Davos hopes to turn risk into reward

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Twin River reports $32.4m first half net loss

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Twin River Worldwide Holdings saw revenue for the first half of 2020 fall 47.7% year-on-year,  becoming the latest listed US operator to outline the disruption caused by novel coronavirus (Covid-19) on its business.Revenue for the six months to June 30 amounted to $138.1m, down from $263.8m in the prior year. The majority of this came from gaming, which contributed $99.6m of the total, down 47.9%, while racing operations revenue fell 53.4%.Revenue from Twin River’s hotels declined to $9.8m, and food and beverage revenue was almost halved to $9.8m. The operator reported $8.6m in other revenue, down 46.4%.The operator’s properties were closed from mid-March, with only two reopening in May, though all properties had resumed operations in some form by 17 June. This shut-down did result in outgoings declining year-on-year, but as with other operators that have reported figures for the six month period, the fall in costs was far outstripped by the drop in revenue.For Twin River, total operating costs and expenses declined 18.8% to $162.2m, resulting in an operating loss of $24.1m for H1. The operator recorded $26.5m in interest expenses, which after a $18.2m income tax benefit, resulted in a net loss of $32.4m, compared to a profit of $34.8m in H1 2019.Read the full story on iGB North America. Twin River reports $32.4m first half net loss Regions: US Casino & games 11th August 2020 | By contenteditorcenter_img Topics: Casino & games Finance Twin River Worldwide Holdings saw revenue for the first half of 2020 fall 47.7% year-on-year,  becoming the latest listed US operator to outline the disruption caused by novel coronavirus (Covid-19) on its business. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Texas: Malawian President Joyce Banda shares vision in Austin

first_img Featured Jobs & Calls TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Comments (1) Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Tags October 8, 2013 at 9:17 am Thank you for covering this event. I searched the web as a follow up to President Banda’s appearance on PBS. I have three questions: 1. What is the full date of this article (the year is missing)?2. I noticed there is no reference to God, Jesus Christ, or Christianity in the article. Was this meeting strictly political, or are the churches lifting up Jesus Christ as the answer to Malawi’s poverty and other national problems?3. What is the predominant religion of Malawi at this time?Thanks again for your article and your anticipated response. Pamela Chase says: The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Texas: Malawian President Joyce Banda shares vision in Austin Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Knoxville, TN Joyce Banda, president of Malawi, speaking during a service at Central Presbyterian Church in downtown Austin, Texas, on Sept. 18. Photo: Bob Kinney[Diocese of Texas] Joyce Banda, president of Malawi, introduced the joys and challenges her African nation experiences through heartfelt words while several other Malawian guests told their stories and sang their songs during an almost two-hour rollicking service at Central Presbyterian Church in downtown Austin, Sept. 18.The Dioceses of Texas and Southern Malawi are in the third year of a partnership that gives folks in both places a broader knowledge of how Church is experienced in different parts of the world. St. David’s Churchin Austin teamed up with Warm Heart International to host the Wednesday evening service with President Banda.Fresh off a long charter bus ride from South Bend, Indiana, earlier that day, Banda showed how faith-based organizations have teamed with her government to enhance Malawi since she was elected president in April 2012 – the first woman in her country’s history.“Faith-based organizations operate about one-half of 172 healthcare facilities in our country. They provide a range of healthcare from safe birth deliveries, family planning, vaccinations against TB and HIV/AIDS and mental health counseling,” Banda said. “In past years, up to 1,250 women died while giving birth. That number is down to 460 now and our goal is to eliminate deaths.”“Our government is teaming with faith-based organizations to open 76 new medical clinics. Our goal is to have a clinic within five kilometers of all Malawians,” she said.Banda has been fighting for women’s rights as well as championing the underprivileged in Malawi throughout most of her life according to her Joyce Banda Foundation website. She survived an abusive early marriage of 10 years and found herself a single mother with three children to support – a condition common to many Malawian women.“Our government, the Joyce Banda Foundation and the 100X Foundation continue to work together to improve the education of Malawian children and youth and the state of living in our poor nation,” Banda said.  The president’s foundation – run by her sister Rosemary – has created 35 orphan centers each housing about 70 children aged 3 to 5 around the country, in addition to opening two free schools so far. Of the hundreds of students that attend the schools – a large majority are orphans. Many students walk more than two hours to get to school every morning and girls make up more than half the school’s enrollment, according to the foundation website.Banda also pointed to her country’s need for more reliable sources of clean water and sanitation, in addition to improving farm to market opportunities for Malawian subsistence farmers who make up 75 percent of the country’s population.Central Presbyterian Church was ablaze with a variety of music before and after Banda’s talk. The delightful service combined contemporary, traditional and Malawian worship music with Malawians traveling with their president – most in the United States for the first time – alternating singing with the choirs of Central and Church of the Hills Presbyterian churches in Austin.The Warrior Gospel Band from Bishop Sterling Lands II’s Greater Calvary Bible Church in East Austin funked up – Gospel style – the evening service. The seven-member band includes – at times – a toddler beating on a drum two-thirds his height.The Rev. Katie Wright, of St. David’s Church, gave the service’s final prayer and attendees then walked across the street to a reception at St. David’s.Texas Bishop Andy Doyle and former Southern Malawian Bishop James Tengatenga signed the diocesan partnership in 2012. Since then many diocesan churches have helped grow their Malawian partner diocese through material and financial donations, in addition to several church mission trips that Bishop Doyle describes as “pilgrimages.”Tengatenga, former chair of the Anglican Consultative Council, knows the Texas diocese well. He is a 1985 graduate of the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest and he and his wife Jocelyn were married at St. David’s Church, Austin.— Bob Kinney did communications for the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin for 24 years. He is now a board member and communications consultant for the Episcopal Peace Fellowship. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC center_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL Africa Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Job Listing Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ last_img read more

