+ posts What we’re reading: Images show North Korean nuclear activity, bystanders testify in Chauvin trial Linkedin Twitter Facebook Previous articleHoroscope: February 9, 2021Next articleFrom best friends to business partners: TCU students launch hat company to raise money for charity Caroline Fisher RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Caroline Fisherhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-fisher/ ReddIt Popular karaoke bar Poop Deck plans relocation to Bluebonnet Circle Linkedin Twitter What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Caroline Fisher Facebook Caroline Fisherhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-fisher/ ReddIt Caroline Fisherhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-fisher/ Fort Worth Botanic Garden postpones ‘Valentine’s in the garden’ event In this Nov. 15, 2018 file photo, U.S. Rep. Ron Wright, R-Texas, walks to a session during member-elect briefings and orientation on Capitol Hill in Washington. Wright, the Texas Republican who had battled health challenges over the past year including lung cancer treatment died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, more than two weeks after contracting COVID-19, his office said Monday, Feb. 8. He was 67. (Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo) Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature printU.S. Texas Rep. Ron Wright dies due to COVID-19 Rep. Ron Wright, R-Texas, died due to COVID-19 complications Sunday night. Wright was the first sitting congressman to die due to the virus. According to the Dallas News, Wright was 67 years old and had been diagnosed with lung cancer. He had not been vaccinated but was recently given the go-ahead from his doctor to begin the process. He battled with COVID-19 for 18 days before his death. “Ron maintained his quick wit and optimism until the very end,” Wright’s office said in a statement. “Despite years of painful, sometimes debilitating treatment for cancer, Ron never lacked the desire to get up and go to work, to motivate those around him or to offer fatherly advice.”Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial to begin TuesdayAfter the capitol riot on Jan. 6, the House of Representatives impeached Donald Trump for inciting violent behavior due to what Trump believed to be election fraud, according to BBC News.FILE – In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, supporters of President Donald Trump, including Jacob Chansley, right with fur hat, are confronted by U.S. Capitol Police officers outside the Senate Chamber inside the Capitol in Washington. A judge ordered corrections authorities to provide organic food to an Arizona man who is accused of participating in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol while sporting face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)He will now be tried by the Senate beginning on Tuesday afternoon. If convicted, the Senate can prevent him from ever running for office again. According to a poll taken by ABC News, 56% of people believe the Senate should convict and bar Trump from federal office. Charter school in Utah allowed students to not participate in Black History Month, changed mind after blowback Maria Montessori Academy, located in North Ogden, Utah, is allowing parents to pull their children out of celebrating Black History Month. The school “reluctantly” made the decision after some parents made the request. The academy is predominantly white and only has three African American students, according to the Washington Post.The opportunity for students to pull out was made public knowledge and caused an uproar among the community. “I strongly believe we cannot learn American history without learning Black history,” Utah Rep. Blake D. Moore said to the Washington Post.After receiving a considerable amount of negative publicity, the academy reversed its decision and said that all students had to participate in Black History Month. What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines
Follow the news on Azerbaijan RSF_en June 4, 2021 Find out more Organisation July 3, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Columnist gets two-year suspended sentence on questionable charge News AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan News AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts April 9, 2021 Find out more “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says to go further News June 8, 2021 Find out more Controversial newspaper columnist Mahal Ismayiloglu was given a two-year suspended prison sentence on 1 July on a possibly trumped-up charge of violent behaviour towards the maid of a neighbour who is a senior interior ministry official. The Absheron district court (in a Baku suburb) also banned Ismayiloglu, who has a heart ailment, from leaving the country and ordered him to pay the maid 30 manat (26 euros) in damages.Reporters Without Borders doubts the veracity of the charges brought against Ismayiloglu and fears the sentence constitutes yet another press freedom violation, as these are common in Azerbaijan.“We are sceptical about the court’s impartiality because Ismayiloglu writes controversial columns criticising the government and because the ban on leaving the country is an unusually severe sanction,” Reporters Without Borders said. “In the absence of additional evidence, we hope the sentence will be quashed.”Ismayiloglu denied the charges and said the court was politically motivated. “It is clear that everything in the court’s investigation down to the last detail was trumped-up and that this case is a clear warning to me because of my work,” he said.Ismayiloglu regards himself as an independent journalist. He used to be the editor of the pro-government newspaper Khalg gazeti but was fired in 2001 and began being very critical of the government in the columns he wrote for the newspaper Yeni Musavat.The maid of his neighbour, senior interior ministry official Vahid Imanov, brought the complaint against him on 27 June 2008. Ismayiloglu told Reporters Without Borders the allegations were fabricated and that the “sham” trial had been very humiliating. He added that he intended to appeal.The journalists – Mushfig Huseynov, Ganimat Zahidov and Eynulla Fatullayev – are currently in prison in Azerbaijan, which was ranked 150th out of 173 countries in the 2008 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.
