‘Polling Officers Infected With Covid-19 During Election Duty Be Treated At Par With Covid Warriors’: Telangana High Court
Top Stories’Polling Officers Infected With Covid-19 During Election Duty Be Treated At Par With Covid Warriors’: Telangana High Court Akshita Saxena17 May 2021 12:40 AMShare This – xThe Telangana High Court has observed that polling officers who have been infected with Covid-19 during the recent municipality elections in the State must be treated at par with Covid-warriors. A Division Bench of Chief Justice Hima Kohli and Justice B. Vijaysen Reddy said that the State must ensure that such polling officers are given adequate medical treatment and all such benefits that are offered to a Covid-warrior. The direction came in a suo moto matter being heard by the Bench to address all Covid-related issues. During the hearing, Advocate Pujitha Gorantla informed the Bench that around 500 teachers, who were assigned polling duties during the municipal elections have tested Covid-positive and out of them, 15 have already succumbed to the virus. She urged that a direction may be passed for compensating the families of such teachers, as was done by the Allahabad High Court.The Allahabad High Court had observed that no one had volunteered to render services during election and the State authorities, being well aware of the threat of pandemic, forced the polling officers to go on election duty.Thus, the State must grant at least Rs. 1 crore as ex-gratia compensation to the families of polling officers who died due to COVID-19 while after the UP Panchayat polls.Allahabad High Court Says Compensation Must Be At Least ₹ One Crore For Death Of Polling Officers Due To COVID During Election DutyIt observed that the compensation of Rs. 30,00,000/- announced by the UP Government is very less.Taking not of these submissions, the Division Bench ordered, “The State is directed to take immediate steps to ensure that those who have been infected during election duty are given adequate treatment and are treated at par with Covid warriors and are given all benefits to which a Covid warrior is entitled.” Advocate Pujitha also urged the Court to pass directions to the Department of Health, Medical and Family Welfare for protection of children who have been orphaned during the pandemic due to demise of both their parents. She submitted that illegal online adoptions are happening frequently and this may increase cases of human trafficking. The Court has asked the department to file an affidavit as to the manner in which such children are being rehabilitated.Significantly, the Telangana High Court had cautioned the State authorities against conducting elections in the middle of a pandemic. There is a genuine apprehension that the elections going to be conducted on April 30 will turn out to be “super spreaders” with cases exploding within a week or ten days after the elections, it had observed.’Do Lives Matter Or Elections?’: Telangana High Court Asks State Election Commission Over Decision To Conduct Local Elections Amid Covid-19 Pandemic To be Updated with OrderTagsTelangana High Court ELECTIONS AMID COVID #Covid warriors Next Story
Hailing from Albany, NY, brand new ensemble outfit Wurliday brings together some of the most exciting, dynamic musicians in the live music scene for a lively injection of soul-funk goodness, direct to your ears. The latest brainchild of guitarist/songwriter Justin Henricks (Beau Sasser’s Escape Plan/The Chronicles), Wurliday is preparing for the May 12th release of their debut EP Bedtime Blazer, recorded and produced in the fall of 2016 by Alan Evans (Soulive) at his Iron Wax Studio in Millers Falls, MA.The band is very excited to feature Jennifer Hartswick on their debut single ‘Getting There’. The rest of the EP will be released May 12 and boasts an all-star lineup including Arielle O’Keefe (Girl Blue) and Tyrone Hartzog on vocals and Michelangelo Carubba (Turkuaz), Beau Sasser (Kung Fu), Paul Phillipone (West End Blend), Reed Sutherland (Mammal Dap) and Justin Henricks holding down the rhythm section.Live For Live Music is excited to premiere the retro animated video for Wurliday’s “Getting There” with lead vocals by Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band) below:Says Hendricks of the track’s recording process, “I’ve been working on this project for some time now and decided to take a ‘Steely Dan’ type of approach to the record in calling upon some of the best musicians I know to do the session. The sessions were a ton of fun–people coming in and out including Beau Sasser, who takes the organ solo on this tune. From there everything blossomed and it really became a nice collaboration from a lot of great friends. Jen and I met on a short run of shows last year called “Super Jam.” I was ecstatic when I called on Jen to sing on this track and she agreed, I knew her voice and feel was exactly what the track called for.”For more information on Wurliday’s debut release Bedtime Blazer, head to the band’s website.
