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Innodis Ltd ( HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgInnodis Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Innodis Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Innodis Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Innodis Ltd (  2016 interim results for the half year.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

Presiding Bishop calls for prayer for Iraq on Sunday, August…

first_img Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Rev Donald Heacock says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, Middle East Comments (16) The Rev Donald Heacock says: August 14, 2014 at 4:33 pm It’s about time the Episcopal Church requested prayres for them. I asked our rector weeks ago to add a prayer to the Prayers of th People for the Christians in the Middle East. She did it on one Sunday, but I agree that more has to be done than prayer. I’m donating money to the Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church in Teaneck, NJ and marking it for the Middle East Refugee Fund. If anyone would like to know the address, please contact me. I’m not familiar with the Episcopal Church requesting donations for the Christians in the Middle East. Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Nina Tepedino says: August 13, 2014 at 8:51 am There is nothing wrong with the PB’s message and pray is always needed. If my comment above was taken to mean that we should not pray about the situation and the whole Mid-Eastern nightmare, please excuse me. I just feel that a stronger statement would be appropriate. Christian Senyoni says: Julian Malakar says: Featured Jobs & Calls August 12, 2014 at 10:40 pm After hearing about the Pope’s statements today, especially when he called on religions leaders, especially Muslims, but all religions leaders, to speak out against what is happening with the Islamic State of the Levant in Syria and Iraq, it seems that the Presiding Bishop should do more than just call for prayer. Now would be a good time to show solidarity with the Pope in his calls for peace and condemnation of what is happening. Advocacy Peace & Justice, August 13, 2014 at 1:10 am I strongly believe our Lord Jesus Christ would protect His followers in 21st century as He did in 1st century by throwing Soul of Tarsus (later converted to slave of Christ and became St. Paul), from his horse and force him to surrender to Christ and die for Him. Soul and his strong men like ISIS were going to Syria to kill Christian. But his convoy was bombarded with dazzling light of Christ throwing all Soul’s companion on the street and made them inactive to take sword against Christian. We must have to have courage and boldly face the situation believing when God is with us, who could defeat us. Devils will be defeated. Timothy Fountain says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel August 14, 2014 at 2:03 pm The Neville Chamberlins of this world will never learn. How do you make peace with people who cut a child into because he is a Christian or men who take dozens of you girls prisoner and sell them into slavery. Should we have stood by while 6,000,000 Jews were gassed! Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York August 13, 2014 at 12:24 pm Pray without ceasing! Condemning horrific acts is not justifying oneself. Dietrich Bonhoeffer is one example of the struggle of the hard work of the Gospel of peace in a world full of horrific human carnage perpetrated by unjust systems. We can’t help it but being indignant. If we put ourselves in the shoes of the believers there, your shout is much louder than the shout they are making right now. How are we demonstrating that we care? No need to blame each other that we are not doing enough. DO SOMETHING! August 13, 2014 at 5:24 pm I do not find anything in the Presiding Bishop’s letter that says prayer is the only thing we should do. If we think that prayer is simply saying words and expecting God take care of the problem like a genie, then we have missed the point of prayer. True prayer should always lead us to deeper understanding and to action. Rather than debating the strength of the PB’s statement, perhaps we should examine what we ourselves have been saying and doing to address this and other humanitarian crises. Bishop Katherine is quite right to call us to prayer. It is up to us to make that prayer a living reality through our compassion and justice. Presiding Bishop calls for prayer for Iraq on Sunday, August 17 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET August 13, 2014 at 1:06 pm One day — but only through great pain at the hand of some further atrocity — we will dust off our histories and recall that the founder of Islam began and spread his belief and practice through conquest and violence. There is the also complex reality that Islam, in the main, was never and is not monolithic in thought and leadership. Consequently Islam has never experienced the self critique that came with a comprehensive Renaissance, Reformation, Counter-Reformation, and Enlightenment. Christianity’s self-critique in those periods has matured us and often chastised us, but only because we experienced the pains of change. Islam has pockets of self-criticism and reformation but they are not being experienced comprehensively throughout the world. Prayer is needed always, but so is the realization that too many followers of The Prophet are following in his very old footsteps wherein nothing short of domination will satisfy. It is truly time for a mass Christian and religious minority refugee program and leave those who live by conquest to themselves. Jeffersonian democracy has no appeal to the jihadists throughout the Middle East and our belabored efforts to will them into a long-overdue Enlightenment will continue to cost the lives of countless believers. