Diocese of Newark: Lenten film series invites introspection

first_img Matthew Broderick fields questions about the movie “Infinity,” which he directed and acted in, during the Lenten series at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Morristown, New Jersey. Photo/Sharon Sheridan[Episcopal News Service] During the introspective season of Lent, a film and speaker series at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown, New Jersey, aims to help participants reflect on who they are and how they are spending their lives.It is, in a sense, of series about connections – within a particular family, and within the human family.“Removing Our Veils” features three movies – “Infinity,” “Margaret” and “Wonderful World” – and post-film discussions with their directors, Matthew Broderick, Kenneth Lonergan and Josh Goldin. The Lenten series also will include a staged reading of the play “The Graduation,” read by church members and staged by the Rev. Janet Broderick, St. Peter’s rector, sister of Matthew and daughter of the playwright, the late Patricia Broderick.The series is described as a way “to help us explore the powerful process of becoming the person God intended us to be. Who are you deep inside? What would happen if that voice were allowed to speak in full volume? How do friends and community empower us?”The purpose, the rector told ENS, is to help people “look more deeply at themselves, understand the repercussions of letting time go by in which they do not use their own voice.“It’s very serious to waste your life,” she said. “What I would want for the congregation is that they would see the seriousness of that folly – the old-fashioned word would be ‘repent,’ the new word might be ‘to take a risk.’”The first film, “Infinity,” screened Feb. 24, depicts the early life of physicist Richard Feynman and his wife, Arline, as they take risks and live life fully. The film tells the parallel tales of Feynman’s growth as a scientist who works at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico as the atom bomb is being developed and the love story between him and Arline, who dies of lymphatic tuberculosis at a hospital in Albuquerque. Matthew Broderick starred as Feynman as well as directed the film, written by his mother. She wrote the screenplay based on the books “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!” and “What Do You Care What Other People Think?” both written by Feynman and Ralph Leighton.One audience member wondered about the actor’s inspiration for the film.“I like science. I like reading about science,” Matthew Broderick said. “But I really liked the story.”Several people asked about the filmmaking process, including the shots on location of ancient Pueblo ruins at Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico.“That was an amazing place,” said Broderick, who said he had to negotiate for some time for permission to film there. They shot one scene, of a picnic the Feynmans held inside a cliff dwelling, inside the small cave. “The cameraman shot that scene with a hand-held camera, and he was sitting in what would be the fireplace.”The film series began with a showing of “Infinity,” which depicts the early life of physicist Richard Feynman and his wife, Arline. Photo/Sharon SheridanWorking with his mother during the filming of the 1996 film proved challenging in its own way, he admitted. “She was great but … she didn’t compromise so well.” Because it was a low-budget film, “you often didn’t get what you wanted.“It was very challenging for all of us. She was filled with energy and came up with great solutions.”Broderick family connections run through the series. Patricia Broderick wrote the play “The Graduation,” which features two teens in New York, one living in an apartment with her dying father. Matthew Broderick’s best friend since their teen years, Lonergan, directed “Margaret,” in which a young woman witnesses a bus accident and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not the accident really was intentional affects many people’s lives. And Matthew Broderick stars in Goldin’s “Wonderful World,” a comedic drama in which Ben Singer has his cynical world view darkened by his roommate Ibu’s sudden medical situation — but the arrival of Ibu’s sister, Khadi, might remedy both men’s ills.“I know this work very intimately because I was there,” Janet Broderick said. “I know these films because they were created and written within my community.” Lonergan and Goldin knew her mother well, and Lonergan worked with her father, the late actor James Broderick, she said.Movies in general help forge connections, Matthew Broderick told ENS. “I think it makes you less alone when you realize that maybe some feeling you have is shared by the writer or the creator of the film.”“Even a silly moment” such as in the Broadway musical comedy he is performing in – “Nice Work if You Can Get It” – that you as an actor find funny and the audience also finds funny creates a shared experience, he said. “I think it makes us more connected to each other.”And the arts help us look at ourselves, “under the veils,” his sister said. “I don’t know where we would be without them.”“The church is an art form,” she noted. It has structure, history, method and a language – not just of words, but of music, metaphors and visual images, she said. “I see as my task to integrate the church art form with other ways that people are able now to speak. These movies are … all created by artists. … These are existential movies.”“I don’t appreciate the delineation between secular and sacred, secular and sacred art forms,” she said. “I find an equal amount of sin and depravity in all worlds, and an equal amount of grace. I think that both grace and need are equally distributed.”“That’s not to say that there is nothing sacred,” she added. “I think there is a tremendous amount of sacred work in these movies. I think it is obvious to any faithful person when they see it.”More information about Removing Our Veils is available here.— Sharon Sheridan is an ENS correspondent. 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On the picket line