Amid signs that federal pandemic assistance funds have not reached businesses that need them the most, Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) this week introduced legislation creating a new $2 billion emergency fund for Community Development Financial Institutions.The legislation, S. 4430, would automatically provide capital for CDFIs during a natural disaster or economic crisis. The legislation is cosponsored by nine Democrats and Independent Bernie Sanders of Vermont.“By creating a crisis fund for CDFIs with automatic triggers, we can quickly provide aid to the people and small businesses that need it most,” Schatz said.Any CDFI applying for funds from the program would have to commit to spending 90% of the funds in areas affected by the emergency, according to the legislation. The bill also sets aside 30% of the crisis funding for minority CDFIs. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Pension Protection Fund (PPF) – Leanne Clements has resigned from her position as responsible investment manager at the PPF to pursue other opportunities. Clements joined the UK lifeboat fund in April, having most recently been at West Midlands Pension Fund.Church Commissioners – Sir Andreas Whittam Smith is to step down as chairman of the Assets Committee after 15 years’ service. The decision will take effect at the next AGM of the Church Commissioners, scheduled for June 2017. A successor is to be announced “in due course”.Manulife Asset Management – The investment management arm of Manulife has appointed Neil Summers to the newly created role of head of EMEA client service and sales support. He joins from Aberdeen Asset Management, where he spent 12 years, most recently as head of client service for the EMEA.AMF – Fredrik Ronvall, transaction and analysis manager at AMF Fastigheter, the real estate arm of the Swedish pension provider AMF, has been appointed manager and investment manager of unlisted real estate companies in Sweden and abroad at AMF’s asset management business, a role he will take on in addition to his current position.Be Frank – Jan Hein Rhebergen is to start as commercial director at the Dutch pensions provider from 1 October. Rhebergen will make up the executive team together with Marianne de Boer-Maasland. He has been sales manager for pensions at insurer Delta Lloyd since 2012, having previously worked in commercial and management roles at ING and insurer Nationale Nederlanden.Kring van Pensioenspecialisten (KPS) – The Dutch association of pension specialists has appointed Mark Verschuren to its board. He is to focus on fintech developments. Verschuren, an econometrist, is a consultant at Sprenkels & Verschuren.Aon Hewitt – Frank Driessen, CCO for the Netherlands, has also been appointed as CCO for Germany, as part of a restructuring at the company. In the new set-up, Heleen Vaandrager, who has been sales director since 2014, is now also a member of the executive team of Aon Hewitt Netherlands. Xander ’s-Gravendijk has taken over the executive tasks of Judith van Ree, after the latter left the company. He has worked at Aon Hewitt for 16 years and currently serves as COO/CIO. Aon Hewitt said Pascal Hoogenboom would remain as chief executive, as well as a board member on United Pensions, Aon’s pan-European pensions fund.Achmea – The insurance group has appointed Michel Lamie as a member of its executive board, as of 1 January 2017. He is to succeed Huub Arendse as CFO in April, when Arendse is to complete his four-year term. Achmea is parent company of Syntrus Achmea Pensioenbeheer.Managing Partners Group – The asset management boutique has appointed Philip Eaton Richards as head of its capital markets team. Richards built and managed his own professional services business, which he founded in 1992, and has taken senior roles in entrepreneurial organisations since 2009. West Midlands, USS, International Centre for Pension Management, Railways Pension Trustee Company, Cardano, PwC, Pension Protection Fund, Church Commissioners, Manulife Asset Management, Aberdeen Asset Management, AMF, Be Frank, Delta Lloyd, Kring van Pensioenspecialisten, Aon Hewitt, Achmea, Managing Partners GroupWest Midlands Pension Fund – The former deputy head of equities at the UK’s largest pension fund has joined the £11.5bn (€15.7bn) West Midlands to lead the local government scheme’s in-house investment team. Jason Fletcher joined West Midlands as assistant director of investments on 16 September. He joined from the Universities Superannuation Scheme, where he was head of North American equities and deputy head of equities until April.International Centre for Pension Management (ICPM) – Three new members are joining the board of directors this September to fill the vacancies of Ole Beier Sørensen, Alexander Dyck and Rosemary Vilgan. The three appointees include Chris Hitchen, chief executive at Railways Pension Trustee Company and its operating subsidiaries, RPMI and Railpen Investments; Sarah Owen, general counsel and general manager of corporate strategy at the New Zealand Superannuation Fund; and Laurence Booth, CIT chair in structured finance at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.Cardano – Eric Mathijssen, a senior manager at PwC’s risk team, has been appointed as client director as of 1 October. He has previously worked at Ortec Finance, Towers Watson and Mercer Investment Consulting. Mathijssen is also chairman of the asset-liability management committee at the Dutch Association of Investment Professionals (VBA).
