first_img Beauden Barrett’s brother no longerMarch has seen Beauden Barrett’s brother go through a defining stage in his career. Not as important as the one where he will inevitably become an All Black, but important none the less. The point where his performances have reached such a level that he has ceased being referred to in relation to his brother, Beauden, and is now known as Jordie. In any other rugby nation, Jordie’s performances at fullback for the Hurricanes this season would have been regarded as worthy of a test call up.Making an impression: Jordie Barrett is stepping out his big brother’s shadowHowever, as a fullback in New Zealand your performances need to be better than that of Ben Smith, Israel Dagg and Damian McKenzie. The reality is that his long-term position probably isn’t at fullback, but at 12. At 6ft 5inches tall and already 15 and a half stone at the age of twenty, Barrett is built like a home. He is genuinely a triple threat, with a run, pass and kick game that had already shredded some very senior reputations in Super Rugby. He is also a test standard goal kicker – better than Beauden – which is a rare chink in the current All Blacks’ setup. Well played Jordie.The dilution of Australian rugbyAustralian rugby is at a low point. Probably the lowest point since the game turned professional. An over-expansion of their Super Rugby franchises, added to the migration of their talent pool to the UK and France, has left Australian rugby diluted to the point that of rugby homeopathy – and is just as ineffective. After five rounds of Super Rugby only one of the five Australian franchises has a positive points difference – the Brumbies at plus ten.Tough questions: The five Australian Super Rugby franchises are strugglingBetween them the Brumbies, Rebels, Waratahs, Reds and Force have a points difference of -244. The Kiwi five have +245 points. There simply isn’t the money, player or supporter depth in Australian rugby to maintain their current structure. The hard truth is that one franchise needs to go and if Aussie rugby is really honest with itself, two need to be deleted.Newport RFC have a big decision to makeIf when, in the womb, you were given the option of being born a supporter of any rugby team in the world, Newport Gwent Dragons or Newport RFC wouldn’t be the first name on most babies’ lips. Years of underfunding and political turmoil in Welsh rugby has left the region in a dreadful state of disrepair. March saw the burden of Newport’s rugby supporters increase further. With the Welsh Rugby Union stepping into save professional rugby in the region, by increasing their stake from 50% to 100%, the future of rugby in the whole of Gwent rests on the shoulders of Newport RFC. The situation is complex – it’s always thus in Welsh rugby.Under-funded: Professional rugby in Gwent is at a crossroadsIf professional rugby is to continue in the region, the WRU, as part of the buyout, want control of Rodney Parade – which belongs to the amateur team Newport RFC. In short, Newport RFC must give up its assets to save regional rugby for the whole of the Gwent region. Many have viewed the WRU’s actions with suspicion, which is unfair. The union is doing everything it can to save pro rugby in the region. The easiest option for the union would be to shut the region entirely, write off the loss and adequately fund the remaining three regions. The decisions that need to made in the coming months are complicated, but without making them the outcome is simple – professional rugby in East Wales will cease to exist. The emergence or Jordie Barrett, professional rugby in Gwent’s survival, a Parisien mess and Jonah Lomu rugby are all covered in this monthly round-up Racing 92 and Stade Francais -chaosRacing 92’s proposed merger with Stade Francais will surely go down as one of the worst, if not the worst, pieces of rugby administration ever witnessed. The last time rugby witnessed such poor handling was when Mauro Bergamasco played scrum half. It’s not that the decision to merge is incorrect, there is sound financial reasoning for the bringing together of Paris’ leading clubs. But to announce it to your players, supporters and the wider public in such a cold way was bizarre. In an environment where every team selection, transfer and sacking is leaked days in advance, the concealing of such a dramatic piece of news was remarkable.Shambles: The handling of the proposed Stade Francais-Racing 92 merger was poorIt appeared the decision had been made without any input from the stakeholders. Where were the stakeholder meetings? Where was the debate? Where was the right to reply? It’s rare when the rugby public feels sorry for Top 14 players and their diamond encrusted boots, but to leave two squads of players unaware of their employment status raised a collective eyebrow – especially in a sport where contracts are usually decided long before the end of the season. The merger is now off, at least publicly, but when it