Tropical Paradise Co Ltd (TPL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Tropical Paradise Co Ltd (TPL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tropical Paradise Co Ltd (TPL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tropical Paradise Co Ltd (TPL.mu) 2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileTropical Paradise Co Limited engages in the tourism and leisure sector where it operates hotels in Mauritius. Headquartered in Moka, Mauritius, the company operates the Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel, Le Suffren Hotel & Marina, Hennessy Park Hotel, and Port Chambly Hotel. Tropical Paradise Co Limited (Ordinary) is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Coconut palms need special pruning. During a Hurricane Watch—‘Hurricane Conditions are Possible’ Reply Document items and contents in your home in photos. Fill vehicles with gas. 1 COMMENT See msc.fema.gov/portal to know the flood risk in your area and see www.floodsmart.gov for information about risk and rates. Hurricane Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Mama Mia Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here There are many ways to strengthen your home against wind and wind-driven rain. FEMA’s Wind Retrofit Guide for Residential Buildings is a good resource. Place important papers and documents such as driver’s licenses, social security cards, passports, birth certificates, vehicle registration cards and insurance policies in a waterproof, portable container. Know what you and your family will do if there is an evacuation order. Disconnect electrical appliances. Trees with trunks larger than six inches in diameter should be far enough away from your house they cannot fall on it. Remove branches that hang over utility wires. Professional regular pruning done can create a sturdy, well-spaced framework of branches with an open canopy that allows wind to flow freely through. Don’t want to hear it, or think about it. Please enter your name here Activate your disaster plan. Check your disaster kit. Important items include flashlights, battery-powered radios, batteries, medical, accessibility and pet supplies, cash and first-aid supplies. Buy a National Flood Insurance Policy from your insurance company. Standard homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover flood damage. Only about half of Florida homeowners inside high-risk areas had insurance against flooding before Hurricane Irma made landfall Sept. 10, 2017. Consider elevating appliances such as water heaters, air-conditioning units and electrical equipment. Stay tuned to your phone alerts and TV or radio for weather updates, emergency instructions and evacuation orders. Severe weather information is also available from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at www.noaa.gov. Stayed tuned to phone alerts and TV or radio for weather updates. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 If you evacuate, turn off gas and electricity at the main switch or valve. The Anatomy of Fear Remove coconut bunches and bring the coconuts inside. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSFEMAHurricane Season Previous articleHere Are All The TV Shows And Movies Coming To Netflix In AprilNext articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR During a Hurricane Warning—‘Hurricane Conditions are Expected Within 48 Hours’ For additional information on hurricanes visit www.ready.gov/hurricanes; for information on floods visit www.ready.gov/floods.Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may view a FEMA video on hurricane preparedness.For more Hurricane Irma recovery information, visit www.FEMA.gov/IrmaFL, or follow us @FEMARegion4 on Twitter and on FEMA’s Facebook page. Bring any loose items like trash cans, yard furniture—including items on your dock—barbecue grills and tools inside; store in a garage or sturdy building. March 26, 2018 at 9:32 pm Homeowners Can Minimize Hurricane DamageFrom the Federal Emergency Management AgencyThe 2018 hurricane season is approaching. Preparation means more than just creating a disaster kit and reviewing your family’s disaster plan, although these are critical first steps.There’s much more you can do to protect your home and family before hurricane season begins June 1. You can minimize potential damage from flooding and high winds by being prepared.Plan Ahead Download the FEMA app at www.fema.gov/mobile-app. The app provides disaster resources, safety tips, maps of open shelters and weather alerts from the National Weather Service. Go to www.Ready.gov for more details. Keep mobile devices fully charged. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply
Howard Lake | 7 March 2012 | News Tagged with: app Digital Events ‘Software artisans’ EdgeCase have developed a web app for Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres which is designed to tackle the problem of motivating a team of volunteer fundraisers and to boost the amount the team raises.The Go Team Go app enables participants in Maggie’s Monster Bike and Hike 2012, the 24-hour Highland challenge, to track their progress, motivate themselves and the people sponsoring them share through social media, and to promote the charity.Each year around 1,000 people take part to raise funds for Maggie’s Centres. Peter Aitken of EdgeCase had taken part in 2011 with a team of five friends, but noticed that “there was no easy way to track progress and successfully motivate our team. We needed a tool to aid this process and Go Team Go was the solution.”EdgeCase, which specialises in rapid sustainable development of mobile and web applications, sets a certain amount of time aside for developers to pursue their own projects. Aitken decided to create an app to boost the impact of Maggie’s Centres’ fundraising events.Users of the app sign up to Go Team Go, enter their team names and link up to their JustGiving page. The dashboard details each individual’s training schedule for the week. Email alerts remind each team member of their training targets and remind an individual if they haven’t logged their details for that week. These features should help the individual and the team to achieve their goals and raise more money for the charity.The app also has the option to share each teammate’s progress on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook, which helps to raise awareness of the cause. This function could prove useful for participants who are uncomfortable with asking friends and family directly for sponsorship money.Aitken added: “No one likes asking people for sponsorship money but by sharing progress and involving those who are not actually taking part, you build support for your challenge and make sponsors feel part of the team. This makes it easier to collect the funds. I’m sure Bike and Hike participants will love it and use it to raise even more money for Maggie’s.”George Bushell, Events Manager at Maggie’s, welcomed the app, saying:”“We are really excited about the new app and we think it’s a really positive tool to aid our work. We believe it will really support our Monster fundraisers and we look forward to hearing the feedback from its users.”http://goteamgo.org 57 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fundraising app for Maggie’s designed to boost team motivation 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.
