Higher business spending aids Intercontinental

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Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ug) 2011 Annual Report

first_imgUchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ug)  2011 annual report.Company ProfileUchumi Supermarket Limited is the oldest retail supermarket chain in Kenya selling fresh produce and quality merchandise, with an extended footprint in Tanzania and Uganda. The company has retail outlets in Nairobi, Meru, Eldoret, Kericho, Mombasa and Kisumi; ranging from hyper branches to express convenience stores. Uchumi Supermarket is primarily known for stocking fresh fruit and vegetables, breads and pastries and a range of local merchandise. Subsidiaries include Uchumi Supermarkets (Uganda) Limited and Uchumi Supermarkets (Tanzania) Limited. Kasarani Mall Limited is a subsidiary company engaged in property management. Uchumi Supermarket Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Scotland: Bishops condemn Trump photocall

first_img[Scottish Episcopal Church] In response to the staging of a photocall by U.S. President Donald Trump outside an Episcopal church on June 1, the College of Bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church has joined in condemnation of what it says is a “blatant mis-use of both a church building and holy scripture”. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME President Trump held up a Bible for media photographers in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington D.C., shortly after crowds were cleared from the area by police using tear gas and rubber bullets. Protesters have taken to the streets across the United States following the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American man who died at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis last week.The President’s action has been condemned by church leaders in the United States, and the College of Bishops has written to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Primate of The Episcopal Church in the United States, to express its support.The letter says:Dear Bishop Michael and Bishops of The Episcopal ChurchWe, the bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church, have watched the news reports on the protests being made across the USA in light of the death of an American citizen killed while in police custody. The horrific scene, as caught on camera, offends all of us.We then witnessed the blatant misuse of both a church building and holy scripture in the pursuit of political gain – in circumstances where the President of the USA had only managed to stand in front of the church because his officers had cleared a pathway through peaceful protesters by the use of tear gas and rubber bullets.The message of the Church and the Bible is about love and equality and all sharing in the bounty of a generous God. Nothing we witnessed last night by the President represented that.May we thank you for your careful and loving words and for the determination of the Bishop of Washington and many others to call this out, to say “not in the name of the Church or in the name of God”.We wish to offer you our prayers and whatever support we can in helping your people find a path towards freedom and equality for all, regardless of race.BlessingsThe Most Rev. Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross & Caithness, Primus of the Scottish Episcopal ChurchThe Right Rev. Kevin Pearson, Bishop of Argyll & The Isles, Bishop elect of Glasgow & GallowayThe Right Rev. Dr John Armes, Bishop of EdinburghThe Right Rev. Anne Dyer, Bishop of Aberdeen & OrkneyThe Right Rev. Andrew Swift, Bishop of BrechinThe Right Rev. Ian Paton, Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Belleville, IL Anglican Communion, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Donald Trump, Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Posted Jun 3, 2020 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS center_img Rector Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Tags Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Scotland: Bishops condemn Trump photocall Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Faith & Politics Submit an Event Listing Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA last_img read more

Priest’s viral ‘Hamilton’ video reminds parishioners, ‘You’ll Be Back’

first_imgPriest’s viral ‘Hamilton’ video reminds parishioners, ‘You’ll Be Back’ Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT By Egan MillardPosted Jul 27, 2020 Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS [Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Lonnie Lacy, rector of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Tifton, Georgia, had been looking forward to seeing “Hamilton” in Atlanta with his daughter for months. But then the COVID-19 pandemic hit and the performance they had tickets for was postponed until next year. So when a recording of the Broadway musical started streaming on Disney+ earlier this month, they watched it together. When King George III started singing “You’ll Be Back” in his flowing robes, Lacy got an idea.“I thought, ‘You know what? I have a cope that looks just like that,’” he told Episcopal News Service, referring to the cape-like vestment priests sometimes wear for special occasions.He decided to rewrite the song – in which King George orders the American colonies to stop rebelling, or else – to remind his parishioners that their church will be waiting for them when the pandemic ends. It was the perfect number to use in the annual parish talent show (which, like everything else, has been moved online).“Every year at the talent show, I try to do something really big and really ridiculous as the closing act. And it’s just become a thing – people know that Lonnie’s going to do something big and stupid,” he said.The song-and-dance routine has been viewed almost 300,000 times since it was posted on July 25.“What I have discovered is there is such a hunger to be back together,” Lacy told ENS. The video is “a little humorous word of hope, a promise that God is going to get us through this. There is going to be another side of this, and we will get back together.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Cathedral Dean Boise, ID COVID-19 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Tags Rector Bath, NClast_img read more

