Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgInnodis Ltd (HWF.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileInnodis Limited is a Mauritian company that operates in the production and sale of various food and non-food items across the company’s segments which include Wholesale and Retail, Production and Distribution, amongst a few others. Within their production and distribution segment, the company engages in poultry farming, distribution of chicken, ice cream, yoghurt and other frozen food items, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of food and grocery products. Whilst in the ‘others’ segment they focus on manufacturing and distribution of animal feeds, as well as manufacturing, imports and distributive trading, retailing, franchising and consultancy. The Company, through its Poultry Division, produces chicken with an integrated operation of breeding farms, hatchery, broiler farms, quarantine farm and processing plants. It offers ice cream, and yoghurt and sterilized milk. Innodis Limited is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. Innodis Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

Test Rugby Results – November 15th weekend

first_imgSaturday Nov 15, 2014 Test Rugby Results – November 15th weekend We’ve had another great day of Test rugby, with more still to come tomorrow. South Africa held on to beat England at Twickenham, while Wales beat a determined Fiji side in Cardiff. Scotland gave New Zealand a real scare at Murrayfield, while Tonga won convincingly against the USA.Weekend Test match results:Canada 13 – 23 Samoa Italy 18 – 20 ArgentinaEngland 28 – 31 South Africa Wales 17 – 13 Fiji Romania 13 – 18 Japan Tonga 40 – 12 United States of America Scotland 16 – 24 New Zealand France 29 – 26 Australia  Ireland 49 – 7 GeorgiaHighlights, clips and match reports from the big matches will follow over the next few days. Let us know your thoughts on the results, talking points etc in the comments below. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

DSC offers online grants database demo site

first_img  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis DSC offers online grants database demo site AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 29 August 2002 | Newscenter_img The Directory of Social Change has introduced a free online demo of its online grant-making trusts database, Trustfunding.org. An annual subscription to the full service costs £129.25 (inc VAT) for charities and voluntary organisations, and £176.25 (inc VAT) for statutory and commercial organisations.Visit the online demo of Trustfunding.org, and contact Directory of Social Change to sign up to the service. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Occupation is responsible for escalation in Jerusalem

