Asda sales bounce back triggering staff bonus

first_img Asda sales bounced back at the end of last year it had lost ground to some of its rivals.The grocery giant, second in size only to Tesco, saw its market share slip last year.But sales in the fourth quarter rose 1.6 per cent. It said it had been boosted by its Chosen by You range. Chief executive Andy Clarke said: “I’m pleased with the progress we’ve made in the last six months. We have successfully extended our price gap to ten per cent, significantly improved the quality of our food across the entire store, and given our customers even better service.”The sales rise means Asda staff will share a bonus pot of £26.9m, with most receiving around £350 each.Meanwhile Asda’s parent company Wal-Marrt yesterday reported that sales fell 1.8 per cent – the seventh consecutive quarterly fall. Tuesday 22 February 2011 11:09 am Show Comments ▼ Share John Dunne whatsapp center_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe 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 Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamUndo whatsapp Asda sales bounce back triggering staff bonus Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Quality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu) Q12017 Interim Report

first_imgQuality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Quality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Quality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Quality Beverages Limited (QBL.mu)  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileQuality Beverages Limited bottles and distributes soft drinks and non-carbonated beverages. The company manufactures and distributes Pepsico brands for the Mauritian territory and operates as a subsidiary of Currimjee Jeewanjee and Co. Limited. Quality Beverages Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius’ Development and Enterprise Market.last_img read more

