Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Land-based casino Online casino Poker Licensing Licensing Regions: Central and Eastern Europe Switzerland Switzerland’s Casino Neuchâtel has been awarded an online gaming licence by the country’s Federal Gaming Board (ESBK), becoming the ninth casino to be approved to date. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The Swiss igaming market opened in July last year, with operators generating CHF23.5m (£19.3m/€21.7m/$25.8m) over the first six months of operations, though this was limited to four live brands. November also saw a change in leadership at the ESBK announced, with its president Hermann Bürgi announcing that he is to step down at the end of the year. Fabio Abate, who has sat on the ESBK board since early 2020, will replace him. Casino Neuchâtel granted Swiss igaming licence Groupe Partouche then followed with Pasino.ch, a site licensed via Casino du Lac in Meyrin, earlier this month. The market has since expanded with a further three venues now licensed. Casinos Austria International’s Casino Interlaken rolled out igaming under the StarVegas.ch domain in February, followed by Grand Casino Bern – another of the operator’s properties – in with 7Melons.ch in September. A third Casinos Austria International property, Casinò Lugano, has secured its igaming licence, but not yet rolled out an offering. The licence was awarded following an ESBK board meeting earlier today (25 November), and means Casino Neuchâtel can begin preparations for its online casino and poker roll-out. 25th November 2020 | By Robin Harrison This will still require final approval from the regulator before it can begin registering customers.
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here The VOICE of BusinessRobert Agrusa means business. The former Executive Director of BusinessForce in Orlando was recently named President of the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce. Now he wants to make Apopka business a force in Central Florida.Agrusa was chosen after a comprehensive search that included nearly 200 applicants. And during the search, he quickly grew fond of the community.Robert Agrusa“The people I met during the interview process just made me love Apopka even more…every step of the way,” said Agrusa. I’m motivated to be here and ready to hit the ground running.”And the ground he sees is fertile and ready to flourish.“I knew that Apopka was the next big thing in Central Florida because of the land space that was available out here, and all of the opportunity. They’ve been preparing for the potential new growth – with our roadways and our water. We’re preparing for growth over the next 10 years.”Apopka is the second largest city in Central Florida – and it’s still growing. Agrusa looks at that population surge and sees economic development.“In 2010, the census had Apopka at 41,000 residents. As of last month, we were over 50,000. That’s nearly 10,000 people in just seven years. That is tremendous growth as we move forward. You’re seeing redevelopment in places like Winter Garden, Sanford, and Altamonte Springs, but those places are basically maxed out. This is the next opportunity – right here in Apopka.”In his role at BusinessForce, (the political action arm of the Orlando Economic Partnership), Agrusa represented thousands of businesses and their tens of thousands of employees and was directly responsible for advancing the business community’s agenda through public policy advocacy and supporting business-friendly candidates for Florida’s most significant regional PAC.Now as president of the chamber, Agrusa wants to ignite business in Apopka in a similar fashion – as a business leader and an advocate.“I was looking at another phase in my life where I could go and lead a community and move away from the political aspects of what I’ve been doing for the last several years. I’m very good at what I did there, but now I’m looking at how to give back to a community and be a champion of a community… and this opportunity came up.”Agrusa may be moving away from full-time politics, but that doesn’t mean he won’t fuse politics into his role with the chamber.“All politics are local. There are a lot of issues that we will need to be engaged in politically. And when I say politically I mean as an advocacy arm. So we will need to be a champion for our business community whether there are issues at the city, state or federal level. But if there are regulations or certain taxes that are burdening our businesses or certain things our businesses need, that’s what the chamber should be advocating for.”One of his first initiatives at the chamber will be to bring local legislators together for an event that gives the business community a voice to those elected officials that represent them before they begin their session in Tallahassee.It’s called a Legislative Preview, but it could be named a Legislative pre-emptive strike.“The idea is to talk to legislators before they go to session to say ‘here are the things we’re concerned with.’ Make sure the things you are voting for help the businesses and residents back home. Because if it doesn’t, you shouldn’t support it. A lot of times chambers forget to do things prior to a session, and then they get upset about decisions made… so this is being pro-active, and that’s what a chamber should do. I’m excited to lead this effort.”The event is October 17th from 8-9 AM at the Highland Manor. Senator Randolph Bracy, and Representatives Kamia Brown, Bob Cortes, and Jennifer Sullivan are scheduled to attend.Agrusa moved to Central Florida in 2011 to serve as the chief political liaison between Senator Andy Gardiner’s legislative office and his responsibilities as Florida Senate President Designate. In this role, Agrusa was immersed in Gardiner’s political, fundraising and campaign-related activities – including his 2014 re-election campaign and his state Political Action Committee – and built quality and key relationships between members of the business community, elected officials, and organizations from across the State of Florida.Now he brings those connections and relationships from the political sector that stretches from Orlando to Tallahassee, to Washington DC with him to Apopka.