Howard Lake | 17 February 2015 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 27 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Free pancakes donated as Lent generosity challenge begins • Is your charity encouraging supporters to use Lent to fundraise by giving something up or giving something to others? Free pancaes to mark 40acts Lent generosity challenge40acts Lent generosity challenge marked in London’s Shoreditch. Tagged with: Donated goods faith Individual giving Free pancakes were handed out this morning in London’s Shoreditch to mark the launch tomorrow of 40acts, a Lent generosity challenge.Giving something up is the traditional approach of Christians who mark the period of Lent. 40acts encourages people instead to ‘give out’, to benefit others.The pancakes were given out today to over 500 commuters and local residents around Boxpark Shoredtich to mark Shrove Tuesday. The international charity campaign 40acts has over 50,000 participants this year who will take up a daily generosity challenge throughout Lent. 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.
Hungary’s leading independent radio station taken off the air Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled to learn that the Hungarian police have obstructed foreign media coverage of the refugee crisis on the border between Hungary and Serbia and, in particular, that they have on three occasions in the past week used force against foreign journalists.RSF condemns these unacceptable violations of media freedom and calls on the Hungarian authorities to guarantee the safety of media personnel. It also voices concern about the medical consequences for the journalists who were beaten and demands that those responsible are punished.“These incidents are intolerable,” Reporters Without Borders editor-in-chief Virginie Dangles said. “The Hungarian authorities must allow journalists to operate on the ground and they must prevent the police from engaging in threats and violence of this kind.“This disgraceful police behaviour is consistent with Hungary’s frequent violations of media freedom, especially since the adoption of draconian media laws in 2010 that have been condemned by Hungarian civil society and by international and inter-governmental organizations.”In a statement issued yesterday, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) urged Prime Minister Viktor Orban to ensure the safety of journalists covering the refugee crisis.The OSCE reported that Hungarian police attacked a Radio Television of Serbia crew consisting of cameraman Vladan Hadzi Mijailovic, sound engineer Miroslav Djurasinovic and reporter Jovana Djurovic at the Horgos border crossing between Hungary and Serbia on 16 September, injuring Djurovic’s handAlthough the crew had identified themselves as journalists, they were attacked while filming between a police cordon and a group of refugees.The OSCE said Jacek Tacik, a journalist with Poland’s public broadcaster TVP, was also beaten by the police on 16 September. After Hungarian doctors treated him for head injuries, he was briefly arrested for illegally crossing the border and, according to the Hungarian authorities, attacking a police officer.This incident took place when Tacik and other journalists were with a crowd of refugees who were being pushed back by the police.According to the OSCE, Associated Press cameraman Luca Muzi also reported that Hungarian police briefly detained him near the border town of Roszke on 12 September and made him delete the photos he had taken of a police dog threatening a Syrian refugee.Muzi said the police did not allow him to call his colleagues. The Hungarian authorities dispute his account of the incident.In yesterday’s statement, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic called on the Hungarian prime minister to “instruct law enforcement to respect the rights of journalists to report on issues of public interest and ensure their safety.”Democratic standards have declined steadily in Hungary since Viktor Orban’s party, Fidesz, won the 2010 elections. Hungary is now ranked 65th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index after falling 46 places in just four years. Follow the news on Hungary News Swedish Reporters Without Borders awards press freedom prize to a Hungarian news site RSF_en HungaryEurope – Central Asia June 2, 2021 Find out more September 18, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Hungarian police violence against foreign journalists covering refugee crisis Help by sharing this information News News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU to go further Receive email alerts Organisation May 4, 2021 Find out more February 10, 2021 Find out more News HungaryEurope – Central Asia