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Susan Young says: Posted Aug 12, 2014 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC R. Edgar Wallace says: [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has urged Episcopalians to observe Sunday, August 17, as a day of prayer for those in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East living in fear of their lives, livelihoods, and ways of living and believing.Her call for prayer is in response to violence in Iraq that has included the slaying of Christians, Yazidis, and other Iraqi religious minorities; the destruction and looting of churches, homes, and places of business; and the displacement of thousands under the threat of death.“Pray that all God’s children might live in hope of the world of peace for which we were created,” she said.The following collect, which may be used as part of the Prayers of the People or elsewhere in the liturgy, appears on page 815 of the Book of Common Prayer:Eternal God,in whose perfect kingdomno sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness,no strength known but the strength of love:So mightily spread abroad your Spirit,That all peoples may be gatheredunder the banner of the Prince of Peace,as children of one Father;to whom be dominion and glory, now and for ever. Amen.Questions about how best to support the Christian community of Iraq may be directed to the Rev. Canon Robert Edmunds, Middle East Partnership Officer for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society: [email protected] August 13, 2014 at 12:27 pm Rev Fred Fenton, thank you for provoking us to think deeply! The church needs those “wake up calls”. August 17, 2014 at 4:53 pm Some things can ONLY be taken care of through prayer. I think this is a quote. Or, perhaps Jesus SOULD have “simply” called down 10,000 legions of angels. Orate Fratres. Orate. On the other hand, 10,000 legions of non-military, non-power-crazed People of God going there, without weapons, without power? Pray. God is here, just as at the cross. is there not more than one way to skin a cat… Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ed Richards says: Rector Shreveport, LA Doug Desper says: Press Release Service An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY August 13, 2014 at 7:51 am Archbishop Mouneer Anis of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East asked for prayer: for peace in the region and grace for Christ’s people in it. So the PB’s message is responsive to that appeal. There are good options for giving to relief efforts, and of course we are free to contact our representatives (although there is no one “church position” on intervention strategy). The church doesn’t have to justify itself by “fixing” the Middle East, or “preventing” suicide, or by any other earthly metric or cause of the day. We rush from cause to cause, forgetting the priority of proclaiming Christ, who said that we would have big troubles in this world but would find our strength, joy and abundance in him. Yes, our work will improve the temporal circumstances of some people, sometimes. But we don’t have to “prove” our value – no matter how much we do, those who despise the Gospel will despise the church.I’m not this PB’s biggest fan, but there’s nothing wrong with her message here. In fact, it is a tight, focused and right appeal for us to go to our greatest strength and good in the midst of problems that the world’s great minds and powers cannot seem to disentangle. So please pray. Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 August 14, 2014 at 6:04 pm Perhaps if American Christians stood and died with them it would get the worlds attention. Can we please pray in particular for our Anglican brother Andrew White who puts his life on the line in service to Jesus for ALL people, Christian and non-Christian in Iraq. Rector Washington, DC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Tags Comments are closed. Rector Knoxville, TN August 13, 2014 at 1:50 pm The P. B. could at least call for as much action as she did with the children on the border. They may or may not be refugees. The Christians in Iraq are for sure. Let the Church act now it is urgent. In concert with other Churches let us call for the Government to grant refugee status to all Christians who have fled their homes with nothing. Let us immediately set up the system to bring those who wish to come to the States here. Let us open our churches as we have in the past to help in the resettlement. Submit a Job Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Ed Richards says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rita DeCarlo says: The Rev. Fred Fenton says: Christian Senyoni says: Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Bath, NC Joel Watson+ says: August 12, 2014 at 6:43 pm I wonder what the response of people on that mountaintop in Iraq, who lack water and food and fear genocide, would be to the message, “We are praying for you?” Isn’t something more needed from the Episcopal Church than prayer on a Sunday morning? AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID August 13, 2014 at 5:44 pm The Epiiscopalian denomination and community needs to also demand a halt of all bombing in the region. We must take a stand against violence and war. The Christian and Catholic Christian response to war and killing has not been strong enough over the decades. We must demand other options and solutions. or our planet will be in grave trouble for survival and peace. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS August 12, 2014 at 7:50 pm And those in Gaza…”living in fear of their lives, livelihoods, and ways of living and believing”? Are they subsumed under that “elsewhere in the Middle East” or do Palestinians remain that name that may not be uttered from 815?In my church this Sunday we will be joined by a rabbi and we’ll speak of Gaza, Palestine, and Israel.And, yes, more is needed – in Iraq, Israel/Palestine…and Syria – than our words and prayers. Do contact Rev. Canon Edmunds and do contribute to American Friends of the Diocese of Jerusalem ( and the Middle East Children’s Alliance ( And, keep praying for the suffering people of the Middle East and that we – the Episcopal Church – may find our voice. Submit an Event Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Vicki Gray says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI last_img read more

