Ensure That No Migrants Walk On Roads/Rails; Counsel Them To Go To Shelter Homes : MHA Tells States

first_imgTop StoriesEnsure That No Migrants Walk On Roads/Rails; Counsel Them To Go To Shelter Homes : MHA Tells States LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK15 May 2020 8:12 PMShare This – xThe Union Home Secretary, Sh. Ajay Bhalla, wrote to the Chiref Secretaries of all States urging them to ensure migrant workers are not walking on roads and railway tracks after their movement has been facilitated by the Government.Now that ‘Shramik’ trains and special buses have been deployed by the Centre to cater to the transportation need of migrant workers, the onus of implementing…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 Union Home Secretary, Sh. Ajay Bhalla, wrote to the Chiref Secretaries of all States urging them to ensure migrant workers are not walking on roads and railway tracks after their movement has been facilitated by the Government.Now that ‘Shramik’ trains and special buses have been deployed by the Centre to cater to the transportation need of migrant workers, the onus of implementing the Government’s decision lies with States and UTs, said the Home Secretary in a letter sent on Friday night.”As you are aware, Government has allowed the movement of migrant workers by buses and ‘Shramik’ special trains to enable them to travel to their native places. It is now the responsibility of all States and Union Territories to ensure that movement of stranded migrant workers who are willing to go to their Home States is facilitated.” “States/UTs should widely disseminate the arrangements for travel, in special buses/’Shramik” special train amongst the migrant workers and persuade/counsel them that they should not be walking when they can travel in buses/trains”, wrote Ajay Bhalla in his letter.It is further informed that the Railway Ministry, due to the cooperation of the States/UTs, has been able to ensure that more than 100 ‘Shramik’ trains are operational daily, and is further in a position to arrange additional trains as per requirement. In this light, State Chief Secretaries have been urged to ensure migrant workers do not take to walking on roads or railway tracks in an attempt to reach home, especially since the same is being facilitated by the Rail Ministry.This concern was raised as movement of migrant workers is still noticeable wherein they have been seen on roads, railway tracks and travelling in trucks across different parts of the country. Citing a letter written by the MHA on May 11, it is stated that migrant workers continue to be on the move despite such an order.”In the letter, the situation of migrant workers walking on the roads and on railway tracks was highlighted and it was advised that in case they are found in such condition, they should be appropriately counselled, taken to nearby shelters, and provided with food, water, etc. till such time they are facilitated to board the ‘Sharmik’ special trains or buses to their native places. However, movement of migrant workers walking on roads, railway tracks and traveling in trucks is still being noticed in different parts of the country”, conveyed the Home Secretary.Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court had refused to entertain a plea seeking relief for migrants walking on road.”How can we stop them from walking? It is impossible for this Court to monitor who is walking and who is not walking?”, the bench orally observed while dismissing an application seeking urgent directions to all DMs across India to identify walking labourers and to ensure that they reach their native places, free of cost and in a dignified manner  Union Home Secretary writes to Chief Secretaries of all states urging them to ensure that there is no movement of migrant workers walking on roads and railways as their movement is facilitated through ‘Shramik’ trains and special buses.#Migrants #MigrantsOnTheRoad @HMOIndia pic.twitter.com/KkMPdQPQRJ— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) May 15, 2020Next Storylast_img read more

O’Donnell praises team as GE bid begins

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th O’Donnell praises team as GE bid begins Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Pinterest The Cathaoirleach of the Letterkenny Municipal District says his reason to stand in the General Election is down to Donegal lacking in a strong independent voice on the national stage. Councilor John O’Donnell confirmed speculation last night that he’s to contest the election next month.The controversial Councilor topped the poll in the Milford Municipal District in the local elections and will he hoping to build on that success.Cllr O’Donnell says that success was down to his team, and that same team will be behind him this time round:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/johnod.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – January 16, 2020 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Previous articleCouncil urged to start work on ‘worst bridge in the county’Next articleDeer signage in Inishowen must be expedited – Mc Dermott News Highland Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme center_img Twitter Facebook AudioElections 2020Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Breonna Taylor case: Public outraged after 1 officer indicted for endangering neighbors