Bill seeks to strike Confederate observances from Florida’s calendar

first_img The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! TAGSConfederate LeadersGovernor Ron DeSantisHouse Bill 6007JuneteenthRepresentative Michael GriecoState HolidayThe Center Square Previous articleMeet the “Highwaymen”, Florida’s African American artists who inspired the film, Sunday Dec. 6 at OC History CenterNext articleRep. Demings holds seniors tele-town hall, provides resources for assistance, food, mental health, and more Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Florida observes Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s birthday Jan. 19, Confederacy President Jefferson Davis’ birthday June 3 and Confederate Memorial Day on April 26.“As we have seen a shift in how and who we formally celebrate, it seems only appropriate that Florida participate in the modern shifting views of the Confederacy and what it stood for,” said Grieco, D-Miami Beach. “By removing these ‘holidays’ from state law, we are sending the same message sent by Mississippi voters when they changed their state flag last month.”After nationwide police brutality protests earlier this year, Mississippi removed the Confederate flag from its official state flag. Mississippi voters approved a new flag Nov. 3.Grieco’s bill would amend state law to remove three sections listing the Confederate holidays. It would be effective July 1, 2021.Legislation to remove Confederate holidays from the state calendar have failed before.Senate Bill 224, sponsored by Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, sought in 2018 to eliminate the three Confederate observances from the state’s list of legal holidays.Book’s bill quickly was politicized and received considerable pushback in its one committee hearing from speakers who said the measure would be “cultural genocide” and an “insult” to their ancestors.In addition to removing the three Confederate holidays from the state’s calendar, some Democrats are expected to lobby to have Juneteenth installed as a state holiday.Rep. Fentrice Driskell, D-Tampa, said this summer she would introduce a bill in 2021 to elevate June 19 – or Juneteenth – from a day of observance to a state holiday.June 19, 1865, is celebrated across the U.S. as the day when the last enslaved African Americans in Texas were freed. It also is known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day and Emancipation Day.While not an official federal holiday, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution in honor of the day in 2018. Legislation has been introduced in Congress several times to make Juneteenth either a national day of observance, similar to Flag Day or Patriot Day, or a full-scale federal holiday.Florida is one of 47 states and the District of Columbia that recognizes Juneteenth as a day of observance, but only Texas has adopted Juneteenth as a paid holiday for state employees.During a Juneteenth Proclamation in June, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called Juneteenth “an important opportunity to honor the principles of the Declaration of Independence and celebrate the achievements and contributions African Americans have made, and continue to make.” He did not mention making the observance a state holiday.There are 21 days on Florida’s official state calendar listed as state holidays. State workers don’t earn a paid day off and there are no official state-sanctioned observances for most.In addition to the three commemorating the Confederate cause, the 21 state holidays include Susan B. Antony’s Feb. 15 birthday, Good Friday, Pascua Florida Day (April 2), Farmers’ Day (second Monday in October) and Shrove Tuesday, as part of Mardi Gras celebrations.Only nine holidays are paid holidays in Florida by federal law: New Year’s Day, Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans’ Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Friday afterward and Christmas Day. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply General Lee and 21 confederate generals on horseback. 1867. Courtesy: Library of Congress. By John Haughey | The Center SquareFlorida observes three state holidays that commemorate Confederate leaders, but Democratic Rep. Michael Grieco has filed House Bill 6007 in an effort to strike the three from the state’s calendar. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate last_img read more

