first_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Share whatsapp Monday 28 March 2011 8:16 pm WOMEN ON TOP AT THE OSCARS OF THE ENTREPRENEURIAL WORLD WILL business women ever win the Board game? The answer is an emphatic yes, as proved by the trailblazing trajectory of Michelle McDowell of engineer BDP, who was last night crowned Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year.As chair of civil and structural engineering, McDowell helped increase BDP’s turnover to £96m through her involvement on projects such as the £70m redevelopment of the Albert Hall – and her achievements helped her beat Joanna Shields, EMEA vice-president of Facebook; Susie Hewson, director of Natracare; and Jillian Maclean, founder of Drake & Morgan to take home the champagne bottle-shaped silver trophy.The evening’s keynote speaker was former City minister Lord Myners, who declared the private sector’s failure to recognise female talent is the “largest missed opportunity in the economy at the moment”.“The private sector has been blinded by tradition and prejudice,” he told the packed audience at Claridges, before predicting that at least five FTSE 100 boards will have a majority of women directors within ten years – but solely on merit, rather than “political correctness”. So no quotas, then. Show Comments ▼ KCS-content last_img read more

Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgDevelopment Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug)  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileDevelopment Finance Company of Uganda is a commercial bank offering products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate banking sectors in Uganda through its subsidiary, DFCU Bank Ltd. Its product offering ranges from savings and current accounts to investment, fixed and demand deposits and personal and corporate credit. The bank provides medium and long-term finance to the private sector; with a focus on the agricultural, construction, tourism and hospitality, education, manufacturing and transport sectors. In addition to standard commercial banking products and services, DFCU Bank offers lease and mortgage finance, foreign exchange trading and money market transfer services. The company has an extensive network of branches and ATMS located in the major towns and cities of Uganda. Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited was founded in 1964; it became a commercial bank in 2000 after taking over and renaming Gold Trust Bank. Development Finance Company of Uganda is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

England beat France in extra-time to lift Autumn Nations Cup

first_img Champions: England captain Owen Farrell lifts the Autumn Nations Cup (Getty Images) Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. England beat France in extra-time to lift Autumn Nations CupEddie Jones insisted during the build-up to this Autumn Nations Cup final that England would not underestimate France, that they knew how dangerous young French teams could be, that their preparation had been “first class”.Yet England still seemed tentative for long periods and it took an Owen Farrell penalty in the 16th minute of extra-time to avoid bookending the year with defeats by the French.Jones said to BBC Radio 5Live afterwards: “We want to be chasing pressure down the street and at the moment pressure is chasing us down the street.” His side may have shown resilience and resolve to eventually get the victory, but there are still question marks over their style and mindset. England were expected to comfortably beat a team that had fewer caps combined than four of their players had as individuals, but they needed an 80th-minute try from Luke Cowan-Dickie, converted by Farrell, to even take the game into extra-time as this France team defied predictions to not only give the hosts a stern test as they matched their physicality but come within a minute of lifting the trophy themselves. 1000 – Owen Farrell has become only the sixth man to record 1,000 points in Test rugby, joining Dan Carter, Jonny Wilkinson, Neil Jenkins, Ronan O’Gara & Diego Dominguez in reaching that milestone. Elite. pic.twitter.com/UCyCkJ8Ian— OptaJonny (@OptaJonny) December 6, 2020The 2,000 supporters who had been welcomed back into Twickenham may not have been enthralled by a match that saw 36% of possession kicked and only two line breaks – there were periods when it was as silent as a game behind closed doors – but they did get an additional 16 minutes of action and the drama of a ‘golden point’ period.England had a chance to win the game in the second minute of extra-time but Farrell hit the post with that penalty – one of four he missed over the course of the Test.He put the ball through the posts when given another opportunity – Maro Itoje winning the crucial penalty at the breakdown – and then lifted the Autumn Nations Cup just a few weeks after holding aloft the Six Nations trophy. They went in at the break leading 13-6 having repelled England for double-figure phases on the line. It was that period that highlighted a dearth of creativity from the hosts as they tried – and ultimately failed – to pummel their way over when there was space out wide.A French error in kicking the ball out after it had been carried back into their 22 had handed England a lineout seven metres from the line. Itoje won the ball and immediately fed Tom Curry, who surged towards the line. A quick recycle and Henry Slade then cut a powerful line to get within a couple of metres of the line.Then it was wave after wave of pick-and-goes from England but they simply couldn’t find a crack in the blue wall built by Shaun Edwards.Fine line: George Ford is held up on the line just before half-time (Getty Images)It came out to the backs once and George Ford had to cut back inside as Gabin Villiere read the move well; the fly-half was held up on the line, so then came more close-range surges from the forwards until Ellis Genge lost the ball under the posts.England were then a little too eager to pressurise a French scrum five metres from their line and conceded a free-kick that allowed France to go into the changing rooms ahead.The difference in the scoreline was a Brice Dulin try created by Matthieu Jalibert, who dummied inside Owen Farrell and beat a Jamie George tackle to then throw a long pass to his full-back. Owen Farrell penalty secures 22-19 victory in final at Twickenham LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS FRENCH 𝐅𝐋𝐀𝐈𝐑 Brice Dulin shocks @englandrugby fans and slides over for the visitors Watch #ENGvFRA live on #PrimeVideo pic.twitter.com/FrdI48T34S— Amazon Prime Video Sport (@primevideosport) December 6, 2020England dominated possession and territory in the second period, opting to run a little more often, but they were not able to break down a highly motivated French defence until that Cowan-Dckie try from a driving maul in the final minute.The extra-time element added a dose of drama to the end of a match that had failed to ignite into a spectacle – and at least England got to lift this trophy in front of fans. When needed most, Owen Farrell delivers The @EnglandRugby skipper scores in sudden death extra time to win the Autumn Nations Cup! #ENGvFRA pic.twitter.com/1IIWHEVfpO— Amazon Prime Video Sport (@primevideosport) December 6, 2020Arguably the most imagination seen by any Englishmen at Twickenham was the groundsmen wearing Santa hats when they took the field at half-time. And at that point it looked like the French, with Cameron Woki particularly impressive, might pull off a big upset.last_img read more

