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Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgStanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileStanbic IBTC Plc is a financial services company in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the retail, corporate, investment and wealth management sectors. The Personal and Corporate Banking division provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts to residential accommodation loans, vehicle and equipment finance and instalment finance. The Corporate and Investment Banking division offers products and services for foreign exchange, fixed income and equity trading as well as transactional banking, corporate and property lending and custodial and trade finance services. The Wealth Management division provides services for investment management, pension management, portfolio management, unit trust/fund management and trusteeship services. Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc undertakes venture capital projects and private equity investments; acts as an executor and trustee of wills and trusts; and provides agency, insurance brokerage and stockbroking services. Founded in 1989, Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc is a subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Stanbic IBTC Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Who Are ITV’s Rugby World Cup Pundits?

first_img Star-studded: Wilkinson heads a stellar line-up of ITV pundits for the 2019 World Cup (Getty Images) 2019 Rugby World Cup TV Coverage Who Are ITV’s Rugby World Cup Pundits?All the matches from the Rugby World Cup in Japan will be televised on ITV and the media company has recently announced their line-up of pundits who will present, commentate and give their opinions on the action on the pitch.Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup TV CoverageBut who exactly are these pundits? Below we take a look.Who Are ITV’s Rugby World Cup Pundits?ITV have named a stellar line-up of presenters, along with some of the finest rugby players and coaches to be involved in the game.English players Jonny Wilkinson, Lawrence Dallaglio and Maggie Alphonsi are joined by 2003 Rugby World Cup-winning coach Sir Clive Woodward. After retiring from international rugby, Sam Warburton is one of three Welshmen giving their thoughts from the studio. Former utility back Gareth Thomas and scrum-half Mike Phillips are the other two.Additionally, from Scotland and Ireland ITV have former Lions coach Sir Ian McGeechan, Scottish lock Jim Hamilton, Irish talisman Brian O’Driscoll and former Ireland captain Paul O’Connell.The final quartet of pundits are there to provide a southern hemisphere perspective to the action and they are former Springbok Bryan Habana, former All Black captain Sean Fitzpatrick and two World Cup-winning Wallabies in George Gregan and Michael Lynagh.The coverage will be headed by Mark Pougatch and Jill Douglas, while there will be a number of rugby figures providing co-commentary who include fantastic players like Jamie Roberts, Ugo Monye, Shane Williams, Scott Hastings, Danielle Waterman, Ben Kay and Alan Quinlan. Who will be providing punditry from Japan as part of ITV’s coverage? Let’s take a look Collapse Held in Japan for the first time, make… Expand Rugby World Cup Fixtures The 2023 Rugby World… Rugby World Cup Venues LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 2019 Rugby World Cup Warm-Ups Rugby World Cup Venues 2019 Rugby World Cup TV Coverage Take a look at all the matches that… What you need to know about the 12… Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023 Expand Expand 2019 Rugby World Cup Warm-Ups Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023 Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Rifle headed to 11th straight NCAA Championships

first_imgFacebook ReddIt Equestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championships Twitter + posts Dean Straka is a senior journalism major from Lake Forest, California. He currently serves as Sports Line Editor for TCU 360. His passions include golf, God, traveling, and sitting down to watch the big game of the day. Follow him on Twitter at @dwstraka49 Norrie climbs to No. 1 in national rankings TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks printThe Horned Frog rifle team will have the chance to compete for its third National Championship of the decade in March, as the team earned an invite on Tuesday to the NCAA Championships in Columbus, Ohio for the eleventh straight season.TCU, who has dominated the sport for more than 10 years, was powered by a program best 13-0 finish to the season and a second straight conference championship in the Patriot Rifle Conference. The Frogs previously won the national championship in 2010 and 2012 under head coach Karen Monez.The numbers from individual matches reached new heights this season as well. The Frogs tallied more than 4,700 points in 12 of 13 matches, with a 2,374 point average per match in air rifle and a 2,388 point average in small-bore. Ariana Grabowski and Mindy Miles both finished the season among the top 10 in the nation when it came to points per match, finishing with respective season point averages of 584 and 596.The Frogs will be competing against seven schools: Alaska-Fairbanks, Murray State, Kentucky, West Virginia, Air Force, Nebraska and the hosting Ohio State when competition takes place at the French Field House from March 10-11. The national champion is decided by the highest combined score from small-bore and air rifle. Former Horned Frog Sarah Scherer took home the individual national title for small-bore in 2010 and 2012, the only person to ever do so in program history. Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitter Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Linkedin Linkedin Equestrian defeated in Big 12 Championship Facebook Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Men’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylor Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Dean Straka ReddIt Previous articleBullpen fuels No. 1 Frogs to 7-2 win over UTANext articleAnn Louden’s Legacy Dean Straka RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU Rifle Team photographed in Fort Worth, Texas on September 7, 2016. (Photo by/Sharon Ellman, GOFROGS.com)last_img read more

