Business figures urge swift action to mitigate coronavirus impact

first_imgInsufficient sick pay relief during coronavirus outbreak Show Comments ▼ If people are faced with no income for the next few months, then “we need to move towards some kind of temporary income protection fund so people can keep their businesses alive and cover basic income costs”. She added that the PM’s announcement yesterday, which called on people to start “social distancing” caused “unnecessary stress and put the burden of responsibility on individual businesses.” Also Read: Business figures urge government to take swift action to mitigate coronavirus impact “A lot of those people are saying ‘I have to prioritise my income over my health, because I am more frightened about the long-term damage to my income’,” he said, and called on the government to reassure the self-employed. Alasdair Hutchison, policy development manager at the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-employed (AIPSE) warned that the coronavirus outbreak is “not just a health crisis, it’s an income crisis.” “Our priority is to get the right policies in place so we don’t end up in that situation.” Speaking to the BEIS committee today, the CBI’s chief economist Rain Newton-Smith said: “We need swift action now to try and protect as many jobs as possible,” after the Prime Minister urged Brits to avoid pubs, restaurants and theatres during the outbreak. whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funnybonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comDefinitionThe Funniest Yard Signs EVER WrittenDefinitionNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For Seniors Some of the country’s top business figures have urged the government to take swift action to help mitigate the impact of the coronavirus on business in the UK. In the Budget last week, Chancellor Rishi Sunak said he will relieve the cost of sick pay for employers amid the coronavirus outbreak. The government will now refund the cost of providing statutory sick pay (SSP) to employees for up to 14 days. The number of gig economy workers has jumped in recent years but in the face of a global pandemic many will have to choose between self-isolation or work. “Where it is paid, it’s not paid at a sufficient level.” Get the news as it happens by following City A.M. on Twitter.  whatsapp Angharad Carrick Martin McTague, policy and advocacy chair at the Federation of Small Business, echoed these concerns citing issues for the self-employed. Newton-Smith said: “The fundamental principle we want to see is people being supported, whatever their employment status.” Protections for gig economy workers Tags: Coronavirus Rachel Reeves, chair of the business select committee, said the outbreak of coronavirus laid bare some of the challenges in the labour market. Hutchison emphasised the difficulties that will come with pushing a large number of self-employed people to the welfare system. Paul Nowak, deputy general secretary of Trade Unions Congress, opened the committee with a call for greater clarity on sick pay. Business figures urge government to take swift action to mitigate coronavirus impact Also Read: Business figures urge government to take swift action to mitigate coronavirus impact Newton-Smith added that the government should look at how it extends sick pay to carers, particularly in the event schools close. Share Tuesday 17 March 2020 1:50 pm Nowak acknowledged Sunak’s pledges but called for further measures. “More is needed. There are still £1.9m people that don’t earn enough to meet the thresholds for statutory sick pay.” Trade body Hospitality UK warned of 100,000s of redundancies in the hospitality sector. Newton-Smith said that the impact depends on what action is taken now. An income crisis awaits “As a system, it is not prepared for the number of people who’ll come in, and the people will struggle to navigate it.” last_img read more

