Australia v Wales: 1st Test preview

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Wheels and steelThe speed on display in both back-lines is impressive, but the power adds another dimension. Jonathan Davies and Scott Williams will have to be at their defensive best to stop Rob Horne and Pat McCabe – both strong runners – while Wales’ giant wings, George North and Alex Cuthbert, are sure to spell danger for the Wallabies too.Then you have high-ball experts Adam Ashley-Cooper and Leigh Halfpenny, neither of whom will shy away from launching counter-attacks, and two fly-halves in Priestland and Berrick Barnes who can mix up play with a varied kicking game.VerdictThe Wallabies will be desperate to get back to winning ways after that defeat by Scotland, but I’m plumping for Wales to inflict more pain by winning in Brisbane. The winning margin? It’ll be close, so four points.Australia v Wales, Saturday 9 June, 11am BST, Brisbane, Live on Sky Sports 2 NOT FOR FEATURED AUSTRALIA: Adam Ashley-Cooper; Cooper Vuna, Rob Horne, Pat McCabe, Digby Ioane; Berrick Barnes, Will Genia; Benn Robinson, Tatafu Polota Nau, Sekope Kepu, Rob Simmons, Nathan Sharpe, Scott Higginbotham, David Pocock (captain), Wycliff Palu.Replacements: Stephen Moore, Ben Alexander, Dave Dennis, Michael Hooper, Nic White, Anthony Fainga’a, Mike Harris.WALES: Leigh Halfpenny; Alex Cuthbert, Jonathan Davies, Scott Williams, George North; Rhys Priestland, Mike Phillips; Gethin Jenkins, Ken Owens, Adam Jones, Bradley Davies, Luke Charteris, Dan Lydiate, Sam Warburton (captain), Toby Faletau.Replacements: Matthew Rees, Paul James, Alun Wyn Jones, Ryan Jones, Lloyd Williams, James Hook, Ashley Beck. Wing man: Alex Cuthbert scored the crucial try for Wales against France – can he do similar damage in Australia?By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features EditorIT WILL be Tri-Nations champions versus Six Nations champions when Australia and Wales kick off their three-Test series in Brisbane on Saturday – and it should be an enthralling encounter.The likes of Jamie Roberts and Quade Cooper may be missing from the line-ups, but there are still plenty of world-class players on display. The Wallabies came out on top against Wales at the World Cup and in last year’s December Test in Cardiff, but Scotland proved on Tuesday that they are beatable and Sam Warburton’s side will be keen to notch a first Wales win over the Wallabies on Australian soil since 1969. Here are some key areas…Seven from heaven: David PocockSuper sevensThe battle between captains David Pocock and Sam Warburton – two of the best opensides in world rugby – is sure to be ferocious. They are both master jacklers and will be pouncing on the ball at the breakdown faster than a fat kid on cake (to use the words of 50 Cent!).Warburton has said that Pocock is the toughest opponent he’s played against, that he has to watch the Wallaby like a hawk, but Warburton is sure to keep Pocock occupied too and both flankers will be looking to win turnover ball for their team. Whoever comes out on top in that area is likely to lead their team to victory – turnover ball is the most dangerous with which to attack.Scrum dancingMuch has been made of Australia’s advancements up front in recent years, but they struggled at scrum time against the Scots on Tuesday and Wales could cause them similar problems. Adam Jones is probably the best tighthead in the world and he will be piling the pressure on Benn Robinson while Gethin Jenkins will want to get stuck in to his opposite number, Sekope Kepu, too.Starter for two: Ken OwensKen Owens, rewarded for his strong form in the Six Nations with a starting berth at hooker, completes Wales’ front row and they certainly seem to have the edge over their Wallaby counterparts. If they get decent ball at the set-piece, Rhys Priestland is sure to get the backs firing.last_img read more

