May & Baker Nigeria Plc (MAYBAK.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about May & Baker Nigeria Plc (MAYBAK.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the May & Baker Nigeria Plc (MAYBAK.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: May & Baker Nigeria Plc (MAYBAK.ng) 2012 annual report.Company ProfileMay & Baker Nigeria Plc manufactures and markets a range of pharmaceuticals, vaccines, medical diagnostics, foods and consumer healthcare products in Nigeria. Pharmaceutical products include anti-diabetics, anti-infectives, anti-malaria, analgesics, cough & cold treatments, multivitamins and anxiolytics. May & Bake Nigeria Plc produce a range of Mimee noodles and Lily still water. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. May & Baker Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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The Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme has published the first edition of a new digital magazine for arts and culture fundraisers.Now, New and Next features “what is happening now, what is new and innovative, and what is coming next in relation to arts and cultural fundraising”. The free quarterly magazine is designed to be useful to trustees, leaders of arts and cultural organisations and fundraisers, and anyone else making decisions about where to invest valuable resources in fundraising.It incorporates lessons learned from the past three years of the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy programme, funded by Arts Council England via a Transforming Arts Fundraising Strategic grant as part of its Catalyst Programme. The programme was designed to invest in fundraising skills in the sector and grow the next group of fundraising leaders.The Spring 2016 issue is available from Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy. Howard Lake | 13 May 2016 | News 67 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 New digital magazine for arts and culture fundraisers 66 total views, 1 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Tagged with: arts 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.
Priority is to have a decent society with decent public services by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr Michael CollinsCOUNCILLORS in the Newcastle West area have given their full support to a motion calling for the provision of a €1million athletics track in the town.The six councillors of the Newcastle West municipal district are now proposing that Limerick City and County Council purchase a site and develop a regional athletics facility for the West Limerick district.They have also agreed to seek immediate funding of €10,000 to carry out a feasibility study.The proposal, put together by parents of children involved in athletics, disability groups and local athletics clubs, calls for the purchase of a seven acre site to accommodate an eight lane 400 metre track with parking, toilets, storage sheds and changing areas.The total estimated cost of the project is €980,000.“The provision of a sports and recreational facility can significantly enhance the quality of life and encourage participation, promote health and wellbeing and foster a sense of community,” according to a statement from the project steering committee.This facility would be the first of its kind ever built in County Limerick. A privately owned site in Killeline has already been identified as a suitable location with a purchase price of €210,000.Fine Gael councillor Liam Galvin (FG) suggested that the Old Tech Field on Clash Road in Abbeyfeale, which has been idle for 15 years, could be bought at a fraction of the price.“Everyone that hears about this is going to be supportive of the idea. I would be 100 per cent supportive of having it in Abbeyfeale,” Cllr Galvin said.“It would save on cost and a half a loaf is better than no bread,” he added.Fianna Fail councillor Michael Collins, a member of the steering committee behind the proposal, pointed out that “the infrastructure is already in place to facilitate the project at the Newcastle West site”.However, his party colleague Cllr Francis Foley was also in favour of having the athletic track in Abbeyfeale.“It’s a great idea. I would welcome it in Abbeyfeale, but what town wouldn’t welcome it?” he asked.Sinn Fein councillor Seamus Browne described the proposal as “an important step for West Limerick”, while Fine Gael councillors Jerome Scanlan and John Sheahan also favoured the concept for an athletic ground in County Limerick. Email TAGSCllr Francis FoleyCllr Liam GalvinCllr Michael CollinsCllr Seamus BrowneFianna FáilFine GaellimerickMunicipal District of Newcastle WestNewcastle WestSinn Fein Mayor welcomes the re-opening of non-essential retail across Limerick Advertisement Twitter Linkedin Top Fianna Fáil councillor will reject Green coalition deal Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State Limerick TD says GLAS payments welcome but ‘much more action’ needed to support Agri-sector NewsLocal NewsCouncillors support plan for €1million athletic track in West LimerickBy Alan Jacques – March 12, 2015 1037 Facebook Previous articleKilmallock to battle ‘Shamrocks’ on St Patrick’s DayNext articleBassam’s story told Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print WhatsApp
