Euro Zone inflation higher than expected

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Euro Zone inflation higher than expected Share Tuesday 4 January 2011 6:22 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definition whatsapp Tags: NULL John Dunne Euro zone inflation was higher than expected in December, exceeding the European Central Bank’s target for the first time in two years, but economists believe the bank will keep interest rates unchanged well into 2011.The European Union’s statistics office Eurostat estimated that prices in the 16 countries that shared the euro currency in December rose 2.2 per cent year-on-year, up from 1.9 per cent in November.It was highest year-on-year rate since October 2008, when it came in at 3.2 per cent. Economists polled by Reuters had expected inflation of two per cent. The ECB wants to keep price growth at just below two per cent.Eurostat does not provide a monthly figure or a detailed breakdown with its estimate, which will come on 14 January.But economists said the rise in inflation was mainly due to energy and food price rises. BNP Paribas economist Clemente de Lucia, said that between December and November oil prices rose by around seven euros per barrel, the strongest monthly increase in more than two years.Year-on-year oil prices were up by more than 18 euros, which probably boosted energy prices by around 10 percent year-on-year, de Lucia said.“This commodity-price driven rise in inflation will only have implications for ECB policy if the central bank were to see second round effects emerging, in terms of knock-on effects on other prices or rising inflation expectations,” said Nick Kounis, head of macroeconomic research at ABN AMRO bank.“That only seems likely if we were to see a long period of high inflation, but on the basis of current levels of commodity prices, we think that inflation will ease back down again during the course of this year,” Kounis said.In November it was more expensive energy, especially fuels for transport, heating oil and gas, that was the main driver of inflation.But economists said that excluding price-driving effects of the tax hikes implemented in many countries, the inflation rate would have been some tenths lower.Further adjusted for volatile energy prices, the underlying inflation would be no more than around 1 percent, they said.“There is no need for monetary policy to act, with underlying inflation still at one per cent. We continue to expect the ECB to start hiking rates only in 2012,” said Christoph Weil, economist at Commerzbank.But other economists said the ECB could raise the costs of borrowing earlier.“We are predicting inflation of two per cent in 2011 and that means that keeping interest rates at historical lows will no longer look appropriate,” said Thomas Mayer, Deutsche Bank’s chief economist.“We think that the ECB will have to move interest rates upwards in the second half of the year. It is the beginning of a careful normalisation,” he said. last_img read more