re-emerges, which it will, we can only hope that it is handled better.Jonah Lomu Rugby – 20 years oldIt may seem trivial to write about a rugby computer game in a rugby column. To some, sitting lazily in front of a PlayStation 1 is the very antithesis of the dynamic sport that rugby undoubtedly is. But to others, myself included, Jonah Lomu Rugby (JLR) is worthy of a place in rugby’s Hall of Fame. If, like me, your on-field ability was limited, the game gave you the chance to live out your dream and become the player you always wanted to be.Fearsome sight: Jonah Lomu is an icon in world rugbyTo be able to throw the 30 yard pass, launch a 50m line clearance, or live out every young Welshman’s dream of handing-off the entire England team in a rapid-fire burst of L1+R1. Sometimes, the addiction of palming people in the face with Lomu meant that you often wouldn’t take the quickest route to the try line – instead, taking the long way around to once more cruelly batter Mike Catt’s virtual self. All of which was wrapped up in the velvety wit of Bill Mclaren and the now Chairman of World Rugby, Bill Beaumont. In short, a rugby game so good that even after 20 years we are ‘digging like demented moles’ in search of a game that betters JLR’s playability. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS  For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. 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first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Top prize: Myerscough College celebrate their U19 triumph “For the organisation to have the Portuguese prime minister attend says a lot about the growing popularity of rugby in Portugal.”Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Teams from England, Australia, Ireland and Portugal all triumphed at the age-grade festival in Lisbon. Martin Allerton reportscenter_img In the U15 boys’ section, Blackheath were the cream of the crop and deserved winners, beating Cascais 5-0 in the final, whilst Portuguese team Lusitanas won the U15 girls’ title, beating USA Schools 12-5.The U13 category was arguably the most competitive of the entire tournament, with 32 teams involved. The final was played out between two Portuguese teams, Agronomia beating Direito 15-10, showcasing the quality of youth rugby in Portugal in the face of strong opposition from England, Ireland, Scotland and Spain.Indeed, over the weekend the host sides were competitive in all age groups, which bodes well, particularly in light of the recently agreed initiative with Premiership Rugby to support the development of the game in Portugal.Much to the gratitude of the Portuguese coaches, George Tavner, assistant academy manager and coach development lead at Bath, and RFU coach development officer Andrew Webb were on hand throughout the festival to lend their support.Next year’s Portugal Rugby Youth Festival takes place over the weekend of 4-5 April 2020 and bookings are now being taken. Visit www.portugalrugbyfestival.com for more details.Irish champs: Tullow didn’t concede a point in winning the U17 titleFor Worcester coach Jon Dear the weekend exceeded expectations. He said: “As coaches and parents our role is to give our youngsters a life-long love of rugby. The Portugal Youth Rugby Festival goes a long way to achieving that objective.“It amplifies all that is good about rugby. Brilliant fun, extremely well organised, great standard of play and overall just a fantastic experience for the players. I had to pinch myself at times; I looked round and there’s a girls’ team from Italy playing an American side and on a separate pitch Australian boys against a quality Portuguese side. At the bars you see teams from Sweden next to Belgians, French, Spanish, Qatar and New Zealand.“What more could you want from a tour? Everything was just brilliant from start to finish and we will definitely be back. I’d encourage every team to think about participating at least once. You’ll not regret it. Worldwide winners at Portugal Rugby Youth FestivalThis year’s Portugal Rugby Youth Festival reached new heights with record crowds, 3,000 players representing 115 teams from five continents and the attendance of Portuguese prime minister António Costa as well as World Cup winner Lewis Moody, the 2019 tournament ambassador, courtesy of main sponsors Dove.With ten pitches in use throughout, it was two days of frenetic action at the Estadio Universitario De Lisboa with boys competing at U13, U15, U17 and U19 levels and girls at U15 and U19.U19 boys is the blue-riband event of the largest youth rugby festival in Europe and this year the competition was formidable with strong entries from Australia, England, France, Wales and the USA.VIP Guest: Antonio de Cuhna and Portugal PM Antonio CostaFast, attractive, flowing rugby featured throughout and the final was an all-English affair with Myerscough College emerging 13-0 winners o a closely-contested match against Truro College.Myerscough College coach Matt Garrod said: “We enjoy this tournament, the competition and the first-class organisation and have been supporting it for many years. Coming here to Lisbon is a reward for our lads who have worked hard throughout a long tough season, which started back in August.”Steve Larkins, Rugby Academy Leader for Truro College, could see the positives in defeat: “Of course we wanted to win but I’ve told our boys that they can be very proud of themselves.