East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) 2014 Presentation

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2014 presentation For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ke)  2014 presentation Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited brews and produces alcoholic beverages made from malt and barley and sells them to domestic markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan. Products in its range include Tusker, Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Tusker Premium Cider, Pilsner Lager, Pilsner Ice Lager, White Cap Lager, White Cap Light, Windhoek Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Senator Lager, Guinness, Balozi Lager, Kibo Gold and Allsopps Lager. East African Breweries also produces a range of spirits including Smirnoff No 21 vodka, Smirnoff Ice, Cîroc, Richot brandy, V&A sherry, Uganda Waragi, Justerini and Brooks, Myers Original Dark rum, Snapp, Jebel Special, Chrome vodka, Orijin and Smirnoff Ice Electric Ginseng, Johnnie Walker whisky and other Kenyan cane brands. Non-alcoholic brands in its product range include Alvaro and Malta Guinness. The company is a subsidiary of Diageo Plc and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Christian Aid Week promoted with microsite

first_img Howard Lake | 23 April 2003 | News Christian Aid Week promoted with microsite Tagged with: Digital The microsite does of course include online donation facilities, including online credit/debit card and direct debits. One novel element of the site is that it lists the most recent online gift, including the donor’s name (or initials if they prefer) and the amount. In theory, apart from acknowledging a donor’s gift in public if they wish, this also serves to encourage potential donors by proving that other people are already giving online.This is a very underused method of using giving data – only Comic Relief seems to have published anything similar in the form of its Galaxy of Stars. But even they didn’t list the latest donation in real time. Perhaps other charities will follow this good example.The Christian Aid Week microsite has been designed by Kleber, the new media agency whose clients have included Warp Records, MTV Europe, Kylie Minogue, The Beatles, and Ninja Tune.New Media Age last week judged the new site as “Site of the Week” giving it 86/100. Reviewer Sara Davies said “all in all, a truly complementary offering to the main Christian Aid site.” Christian Aid is using the Web to promote its key fundraising event, Christian Aid Week.This year’s Christian Aid Week runs from 11 – 17 May 2003 and is being supported with a dedicated microsite at www.christianaidweek.org.uk. The site includes plenty of engaging activities including a writing competition, celebrity content, and an interactive “Herometer”. This will create “a morality map of Britain” through a “a quiz which places you in humorous moral dilemmas.” You can also find local activities throughout the UK.Christian Aid has already been using the Web to generate support for Christian Aid Week amongst its supporters and church contacts. It’s christianaidconnect.org site has been carrying exclusive content and downloadable materials for the Week. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

