TAGSCorovirusCOVID-19DeathsInmatesPrisonsStaffTesting PositiveThe Center Square Previous articleThe latest pandemic-era controversy? MicroschoolsNext articleIn big win for DeSantis, Florida high schools to kick off fall sports Aug. 24 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Shutterstock photo Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter DOC reported Friday that 76 inmates and two corrections officers have died from COVID-19, with cases increasing system-wide across the state’s 143 corrections institutions by 165 percent since mid-July.A bipartisan swath of organizations, such as the REFORM Alliance – which includes the American Conservative Union, Americans for Prosperity, Faith and Freedom Coalition, Justice Action Network, National Urban League and Right on Crime – and the Florida Police Benevolent Association (FPBA), continue to lobby for compassionate releases for elderly and nonviolent inmates and uniform testing for corrections staff.Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has rejected compassionate releases, however, said DOC is sparing no expense in protecting, testing and treating inmates and staff.“I think the main thing is just isolating the folks who are symptomatic and likely to be spreading it, and I know they’ve worked hard to do that,” DeSantis said Thursday.As of Friday, DOC reported performing 81,002 coronavirus tests on inmates, with 57,564 inmates testing negative, 5,872 awaiting results and 14,566 inmates testing positive. Nearly 21,000 inmates are in medical isolation.DOC said coronavirus tests have been issued to 7,042 staff members, with another 1,224 tests scheduled for the coming days. Of the 2,147 DOC staff who tested positive since March, 1,160 have returned to work.FPBA’s State Corrections Chapter, which has filed at least three COVID-19-related unfair labor grievances against DOC since April, is calling for mandatory uniform testing for all staff and hazard pay for officers, many of whom are working overtime, sleeping in cars or hotels to avoid contact with families, allegedly being forced to share one-time use protective gear and issued uncomfortable, inadequate cloth masks.“Corrections officers, statewide and nationally, are testing positive for COVID-19 and unknowingly bringing danger into their homes,” FPBA State Corrections Chapter President Jim Baiardi said in a late-July letter to DOC Secretary Mark Inch, who tested positive for COVID-19 in July.DeSantis said the mandatory staff testing protocols implemented for nursing homes and other long-term care centers are not feasible in a prison setting.“Obviously, when you are talking about a prison, there is a much more challenging situation that you are dealing with in terms of finding alternative facilities,” he said. “I mean, they are isolated within the existing framework that they have, and we’ve obviously encouraged them to do it.”DeSantis said the state will continue to test, treat and isolate as best as it can and enforce its ban on visitations, which was imposed in March.“We’ve dedicated a lot of testing resources to the prisons,” he said. “If nursing homes have been the most robust target for us in terms of testing, I would say prisons have been second just in terms of the amount of resources.”During a conference call last Thursday with Inch, Democratic lawmakers Sen. Bobby Powell and Reps. Dianne Hart, Susan Valdés, Kimberly Daniels and Wengay Newton said more must be done.“One-fourth of the population is in medical quarantine, but not one is eligible for medical (conditional) release,” Hart said, noting “a lot of inmates do not report their symptoms in fear that they would not be treated or would be put in a hole.”Daniels said she is receiving letters from inmates describing how they are “sitting, waiting for their last breath.”“Dying of coronavirus is not an appropriate sentence for selling marijuana,” Valdés said. “I believe Floridians are better than this.” Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 By John Haughey | The Center SquareMore than 14,560 of Florida’s 87,700 prison inmates and 2,219 of 24,000 corrections staff have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC). LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
By News Highland – February 4, 2011 Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter Previous articleMan arrested in connection with Buncrana armed robberyNext articleSoccer – McGlynn & Higgins Back With Derry News Highland Google+ WhatsApp Evidence finishes in trial of man charged with garda’s manslaughter Twitter Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Newsx Adverts WhatsApp The man driving the car which struck a Garda, leading to his death, has claimed that he was only trying to get away.Jamie McGrenaghan, who is charged with the manslaughter of Garda Robbie McCallion, said he spotted a gap when Gardai tried to block his escape route and “went for it.”19-year-old McGrenaghan, struck 29-year-old Garda McCallion,in the early hours of March 26th, 2009, after himself and another man had stolen a car at Tara Court in Letterkenny, Co Donegal.Letterkenny Circuit Court heard how McGrenaghan and friend Cathal Dunleavy who had been drinking beforehand, went to see a car which was for sale at Tara Court but while there spotted another car, a white Toyota Corolla, which Dunleavy decided to steal.The men returned later at 4am in McGrenaghan’s Peugeot car and took the Totota Corolla car.However as they tried to leave the housing estate, they were met by three Gardai.The Gardai noticed the door of the Corolla car was damaged and went to block the road.McGrenaghan, who was behind the Corolla in his own car, immediately reversed back up the road and began revving is engine.He then drove at the patrol car but veered to the left hitting the patrol car, the Corrola and sent Garda McCallion through the air and into a nearby garden.He tried to run away but was caught by Garda Shane Lavelle.Judge John O’Hagan said he will sum up the case today, and will ask the jury to give their decision in the case. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th