Covid crisis impacts building of new homes in Limerick Limerick city house prices rise 4.9% as time to sell falls WhatsApp Mortgage payment break for local authority home loan borrowers will be extended by a further three months Facebook Print Twitter NewsHousingLimerick left behind in Governments first time buyers schemeBy Staff Reporter – January 22, 2018 3096 Advertisement TAGSFirst time buyers schemegovermentHousingJan O’ Sullivan Previous articleDell EMC offering project management training for charities in LimerickNext articleBaby Noah’s battle for life Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Students warned of rental scams in Limerick Jan O’Sullivan TD Limerick TD and Labour Party Housing Spokesperson Jan O’Sullivan says Limerick has once again been forgotten about in the Governments rebranded first time buyers scheme.Speaking after the announcement by the Housing Minister, Limerick TD O’Sullivan said:“As with exclusion from the rent pressure zones, it is clear that Limerick is once again at the back of the bus. Under the new scheme, a person or couple can borrow up to 90% of the value of a new, second-hand or self-build home to a maximum of €320,000 in the Greater Dublin area, Cork and Galway area and up to €250,000 in the rest of the country, which includes Limerick..”“Average house prices in many suburbs of Limerick are higher than €250,000 and the failure of the scheme to actually build affordable housing and at the very least include Limerick as a major city will continue to price hard working people out of the market.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Deputy O’Sullivan continued: “The Government needs to pro-actively build affordable housing and this scheme amounts to little more than a PR exercise. The Labour Party has consistently argued for NAMA to be turned into a financier, and direct builder of affordable housing for sale or rent, using the expertise already in situ there, and in the Housing Agency and Housing Finance Agency.More housing news here. Limerick county house prices to rise 5% in 2021 Average Limerick city house prices rise 2.5% in past year RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Email
Previous articlePhil Hogan played golf in Adare but denies breaching COVID isolation restrictionsNext articleLimerick Post Show | Protobaby Meghann Scully Print Advertisement LimerickNewsMore than 84,000 entries for Limerick’s 50 Days of Summer CampaignBy Meghann Scully – August 25, 2020 103 Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Twitter WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live 2019 – The Light and Firework Show at King Johns Castle, Limerick on Sunday night.Pic. Brian ArthurMORE than 84,000 competition entries were received for Limerick City and County Council’s Limerick 50 Days of Summer campaign which has drawn to a close.The majority of the competition entries were from outside Limerick (54.7%) with Dublin, Cork, Kerry, Clare, Galway, Tipperary and Kildare the most popular counties after Limerick with interest in the prize event.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Entrants from the USA, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Netherlands, Australia, Dubai and Canada were also received.The lucky winners came from across the country including Donegal, Tipperary, Louth, Mayo, Westmeath, Wexford, Galway, Limerick, Cork, Dublin, and Clare.To amplify its claim as the ideal staycation destination for a summer holiday in Ireland this year, Limerick City and County Council had created an exciting competition that saw 50 people win a unique Limerick experience on the Wild Atlantic Way over five weeks, with ten in total to be won each week.The campaign had been designed to encourage people living in other regions of Ireland to staycation in Limerick this summer and set out a compelling menu of 50 reasons to visit the city and county this summer holiday season.The competition includes prizes that were mapped across the five key pillars of Limerick’s tourism offering, with prizes listed under the categories of Great Outdoors, Food & Pampering, Culture & Creativity, Sports & Adventure, and Family Fun.The Limerick 50 Days of Summer competition highlighted great staycation ideas, such as family fairy hunts and mountain biking, to music gigs and shopping sprees, as well as overnight stays in some of Limerick’s top luxury hotels.Laura Ryan, Head of Marketing and Communications, Limerick City and County Council said: “We were overwhelmed with the competition entries and delighted with the fact that we received almost 10,000 opt-ins to our Limerick.ie newsletters to keep people updated on further marketing information about Limerick.”“This was always going to be an unusual Summer to promote visiting Limerick safely during the pandemic. But from our campaign, we reached a huge amount of people right across Ireland who may not have considered Limerick as a staycation spot and we definitely succeeded in getting out there and letting the nation know just exactly what we have on offer here.“During the month of July, our numbers visiting Limerick.ie were actually 12% up on the same period last year so it was great to collaborate with our local businesses and for it to be such a success.”Limerick hotelier, Patricia Roberts, No1 Pery Square said the campaign allowed Limerick hotels, accommodation providers, attractions and visitor experiences to come together and actively promote and participate in the campaign as a vehicle to showcase their services, as well as experiences adjacent and complementary to their own.