Bolivarian rep on situation in Venezuela

first_imgJesús Rodríguez-Espinoza speaking in Detroit, April 2015.Detroit Workers World Party and the Moratorium Now! Coalition held a meeting Aug. 17 to defend the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela and the Cuban Revolution.The meeting was opened by Elena Herrada, a longtime Chicana activist and member of the Detroit School Board in-exile. She recalled her trip to Venezuela with a delegation from the Detroit-led Welfare Rights Organization in 2006.The featured speaker was Jesús Rodríguez-Espinoza, former consul general for the Venezuelan Consulate in Chicago. Four months ago, the U.S. terminated Rodríguez-Espinoza’s status and said he had to leave the U.S. or be declared persona non grata and expelled. The U.S. State Department has refused to reinstate his visa. Because of this, Rodríguez-Espinoza has been reassigned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Caracas.Addressing the meeting via video conferencing, the Bolivarian government representative gave an optimistic view of current developments in Venezuela. He reported that although the economic situation worsened in 2015 and 2016, his impression is that there is economic improvement today. There is still a crisis, brought on primarily by the drop in oil prices and the financial destabilization caused by U.S. imperialism and its allies, which has drained Venezuelan cash reserves. However, the availability of food and goods seems to be improving. The images of people dying from lack of medicine are simply untrue, he stated.Rodríguez-Espinoza said the biggest problem is inflation. It is caused in large part by the “black market,” which is a product of the unfavorable exchange rate for Venezuelan currency caused by international attacks on Venezuela’s financial sector. This has led to speculation and hoarding of goods.Low-wage workers and the poor, however, are protected from the effects of inflation by government programs that assure the distribution of food to them. The rich do not feel the effects of inflation, which fall primarily on the middle class.‘Deepening the revolution’Rodríguez-Espinoza described the importance of the recent Constituent Assembly election. Some 8.1 million people voted, and with the right wing attempting to disrupt and prevent the vote, the 8.1 million were primarily Chavistas and constituted the largest Chavista vote ever.The Constituent Assembly represents an effort to go past the traditional political parties, with direct representation by the communal councils, Indigenous population and workers. Rodríguez-Espinoza stated that as a Marxist, he views the Constituent Assembly as a move in the direction of deepening the revolution and transforming and advancing the political process in Venezuela.Most importantly, Rodríguez-Espinoza affirmed how the election was a setback for the right-wing forces. Since the election, there has been a sense of peace and calm in Venezuela, with the opposition not currently capable of bringing people into the streets to create violence and disruption. Reports of dissension within the Venezuelan military were overblown, in his opinion, with the military still basically united in support of the Bolivarian revolution.Rodríguez-Espinoza emphasized that the greatest threat to Venezuela is the direct threat of U.S. military intervention, as expressed by President Donald Trump. Vice President Mike Pence’s weeklong Latin America trip starting Aug. 13 was devoted at least in part to gathering support for such military intervention by U.S. imperialism.Cuba and the ‘spirit of resistance’Rodríguez-Espinoza said that U.S. military threats against Venezuela are deepening the spirit of resistance and anti-imperialism of the Venezuelan people, who for years have looked to Cuba as the example for defending their revolution against these types of threats.He stressed the importance of solidarity from the progressive movement in the U.S. in defense of the Bolivarian Revolution and answering the U.S. ruling-class barrage of slanders against Venezuela. He mentioned how heartened he was by the enthusiastic response he received at the Workers World Party Midwest conference last March.Rodríguez-Espinoza concluded by expressing the solidarity of the Venezuelan people with the movement against white supremacy and fascists within the U.S. He emphasized the importance of struggle to isolate and defeat the right-wing ideologues when they take to the streets.A video of the Venezuelan presentation, with questions and answers, can be found at tinyurl.com/y8rf278c.The meeting was also addressed by Tyler Vosgerchian and Koz Mo of Workers World Party, who went on trips to Cuba this summer. Vosgerchian, part of a delegation from Pastors for Peace, gave a history of that group’s defiance of the U.S. blockade against Cuba and discussed the history of relations of the church to the Cuban Revolution. Mo went on the 48th Venceremos Brigade. He emphasized the spirit of internationalism and solidarity with all oppressed people fighting imperialism that emanated from the Cubans he met, including a deep level of solidarity with the struggle of Black and Brown people in the U.S.Anya Summers of WWP reported on the arrests in Durham, N.C., of freedom fighters who tore down a Confederate statue on Aug. 14, and urged people to make calls demanding all charges be dropped.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Man suspected of pointing gun at TV crew quickly arrested

first_img News January 24, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Man suspected of pointing gun at TV crew quickly arrested Help by sharing this information June 12, 2020 Find out more Organisation to go further News Receive email alerts The incident occurred when the Canal 12 crew had just left the Santa Tecla courtroom, where the trial of three men suspected of involvement in a shootout in the town six days earlier had just opened. At a bend in the road, the crew’s vehicle was forced to stop by another car whose driver briefly waved a pistol and pointed it at the journalists before putting it down and driving off. The crew filmed in the incident.The TV station said in a statement it had received other threats, including a warning that “we won’t be responsible for the lives of the journalists and cameramen” if they reported on the trial. Reporters Without Borders welcomes the news of the arrest in de Santa Tecla yesterday of Marco Antonio Landaverde, suspected to have threatened a crew from the television station Canal 12 with a gun. Questioned with his wife in a hotel on the outskirts of the city, he denied the allegation, saying he was the only one to have been threatened.“The authorities took the threats against Canal 12 seriously and we welcome the quick outcome to the investigation,” the media freedom organization said. “It is important that this incident motivates both the government and media managements to improve the protection of journalists who are exposed to serious risks in their work.” ________________23.01.13 – Car driver waves gun at TV crew reporting on shooting trialReporters Without Borders joins the Association of Salvadoran Journalists APES in calling for an investigation into a death threat made in the street and in broad daylight yesterday against a crew from the television station Canal 12 in Santa Tecla, west of the capital San Salvador.“The efforts by the Salvadoran authorities concerning journalists’ safety must be further strengthened in the light of the threats received by the Canal 12 team of reporters. Together with APES, we call for the establishment of genuine safeguards to protect journalists at risk because of their work and the sectors they cover. “This applies not only to the relevant police and judicial authorities but also to the managements of media organizations. We hope that the current investigation will quickly produce results,” the press freedom organization said. El SalvadorAmericas Salvadorean president’s alarming hostility towards independent media El SalvadorAmericas RSF_en April 11, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on El Salvador October 7, 2020 Find out more News Salvadorean authorities must not obstruct coronavirus coverage Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedomlast_img read more

