Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited HY2011 Interim Report

first_imgBindura Nickel Corporation Limited (BIND.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the half year.For more information about Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited (BIND.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited (BIND.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited (BIND.zw) 2011 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBindura Nickel Corporation is a mining company operating mines and a smelter complex in Bindura, Zimbabwe; engaged in the mining and extraction of nickel, and production of nickel by-products (copper and cobalt). The company’s current projects include a shaft re-deepening project, sub-vertical service winder and main rock winder drives upgrade project, concentrator plant and sub-vertical medium voltage switch room equipment replacement project, and a smelter restart project. Founded in 1966, BNC is a subsidiary of Zimnick Limited and operated and majority-owned by Mwana Africa plc, an African multi-national mining company based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The operating subsidiary of BNC is Trojan Nickel Mine Limited. Bindura Nickel Corporation is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

British American Tobacco Uganda (BATU.ug) 2019 Presentation

first_imgBritish American Tobacco Uganda (BATU.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2019 presentation For more information about British American Tobacco Uganda (BATU.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the British American Tobacco Uganda (BATU.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: British American Tobacco Uganda (BATU.ug) 2019 presentation Company ProfileBritish American Tobacco Uganda Limited (BAT Uganda) grows and processes tobacco in Uganda and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products to the local market and for export. Brands sold by BAT Uganda include Dunhill, Rex, Sportsman and Safari. Tobacco is grown in 13 districts in Uganda through a network of tobacco farmers. The raw tobacco is transported to the BAT Uganda green leaf threshing plant in Kampala where it is processed and packed for local and export cigarette consumption. BAT Uganda also exports tobacco leaves to cigarette manufacturers in Europe, Asia and other African countries. BAT Uganda is a subsidiary of British American Tobacco Investments Limited. British American Tobacco Uganda is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

RBS 6 Nations: Can flat France avoid the spoon?

first_imgMaybe we would all like to see a firing France. Maybe seeing them flirt with ridiculousness makes you smile. Whatever the case, they have a job on to turn form on its head, winning a game and snatching victory from the wooden jaws of disaster.There will be nothing flat about the beat of this last round of Championship rugby. Out from the cold: Thierry Dusautoir braves the snow in preparation for France’s final 6 Nations game against ScotlandBy Alan DymockIT WAS April 10, 1999. Foot and mouth hadn’t happened, the 6 Nations hadn’t happened and ‘Flat Beat’ by Mr. Oizo was number one in the charts. In this brave new world, anything was possible.It was also the last time Scotland beat France in Paris.That year, the last of the Five Nations, Scotland were the victors, their three wins enough to snatch the trophy from England. Of course, this will not happen again this year with England and Wales slugging it out for the title under a hot tin roof in Cardiff. However, there was something else that happened that year that Scotland can still play a part in. In 1999, France finished bottom of the championship.Last line of defence: Huget needs a big gameThere are a few parallels between the 2013 edition and the final instalment of the Five Nations. England fans would hope not, with the ghost of a Scott Gibbs run still haunting them. Nevertheless, that year there was a close call between France and the next lowliest side, Ireland, for the wooden spoon, with a points difference of one separating them. France took the dubious honour that year after succumbing to a 36-22 loss to the Scots at the Stade de France. They, like Ireland, only won one game that season.As it stands this Championship, France are at the foot of the table and the next lowliest side, Italy, are above them by a point. So if Italy and France lose, France take the wooden spoon. Should Italy win, France would have to win in order to resign the Irish to picking up the pine shovel, with Declan Kidney’s side in fourth with three points. If Ireland and France win, Italy are losers once more.Confused? All you need to know is that France are worried. So much so that human tree-pulper Thierry Dusautoir has been sent out to put a brave face on it by saying that losses bring “out the character in people and forges a unified squad, which can only prepare us for the victories that are to come.” Perpignan’s British lock Alasdair Strokosch (L) runs with the ball during the French Top 14 rugby Union match Perpignan vs Mont-de-Marsan on September 29,2012 at the Aime-Giral stadium in Perpignan, southern France. Perpignan won 15-6. AFP PHOTO / RAYMOND ROIG (Photo credit should read RAYMOND ROIG/AFP/GettyImages) Yoann Huget has also dropped a line that could be immortalised, purely for its pointlessness: “The draw [against Ireland] was good for our morale.”Yet Dusautoir gives us something to consider. He continued: “There is frustration at not having been able to validate all we have done in training these past few weeks on the pitch and having given the impression that we haven’t mastered the subject. However, I can assure you we have something left in the tank.”That tank, as beautifully illustrated and expensively assembled as it is, has been slow moving this tournament. However, it is one capable of busting through anyone should things finally, for the love of Serge Blanco, click.Fond of a forray: Strokosch takes contact with PerpignanScotland’s returning man from France, Alasdair Strokosch, also worries about the French. “They are a very proud nation with their rugby and they are really backed into a hole right now,” the Perpignan flanker told Press Association. “With them being at home, we are a team they will definitely not want to lose to, so they are going to come out firing.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