first_imgRabbis from Orthodox Jews Against Zionism sit with the family of Palestinian bus driver Yousuf Al Ramouni, lynched by Zionist settlers in Jerusalem.WW photoThe following is a statement from the website of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, in the aftermath of attacks by racist settlers and the Israeli state, some lethal, on Palestinians in Jerusalem and the West Bank and an attack by two young Palestinians on a synagogue that left seven people dead, including the two Palestinians. The Israeli regime then took measures of collective punishment against relatives of the two.“The operation today in Jerusalem is a natural response to the ongoing racist policies and crimes of the occupation, and it is the occupation that is responsible for the escalation in Jerusalem and throughout Palestine. We are witnessing lynchings, the targeting of Palestinians, demolishing homes, confiscating land, building colonies, taking unprecedented measures against Muslims’ and Christians’ holy sites in Jerusalem on a daily basis,” said Khalil Maqdesi, member of the Central Committee of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.“Every day, thousands of supporters of the PFLP — and our entire Palestinian people — resist occupation in Jerusalem and throughout Palestine. There will be more of these kinds of actions so long as the occupier’s assault continues,” Maqdesi said. “The PFLP will continue to target every institution of the occupation. No place in Jerusalem should be safe so long as the Palestinian people are not safe. ‘Security’ cannot be built on the backs of the Palestinian people. The only result of the occupation attacks on Jerusalem will be continued and escalating resistance among the Palestinian masses.“Resistance is our only path; there is no other way in which Palestinians can liberate their land and achieve their rights. Resistance includes many methods of struggle, including, centrally, armed resistance and armed struggle. Revolutionary violence is necessary in order to confront and overthrow the colonization of our land and the confiscation of our rights,” said Maqdesi.“Oppressed people are determined to seek their freedom. It is the responsibility of the so-called ‘international community’ to hold Israel accountable for its attacks on the Palestinian people. It is the occupier who should be labeled ‘inhuman.’ Instead, their settlement building, their killings, their mass attacks on Palestinian rights are met with approval and silence by the United States and the European Union, who have shown themselves to be consistently on the side of Israel, on the side of colonialism and imperialist hegemony,” said Maqdesi.“What is being called ‘Har Nof’ was in fact built on the ruins of the village of Deir Yassin, ethnically cleansed in 1948 and hundreds of Palestinians slaughtered at the hands of the Haganah and Zionist terror organizations, as they expelled hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their land — refugees who have been struggling to return to their land, and to liberate their land, for over 66 years,” Maqdesi said.“The PFLP is not a religious organization and our resistance is not based on religious convictions. We are struggling to liberate Palestine from a settler colonial project imposed on our people. Occupiers and racists do not belong to the land of Palestine; there are, and must be, consequences and repercussions for the theft of our land and our rights,” said Maqdesi.“The spontaneous response and demonstrations by the Palestinian people from Beddawi refugee camp to Dheisheh refugee camp to Gaza, and even on social media, the masses outside and inside Palestine, who chanted for Ghassan and Oday Abu Jamal, embraced the Palestinian armed resistance and the path of liberation,” said Maqdesi.“The response of the occupation that we are expecting is a criminal one — this is the nature of the occupation. Arresting the entire Abu Jamal family, threatening them with orders to demolish their homes, terrorizing the entire neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukabbir, which they blocked in with concrete blocks; beating the brothers of the martyrs — these are the people that we must embrace, protect, and care for, in the face of the occupier’s attacks,” said Maqdesi.“Our message to the Palestinian people inside Palestine and in exile is that you have maintained your resilience and resistance to the occupier for 66 years. You are strong and have the ability to continue on the path of struggle. No power can liquidate your cause. The PFLP reaffirms its commitment to you, and your cause, and your rights. We call upon all Palestinian political forces to unify under the banner of the Palestinian heroic people, to protect their sacrifices, and unite to march forward toward a new stage and a new intifada,” said Maqdesi.“The PFLP is committed to redirecting and recentering the compass of the region and its people on the central issue — towards Palestine, towards Jerusalem, confronting Zionism and imperialism; away from sectarian wars and chaos in the region. Palestine is still the issue, and Jerusalem is at the heart of this struggle,” Maqdesi said. “Today, the PFLP has a message to the Arab people, that your battle is with imperialism and Zionism and not with each other, and that the fragmentation of the Arab people can only benefit the occupier who is colonizing your beloved Palestine. The masses must awaken and shake the collective consciousness of the Arab nation to confront the real enemy.”“The PFLP also wants to send its message to a billion and a half Muslim brothers and sisters that our fight is not with Jews and is not based on religion; it is about justice, liberation and return to the homeland, and this is your struggle,” said Maqdesi.“Our message today to the Jewish people around the world is that the Palestinian-Israeli conflict was never a conflict between Muslims and Jews. Palestine has embraced the Jewish community for hundreds of years. What stands between us is this colonial project. We know that thousands of Jews around the world are true and genuine voices for the struggle, leading boycott movements and joining the Palestinian struggle for liberation on a daily basis. We salute each and every one of them. And for those Jews who are misled by the Zionist discourse, Israel is nothing but a deathtrap for both Jews and Arabs. Racism can never resolve conflicts, and apartheid is not a solution. You must stand by the side of the oppressed, and not the oppressor; raise your voice against the Zionist criminals who are oppressing our people in your name,” Maqdesi said.“As for the threats of Netanyahu and Yaalon to our people,” Maqdesi said that they are “worthless and carry no weight and reflect a racist settler mindset that thinks that through coercion and oppression we will become silent and defeated. The battle with the occupation will not be limited to Jerusalem. It is going to expand to every inch of Palestine, and through the borders of Palestine. Today, also, the PFLP wants to send a message to the solidarity movement with Palestine, to intensify their efforts and their struggle to support the resistance on the path of establishing a democratic Palestine where all people live in equality and freedom.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Constitutional progress that awaits implementation