Halt fundraising regulation plans until smaller charities consulted, urges NAVCA

first_imgHalt fundraising regulation plans until smaller charities consulted, urges NAVCA Tagged with: regulation small charities Plans to change fundraising regulation should be put on hold until smaller charities have been fully consulted, according to NAVCA, the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action.Neil Cleeveley, Chief Executive of the charity which is the national voice of local support and development organisations in England, said:“I am angry that the consequences of large charities behaving badly are borne by all charities rather than those responsible.”“Peter Lewis, of the Institute of Fundraising, made a crucial point in a blog this week that these plans must consider the ‘full range of fundraising organisations’. This is not currently the case. Smaller charities have been swept up without any consideration and NAVCA members, who work with smaller charities day in and day out, feel that at no point have their views been heard.”“As a result, we currently have plans that could do serious harm to many small and medium-sized local charities, many already under considerable pressure. These proposals should be halted until the implications for smaller charities are fully considered.”He was speaking ahead of tomorrow’s invitation-only meeting at NCVO at which the latest developments in implementing the self-regulation proposals in the Etherington Review will be presented and discussed. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 3 December 2015 | News 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

“Venerable” Shakespeare Club Visits Museum of History Exhibit

first_img Business News 26 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News “Venerable” Shakespeare Club Visits Museum of History Exhibit STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | 3:12 pm Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment Community News Top of the News More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Shakespeare Club member and artist Celeste deCoudres. Photo by Janell PapikA contingent of the Shakespeare Club visited the Pasadena Museum of History’s current exhibition “Starting Anew” which tells the story of the early arrivers and shapers of the city. Brad McNeil, the Museum’s Director of Education, was an informative and dynamic guide. Several artifacts loaned by the Shakespeare Club helped show the social, cultural, civic involvements and shaping of the city by women and the important role of women’s clubs at the time. The painting of the Shakespeare Club Villa by current club member and artist Celeste DeCoudres was featured in the exhibit as well as one of the Tournament of Roses trophies the club won for its 1931 float.Early members of the club were portrayed as influencers throughout other parts of the exhibit. During the heyday of the resort hotels, several ladies joined the club as seasonal guests in the city and the club’s membership soared. Its 1902-1904 President Anna L. Meeker was quoted in the first display regarding why people came to Pasadena: “I like sunshine air; cultured and refined people; an honest press and an honest city government; clean streets and clean morals; therefore I like Pasadena.” The merchant section contained a photograph of Nash Department Store on Colorado Boulevard which was the family business of club founder Lydia Nash.The city of Pasadena was founded in 1886. Two years later the Shakespeare Club was founded in 1888. To this day the club remains active, involved, and vivacious, continuing to draw interested and interesting women to join its membership and participate in its community projects.The Shakespeare Club’s Philanthropy Committee is currently at work creating “Enchanted Garden”, the theme for this year’s Fashion Show. The annual fashion show which supports scholarships to graduating seniors from the city’s public high schools will take place April 4, 2020 and the public is invited to attend. Ticketing Information is available at [email protected] .The public is also invited to an afternoon with Louisa May Alcott, author of “Little Women” – actually a dramatic, historic character portrayal of the author by Valerie Weich. This event, which takes place at the Shakespeare Club Villa, is sponsored by the Pasadena Museum of History and tickets are available through their website Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty 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  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

