional complaint against the current BND law in cooperation with Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the civil rights NGO Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte, and four German media organisations. June 7, 2021 Find out more Additional Background: “The Federal Constitutional Court has once again underlined the importance of press freedom,  said Christian Mihr, Executive Director of RSF Germany. We are delighted that Karlsruhe is putting a stop to the escalating surveillance practices of the Federal Intelligence Service abroad”, Mihr added. The plaintiffs argued that Article 1 of Germany’s Basic Law obliges the government to respect basic rights – irrespective of whether it is acting within Germany or abroad. Citizens of foreign states also have a right to privacy, the plaintiffs asserted, meaning that the BND may not intercept the communications and internet traffic of foreigners outside Germany without restrictions, as the BND law currently allows it to do. The Federal Constitutional Court has now unequivocally affirmed that this applies regarding Article 10 of the Basic Law guaranteeing the privacy of online communications. More than seven years after Edward Snowden exposed a global system of mass intelligence surveillance, the Federal Constitutional Court has ruled on the legality of Germany’s participation in these activities in the highest court. In the wake of the NSA scandal, a parliamentary investigative committee had brought to light the deep links between the US intelligence service and Germany’s BND, whereupon the then ruling coalition government passed a new BND law. However, instead of setting clear limits for the foreign intelligence service, the German government simply legalized the latter’s practically unlimited foreign surveillance – despite massive protests from civil society. to go further Related documents Читать на русском / Read in RussianPDF – 115.2 KB200519_analysis_of_new_bnd-ruling_en.pdfPDF – 89.7 KB GermanyAzerbaijanSloveniaRussiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence WhistleblowersFreedom of expression June 4, 2021 Find out more Читать на русском / Read in RussianThe court ruled that the BND law disregards both the freedom of the press guaranteed in article 5 and the freedom of telecommunications guaranteed in Article 10 of the Basic Law as it does not recognise that foreign surveillance must be conducted in conformity with the Basic Law. When revising the BND law, the legislature will have to take into account that foreign surveillance without cause is only possible in very few cases. Vulnerable groups of persons such as journalists must be granted special protection. Tighter criteria must also apply to the targeted surveillance of individuals. Furthermore, international surveillance must be controlled much more effectively by independent bodies with their own budgetary sovereignty. The ruling thus sets new standards in international human rights protection and for freedom of the press. News News May 19, 2020 – Updated on May 25, 2020 Worldwide mass surveillance by Germany’s intelligence service declared unconstitutional in landmark ruling on press freedom in the digital age RSF and the Society for Civil Liberties (GFF) then coordinated an alliance of internationally renowned journalists and media organizations. Together they filed a constitutional complaint against the BND law at the end of 2017. Among other things, the plaintiffs feared that the protection of sources was being undermined: If secret services were able to store and evaluate every communication, contact persons all over the world would gradually lose confidence in the media – and in the worst case no longer turn to the press with information on sensitive issues. Through this back door, the BND was also undermining German “editorial secrecy” or source protection, for example when intercepting the communications of foreign partner media of German media outlets collaborating on major international research projects such as the Panama Papers.Germany is ranked on 11th place out of 180 in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index. Receive email alerts RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan GermanyAzerbaijanSloveniaRussiaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence WhistleblowersFreedom of expression June 8, 2021 Find out more Organisation Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia Le service de renseignement extérieur allemand BND à Berlin / AFP Photo last_img read more

Schiff Bill Would Provide Free Cloth Masks to Any American Who Requests One

first_img Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News HerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Signs You’re Not Ready To Be In A RelationshipHerbeautyHerbeauty Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Burbank, Wednesday introduced legislation to provide free cloth face coverings via United States mail to any American who requests one, as well as authorize a public service announcement campaign and further research into mask efficacy to reduce the spread of COVID- 19.“As many states, including California, experience a worrying climb in COVID-19 infection rates, it’s time to take seriously one of the most effective interventions we have — masks and face coverings. Simply put, masks work,” Schiff said.“Study after study has found that high rates of mask adoption impede the spread of the virus, and that countries where mask wearing is universal have been far more successful than the United States in preventing infection,” he said. “It’s time for the federal government and our leaders to make crystal clear to the American people that wearing masks when you’re out in public and around others saves lives.”The Masks Work Act would direct the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to establish a program to mail a cloth face covering to any American who requests one, free of charge, Schiff said.The legislation would also direct the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to create a PSA campaign to emphasize why face coverings are recommended by scientific and medical experts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and authorize funds for the National Institutes of Health to conduct further studies on the subject of mask efficacy.“Finally, the bill expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that masks and face coverings are an effective and cost- efficient step to control the spread of COVID-19, and that all leaders should encourage Americans to adopt them and model that behavior by wearing masks themselves,” according to a statement released by Schiff’s office.Reps. Tony Cardenas, D-Panorama City, and Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Los Angeles, are among the 29 co-sponsors of the legislation. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Government Schiff Bill Would Provide Free Cloth Masks to Any American Who Requests One CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | 3:11 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribecenter_img More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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. Community Newslast_img read more