first_img December 26, 2019 Find out more News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa November 11, 2020 Find out more Although article 31 on freedom expression, article 32 on access to information, and article 127 on the Broadcasting Communication Agency are not entirely satisfactory, they represent a significant advance.“We hail the realization of one of the leading goals of the 2011 popular uprising,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “The completion of the constitutional process that began after the October 2011 elections marks a turning point for Tunisia. “Ben Ali’s departure opened the way for media pluralism but the repressive laws inherited from the old regime were maintained. Freedom of information is now enshrined in the constitution. This is crucial for democracy in Tunisia but it is not enough.”Reporters Without Borders legal committee coordinator Prisca Orsonneau added: “If article 31 of the constitution guaranteeing freedom of expression is to be fully respected, as Tunisia’s international obligations require, legislators, judicial officials, security forces and other leading actors must act in concert with the constant aim of respecting and ensuring respect for the principle of freedom of information.”The utmost vigilance is needed to ensure implementation of the constitution’s principles. In early December, Reporters Without Borders pointed out the inadequacies of the draft being discussed.Thereafter, few amendments were adopted to improve or clarify the wording of the articles on freedom of information, except article 125, which was amended to restrict the powers of the broadcast media regulator. Amendments reintroducing a ban on blasphemy (article 6) and the addition of the concept of “public morals” (article 49) are also worrying as both could restrict freedom of expression.After following the voting article by article, Reporters Without Borders stresses the following points:- Article 6, on religion, guarantees freedom of conscience.The state’s neutrality is not enshrined in the constitution as finally adopted, which proclaims the role of the state as “guardian of religion” and “protector of the sacred.” An amendment to this article adopted on 23 January, just before the end of the debates, reintroduced a ban on attacks on the “sacred,” a concept that is not defined.Reporters Without Borders regards the ban on blasphemy (attacks on the sacred) as a restriction of freedom of expression that is unacceptable under international standards now in force and regrets this amendment’s adoption, as it opens the way to legislation criminalizing the expression of opinions in speech or writing that could be construed as attacks on religious beliefs.The fact that the criminalization of blasphemy had been dropped from previous drafts was hailed as a major advance. The crime of apostasy, which was also included at an emotional moment, has no place in a constitution.- Article 20 gives international treaties “sub-constitutional” and “supra-legislative” status.Reporters Without Borders is very disappointed and disturbed by the adoption of this provision, which sets the constitution above Tunisia’s international obligations and which therefore allows the latter to be dismissed. Despite previous criticism of this article, it was not changed.- Article 31 on freedom of expression says: “The freedoms of opinion, thought expression, information and publication are guaranteed. These freedoms may not be subjected to prior control.”The wording is positive as far as it goes, but Reporters Without Borders regrets that it does not define freedom of expression at greater length and that no provision was adopted to reinforce it. Freedom of expression should have been guaranteed not just as a fundamental right but also as the basis of other rights.This article does not say, for example, that freedom of expression is guaranteed for everyone, regardless of status, age or nationality, regardless of borders, and for every form and medium of expression. It does not mention Internet communications and does not guarantee media independence or the confidentiality of journalists’ sources.- Article 32 on access to information is not subject to any specific restrictions other than those envisaged in article 49. Its adoption is extremely positive. Reporters Without Borders urges to Tunisia to create a special body to handle access to information issues, in order to realize what this article promises.- Article 49 says: “The law determines the modalities regarding the rights and freedoms guaranteed in this constitution and the conditions for exercising them, without endangering their essence. These methods of control are established only as a result of the needs of a democratic civilian state, or to protect the rights of others, or for reasons of public security, national defence, public health or public morals, and with respect for proportionality and the need for these controls. The courts ensure that rights and freedoms are protected against any violation. An amendment may not affect the human rights and freedoms guaranteed in this constitution.”The balance introduced into article 49 at the request of many NGOs is a major advance. The addition of “respect for proportionality and (…) need” is positive. This article did not however include the need for legislative precision, stipulated by the UN Human Rights Committee, which is responsible for interpreting the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (General Comment No. 34, paragraph 25).It is also worrying that “public morals” are included in the interests that need protecting and could therefore restrict freedoms. Although their protection is given as possible grounds for restrictions in article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the lack of any reference to the covenant is disturbing. The inclusion of “public morals” is particularly dangerous in the current context, as it opens the way to restriction of freedom of expression in the name of a concept that is vague and easily exploited. – Article 127 on the Broadcasting Communication Agency was amended as Reporters Without Borders had hoped. It says that the agency’s members must be “independent, impartial, qualified and upright.” The agency’s responsibilities are limited to the broadcast media, not all the media, as originally envisaged.The article says the agency should be guided by the principles of “respect for freedom of expression and information” and guaranteeing “media plurality and integrity.” The regulatory powers it is given should enable it to fully play the role of media referee.Despite its flaws, the new constitution establishes promising foundations and commits future generations to safeguarding freedoms. Protecting human rights and guaranteeing freedom of expression need to be priorities for Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa’s government and the one that follows after the next elections.Photo: ReutersSlideshow: tunisiefocus Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists Receive email alerts News After debates held in a spirit of consensus, Tunisia’s national constituent assembly has approved a new constitution that tries to protect the democratic rights to freedom of expression and information. It was adopted by 200 votes for, 12 against and 4 abstentions on 26 January. January 28, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Constitutional progress that awaits implementation Help by sharing this information News News RSF_en TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Tunisia Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” to go further Organisation Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder November 12, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Mounting concern about Ukrainian journalist held by separatists