#GE16 – You ask the questions – part 2

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Limerick Post is involving ordinary Limerick voters in our General Election coverage.Representatives of different areas of Limerick society will get the opportunity to question the first 16 declared candidates on their policies and promises.Working mother Catherine Fitzgerald asks the questions with reporter Andrew CareyCatherine feels the ‘squeezed middle’ have been unfairly treatedSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A mother of four girls, Catherine works five days a week at her sales and administration job for an indigenous Limerick company. She’s a typical denizen of middle-income Ireland, and feels that people like her have been left with an unfair burden from the country’s financial meltdown.Although born in the city, for the past 20 years Catherine has been firmly rooted in the community life of rural Limerick where herself and her husband have raised their family.Two young adults, who live at home and are pursuing further studies, and two younger girls who are in primary and secondary school, complete the family line-up – so “the support costs are still there”, she explains.In fact, she feels that her family could serve as a model for what has been described as the “squeezed middle”.“We always wanted to try to do better for ourselves during the good times but nothing to the extent of massive property investments or the like, just enough to make life better.“That has been paired right back now because it’s just not possible to sustain on a single income, with the unfair level of charges and taxes that we seem to get hit with all the time.“That’s not just me cribbing about stuff, it is a reality and we are living it.Catherine has concerns on many aspects of the way the Government has handled issues and feels that it is essential that the next Government applies taxes in a fairer manner.She believes that educational reform at secondary school level and a revamp of the points system must be considered as well as a realistic approach to improving the student teacher ratio in primary schools.“It comes down to funding,” she said, “and we need to see more of it or better use of what is there”, she says. Email Shannondoc operating but only by appointment No vaccines in Limerick yet Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Limerick County candidatesWhat is your stance on the issue of abortion in Ireland?Seamus BrowneSinn Fein is not in favour of abortion except in cases of rape, incest or sexual abuse, or where a woman’s life and health is at risk or in grave danger, or where there is a fatal foetal abnormality we accept that the final decision must rest with the woman. We support the repeal of the 8th amendment.Richard O’DonoghueAs a father, I am pro-life. As an election candidate, I am against abortion in principle but I would be prepared to consider individual extenuating circumstances where the health and welfare of the mother and/or child is at risk.James HeffernanI am calling for a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment within 18 months of the general election. During that time I also think a people’s convention should be held to make recommendations for draft legislation that would be introduced in the event that the 8th Amendment was abolished.Niall CollinsAs a modern society we need to update our constitution and legislation in this area. I supported a Bill to cater for Fatal Foetal Abnormalities during this Dail. I regard myself as Pro Life and I don’t support the deletion of the 8th Amendment until I consider a replacement wording. A structure consultation process is required here.Mark KeoghI fully support a Referendum to be carried out on the issue of the 8th amendment.Tom NevilleThe Taoiseach has said that during the term of the next Dáil a citizens’ convention will be held to deal with the 8th Amendment. This is a very sensitive and complex issue, and following the citizens’ forum, members of Government will be given a free vote on the issue.Emmett O’BrienThe existing constitutional provision, Article 40.3.3, endorses the concept of equality, between the mother and unborn child. While the present system may have some flaws, it offers the only sufficient protection to the unborn and I could not support the removal of Article 40.3.3 (more recently known as the 8th Amendment)Patrick O’DonnovanNo responseHow would you deal with the perceived high rate of suicide in Limerick?Seamus BrowneWe have a comprehensively researched costed plan for universal health care which includes mental health. We would increase the mental health budget in year one by €35 million, complete the roll-out of Suicide Crisis Assessment Nurses and the recruitment of mental health nurses to work with homelessness services and reverse the cuts to school guidance counsellor resources.Richard O’DonoghueThe issue of suicide is connected to mental health. the underlying causes must be examined and the setting up of an examining body to critically investigate the problem. Furthermore, there is a perceived sense of hopelessness among young people and this must be addressed.James HeffernanWe need urgent investment in community health services to tackle the suicide crisis. Great strides have been made in public awareness raising on