first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULL Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼ SPANISH builder ACS has secured a crucial 30 per cent holding in Hochtief following a hotly contested takeover bid, allowing it to build a controlling interest in the German construction group.The Spanish construction group wants to get control of Hochtief’s strong balance sheet to ease the burden of its own debt of more than €9bn (£7.7bn), and continue to diversify away from Spain’s struggling construction and property sectors.Hochtief is not the only iron ACS has in the fire. It is also pursuing board seats at Iberdrola by increasing its stake in the Spanish utility, which would allow it to consolidate a proportion of Iberdrola’s earnings.ACS said yesterday it holds 30.34 per cent in Hochtief, adding it had extended its bid to 18 January in an attempt to get more shareholders to accept its all-share offer.Its improved nine-for-five share offer closed on 29 December. By achieving the key 30 per cent threshold, German takeover rules allow ACS to buy more shares on the market without making a new formal offer for the whole of the company.ACS , whose projects range from a dam in Puerto Rico to a Spain-France high-speed train, is aiming for a 50 per cent shareholding in Hochtief.Hochtief’s shares fell 1.4 per cent following confirmation that ACS had achieved its goal of more than 30 per cent. Many had anticipated the result after US investor Southeastern Asset Management, which has holdings in both companies, said it would tender half its Hochtief shares to the bid. whatsappcenter_img KCS-content 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 Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald Tuesday 4 January 2011 7:18 pm Spanish ACS closes in on Hochtief deal last_img read more

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first_img Sports wagering revenue in West Virginia climbed in October as operators in the state were boosted by an increased usage of mobile betting platforms.Overall market revenue for the four weeks through to 26 October amounted to $4.6m (£3.6m/€4.1m), with players spending a total of $29.0m on sports betting across retail and mobile.Retail was the most popular form of sports betting, with revenue coming in at $2.7m for the month after consumers spent $16.3m at licensed venues in West Virginia. However, mobile shortened the gap with revenue of $1.8m and handle of $12.7m for the month.Penn National Gaming’s Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races remained the market leader, posting sports betting revenue of $3.5m for October and processing $19.1m in bets.Read the full story on iGB North America.Image: Nannette Turner Topics: Finance Sports betting Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 5th November 2019 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Finance Sports wagering revenue in West Virginia climbed in October as operators in the state were boosted by an increased usage of mobile betting platforms. Regions: US West Virginia West Virginia sports betting revenue up again in October Email Addresslast_img read more

first_imgCentum Investment Company Limited (CENT.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2020 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Centum Investment Company Limited (CENT.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Centum Investment Company Limited (CENT.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Centum Investment Company Limited (CENT.ug)  2020 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileCentum Investment Company Limited is a Kenyan-based private equity firm specialising in providing investment opportunities for public and private companies in Uganda. This includes managing investment growth, development capital and buyouts. The private equity firm invests in companies which serve the needs of the domestic markets in sub-Saharan Africa and invests in both listed and non-listed companies in various sectors, including; banking, insurance, education, healthcare, energy, agriculture, industrial production, telecommunications, real estate, beverage manufacturing, automotive assembly, in-flight catering and dry-cell manufacturing. Investments in commercial services include Mumias Sugar Company Limited, Kenya Airways and Carbacid Investment Company. Centum Investment Company was founded in 1967 and is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Centum Investment Company Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

first_img Area:  484 m² Area:  484 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/523852/biocasa-82-rosario-picciotto-moretti-polegato Clipboard Photographs:  Marco ZantaGeneral Contractor, Engineering, Sustainability Consultancy:Welldom, Giovanni FabrisBuilding Typology:Xlam wood technologyClient:Enrico Moretti PolegatoHeated Volume:2,063,39 m3Energy Class:Classe A (36,19 kW/m2a)Architect In Charge:Rosario PicciottoCity:Crocetta del MontelloCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Marco ZantaRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapText description provided by the architects. BioCasa_82, located in Montebelluna (Treviso, Italy) is the first private residence in Europe to be awarded the certificate of conformity to the highest level of LEED for Homes, LEED PLATINUM, as well as one of the first in the world to have privately conducted the carbon footprint analysis with remarkable results. The study has, in fact, calculated that for a lifetime of 100 years the harmful emissions are 60% lower than that of a traditional building*. An important result for the environment: the