“That’s a great asset that I bring to the chamber. I have so many political ties not only to city, but county, our county mayor, and all of our state legislators and representatives. I have a great relationship with Rep. Val Demings. Also my relationship with the Florida and US Chamber of Commerce. In the past we haven’t been active with those organizations, and those are key components. They have much more leverage than we might have on the federal and state levels, but we can go in with them.”With growth comes growing pains. And this is an issue Agrusa sees in Apopka and wants to take it head-on.“We have a lot of great small businesses in Apopka. But the problem is some of these businesses who are outgrowing their size and becoming medium to large businesses, but they can’t stay here because they need more space. So we need to work with our public and private partners to try to figure out ways to utilize areas we currently haven’t and revitalize them so that they can be used for businesses and we don’t lose them to Ocoee or Winter Garden or some other community.He sees the UCF Apopka Business Incubator as a key element and a partner in managing growth and shepherding startup businesses in the community.“We want to work with the Incubator. They are going to be a big component for those businesses that are growing to make sure they have a home after they outgrow the Incubator. So I’m going to be working with our local and county governments so that we are addressing it.”Agrusa’s vision for the chamber has both a short and long-term strategy. It is a transition away from an event-based approach.“When I look at the chamber, it’s supposed to be the leading advocate for business in a community and to improve the quality of life for the residents because that’s also a key component as well. I feel like it should be a resource where all community groups can come together to work on solutions. The chamber should be that asset. Not only for a building, but everybody can collaborate, and we can work together. Whether it’s to solve affordable housing, transportation, growth, or educational issues. This is a place where we can talk and get together. That’s a chamber’s role. Less event-based and more visionary. Certainly, we’re going to do events, but our focus will be about what we are doing for our community. What are we giving back to our community? Everybody can do events, but that shouldn’t be the ultimate goal of a chamber of commerce.”Agrusa has been in Apopka less than a month, and he already sees into its future with optimism and enthusiasm.“These are amazing times. In five years, with all the projects happening in Apopka, I think you’ll see this place completely new. 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Frank Pty Ltd Architects: Schulberg Demkiw Architects Area Area of this architecture project Builders: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/772641/beach-ave-schulberg-demkiw-architects Clipboard Beach Ave / Schulberg Demkiw ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBeach Ave / Schulberg Demkiw Architects Project Architect/ Director:Ray DemkiwCity:ElwoodCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellRecommended ProductsSuspension SystemsGustafsSlated Timber Ceiling in EQT Corporate HeadquartersCeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterText description provided by the architects. On an extremely small parcel of land this spacious structure appears as a joinery item, internally integrating concrete, hoop-pine and Tallowwood. This contrast establishes a warm yet polished atmosphere throughout. The translucent floor to the ground level courtyard creates a light filled flexible work/living space in the basement.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe small site size and close proximity to adjoining properties was a generator for the design. The challenge was to design a spacious, warm, multifunctional home with a full basement to work well a habitable area. This was achieved by integrating four core ideas; materials, volume, light and flexibility.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe core experience of warmth is yielded by the limited palette of rich materials. Crisp detailing enhances their feel and appearance. The material interfaces have been considered, negotiated and mitred at every junction, allowing the volume to present itself as one integral joinery piece.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe buildings skin is stretched horizontally and vertically as raked walls and ceilings. This along with the staircase provides a volumetric spatial connection over all levels. Light wells penetrate through the building providing each room with generous levels of light and external focus. The translucent stair-well assists with light into the basement. To accommodate the clients, two bedrooms are provided and another sleeping quarter can be incorporated in the basement area for guests. In the future this area can be utilised as a master bedroom suite. Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell+ 22 Share Houses Australia Beach Ave / Schulberg Demkiw Architects “COPY” Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell02| What contribution does the design make to the lives of the inhabitants? Internal courtyards, timber screens and soft landscaping allow our clients enjoy their home providing them with the necessary privacy from their neighbours without compromising on the light, spaciousness and comfort that a young family requires. The three levels are connected via light wells and garden aspects, allowing the outside in and light to fill every space of this home, creating a calm, serene atmosphere perfect for withdrawing or work.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe well-lit bedrooms allow our client’s daughter to utilise the room for longer periods. Similarly, the multi-use basement area affords the inhabitants a peaceful space to relax/withdraw. Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell03| What is the relationship of the built form to the context of the project?The site is hemmed in by adjoining properties on all sides. The adjacent courtyards are respected by the setbacks provided. The overall height was reduced by incorporating the basement for accommodation.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe setbacks have allowed the building to opens itself up to the sky throughout. Whilst the courtyards and other landscaped areas that surround the living spaces, create a spacious and open atmosphere. Save this picture!Section04| Program resolution – how does the functional performance match the clients’ brief? The client’s brief was to introduce as much light as possible into all spaces as well as minimizing usage of heating/cooling throughout. This has been achieved by the combination of thermal mass internally and insulation placed externally. The design of spaces and location of windows promote cross-ventilation which is assisted by ceiling fans. Skylights and Floor-lights are introduced to create a combination of striking lighting effects to the ground floor and soft lighting effects into the basement. Borrowed light streams into the basement through the glazing along the stair-well, transforming the space into a flexible multi-use living area.Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell05| Integration of allied disciplines – how have the contributions of others, including architects, interior designers, landscape architects, builders and other specialists, helped achieve the outcome? The builder’s commitment to excellence is evident throughout with a high level of workmanship in crafting the concrete and timber stairwell, meticulously mitring junctions in the hoop pine lining to the walls/ceilings, expressing the entire house as a single joinery item. The Engineering brief, called for a simple concrete structure without steel & edge beams. The engineer was able to design a concrete structure with the aesthetic intent to express the soffit of the concrete floor slabs. The Landscape Architect designed gardens to introduce an external softness at each level, drawing your attention outwards and up to the sky. Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell06| Cost/value outcome – how effective were the decisions related to financial issues? We have created an environment that is not experienced in housing on small plots of land. The brief demanded no compromise with regards to the level of finish and attention to detail. The value of which has been demonstrated by market response, where the client has received high unsolicited offers for the property because of its unique nature.Save this picture!First Floor Plan07| How does this project demonstrate innovation and excellence in terms of environmental sustainability?Timber materials used throughout have been sourced from sustainable plantations or recycled. Formerly a bridge in Northern NSW; long lengths of Tallowwood were selected to construct the stair-well, external cladding, interior lining-boards and window frames.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellOff-form concrete walls and floor are both finish and structure, providing an aesthetic as well as a passive strategy for heating and cooling. The thermal mass of the concrete walls and floors ‘release’ stored heat to the bedrooms above during the night, assisting to average the diurnal temperature changes in the cooler months. Perforated timber panels to windows on the upper floor respect the privacy and amenity of the adjoining properties whilst doubling as shading devices to the bedrooms. Powered Air-Conditioning has only been implemented within the bedrooms. Comfort is achieved throughout the house by ample cross ventilation and ceiling fans. All external walls are lightweight and insulated against heat transference in summer. These passive strategies provide for healthy living which in-turn passes on savings to the occupant in heating/cooling running costs. The water tank located under the driveway have been specified for a larger capacity in order to reduce the burden on the dilapidated storm water infrastructure, providing a contribution to the local community.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellProject gallerySee allShow lessMultimedia Center / CNLLSelected ProjectsVideo: How Stanley Saitowitz Maximizes Freedom of SpaceVideos Share Area: 260 m² Area: 260 m² Photographs CopyAbout this officeSchulberg Demkiw ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesElwoodAustraliaPublished on August 30, 2015Cite: “Beach Ave / Schulberg Demkiw Architects” 29 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