FIXTURE: Malin V Naomh Muire in Connolly Park, Malin on 10th of April at 3.00pm, reserves at 1.30pm. All support welcome.EASTER CAMP This years Easter camp will take place across Wednesday 30th, Thursday 31st March and Friday 1st April from 10am to 2pm daily. This is for ALL children between 5-13 years. Registration Day is Easter Sunday 27th March from 11.30am to 12.30pm. It is always a fun three days, which every child enjoys and is a great way to let them run off all that chocolate & sugar from Easter Sunday. Each child will also receive an Easter egg and O’Neills football. For more information contact Danny Lafferty on 0868988180 or Maria McLaughlin (F) on 0877763679.UNDERAGE Under 6 boys training is on every Sunday from 10:00am – 11:15am Under 8 boys training is on every Saturday from 3:00pm – 4:15pm Under 10 boys training is on every Sunday from 11:30am – 12:45pm Under 12 boys training is on every Sunday from 12.45pm – 2.00pmUnder 14 boys training is on every Saturday from 4.30pm – 6:00pm Under 16 boys training is on every Monday from 4.30pm to 6.00pm and every Friday from 5.00pm-6.30pm Under 6 and Under 8 girls training is on every Saturday from 11:00am to 12:00pm Under 10 girls training is on every Saturday from 12:15pm – 1:15pm Under 14 and Under 16 girls training is on every Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm. The under 14 girls Donegal League starts this Saturday April 2nd with the girls away to Burt. SHOP The club shop is open every Saturday from 12.00 – 2.00 and Sunday from 11.20 – 2.00 or alternatively contact Susan Byrne on 9370638 or 0867832242 . The club have a new O’Neills training tracksuit type top available which is black with the top part yellow – see facebook for pictures. The shop also has a great range of stock in all sizes including coats, jackets, hoodies, tracksuits, socks, shorts, hats, new gear bags and much more club merchandise.WELL DONEWell done to club referee Shaun McLaughlin who refereed the Derry V Meath match last Sunday in Division 2 of the Allianz Leagues .GAA NEWS: MALIN EASTER CAMP GETS UNDER WAY ON WEDNESDAY was last modified: March 29th, 2016 by John2Share 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)
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ryan Martin 171212Snow will overspread the state today, with some significant lake effect snows in the northeast quadrant of Ohio. Snow coverage may not be quite as significant with 60% coverage of at least some snow, but the 2-5 inch totals in NE Ohio are still right on target, and will be around already this morning. While the snow tapers off in intensity and coverage this afternoon, we expect some hit and miss snow flurries to be around through the overnight and in spots even for the first half of tomorrow.However, our next clipper is in faster, with snows developing Wednesday afternoon and going into early Thursday. We are increasing snow coverage to 80% of the state, and we will ride with 1-4 inch snows from NW Ohio across central and eastern parts of the state. Areas that do not see the 1 inch total can easily see a coating to an inch. This will be a nearly statewide event. But, since it comes in faster, it is likely gone faster as well. There should not be any new falling snow around anywhere in the state shortly after sunrise Thursday. The map above shows cumulative snow through Thursday midday.Friday and Saturday look more active now, and we see several waves of snow moving through. We could add another coating to 2 inches over about 60% of the state those two days combined. SW parts of the state have the best chance of missing out, and also have the best chance of seeing temps climbing a bit higher for the period. Still, we look for less moderation in temps, as cold air looks to reassert itself.Sunday afternoon into Monday we have another low moving through. This wraps some warm air up in front of it, but has significant snow potential on the backside. So, we can see a few hundredths to tenth of rain in southern and eastern Ohio Sunday afternoon, and then 1-3 inches of snow on the backside of the low Sunday night through Monday over the state.We then turn a little drier for later Monday afternoon through midweek. Temps remain normal to slightly below. While we do see a large part of the state trying to climb above freezing, we do not see as strong of southwest flow now and think that any bump in temperatures will be minor. Lake snows and strong north winds are back by Thursday, and temps head back down.The extended period still shows plenty of cold air, and we look for snows around the 21st into the 22nd. There should be good coverage over the state, but the question remains concerning any liquid that may try to mix in. Behind that, we are dry through Christmas weekend, with snow trying to develop out of an upper level low coming through the great lakes Christmas night into the 26th.