12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Business News Top of the News 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 Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Make a comment Subscribe L-R: Abel Ramirez, Teena Hostovich and Darrell G. Brooke. Photo by Pasadena PlayhouseThe Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Elizabeth Doran Executive Director) announced today that three new members have been elected to its Board of Directors. Abel R. Ramirez, CEO of Ramirez-Bianchi Corporation; Teena Hostovich, Executive Vice President and Executive Committee Member for Lockton Insurance; and Darrell G.Brooke.We are thrilled to welcome three terrific new members to our Board,â€ added Sheila Grether-Marion, Chair of the Board for The Pasadena Playhouse. â€œAbel Ramirez, a long-time supporter and friend of The Pasadena Playhouse, rejoins us after a brief hiatus. His elegant catering helps make our events successful and his great nearby restaurant, El Portal, makes evenings out to our theatre complete. Teena Hostovich comes to us as a long-time supporter of our Diversity Project. A senior executive at Lockton Insurance, she brings a wealth of business experience and a broad background in philanthropic work. Darrell Brooke, a prominent estate planning attorney and philanthropist, assists clients who wish to create a legacy by designating the Pasadena Playhouse as a beneficiary of their estates. We are pleased and excited to have these multi-talented, generous donors join our ranks and support our mission to bring diverse and high quality performing arts entertainment to the greater San Gabriel Valley.â€Abel R. Ramirez was born in Yucatan, Mexico and came to Pasadena as a young adult. He started his long career in Food Service at The Huntington Hotel (currently The Langham) and The Athenaeum at CalTech. He has been the CEO of Ramirez-Bianchi Corp., which includes El Portal Restaurant, Yahaira’s CafÃ© and Vanessa’s Coffee House for over 18 years. He has been involved with and served on the Boards for Hillsides Home for Children, Playhouse District Association, Foothill Vocational Services, Latino Heritage and L.A. Food Bank. He was also just recently the President of the Board at Pasadena Senior Center. Abel has been married to Rosalia for over 40 years and has three sons and six grandchildren. Abel returns to the Board of The Pasadena Playhouse after a two-and-a half-year absence willing to continue his service to the organization and to the community.Teena Hostovich is Executive Vice President/Executive Committee member for Lockton Insurance. Recognized as a leading global authority on professional liability and complex risk. Teena was named one of 50 “Women to Watch” in 2007 by Business Insurance and was an honoree for â€œWoman Making a Differenceâ€ by Los Angeles Business Journal. Named Power Broker/Responsibility Leader in 2011, she also has been recognized by the California State Legislature as “Outstanding Corporate Woman” for her contributions to the community. Recently, she was named one of the Fifty Fabulous Women of Pasadena by Pasadena Magazine (May 2012) and Women of Influence of Pasadena in (April 2012). Her positive leadership, intellectual creativity, integrity and strong work ethic serve as an inspiration to young women she mentors. Actively involved in politics, Teena is Presidential Partner/Advisor to President Obama, a member of the Democratic National Finance Committee, and a member of the 2013 Presidential Inauguration Committee. Deeply committed to organizations that make a difference in the world, her list includes: Board of Trustees – William J. Clinton Foundation; Huntington Hospital Strategic Planning Committee; St. Anne’s Board of Directors; Los Angeles Philharmonic Board of Overseers; Hollywood Bowl Opening Night Committee; Pasadena Arts Council Board; Pasadena Playhouse Diversity Committee; Opportunity International Board of Governors, Levitt Pavilions National Board and Flintridge Prep Board of Trustees. She is a CAP Mentor/Advisor, teaching career planning and development to USC Marshall School of Business students. She is honored to be named to The Pasadena Playhouse Board of Directors.Darrell G. Brooke, a partner in the Pasadena and Monrovia offices of an established law firm with over 80 years of tradition, is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning Probate and Trust Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Darrellâ€™s ties to The Pasadena Playhouse began with the creation of a scholarship fund by one of his clients for The Pasadena Playhouse Alumni and Associates over 20 years ago. Voted as a Southern California Super Lawyer and a Top Attorney by Pasadena Magazine, Darrell has dedicated his practice to estate planning for high net worth individuals and to serve the Pasadena probate court as a probate volunteer panel attorney in disputed elder law matters. Prior to joining The Pasadena Playhouse, Darrell served as President of the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena for 4 consecutive years, President of the Pasadena Quarterbacks for 2 years (including serving as host of the first Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony) and President of the Estate Planning Council of the San Gabriel Valley. He is a licensed Zumba instructor, teaching classes in Zumba Gold throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Darrell is the very proud father of Grayson Brooke, a nationally acclaimed television producer for the Bravo and HGTV networks.The Pasadena Playhouse Board of Directors, as of March 26, 2013 include:â€¢ Sheila Grether-Marion, Chair of the Boardâ€¢ David DiCristofaro, Vice-Chair of the Boardâ€¢ C. Anthony Phillips, Treasurerâ€¢ Linda Boyd Griffey, Secretaryâ€¢ Brad King, Long-Range Planning Committee Chairâ€¢ Lenore Almanzarâ€¢ Valerie Amidonâ€¢ Sheri Ballâ€¢ Darrell G. Brookeâ€¢ Elizabeth Doranâ€¢ Peggy Ebrightâ€¢ Michele Dedeaux Engemannâ€¢ Sheldon Eppsâ€¢ George A. Henningâ€¢ Teena Hostovichâ€¢ Darrell Millerâ€¢ Abel Ramirezâ€¢ Bingo Roncelliâ€¢ Lilah Stangelandâ€¢ Corky Hale Stollerâ€¢ Mike Stollerâ€¢ Martha WilliamsonFor more information on The Pasadena Playhouse, visit www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org. 