Colorado teachers rally at the Capitol in Denver, April 27.Historic strike victory for Colorado teachersA momentous, 900-strong teachers’ strike in an already historic year for teachers’ strikes ended May 13 with a win. Teachers targeted the Pueblo City Schools District 60 (D60) Board of Education with demands for a 2 percent retroactive pay increase, better benefits and step increases for paraprofessionals. Last year Pueblo annual teacher pay averaged $47,617 — not only below average teacher pay in Colorado ($52,728), but national averages as well ($59,660). (Denver Post, May 7)After a neutral, third-party factfinder recommended a raise, the teachers and the Pueblo Teachers Association rejected an initial, nonretroactive offer by the D60 Board and struck on May 5. In an interview with NBC News, teachers spoke of crumbing infrastructure and classrooms without computers. Chants of “Education is our right, that is why we have to fight!” rang out at rallies. Pueblo high school teacher Julie Cain said that though Colorado is a wealthy state, it’s one of the most starved for education funding, allotting only $822 million annually.After a week of striking, the teachers voted 495 to 62 to accept a two-year agreement with the 2 percent retroactive increase, better health care benefits and full pay for three strike days. They raised as inspiration the solidarity they felt from epic teacher strikes and walkouts in West Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Arizona.Chicago Tribune workers unionizeContrary to the 171-year history of the anti-union Chicago Tribune, owner Tronc agreed on May 6 to cooperate with its newsroom workers after 85 percent signed cards to be represented by the Chicago Tribune Guild, an affiliate of The News Guild-Communication Workers. The CTG will have three bargaining units: Tribune workers, staff at six regional papers, and the design and production studio. (ABC7Chicago, May 6)This amazing turnaround happened very quickly after an April 12 article in the Tribune announced that its newsroom staff had organzied to win regular raises, advancement opportunities, better parental leave policies, a more diverse newsroom and a voice in the newsroom. One reporter stated that the workers had experienced downsizing and erratic corporate practices causing “chaos.” According to its website, the CTG is now in a “status quo” period, so that Tronc “cannot unilaterally alter any work conditions without first negotiating with our bargaining units.” Though TNG-CWA lawyers say they’ve never seen such quick recognition of a union, CTG believes Tronc bosses didn’t want to “waste time and money” contesting a union election. (chicagotribuneguild.com, May 6) Way to go CTG! Stay tuned.#TimesUp for sexual harassment in the skyMore than 3,500 flight attendants from 29 U.S. airlines participated in a survey between Feb. 27 and March 26 of this year, with 68 percent reporting sexual harassment during their career. One in three experienced verbal abuse — from nasty to crude — while one in five reported physical abuse — from groping to humping. Only 7 percent had reported abuse to the airline.“The time when flight attendants were objectified in airline marketing and people joked about ‘coffee, tea or me’ needs to be permanently grounded. #TimesUp for the industry to put an end to its sexist past,” said Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-Communication Workers, which conducted the survey. One of the primary reasons, Nelson stressed, is that flight attendants are first responders, whose authority is undermined in emergencies if “they are belittled and harassed.” The union is calling for the entire industry “to step up to combat harassment and recognize the impact it has on safety,” while also demanding adequate staffing levels that protect both workers and passengers. (afacwa.org, May 10)Support Maria Isabel Vasquez regulation to prevent heat illnessThe United Farm Workers is asking for help in remembering Maria Isabel Vasquez, a migrant worker from Oaxaca, Mexico, who was two months pregnant when she died of heat exhaustion in 2008. May 14 marked the 10th anniversary of her death while tying grape vines in nearly 100-degree heat at West Coast Farms east of Stockton, Calif. The workers said the strict foreman didn’t allow them a long enough break to get a drink from a water cooler 10 minutes away. (NPR, June 8, 2008) Weeks after her death, her aunt, uncle and fiancé organized a four-day pilgrimage to the state capitol in Sacramento and eventually helped pass the Heat Illness Prevention Regulation. Now, the UFW is asking you to sign a petition to rename the HIPR the “Maria Isabel Vasquez Jimenez Heat Illness Prevention Regulation.” Help memorialize a fallen young worker; enshrine her name into law:ufw.org/10thannivmivj/.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this read more