“They played good rugby throughout and came very close. When you consider that most are only 17, that’s a pretty good achievement. This trip has been a great experience for them, on and off the field and we look forward to returning.”The U19 girls’ section was won by Australian team Melbourne Kangaroos as they beat Portuguese select side Lobinhas 15-14 with the final play of the match.Wizards from Oz: Melbourne Kangaroos won the girls’ U19 competitionAt U17 level, Irish team Tullow RFC were the deserved winners, not even conceding a point across six games and scoring 105. They beat local champions CDUL 7-0 in the final.last_img read more


first_imgMonday Jun 3, 2013 Schalk Brits suspended for three weeks for striking Owen Farrell After being cited for his punch on Owen Farrell at the weekend, Schalk Brits was suspended for three weeks by an International Rugby Board disciplinary panel. Saracens teammate Farrell has played down the incident. Here is another look at it. After lashing out at Farrell because he was holding him back, Brits was yellow carded by referee Steve Walsh, who hinted that it could have been worse if it weren’t for the occasion.Brits will serve a three-week ban that will commence at the start of next season. Farell has said that he holds no grudge after being on the receiving end of the swinging arm punch.“I was trying to hold him into a ruck, and he reacted to that,” said Farrell post match.“Things happen in rugby. There’s no dramas there. It is a reminder of how vital it is to keep cool and not respond to provocation. I shook Schalk’s hand after the game, and he apologised when he came back on to the field.“When someone reacts to you, you try not to take a backward step, not just in this occasion but in every occasion. I just grabbed him. There was nothing nasty in it.”There has been a lot of talk about Farrell’s temperament and fiery edge, and while he has been criticised for reacting to Brits, others could say he did well not to retaliate further.“Sometimes it is hard when someone lays a punch squarely on the side of your jaw not to react,” said coach Warren Gatland. “But we are going to emphasise from the start of this tour the importance of keeping our discipline. “It is a nice reminder that sometimes things happen and you need to take one for the team. If you get whacked and respond, the consequences for the team can be severe. We might find a similar situation in Australia if someone is grabbed off the ball and we have to make sure we don’t react.”Brits apologised publicly on Twitter too, saying “Lions played very well tonight. sorry for the over reaction brother @owen_faz, took it too far. hope you have a great tour. enjoy aus!”The incident was included in the match highlights, but here it is again if you missed it.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play , British & Irish Lions 2013 Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… 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 TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 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


first_img Receive email alerts May 22, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Western Australia’s top officials threaten state’s leading newspaper November 19, 2020 Find out more Organisation Google experiments drop Australian media from search results Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today about attempts by the authorities in the state of Western Australia to blackmail the management of The West Australian newspaper. Attorney-general Jim McGinty threatened to withdraw state advertising and to not implement a proposed shield law protecting journalists’ sources unless editor Paul Armstrong is fired.”We condemn the Western Australia government’s threat to punish a newspaper that refuses to modify its editorial line,” the press freedom organisation said. “This blackmail is unworthy of a democracy. The threats made by the state’s attorney-general and premier require an apology. We express our support for Armstrong and the rest of The West Australian staff.”McGinty’s threats were made on 16 May, when he accused The West Australian of dishonesty and failing to respect journalistic ethics. Addressing the state parliament the next day, Western Australia premier Alan Carpenter personally threatened Armstrong, calling him “dishonest,” “immature” and a “problem for the state.”The newspaper’s chief executive rejected the attacks and reiterated his confidence in Armstrong. “Every government would prefer to have a compliant media which