first_imgCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. iStock/ChiccoDodiFCBY: EMILY SHAPIRO and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(LOUISVILLE) — People in Louisville and across the country are unleashing their anger after a Kentucky grand jury on Wednesday indicted one officer for allegedly endangering the neighbors of Breonna Taylor during the police shooting that killed her.Officer Brett Hankison, who has been fired, was indicted on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment for allegedly endangering Taylor’s neighbors when he fired into the apartment complex.The neighboring apartment had three people inside, thus the three charges against Hankinson, said Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron. The other officers involved in Taylor’s death were not charged.Taylor family attorney Ben Crump tweeted Wednesday, “NOTHING for the murder of Breonna Taylor. This is outrageous and offensive!”“If Brett Hankison’s behavior was wanton endangerment to people in neighboring apartments, then it should have been wanton endangerment in Breonna Taylor’s apartment too. In fact, it should have been ruled wanton murder!” he wrote.Taylor’s sister, Ju’Niyah Palmer, posted to Instagram, “Sister I am so sorry.”In an Instagram story, Palmer said Taylor, who had previously worked as an EMT for the city, was “failed by a system” she “worked hard for.”On the streets of Louisville, after the sole indictment was announced, some wept, some chanted and some marched.Women in tears after the charges are announced. Three counts of Wanton endangerment in the first degree, a class D felony in Kentucky carrying 1-5 years in prison, plus potential monetary fines #Louisville #BreonnaTaylor pic.twitter.com/oHsFXHJjlm— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) September 23, 2020Maj. Stephen Martin, a spokesman for the Kentucky National Guard, told ABC News that Gov. Andy Beshear authorized the deployment of a portion of the Kentucky National Guard to Louisville.“We will be engaged in limited and specific missions, protecting critical infrastructure. Our Guard leadership has been directed to retain command and control at all times while working with the Louisville Metro Police Department,” he said in a statement.Beshear was scheduled to hold a news conference at 4 p.m. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said there will be a 72-hour curfew starting Wednesday night.Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, was shot dead by police while in her Louisville home on March 13. Taylor and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, were asleep when three Louisville Metro Police Department officers, including Hankinson, tried to execute a “no-knock” search warrant. The officers were investigating a suspected drug operation linked to Taylor’s ex-boyfriend.Hankinson was fired and the other officers involved were placed on administrative duty.Taylor’s death sparked months of nationwide protests against police violence and calls for the officers to be charged.Across the country, people turned to social media Wednesday to voice their frustration and anger.Chanelle Helm, an organizer of Black Lives Matter Louisville, said, “We shouldn’t be too surprised at what’s happening.”“What is frustrating is that white supremacy, this government and its elected officials continue to deny us healing and any taste of what real justice looks like. Justice in this country is nonexistent,” Helm said in a statement. “This country hasn’t changed. This country hasn’t come to the realization that fascism was its only goal. We move every day for capitalism and not for humanity. Instead of bringing in paths for healing, we keep bringing in more law enforcement, more military and more representations of the systems we desperately need to dismantle.”The ACLU of Kentucky called this “the latest miscarriage of justice in our nation’s long history of denying that Black lives matter.”“We join the Taylor family and the community in protesting and mourning the Commonwealth’s choice to deny justice for Breonna,” the ACLU said in a statement. “Breonna Taylor was killed when plainclothes officers used a no-knock warrant to enter her home in the middle of the night. They did not even perform life-saving measures as she took her last breaths after they shot her five times. Throughout this tragic series of events, including today, the police and prosecutors continuously have failed Breonna Taylor, her family, and Black Kentuckians.“This outcome shows us that true police accountability does not exist in Kentucky,” the ACLU said. “The results of this investigation reflect insufficient standards for police use of force, government-sanctioned violence and terror in communities of color, and a need to completely rebuild our justice system.”Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP, tweeted, “Breonna Taylor deserves justice. This was not justice. 1 of the 3 officers was indicted for wanton endangerment. No one was charged for her murder.”“We must take this anger to the polls, and vote this November like we’ve never voted before,” he said. “Black Lives Matter.”Cameron said federal prosecutors are looking into potential civil rights charges.ABC News’ Matthew Seyler contributed to this report.last_img read more