construction sector accounts for a 30% of the total CO2 pollution of our planet.Save this picture!Courtesy of Marco ZantaThe architecture as well as the interior design of BioCasa_82 – private residence of Claudia and Enrico Moretti Polegato, Diadora CEO – were made by Arch. Rosario Picciotto, whilst Welldom has followed the construction, the engineering and the sustainable consultancy according to a holistic tailor-made approach that led BioCasa_82 to levels of well-being and sustainability never achieved before. With 117 points out of 136**, according to the American protocol LEED Platinum, and 10 points out of 11 for the parameter related to innovation in design, the project boasts the highest values ​​in Europe as far as innovation and application of sustainability practices in the building construction are concerned.Save this picture!Courtesy of Marco ZantaA project that Claudia and Enrico Moretti Polegato strongly committed to: “We dreamed of a house that, in addition to being beautiful and” healthy”, shows consistency between our values ​​and the social responsibility towards future generations. We hope that our choice, thanks to the impact of the symbolic carbon footprint analysis, could stimulate the debate and thus contribute to a progress that we consider necessary for the future of our planet”.Save this picture!Courtesy of Marco ZantaThese results have been achieved thanks to a unique construction process, the “Welldom Method” developed by Giovanni Fabris, a “philosopher” of the concept of ideal living, that combines the most advanced construction techniques in the field of sustainable bio-climatic engineering with maximum comfort – understood as thermal comfort, olfactory (related to air quality), visual (relating to lighting), acoustic and psychological. As a result, in BioCasa_82 the climate reaches precise standard of temperature and humidity; indoor air is always fresh and free of mold, bacteria, pollen, dust; the acoustics are excellent with no internal reverberation; the lighting is designed to be as natural as possible. In addition, all rooms are free of radon gas as well as electric, magnetic and electromagnetic harmful fields.Save this picture!Courtesy of Marco ZantaFrom the energy saving point of view, BioCasa_82 boasts the 99% of recyclable materials, 100% of the rainwater collected and the 100% energy production from renewable sources thanks to a photovoltaic system that produces about 14kWh of electricity and a high efficiency geothermal plant for the production of heat, hot water and cooling. The house has, in fact, a very low power consumption (<30 kW/m2 per year).Save this picture!Courtesy of Marco ZantaIn addition, Welldom used only eco-friendly, recyclable certified materials, employing local products where possible: wood with FSC or PEFC standards from Germany (which were the nearest forests), natural silicate plaster, stone floors in Zovonite from the Padua quarries, concrete from Bigolino of Valdobbiadene, etc.As per the architecture and interior design, Arch. Rosario Picciotto studied each detail in order to boast the "naturalness" of spaces, as he commented: "Despite being a “important” house, it has nothing to do with the opulence and a logic of consumption. In order to meet the client’s wishes, every aspect has been taken care of to be environmentally friendly: it's amazing how such a big house can consume so little". The facade is characterized by a brise soleil that embraces the landscape and led it into the house. The same principle of interaction with nature has been adopted for the living areas that boast huge windows enriched by sheer white curtains that open on the near green hills.Save this picture!Courtesy of Marco ZantaThe home decor is almost entirely custom-designed for this project. The kitchen is tailor made by Arclinea; in the huge living area, a white chandelier by Karman add drama to the room, whilst the Eames Lounge Chair by Vitra and Moroso sofas add a classic design touch; in the sleeping area, an original white leather armchair by Modular and a huge yellow marble bathtub. Particular attention has been paid to Viabizzuno in the lighting design in order to meet each space requirements, creating warm and unexpected visual effects. Viabizzuno has, in fact, specifically designed and engineered special lights shaped after the original geometry of the building.Outside a meadow, not a “garden” with native plants that grow naturally in accordance with the rhythms of the surrounding nature.* baseline building in energy class C with geometric characteristics equal to those of Biocasa_82.** the reasons why the maximum 136 points were not achieved is due to the choice of the project site, which is located in the countryside with no close infrastructure and services available, a factor which further validates the high performance achieved in the field of sustainability and energy efficiency.Project gallerySee allShow lessCommunity Centre for Evangelical Reformed Church in Würenlos / Menzi Bürgler Archite...Selected Projects"Casa Futebol" Proposes a Different Olympic Legacy For Brazil's StadiumsMisc Share Architects: Rosario Picciotto, Welldom Area Area of this architecture project "COPY" Italy CopyHouses•Crocetta del Montello, Italy Projects CopyAbout this office Rosario PicciottoOfficeFollowWelldomOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCrocetta del MontelloHousesItalyPublished on July 12, 2014Cite: "BioCasa 82 / Rosario Picciotto + Welldom" 12 Jul 2014. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream BioCasa 82 / Rosario Picciotto + Welldom Year:  ArchDaily Year:  2014 Photographs 2014 Houses Save this picture!Courtesy of Marco Zanta+ 12 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/523852/biocasa-82-rosario-picciotto-moretti-polegato Clipboard “COPY” BioCasa 82 / Rosario Picciotto + WelldomSave this projectSaveBioCasa 82 / Rosario Picciotto + Welldomlast_img read more

