July 18, 2016 at 11:35 pm I will always appreciate the role that Bishop Salmon played in my ordination to the priesthood in Charleston in 1998. It is a shame, however, that even in his obituary the Episcopal News Service continues its disingenuous reporting of how the Diocese of South Carolina left the Episcopal Church. The phrase “Mark Lawrence led a number of diocesan members out” of the church sounds as if he somehow duped a small group of individuals into departing. The truth of the matter is that the duly constituted Diocesan Convention voted overwhelmingly to leave, by a vote representing over 80 percent of diocesan membership. The minority who wished to remain in the national church boycotted the convention, which I covered as a journalist for the Episcopal Journal. The departure was an act of Diocesan Convention, not the whimsy or caprice of deluded followers of Bishop Lawrence, as ENS continues to suggest in news stories. 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Malone, Jr. says: Tags Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Featured Events New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Obituary, Comments are closed. carolyn yost says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Music Morristown, NJ July 11, 2016 at 2:39 pm I first met Ed when he lived next door to my parents, Lois and Jeff Duty. He and my father became fast friends. I know they missed him when he moved to Fayetteville but I teased them that their loss was our gain. My son served as an acolyte at Ed’s wedding to Louise. My husband and I spent many good evenings at Ed’s dinner table and in fireside conversations. We missed him when he moved to St. Louis….and I still miss him. He was a good man. Submit a Job Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Rt. Rev. Edward L. Salmon Jr.[Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. Edward L. Salmon Jr., 13th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina, died June 29 in St. Louis, Missouri, at age 82.A memorial Eucharist for Bishop Salmon will be held July 2 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Church Cathedral in Charleston, South Carolina. The Rev. Dow Sanderson will preach.The Church of St. Michael and St. George near St. Louis will keep a vigil beginning July 6 and funeral services will follow on July 7.Salmon was born in Natchez, Mississippi, on Jan. 30, 1934. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the South in 1956. In 1960, he graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary, and was ordained a deacon in 1960 and priest 1961 in the Diocese of Arkansas.He served a number of congregations in Arkansas in the 1960s and 1970s: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Rogers; St. James Episcopal Church, Eureka Springs; St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Springdale; and Grace Episcopal Church, Siloam Springs. He served as associate rector and rector at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fayetteville from 1968-1978, then went to the Church of St. Michael and St. George in Clayton, Missouri, where he was rector from 1978-89.He was elected as the 13th bishop of the Diocese of South Carolina on Sept. 9, 1989, and consecrated Feb. 24, 1990. He served until January 2008. In retirement he continued as a member of the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church and participated in the 78th General Convention in Salt Lake City last summer.Four years after Salmon left the South Carolina see, his successor Mark Lawrence led a number of diocese members out of the Episcopal Church in dispute over policy decisions made by the wider church. Those who wished to remain in The Episcopal Church are now part of what is known as The Episcopal Church in South Carolina, so named since Jan. 26, 2013, as part of on-going litigation related to the dispute.Bishop Provisional Charlie vonRosenberg of the Episcopal Church in South Carolina said June 29 that Salmon had served in South Carolina during a significant part of his time as bishop of East Tennessee, and thus they were colleagues. “Ed had a unique leadership style among bishops, and he could be counted on to offer his particular point of view on most matters,” he said in a statement. “His perspectives and personality were assets among his fellow bishops. He will certainly be missed.”In 2007, Salmon was awarded South Carolina’s highest civilian honor, the Order of the Palmetto. He served on the board of Kanuga Conferences, Hendersonville, North Carolina, and in leadership positions at schools and organizations including the University of the South, Voorhees College, Porter-Gaud School, Bishop Gadsden retirement community, York Place, and the Province IV House of Bishops. He served as dean of Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin from 2011-2014. He also chaired the Anglican Digest board of trustees for many years.He married Louise Hack in 1972 and they have two children, Catherine and Edward, III. 