first_imgNews When Aseyev went missing at the start of June 2017, the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic” (DNR) at first said nothing and then finally recognized that it was holding him. One of the few independent journalists to stay in Donetsk after the separatists took control, he reported for various Ukrainian newspapers and for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s local service under the pseudonym of Stanislav Vasin. RSF_en RSF_EECA Organisation According to former fellow detainees, he is being held in the former “Izoliatsiya” factory, which the separatists are using as one of their jails. The “DNR” is refusing for the time being to include him in a prisoner exchange with the Ukrainian government in Kiev. At the start of July, Firsov said Aseyev had begun a hunger strike in protest against the “DNR”’s refusal to give him medical care. Follow the news on Ukraine September 7, 2020 Find out more February 26, 2021 Find out more The annual “Donbass Media Forum” opened in the city of Kharkiv on 6 July with the adoption of a declaration calling on the “Normandy contact group” (Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France) to intercede to obtain Aseyev’s release. After holding Ukrainian journalist Stanislav Aseyev arbitrarily for more than a year, the separatists controlling the eastern city of Donetsk are apparently preparing to try him on a charge of spying. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its call for his immediate release.It seems that the self-proclaimed “authorities” in Donetsk want to provide Aseyev’s detention with a semblance of legality. Although he has not yet been formally charged, the separatists began in mid-July to publish what they claim to be extracts from his diary in order to give credence to the idea that he was a spy.Few people have been convinced by these “revelations” and a friend of Aseyev, Yegor Firsov, says he has Aseyev’s real diary and has posted photos of it on social networks. He also says that the separatists are trying to extract a confession from Aseyev by threatening to arrest his mother. In Donetsk, spying is punishable by 20 years in prison, or death in war-time. Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV News The rest of Ukraine is ranked 101st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Help by sharing this information center_img News UkraineEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentArmed conflictsImprisonedHostages to go further Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority News March 26, 2021 Find out more “The little news of Stanislav Aseyev that reaches us is increasingly disturbing,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “The separatists seem bent on persecuting this journalist, who dared to defy their news blockade and tell the rest of the country what was happening in Donetsk. We call on all parties to redouble efforts to obtain his swift release.” Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media The “DNR” and the “People’s Republic of Luhansk” (LNR) have become news and information black holes ever since Russian-backed separatists seized power in the Donbass (Donetsk and Luhansk regions) in the spring of 2014. The few remaining critical journalists have to operate clandestinely and visits by foreign observers are increasingly infrequent. Crimea has also been purged of its critical journalists and media since annexation by Russia in 2014. Receive email alerts UkraineEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentArmed conflictsImprisonedHostages July 25, 2018 Mounting concern about Ukrainian journalist held by separatistslast_img read more

Bethany Church of Sierra Madre: A Concert with Ken O’Malley

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Top of the News Religious Music Bethany Church of Sierra Madre: A Concert with Ken O’Malley Published on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 | 9:42 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Discover the wonder of the Emerald Isle in story and song, presented by the Southland’s finest bard and storyteller, Ken O’Malley. Ken O’Malley’s passionate and compelling voice is what one notices first. As a solo artist, Ken O’Malley easily commands the room; with his band he also rocks the house. Quickly drawing the audience in, it is no wonder that the Irish news describes him “without question, as the single most enduring, influential and proficient of all Irish musicians in Southern California.”Ken O’Malley will be presenting a special concert at the Bethany Church on Sunday, March 4, at 3:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.Tickets are $18 to the general public, with a special price of $15 for Bethany attenders. Log on to kenomalley.com to find out more about this very talented musician.Bethany Church of Sierra Madre, 93 N. Baldwin Ave., Sierra Madre, (626) 355-1403 or visit www.bethanyfamily.com. HerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