“This ‘Limerick 50 Days of Summer’ competition definitely worked well for us and we used it as a marketing opportunity to showcase our own special rates for 50 rooms for 50 nights which went very well for us.“I definitely felt that the campaign heightened Limerick’s profile and led to extra bed nights across the city and county, so it was good to have that marketing support from Limerick City and County Council and definitely helped put Limerick out there during what is an extremely challenging tourism season.”The Limerick 50 Days of Summer campaign built on the launch earlier this year of Limerick’s new brand ‘Atlantic Edge, European Embrace’, to compete with other tourism destinations across Ireland in a way that felt fresh and celebratory.While the competition has since concluded, the council’s summer marketing campaign continues until Sunday 13 September with familiarisation and influencer trips planned, new itineraries for Limerick created by Lonely Planet travel writer Vic O’Sullivan to be featured and an ongoing digital campaign all in the mix. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: What’s Causing an Uptick in Foreclosure Starts? Next: Millennials: Changing the Lending Landscape Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Subscribe Home / Daily Dose / If Confirmed, Here’s How Kraninger Plans to Run the Bureau The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Banking Committee BCFP consumers FHA Finance Ginnie Mae USDA 2018-08-23 Radhika Ojha August 23, 2018 1,682 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago If Confirmed, Here’s How Kraninger Plans to Run the Bureau Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Banking Committee BCFP consumers FHA Finance Ginnie Mae USDA The nominations for Kathy Kraninger to head the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP) and Michael Bright to head Ginnie Mae was confirmed by the Senate Banking Committee today. Both the nominations now move to the Senate for a further vote to confirm them to these posts.While Kraninger’s nomination was passed with a close vote of 12-11, Bright’s nomination received a majority vote of the committees.Speaking to open to executive session, Committee Chair Mike Crapo said that if confirmed, the nominees would play an important role in “supporting our financial system, protecting consumers, overseeing the market for consumer financial products and services, or facilitating global trade of U.S. goods and services.”Kraninger was nominated by President Trump in May to head the consumer watchdog and if confirmed, she would take up the responsibilities currently being handled by Mick Mulvaney, Acting Director, BCFP. Her nomination has been a contentious one from the start, with senators especially pointing out to her lack of experience to handle the responsibilities of the Bureau. At a banking committee hearing in July, members of the committee had asked some difficult questions related to her role at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) where she currently serves as an Associate Director. They also asked what one could expect from her if she was confirmed as the Director of BCFP.If confirmed as Director of the BCFP, Kraninger had said that she would, “focus solely on serving the American people.”During her testimony, Kraninger hinted at pursuing a similar path as the current Acting Director Mick Mulvaney. She said that she had four initial priorities for the Bureau if confirmed as Director. The first priority she said would be to make the Bureau “fair and transparent.”Secondly, Kraninger intends for BCFP to work closely with other financial regulators and the States on supervision and enforcement. Third, she said, “The Bureau must recognize its profound duty to the American people to protect sensitive information in its possession.”And lastly, she said that she would look at making the Bureau “accountable to the American people for its actions, including its expenditure of resources.”Bright’s nomination, on the other hand, has proceeded smoothly. Nominated to head Ginnie Mae in May, Bright had said that he intended to continue Ginnie Mae’s ongoing work to strengthen and modernize the agency as well as ensuring that the security of the FHA, VA, and USDA loans it oversees to ensure better security price and lower rates for borrowers of these loans.“Between the work we have done administratively at Ginnie as well as the language recently passed into law, we have taken a major step towards rooting out behavior that was threatening the very viability of the Ginnie security, and thereby threatening the viability of the VA, USDA, and FHA programs we support,” Bright said. “We will not tolerate this behavior, and we now know that Congress stands with us. Collectively, our efforts are working. We can already see that in the form of a better security price, which directly translates into lower rates for FHA, VA, and USDA borrowers.”Read more about Kathy Kraninger and Michael Bright’s nominations:Kraninger: ‘Will Focus Solely on Serving the American People’Bright Outlines Goals for Ginnie Mae Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. About Author: Radhika Ojha
