MFD Group Limited (MFDG.mu) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgMFD Group Limited (MFDG.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Transport sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about MFD Group Limited (MFDG.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MFD Group Limited (MFDG.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MFD Group Limited (MFDG.mu)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMFD Group Limited specialises in the provision of logistics, warehousing and distribution facilities in the Mauritius Freeport zone and internationally. Amongst the services provided by the company, are freight forwarding, customs clearing, dry and cold warehousing, industrial warehousing, and container services, and rents out office space as well as provides transportation services for tipper trucks, crane-trucks, side loaders, and distribution vans, as well as bonded vehicles serving the airport. The company is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. MFD Group Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Friday Funnies – What does an Alternator do?

first_imgFriday Sep 25, 2009 Friday Funnies – What does an Alternator do? With the Piggiess vs Princesses clips we’ve been showing lately, the objective has been to find out who are the smarter bunch – the backs or the forwards.One thing becomes apparent when watching this clip from the UK’s show the Rugby Club though, and that is that it doesn’t seem to be a backs/forwards thing.When it comes to general knowledge, or more specifically in this case, knowledge of car parts, it’s both the backs and the forwards of the Guinness Premiership who struggle to come up with solid answers.While some players simply have no idea and admit it, others have a go at answering and in general fail miserably. Bob Casey is almost convincing with his matter of fact answer, while Harry Ellis comes up with an absolute shocker. Geordan Murphy’s answer isn’t far off that.At the end we find some wise old heads coming up with it, but the question is, do youactually know what an alternator does? 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Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. Friday Funnies – What does an Alternator do? | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

Casa Torre in Madrid / Carolina González Vives

first_img Year:  Photographs:  Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero), Javier Bravo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Casa Torre in Madrid / Carolina González VivesSave this projectSaveCasa Torre in Madrid / Carolina González Vives “COPY” Area:  6458 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)+ 25Curated by Clara Ott Share CopyHouses, Sustainability•Madrid, Spain Spain “COPY” Photographs 2018 Design Team:Cristina Delgado Herráiz, Alberto Heras Hernández, Mónica Ruiz Rituerto, David Rodrigo SilgadoQuantity Surveyor:Javier Reñones MarínCity:MadridCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Javier BravoRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensCultural / PatrimonialCymat Technologies Ltd.Carillon Parroquia San Vicente de Paul, Bell Tower, Chile – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. The construction of this house occupies a land near the Manzanares river basin. This small building is inserted into the landscape corridor that runs through the metropolitan area from the Madrid highlands, close to the great mass of vegetation of Ciudad Universitaria and the intersection with the first city beltway M30, which occupies the historic riverbed La Veguilla.Save this picture!© Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)It arises with a clear vertical will, more uncomfortable for a domestic program, but interesting for an observatory-turret. We look for two complementary relationships with the landscape: tangible contact with the ground, so primitive, and visual domination, really powerful from the upper platform. And a simple and solid exterior volume: a single faceted prism with soft angles, giving a dynamic, sequential image.Save this picture!© Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)Save this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)This approach, reducing floor occupancy, results in a sloping garden wider than expected, configured as a tiered theater that begins inside the house, where public events of all kinds have already been held.The ground floor has three large legs, the glass enclosures slide and disappear and the green of the landscape enters and colors all the  surfaces, forming a large exterior canopy  over the terraces. The ambition is to continue interiors and exteriors, to erase the limits.Save this picture!© Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)Save this picture!Section 03Save this picture!© Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)A coating of glazed ceramic pieces forms an insulating and waterproof  coat that qualifies the main facade. With a flat inner face and a concave outer face with a certain volume, their sequence gives rise to an undulating texture activated by the movement of the sun, forming changing shadows throughout the day.Save this picture!© Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)Save this picture!AxonometrySave this picture!© Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)The outline of the plant is quite adapted to that of the plot, fitting the building in the upper part. Internally it is organized into two converging blocks, leaving a void between them that connects the different levels, generating a vertical air draft that facilitates the natural cooling of the house.The bedrooms, however, adopt a smooth geometry, without edges, 33white and neutral spaces, where the gray color is used to re-draw the own shadows. These three rounds are separated from each other by the wet rooms, finished with brightly colored tiles, which give these small spaces a clear identity within the complex.Save this picture!© Javier BravoThe carving of the floor is also important regarding the water and energy performance. The terraces  reduce the speed of the runoff and increase wáter absortion in the thickness of the soil. Pavements and channels lead the water to two  storage tanks, that include on-site treatment systems for reuse.Save this picture!© Javier BravoProject gallerySee allShow lessPaola Antonelli and Alice Rawsthorn’s Instagram Live Series Examines COVID-19 DesignsInterviewsFamily School / ARKITITO Arquitetura + Oficina umauma + Luiza GottschalkSelected Projects Share Houses Casa Torre in Madrid / Carolina González Vives Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Cosentino, Finsa, Placo, Vaillant, Adobe Systems Incorporated, Ceràmica Cumella Architects: Carolina González Vives Area Area of this architecture project Lead Architect: Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942730/casa-torre-in-madrid-gonzalez-vives-arquitectura Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942730/casa-torre-in-madrid-gonzalez-vives-arquitectura Clipboard Carolina González Vives CopyAbout this officeCarolina González VivesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilityMadridOn FacebookSpainPublished on July 02, 2020Cite: “Casa Torre in Madrid / Carolina González Vives” [Casa Torre en Madrid / Carolina González Vives] 02 Jul 2020. 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Ann Gloag donates £1 million to Compassionate Nursing Initiative