New Proposed Legislation Would Enhance, Protect San Gabriel Mountain Areas Close to Pasadena

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. One thought on “New Proposed Legislation Would Enhance, Protect San Gabriel Mountain Areas Close to Pasadena” May 18th, 2021 at 9:42 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyZac Efron Is Dating A New Hottie?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Make a comment Frank lewis says: Subscribecenter_img 18 recommended1 commentShareShareTweetSharePin it CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday How much did Padilla get deposited on a foreign account to push such a bill what crooks call lobbying Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Community News New Proposed Legislation Would Enhance, Protect San Gabriel Mountain Areas Close to Pasadena Wilderness Society official described the proposed bill as “great news for Pasadenans” By CITY NEWS SERVICE and STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 1:20 pm STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Sen. Alex Padilla, D-California, this week announced a proposed legislative package aimed at protecting more than 1 million acres of public lands in Los Angeles, including 30,000 acres in the San Gabriel Mountain range, along with lands in the Northwest California and the Central Coast.The Protecting Unique and Beautiful Landscapes by Investing in California, or PUBLIC, Lands Act would designate an additional 600,000 acres of California land as wilderness, as well as more than 853 miles of California streams as new wild and scenic rivers in California, including 45 miles in the San Gabriel area.One of three bills within the package, the San Gabriel Mountains Foothills and Rivers Protection Act, would expand the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument by more than 109,000 acres to include part of the western Angeles National Forest. It would also create a National Recreation Area along the San Gabriel Valley foothills and the Rio Hondo and San Gabriel RiverCorridors.That bill aims to increase equitable access to public lands for the 17 million people in the Los Angeles County area, which Padilla noted is one of the most park-poor, densely populated and polluted areas in the nation.“Our public lands are one of our state’s greatest gifts — from the San Gabriel Mountains, to the Central Coast, and through Northwestern California’s forests and rivers. It is incumbent upon us to be thoughtful stewards of these special places so that our communities can enjoy them andbenefit from America’s natural resources for generations to come,” Padilla said during a news conference on Monday. “And we must do so in a way that reverses racial and economic disparities in access to nature and parks. Some of the protected land in this bill serves densely populated areas of the state that don’t have equal access to nature, which will help rebalance this historic disparity in access to untouched wilderness.”The package was passed in the U.S. House of Representatives and was led by Rep. Judy Chu, who said “the Los Angeles area is one of the most park poor areas of the country, despite the presence of the gorgeous rivers, forests, and mountains of the San Gabriels right in our backyard.“House passage was the first step, and now I am grateful to Senator Padilla for working to advance the San Gabriel Mountains Foothills and Rivers Protection Act through the Senate and to President Biden’s desk,” Chu said.The Senate bills were co-sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, and would help conserve 30% of California lands and waters by 2030, according to Padilla’s office.“From lush forests to majestic deserts to scenic coasts, California’s iconic landscapes have few rivals. In light of climate change, our growing population and challenges to the flora and fauna, protecting these special places is even more important. I’m pleased to partner with Senator Padilla on this effort and look forward to working with our colleagues to pass this bill,” Feinstein said.Wilderness Society California Deputy Director Daniel Rossman described the proposed legislation as “great news for Pasadenans.”“We treasure the nature that we have so close to us. So in the heart of the San Gabriels, this would expand the national monument that was designated by President Obama in 2014 to include the foothills that are closest to our home,”he said. “And all of that National Forest land — about 109,000 acres — would be added to the national monument that, quite frankly, was left off during the 2014 designation. And I know something that the local community really has wanted to see for a long time.”“That level of protection and management approach is something that will enhance the area for perpetuity,” according to Rossman. “Then we’ll also establish the most valuable protections of wilderness for the last remaining wild places in the landscape, and also our rivers, with wild and scenic river designations, like the East Fort San Gabriel river — a very popular place that many people go on the weekends.”“I also think it’ll be exciting that we will be at the sort of western end of this national recreation area,” he added. “The [U.S.] Park Service is really emphasizing real opportunities to collaborate on connected trails or recreation opportunities for our backyard.”The Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation and Working Forests Act would protect about 262,000 acres of public lands by designating them as wilderness, as well as 379 miles of rivers. It would also restore forest and fish habitat and aid the cleanup of lands and waters that have been impacted by trespass marijuana grows.According to Padilla’s office, that bill would also help wildfire resiliency in the northwest region by requiring federal agencies to develop coordinated fire management plans with input from communities.The final bill, the Central Coast Heritage Protection Act, would designate 288,000 acres of public lands in the Los Padres National Forest and Carrizo Plain National Monument as wilderness, along with 159 miles of streams as wild and scenic rivers. It would also establish a Condor National Scenic Trail for 400 miles from Los Angeles to Monterey County, enhancing equitable access to the Los Padres National Forest.“The Central Coast is home to some of the most beautiful public lands in America. It’s up to us to be good stewards of the environment and the Central Coast Heritage Protection Act will conserve over 250,000 acres of public land for future generations to inherit and enjoy,” Rep. Salud Carbajal, D-Santa Barbara, who is leading the Central Coast bill in the House of Representatives. “It’s crucial that we act now to permanently protect the great outdoors, which provide invaluable local watersheds and opportunities for outdoor recreation that support our health and our economy. I thank Senator Padilla and Senator Feinstein for their leadership in this important fight to preserve our public lands.” Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Ex-US Olympics gymnastics coach John Geddert charged in Michigan in investigation tied to Larry…