Photographer assaulted in the north of the country

first_img August 26, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Photographer assaulted in the north of the country to go further News RSF_en Follow the news on Armenia Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” ArmeniaEurope – Central Asia April 9, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts ArmeniaEurope – Central Asia center_img Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh Organisation RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan News News Photographer Mkhitar Khachatrian, of the PhotoLur agency was assaulted after taking photos of politicians’ private holiday villas in Tsaghkadzor in the north of the country.Reporters Without Borders called on Armenia’s prosecutor-general Aghvan Hovsepyan to do everything possible to track down and punish those responsible.Khachatrian and Anna Israelian, of the independent daily Aravot, were working on a report on the destruction of the forest caused by house-building in the region.They were photographing private homes, chiefly belonging to parliamentary deputies, on 24 August when a guard ordered them to stop. The journalists refused to comply.The same evening the guard, accompanied by a group of thugs, found the pair in a local café. One of them struck Khachatrian and threatened to kill him. He then ordered him to hand over his camera containing shots of the villas, and the photographer handed him the disk.Assaults on journalists have escalated since the start of the year. On 5 April several journalists were manhandled on the sidelines of a demonstration while security forces looked on. In June, two of the assailants were fined about 150 euros in connection with the assaults. Security forces beat up two more journalists at a demonstration on 13 April. In its letter to the prosecutor general, the international press freedom organisation stressed that, “Coming after the incidents in April it would be dangerous to all journalists if a climate of impunity were allowed to take hold”. June 8, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information November 11, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

European Union urged to provide better protection for whistleblowers

first_imgNews “Protecting whistleblowers when they enable the public to be informed through the media is essential,”said Julie Majerczak, RSF’s representative to the European institutions. “The attitude of the Council of the EU, in which each member state’s government has a seat, is to try to limit the ability of whistleblowers to talk directly to journalists as much as possible. This violates the freedom to inform and the public’s right to information in the public interest.” European protection for whistleblowers is finally close to seeing the light of day but could easily prove to be insufficient although the importance of their role in revealing public interest information has repeatedly been confirmed in recent years in such cases as the Panama Papers, LuxLeaks and France’s Mediator scandal. Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Whistleblowers RSF urges the Council to accept the position taken by the MEPs in their version, which also covers “abuse of law,” meaning acts or omissions that may not appear unlawful in formal terms but which defeat the object or the purpose pursued by EU law. The directive’s scope should also be as broad as possible with regard to taxes, and should not be limited to corporate taxation. As the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union begin negotiating the final form of an EU directive protecting whistleblowers, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges these two legislative bodies not to hold back in their defence of the right to information. The draft of the directive that the Council adopted on 25 January allows a whistleblower to report a breach of EU law directly to the media only when there is an imminent or manifest danger to the public interest, or a risk of irreversible damage, or when the authority concerned is colluding with the perpetrator of the breach. Moreover, RSF is concerned about the Council’s very restrictive definition of the breaches that whistleblowers may report. If the directive is to provide extensive protection, it should cover all acts that threaten or harm the public interest. But the “breaches” covered by the Council’s version are limited to acts or omissions that are unlawful under EU law. Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Whistleblowers Organisation center_img Their version allows whistleblowers to go directly to the media not only when there is an imminent or manifest danger but also when the public interest is being harmed or in such circumstances as collusion or misconduct on the part of relevant authorities or a risk of evidence being destroyed. Furthermore, their list of circumstances is not exhaustive. As the Council and European Parliament continue the negotiations on a final version that they began yesterday, RSF urges the Council to open its eyes to the merits of the draft that the members of the European Parliament adopted. The Council’s extremely restrictive approach is all the more incomprehensible given that a whistleblower’s decision to go through journalists, who are in a position to check out the information they receive, should rather be seen as a sign of good faith on the whistleblower’s part. “Final adoption of the directive before the European elections is essential, but the price should not be inadequate protection for whistleblowers or restrictions on the right to information,” Majerczak added. It is also essential that the directive’s protection should cover persons, such as journalists, who facilitate the reporting of breaches, as the MEPs are demanding. RSF_en January 30, 2019 European Union urged to provide better protection for whistleblowers Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