Canadian bishops explain same-sex marriage statement to Council of General…

first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Comments are closed. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest By André ForgetPosted Mar 11, 2016 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Steven Colburn says: Featured Jobs & Calls 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH March 12, 2016 at 11:45 am Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?Canadian Anglican bishops: We won’t, we don’t believe in that stuff Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Human Sexuality, Featured Events Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA William Bockstael says: Press Release Service Anglican Communion, [Anglican Journal] As Council of General Synod (CoGS) members gathered March 10 for their last meeting of the triennium, the question of how they will prepare the 2016 General Synod for its upcoming vote on same-sex marriage hung heavily over the proceedings.CoGS was charged by General Synod 2013 to bring a motion to the 2016 General Synod meeting July 7-12, asking for a change to the marriage canon (church law) to allow for same-sex marriage.However, a week before its meeting, CoGS was informed by the House of Bishops it is  “not likely” that the motion to allow same-sex marriage will pass with the required two-thirds majority in the Order of Bishops.Speaking before CoGS members, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada and chair of CoGS, acknowledged that reactions to the bishops’ statement have ranged from “gracious to vitriolic.”But Hiltz assured them that the bishops’ decision to disclose their position on the issue “was not designed to be some kind of an attempt to derail the process of General Synod, or to scuttle the possibility of [the same-sex marriage motion] being considered at General Synod.”Rather, Hiltz said the bishops “felt really obliged to advise the church. That is how it has come to [CoGS].”Some bishops who are also members of CoGS spoke candidly about the deep divisions within the House over the question of same-sex marriage, and shared their anxieties over whether or not the church can come through the vote intact.“We’ve been doing this for three years now, looking at marriage and theology and the issues that are coming through, and we’ve been trying to be honest with each other. There were people saying, ‘Well, you know, unity at all cost.’ And there were others saying, ‘No, it wasn’t necessarily unity at all cost,’ ” said Bishop Larry Robertson, of the diocese of Yukon. He added that he personally hopes the church will be able to find a “third way.”Bishop John Chapman, of the diocese of Ottawa, expressed frustration over what he said was an attempt on the part of some bishops to “blackmail” other bishops into choosing between the unity of the church and the dictates of their consciences.“A couple [of bishops] made it pretty clear that if this motion were to pass, they would seriously question their membership in the Anglican Church of Canada,” said Chapman, who told CoGS he was voting in favour of the resolution. “I didn’t hear anybody say, ‘If this doesn’t pass, our membership is questionable.’”Three of the church’s Indigenous bishops — National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald, Indigenous Spiritual Ministry of Mishamikoweesh Bishop Lydia Mamakwa and Missinipi Bishop Adam Halkett—spoke of their ongoing concern about whether or not Indigenous voices are being heard in a debate that they see emanating from Western cultural assumptions that they do not necessarily share.“I think that you have to understand with some compassion that we don’t debate the way the larger society debates—we don’t undertake questions in the way the larger society undertakes questions,” said MacDonald. He noted Indigenous Anglicans are often put in the position of adapting to Western ways of thinking, and when it comes to questions of same-sex marriage, “it is brought to us as if we are the ones who are not tolerating diversity.”Archbishop Percy Coffin, metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of Canada and bishop of Western Newfoundland, said he was aware that the bishops’ statement drew strong negative reactions, which he described as unfair. “We are an integral part of the church. We’re elected after all,” he said, adding that their role requires them to have a “strong relationship” with members of their diocese and with their fellow bishops.Meanwhile, CoGS also heard from a working group that was established by CoGS to explore how the motion might be brought forward in a way that would minimize pain and distrust between delegates who have differing opinions on the issue.The working group was going to suggest dividing General Synod members into “neighbourhood groups,” which would consider a series of questions, but its chair, the Rev. Karen Egan (ecclesiastical province of Canada), acknowledged that the bishops’ statement had changed the nature of the conversation.“What our intentions were may have to change because of the things that we know now about the motion,” Egan said. “We have to take quite seriously the communication from the House of Bishops. And so we have allowed ourselves in this meeting at least a couple of sessions in which we can talk to each other and in which we can come up with new ideas…”Some questions the working group originally considered included, “What does marriage mean to you? Has your understanding of marriage changed in your lifetime? What is your greatest hope/fear about this resolution? Does the proposed conscience clause create sufficient space for you?”Egan suggested that CoGS members consider whether or not to append any comments or recommendations to the motion, and explore ways that discussions leading up to and following the marriage canon vote could be structured to emphasize the church’s unity.Canon (lay) David Jones, General Synod chancellor, said that while CoGS has the power to change the draft resolution brought forward by the commission on the marriage canon in its final report,  given time limitations, it would be difficult to draft a substantially different resolution that would still meet the legal requirements laid out for it in the original resolution (C003) from General Synod 2013.“I think that it would be unwise for us to think that in a day or two we could craft a differently-worded motion that meets all the requirements of C003,” Jones said. CoGS later voted to continue their discussion about the marriage canon in anCoGS later voted to continue their discussion about the marriage canon in an in camera session. Discussions were held behind closed doors  “to ensure that members could process and work through the House of Bishops communication and to speak freely and without reservation,” said a statement issued later in the afternoon. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Comments (2) Rector Martinsville, VA Tags Curate Diocese of Nebraska Same-Sex Marriage Canadian bishops explain same-sex marriage statement to Council of General Synod members Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN March 11, 2016 at 9:28 pm Really? So what can they say behind closed doors that they can’t say in the sunshine?CoGS later voted to continue their discussion about the marriage canon in an in camera session. Discussions were held behind closed doors “to ensure that members could process and work through the House of Bishops communication and to speak freely and without reservation,”If honest deliberation is the goal, it cannot take place in a closed session. Otherwise, what makes us different from the Roman Catholic Curia that we chose to separate from, a very long time ago? Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, ORlast_img read more