first_img The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative has announced that the $1 million award for the first Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity will fund projects in Rwanda, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Brazil.The proceeds will support initiatives that are working to alleviate child poverty and providing aid and rehabilitation for child refugees and orphans.This year’s Aurora Prize Laureate, Marguerite Barankitse, founder of Maison Shalom and the REMA Hospital in Burundi, nominated Fondation du Grand-Duc et de la Grande-Duchesse; Fondation Jean-François Peterbroeck; and Fondation Bridderlech Deelen to share the $1m award. In addition to their own projects, all three support Maison Shalom, which provides social and economic assistance to Burundian refugees in Rwanda. Melanie May | 28 September 2016 | News Ruben Vardanyan, co-founder of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, said:“As part of the Aurora Initiative, the Aurora Prize is meant to reach across the globe to back exceptional efforts such as Marguerite Barankitse’s. Marguerite and the organisations she has selected will use the Prize to continue the cycle of giving and thus ignite positive change for generations to come.”The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative was inspired by the Armenian Genocide, and works with projects addressing humanitarian issues. The Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity recognises organisations for the impact they have had on preserving human life and advancing humanitarian causes, and will be awarded annually on 24th April in Yerevan, Armenia. Each year, an Aurora Prize Laureate will receive a US$100,000 grant as well as the opportunity to continue the cycle of giving by nominating organisations that inspired their work for a US$1,000,000 award.The Aurora Prize Selection Committee includes Nobel Laureates Oscar Arias, Shirin Ebadi and Leymah Gbowee; former President of Ireland Mary Robinson; human rights activist Hina Jilani; former Australian Foreign Minister and President Emeritus of the International Crisis Group Gareth Evans; President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York Vartan Gregorian; and Academy Award-winning actor and humanitarian George Clooney.Picture: Maison Shalom students  63 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 First Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity awardedcenter_img Tagged with: Awards  64 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

first_imgLocal activist organizations in New Jersey staffed an informational table focusing on the struggle to free U.S. Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning at the 2016 Jersey City, N.J., LGBT Pride Festival, which was attended by thousands on Aug. 27.Anakbayan New Jersey, Bayan Queer Caucus Northeast, NJ Action 21, Veterans For Peace (Chapter 021/Northern New Jersey) and the Jersey City Peace Movement will continue to work together on other issues that face their communities.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img News to go further News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts RSF_en Tunisia’s media a month after Ben Ali’s fall: new start or continuity?Overview: number of media so far unchangedAn explosion can be expected soon in the number of newspapers and magazines, and the creation of new radio and TV stations.But so far there has been no change in the number of media. The Tunisie 7 TV station has changed its name to Télévision Tunisienne Nationale. No new TV station licences have yet been issued because the government must first draft a transparent list of criteria for awarding broadcast media licences. Meanwhile, some media that have been operating without a licence (which they failed to obtain because of their editorial policies) have filed requests. They are waiting for a response. News Partially liberated InternetInternet censorship was immediately lifted, as President Ben Ali promised in his 13 January address, but some online controls are still in place, as the new secretary of state for youth and sport, Slim Amamou, acknowledged. The accounts Reporters Without Borders received from many Internet users and bloggers confirmed this. The Bahraini Amira Al Hussaini’s Global Voices blog, for example, cannot be accessed from within Tunisia (last verification at 03:27 on 5 February) because of her coverage of events in Tunisia, including abuses by the security forces. Follow the news on Tunisia Today’s and tomorrow’s challengesFor the authoritiesAs soon as the new provisional government was created, it decided to abolish the information ministry. It was a symbolic step forward but it was not enough. The entire way the Tunisian media function needs to be overhauled. They will have to face many challenges. The provisional government will create a Political Reform Commission in the new few days. This independent commission will have the job of drawing up the legal and institutional reforms that will enable a real democratic transition. Part of its work will focus on the media and the changes that are needed to the media system.The new Tunisian authorities need to draw up:- a legal framework for the media, including the creation of genuinely independent and autonomous regulatory bodies (for the broadcast and print media)- a legal framework for issuing licences that