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Uchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ug) 2006 Annual Report

first_imgUchumi Supermarkets Limited (UCHM.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2006 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)  2006 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

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Texas church hosts drive-thru baby shower for 80 expectant mothers

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 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit an Event Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Texas church hosts drive-thru baby shower for 80 expectant mothers Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Members of participating nonprofits are waiting to greet and shower expectant mothers with gifts. Photo courtesy Diocese of Texas[Diocese of Texas] Over 80 expectant mothers in east Harris County were treated to a one-of-a-kind baby shower in a drive-thru event on Oct. 30. Mothers were showered with baby clothes, fresh food, diapers, cleaning supplies and other goods to help meet their needs during the pandemic.The collaborative effort was hosted by church planter Maria Bautista Vargas at Northshore Episcopal Church, Houston (a church plant in the Diocese of Texas). Seven other nonprofit organizations from the Houston area, including United Healthcare and East Harris County Empowerment Council (EHCEC), joined forces to help make this event a success.“I was happily surprised by the team and support we received for this initiative,” said Bautista Vargas. “It was a huge blessing how everything came together.”Northshore Episcopal, United Healthcare and EHCEC packed over 400 different outfits for the soon-to-be-born babies.Connie Claros from United Healthcare explained that before COVID-19, the health care organization held large baby showers in different parts of Harris County for low-income mothers enrolled in their program every quarter, but the pandemic put a halt to those events.As Bautista Vargas and Claros started to accumulate large amounts of baby clothes at Northshore Episcopal, Claros decided to reach out to EHCEC to see how they could best host a safe but enjoyable baby shower for mothers in need.Their efforts resulted in putting together a successful event, and they plan on hosting another baby shower drive-thru around Easter.“We appreciate the opportunity Northshore Episcopal Church is giving us to host this event for the moms in the area,” said Claros. 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USDA citrus forecast projects 15 percent decline in Florida harvests

first_img CRAFT24 / Shutterstock.com LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida’s citrus industry has struggled the past two decades from development of rural areas; changes in drinking habits; the infusion of lower-priced – often subsidized – citrus imports, primarily from Mexico; and the emergence of greening disease.By John Haughey | The Center Square Please enter your comment! Florida citrus growers’ most pervasive challenge over the past decade has been combating greening disease, or citrus huanglongbing, an unculturable bacteria that originated in China and was imported from Brazil.Now beset by economic disruptions caused by a virus that originated in China, the Sunshine State’s $8.6 billion citrus industry is forecast to see continued declines in harvests and profits this coming growing season.The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s citrus forecast, released late last week, projected Florida citrus groves will produce 57 million 90-pound boxes of oranges during the 2020-21 grow season, which began this month and ends in July. That is down 15 percent from 67.3 million boxes harvested during the 2019-20 season.The USDA also forecast Florida will produce 4.5 million boxes of grapefruit, down 7 percent from this year’s harvest.According to the Florida Department of Citrus (FDC), the state’s 4,000 citrus growers employ 45,000 people in managing nearly 440,000 acres of groves, provide an annual economic impact of $8.6 billion and account for 57.7 percent of the nation’s domestic orange production.The scaled-back USDA projection was expected, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said.“Since late spring, the Florida citrus industry has anticipated the 2020-21 citrus crop to be smaller than the prior season, and today confirms that assumption,” she said in a statement. “However, Florida citrus production is a marathon, not a sprint, and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services stands committed to help strengthen and promote Florida-grown citrus.”FDC Executive Director Shannon Shepp said USDA’s lowered expectations “is more likely reflective of factors beyond grower control.”Noting the “first forecast of the season serves as a starting point, we recognize it does not necessarily indicate where we will end up,” Shepp said. She is “optimistic about the conditions of groves, preparations for the coming season’s crop and continued efforts to combat greening.”Florida’s citrus industry has struggled the past two decades from development of rural areas; changes in drinking habits; the infusion of lower-priced – often subsidized – citrus imports, primarily from Mexico; and the emergence of greening disease.Hurricane Irma exacerbated those issues, damaging $760 million in crops and 420,000 acres of citrus groves. The Florida Citrus Commission will consider Oct. 21 increasing a box tax growers pay – now 7 cents per box – for marketing in an effort to capture domestic markets inundated with citrus from Mexico and Brazil.The commission is pondering a proposed $10 million national marketing campaign to find new markets for Florida oranges, of which about 95 percent is processed into juice.The FDC based its box-tax revenue projection for 2021 in June on 2020 harvest numbers: 67.65 million boxes of oranges, 4.89 million boxes of grapefruit and 1.02 million boxes of specialty crops.The USDA’s forecast tabbed the projected harvest to be 57 million orange boxes, 4.5 million grapefruit boxes and 1.1 million boxes of specialty crops – mostly tangerines and tangelos.Florida Citrus Commission members expressed in June the state’s projected 2020-21 growing season forecast was too high and, therefore, without increasing the box tax, revenues would fall short in funding the effort.“When Americans think of wellness and health, their thoughts turn to Florida orange juice and fresh citrus, especially during these unprecedented times,” Fried said. “Despite the challenges Florida’s citrus growers have faced as a result of citrus greening, I continue to be encouraged by the resiliency of this industry, its producers, and their commitment to new plantings, research and innovation.” A USDA report in August found about half of Florida’s citrus groves have disappeared since 2000, when they produced nearly 200 million orange and 50 million grapefruit boxes. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear TAGSBusinessChanging HabitCitrusDeclineDiseaseEconomyImportsIndustryProjectionsThe Center Square Previous articleFlorida gas prices down 3 cents; current Apopka prices among lowest in stateNext articleNew report: Florida ranks #46 for college graduates during COVID Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Is Indiana the New Iowa