Canada: Voting error reveals same-sex marriage motion passed after all

first_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Rector Columbus, GA Press Release Service Rector Smithfield, NC Anglican Communion, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate Diocese of Nebraska [Anglican Journal] In a stunning reversal, a recount of the vote to allow same-sex marriage in the Anglican Church of Canada showed that while the motion was originally reported to have failed by one vote in the order of clergy, it had, in fact, passed by one vote there.As a roomful of Anglicans from across Canada watched in surprise, hope and, in some cases, shock, a decision that had already caused a great deal of controversy in the past 24 hours was shown never to have been made in the first place.The July 11 vote to change the marriage canon had been a surprise for many. While it was popularly expected to be close, given that a 2/3 majority was needed in each of the orders of laity, clergy and bishops, the assumption had been that it would come down to the bishops.In fact, the motion appeared to have been scuttled by the Order of Clergy, with the vote originally recording 51 of 77 clergy in favor of changing the marriage canon.As it turns out, this number did not include the vote of Archdeacon Michael Thompson, general secretary of General Synod. With Thompson’s vote counted, it became 52 of 78 in favor, nudging the vote above the required threshold of a two-thirds majority.The error was caused by the electronic clickers used in voting, said General Synod Chancellor David Jones.Because Thompson’s position as an officer automatically makes him a member of General Synod, Thompson was not listed as a member of his order (clergy) in the electronic database, as would happen with any other delegate. Because he was not registered as a member of the clergy, the program that tabulated the results did not include his vote in the votes cast by members of the clergy.This was discovered when Canon Kevin Robertson, of the Diocese of Toronto, brought a motion to the floor of Synod on Tuesday afternoon calling for the list of how each member had voted on the marriage canon to be made public (it had been decided that this information would be recorded during the legislative session leading up to the vote).After the motion passed and the information was made public, the votes were recounted and it was discovered that Thompson’s had not been included in the numbers for the order of clergy.Thompson was not the only victim of reported irregularities: Archdeacon Pierre Voyer, of the Diocese of Quebec, the Rev. Danny Whitehead, of the Territory of the People, and Ruth Sheeran, of the Diocese of Quebec — all of whom were in favor of changing the canon — came forward to say that their votes had not been recorded at all.However, as Canon David Burrows of the Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador pointed out, even without the uncounted votes, the new total including Thompson’s vote — 52 for, 26 against — was enough to change the outcome.These facts were confirmed by Jones.“We actually have a two-thirds majority vote in the order of clergy,” a somewhat dazed Archbishop Fred Hiltz announced to the house, which filled with a rumble of whispers.Dean Peter Wall, of the Diocese of Niagara, asked that the primate and his advisors simply declare the motion passed, at which point Hiltz reminded Wall and the rest of the house that the motion, being a question of doctrine, requires a vote in two consecutive meetings of General Synod in order to be passed.Hiltz did, however, note that though it will not yet become canon law, it had passed its first reading.At this point, Thompson spoke up to apologize for the error.“The good order of General Synod is my responsibility as general secretary,” he said. “I want to apologize to the General Synod for the confusion that has been caused.”After the change was announced, several members from the Diocese of Caledonia, including Bishop William Anderson, walked out of the hall, followed shortly be a number of members from the Arctic, including bishops David Parsons and Darren McCartney.Given the time constraints, the primate indicated that synod business would continue as scheduled, with the next item being thanks extended to volunteers and staff at General Synod.However, Bishop Rob Hardwick, of the Diocese of Qu’Appelle, chastised the house for not extending the same sympathy and care to those who had opposed the motion to change the marriage canon in their moment of pain it had granted those who were in favor of it.“Last night, as a diocese, we sat in this room until just about everyone left. As a diocese, we prayed for everyone who stayed in this room. I don’t see that same concern being shown to those who might be feeling pained, disappointed, shocked,” he said.The Rev. Peter Boot, also from Qu’Appelle, joined his bishop to speak about another concern: the work that was done in conversation groups during Tuesday’s morning session on how synod could learn from the pain and difficulty of debates about the marriage canon to move toward less adversarial models of governance.“My concern is that now this is passed, all of that work that was done this morning will be forgotten, and we won’t learn, and we will think that this is a good thing to do again,” he said. “I’m just concerned that we can actually learn from what we’ve put together this morning and use it to go forward.”Hiltz assured him that the work done in the morning session would be sent to the Council of General Synod and House of Bishops for more intensive study.The primate also apologized to Hardwick and anyone else who felt they had not been extended adequate care, but a much fuller apology in the hour that followed, during the closing worship service.“I neglected to invite us into a time of silence before God and one another, and to remember those whose lives are in turmoil now, because of a different outcome,” he said, before inviting the gathering into two minutes of silent prayer and reflection.“I need to say to synod, and particularly to those who feel that I was insensitive this afternoon, that I apologize and I hope you will forgive me.”Hiltz also noted that he would release a pastoral response to the whole church in the coming days. 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On the picket line