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New research by In Kind Direct has found that £1.37 billion of surplus and obsolete consumer goods are going to waste every year when a proportion could be donated to needy causes. The in-kind giving charity has called on businesses to give their surplus stock to UK charities.The charity commissioned the report to show the potential for the growth of ‘in-kind giving’. The report identified that each year the consumer goods sector alone produces enough surplus and off-spec products to fill the equivalent of 80 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Instead of being redistributed to those in need, much of it ends up in landfill and external recycling.In Kind Direct is 10 years old this year, and is one of ‘The Prince’s Charities’, a group of not-for-profit organisations of which The Prince of Wales is President. So far it has distributed £60 million worth of products from 700 companies to 4,000 UK charities working at home and abroad. Advertisement Howard Lake | 18 June 2007 | News Tagged with: Research / statistics Trading About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis However, it believes far more could be done. It argues that a further £80 million worth of in-kind giving is possible each year. To help businesses realise what they could do, it has identified the products UK-based charities need most, namely household cleaning products, basic toiletries, toilet paper, office supplies, cookware, tools, toys, linen and clothing.Charity CEO, Robin Boles explained: “Every day in the UK, charities struggle to raise sufficient funds to purchase essential items. At the same time, manufacturers and retailers will send these very same items to landfill, denying charities the chance to use these goods and make a real difference to people in need. “We save businesses time and money by redistributing the surplus and obsolete stock, which can tie up valuable warehouse space and management time, as we have the infrastructure in place to quickly accept donations and track everything through to the thousands of charities that benefit.” 22 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis In Kind Direct says £1.37 billion of surplus products wasted each year
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Institute of Fundraising and the Fundraising Standards Board are to hold a summit with professional and regulatory bodies to review how charities and their agencies are conducting telephone fundraising.The two organisations are responding to concerns raised over the past few weeks about telephone fundraising practices, and in line with the current review of the Institute of Fundraising’s Code of Fundraising Practice, by convening a summit within the next few weeks. It will review current practices and compliance with the Code of Fundraising Practice, Telephone Preference Service requirements and Information Commissioner’s Office guidance.The Information Commissioner’s Office, Direct Marketing Association and the Telephone Preference Service have all confirmed that they will attend.Alistair McLean, Chief Executive of the Fundraising Standards Board said:“The recent allegations about telephone fundraising practices are of grave concern to us. We will be working with the Institute of Fundraising, ICO and Telephone Preference Service to ensure that the charities and agencies are in no doubt about what is required of them with respect to TPS regulations.”Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising, added: Advertisement Tagged with: ethics Fundraising Standards Board Law / policy Telephone fundraising Telephone Preference Service About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Photo: mobile phone icons by Blablo101 on Shutterstock.com “Fundraisers are committed to ensuring that all of their work and contact with donors follows the requirements of the law and best practice. We welcome this opportunity to work with others to ensure that we get absolute clarity on telephone fundraising and the requirements of TPS to inform our review of the Code of Practice.”In the FRSB’s interim investigation report into charity fundraising practices, which it published on 9 June, the self-regulatory body for fundraising called for the Institute of Fundraising’s Code of Fundraising Practice to be amended to clarify that charities cannot call people that are registered on the Telephone Preference Service (TPS), unless the individual has given clear permission to receive calls.The Institute of Fundraising’s Standards Committee has agreed to strengthen compliance in this area and a review of telephone fundraising practices is currently ongoing. Summit called to review telephone fundraising practices 53 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 July 2015 | News
ReddIt Even though the defeat dropped the Horned Frogs’ to a 1-4 start in Big 12 play, TCU left Norman with a glass-half mindset going forward.“I think there is a complete confidence because you can see how we came out and responded tonight to falling down and coming back again, so there’s not a doubt in our minds,” Dixon said. “I am positive without a shadow of a doubt that we are as good as anybody. I think we’re going to show it down the road here.”Up NextThe Horned Frogs return home to Schollmaier Arena for its next game Wednesday, Jan. 17 against Iowa State. Tip-off is set for eight p.m. Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Linkedin Twitter TCU guard Kenrich Williams defends Oklahoma point guard Trae Young. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto TAGSBig 12Jamie DixonOklahoma Garrett Podell Facebook Facebook Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Linkedin print Another Big 12 game for TCU, another barnburner. The No. 16 Horned Frogs and the No. 9 Sooners couldn’t find separation in regulation Saturday in Norman, but the Sooners’ ability to get to the free throw line in overtime and its team-record of 19 made three-pointers were the difference in Oklahoma pulling away to complete a season sweep of TCU, 102-97.The Horned Frogs have now lost four of their first five conference games by a total of 11 points. The last three losses entering Saturday were by a combined six points to then-No. 12 Oklahoma, then-No. 10 Kansas and Texas.