Ensure That At Every Political Gathering Masks Are Worn By All, Social Distancing Norms Are Maintained: Madras High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesEnsure That At Every Political Gathering Masks Are Worn By All, Social Distancing Norms Are Maintained: Madras High Court Sparsh Upadhyay25 March 2021 9:10 AMShare This – xIn a plea seeking directions to Election Commission and the State Government for stopping all election campaign due to the pandemic, the Madras High Court on Monday (22nd March) refused to interfere in view of the fact that assembly elections have been notified. The Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy was hearing the plea of one A. Jalaudeen,…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?LoginIn a plea seeking directions to Election Commission and the State Government for stopping all election campaign due to the pandemic, the Madras High Court on Monday (22nd March) refused to interfere in view of the fact that assembly elections have been notified. The Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy was hearing the plea of one A. Jalaudeen, who sought directions to prevent the election campaign in 234 constituencies in the State Assembly Election of Tamil Nadu. The petitioner had forwarded a representation on March 2, 2021 to such effect and complaining that authorities did not give any response to the petitioner or took any action in terms thereof, he moved before the High Court. Hearing his plea, the Court, at the outset, remarked, “It is no doubt a matter of concern that the Covid cases have been rising in the recent days and a second wave appears to be upon us. However, since the assembly elections have been notified and the process is about to be completed by voting on April 6, 2021, it cannot be interfered with at this stage.” However, the petition was disposed of by requesting all political parties and candidates, who hold meetings and go campaigning all over the State, to ensure that at every gathering mask are worn by all and that social distancing norms are maintained without exception. The Court also remarked, “It may do well for the Election Commission to send a message in such regard to all candidates and in respect of all gatherings at campaign meetings and the like.” In related news, the Madras High Court on Tuesday (23rd March) observed that in an ideal situation, there should be a level playing field where the government functionaries do not use the perks and benefits in the office while they campaign for election purposes. The Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy was hearing a plea seeking a prohibition on Ministers and the like from campaigning in the elections as they hold public offices, draw a salary from the government and are in a position to exert undue influence. Importantly, the Court had remarked, “A strict Election Commission can, nonetheless, put some guidelines in place, in addition to the existing guidelines indicated in the model code, at least to ensure that the government funds are not brazenly used for campaigning purposes as is usually being indulged in at present.” Also, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Wednesday (24th March) moved the Madras High Court with its plea seeking certain directions on the Election Commission to ensure the free and fair conduct of the coming State Assembly Elections. Case title – A. Jalaudeen v. The State [W.P.(MD) No.5766 of 2021] Click here to download the orderRead orderNext Storylast_img read more

COVID-19 pandemic forces suspension of several CONCACAF programmes

first_imgIN a correspondence to its Member Associations, CONCACAF has suspended its Regional C Licence Coaching Course (Honduras) Domestic D Licence Coaching Course (Nicaragua), CONCACAF-English FA Coach Education Mentorship Programme Phase 2 (Grenada), CONCACAF Coach Education Panel (Miami) and the Domestic D Licence Coaching Course in Puerto Rico.According to a release from the Confederation, their Next Play Academy Festival In Guatemala (April 4), Domestic D Licence Coaching Course in Dominican Republic (April 14-18) and their Regional B Licence Course For Technical Development Directors/Leaders of Coach Education which was scheduled for Jamaica (April 27-May 3) has also been suspended.CONCACAF said that they hope to reschedule the listed activities to alternative dates later in the year and noted that “all decisions concerning rescheduling of the above activities would be made in close consultation with all participating and hosting Member Associations for each of the respective events.last_img read more

Winn-Dixie to say open an extra hour for medical staff and first responders

first_imgStarting this Monday, the stores, including it’s  Fresco y Mas locations, will stay open until 9pm. The 8pm to 9pm hours specifically, will be dedicated to healthcare providers, firefighters, law enforcement, and fire rescue workers.In order to gain access to the store during the last hour, you will be asked to provide your work ID. Winn-Dixie has announced that it will stay open for an extra hour on Mondays and Tuesdays which it plans to designate to first responders and medical staff.The grocery store chain announced it’s decision on Twitter over the weekend.last_img