News Updates’S. 29, HMA Saves Rights Recognised By Custom’: Madras HC Upholds Defence Of Customary Divorce As Valid In Departmental Proceedings For Bigamy [Read Order] Mehal Jain18 Sep 2020 12:56 AMShare This – x”A plea of customary divorce is a valid defence in a departmental proceedings initiated for misconduct of bigamy under Service Rules/Conduct Rules”, the Madras High Court has ruled.The crux of the charge framed against the petitioner before Justice R. M. T. Teekaa was the delinquent’s reprehensible conduct in having married one Jeevarathinam, Woman Sub Inspector of Police, when his first wife…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”A plea of customary divorce is a valid defence in a departmental proceedings initiated for misconduct of bigamy under Service Rules/Conduct Rules”, the Madras High Court has ruled.The crux of the charge framed against the petitioner before Justice R. M. T. Teekaa was the delinquent’s reprehensible conduct in having married one Jeevarathinam, Woman Sub Inspector of Police, when his first wife was living and thereby violating the Rule 23(1)(b) of the Tamil Nadu Subordinate Police Officers’ Conduct Rules 1964 and tarnishing the image of the Police Force. While it was admitted by the first wife that on account of misunderstandings between them, they had entered into a mutual consent dissolution of marriage deed in the presence of Village elders and got separated locally as per their custom, the Government Pleader contended that the plea that the first marriage was dissolved by entering into a local customary divorce could not be countenanced because such practice is not legally validThe Single Judge noted that it is not disputed that as per Hindu Law, divorce was not recognised as a means to put an end to marriage which was always considered to be a sacrament with only exception where it is recognised by custom. After coming into force the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, they can seek to put an end to their marriage by either obtaining a declaration that the marriage between them was a nullity on the grounds specified in Section 11 or to dissolve the marriage between them on any of the grounds mentioned in Section 13 of the Act. While, Section 29 of the Act saves the rights recognized by custom or conferred by special enactment to obtain the dissolution of marriage, whether solemnized before or after commencement of the Act. The bench noted that it is well established by long chain of authorities that prevalence of customary divorce in the community to which parties belong, contrary to general law of divorce must be specifically pleaded and established by the person propounding such custom. “The core question that is to be decided in this case is that whether the plea of customary divorce is a valid defence in the departmental proceedings initiated for an action of bigamy as defined in Section 3(b) of the Tamil Nadu Police Rules. In other words, Personal Law of the petitioner on the point of dissolution of marriage under customary practice of dissolution of marriage viz-a-viz misconduct of offence of bigamy under the Service Rules governing the police personnels”, reflected the bench.The bench found that the plea raised by the delinquent about the prevalence of customary divorce in their community was accepted by none other than the first wife herself, and it was only after the dissolution of the first marriage, that he had contracted the second marriage.Accordingly, the bench set aside the impugned order awarding punishment of reduction in rank of the petitioner from the post of Head Constable to Grade I PC for the period of two yearsHowever, the bench clarified that Disciplinary Proceedings can be initiated even if second marriage is contracted with the knowledge of the first wife so also even if the first wife does not prosecute the husband for the same. That is, a complaint given by the third party alleging contract of second marriage, a departmental proceedings can still be maintainable.Further, the bench stipulated that to substantiate the said plea of customary divorce, a specific plea has to be raised in the statement of defence by the delinquent officer and has to be proved on up to the decree of preponderance of probability and execution of the customary divorce as projected by the delinquent.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
ColumnsEquality For One Or For All? Prerna Dhoop & Vandana Dhoop13 Dec 2020 1:07 AMShare This – x’All animals are born equal but some are more equal than others.’ George Orwell’s observation about the animal farm rings true for the current state of Indian society too. It aptly summates the deep socio-economic and political disparities prevailing among the citizenry. The democratic value and constitutional principle of equality is time and again being binned…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login’All animals are born equal but some are more equal than others.’ George Orwell’s observation about the animal farm rings true for the current state of Indian society too. It aptly summates the deep socio-economic and political disparities prevailing among the citizenry. The democratic value and constitutional principle of equality is time and again being binned by the state’s institutions and processes. The long term fall out of the absence of equality from both the animal kingdom and human society is that: the lamb and the lion, the propertied and the pauper cannot coexist. In India today, individual markers such as class, caste, political affiliation, religious beliefs, gender identity, food choice, partner preference have become grounds for disqualifying individuals from exercising their fundamental rights as ‘equal’ citizens. Newspapers are rife with examples of priority, preferences and privileges being extended to a chosen few ironically, in the name of upholding the equality doctrine. It must be noted that these kinds of preferential treatments offered to a few and the entailing exclusion meant for the rest have become an obvious norm of our society. In such a scenario, what sense does a citizen make of the proclamation: ‘All human beings are born free and equal. This is a self-evident truth.’ Rather, it seems we are moving away from the equality doctrine and towards the adoption of ‘social darwinism’ as a way of life in India- where the ‘mighty and rich’ would inevitably eliminate the ‘weak and poor’ through the process of natural selection. The MD of a leading television news channel was able to get his bail petition listed ‘out of turn’ before the highest court of the land in an abetment to suicide case even during Diwali recess whereas the National Investigation Agency took over 20 days to respond to Parkinson’s patient Father Stan Swamy’s plea to drink water using a straw and sipper and winter clothing. Brain atrophy, kidney dysfunction, liver failure were not reasons enough for jailed octogenarian poet Varavara Rao to get bail and it was only after he got bed-ridden that he was finally admitted to a hospital. The Government of India has earmarked Rs. 20,000 crores for the Central Vista Revamp Project to provide a makeover of Lutyens Delhi that houses the Parliament building, government offices and residences of the Primes Minister, Vice President and Members of Parliament. Meanwhile, in yet another part of Delhi, the fate of 48,000 slum-households took a turn for worse when the government evicted them from along the railway tracks amidst the pandemic thereby snatching away their right to housing.Image Source: ReutersTax cuts for the corporates have been accompanied by a host of interest rate cuts for individual depositors, pension cuts for the defence personnel and job cuts for workers. The government lowered the base corporate tax rate to 22% from 30% for providing impetus to industry. On the other hand, millions of individual depositors have been left wondering: what would the government achieve by reducing the interest rate on their savings? Further, the government’s plan to reduce pensions of ex-military personnel renders the defence force demotivated and demoralised. In yet another move to please the corporates, the amended labor code has eased firing of workers in firms employing up to 300 workers without government approval thereby leaving the labor-force insecure. Further aggravating the woes of the labour force; the government’s move to privatise Public Sector Enterprises like LIC, Air India, BPCL and BSNL is spelling-out to be disastrous for the thousands of employees who are set to lose their jobs. The government has now planned to gift banking licenses to the corporates permitting them to use public money for their own prosperity.Government hospitals in UP withheld timely medical attention to patients when they used ‘religious belief’ as a criterion to identify individuals and required all patients to fill up a mandatory COVID 19 form that asked the patients if they and/or their family members had attended any Tablighi Jamaat events. The government has crafted a unique combination- Citizenship Amendment Act, National Population Register and Census survey- to declare the Muslim minority population as ‘doubtful citizens’ on the basis of their ‘religion’ and ‘nationality/country of origin’. All inter-faith marriages in the country are being looked at with suspicion thanks to the government that seeks to criminalise love and take away the individual’s right to choose one’s partner based on its unique ‘love-jihad’ theory. With the setting up of the first ‘Gau Cabinet’ in M.P. for the protection and promotion of cattle, the path is set to not just regulate but criminalise individual eating habits with tacit approval to instances of ‘beef lynching.’ The treatment meted out to the Hathras rape victim and her family reflects the sad reality of how constitutional rights and guarantees are inaccessible and unavailable to the Dalits whereas alleged rapists receive the state administration’s overt protection on account of their high caste membership.Finance Minister of India Nirmala Sitharaman, at the Bihar-BJP’s election manifesto launch, laid bare the government’s master plan of distributing COVID-19 vaccines to Biharwasis first, if voted to power. It is hard to imagine how the ruling government can rank its own citizens and make the distribution of a life- saving vaccine an electoral promise. The Prime Minister’s CitizenAssistance and Relief Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund is being treated differently from other funds set up by the Central Government like the National Disaster Relief Fund, Clean Ganga Fund et cetera and kept beyond public scrutiny although it has features and functions of a ‘public authority’ under the Right to Information Act, 2005. The Indian farmer’s ‘Dilli Chalo’ agitation vividly reflects the inherent inequality in the bargaining position of the ‘Anna Daata’, protesting against the mighty state and its anti-farmer politics. Evidently, the equality doctrine has been trashed not once or twice but routinely! Most of the government’s policies and decisions smack of inequality- ‘privilege to some’ and ‘exclusion of the rest’. It is not just the political economy that is in doldrums but also our moral economy that has taken a bad hit.Views are personal.(Prerna Dhoop is a human rights lawyer based in Kolkata & Vandana Dhoop is an independent research consultant)Next Story