Panel recommends Moderna vaccine, paving way for FDA authorization

first_imgnevodka/iStockBy ANNE FLAHERTY, STEPHANIE EBBS, SOPHIE TATUM, and ARIELLE MITROPOULOS(WASHINGTON) — Federal advisers voted overwhelmingly Thursday to recommend the Moderna vaccine for people over the age of 18, clearing a path for government authorization on what would become the nation’s second vaccine to prevent COVID-19.The panel of independent advisers, called the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, found that based on evidence of a clinical trial involving 30,400 people, the Moderna two-dose vaccine is safe and likely 95% effective in preventing serious illness caused by the virus.The decision paves the way for a final green light from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which in turn triggers the shipping of 5.9 million doses.“All these vaccines will not be the magic bullet and miraculously reverses all the damage this pandemic has caused. It gives us hope that one day in the not-too-distant future, some semblance of normalcy will be within our reach,” said Robert Wong, a physician at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Healthcare System, who spoke during a public comment session.Wong urged the panel and federal regulators to be “particularly cognizant” of ensuring equitable access among underserved and vulnerable populations that “have been disproportionately exacerbated by this pandemic.”The independent panel of advisers was asked to vote on this question: “Based on the totality of scientific evidence available, do the benefits of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine outweigh its risks for use in individuals 18 and older?”The questions of allergies were raised, following reports of rare reactions to the Pfizer vaccine, including two in Alaska on Wednesday.Dr. Doran Fink, a senior vaccine official at the FDA, said researchers didn’t have all the information. But he noted that “these cases underscore the need to be vigilant during the early stage of the campaign” and communicate those findings to the public.Fink said the FDA was working with Pfizer to further revise fact sheets and warnings to health care providers to make clear that any facility administering it “should ensure that medical treatment for managing serious allergic reactions is immediately available.” He said the FDA plans to do the same for Moderna, if it is ultimately authorized as expected.If authorized, the 5.9 million doses shipped from Moderna would be in addition to the 6.4 million doses provided by Pfizer-BioNTech that started to roll out this week after being the first to get emergency use authorization.Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said Wednesday that people shouldn’t be concerned about having to choose between Moderna and Pfizer. An internal assessment by the FDA already found that the Moderna data show the benefits likely outweigh the risks.“Moderna certainly will be available soon and have the same level of efficacy … the same safety profile and virtually everything the same about that. So it wouldn’t make much difference which of those you take,” Fauci told CNBC’s “Health Returns.”One primary difference is that Modern requires fewer specific handling instructions because it does not require ultra-cold storage conditions like the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.Moderna also is seeking authorization for ages 18 and older, whereas Pfizer’s enrollment of older teens in trials this fall paved the way for authorization of anyone 16-plus.Which sites get the first doses are being decided by state governors and health departments. As recommended by an ethics board, hospitals have been first in line, injecting front-line workers most likely to come in contact with the virus.Nursing homes also are the priority, although they have been slower to roll out shots because they rely on CVS, Walgreens and other pharmacies that say the logistics are considerable to ensure no dose is wasted.Florida and West Virginia were among the first to host vaccine clinics at nursing homes on Wednesday, with a nationwide rollout at long-term care facilities expected on Monday.By February, it’s expected that other seniors living independently – anyone over age 65 – will be able to ask their pharmacy for a vaccination.“Our plans is to be able to immunize 100 million of these people (with) those vaccines by the end of the first quarter of the year 2021, somewhere during the month of March,” Moncef Slaoui, Trump’s top science adviser in the vaccine effort, told CNBC.A third vaccine also is on the horizon. Johnson & Johnson was expected by early January to know whether its vaccine was effective. If that vaccine comes online as well, that “will help us accelerate even faster coverage of that population,” Slaoui said.Estimates for the broader population remains March or April, with immunizations complete by June.“By the time we get into mid, fall of 2021, we can be approaching some level of normality,” he said.“I would think that would be things like being able to go to theaters, clearly feeling much more comfortable about school, having restaurants open to indoor dining,” Fauci said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Utah and BYU announce changes and additional games to football series

first_imgSeptember 23, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah and BYU announce changes and additional games to football series Written by Tags: BYU Cougars Football/Holy War/Utah Utes Football FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The University of Utah and Brigham Young University jointly announced today an extension of the football rivalry series between the two programs, adding four additional games to the current agreement.As part of the extension, the Cougars and Utes have agreed to take a two-year break in 2022 and 2023, allowing Utah an opportunity to schedule a home-and-home series with an opponent from the Southeastern Conference, which is in the process of being finalized.The four additional games will be added to the series in 2025, 2026, 2027 and 2028. The two schools have previously contracted games scheduled for the 2020, 2021 and 2024 seasons. With today’s announcement, Utah and BYU now have seven future games on the schedule between 2020 and 2028.“I appreciate the great working relationship we have with Mark Harlan and many others at Utah,” said BYU Director of Athletics Tom Holmoe. “We have a responsibility to take care of the future of this great rivalry, not just in football but across all of the sports. There may come a time in the future where we need to ask Utah to make an adjustment for us. That’s how a relationship works. Utah approached us about an opportunity they have and we agreed to work with them.”“We appreciate the tremendous relationship and cooperation we have with Tom Holmoe and BYU to work together to not only ensure the future of this rivalry but to demonstrate the strong partnership that is in place,” said Utah Athletics Director Mark Harlan. “We each share the intention to continue this great rivalry in football and across all of our teams for many years to come.”Specific dates, kickoff times and broadcast plans for the games will be announced at a later date. Robert Lovelllast_img read more