Try Slater’s Bloody Mary Burger to ‘Cure’ the Holiday Hangover

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Community News 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe center column 3 Try Slater’s Bloody Mary Burger to ‘Cure’ the Holiday Hangover From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 | 9:15 pm HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Pasadena’s top burger joint Slater’s 50/50 has introduced its January burger called the Bloody Mary Burger, which is touted as a good remedy for the holiday hangover.Owner Scott Slater said, “Before you commit to hopping on the treadmill, cure your hangover with Slater’s 50/50 Bloody Mary Burger.”He went on to say, “The Bloody Mary Burger combines all of your favorite Bloody Mary spices and flavors, including Worcestershire and Tabasco, mixed in a Sterling Silver Ground Beef patty for the perfect hangover cure. It’s topped with Grilled Tomatoes, Garlic Stuffed Olive Tapenade and smothered in Bacon Vodka Sauce all on our Bacon Pretzel Bun, stabbed with a Celery Stalk.”The Bloody Mary Burger is available starting January 1st at all four Slater’s 50/50 locations – Huntington Beach, Anaheim Hills, San Diego and Pasadena.Slater’s 50/50 is the biggest and baddest bite of bacon across the Southland. Named for Scott Slater’s signature half-beef, half-bacon burger patty, Slater’s 50/50 is known across the country for offering completely bonkers burgers, big selections of craft brews, and dedication to good-times all around in Southern California. Slater’s 50/50 locations include Anaheim Hills, Huntington Beach, San Diego, and now Pasadena. Slater’s 50/50’s 5th location in Lake Forest is set to open in February 2013.The signature 50/50 patty, 50% ground beef and 50% ground bacon, is the inspiration and star of Slater’s 50/50. Signature items start off with the namesake 50/50 signature patty topped with a sunny side up egg, avocado mash, pepper jack cheese and chipotle adobo mayo on white brioche; the Peanut Butter and Jellousy burger with thick-cut bacon, creamy peanut butter and strawberry jelly; and of course the B’ B’ B’ Bacon Burger, a 50/50 patty with bacon American cheese, sunny side up egg, thick cut bacon and bacon island dressing on a bacon pretzel bun.The Design it! Menu gives guests the ability to design their own gourmet hamburger with seven meat options, four breads, 12 cheeses, 30+ toppings and 20 sauces. For those less burger minded, the Fried Chicken and Pancakes with house-made-bacon-infused-country-gravy, two strips of thick cut bacon and a fried egg smothered in real maple syrup is a real treat, among numerous salads, appetizers and desserts. Don’t forget to finish off with 50/50’s Famous “Bacon” Brownie.Slater’s 50/50 takes its suds seriously – all of their servers and bartenders are Cicerone Certified and Slater’s 50/50 offers more than 100 craft beers on draft, with an emphasis on local Southern California breweries. Alongside the brews, Slater’s 50/50 also offers a selection beer cocktails, house wines and an extensive list of delicious original libations.Slater’s 50/50 was founded by longtime bacon-lover and San Diego State University graduate Scott Slater. He got his start in the restaurant industry through a successful and lucrative string of hot dog stands, feeding hungry contractors outside Home Depot stores. After four years of success, with hot dog stand profits suffering from the housing market crash, Slater took the plunge and sold his company to embark on a new venture: Slater’s 50/50. Named for his signature tailgate patty made from 50% bacon and 50% beef, Slater’s 50/50 has expanded to four locations and is taking the Southern California region by storm. Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Limerick discovery could improve phone battery life

first_img Previous articleThreshold has dealt with 669 cases in Limerick over past yearNext articleNine arrested as Gardaí target Limerick crime gang Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Damien Thompson, Associate Professor in Physics in ULRESEARCHERS at the University of Limerick have played a central role in the discovery of a new device to end overheating in portable devices and prolong battery lifetimes.The Materials Modelling Group based in the Bernal Institute at UL have co-discovered a new type of molecular switch that could greatly reduce power consumption in electronic devices.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The finding has just been reported in the world-leading science journal Nature Materials and comes at a time when global consumer demand for ever lighter, more compact smartphones and tablets has never been higher – driving the discovery of new science and innovations at an astonishing pace.Dr Damien Thompson, Associate Professor in Physics at UL who leads a research team in predictive materials design at the Bernal Institute, collaborated with Prof Christian Nijhuis at National University of Singapore and Prof Enrique del Barco of University of Central Florida to produce this new molecular-scale solution for high-density computing.Dr Thompson predicted using computer modelling that the organic material used in the device can “double job” by acting as both a switch and memory storage.“The engineered device is just two nanometres thick and provides an exciting new paradigm for creating electrical circuits. It works by combining both diode switch and memory element within the same single circuit component, which gives dramatic improvement in power consumption. The new device could replace the larger and more energy-hungry ‘one diode–one resistor’ architecture that connects a diode switch in series with a memory element,” Dr Thompson explained.“Until now, molecular scale switches in electrical circuits were limited to just a single function and suffered from charge leakage, poor reproducibility and instability. The new dual-function switch removes these obstacles, by stabilising the molecule under the extremely high gigavolt-per-meter electric fields produced as charge flows through circuits,” he added.This discovery of multiple functions all within a single molecule may help speed-up development of new technologies involving artificial synapses and neural networks.The new molecular switch works by shuttling charged ions between the molecules and the device surface, in a manner analogous to voltage-gating ion channels evolved in cell biology, which is made possible by reversible, pairwise bonding of the molecules inside the device. Print Facebook Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img Email NewsEducationLimerick discovery could improve phone battery lifeBy Staff Reporter – June 17, 2020 212 Linkedin Twitterlast_img read more