simply recycles the government’s version of events” he said. “However, that is not how The West Australian or any other credible media organisation operates.” The newspaper, which is the state’s only daily, is often critical of the government.The federal attorney-general recently announced that he would go ahead with a shield law protecting the confidentiality of sources.Australia is ranked 35th out of 168 countries in the Reporters Without Borders 2006 World Press Freedom Index. RSF condemns Facebook’s blocking of journalistic content in Australia AustraliaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Australia News January 21, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News News February 22, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF_en to go further News AustraliaAsia – Pacific On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabialast_img read more


first_img China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting Reporters Without Borders said today it was very concerned about death threats received by Hugo Gonzáles Hinostroza, of the daily paper Expresión (in the northern city of Huaraz), and called for him to be given special protection. April 1, 2020 Find out more August 9, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist probing colleague’s murder gets death threats PeruAmericas News Organisation PeruAmericas Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites Help by sharing this information December 4, 2019 Find out more Receive email alertscenter_img The journalist is investigating the murder of a colleague, Antonio de la Torre, of a local radio station, Orbita, who was killed on 14 February 2004, reportedly on the orders of a former local mayor. News “These threats must be taken very seriously because they seem to be linked with Gonzáles Hinostroza’s enquiries. We call on the authorities to give him protection so he can complete them.”A phone caller warned him on 6 August, in the most alarming of several such calls, to drop his investigation and threatened to kill him or his family if he did not. The journalist recently criticised the undue slowness of legal action in the case. Gonzáles Hinostroza suspects aides of Amaro León León, a former mayor of Yungay (Huaraz), where de la Torre was killed, of making the threats. The ex-mayor, suspected of ordering the murder, has been in prison since 18 March 2004 and had tried to block publication of a report criticising him.Gonzáles Hinostroza has asked for special protection from the Huaraz sub-prefecture. RSF_en News Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable to go further News Follow the news on Peru February 10, 2017 Find out morelast_img read more


first_img WhatsApp AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 19, 2021– TFF Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: TFFP), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative drug products based on its patented thin-film freeze-drying (TFFD) technology platform, today announced that, in collaboration with the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), the Company obtained positive preclinical in vitro efficacy data from TFF formulated biodefense countermeasures. In April of 2020, TFF Pharmaceuticals and USAMRIID, part of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command, the U.S. Army’s premier institution and facility for defensive research into countermeasures against biological warfare, entered into a 3-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to investigate TFFD of various biodefense countermeasures to demonstrate the use of these formulations as needle-free, inhaled treatments that are temperature-insensitive. The first two countermeasures, a monoclonal antibody (mAbs) against Ebolavirus Zaire (EBOV) and a recombinant vesicular stomatitis virus (rVSV) vaccine candidate against Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV), were TFFD formulated and tested for efficacy in a well-established in vitro neutralization assay. Data showed that the activity of the mAbs and rVSV vaccines were preserved after TFFD. Formulation optimization and long-term stability testing are ongoing. Next steps will be in vivo testing in appropriate animal models. “This data utilizing our TFFD technology to reformulate currently developed and characterized medical countermeasures against EBOV and VEEV is an important milestone,” said Glenn Mattes, CEO of TFF Pharmaceuticals. “Most countermeasures are parenterally delivered, require trained personnel for administration and are temperature sensitive. There is an urgent need to develop technologies to improve biodefense countermeasures to better protect the warfighter.” “Great strides have been made to develop licensed countermeasures against Department of Defense (DoD) select agents of interest, such as Ebolavirus Zaire (EBOV) and Venezuelan equine encephalitis (VEEV),” said John M. Dye, Jr., Viral Immunology branch chief, USAMRIID. “An