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NewsCommunityHousingPoliticsRoadblocks on asylum seekers’ work journeyBy Cian Reinhardt – August 8, 2018 6894 WhatsApp Previous articleStrong Irish contingent added to final Electric Picnic line upNext articlePHOTOS: After Dark – Old Quarter Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Linkedin Email Facebook TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible TAGSasylum seekerDirect provisionIrelandLimerick City and CountyRefugeeRight to Work Twitter Advertisement Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Print NEW legislation, which will allow asylum seekers living in direct provision the right to work does not go far enough, many living in the system believe.Recent changes to legislation allow asylum seekers living in the Direct Provision to apply to the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) for permission to work.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up People in the system are at different stages in their applications, Ibrahim Sorie Kabba of Limerick’s Right to Work movement explained. “People who had first instance decisions, they were rejected and they are at appeals level, those people are not eligible to work. Those people have been in the system for four, five, six years,”The Sierra Leone native has been granted his right to work after 9 months living in the system, but says he is continuing the campaign for those who have not been granted the right to work.Mr Sorie Kabba told the Limerick Post, “Those people have been forced to live a life of institutionalisation, in which they have been sitting in those centres not being able to do anything. They cannot work, because the meaning of what being an asylum seeker is, is being edited to satisfy a few individuals who are new in the system.”Many people living in Direct Provision feel as though their lives are just passing them by. Adel Bahar, an aeroplane technician from Bahrain with more than 25 years experience in his field says “all you can do is wait”.Adel has been living in Knockalisheen for more than two years now, and was originally granted the right to work in February 2018. Unable to raise the funds to pay for the work permit, he has since been denied his first instance decision and now waits on an appeal. The recent change to legislation means Mr Bahar no longer has the right to work.“I would like to be optimistic, but the process takes a long time,” said Adel.The Bahranian national added, “If people are working while waiting for appeal or their first interview, you would never imagine how much pressure it would take away from them.”Donnah Vuma, Zimbabwe, has been living in direct provision with her children for four years, “I only realise it’s four years when I look at my children, and how much they’ve changed in between that time, and how much they’ve grown.”Ms Vuma noted her youngest child was now eight-years-old, four when he arrived in Ireland, she feels part of their “childhoods have been robbed from them”, seeing how much she was unable to provide for them over the four years.“How much I haven’t been able to provide for them, to have, you know, a proper childhood, then it really starts to hit me,” Donnah told the Limerick Post.“You have people who are genuinely running away from things. I myself am not an economic migrant, I had a good job back home– a very good one– I had a family life, I had everything I was looking forward to, I never had the intention of coming to Ireland, there was never a day I would think of coming to Ireland.”Bulelani Mfaco told the Limerick Post it wasn’t safe where he lived, “In South Africa, a lot of gay people have been murdered, several of them were murdered around me in Khayelitsha where I lived. And so, I felt unsafe that I might be the next one.”He described to the Limerick Post how he was detained in a shopping centre, where he was held by security guards and was humiliated and degraded. He finds himself now in Knocklasheen Direct Provision Centre, where for some time he shared a room with a man who he describes as homophobic:“When he learnt I was gay, he said ‘I don’t like that shit’, the second time he made a comment that boys are supposed to be with girls, and I was placed in a position where I had to justify why I exist as a human being, and that’s just deeply unsettling, especially if you come from a country where you are fleeing because of persecution on the basis of your sexual orientation.”