Nick Cannon Hasn’t Been Canceled—but His New Show Has Been Postponed

first_imgEntertainment IndustryNick Cannon Hasn’t Been Canceled—but His New Show Has Been PostponedViacomCBS dropped the ’Wild ’N Out’ host, but other studios are staying the course following the comedian’s controversial commentsBy Alex Ben Block – July 17, 20201030ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItNick Cannon’s career looked like it might torpedo this week after audio of the comedian calling Black people “the true Hebrews” riled the internet and studio bosses alike.In a June 30 episode of his podcast Cannon’s Class, the ubiquitous host sat down for a conversation with former Public Enemy member Richard Griffin, aka Professor Griff, during which the two touched on anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and praised Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.“You can’t be anti-Semitic when we are the Semitic people, when we are the same people who they want to be,” Cannon said. “That’s our birthright. We are the true Hebrews.”In the wake of the backlash, ViacomCBS ended its decades-long relationship with Canon, terminating his role as host and executive producer of the MTV series Wild ‘N Out.“We are deeply troubled that Nick has failed to acknowledge or apologize for perpetuating anti-Semitism, and we are terminating our relationship with him,” the company said in a statement.Cannon apologized for the offending remarks, and said in a long, strongly worded Facebook post that he had personally reached out to ViacomCBS chairperson Shari Redstone but  didn’t hear back. “That’s when I realized they don’t want a conversation or growth, they wanted to put the young negro in his place,” Cannon wrote. “They wanted to show me who is boss, hang me out to dry and make an example of anyone who says something they don’t agree with.” ViacomCBS has denied having knowledge of a call to Redstone.Still, ViacomCBS isn’t out of the Nick Cannon business entirely. His forthcoming syndicated talk show, Nick Cannon, which was set to begin airing in the Fall, has been postponed rather than canceled. The show isn’t produced by CBS, but it is set to air on some CBS-owned stations. Additionally, CBS Television Distribution (CTD) is contractually obligated to sell the advertising on the show. CBS acts as a service provider selling ads for producer Debmar-Mercury, a division of Lionsgate. The show is a joint production of Cannon’s Ncredible Entertainment and Debmar-Mercury, which syndicates shows including Wendy Williams, Family Feud, and South Park. Industry leader CTD distributes top shows like Wheel of Fortune, and Dr. Phil.Lionsgate and Debmar-Mercury, released a statement regarding their decision to postpone rather than cancel the show, saying, “The Nick Cannon talk show will not debut this year. After conversations with Nick, we do believe that his public comments don’t reflect his true feelings and his apology is heartfelt and sincere. We want to continue the healing process as he meets with leaders of the Jewish community and engages in a dialogue with our distribution partners to hear their views. We are standing by Nick in our hope that by fall 2021 he will be able to use his extraordinary talent and platform to entertain, enlighten and unite his audience on the Nick Cannon talk show.”Fox, which employs Cannon as host of the megahit The Masked Singer, also decided to not to cut ties. In a statement, the network said it sees the incident as an opportunity to advance tolerance:“When we were made aware of Nick Cannon’s interview with Richard Griffin on YouTube, we immediately began a dialogue with Nick. He is clear and remorseful that his words were wrong and lacked both understanding and context, and inadvertently promoted hate. This was important for us to observe. Nick has sincerely apologized, and quickly taken steps to educate himself and make amends. On that basis and given a belief that this moment calls for dialogue, we will move forward with Nick and help him advance this important conversation, broadly.”Cannon says he’s using the incident as an opportunity for growth. “I have dedicated my daily efforts to continuing conversations to bring the Jewish Community and the African American community closer together, embracing our differences and sharing our commonalities,” he said on Facebook. In a statement he added, “I want to assure my Jewish friends, new and old that this is only the beginning of my education—I am committed to deeper connections, more profound learning and strengthening the bond between our two cultures today and every day going forward.”RELATED: Penske Media Eyeing Purchase of ‘The Hollywood Reporter’Stay up to date with everything you need to know about L.A. by following us on Facebook and Instagram. 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Coalition’s policies hit richest the most: Top earners bear brunt of government’s austerity measures

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US shares rise on Greek hope – New York Report

first_imgUS STOCKS finished up after a choppy trading day as investors held out hope yesterday for a deal to keep Greece in the euro even as it veered close to a potential debt default.Greece, hours from missing a €1.6bn payment due to the International Monetary Fund, submitted a new aid proposal to its creditors, calling for debt restructuring in what seemed like a last-ditch effort by Athens to resolve its impasse with lenders.After starting with a rally and then turning negative, Wall Street reversed course again in the afternoon on hopes that Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was showing signs of willingness to talk.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 23.16 points, or 0.13 per cent, to 17,619.51, the S&P 500 gained 5.48 points, or 0.27 per cent, to 2,063.12 and the Nasdaq Composite added 28.40 points, or 0.57 per cent, to 4,986.87. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailGameday NewsNASCAR Drivers Salaries Finally ReleasedGameday NewsInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirror Express KCS whatsapp whatsapp Tuesday 30 June 2015 8:10 pmcenter_img US shares rise on Greek hope – New York Report More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com Share Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Key appointments made as Eddie Brennan announces his Laois hurling backroom team