Pasadena Conservancy Sponsors Madison Elementary Garden and Orchard

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Giving Back Pasadena Conservancy Sponsors Madison Elementary Garden and Orchard From STAFF REPORTS | Photography by DANA P. BOUTON/dpb PHOTOGRAPHY Published on Thursday, March 3, 2016 | 4:17 pm Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Members of Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy, a “homegrown” foundation of local philanthropists, have invested $25,000 to sponsor a garden and orchard at Madison Elementary School in Northwest Pasadena. The Conservancy Board of Directors recently joined by Mayor Terry Tornek, Pasadena Educational Foundation officials, and representatives of Pasadena Unified School District for a combination groundbreaking/grand opening, with parents, pupils teachers, and school board members wielding shovels and trowels.Mayor Tornek called the opening of the garden a “groundbreaking event,” intending his pun in praise of the collaboration between the school district, the venerable schools foundation, and the small, local foundation.The Madison garden is the second for PCGC, which aims to build ten community gardens in Pasadena in ten years. PCGC is the co-founder and co-funder of the Villa-Parke Community Garden, which provides 30 gardening spaces for underserved families with children living in apartments in Northwest’s ‘food desert’ neighborhoods, as well as a garden for 80 Head Start families to share.Madison has been an under-performing school, with many low-income immigrant families who qualify for Title 1 benefits, and a low level of parent-participation. It is hoped that the garden will encourage parent-involvement through volunteering at the garden, and through bilingual cooking and nutrition classes held at PUSD’s Healthy Start Family Center, located next door. Gardening – or “applied botany,” as gardeners like to call it – will be part of the pre-science curriculum for all grades at the school, kindergarten through fifth. Madison teachers are being trained in a new California Department of Education-certified classroom curriculum called “Farm to School,” using the garden to engage students in plant science, pre-botany, nutrition, harvesting, recycling, and composting. Students, teachers, and parents will visit the Huntington Library, local community gardens, and local farms.The main garden measures 40 feet square and includes large plots for each grade level to care for, and to learn from. A separate kindergarten area incorporates and “revives” a 14-foot-long garden bed that was once planted by the Pasadena Junior League. The orchard includes a 36 fruit-bearing trees, including plum, peach, orange, tangerine, lemon, lime, Anna apple, and kiwi. Families and neighbors are invited to pick from the fruit trees, making the Madison garden a resource for the entire neighborhood.Part of PCGC’s donation includes teak benches and tables to enable students to learn outdoors next to the garden, and event in collaboration with the Madison PTC, including an Earth Day celebration and a Harvest Day celebration. A committee of volunteers from PCGC, headed by Adele Binder and Bea Bennett, already have begun a program of reading aloud to second graders each week from gardening and planting books for children.‘Nuestra visión es que el jardín será “un jardín de la paz” para todos. Un jardin de la paz por la escuela, y un jardin de la paz para todo la communidad. Para todos ustedes y sus hijos y sus nietos,” said the Conservancy’s President, Eileen White Read, at the opening. (Our vision is that this garden will be a ‘garden of peace’ for everyone. A garden of peace for your school, and a garden of peace for the entire community… for all of you, and your children, and your grandchildren.)The Madison project is headed for PCGC by Dr. Stephanie Hall and Charise Stewart, a Pasadena attorney. Beth Hansen, President of Mallcraft, is Chair of PCGC. For more information, email [email protected] EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Huntington Ambulatory Care Center Receives High Ranking on Newsweek’s Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers in 2021 List

