Rhode Island sports betting revenue falls to $1.5m in February

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Online casino Read the full story on iGB North America. Email Address Topics: Casino & games Esports Sports betting Online casino Sportsbook Players wagered $34.1m on sports during the month, down 14.3% from the previous month but up 21.2% from $28.1m in the same month of 2020. 31st March 2021 | By Marese O’Hagancenter_img Mobile betting revenue came to $975,735, more than double 2020’s mobile betting total, but land-based revenue between the Twin River Casino and the Tiverton Casino amounted to $580,089, down 67.7%. Rhode Island sports betting revenue falls to $1.5m in February AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Rhode Island sportsbooks revenue totaled at $1.5m in February, a 33.0% decrease from February 2020 and 58.5% drop from January 2021. Regions: US Rhode Islandlast_img read more

Mumias Sugar Company Limited (MSC.ke) HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgMumias Sugar Company Limited (MSC.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Mumias Sugar Company Limited (MSC.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mumias Sugar Company Limited (MSC.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mumias Sugar Company Limited (MSC.ke)  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMumias Sugar Company Limited is the largest sugar manufacturer in Kenya producing about 250 000 metric tonnes (42%) of the estimated 600 000 metric tonnes of annual national output. Its own sugarcane plantations provide up to 7% of its annual output; its primary source of sugarcane is grown by outgrowers with some 400 square kilometers under cultivation Mumias Sugar Company co-generates over 30 megawatts of electricity which is used for its own operations and surplus is sold into the national electricity grid. Mumias Sugar Company also manufacturers about 24 million liters of ethanol annually and 20 million liters of distilled water. The company was founded in 1971 where the government of Kenya was a major shareholder. The initiative was implemented to provide a source of income for poor farmers in the Mumias district, create job opportunities and curb rural-urban migration. Mumias Sugar Company has reduced Kenya’s dependence on imported sugar products and created a self-sustaining sugar production enterprise where outgrower farmers reap the commercial benefits. Mumias Sugar Company Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

ARM Cement Limited (ARM.ke) 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgARM Cement Plc (ARM.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about ARM Cement Plc (ARM.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ARM Cement Plc (ARM.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ARM Cement Plc (ARM.ke)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileAthi River Mining Limited manufactures and sells cement and cement products through distribution outlets in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Rwanda. The company was originally founded to produce lime for the agricultural sector and today, is the largest manufacture of cement in East Africa with other interests in fertilisers, quicklime, hydrated lime, sodium silicate and industrial minerals. The company mines and processes industrial minerals and chemicals, sells building products, extracts and processes limestone and manufactures and sells fertilisers and silicate liquid. Cement products are sold under the brand name Rhino, and fertilisers under the brand name Mavuno. Known today in trading circles as ARM, the company was formerly known as Athi River Mining Limited when it was founded in 1974. Its name was changed to ARM Cement Plc in 2012. ARM Cement Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Moneyball: The Best backrowers in Europe