Study Maps Hidden Water Pollution in U.S. Coastal Areas

first_imgScience and Technology Study Maps Hidden Water Pollution in U.S. Coastal Areas By ALAN BUIS (JPL) and PAM FROST GORDER (Ohio State University – Columbus) Published on Thursday, August 4, 2016 | 1:54 pm Subscribe Community News 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. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyIs It Normal To Date Your BFF’s Ex?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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Credit: The Ohio State University/NASA-JPL/CaltechCoastal waters and near-shore groundwater supplies along more than a fifth of coastlines in the continental United States are vulnerable to contamination from previously hidden underground transfers of water between the oceans and land, finds a new study by researchers at The Ohio State University, Columbus, and Jet Propulsion Laboratory here in Pasadena.The study, published online Aug. 4 in the journal Science, offers the first-ever map of the underground flows that connect fresh groundwater beneath the continental United States and seawater in the surrounding oceans. The map highlights areas most vulnerable to degraded water quality from these flows now and in the future.The researchers combined U.S. topographic data and NASA climate models to identify key inland regions that contribute groundwater and contaminants to the coast. They examined rainfall, evaporation rates and the amount of known surface runoff to calculate the missing portion of water that was running out below ground, then melded those results with terrain and land-use data to identify where the water ended up. The team was able to learn more about the previously hidden water exchanges via computer analyses, without extensive and costly field surveys.Audrey Sawyer, assistant professor of Earth Sciences at The Ohio State University and leader of the study, said that while scientists have long known that freshwater and seawater mix unseen below ground, until now they hadn’t been able to pinpoint exactly where it was happening, or how much, except in limited locations.“We’re all pretty familiar with the idea that rain falls on land and flows out to the ocean in rivers, but there’s another, hidden component of rainfall that infiltrates the ground near the coast and spills into the ocean below sea level,” Sawyer said. “It’s known as ‘submarine groundwater discharge.’ Freshwater flows out to sea, and vice versa. Urbanization, agricultural development, climate and topography all affect how much water flows in either direction, and the exchange has a big impact on both onshore groundwater that we drink and offshore seawater where we swim and fish.”What Areas Are Most Vulnerable?The study identified 12 percent of the continental U.S. coastline — including the northern Gulf Coast from Mississippi to the Florida Panhandle, northern Atlantic Coast and Pacific Northwest — as areas where once-hidden drainage systems make the ocean most susceptible to contamination from septic tanks and fertilizer in freshwater. There, excess nutrients in the water can cause harmful algal blooms to form, which remove vital oxygen from the water. This contamination from land to sea endangers fisheries and coral reefs, as well as water recreation and tourism.In contrast, the team found that another 9 percent of coastline — including confirmed locations such as Southeastern Florida, Southern California and Long Island, New York — are especially susceptible to the opposite threat: contamination from sea to land. In these areas, saltwater intrudes inland and infiltrates the fresh groundwater supply.“It takes only a small amount of salt water to render drinking water non-potable, so saltwater invasion is a big concern for water resource management in coastal areas,” Sawyer said.The study found Los Angeles and San Francisco are vulnerable to both ocean contamination and saltwater intrusion.How Much Water is Involved?Overall, the study calculates that more than 15 billion tons of freshwater flow through invisible underground networks into the ocean along the continental U.S. coastline every year. That sounds like a lot of water, but it’s less than 1 percent of the total amount that flows from the continental United States into the ocean, said study co-author Cedric David of JPL. The other 99 percent comes from rivers and surface runoff.Still, David explained, the study is significant because it provides the first continental-scale, high-resolution estimate of that 1 percent — a portion which, when compared to the other 99 percent, can be particularly rich in nutrients and other contaminants.“This Ohio State-JPL collaboration has removed the cloak from hidden groundwater transfers between land and sea,” he said.For example, the amount of yearly precipitation is similar in the Pacific Northwest and the mid-Atlantic regions, but the study found that underground drainage rates into the ocean were approximately 50 percent higher in the Pacific Northwest because the steep terrain there carries more groundwater to the coastline.The researchers found that land use was critical to discharge in Florida. Sawyer said that she was surprised by the big effect that canals had there.Since the early 20th century, Floridians have constructed thousands of miles of canals along the state’s coasts for transportation, irrigation and recreation. The study found that the canals may capture water that would otherwise flow underground and out to sea.The researchers commented that increased urbanization — and the extensive pavement that goes along with it — will also decrease groundwater recharge and ultimate drainage to coastal regions where the population is growing, increasing the likelihood of saltwater intrusion.“That’s why we hope others will use our analysis to better plan strategies for coastal land development and groundwater management that help preserve water quality,” Sawyer said. “Right now, we’ve created a map of American coastlines that highlights some previously known as well as unknown areas of vulnerability along the U.S. coastline, but we hope to be able to do it for the world shortly, as data become available.”Model data for the study came from the enhanced National Hydrography Dataset NHDPlus, originally built by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Geological Survey, and now developed by Horizon Systems Corporation in Herndon, Virginia; the North American Land Data Assimilation System from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland; the Variable Infiltration Capacity Macroscale Hydrologic Model from the University of Washington; the 2011 National Land Cover Database from the Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium; and the United States 2010 Census.The research was funded by NASA, the National Science Foundation and The Ohio State University.NASA collects data from space, air, land and sea to increase our understanding of our home planet, improve lives and safeguard our future. NASA develops new ways to observe and study Earth’s interconnected natural systems with long-term data records. The agency freely shares this unique knowledge and works with institutions around the world to gain new insights into how our planet is changing.For more information about NASA’s Earth science activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/earth. 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Parent Ed Ends Year Celebrating Achievements and Honoring Shining Star, Kathy Kovalcik

