Canada vs USA Highlights – Kingston, Ontario – June 9 2012

first_imgWednesday Jun 13, 2012 Canada vs USA Highlights – Kingston, Ontario – June 9 2012 Highlights of Canada’s 28-25 win over the USA in Kingston on the weekend, in both teams’ first games back since the Rugby World Cup. The quality of these highlights isn’t great, but it features some of the tries, and includes post match interviews with the captains and coaches.A full match replay is also available for viewing here.Credit: Rugby CanadaADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error random Related Articles 445 WEEKS AGO Steve Hansen discusses Andrew Hore incident… 446 WEEKS AGO Italy vs Australia – Live stream 446 WEEKS AGO Catch up with Ken Cowen and School of Hard… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Foote Farm House / McLeod Kredell Architects

first_img Year:  “COPY” “COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/286065/foote-farm-house-mcleod-kredell-architects Clipboard Architects: McLeod Kredell Architects Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Susan Teare+ 24 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/286065/foote-farm-house-mcleod-kredell-architects Clipboard photographs:  Susan Teare Photographs:  Susan Teare , Courtesy of McLeod Kredell Architects Save this picture!© Susan TeareRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. This project in the Champlain Valley of Vermont presented the challenge of making a modern house while faced with restrictive design covenants calling for replication of historic styles. Our goal was to achieve the enduring qualities of architecture, without imitation or quotation.Save this picture!© Susan TeareThe brief for this primary residence called for living quarters for a professional couple, a home office, and a strong connection to the surrounding landscape.Save this picture!© Susan TeareThe house is a simple bar oriented on the east-west axis, with one end tucked into wooded wetlands and the other reaching out into a meadow. The private spaces of the house are located at the west end, in the trees. The public spaces sit out in the meadow, with a long view to Buck Mountain in the north and solar gain from the south.Save this picture!© Susan TeareWorking with a tight budget, loft spaces in the gable roof form add bonus area to the 1,200 square foot footprint.Save this picture!© Susan TeareGiven our cold Vermont climate, and the predominance of frugal, boxy buildings in our agrarian landscape, the house is conceived of as a simple volume rather than an assemblage of roof and wall planes. Its ‘volumeness’, so to speak, is emphasized by taut surfaces, edges, and corners; continuity of the outer skin; covered indoor/outdoor spaces that are carved out of the volume, rather than added to it; and glazed openings that are treated as clean incisions in the shell.Save this picture!© Susan TeareThe covered bridge-like house links ‘refuge’ at one end with ‘prospect’ at the other, while letting the sun and view to Buck Mountain pass through the center. Save this picture!Courtesy of McLeod Kredell ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessDaegu Gosan Library Competition Winning Proposal / Gorka BlasArticlesA.M. Qattan Foundation Bulding Winning Proposal / Donaire ArquitectosArticles Share United States Houses Photographs Year:  2012 Area:  1 ft² Area:  1 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMcLeod Kredell Architects OfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMiddleburyHousesUnited StatesPublished on October 26, 2012Cite: “Foote Farm House / McLeod Kredell Architects ” 26 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – Painted AluminumStonesCosentinoDekton® Surfaces – Chicago 444Exterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – CPXPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsHexapent Facade PanelDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Folding Door System – Rabel 3710 Super ThermalWall / Ceiling LightsLuminisCeiling Surface Lights – HollowcoreBenches / TablesUrbaStyleConcrete Bench – BoomerangMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2012 Foote Farm House / McLeod Kredell Architects CopyHouses•Middlebury, United States Projects Foote Farm House / McLeod Kredell ArchitectsSave this projectSaveFoote Farm House / McLeod Kredell Architectslast_img read more

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Dragonfly House / Olson Kundig