England teams march ahead in European championships

first_imgTeamsMen, captained by Roy Smethurst (Crewe, Cheshire):Ian Attoe (Worplesdon, Surrey)Stephen East (Wyke Ridge, Yorkshire)Trevor Foster (Accriungton & District, Lancashire)Rupert Kellock (Sunningdale, Berkshire)Richard Latham (Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire)Richard Partridge (Wildernesse, Kent) 5 Sep 2018 England teams march ahead in European championships Women, captained by Debbie Richards (Burhill, Surrey).Aileen Greenfield (Pyecombe, Sussex)Sue Spencer (Whittington Heath, Straffordshire)Jackie Foster (Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire)Julie Brown (Trentham, Staffordshire)Cath Rawthore (Sale, Cheshire)Helen Lowe (Scraptoft, Leicestershire) England marched into the match play stages of the European senior team championships, with the men going through as top seeds and the women in fourth place.The men, playing at the Diamond Club in Austria, had only one round to make an impact in qualifying after yesterday’s play was washed out.They made no mistakes today and won the qualifying round by four shots. Their team total, with their best five scores from six counting, was three-over par.British Senior Champion Trevor Foster (pictured) led the way for the team with a score of one-under 71, one behind the individual winners. Ian Attoe, Rupert Kellock and Richard Latham added par scores and Stephen East contributed four-over 76.The top eight teams qualified for the championship knock-out stage and tomorrow England will play Sweden in the quarter finals.The women, competing in Mont du Golf Garni in Belgium, played steadily over their two days of qualifying. Top scorer was Cath Rawthore, who shared third place in the individual table on two-over par.They will also play Sweden in their quarter-final tomorrow. Tags: European, Senior Team Championshiplast_img read more

Jets take field for camp without Revis

first_imgRevis has been hailed by his coach as the best cornerback he has ever coached. He is now looking to become the highest-paid in the league at his position, seeking a deal higher than the three-year, $45.3 million extension Oakland’s Nnamdi Asomugha signed last offseason.“Am I disappointed? Yes,” owner Woody Johnson said. “I would like everything to be clear sailing right to the Super Bowl and we win that. Boom, boom, we’re done.”Getting a contract done with Revis has turned out to be far more complicated. He is scheduled to make $1 million in the fourth year of his six-year rookie deal, which general manager Mike Tannenbaum has acknowledged Revis has outplayed. Agents Neil Schwartz and Jon Feinsod said Revis was very deliberate with the decision-making process, and his actions would speak louder than words.By sitting out, Revis is being fined $16,523 for each day he’s not with the team. He also waived a clause in his contract which would have guaranteed him $20 million over the last two years of his deal. The sticking point, both Johnson and Tannenbaum said, is the amount of total compensation—not fully guaranteed money.“We love Darrelle,” Johnson said. “We want to give him something that he’s comfortable with, but also something that we are comfortable with.”Tannenbaum said that the team made three offers in the 72 hours leading up to training camp: a long-term deal that would keep him with the Jets for life, a short-term deal and a face-to-face meeting—and all were denied.Dwight Lowery worked mostly with the first-team defense Monday alongside Antonio Cromartie, who was moved from right cornerback to Revis’ normal left-side spot. Cromartie said it was a bit strange playing on the left side of the field.“I got comfortable with it today,” he said. “It only takes about a day or two to get used to it.”But Cromartie is looking forward to teaming with Revis—at some point.“All I can say is best of luck to all the receivers we face,” he said. “We’re really going to be the best tandem in NFL history, hands down, that’s our goal.”Ryan added that whenever Revis returns, he’ll slide right into his usual spot.“If he signs a contract one day before the first game, Darrelle would be starting,” he said. “It’s as simple as that. I’d love to get him here.” DARRELLE REVIS CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP)—Super Bowl or bust? Well, the New York Jets’ big hopes might hinge upon the one player not at training camp. And, unless a major resolution occurs soon, it could be a while before they see former Aliquippa and Pitt star Darrelle Revis on the field. The All-Pro cornerback sat out the first practice of camp Aug. 2, locked in a contract dispute. “We’ve got to get who we have ready to go,” coach Rex Ryan said. “If Darrelle’s not here, then we’re going to move on. We won’t make excuses. We think we’ll have a great defense anyway, and I know we will. It’s just a lot easier if Revis is out there.”last_img read more