CR-13 Exercise to Test US Navy’s Preparedness for Natural Disaster

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: usa View post tag: Preparedness View post tag: test View post tag: Natural View post tag: Citadel CR-13 Exercise to Test US Navy’s Preparedness for Natural Disaster View post tag: Defence View post tag: Disaster Commander, U.S. Navy Installations Command (CNIC) will conduct Citadel Rumble 2013 (CR-13) exercise Aug. 20 – 22.CR-13 is a fully integrated, annual capstone disaster preparedness response and recovery exercise designed to evaluate Navy shore-based commands and installation emergency preparedness in response to an all hazards scenario.Navy Regions Midwest (NRMW), Northwest (NRNW) and Southwest (NRSW) are participating in this exercise.CR-13 is designed to provide a focused training environment for afloat and shore-based commands to exercise damage assessment, evacuation plans, personnel accountability, disaster preparedness, recovery and consequence management plans and procedures.All U.S. Navy commands with personnel in these regions will participate. This participation will include reviewing and exercising disaster instructions and procedures, as well as fully accounting for Sailors and Navy families in the affected regions through the Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System.[mappress]Press Release, August 14, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: Defense Training & Education August 14, 2013 View post tag: Rumble Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today CR-13 Exercise to Test US Navy’s Preparedness for Natural Disaster View post tag: Exercise View post tag: News by topic View post tag: CR-13 View post tag: Naval View post tag: USlast_img read more

FGS Hessen Talks Piracy Challenges with Iranian Seafarers

first_imgBeam17.44m January 29, 2014 View post tag: Hessen Complement 230 crew + 13 aircrew View post tag: meets FGS Hessen detected the three dhows drifting in the waters and contacted them via radio to ask if they needed any assistance.Crewmembers of the dhows invited the FGS Hessen’s team onboard to talk about piracy in the region. They said that they were happy with the presence of the EU Navfor warships, which made them feel safer at the sea, having in mind their previous experiences.FGS Hessen joined EU Navfor Operation Atalanta on December 3rd 2013. She is patrolling the seas off the Somali coast ever since. View post tag: Navy Length 143.0m Speed 29 knots Draft 6.0m View post tag: Naval [mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 29, 2014; Image: EU Navfor Back to overview,Home naval-today FGS Hessen Talks Piracy Challenges with Iranian Seafarers Displacement 5.800tonscenter_img View post tag: Dhows View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defense Training & Education View post tag: Iranian FGS HESSENCrewmembers of the German Navy ship FGS Hessen, attached to EU Naval Force Operation Atalanta, boarded three Iranian flagged dhows in the Gulf of Aden last week. SACHSEN-CLASS FRIGATE SPECIFICATIONS Range 4,000+ nautical miles at 18 kn (7,400+ km at 33 km/h) View post tag: Defence FGS Hessen Talks Piracy Challenges with Iranian Seafarers View post tag: FGS Share this articlelast_img read more

St Anne’s celebrates 100 years of women with unpaid fellowship

first_imgThe fellowship also requires a fee for the successful applicant’s membership of the SCR. These typically amount to around £35 per term. St Anne’s has defended the post, and criticised the Independent’s publication of the story, telling Cherwell: “St Anne’s College is disappointed that The Independent chose to publish misinformed criticism of our Annie Rogers Fellowships, despite a telephone conversation with the journalist concerned and the provision of a press statement that clearly explained the positive nature of non-Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships both for the individuals who are awarded them and for the College hosting them. The unprompted online comments under the article on The Independent website underline misunderstanding that underpins the concerns raised and the widespread, uncontroversial and constructive use of such Fellowships in many Oxford and Cambridge Colleges.” However, in an article published in the Independent this week, an academic at Oxford criticised the move, saying: “The fellowships created by St Anne’s offer little by way of funding, so it is hard not to see them as exploitative, especially since the college is seeking applications from women and black and minority ethnic candidates to address their problems with under-representation.” The benefits of the fellowship to which St Anne’s refer are “to participate in the academic and social life of the College and support one or more of the aims and/or beliefs of the College.” The post also entitled fellows to free meals during term time, free breakfast and one main meal per day during the vacation, and hot-desk space at the College. “A fellowship that actually funded the research of early career researchers would send a much stronger message about their support of women in higher education,” St Anne’s has been criticised for their creation of a non-stipendiary junior research fellowship to honour 100 years of women at the University. The fellowship, named after St Anne’s’ founder Annie Rodgers, is meant to “celebrate 100 years since women were formally admitted to the University of Oxford and first awarded Oxford degrees.” A research grant of £1,000 every three years is also available if the relevant research furthers the beliefs or aims of the college, and an extra £1,000 per annum can be made available if other research funding is unavailable.last_img read more