Sandhills Road House / Fearon Hay Architects

first_img Sandhills Road House / Fearon Hay Architects New Zealand Year:  ArchDaily Photographs:   Patrick ReynoldsText description provided by the architects. Located on the Eastern coastline of the Huaraki Gulfs, Great Barrier Island the ‘Great Barrier House’ is a relaxed holiday destination that references traditional notions of bach occupation. Drawing inspiration from the idea of two sheds linked by stretched tarpaulin, the house consists of two habitable areas joined by an expansive floating pavilion. Wide expanses of sliding glass doors & adjustable blinds allow the pavilion to respond to different environmental conditions while providing the location for eating dining & relaxing within the natural surrounds of the property.Save this picture!©  Patrick ReynoldsRecommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)WindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoClad in band sawn ply sheet the ‘sheds’ provide a modern take on the use of vernacular building materials. Coupled with the use of permeable metal screens the ability to manipulate outlook and environment from within the ‘sheds’, provides further reference to traditional notions of holiday occupation and response to site. As locations for the bedrooms and bathrooms these built forms offer a sense of refuge from the open pavilion space. Save this picture!©  Patrick ReynoldsA roof deck upon the Northern ‘shed’, gives outlook and sea views, otherwise restricted by the site location behind the Medlands beach sand dunes and nestled amongst the neighboring properties. Standing upon the roof deck looking South-West towards aging corrugated farm sheds and looking North-East towards the expansive seascape, the Great Barrier House sits comfortably within its environment; offering a private retreat while allowing an occupation that embraces the surrounding landscape and context.Save this picture!©  Patrick ReynoldsProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse on the Water / Le 2 WorkshopArticlesTic-Tac House / Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz ArquitetosArticles Share Sandhills Road House / Fearon Hay ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSandhills Road House / Fearon Hay Architects Projects Save this picture!©  Patrick Reynolds+ 16 Share “COPY” Photographs Architects: Fearon Hay Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/32363/sandhills-road-house-fearon-hay-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Great Barrier Island, New Zealand ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/32363/sandhills-road-house-fearon-hay-architects Clipboard “COPY” 2008 Houses Area:  250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeFearon Hay ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesGreat Barrier IslandNew ZealandPublished on August 23, 2009Cite: “Sandhills Road House / Fearon Hay Architects” 23 Aug 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorDining tablesB&B ItaliaDining Table – BullSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Atrium Longlight / RidgelightLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteCompositesPure + FreeFormTechnical Guide – Creating a Seamless Interior and Exterior Material TransitionEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedWire MeshCarl Stahl DecorCableGreen Wall System – FAÇADESCAPE™More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 streamlast_img read more

SPNR 0402 / STEINMETZDEMEYER

first_imgCopyAbout this officeSTEINMETZDEMEYEROfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousesBridel3D ModelingLuxembourgPublished on March 26, 2012Cite: “SPNR 0402 / STEINMETZDEMEYER” 26 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardBedsFlorenseBed – UpholsteredSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassMetal PanelsTrimoMetal Panel Finishes – ArtMeSkylightsLAMILUXRooflight F100 CircularWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in TransportationSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureMetal PanelsRHEINZINKSeam Systems – Flatlock TilesSofasMenuDining Bench – EaveTablesArtisanCoffee Table – BloopMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?SPNR 0402 / Steinmetz De Meyer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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/218869/spnr-0402-steinmetz-de-meyer Clipboard Luxembourg Projects “COPY” Photographs:  Christof Weber Photograph This detached house located in Bridel is built on a plot of land which slopes sharply towards the forest bordering the land at the North. Established along the eastern edge of the land, the house maximizes the facade and clearance in the southwestern part. From the street at the south, the house is reachable by a light footbridge, detaching the living spaces from the natural ground, like a nest in a tree.Save this picture!© Christof Weber PhotographRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsIn order to preserve the natural character of the land and its continuity with the forest, the house is reduced to two components: a massive volume stuck like a trunk in the slope of the land and the ground floor hanging upon the trunk like a nest and contrasts holding as a overhanging glazed volume extended by a terrace. A light slop down of the face of the glazed volume is enough to interact with the terrace and creates a cup-shaped outside space, contained by the house.Save this picture!© Christof Weber PhotographFrom the footbridge reaching the street, the living room is on the ground level to lead to the garden at the level of the garland of trees of the forest! This layout allows benefiting from the situation between sky and earth, like a hut in the trees… especially for the living spaces that take advantage of large bay-windows opening on the panorama. The walls of these areas appear free and without any sharpness, which confers a great flexibility to the space and makes the movements easy. The daylight is diffused deeply by clear soil and ceiling.Save this picture!© Christof Weber PhotographThe furniture of the cloakroom, kitchen and fireplace are integrated as an extension of architecture.Save this picture!© Christof Weber PhotographThe supporting structure and the building elements, although complex by the set of successive cantilevers, is treated with discretion at the ground floor to clear large bay-windows, lighten the frames, enlarge panoramic views and give visual lightness to the salient glazed volume.Save this picture!© Christof Weber PhotographTwo uninterrupted and stacked staircases distribute the 4 levels of the house: a staircase of service, in raw concrete links up cellars (-2), garage (-1) with the entrance hall (0); a second more noble staircase, with clear-view wooden steps, makes link between the noble rooms of the garden level (guest room, office, library) and the living spaces (0) up to the bedrooms (+1).The purpose of this plan being symbiosis between needs of a contemporary family house and the emphasizing of the natural features of the site to create a place giving experiments of outstanding daily life.Save this picture!planProject gallerySee allShow lessNew Bauhaus Museum / MenoMenoPiu ArchitectsArticles‘Stavia 2012′ Hotel Proposal / Marciano ArchitectureArticles Share Save this picture!© Christof Weber Photograph+ 19 Share Houses “COPY”center_img CopyHouses•Bridel, Luxembourg Architects: STEINMETZDEMEYER Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/218869/spnr-0402-steinmetz-de-meyer Clipboard SPNR 0402 / STEINMETZDEMEYERSave this projectSaveSPNR 0402 / STEINMETZDEMEYER SPNR 0402 / STEINMETZDEMEYER ArchDaily Area:  350 m² Photographslast_img read more

