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first_imgNews UpdatesKarnataka HC Take Suo-Motu Congnizance of Difficulty Faced By Covid-19 Patients In Getting Medical Treatment [Read Petition] Mustafa Plumber6 July 2020 9:07 PMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Monday issued notice to the state government, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and Central government, after taking suo-motu cognizance of two letters written to it highlighting the difficulty faced by patients tested positive for coronavirus in getting immediate medical treatment at affordable prices. A division bench of 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?LoginThe Karnataka High Court on Monday issued notice to the state government, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and Central government, after taking suo-motu cognizance of two letters written to it highlighting the difficulty faced by patients tested positive for coronavirus in getting immediate medical treatment at affordable prices. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Nataraj Rangaswamy took cognizance of the letters written by Advocates Association of Bengaluru and Advocate P Anu Chengappa. It directed the registry to file the suo-motu petition and posted the matter for hearing on Tuesday. The letter written by Chengappa said that COVID-patients are not being admitted to hospitals even though beds are available. While non-covid patients are being denied treatment as they may contract the infection. Patients are running from one hospital to another in the hope that they will be admitted to the hospital. Family members of the patients are reduced to begging and beeseaching the doctors and staff of hospital despite which irrelevant technicalities and procedures are being quoted to deny treatment to patients and couple of patients have died at doorsteps of hospitals. While the letter written by AAB highlights the issue of excessive charges being levied by hospitals especially to those who have tested positive for coronavirus and need to be admitted to the ICU department. It has sought for providing necessary health insurance for the medical fraternity and proper medical facilities to the lawyers who are infected with the virus. The petition prays for directions to respondents to ensure sufficient beds are made available to COVID-19 patients. Provide immediate medical treated to them at reasonable and affordable prices. Issue directions to the respondents to provide health insurance to the general public, particularly to the lawyers communityClick Here To Download Petition Next Storylast_img read more

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first_imgGoogle Street View(BETHESDA, Md.) — Two students at Walt Whitman High School in Maryland posted photos of themselves on social media in blackface and used the “n-word” in describing the picture over the weekend, according to Montgomery County Police.Capt. Tom Jordan, a spokesman for the Montgomery County Police, said a school resource officer was notified Monday about the image of the students who appeared to be wearing what “looks like mud on their face.” The two students have been identified in what police consider a noncriminal “bias incident” and any disciplinary action will be left to the school, Jordan said.Since the 1830s, blackface has projected gross, animalistic representations of African Americans, often using black face paint and exaggerated red lips. It has historically been used as a tool to maintain racial boundaries and reinforce the notion that black people were ultimately inferior, experts say.In a letter sent to parents and students that was posted by a WJLA-TV reporter on social media, Robert Dodd, the principal of Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda said that the image was posted on a private social media account and “was seen by many of our students” and has been “deeply disturbing.”“I want to emphasize as strongly as possible that this type of behavior will not be tolerated at Walt Whitman High School,” Dodd wrote. “Every student deserves to feel like Walt Whitman is their school. Racist incidents have a profoundly negative impact on how our students of color and their families perceive the safety, education, and support of school has to offer.”According to the Maryland Department of Education’s website, the school is predominately white, with about 66 percent of students identifying as white and only 4 percent identifying as black in 2018. Students who were involved will receive “significant consequences,” Dodd wrote.Over 500 miles away in Flossmoor, Illinois, four Homewood-Flossmoor High School students were depicted in a photo and video wearing blackface and going through a drive-thru while making derogatory comments about African-American girls, according to ABC station WLS-TV.Some students have planned a walkout in response, WLS-TV reported Tuesday. According to the Illinois State Board of Education’s website, the school is predominately black with nearly 69 percent of the school’s students identifying as such in the 2017- 2018 school year.In a letter posted to the school’s website, District Superintendent Von Mansfield and Homewood-Flossmoor High School Principal Jerry Lee Anderson said they received word of the posts Sunday and met with the students and families involved.“The social media postings that were seen and heard were not representative of the high expectations we have for all students that attend our school,” Mansfield and Anderson wrote.Due to student privacy laws, the identities of the students and actions taken in the wake of the incident won’t be discussed, the letter said.Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld and Flossmoor Mayor Paul Braun said in a joint statement Saturday that the two villages condemn the behavior.“No matter the age or the action of the person, hurtful and offensive behavior is neither accepted nor condoned,” Hofeld and Braun wrote.