“I hate to say the same thing I said the other game, but obviously a great game, down to the wire, beat us at the free throw line, but we’ve got to guard [Trae] Young better even though we got nine turnovers out of him,” TCU head coach Jamie Dixon said. “The 10 three’s from him and the 19 they hit as a team was the difference maker, but, I’m proud of our guys.”Oklahoma was able to coerce TCU into five fouls in the extra five minutes, which resulted in the Sooners converting eight of their ten shots from the charity stripe.“They seemed to make the plays by getting to the foul line down the stretch and we didn’t,” Dixon said. “You can’t settle on jump shots, but that’s where we’re going to improve going forward here.”OU forwards Kristian Doolittle and Khadeem Lattin hit on all six of their combined free throw attempts, while Sooner point guard Trae Young, the nation’s leading scorer, went two-for-four from the line. The Sooners as a team shot 13 of 22 on free throws while TCU made nine on half as many attempts, eleven.In regulation, the Horned Frogs were in a position to close out a signature road win. Following two free throws by TCU forward Kouat Noi and a one of two trip at the free throw line for Young, the Sooners eventually found themselves with the ball with 15.6 seconds and TCU ahead by one, 87-86.The basketball ended up in Young’s hands and his drive into the paint resulted in a three-pointer from the left corner by OU guard Christian James that gave the Sooners the lead, 89-87, with 6.3 seconds left in regulation.“We did some things different to try to get the ball out of Young’s hands, other people have tried that too as well, but he’s really good at going back and getting it,” Dixon said. Then, TCU ran the same end-of-game play that they did Wednesday against Texas, and this time guard Jaylen Fisher converted on the driving, game-tying layup to even the score at 89, which sent the game to overtime.“I’m proud of Jaylen and how he responded,” Dixon said.While Fisher said “nothing” was different between the two plays, he did say he “knew he was going to make it this time around.”TCU guard Jaylen Fisher drives to the hoop against Oklahoma center Jamuni McNeace. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoThe sophomore guard finished with a team-high 22 points and five assists, hitting four of his nine three-point attempts. The 22 points were a career-high with his previous best being the 21 he scored against William & Mary this season.Ultimately, TCU’s demise came down to the Sooners shooting from deep, as they hit a team-record 19 three-pointers with 10 coming from Young, who missed only eight of his 18 attempts from long-range. Young’s teammates shot a combined 60 percent from behind the arc, 9-15.A factor that contributed to the Sooners’ success shooting three’s was how they rebounded. Even though TCU lost the battle on the glass by only one rebound, 41-40, the Horned Frogs surrendered 14 offensive boards.“I thought second shots were the other big thing because then you have to guard them for another 30 seconds and that’s huge,” Dixon said. “That cost us as well. We’ve got to finish those plays and get stops.” ReddIt TCU guard Jaylen Fisher drives to the hoop against Oklahoma’s Trae Young. 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Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Community Reinvestment Act Financial Institutions OCC 2015-01-26 Brian Honea Previous: Existing-Home Sales Expected to Inch Upward in January Next: DS News Webcast: Tuesday 1/27/2015 Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Subscribe The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) released its list of Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) performance evaluations that were made public during the month of December 2014 for 30 financial institutions.The 30 financial institutions that received ratings from the OCC that became public during December were national banks, federal savings associations, and insured federal branches of foreign banks that have received ratings. The four possible ratings were outstanding, satisfactory, needs to improve, and substantial noncompliance, according to the OCC.Two of the 30 financial institutions that were rated received a rating of outstanding: Van Wert Federal Savings Bank, a small bank in Van Wert, Ohio; and Icon Bank of Texas, National Association, an intermediate small bank located in Houston, Texas. Twenty-eight of the financial institutions evaluated received a rating of satisfactory. None of the institutions received ratings of needs to improve or substantial non-compliance.A searchable list of all public CRA evaluations can be found on the OCC’s web site. The CRA was first enacted by Congress in 1977 and revised in both 1995 and 2005. The purpose of the CRA is to “encourage depository institutions to help meet the credit needs of the communities in which they operate, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, consistent with safe and sound operations,” according to the U.S. Federal Reserve Board web site. Home / Daily Dose / OCC Releases Performance Evaluations for 30 Financial Institutions; Two Rated ‘Outstanding’ Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Tagged with: Community Reinvestment Act Financial Institutions OCC The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago January 26, 2015 837 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago OCC Releases Performance Evaluations for 30 Financial Institutions; Two Rated ‘Outstanding’ Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago
ColumnsIs the Central Government Bound To Pay GST Compensation To The States? Rabindra Kumar Mitra19 Sep 2020 1:45 AMShare This – xThe decision of the Central Government to not pay Goods and services tax compensation to the States have met with protests. The States have accused the Centre of evading its “constitutional and moral” responsibility, while the Centre has cited insufficient tax collection to defend its austerity. The question that arises here is: Is the Central Government legally bound to pay Goods…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe decision of the Central Government to not pay Goods and services tax compensation to the States have met with protests. The States have accused the Centre of evading its “constitutional and moral” responsibility, while the Centre has cited insufficient tax collection to defend its austerity. The question that arises here is: Is the Central Government legally bound to pay Goods and services tax compensation (‘GST’) compensation to the States? The answer lies within the legal framework of GST – The Constitution (One Hundred and First Amendment) Act, 2016, and the GST (Compensation to States) Act, 2017. But first, a brief introduction to the concept of GST Compensation. GST was introduced to unify the indirect tax system in India by subsuming all indirect taxes levied by the central and the State Governments. However, it received a cold welcome from the States since it required them to surrender their constitutional autonomy to levy taxes like VAT, sales tax etc. Also, with the point of taxation shifting from manufacturing to consumption, the manufacturing States were facing revenue losses under GST. To incentivize the States, the Centre offered them the proverbial ‘carrot’: The States were assured that any shortfall in their revenue due to implementation of GST would be compensated for a transition period of five years. It was only after this assurance that the states agreed to surrender their powers of taxation to GST. But, now that the Centre has reneged on its promise, can the States enforce it? To ascertain this, we first look at Section 18 of the Constitution (One Hundred and First Amendment) Act, 2016 – the amendment that introduced GST in India. Section 18 of the Amendment Act reads: “Parliament shall, by law, on the recommendation of the goods and services tax Council, provide for compensation to the States for loss of revenue arising on account of implementation of the goods and services tax for a period of five years.” A bare perusal of the Section would reveal that, under the Amendment Act, the Parliament is bound to provide compensation to the States for loss of revenue. The mandatory nature of this obligation is apparent from the use of the term “shall”. But an interesting point to note here is that although section 18 is part of the Amendment Act, it does not alter any article of the Constitution. So, what is the legal authority of a clause of an Amendment Act that is not reflected in the Constitution? Now, there are two methods of amending the Constitution: (i) altering the text of the Constitution by adding, deleting or substituting words, or (ii) enacting a new article or section that becomes part of the Constitution without effecting any change therein. The Indian Constitution is amenable to both these methods. It is established that as soon as the procedure for amendment laid down in Article 368 is fulfilled, the Constitution automatically stands amended as per the terms of the Bill. There is no stipulation in Article 368 of any other part of the Constitution that a Bill must always alter the text of the Constitution in order to be effective. This follows the principle that every part of the statute must be regarded as material and given effect to and no part should be rejected as superfluous or decorative. The Allahabad High Court in Purshottam Lal Sayal vs. Prem Shanker held that Article 368 does not enjoin that an amendment must alter the text of any existing provision to effective. The Court observed that an amendment of an existing law is “contained in and flows from the Amending Act itself, and not from the consequent alteration of the text which is a purely ministerial Act. But every provision, of the amending Act is effective, including those provisions which cannot grammatically or idiomatically be filled into the text of the parent Constitution, like the amending articles in the American Constitution”. Further, in Shantilal Ambalal Mehta and Shripatrao Dajisaheb Ghatge, the Bombay High Court had enforced Section 58 of the Constitution (42nd Amendment) Act, 1976, which was not reflected in the Constitution. In light of the precedents, Section 18 of the Amendment Act is an integral part of the Constitution and can be effectively enforced against the Centre. Now, let us look at the cynosure in this conundrum – the GST (Compensation to States) Act, 2017; a statute enacted in furtherance of Section 18 of the 101st Amendment Act and now invoked by the Centre to not pay compensation! The aim of the GST (Compensation to States) Act, 2017, (‘Compensation Act’), as canvassed in its Preamble, is to “provide for compensation to the States for the loss of revenue arising on account of implementation of the GST”. Section 7 of the Act, read with Section 3, stipulate that if the annual revenue growth of any State is less than 14%, then the difference between the actual revenue and projected revenue would be given to the State as compensation. The source of such huge compensation to the States is a