allow new media to be created – a new media code.The president of the Union of Journalists, Neji Bghouri, met interim Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi on 30 January. Among the requests made by the union was the abolition of the Tunisian Agency for External Communication (ATCE) or at least an overhaul of its mandate. The same request was made for the Tunisian Internet Agency (ATI).The authorities will sooner or later have to take a decision on the future of the existing media, especially those that supported the Ben Ali government and consequently found it easy to obtain licences. The training of journalists, especially training in journalistic ethics and professional conduct, will also have to be tackled.Clear directives must be issued to put a stop to Internet censorship and to prevent the interior ministry from being able to access the data of Internet users. November 11, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders visited Tunisia from 2 to 4 February to evaluate the situation of the media two weeks after the fall of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, to analyze their needs and to determine what contribution it could make during this transition period.The organization’s representatives met many journalists, including those opposed to the former regime, those linked to it, and members of the Union of Tunisian Journalists. They also met with the new secretary of state for youth and sport (who is a blogger), and distributed technical equipment.“Tunisia is in full ferment,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said. “Its journalists are living a historic period in which their freedom is being respected for the first time. They must be encouraged and supported. This young revolution’s gains must above all be consolidated. Censorship has not totally disappeared and could return in force at any moment. To guard against this, a legal and institutional framework with lasting guarantees for free expression must be put in place quickly. This requires legislative reforms and the creation of independent media regulatory bodies.“After 23 years of censorship, press freedom is a reality in Tunisia,” Julliard added. “This was unexpected. We are thrilled for all the free speech activists. During all these years, a handful of people fought to defend their freedom. At last their efforts and their tenacity are being rewarded. We are thinking of them and all those who are now going to be able to practice journalism in more favourable conditions. Reporters Without Borders will continue to have a major presence in Tunisia and to play its role as a defender of freedoms.”For 23 years, the Ben Ali regime kept a tight grip on news and information in the traditional media and then online. After a month of street protests, the people’s revolution succeeded in driving the president into exile on 14 January.The provisional government of national unity that took over abolished the information ministry on 17 January. Slim Amamou, a blogger who had been released four days earlier, became secretary of state for youth and sport. The new government immediately proclaimed complete freedom of information and expression as a fundamental principle. Help by sharing this information center_img Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” November 12, 2019 Find out more December 26, 2019 Find out more News Organisation Starting over with the same journalistsSome leading media figures have been fired, such as the head of the newspaper La Presse, replaced by a new CEO elected by a committee of journalists. Other media personalities who were eliminated during Ben Ali’s rule are back in prominent positions. In many cases, journalists have taken control of newspapers.But most journalists have held on to their jobs and there have been no changes at any level in most news media. The Ben Ali regime’s former defenders have turned into revolutionaries and pioneers of change. The old regime’s press bosses have not disappeared. February 10, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders in Tunisia: A new freedom that needs protecting Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa News content turnaround, but red lines persistThe tone of the media has completely changed, along with their way of covering the news. Subjects that were completely ignored by the print media in Ben Ali’s time are now being tackled. It is the same with television. Tunisians never used to see reports on social issues on TV. Now they do. Even the very official news agency TAP has changed its tone.In a historic development, Tunisians were also able to watch a TV interview with the interior minister for the first time on 1 February. Some newspapers that used to lavish praise on Ben Ali and his wife and smear his opponents – for example, Koul El-Nas and Al-Ahdath – are now calling for the death penalty for members of the deposed president’s family.Many opposition figures who were banned from the national media are now on the front pages of the newspapers and are frequent guests on radio and TV programmes.The three newspapers that used to be described as “opposition” publications – Al-Maouqif, Al-Mouatinoun and Al Tariq al-Jadid – are now being printed and distributed without the “technical” problems they used to keep having with the companies that print them.While the freedom is real, new red lines seem to be emerging. Violence by the police and army, alleged corruption involving the former president’s friends and relatives who are still in Tunisia, and the problems that the new government is encountering continue to get little coverage in the media.The watchword is moderation, to