Bruh moment of 23rd October 2019: When Zlatan Ibrahimović single handedly demolished Anderlecht with…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Sky SportsAdvertisement bml94NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsl8ifWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Epkaj( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ce8mWould you ever consider trying this?😱z99Can your students do this? 🌚xy1ylRoller skating! Powered by Firework 23rd October, a pretty normal day to European football clubs, except, the Belgian elites R.S.C. Anderlecht. Why, you ask? This day on 2014 proved to be a nightmare for them, as their UEFA Champions League match against Paris Saint Germain saw a 5-0 defeat, and thanks to one special, special player- Zlatan Ibrahimović, who delivered four goals on his own into the back of the net. yes, FOUR.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Sky SportsThe 2013-14 UCL Group C face off at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium in Brussels still haunts the Paars-wit, as manager Laurent Blanc with his star studded PSG squad raided the home team, and the man leading the charge was the club captain Zlatan, 33 year old back then.The Swedish attacker, who arrived at the Parc des Princes in 2012 from AC Milan, opened up the scoreline in the 17th minute, and three more in the 22nd, 36th and 62nd minute. The Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani was the solo contributor along with him, adding up with a goal in the 52nd minute.Advertisement Enjoy the highlights below, courtesy to English football magazine Mundial’s official Twitter handle.The Parisians topped Group C, but were eliminated in the quarter finals by Chelsea. The La Liga giants Real Madrid went on to win the trophy, their 10th Champions League title. Advertisementlast_img read more

Men’s Tennis Set To Play At Nebraska

first_imgDrake will be the Huskers six consecutive nationally ranked opponent as Nebraska has dropped its last five matches. The Huskers are coming off a tough weekend after falling to No. 13 Northwestern and No. 15 Illinois. Nebraska has four players with 12 or more dual match singles wins and is led by Dusty Boyer, who is 14-4 at No. 1 singles. DES MOINES, Iowa – The 49th-ranked Drake University men’s tennis team wraps up its non-conference schedule on Wednesday at 4 p.m. when the Bulldogs square off against Nebraska at the Dillon Tennis Center. Drake closes out the regular season on Saturday, April 23 when the Bulldogs square off against Illinois State and Southern Illinois in Normal, Ill. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img In the latest ITA rankings, the Bulldogs settled to No. 49 after being ranked 46th the past two weeks. Drake is coming off a solid 4-1 victory over rivals Wichita State and has a 14-9 record. Sophomore Calum MacGeoch leads the team with 15 dual match singles wins, followed by freshman Vinny Gillespie with 13.last_img read more

DD LOCAL: DUNKINEELY COMMUNITY LTD TO HOST MENTAL HEALTH AND SUICIDE AWARENESS TALK

first_imgDunkineely Community Ltd (DCL)Mental Health and Suicide Awareness – Talks and Discussion led by Fr. James Sweeney, Thursdays 20th and 27th November 2014. Time: 7:30 – 9:30pm, Venue: Dunkineely Community Ltd Offices/The Manse Dunkineely.All welcome. If you are interested please sign up by Wednesday 5th November by calling the DCL office on 074 9737678 or 087 3421922 or email us at [email protected] Please note the talks/discussions would not be suitable for anyone who experienced a suicide in the past year as the subject would be too raw for them.Conneely Travel & JIW Tours Galway Christmas Markets Tour – Christmas themed social bus tour in November. Conneely Travel and JIW Tours have organised a two day tour to Cong and Galway City’s Christmas Markets on Tuesday 25th to Wednesday 26th November 2014.The tour included dinner, B&B in the Imperial Hotel in the heart of Galway, plus lunch in Cong and free time for shopping.This is a fun, social bus tour, with some gentle strolls included. For further info, cost and bookings, ring Keith on 087 9213200 or Liam on 087 2944555.Tir Boghaine – Are you Caring for someone at home?A support group for carers meets on the third Monday of each Month in Killybegs Hospital Day centre at 7:30 pm.If you are coping alone or isolated by your role as a carer, why not come along to the support group.All carers can share their knowledge and support and have opportunities to partake in training sessions. The next meeting will take place on Monday 15th December at 7:30pm in Killybegs Hospital.For more information contact Eileen – Tir Boghaine on 074 9733111 / 074 9733113 or email: [email protected] Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal – South Donegal Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal.Thank you to everyone who helped in anyway in processing the boxes – the checkers, packers, drivers, lifters, as well as everyone who contributed fillers, donations and of course the shoeboxes themselves. The South Donegal Team processed 2165 boxes last week in Dunkineely and transported them up to the Letterkenny centre where they await shipment to Eastern Europe.An amazing effort – over 350 more boxes than last year – we are so excited that so many more needy children will be able to open a Christmas present this year thanks to the generosity of the people of South Donegal!We will let everyone know when they leave Ireland and what Eastern European country they are heading for.Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) – Has a library of over 500 books from Children’s Literature, Teenage Fiction (The Fault in our stars), Classics (Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice), Horror, Comedy, Booker-Prize etc. Rent a book from just 20c.Come into the office weekday mornings from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm and use the Internet (20c per half hour) or print or photocopy documents (20c per page).DD LOCAL: DUNKINEELY COMMUNITY LTD TO HOST MENTAL HEALTH AND SUICIDE AWARENESS TALK was last modified: November 17th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DD LocalDunkineely Community NewsFeaturesNoticeslast_img read more