first_img Howard Lake | 7 June 2007 | News  41 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Recruitment / people The project will see the establishment of four Beacon Wards throughout NHS Lothian, where existing best practice will be nurtured and rolled out elsewhere. In addition, a new online mentoring service will be introduced along with master-classes for students and graduates, and a dedicated website providing advice and support.Gloag was awarded an honorary doctorate from Napier University in 2005. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Ann Gloag donates £1 million to Compassionate Nursing Initiative AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Stagecoach entrepreneur Ann Gloag OBE has donated £1 million towards a Napier University-NHS Lothian project to improve compassionate care in nursing. The three-year Leadership in Compassionate Care initiative aims to ensure patients “receive the compassionate, person-centred care they expect and deserve”.Gloag said: “Nurses have many more time pressures and responsibilities today than when I was a nurse and as a result, sometimes, the care a patient receives lacks the ‘human touch’ that is so important.“This initiative is designed to help nurses ensure that compassion is part of everything they do and that is why I am pleased to fund the project for the next three years. We hope the initiative will result in improvements that can then be rolled out across Scotland with the backing of the Scottish Executive.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Book published to help bereaved children of key workers

first_imgConnaughton has worked in theatre, TV and radio. He has written and produced more than 30 different plays and storytelling performances for young audiences, and makes over 100school visits every year throughout the UK. Last year he ran an online course with UK Fundraising introducing fundraisers to storytelling with empathy. “When I was a young boy I lost my mum. At the time I didn’t want to believe it or accept it, and it left a huge hole inside of me. I know how you feel and I want to assure you that over time that hole will be filled with so much love and support.” The book’s foreword has been written by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, who reflects on his own experience of bereavement. Advertisement The book can be bought or those who qualify can apply for a free copy of the book via Hospital by the Hill. Written by actor and author Chris Connaughton and illustrated by Fay Troote, the book tells the story of a child coming to terms with the loss of their mother, who had been a nurse at a hospital. The book is being provided for free to any children who have been affected.  1,976 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Tagged with: bereavement COVID-19 Youth Illutrastion by Faye Troote Book published to help bereaved children of key workers Writing about death is hard. Talking about it is even harder Hospital by the Hill has been spearheaded by the founders of Simon Says, the child bereavement support charity. In his foreword, The Duke says: “If you are reading this book, it’s because you’ve lost your parent or a loved one, and while I wish I was able to hug you right now, I hope this story is able to provide you comfort in knowing that you’re not alone. A free book is to be given to support the children of key workers who have lost a loved one during the Covid-19 pandemic. Published today to mark the national day of reflection, ‘Hospital by the Hill’ is written to help give them comfort at a very difficult time. Foreword by Prince Harrycenter_img Howard Lake | 23 March 2021 | News More Author Chris Connaughton says: “I felt very privileged to be asked to write this book. The project seemed to me to address several important emotional issues for young people dealing with the impact of losing a loved one to Covid, and I hope my story, along with Fay Troote’s beautiful illustrations, offers them some comfort. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The book promotes the services offered by three charities who help children cope with loss, Simon Says, Child Bereavement UK and Winston’s Wish. Connaughton told UK Fundraising: Child bereavement charities So lockdown has keep me busy with this little project. Delighted to be able announce this at last#bereavement #nationaldayofreflection @SimonSaysCBS @cbukhelp @winstonswish @KevinJMunro @Health_2gether @intextchris @FTroote @hussey_victoria https://t.co/ptBbhWA03l— Sally Stanley (@SallyStanley3) March 19, 2021 “I wanted it to provide a connection, support and hope through the hard and horrible times of bereavement. I am extremely grateful to the Duke of Sussex for his support during this project and for giving his time so generously. Having his open, heartfelt and honest words as a foreword to the book is a tremendous honour.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 “Writing about death is hard. Talking about it can be even harder. It’s always hard and horrible to deal with the death of someone you love, to lose someone who loved you.I was already grown up when my dad died. And my dad was already quite old. But it was still very hard to talk about. I tried to imagine what it must be like if you aren’t grown up yet, and your parent is still quite young. It was horrible to even imagine what that might feel like.I tried to make this story honest. I hope that I’ve managed to capture some of the feelings truthfully. But everyone’s story and feelings are a bit different.I talk about a mum in these pages, but when you read the story you might be thinking of a mum or  a dad. Your parent might have still been quite young, or a bit older. It could even have been a grandparent. Whoever it is they will always be special. They will always be loved.In Fay’s pictures, the person looks like a nurse, but your loved one could be an office worker, a cleaner or a journalist. They might be a waiter, a teacher, or anyone else who is special to you. They will always be loved.Whoever you are thinking about, I hope this story helps makes some of the hard and horrible stuff a bit easier.” Hospital by the Hill – cover illustration by Faye Trootelast_img read more