first_imgCalif. largest public employees union set to strikeSome 95,000 California civil service workers represented by Service Employees Local 1000 voted to strike Dec. 5 after contract ­negotiations hit a standstill on Nov. 22. The majority-women workforce, including administrative assistants, custodians, nurses, teachers and others, accused the state of bargaining unfairly and refusing to close the gender pay gap. According to Local 1000 President Yvonne R. Walker: “Since June, the state has had a ‘take it or leave it’ approach and has engaged in unlawful conduct and bad faith bargaining. The state has inexplicably failed to budge from its opening proposal on ­salary and benefits and has even bargained regressively.” (seiu1000.org/strike) The state’s proposed pay increases — a paltry 2.96 percent each year for four years — would be offset by cuts to employee and retiree health care plans. (sacbee.com, Nov. 22)Meanwhile, Gov. Jerry Brown’s bargaining team has refused to respond to the union’s concerns about the pervasive gender pay gap among California public workers. According to a Human Resources Department report, women earn 79.5 cents for every dollar men workers are paid. Despite this injustice, state unions representing more male-dominated professions such as engineers, lawyers and scientists have negotiated substantially higher pay raises. (sacbee.com, Oct. 28) Workers and supporters are urged to join picket lines throughout the state on Dec. 5.Federal injunction halts expansion of overtime eligibilityA federal judge issued a preliminary injunction on Nov. 22 against a new expansion of overtime eligibility for millions of workers. A predictable assortment of business groups, headed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Retail Federation, as well as a coalition of 21 states, led the opposition to the new Department of Labor regulation. Under the old regulation, only workers with a yearly salary of $23,660 or less were qualified for overtime pay, meaning one-and-a-half times their regular hourly pay for work above 40 hours a week. The new regulation, which was scheduled to go into effect Dec. 1, raised that yearly salary to $47,476, which would grant the right to overtime pay to 4.2 million workers. Since Congress first enacted the rule in 1938, the Labor Department had raised the salary base repeatedly, until 2004. It hasn’t been raised since then. The DOL is considering an appeal to the judge’s ruling.The injunction is a gift on a silver platter to Trump, who has vowed to reverse many regulations instituted by the Obama administration. However, as the Nov. 23 New York Times observed, rescinding the rule could require a lengthy process similar to the one that produced it, and might lead to a “deal” raising the limit more gradually below the slated amount. The Times noted that “the politics of essentially withdrawing a planned salary increase from many workers could prove complicated for an incoming president elected on a message of improving workers’ economic circumstances.” Will Trump help middle-income workers or side with his wealthy business buddies and his own narrow interests as a boss?N.C. sweet potato farmworkers win back wages, union rightsIf you’ve enjoyed a sweet potato recently, chances are it was harvested in North Carolina by migrant farmworkers, who supply nearly half of all sweet potatoes in the U.S. Although the state’s minimum wage is currently $7.25, the workers who produce the state vegetable are paid piece rates that fall well below the minimum wage. (america.aljazeera.com, Nov. 27, 2014)In 2014, four farmworkers at Birch Farms filed a lawsuit against their employer for widespread wage theft and other labor law violations. With help from the AFL-CIO’s Farm Labor Organizing Committee, the workers negotiated a settlement that included over $7,000 in payouts to the four plaintiffs, remunerations for the rest of the workers and a three-year collective bargaining contract. In total, Birch Farms paid out over $200,000. Armed with union power, the workers have won an hourly pay raise to $10.72, as well as protection from unjust firing. (floc.com)Workers win contracts at Giant Food, SafewayThe 17,000 grocery workers at Giant Food and Safeway stores in mid-Atlantic states were prepared to strike on Nov. 18 to prevent takebacks such as higher health insurance costs — which would wipe out wage increases — and elimination of higher pay on Sundays. But they didn’t have to strike to get the three-year contract they ratified Nov. 16. Starting wages are now increased to over $9 an hour for members of Local 27 and Local 400 of the Food and Commercial Workers. Wages will increase more frequently based on months of service, not number of hours worked. The workers credit their win to widespread customer support for the union’s demands.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Horoscope: March 26, 2021