First Springboks camp in over 500 days a ‘reality check’ ahead of Lions tour

first_imgSouth Africa haven’t played a game since the 2019 Rugby World Cup final “And another major objective was for the players to have a clear understanding of exactly what is required of them to be considered for Springbok selection.”The camp consisted of players based in South Africa but overseas stars will join them online in coming weeks. Internationals who play their rugby in Japan will link up with Nienaber and other coaches on Thursday. While players based in England and France will dial in next week.But being back in camp has been ‘exciting’ for players as they now have games in the schedule.Prop Steven Kitshoff said: “I think there was a lot of uncertainty and a lot of doubt about where rugby was going in the future. But being in camp, wearing the green and gold colours and actually having a schedule to look forward to is so exciting.“I think the whole group is so excited about the opportunity and the days that lie ahead.”Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. First Springboks camp in over 500 days a ‘reality check’ ahead of Lions tourSouth Africa’s head coach Jacques Nienaber has said the team’s first camp in over 500 days has been a ‘reality check’ for all involved.The Springboks haven’t played a match since they defeated England 32-12 in the 2019 Rugby World Cup final due to Covid-19 restrictions. Despite the lack of games, the team are now preparing for this summer’s tour against the British & Irish Lions.Nienaber said: “Just meeting face-to-face was absolutely great, because I haven’t seen some of the players since the Rugby World Cup victory tour parade in November 2019.“It was reality check for us in terms of where we were in 2019 and where we are currently in 2021. And where we have to turn our focus towards and improve during our preparations.”Kitshoff has said he is ‘excited’ about the future (Getty Images)What matches will the Springboks play this year?As well as the Lions tour, South Africa will also have a tour in Europe towards the end of the year. While all the details of their international matches haven’t been specified, the head coach added they made it as clear as possible for the players.“I would say the big part of these assemblies was the reality check exercise, to see where we are as a team, not just the players, but also the whole management – with that steering our focus to the areas we have to improve,” Nienaber added.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

The Art of Raising Money: Using Marketing Theory to Stabilise and Grow Your Income

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis [amzn_product_post]Written by Professor Ian Bruce CBE, this publication will help you to transform your fundraising and income generation so that it is sustainable, integrated and rewarding, using theories and techniques developed in the commercial world. As relevant to income from donations as to contracts or training, this book is suitable for anyone who is unfamiliar with marketing theory and needs to raise funds. 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. The Art of Raising Money: Using Marketing Theory to Stabilise and Grow Your Incomecenter_img 15 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 April 2013 | Newslast_img read more