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959391/dragonfly-house-olson-kundig Clipboard United States Area:  6500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Nic Lehoux+ 20Curated by Paula Pintos Share Dragonfly House / Olson Kundig CopyHouses•Whitefish, United States Architects: Olson Kundig Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Lutron, B&B Italia, Dynamic Architectural Windows & Doors, Paola Lenti, ARC Flooring, Adobe, Bonderized, Jieldé, Newforma, Norris Woodworking, Olson Kundig, Phantom, Sawkille, Sutherland, Tom Kundig, Vladimir KagarDesign Team:Gizmo Design, Tom Kundig, Justin Helmbrecht, Debbie Kennedy, Laina Navarro, Brianna Schoeneman, Irina Bokova, Phil TurnerContractor:Bear Mountain BuildersLandscape:White Cloud DesignCollaborator:O- Lighting, lighting design, Kb Architectural Services, Phil Turner, Gizmo Design, Acutech, Gizmo FabricationCity:WhitefishCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nic LehouxRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. At its heart, this vacation house is about creating a place where a young family can gather away from the city to enjoy the outdoors and build a legacy of memories. Located on the ecotone, or border, between a Ponderosa pine forest and lake, the home is a framework for the family to experience nature. The house emphasizes the crossing point between these two ecological zones – a distinct yet subtle marker of the family’s presence and legacy. The home’s materiality helps it fold into the landscape.Save this picture!© Nic LehouxSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Nic LehouxExterior siding of reclaimed Barnwood will silver as it weathers, weaving the home into the forest. The center of the home is the open-plan living and dining area, which has double-height guillotine window walls on either side. From afar, this transparency allows for views through the home to the lake beyond. When both window walls are open, the effect is of a single plinth floating above the forest floor.Save this picture!© Nic LehouxSave this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© Nic LehouxNative plantings grow up to the home’s edges, and a screened porch on the south end opens to a covered deck. These varying degrees of the enclosure allow the family to engage with nature during all seasons. A longtime vacation spot for the family, who camped there before their home was built, the home was designed to maintain a sense of natural discovery the family enjoyed when spending time on the land. The site plan is organized around a path leading through the forest and down to the lake.Save this picture!© Nic LehouxFrom the driveway, a gravel path leads across a meadow to the home’s entrance, then winds around the house and down the hill to the lake. Along the way, a constellation of outdoor spaces including covered decks, a fire pit, and a hot pool nestled into the hillside chart a path of discovery from the house to the lake. “This home celebrates its ecotone condition between forest, lake, and meadow. It’s on an edge – it transitions from the lighter part of the meadow to a steeper slope leading down to the lake below.” –Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA, Design PrincipalSave this picture!© Nic LehouxProject gallerySee allShow lessWould You Pay for Virtual Architecture? 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Solidarity caravan for Cuba

first_img“The blockade has not been lifted. We cannot miss that point,” emphasized Gail Walker, Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization director and daughter of Pastors for Peace founder the Rev. Lucius Walker. She spoke June 24 at the Florida Avenue Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., to begin the 26th Friendshipment Caravan. The program included a video message from Kenia Serrano Puig, president of the Cuban Institute for Friendship of the Peoples, and a greeting from Pastor Earl Trent Jr., an early caravan supporter.The caravan will travel eight routes through 50 cities to collect material aid and energize a final push to end the illegal and genocidal U.S. blockade of Cuba. Then 50 caravanistas will travel to Cuba without U.S. government license — at this point reduced to choosing which of 12 categories describes your travel, and promising to maintain itinerary records for five years for government inspection.A new medical student and others applying for admittance to the Cuban international medical program will be among the caravanistas who will celebrate the graduation of the largest U.S. graduating class from the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana. IFCO processes the U.S. applications for Cuba’s medical school scholarships. Find information on meetings and financial donations at www.ifconews.org, on Facebook at IFCO/PastorsforPeace or Twitter at #CubaCaravan2015.This writer will be the caravan speaker in Boulder, Co.; Santa Fe and Albuquerque, N.M.; and El Paso and San Antonio, Texas. She will be in Cuba supporting a 2015 Detroit graduate from the Latin American School of Medicine later in July.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Troy Davis ¡Presente!