first_imgHoroscope: May 2, 2021 ReddIt Linkedin Linkedin ReddIt Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Facebook Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Twitter Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Tamia Banks Horoscope: April 28, 2021 Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Twitter Previous articleWhat we’re reading: President Biden holds first press conference, Suez Canal blockage continuesNext articleWhat we’re reading: Severe tornados tear across the Southeast, six confirmed dead Tamia Banks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Facebook + posts Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ printA baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Virgo.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, March 26, 2021:Courageous, adventurous and original, the path forward involves being true to yourself while respecting the beliefs of others. This year, you can retain your independence and still be respected as a team player. Be discriminating when letting people into your inner circle. If single, be patient and the right fit will come along soon enough. If attached, let go of negative feelings and your love will endure. GEMINI makes you laugh.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★★★Fresh air and exercise will serve you well today. Start a sensible and healthy eating plan. Prepare fresh salads and a fruit platter to munch on. You will feel lighter and more energetic. Tonight: Enjoy dinner with close friends.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★Speak your mind, but be sensitive to the opinions of others. Tact will go a long way. Follow through on a promise you made to someone you love. They will be touched that you remembered. Tonight: Story time with kids.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★★Make your home warm and cozy. Get a house plant that is easy to care for. Be positive and patient when talking to parents and in-laws. This is not the time to bring up past frustrations. Tonight: Be creative with leftovers.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★Strong opinions could get you in trouble. Play it safe and let a colleague have the last word. Siblings may have news to share. Get in touch even if it has been a while. Tonight: Snack, but not too much.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★Paying bills could alter a harmonious mood. Find a money-making project that could evolve into a profitable business. Be generous with those you love, but stay within your budget. Plan an entertaining evening on a shoestring budget. Tonight: Update your calendar.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★★★Get a makeover that includes a dramatic haircut. You may be surprised at compliments that come your way. Be prepared to present your ideas at a meeting. Review answers to challenging questions, and you’ll do just fine. Tonight: Ice cream.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★★Working at home looks more and more tempting. Do it if you can. Find a quiet place, free from distractions. Your family will appreciate you being around. Finish your day’s work before giving them your full attention. Tonight: Talk things over.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★People you know may be surprised at your strong public speaking skills. Think about taking a leadership role in an organization where you volunteer. Your ability to lead will emerge when faced with a meaningful cause. Tonight: Take time alone.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★★Wrap up unexpected problems, even if it means working overtime. A promotion or bonus may be in the offing. Plan the right moment to bring it up. Show your loved ones how much they mean to you. Tonight: Unwind and relax.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★★Continue to upgrade your professional skills, including learning new technology. Use this opportunity to gain more confidence in your abilities. The time may come when you seek out a new position and go on interviews. Tonight: Attend a new meeting.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★★Review the fine print of a contract or document. Take your time, even if someone pressures you to sign right away. A joint financial arrangement will start to bear fruit. Trust in its growth potential. Tonight: Make a journal entry.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★Someone close may ask you to mediate a dispute. Be openminded and diplomatic. You do not want to upset those you love. Make this a teachable moment. Remind everyone to talk things through and open their hearts. Tonight: Early to bed.Born today: Actor James Caan (1940), singer Diana Ross (1944), actress Leslie Mann (1972) Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Horoscope: May 1, 2021 last_img read more