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 17 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a commentcenter_img STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Community News Huntington Ambulatory Surgery Center. Photo courtesy Huntington HospitalHuntington Ambulatory Surgery Center has been recognized on Newsweek’s inaugural list of Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers 2021. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.“We are honored to be named to Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers for 2021,” said Lori J. Morgan, MD, MBA, president and CEO, Huntington Hospital. “Our team of skilled physicians, nurses and staff at Huntington Ambulatory Surgery Center deliver safe, excellent care to our surgery patients every day. This designation demonstrates our commitment to not only providing the highest quality care to our patients, but doing so in a safe, state-of-the-art facility where patients can recover quickly and return to the activities they enjoy.”The Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers 2021 highlights the nation’s top ambulatory surgery centers based on quality of care, performance data and peer recommendations, relative to in-state competition. Centers in the 25 states with the highest number of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs), according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), were included in the study. States included: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin.To see the entire awards list, please visit: https://www.newsweek.com/americas-best-ambulatory-surgery-centers-2021.Huntington Ambulatory Surgery Center is one of the most complete outpatient surgery centers in the San Gabriel Valley. Our physicians and our highly competent staff are dedicated to providing the best possible surgical outcomes. The staff of over 200 experienced surgeons treat a wide range of health issues including: general surgery, orthopedic, plastic & reconstructive, gynecologic, otolaryngologic (ENT), podiatry, opthalmology & pediatric opthalmology, pain management, oral surgery, breast, oncology, pathology, radiology, urology and neurosurgery.Huntington Ambulatory Surgery Center is designed to accommodate the special needs of the pediatric patient. The Center has a highly qualified nursing staff, and the anesthesia team has extensive training and experience with children.To learn more, please visit: https://www.huntingtonhospital.org/huntington-ambulatory-surgery-center/surgical-services/ Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Huntington Ambulatory Care Center Receives High Ranking on Newsweek’s Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers in 2021 List STAFF REPORT Published on Friday, December 4, 2020 | 2:41 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