Washington’s Saudi ally bombs Yemen

first_imgMarch 30 — The Gulf Cooperation Council, under Saudi Arabia’s direction, announced on March 26 that it began bombing Ansurallah positions in Yemen.At the same time, the Egyptian regime, product of a July 2013 military coup that ousted a Muslim-Brotherhood-led elected government, has taken steps toward forming a regional military force to intervene in the North African-Western Asian region.Behind these aggressive moves by regional powers is Washington’s military escalation in the entire region, aimed at expanding the corporate, financial and strategic interests of the U.S. super-rich.Earlier in March the Obama administration announced plans to keep a large occupation force in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, the NATO-led war of regime-change continues in Syria where Islamic State fighters and other opposition groups seek to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad. The Pentagon has bombed inside Iraq and in neighboring Syria, and has deployed more than 3,100 U.S. troops to train the Iraqi army. Such “advisers” often pave the road to a land invasion.Like George W. Bush before him, Obama is using Pentagon terror to promote U.S. imperialist interests. With the U.S. military tied up with airstrikes and ground operations in Iraq and Syria, the administration is attempting to utilize regional pro-Western regimes to implement bombing campaigns and ground invasions designed to support U.S. interests — without using large numbers of U.S. ground troops.U.S. foreign policy destabilizes YemenThe Saudi bombing operation represents the collapse of U.S. foreign policy in Yemen. Recently, the Pentagon withdrew 100 special forces and diplomatic personnel. Jeff Rathke, U.S. State Department spokesperson, said, “Due to the deteriorating security situation in Yemen, the U.S. government has temporarily relocated its remaining personnel out of Yemen.” (BBC, March 25)Rathke stressed that the Obama administration would continue to support the state’s “political transition” and monitor “terrorist threats” emerging from Yemen, the most underdeveloped country in the region.Saudi Arabia occupies a vast territory with a population of 31 million people and enormous oil wealth concentrated in the royal family. The Saudi military buys hundreds of billions of dollars worth of U.S.-manufactured warplanes and other armaments. Impoverished Yemen’s territory on the southeast corner of the Arabian peninsula is only one-quarter that of Saudi Arabia, but Yemen’s population is large, at 25 million.The Pentagon’s withdrawal from al-Anad air base occurred March 20 after an alleged offensive by al-Qaida fighters in nearby al-Houta. Reportedly, al-Qaida was soon forced to retreat from the city as a result of Yemen’s military forces’ defensive operations.Pentagon military forces stationed at the base were conducting training operations for Yemeni soldiers allegedly to support their fight against al-Qaida. For years now the U.S. has engaged in drone attacks, targeted assassinations and other efforts aimed at suppressing any popular uprisings.The Gulf Cooperation Council consists of all the oil-rich reactionary monarchies of the Gulf, including Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates as well as Saudi Arabia. The Saudi monarchy has framed the current conflict as a battle against Iranian influence in Yemen. Saudi aerial bombardments have killed and injured dozens of Yemeni civilians.The Ansurallah movement, more commonly known as Houthi, has been in conflict with the Western-backed Yemeni government for more than a decade.Western media frame the struggle in Yemen, which involves the Houthi movement, as a proxy war guided by Saudi forces on the government side battling Iranian influence. Because the Saudi ruling class is Sunni and the Iranians are Shiite, this proxy war exacerbates sectarian hostility in the entire region and increases overall instability. Washington treats Saudi Arabia as a friendly client and supplies — mainly sells — weapons and military and intelligence support to its ruling family.In addition to the struggle of Houthi fighters against President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s government, a secessionist movement is rising in Yemen’s South, where a socialist-oriented republic existed between 1967 and the late 1980s. Large demonstrations were recently held where the flag was flown of the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen.Recent events in YemenHouthi fighters took over Sana’a, Yemen’s capital, in September, including the parliament. Recently, they took over Taiz. Saudi Arabia took action when the Houthi movement was about to launch a major offensive in the southern port city of Aden.The International Organization for Migration announced on March 30 that 45 people were killed and 65 others wounded in air attacks on a displaced persons’ camp in the country’s northwest. (AFP)Pablo Marco, Doctors without Borders operational manager in Yemen, said civilian bodies and people injured in the airstrike were taken to Haradh Hospital near the camp in Hajja province. (pressTV, March 30)Press TV also reported that the al-Mazrak camp has sheltered Yemenis displaced by conflicts, which have intensified since 2009, calling the camp’s bombing an escalation of the Saudi operation: “The airstrikes began late Sunday (March 29) and continued unabated for almost nine hours. … Riyadh says it has launched the airstrikes, the first round of which was carried out on March 26, to defend the ‘legitimate government’ of Yemen’s fugitive president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who fled to the Saudi capital on the same day. Riyadh has vowed to press ahead with the bombing until Hadi is reinstated.”The Saudi monarchy has intervened in Yemen before, seeking to bolster former President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s government. He was forced to resign after a nationwide uprising in 2011.Recent reports suggest that Yemeni military forces loyal to Saleh have opposed Saudi airstrikes and are working with Houthi fighters. This alliance has given Houthi forces a decisive advantage in their offensive in the country’s south. (New York Times, March 25)Houthis are a Zaidi Shiite group located in Yemen. The movement takes its name from Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi, who launched an uprising in 2004 and reportedly was killed by Yemeni army forces that September. Led by Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, the movement made substantial gains beginning in September 2014 and continuing through today.Egypt calls for regional military forceEgyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi presented a proposal to the Arab League Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh on March 28 to establish a regional military force that would intervene in states facing internal conflicts.Saudi airstrikes will not be enough to halt the Houthi fighters’ advances or to stabilize the security situation in Yemen based on U.S. interests. Al-Manar Television of Lebanon reported March 29 that Saudi Arabia is deploying thousands of Islamic Sunni rebels to fight against the Houthi movement.Al-Manar noted, “Five Persian Gulf States — Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait — backed by the U.S. have declared war on Yemen in a joint statement. … U.S. President Barack Obama authorized … logistical and intelligence support to the military operations, National Security Council Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan said. … She added that while U.S. forces were not taking direct military action in Yemen, Washington was establishing a Joint Planning Cell with Saudi Arabia to coordinate U.S. military and intelligence support.”During the Arab League’s summit, Egyptian President Al-Sisi argued that a regional force was essential to “defend our [Arab] nation­.” (Washington Post, March 30) His Egyptian military regime, however, has been hostile to Palestinian Arabs and has cooperated with Israel, especially by locking down the border to Gaza.Since the bulk of arms and intelligence sharing for such a regional force in Egypt and the Gulf Cooperation Council will be provided by the Pentagon, it will be able to carry out only those actions that are in accord with Washington and Wall Street’s foreign policy aims.Azikiwe is the editor of Pan-African News Wire, where a version of this article was originally published.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Court acquits owner and editor of Armenian weekly