Rugby World Cup Winners – Australia 1991

first_imgFriday Oct 7, 2011 Rugby World Cup Winners – Australia 1991 A month ago we brought you a fantastic documentary charting the success of the All Blacks at the 1987 Rugby World Cup. Today, on the eve of the 2011 Quarter Finals, we take a look at the Wallabies’ campaign of 1991. With superstar wing David Campese in the form of his life, Australia did what they couldn’t do four years earlier and made it to the final. Campo scored six tries and set up many others, including the famous miracle pass to Tim Horan against New Zealand in the semi final.The Man of the Tournament was in good company, as young John Eales was immense, particularly in the final, and Nick Far Jones, Tim Horan, and Michael Lynagh all played large roles in the first of Australia’s two Rugby World Cup titles.The tournament was jointly hosted by five countries, with France hosting the most matches, but the opening match and final were played at Twickenham in England.The tournament actually has the unenviable stat of having the lowest average points per match of any other world cup. While in 1987 the average was 50.7, in 1991 it was 37.4, and since then it hasn’t dropped below 50 again.The final of the stayed true to the low scoring stats as Australia continued their fine defensive record and came away 12-6 winners. They conceded just three tries in the tournament.The following documentary has brilliant footage from all the biggest matches, and includes excellent insight from the players themselves, making it a must watch for all rugby fans. Enjoy.Read Will Greenwood’s betting tips and get a free £20 bet, plus up to £1000 in cashback unenviableADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Block House / Taylor + Reynolds