“We had a woman who was a nurse in Cameroon, she wasn’t allowed to work in Ireland for five years, she was stuck in a direct provision centre,” Bulelani said.“I was a PHD Student, I was working. I suddenly found myself in a position where I couldn’t work.”Even though many will be granted the right to work, those involved in the Right to Work movement believe people living in direct provision will meet further hurdles.Bulelani Mfaco, who was granted the right to work says he will find it difficult to get a job in his field because of some restrictions. With a background in public administration, Bulelani says he is not permitted to work in the civil service:“I was trained to work as a civil servant in my country. I have an honours degree in public administration, I was doing a PhD in public administration. I can’t work in the civil service in Ireland, I tried to apply for a job in the university but we are not allowed to work for the university as they are funded by the state.”“There are certain barriers, Employers don’t know asylum seekers now have the right to work,” said Donnah Vuma, from Zimbabwe who has been living in direct provision with her three children for almost four years.“Or there are other challenges where you maybe need a license, and I can’t have that, or you have to have a bank account to get paid, and I can’t open a bank account,” she added.Asylum seekers receive a proof of address and identification from the centre they live in, but the identification card states it is not an official form of identification.“I’m living in a centre being funded by the government, which gives me a valid proof of address and the banks cannot use it. So you are telling me I’m not staying there,” Ibrahim asks, “I don’t have a passport, you can’t accept my proof of address. Who am I? I am nobody. I’m just an asylum seeker on the streets of Ireland nobody wants to deal with. And nobody cares about.” Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick on Covid watch list
News UpdatesStates Can Provide In-Service Quota In PG-Super Speciality Medical Courses: Kerala HC[Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK10 Oct 2020 5:15 AMShare This – xObserving that the States have the power to provide quota for in-service candidates in PG-Super Speciality medical courses, the High Court of Kerala has directed that the 40 % in-service quota under the Kerala Medical Officers Postgraduate and Service Quota Act, 2008 should be given effect during the counselling for PG-Super Speciality medical seats.A division bench comprising Chief…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?LoginObserving that the States have the power to provide quota for in-service candidates in PG-Super Speciality medical courses, the High Court of Kerala has directed that the 40 % in-service quota under the Kerala Medical Officers Postgraduate and Service Quota Act, 2008 should be given effect during the counselling for PG-Super Speciality medical seats.A division bench comprising Chief Justice S Manikumar and Justice Shaji P Chaly directed the State Government to prepare the list of candidates eligible for the 40% in-service quota and directed the Director General of Health Services and the National Medical Commission to implement the same.The bench issued the directions while considering a writ appeal filed by a group of candidates against the refusal of a single bench to pass an interim order to implement the in-service quota in the counselling, which was scheduled to take place on October 8.Disposing of the writ appeal on the day before the counselling date, the division bench directed the DGHS to fix a date of counselling insofar as in-service candidates in Kerala for admission to Super Speciality courses are concerned. Appearing for the appellants, Advocate George Varghese Perumpallikuttiyil submitted that the Supreme Court has upheld the power of the states to provide in-service quota in medical admissions in the recent Constitution Bench decision in Tamil Nadu Medical Officers Association and Others v. Union of India.The counsel also pointed out that the State Government had been providing in-service quota under the 2008 Act from 2009-10 until the Central Government directed to suspend it as per a notification issued in 2017. The Central Government issued the said notification following the SC decision in State of UP v. Dinesh Singh Johal reported in (2016) 9 SCC 749, which doubted the validity of reservation for in-service candidates.The division bench noted that as the Supreme Court has now upheld in-service quota in the Tamil Nadu Medical Officers Association case, the authorities are bound to implement it.”Now that the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Tamil Nadu Medical Officers Association’s case (cited supra), held that the State has got authority and competence to provide reservation. Hence, we are of the considered view that directions issued by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Tamil Nadu Medical Officers Association (cited supra) is binding on the National