The Criminology Of Post-COVID Society And Dynamics Of Social Justice

first_imgColumnsThe Criminology Of Post-COVID Society And Dynamics Of Social Justice Yashdeep Chahal13 May 2020 10:29 PMShare This – xThat the incidence of poverty leads to enhancement of crime rates has been the subject matter of an ancient debate. Modern criminologists and sociologists have also given sufficient effort to decode this relationship. Whereas one may deny the existence of a directly proportional relationship between the two (and rightly so), what one cannot deny is the clear absence of an…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?LoginThat the incidence of poverty leads to enhancement of crime rates has been the subject matter of an ancient debate. Modern criminologists and sociologists have also given sufficient effort to decode this relationship. Whereas one may deny the existence of a directly proportional relationship between the two (and rightly so), what one cannot deny is the clear absence of an inverse relationship. Proportionality, even if indirect, exists between the two, thereby making it of utmost importance to analyse the prospects of crime in the post-lockdown poverty and unemployment ridden Indian society. In this piece, I argue how poverty related crimes are slated to rise in the near future and why we need special social justice measures to remove the blot of inequity that the recent lockdown measures have created on the socio-economic standing of the deprived groups. Crimes are divided into multiple categories in India. Within the penal code itself, crimes are bifurcated on the basis of criminal targets- against human body, against property, against public tranquility etc. The background of every crime is different and is a subject matter of a separate socio legal study. A crime against human body could be a result of enmity or a side effect of a crime targeted towards a property. A crime against property could be a result of desperation for that particular property or an indirect way of extending harm to a human who owns the property. The underlying point, here, is that there cannot be any uniform outbreak of crime because of increasing incidence of poverty. The outbreak is specific and as incomes shoot low, poverty and unemployment shoot high, and property related crimes touch upper circuits. And as discussed above, such property related crimes can also have incidental victims in the form of humans. What is the mens rea behind such crimes? In order to understand the underlying intent behind poverty related crimes, one cannot suffice to venture into a black and white discussion. Criminological studies reflect that truth lies somewhere in between, in the grey. In order to understand this intent, one needs to delve deeper into criminal jurisprudence and co-relate the concept of motive along with the intent. No doubt, such poverty related crimes may be driven by an urge to fetch some quick cash. This could be the intention – quick money. What is the motive then? Motive, briefly speaking, is the ultimate driving force or the “pull” behind the criminal act. The motive could be eradication of hunger in a social setup that has failed to treat them equitably. In a parallel scenario, the motive could also be to teach a lesson to the State. This parallel motive is referred to as the theory of relative deprivation. In Atlantic Review of Economics, Ashish Bhardwaj explains this phenomenon as “individuals commit crimes to send a signal to the State that the system they are forced to live in is inherently biased against them and their socio economic standing in the society”. I argue, at this juncture and in the words to follow, that the State is seeding mens rea in the minds of deprived groups by failing to fulfil the mandate of social justice. The present discussion also involves a moral perspective. It is nobody’s case that poor people have criminality embedded in their minds. But what is important to be emphasised is that the State can be responsible for creation of circumstances where criminal behaviour appears as a matter of necessity, rather than an extravagant choice. Young (1984) and Currie (1985) refer to this category of crime as an after effect of marginalisation. The lockdown has exposed some of the deepest fault lines of Indian society and has given us a moment to ponder over everything that has gone wrong in the post independence India in matters of governance. The right to development, right to dignified life, right to basic elements of life, right to food and shelter and right to livelihood constituted the web of basic human rights across the world and found meaning under the umbrella of Article 21. Today, the state of marginalisation has compelled us to question whether these fundamental human rights are equally fundamental for one and all in the modern India. At the cost of deviation, I am even obliged to say that the attribution of word ‘rights’ here sounds like a misnomer. At best, they can be referred as requirements, bare minimum human requirements. By denying these basic requirements today, the State is not only depriving them of Article 21 but also creating compelling circumstances for a large section of society to question the very basis of a legal system that cannot provide them the fodder to live. Ineffective Criminal Justice System The possibility of resort to crime is generally affected by the efficacy of the criminal justice system in place. In normal times, criminals can arguably be called as rational economic agents, as Gary Becker puts it. It is so because in normal economic movement, criminals are driven less by compulsions of basic needs and more by a conscious choice. This conscious choice involves a balancing of the nature of their crime with the prospects of apprehension and conviction, which depends upon the efficacy of the criminal justice system. That a man ought to know the natural consequences of his actions is a manifestation of this exposition. Economic crimes are, more often than not, viewed as calculated decisions. Contrary to this norm, in times like present, desperation could be the driving force. On one hand the State prohibits a class of citizens from working and earning their own bread, and on the other hand the State fails to fulfil their basic requirements of food and shelter despite all announcements. Can we say that the State has left them with any possibility of a conscious choice? Can we not say that criminological concept of crime as a result of abject poverty is at play here? Can we not argue that a human in a state of existential crisis knows no consequences? Can we not argue that the legal maxim “Necessitas non habet legem” lies at the core of this entire discussion? Enhanced Social Justice Measures In a lockdown that disproportionately curbs livelihood without a structure in place for all sections of society, it can be reasonably argued that the State is creating an existential crisis which is bound to translate into a state of necessity, eventually finding an outlet in the form of criminal behaviour. A very crucial aspect of Article 21 lies in the fact that it puts an onus upon the State for the creation of circumstances wherein the citizens can participate meaningfully in the social activity. If State fails to provide for appropriate circumstances ensuring basic components of “life”, the very idea of a social contract falls flat on the ground and citizens cannot be expected to fulfil their end of the bargain. It is, therefore, more important for the State to provide for enhanced social justice measures. Article 39 enjoins the State to ensure adequate means of livelihood for the citizens. Understandably, this directive principle is not justiciable but when State deprives the citizens of their own means of livelihood, social justice enjoins the State to activate its duties embedded in the directive principles and infuse meaning into their right to live. Every instance of enforcement failure in providing food to marginalised groups is adding to the marginalisation and threatening the limb of “Fraternity”, as enshrined in the Preamble. Even in the scheme of the Preamble, one must note, Liberty, Equality and Justice constitute a trinity and act as fuel for the fulfilment of Fraternity and in extension, Preamble unequivocally states that it is nothing but Fraternity that secures “dignity of the individual”. The constitutional scheme itself exposes the failure. The principle of social justice involves justice for all sections of the society. When State deprives one section of its livelihood, criminological understanding points that it endangers the other sections too because the ultimate result of such deprivation is social unrest. In a society already facing grave economic concerns, such debilitating standards of governance shall only aggravate the suppression of “life” of citizens and will supplant the existing challenges with a new challenge of enhanced poverty related crime rates. Next Storylast_img read more