first_imgIndiana is celebrating its Bicentennial this year. During this celebration, there will be a lot of talk about how agriculture is part of the Hoosier heritage and of the role it played in the formation of the state and its culture. But, what also needs to be showcased is how agriculture is part of the Indiana future.  Biotechnology, life sciences, food production, and renewable energy will all see significant growth and innovation in the next 100 years.  If these become the centerpiece of the Hoosier economy and culture, look out Iowa!By Gary Truitt SHARE Ask most Americans to name an agricultural state and they will say Iowa. This is due, in part, to Iowa’s impressive agricultural production in corn, soybeans, livestock, dairy, and poultry, but it is also due to the fact that Iowan’s are, for the most part, proud of agriculture.  It is part of their culture, their politics, their heritage, and their modern day identity. Agricultural issues are written about in their newspapers, broadcast on their local TV stations, and consume a good deal of their radio broadcast time.   While other states can claim all of these as well, Iowa is generally acknowledged as the leader. Yet, Iowa may have some competition. Indiana is gaining a reputation as a major ag player in other areas. As a specialist in swine genetics, Whiteshire Hamroc, based in Fort Wayne, was recently featured in Bloomberg Business news. The article focused on the growth of the animal genetics industry, especially in developing countries where demand for meat is growing.  Indiana-based Beck’s Hybrids has been making news as it expands into the Western Corn Belt; and Jiff Simmons, President of Elanco, is recognized as an international authority of innovation and food sustainability. Facebook Twitter Where Indiana is still lacking is getting the majority of Hoosiers to understand that they live in a key agricultural state.  Most of Indiana’s residents identify with motorsports, basketball, and manufacturing. Many residents of even our smaller communities see farming as a source of possible pollution rather than a source of jobs and local economic activity. More work needs to be done to get more of the 6.2 million Hoosiers on the Ag bandwagon. When Dow and DuPont decided to merge into a single behemoth corporate entity, they announced they would spin off their two agricultural divisions into one all ag company. Basically, this would mean putting DuPont Pioneer together with Dow AgroSciences to form a global, $18 billion heavyweight to compete with the likes of Monsanto, Syngenta, BASF, and Bayer.  The conventional thinking was that this new major ag firm would be located in Iowa, since Pioneer already had its headquarters there.  But, that is not how things turned out. By Gary Truitt – Feb 21, 2016 For the past decade, Indiana has been cultivating a climate that is supportive of agriculture. Not only is it supportive of agriculture within the state, but also supportive of attracting agricultural investment from outside the state.  The first round came with the renewable fuels boom. Late to the game and, well behind Iowa, Indiana made up ground quickly by attracting billions of dollars to build new ethanol and biodiesel plants in the state. In recent years, the focus has shifted to attracting food processing plants. When Governor Pence ran for his first term, the foundation of his agricultural policy was innovation in agriculture. He had the vision to make Indiana a center of research and innovation for agriculture and food production.  It is this policy that enabled the Hoosier State to put together the kind of package that was able to compete with Iowa and land this major global agricultural business. Is Indiana the New Iowa While Iowa officials launched a high profile campaign to land the headquarters of the yet to be named entity, Indiana put together a low key, full court press to challenge Iowa. According to those close to the negotiations, when Dow/DuPont top execs came to Indiana they had their minds pretty much made up that things were going to Iowa. Yet, as one of the members of the Hoosier team said, “We knocked their socks off.”  A combination of a pro-business and pro-agriculture atmosphere impressed the top brass.  In the end, it was decided to have two Global Business Centers, one in Iowa and the other in Indiana. Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Commentary Is Indiana the New Iowa Previous articleRFA Releases 2016 Ethanol Industry Pocket GuideNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truittlast_img read more