alternate route of administration that bypasses the need for cold chain control and administration by specialized personnel could be critical in the protection of our defense forces in biologically hostile environments around the globe.” TFF continues to engage and collaborate with various government and defense contracting agencies in an effort to utilize the Company’s TFFD technology platform to formulate dry powder vaccines and therapeutics for delivery via reconstitution, or for lung or nasal inhalation. About the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases: For over 50 years, USAMRIID has provided leading edge medical capabilities to deter and defend against current and emerging biological threat agents. The Institute is the only laboratory in the Department of Defense equipped to safely study highly hazardous viruses requiring maximum containment at Biosafety Level 4. Research conducted at USAMRIID leads to medical solutions – vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, information, and training programs – that benefit both military personnel and civilians. Established in 1969, the Institute plays a key role as the lead military medical research laboratory for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Joint Science and Technology Office for Chemical and Biological Defense. USAMRIID is a subordinate laboratory of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command. For more information, visit www.usamriid.army.mil. The information contained in this press release does not necessarily reflect the position or the policy of the Government and no official endorsement should be inferred. About TFF Pharmaceuticals’ Thin Film Freezing technology platform TFF Pharmaceuticals’ Thin Film Freezing (TFF) platform was designed to improve the solubility and absorption of poorly water-soluble drugs and is particularly suited to generate dry powder particles with properties targeted for inhalation delivery, especially to the deep lung, an area of extreme interest in respiratory medicine. The TFF process results in a “Brittle Matrix Particle,” which possesses low bulk density, high surface area, and typically an amorphous morphology, allowing the particles to supersaturate when contacting the target site, such as lung tissue. Based upon laboratory experiments, the aerodynamic properties of the particles are such that the portion of a drug deposited to the deep lung has the potential to reach as high as 75 percent. About TFF Pharmaceuticals TFF Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative drug products based on its patented Thin Film Freezing, or TFF, technology platform. Early testing confirms that the TFF platform can significantly improve the solubility and absorption of poorly water-soluble drugs, a class of drugs that comprises approximately one-third of the major pharmaceuticals worldwide, thereby improving their pharmacokinetics. TFF Pharmaceuticals has two lead drug candidates: Voriconazole Inhalation Powder and Tacrolimus Inhalation Powder. The Company plans to add to this pipeline by collaborating with large pharmaceutical partners. The TFF Platform is protected by 42 patents issued or pending in the US and internationally. To learn more about TFF Pharmaceuticals and its product candidates, visit the Company’s website at https://tffpharma.com SAFE HARBOR This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding TFF Pharmaceuticals, Inc., including the benefits of the Company’s TFFD platform and its dry powder versions of voriconazole and the Company’s plans to add to its existing pipeline of product candidates. Those forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially. Among those factors are: (i) the risk that the Company may not be able to successfully conclude preclinical testing of its EBOV mAbs or rVSV vaccine or obtain pre-market approval of either product candidate, (ii) no drug product incorporating the TFFD platform has received FDA pre-market approval or otherwise been incorporated into a commercial drug product, (iii) the Company has no current agreements or understandings with any large pharmaceutical companies for the development of a drug product incorporating the TFFD Platform, (iv) the risk that the Company will not be able to conclude a long-term commercial agreement with any third-party, and (v) those other risks disclosed in the section “Risk Factors” included in the Company’s prospectus supplement filed with the SEC on December 8, 2020. TFF Pharmaceuticals cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. TFF Pharmaceuticals does not undertake, and specifically disclaims, any obligation to update or revise such statements to reflect new circumstances or unanticipated events as they occur, except as required by law. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005285/en/ CONTACT: Company: Glenn Mattes President and CEO TFF Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [email protected] 737-802-1973 Kirk Coleman Chief Financial Officer TFF Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [email protected] 817-989-6358 Investor Relations and Media: Paul Sagan LaVoieHealthScience [email protected] 617-953-4779 KEYWORD: TEXAS UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: MEDICAL DEVICES OTHER DEFENSE INFECTIOUS DISEASES CLINICAL TRIALS BIOTECHNOLOGY HEALTH PHARMACEUTICAL GENERAL HEALTH DEFENSE SOURCE: TFF Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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first_imgNews Updates[Lockdown] Karnataka HC Allows Supermarkets To Remain Open 24×7 To Ensure Uninterrupted Supply Of Essential Items [Read Order] Mustafa Plumber21 April 2020 11:33 PMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court has dismissed a petition filed challenging the order of the Director General and Inspector General of Police, allowing super markets to remain open 24×7, to ensure uninterrupted supply of grocery and other essential items to citizens. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice B V Nagarathna while disposing off the petition filed by Sandhya…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 Karnataka High Court has dismissed a petition filed challenging the order of the Director General and Inspector General of Police, allowing super markets to remain open 24×7, to ensure uninterrupted supply of grocery and other essential items to citizens. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice B V Nagarathna while disposing off the petition filed by Sandhya U Prabhu said “It cannot be disputed that in lockdown period, it is the duty of the State Government and Central Government to ensure the uninterrupted supply of grocery and other essential articles to the citizens. Depending upon the circumstances and local situation, it is for the authorities to take a decision regarding the time during which grocery shops and supermarkets can be kept open. The state government can always issue directions for strictly observing social distancing and other norms.” The petitioner had argued that “If the supermarkets are kept open 24×7, a large number of people will enter the supermarkets and will touch the articles which are displayed for sale. This will result in the spread of Covid-19. Thus the working hours of super markets will have to be restricted.” The bench said “The decision to keep open super markets 24×7 relates to purely a policy decision. We do not find anything arbitrary in the said policy decision and therefore, no interference is called for by this court in writ jurisdiction.” The petition had also opposed the decision of permitting the use of 180, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) buses for facilitating transport of people for ensuring that a provision is made for rendering essential services. The petitioner had argued that “Cleanliness is not maintained in BMTC buses and if permission to travel is granted to 20 passengers in a bus, it will again result in spread of Covid-19.” The court rejected the argument saying “It cannot be disputed that for the Government employees and for the employees of the local authorities, who are working in the departments providing essential services, transport arrangement has to be made by the authorities. Necessary measures are being taken for maintaining social distancing while traveling is allowed by BMTC buses. We do not find per se anything wrong, arbitrary or illegal in the decision taken to allow BMTC buses to be used for transportation of persons who are connected with providing the essential services.”Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more


first_img Noah walks to raise cancer awareness Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen “There are probably few if any people who haven’t been affected in some way by this disease,” she said. “So many people in our lives are told they have cancer. When you hear this news, you say a prayer and stand by almost helplessly as this person goes through this struggle. I want to make this personal and do what I can for all of those who are faced with this terrible disease.”Noah said that she will greatly appreciate any contributions that will help her achieve her monetary goal.To make a donation for Noah’s walk for a cure go online and donate under her name at The3Day.Org. or at Sharon Noah, P.O. Box 601, Troy, AL 36081. Print Article Sponsored Content Skip By The Penny Hoarder “Breast cancer is not common among men but it happens,” Noah said. “Usually it occurs in heavy set men but my brother is tall and thin.”His breast cancer was found almost by chance.