first_img Area:  554 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Save this picture!©  Patrick Reynolds+ 14 Share CopyHouses•Melbourne, Australia Photographs:   Patrick ReynoldsSave this picture!©  Patrick ReynoldsText description provided by the architects. Completed by Taylor + Reynolds in June 2012, this family home is a homage to the many houses built in the leafy inner eastern suburb of Kew during the 60’s and 70’s. The selection of natural, unadorned materials – particularly concrete blockwork – set the building modestly into the site and street. Save this picture!©  Patrick ReynoldsThrough contrast in colour and texture, the facade is horizontal by nature, reading as two interconnected bands. The first floor, rectilinear in form and clad in dark stained Western Red Cedar is set upon a secondary form consisting of concrete blocks and render to match. Save this picture!©  Patrick ReynoldsA simple rectilinear form is transformed into a dynamic and exciting living space through the interplay of materiality and detail, light and shadow, solid and void. Texture within the block laying pattern is a significant element in the whole; a typically flat and utilitarian material is transformed, becoming a sculptural element delineating the homes’ spaces. Light dances across the blockwork accentuating the depth of the pattern through the movement of shadow, creating a feature wall. Timber oak flooring is juxtaposed against the concrete blocks, establishing a sense of warmth and lightness within the home. Save this picture!©  Patrick ReynoldsThe staircase is sculptural by nature, a prominent feature of this luxury home. Timber treads appear to float between the handcrafted black steel profile. The bridge, an extension of the staircase, spans the void and allows light to penetrate on either side creating a quality of openness. Practically, the bridge creates a sense of privacy within this family home, connecting yet separating the master bedroom from the children’s rooms. Save this picture!©  Patrick ReynoldsThe design is open plan and the living spaces flow freely from one to another. Function is defined through changes in level and materiality. Upon entry, the tiled surface steps down to the kitchen and living room which are delineated through the use of joinery. A full height unit has dual functionality; as an element of the kitchen. Behind smoked mirrored glass the pantry, fridge and bar are concealed. Meanwhile, from the living room, the unit is clad in dark timber veneer and again screening the TV wall unit. The house is orientated to the north with the living area opening out onto the pool and garden creating a wonderful entertaining zone. Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum / Ateliers Jean NouvelArticlesVideo: Weisman Art MuseumArticles Share Block House / Taylor + ReynoldsSave this projectSaveBlock House / Taylor + Reynolds Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/298317/block-house-taylor-reynolds Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/298317/block-house-taylor-reynolds Clipboard Block House / Taylor + Reynolds Projects CopyAbout this officeTaylor + ReynoldsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasMelbourneWoodHouses3D ModelingAustraliaPublished on November 26, 2012Cite: “Block House / Taylor + Reynolds” 26 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – GuillotineGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60 PassivhausSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesSealantsSikaConstruction Solutions in Stavros FoundationShower TraysAcquabellaShower Tray – Focus BetonPatios / TerracesFranken-SchotterPatios and TerracesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkySynthetics / AsphaltFirestone Building ProductsRoofing System – RubberGard EPDMMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?木屋/泰勒+雷诺兹是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily Year:  Australia 2012 Architects: Taylor + Reynolds Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Houseslast_img read more

Business leaders to run ‘real-time problem solving’ sessions to help charities succeed

first_imgMADTAMaking A Difference Through Analytics is a charity created by Nandu Govindankutty and John Conway.Participants in MADTA’s December 2017 charity hackathonIt organises data hackathons, runs deep dive strategy sessions, optimises fundraising activities, and coaches CEOs of charities using the intellectual capital in the corporate sector.Their third annual Charity Data Hackathon was held last month. Tagged with: corporate leadership About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14  145 total views,  1 views today  146 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Howard Lake | 21 June 2018 | News Advertisement Empowering Charities to Succeed takes place from 4-6pm on 3 July at Canary Wharf.If you wish to attend the event contact [email protected] and include any dietary preferences. Business leaders to run ‘real-time problem solving’ sessions to help charities succeed Making A Difference Through Analytics is hosting a new kind of event next month, designed to pilot “real-time problem solving” for charities by business leaders.Empowering Charities to Succeed is a two-hour event on 3 July at Barclays in Canary Wharf, London.Business leaders will give short presentations and then participants, including charity staff, will then take part in intensive problem-solving sessions.The speakers are:Elisabetta Osta, MD Barclays & Visiting Fellow at CambridgeTristan Lovering, MBE, Former Head of Intelligence at Royal NavySarah Rogerson, Senior Manager at Cambridge Assessment English, University of CambridgeRitchie Mehta, CEO Learn Et AlTom Lawrie & Florian Pouchet, Consultants, WavestoneThe problem-solving session topics were all suggested by charity leaders. They are:How to benefit from the corporate sector & partnership with academiaUsing data & insights more effectively for better fundraising & operationsPsychological resilience – helping leaders make better decisions during testing times (hear stories of how soldiers have to respond and make decisionsHow can charities embrace frugal innovation and succeedWhat does GDPR mean for charitiesDuring these intensive sessions, the business leaders will attempt “to solve some of the big challenges real time in small groups and provide bespoke support post the event”.The event concludes with a networking session and drinks.last_img read more