first_imgNews April 28, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information TurkeyEurope – Central Asia News News April 2, 2021 Find out more Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit April 2, 2021 Find out more to go furthercenter_img Organisation Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Follow the news on Turkey RSF_en News Reporters Without Borders welcomes yesterday’s acquittal of Serkis Seropyan, the main owner of the Armenian-Turkish newspaper Agos, and his editor, Aris Nalci, on charges of “trying to obstruct a fair trial” by publishing an editorial that criticised the one-year suspended prison sentences imposed on three of its journalists.The three Agos journalists included Arat Dink, the son of the Agos editor Hrant Dink, who was murdered in January 2007. They were convicted for reprinting an interview Hrant Dink gave to Reuters in 2006 in which he mentioned the Armenian genocide.“We hail the acquittal of Seropyan and Nalci but the prosecution should not have been brought in the first place as it shows that Dink’s murder has not sufficed to deter those who still think it is a crime just to mention an historical event, the Armenian genocide,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Prosecuting journalists in order to put pressure on society is a practice that must stop.”They were acquitted by a criminal court in the Istanbul district of Sisli at the request of a new prosecutor, Mucahit Ercan, who yesterday said in court that the editorial’s content “remained within the scope of free expression.” The previous prosecutor, Isa Dalgiç, had called on 26 May for them to be sentenced to three years in prison under article 299 of the criminal code. The offending editorial was published in Agos on 9 November 2007. Seropyan and Nalci were summoned by the public prosecutor’s office on 16 January of this year and ordered to pay a fine of 23,500 euros. When they refused to pay, the public prosecutor’s office decided to take them to court.As he left the Sisli court building yesterday, Agos lawyer Kemal Aytaç condemned the way journalists continue to be harassed. “This trial should never have taken place,” he said. “Their acquittal proves it. Even when you are cleared by the courts, the fact that you have been prosecuted has an effect. And some, like Hrant Dink, pay for it with their lives.” Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law June 19, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court acquits owner and editor of Armenian weekly Receive email alertslast_img read more