TAGSBrexitbusinessDonald Trumpsmall businessSMEUS Twitter Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Previous articleLimerick crime figures show increase in guns and weapons offencesNext articleICHAS Graduations held in the Castletroy Park Hotel Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow BusinessNewsCautious outlook for small businesses in 2017By Staff Reporter – January 11, 2017 753 Facebook Email Advertisement TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Enterprise Support Grant should include older self-employed people Linkedin WhatsApp Print SMALL businesses have a cautious outlook to 2017 with the mood reflecting the uncertainty that the next 12 months has amid Brexit and the change of leadership in the US.This week, the Small Firms Association (SFA) found in its ‘Small Firms Outlook 2017’ survey report that 50 per cent of owner-managers feel that the business environment is improving.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However this figure is down from the 2015 number of 77 per cent and 2016s half yearly report of 66 in May. 18 per cent of those businesses surveyed felt that the economy is disimproving.Patricia Callan, SFA Director, said “2016 has been a challenging year for small business. The optimism that existed at the beginning of the year has given way to a much more cautious sentiment among small businesses, due to emerging wage demands, Brexit and downward revisions of growth forecasts. Still, 52 per cent of SFA members say their businesses are growing, with only 9 per cent declining. This shows that 2017 still has the potential to be a strong year, if the risks are managed effectively at firm level and Government level.”Asked what they see as the biggest opportunity for their business in 2017, domestic economic growth was highlighted by 32 per cent of businesses. Other positive factors included specific sectoral opportunities, bringing new products to market, new brand/marketing campaigns and exporting.One in three of survey respondents indicated their intention to recruit over the coming year, down slightly from a pre-Brexit survey in May. This strong job creation outlook was welcomed by Ms Callan.“Small firms already employ over half of the private sector workforce and almost two-thirds of our members will be hiring in 2017. Small firms have a crucial role to play in job creation around the country, reducing unemployment and attracting emigrants home to work.”The survey results, however, highlight a number of areas of concern for small firms. Ms Callan continued, “A number of risk factors for 2017 have been highlighted. These include wage inflation (#1 at 22 per cent), Brexit/Sterling exchange rate, domestic economic stagnation and cashflow issues. Many of these require decisive measures at Government level and the SFA will work with the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and other departments to ensure the appropriate actions are taken.”In conclusion, Callan stated, “The fundamentals of the Irish economy are strong and economic growth and job creation are forecast to continue in 2017. If the specific concerns of small businesses are addressed, 2017 will be a very positive year for the sector, allowing the small business community to fulfil its potential in terms of job creation, enhancing local communities and driving economic progress. The Government must put small business at the heart of its policies by embracing the ‘Think Small First’ principle and ensuring that all policies are job-proofed.” Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up
News UpdatesFee Reimbursement A Facet Of Affirmative Action; Paucity Of Funds No Ground To Discriminate : Bombay HC Full Bench LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK29 May 2020 10:43 PMShare This – xReservation is a correctional policy, not a concessional one, the Court observed.The Bombay High Court has observed that fee reimbursement is a facet of affirmative action.”We reckon the fees reimbursement is a facet of affirmative action”, observed a full bench of the Court, while holding the government policy to grant fee-reimbursement to only those engineering students from Scheduled Caste communities who study in colleges which are part of the ‘Central…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court has observed that fee reimbursement is a facet of affirmative action.”We reckon the fees reimbursement is a facet of affirmative action”, observed a full bench of the Court, while holding the government policy to grant fee-reimbursement to only those engineering students from Scheduled Caste communities who study in colleges which are part of the ‘Central Allotment Process(CAP)’ to be arbitrary.The petitioners before the court where students from a linguistic minority institute, which has its own admission procedure, distinct from the CAP carried