first_imgDEFENDINGMost TacklesThis may be an indicator of which sides are under the most pressure, weekly, but these are the backrowers who have the highest volume of tackles this season.David Seymour unsurprisingly tops the list, with other tenacious characters Shane Jennings of Leinster and Roddy Grant of Edinburgh locked at 92 tackles each.Most PenalisedOn the other side of the coin some backrow players give away a large number of penalties. Here are Europe’s worst offenders. Despite featuring as a top five ball carrier Billy Vunipola, along with Perpignan’s Al Strokosh gave away 13 penalties each. However, Clermont’s Bardy takes the title with an appalling tally of 16 pens.Statistics provided by Opta For balance these are the statistics for the top five offloaders in the league. These are purely offensive passes that unleash other players- something that is vital for certain game plans.Again Alex Tulou is top of the pile, with teammate Mamuka Gorgodze just behind him. Easter features again, with Andy Powell and Antoine Battut of Racing Metro also in the top 5. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Don’t stop me now: Montpellier’s explosive flanker Alex Tulou has carried further than any other player in EuropeBy Alan DymockRUGBY IS a subjective old sport. When it comes to talk of who is top of the pile, it’s hard to come to a definitive answer, with pub-know-it-alls basing opinions on one performance, one eye-catching run or one cobbled cliché.Tenacious: Sale’s Dave Seymour (left) is Europe’s top tacklerIt is true that statistics can be used to say whatever you want, torn out of context and pasted into whatever scheme you would like to champion. Relatively speaking the data can provide a clearer picture of who is achieving in certain aspects of the game, and putting in the work.Here are some figures pulled from the Top 14 in France (start of season – November 22), the Aviva Premiership (up until December 2) and the RaboDirect Pro12 (up until December 3) and presented in their purest form.These figures are taken from the sports statistic experts Opta, with each player in the top leagues compared in terms of the number of incidents they were involved in throughout the season so far. In the name of fairness, players are only taken into account if they have featured in a minimum of five league matches.Today we will look at the numbers for the backrowers.ATTACKINGMost Metres in Ball Carries Everyone else in Europe has been barged out of the way by Montpellier’s Alex Tulou, with almost double the yards made with ball in hand than runner up Louis Picamoles.Rafael Lakafia also features in the top five, while Billy Vunipola and Nick Easter represent the Aviva Premiership finest dump trucks. Those representing the Top 14 averaged 550m, while Easter and Vunipola managed respective 361 metres. The numbers may look impressive, but it does not necessarily mean distance equals positive outcomes.Most PassesWith backrowers looking to link, it is pertinent to look at how many times the top players pass. Of course not all of these are links and some may be panicked ‘shovelled’ moves, but this is the raw data.Exeter Chief James Scaysbrook has passed 84 times this season, with Nick Easter just behind with 83. Top 14 players make up the rest of the list.Most Offloads last_img read more