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Bob the Expert Bungalow Beautifier

first_imgaround town 6 Bob the Expert Bungalow Beautifier Rarely do you see contractors who specialize in Craftsman Bungalow restoration, and Bob Hatch is one of the few. By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 | 3:37 pm Business News A man’s home is his castle, and whatever happens, a man should ensure his castle is kept in perfect order and well-maintained.Especially homes of the historic variety such as Craftsman Bungalows.Pasadena holds a very special place in its heart for bungalows, both figuratively and literally. In a 16-block area bordered by Orange Grove and Washington boulevards and Lake and Hill streets, lies Bungalow Heaven. A scenic neighborhood that’s home to thousands of historic homes that encompass the city’s history. As the name implies, bungalows rule here.Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the need to maintain and restore many of the old bungalows is very important. Especially the Craftsman Bungalows, built in the American Craftsman style, which is a design and lifestyle philosophy that was made popular in the late 19th century.An important part of American history, the Arts and Crafts movement’s goal was to create designs that was for and by the people, and a source of pleasure to the maker and user. In the movement, workers produce beautiful objects that would enhance ordinary people’s lives, while giving decent employment to craftsmen.The Craftsman Bungalow was one of the results of this movement, and today, thousands of these homes can be found in Bungalow Heaven.Built using traditional methods and materials, restoring a Craftsman Bungalow requires more than just banging on nails and replacing panels. To preserve the history behind these damaged homes, experts who specialize in historic home repair are needed.Here we have good news and bad news.First the bad, being a specialized niche, there aren’t too many Craftsman Bungalow restorers today.The good news? Bob Hatch is one, and he operates in the Pasadena era. Specifically, in and around Bungalow Heaven and Historic Highlands (where he also does restoration projects on Spanish Revival homes).Working on homes in the area since 1960’s, Hatch has been a licensed contractor since 1977. In fact, his license number, 342236 is one of the oldest, continuously active licenses today. Hatch has been repairing and restoring historic bungalows and homes for years and he has a unique understanding and respect for the architecture used.A hands-on worker with his son as a trusted helper, Hatch works only with those he trusts and does not work with, nor recommend, subcontractors.With customer satisfaction of utmost importance to him, the intelligent choice for any improvement or restoration project you may have, be it Craftsman bungalows or simple modern houses, is Bob Hatch.To contact Bob Hatch for an estimate, you can email [email protected] or call (626) 354-8339. You can also visit his website at http://www.bobhatchbuilds.com. Make a comment Subscribe Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News HerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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. More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  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 Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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OCC Chief Named Acting FHFA Director