Black organizing unites Boston, crushes fascist rally

first_imgDiva T. WilliamsRevolutionary Black love saved Boston on Aug. 19. A group including queer, disabled, Afro-Latinx, working-class Black activists consolidated their resources, knowledge and radical discipline. Every intersection raised itself up, aided each by the others, to utterly crush a fascist onslaught.Three months earlier, in May, a repugnant collection of Klansmen, neo-Nazis, “Proud Boys,” “Oath Keepers” and various unaffiliated white nationalists attempted to march on Boston’s Freedom Trail. The Freedom Trail is a popular tourist attraction that links historical landmarks in the city, including a number of Black heritage sites.The May 2017 fascist rally was tenuously held at bay by a small group of daring Antifa defenders. In early August, those same defenders informed this author that the fascists planned to return in force.Events in Charlottesville on Aug. 12 further galvanized intersectional, radical Black activists internationally, uniting those willing to engage in a coordinated militant resistance.Monica Cannon-Grant, of Roxbury-based Violence In Boston, sparked the flame. Her widely shared Facebook event page was meant to help put bodies on the line and physically block the planned racist rally at the Parkman Bandstand in Boston Common. “We can’t be complacent,” Cannon-Grant told Facebook viewers on a live video feed. “We need to show up and let them know we are not scared — this is our city!”Overnight, thousands answered Cannon-Grant’s call, committing to show up for a rally in Roxbury and then march downtown to join with other counterdemonstrators and block the racist rally.Black Lives Matter-Cambridge organizer DiDi Delgado and an international collective of Black activists from Louisville, Ky., Washington, D.C., Baltimore, New Jersey, upstate New York and Toronto came together in solidarity with the Boston forces to coordinate this timely and necessary response. This author joined them as a queer, Black, Afro-Latina with disabilities and a representative of Workers World Party.It is no secret that one of the sicknesses of this vile racist system is divisions and chauvinist exclusions that can seep into and infect our social movements. Boston is not immune to this. However, in the face of the impending violent attack on the people, which every white supremacist, “free speech” rally has come to implicitly promise, a broad swath of radical and revolutionary currents came together in the name of anti-fascism.In the week leading up to the rally and counterprotests, Boston’s establishment politicians had ample opportunity to deny permits for the fascist rally. They didn’t. Instead, the mayor’s office issued mild statements of condemnation for the fascists’ racism and then went to work with the cops, doubling down on a massive, military-style police operation to defend any fascists who wanted to show up.Tens of thousands pour into the streetsThe “Fight Supremacy” march, secured by volunteer marshals from the community and by Antifa, began with a rally at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in the Roxbury section of Boston. It was crucial to begin in this neighborhood, where anti-segregation street battles raged in the 1970s and where gentrification jeopardizes Black people’s access to fairly priced housing.Waves of people arrived throughout the morning, filling Malcolm X Boulevard to overflowing and chanting, “Whose streets? Our streets!”A short rally kicked off the procession, raising voices of Native, Latinx and Black community leaders. “The city has no right to grant a permit to these racists; the site is stolen Native Land,” Mahtowin Munro, of United American Indians of New England, reminded the huge crowd. “Indigenous people have more than 500 years of experience dealing with white supremacists, and our ancestors are with us today.”The march poured onto Tremont Street, overflowing four lanes and stretching more than six blocks. People cheered from stools and windows, many joining the march from sidewalks, until an estimated 40,000 had massed with the procession. The iconic sound truck of Steelworkers Local 8751, Boston School Bus Drivers — a truck well-known to area activists and protesters — fulfilled its usual role of literally amplifying the voices of the most oppressed among us.Before the contingent reached the contested Parkman Bandstand, the fascist threat had mostly been subdued. The sheer number of anticipated counterprotesters caused well-known bigots Gavin McInnes, “Augustus Invictus” and others to cancel their participation. Some had been escorted away from protesters by Boston Police Department bodyguards. Most had failed to show their craven faces. The remaining 20 or so were chased off by those already gathered on the Common.Black-led organizing meets the people’s needsAt the heart and head of this action were Black women. The rallying cries demanded that the people trust, believe and follow Black women. These women tirelessly organized everything, from accommodations for people with disabilities to ensuring food, child care, shelter and transportation for the Black sisters, brothers and siblings whose diligent labor made this action possible.Black-led, proactive fundraising ahead of the action enabled a swift, organized response to bail out every one of the 37 people who were unjustly brutalized and arrested by Boston police in full riot gear after the final rally dispersed.Attending to every conceivable need that the community has — and deserves to have met — was a conscious consideration in organizing. Lifting up those who experience oppression, repression and other barriers to participation in fighting back was a primary goal. And over the course of about six days of round-the-clock organizing, this unified, intersectional, nonsectarian collaboration under the leadership of Black women revealed its power to heal — for a day — fractures among progressives and left forces in Boston.The reclaimed Boston Common was the site of several victory rallies after the fascists were routed. In one area of the park, a multinational crowd of about 5,000 gathered to share messages of solidarity with one another’s struggles.Nat Heathman, a Native and Black Two-Spirit activist, told the gathering, “The white supremacy we fought back against here today is part of a whole oppressive system of capitalism — and we need to bring this kind of resistance to the fight against the whole capitalist system.”This author also spoke to the crowd, reminding them: “This is not a one-day deal. We ain’t finished yet. Together, we shall determine the tactics that we will employ to defend each other and secure our future. It is our duty to fight for our freedom. Together, we will win.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Farm Bill Hearing Stresses Importance of USDA Export Programs