RIP: Yale Professor Emeritus Rowan Greer dies at 79

first_img 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 March 24, 2014 at 6:59 pm My primary memory of Rowan is not his scholarship, though that was remarkable, what I remember is the day in Marquand chapel when Rowan served as “Nellie’s voice” reading the sermon Nellie had written but could not deliver due to physical limitations. That was the only time I ever saw Rowan in a shirt and tie rather than a clerical collar, and I suspect it was the only time the word lunkhead ever passed his lips. Thank you Rowan for being an amazing scholar and an even better priest. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Tags Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Theological Education Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Comments are closed. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET March 27, 2014 at 12:57 am I mourn Rowan’s death. What a singularly wonderful, holy, articulate man and spokesman for the Christian faith and life. Stories abound, but one stands out with me: I invited him to lunch with a visiting English friend at the old Berkeley Divinity School Chapel (no longer there as it was razed a few years ago) which, in 1980, had become a cafeteria. While another guest rather monopolized the conversation, Rowan listened intently in his gracious way. I was not privileged to have taken any course from him, but was glad to have been a part of his presentations at the now-late College of Preachers in 2003. May he rest in peace and rise in glory! Amen! March 25, 2014 at 10:27 am About 6 years ago, Mike Carlson and I called Rowan to thank him for his ministry of peace. YDS can be a tense atmosphere but Rowan’s pipe smoke was like the cloud of glory bringing comfort. His words flowed with the grace of his golden retrievers flowing behind him. His ministry left us richer and more beautiful inside. The man was in love with Jesus. April 1, 2014 at 4:54 am I took his courses while I was in YDS in the 1990’s. I always remember him and I miss his teaching. Me and my wife, Fong, will always remember him. he is always my teacher. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector Columbus, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET RIP: Yale Professor Emeritus Rowan Greer dies at 79 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Press Release Service [Yale Divinity School press release] Rowan Allen Greer III, the Walter H. Gray Professor Emeritus of Anglican Studies at Yale Divinity School, died on March 17, 2014 after a long illness. He was 79 years old.Professor Greer received his undergraduate degree from Yale University in 1956 and his doctorate in 1965. He joined the Yale faculty in 1966 as assistant professor of New Testament, was named associate professor of New Testament in 1971, associate professor of Anglican studies in 1975, and eventually professor of Anglican studies in 1981.Greer was the author of several books, including The Captain of Our Salvation: a Study in the Patristic Exegesis of Hebrews (J.C.B. Mohr, 1973), co-author of Early Biblical Interpretation (Westminster, 1986), Broken Lights and Mended Lives: Theology and Common Life in the Early Church (Pennsylvania State, 1991), and The Fear of Freedom: A Study of Miracle in the Roman Imperial Church (Pennsylvania State, 1990). As an authority on Anglican history, Greer also wrote Anglican Approaches to Scripture: From the Reformation to the Present (Crossroad, 2006).He specialized in patristics, the study of the church fathers, particularly the relation between the theological development of the early church and its social setting. His research has included the impact of the Diocletian persecution and the Constantinian Revolution on Christian theology.“Rowan was an internationally recognized expert in the interpretation of scripture and the early church,” said Dean Gregory E. Sterling. “He also touched the lives of students profoundly. He was one of the great scholars at YDS who leaves an enormous legacy.”Sterling Professor of New Testament Harold W. Attridge stated, “Rowan Greer was a highly respected scholar and teacher. He made many memorable contributions to the study of patristic theology and Biblical interpretation, including one that I particularly appreciated, The Captain of Our Salvation, on the interpretation of the Epistle to the Hebrews in the fourth and fifth centuries.”Greer was also an Anglican priest. After earning his bachelor of sacred theology at General Theological Seminary, he was ordained in 1960. He served as curate at two Connecticut churches—St. Paul’s Church in Fairfield, and Christ Church in New Haven. He was a chaplain for Edinburgh Theological College of the Scottish Episcopal Church.According to Joseph Britton, Dean of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, “Rowan Greer was the quintessential scholar-priest. His academic work deeply informed his priestly identity, and vice versa, which is why so many Divinity School students looked to him not only as a teacher, but also as a mentor. His presence was deeply felt in the classroom and chapel alike.”After he joined the Yale faculty, he served as an assisting priest at St. Thomas’s Episcopal Church in New Haven, and served weekly as the Celebrant at Berkeley’s Morning Prayer.Carolyn Sharp, Professor of Hebrew Scriptures, remembered, “[He] was there faithfully every morning, always in the same chair in the back row. As the Scripture lessons were read, he would follow along in the original languages, having marked a small Biblia Hebraica for the Old Testament and Nestle Aland for the New Testament beforehand.”Greer was well loved as a teacher, as much for his style as his scholarship. “Rowan was seen on campus in the company of his beloved golden retrievers, MacGregor and (later) Montgomery,” Sharp recalls. “They stayed in his office; one or the other would come with him to class, snoozing under his chair while he lectured.”“Rowan taught an unusual range of classes, including History of Christianity I and II, From Hooker to Temple: A Survey of Anglican Theology, Spirituality of the Desert Fathers, and Patristic Greek,” according to Sharp. “He turned student papers back within a few days, always with learned and meticulous handwritten notes covering two, three, even four sheets of yellow lined paper.”After retiring from teaching in 1997, Greer was awarded emeritus status by the Yale Corporation. He continued to serve the church, moving to Charlotte, North Carolina where he served as curate at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. He returned to New Haven in 1999 and resumed teaching for two more years.Attridge said, “He was much beloved as a mentor by a generation of YDS and BDS students.  When lecturing [at YDS] several years ago, Stanley Hauerwas dedicated his lectures to Rowan, as the faculty member who had been most influential on him during his time as a student on the Quad. Many other students of Rowan’s years as a teacher would no doubt echo that sentiment.”Faculty and students remember Greer as a strong, gracious and thoughtful presence on campus. Sharp explains, “He knew the patristic literature so well—including, of course, the heresies—that he could spot a dubious theological point in a sermon or prayer immediately. Berkeley worship went through a brief phase in the 1990s of naming God as Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer in place of the standard Trinitarian formula. In those days, Rowan could be heard muttering under his breath about Modalism on his way to morning coffee, but always with good humor. Students loved him.”The burial service will be private, according to Greer’s wishes. A reception in Rowan’s honor will be held at the Christ Church parish hall on Friday, March 28, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Christ Church is located at 84 Broadway at the intersections of Broadway, Elm, and Whalley Avenues. You may enter the Christ Church grounds through the gate on Broadway or Elm Street. Plans for a memorial service at YDS are underway, and will be announced on the YDS website when they are finalized. Phillip Ayers says: stuart kenworthy says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group center_img Posted Mar 24, 2014 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Andrew McMillan says: Chi Chuen Chan, PhD says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Comments (6) Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Albany, NY People, March 26, 2014 at 7:25 am Dr. Greer was an outstanding Professor and a life-long friend. I can remember taking threecourses with him at Yale. His courses were highlighted by his keen mind and great memory,as well as his rich sense of humour (I used the English spelling – he would always note thatin my papers.) I still have some of his written reviews of my exams taken over 35 years ago.Rev. Ron Hooker, Retired Professor & Pastor Emeritus. He now belongs to the ages. MayPerpetual Light Shine upon him. Rector Tampa, FL Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Washington, DC 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Vicki Smith says: Rev. Ron Hooker says: Obituary, Rector Pittsburgh, PA March 24, 2014 at 6:34 pm Thank you for this remembrance. It is so well written and with much care. I never met Professor Greer but I do know one of his students who now serves our the staff here at Christ Church, Georgetown, Washington DC. . This writing makes me wish I had met him. A saintly man who loved God and those whom God placed before him. Fittingly, the Rev Deirdre A. Eckian (YDS) preached a beautiful sermon yesterday and ended with her own remembrance of how Fr Greer embodied Christ’s presence. + May he rest in God’s eternal peace + s Submit a Press Releaselast_img read more