Co-founder of Irish Fairy Door Company speaks in Limerick

first_img1 of 3 Petrina Meskell, Savoy hotel and Sandra Honan, Network Limerick Picture: Paul Mullins Linkedin Print Facebook Previous articleFamous Irish Wolfhounds at Bunratty Castle are namedNext articleIrish Cement Mungret hosts family event to launch new investment in Limerick factory Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Enterprise Ireland CEO Julie Sinnamon to join Shannon Chamber Webinar to share advice for companies as they embrace the recovery Valerie Murphy, president of Network Ireland Limerick, said, “True to her job title as Chief Storyteller, Niamh shared her inspirational rags to riches story brilliantly. She had a fantastic style and captured the imagination of everyone in the room. It was interesting to hear that they continue to meet tough challenges as they scale the company.”Businesswomen throughout the Mid West attended the event which was run in association with LEO Limerick .The Irish Fairy Door Company helps fairies relocate into homes and gardens all over the world by producing high quality Irish fairy doors.After being hit very badly by the recession, Niamh and Oisin Barry and Aoife and Gavin Lawler were on the verge of emigrating. Following a conversation around the kitchen table in June 2013 the company started business, largely through Facebook and word of mouth that August. Their mission was to bring children’s imaginations back and enable them to play like they used.Four years later and the Irish Fairy Door Company now employs 15 people, ships to over 120 different countries and has sold over 500,000 pieces worldwide.At the Network Ireland Limerick event, attendees learned how this simple idea has quickly grown into a hugely successful business which now sees every second child in Ireland own their own Fairy Door.More about business here. Yvonne Clarke, Just Be Holistic Therapies with Shreezanna Basnet, Sales Manager Savoy hotel Picture: Paul Mullins TAGSEnterprise IrelandIrish Fairy Door CompanyLocal Enterprise OfficeNetwork IrelandNiamh Sherwin BarrySavoy Hotel WhatsApp Valerie Murphy, Network Ireland Limerick President and Valerie’s Breast Care with special guest speaker, Niamh Sherwin Barry, The Irish Fairy Door Company Picture: Paul MullinsNiamh Sherwin-Barry, co-founder of Irish Fairy Door Company, stressed the importance of researching markets and understanding buyer behaviours before entering new countries too fast. She was speaking at a Network Ireland Limerick event run in association with LEO Limerick in the Savoy Hotel, Limerick.Describing the journey of how the business started as a kitchen table start-up during very challenging times to an international business within 4 years, Ms Sherwin Barry warned, “don’t rush into new markets like we did. If you are exporting to the US, go very, very slow as it has the potential to sink you.”Highlighting the importance of having the right skillsets and having clarity on your figures at all times, she also encouraged start-ups to “be aware of eager amateurs and what they can bring in comparison to experts. We brought in a few investors when what we needed was mentors.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up She praised the support of their Local Enterprise Office and Enterprise Ireland as they scaled for growth and believed the EY Entrepreneur of the Year programme in which they participated in 2016 helped them to step up another strategic level. Enterprise Ireland offers benefits to start lowering carbon emissions Email Local Enterprise Office Limerick can help small businesses navigate Covid-19’s unchartered waters RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsBusinessCo-founder of Irish Fairy Door Company speaks in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – February 27, 2018 2510 Limerick Post Show | Caragh O’Shea appointed President Limerick Post Show | Local Enterprise Office Enterprise Awards 2020 Martina Sheehan, AIB, Judy Tighe, AIB and Norma Purtill, LEO Picture: Paul Mullins Twitter Sinead brings new vision to Limerick business womenlast_img read more

Cryptocurrency And Regulation Of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021 And Legal Framework Ahead