News UpdatesApplication U/s 9 Of Arbitration & Conciliation Act Can Be Filed Where A Part Of The Cause Of Action Has Arisen: Calcutta HC [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK13 Oct 2020 7:00 AMShare This – xThe Calcutta High Court has observed that an application under section 9 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act can be filed where a part of the cause of action has arisen.Justice Moushumi Bhattacharya observed that an application under section 9 for interim relief urged in the background of an arbitration agreement between the parties is time-sensitive where the court has to decide on a…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Calcutta High Court has observed that an application under section 9 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act can be filed where a part of the cause of action has arisen.Justice Moushumi Bhattacharya observed that an application under section 9 for interim relief urged in the background of an arbitration agreement between the parties is time-sensitive where the court has to decide on a prima facie assessment of the materials available before it. was considering the maintainability of an application seeking interim relief filed by Srei Equipment Finance Limited. Seirra Infraventure Private Limited, the respondent, objected to the maintainability of the application on the ground that the Court does not have territorial jurisdiction to entertain the application. According to the petitioner, since the parties have designated ‘Kolkata’ as the chosen situs for arbitration, this court is the highest Civil Court having the requisite jurisdiction under section 2(1)(e)(i) of the Amendment Act, 2015, and would hence be the only competent court to receive and entertain the present application.The court, while addressing this contention, noted that the factum of the cause of action having arisen within the jurisdiction of this Court marks the territoriality issue in favour of the petitioner and the ‘seat’ of arbitration becomes secondary. Referring to BGS SGS SOMA JV Vs. NHPC Limited reported in (2020) 4 SCC 234, the court said that an application under section 9 may be preferred before a court in which part of the cause of action arises in a case where the parties have not agreed on the seat of arbitration. It said:”The principles enunciated in the decisions cited can be structured thus; that an application under section 9 can be filed where a part of the cause of action has arisen or where the seat of arbitration has been chosen by the parties with the definitive caveat that the court determined, otherwise has the jurisdiction to receive and adjudicate the disputes between the parties. As discussed above, the petitioner has stated that part of the cause of action as pleaded in paragraphs 2, 3, 9 and 43 of the application has arisen within the jurisdiction of this court. It must also be borne in mind that the parties have consented to the jurisdictional clause-18(k) as well as the seat of arbitration as provided in clause 18(l). Both these clauses point to “Kolkata”. The objection is to the interpretation of the outer limits of the city of Kolkata and whether the clause can be stretched to include the greater city of Kolkata. Section 2(1)(e)(i) of the 1996 Act designates the principal Civil Court of original jurisdiction in a district including the High Court in exercise of its Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction having jurisdiction to decide the questions forming the subject-matter of the arbitration for the purpose of applications in matters of domestic arbitration under Part I of the Act. The discussion would have been different had the issue in the present case been one where the petitioner would be left to rely only on the seat/venue of arbitration without the assistance of an exclusive jurisdiction clause also pointing to Kolkata. Section 2(1)(e)(i) as well as the effect of The Commercial Courts Act, 2015 have fortunately come to the aid of the petitioner to anchor the proceedings to the High Court at Calcutta as the only available court to decide the matter. The presumption of the contract having been signed at the office of the petitioner situated within the Ordinary Original Civil Jurisdiction of this Court also tilts in favour of the petition”While rejecting the objections as to maintainability, the judge further observed: Unlike a challenge made to the territorial jurisdiction of a court in a suit where the court decides on the issue of rejection of a plaint on a meaningful reading thereof, the assessment of the jurisdiction issue in an application under section 9 of the 1996 Act stands on a different footing. An application under section 9 for interim relief urged in the background of an arbitration agreement between the parties is time-sensitive where the court has to decide on a prima facie assessment of the materials available before it. Hence, such applications are antithetical to leading evidence for deciding the issue of jurisdiction. The