Compliance Committee drafting housing plan

first_img Twitter Facebook Compliance Committee drafting housing plan Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Pinterest TAGS  Twittercenter_img NEW City of Odessa logo wide USE THIS ONE The Odessa City Council decided this week to put the Odessa Development Corporation’s compliance committee in charge of crafting a first draft of a plan to address the city’s housing shortage.This plan would be related to the $5 million that was set aside by the city to be used for solutions to address the city’s lack of affordable housing. Its initial draft is to be penned by Odessa Chamber of Commerce’s economic development director Wes Burnett, which would then be approved by the compliance committee, then ODC, then the City Council.“The request was to authorize compliance, AKA Wes, to create a document that would be like a sample, something that would get us started on this that would then be reviewed by the city attorney and by ODC,” At-Large Council Member Peggy Dean said. “Simply because it’s easier to edit than create.”District 4 Council Member Tom Sprawls said someone has got to get started on developing a plan, and said even if they kicked the project back to ODC, they would probably still get one person to draw it up first.“There are people that need homes today,” Sprawls said. “The longer we wait is another day they have no place to live.”District 5 Council Member Mari Willis agreed with Sprawls.“If we’re creating more meetings, and not getting housing, it’s a problem, because people need housing,” Willis said.Mayor David Turner said the city also needed to look at how Midland is addressing housing, by paying builders $9,000 for every house they build at a price lower than $200,000.“If we don’t at least match that, it’s gonna make it easy for builders to go over there,” Turner said.ODC Chairwoman Betsy Triplett-Hurt said she was absolutely in favor of Burnett creating the first draft, and said that would be following protocol.“I think it’s great that the council directed Wes to do that,” Triplett-Hurt said. “And it shows movement, it shows we’re doing that.”ODC Board Member Gene Collins said he would still like for ODC to have a workshop with the City Council about the housing project, and said he didn’t think it was up to the City Council to send any guidelines to the compliance committee, a subcommittee of ODC.“It’s not that I’m against any of it, but it has to be done right, and I don’t think we’re doing it right,” Collins said.The City Council did agree they wanted a workshop to discuss a housing plan more to get on the same page with ODC at some point, but Triplett-Hurt and Collins said they had not been made aware of any set date for a workshop yet.Burnett said he was up to the task of creating the first draft of the plan.“We need to get some guidelines and some sort of parameters on how that money can be used to hopefully spur some good things in the housing market, so yeah, I’m perfectly fine with that,” Burnett said. “In fact, I’m glad we’re moving forward.”Triplett-Hurt said the plan would be based off a similar plan used by the city of Perryton, where they used economic development funds to build apartments and housing. Facebook WhatsApp Local News WhatsApp Previous articlePoetry Readings and Book SigningsFort Worth poet featured in PBPS eventNext articleWoman charged with biting another woman on hand Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