first_imgColumnsCryptocurrency And Regulation Of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021 And Legal Framework Ahead Tanuj Hazari6 Feb 2021 10:04 PMShare This – xA dubious concern in the banking finance sector in India today is the debate over according legal status to crypto/virtual currencies (“CCs”). The Reserve Bank of India (“RBI”), vide a notification[1] (“Notification”), directed all entities regulated by RBI not to deal in CCs or provide any services for facilitating any person in dealing or settling with CCs. As the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA dubious concern in the banking finance sector in India today is the debate over according legal status to crypto/virtual currencies (“CCs”). The Reserve Bank of India (“RBI”), vide a notification[1] (“Notification”), directed all entities regulated by RBI not to deal in CCs or provide any services for facilitating any person in dealing or settling with CCs. As the blockchain enthusiasts, the crypto-exchanges and individuals holding CCs, across the globe watched in approbation, in March 2020, the Supreme Court of India[2] (“SC Case”), quashed the Notification, holding that the restrictions imposed by the Notification were disproportionate to the concerns raised by the RBI and therefore unsustainable. However, it was also held that RBI has inherent powers to regulate the dealing and trading of CCs in the interest of the banking system, monetary stability and sound economic growth[3]. While this development was emblematic of optimism amongst industry players in India, the quashing of Notification had only brought CCs into a grey area and one could not have elided that RBI and legislators will be oblivion to any activity relating to CCs in future. The Parliament proposes to introduce Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021 (“Crypto Bill”) in its ongoing session. The Crypto Bill seeks to ban all private cryptocurrencies and create a legitimate framework for official digital currency in India, backed by government/RBI, while providing certain exceptions to promote the underlying technology driving the digital currency. The Crypto Bill: What we see ahead?The absence of any legislative/regulatory framework or policy confirming the status of CCs till date and the validity of trading in and dealing with them, questioned their future in India which hinged over a murky structure. The Crypto Bill has brought a ray of hope, suggesting a possible advent of a digital currency in India and its regulation by RBI/government. However, the Crypto Bill also suggests banning of all the private cryptocurrencies. The very news of introduction of Crypto Bill in the Parliament session has sent out shivers in the cryptocurrency market. The industry practitioners have hit the panic button due to the speculative foresightedness attached to the Crypto Bill, including more particularly the banning of ‘private cryptocurrencies’. As to what is a ‘private cryptocurrency’ remains unclear for now as the draft of the Crypto Bill has not been made available to public. The crypto evangelist bat for currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum to be public currencies, however there is uncertainty, whether the Crypto Bill will render the use of currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum illegal in India. Further, it remains to be seen whether CCs will be treated as a ‘currency’ or a ‘stock’ or there will be an outright ban on dealing with them. The proliferators of CCs contend that they cannot be differentiated, without any reasonable basis, from other persons engaged in the business, including that of pre-paid wallets and other electronic dealings in money, purely because they are engaged in the use, trade or dealing of CCs and that vetoing use of CCs infringes upon the right to carry out trade and business and impairs the Right to ‘Equality'[4], Right to carry out ‘Trade or Business'[5] and Right to ‘Life and Personal Liberty’. Whereas, the primordial concerns of RBI/government that could make CCs nefarious and question their acceptability, are the volatility and fluctuation of their value and anonymity of transactions, which may give rise to cybercrimes, money laundering, misinformed investments by consumers, frauds and terrorism financing. The forward strategyThe Indian citizenry have long delved themselves into the use, trade and sale of CCs and have established highly successful businesses in the form of crypto exchanges and blockchain driven start-ups and therefore one cannot sign off CCs completely. Crypto firms in India have also experienced a successful phase during the pandemic lockdown and the trading on crypto exchanges increased manifolds. Were at one hand the government’s current move threatens to put the future of this industry in disarray once again, the introduction of Crypto Bill will also be a welcome step. However its success will depend on various factors, like defining ‘private cryptocurrencies’, contours of regulation and power given to the regulators to regulate the use and trade of CCs, that will decide the fate of CCs in India. At this stage, the government may consult stakeholders before coming to a decision on status of CCs in India. In the milieu of the nascent technology-driven businesses, subsequent to the SC Case, the world now awaits in high anticipation of the Indian policymakers’/legislator’s next move to see whether there will be an outright ban or there will be a regulatory framework on CCs or whether and the lawmakers/government come up with a hybrid digital currency that is backed and regulated by the RBI. A pragmatic sense suggests that the lawmakers and RBI regulate the trading of CCs, either by coming up with a substantive legislation or regulation/policy by RBI for regulating and facilitating the dealings in CCs either as a currency or a virtual asset, ensuring the following inclusions, amongst others; The mandatory reporting of sale, trade and usage of CCs to RBI to ensure the identity of participants and the amounts transacted, thereby preventing anonymity in cryptocurrency transactions;Since fluctuation in the value of a currency is not good for an economy, a range or a band-width of fluctuation in value of CCs be considered by RBI for a specified period, from time to time, so as to recognize them as currency with definitive value;The Master Circular issued by RBI for Know Your Customer (“KYC”) norms, Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”) standards and combating Terrorism Financing[6], can be applied mutatis mutandis to transactions relating to CCs to curb the potential risks identified by RBI in relation to them;Compulsory registration of crypto exchanges with RBI and an affirmative obligation be imposed on them to self ­ regulate and comply with KYC/AML regulations and make quarterly disclosures to RBI intimating the necessary information of all transactions in CCs;In alternate, where CCs are given a status of stock, Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) may license, regulate, and supervise trading and services in relation to CCs; An independent unit be set up by RBI or SEBI to study, address and deliberate on emerging technologies and market trends governing CCs and advise RBI/SEBI on regular basis; andDefining crimes related to CCs and having an effective enforcement mechanism to safeguard the consumers. Views are personal.Tanuj Hazari is a Lawyer, General Corporate, M&A, Banking, and FInance. [1]No. DBR. No. BP. BC. 104 /08. 13.102/2017-18, April 06, 2018, https://rbi.org.in/Scripts/NotificationUser.aspx?Id=11243 [2] Internet and Mobile Association of India vs Reserve Bank of India, 2020 SCC Online SC 275 [3] Ibid [4] Constitution of India, 1950, Art. 14. [5] Constitution of India, 1950, Art. 19, Cl. (g). [6] Master Circular – Know Your Customer (KYC) norms / Anti-Money Laundering (AML) standards/Combating of Financing of Terrorism (CFT)/Obligation of banks under PMLA, 2002, dated July 1, 2013, DBOD.AML.BC.No.24/14.01.001/2013-14 https://www.rbi.org.in/scripts/BS_ViewMasCirculardetails.aspx?id=8179 Next Storylast_img read more