this issue but now we need to put our money where our mouth is and invest in front-line community based and in-patient support services for those at risk of suicide.Niall CollinsWe are committed to an all-out effort to reduce the number of cases which end up in self-harm and suicide. Since we established the Road Safety Authority it has helped halve deaths on our roads. We believe we can do the same mental health. That’s why we will set up a National Mental Health Authority to promote positive mental health and reduce self-harm and suicide.Mark KeoghThe high rate of suicide is a direct result of a total breakdown in services available to those who need them. The aggressive policies of the current government with tax after tax are placing people into a position where they feel that they have no hope for the futureTom NevilleMy father, Dan Neville, is co-founder of the Irish Association of Suicidology and led the campaign to decriminalise suicide in Ireland. This Government was the first to commit ring-fenced funding to increase the number of mental health posts in the community and I am committed to continuing this work.Emmett O’BrienMore investment in education, psychiatric and voluntary services. None of us remain untouched by a loved one passing away by suicide and voluntary community crisis response teams have a huge role to play in assisting people who have suicidal ideations.Patrick O’DonnovanNo ResponseHow would you relieve the financial burden on the “squeezed middle”, those who have been paying for the financial mismanagement of others?Seamus BrowneWe would first scrap water charges and property tax which would immediately put money back in people’s pockets. We would also take 277,000 people out of the USC bracket. We have also published a childcare plan which would would set a maximum childcare fee at €180 a week reducing to €150 incrementally.Richard O’DonoghueThe banks should be held to task. They should be made to provide financial assistance to those middle income people who are struggling miserably to cope with mortgages, food, GP payments, childcare, school, fuel costs, energy bills, Despite the so-called upturn in the economy, the squeezed middle are getting little in return.James HeffernanThe most sustainable approach to cutting this burden is to cut the cost of living. Putting money back in people’s pockets is a major priority and we can achieve this through meaningful reform and investment in public services like an NHS style healthcare system and truly free primary and secondary schoolingNiall CollinsIn the next budget we would abolish the 1 per cent USC rate that applies to income up to €12,012. We will also halve the 3 per cent rate which applies on the next €6,600 of income. We will also increase personal tax credits by €150 for a single person (€300 for a couple) and the PAYE credit by a similar amount. A single worker on €35,000 would be better off to the tune of €1,518.Mark KeoghUSC, Property Tax and Water charges should be abolished and there must be a fair and sustainable solution sought as regards people who are under financial strain due to the banks’ aggressive approach against mortgage holders.Tom NevilleBudget 2016 introduced a second reduction of USC and Fine Gael has committed to abolishing the USC during the term of the next Government. A second pre-school year has been introduced and the plan is to subsidise childcare between nine months and three years which would cut annual costs by €2,000.​Emmett O’BrienI would start by ensuring the criminal prosecutions of those charged with various offences arising from the economic collapse under the Fianna Fail/Green government actually go to Court. Charges such as the USC, which is a penal tax, is crippling the squeezed middle. Ability to pay should be a factor in determining these charges and threshold must be raised.Patrick O’DonnovanNo Response Advertisement WhatsApp Linkedin TAGSfeatured center_img Print Previous articleCarl Doran – artist of the month at Limerick’s Hunt MuseumNext articleNeville hits out at high cost of car insurance Staff Reporter Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Facebook Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Limerick city candidatesWhat is your stance on the issue of abortion in Ireland?James GaffneyI support the repeal of the eighth amendment. I also believe more provision must be made for women who choose to continue their pregnancies, including expanded maternity and parental leave, expanded post-natal care, and choice of maternity care, including home births.Sarah Jane HennellyWe need to start an open and honest conversation about this, especially in politics. Politics is avoiding it at the cost of lives like that of Savita Halappanavar. That’s the reality. I’m in favour of repeal of the 8th amendment and people’s right to vote on this.Michael NoonanNo responseWillie O’DeaI am pro-life and not in favour of abortion on demand in Ireland.Kieran O’DonnellI am Pro-Life. I do not believe that the life of the mother should be put at risk. However, I believe in the equal right to life of the child.Jan O’SullivanI believe that we have to repeal the 8th amendment and introduce legislation that ensures women can access all medical treatment in Ireland. That legislation should include availability of termination