Dinneen says Oil Industry aims to Stomp on RFS, Ethanol Industry

first_img Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Dinneen says Oil Industry aims to Stomp on RFS, Ethanol Industry By Andy Eubank – Oct 15, 2013 SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Dinneen on Big OilIs Big Oil doing whatever it can to disprove the advantages of Ethanol? President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association Bob Dinneen, believes it is and he says it’s because they are frustrated that ethanol is taking 10 percent of their barrel.“If they can’t stop the Renewable Fuel Standard from moving forward it will soon take as much as a third of the barrel and they just don’t think that is where we ought to be going. There are a lot of people who disagree with them, those people being anyone other than the stockholders of Exxon Mobil, but they have been fighting us in the courts. They have been fighting us on Capitol Hill. They are fighting us in the administration seeking waivers from this program, and they are most certainly fighting us in the court of public opinion as well with an ad campaign designed to scare consumers away from the use of ethanol.”He says they are trying to relitigate the law of the land by taking a case on one issue within the Renewable Fuel Standard to the Supreme Court where it was thrown out. So why is the oil industry trying to undo a program in effect since 2005?“Just because they’re feeling their political oats and believe that they’ve spent enough money, and indeed $523 million in political campaign contributions from oil companies last year, they believe that they’ve got enough influence now to repeal a program that is to date providing energy security. It is revitalizing rural economies. It is cleaning the nation’s cities from air pollution and it is most importantly lowering the cost of gasoline for consumers at the pump.”Dinneen says there’s nothing wrong with the RFS. For the oil industry it’s simply a matter of protecting its market share. Dinneen says Oil Industry aims to Stomp on RFS, Ethanol Industry Previous articleStill A Long Way To Go on Farm BillNext articleElanco President Honored at World Food Prize Event Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Return of military equipment causes frustration among some officers