Medical Commission of India/State Government/Union of India”, the Court observed.The Court ordered :Now that the Hon’ble Supreme Court has made it clear that the State has the right to provide reservation, the position as on 2009-2010 has to be restored, as per the provisions in Kerala Medical Officers Postgraduate and Service Quota Act, 2008 and the rules framed thereunder. State Government is bound to implement the judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Tamil Nadu Medical Officers Association’s case (supra), giving effect to the same as per the statutory provisions and the rules. State is yet to prepare the list. Appellants and others have participated in the examination conducted for admission to the Super Speciality courses, which is the subject matter in this appeal. State Government is directed to prepare a list of eligible candidates, for admission against general and candidates against 40% reservation earmarked for in-service candidates, and accordingly, forward the list of candidates, both general as well as in-service candidates, to Director General of Health Services (respondent No.1), the authority for counselling the candidates for admission to the Super Speciality courses.”After this order of the High Court, the Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) had issued a notice deferring the counselling in which it said thus:, “keeping in view the in-service reservation issue which has arisen out of Tamil Nadu and Kerala has been decided by the competent authority to postpone the Super Speciality/ DNB SS counselling 2020 till further orders.”Case name: DR.BILU B.S. vs. UNION OF INDIACase no.: WA.No.1302 OF 2020 Coram: Chief Justice S. Manikumar and Justice Shaji P. ChalyCounsel: Adv George Varghese Perumpallikuttiyil, for the appellants, CGC Jaishankar V. Nair, Sr.GP Aravindakumar Babu, Adv Titus Mani VettomClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Story
Google Maps Street ViewBY: KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(MIAMI) — Police arrested a Miami high school student on Thursday for allegedly carrying out a string of crippling cyberattacks targeting Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ online learning system as students headed back to school.The 16-year-old has not been identified by name, but the student is a junior at South Miami Senior High School in Miami-Dade County, Florida, school officials said Thursday.Officials with Miami-Dade County Public Schools said the teen carried out several Distributed Denial-of-Service attacks, which are designed to disrupt a network’s server by overwhelming it’s system with a flood of internet traffic.The suspect was charged with Computer Use in an Attempt to Defraud — a third-degree felony, and Interference with an Educational Institution — a second-degree misdemeanor, according to the district, which serves some 275,000 students.School district officials said the cyberattacks had “maliciously disrupted teaching and learning” across the district, which is the country’s fourth-largest school district.Investigators were able to locate the student by tracing an IP address associated with the attacks.The suspect allegedly told authorities that they had orchestrated eight malicious attacks since Monday when Miami public schools began its fall online learning program amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.“The student admitted to orchestrating eight Distributed Denial-of-Service cyber attacks, designed to overwhelm District networks, including web-based systems needed for My School Online,” the district said in a statement. “The student used an online application to carry out these attack.”Miami-Dade County Public Schools said it has been the target of more than a dozen of these types of attacks since the 2020-2021 school year began.Miami-Dade County Public Schools chief Edwin Lopez said he believes there are additional suspects involved, but investigators are working to determine if that’s the case.“We believe, based upon our investigation, that other attackers are out there. We will not rest until every one of them is caught and brought to justice,” Lopez said in a statement. “Cyber attacks are serious crimes, which have far-reaching negative impacts. Our message to anyone thinking of attempting a criminal act like this is to think twice. We will find you.”Miami-Dade superintendent of schools Alberto Carvalho thanked investigators for their “tireless efforts” this week and vowed to move beyond the disruption.“I commend our detectives, the FBI, Secret Service, and FDLE for their tireless efforts to pursue those responsible for these attacks,” Carvalho said. “It is disheartening that one of our own students has admitted to intentionally causing this kind of disruption, however, I am confident that the M-DCPS family will continue to show its resilience and commitment to education, in the face of adversity.”The district said it was working with the FBI, the Secret Service and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to ensure a “thorough investigation” is conducted.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.