British Heart Foundation shops achieve a record £1 million in sales as high streets reopen

first_imgSense shops also achieve record one-day income Inside a Sense charity shop Tagged with: British Heart Foundation charity shops COVID-19 Donated goods Research / statistics 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. British Heart Foundation shops achieve a record £1 million in sales as high streets reopen Jaffa turns oranges red for British Heart Foundation (1 April 2016)British Heart Foundation opens its 700th shop (13 December 2011) It’s only the beginning of course, but to start in this fashion is a huge boost to our staff and volunteers who have had such a challenging 12-months, and have put everything into the reopening.” Acknowledging that some people will not feel comfortable visiting high street shops, the charity has been running a freepost donation service. Donors can use it to post smaller items such as branded clothing, jewellery, vinyl records and cameras.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Sales data suggests that customers were “particularly keen to snap up furniture, as they refresh homes for Spring”.The charity is clear that it wants to encourage people to “keep dropping by with any good quality items they wish to donate”. Some charities have struggled with the volume of donated goods at the end of of previous Covid-19 lockdowns. The British Heart Foundation has reported its busiest ever day for its network of charity shops as the third national lockdown was partially lifted on Monday. Howard Lake | 14 April 2021 | News “We want to say a huge thank you to our shops teams, who have worked tirelessly to get back up and running across England and Wales this week, we couldn’t have done it without you. We are also hugely grateful to local communities who hit the high street to help support us, by shopping and donating – we are so happy to have you back.” The BHF has around 730 shops across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales including 540 standard shops and over 190 Home stores, selling up to 85,000 items every day.  Each year, the BHF eBay shop sells around 150,000 high value and unusual items to raise funds for heart and circulatory diseases.   1,263 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2center_img Furniture in a British Heart Foundation charity shop The closure of BHF’s shops and cancellation of fundraising events has seen the charity’s net income “cut in half”. Consequently it has had to cut its funding for new research from £100m to £50m in the last year. The shops are particularly keen to receive summer wear to sell throughout the coming season.  Summer wear “We’ve been overwhelmed by the support from our communities across the country.  We’ve had huge numbers of people coming in to donate stock and buy goods, but they’re staying to talk to staff and reflect on what’s been happening over the year. Sense, the charity which supports people with complex disabilities, also broke its own one-day sales record on Monday, as restrictions were lifted on non-essential shops. This record sales total was achieved despite some of its shops in Scotland and all in Northern Ireland remaining closed. Advertisement 107 Sense shops reopened across England and Wales, and together beat the charity’s previous one-day sales record set in December 2020 by 85%. In line with Government guidelines, shops in England and Wales have reopened with safety measures in place. These include social distancing on the shop floor, screens at till points and hand sanitiser available to customers. Like BHF, Sense have set up a free postal service, through which the public can send donated stock if they don’t wish to visit a Sense shop in person. Retail Director at British Heart Foundation, Allison Swaine-Hughes said: Sense Director of Trading, Adrian Darkin, said: The charity’s shops, like many other charity shops in England and Wales, have been closed for nearly four months.last_img read more