first_img Subscribe 15 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff 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 Shining Star Kathy Kovalcik. Left to Right: Anne Bierling and Kathy Kovalcik. Photo Credit: Michael WeinbergThe La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s (LCPC’s) Parent Education Program capped the end of its 39th year by celebrating the program’s achievements and honoring this year’s Shining Star, Kathy Kovalcik.LCPC Board: Back row from left to right: Katie Enney, Ashley Barrett, Ashley Smith, Anne Bierling, Angela Shepherd-Isgholian, Carol Van Citters, Lynne Graves, and Charlotte Miller. Front row from left to right: Betsy Farhat, Meg Wade, Maggie Mason, and Darby Pearson. Photo Credit: Maggie MasonIn the 2017 – 2018 program year, Parent Ed offered 16 classes, including three all new highly successful evening classes (Parenting Tweens, Spiritual Parenting, and Surviving Middle School) and additional daytime classes for Parents of Elementary Kids and Parents of Tweens. Over 515 people participated in the programs that were offered. Several members of the volunteer board and staff also began a detailed study of the past, present, and future of Parent Ed by exploring ways in which the program can expand to new families in the coming years.Parent Ed’s annual fundraiser, “Keep Calm and Bowl On,” on February 24, 2018, raised over $40,000, the highest in the program’s history, as well as over $4,000 for the Founders’ Scholarship Fund, an ongoing fund to ensure that the program is not cost prohibitive to anyone. 10% of fundraising earnings, this year totally $4100, will be given back to the community in July to non-profit ministries supporting families and children. In addition, this year Parent Ed established the Christopher Erskine Compassion Memorial in honor of Christopher Erskine who passed away earlier in the year. Funds from this memorial will be used for “individuals/families in need to reflect Christopher’s generous spirit.” Over $6,000 have been donated to this memorial as of May, 2018.LCPC Parent Education Staff – Back row from left to right: Sarah Montes, Sloan Walsh, Vicki Rekedal, Paige Dunbar, Nicole Ravana, Jana Van Dyck, and Anne Bierling. Front row from left to right: Nanette Brown, Heather Erhart, Amanda Baughman, Jan Roberts, and Tracy Tobias. Photo Credit: Maggie MasonEach year, Parent Ed presents the “Shining Star” to a person who “has had a significant impact on the community–especially its families & children.” This year’s recipient, Kathy Kovalcik, is a mother of 2 boys, who has been involved in Parent Ed since 1997. She has served in numerous volunteer roles with Parent Ed, LCPC, the La Canada schools, and the community at large. In addition to Kovalcik’s heart for service, she also is known through the area as an exceptional baker and hostess who generously distributes her love language of hospitality to anyone in need.Finally, Parent Ed had the amazing opportunity to be part of and witness to the generous support of the So Cal Honda Dealers who provided a service dog to Jude Dematteis, son of long time Parent Ed participants. Jude is a four year old boy who suffers from medical posttraumatic stress disorder and was in need of a service dog to assist him at medical appointments and procedures.Parent Ed will begin its 40th year in September. If you have a child between 0-18, we have a class for you. For more information, please go to www.lacanadapc.org/parented for class listings, staff bios, and online registration. Scholarships and payment plans are available. Affordable childcare is offered during all class times. La Cañada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill in La Cañada.center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Community News Faith & Youth Parent Ed Ends Year Celebrating Achievements and Honoring Shining Star, Kathy Kovalcik Story and Photography by KATIE ENNEY Published on Thursday, June 28, 2018 | 11:33 am Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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‘Sanctioning Authority Must Apply Mind’ : Bombay HC Quashes Sanction To Prosecute Order Issued ‘Mechanically’