Srisaket KOs Gonzalez in fourth to retain WBC title Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City University of the Philippines guard Paul Desiderio shoots a jumper against University of Santo Tomas in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPaul Desiderio hit the game-winning triple and University of the Philippines escaped University of Santo Tomas, 74-73, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. Desiderio drained the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left as the Fighting Maroons salvaged the victory to start their campaign on an emphatic note.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Marvin Lee almost gave UST the victory as he calmly hit a couple of free throws that gave the Growling Tigers a 73-71 lead with 5.3 seconds remaining.“Our objective for this season, exactly, is to generate excitement because the UP community is very passive when it comes to the basketball team,” said Maroons head coach Bo Perasol in Filipino. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“And we got to complete that objective and what a way to generate that excitement, especially with that last-second shot. I don’t know how Paul does that but during the huddle he called it, ‘we’re going to win, this shot will go in.’”Desiderio was off the mark all game long, going 1-of-10 from deep before his clutch basket, but he made it when it mattered most. He finished with a team-high 17 points while also grabbing nine boards. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Lee finished with a game-high 20 points to lead UST while Steve Akomo had 15 points, 14 rebounds, and four blocks before fouling out late. View comments
Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AMA, Wangs, and Batangas are all slated to make the first three selections.The PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup opens festivities on January 18, 2018. Completing the field are last year’s cellar-dwellers Wangs Basketball and Gamboa Coffee Mix, and neophyte Mila’s Lechon.Curiously, defending champion Cignal HD, powerhouse Flying V, and perennial contender Racal Motors have all opted to forego participation in the first conference.Three of the 12 teams have also secured a tie-up with PBA teams namely JRU with Ginebra, CEU with Rain or Shine, and Powerball with Blackwater.Interested teams have until Monday, November 27, to submit their letter of intent and pay their entry fees to be eligible for the upcoming conference.Rookies aching to make the roster will also get their chance as the 2017 PBA D-League Draft is set on December 12 at the PBA Cafe in Metrowalk, Pasig.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSchool-based teams take center stage when the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup tips off in January.Seven of the 12-team field will be trotting out players from their respective varsity squads, mostly from the NCAA.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ This early, Zark’s Burger-Lyceum is emerging as the favorite for the crown with coach Topex Robinson and NCAA MVP CJ Perez in tow.Not to be outdone is Foundation Cup runner-up Centro Escolar University which will bring back a virtually same core bannered by Congolese big man Rod Ebondo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAlso seeing action this year will be returning school-based teams AMA Online Education, Jose Rizal University, and Batangas-Emilio Aguinaldo College, as well as newcomers Perpetual and Powerball-St. Benilde.Last season’s semifinalists Tanduay and Marinerong Pilipino are also hoping for another run to the finals. Champions League, Premier League, La Liga to air live on free TV CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next View comments
DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ So in control was Lyceum that it forced St. Benilde to turn the ball over 40 times leading to 46 turnover points and 26 fast-break points.Wealth was spread all over, too, with the bench joining in the party with 70 points as the Pirates shot 11-of-32 from beyond the arc.Rookie Unique Naboa topped St. Benilde with 14 points as the Blazers incurred their third straight loss to fall down to 1-3.The Scores:LYCEUM 98 – Jc. Marcelino 17, Baltazar 16, Perez 14, Pretta 10, Tansingco 9, Jv. Marcelino 7, Nzeusseu 6, Caduyac 6, Marata 4, Ayaay 4, Santos 4, Serrano 1, Ibañez 0, Liwag 0.ADVERTISEMENT D-League: Batangas, Flying V load up FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ ST. BENILDE 55 – Naboa 14, Leutcheu 7, Belgica 7, Johnson 6, San Juan 4, Bunyi 4, Young 3, Domingo 3, Pili 3, Castor 2, Suarez 2, Dixon 0, Sta. Maria 0, Mercado 0, Velasco 0.Quarters: 16-11, 47-21, 68-34, 98-55. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “We remembered the time they beat us last year. They were 1-17 and that’s the motivation for us,” said coach Topex Robinson.Jaycee Marcelino starred anew in the game, firing 17 points on an efficient 7-of-9 shooting from the field, on top of seven rebounds and three assists, while Wilson Baltazar got himself going from beyond the arc, shooting 4-of-9 from threes to wind up with 16 markers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBut it was still CJ Perez who made things work for Lyceum, doing it all with his 14 points, seven dimes, six boards, four steals, and a block.The Pirates went on a hot streak in the second quarter, turning a close 16-11 edge to a comfortable 47-21 lead after a scorching 31-point explosion in the second period before leading by as much as 46. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLyceum continued to rip through the competition, eviscerating St. Benilde by 43 points, 98-55 in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Pirates coasted to their fifth straight victory, the school’s best start since joining the league in 2009, while also getting back at the Blazers after being the lone team to lose to the cellar-dwellers last year.ADVERTISEMENT View comments