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.,Google Street View(BETHESDA, Md.) — Two students at Walt Whitman High School in Maryland posted photos of themselves on social media in blackface and used the “n-word” in describing the picture over the weekend, according to Montgomery County Police.Capt. Tom Jordan, a spokesman for the Montgomery County Police, said a school resource officer was notified Monday about the image of the students who appeared to be wearing what “looks like mud on their face.” The two students have been identified in what police consider a noncriminal “bias incident” and any disciplinary action will be left to the school, Jordan said.Since the 1830s, blackface has projected gross, animalistic representations of African Americans, often using black face paint and exaggerated red lips. It has historically been used as a tool to maintain racial boundaries and reinforce the notion that black people were ultimately inferior, experts say.In a letter sent to parents and students that was posted by a WJLA-TV reporter on social media, Robert Dodd, the principal of Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda said that the image was posted on a private social media account and “was seen by many of our students” and has been “deeply disturbing.”“I want to emphasize as strongly as possible that this type of behavior will not be tolerated at Walt Whitman High School,” Dodd wrote. “Every student deserves to feel like Walt Whitman is their school. Racist incidents have a profoundly negative impact on how our students of color and their families perceive the safety, education, and support of school has to offer.”According to the Maryland Department of Education’s website, the school is predominately white, with about 66 percent of students identifying as white and only 4 percent identifying as black in 2018. Students who were involved will receive “significant consequences,” Dodd wrote.Over 500 miles away in Flossmoor, Illinois, four Homewood-Flossmoor High School students were depicted in a photo and video wearing blackface and going through a drive-thru while making derogatory comments about African-American girls, according to ABC station WLS-TV.Some students have planned a walkout in response, WLS-TV reported Tuesday. According to the Illinois State Board of Education’s website, the school is predominately black with nearly 69 percent of the school’s students identifying as such in the 2017- 2018 school year.In a letter posted to the school’s website, District Superintendent Von Mansfield and Homewood-Flossmoor High School Principal Jerry Lee Anderson said they received word of the posts Sunday and met with the students and families involved.“The social media postings that were seen and heard were not representative of the high expectations we have for all students that attend our school,” Mansfield and Anderson wrote.Due to student privacy laws, the identities of the students and actions taken in the wake of the incident won’t be discussed, the letter said.Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld and Flossmoor Mayor Paul Braun said in a joint statement Saturday that the two villages condemn the behavior.“No matter the age or the action of the person, hurtful and offensive behavior is neither accepted nor condoned,” Hofeld and Braun wrote.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. 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first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Charities in need of equal pay auditsOn 28 Jan 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. The equal pay gap is widening in the voluntary sector, andcharities are being urged to perform salary audits now – or face a deluge ofcompensation claims in the future.  ByMike BroadPlummeting income levels are the current preoccupation of the voluntarysector. The larger charities have watched their endowments devalue with eachsuccessive crash in the stock market, and new figures suggest that corporategiving is tailing off fast. But the challenges facing the sector do not concern income alone. There arepotentially high costs hidden within many charities’ payroll systems. Two recent studies show a significant pay gap between men and women workingin the voluntary sector – despite 30 years of anti-discriminatory legislation.The gap is particularly severe at management level, and could become acompensation time bomb if left unchallenged. Female chief executives of charities earn 88 per cent of their maleequivalents salaries, while deputy chief executives are paid just 79 per cent,claims research by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). Research by the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations(Acevo) shows that male finance and fundraising directors currently earn atleast £5,000 more than women in the same role. Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, said: “We are still seeing abig gap between men and women’s salaries, and it’s time for a wake up call. “There is a problem if we espouse equality and justice as a sector, andfind that our own practice is not exemplifying that,” he added. But charities risk more than just losing the moral high ground. Branding – akey commodity in the voluntary sector – is also under threat. Julie Mellor, chair of the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), urgescharities to perform equal pay reviews to tackle the problem. “Organisations are risking their reputations as fair employers, whichwill affect their ability to recruit and retain people with the rightskills,” she said. “A pay audit can reveal the under-use of women’s skills, and a lack offlexibility at work preventing their progression. It makes business sense totackle this waste of resources.” But compensation culture presents the biggest threat, as figures suggestthat charities are vulnerable to tribunal claims. There were more than 24,000 applications to employment tribunals last yearconcerning equal pay or sex discrimination, with the average award totalling£19,279. The threat of litigation is set to rise this year, with the introduction ofan equal pay questionnaire as part of the forthcoming Employment Act. Femalestaff members will be able to ask their employers for the pay rates of otheremployees, and the reasons for them. The answers will be admissible as evidence in tribunal claims, and legalexperts predict this will cause a rash of tribunals. NCH Action for Children is one of the Government’s Equal Pay Champions –organisations that conduct and promote the use of equal pay audits. Initialfindings suggest the charity does not have a gender pay problem, but HRdirector Janice Cook still believes it is a worthwhile exercise. She said: “It shows our 6,000 employees that our organisational valuesare in place. Publishing audit results shows that you are fair, open andtransparent.” But many in the third sector believe the figures reflect a lack of women insenior roles in large charities, rather than unequal pay. Geraldine Peacock, chief executive of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association,is