“People Need Oxygen Now, Why Should Wait For April 22nd To Ban Use Of Oxygen For Industries”: Delhi High Court Asks Centre

first_imgTop Stories”People Need Oxygen Now, Why Should Wait For April 22nd To Ban Use Of Oxygen For Industries”: Delhi High Court Asks Centre Shreya Agarwal20 April 2021 6:02 AMShare This – x”The need for oxygen is now. Any delay would lead to loss of precious lives.”In view of acute shortage of oxygen supplies for Covid-19 patients, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Central Government as to why there is a delay in restricting its use in industries. “You’ve said you’ll ban the use of oxygen in industries by 22nd, but why not by today itself? What about lives that are being lost today? Will you tell the patients from today to wait for…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?LoginIn view of acute shortage of oxygen supplies for Covid-19 patients, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Central Government as to why there is a delay in restricting its use in industries. “You’ve said you’ll ban the use of oxygen in industries by 22nd, but why not by today itself? What about lives that are being lost today? Will you tell the patients from today to wait for 2 days?” remarked a Division Bench comprising of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli. The Court was hearing a PIL concerning the Covid-19 situation in Delhi. During the hearing, the Bench made some significant suggestions, including increasing the number of beds for Covid patients in Delhi, ramping up the Centre’s vaccination programme and inoculating all those who are willing to take the vaccine. “Whomsoever you can vaccinate, please vaccinate. Whether it’s 60 years or 16 years. Atleast let the ones who want to take it, take it. Good luck to the ones who don’t. The thing is the virus doesn’t discriminate,” Justice Sanghi orally remarked during the hearing. He also criticized the Government for not taking timely steps and restricting the use of oxygen by industries. “If people keep dying the way they are dying, what is the point of producing more for the economy?,” Justice Sanghi remarked. The Court suggested cutting down production of iron, steel and petroleum industries for 2-3 weeks to divert oxygen supplies to medical use. It observed, “Ultimately, economic interests cannot override human life. We cannot lose people this way… we may lost up to a crore people. We cannot be so insensitive. Shortage is now, we have to do now. This is something you have to see, after a point we can’t. We’re not here to run the government. If you had taken this decision two days back, lives could have been saved.” Shortage of Oxygen The Bench asked the Centre why it is not taking immediate steps for prohibiting industrial use of oxygen, to increase the supply towards medical. “Why aren’t you banning the oxygen supply for critical industries from now itself? People are dying now. A father of one of the counsel’s who used to appear for govt is admitted and we know oxygen supply was reduced as no oxygen there. In fact, tomorrow, there will be no oxygen left,” the Bench told a Joint Secretary appearing for the Centre. The JS informed the Bench that the AIIMS Chief, Dr. Randeep Guleria, has devised a formula for calculating the oxygen requirement. “Taking into account that nearly 80% of the cases are mild, don’t need oxygen. As per this calculation, Delhi’s requirement was about 220 MT, but they have been provided about 370 MT. Two exercises being done, to ensure all states get oxygen, otherwise those producing will not let it go to other states,” the JS assured the Court. He insisted that there is shortage of oxygen cylinders certainly because cylinders being packed and sent off to homes, or being given to patients for psychological effect. In its order, the Bench said, “On the availability of oxygen in Delhi, on this front the situation is rather alarming. We have been informed that the availability of oxygen is dramatically worsen in hospitals like Ganga Ram Hospital which is one of the leading hospitals of Delhi. We call upon to CG to seriously consider the steal and petrochemical industry so that a fine balance can be struck between the needs of people at large who are suffering from covid and need of industries. If more and more people are suffering from covid in extending lockdowns, the purpose of production of steal and petroleum products would also be of no avail. We expect CG to urgently have a meet with all stakeholders involved in the petrochemical and steal industries so that a good portion of oxygen produced by them can be diverted for medical needs for the period in the prevailing condition.” Remarks on Vaccination programme Justice Sanghi made strong observations against wastage of vaccines in India and asked the Central Government to proceed in a well panned manner, probably with the use of technology. “Latest numbers indicate that out of 10 crore, 44 lakh vaccines have gone waste. Maximum wastage in Tamil Nadu…Please note that 44 lakhs out of 10 crores is severe wastage. 1 vial can vaccinate upto 10 people. In the US, if by 4-5 pm vaccines not being taken they have a system of calling eligible persons up and vaccinating them. Further, recently, the number of people getting vaccinated has reduced. We are a country that produces the best IT minds, why can’t we deal with this? This is just bad planning. Why didn’t we foresee this? This is not rocket science,” Justice Sanghi said. He added that the people should be provided information regarding availability of vaccine near them, to both make the process more convenient and ensure that the resources do not go to waste. “When you’re registered on the app, you get updates in a geo-sensitive manner about which centre you have to go to as well. There are hospitals and centres where you can just walk in. Now people are able to register for the vaccination on the app, initially there were problems. If they know which centre they