Tags: Corn Bait/DWR Written by Robert Lovell FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSalt Lake City — Starting Jan. 1, 2019, you can use corn as bait at any fishing water in Utah. You can also keep more lake trout at Flaming Gorge Reservoir, enjoy a two-day possession limit statewide, and have a better chance at catching big channel catfish at Cutler Reservoir.Those changes are among several fishing changes the Utah Wildlife Board—a panel of seven citizens appointed by the governor—approved on Sept. 27. The changes will remain in effect through Dec. 31, 2020.You can see all of the changes the board approved in the 2019 – 2020 Utah Fishing Guidebook. The free guidebook should be available at www.wildlife.utah.gov/guidebooks by late November.Fishing with cornUntil 2016, Utah was the only state in the West where corn could not be used as a fishing bait. During a survey that year, biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources polled anglers to learn if they’d like to be allowed to use corn as bait. Of the 3,210 anglers who answered the question, 70% favored changing the regulation and allowing corn to be used as bait.In 2016, the Wildlife Board approved a pilot study. The study allowed anglers to use corn as bait at eight lakes and reservoirs in Utah. During that time, DWR conservation officers kept a close eye on these waters. Their biggest concern was the possibility of increased littering and anglers illegally using corn to chum for fish. After two years of study, officers are happy to report that they haven’t seen any negative impact from allowing anglers to use corn as bait.Randy Oplinger, sport fisheries coordinator for the DWR, says anglers who responded to a survey earlier this year had the same observation. “A total of 1,636 of the 4,718 anglers who responded to the survey had fished at one or more of the eight waters in the past two years,” he says. “Only 3% of them had witnessed any kind of negative impact from allowing anglers to use corn as bait.”Starting Jan. 1, 2019, you can use corn at any fishing water in Utah.Keep more lake trout at Flaming GorgeChanges at Flaming Gorge Reservoir will give you more chances to help reduce a growing population of smaller lake trout. Reducing the number of smaller lake trout should help the reservoir return to its ‘glory days’ when its deep blue waters produced some of the largest lake trout in the country.Members of the board approved a recommendation to increase the daily lake trout limit to 12 fish. Only one of the 12 lake trout can be over 28 inches long. (Currently, you may keep only eight lake trout at the reservoir.)Oplinger says a growing population of smaller lake trout is causing problems for anglers. “The smaller lake trout are competing with kokanee salmon and rainbow trout for food,” he says.Oplinger says the competition is affecting both the number and size of kokanee and rainbows in the reservoir. “Kokanee and rainbows are the two fish lake trout prey on,” he says. “If we can reduce the number of smaller lake trout, they’ll be more kokanee and rainbows for anglers to catch and for the remaining lake trout to eat.”Oplinger says Flaming Gorge used to produce good numbers of huge lake trout. “If anglers will keep their 12-fish limit of smaller lake trout,” he says, “we should see more trophy lake trout caught at the reservoir in the future.”Two-day possession limitSome anglers who take the time to travel to Flaming Gorge and Strawberry reservoirs want to spend more than one day fishing before coming home. To give them a chance to keep more fish, board members approved a two-day possession limits at both waters. (Currently, you may not have more than one daily limit in your possession while fishing at either water.)“With the exception of Flaming Gorge and Strawberry,” Oplinger says, “two-day possession limits have been allowed at all of the fishing waters in Utah. We haven’t seen any biological impact on the waters where a two-day possession limit is allowed. We’re happy those who fish Flaming Gorge and Strawberry will have the same opportunity starting in 2019.”Bigger catfishAnother change the board approved could make Cutler Reservoir ‘the place’ to catch big channel catfish in Utah.Starting Jan. 1, 2019, the daily catfish limit at Cutler and its tributaries will be four fish. Reducing the limit from eight fish to four fish should keep more channel cats in the reservoir and allow them to grow to a bigger size. September 27, 2018 /Sports News – Local DWR approves use of corn for bait