first_imgOct. 9 marks what would have been Troy Anthony Davis’ 52nd birthday. He was legally lynched by the state of Georgia on Sept. 21, 2011. Davis was an innocent man, wrongfully convicted of killing an off-duty police officer in 1989. He should have never been executed, let alone held in a cage for so long. Before his death, Davis told members of his family that he wished they would clear his name and end the death penalty altogether.Troy Anthony Davis enters Chatham County Superior Court during his trial on Aug. 22, 1991.Davis was executed despite no evidence linking him to the crime. In fact, seven of the nine key witnesses later recanted their testimonies, prior to his fourth and final scheduled execution date. Troy Davis was prosecuted by a district attorney in the Georgia county that has produced one-third of the state’s exonerations and 40% of its death row exonerations.The “justice” system in Georgia and across the U.S. gets things devastatingly wrong so often because it was designed to serve a select few people accumulating property on stolen land.Federal executions have surged in 2020 from just three people in the last 56 years to seven executions this summer alone. Support and actual use of the death penalty in individual states has dramatically declined over the last decade. The places where it persists are in the U.S. South, largely in states where Reconstruction efforts were beaten back by racist counterrevolutionaries. Texas leads with 570 executions, followed by Virginia, Oklahoma, Florida, Missouri, Georgia and Alabama with 113, 112, 99, 90, 76 and 67 executions, respectively.The death penalty evolved from the rope to the chair to the needle. It has evolved directly from the conditions of Indigenous genocide and enslavement of African people on this stolen land. The death penalty persists despite it not being a deterrent to crime, despite the legal system getting things wrong so often. And the state does not have the moral authority to kill anyone!In 2009, a now landmark study concluded that 88% of the nation’s leading criminologists do not believe the death penalty is an effective deterrent to crime. In June 2009, Amnesty International wrote: “Scientists agree, by an overwhelming majority, that the death penalty has no deterrent effect . . . States without the death penalty continue to have significantly lower murder rates than those that retain capital punishment.”As of 2019, there have been 172 exonerations from death row across the U.S. (Deathpenaltyinfo.org) — a pretty high margin of error when we’re talking about people’s lives.There are countless more oppressed people currently being held in cages simply for trying to survive. Folks who end up on death row are a small population compared to the nearly 2.5 million incarcerated in the U.S. But now with COVID-19 ravaging prisons, jails and detention centers, more incarcerated people are facing possible death by state neglect.Whether people committed some “crime” or even some sort of act of violence does not mean that they should be subject to death. How many are incarcerated workers, jailed because they were deemed the enemy of a white-supremacist, hetero-patriarchal, ableist, imperialist empire?The real criminals, the people who finance endless war and misery, hold the keys to these cages. People like Donald Trump, who publicly called for the death penalty against innocent Black people like the now-exonerated Central Park Five, are part of a larger system of settlers with serious entitlement issues.The Supreme Court of the United States holds final say on state executions and was granted this power by the same people who actively killed Indigenous people and enslaved Africans. SCOTUS wields the power of the state to continue exploiting in the name of the mighty dollar. They have no moral authority to say who gets to live or die. We will not get justice on their watch.Justice in the case of Troy Davis would mean that he would be alive and would have never seen the inside of a prison cell in the first place. Since we can’t see that justice be done, we must work to undo all that placed him in the vulnerable position that ended his life. As Troy Davis’ birthday approaches, let us sit with his needless loss and abolish not only the death penalty — but the racist system that enabled his execution. Not one more lynching!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Bankers See Recovery Coming to Ag Economy

first_img SHARE By Gary Truitt – Nov 16, 2016 SHARE Bankers See Recovery Coming to Ag Economy Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Bankers See Recovery Coming to Ag Economy Facebook Twitter Bankers See Recovery Coming to Ag EconomyJason Henderson – Associate Dean, Director of Purdue Extension, and ProfessorWhile 2017 is being forecast to be another tough year for the farm economy, things may improve in 2018. That is the message agricultural bankers got at their national conference, happening this week in Indianapolis.Jason Henderson, economist and head of Purdue Extension, sees another year of slim profits in 2017, but he sees things improving slowly, “I think farmland values will decline for another year.” He said cash rents and land values are going to be some of the last costs to come down and sees at least one more year of downward adjustments before there could be a rebound.The federal reserve is expected to hike interest rates in December, and Henderson says that is the beginning of some modest inflation for the U.S. Economy. He says that will be good news for agriculture, “This will provide an uplift for agriculture.  I see the opportunity for improved profits coming in 2018.” He does not expect the kind of rapid inflation we saw in the 1970s, but a slower growth averaging around 2% a year. He warns, if the U.S. economy gets over heated and interest rates sour, that would be devastating for agriculture.Henderson sees a slow and steady pace for a recovery in the farm economy with growth in exports and prices for U.S. farm products. He urges farmers to work with their bankers to stay financially stable, “I think the number 1 thing farmers can do is build a relationship with their bankers, figuring out how to partner with them and work with them to move things going forward.” He also suggests farmers get a handle on managing their risks. Henderson adds any investments made by farmers should be focused around productivity. Previous articleIndiana CCA of the Year Nomination Window Closes FridayNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for November 17, 2016 Gary Truittlast_img read more