first_imgNews Updates’Sanctioning Authority Must Apply Mind’ : Bombay HC Quashes Sanction To Prosecute Order Issued ‘Mechanically’ Sharmeen Hakim24 Feb 2021 8:47 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court has ruled that an order granting permission or sanction to prosecute an individual under the Prevention of Corruption Act must demonstrate that the Sanctioning Authority has applied his mind and not passed the order “mechanically”. A single bench of Justice SK Shinde held that ordinarily the Sanctioning Authority is the best person to judge, based on…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 Bombay High Court has ruled that an order granting permission or sanction to prosecute an individual under the Prevention of Corruption Act must demonstrate that the Sanctioning Authority has applied his mind and not passed the order “mechanically”. A single  bench of Justice SK Shinde held that ordinarily the Sanctioning Authority is the best person to judge, based on the investigation report placed before him, whether the government employee should or should not be prosecuted under the PC Act. A pre-requisite to provide a safe-guard to a public servant against frivolous and vexatious litigants. “Indisputably, application of mind on the part of Sanctioning Authority is imperative and therefore, order granting sanction must be demonstrative of the fact that there had been proper application of mind on the part of Sanctioning Authority”, the bench observed. Justice Shinde cited the Supreme Court’s judgement in the case of Ashok Tshering Bhutia v. State of Sikkim, which states that there should not be a hyper technical approach to test a sanction’s validity, unless it results in failure of justice. The Court was examining Section 19(3) in The Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, which reads. (3) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974),— (a) no finding, sentence or order passed by a special Judge shall be reversed or altered by a court in appeal, confirmation or revision on the ground of the absence of, or any error, omission or irregularity in, the sanction required under sub-section (1), unless in the opinion of that court, a failure of justice has in fact been occasioned thereby. Justice Shinde made the observations while acquitting a senior clerk, from the Town Planning Authority, in Pune, Maharashtra, convicted for accepting a bribe of Rs. 1500. The clerk who was convicted and sentenced to two years rigorous imprisonment, in 2004, was allegedly caught red handed soon after he accepted the money from an ex-employee to submit her salary bills to the treasury. The clerk, Anand Salvi, appealed to the High Court against his conviction on the grounds that the sanction to prosecute him signed by the Director of Town Planning, Maharashtra State, was invalid. He relied heavily on the Director’s testimony during the proceedings. The prosecution on the other hand said that there was no failure of justice, and therefore the sanction to prosecute was a valid sanction. Justice SK Shinde observed that in Salvi’s case, Sanctioning Authority plainly and simply put its signature on the draft sanction order by bringing out clerical mistakes. The Director’s cross-examination showed he did not even remember or re-collect whether he had perused the investigation papers. “It appears and in this fact situation and in consideration of the evidence, I do not hesitate to hold and conclude that the irregularity attached to the Sanction Order was not ‘mere’ irregularity but ‘gross’ in nature and failure of justice has been occasioned thereby,” the court observed. The court held that the Director’s testimony and Sanctioning order revealed that on May 9, 2001, Superintendent of Police, Anti-Corruption Bureau, Pune sent the proposal to prosecute Salvi. The Director, who considered the proposal only on May 30, 2001, admitted that the draft sanction order was prepared and drafted by two other officers, independently, without his instructions. Moreover, the Director didn’t remember if he had a chance to peruse the investigation papers. The court noted that only a few grammatical changes were made. The judge compared the draft sanction order with the final one to note that the latter was merely a copy. “Thus, upon reading the testimony of the Sanctioning Authority along with the draft Sanction and Final Sanction Order, I hold, the Sanctioning Authority did not independently apply its mind while according the sanction,” the court noted. 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Plea In Delhi High Court Seeks Mandatory Establishment Of Medical Oxygen PSA Plants In All The Delhi Hospitals