Court must therefore proceed on a conjoint reading of the averments, the documents and the strength of the rebuttal of such by the party who asserts that the petition must be taken elsewhere. The first principles of the burden of proof under The Indian Evidence Act, 1872, would also come into play in such cases; namely that whoever asserts the existence of certain facts to a legal right, must prove that those facts exist. In this case, since the respondent has asserted that this Court does not have jurisdiction to entertain the application, the respondent must discharge that burden by adducing evidence which would dislodge the factual statements and evidence shown by the petitioner for conferring jurisdiction on this Court to decide the matter. The respondent has not been able to discharge that burden on the strength of the documents placed before the court.Case name: Srei Equipment Finance Limited vs. Seirra Infraventure Private LimitedCase no.: A.P.185 of 2020 Coram: Justice Moushumi BhattacharyaCounsel: Adv Swatarup Banerjee, Adv Rohit DasClick here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderNext Story
AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Twitter Three more cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the Republic, bringing the total to 24.Two of the cases are in the south, and one in the west.All are women who were in close contact with a confirmed case – one of the cases in the south is also a healthcare worker.There are 12 cases in Northern Ireland.Meanwhile the Vintners’ Federation of Ireland claims the cancellation of the St Patrick’s Day parades will cost publicans up to 100 million euro.Public affairs manager Brian Foley says the government must compensate them.Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/foldfgdfgdfgdey8am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Cancellation of parades will cost publicans – Claim Google+ Facebook Pinterest Google+ Pinterest By News Highland – March 10, 2020 Previous articleSpeeding issues in Lifford prompts calls for actionNext articleA new ‘St. Eunans’ sculpture for O’Donnell park roundabout? News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp
Pinterest Judge described it as worst case of dangerous driving Facebook By News Highland – September 21, 2019 Previous articleRenewed calls for Government to address flood damage in West DonegalNext articleHealth minister pulls out of annual Consultants Conference News Highland Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Google+ Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further WhatsApp Google+ A man has been jailed for 10 months at Sligo District Court, for what the judge has described as the “worst case of dangerous driving he had ever come across”.18-year-old Bartosz Koperski appeared in custody on a total of 23 charges arising out of leading gardai on a 15 minute high speed chase in a stolen car that was described by a pursuing garda as “off the scale”in terms of dangerous driving.Koperski, with an address at Orandale, Strabane, was charged with a number of counts of dangerous driving, using a vehicle without the consent of the owner and driving with no insurance or licence on September 17th at a number of locations in south Donegal.Michaela Clarke has more:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/miccourtweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
Effective from 1 January 2020, Santos and Beach Energy will supply up to 15 petajoules of ethane per annum to Qenos Qenos will use ethane for the production of polyethylene. (Credit: Pixabay/LEEROY Agency) Australian firms Santos and Beach Energy have extended the ethane gas supply deal to Qenos, a manufacturer of polyethylene and polymers.Under the new sales agreement, which is effective from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2025, Santos and Beach Energy will supply up to 15 petajoules of ethane per annum to Qenos.The deal will allow Qenos to maintain its operations at Botany Bay in Sydney, and secure over 500 jobs associated its activities.Qenos uses ethane for production of polyethylene, which primarily used across a range of industries and applications including consumer and industrial packaging, water conservation, waste management and agriculture.Santos to process ethane at a dedicated facility at Moomba gas plantSantos said that the ethane required for Qenos will be processed at a dedicated facility at the Moomba gas plant. The gas plant is operated by Santos on behalf of the Cooper Basin joint venture (SACB) joint venture, in northeastern South Australia.Beach Energy Managing Director Matt Kay said: “Beach will look to build on this in the coming years as we make significant investments in Victoria and South Australia to bring more gas supply to the domestic market.“This financial year alone, Beach is spending around $500 million to develop new gas for the east coast market.”The Qenos Botany site comprises three major facilities including Olefines, Alkathene and Alkatuff. The facilities are equipped to produce ethylene, low-density polyethylene, linear low-density polyethylene and high-density polyethylene.In September 2019, Santos, in a joint venture with British oil major BP, secured new acreage which lies adjacent to its existing oil discovery, Dorado, offshore Northern Carnarvon Basin in Western Australia (WA).The 50:50 joint venture will undertake exploration activities at the new permit, WA-541-P, which lies to the west of the recent Dorado, Roc and Phoenix South hydrocarbon discoveries in the Bedout Sub-basin.