Cess levied on certain luxury and sin goods called GST Compensation Cess. This cess is accumulated in a non-lapsable fund called the GST Compensation Fund and the compensation is paid out of this Fund. The Centre, through a policy paper by the Finance Ministry, has contended that by virtue of Section 10(2), “all amounts payable to the States … shall be paid out of the Fund.” Therefore, in case the amount present in the GST Compensation Fund is insufficient, the Centre shall have no obligation to compensate the States by tapping into the Consolidated Fund of India or any other sources of funds. This argument is incorrect. Firstly, Section 10 (2) does not bar the Centre from accessing other sources of funds to compensate the States. It merely states that all amounts payable to the States shall be out of the Compensation Fund. Secondly, as per Section 10 (1), the Compensation Fund would comprise of not only the cess amount but also “such other amounts as may be recommended by the Council”. Section 10 (1) reads: “The proceeds of the cess leviable under section 8 and such other amounts as may be recommended by the Council, shall be credited to a non-lapsable Fund known as the Goods and Services Tax Compensation Fund, which shall form part of the public account of India and shall be utilised for purposes specified in the said section”. This provision demolishes the Centre’s arguments since under the Act, the GST Council has the power to recommend the Centre to tap into other sources of fund to make up a shortfall in the Fund. It is also noteworthy to mention the Minutes of the 10th GST Council Meeting dated February 18, 2017, wherein the States were assured that it was “implied” that the “Central government could raise resources by other means for compensation and this could then be recouped by the continuation of the cess for more than five years”. But how is it the onus of the Central Government when the Act empowers the GST Council? This is because the Centre, whose vote has a weightage of one-third of the total votes cast, enjoys a de-facto veto power in the Council sin and can unilaterally block a proposal moved before the Council, even if majority of the States assent to it. It is clear that the Centre has promised to compensate the States and such promise finds its place in the Constitution by virtue of the 101st Amendment Act, 2016. Invoking the defence of shortfall in the compensation Fund is futile, since the Compensation Act, 2017, allows the Centre, on the recommendation of the GST Council, to tap into other sources of funds. It is to be seen now whether the Central Government chooses to uphold the spirit of federalism, or persists in evading its responsibility by evoking contract law principles of force majeure. Views are personal only.  Article 246, read with List II of the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution  Scroll.in, With the Centre refusing to pay compensation to states, is GST nearing an end?
News UpdatesEnsure No Wastage Of Genuine Remdesivir Injections: Madhya Pradesh High Court To Govt Sparsh Upadhyay20 May 2021 12:47 AMShare This – xThe Madhya Pradesh High Court on Monday (May 17) directed the State Government to ensure that any stock of genuine Remdesivir injections does not go waste.The Bench of Chief Justice Mohd. Rafiq and Justice Atul Sreedharan was hearing a writ petition in the form of public interest litigation filed by one Lakhan Sharma with the prayer that:The respondents-authorities be directed to provide the recovered/seized Remdesivir injection for being distributed to general patients and Before distribution of the Remdesivir injections for public use, approval from medical experts should be obtained whether the same is fit for use. Respondents be directed to have transparency in the method of distribution of the Remdesivir injections which should be monitored by a judicial body.As regards the first prayer, the Court asked the respondents to immediately take a decision so as to ensure that any stock of genuine Remdesivir injections does not go waste. However, regarding the other issues in the writ petition, the Court noted that they had already been agitated before the Court and were being examined in the main petition being Writ Petition No.8914/2020 (PIL) [In Reference (Suo Motu) vs. Union of India and others] and, therefore, a separate petition for the same cause need not to be entertained. In related news, the Bombay High Court yesterday pulled up both the Central government and the State of Maharashtra for their response to allegations of drugs like Remdesivir and Tocilizubam being procured and distributed by politicians and celebrities while the State continues to complain about a shortage in official supply.The Bench confronted the Maharashtra government for only issuing show-cause notices to actor Sonu Sood’s foundation and MLA Zeeshan Siddiqui, and not submitting a report before the Court, as directed. Further, the court also asked why the statements of these people have not been recorded yet.Further, the Delhi High Court on May 17 took exception to politicians and legislators stocking COVID medicines and drugs.”Politicians have no business to hoard medicines”, the Court said.A division bench comprising of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Jasmeet Singh also directed that such medicines must be surrendered to Director General of Health Services for distributing the same to Government Hospitals for the Treatment of poor and needy persons.Also, the Jharkhand High Court last month directed the State’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to keep strict vigil in black marketing of medicines and charging extra rate for Beds in hospitals, both in private as well as government.A division bench comprising of Chief Justice Ravi Ranjan and Justice Sujit Narayan Prasad was hearing suo moto proceedings initiated to take the stock of the State Government’s preparedness to deal with COVID emergency.Click here To Download OrderRead OrderTagsRemdesivir Remdesivir Injection wastage of remdesivir Chief Justice Mohammad Rafiq Justice Atul Sreedharan COVID COVID-19 Next Story