CCF / GOAA – Gusmão Otero Arquitetos Associados

first_imgSave this picture!© Pedro Vannucchi+ 35 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/794897/reforma-ccf-goaa Clipboard CopyAbout this officeGOAA – Gusmão Otero Arquitetos AssociadosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSão PauloBrazilPublished on September 12, 2016Cite: “CCF / GOAA – Gusmão Otero Arquitetos Associados” 12 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Downton Primary SchoolSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – LonglightBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – One-offAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsBoardsStructureCraftStructural Panel – Dowel Laminated TimberThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelDoorsJansenSmoke Control Door – Economy 60Louvers / ShuttersShade FactorExternal Venetian BlindsMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?CCF 住宅 / GOAA是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Pedro Vannucchi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  ArchDaily CCF / GOAA – Gusmão Otero Arquitetos Associados “COPY” Houses Brazil 2015center_img Projects “COPY” CCF / GOAA – Gusmão Otero Arquitetos AssociadosSave this projectSaveCCF / GOAA – Gusmão Otero Arquitetos Associados Photographs CopyHouses•São Paulo, Brazil Architects: GOAA – Gusmão Otero Arquitetos Associados Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/794897/reforma-ccf-goaa Clipboard Manufacturers: Brigato, Marcenaria Assis, Serralheria CYWCollaborators:Felipe Barradas, Murilo Zidan, Raul AguiarEngineering:Francisco da Silva AlvesAuthors:Guido Otero, Ricardo GusmãoCity:São PauloCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pedro VannucchiRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. The strategy to reorganize the program of this house, consisted in taking advantage of its unusual arrangement in order to create a new spatial sequence. The project focused on the transformation of the house facing the street and whose blind facade contained a graffiti made by a neighbor artist and valued by the client. The starting point was to remove all the existing informal constructions followed by the reorganization of the openings, doors and windows, seeking a more fluid integration between internal and external spaces. The adjustment of the courtyards levels created a more connected open space and made room to a rain water cistern, which required a reconfiguration of the residence´s water supply system. Save this picture!© Pedro VannucchiTwo spatial operations complete the routing: the multiplication of the outdoor space by creating a rooftop terrace and connecting the kitchen to the outside area. Save this picture!© Pedro VannucchiSave this picture!© Pedro VannucchiThe new program is contained within wooden volumes in order to make a clear distinction between the old and the new construction. These volumes are also visible from the street, announcing its internal reconfiguration and adjusting its scale to its surroundings morphology.Save this picture!© Pedro VannucchiProject gallerySee allShow lessSantiago Calatrava’s Oculus Opens to the Sky in Remembrance of 9/11Architecture NewsOPEN, SANAA, Jean Nouvel & David Chipperfield Shortlisted in Competition for Pudong …Architecture News Share Area:  70 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