View post tag: class Nimitz-Class Supercarrier Completes Italy Port Visit View post tag: Visit Back to overview,Home naval-today Nimitz-Class Supercarrier Completes Italy Port Visit USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) departed Naples, Italy, June 14 after a three-day port visit. The ship is deployed in support of maritime support operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. This is the ship’s maiden deployment.Throughout the visit, Sailors supported the local community as a global force for good, and also enjoyed historic Italian sites through Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR)-sponsored tours. The tours allowed them to see famous sites such as the Colosseum, Michelangelo’s David, and the leaning tower of Pisa.“I had never been to Italy before,” said Yeoman 2nd Class (AW) Diana Melton, who visited Pompeii. “[Pompeii] was a nice town and its history was very interesting.”Sailors made memories they will never forget and the cuisine will top the list for many.“I’ll always remember the amazing pizza,” said Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 1st Class (SW/AW) Edwin Perez. “The people were nice and the food was great.”Several Sailors dedicated liberty time to volunteer at the Missionary Sisters of Charity, a local men’s shelter and soup kitchen that provides free meals and housing. Approximately 20 volunteers prepared food in the morning, while 20 more served food and helped clean up in the evening. Additionally, nearly 50 Sailors spent five hours clearing an overgrown soccer field at Centro Laila, a shelter for the homeless and their children.When community service opportunities were announced, Sailors were eager to help. All slots were filled within an hour, and so many Sailors offered to help that waiting lists had to be made.“Everyone worked hard,” said Yeoman 1st Class (AW) Ivy Cyphers. “We helped clean, wash dishes, and put together beds to prepare the Missionary Sisters of Charity for the afternoon. Afterward they were so grateful and gave each one of us a booklet signed by Mother Teresa and a Patron Saint Medallion blessed by one of the nuns.”Guests who attended a June 11 reception spent two hours conversing with members of the crew and touring the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier.“This was a great opportunity to see the Bush on her maiden deployment,” said Col. John Migyanko from Joint Force Command Naples. “This ceremony really highlights the Italian-NATO partnership.”In addition to Naples, George H.W. Bush has visited Portsmouth, England, and Cartagena, Spain, since entering the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility May 17. George H.W. Bush left its homeport of Norfolk, Va., May 11.[mappress]Source: navy, June 16, 2011; View post tag: completes View post tag: Nimitz June 16, 2011 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: port View post tag: Italy View post tag: Supercarrier Training & Education Share this article
The US Navy’s Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Key West (SSN 722) arrived in Subic Bay for a visit as part of its deployment to the Western Pacific, Nov. 4.After more than a month at sea, the crew of Key West was very much looking forward to its first stop in Subic Bay.A second-flight 688 submarine, Key West is outfitted with four MK 67 torpedo tubes and 12 Tomahawk cruise missile vertical launch tubes.The 360-foot, 6,900-ton vessel remains one of the stealthiest, most formidable submarines in the world. Key West is able to conduct anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, strike warfare, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.[mappress mapid=”17353″]Image: US Navy USS Key West Takes First Break in Subic Bay, Philippines Authorities November 5, 2015 Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Key West Takes First Break in Subic Bay, Philippines View post tag: Philippines Share this article View post tag: asia View post tag: USS Key West View post tag: Subic Bay
By DONALD WITTKOWSKIA groundbreaking ceremony will be held April 4 for a long-awaited project named in honor of an Ocean City Housing Authority commissioner who was an advocate for affordable housing for senior citizens.Five years in the planning phase, the 32-unit Speitel Commons project will provide housing for senior citizens who are now living in a flood-prone area of town in the authority’s Pecks Beach Village development.A $6.9 million construction contract has been awarded. The project will be constructed on what is now a parking lot adjacent to the housing authority’s Bayview Manor complex at Sixth Street and West Avenue.The new building will be named in memory of the late Edmond C. Speitel Sr., a housing authority commissioner. Speitel, who was chairman of the authority’s finance and redevelopment committees, helped to oversee the new project from the conceptual phase.By dedicating the building in Speitel’s honor, it will ensure that his legacy at the agency will always be remembered, said Bob Barr, a city councilman who also serves as the housing authority’s chairman.“Literally, this was his baby. It was his project to make Ocean City a better place for senior citizens,” Barr said in an interview Wednesday while announcing the groundbreaking date.The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for noon on Saturday, April 4 at Bayview Manor. The public will be invited to the ceremony, which is expected to include a coterie of city, county, state and federal officials and dignitaries. Edmond Speitel’s wife of 40 years, Diane, will be invited, Barr noted.