Two men being questioned over Paul McCauley murder

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Homepage BannerNews Two men being questioned over Paul McCauley murder Detectives from Serious Crime Branch investigating the murder of Paul McCauley in Derry in 2006 are questioning two men in the city. The suspects, aged 27 and 28, had been arrested last year and were released on police bail but are now being further interviewed at Strand Road police station.Applications for warrants of further detention in respect of both individuals were approved by a court today.Paul (38) died in June 2015 in a care facility almost nine years after an attack in July 2006.He was attending a summer BBQ at the rear of a house in Chapel Road on 15 July 2006. At 3.20am on 16 July, only three people remained at the BBQ.A number of individuals came out from the bushes and attacked Paul and two of his friends. After the assault the group made off in the direction of Irish Street.The officer leading the investigation, Detective Chief Inspector Michael Harvey, said: “This investigative activity brings the number of detentions since Paul’s death last year to 16. One person has been charged with murder and another individual has been reported to the public prosecution service.“We said after Paul died that this investigation would take on a renewed momentum and this momentum is continuing. Detectives are available to speak with anyone who decides they want to talk to us. Even after almost 10 years, it is not too late to do the right thing and come forward. Anyone with information about the attack and its tragic outcome can speak to detectives on the non-emergency number 101.” Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Pinterest Pinterestcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By admin – April 6, 2016 Previous articleRuaille Buaille le Colm Feiritéar 05/04/16Next articleAnother European Youth mark for O’Donnell admin Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