first_imgLinkedin Beth Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/beth-griffith/ Beth Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/beth-griffith/ + posts IMAGE: Good Karma Comin’ Up: saying goodbye to the gang life ReddIt Severe thunderstorms moving through Fort Worth Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Facebook Facebook Linkedin Ripple Effect: TCU professor talks gravitational wavescenter_img Beth Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/beth-griffith/ Beth Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/beth-griffith/ Beth Griffith printAround the same time Paris was under siege and a heavily armed couple killed 14 people and wounded more in San Bernardino, California, law enforcement agencies across the country received an order to return armored personnel carriers and other equipment previously received by the federal government.The Obama administration issued an executive order from law enforcement agencies in Los Angeles and New York to small cities like Benbrook, Texas, telling agencies to return a variety of federal surplus military equipment by Friday, April 1.The order was a response to the public outrage and concern about the “militarization” of law enforcement agencies during events like Ferguson and Baltimore.“We’ve seen how militarized gear can sometimes give people a feeling like there’s an occupying force,” President Barack Obama said last year as he announced the recall. “As opposed to a force that’s part of the community, that’s protecting and serving them.”The order gives a “prohibited equipment list” of items that law enforcement agencies will not be able to receive, keep or transfer. The prohibited items include tracked armored vehicles, bayonets, grenade launchers, large caliber weapons and ammunition, weaponized vehicles, vessels and aircraft.Many agencies haven’t had a problem complying with the order, but to retired police chief Bill Mathis and others, the orders were frustrating.Mathis served over 30 years in Oklahoma law enforcement and said the order to return equipment left departments without some of the tools they need to effectively combat terrorism and mass shootings.“Police have to protect themselves,” Mathis said. “When things like Paris happen, we have to be ready for them. We have to make sure that our law enforcement has the equipment needed to go into those types of situations.”A paramilitary problemFederal programs like the 1033 Program allow the Secretary of Defense to transfer excess Department of Defense (DOD) property to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies free of charge.According to a White House Report, since 1990 the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has given excess military equipment to approximately 8,000 federal and state law enforcement agencies nationwide. This added up to $5.1 billion in total property, and $2.7 billion in the last five years.After the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, federal departments viewed the police as critical assets to fighting terrorism. As the conflict escalated overseas and mass shootings across the nation rose, there was little criticism about police officers receiving militarized gear.However, after incidents like August of 2013 when Arlington, Texas SWAT officers stormed through the Garden of Eden organic farm in armored vehicles, all-black body armor, carrying shields and assault rifles, concerns about heavy-handed police tactics using this gear came under scrutiny.Then came Ferguson.When the town of Ferguson, Missouri flooded with rioters in the fall of 2014, the protesters were met by police officers wearing military grade gear and camouflage, equipped with tear gas, flash-bang grenades, rubber bullets and more.During the protests in 2014, Obama ordered a review of the military equipment program by a panel of experts, including the head of the Defense Homeland Security and Justice Departments. The panel’s review stated the government failed to properly oversee the 1033 Program.A dual purpose On the other hand, some local officials said equipment acquired through the 1033 Program have helped small departments in more ways than one.The majority of equipment given out through the 1033 Program since 1990 is conventional. According to the Texas state property book, equipment like general office supplies are the majority of equipment received. The items included office furniture, first aid kits, storage containers and lockers that haven’t been recalled.Mathis said in large cities like Dallas, the equipment received through the 1033 Program allow police to respond and improve in areas of high criminal activity.“It’s a constant effort on departments to improve things, like in Dallas, where the chief had a certain area that had robberies,” Mathis said. “A lot of departments don’t have the budget to get that type of equipment. Our first tactical van was an old bread truck that we revamped. We were trying to make do and later one we acquired that equipment.”Bryan Jamison, a Fort Worth police officer, also said the equipment is helpful in ways that don’t involve civil unrest and terrorism. He said they include training exercises, hostage situations, and search-and-rescue operations.Fort Worth said the majority of the equipment remains tucked away for serious situations, but the department utilizes similar equipment in a reality-based training system, Jamison added.“We can simulate a school shooting where we can simulate an active shooter inside of a school, or anywhere for that matter, “ Jamison said. “We use it a lot for situational stuff to prepare a new officer or recruit officer – to put them in the environment, immerse them in it and get them as close as we possibly can to real life.” Twitter Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Twitter Previous articleWomen and gender studies professor to talk research of female artistsNext articleRec Center provides clinics for students interested in the outdoors Beth Griffith RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Beth Griffith is a senior journalism major from Cleburne, Texas. She will commission as a 2LT Military Intelligence officer in the United States Army in May. In her free time, she is authoring a clean eating cook book and enjoys volunteering and boxing. ReddIt Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