first_img Importance of USDA Export programsAgriculture Department export programs are key to keeping conventional and organic producers in the black, as lawmakers write the next farm bill. That was the message from producers and ag lawmakers at a Senate farm bill hearing.USDA export assistance programs have no funding guarantee when their 2014 farm bill authority runs out in 2019. Among them are the Market Access, Foreign Market Development and Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops programs, returning more than $28 for every dollar invested, or more than $2 billion a year in net farm income, based on a study by Informa Economics.“More than 13 percent of the beef and beef variety meats we produce in this country are now exported, and exports account for more than 25 percent of the pork produced,” said Greg Haines with the U.S. Meat Export Federation. “During the first half of this year exports added an average of $270 per head for every steer and heifer slaughtered in this country, and $55 to the value of every hog. As a producer that can be the difference between being in the red and the black.”Haines says red meat exports add some 45-cents to a bushel of corn.Kenneth Dallmier operates the Clarkson Grain Company in Cerro Gordo, Illinois and told Senate Ag lawmakers USDA also needs to combat fraudulent imports of organic grain by boosting domestic production, legal liability for fraud, and verification tracking.But verification is not enough. Ag Chair Pat Roberts says the National Organics Standards Board is plagued by “uncertainty and dysfunction,” hampering regulations needed to keep up with rapid growth and innovation in a sector, many growers now depend on to boost sinking margins.Source: NAFB News Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Bill Hearing Stresses Importance of USDA Export Programs Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Jul 17, 2017 SHARE Farm Bill Hearing Stresses Importance of USDA Export Programs Previous articleCommentary: Beware of False SyllogismsNext articleIndiana Ag Attorney Gives DC Testimony on Data Transparency Andy Eubanklast_img read more

[COVID 19] “Cost of Treatment Should Not Act As A Deterrent For Access To Medical Care” : Supreme Court