“Jerome went to the doctor to get a mole removed and the doctor noticed a lump on his breast,” Noah said. “My brother thought it was scar tissue from a wreck that he had been involved in but the doctor wanted to check it out. It was cancer and he had to have a radical mastectomy. He’s doing good and is cancer free.” Latest Stories The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… For her brother, other family members, friends and countless strangers who are affected by the disease, Noah has made a commitment to walk in the Susan G. Komen “3-Day for a Cure” walk in Atlanta in October.The “3-Day for a Cure” walk is a national event for men and women who want to make a personal difference in the lives of those who are going through cancer by raising awareness of the disease and raising funds to find a cure.“You walk 60 miles in three days and to be able to participate in the walk, you have to raise $2,300 and that will be the hard part,” Noah said, with a smile. “The walk I can do but I’ll have to depend on others to help raise the money.”Noah said she wants to do all that she can to help rid the world of cancer. You Might Like Pierce: Proud to play for dad Logan Pierce, the Trojans first baseman, is proud to play for his father this year. Special to The Messenger When… read more Email the author Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sharon Noah is a member of the Sikorsky Support Services Relay for Life team but she wants to do more.And, she has reason to do more – lots of reasons – family and friends reasons.Noah lost both of her parents to cancer and many other family members have been diagnosed with cancer. Most recently, her brother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Published 6:42 am Wednesday, June 1, 2011last_img read more


first_imgmstahlphoto/iStock(NEW YORK) — Two high school football players died this weekend after sustaining injuries on the field.Peter Webb, a sophomore at Southwest Covenant in Oklahoma, and Alex Miller, a senior at Roane County High School in West Virginia, both died after sustaining injuries during school football games on Friday. Officials at Southwest Covenant, a Christian private school west of Oklahoma City, announced Webb’s death in a statement Monday, calling him “a servant-leader, always ready to help anyone in need.” He was 16.“As an athlete, Peter played a key role in our football, basketball, and baseball programs, even as an underclassman,” the statement said. “Coaches would say that Peter was not only talented, but he worked as hard as anyone. Teachers admired his respect and discipline in the classroom. Classmates loved Peter deeply.”“The character of this young man and the respect we all had for him cannot be contained in words,” it added.It said Webb died “as a result of an injury suffered during the football game on Friday,” but it did not elaborate on the nature of his injuries. The Oklahoman newspaper said he appeared to have been knocked unconscious after taking a hit to the head during a tackle.He sustained the injury during the fourth quarter while playing defense against Strother High School, The Oklahoman reported. Webb tackled the Strother high quarterback from behind, according to the report. As Webb made the tackle, he pulled the quarterback on top of him and fell back on his head, the report said.He died at the Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City on Sunday.The teenager’s death came just two days after Miller collapsed and died on the field in Clay, West Virginia. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.Roane County superintendent Richard Duncan confirmed the student’s death in an interview with ABC News’ Good Morning America on Saturday as his teammates worked to make sense of his sudden passing.“It’s a shock to them. They were there. They were getting ready for the second quarter one moment, and the next moment, Alex was on the ground,” Duncan said. “We’ve had an outpouring of support though from communities both within Roane County and all around the state.”He said Miller did not have any known health issues.Both students received an outpouring of love on social media. Southwest Covenant’s post on announcing Webb’s passing racked up more than 1,500 reactions, comments and shares on Facebook in just a matter of hours.The Roane County School District shared video from a candlelight vigil for Miller, gathering more than 2,500 reactions, shares and comments on Facebook. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_img Comments are closed. “Looking for an appropriate image to convey the necessity of deep integration across core HR (whose system’s name is HRMS) and talent management (whose system’s name is usually abbreviated TM), I remembered this really terrific graphic from Josh Bersin.  Giving tremendous credit where it’s due, this graphic is from an equally terrific post by Josh entitled: “Workday 10: Talent Management And HRMS Converge and dated in March, 2010 (and doesn’t it seem almost quaint to be referencing Workday 10?).  I won’t speak for Josh, but I’ve been preaching the need for tight integration across H”Read full article Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Applications Integration — Core HR And Talent Management«In Full BloomShared from missc on 15 Apr 2015 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more