out directly by the State. The non-CAP admission procedure is also recognized by the government, and is monitored by a government-constituted committee headed by a retired high court judge. A 3-judge bench comprising Justice AA Sayed, Justice DS Naidu and Justice PD Naik held the 2013 policy of the Maharashtra government to grant fee reimbursement only to CAP students as “arbitrary and unreasonable”.In reaching its conclusions, the court traced the objective of granting fee reimbursement, and identified it as a facet of affirmative action intended to uplift the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Therefore, an “artificial” distinction of CAP and non-CAP students defeats the purpose of the fee-reimbursement policy.”By providing the fee reimbursement, among others, to the SC students, what has the Government sought to achieve? We reckon the fees reimbursement is a facet of affirmative action. The ‘reservations’ is a correctional policy, not a concessional one. For integrating a historically, socially, and economically marginalised section into the ‘mainstream’ society, education is the sure-fire device”, observed the judgment authored by Justice Dama Seshadri Naidu.The Court observed that mere admission into the college is no guarantee for the advancement of the marginalized individual. Many students from the SC background are forced to drop-out of the course midway on account of inability to bear the education expenses. “…mere admission into the education portals is no guarantee that the marginalised individual emerges educated.Pursuing courses—technical ones at that—with poverty hard on a student’s heels is no easy task. As the students from the marginalised sections move up in the education ladder, their proportionate representation falls. There are more dropouts. One of the reasons for that, it seems, is the financial constraints those students face. And precisely for this reason, the Government has come up with the beneficial policy of financial help to those students”, the Court noted.The judgment also said that the government policy is “need-based and not merit based”. Even otherwise, there was no demonstrable data to show that non-CAP students are less meritorious.”The Government’s providing the fees reimbursement benefit to the scheduled caste students is not merit based. It is simply disability based-the social disability of caste. Nor can the Government successfully sustain a plea that the SC students getting admitted through CAP are more meritorious. Merit is not the distinguishing factor between CAP and non-CAP admissions. Rather, a minority institution, as is the case here, getting students admitted through non-CAP enjoys a constitutional privilege. By no stretch can we brand that privilege any the less acceptable”, observed Justice Naidu in the 75-page judgment.”…we cannot but conclude that the classification the Government introduced through the impugned GO is “arbitrary, artificial, or evasive,””, the Court said.Paucity of funds not a ground for discriminationThe Court rejected the government’s argument of paucity of funds for restricting fee-reimbursement to only CAP students.In this regard, the bench referred to the SC dictum in State of Maharashtra v Manubhai (1995) 5 SCC 730, which emphatically rejected that paucity of funds can be a reason for discrimination.The Court, on 25th March 2014, passed an order requiring the State to explain the reason for making a distinction in giving the benefit of fee reimbursement to only those students who take admission through CAP. In its reply, the State, disclosed only one reason: financial aspects.The Government reply stated as follows :”At the outset, I say and submit that from time to time, Government Resolutions have been issued for declaring the policy for fee – reimbursement and the said policy is directly connected with the financial aspects and financial position of State Government.” Rejecting this contention, the Court observed, “Indeed, as rightly contended by the petitioners, the Government’s plea of fund deficiency flies in the face of Manubhai dictum”, the Court said.References to Dr. Ambedkar’s strugglesJustice Naidu began the judgment referring to Dr.Ambedkar’s struggles in obtaining education.”A boy began the battle. It was in 1856. Branded by birth as a Dalit, he wanted to join a school in Bombay Presidency. It raised a storm, a storm of indignation and disbelief. And that boy’s battle for admission has changed the course of Indian educational history. But the battle has not ceased, it seems. It continues in one form or another—in the arena of courts, though”.The introductory part of the judgment titled “Emancipation through Education” further narrated : “From then on, we have travelled far, but not far enough. Still access to education depends, among other things, on the student’s economic strength. Socially