first_imgNews UpdatesPlea In Delhi High Court Seeks Mandatory Establishment Of Medical Oxygen PSA Plants In All The Delhi Hospitals Sparsh Upadhyay13 May 2021 2:24 AMShare This – xImage Courtesy: Economic TimesA Petition has been moved before the Delhi High Court seeking direction on the Central as well as the Delhi government to make it mandatory for all the existing Delhi Hospitals whether Public or Private and any upcoming Hospitals for establishing the medical oxygen PSA plants in their premises. The Petition has been filed by one Ananya Kumar, through Advocates Vinay Kumar and Manan Aggarwal to agitating the cause of the people who are losing their precious life due to lack of medical oxygen in the Hospitals.Advertisement Averments in the plea The plea states that the decision of the Union of India to set up 551 medical oxygen generation plants in hospital of every district of the country, isn’t sufficient looking at the numbers of hospitals and population of the country. The plea avers that India has enough stock of Medical oxygen but the issue relates to its transportation and that due to shortage of medical oxygen in the Hospitals, black marketing of medical oxygen is being done.Advertisement “The oxygen is an inflammable gas and to prevent accidents, it is stored and transported in cryogenic cylinders, but India does not have enough cryogenic cylinders. The main issue is that oxygen is a flammable material and it cannot be transported regularly,” the plea submits Stressing upon the importance of the Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) medical oxygen plants, the plea avers, “It can become a permanent solution for all the above-mentioned problems which are being faced by the people in the present pandemic. That such a plant can come in varying capacities to generate oxygen, it employs a technology that absorbs nitrogen from ambient air to concentrate oxygen for supply to Hospitals and oxygen thus generated can be supplied straight to the site through a dedicated pipeline.” Advertisement Advertisement Importantly, the plea also argues that there are two obvious advantages of PSA oxygen plant: The first is that the Hospitals gets a captive plant that can generate all the oxygen it need, doing away with the need of cylinders and transportation, as the major problem of the country is not oxygen generation but oxygen transportation and;The second is handling cylinders also has a safety aspect to it as oxygen under high pressure is highly inflammable and several fires in Covid-19 hospitals across the country in the last few days have been grim reminders of those risks and a permanent PSA oxygen generation plant in the hospitals can take away the risk of handling cylinders. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Thus, the plea prays: Direction to the Central and Delhi Government to make it mandatory to existing big Hospitals whether Public or Private and any upcoming Hospitals in the future for establishing the medical oxygen PSA plants in their premises as per the capacity of the Hospital.Direct the Central and Delhi Government to make guidelines for establishing the medical oxygen PSA plants in Hospitals and execute the same in a time-bound manner.TagsPSA Plants Mandatory Establishment Of Medical Oxygen PSA Plants Medical Oxygen PSA Plants Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) medical oxygen plants Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) plants #Delhi High Court Delhi High Court PSA oxygen plant Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Irish Water refuses to meet Oireachtas members on Inishowen supply