To the future and beyond with Limerick School Project

first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Twittercenter_img Previous articleFoynes Air Show wins national aviation awardNext articleCouncil seeks properties for long term leasing John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick School Project pupils Jasper O’Keefe Fitzgerald, Igor Kochanski and Aoife Forde dressed in what they imagine school children of the future will be wearing.THE Limerick School Project has launched a new book written and illustrated by its pupils that images what school life will be like in the future.The book, entitled ‘Limerick School Project – The Next 25 Years and Beyond’ was prompted by the school’s 25th anniversary celebrations this year and the ensuing discussions about the lives of children at that time, compared to the present.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The result of these discussions is the creation of a book that every child in the school has contributed to, in drawings, poems and stories.Principal Orla McCoy said: “This is much more than a collection of drawings and stories by the current pupils in the school. It embodies the energy and diversity of the pupils and teachers past and present, a vibrancy and imagination that bodes well for the future of LSP and equality based education in the city.”Jason Nash, of Limerick College of Art and Design, was responsible for the overall design of the book.He commented: “It’s always a lot of fun when working with children, they have very imaginative and creative minds, coming up with great ideas and wacky inventions. That’s ideal for making a fun and exciting book and makes my work as a designer much more interesting.”The Limerick School Project was born in 1986 from a meeting of a group of parents who sought a ‘multi-denominational, child-centred, co-educational and democratically run’ school for their children.The school grew over the years from 56 pupils and two teachers to its present population of 220 pupils and 13 teachers.‘Limerick School Project – the next 25 Years and Beyond’ is available for purchase for €10 from the school secretary.All proceeds go towards the cost of printing the book. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsTo the future and beyond with Limerick School ProjectBy John Keogh – June 13, 2015 1067 Email Print TAGSeducationlimerickLimerick School Project Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Community Activists and Medical Experts from the U.S. at Action LA Network Condemn U.S./Europe…