JANUARY 9TH, 2018 JEFF GOLDBERG HENDERSON, KENTUCKYUnlike the Hoosier State, Bluegrass officials look at their alcohol codes on a local level. On Tuesday, the mayor and commissioners in Henderson looked at their city’s blue laws.As it stands right now, the sale of distilled spirits or wine by the drink and malt beverages are permitted on Sunday between 12:00 PM and 11:00 PM if the business has a liquor license and a capacity of more than 50 people and receive at least 50 percent of their gross annual income from the sale of food. As well, places like liquor stores and grocery stores aren’t allowed to sell packaged booze.The proposed ordinance would completely do away with those restrictions and allow smaller places and bars and grocery stores to sell on Sunday’s.The commissioners comments mirrored those of the audience on Tuesday: very mixed. The board ended up passing the first reading 3-2, but that wasn’t without a fight.Commissioner Patti Bugg got the night started by reciting statistics about drunk driving in America. As well, she objected to the ordinance on a religious belief basis.She was countered by fellow commissioner Brad Staton, who had spoken to the police in Bowling Green about what happened when the eased their Sunday sales. Staton said there wasn’t a noticeable difference in DUI arrests in the three years before and after Bowling Green started Sunday Sales.The ordinance will need to go into a second reading before anything changes in Henderson.Jeff Goldberg FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Bill Schirmer, president and CEO of Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union, was honored by the Indiana Credit Union League as its Professional Achievement Award winner for 2018.Schirmer is the first recipient from an Evansville-based credit union in the award’s 29-year history. The recognition came at the ICUL’s annual meeting in Indianapolis. Criteria for the award includes understanding and personifying the credit union philosophy of “people helping people”, promoting the credit union ideal, exhibiting leadership and management ability, possessing an ability to coordinate and work with volunteers and staff, maintaining a record of success in improving the financial fitness of the credit union, being dedicated to the importance of continuing education and training, and successfully developing and expanding services to credit union members.Schirmer joined ETFCU in April of 2012 after serving as Vice President and CFO of Lake Michigan Credit Union in Grand Rapids. His nomination noted that, since he joined ETFCU, the organization has grown from 68,000 members to more than 202,000 and now operates 15 branches in Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee, with another five expected to open in those states by mid-2019.With more than $1.5 billion in assets, ETFCU is Indiana’s second-largest credit union. In 2017 alone, ETFCU added 26,421 new members; increased net worth by $22.3 million, with total equity at $145 million; grew loans 12 percent to $1.16 billion; grew loans serviced by 13 percent to $2.38 billion; grew total assets by 14 percent to $1.46 billion; and increased mobile banking users by 11,033 – a staggering 41 percent increase. The credit union returned more than $2.3 million to members via Vertical and Platinum Rewards checking accounts that offer a 3 percent rate of return on balances up to $15,000 (increased to $20,000 for 2018) and refund fees up to $15 per month for non-ETFCU ATM transactions. That work earned ETFCU recognition by Forbes as “Best-in-State” among Indiana credit unions, based on the results of an independent survey.In 2017, ETFCU supported numerous non-profits and awarded ten $5,000 college scholarships to members and children of members. Schirmer chaired the boards at the EVSC Hangers School Clothing Resource bank and Habitat for Humanity of Evansville (which will become the 26th city nationwide to make its 500th house build this year). He championed an organizational campaign to fund a complete house build for Habitat, as well as an employee effort to boost United Way of Southwestern Indiana campaign giving from $12,000 to $45,000 – the largest increase among involved companies. Schirmer also serves as a board member of the EVSC Foundation and Junior Achievement of Southwest Indiana, and serves on the Advisory Council for the University of Southern Indiana.At the ICUL meetings, ETFCU also received notice for the Dora Maxwell Award for community service for its support of Hangers. Schirmer serves as president of the Hangers board and raises funds for the organization during its annual Celebrity Scoop Night, where he again this year was the top fundraiser. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
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