SC Seeks Centre’s Response In Plea Seeking Cap On Covid19 Treatment Rates At Private Hospitals

first_imgTop StoriesSC Seeks Centre’s Response In Plea Seeking Cap On Covid19 Treatment Rates At Private Hospitals Sanya Talwar4 Jun 2020 11:28 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Friday sought the Centre’s response in a PIL seeking cap on fees to be charged by private hospitals in treating Covid patients as well as transparent mechanism for purposes of admission to hospitals for quarantine and post infection facilitiesPetitioner Avishek Goenka told the court that private hospitals are charging exorbitant fees from covid patients making…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 Supreme Court on Friday sought the Centre’s response in a PIL seeking cap on fees to be charged by private hospitals in treating Covid patients as well as transparent mechanism for purposes of admission to hospitals for quarantine and post infection facilitiesPetitioner Avishek Goenka told the court that private hospitals are charging exorbitant fees from covid patients making it inaccessible to most Covid patients, thereby impinging Articles 14 & 21.A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, M R Shah and V Ramasubramanian asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to file Centre’s response on putting an upper limit on fees to be charged by private hospitals for treating Coronavirus patients. Court listed the matter after a week.The petitioner states that the arbitrary process of admissions to hospitals creates seggregations basis the affluent and those who cannot afford treatment.The plea also seeks, the following prayers- “a.​ Issue appropriate writ(s) / direction(s) to the respondents to, immediately direct the insurance companies, to immediately settle, full claims, which are raised as per Government specified rates. ​b.​ Issue appropriate writ(s) / direction(s) to the respondents to, immediately frame and advertise the mechanism to avail – Private Hospitals facility, in case of Covid-19 Infection, as per the choice and affordability of the patient. ​c.​ Issue appropriate writ(s) / direction(s) to the respondents to, immediately frame and advertise the mechanism to avail – Private facility for Covid-19 Quarantine.”In this backdrop, the plea relies on several news reports which suggest that insurance companies have curtailed insurance claims of many people and have been denying cashless facilities for them at counters. This, the petitioner contends has left many citizens in a lurch during these trying times.”These are extraordinary times and many citizens are left, without any income. Their savings are also dented. If the cashless facility is not granted during admission, the patients without enough cash, will be left in lurch and forced to opt for – substandard Government Facilities despite being equipped with tool of Private Admission. Similarly if the claims are not rightly settled during discharge, the patient will not be released from the Hospital, until the patient family, makes the payment for the balance amount”.While drawing corollaries with the West Bengal Government which has fixed rates for private hospitals, the plea contends that the Centre can do the same by formulating an expert committee for the said purpose.”The Government can be directed to frame policies, for areas, where there is no policy. Because absence of a policy, contributes to – chaos and confusion. There is no mechanism specified in the Central Government Circulars, directing establishment of nodal window for a suffering individual and his family, which can direct them to the – Private – Quarantine and/or Hospital facilities.”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

Decision due next month on possible Bloody Sunday prosecutions

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Previous articleEvening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries on Friday February 22ndNext articleHarps and Champions Dundalk draw in Ballybofey News Highland Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Decision due next month on possible Bloody Sunday prosecutionscenter_img By News Highland – February 22, 2019 Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty The Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service is to announce next month whether to bring charges over the 1972 Bloody Sunday killings.Decisions on whether 17 former British soldiers and two alleged former members of the Official IRA will be prosecuted will be announced on March 14th.The potential charges include murder, attempted murder and perjury.Thirteen unarmed civilians were killed on the day, while a 14th victim died some months later.Paul Doherty whose father Patrick was one of the victims is welcoming the decision……..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/18doherty-bloodysunday.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Donegal land prices fall by 20%

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Donegal land prices fall by 20% Facebook Google+ Previous articleGAA Programme – 18/03/20Next articleMan shot in Derry overnight News Highland Facebook WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twittercenter_img The volume of land recorded on the market in Donegal for 2019 was much higher than in previous years. Some 2,283 acres were offered for sale and almost 40% of those sold.Prices fell by 20% though, the biggest percentage drop in any county.Author of the report Odile (PRON: O-DEEL) Evans says there are a number of factors at play:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/holocgghgfhgfhan7am-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – March 19, 2020 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more