first_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 AudioHomepage BannerNews Irish Water refuses to meet Oireachtas members on Inishowen supply Twitter Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Facebook Pinterest Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Twittercenter_img Irish Water is being accused of completely disregarding Inishowen after refusing to meet Donegal Oireachtas members and Councillors from the peninsula.Senator Padraig Mac Lochlainn had sought the meeting to discuss problems with the supplies from the Eddie Fullerton Dam and the plan to extend the supply to LetterkennyHowever, in a response, Irish Water referred him to a regular briefing for Councillors in Lifford.Senator Mac Lochlainn has responded, saying that response is utterly unacceptable……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/pmac.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleKillyclogher to host Glenfin’s Ulster FinalNext articleHarps U17 National Final moved to Maginn Park News Highland By News Highland – October 23, 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+last_img read more

22-year-old employee killed by lion that escaped enclosure at animal center: Officials

first_imgiStock/MrRuj(CHARLOTTE) — A 22-year-old newly-hired employee was attacked and killed by a lion after it escaped a locked space at a North Carolina animal center on Sunday, officials said.A “husbandry team, led by a professionally trained animal keeper, was carrying out a routine enclosure cleaning” at the Conservators Center in Burlington when a lion left the locked space, went into the area where the humans were and killed Alexandra Black, the Caswell County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.Black, 22, from New Palestine, Indiana, had recently graduated from Indiana State University and had worked at the Conservator Center for about two weeks, the sheriff’s office said. She was also a college intern, the sheriff’s office added.Personnel were unable to tranquilize the lion, so deputies shot and killed the animal so Black’s body could be retrieved, the sheriff’s office said.The Conservators Center said in a statement it was “devastated by the loss of a human life.”It was not immediately clear how the lion escaped the enclosure, according to the center and the sheriff’s office.The center is home to more than 80 animals and more than 21 species, according to its website.The center said it will be closed until further notice.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Two Marines killed in helicopter crash near Yuma, Arizona, officials say

first_imgU.S. Marine Corps(YUMA, Ariz.) — Two U.S. Marine Corps pilots have died after the helicopter they were flying crashed near Yuma, Arizona, according to officials.Both service members were killed while flying an AH-1Z Viper helicopter Saturday during a routine training mission as part of a weapons and tactics instructor course, the Marine Corps said in a statement.The cause of the crash is currently under investigation. The identities of the pilots have not been released.Additional information was not immediately available.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img

Beaver Routs Milford To Earn 12th All-Time State Football Title Saturday

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Kaleb Barney ran for 110 yards on 6 carries, including a 95-yard score in the 3rd Quarter to put the game out of reach as the Beaver Beavers routed Milford 45-6 Saturday at Trailblazers Stadium on the campus of Dixie State University to earn the 2-A state football championship.The Beavers, who ran for 343 yards in the game and posted 424 yards of offense on 59 plays (7.2 plays per snap), netted their 12th all-time state championship.This ties them for the fifth-most in Utah state high school history with Jordan. Only West (21), East (18), Skyline (14) and Millard (13) have more state titles all-time.Beaver signal-caller Ryker Albrecht (21 car, 122 yards, 3 TD’s) also led the Beavers in the rout. Crayton Hollingshead added a 67-yard touchdown pass to EJ Allred on a bootleg for Beaver in the win while Allred amassed 147 scrimmage yards on 18 touches.In defeat, legendary signal-caller Bryson Barnes threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to Bret Beebe. Incidentally, this was the first score of the game only to see the Beavers score 45 unanswered points to win going away.The stingy Beaver defense limited Milford to 210 yards of offense on 57 plays, or 3.7 yards per snap.This concludes a 13-0 season for Beaver, their first undefeated season since 1973, per head coach Jon Marshall.This game concludes all football games for Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network schools as we shift the scene to winter sports, boys and girls basketball and wrestling.For more information on upcoming sportscasts, please visit midutahradio.com and click “broadcast schedule” under “sports” for all the latest information on those games. Tags: Beaver Beavers/Milford Tigers Written by November 16, 2019 /Sports News – Local Beaver Routs Milford To Earn 12th All-Time State Football Title Saturday Brad Jameslast_img read more