Sochi Winter Olympics – freedom of information left out in the cold

first_img May 5, 2021 Find out more RussiaEurope – Central Asia to go further News News RSF_en (Photo: Morry Gash / Pool / AFP) Help by sharing this information News June 2, 2021 Find out more Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing February 6, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Sochi Winter Olympics – freedom of information left out in the cold May 21, 2021 Find out more News Organisation Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption As the world’s media descend on Sochi to cover the Winter Olympics, Reporters Without Borders points out that this sports event has come at a turning point for freedom of information in Russia.“Behind the glitzy façade on show in Sochi, a complete picture of Russia cannot overlook the tenacious battle being fought by the country’s independent journalists, who are exposed to growing government censorship and efforts to bring them into line,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire.“Faced by a civil society that is more determined than ever to assert its rights, the Russian authorities are cracking down hard and are using all possible means to reduce the space for freely-reported news and information. “Instead of being used by the authorities as a Potemkin village to conceal a fight that is crucial for the country’s future, these Olympic Games must seized by the international community as a unique opportunity to register its presence, send a clear message to the government and provide Russian civil society with concrete support”Journalists from all over the world, go to Sochi!A Norwegian TV crew detained six times in three days and questioned about its sources, Czech reporters subjected to a similar ordeal, journalists banned from entering the country – in the weeks prior to the games, the most critical foreign journalists were made clearly unwelcome in Russia.But the international media should not be intimidated. For the most part, they have little to fear by going to Russia. On the contrary, Reporters Without Borders urges as many journalists as possible to go to Sochi to meet local civil society representatives, activists and independent journalists. They are subject to many different kinds of harassment, but talking to foreign reporters will not create additional problems for them and could even, by raising their profile, provide them with a degree of protection.On the other hand, foreign journalists should realize that they, like the athletes and the general public, will be subject to constant surveillance. All their email and phones calls will be monitored, registered and stored. Russia has many of the NSA surveillance capabilities that Edward Snowden revealed last summer.If they want to keep their sources confidential, foreign journalists visiting Sochi should keep this in mind and take strict precautions. To help them, Reporters Without Borders has made a “Digital Survival Kit” available on its special website for combatting cyber-censorship, WeFightCensorship.org.Turning point for freedom of information in RussiaThe unprecedented wave of protests of 2011 and 2012 helped to loosen tongues and weaken self-censorship. But, in response, the Kremlin has for the past two years been waging an all-out offensive against civil society’s most combative sectors – opposition politicians, NGOs and independent journalists. Russia is ranked 148th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Since Vladimir Putin’s return to the Kremlin in May 2012, a spate of repressive laws have restricted the space for freedom of information. The authorities now have a draconian legislative arsenal ready to be deployed when the time comes. It includes a blacklist of websites that are blocked without reference to the courts on the basis of criteria that are constantly expanding and now include calls to participate in unauthorized demonstrations.Defamation has been criminalized again. The definitions of “state secrets” and “high treason” have been expanded dangerously. Expressing separatist views in the media is now punishable by five years in prison. The state keeps on reducing the field of permissible expression in the name of protecting morality and children. “Homosexual propaganda” and “offending religious beliefs” have been criminalized. A draft law currently being considered would criminalize “offending patriotic feelings.” Under another, news media receiving funding from abroad would be treated as “foreign agents” just as NGOs have since 2012.The national TV stations, the Russian public’s main source of news, are mostly controlled by the authorities.Dozhd, an independent TV station that is outspoken and gives space to opposition views to a degree that no other station does, may have to close after being deprived of 80 per cent of its viewers at the end of last month when it was arbitrarily dropped by most of the national cable and satellite TV providers. Dozhd is also being investigated by the state prosecutor’s office and is the target of a score of lawsuits. There is more pluralism in the national print media and Internet but they are much less influential.The high-profile release of well-known activists and government opponents in late December should not allow us to forget that at least two journalists are currently detained in connection with their work. They are Sergei Reznik and Alexander Tolmachev, independent journalists based in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don who covered local administrative and judicial corruption.At least 30 journalists have been murdered in connection with their work since 2000, and most of their deaths are still unpunished. Last month, the deputy mayor of the Siberian town of Tulun was sentenced to just 22 months of “limitation of freedom” for independent journalist Alexander Khodzinski’s murder in 2012. The court ruled out any link between the murder and the victim’s work as a journalist, although it was highly likely.Sochi’s controlled mediaLast October, Reporters Without Borders published an investigative report on freedom of information in Sochi and the surrounding region. It found that, although Sochi has many privately-owned media and an active blogosphere, there is much self-censorship and pluralism is limited.This paradox is due to the fact that the media are largely dependent on the local authorities and are subject to intimidation. Almost all of them receive major subsidies from the municipal or regional governments and these subsidies give the authorities a great deal of say in editorial content.Independent journalism is possible in Sochi but it is a combat sport that requires total commitment and is likely to have serious consequences that include judicial harassment, a lack of economic security and prospects, and pressure on family members.As in the rest of the country, independent journalists in Sochi are defenceless against powerful local figures and an often-biased judicial system. Nikolai Yarst, an independent journalist who was investigating a case of alleged police corruption, has been the victim of trumped-up charges of drug possession since May 2013. After six months of house arrest, he was finally granted a supervised release in December. The charges are so absurd that the prosecutor’s office has ordered additional investigations three times. But they have yet to be dropped. 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No City Committees or Commissions Scheduled to Meet This Week