When to Take Your Child to The ER

first_img Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSEmergency RoomFlorida Hospital – Apopka Previous articleEuropean River CruisingNext articlePilot Program Helps Parents and Troubled Children Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 From Florida Hospital – Apopka Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear If you’re a parent, chances are you’ve had or will have to make the decision as to whether or not to take your sick child to the emergency room. Sometimes a call to your pediatrician’s office can help you decide, but if you can’t reach the doctor, keep the following guidelines (for children, not infants) in mind:BleedingTreat at home: Most cases of bleeding can be managed at home. For a typical cut or scrape, apply pressure if needed, then wash with soapy water, dry and apply antibacterial ointment and a bandage.Go to your doctor: If you’ve been able to stop the bleeding, but infection sets in, see your doctor.Go to the ER: If your child has a gaping wound (you’ll know this when you see it) or the bleeding continues for 15 minutes.Broken BonesGo to your doctor: If the bleeding has stopped, nothing feels numb, the child can move the injured body part, and the pain can be controlled with over-the-counter medicine, skip the ER, and see a doctor in a couple of days if you’re still concerned.Go to the ER: If you suspect your child has a broken bone, particularly if there is visible swelling or unevenness and bumps in the injured area — a sign that the broken bone is misaligned.FeverFever is a sign that your child’s body is fighting an infection.Treat at home: A kid with a fever will probably feel pretty yucky, but a temperature under 104°F can usually be managed at home.Go to the doctor: It’s time to see the doctor if the fever continues for more than five days or if your child is immune compromised.Go to the ER: If your child’s temperature is over 104°F, you need to head to the ER immediately, especially if there are other symptoms like labored breathing or vomiting.Respiratory DistressTreat at home: If your child has mild congestion like that associated with a cold and is otherwise functioning normally (playing, eating, drinking), then you can most likely handle things at home.Go to the ER: If your little one’s struggling to breathe, that’s a different story. Breathing faster than normal and/or working hard to breathe are signs that you need to go to the ER. Other indicators that will send you to the ER include your child looking blue, making wheezing, clicking or other strange sounds when breathing, or being listless.Vomiting and DiarrheaThese symptoms can be caused by a variety of things, but in kids vomiting and diarrhea are usually the result of a stomach virus that will go away on its own in a couple of days. The main concern with vomiting and diarrhea is dehydration.Treat at home: You can hang out at home if your child can keep down frequent, small sips of liquid and isn’t showing any other symptoms.Go to the doctor: If the vomiting/diarrhea continues for three days (without blood in the stool) or the child can’t keep down liquids, go to the doctor.Go to the ER: A visit to the ER is indicated if the vomiting/diarrhea is persistent and uncontrollable or shows evidence of blood, or belly pain, or if it’s been more than six hours since your child urinated.As a rule, if your child is able to walk, talk, interact and play, chances are whatever she or he has is not an emergency, saysDennis Hernandez, MD, pediatric emergency medicine physician and medical director, pediatric emergency center, at Florida Hospital for Children.Source: Florida Hospital for Childrenlast_img read more

National Trust rejected Hinduja donations on MI5 advice

first_img 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. National Trust rejected Hinduja donations on MI5 advice AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  20 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 | 10 May 2001 | News The Guardian reports that the National Trust rejected donations of hundreds of thousands of pounds from the brothers Gopichand and Srichand Hinduja. The Guardian reports that the National Trust rejected donations of hundreds of thousands of pounds from the brothers Gopichand and Srichand Hinduja. The offers were rejected in 1996 and 1997 and came “after warnings from the security services.”Read Prince’s Trust turned down Hinduja cash on MI5 advice by David Hencke at The Guardian. Advertisementlast_img read more

100 wealthiest media figures

first_img 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 Independent has published a list of the wealthiest 100 “media moguls.”The Independent today publishes a list of the wealthiest 100 people in the media and creative industries. First three places go to Sir Peter Michael (£185m), chairman of Classic FM, Sir Ray Tindle (£173m), newspaper group owner, and Anne Wood (£130m), who generated her fortune from Roland Rat and the Teletubbies.There are only 14 women in the top 100. Advertisement The Independent analyses the list and publishes the list online in full. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 16 August 2001 | News 100 wealthiest media figures  9 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Boston hotel workers victorious in historic national strike against Marriott