Drinkards run to fund cancer research

first_imgLatest Stories Sponsored Content You Might Like Sikorsky motorcycle ride for CAC set for Saturday Motorcycle riders and car enthusiasts will be showing their softer sides on Saturday for the 4th Annual Sikorsky Motorcycle Ride… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 11:00 pm Thursday, September 20, 2012 By Jaine Treadwell “Actually, running in the half-marathon was Amy’s idea,” Drinkard said. “She heard about the American Cancer Society’s marathon and half-marathon meeting here in Birmingham and thought it was something we could do.”The Drinkards attended the meeting and, although they weren’t runners, they were both sold on the idea.“We didn’t think we could do the marathon but we knew that we could push our limits and run the half-marathon,” Drinkard said. “In June, we started the ACS training program with about 40 others. Some of them are, like us, running for someone they know, but there are those who are just running in support of the cause.”Drinkard said the runners have a trainer who sets up their training schedule. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The efforts of the couple are something more they can do for those they love.“We’re running for my dad and for my uncle, Bobby Drinkard, who was recently diagnosed with cancer,” Hawkins Drinkard said. “And, we’re running for all the others who are affected by this disease.”Hawkins said he and his wife weren’t runners, “until now.” Sometimes you can’t do enough for those you love.Hawkins Drinkard and his wife, Amy, wanted to do more for his dad, Jim Drinkard of Troy, who was diagnosed with cancer in March 2010. They found a way.On Nov. 3, Hawkins and Amy Drinkard will run in the American Cancer Society’s Rock ’n Roll Half-Marathon in Savannah, Georgia. All of the money raised will fund cancer research. “During the week, we do short runs with a ‘big’ run on Saturday,” he said. “The longest distance that we have run is eight miles. Whether or not we run a half-marathon distance before going to Savannah will be up to our trainer.”Drinkard said he and his wife are looking forward to the “really big run” on Nov. 3. That’s when all of the training will pay off.Each runner must raise $2,900 to enter the Rock ’n Roll Marathon/Half-Marathon.“One way to raise the money is to get sponsors,” Drinkard said. “Amy and I each have a Facebook page on the event website where people can donate to our run. We are asking that any donations be made half to my page and half to Amy’s.”To make a donation, visit determination.acsevents.org and click on Support an Athlete. Find Amy and Hawkins and click Donation. Supporters can also make a donation by mailing a check payable to American Cancer Society to Jeans Flowers at 1216 South Brundidge Street, Troy, AL, 36081.The Drinkards are looking forward to their first half-marathon and to the opportunity to raise funds for the fight against cancer, which is very personal to them.“About 20,000 runners are expected and, since this is our first race, Amy and I plan to run together,” Drinkard said.“We have made new friends through participation in the ACS trainingn program. We’ll definitely do this again. There’s another ACS marathon/half-marathon in New Orleans and that will be second opportunity for us to raise money for such a worthwhile cause.” Drinkards run to fund cancer research Email the author By Secrets Revealed Skip This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf 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 HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe 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

Propagation of electrostatic upper-hybrid emission andZ mode waves at the geomagnetic equatorial plasmapause

first_imgA theory proposed for the generation of terrestrial myriametric radiation (nonthermal continuum) invokes the linear conversion of electrostatic upper‐hybrid emissions to escaping left‐hand polarized ordinary (L‐O) waves by virtue of propagation primarily in a plasma density gradient. The electrostatic waves first become electromagnetic Z mode waves and these subsequently escape by propagating through the radio window where the wave frequency equals the electron plasma frequency. A realistic model of the plasmapause based on spacecraft data is adopted and the electrostatic wave ray paths are computed by using Poeverlein’s construction. The electromagnetic Z and L‐O rays are obtained by using a full ray‐tracing program. The accessibility of the radio window to the waves is discussed and possible inferences concerning the portion of the wave dispersion branch on which the initial instability occurs are considered.last_img read more

Cephalopod prey of the southern elephant seal, Mirounga leonina L.

first_imgIn the austral summers of 1986 and 1988–1989, 51 southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina) at Husvik, South Georgia (54°10′S; 36°43′W), were stomach lavaged after chemical immobilization. Only cephalopod remains were retrieved, including 1070 lower beaks that were identified and measured. In total these were estimated to represent a wet weight of 187.8 kg. Fourteen species of squid from 11 families and 2 species of octopod from 1 family were present. The most important species overall were the squids Psychroteuthis glacialis in terms of numerical abundance (33.7%) and Moroteuthis knipovitchi in terms of estimated biomass (31.2%). The remaining biomass was mainly comprised of the five large muscular squids, Kondakovia longimana (24.0%), P. glacialis (15.4%), Martialia hyadesi (11.2%), Alluroteuthis antarcticus (10.8%), and Gonatus antarcticus (3.6%). Larger seals of both sexes fed on a wider variety of cephalopod species than smaller seals, with large males taking the greatest diversity. Between the two summers of the study there were some changes in the relative importance of the various cephalopod species consumed; in particular, in 1988–1989 M. knipovitchi and M. hyadesi were less important and P. glacialis was more important. The taxa and size of cephalopods taken by southern elephant seals at South Georgia are almost identical to those taken by the grey-headed albatross (Diomedea chrysostoma), but the relative proportions are quite different. The biogeography of the cephalopods eaten suggests that southern elephant seals sampled at South Georgia do not forage to the north of the Antarctic Polar Front but probably travel southwards towards the Antarctic continent or Peninsula.last_img read more