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Plea In Madras HC To Enforce Strict Lockdown Measures In Chennai [Read Petition]

first_imgNews UpdatesPlea In Madras HC To Enforce Strict Lockdown Measures In Chennai [Read Petition] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK11 Jun 2020 12:56 AMShare This – xAggrieved by a sudden spike of reported Covid cases in the city, practicing Advocate N. Tamilarasu has moved the Madras High Court seeking implementation of an absolute lockdown within the limits of the Greater Chennai Police. The writ petition filed through Advocates S. John, J. Raja Singh and V. Vasanthakumar, seeks forthwith withdrawal of all the relaxations related to the…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?LoginAggrieved by a sudden spike of reported Covid cases in the city, practicing Advocate N. Tamilarasu has moved the Madras High Court seeking implementation of an absolute lockdown within the limits of the Greater Chennai Police. The writ petition filed through Advocates S. John, J. Raja Singh and V. Vasanthakumar, seeks forthwith withdrawal of all the relaxations related to the COVID-19 lockdown, and urges that the administration be directed to permit movement for only essential services, until the situation is brought under control. Relying on certain media reports, the Petitioner pointed out that when the lockdown was announced, there were only 26 cases in Tamil Nadu however, as on date there are over 20,000 confirmed Covid cases in Chennai alone. “Even though in many parts of the Tamilnadu the spread and intensity of COVID-19 pandemic has been under control, but in the capital city within the jurisdiction of Greater Chennai Police the intensity of the pandemic is very high and is increasing day by day based on the Tamilnadu Government’s Media Bulletin reports,” the Petitioner asserted. Citing another news report the Petitioner submitted that the state was likely to witness over 1 lakh Covid positive cases in the following months and hence, urged that implementation of lockdown is necessary to curb the spread of the deadly virus. “If no strict lockdown is enforced in the jurisdiction of Greater Chennai Police and further relaxations are executed there shall be an irreversible damage done to the health and life of the general public within jurisdiction of Greater Chennai Police,” the Petitioner urged before the Court. The Petitioner has thus sought strict enforcement of lockdown in the city while stating, “without strict lockdown across Chennai it is very difficult to maintain social distancing and this puts the life of the every family member of the person(including the aged and children) at huge risk.” The plea avers that that the State Government has failed to implement the objectives of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 in letter and spirit. “The State of Tamilnadu ought to have implemented the objectives of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 scientifically by balancing the economy and also not exposing the general public to danger of COVID – 19. But the situation of COVID — 19 in the jurisdiction of Greater Chennai Police has been more swayed towards the economic activities and not Protection of Life of the general public,” he has asserted. Considering the gravity and urgency of the matter thus, the Petitioner has contended that it may not be the right decision to relax the lockdown in the jurisdiction of Greater Chennai Police. Click Here To Download Petition Read Petition Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Update: Road reopens following crash at back of Errigal

first_img Facebook Gardai have confirmed that the road at the back of Errigal has reopened following a crash earlier this morning.A female driver and a youth have been taken to Letterkenny University Hospital as a precaution. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Update: Road reopens following crash at back of Errigal Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Homepage BannerNews Previous articleBreaking: Road closed following two vehicle crashNext articleTwo teenagers arrested in connection with County Derry murder News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twittercenter_img WhatsApp By News Highland – April 17, 2018 Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA last_img read more