News News IranMiddle East – North Africa Jason Rezaian had been imprisoned in Iran since July 22, 2014 on trumped-up charges of “activities against Iran’s security in collaboration with a foreign organization or government” and “anti-government propaganda.” His trial was a travesty of justice. Jason was just doing his job as a reporter and was unlucky enough to have dual US and Iranian nationality at a time when the two countries were conducting tense negotiations about Iran’s nuclear programme. Jason’s wife Yeganeh Salehi, an Iranian journalist who was working for The National, a newspaper based in the United Arab Emirates, and two other US citizens were also arrested on July 22, 2014 and released in 2014. “We are thrilled to see Jason finally free, but he should have never been imprisoned in the first place. Jason was innocent. It is outrageous that he has been used as a bargaining chip”, said Christophe Deloire, Reporters Without Borders Secretary General.Today, as world leaders meet in Vienna to assess Iran’s compliance with its obligations under the nuclear deal, 38 other journalists and citizen journalists remain in prison in Iran. RSF urges the Iranian authorities to release these prisoners.With a total of 38 journalists and citizen-journalists currently detained, Iran is still one of the world’s five biggest prisons for news and information providers and is ranked 173rd out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. RSF_en February 25, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is thrilled to learn that Teheran Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian will soon be released from Iranian custody after more than a year in detention. Iranian officials announced today that four U.S. citizens, including Jason, were to be released in a prisoner-swap with the United States. IranMiddle East – North Africa After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists January 16, 2016 – Updated on March 8, 2016 Rezaian : RSF thrilled, but regrets Jason was used as a bargaining chip Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 June 9, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Iran March 18, 2021 Find out more News to go further Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists
Organisation December 5, 2013 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Democratic progress in Africa threatened by security measures RSF_en News Reporters Without Borders urges France, African countries and international organizations to include journalists’ safety and respect for freedom of information in their talks on peace, security and development in Africa during the two-day Elysée Summit that begins in Paris tomorrow.A total of 54 representatives from African countries, as well as United Nations, European Union and African Union officials are to attend the summit, which is being hosted by France.“As a result of the crises in Mali and Central African Republic, piracy in the Gulf of Aden, terrorism by Somalia’s Al-Shabaab and Nigeria’s Boko Haram, and the prolonged conflicts in Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan, Africa is a continent where western and African governments regard peace and security issues as a priority in order to maintain regional and international stability,” Reporters Without Borders said.“But these governments also know that immediate security requirements do not allow them to neglect medium and long-term needs – the transitions to democracy and reinforcement of fragile states that are on the agenda of all multilateral peace talks.“The medium and long-term needs have to be addressed now. It is illusory to think that the countries that are sacrificing freedoms to security legislation today will adopt democratic measures tomorrow. Discussion of security issues at this summit must not ignore long-term democratic considerations, which include the development of a free press and freedom of information.“There is a growing trend in African countries to adopt security legislation that curbs freedom of information. National security and the need to combat terrorism must not be used as pretexts to restrict democratic debate and shield the actions of their leaders from legitimate public scrutiny and criticism.”Security groundsIn many African countries, journalists continue to be the victims of persecution and armed violence despite being protected internationally by UN Security Council Resolution 1738, the Geneva Conventions and the UN General Assembly resolution of 26 November 2013. The UN Plan of Action also requires governments to “effectively investigate and prosecute crimes against freedom of expression.” In other words, they have a duty to guarantee the safety of journalists and their ability to work.Nonetheless, in its annual round-up for 2012, Reporters Without Borders had to report a “carnage” among news providers, with no fewer than 88 journalists and 47 citizen-journalists killed worldwide, 22 of them in Africa, without systematic investigations into their deaths.Reporters Without Borders has also found that governments are increasingly resorting to the law and the courts to persecute journalists. “Security” needs are often used against journalists and are cited as grounds for implementing repressive policies.Governments abuse and misapply laws on terrorism, treason, national security and state secrets to harass and deter journalists in flagrant violation of their international obligations, including article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.While protecting national security may constitute legitimate grounds for restricting freedom of expression, such grounds are admissible only under certain conditions including