SC Refuses To Entertain Pleas Against Denial Of OBC Reservation In NEET All India Quota ; Grants Liberty To Move HC

first_imgTop StoriesSC Refuses To Entertain Pleas Against Denial Of OBC Reservation In NEET All India Quota ; Grants Liberty To Move HC Sanya Talwar10 Jun 2020 11:39 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain a batch of pleas seeking to restrain the Centre from proceeding with all India counselling for UG and PG medical courses, without implementing 50% OBC reservation in Tamil Nadu. A bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Krishna Murari & Ravindra Bhat expressed disinclination to entertain the petitions, following which the petitioner chose…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 Thursday refused to entertain a batch of pleas seeking to restrain the Centre from proceeding with all India counselling for UG and PG medical courses, without implementing 50% OBC reservation in Tamil Nadu. A bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Krishna Murari & Ravindra Bhat expressed disinclination to entertain the petitions, following which the petitioner chose to withdraw the same.The court has however granted them liberty to approach the High Court.Political parties Communist Party of India (Marxist) Tamil Nadu wing  and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) were among the petitioners”We appreciate the political parties coming up before us, but we are not inclined to entertain this”, the bench remarked at the outset.The petitioners submitted that they were asking for implementation of the OBC reservation, for which provisions are already there, and not to make any new reservation.”What is the fundamental right to reservation?”, observed Justice L Nageswara Rao in response.The bench said that the remedy of Article 32 of Constitution was available only for violation of fundamental rights, and asked “whose fundamental rights were being violated in the instant case?””We are happy to see so many political parties at the same platform for the same cause, something unusual for Tamil Nadu”, the bench remarked, before allowing the petitioners to withdraw the plea.Background The petitions contended “there is no rational basis for not extending the benefit of 50 per cent reservation for OBCs, as envisaged under the State laws of Tamil Nadu, to the State-captured seats in the All India Quota”In light of this, it is averred that providing professional education for marginalised people is very much essential not only for empowering such sections of society but also for democratisation of the entire society and gradual eradication of caste oppression, discrimination and casteism. It will also provide an opportunity for talented students belonging to these backward classes who are notable to secure competitive marks because of historic reasons of prolonged subjugation and their economic and social circumstances.The reservation has its backing in the state legislation ‘The Tamil Nadu Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Reservation of Seats in Educational Institutions and of Appointments or Posts in the Services under the State) Act,1993’, and that similar enactments are in force in other states too.The plea is filed, praying for the following relief-i) Direction to the Ministries of Health and Family Welfare, HRD, Social Justice and Empowerment, the Medical Council of India and the National Board of Examinations to follow and apply The Tamil Nadu Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Reservation ofSeats in Educational Institutions and of appointments or posts in the Services under the State) Act,1993 granting 50% reservations for OBC (Backward Classes & Most Backward Classes) and18% reservations for Scheduled Caste and1% reservation for Scheduled Tribe for filling up ‘State surrendered seats in All India Quota seats’ (other than in the Central institutions) in the State of Tamil Nadu in Undergraduate & Postgraduate medical & dental Courses for the academic year 2020-21 and continue to do so for the coming academic years accordingly.ii) Direct the Respondents herein to produce the records pertaining to the Result of NEET-PG, 2020 published on 09.05.2020 by the National Board of examinations relating to the filling up of the All India Quota.iii) Direct the Respondents herein to set aside/modify/revise the NEET-PG 2020 so published relating to the filling up of the State surrendered seats to All India Quota by providing reservation to OBCs, SC-STs as per the 1993 Act. Next Storylast_img read more