German president met exiled Turkish journalist Can Dündar

first_img GermanyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists RSF Prize June 2, 2021 Find out more May 31, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Germany Organisation March 30, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU November 8, 2016 German president met exiled Turkish journalist Can Dündar German President Joachim Gauck and former editor-in-chief of Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet Can Dundar in Berlin on November 7, 2016 German BND Act: A missed opportunity for press freedom News to go further GermanyEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists RSF Prize Reporters Without Borders lauds the German president’s meeting yesterday in Berlin with exiled Turkish journalist Can Dündar, the former editor-in-chief of independent newspaper Cumhuriyet. “This meeting was an important show of solidarity with the many journalists being persecuted in Turkey because of their struggle for independent reporting”, said RSF Germany’s executive director Christian Mihr. “It’s an important message if European top politicians visibly side with journalists under pressure. Now authorities should make this support tangible, for example by providing unbureaucratic ways to issue emergency visa for journalists under immediate threat.” Dündar was sentenced in Turkey last May for alleged divulging of state secrets and is facing another trial for a charge of “helping a terrorist organization”, all for revealing details about Turkish arms deliveries to Islamist groups in Syria. RSF has been supporting Dündar intensely for about a year, including through advocacy and creating publicity for his case, and is currently financing him in his German exile as well as providing support in bureaucratic matters vis-à-vis German authorities. Last Saturday a Turkish court remanded current Cumhuriyet editor-in-chief Murat Sabuncu and eight of his staff in custody. They had been arrested on Monday last week. In the meeting with German president Gauck, Dündar and Mihr also raised the case of RSF’s representative in Turkey, Erol Önderoglu, whose trial started in Istanbul on Tuesday. Turkey is ranked 151 of 180 in RSF’s annual World Press Freedom Index. For more information on the situation of journalist in the media, please visit https://rsf.org/en/turkey or check RSF’s recent report on the effects of the ongoing state of emergency on press freedom (http://t1p.de/r6z3). RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Help by sharing this information Newslast_img read more

Centre Permits Inter-State Movement Of Stranded Migrant Workers, Students, Tourists, Pilgrims, Etc. On Conditions

Top StoriesCentre Permits Inter-State Movement Of Stranded Migrant Workers, Students, Tourists, Pilgrims, Etc. On Conditions LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK29 April 2020 5:49 AMShare This – xThe Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday issued an order permitting inter-state movement of migrant workers, students, pilgrims, tourists etc, who are found to be asymptomatic of COVID-19. Detailed guidelines have been issued in that regard in the order issued by the Home Secretary invoking powers under Section 10(2)(l) of the Disaster Management Act.Migrant workers, students,…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 Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday issued an order permitting inter-state movement of migrant workers, students, pilgrims, tourists etc, who are found to be asymptomatic of COVID-19. Detailed guidelines have been issued in that regard in the order issued by the Home Secretary invoking powers under Section 10(2)(l) of the Disaster Management Act.Migrant workers, students, pilgrims, tourists and other persons stranded at different places due to lockdown will be permitted to move on following conditions :All States/UTs should designate nodal authorities and develop standard protocols for receiving and sending such stranded persons. The nodal officers should also register the stranded persons within their States/UTs.In case a group of stranded persons wish to move between one state/UT and another State/UT, the sending and receiving states may consult each other and mutually agree to the movement by road.The moving persons would be screened and those found asymptomatic would be allowed to proceed.Buses shall be used for transport of group of persons. The buses will be sanitized and shall follow safe social distancing norms in seating.The States/UTs falling on the transit route will allow the passage of such persons to the receiving State/UT.On arrival at their destination, such persons would be assessed by the local health authorities and kept in home quarantine, unless the assessment requires keeping the persons in institutional quarantine. They would be kept under watch with periodic health check ups.The order states that such persons will be “encouraged” to use Aarogya Setu app for monitoring and tracking their health status.On Monday, SC had sought the response of the Centre to a PIL which sought directions for permitting the return of migrant workers to their native places, after being tested negative for COVID-19Ministry of Home Affairs issues order permitting inter-state movement of migrant workers, students, pilgrims, tourists etc, who are found to be asymptomatic of COVID-19.Guidelines in that regard [email protected] #Lockdown#COVID19 pic.twitter.com/N1WPSU9oud— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) April 29, 2020,Next Story read more

Diversions in place in Ballybofey

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Twitter By News Highland – November 19, 2017 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleUlster finish runners up at FAI Inter-League in GalwayNext articleDanny Mooney wins Remembrance 10k News Highland Diversions in place in Ballybofey Diversions are in place around the main street in Ballybofey.There is no access to the street, which has been closed off to facilitate a Christmas event in the town.While traffic is flowing, Gardaí report that the diversions will remain in place until 6pm this evening and motorists are being advised be aware of their presence if planning a journey through the town this afternoon.center_img Twitter Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApplast_img read more