Unite the Right rally supporters dwarfed by counter-protesters in DC on Charlottesville anniversary

first_imgABC News(WASHINGTON) — Thousands of people descended upon Washington, D.C., today for protests on the anniversary of the violent Charlottesville rally, but only a few dozen appeared to be in support of the Unite the Right protest.The build up ahead of the planned protest appears to have led to the counter-protesters far outnumbering those who came to protest in support of white civil rights.The afternoon of protests started around the Foggy Bottom metro station, where many rode in from further afield. From there, large groups of police surrounded the handful of Unite the Right supporters as they headed towards Lafayette Park.Crowds of counter-protesters who had also been permitted to hold a rally in Lafayette Park, directly outside the White House gates, beat the white supremacists to the park.Brendan Timmons was one of the people who showed up to send a message of tolerance amid the tense racial rhetoric.“One of the things that I’ve learned is that these white supremacists, these Nazis, they really believe that not only are they right but that most white people agree with them and so it was really important for me as a white person to show up and say ‘No, that’s wrong… your views are not acceptable in the mainstream, in mainstream society,’” he told ABC News.Timmons attended the counter protest along with his wife and their young son.“It’s really important for us that we raise him to be an anti-racist white person and to stand up for oppressed minorities,” Timmons said.Kate Robinson was another counter-protester, who came holding a sign that said that her grandfather fought in World War II.“It’s important that they remember, people remember that this happened, we fought for our freedom against these kinds of ideals before to keep them out of this country before and now that [they’re] back, we have to make sure that we don’t let this happen,” Robinson said.Sunday’s protests and counter protests come on the one-year anniversary of a violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, where the Unite the Right group gathered to protest the planned removal of the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. A number of neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups were present in that August 2017 rally and it led to the death of one counter-protester, Heather Heyer, as well as two state troopers who died in a helicopter crash as they were headed to Charlottesville.Jason Kessler, the organizer of both this and last year’s Unite the Right rally, started his remarks in D.C. by saying “I’m not doing this to disrespect the memory of the people who were hurt or died last year.”He went on to thank law enforcement for protecting the various protest groups today, and said that he and his group have been targeted in the lead up to today’s event.“I have people attacking me left, right and center,” Kessler said.“Some of our speakers had their tires slashed on the way in,” he said.Kessler said that he has never viewed himself as a white nationalist but said countries like the United States have been “flooded with too many people to the point where the host populations don’t exist anymore.”“I’m okay with sharing this country with people from around the world but if you bring in too many people at once it’s not the same country anymore and that’s what they’re doing and that’s why a lot of white people feel aggrieved. Because they feel like the country that they’re waking up in in 2018 is a very, very different country than they woke up in 1960, 1970, 1980,” Kessler said.One person who was not disturbed by the noisy gathering in Lafayette Square was President Donald Trump, who was not in the White House but at his golf course in Bedminister, New Jersey, instead.On Saturday, the day before the protests, Trump took to Twitter to denounce the deadly protests that took place in Charlottesville last year. He tweeted, “The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division. We must come together as a nation. I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence. Peace to ALL Americans!Despite a heavy police presence in D.C., there have yet to be any reported arrests during the protests.There have been four arrests in Charlottesville, however, varying in charges from obstruction of free passage to disorderly conduct and one charge of assault and battery, a police press release stated.There were several memorials planned in Charlottesville and the governor issued a state of emergency declaration earlier in the week in preparation for protests on the anniversary.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Samworth site merger set to create ’savoury pastry centre of excellence’

first_imgSamworth Brothers is planning to create a Savoury Pastry Centre of Excellence with the merger of two bakery operations in Callington, Cornwall.Staff from the Tamar and Lynher bakeries, which between them employ 915 people, were told late last year of plans to merge the businesses, putting 17 managerial and administrative roles at risk.The Ginsters owner said the move would create a stronger and sustainable business going forward, with a larger-scale bakery.“We are committed to do everything we can to support those affected and, where possible, working to identify alternative roles across the group,” said Joanne Milroy, group communications for Samworth Brother.New Samworth Brothers chief executive Flor Healy last week began his role at the business – ten months after Alex Knight stepped down from his post.last_img read more