‘IRS, hands off IFCO!’

first_imgFollowing is a statement from the International Action Center.The International Action Center calls on the Obama administration and its Internal Revenue Service to halt its attack on the long-standing civil rights and solidarity group, Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization. “We are all IFCO,” stated International Action Center co-director Teresa Gutierrez. “An injury to one is an injury to all.”IFCO has learned that the IRS official action removing its tax exempt status is imminent. This is the time to rally and act against this politically motivated attack. The National Network on Cuba; International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity; U.S. Women & Cuba Collaboration, plus international Cuba solidarity organizations, are speaking out.Right now IFCO asks — and the International Action Center urges — that you sign and share a petition (bit.ly/saveifco) and make a comment, too. Call, fax or meet with your elected representatives. For more information, go to IFCO’s Facebook page. See the one-minute video at ifconews.org. Broadcast news about this struggle widely through all social media.Although most well known for the Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravans to Cuba, and for administering the U.S. application process for scholarships to Cuba’s Latin American School of Medicine, IFCO assists many small educational and charitable projects through fiscal sponsorships. Examples include Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees, Healthcare-NOW!, Jericho Amnesty Movement, and other political prisoner organizations like Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC), Family and Friends of Dr. Mutulu Shakur and the People’s Environmental Center in New Orleans.Founded in 1967 by progressive religious leaders and activists, IFCO is one of the oldest faith-based civil rights organizations and the first ecumenical foundation founded by and for people of color. It is a voice and a tool for austerity-devastated communities in the U.S. at a time when racist, anti-immigrant, Islamophobic and anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and violence are openly encouraged.The IRS investigation and audit began in 2011 just months after the death of IFCO founder the Rev. Lucius Walker. It was sparked by pro-Zionist legislators’ false accusations against the humanitarian Viva Palestina caravans, organized to aid the besieged and blockaded Palestinians in Gaza.In 1992 Rev. Walker initiated just such humanitarian aid caravans to Cuba in a direct challenge to the unprecedented illegal, immoral and devastating economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on its much smaller but sovereign socialist neighbor. The caravan traveled to the Mexican border, where participants walked across carrying aid materials in November 1992.  Border guards ripped the aid, even Bibles, from their hands.When their iconic little yellow school bus was seized and impounded at the Texas-Mexican border in 1993, the caravanistas began a hunger strike that won its release. But IFCO was never charged or prosecuted for its relentless, consistent and principled challenges to the blockade.Now the U.S. has formally restored diplomatic relations with Cuba, recognizing that its half-century isolation strategy has failed. But, ironically, under these sunny skies, with relaxed travel restrictions and regular commercial flights to Cuban destinations beginning Aug. 31, the IRS seeks to deal an economic blow to IFCO. As the IAC stresses: We are not distracted. We are watching. We will act.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Another nail in the coffin of independent information in Burundi