first_img Previous articleIn Israel and beyond, virus vaccines bring political powerNext articleJuniper Research: Smart Traffic Management to Significantly Reduce Congestion and Emissions; Saving Cities $277 Billion by 2025 Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Facebook Local NewsBusiness Pinterestcenter_img TAGS  Twitter Community Activists and Medical Experts from the U.S. at Action LA Network Condemn U.S./Europe COVID-19 “Vaccine Racism” LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– Activists from immigrant rights, community, peace and social justice movements are increasingly critical of the giant corporate pharmaceutical companies in Western countries for launching vaccine imperialism and racism against communities of color and poor countries across the globe. On January 26, 2021, Popular Resistance hosted a challenging international webinar: “ The Vaccine Wars and the Weaponization of Disease in the age of COVID Pandemic” to expose the glaring inequality. The panelists were co-authors of the recent book jointly published by the China-U.S. Solidarity Network (CUSN) and the International Action Center (IAC): “ Capitalism on a Ventilator – the Impact of COVID-19 in China and the U.S. ” They focused on the catastrophe in the U.S., currently suffering the world’s highest rate of infections and deaths. The panelists included Lee Siu Hin, Margaret Flowers, Sara Flounders, Margaret Kimberley, Vijay Prashad and Max Blumenthal. The book and the panel discussion focused on the need for a scientific approach and global cooperation. This was sharply contrasted to the U.S. lack of preparation as the virus hit and the continuing confused distribution of vaccines. In opening the panel, Sara Flounders, a co-editor of the book, said: “The ill-planned roll out of high tech, for-profit, patented vaccines in the U.S., a country without any functioning public health infrastructure, is chaotic and disorganized. It leaves especially people of color, who have the highest rate of COVID infections, the least protected. The impact on long-term health is not yet fully known or tested.” Flounders explained the escalating drum beat of attacks on China. “U.S. capitalism is deeply threatened by a developing country using socialist planning that is able to contain a global pandemic, share information and life-saving resources, and is now surging ahead in production.” Lee Siu Hin, the other co-editor of the book and director of the CUSN, explained that very few Western-made vaccines have been delivered to the global South. The terms “vaccine imperialism” and “distribution racism” is based on rich countries buying up most Western-made vaccines—far more than they need, while leaving very few for developing countries. He summarized the data from Duke University Global Health Innovation Center. As of January 19, 2021, high-income countries have ordered nearly 4.2 billion doses, while lower-middle and low-income countries’ orders count for less than 700 million doses.The European Union, with 450 million people, has ordered 1.85 billion doses.The United States, with 331 million people, has ordered 1.21 billion doses.The African Union, with 1.32 billion people, has only been able to order 270 million doses.Iraq, with 40 million people, has only 1.5 million doses. “The Western countries are running a vaccine market monopoly scheme,” Lee Siu Hin argued. “They control the market and control the price; just like a future trading market, in the future they can sell their ‘excess’ vaccines to the poor countries for political ransom or higher price.” Margaret Flowers of Popular Resistance and panel co-host is a medical doctor and pediatrician. She explained the five vaccines developed in China and the difference from U.S. vaccines. “If we want to get this virus under control, we all need vaccines. There are dangerous, long-term, serious consequences to health even after recovery.” One third of the population of Los Angeles is now infected. Dr. Flowers explained the potential for global cooperation, COVAX and the World Health Organization. “However, U.S. sanctions have made it more difficult for countries to obtain desperately needed supplies.” View the January 26 th webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v6scOxbvOY The book “Capitalism on a Ventilator”: bit. ly / CapVentBook https://world-view-forum.myshopify.com/products/capitalism-on-a-ventilator About: China-U.S. Solidarity Network (CUSN)/e-Medical Alliance A network of academia and community activists in both countries committed to grassroots dialogue. Under CUSN, e-Medical Alliance, with nearly 500 medical and professional subscribers, is building a China-U.S. medical dialogue. International Action Center – IACenter.org A network for information, activism & resistance to U.S. militarism, war & corporate greed, linking with struggles against racism & oppression within the United States. Popular Resistance – PopularResistance.org/ A resource and information clearinghouse providing a daily stream of resistance news from the United States and around the world. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005109/en/ CONTACT: Lee Siu Hin, e-mail:[email protected] Sara Flounders, e-mail:[email protected] Margaret Flowers, e-mail:[email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT WHITE HOUSE/FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PUBLIC POLICY GENERAL HEALTH HEALTH HEALTHCARE REFORM INFECTIOUS DISEASES OTHER HEALTH SOURCE: Action LA Network Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/22/2021 06:00 AM/DISC: 02/22/2021 06:00 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005109/enCopyright Business Wire 2021. Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 last_img read more

“Situation Is Indeed Grave; Initiate Action Against Hoarders”: P&H High Court Revives Plea Concerning Covid Facilities In Punjab, Haryana & UT Chandigarh