Answers for your food questions

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Chow Line is a service of Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences that provides answers to consumers food related questions. Below are some recent consumer questions and the answers. Send your questions to Chow Line, c/o Martha Filipic, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH, 43210-1043, or [email protected] are enjoying fresh vegetables from our garden, especially the tomatoes. But we have a disagreement about whether or not they are actually healthier than store-bought fresh or even canned tomatoes. We each think we’ve read information that contradicts the other. Who’s right? You’re both right, depending on a few factors.There are few things better than biting into a fully ripe, meaty, juicy tomato fresh-picked from the garden. And as long as it doesn’t sit around on the kitchen counter very long, you will get the peak amount of nutrition that the tomato has to offer.Homegrown vegetables have two things going in their favor over store-bought: They have a longer time on the vine, and they have a shorter time in storage and, of course, transport. Tomatoes sold at the grocery store are usually picked before they’re completely ripe so they can withstand the rigors of being boxed up and transported across the state, the country or even the ocean. Before they’re sold, they’re ripened artificially with ethylene, a gas that plants actually produce naturally. But that results in a ripeness that’s not quite the same as when you pick that love apple off the vine yourself at peak maturity. That’s when fruits and vegetables typically have the most vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.To retain the most nutrients, store your fresh produce properly. While 55 degrees F is the optimal storage temperature for tomatoes, room temperature will do, and keep them out of direct sunlight. Proper storage helps slow the respiration process. After being picked, produce continues to “breathe,” or respire, breaking down carbohydrates to use as energy and resulting in the loss of flavor and nutrients. Some types of produce, such as asparagus, broccoli, mushrooms, peas and sweet corn, have higher respiration rates than others and are more perishable. Others, such as apples, garlic, grapes, onions and potatoes, have low respiration rates, allowing them to be stored for a longer time and still retain their quality. Tomatoes are in between, classified with carrots, peaches, pears, lettuce and peppers as having a moderate respiration rate.When produce is commercially canned or frozen, it is processed immediately after harvest to take advantage of the product’s peak ripeness and to lock in as many nutrients as possible. The product is then stored in a way to protect it from heat, light and oxygen, all of which naturally destroy nutrients. So, compared with “fresh” produce that may have been picked before it was fully ripe and spent days or weeks in less-than-optimal storage or transport conditions, canned and frozen versions often retain more of the original nutrients.Canned tomatoes also provide another benefit: A phytonutrient in tomatoes, lycopene, is absorbed more readily by the body from processed tomatoes than fresh. Lycopene has been associated with a lower risk of prostate cancer. So, in that way, canned tomatoes are more beneficial than fresh. When my children don’t like what’s offered for school lunch, I pack a sandwich and they carry it in a brown paper bag. My kids say most of their friends use insulated bags when they bring their lunch. Is that necessary? It depends on the sandwich. If it contains anything perishable — lunchmeat, for example — then you’re taking a risk. It may be hard to believe, but about one in six Americans gets food poisoning every year. While most cases aren’t severe enough to be reported, about 128,000 people end up hospitalized.The most frequent cause of foodborne illness, Salmonella, is responsible for about 42,000 reported cases annually, and almost half are infants and school-age children. Young children are generally more at risk than adults, so keep that in mind as you determine what to pack for lunch, and how to pack it. Bacteria multiply rapidly between 40 and 140 degrees F, so perishable foods shouldn’t be kept at room temperature for more than two hours before being eaten.Besides lunchmeat, perishable foods include eggs, yogurt, tofu, hummus, cut fruit and vegetables, and tuna, chicken or ham salad.Perishable foods may be unsafe to eat by lunchtime, so using an insulated lunch box is recommended. Include a frozen gel pack or other cold source to ensure the food will remain below 40 degrees F until your child’s lunchtime. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends using at least two cold sources in insulated packs, such as a freezer pack and a frozen bottle of water or frozen juice box. By lunchtime, the beverages should be thawed and ready to drink.If you want to avoid concern about keeping the lunch cold enough, pack only nonperishables. A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a good example: Bread isn’t perishable, and neither is peanut butter or jelly. Unopened canned tuna or chicken (or other canned meat and fish) are other options. Just pack a pouch or a can with a pop-top lid along with a fork or spoon, and your kids have their main course all set. Single-serving containers of fruit and pudding that you find on grocery store shelves (not the refrigerated section) are also safe at room temperature. Other items that are shelf-stable include whole fruits with a peel (think apples, oranges, bananas, plums and grapes), hard cheese, dried fruit, nuts, chips (look for healthier options), crackers, cereal bars and pickles.It’s also important to be sure to keep things clean. Before preparing pack lunches, wash counters, cutting boards and utensils with a clean dishrag and hot, soapy water, and wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. Clean the insulated box or bag with hot soapy water after each use, and don’t re-use paper bags. If you pack lunch the night before, keep it in the fridge with the lid open for proper cooling.Talk with your children about leftovers. They should be discarded, and perishable items should never be eaten at a later time. I’ve never been a fan of Nutrition Facts labels, but a friend recently mentioned that she reads them all the time, using something called the “520 rule.” What is the 520 rule? Ah, she was talking about what is known as the ”5-20 rule,” and it applies to the Daily Value percentages that are listed on the label.Basically, it’s just a quick guideline to use when you look at those percentages to determine how a food might fit into your daily dietary goals.Any nutrient listed as 5% or less of the Daily Value is considered low. Any listed as 20% or more of the Daily Value is considered high.For nutrients you want to limit, such as saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium, try to choose foods with low Daily Value percentages. Foods with 5% or less would be great choices, while it would be smart to limit foods with 20% or more.For nutrients you want to get enough of, such as fiber, vitamins A and C, calcium, and iron, look for foods with 20% or more of the Daily Value. A food with 5% or less of the Daily Value for those nutrients simply isn’t a good source of them.By now, you are probably wondering, “What the heck is a Daily Value?” Simply put, the Daily Value is a generic nutrient-intake standard based on a 2,000 calorie-a-day diet. For key nutrients, the Nutrition Facts label provides percentages of the Daily Value that a serving of the food contributes toward the daily total.In reality, daily nutrient recommendations depend on your age and gender. However, it’s not practical to have different food labels for each individual group, so Daily Values are used instead. Still, it could be important for you to know where your needs vary.For example, the Daily Value for calcium is 1,000 milligrams, so a food with 300 milligrams of calcium in it would have a Daily Value percentage of 30%. But teenagers need 1,300 milligrams of calcium a day, and women 51 and older and men 70 and older need 1,200 milligrams a day. So, even if you consume 100% of the Daily Value of calcium, you still might not be getting enough.Sodium is similar. The Daily Value for sodium is 2,400 milligrams, but that might be too much for some people, especially those with hypertension.Daily Value percentages aren’t listed for everything on the label. For example, you won’t see a percentage for trans fats, because, basically, there is no level of trans fat that’s recommended for consumption. You should keep it as close to zero as possible.Also, a Daily Value percentage for protein is listed only when a food makes some type of claim for protein, such as a high-protein breakfast bar. In those cases, the percentage is based on a total Daily Value level of 50 grams of protein a day.Once you start examining the Daily Values, you can find yourself getting lost in a bit of a rabbit hole. But you don’t need to know all the nitty-gritty to make them useful. Just use the percentages — and the 5-20 rule — to make comparisons between foods to help you make the best choices.last_img read more