first_img Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention Receive email alerts June 5, 2020 Find out more Reports Organisation News Extending the battle groundIn addition to shutting down the privately-owned media, the government is tightening its grip on Radio Nationale, the state-owned national radio station, which until recently had maintained a degree of objectivity, sometimes interviewing government opponents and acknowledging demonstrations were taking place.Radio Nationale chief Freddy Nzeyimana was fired on 4 June and replaced by Jouma Leonard Dwayio, a primary school teacher.A purge is also being carried out throughout the Radio Nationale services. Several journalists have been transferred from news reporting to the internal control or training departments while pressure has been put on news editor Jacques Bukuru, who has a reputation for being respectful of professional journalistic ethics.Télévision Nationale, the state-owned TV broadcaster, has so far been spared because it continues to tamely echo “its master’s voice,” as one Bujumbura-based foreign diplomat put it.Some journalists working for international news media have told Reporters Without Borders that they have been harassed or physically threatened by the security forces, which is making hard for them to work. Most of them are not reporting outside of Bujumbura.On 4 June, the National Council for Communication (CNC), which regulates the media, withdrew accreditation from a France 24 reporter, who left the country the same day. The CNC accused him of violating the conditions of his accreditation, which was to cover the elections. A properly accredited BBC reporter was reportedly turned backed on arrival at Bujumbura airport ten days before that.Around 50 Burundian journalists have fled the country for security reasons and say it is still too dangerous to go back. The state prosecutor’s decisions would seem to support their fears.Burundi is ranked 145th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Burundi’s leading privately-owned radio and TV stations are not only still forcibly closed but now they are also being banned from using the collective radio studio located in Bujumbura’s “House of the Press,” which is being allowed to resume operating. RSF_en November 27, 2020 Find out more BurundiAfrica center_img Crédit Photo:Valentin Bagorikunda, Agence Bujumbura News Façade de la RPA, Jennifer Huxta / AFP to go further Related documents Lettre du procureur de la République du Burundi 10 juin 2015VND.OPENXMLFORMATS-OFFICEDOCUMENT.WORDPROCESSINGML.DOCUMENT – 278.84 KB June 10, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another nail in the coffin of independent information in Burundi Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Burundi October 21, 2020 Find out more The main privately-owned broadcasters continue to be the subject of a judicial investigation with the result that their journalists cannot return to work because police are still stationed outside.In a letter to the head of the House of the Press, state prosecutor Valentin Bagorikunda has given permission for the reopening of its radio studio, which the “media synergy” coalition of broadcasters had been using until its closure on 27 April.But there is one big snag. Bagorikunda’s letter said that “because of a judicial investigation (…) any employee of Radio Bonesha FM, Radio Télévision Renaissance, Radio RPA (Bujumbura and Ngozi), Radio Isanganiro and Radio Humuriza FM” is forbidden to use the studio.In practice, this excludes any journalist working for a privately-owned radio or TV station except Radio Rema, which is also under judicial investigation but supports the government.“This decision is discriminatory and unacceptable,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk. “It not only violates freedom of information but also insults the intelligence of the Burundian public and international community.“While pretending to ease restrictions, this measure is designed to maintain the ban on pluralistic media coverage in Burundi. Human right groups have reported the abuses committed by the security forces and government militias, the arbitrary arrests and violence against civilians. But these abuses are not getting any media coverage. No media are able to cover them for the local and international public.”Kahn-Sriber added: “Under these circumstances, what can be the legitimacy of ethe elections scheduled for late June and mid-July under the new electoral calendar? The international community must insist on the reopening of privately-owned media as a condition for supporting the electoral process.”The state prosecutor’s letter is all the more shocking because the privately-owned media wrote to him two weeks ago requesting permission to recover access to their premises in order to resume operating. BurundiAfrica Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalistslast_img read more

Pasadena Organization Backs ‘Green’ Bill AB 1613

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business Districts News Pasadena Organization Backs ‘Green’ Bill AB 1613 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | 5:41 pm Community News Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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 Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS CALSTART, a Pasadena-based nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and supporting clean transportation is backing a bill now in the California State Senate that would help fund important clean air projects in the state.The bill, AB 1613, would distribute about $1.2 billion in revenue collected under California’s greenhouse gas cap and trade program, a government-mandated market-based system that aims to lower greenhouse gases by holding companies financially liable for their emissions.The state assembly has not yet announced where all the money would go, but said it would fund clean air projects in the San Joaquin Valley.“If Assembly Bill 1613 is approved by both houses, it would enable approximately $20 million in high-value clean transportation projects in the San Joaquin Valley,” said CALSTART President and CEO John Boesel to a statement released to the media. “A number of very promising and different electric trucks and buses would be deployed in the Valley if this legislation passes.”The California Air Resources board has approved and recommended five specific projects in the San Joaquin Valley contingent on receiving an additional $60 million from the cap and trade fund.The projects aim to bring clean transportation to many towns in California, and include providing 10 40-foot electric transit buses to the city of Porterville, 15 electric trucks for the United States Postal Service distribution centers in Fresno and Stockton, 20 electric trucks to the cities of Fresno, Merced, Bakersfield and Stockton, 21 former diesel trucks converted to fully electric vehicles to California, and 15 battery-powered buses for the towns of Modesto, Stockton, Visalia and Selma.For more about CALSTART click here http://www.calstart.org/Homepage.aspx.center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Community News HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News More Cool Stuff 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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. Subscribelast_img read more