and economically speaking, the weaker the student is, the farther he is from quality education. Here is a case that concerns the right of, again, a few down-trodden students for recompense on their educational expenditure”The case was referred to the full bench following the conflicting judgments rendered by two division benches in the cases Association of Management of Unaided Engineering Colleges v. State of Maharashtra, decided on September 9, 2014; and later in Bapu Supadu Thorat v. State of Maharashtra, decided on March 20, 2015, which held the impugned Government Resolution as patently discriminatory. Appearances :Dr. Birendra Saraf a/w. Mr.Aseem S.Naphade and Ms.Farhana Khan i/b. Mr.Kalpesh J. Nansi for the petitioners.Mr. Girish Godbole, the Special Counsel a/w. Milind More, Additional GP, Ms. Shruti Tulpule, Mr.Kaustubh Thipsay, Mr.Rahul Soman for the Respondent No.1/State.Mr. S.K.Srivastav a/w. Ms. Manoramma Mohanty, Ms.Ambika P. Singh, Ms.Kavita Srivastav Sharan i/b. M/s. S.K.Srivastav & Co. for respondent no.2Click here to download the judgment (Case : Yash Pramesh Rana and others vs State of Maharashtra and others) Next Story
PhotosbyAndy/iStock(PHILADELPHIA) — A 10-year-old boy was shot in the back of the head in Philadelphia on Wednesday and rushed to a children’s hospital in critical condition, authorities said.The shooting was just after 3:30 p.m. in the city’s Frankford section, according to Philadelphia Police Department.The little boy was walking home from school at the time, according to ABC Philadelphia station WPVI.The gunman is not known and no weapon was recovered, police said.This comes just weeks after a 2-year-old girl, Nikolette Rivera, was in the shot dead in her North Philadelphia home on a Sunday afternoon.Nikolette was in her mother’s arms when bullets from an automatic rifle came through the wall and hit her in the head.One day before Nikolette was killed, an 11-month-old boy, Yazeem Jenkins, was shot four times and critically injured while in the back of a car in Philadelphia’s Hunting Park neighborhood.“Yazeem is fighting for his life at Children’s Hospital,” William McSwain, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, said Monday.After those two shootings Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said weapons are “flowing” into the city “like a river.”“Outraged, disgusted, and heartbroken by the violence this weekend that claimed the life of an innocent 2-year-old and left another infant fighting for his life,” Kenney tweeted. “Philadelphians should not live in fear of violence that could take away a child’s life.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
This paper summarizes the results of krill demographic studies from the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources 2000 Survey-a large-scale krill survey across the Scotia Sea conducted in January/February 2000. Standard Rectangular Midwater Trawl net tows were carried out at midnight and midday stations between 20degrees and 70degreesW south of the Polar Front. The overall mean numerical density and biomass of krill estimated from nets (247 krill per 1000 m(3) and 18.7 g m(-2), respectively) were similar to lower values reported previously for the Southwest Atlantic, and comparable with high values for other regions of the Southern Ocean. Krill varied in mean size across the survey area, with cluster analyses showing three distinct groups of length-frequency distribution. Small juvenile and immature krill occurred east of the South Orkney Islands. Adult krill 50 mm were mostly restricted to the west of the South Orkney Islands. Maturity stage composition indicated that peak spawning occurred before early February. Distribution of the spawning stock showed two hotspots, the first between the South Shetland and South Orkney Islands, and the second around the South Sandwich Islands. Reproductive krill were largely absent in the central Scotia Sea and around South Georgia. Krill larvae concentrations occurred slightly to the east of the spawning stock. Mean density of larvae in the western Scotia Sea was 2044 m(-2), but only scattered aggregations of larvae were recorded east of 36degreesW (2 m(-2)). Recruitment indices for 1- and 2-year-old krill were low in the western part of the survey area, the outflow from the Bellingshausen Sea/Antarctic Peninsula region (R-1 = 0.0, R-2 = 0.11) indicating spawning failure and/or poor recruitment for several years. In the eastern part of the survey area, mostly the outflow of the Weddell Sea, recruitment indices were high and above the long-term average (R-1 = 0.60, R-2 = 0.72), suggesting a population with constant and successful reproduction, recruitment and mortality. The distribution and structure of the krill population did not show any clear relationship to the position of the major oceanic fronts in the Scotia Sea.