first_imgTop Stories[COVID 19] “Cost of Treatment Should Not Act As A Deterrent For Access To Medical Care” : Supreme Court Sanya Talwar14 July 2020 7:21 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Centre to take a decision on what directions/guidelines it can make in terms of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 so that cost-effective mechanisms for treatment of Coronavirus can be metted out for citizens.Chief Justice SA Bobde on Tuesday stated that “the cost of medical treatment must not act as a deterrent against access to medical care…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 Tuesday directed the Centre to take a decision on what directions/guidelines it can make in terms of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 so that cost-effective mechanisms for treatment of Coronavirus can be metted out for citizens.Chief Justice SA Bobde on Tuesday stated that “the cost of medical treatment must not act as a deterrent against access to medical care particularly in the present times and no one should be turned away from the doors of healthcare institutes because the cost of treatment is too high”.While the bench comprising Chief Justice SA Bobde, R Subhash Reddy & AS Bopanna stated that it would not formulate a uniform cost and regulatory mechanism for COVID19 treatment, it asked the Union Health Ministry to convene a meeting with the requisite stakeholders and the PIL petitioners to explore the possibility of cost-effective treatments & within a period of 1 week thereafter, a decision be placed before this court for approval of directions to be issued under the NDMA act of various states.The Court also noted that it was not possible to lay down the cost of treatment for medical care throughout the country as different states had different needs and requirements. The bench made these observations in a plea by Advocate Sachin Jain seeking free of cost treatment from private hospitals which had been given free land by Government.CJI: “We don’t think Union should regulate price of Treatment. But this is not to say that the Union Government should do nothing. If Gujarat Model is suitable, no reason for the Union not to exercise powers under the NDMA, 2005. “Reasonable” is different in different places. We are not saying your motives and prayers are incorrect. We share the same concern”Senior Advocate Harish Salve appearing for hospitals federation argued that that each state had a different model and that it was not possible to have one rate for all states. “In Gujarat consensual cap pricing (on the treatment of Covid-19 patients); in Tamil Nadu 20 per cent treated free of cost, each state is trying to work its own model,” Salve added.Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appearing for the Centre submitted that a high-level committee has already been constituted to look into the issue. “We are equally concerned about this and taking care of it” said Mehta.On June 5, The Union government had filed an affidavit stating that it had no statutory power to direct private and charitable hospitals to give free treatment to covid19 patients.Advocate Sachin Jain, petitioner-in-person argued that there must be a regulation for all entities as government has given them unfettered powers to charge patients.”In Private hospitals that are dedicated covid hospitals, there is no qualification as to how much they hospitals can charge. Patients are being charged between 10 and 12 lakhs. Government has given them unfettered powers to charge” he said.The plea by Jain has averred that the issue of cost regulations across the country to private and corporate entities for treatment of COVID19 patients was a matter of “urgent consideration” as many private hospitals were commercially exploiting patients suffering from the deadly virus “to make a fortune out of their miseries in the hour of national crisis”.It further elucidated its averments by pointing to various reports of surging bills of covid patients and the resultant barrage on insurance companies for reimbursements.”It is submitted that if such inflated billing by the private hospitals can become a cause of concern for the insurance industry, what will be the plight of a common man who neither has a fat wallet nor an insurance cover to reimburse, in case, he requires hospitalisation in a private hospital. 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Holland talks PCHS football with Brundidge Rotarians

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Pictured are Brundidge Mayor Jimmy Ramage, PCHS Head Coach Fred Holland, Offensive Coach Mike Waters and Special Teams Coach Doug Holland at the Brundidge Rotary Club meeting Wednesday.Pike County High School will field a “sophomore oriented” football team this fall.Fred Holland, head football coach, didn’t say that his team will be in contention for the 2013 Class 3-A championship. But he did say that there’s talent on the team and that his guys are primed to get the Bulldogs back to prior prominence.Holland was the program guest at the noon meeting of the Brundidge Rotary Club Wednesday and he painted a promising picture for the future of the Bulldogs football program. Sponsored Content Print Article Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Troy man charged with Identity theft Written by Trenton Thompkins, intern with The Messenger A Troy man has been arrested on 16 different counts of identity… read more By The Penny Hoarder Email the author “It’s costly to attend these camps but our team did well,” he said. “It was good exposure, especially, for a young team.”Holland said the team has been involved in a conditioning program that is essential to a maturing team.“We’ve added a good bit of speed and we’ve got a smart group of kids,” he said. “Some of them are stepping up as leaders. They are working hard and have made a commitment to this season. They’re excited about the season. All of this will help us get back to where we used to be.”State championships are not new to PCHS. The Bulldogs have won five state championships since 1988 and 15 regional championships.For now, the Bulldogs are ready to get the season underway and hope to have a strong fan support base.“We getting better every day and we’ll be ready to play,” Holland said. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Holland said he is coaching the defense, which was at the bottom of the region board last season.“We won’t be last this season,” he said with a smile.Mike Waters is coaching the offense and Doug Holland has the reins of the special teams.Holland said that Willie Wright, PCHS principal, and the Pike County Board of Education have made it possible for the team to attend summer football camps that are important in the maturing process of young players. Holland talks PCHS football with Brundidge Rotarians Skip And, it all begins with leadership.Holland is a product of Brundidge schools and the city’s recreation program. He said he benefited greatly from the leadership of his coaches.“And it’s a debt that I can never repay,” Holland said. He added that he and his coaching staff are committed to providing the leadership that will give their players opportunities to be winners on the field and in life. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more