in cases of fatal foetal abnormality.Cian PrendivilleAAA-PBP are the only truly pro-choice party. The ban on abortion is unenforceable and barbaric, resulting in tragedies such as the death of Savita Halappanvar, and forces thousands to England. I’m part of the movement to repeal the 8th amendment and for the provision free, safe and legal abortion services in Ireland.Maurice QuinlivanThe last time the people had the opportunity to voice their position on this matter was a generation ago in 1983. We in Sinn Féin believe that the 8th Amendment should be repealed. The present situation is unsustainable. We will support a referendum campaign for a repeal of this legislation.How would you deal with the perceived high rate of suicide in Limerick?James GaffneyMental health is a particular issue for my generation. We need to shift from emergency treatment to preventative measures, with multi-disciplinary Community Mental Health teams focusing on psychotherapy, counselling and social care services. We also need a ‘whole school’ approach to mental well-being in education.Sarah Jane HennellyThis winter I ran an event to begin shaping a common mental healthy policy for Limerick, bringing all voices together. This also shaped our party’s mental health policy. However ongoing cooperation between local stakeholders, from service users to healthcare experts, is vital in tackling this. It’s a top priority for me.Michael NoonanNo ResponseWillie O’DeaFianna Fáil has published proposals aimed at reforming the delivery of mental health services. The ‘Improving Mental Health’ policy document will bring about a community approach to the delivery of mental health services and would go a long way towards dealing with the issue of suicide in Limerick.Kieran O’DonnellThe loss of life through suicide is an unimaginable tragedy for all concerned. We need to continue to work with people in the suicide prevention area to improve the available services here and to ensure easy access for those in need. Incredible work is done by volunteers in Limerick, and we also need to recognise and support this.Jan O’SullivanWorking with voluntary organisations is crucial in tackling this vital issue. I was very glad to see funding for Limerick Youth Services and the recent expansion of the ‘Jigsaw’ programme to Limerick City. ‘Jigsaw’ recognises the mental health pressures on young people in particular and provides support and guidance.Cian PrendivilleMy generation faces a more unstable future in terms of jobs and housing, leading many to emigrate and others into depression. We stand for investment in free counselling services including in schools and colleges, but also for a society built for people’s needs, not at the mercy of the bankers.Maurice QuinlivanIn 2013, the highest rates for both men and women were in Limerick City, where both rates were more than twice the national rate. Our Better4Health policy has a commitment to prioritise mental health care. We would increase the mental health budget by €35 million in year one.How would you relieve the financial burden on the “squeezed middle” ?James GaffneyRather than focus on any one section of society, I believe we can collectively work towards a better society that promotes equality, better services and improved quality of life. Equal access to quality childcare is an issue I am particularly passionate about to achieve this.Sarah Jane HennellyOur election manifesto is focussing on reducing the cost of living for everyone in this country- investing in public services such as affordable childcare, health and primary education, removing costs such as prescription and water charges and reducing motor insurance costs will help families to breathe and live with dignity.Michael NoonanNo responseWillie O’DeaOne of the main ways would be through a substantial reduction in the amount of USC an individual or family on a middle income would pay. We are also determined to help parents with the cost of childcare. We are introducing an easy to understand tax credit for working parents to cover 20 to 40 per cent of childcare costs.Kieran O’DonnellAs our financial situation improves, we need to continue to reduce the tax burden on the “squeezed middle”. Fine Gael is committed to the abolition of USC by 2020.Jan O’SullivanLabour’s message is clear – we want to see more take home pay for low and middle income earners. We’ll reduce USC for those earning up to €72,000. Our childcare plan will also cap the cost of childcare at €2 per hour, with a focus on affordability and quality.Cian PrendivilleLift the burden off the backs of ordinary workers by scrapping the other austerity taxes, and make the super-rich who caused the crash pay their taxes. For instance a ‘Robin Hood Tax’ on speculators would bring in enough to scrap the water charges, and invest in public services.Maurice QuinlivanFianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Labour chose to place the banking debt burden on the shoulders of ordinary workers and families. Sinn Féin will ease that burden on the average family. Our first priority in Government would be to scrap water charges, property tax and take 277,000 people out of USC First Irish death from Coronavirus Twitter News#GE16 – You ask the questions – part 2By Staff Reporter – February 23, 2016 697 last_img read more