Striking Walmart workers, supporters converge on company headquarters

first_imgSome of the many ‘Riders for Respect’ headed to Walmart’s world headquarters. Photo: Organization United for RespectWalmart workers across the United States resumed their strike at the end of May and began caravaning toward Bentonville, Ark., the site of Walmart headquarters and the company’s annual shareholders’ convention scheduled for June 7. The morning of June 3 strikers and their supporters set up picket lines in Bentonville.Organizers from OUR Walmart — short for Organization United for Respect — report that the number of workers who have joined the protest has increased by 25 percent, and some experts are going so far as to say that the movement has reached a “critical mass.” “The current strikes suggest that the campaign for better wages and improved working conditions at Walmart is here to stay,” said John Logan, a professor of labor and employment studies at San Francisco State University. Logan believes the strikes are a symptom of the campaign’s durability. (Huffington Post, May 30)Walmart has a long history of abusing its workers and suppressing strikes through illegal means. It was recently cited for dumping toxic sludge into California’s sanitary sewers and has been sued by women workers for rampant sex discrimination. Documents unearthed by Bangladeshi labor rights activists in the aftermath of a horrendous factory collapse, which killed more than 1,100 workers, revealed that jeans produced there were sold under contract by Walmart.When workers speak up about the company’s misdeeds, Walmart is quick to resort to naked state repression, noted the HP article. “If there is somehow a disruption in their stores [like employees speaking up for their rights] … our management is equipped to ask folks to leave,” said Brooke Buchanan, a spokesperson for Walmart. She went on to say, “The next opportunity is to call the police.”But despite their illegal intimidating tactics, Walmart’s bosses are finding it harder to hide from the workers who make their huge profits possible. On May 29, a group of Walmart workers assembled outside the residence of Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, who serves on Walmart’s Board of Directors.Gathering outside Mayer’s 38th floor penthouse apartment in San Francisco, protesters donned bright green T-shirts and chanted, “Stand up, live better!” (San Francisco Bay Guardian Online, May 30) The protest was timed to coincide with the start of the strike and the caravan.Picking up the baton of Dr. KingDominic Ware, who works part-time at a Walmart in San Leandro, said he earns $8.65 an hour and stays with his grandmother since his paycheck isn’t enough to cover rent and provide for his 7-year-old daughter. He estimated that roughly half his earnings go back to Walmart, where he purchases groceries and other basic items.Ware said he was going on strike and caravaning to demand a higher level of respect for Walmart employees and to protest Walmart’s intimidation of those who stand up to the company. He described the frustration of an elderly coworker who has been unable to have her work shift adjusted to make it possible for her to catch a bus home, instead of walking late at night.Walmart was recently slammed by a new “white paper” published by American Rights at Work. The paper documented over 150 instances of Walmart’s interference with workers’ lawful activity, the company’s efforts to create a climate of fear at its workplaces, and even attempts to silence the communities in which the workers live. (“Fighting for a Voice,” May 2013)On May 26, OUR Walmart kicked off the nationwide “Ride for Respect” bus tour, which will bring a caravan of protesting workers and allies to almost 30 cities across the country before arriving in Bentonville, Ark. There, members of Ride for Respect will attempt to confront company executives and shareholders. In honor of the Civil Rights movement, some trekkers are following the route of the Freedom Riders of the 1960s.Sarita Gupta, executive director of the Jobs with Justice labor coalition, says that the OUR Walmart riders are “picking up the baton of economic justice” left behind by the Civil Rights campaign and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s focus on class and poverty. (MSNBC, May 28)Among the caravaners coming from Baltimore, Md., is Rev. C. D. Witherspoon, president of the Baltimore Southern Christian Leadership Conference and an organizer of the Baltimore People’s Power Assembly. Witherspoon was a key leader of the historic 2013 Poor People’s March from Baltimore to Washington, D.C., which took place May 11-12. The march, which was supported by a large contingent of OUR Walmart workers, commemorated the Poor People’s March initiated by King in 1968, shortly before he was assassinated.“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died while leading a strike by some of the poorest workers in the country,” Witherspoon told Workers World. “He looked forward to a day when all poor and working people will not only have decent wages and working conditions, but the respect to which any human being is entitled. We must all do whatever we can to make sure that Dr. King’s dream is fulfilled.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Rural Mainstreet Index Lower

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Rural Mainstreet Index Lower Rural Mainstreet Index Lower SHARE By NAFB News Service – Sep 25, 2017 Facebook Twitter SHARE The Rural Mainstreet Index fell to its lowest level of the year last month, as farmland prices declined and agriculture equipment sales were dismal. The index, compiled by Nebraska’s Creighton University, surveys bank CEOs in ten Midwestern states. Overall, the index, which ranges between 0 and 100, slumped to 39.6, its lowest level since December 2016, and down from 42.2 in August. More than half of respondents reported they are restructuring farm loans, while approximately 18 percent indicated their bank had increased collateral requirements. The confidence index, which reflects expectations for the economy six months out, increased to a weak 36.1 from 35.6 in August, indicating a continued pessimistic outlook among bankers.Organizer Ernie Goss says, “Concerns about trade, drought conditions in portions of the region, and low agriculture commodity prices impaired bankers’ economic outlook for the month.”Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter Previous articleNew Zealand Triples U.S. DDGS PurchasesNext articleFarm Science Review Brings Partners and Producers Together NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Administration Prepared to Take on EU Trade Practices