View post tag: Ceremony View post tag: Naval View post tag: Ranks View post tag: Navy View post tag: Defence June 6, 2013 Authorities View post tag: Donning Share this article Philippine Navy Holds Donning of Ranks Ceremony Back to overview,Home naval-today Philippine Navy Holds Donning of Ranks Ceremony The Philippine Navy held a Donning of Ranks Ceremony for the six newly promoted top brass, which was incorporated in the Morning Colors held on June 3, 2013 at the Headquarters Philippine Navy (HPN) Parade Grounds, 2335, Naval Station Jose V Andrada (NSJA), Roxas Blvd., Manila. “It is so wonderful to recognize people within the organization who have done a lot for it, those that rendered their entire life and career and gave the best part of their lives towards the attainment of the Navy’s core and vision, but more importantly, their service to this country and to the Filipino people,” the Navy Chief said.The donning was headed by no other than, Vice Admiral Jose Luis M Alano AFP, the Flag Officer In Command, Philippine Navy (FOIC, PN) together with the promotees’ wives. Rear Admiral Jesus C Millan AFP, Rear Admiral Leopoldo M Alano AFP, Commodore Antonio A Habulan Jr AFP, Commodore Joel T Dela Cruz AFP, Commodore Franco Sebastian T Pan AFP, and Commodore Ronald Joseph S Mercado AFP were the honorees during this very momentous event for them, for their loved ones and for the Command itself having these dedicated and selfless individuals.“Allow me to recognize these people in white who are now being properly recognized trough a promotion in rank, flag ranks wearing the stars, because this did not come easily, for indeed, they must possess certain quality in order to deserve, earn the right to bear the burden of wearing those stars on their shoulders. They must be people of intelligence and highly competent in the performance of their job. They must be people of industry, with commitment and passion towards the attainment of the goals of the Philippine Navy. But more importantly, they must be people of integrity, one wherein they show that in all the things that we do, it is not about ourselves but more importantly, about our institution and the people that we serve”, uttered FOIC, PN during his remarks.A short program and cocktails followed the ceremony when each of the promotees was given the opportunity to give their message of pride and express their gratitude regarding their received honor.[mappress]Press Release, June 6, 2013; Image: Philippine Navy View post tag: holds View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Philippine
Training & Education Russian Warship Docks in Egypt Back to overview,Home naval-today Russian Warship Docks in Egypt November 12, 2013 The Egyptian port of Alexandria welcomed a Russian missile cruiser yesterday, according to the New Zealand Herald.Varyag, the flagship of the Russian Pacific Fleet, docked in Alexandria ahead of one of the highest-level visits by Russian officials to the country in decades.During the unofficial visit, Russian sailors are scheduled to tour Egyptian Navy warships and share their experiences, which will be followed by sports competitions with their Egyptian counterparts. The ship will be in Egypt for six days, and is expected to later join Russian forces in the Mediterranean.Varyag is Salva-class cruiser that was laid down in 1979, launched in July 1983, and commissioned in October 1989.She has the length of 186.4m and can reach a speed up to 32 knots (59 km/h; 37mph).Varyag is equipped with:• 16x P-500 Bazalt (SS-N-12 Sandbox) anti-ship missiles, 8×8 (64) S-300PMU;• Favorit (SA-N-6 Grumble) long-range surface-to-air missiles;• 2×20 (40) OSA-MA (SA-N-4 Gecko) SR SAM;• 1x twin AK-130 130mm/L70 dual-purpose guns;• 6xAK-630 close-in weapons systems possibly replaced by Kashtan (CADS-N-1);• 2x RBU-6000 anti-submarine mortars;• 10x(2 quin) 533mm torpedo tubes.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, November 12, 2013 Share this article
ELLICOTT – Police are releasing more information after a teen was struck by a vehicle Wednesday evening on Baker Street near the Jamestown City Line.Town of Ellicott Police say an 83-year-old woman struck a 14-year-old male who was riding his bicycle on Baker Street Extension near Valerie Lane just before 6:30 p.m.Police say the teen was taken by Celoron Rescue to meet a rescue helicopter at Bergman Park for transport to an Erie, Pa. hospital.Officers did not have an update on the teen’s condition, however, they said he was alert and speaking with first responders on scene prior to the medivac. Investigators say the driver, an Ashville resident, did not see the youth and struck him. The woman, police say, will not be charged.There was a passenger in her vehicle at the time of the crash, police said neither the 83-year-old or the passenger were injured in the crash. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)