MJFelt/iStock(FRESNO, Calif.) — A 12-year-old California boy has suffered third degree burns across his face, chest and back after his friend attacked him in the shower with a cup of liquid while he was sleeping over at his house.The incident occurred on the morning of Nov. 4 when Antonio Kemp was taking a shower at his friend’s house while on a sleepover.The boy’s mother, Elaina Boyd, recalls the moment when her son came home banging on the front door to let him in.“His skin was hanging off of his body, boils were around his face, and he was running through the house screaming in pain saying I need help, I need help,” Boyd told ABC News Fresno station KFSN-TV. “They don’t know if it was a chemical or if it was water, hot boiling water. They said we don’t know, but there’s some type of burn on him.”Now, more than a week later, Antonio — who has undergone surgery and has pig skin covering some of his wounds as he tries to regrow his own skin — says he is traumatized by what his friend did to him.“I see him, I think with a cup, and he splashes it all over me,” Antonio said. “And right when it splashed, I started freaking out because it burned. And I looked in the mirror I saw my skin hanging and I saw bubbles. Worst pain I’ve ever felt … What did he pour on me and why did he do it? That’s all I want to know.”Antonio says that he and his friend were not fighting and that it could not have been retaliation.“I never did nothing to him,” Antonio said.His mother has a different theory.“They’re good buddies. They are known to kind of play tricks on each other back and forth, and it appears maybe this went a little too far,” Boyd told KFSN last week.“He’s just right now, traumatized. He doesn’t want to spend the night at a friend’s house. He doesn’t want to take a shower,” Boyd said. “He can’t stop crying. He just [has] tears coming down his eyes cause he’s looking at himself in the mirror.”The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what transpired in the lead up to the incident. ABC News has reached out to the Sheriff’s Office but have not heard back.“Our job is to just collect all the facts and submit it and give it to the Districts Office and let the DA and the family work it out and see if they want to go to the next level and pursue a criminal complaint,” said Fresno County sheriff’s spokesperson Tony Botti.However, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office told KFSN that they have yet to question the boy who allegedly caused the burns because the family has invoked his right to an attorney.Antonio’s family have set up a GoFundMe page and have raised close to $6,000 from more than 100 donors so far.A criminal case could be pending but, for now, Antonio is focusing on recovering — both physically and mentally.“It still kind of hurts looking side to side,” Antonio said. “Day by day, I’m getting better each day.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Recent studies have improved our understanding of nearshore marine ecosystems surrounding Ascension Island (central Atlantic Ocean), but little is known about Ascension’s benthic environment beyond its shallow coastal waters. Here, we report the first detailed physical and biological examination of the seabed surrounding Ascension Island at 100–1000 m depth. Multibeam swath data were used to map fine scale bathymetry and derive seabed slope and rugosity indices for the entire area. Water temperature and salinity profiles were obtained from five Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) deployments, revealing a spatially consistent thermocline at 80 m depth. A camera lander (Shelf Underwater Camera System; SUCS) provided nearly 400 images from 21 sites (100 m transects) at depths of 110–1020 m, showing high variability in the structure of benthic habitats and biological communities. These surveys revealed a total of 95 faunal morphotypes (mean richness >14 per site), complemented by 213 voucher specimens constituting 60 morphotypes collected from seven targeted Agassiz trawl (AGT) deployments. While total faunal density (maximum >300 m−2 at 480 m depth) increased with rugosity, characteristic shifts in multivariate assemblage structure were driven by depth and substratum type. Shallow assemblages (~100 m) were dominated by black coral (Antipatharia sp.) on rocky substrata, cup corals (Caryophyllia sp.) and sea urchins (Cidaris sp.) were abundant on fine sediment at intermediate depths (250–500 m), and shrimps (Nematocarcinus spp.) were common at greater depths (>500 m). Other ubiquitous taxa included serpulid and sabellid polychaetes and brittle stars (Ophiocantha sp.). Cold-water corals (Lophelia cf. pertusa), indicative of Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems (VMEs) and representing substantial benthic carbon accumulation, occurred in particularly dense aggregations at <350 m but were encountered as deep as 1020 m. In addition to enhancing marine biodiversity records at this locality, this study provides critical baseline data to support the future management of Ascension's marine environment.