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Caltech Chemistry Student Selected as 2021–22 Churchill Scholar

first_img Subscribe 76 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Andrew Zhou Credit: Andrew ZhouAndrew Zhou, a senior majoring in chemistry, has been named a Churchill Scholar for the 2021–22 academic year. The scholarship will fund one year of graduate study for Zhou at the Churchill College at the University of Cambridge.Zhou, of Monona, Wisconsin, will pursue an MPhil in chemistry, working in the lab of Jason Chin, professor of chemistry and chemical biology, on engineering a synthetic enzyme for creating amino acids not found in nature.At Caltech, Zhou began working in the lab of Frances Arnold, the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry and director of the Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen Bioengineering Center, as a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) student during his freshman year. During his time in the Arnold Lab, he has used directed evolution, a technique developed by Arnold, to create new enzymes, and for which she won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.Zhou has co-authored two papers on directed evolution and hopes the research will help create new pharmaceuticals in a more environmentally friendly way.Outside of his academics, Zhou has also been involved in numerous extracurricular activities, including as president of the Undergraduate Chemistry Club, outreach director of the MEDLIFE Club, a cellist with the Caltech Orchestra, a member of the Caltech NCAA tennis team, and as a Rise tutor.“Caltech has given me the opportunity to experience rigorous academics and cutting-edge research while also enjoying enriching and meaningful personal experiences,” Zhou says. “Being able to conduct research in the lab of a Nobel Prize winner as a freshman is an opportunity that I think is unique to this institution. The close interaction with world-renowned faculty and small classes are simply amazing. Beyond the lab and classroom, I’ve made lifelong friends here.”Zhou is the 21st Caltech student to be named a Churchill Scholar since the program began in 1963. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Science and Technology Caltech Chemistry Student Selected as 2021–22 Churchill Scholar By EMILY VELASCO, Caltech Published on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 3:53 pm More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a commentcenter_img Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Business News Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Donegal ‘ignored’ by foreign investors considering locating industry

first_img WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApp Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Previous articleCouncil rejects motion to construct wind-farm close to Donegal TownNext article10% of Donegal’s business premises are lying vacant News Highland Facebook Donegal ‘ignored’ by foreign investors considering locating industry Google+center_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter By News Highland – June 26, 2012 Pinterest NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly News Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Donegal is one of just 12 counties in Ireland which it is claimed are being ignored by foreign investors considering locating industry in Ireland.According to figures from Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Minister Richard Bruto, Donegal received no visits from potential foreign investors in the first six months of this year.Dublin continues to receive the lion’s share of visits with the overwhelming majority in the southern half of the country.last_img read more