have to go to, they can immediately go, the vaccination is not wasted,” Justice Sanghi opined. Testing reports The Bench insisted that there should be a rule that samples taken first should be tested first. “There should be no discrimination, is all. If my test is done today and somebody’s tomorrow, it shouldn’t happen that his report comes before mine. Further, the patient must be informed by the lab, how long it will take,” the Bench said. It further said that the citizenry must understand that now, even doctors and lab assistants are getting infected and thus, the 24 hrs limit for testing report has been increased to 48 hrs. “They are also humane. The 24 hrs limit was given when numbers were 8000 a day, now it is 25000 a day,” the Bench said. Collection of patients data be made more seamless During the hearing, Justice Sanghi wondered why several forms are being filled for teswtings, treatment, etc., when all the relevant information regarding a person can be accessed through his Aadhar Card. “Instead of diagnoses, they have to open computer centres,” the Judge remarked. Taking the suggestion, the ASG assured the Court that a notification will be issued today itself, telling ICMR about the duplication of Aadhar card details. The Court in its order said, “Another aspect is the software device for uploading the test results on website. The patients are required to provide their Aadhar cards. Despite that being the position, we are informed that testing agencies are required to fill detailed forms online. We direct the CG and ICMR to review the form in which the information is required to be uploaded so as to reduce their burden and wastage of time.” Shortage of Medicines Justice Sanghi stated that there is a shortage of medicines in the market and people are being compelled to buy life-saving drugs at high prices “There’s hoarding, etc. In times of crisis, some people show their good faces, some ugly – taking advantage. You need to take out a directive, raid people,” he told the Government. The Court also discussed the shortage of Remdesivir injection in the market and opined that the Government needs to treat all its citizens equally “Be it Delhi or UP or Rajasthan. If despite having medication you’re sending it to place A than B, despite B requiring more, you have blood on your hands,” the Bench remarked. Shortage of Beds in Covid Hospitals The Bench also took note of the acute shortage of beds for Covid-19 patients who require immediate medical attention. “People are lying on stretches outside the hospitals, wherever they can go, they’re going. But that doesn’t mean facilities are sufficient. If last time you had provided 4100 beds, this time you are providing only 2000.. even though number of cases are 4 times higher,” the Bench told the Centre after it was informed by the Delhi Government that it is not getting enough beds. Mehra, appearing for the Delhi Government submitted that last year, the Central Govt had made 4112 beds available for Covid patients in hospitals. He stated that this time, the number of positive patients is four times than the figures of last year. But the number of beds available by Centre is 50% of beds available last year. The ASG then informed the Bench that the Government is setting up facilities in Railway wagons, Radha Soami Satsang also. “We are trying our best to make a makeshift facility. For us, the constraint is that even if we increase the number of beds, we need a proportionate increase in power, nurses, etc. Infact it’ll be dangerous if only beds are increased, patients admitted without the manpower,” Joint Secretary to the Government said. Unconvinced, the Bench said, “But last time you had increased it to 4000? How do you explain that? It means that though you have the capacity, you have not diverted it for Covid19. Shouldn’t you understand the gravity of the situation and take action immediately?” It ordered, “Considering the fact that no of covid patients were not getting hospitalization are greater than numbers turning out last year, CG should urgently look to allocate more beds from amongst their hospitals for Covid patients. A report in this regard must be submitted on the next date of hearing i.e. tomorrow.” RT-PCR Testing On the aspect of ramping up testing through RT-PCR test, the bench noted that there are certain aspects which need to be addressed by CG and its agencies. During the hearing, Justice Sanghi said he’s personally aware that machines are being imported from outside India and then they are stuck with Customs at Bombay for 3-4 days. In its order, the Bench said, “We’re informed that the equipments for setting up RTPCR test labs are imported and machines are being dealt with routinely at custom ports. It is essential that all such medical equipment, medicines etc which are imported should be cleared as top priority by Customs. The procedure for such clearances are highly time consuming. We do not wish to in any way infringe on Authority of ICMR and we do not expect it to relax the standards the manner of granting permission. However, we direct ICMR to give top priority to such clearances so that labs are set up without any delay.” Background The petition was filed by Advocate Rakesh Malhotra last year. It was disposed of in January 2021, in view of normalcy in situation. However, taking note of the COVID-19 second wave, the bench revived the case. The court had yesterday directed the Centre and the Delhi Governments to file affidavits stating the availability of beds, with and without ventilator and oxygen, in the national capital. It had also expressed its displeasure at the manner in which the migrant workers have been dealt with during the pandemic. Today, the Centre had filed its affidavit. However, the State asked and was granted a day’s time to file its reply. The Delhi Government has been asked to file its affidavit by tomorrow, 1 PM.Edited by Akshita SaxenaClick here to read/download the orderNext Storylast_img read more