Cathaoirleach hesitant to get Covid-19 vaccine

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Google+ Facebook Twitter Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterestcenter_img By News Highland – December 17, 2020 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Community Enhancement Programme open for applications The Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council has revealed she has reservations about getting the Covid-19 vaccine. The European Medicines Agency will meet on Monday to consider whether to give the Pfizer shot the go-ahead.Cllr Rena Donaghey says it has been her disposition to limit taking any form of medication and for that reason she would be hesitant to get the jab.While not ruling out getting the vaccine entirely, Cllr Donaghey says for now, she will be adopting a wait and see approach:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/renavaccine1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Cathaoirleach hesitant to get Covid-19 vaccine Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Previous article€400m Brexit fund being finalised for farmersNext articleFishing quotas secured for first three months of 2021 News Highland last_img read more

Man accused of setting fire to NJ mansion now faces murder charges

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(COLTS NECK, N.J.) — Paul Caneiro, the brother of a man found slain alongside his wife and children in a torched home last week, has been charged with murder, according to court records obtained by ABC News.The 51-year-old New Jersey resident allegedly used gasoline to set fire to his Ocean Township home before dawn on Nov. 20 while his wife and two daughters were inside, according to an arrest warrant. All three escaped unharmed.That same day, his brother’s mansion in nearby Colts Neck, New Jersey, also burst into flames.Authorities responding to the fire found the bodies of Keith Caneiro, Paul’s brother and business partner, his wife, Jennifer, and their two young children.Keith Caneiro had been shot, while the other three had been stabbed to death, police said.Paul Caneiro now faces four counts of murder, one count of aggravated arson and two weapons charges, court records show. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Ex-officer Amber Guyger takes the stand in wrong-apartment killing: ‘I was scared to death’