the foreseeable nature of the relevant law’s effects, proportionality and need.As UN special rapporteur on freedom of expression Frank La Rue has said: “The protection of national security secrets must never be used as an excuse to intimidate the press into silence and backing off from its crucial work in the clarification of human rights violations.”There is no shortage of examples of security being cited as grounds to restrict freedom of information. Worse still, it is usually countries “at peace” that use security to justify repressive legislation and behaviour.Ethiopia’s 2009 anti-terrorism law is used as a pretext for jailing anyone critical of the regime. Ironically, the spokesman of an Ethiopian journalists’ union even defends this situation. “We are proud that in Ethiopia no journalist is imprisoned for their professional activities,” he said. In fact, four journalists are imprisoned for their professional activities in Ethiopia although all were convicted under the anti-terrorism law.In Sierra Leone, two journalists are currently charged with sedition for an editorial critical of the president.In Chad, newspaper editor Samory Ngaradoumbé is being prosecuted on a charge of defaming the Chadian armed forces in an article about discontent within the military.In Burundi, articles 14 and 18 of a draconian media law that was passed in the spring of 2013 identify 20 subjects that journalists must not tackle. Matters relating to “national unity,” “public order and security” and “national sovereignty” obviously head the list.Regulatory excessesAfter the Westgate shopping mall siege and the start of the trials of its two most senior officials before the International Criminal Court, Kenya is considering a bill that would allow its media regulator, the Kenya Media Council, to modify laws on the status of journalists at will, including the tone the media should use and the way they cover certain security-related events.In Republic of Congo, the High Council on Freedom of Communication suspended two Brazzaville-based newspapers earlier this week, in one case for “insulting the national police and manipulating opinion” in an interview with a victim of police violence and in the other for “insulting the armed forces” in an article critical of the military. Cameroon’s National Council for Communication, whose president is close to the government, has initiated proceedings against a newspaper for allegedly violating “defence secrecy” by referring to an attempt to repatriate presumed Boko Haram members that resulted in several civilian deaths.This harder line can be seen throughout Africa. Tanzania, Gambia, Rwanda and Somalia all proposed or adopted laws this year that cite security concerns as grounds for restricting new coverage.After a statement by UN experts on 3 December voicing alarm about the growing tendency to suppress civil liberties in Africa, it is more important than ever that freedom of information should not be sacrificed. Help by sharing this information
Pinterest Facebook Previous articleMcGinn sizes up the key duels in Tyrone Senior FinalNext articleArts Minister refuses to answer questions on Mc Nulty Seanad candidacy News Highland Mac Lochlainn hits back at Mc Gowan’s criticism of Sinn Fein WhatsApp Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Pinterest Padraig Maclochlainn SFSinn Fein Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn has rejected a claim that he and his colleagues in the Dail are more interested in the Middle East than they are in Donegal.The claim was made by Cllr Patrick Mc Gowan who hit out at Sinn Fein, claiming their deputies in the Dail have not delivered for Donegal.He suggested they fly flags for Gaza more often than they fly their own county colours.However, Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn says Sinn Fein’s effort are focussed on trying to tackle the economic problems that were Fianna Fail’s legacy after years in government…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/padraigmcgowanriposte.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson By News Highland – September 27, 2014 NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Twitter Google+ Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny
WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – January 11, 2010 Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Sinn Fein has confirmed this morning it is pulling out of the technical agreement on Donegal County Council, and seeking an inclusive power sharing agreement, involving all parties on council.The party whip Cllr Padriag Mac Lochlainn says following a series of internal party discussions, Sinn Fein is to seek a special meeting of Donegal County Council, at which it will ask all parties and elected members to agree a new deal.Under the proposal, Fianna Fáil will complete this year’s mayoral term and one more year, Fine Gael and Sinn Fein will have one year each, with the final year to be agreed between Fine Gael, Independents, and the Labour party.Sinn Fein have been putting these proposals to the other parties since yesterday, and are awaiting their responses.The move follows the adoption of a budget last month by Fianna Fail, while the other 19 councillors were outside the chamber, a move which led to threats of a confidence vote in the mayor.As those 19 councillors prepare to met today, Cllr Mac Lochlainn says a confidence vote would not secure the three quarters majority necessary, and that opens the prospect of a lame duck council. Sinn Fein pull out of council agreement over budget row NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly WhatsApp Google+ Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Previous articleTDs expenses back in spotlight as Blaney gets highest Donegal paymentNext articleDarts – North West Players win at Lakeside News Highland LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Newsx Adverts Google+ Twitter