first_img Twitter Key appointments made as Eddie Brennan announces his Laois hurling backroom team Two key appointments have been made for Eddie Brennan’s Laois hurling backroom team for the coming year.Niall Corcoran of Dublin and Limerick’s Dave Moriarty bring in a wealth of experience to both of their roles in the Laois hurling setup.Former Dublin hurler Corcoran originally hails from Ballinasloe in Galway and immersed himself in both county setups.He won the All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship with Galway in 2000 and made his championship debut with Dublin against Westmeath in the quarter final of the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship.He also won the National Hurling League with Dublin in 2011.Corcoran is extremely well-regarded within the Kilmacud Crokes setup, having played and coached there for a number of years.Strength and Conditioning coach Dave Moriarty has been involved in countless teams over the years and seems to set squads alight wherever he goes.He has been involved in the physical preparation of field-based squads for the past 20 years. Among these include hurling and Gaelic football teams in Limerick, Tipperary, Clare, and Cork, winning two county titles in Limerick and Cork.His vast experience includes working with inter-county teams such as the Limerick football team for fours years, three years with the Limerick hurlers and three years with the Tipperary footballers.He has also assisted both the Tipperary and Wexford senior hurling teams in the past.Not leaving his skills just to hurling or football, Moriarty has also  served as a conditioning coach to his own rugby club, Young Munster RFC in Limerick.Hurling Board chairman Tom Clear spoke about the impact the two men will bring to their perspective roles. “We’re very, very happy about the selection. Both men bring a lot to the table and have a lot to offer with their experience.“It’s something the Laois hurlers and Laois hurling can look forward to,” he added.Camross’s Fran Dowling and Portlaoise man Tommy Fitzgerald are also on board as selectors for the upcoming year.SEE ALSO – Leinster semi-finalists talk commitment, how they stay motivated and why fixtures clashes can’t be allowed to go on Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ By Siun Lennon – 19th October 2018 Community Council WhatsApp New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Sport GAA Key appointments made as Eddie Brennan announces his Laois hurling backroom team SportGAAHurlingLaois Senior Hurling Team Pinterest Previous articleFantastic opportunity for a Traineeship in Personal Fitness/Pool LifeguardNext articleWATCH: National competition launched in Laois secondary school Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Facebook Twitter Community WhatsApp Pinterest TAGSEddie BrennanLaois Hurling last_img read more

In Pictures: Abbeyleix Golf Club hosts Soccer Club Classic

first_imgHome Sport Golf In Pictures: Abbeyleix Golf Club hosts Soccer Club Classic SportGolfSoccer GAA In Pictures: Abbeyleix Golf Club hosts Soccer Club Classic Facebook Twitter GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Pinterest By Siun Lennon – 31st August 2019 Facebook TAGSAbbeyleix Golf ClubAbbeyleix soccer club Abbeyleix Soccer Club saw a huge turn out for their Juvenile Soccer Classic at Abbeyleix Golf Club.The crowds impressed and were impressed by the great condition of the course, where great scores were recorded.Abbeyleix Soccer club wishes to thank the Golf Club and all who layed and sponsored teams.Earlier this year, Abbeyleix’s adult soccer team, Abbeyleix Athletic, were in the running for silverware in three different competitions.See below for some great photos taken after the event.WINNERS ON THE DAY1: Peter Hamm and Leo Kennedy2: Catherine Connelly and Alice White3: Frank Brennan and Francis Tyrell4: S. Kingman and M. Kingman5: James G. Carroll and Leo Collins6 – Mixed: Ann Maher and Anthony CollinsNon Golfer: Veronica Fennell and Ger StynesMick Moran, Alice White, Catherine Connolly, Anthony CollinsAnthony Collins and Mick MoranAnthony Collins, Veronica Fennell and Mick MoranLeo Collins, James Carroll and Mick MoranAnthony Collins, Peter Hamm and Mick MoranAnthony Collins, Francis Tyrrell and Mick MoranAnthony Collins, Catherine Connolly and Mick MoranSEE ALSO – Nominations now open for Laois’s Hottest farmers and blow-ins Pinterest Previous articleIn Pictures: High spirits at Ballacolla 5K in spite of bad weatherNext articleFr Paddy: Will we adapt to climate chaos? Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results WhatsApp WhatsApp 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

Ford will build GT supercar for another two years

first_imgTrending in Canada The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Ford pays tribute to 1966 Le Mans win with special edition GT Having limited GT production to 500 examples over two years – and, not to mention, the Ferrari-like apply-to-buy process – Ford left a number of fans and prospective buyers hanging to dry.If you’re one of those people, today is your lucky day – Ford announced it’s extending GT production by another two years, on top of the first two. It’s unclear exactly how many additional Ford GTs will be built, but it wouldn’t be unreasonable to expect two additional 250-unit production runs, on top of the 250 cars originally planned for the next two years.Ford says those who were initially wait-listed will be the first with a shot of picking up a third-model-year GT, while the fourth-and-definitely-final year of production will be reserved for those who were initially denied a GT, along with new applicants. advertisement See More Videos RELATED TAGSFordGTNewsDriving.caFerrari SpALe Mans ‹ Previous Next › COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending Videos Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Missed out on the original Ford GT production run? You’re in luck! PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca The move to extend production is also welcome news for racing fans – this four-year production run will coincide with Ford’s current commitment to the IMSA and World Endurance Championship series with the race-prepped GT.RELATED Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan”last_img read more