Private Hospitals Exploiting COVID-19 Crisis For Profiteering Will Face Strict Legal Action, Warns Gujarat HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesPrivate Hospitals Exploiting COVID-19 Crisis For Profiteering Will Face Strict Legal Action, Warns Gujarat HC [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK31 May 2020 11:00 PMShare This – xThe Court said that no person should be denied treatment on account of financial constraints.The Gujarat High Court on Friday emphasized that private medical institutions are also expected to “rise to the occasion” in these times of crisis and it directed the State Government to keep a close watch on all the designated private hospitals to ensure that these institutions do not exploit the Covid patients. “In times of crisis when people are dying, the Association should not…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 Gujarat High Court on Friday emphasized that private medical institutions are also expected to “rise to the occasion” in these times of crisis and it directed the State Government to keep a close watch on all the designated private hospitals to ensure that these institutions do not exploit the Covid patients. “In times of crisis when people are dying, the Association should not think of even making profit of one rupee. The private hospitals have the adequate infrastructure and materials and financial resources required to fight this pandemic. All the hospitals whether private or public are considered moral agent and hence have a moral responsibility. The responsibility to act in certain ways falls upon those who may make up these hospitals,” the bench comprising Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice JB Pardiwala observed. The remarks were made as a clarification to the court’s previous order in a suo moto case registered to address the issues related to Covid crisis. On May 14, the High Court restrained the private hospitals from demanding “exorbitant fees” and observed that strict action will be taken against those found to be in violation of the order, including cancellation of licence. “Not The Time To Do Business And Earn Profit”:Gujarat HC Directs Pvt Hospitals To Adopt Govt. Specified Rates, Lest License Be Cancelled When the matter was heard on Friday, the Ahmedabad Medical Association expressed distress over the use of words “exorbitant fees”. It was submitted that the private hospitals had already reduce their rates by 30% and the fees being charged as on date could not be termed as “exorbitant”. Clarifying this aspect of its order the bench said, “what the Court wanted to convey is that all the citizens of this city may not be able to afford the fees of the private / corporate hospitals. If the Civil Hospital and the S.V.P. Hospital is not able to accommodate any particular patient, then there is no other option for such patient, but to go a private hospital, and at that point of time, his financial constraints should not come in his way for the purpose of getting himself medically treated. The right to health is a fundamental right and it is for the State to ensure that such right of its citizen is not infringed in any manner. …but for the crisis, we are facing as on date, we would not have interfered with the functioning and administration of any private/ corporate hospitals. However, the situation, as on date, is such that the State Government had no other option, but to designate all private/ corporate hospitals for the purpose of treating the COVID-19 patients.”The Court also took note of the fact that that the private / corporate hospitals agreed to reduce their rates by 30% and now they further agree to reduce by 10% for the private beds (B category) for Ward and HDU and 5% for : (1) isolation + ICU and (2) ventilation + isolation + ICU.  In the order dated May 14 the High Court had also restrained Private hospitals from demanding admission fees in advance and directed that the patients be asked to only give details of their Aadhar card and PAN card and if later found from the PAN card details that the patient was capable of making payments then the amount can be accordingly recovered. The Court has now modified this part of its order and has clarified, “if any patient is referred by the Civil Hospital or the S.V.P. Hospital to any private / corporate hospital, then there shall be no predeposit, but, if any patient directly comes to the private / corporate hospital for being treated for COVID-19, then in such circumstances, it shall be open for the concerned hospital to demand for a reasonable predeposit and thereafter, raise the demand in phases as and when need arises.” However the bench has cautioned that no person should be denied treatment because of financial constraint. “It should not happen that because of the financial constraint, the patient remains without any adequate medical treatment. If such a thing occurs, then that would be the worst scenario. As we said the medical fraternity in these times of crisis is expected to rise to the occasion. Medicine is a humanitarian profession. The hospitals and other health care facilities play a critical role in national and legal response to the emergencies such as the one we are facing today.” The modification was made after the Private hospitals pointed out that they have to bear a lot of expenses for running the hospital and also for the purpose of providing best of the treatment to its patients. Lastly, based on the submissions made by some opposing counsels that the private hospitals were continuously harassing patients for the purpose of treatment, the bench has asked such counsels to place sufficient material on record indicating any particular instance of violation, to enable the court to take strict action against such erring hospital. “The learned counsel submitted that there are many instances and they would collect the materials in this regard and place it on record of this case and also hand over one set of such materials to the learned Advocate General so that necessary instructions can be taken in that regard. All the learned counsel appearing in this litigation are permitted to place such materials on record without any hesitation. We may only say that the materials should be cogent, convincing and trustworthy. If we find such materials to be cogent, convincing and trustworthy, then we assure that we would take stern action against such private / corporate hospitals,” the order states.The Court also warned that strict action will be initiated if private hospitals are found to be exploiting the crisis”We make it once again clear that in future, if it is brought to our notice that a particular private / corporate hospital is exploiting the situation and is not adhering to the terms and conditions of the Memorandum of Understanding or is engaged in the act of profiteering, then we shall come down very heavily on such hospitals and we will not hesitate to ask the State Government to institute appropriate legal proceedings against such hospitals in accordance with law”. Also read the following aspects of the order: Private Doctors Need Not Await Govt Approval For COVID-19 Tests On Categories Of Patients Mentioned In ICMR Guidelines : Gujarat HC Gujarat HC Asks ICMR To Explain Rationale Behind COVID-19 Testing Policy Don’t Politicize COVID-19 Crisis; Simply Highlighting Flaws Of State Will Only Create Fear In Minds Of People : Gujarat HC Case Details: Case Title: Suo Moto v. State of Gujarat Case No.: WP PIL No. 42/2020 Quorum: Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice JB Pardiwala Appearance: Senior Advocate Soparkar with Advocate Amit Panchal (for Ahmedabad Medical Association); Advocates Yatin Oza, Anshin Desai and Brijesh Trivedi (for Respondents) Click Here To Download Order Read Order Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Appeal issued over alleged assault in Strabane