“Ed won’t be with us physically, but he will be with us spiritually. He will be smiling down on us,” Barr said.Ed and Diane Speitel were married for 40 years and founded a civil engineering company together in 1988.Speitel, who owned an engineering firm, took on a leading role in reforming the authority’s management and finances following the 2017 firing of former Executive Director Alesia Watson, who pleaded guilty to embezzling from the agency. Watson was sentenced to three years of probation after she admitted she had embezzled federal housing funds to pay credit card bills for personal expenses.The authority agreed to name the project in Speitel’s honor in November 2017, two months after his death at age 61.“Really, this building is about Ed’s vision to create a better place for senior citizens and a place that represents what Ocean City is all about,” Barr said.Senior citizens who now live in the authority’s flood-prone Pecks Beach Village housing complex on Fourth Street will be moved over to Speitel Commons when it is completed. Barr estimated the project will take 12 to 18 months to finish, with a grand opening sometime in 2021.The groundbreaking will symbolize the housing authority’s dramatic turnaround from turbulent times that prompted a series of management and financial reforms following the 2017 embezzlement scandal.Underscoring its financial recovery, the housing authority received a “clean” audit in the last two years and is now debt free. After rebuilding its shaky finances, the authority has been able to enter into funding partnerships with the state and city to build Speitel Commons.Although the construction contract for the project is $6.9 million, the full cost is expected to be closer to $8 million, according to Rick Ginnetti, a consultant for the housing authority.The full price tag will include construction, planning, engineering, design, permitting, insurance and the expense of relocating residents from Pecks Beach Village into the new building.Speitel Commons will be built next to Bayview Manor at Sixth Street and West Avenue.Approval of $4.5 million in funding from the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency has set the stage for construction to begin. Ginnetti said that while the funding is technically called a mortgage, it is actually closer to a grant. The housing authority will make no principal or interest payments on the mortgage, which will simply disappear after five years, he said in an interview in September.In 2019, City Council approved a $6.6 million bond ordinance to build or rehabilitate affordable housing sites for senior citizens and low-income families. The projects will help Ocean City meet its state-mandated obligation to provide its “fair share” of affordable housing as part of a court settlement in 2018.One of those projects is the Speitel Commons complex. The city is expected to contribute more than $2 million toward the project.In addition, a shared-services agreement with the city will also allow the housing authority to undertake a $2.7 million rehabilitation of 61 units of affordable housing at Bayview Manor.As a public agency, the authority uses federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide affordable housing for low-income senior citizens, families and the disabled at Pecks Beach Village and Bayview Manor.Pecks Beach Village was swamped by storm waters from Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, underscoring the need to develop new housing in a location less vulnerable to flooding.The housing authority will demolish the senior citizens portion of Pecks Beach Village, located on the north side of Fourth Street, after the Speitel Commons project is completed. Pecks Beach Village also includes affordable housing for low-income families. The 40 family units are located on the south side of Fourth Street. The family units will stay for the time being, although there are longer-range plans to replace them with new housing construction.Pecks Beach Village, located on a section of Fourth Street prone to flooding, is slated to be demolished after the new Speitel Commons housing complex is built. An architectural rendering depicts what the housing authority’s Speitel Commons complex will look like when completed. (Rendering courtesy of Haley Donovan architectural firm)
Frozen food distributor Central Foods has officially become a Living Wage Employer.The Northamptonshire-based company, which distributes a range of baked goods including flatbreads, crumpets and pizzas, has joined thousands of UK businesses that have gained accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation.The Living Wage commitment will see all staff members working at Central Foods, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff, receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.75 in the UK or £10.20 in London. Both rates are significantly higher than the statutory minimum for over 25s of £7.50 per hour introduced in April 2017, the company said.“We believe that staff deserve a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work and are delighted to have completed the official process to be recognised as a Living Wage Employer,” said Gordon Lauder, managing director at Central Foods.“As a responsible employer of more than 21 years, it seemed only right for Central Foods to examine our wages policy, ensure that it was fair, and go one step further to gain official accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation.”Earlier this year, Central Foods appointed Richard Clegg as business development manager.