Madras High Court Issues Notice To SII, DCGI, ICMR On Plea By Volunteer Alleging Side Effects After ‘Covishield’ Trial

first_imgNews UpdatesMadras High Court Issues Notice To SII, DCGI, ICMR On Plea By Volunteer Alleging Side Effects After ‘Covishield’ Trial Radhika Roy19 Feb 2021 2:02 AMShare This – xThe Madras High Court on Friday issued notice on a plea filed by a participant of the clinal trial of Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine ‘Covishield’ produced by the Serum Institute of India (SII) who allegedly suffered serious side effects after receiving the first dose in the trial. Notice was issued to the Government of India through the Health Secretary, Drugs Controller General of…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 Madras High Court on Friday issued notice on a plea filed by a participant of the clinal trial of Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine ‘Covishield’ produced by the Serum Institute of India (SII) who allegedly suffered serious side effects after receiving the first dose in the trial. Notice was issued to the Government of India through the Health Secretary, Drugs Controller General of India, Director-General of ICMR, CEO of Serum Institute, CEO of Astra Zeneca UK, and Chairman of the Ethics Committee. Matter will next be heard on 26th March. The petitioner, one Asif Riaz, alleges that he suffered from a severe side effect and was consequently hospitalized from 11thOctober 2020 to 26thOctober 2020; that this effect could be categorized as a “Serious Adverse Event (SAE)” under Rule 2(ff) read with sub-rule (a) of Rule 41 of the New Drugs and Clinical Trial Rules, 2019. Stating that the SAE took place as a result of administration of the trial vaccine, COVISHIELD, manufactured by SII, the petitioner seeks for a declaration that the vaccine is not safe and for directions to SII to pay him a compensation, damages (including medical and legal costs incurred by him) of Rs. 5 crores for the sufferings and trauma that he and his family have gone through. The plea delineates the process of the clinical trial which consists of four stages, and that the objective of Phase 1 of the trial is to estimate the safety and tolerability of the initial administration of an investigational new drug on humans. The petitioner then submits that he volunteered to be a part of the trial “in the larger effort to find a solution to the dismal situation because of COVID-19”. It has also been stated that the Participant Information Sheet provided to the Petitioner revealed that the vaccine was safe and, if there was any side effect, it would be very mild. “I submit that I believed the assertion about the safety of the vaccine in the Participant Information Sheet and decided to volunteer to take the vaccine”. The vaccine was administered on the Petitioner on 1st October 2020, and on 11th October, the Petitioner. Post being discharged from the hospital on 26th October, the Petitioner was provided a discharge summary stating that he had suffered from “Acute Neuro Encephalopathy”, which came under the definition of an SAE. Due to the SAE, the Petitioner asserts that he has not only been suffering from various neurological issues such as trembling of hands, anxiety etc., but has also suffered the loss of work opportunities. In light of the above, the plea submits that the stakeholders are trying to hide the adverse effect that the vaccine had on the Petitioner and “are unethically and unscientifically trying to brush it aside as inconsequential”. “There is no definitive conclusion as yet from the said vaccine study to say categorically that the vaccine is absolutely safe…I am keen that no one goes through the pain and ordeal me and my family have suffered. Therefore, I submit that any move to manufacture the said vaccine commercially and distribute it to the general public as a safe vaccine is totally dishonest and goes against the WHO guidelines, as also the safety norms laid down by the 2019 Rules”. Stating that a trial volunteer invariably risks his life for the public cause and is entitled to the protection under Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India, the plea prays for a declaration that the vaccine is unsafe and for a compensation to the tune of Rs. 5 crore as compensation and damage.     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