first_imgPhoto: Unite HERE Local 26Boston’s UNITE HERE Local 26 Marriott hotel workers ended their 46-day strike with a decisive victory. Chanting “One job should be enough!” — the slogan of this historic national strike that included locals from Detroit, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Seattle and Hawaii — Boston workers ratified a new contract with anti-union Marriott International on Nov. 17. For Local 26, which also represents dining hall workers at Harvard University who struck for 22 days in 2016, this is a second landmark victory for the working class in the current national struggle against “right-to-work” (RTW) laws and other anti-union actions like the Janus decision. Marriott acquires a new hotel property almost every day. After purchasing the country’s biggest hospitality chains — including Sheraton, Westin and Ritz — the company was determined to prevent unionized housekeepers, cooks, waitstaff and door attendants from making progress on their most important issues. Marriott wanted to outsource food services and impose hundreds of layoffs for each local. However, city-by-city, hotel workers have been out-organizing this megacorporation. The details of UNITE HERE’s new achievements in Boston, and in other cities that have ratified contracts, are under wraps until striking workers in Hawaii and San Francisco also see victory. Local 26 won on respect and dignity as well as bread-and-butter issues. Workers made strong demands for women’s rights at work, health and safety, immigration and union rights, as well as wages, job security, pensions, health care and holding onto their jobs. Public support has been very strong. Teamsters refused deliveries of laundry, liquor and other essentials. Other unions contributed thousands of dollars to the strike fund; members bulked up picket lines and rallies. Rank-and-file members of weaker unions, which lacked understanding of the strike that these solidarity efforts represent, organized support delegations on their own. Community groups and passersby gestured and honked approval or dropped off coffee and warm clothes. Relatively few scabbed or heckled strikers. Celebrities, especially unionized athletes who crossed picket lines while in Boston, were booed and scorned online. Curiously, some crossing the picket line expressed support, in evidence of contradictory tendencies, while some showed sympathy but also unfamiliarity with strikes. On the other hand, this also revealed that class consciousness, enough to radically change systemic inequality in the U.S., could be developed. Strike the only serious threat to capital’s attacksThe 2016 Harvard University Dining Services victory received worldwide attention and reintroduced the strike to today’s working class. Wall Street is on the attack, and these days striking is no longer just a negotiating tool. Workers who organize the power to shut down their workplaces are winning. Workers are fighting back triumphantly even in states with anti-union, “right-to-work” (for less) laws, as in Michigan, where collective bargaining is very difficult. Despite that, Detroit’s UNITE HERE Local 24 hotel workers have already won. They’re also winning in Republican-dominated “red states” like West Virginia and Oklahoma, where teachers’ strikes have succeeded. The significance of the strike effort in today’s defensive period can hardly be overstated. Striking is only possible through concerted organization. Some unions have made the strategic decision to focus on growth, advocacy and electoralism to resist the mounting pressures they face, including RTW. But developing the member consciousness required to strike is the only serious threat to capital’s relentless attacks. Obviously, striking is very difficult. Within days workers run low on the necessities of daily life. A few days later, it is already time to apply for food stamps. However, hotel workers knew that accepting management’s take-backs meant not making ends meet anyway. Similar to Harvard, where workers’ only alternative to going on strike was losing their health care, hotel workers recognized the power of the strike and their power to win against the unacceptable. The strike is a demonstration of worker power — not, as the anti-union logic goes, a risky decision made by “union bosses.” It reflects the organization and power workers have already built for themselves through years of struggle. Building rank-and-file workers’ powerUnion hotel workers prepared for a decade to coordinate this multicity battle. They voted to substantially increase dues to shore up strike funds. Shop stewards trained members to survive weeks of hardship, organizing food pantries and other relief in order to negotiate a contract that would serve the needs of a diverse membership. While national companies like Verizon have always employed the coast-to-coast strike strategy, this strike of 10 locals, each with their own contracts, is something new. It required aligning contract periods for all cities that struck. Thanks to rank-and-file development, locals near the end of contract negotiations were able to add changes to the contract periods as an additional demand. Only because of the credible threat member consciousness represents to employers was this even possible. Short or very long contracts demanded by employers can tie up unions in constant defense or cause them to fall into inactivity, but this rank-and-file-enabled strategy put the union years ahead of management’s mergers and acquisitions. The strikers’ loud and spirited chants over the beat of makeshift drums, 12 hours a day, at seven hotels in bitterly cold temperatures, traveled up to penthouse suites and into corner offices blocks away. Gentrifiers filed noise complaints, pricey downtown hotel rooms had to be deeply discounted, and the Nov. 6 Wall Street Journal reported “weaker demand” impacting Marriott’s bottom line. Inside, service standards plummeted. But street action was only part of the picture — the tip of an enormous iceberg of working-class power underneath. Because of decades of workers’ organization, Marriott was forced to concede on wage, pension, health care and workplace demands, with mostly immigrant women of color leading the way and setting a new standard for U.S. workers. Many lessons from this momentous strike will inspire and guide working- class organization for years to come. More and more workers are facing struggles that are both offensive and defensive. Increasingly polarized times have intensified attacks on the working class by an emboldened bourgeoisie.  But workers with nothing to lose but their chains are rediscovering the strike — with a world to win. Childs is chief steward, Harvard University Dining Services, UNITE HERE Local 26. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