first_img Administration Prepared to Take on EU Trade PracticesMost of the talk about agricultural trade centers around China, Asia, Canada, and Mexico. But the Trump administration is gearing up for a trade battle with the EU. American farm exports totaled $143 billion in 2017.  So far in 2018, U.S. farm exports are up by 6% to $108 billion. Projections are that we will end the year at around $150 billion, the second best year in history. U.S. top ag negotiator Gregg Doud said this speaks to the trust and reliability many nations around the world have for U.S. farm exports.But, the EU is not among those nations; restrictions there keep many U.S. products out. Doud believes that has to change, saying, “We just cannot continue to let the EU circulate the false narrative that EU agriculture is superior to the rest of the world. It is not.”In a briefing with farm broadcasters last week, Doud had candid criticism for the EU anti-science approach to agriculture, saying, “What Europe is really implementing is a non-science based, backward looking, trade protectionist rescheme.”Doud indicated that the Trump administration is ready to take on the Europeans over trade. “I really appreciate the fact that this administration said it is willing to address this,” said Doud. He predicted that such efforts would take a long time and that any change in EU  policy would be slow and difficult to achieve. Administration Prepared to Take on EU Trade Practices By Gary Truitt – Nov 11, 2018 SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleWhen will U.S. Soybeans Flow Again to China?Next articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for November 12, 2018 Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Administration Prepared to Take on EU Trade Practiceslast_img read more

Plea In SC Seeks Temporary Pan-Indian Community Kitchens At Block-Level Amidst COVID Lockdown

first_imgTop StoriesPlea In SC Seeks Temporary Pan-Indian Community Kitchens At Block-Level Amidst COVID Lockdown Mehal Jain23 April 2020 4:25 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has been moved in a plea seeking directions to the Centre and the states to set-up pan-India temporary community kitchens at the Block-level amid the pandemic of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to ensure that no person is forced to sleep on an empty stomach in these trying times. The applicants, through Advocate Fuzail Ahmad Ayyubi and Ashima Mandla submits that concept…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 Supreme Court has been moved in a plea seeking directions to the Centre and the states to set-up pan-India temporary community kitchens at the Block-level amid the pandemic of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to ensure that no person is forced to sleep on an empty stomach in these trying times. The applicants, through Advocate Fuzail Ahmad Ayyubi and Ashima Mandla submits that concept of state-funded community kitchens is not a novelty concept in the country or globally and States such as Tamil Nadu (Amma Unavagam), Rajasthan(Annapurna Rasoi), Karnataka (Indira Canteens), Delhi (Aam Aadmi Canteen), Andhra Pradesh (Anna Canteen),Jharkhand (Mukhyamantri Dal Bhat) and Odisha (Ahaar Centre)have established the same with the object of combating hunger and malnutrition crisis in the nation, providing nutritious food at subsidized rates to the lower socio-economic strata of the society.Furthermore, the personnel employed in these community kitchens provide employment, which is an added advantage in this economy where even joblessness is rampantly on the rise, adding to the cycle of hunger and malnutrition. It is pointed out that the Global Hunger Index 2018 report prepared by Concern Worldwide and Welthungerlife ranked India at 103 out of 119 qualifying countries. India also scored 31.1, indicating that it suffers from a level of hunger that is critical and serious. “hunger, malnutrition and starvation crises is prevalent in the Country despite of various interventions by the Central and State Governments are running various schemes such as The PublicDistribution System (PDS); Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY);The National Programme of Nutritional Support to Primary Education, also known as “Mid-Day Meal Scheme”;The Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS);Annapurna Scheme; The National Old Age Pension Scheme (NOAPS);The National Maternity Benefit Scheme (NMBS); and The National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS) to name a few.Furthermore, the Parliament of India in 10.09.2013 enacted the National Food Security Act causing a paradigm shift in the approach food security from welfare to rights based approach”, it is averred. It is advanced that the vice of food insecurity in the country has gravely and rampantly risen in the background of the present pandemic of COVID-19, with an exponential increase in the numbers of persons both prone and subjected to hunger crises and starvation, and deaths resulting thereof. “The States and Union Territories in their respective reply affidavits/counter affidavits (in the main writ petition for establishment of pan-India community kitchens funded by the Government or by PPP funding, and creation of a national food grid) have analysed and deliberated upon the model of community kitchens as well as other schemes which are either covered under the purview of the National Security Act, 2013 or those outside its ambit”, it is submitted.Moreover, it is argued that the Apex Court has verbally expressed its affirmation to the requirement of the implementation of pan-India community kitchens what can be termed as „normal times‟ before the outbreak of the pandemic. “However, the present application has been moved by the Applicants with the objective to seek the intervention of this Hon‟ble Court by directing pan-India establishment of „temporary‟ community kitchens as an effort to contain the parallel extraordinary food crises due to economic shutdown. It is imperative to imbibe the magnitude and extent of the present food crises as being unprecedented, extraordinary and indefinite and thereby impinging upon the fundamental right of „Right to Food‟ under Article 21”, it is averred. “The present pandemic has proved to be fatal for a percentage of persons contracting the novel Coronavirus. However, the unprecedented economic disruptions as a consequence of the aforementioned pandemic may result increased food insecurity and rise in the number of hunger-related crises and deaths…nearly 19 crore persons in our country are forced to sleep on an empty stomach even in what we may refer as „the normal times‟; and now with the lockdown to contain COVID-19, hunger threatens even a larger population of persons for whom buying food is outside their budgetary capacity. To an extent, the fear of lack of food for basic sustenance drove the migrant workers to risk their lives and potentially that of others, in an attempt to travel to their hometowns”, it is iterated. It is indicated that „community kitchens‟ has been implemented in various states by the State Government as well as private persons/Non-Governmental Organisations(NGO‟s) as a rudimental surviving stimulusin these trying times. The Ministry of Rural Development in an April 13 press release states that amid the present lockdown owing to global pandemic of COVID-19, Community Kitchens have emerged as an empirical solution to feed those in need. Besides, it was stated that the collaboration of Self Help Groups (SHGs) in every Gram Panchayat along with the Local Government has resulted in the setting up of 10,000 community kitchens across five states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, to name a few; wherein an approximate number of 70,000 persons are fed two meals a day. “Amidst the lockdown, the Central Government has announced 5kg extra food grains and 1kg of pulses free of cost for 3 months for every Indian enrolled in the PDS. However, making reference to statistics quoted in an article published in Quartz India, it is alleged that in our country, more than 100 million people are excluded from the PDS because of the reliance of the Centre on the 2011 census figures to calculate the State-wise coverage under the National Food Security Act, 2013”, it is lamented.Next Storylast_img read more