Driver license renewal now offered at Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library

first_img Book Nook to reopen Residents in the Brundidge area no longer have to travel to Troy to have their driver’s licenses renewed. These licenses can now be renewed at the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in downtown Brundidge.Theresa Trawick, library director, said Pike County Probate Judge Wes Allen has made a probate computer available to the library for the convenience of local residents.The probate computer may be used to renew or duplicate driver’s licenses, commercial driver’s licenses and state identification cards.“The computer is self-service but it’s very simple to use,” Trawick said. “But, if assistance is needed, a member of the library staff will be available.” Published 3:00 am Thursday, July 12, 2018 Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author You Might Like Ewing: Trojan Tavern wants to respect neighbors Trojan Tavern owner Von Ewing responded Wednesday to concerns shared at the Troy City Council meeting Tuesday that his business… read more Driver license renewal now offered at Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library Next UpTrawick said charges must be made to a credit or debit card.“The computer will print a temporary driver’s license and the official license will be mailed,” she said.Another feature of the computer is that the photo already on file at the Pike County Courthouse will be used, so you won’t age at all, Trawick said, laughing.“Of course, not having to drive to Troy is the main feature of the having a probate computer available locally,” she said. “This is just one of the many services offered through the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library.” Trawick said the library has computers with Internet access available for public use and staff members can assist patrons in getting familiar with the use of the computers.The library also has access to a genealogy research database, Ancestry Library Edition, which is available for personal use.“The Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library provides many services to the Brundidge area,” Trawick said. “We invited everyone to visit us on South Main Street and learn more about what our public library has to offer.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Effects of tropical sea surface temperature (SST) errors on the Antarctic atmospheric circulation of HadCM3

first_imgThis paper investigate the large mean sea level pressure errors in the HadCM3 atmosphere-ocean global climate model around Antarctica and finds them to be caused by the sea surface temperature (SST) errors in the winter tropics. This teleconnection is explained by the warm tropical SST anomalies causing anomalous ascent which strengthens the Hadley circulation and increases the high-level (∼200hPa) divergence. This in turn interacts with the strong meridional gradient in absolute vorticity to generate Rossby waves that propagate polewards. By imposing SST anomalies, in the atmosphere only model, in different ocean basins it is shown that it is the SST errors over Indonesia and the eastern tropical Atlantic that are responsible for these wave trains; and hence, primarily responsible for the pressure anomalies. By contrast, a large SST error over the eastern tropical Pacific does not cause a wave train to be generated because it does not generate strong ascent. This study also demonstrates the difficulties in diagnosing errors within a coupled climate model since forcing, particularly in the tropics, may have a strongly non-local effect.last_img read more