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Police in Strabane are for witnesses to an alleged assault which occurred in the town yesterday morning.Its believed the incident, involving 3 women, one with a pram and a small child occurred sometime between 9:20am and 9:45am on Market Street.Police say they are particularly eager to speak to a young male driver of a van who stopped to give assistance.Anyone with any information is asked to contact Strabane police on 101. By News Highland – September 26, 2019 Appeal issued over alleged assault in Strabane Twitter Google+ Previous articleGortahork water main replacement works progressingNext articleRenewed calls on Government to lift HSE recruitment ban News Highland WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+last_img read more

Gardai operating zero tolerance policy at Letterkenny junior disco

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Gardai in Donegal say they will be operating a zero tolerance policy tonight in relation to underage drinking as a junior disco takes place in Letterkenny.Garda Niall Maguire says it is not about spoiling fun but ensuring children return home safely.He has the following advice for parents and guardians:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – November 29, 2019 Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Gardai operating zero tolerance policy at Letterkenny junior disco News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Previous articleDonegal County Council recognised for hosting Irish OpenNext articleCowan’s next football adventure is with Glentoran News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme last_img read more

Merkel stuffed by Frankfurters… and now the chips are down

first_imgIn the last few days and weeks I’ve blogged about the threat to the ruling CDU in Germany posed by this Sunday’s regional election in Hesse and Lower Saxony, and how both the rise of the neo-communists and the alleged racism of Hessian Prime Minister Roland Koch may turn the tide towards the opposition social democrats. Well, I was wrong to claim that the election was certain to get zero coverage abroad.Today’s Independent and Washington Post, as well as yesterday’s FT, all pick up on the threat to (federal) Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling party. As the Independent reports, Merkel came over to my temporary home of Frankfurt last night to speak in front of the grand opera house in the centre of town. It’s the major city of Hesse (10% of the state’s 6 million inhabitants live here), so the Frankfurters’ votes are certainly, erm, worth their mustard. Sadly for her, they through ketchup back in her face, and called for “Nazis out” in reference to her support for CDU colleague Koch’s attack on foreign criminals – he’s being called a “racist who talks shit” for the sin of mentioning crime problems among the immigrant community and suggesting the introduction of boot camps. Whatever the truth of his statements, Koch’s shot himself in the foot and handed votes to the SPD and far-left parties (the neo-communist Die Linke are on a massive 10%, according to one poll — that’s more a bigger share than the Greens, the SNP, Respect, Plaid Cymru, UKIP, the BNP and Sinn Fein got put together in the UK general election in 2005). It looks like his latest contribution to the Hessian melting pot may spell the end for the CDU’s very short political honeymoon.Cherwell 24 is not responsible for the content of external linkslast_img read more

The U.S. constitution needs protection

first_imgThank You,John Amato Dear Editor:Fellow Patriots: If Liberal Democrats Should Ever Get Their Way To Do Away With or Amend the U.S. Constitution. They will first come after and do away with (or amend) the “First Ten – Bill of Rights” (the following does not include all “Articles” and “Amendments” outside the 1st Ten Bill of Rights — I included the 11th & 12th because of their importance.)• 1st Amendment: Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression: Everyone will only be allowed to express the view of the state, religion of the state (or lack of religion), and the press will be controlled by the state.• 2nd Amendment: Right to Bear Arms: No citizen will own fire arms• 3rd Amendment: Quartering of Soldiers: Your home belongs to the state without your consent• 4th Amendment: Search and Seizure: No warrant would be needed to search your home• 5th Amendment: Trial and Punishment, Compensation and Punishment: The state could take your life, liberty, and property away without due process. You would be held for crimes you didn’t commit — you could be innocently indicted, except in time of war, or public danger; double jeopardy would be done away with; and you could be a witness against yourself.• 6th Amendment: You would have no right to a speedy trial, no “impartial” jury, nor would you have to face your accuser, nor would you be informed of your crime, and you would not have assistance of counsel for your defense.• 7th Amendments: Trial by Jury in Civil Cases: No jury would be given to you in Common Law cases exceeding $20.• 8th Amendment: Cruel and Unusual Punishment: Excessive bail and/or fines would be required for any case.• 9th Amendment: Construction of Constitution: Any one can be denied any of their “constitutional” rights.• 10th Amendment: Powers of the State and People: The States shall have no rights reserved to them that the Federal government does reserve to itself.• 11th Amendment: Judicial Limits: No protection of the State from being sued in a Federal court no state has a “sovereign immunity.”• 12th Amendment: Choosing the President, Vice-President: The Electoral Vote would be eliminated, and the president and vice president world be chosen by the popular vote.NOTE: The very idea to amend or do away with the U. S. Constitution is beyond the purview and purposes of our Constitutional Republic, and in my view is the intention of the socialist/marxist Globalist, a.k.a. Totalitarian State (indeed 1984) — in my estimation it consists of “Megalomania” which is defined as “obsession with the exercise of power, esp. in the domination of others. It is a delusion about one’s own power or importance (typically as a symptom of manic or paranoid disorder).last_img read more

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