End this violence, please, Editorial comment

first_imgNewsLocal NewsEnd this violence, please, Editorial commentBy admin – April 16, 2009 556 Facebook Previous articleThugs target motorists from bridgeNext articleUnstoppable Munster admin Email Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img LIMERICK was once again the centre of media attention this week-for all the wrong reasons.The shooting dead of 35 year-old Roy Collins, as he went about his normal everyday business, was a callous and cowardly act, and one that evoked the sympathy of the entire nation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up His grief-stricken extended family will have to live with these dark days for the remainder of their lives; the rest return to normal duties and unfortunately, Roy Collins will become just another statistic.Limerick’s feuding gangs shoulder a huge responsibility, and that they have now spread their wings to sending innocent people to their grave, is a frightening prospect for the community at large.As exclusively reported in the Limerick Post some weeks ago, genuine efforts were put in place to bring feuding families together and agree on a peace pact.Another local newspaper attempted to rubbish our exclusive, but as the Sunday Independent responsibly reported last weekend, everything was in place to settle differences and lay down guns, with the families concerned having met again in the days prior to the Holy Thursday tragedy.What impact Roy Collins’ death will have on any final agreement remains to be seen, but it must be pointed out that the Collins family was never associated with gangland figures, other than to tell the truth in court, and for which they have now paid the most severe penalty of all.They, like citizens of this city and county, want to see an end to the carnage.The local businessmen and clergy who undertook the difficult task of talking sense into our violent gangs, must be applauded.Not wishing to draw attention to themselves and their mission, they did not seek any advance publicity. It was because of an investigative piece of journalism by the Limerick Post’s Marie Hobbins, that the story first broke.We can now only pray and hope that talks will take up from where they left off last week, and that a line is drawn in the sand.Finally, the Limerick Post congratulates our gardai in their efforts to bring those responsible for the Roy Collins murder to justice. Linkedin Print Twitterlast_img read more