‘State Breached Its Dharma Of Acting For Benefit Of Teaming Millions Living In Rural Areas’: Patna HC, Slams Bihar Govt. For Not Granting Incentive To Doctors In Rural Areas [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews Updates’State Breached Its Dharma Of Acting For Benefit Of Teaming Millions Living In Rural Areas’: Patna HC, Slams Bihar Govt. For Not Granting Incentive To Doctors In Rural Areas [Read Judgment] Mehal Jain1 Jun 2020 6:04 AMShare This – xThe Patna High Court pulled up the state government for choosing not to grant incentive of weightage in marks, to be added in computing the merit on the basis of National Eligibility-cum- Entrance Test (NEET), to the in-service doctors posted in the rural/remote/difficult areas, for the reason that “the merit would stand compromised and would adversely affect the in service doctors posted…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 Patna High Court pulled up the state government for choosing not to grant incentive of weightage in marks, to be added in computing the merit on the basis of National Eligibility-cum- Entrance Test (NEET), to the in-service doctors posted in the rural/remote/difficult areas, for the reason that “the merit would stand compromised and would adversely affect the in service doctors posted at urban areas”. The Chief Justice-led bench directed the Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board to redraw the merit list for post graduate medical courses. The Medical Council of India, in its Regulations introduced in 2012, had required that in determining the merit of candidates who are in service of Government/public authority, weightage in the marks may be given by the Government/Competent Authority as an incentive at the rate of 10% of the marks obtained for each year of service in rural, remote and/or difficult areas up to the maximum of 30% of the marks obtained in NEET. So stipulates the Proviso to Regulation 9(IV) on ‘Procedure for selection of candidate for Post- graduate courses’. Regarding the issue as to whether the word ‘may’ has to be and should be construed to read as ‘shall’, the bench, placing reliance on two the Apex Court directly dealing with the issue in hand, reitrarted the provision of giving weightage under Regulation 9 (IV) to be an enabling one, and that there is no right which “inheres” in the government doctors to compel the state government for providing the incentive. “Undoubtedly, discretion of according benefits vests with the government but then its exercise has to be based on some rationale and not in an arbitrary and capricious manner,” the court noted. The division bench was of the view that the State cannot be allowed to argue that the benefit of Regulation cannot be conferred only for the reason that it would affect the interest of doctors serving in urban areas. It found no logic of depriving the doctors posted in the rural areas of such benefits. “And all this, despite the State itself having issued a Notification(dated 27.08.2013) conferring such benefits upon them. Yet, strangely, if not collusively, it has taken a specious plea of interpreting such a Notification limited only to the identification of areas in terms of the Regulation and not taking a decision conferring benefits in terms thereof”, it observed. It proceeded to remark, “Such a stand is both immoral, illogical and illegal. Mere non enforcement of a right by an individual or its non-conferment by the Department, no matter for how long, would also not be a reason for it to adopt such a dubious plea”. Continuing, the court reflected that the Regulation 9(IV) does not envisage twin stage i.e. (a) first identification and (b) then conferment. “The language is simple and clear. The power to grant incentive is discretionary, but then having done so, State cannot be allowed to turn around and contend to the contrary, notwithstanding as to whether such benefit was neither claimed nor conferred upon any individual”, it ruled. The bench employed strict terms in oberving that “Every trial is a voyage of discovery in which truth is the quest… Shockingly, in the course of discovery of truth, we find the State to have breached its Dharma of acting in public interest for the benefit of teaming millions living in the rural areas, but also not maintaining its neutrality, in the accomplishment of the constitutional goals and determination of rights inter se private parties” “Right to good health and access to basic facilities of health is now is an important facet of right to life under Article 21 of the Constitution. Justice which has to be social cannot be limited only to sub-serve the interest of the affluent, the rich and the empowered”, it stated. The Court found the Department of Health, Medical Education and Family Welfare to have adopted a partisan approach, ensuring that the most marginalised and deprived ones are not benefitted of the medical infrastructure and facilities in the rural parts of the State. “Can a Welfare State even adopt such a stand more so in the absence of any plea or material to indicate absence of doctors or higher percentage of vacancy of the posts in the urban areas. Incentivising posting of doctors/medical staff in the specified areas can only be in public interest and for public good and not the other way round. Is it that with the posting of Doctors in the urban areas the general health of the people there has improved? Do these Doctors cater to the need of Government employees? Is it that with their posting in the urban areas, referral to the private hospitals has stopped? Is it that the Government has taken a policy decision of stopping all medical reimbursement of expense incurred by the Government employees for undertaking treatment in private institution?”, the bench asked, containing to say, “To our understanding it is not so”. So the Court wondered how posting of majority of the doctors in the urban area helps anyone, “save and except perpetuate vested interests”. “Under the Constitution all power must be exercised to sub-serve public interest, for public good and for a public cause. If only such benefits are accorded would the Doctors voluntary opt to serve the poor, the needy, the deprived and the marginalised ones living in the remotest corner of the State”, it stated. The bench narrated that Bihar is the most populated State of the country, having highest density of population ratio, with a rural based demography comprising of remote, rural and hilly areas, with little bit of cosmopolitan culture or area. The health care facilities in the remote and difficult areas of the State, to say the least, are desirable, also for want of posting of adequate doctors. Undisputedly, in Bihar out of 11645 sanctioned posts of doctors, 8768 are lying vacant, out of which 5674 fall only in the difficult/remote/rural areas. As against 1544 doctors posted in the urban areas only 1333 are posted in the rural areas, reflective of the iniquitous and lopsided welfare health policy of the Department. Towards the end of its 50-page order rendered on Thursday, the court said the Chief Secretary of the state “shall, with the normalisation of the current pandemic COVID 19, ensure that the vacancies in the rural/remote/difficult areas are filled up to the maximum extent possible either by transfer or expediting the process of recruitment”.Click Here To Download Judgment[Read Judgment]Next Storylast_img read more

People urged not to have takeaway pints on St Patrick’s Day

first_img Facebook By News Highland – March 16, 2021 Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest People urged not to have takeaway pints on St Patrick’s Day Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img NPHET’s urging people not to have takeaway pints or buy ‘cans’ on St Patrick’s Day tomorrow.It has also raised concerns about Covid-19 hospital admissions.There were 360 people with the virus in hospital yesterday, after the number rose for two days in a row.85 are in ICU, while 575 new cases were confirmed yesterday and no additional deaths – 20 of the cases were in Donegal.In Letterkenny University Hospital there were three people with Covid-19 being treated on site, 2 in ICU.Professor Philip Nolan, who chairs NPHET’s modelling group, says he’s concerned at the hospital situation.Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/nolan7am-3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleUnion warns of wave of post office closuresNext articleTalks sought to solve row over Northern Ireland Protocol News Highland Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

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