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File Report Indicating Availability Of Remdesivir, Oxygen Cylinders,Vaccines Ventilators Etc: Madras HC To Puducherry Chief Secretary

first_imgNews UpdatesFile Report Indicating Availability Of Remdesivir, Oxygen Cylinders,Vaccines Ventilators Etc: Madras HC To Puducherry Chief Secretary Sparsh Upadhyay24 April 2021 9:42 AMShare This – xThe Chief Secretary has also been asked to ensure Union Territories’ preparedness for the counting of the votes on May 02, 2021.Observing that it was necessary to monitor the steps taken by the Government in Puducherry to deal with the current crisis, the Madras High court on Friday (23rd April) asked the Chief Secretary to the Union Territory to file a report regarding the availability of Remdesivir, Oxygen Cylinders, Doses Of Vaccine, Ventilators etc. At the outset, the Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy observed that four areas were of crucial importance and they are: – The availability of oxygen, The availability of the drug “Remdesivir”, The availability of ventilators and The availability of adequate doses of vaccine for inoculating even those between the ages of 18 and 45. Consequently, the Chief Secretary to the Union Territory was directed to file a report before the matter is taken up on April 26, 2021 indicating the position relating to the following issues: The number of vials of Remdesivir available at government hospitals and clinics; The number of oxygen cylinders or the quantum thereof available, The total requirement of oxygen, The availability of doses of vaccine and The availability of ventilators. The availability of beds in government hospitals and also in private hospitals and nursing homes. Further, the Court has also directed that the Chief Secretary’s report should indicate if any special notification has been recently issued to deal with the situation and the Advisories issued for maintaining Covid protocol should also be referred to. Apart from this, the Chief Secretary has also been asked to ensure Union Territories’ preparedness for the counting of the votes on May 02, 2021. The Matter has now been listed for further hearing on 26th April 2021. In related news, taking suo motu notice of newspaper reports about diversion of oxygen cylinders from Tamil Nadu to other states and the availability of Remdesivir Injection, the Madras High Court on Thursday (22nd April) had enquired about Tamil Nadu’s preparedness to handle the COVID-19 pandemic. Importantly, the Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy asked the Union of India to look into the matter of charging people for the Vaccines who are in the 18-45 age group, remarked. “The Population between 18-45 have been left in the lurch. They are required to pay 400/ at Government Counters/Hospitals and 600/- at private counters, and since most of them would be from the middle-income groups, it would cause a huge burden on them. This matter must be looked into” In its order, the Court also noted, “The Court has made an appeal to the Union to consider how the less-privileged and, particularly those who have been rendered without basic resources or jobs in the wake of the lockdown of last year, may be able to afford vaccination at such high cost. It is hoped that appropriate steps would be taken to take care of the lowest denominations.” Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderTagsMadras HC Madras High Court COVID Management Availability Of Remdesivir Oxygen Cylinders Ventilators Oxygen Shortage COVID Surge Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy Next Storylast_img read more