Pioneer Museum to host Music Fest

first_img Print Article Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “We call it a festival but it’s really not,” Bodiford said. “It’s a jam. Just a bunch of friends getting together to play – and sing. Whoever comes is welcome to join in. We play country, gospel and bluegrass and you don’t have to be experienced to play. If you have an instrument, bring it. If you don’t, I’ll find you a fiddle or something to play on.”Music Fest will tune up around 10 a.m. Saturday and wind down around 2 p.m. or until everybody gets tired and wants to go on home.Jerry Peak, museum director, said that during warm weather, the musicians gather inside the museum village to play. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Latest Stories You Might Like Mitchell advocates statewide water use policy The Pike County Soil and Water Conservation District was the county host for the Southeast Alabama Soil and Water Conservation… read more By Jaine Treadwell “When the weather cools off, they will play at the reunion cabin. Right now, it’s just too hot to play out on the cabin porch,” he said.The number of musicians varies from about four or five up to 20.“Everyone is invited and anyone with an instrument is admitted to the museum at no charge,” he said. “Of course, those who want to just come and listen have to pay but the admission charge includes a tour of the museum and the grounds.”Those who just happen to visit the Pioneer Museum of Alabama at Music Fest get even more for their money – the museum tour to the tune of old-time music played on acoustic instruments by folks who love to play. Sponsored Content Email the authorcenter_img A second Music Fest is set for Saturday, Sept. 20 at the museum.Admission to the museum is $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and $4 for students.As always, members are admitted free.Memberships to the Pioneer Museum of Alabama are available year around. For more information about museum activities or membership, call 566-3597. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The coming end of summer spurs activity at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama and Saturday’s Music Fest is the first event on an exciting calendar of fall events.Music Fest is one of many down-home events sponsored by the museum and one that has quickly grown in popularity.Calvin Bodiford, who for about 10 years was the resident musician at the museum, just couldn’t “retire.” His toes kept tapping and the music kept playing in his head. So, to “keep time,” he created the Music Fest, which is an opportunity for musicians to come together, informally, to “jam.” Pioneer Museum to host Music Fest By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 10:56 am Thursday, September 4, 2008 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf 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 HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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