first_imgNews Updates”Situation Is Indeed Grave; Initiate Action Against Hoarders”: P&H High Court Revives Plea Concerning Covid Facilities In Punjab, Haryana & UT Chandigarh Sparsh Upadhyay1 May 2021 9:01 PMShare This – xReviving the disposed of petition concerning COVID-related facilities in States of Punjab, Haryana and UT of Chandigarh, the Punjab & Haryana High Court on Friday (April 30) observed that the situation was “indeed grave”.The Bench of Justice Rajan Gupta and Justice Karamjit Singh was hearing amicus curiae Senior Advocate Rupinder Singh Khosla’s application filed before High Court seeking revival of the said petition highlighting the critical situation of covid patients and shortage of oxygen supply faced by Hospitals.Read more about the application filed by Senior Advocate Rupinder Singh Khosla here – “Critical Patients Running From Pillar To Post In Search Of Beds”: Amicus Moves Punjab And Haryana HC Seeking Revival Of Plea Concerning Covid FacilitiesSubmissions made in the applicationIn his application, it was, inter alia, contended by Mr. Khosla that a grave situation had arisen in all the three states in view of the non-availability of essential drugs such as Remdesivir and Tocilizumab. Oxygen, ICU Beds, ventilators, and oxygen concentrators are in short supply due to which a number of deaths are being reported. According to him, an impression was percolated in the general public that no help is forthcoming from any quarter. He, thus, vehemently contended that the petition be revived.Therefore, accepting his prayer, the plea, which was earlier disposed of, was revived.He also submitted that it had come to his knowledge that PGI and Government Hospital, Sector-16, Chandigarh have exhausted their capacity of treating critical patients. According to him, it was clear from the status reports filed by the State of Punjab and UT, Chandigarh that infrastructure to fight the pandemic situation was grossly inadequate. On perusal of the status reports, the Court felt that the situation was indeed grave, and thus, prayer made in this application for the impleadment of Union of India as a party was found to be justified by the Court.Therefore, allowing the application, the Court directed that the Union of India through its Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (along with Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi) be impleaded as a respondent party in the Petition. Submissions made by Haryana, Punjab & UT ChandigarhThe Chief Secretary, Haryana apprised the court that there had been a sudden dearth of oxygen as some plants in Roorkee, Rewari, and Baadi (Barotiwala) have collapsed and as a result, oxygen had been sought from the plants from Rourkela and Angul in Odisha by means of road, rail, and other means. He also submitted that the Indian Air Force had flown a few sorties to fetch the oxygen from these far-flung places and that all efforts were being made to meet the demand of deficit oxygen in the State of Haryana. The State of Punjab submitted that the capacity of beds had been enhanced in the State and that all efforts were being made to supply oxygen and essential drugs in those parts of the State where the covid surge was more than the other parts. Senior Standing Counsel for UT, Chandigarh submitted that a policy decision had been taken to supply the essential drugs such as Remdesivir and Tocilizumab directly to the Government and private hospitals and not through the private distributors/ chemists. It was has submitted that a Virtual Central Control Room had been set up by the Government of India and if the three States have any difficulty in any of the aforesaid issues, they can get in touch with the control room and the matter would be looked into forthwith. Court’s observationsAs regards the issue of hoarding of oxygen cylinders, oxygen concentrators, and essential medicines such as Remdesivir and Tocilizumab, the Court said,”Needless to observe that the respective investigating agencies of all the three States in their own jurisdiction, even central agencies, are at liberty to take cognizance and initiate action.”The Court also proposed that the categories of patients may be segregated into three parts, such as critical, mild to moderate and mild and the plan be drawn up accordingly. To this, the counsel representing all the three States assure the court that the proposal shall be examined and a response shall be given in the next status report to be filed on their behalf. Lastly, the Court remarked,d”We expect that all the three States shall file another status reports on or before the next date of hearing. It shall also be ensured that the order dated 23.4.2021 whereby it was directed that nodal agencies be created in every District, is complied with in letter and spirit. In case of failure to do so, this court will examine whether there is any willful disobedience of the orders passed by this court by any District in the States of Punjab and Haryana.”The matter has been posted for further hearing on May 4.Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderTagsRemdesivir Tocilizumab #P&H High Court #Punjab and Haryana High Court Covid Facilities In Punjab COVID COVID 19 COVID Management Mismanagement of Covid19 Justice Rajan Gupta Justice Karamjit Singh Next Storylast_img read more

HR delegates learn from mock tribunal

first_img Comments are closed. HR delegates learn from mock tribunalOn 10 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Delegates learnt about common mistakes in employment tribunalsHR professionals took part in a mock employment tribunal at a seminar last week in which speakers Thomas Kibling and Professor Alan Neal acted out the role of witnesses in a case.Delegates at the day-long seminar in London cross-examined Kibling, an employment barrister, and Neal, professor of law at the Warwick University and part-time tribunal panel chairman.Earlier, Kibling told delegates a common mistake was the failure to communicate with the appellant to see if the case could be resolved without a hearing. In one case it turned out the former employee merely wanted the return of a rubber plant.“She had nurtured this plant for 12 years and she had not been able to retrieve it from her office. But no-one had actually asked her what she wanted. The plant was delivered to her home in a humidifier van.”last_img read more