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles FHFA Joseph Otting Melvin Watt OCC President Trump 2018-12-21 Donna Joseph Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago OCC Chief Named Acting FHFA Director Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Counsel’s Corner – The Importance of Fiscal Discipline Next: Ellie Mae Appoints New SVP of Enterprise Sales Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img About Author: Donna Joseph Home / Daily Dose / OCC Chief Named Acting FHFA Director The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago December 21, 2018 1,526 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Subscribe Tagged with: FHFA Joseph Otting Melvin Watt OCC President Trump Followed by the President’s announcement appointing him as the Acting Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), Joseph Otting, the current OCC Chief, released a statement on Friday, expressing his thoughts on the new role.Speaking of his designation at FHFA, Otting said he looks forward to serving in this additional role until a permanent Director is confirmed and appointed. “I am honored that President Trump has named me Acting Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency,” he said.Melvin Watt notified the White House of his departure on January 6, 2019—the end of his term as the current FHFA Director. Congratulating Otting on his new designation, Watt in his statement, said “I have served with Comptroller Otting as a member of the Financial Stability Oversight Council and both the OCC and FHFA have offices in the same building. The highly professional staff at FHFA and I look forward to working with him to ensure a seamless transition.”Otting will serve as Acting Director upon Watt’s departure, while concurrently carrying out his duties as Comptroller of the Currency, according to the statement.  “I want to thank outgoing Director Mel Watt for his long service to the country,” said Otting.“I look forward to continuing the vital work of the OCC to ensure the federal banking system operates in a safe, sound, and fair manner just as I look forward to leading the FHFA in its important roles overseeing the Federal Home Loan Bank System and conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,” he added.Highlighting the work of OCC this year, Otting emphasized the progress made by the federal banking system in encouraging economic growth and creating jobs. He intends to continue that work into the new year by “modernizing the regulations implementing the Community Reinvestment Act, making Bank Secrecy Act compliance more efficient and effective, encouraging banks to provide customers more short-term small dollar credit options, and supporting responsible innovation in the federal banking system by beginning to accept national bank charter applications from fintech companies engaged in the business of banking.”In his statement, Otting pointed out that leading both the OCC and FHFA successfully would not be possible without the “quality staff and leadership at both agencies.” Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] last_img read more

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Vigil for Savita organised for Letterkenny this Saturday

first_img Previous article31 people on trolleys at Letterkenny and Sligo General HospitalsNext articleGuide to help people who lost loved ones in Road Traffic Collisions launched News Highland Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal News Twitter WhatsApp A vigil for Savita Halappanavar has been orgainsed for Letterkenny tomorrow.The 31 year old woman died at University College Hospital in Galway last month, after contracting septicaemia during a miscarriage.It’s reported she was repeatedly refused a medical termination.A protest took place in Derry City today – organisers said it was in keeping with the wishes of Savita’s husband who she said has called on the women of Ireland to protest about what happened to his wifeThe vigil in Letterkenny will take place at the Market Square at 3pm. Pinterestcenter_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Vigil for Savita organised for Letterkenny this Saturday 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ Google+ By News Highland – November 16, 2012 last_img read more

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Is China Liable For The Injury Or Harm Caused By Coronavirus?