defuse social tension and “calm things down.”Télévision Tunisienne Nationale’s coverage of incidents outside the Casbah (the seat of government) at the end of January reflected only one viewpoint, the interior ministry’s. Other events have not been covered, such as the 2 February meeting organized by the coalition known as the “14 January Front.” Télévision Tunisienne Nationale did not show up.While some leading figures are invited to express their views in the media, they are not completely free to say what they want. Some who were invited into TV studios during the days immediately after Ben Ali’s departure (such as the former minister and opposition leader Mostafa Ben Jaffar) no longer are. Télévision Tunisienne Nationale ruled out a proposal by one of its reporters for a live debate between journalists who had been jailed in Ben Ali’s time. What Reporters Without Borders plans to doReporters Without Borders undertakes to assist the Tunisian authorities in their efforts to reform the entire media system in Tunisia with the aim of establishing media diversity. A new freedom must be created that allows the media to fully play their role as independent watchdog.Reporters Without Borders will work with the Union of Journalists in order to jointly propose new legal frameworks and it stands ready to offer its expertise in the drafting of a new media code.In order to achieve these goals, Reporters Without Borders hopes to open a bureau in the Tunisian capital in the coming months with the aim of assisting the new government, journalists and civil society in its entirety in their progress towards a democracy in which free speech and media freedom are respected as fundamental principles. last_img read more

first_imgNewsCommunitySinn Féin TD says ban on scramblers needed, as issues worsen during Covid-19 lockdownBy Cian Reinhardt – April 13, 2020 655 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Twitter Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions Print WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Previous articleLimerick singer Cat Reynolds is Ever After HappyNext articlePublic asked to celebrate frontline workers with #MyHeroes campaign Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] TAGSanti social behaviourCommunityCoronavirusCovid 19News Maurice Quinlivan TDSCRAMBLERS need to be banned from Limerick’s housing estates because of the danger they pose to the public and are causing annoyance to local resident’s, Deputy Maurice Quinlivan, Sinn Féin has said.The Sinn Féin Deputy says he has been contacted by “countless residents” across the city about the scourge of scramblers in Limerick’s estates.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This issue isn’t new,” he said, “and Sinn Féin have previously brought forward legislation for them to be banned from being used on public land. Unfortunately, the government refused to act on this.“But now, as people are confined to their homes due to the Covid-19 lockdown, many are being subjected to constant noise and disruption from these scramblers. This is incredibly unfair especially when the extension of the lock down to May 5th at the very least.”The Limerick City TD believes the disruption caused by the scramblers is “adding to the challenge” parents have trying to keep their children inside and safe “when the children can look out the window and see others ignoring the public health advice and acting as if there is no pandemic”.“Also many elderly people are living in fear in their own communities,” said Deputy Quinlivan, “as they don’t want to venture outside for their bit of exercise within the 2km radius, when these people are on scramblers.“It’s already a difficult time for everyone, the last thing they want is this irritating and dangerous addition.“These scramblers are dangerous, extremely noisy and their use intimidates people, often results in public areas being destroyed and dug up, and they need to be banned.”The Sinn Féin representative said he has spoken to the Garda Superintendent in Limerick this week, and he hopes “the Gardaí will act on it.” Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions Email Linkedin ‘Everything tells us we are moving forward’last_img read more

first_imgNews UpdatesCovid Second Wave: Orissa High Court To Function With 50% Staff; Filing Hours Modified LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK21 April 2021 12:37 AMShare This – xDue to resurge of COVID-19, the Orissa High Court has decided to function with only 50% staff, starting from Thursday, April 22. As per an office order issued by the High Court, the office of the High Court shall function with 50% staff (except the officers of the rank of Assistant Registrar and above) w.e.f. 22.04.2021 until further orders. It is stated that each staff shall…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?LoginDue to resurge of COVID-19, the Orissa High Court has decided to function with only 50% staff, starting from Thursday, April 22. As per an office order issued by the High Court, the office of the High Court shall function with 50% staff (except the officers of the rank of Assistant Registrar and above) w.e.f. 22.04.2021 until further orders. It is stated that each staff shall attend office on every alternate working day. Further, all staff members have been directed not to leave the headquarters and make themselves available on call over phone in the event of exigencies on the days when they are not on duty as per roster. The Filing hours have been restricted between 10.00 A.M. to 1.30 P.M. on all working days, instead of the usual filing hours. Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more