EXPLAINER: Israeli settlements may face new scrutiny

first_img TAGS  WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s ongoing building of settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem would likely be more vulnerable to prosecution than its military actions against Palestinians — if the International Criminal Court’s top prosecutor decides to open a war crimes investigation. Such a probe is still a long way off, but the ICC moved a step closer on Friday when it cleared the way for prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to open a war crimes probe against Israel and Palestinian militants. Any investigation would look at Israeli military actions during a devastating 2014 war in the Gaza Strip and mass border protests that began in 2018. But Israel’s settlement construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem appears to be open to even tougher scrutiny. International law bars a country from moving its civilians to occupied territory, making settlement-linked charges perhaps easier to prove than disproportionate use of force on the battlefield. WHAT DID THE ICC DECIDE? Bensouda declared in December 2019 that she believed there was a “reasonable basis” to open a war crimes probe into Israeli military actions and settlement activity. But first, she asked the court to determine whether she had territorial jurisdiction. In a 2-1 ruling last week, judges granted her that jurisdiction in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza Strip. The Palestinians claim all three areas, captured by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war, for a future state. The ruling did not open an actual war crimes probe. That will be Bensouda’s decision. In a brief statement, she said she would closely study the ruling before deciding how to proceed. That process could take months to play out. In the meantime, Israel has launched personal attacks against Bensouda and accused the court of holding it to unfair standards. It also says the Palestinians don’t have a state and accuses the court of wading into political issues. HOW DID WE GET HERE? Although the Palestinians do not have independence, the state of Palestine was accepted as a nonmember observer state by the U.N. General Assembly in 2012. The Palestinians have used that upgraded status to join dozens of international organizations, including the ICC. The Palestinians subsequently asked the court to investigate Israeli military practices in Gaza and settlement activities in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. They asked that the investigation go back to June 13, 2014, a date that coincided with Israel’s war with Gaza’s rulers from the Islamic militant group Hamas. The international tribunal is meant to serve as a court of last resort when countries’ own judicial systems are unable or unwilling to investigate and prosecute war crimes. Israel is not a member of the court and does not recognize its authority, saying it has an independent, world-class judicial system. But the Palestinians say Israel is incapable of investigating itself and claim Israel’s justice system is biased against them. SHOULD ISRAEL BE WORRIED? At this stage, Israel has little to fear. Friday’s decision was an embarrassing setback, but prosecution of Israeli officials remains hypothetical. Yet the ruling opens the door to a potentially troubling scenario in which former and current Israeli officials might risk arrest if they travel abroad. The Haaretz daily reported Sunday that Israel is preparing to brief hundreds of current and former security officials, fearing they could be subject to arrest. In the Gaza war, over 2,200 Palestinians, including nearly 1,500 civilians, were killed by Israeli fire, according to United Nations estimates. At least 73 people, including six civilians, were killed on the Israeli side, according to Israeli figures. Still, proving war crimes could be difficult. Israel says it acted in self-defense against nonstop rocket fire against its cities. It also accuses Hamas, which launched rockets from residential areas, of using civilians as human shields. Israel also says its own judicial system is more than capable of investigating itself. After the war, the military opened dozens of investigations into the conduct of its troops. Although there were only a handful of convictions on minor charges, that could be enough for Bensouda, who dropped a similar case against British troops in Iraq last year because U.K. authorities had investigated. WHAT ABOUT THE SETTLEMENTS? Israel’s ongoing settlement building on occupied lands, starting half a century ago, could be much harder to defend. Some 700,000 Israelis now live in settlements built in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. Settlements are widely viewed as illegal based on the Geneva Convention principle that an occupying power is barred from transferring its population to territories captured in war. Population transfers are listed as a war crime in the ICC’s founding treaty, the Rome Statute. “The settlement issue is really the biggest issue. This is the elephant in the room,” said Yuval Shany, an expert on international law at the Israel Democracy Institute. Israel annexed east Jerusalem after the 1967 war and considers the area an inseparable part of its capital. It says the West Bank is “disputed,” not occupied, and its fate should be decided through negotiations. Yet the Israeli positions have little support internationally, particularly since the departure of the settlement-friendly Trump administration last month. Shany said the court ruling means that Israeli settlement policy could come under hard-to-defend scrutiny. “This exposes basically the entire Israeli political elite that has been part of a settlement policy to criminal proceedings before the court,” he said. “This is a significant setback.” COULD PALESTINIANS FACE RISKS? In her 2019 decision, Bensouda also found a reasonable basis to conclude that Hamas and other Palestinian militant groups in Gaza committed war crimes by launching rockets indiscriminately toward Israeli population centers. Hamas welcomed the court’s ruling but declined to comment on the possibility that it could also be the subject of a future probe. The London-based rights group Amnesty International said that the rival Palestinian Authority, which administers autonomous enclaves in the West Bank, could also come under scrutiny over allegations that it tortures political rivals and has encouraged attacks against Israelis. Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Local NewsWorld Newscenter_img Twitter Previous articleDTE Announces New Leadership to Drive Commercial Focus and ExpansionNext articleWater cannon fired at protesters as crowds swell in Myanmar Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Facebook EXPLAINER: Israeli settlements may face new scrutiny Facebooklast_img read more