first_imgColumnsIs China Liable For The Injury Or Harm Caused By Coronavirus? Senior Advocate Mohan Katarki11 April 2020 4:24 AMShare This – xA liability in law arises, if an injury or harm is caused by wrongful acts.The pandemic spurred by coronavirus from China has been rightly agitating the minds of angry people around the world. However, if China is to be fixed or held liable for the injury or harm caused by coronavirus, then it’s necessary to prove that China released the coronavirus and the said coronavirus is the proximate cause for the deaths elsewhere outside China. Besides, it’s necessary to…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 pandemic spurred by coronavirus from China has been rightly agitating the minds of angry people around the world. However, if China is to be fixed or held liable for the injury or harm caused by coronavirus, then it’s necessary to prove that China released the coronavirus and the said coronavirus is the proximate cause for the deaths elsewhere outside China. Besides, it’s necessary to show that China was under a definite legal obligation to stop the coronavirus from traveling outside its territory into the US or elsewhere. To begin with, there is no dispute that coronavirus emerged in the Wuhan seafood market which is a part of China (assuming it was not man-made). At least, there is no dispute that, Chinese in Wuhan were the first to suffer infection from coronavirus. Then, moving to the second part of the first question, the answer is a bit tricky. China may say, coronavirus didn’t reach shores of any foreign State through Chinese products. China may also stress that coronavirus didn’t reach through visiting Chinese citizens. How coronavirus transmitted into the US or elsewhere is an issue that doesn’t have easy answers at a trial. This area needs a fuller investigation by the complaining State. The proof of nexus between deaths elsewhere outside China and coronavirus is a medical question. It is not necessary to show that each death was caused by coronavirus as a proximate cause. But, it’s necessary to show by an impeccable expert opinion that coronavirus was a deadly biological material which most probably caused the deaths of thousands as recorded in records maintained by the hospitals. China may argue that deaths were caused by contributory factors. China may try to highlight delayed response and failure in taking necessary care by the complaining State for two months from 31.12.2019 onwards when it informed through the World Health Organisation. There can be equally an opposing argument that China delayed reporting and even after it has reported, it has not been transparent in fully sharing the data as mandated by WHO guidelines or otherwise. Coming to the last, which is more important, it’s a trite proposition of law that no injury is actionable unless it’s a violation of some right. Damnum Sine Injuria is a maxim, which refers to an injury that is being suffered by the complaint but there is no violation of any legal right of a person. In such circumstances, where there is no violation of the legal right, the wrongdoer cannot be sued. The legal right may be a positive right vested in the complaint or breach of duty cast on the injurer. On this question, China may say it was under no obligation in any international law to stop coronavirus from travelling outside China. However, this ignores the legal position that a State is under obligation – not to cause harm or injuries across the border (Transboundary harm) by its acts or omissions. The International Law Commission has codified the rules in this regard. In private law, negligence is an actionable wrong. A duty to take reasonable care is cast on everyone. Can this law of torts be applied between two sovereign States? The answer seems to be prima facie in affirmative. If China is liable, then it is indeed obliged to compensate the injured State or its inhabitants. However, who will adjudicate that China is liable? International law is still far away from the concept of the rule of law. There is no compulsory jurisdiction vested in the International Court of Justice or any judicial forum. ICJ’s jurisdiction is by agreement or prior acceptance under some treaty etc. There is no such acceptance by China. Therefore, there is no prospect of suing China as tortfeasor unless China comes under the pressure of the international community and agrees to submit to the jurisdiction of ICJ or some judicial forum. Some suits are filed in US courts claiming damages against China. However, the domestic court cannot compel a foreign State to answer its process. China enjoys a sovereign immunity prima facie. No doubt, some interesting arguments have been raised that no such sovereign immunity can be claimed by China when the complainant is founded on human rights violations. If the US court were to entertain such suit and decree, how will it be enforced against China is the next question? The US may approach the Security Council of the United Nations for imposing sanctions against China but, it’s unlikely to succeed as China will exercise its veto power. In fact, China has already opposed any discussion on coronavirus. In such case, what US may do ? US may retaliate by trade sanctions. The US may demonetise it’s dollars. It may even expropriate properties and debt bonds of Chinese in the US. China owns about $ 3 trillion. This may be the weak part of the case of China. Advocate Mohan Katarki is a Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India.[The opinions expressed in this article are the personal opinions of the author. The facts and opinions appearing in the article do not reflect the views of LiveLaw and LiveLaw does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same] 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

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19 year old from Letterkenny facing charge of grievous bodily harm

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows 19 year old from Letterkenny facing charge of grievous bodily harm Pinterest Twitter Google+ Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleSaolta respond to ED pressures in Letterkenny for the second day runningNext articleBus company lose fuel in Letterkenny break-in News Highland Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationscenter_img By News Highland – November 14, 2018 Pinterest WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA A Co Donegal student has appeared in court in Belfast accused of inflicting serious injuries on a man outside Belfast City Hall in the early hours of Saturday morning.19 year old Arlen Noonan, of Gartan Avenue, Letterkenny faces a charge of grievous bodily harm over the alleged assault in which a 23-year-old man was said to have been injured at Donegall Square North.According to ITV News the 19 year old spoke only to confirm he understood the charge.A detective constable initially opposed bail due to the accused living in another jurisdiction.The court heard that Noonan is currently studying at a university in Cork and that he would be living at home with his parents, who were present for the hearing.Granting bail, District Judge Fiona Bagnall banned Noonan from contacting the alleged victim or any witnesses and is to report to police in Strabane as part of his release conditions. WhatsApp Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