first_imgimaginima/iStock(DALLAS) — The former Dallas police officer accused of killing an unarmed man in his apartment took the stand in her own defense on Friday, overcome with emotion as she was instructed to tell the jurors what happened when she opened the apartment door.“I was scared to death,” Amber Guyger testified, and said her “heart rate just skyrocketed.”Guyger, who is white, walked into the apartment belonging to Botham Jean, who is black, on Sept. 6, 2018, allegedly believing it was hers. Guyger was still wearing her police uniform when she fired two shots at Jean, who was eating ice cream in his unlocked apartment.Guyger, who was fired from the Dallas Police Department weeks after the shooting, is charged with murder.Guyger, speaking calmly and quietly, testified Friday that she mistakenly parked on the wrong floor that night; she said the parking floors at her apartment building were not clearly marked.She re-enacted how she reached the apartment door, with her backpack, lunchbox and police vest in her left hand, and testified that she heard the sound of someone walking inside.When Guyger, then 30, put the key into the lock that night, she noticed the door was “cracked open” and that putting the key into the lock forced the door open to the dark apartment, she testified. Guyger said earlier she had experienced problems getting the door to lock completely at her apartment.Jean, an accountant for the international auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, was sitting on his couch when Guyger opened the door, prosecutors said.Before Jean could take a few steps toward the door, Guyger leveled her gun and fired twice, Dallas County Assistant District Attorney Jason Hermus said.“No opportunity for de-escalation, no opportunity for him to surrender. Bang, bang. Rapid,” Hermus told the jury in his opening statement.Hermus said Guyger’s apartment was directly beneath Jean’s fourth-floor unit. Not only did Guyger mistakenly park on the wrong floor of the complex, she walked down a long hallway, passing 16 different apartments, but failed to realize she was not headed to her front door, Hermus said.Hermus said Guyger appeared to be planning a rendezvous with her police partner and lover. Hermus showed the jury text messages Guyger sent her partner moments before the shooting and argued that during that communication, Guyger became distracted and confused about where she was.“In the last 10 minutes of Bo’s life, Amber Guyger made a series of unreasonable errors, and unreasonable decisions, and unreasonable choices — the kind of choices and decisions that only she could have stopped,” Hermus said.Defense attorney Robert Rogers said in his opening argument that Guyger was exhausted from working 40 hours in four days, including a long overtime shift helping a SWAT team arrest three robbers.He described the configuration of the apartment complex, where Guyger had lived for about two months, as “a confusing place” with floors in the parking garage and apartment doors not clearly marked.He painted the picture of Guyger entering the apartment and seeing the figure of a large individual inside coming toward her, yelling, “Hey! Hey!’ and drowning out her orders for him to show her his hands.“After this incident, the investigators interviewed and learned that 93 tenants had unintentionally parked on the wrong floor,” Rogers said.He said another 46 tenants who lived on the floors where Guyger and Jean resided had gone to the wrong apartment and placed their key in the door.Rogers denied that Guyger was planning a rendezvous that night with her partner, calling the prosecution’s assertion “speculation.”This is a developing story. Check back for more updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Authorities: 158 people arrested at ‘massive underground party’ in LA County

first_imgLos Angeles County Sheriff’s Office via FacebookBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — Los Angeles County deputies arrested nearly 160 people at a “massive underground party” that violated state coronavirus orders, authorities said.Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said the “super-spreader” event, which was held in a vacant home in Palmdale on Saturday, was also the site of alleged underage trafficking.“This was a flagrant violation of the governor’s health order,” Villanueva said at a press briefing Tuesday. But, he added, “even without the health order, these actions were criminal in nature.”Los Angeles County deputies arrested 120 adults and 38 juveniles at the party, all of whom were issued citations for violating health orders, authorities said. Among those arrested, five people were also charged with burglary, one with possession of a firearm and one with obstruction. The “entire organizing network” of the party — three 18-year-olds and two 17-year-olds — was arrested, authorities said.Deputies recovered six firearms and were able to rescue a 17-year-old human trafficking victim, Villanueva added.A rental truck with video equipment was found at the scene, authorities said.“This is how brazen this operation was,” Villanueva said.The sheriff’s department is targeting these types of “super-spreader events,” as opposed to restaurants and businesses that violate county and state health orders, Villanueva said.“We don’t have unlimited resources,” he said. “This is something that is worth spending our resources to clamp down on because these super-spreader events, if we get rid of them, we’re going to improve our ability to fight the pandemic on a whole scale.”At least half a dozen of these types of events occur on a “weekly basis” on weekends, Villanueva said. The organizers of this event allegedly promoted parties in Pomona and Ontario over the weekend, he added.It is unknown at this time if anyone arrested this weekend has tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Tuesday.The bust comes as Los Angeles County is reporting record COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The five-day average for daily new cases is 8,993 — nearly double what was reported the day after Thanksgiving, health officials said.Last month, the county issued a temporary stay-at-home order and banned outdoor dining amid the surge. The county is now under a state-issued stay-at-home order after the Southern California region’s available intensive care unit capacity dipped below 15% on Saturday. Both orders prohibited gatherings with people outside one’s household.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more