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COVID19 Patients Should Not Be Made To Run From Pillar To Post For Remdesivir : Bombay High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesCOVID19 Patients Should Not Be Made To Run From Pillar To Post For Remdesivir : Bombay High Court Sharmeen Hakim24 April 2021 2:12 AMShare This – xHC directed the state to appoint a nodal agent to ensure uninterrupted supply of the drug to hospitals.The Bombay High Court has directed the State to ensure that anti-viral drug Remdesivir – is made available to patients at the hospital/Covid Centre itself without forcing them to run pillar to post, through a helpline number which must be operational 24/7. To ensure the availability of the drug, a Nodal Agent with the helpline number with adequate staff at its disposal to undertake the supply of the drug at the required hospital/Covid center shall be appointed. It would be an absolute obligation on the part of the State to keep the helpline number in operation all over the State for 24 hours, the division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni ordered. “The patient or his relatives shall not be made to run from pillar to post to find out/locate the drug”, the bench ordered.The Court passed the order on a PIL on the Covid management in the State. The Bench, however, reminded citizens of their solemn duty towards society to arrest the spread of the virus, adding, their ‘neglect’ had contributed to the second wave. “..our concern is also to the duty of every citizen towards the society at large, which, in our opinion appears to have been neglected which is one of the reasons that the second wave has hit us… every legal right has a corresponding legal duty. If the fellow citizens fail to take all precautions and fail to discharge their duty towards society, it would certainly create further complications and make it difficult to arrest the spread of the pandemic. It is high time that every citizen undertakes to discharge his solemn obligation towards society and refrain from indulging into such activities which would bring about a further surge in the spread of this deadly virus. The Court was hearing the PIL filed by advocate Sneha Marjadi on the shortage of ‘Remdesivir’; shortage of supply of oxygen, problems related to bed management, and problems about the Covid-19 tests namely the “RT-PCR” and “Rapid Antigen” tests. Should they video record to show the test was denied? During the hearing on Thursday, the BMC, represented by Senior Advocate Anil Sakhare, denied there was a delay in getting RT-PCR Tests and dismissed the petitioner’s husband’s case, where he was asked to produce a private doctor’s prescription to get tested at a government hospital as a ‘misunderstanding’. How do we disbelieve these versions of advocates of this court? We are also hearing this? It is coming to such a point that everyone will have to ask for an RT-PCR test on camera to prove it was denied, CJ Datta observed. Based on the petitioner’s recommendation, the bench directed the State to consider granting permission to more laboratories. The State is directed to consider granting permission to more laboratories to undertake the RT-PCR tests and Rapid Antigen Tests, who would work as per the protocol involving the ICMR and the NABL. A decision in that regard be taken within one week from today and the eligible laboratories/centers be granted such permissions to undertake the RT-PCR tests and Rapid Antigen Tests Oxygen The petitioner, represented by advocates Arshil Shah and Simil Purohit submitted that was a shortage in the availability of Oxygen throughout the State, and cited various social media posts and news reports to demonstrate the shortage. Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni appearing on behalf of the State said that there are 6,86,000 active covid patients in Maharashtra, out of which 78,000 patients require oxygen. The State’s present requirement of 1500 metric tones of oxygen per day, was being met by its production of 1200 MT and importing Oxygen from other States based on the MoHFW’s order dated April 18, 2021. He mentioned a projected need for nearly 2000 MT of Oxygen, candidly admitting that there may be a shortfall in the future. He argued that Maharashtra was the first state to import Oxygen through Roll-on/roll-off trains (RORO) and to divert nearly 100% Oxygen production for medical purposes. In its order, the Bench directed the State to set up a mechanism by which specific needs at different places/hospitals can be identified and supply can be accordingly regulated. Other Directions Data on smokers who died of Covid We direct the Central Government and the State Government to place on record the response and the data in regard to the victims of Covid-19 who were addicted to smoking No patient should be denied a bed We direct the State Government to establish a portal and a helpline number concerning the availability of different category of beds in Government hospitals, Municipal Corporation hospitals and private hospitals, so as to bring about a situation that no patient is deprived of treatment, for want of bed. The bench then adjourned the proceedings to 4th May 2021 directing the State to file a reply affidavit on the PIL within one week. Nashik Oxygen Gas Tragedy While hearing the PIL Justice Dipankar Datta also asked the State to apprise it about the Oxygen Gas leak tragedy in Nashik which claimed 22 lives, terming it a matter of concern. How can this happen in a civilized society? Justice Datta remarked. After the hearing on the PIL was complete, the AG explained that a preliminary report sent to Chief Secretary by The Nasik Municipal Authority, says in the Dr. Zakir Hussain Hospital, the Oxygen tank was installed based on a contract to a private company, that was responsible for maintaining and filling it. He said that there seemed to be Oxygen pressure, and the leakage was found. “Meanwhile, oxygen pressure dropped to such a level that supply almost stopped to continue. This resulted into cut off of oxygen and the situation continued till about one hour 20 minutes. In that situation deaths have occurred. There were 131 patients on oxygen, 15 on ventilators, and 16 critical,” the Advocate General said. The Bench acknowledged the submissions and orally asked the AG to submit to the court any further developments. Click here to read/download the order TagsRemdesivir Bombay High Court COVID19 Chief Justice Dipankat Dutta Justice GS Kulkarni Next Storylast_img read more

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Missing family of four feared to have been swept away after similar car plunges into California river

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(SAN JOSE, Calif.) — A family of four who disappeared on a West Coast road trip may have been swept away into a river in Northern California.Sandeep and Soumya Thottapilly and their children, 12-year-old Siddhant and 9-year-old Saachi, were driving from Portland, Oregon, home to Southern California last week, according to the San Jose police and according to ABC station KGO in San Francisco.They were expected to stop at a family member’s home in San Jose, California, on Friday, but they never showed up and haven’t been seen or heard from since Thursday, police said.The family was in a maroon/burgundy 2016 Honda Pilot with California license plate 7MMX138, police said.Meanwhile, on Friday afternoon, a maroon Honda Pilot plunged into the Eel River south of Garberville, a Northern California town north of San Jose along the 101 Freeway, the California Highway Patrol told ABC News.First responders found the car completely submerged. Because of a strong current and poor clarity, the car was never recovered, the CHP said.But authorities were able to determine the make, model and year of the car because of parts of it — a mirror and other debris — were found, the CHP said.It’s not certain the Thottapilly family was inside that car; however, since they’ve still not been heard from, a missing person’s report was filed for the family on Sunday.Fire departments, a rescue team, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office and the highway patrol are all involved in the ongoing search for the occupants of the car. The CHP also deployed a helicopter to help.“They were just going on a road trip and they were very excited,” a friend of the Thottapilly family, Laura Knightley, told KGO. “Very excited to do the Oregon Trail.” Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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