WHY IOWA AND NEW HAMPSHIRE?

first_imgRaging Moderate by Will DurstAnd now the question that’s been dancing on the lips of politically concerned citizens for decades – Who’s the genius that chose Iowa and New Hampshire to be the first and most influential states in determining who becomes the next president? It was probably the same guy who figured out how to bundle subprime mortgages. Or related to the brewer who invented Cold Turkey Breakfast Beer. The idiot behind pay toilets on airplanes.The premier production, the Iowa Caucuses, is a wild and wacky adventure that takes up an entire evening. First you find where your designated precinct gathering is being held in a school, church, library or neighbor’s house, one of more than 1680 in the state’s 99 counties on a dark February night. Which means motivating supporters to attend is an integral part of the campaign, making the promise of snacks incredibly influential.Because the Hawkeye State is fiercely independent, the Republicans and Democrats have different rules. This will be the first year the GOP will announce a delegate count, which will be binding. Before, it was more of a “Santorum did well. Gingrich didn’t,” sort of thing.All hell broke out last year, when Mitt Romney was declared the winner, but two weeks later it was revealed Rick Santorum had won, even though Ron Paul got the most delegates. This year, they promise more transparency. Stay tuned.The Democrats huddle together with people who share a candidate preference. But supporters whose candidates don’t cross a viability threshold (15 percent or so) can either try to convince other people to join their group, or disband and hook up with a different favorite.It’s the Tinder of electoral politics and places an emphasis on the art of hygienic schmoozing. A pleasantly odiferous group of followers holds a distinct advantage. People still talk about the delicious cookie smell that emanated from John Edwards’ supporters back in 2004.The following week, the action moves north and east to New Hampshire. In the Granite State they are fiercely independent and proud of traditionally being the first primary since 1920. They actually have a state law that mandates they remain first in the nation, even if they have to move it to the previous year and compete with July 4th fireworks to do it.While the Iowa Caucuses are a game of musical chairs without the music and no chairs, the New Hampshire Primary is more straightforward. You just up and vote. The problem is who is doing the voting. Iowa is 87 percent white but New Hampshire is 91 percent. The two are as representative of the country as sushi is of Southwestern Cuisine.Both have tiny populations and are so damn white the blue veins running down their outer thighs could be interstate roads on the map of prejudice. These guys make the Pillsbury Doughboy look like a Central American coal miner after a double- shift. We’re talking about people who need SPF 50 to protect them from moonburn. If they were any more Caucasian, they’d be translucent.Besides, in February, climate change notwithstanding, both the Hawkeyes and the Granitoids tend to experience a little thing we call winter. Needless to say, if it were up to the journalists, the first two primaries would be held in Hawaii and Guam.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

NCBW offers consumers ’A Big Taste’

first_imgAs a key part of the National Craft Bakers’ Week 2011 celebrations, from 19-24 September, organisers are urging all bakers to join in ’A Big Taste’ a national ’taste experience’ event, taking place on Wednesday 21 September .’A Big Taste’ is a once-in-a-year opportunity for bakers to demonstrate to consumers the difference in taste between hand-crafted breads, cakes, savouries and pastries made locally and freshly baked every day by artisan bakers and those produced in factories.Independent bakers are urged to showcase their local specialities, hand-crafted breads, decorated cakes, new products and customers’ favourites by offering free sample tasting sessions throughout the day. Trays of bite-sized samples can be offered on counter-tops, plates of samples can be handed to customers while they wait to be served, passers-by may be invited to try some tasty morsels as they go about their business and community groups can be offered special tasting sessions all as part of ’A Big Taste’.A national and regional press campaign to promote the event will raise consumer awareness, and independent bakers are urged to contact their local radio station and newspapers with details of their particular event. ’A Big Taste’ poster will be available from the NAMB and bakers are urged to check www.masterbakers.co.uk or www.bakeryinfo.co.uk to download the poster and a sample press release.last_img read more