Twitter Homepage BannerNews Facebook By News Highland – November 4, 2015 Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme A 27-year-old man is expected to appear at Derry Magistrates’ Court today charged with making and throwing petrol bombs.The charges relate to an incident at Strand Road police station on Monday night when petrol bombs were allegedly thrown at a police Land-Rover leaving the premises.The man, who is from Derry, is also charged with arson endangering life; criminal damage and disorderly behaviour.As is normal practice, the charges will be reviewed by the PPS. Twitter Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Man to appear in court today over petrol bomb charges Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Previous articleLiam Neeson champions Christmas movie made by youngstersNext articleINMO to ballot for industrial action next week over issue of overcrowding News Highland
News Updates”Ensure Correct Balance Between Patient’s Well Being And Covid Situation”: Delhi HC Directs AIIMS To Conduct Surgery On Cancer Patient Delayed Due To Covid Nupur Thapliyal15 May 2021 7:47 AMShare This – xAIIMSThe Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed AIIMS, Delhi to fix a date and resume elective surgeries of a 44 year old cancer patient whose treatment was delayed after the AIIMS administration decided to close all OPDs and elective surgeries in view of the Covid 19 pandemic and diverted most of its human resources and infrastructure for covid care.A single judge bench comprising of Justice Pratibha M Singh observed thus:”This Court is confident that the team at AIIMS dealing with Petitioner’s case in the Department of Surgical Oncology, would ensure that a correct balance is drawn between ensuring the well-being of the Petitioner as also the COVID-19 situation which is prevalent currently. Steps for conduct of the surgery are directed to be taken immediately upon the surgeon/team in the concerned department recommending the same for the Petitioner, keeping in mind the overall facts and circumstances.”In view of this, the following directions were issued to AIIMS:- The CT scan report along with the CT scan itself, may be transmitted to the surgeon concerned, through ld. Senior counsel Mr. Verma. The Petitioner’s counsel shall hand over the CT scan report to Mr. Verma, so that it can be passed on to the doctor/surgeon concerned who is dealing with the Petitioner’s case. – After the surgeon has examined the CT scan report, a tele-consultation be arranged between the surgeon/ Oncology team concerned and with the Petitioner, in order to fix the date of the surgery, keeping in mind the COVID situation in AIIMS, as also the probable date of resumption of the elective surgeries.The petitioner had stated that she was required to undergo treatment of Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy in two phases, first phase of which was conducted on April 7 and the second phase was scheduled for April 30.It was therefore argued by the petitioner that if the surgery is delayed indefinitely, there could be irreparable loss to the her medical condition and therefore had sought for direction to be given to the AIIMS to conduct a time bound surgery.A status report was filed by AIIMS confirming the fact that the petitioner had received the chemotherapy on April 7.In view of this, the Court observed that steps for conduct of the surgery must immediately be taken by the surgeon or team in the concerned AIIMS department for providing treatment to the petitioner.Click Here To Read OrderTags#Delhi High Court COVID -19 second covid wave Cancer patient AIIMS Treatment to cancer patient Next Story
Ocean Infinity to support Exxonmobil in Guyana. (Credit: Ocean Infinity) Ocean Infinity, the next generation subsea marine robotics company, has been awarded a contract with ExxonMobil, for high-resolution Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) geophysical and geotechnical data acquisition within the Stabroek block offshore Guyana.Ocean Infinity will simultaneously deploy their advanced AUVs in water depths of between 70m and 2150m over an area of approximately 3,100 square km. This approach of autonomous operations at scale is a more sustainable way of operating at sea.The recent expansion of Ocean Infinity’s fleet of AUVs, and innovation in battery technology demonstrates the company’s commitment to ensuring the safest and most sustainable service for its clients.The award of this contract is testament to Ocean Infinity’s efforts to use sustainable technology to gather information and confirms it’s fast emerging position as the leading marine robotics company in deep water data acquisition.Paul Helmore, Ocean Infinity’s CCO, said:“We are very pleased to be supporting ExxonMobil in Guyana with our advanced data acquisition technology, to help them identify and evaluate seabed conditions on the Stabroek Block. Our innovative use of sustainable, low-impact technology willsupport their development of the acreage and ultimately to meet the region’s growing energy demand. This contract award is further evidence of Ocean Infinity’s ability to provide pioneering, eco-friendly solutions to major players within the energy sector.” Source: Company Press Release Ocean Infinity will deploy its AUVs in water depths of between 70m and 2150m over an area of approximately 3,100 square km