Nissan ‘Rogue Dogue’ puts Fido first – and we love it!

first_imgTrending in Canada We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. RELATED TAGSNissanRogueSUVCUV / CrossoverAuto ShowsNew York Auto ShowNewsAutomotive ShowsCanadaCars and Car DesignCulture and LifestyleDennis McCarthyDogsDriving.caNew York International Auto ShowNissan Motor Co. Ltd.Nissan RoguePetsSUVs and Crossovers For some of us, dog ownership is much more than a “lifestyle choice;” they’re our family members. And while minivans cater to the families that drive (or basically, live in) them by installing vacuum cleaners, a zillion child-seat anchors and kid-oriented entertainment systems, it’s rare to find a vehicle that puts our canine friends in the front seat, so to speak.The one-off Nissan “Rogue Dogue” project – displayed at this year’s New York Auto Show – is probably the closest thing we’ve seen to the ideal dog-car, with built-in, no-spill food and water dispensers in the cargo area, a slide-away access ramp, a 360-degree shower with 10 gallon water reserve and integrated drying system, numerous harness clips and a list of other features that make this dog owner say WANT (and, sorry for yelling).But really, if you’re someone who judges every vehicle purchase by whether it suits your dog(s), err, family, you know what we’re talking about! SUV Review: 2017 Nissan Rogue SL Premium advertisement Built by the car coordinator for the Fast & Furious franchise – and, obviously, a dog lover – Dennis McCarthy thought of all the details, including a custom removable dog bed, side-wall-mounted poop bag dispenser, first aid kit and even “passive sideview mirror cameras” for recording Fido’s rear-window antics (because: dog videos!). Just when you thought the list was complete, don’t forget a dog-friendly second-row pass-through, protective dog hammock and removable pet partition, of course. Oh, and a vanity key fob – just because. ‹ Previous Next › COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Based on a 2017 Rogue SL with the top-level Platinum Reserve Interior Package, it’s also equipped with premium seating and all the features that have contributed to making this Nissan’s best-selling vehicle in Canada. But the dog-friendly features are what truly make this the perfect crossover, don’t you think?RELATED Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The Nissan “Rogue Dogue” project vehicle debuts at the 2017 New York International Auto ShowHandout, Nissan Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The Nissan “Rogue Dogue” project vehicle debuts at the 2017 New York International Auto ShowHandout, Nissan Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The Nissan “Rogue Dogue” project vehicle debuts at the 2017 New York International Auto ShowHandout, Nissan Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The integrated shower system in the Nissan Rogue Dogue one-off project vehicleHandout, Nissan Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The Nissan “Rogue Dogue” project vehicle debuts at the 2017 New York International Auto ShowHandout, Nissan Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The Nissan “Rogue Dogue” project vehicle debuts at the 2017 New York International Auto ShowHandout, Nissan Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The rear cargo area includes heat vents for FidoHandout, Nissan Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The Nissan “Rogue Dogue” project vehicle debuts at the 2017 New York International Auto Show Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan”last_img read more

CU-Boulder Students And Non-Students Are Reminded: Unruly Partying Can End Your In-State College Privileges

first_imgCampus police at the University of Colorado at Boulder and city authorities have a reminder — or a first warning — for students as they approach the opening home football game of the fall semester: state law restricts out-of-control celebrating, and a rioting conviction will curtail your Colorado public college career for a year. Inciting or engaging in a riot, disorderly conduct and damaging personal or public property are all against the law in Colorado. According to a state law that took effect in June 2002, college students convicted of rioting offenses will be prohibited from attending any state-supported college or university for one year. But bystanders can also get into trouble — even if they are only watching — if they don’t comply with police orders to leave the scene of a riot. “Scores of people don’t need to be involved for a disturbance to be considered a riot,” said CU Police Chief Joe Roy. “Under Colorado law, any public disturbance involving three or more persons which creates a grave danger of damage or injury to property or persons can be considered a riot.” Students and non-students alike can be criminally charged if they don’t comply with police orders to disperse from riot situations, said Roy. “People are best advised to voluntarily leave situations that could evolve into a riot and not wait for an order to disperse. “This can help de-escalate the situation by reducing the audience for those seeking to instigate the ‘mob mentality’ that typically fuels riots,” he said. “In riot situations, people give up their individuality and composure to act with the crowd, erroneously believing that it provides them with anonymity.” People who aren’t caught and arrested immediately are not safe from prosecution. Long after an incident, investigators can use digital surveillance pictures and video taken by police officers or community members to identify people who disobey orders, injure others or damage property. People who knowingly disobey a reasonable public safety order to move, disperse or refrain from specified activities in the immediate vicinity of a riot can be charged with a class-three misdemeanor, Roy said. Fines of up to $750 and jail terms of up to six months are possible with a conviction. Recent local ordinances have been enacted to discourage riots and unruly parties and to give police more enforcement power. Boulder’s highly publicized “couch law,” banning upholstered furniture from University Hill porches and front and side yards, took effect in August 2002. The ban area spans from Arapahoe Avenue to Baseline Road and Broadway to the east side of Ninth Street. The city also enacted a nuisance party ordinance in 2001, which adds the location of beer kegs to the list of things that can get partiers in trouble. Under the keg rule, it is illegal to have an open keg of beer on a front porch or in a front yard or an unscreened side yard. Violators of the couch or keg laws can receive the same punishment as those who have parties that involve underage drinking, property damage or excessive noise complaints — up to $1,000 in fines and three months in jail. In addition to the legal system, students can face possible disciplinary action through the university’s Office of Judicial Affairs. Depending on the severity of the charge, students found guilty of violating the university’s Code of Conduct can face sanctions ranging from probation to suspension and expulsion. Legal trouble also can have future educational or career repercussions, officials warn. If convicted of a felony, a student could have a criminal record that would need to be reported on graduate school and job applications. Costly fines, restitution and legal fees can be especially difficult to absorb on a student budget. For more information visit the CU-Boulder Office of Judicial Affairs Web site at http://www.colorado.edu/StudentAffairs/judicialaffairs/index.html. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Sept. 1, 2005 last_img read more