Arrests follow drug seizures in Limavady

first_img Pinterest Arrests follow drug seizures in Limavady A total of six people have been arrested during police drug searches in Limavady.Police said several significant seizures were made from houses in the Glens area of the town during yesterday’s operation.The haul included suspected cocaine with an estimated  street value of more than £30,000 and what’s been described as a cannabis factory” in the attic of a house were found.Mobile phones and cash were also seized. Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By News Highland – January 27, 2012 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Newsx Adverts Google+ WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twittercenter_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Previous articleParents of baby who died of Pseudomonas in Altnagelvin call for inquiryNext articleDonegal campaigner believes VRT’s days are numbered after latest EU victory News Highland Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Centre Expected To Operate Flights For Indians Stranded Overseas Within Limitations Of Available Resources: Delhi HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesCentre Expected To Operate Flights For Indians Stranded Overseas Within Limitations Of Available Resources: Delhi HC [Read Order] Karan Tripathi18 May 2020 7:01 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court has said that it expects that the Central Government would take all necessary steps, within the limitation of the resources available, to operate flights to bring back Indian citizens who are stranded overseas.”It is expected that the Government would take all necessary steps, within the limitation of the resources available, to operate flights to bring back…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 Delhi High Court has said that it expects that the Central Government would take all necessary steps, within the limitation of the resources available, to operate flights to bring back Indian citizens who are stranded overseas.”It is expected that the Government would take all necessary steps, within the limitation of the resources available, to operate flights to bring back Indian citizens who are stranded overseas”, the Court observed. While making that observation, the Single Bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru further noted that it is necessary to ensure within the category of persons who are to be accorded priority, a higher priority be accorded to persons who are in medical distress vis-à-vis persons who are otherwise hale and hearty but are stranded due to the expiry of their visa or other reasons. The order has come in a PIL seeking the following prayers: Direct Centre to strictly follow the Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) for movement of Indian nationals stranded outside the country as per its order dated May 05 Direct Centre to bring back listed 56 pregnant healthcare workers who are stranded outside the country with highest priority as all of them are in serious distress and need immediate medical as well as psycho-socio support; Direct Centre to schedule special chartered flight from Saudi Arabia for bringing back pregnant women including listed 56 health care workers who are stranded outside the country with highest priority Direct Centre to provide adequate medical as well as psycho-socio support through Indian Missions to the pregnant women who are stranded and unable to travel back to India due to technical reason Appearing for the Centre, ASG Maninder Acharya stated that as per MHA Guidelines: ‘compelling cases in distress, including migrant workers/labourers who have been laid off, short term visa holders faced with expiry of visas, persons with medical emergency/pregnant women/elderly, those required to return to India due to death of family member, and students.’ While disposing of the petition, the court observed that it’s not required to issue any direction that further flights be scheduled as steps have been taken towards the said end. The Petitioner in the present case was represented by Mr Subhash ChandraClick Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

Badgers claim back-to-back wins on Day 1 at Oversreet Invitational

first_img Tags: Snow Volleyball August 30, 2019 /Sports News – Local Badgers claim back-to-back wins on Day 1 at Oversreet Invitational FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPRESCOTT, Ariz.-Thursday, the No.11 Snow College women’s volleyball team improved to 7-0 on the season after picking up back-to-back wins on the opening day of the Dalton Overstreet Invitational, hosted by Yavapai College at Prescott, Ariz.The Badgers started the day with a 3-2 win over Glendale and finished with a 3-0 win over the host Roughriders in a battle of unbeaten teams.Against the Gauchos, the Badgers dropped the first set, 20-25, but took sets two and three, 25-11, 25-14, to take a two-game advantage. Glendale turned up the heat and claimed the fourth set, 19-25. In the fifth and final set, Snow had to come from behind to pick up the 15-11 victory to put away the match. Freshman Lydia Montague totaled a match-high 17 kills for the Badgers, while sophomore Sarah Morley chipped in a season-high 14 kills.In the evening match against Yavapai, the Badgers feel behind in the first set, but came back behind the play of sophomore Marcie Stapley to take a 25-21 victory. In the second set, Stapley, Morley, and Montague jumped out to an eight-point victory.However, the Roughriders came storming back to tie things up at 23-23. Both teams traded points until Snow came out on top with a 29-27 win.In the decisive third set, the Badgers claimed a 25-19 win to complete the three-game sweep. Stapley led the Badgers with a season-high 10 kills, while Montague added eight kills. Morley and Korrin Thornock had seven kills each in the win.Snow College will face No. 20 Arizona Western on Friday at 1 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. contest against No. 13 New Mexico Military Institute. Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more