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Coronavirus live updates: 3 New York children have died of COVID-related illness

first_imgUS coronavirus death toll surpasses 77,000 FDA authorizes 1st test with rapid resultsHere’s how the news is developing today. All times Eastern. Please refresh this page for updates.1:30 p.m.: Nursing homes deaths now one-third of US fatalitiesNursing home residents have accounted for more than one-third of the 26,000 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, according to an ABC News analysis. There have been more than 77,400 deaths.The grim figure was compiled from public reporting by health departments in 35 states plus Washington, D.C. The number indicates both the threat elderly people face in crowded buildings and the role that institutional settings have played in the spread of the virus.The states with the highest percentage of deaths inside nursing homes were Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, the analysis showed.Massachusetts has recorded 4,552 total deaths, with 2,739, or 60.2%, inside a nursing home. In Pennsylvania, of the 3,416 total deaths so far, 2,355, or 68.9%, were in a nursing home. Rhode Island has recorded fewer total deaths but a higher percentage — 280 of 388, about 72% — in a nursing home.If the number of total nursing home deaths were adjusted to account for only the states reporting their nursing home data, the deaths would make up 40% of the total U.S. fatalities.1:12 p.m.: More than 2,500 new cases in Florida since reopening MondayThere have been more than 2,500 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Florida since Monday, when the state began to reopen, according to a count by ABC News. There were also 316 new deaths in that same time frame.Florida now has reported 40,001 confirmed cases, with deaths reaching 1,715, the state’s health department said.Gov. Ron DeSantis allowed most counties in the state to reopen starting Monday, but three — Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach — had to wait.12:22 p.m.: 3 children have died in New York: CuomoThree children in New York have died as a result of a syndrome associated with COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.There are at least 73 cases related to the syndrome in children in the state, according to the governor. The majority affected were infants or elementary school-aged children.Cuomo said that children have come into hospitals with symptoms similar to Kawasaki disease, a rare inflammatory syndrome typically affecting those younger than 5. The children did not present typical COVID-19 symptoms, such as respiratory distress, but they did test positive for either the virus or the antibodies, meaning they had the virus at some time.He said the situation was still developing and that health experts are continuing to investigate, calling the matter “truly disturbing.”The New York State Department of Health is working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control to understand the syndrome in children and will develop national criteria so other states can investigate their own possible cases, the governor said.The state’s health department will also work with the Genome Center and Rockefeller University to conduct a genome and RNA study to better understand who is affected.“This is the last thing we need. … We still have a lot to learn about this virus and every day is another eye-opening situation,” Cuomo said.He also updated the public on the rate of positive antibodies among frontline workersOf the FDNY and EMT workers that were part of an antibody study, 17% tested positive, according to Cuomo. It was the highest positive rate among frontline workers. The rate was 14% for transit workers, 12% for healthcare workers and 10% for the NYPD, according to Cuomo.All of the positive antibody rates in frontline workers fell below the city’s overall positive antibody rate, which is 19%.11:54 a.m.: Air France to require passengers wear masksAir France is the latest airline to require passengers to wear face masks on flights, a policy that’s effective on May 11.“We recommend that you bring several masks for your travel comfort,” the airline said in a statement.Air France also said that checking passengers’ body temperatures will be gradually implemented with a non-contact infrared thermometer.Delta, American, United, Frontier and JetBlue previously announced they’d require passengers to wear face coverings.11:19 a.m.: Ivanka Trump’s personal aide tests positive, sources sayA personal aide to Ivanka Trump has tested positive for COVID-19, multiple sources familiar with the matter told ABC News.However, the sources said the aide is not a White House employee, has not been in contact with her for well over a month and has not been near the West Wing.The news comes after Katie Miller, press secretary to Vice President Mike Pence, and a member of President Donald Trump’s personal valet each tested positive.10:50 a.m.: HHS announces delivery of remdesivirThe Department of Health and Human Services announced the agency is sending out more remdesivir to hospitalized patients after a week of frustration from doctors who said they couldn’t access it.Remdesivir will be used to treat patients with COVID-19 and has been touted by both President Donald Trump and infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci as promising, based on early data. The drug was donated by Gilead, which developed it, and will be delivered to Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan and New Jersey, according to the HHS.Illinois and New Jersey will receive the biggest shipments, with 140 cases and 110 cases respectively, according to the