NHRC notice to Centre, all states over ‘deplorable’ public health infra in country

first_img Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 The NHRC has directed teams comprising doctors on the panel of the NHRC, along with its officers, will visit hospitals, primary health centres and other health facilitiesExpressing serious concern over the “deplorable public health infrastructure” in the country, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued notices to the Centre and all states and Union Territories, underlining loss of lives in various parts of the country in recent times, including of over 100 children in Muzaffarpur.The NHRC has also directed that teams comprising doctors on the panel of the NHRC, along with its officers, will visit hospitals, primary health centres and other health facilities in “vulnerable” states one by one, starting with Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab to conduct on-the-spot fact-finding investigation, officials said.“Expressing serious concern over deplorable public health infrastructure in the country, the NHRC has taken suo motu cognisance of a series of media reports about the loss of precious human lives in various parts of the country in recent times, due to deficiencies and inadequacies in the healthcare system,” the rights panel said in a statement.The NHRC has issued a notice to the secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, asking for a comprehensive report within four weeks on the observations made by the commission.The rights panel said it has also sent notices to the chief secretaries of all the states and Union Territories to submit their reports within six weeks, giving details of the incidents relating to the deaths due to lack of health and medical care facilities that have taken place during the last three years. They have also been asked to enlist steps taken to prevent the recurrence of such incidents, along with details of relief and rehabilitation provided to the aggrieved.Apart from the death of a large number of children in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), the commission has recounted the loss of lives in Gorakhpur due to Japanese Encephalitis, death of newly born infants and other patients due to failure of oxygen supply, carrying of dead bodies by family members on their shoulders because of non-availability of ambulances, incidents of delivery of babies in front of hospitals due to negligence and non-availability of doctors.The teams of NHRC will also take stock of the ground situation, especially in vulnerable areas with regard to difficulties being faced by people and shortcomings on the part of the respective state government or central agencies, the statement said.The commission finally intends to issue suitable guidelines for implementation by the state government or the Union Health Ministry, it added.The NHRC also underlined that the success of a public health care system lies in easy accessibility, availability and affordability of treatment and it is the responsibility of the state to ensure comprehensive healthcare facilities for all.The commission noted the central government’s Ayushman Bharat scheme and several such other schemes running in the states in different names to provide health and medical care facilities, especially to the people of the poor strata of society.“However, there is an urgent need for convergence and integration of child and maternal health schemes of the central and the state governments and their proper implementation,” it said.The commission also said that it has reminded the central and the state governments of their constitutional duty under Article 21, which guarantees the right to life.Quoting the Supreme Court, the NHRC observed that the right to live with human dignity is a part of the right to life.Referring to the widespread malnutrition, the commission said although it is the primary duty of the state under Article 47 of the Constitution to raise the level of nutrition and the standard of living of its people, it “has failed” in achieving this. Read Article MuzaffarpurNational Human Rights CommissionNHRC MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Related Posts Share Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Add Comment The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story NHRC notice to Centre, all states over ‘deplorable’ public health infra in country Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha By Press Trust of India on June 21, 2019 Governance News Patient Safety Comments (0) WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care applast_img read more