agency. Each case contains 40 vials of the drug.The shipments, which began Thursday evening, come after doctors said they could not access the drug and it was not being delivered to the hospitals that needed it most.Remdesivir initially was developed by Gilead to treat Ebola. Although initially promising, it didn’t prove as effective as other Ebola treatments, so research was halted. Early data from the drug used for COVID-19 patients has been promising, but experts warned that data is still limited.10:15 a.m.: FDA authorizes 1st antigen test with rapid resultsThe Food and Drug Administration has authorized the first test that can rapidly detect if a person has the virus that causes COVID-19, and has the ability to test millions of Americans per day.The antigen test can produce results within minutes, according to the FDA, and some experts believe it is better for mass testing than the PCR test, which is the current diagnostic test that can detect an active COVID-19 infection.The agency described the antigen test as “important in the overall response against COVID-19” because they can generally be produced at a lower cost and “once multiple manufacturers enter the market, can potentially scale to test millions of Americans per day due to their simpler design, helping our country better identify infection rates closer to real time.”However, the FDA also noted downfalls of the antigen tests. While the tests produce highly accurate positive results, there is also a higher chance they produce false negatives than PCR tests.The FDA said a negative results from an antigen test does not rule out an infection and may need to be confirmed with a PCR test.This is the first antigen test to be authorized, but more will follow, according to the FDA.7:40 a.m.: FDA head self-quarantines after exposure reportedly to Pence aidFood and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn will self-quarantine for 14 days after he came into contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19, a statement from the FDA confirmed.“As Dr. Hahn wrote in a note to staff yesterday, he recently came into contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19. Per CDC guidelines, he is now in self-quarantine for the next two weeks. He immediately took a diagnostic test and tested negative for the virus,” the statement read.Hahn is believed to have come into contact with Vice President Pence’s top spokesperson Katie Miller, who tested positive for COVID-19, reported Politico.The FDA did not confirm whether Miller was the individual with whom Hahn came into contact.6:07 a.m.: Gig workers, self-employed still shut out of unemployment benefits in 11 statesFor the first time, Uber drivers, personal trainers, babysitters — all non-traditional wage earners that the government estimates to be at least a third of the American workforce — could apply for unemployment benefits after the CARES Act signed into law on March 27.But in at least 11 states as of Friday, these Americans hadn’t received any kind of unemployment payments. In nine states, they hadn’t even been able to apply for it.This news comes on the heels of record-breaking unemployment for April, with at least 20.5 million jobs lost.In New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Arkansas, it’s unclear if any gig workers or independent contractors have received unemployment benefits, even though tens of thousands of applications have been accepted.And in Arizona, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Nevada and Ohio, there is no way for these self-employed Americans to even for unemployment. More than a month after the CARES Act passed, these states do not have the online portals up and running.States have had to build new systems to approve people for this federally-funded unemployment — known as Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, or PUA — and there’s a slew of reasons they’ve been bogged down. Some were waiting for federal guidance, while others were waiting on tech infrastructure.5:32 a.m.: Sen. Ted Cruz gets haircut from previously jailed salon ownerTexas Sen. Ted Cruz revealed Friday that he got a fresh new haircut from the salon owner who recently made national headlines when she was jailed for refusing to close her store.“Thank you to Shelley Luther and the team at Salon a la Mode for giving me my first haircut in 3 months & more importantly for standing up for liberty and common sense,” Cruz tweeted Friday evening. “Your courage helped pave the way for more #TX businesses to re-open & for more people to get back to work today.”Luther defied an executive order to shut down her business and kept her salon open despite a citation, a cease-and-desist letter and a restraining order.“The rule of law governs us. People cannot take it upon themselves to determine what they will and will not do,” Dallas Civil District Judge Eric Moyé said during her hearing on Tuesday.Luther, who was ordered to serve seven days in jail for contempt of court, was released Thursday after a decision by the Supreme Court of Texas.Following the court’s decision, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order to eliminate jail time for those who violate similar orders, calling such actions “excessive.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Mario Tama/Getty ImagesBy: WILLIAM MANSELL AND ELLA TORRES, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 275,000 people worldwide.Over 3.9 million people across the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 1.2 million diagnosed cases and at least 77,180 deaths.Today’s biggest developments:Global death toll surpasses 275,00last_img read more

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