one of only five women in the top job at charities with annual incomes ofmore than £10m. She said: “Women run small charities, and men run big ones – it leadsto men being paid more.” Clare Smith, HR director of care provider Leonard Cheshire, agreed:”While organisations cannot assume that they are equal pay employers, itis more important that chief executives and directors sit down, examine howmany women they have in senior positions, and ask themselves whether they havemade enough of an effort to achieve a gender balance,” she said. When Peacock joined the Guide Dogs Association in 1997, its entire board wasmale. Now women outnumber men by five to three. She believes successful womenmust act as role models, and charities need to create career developmentprogrammes. But Peacock admits there is still a long way to go. She recently received 90applications for the finance director vacancy at her charity. Two of them werewomen. She said the tendency for boards of trustees to recruit in their own imagehas presented a glass ceiling to female employees. “Women have to be fairly represented on boards of trustees as this willboth send a clear message about the role of women within the charity andincrease the likelihood of fair and representative recruitment practices. “The choice of head hunters is important, too, as senior posts in thevoluntary sector are traditionally handled by mainly male recruiters,” shesaid. Acevo’s Bubb believes the low take-up of work-life balance practices such asflexible and home working, is also hindering women’s progress up the careerladder, and the reduction of the gender pay gap. He said: “Is it good enough that just 24 per cent of charities have apolicy promoting work-life balance? And only a small number provide childcaresupport. For a sector that places such high value on diversity and equality,this is definitely not good news.” Grant-giving organisations are also to blame for the predominance of white,middle class men on the boards of large charities, said Joanna Wootten, HRservices manager at NCVO. “The real challenge for the voluntary sector is persuading funders –including the general public – that an integral part of supporting good causes involvesproviding for adequate training and staff development,” she said. “With more investment, charities could set up structured fast- trackprogrammes and mentoring schemes to enable women, ethnic minorities anddisabled people to take the helm at more of our larger charities.” There is increasing pressure for equal pay audits to become mandatory. Sofar, the Government has advocated a voluntary, best practice approach. But theEOC’s Mellor warns that slow take-up by employers could harden this stance. Research by DLA MCG Consulting shows that more than eight out of 10employers are at risk from equal pay claims. Charities must react now, beforethey end up having to settle attention-grabbing claims. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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first_imgThe 77-year-old Democratic veteran is expected to reveal his vice presidential pick this week, and he has pledged to choose a woman.Biden served for eight years as Obama’s vice president and will formally accept the Democratic nomination on the four-day convention’s final day, August 20.”Joe Biden will speak about his vision for uniting America to move us forward out of constant chaos and crisis, and for delivering on that promise for all,” the party said in a statement.Obama remains one of America’s most popular politicians. He has campaigned virtually with Biden in recent months and has helped him raise millions of dollars in campaign cash. Former US president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle will deliver keynote speeches during next week’s Democratic National Convention when Joe Biden will be confirmed as the party’s White House challenger in the November election.The Democratic Party announced Tuesday that Obama will give a primetime address next Wednesday, the convention’s penultimate evening, while former first lady Michelle Obama will address the convention on Monday, opening night.The schedule details were released amid mounting anticipation over who Biden will choose as his running mate.  Topics : The convention had been set for Milwaukee, in the battleground state of Wisconsin. But the coronavirus pandemic has upended the plans of both parties, forcing them to convert the normally raucous in-person events into online affairs driven by video presentations and appearances.The sudden shakeup has caused logistical challenges for both campaigns, but especially for Democrats who were hoping to use a boisterous, crowded live event as a launchpad for Biden’s final sprint to the election on November 3.Democrats have revealed what they hope will be an inspiring lineup of speakers, including standard-bearers of the progressive left like first-term congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.Senator Bernie Sanders, a two-time presidential hopeful whose liberal policies like universal health care and free college have pushed Biden leftward, has been given a Monday speaking slot, along with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Primetime slot for Harris The speaker’s list includes many everyday Americans like emergency responders, teachers and factory workers.But it is also a who’s who of the party’s elite, including several senators who challenged Biden for the nomination: Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris.Harris is widely considered a top potential running mate pick, and her slot on the convention schedule — apparently the last speaker before the Bidens on the final night — has fueled speculation about whether the 55-year-old black woman from California has earned the VP nod.Three other women seen as potential vice presidential picks, Michigan Governor Meghan Whitmer, Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois and Warren of Massachusetts, are also on the schedule, while former national security advisor Susan Rice is not.The Clintons — 2016 nominee Hillary Clinton and her president husband Bill — are set to speak too.Also scheduled to address the Democrats is Ohio’s former governor John Kasich, a Republican who has remained a steadfast opponent to President Donald Trump and will endorse Biden.Trump had been adamant about delivering his own nomination acceptance speech at a crowded event in Jacksonville, Florida but he too has acknowledged he will have to deliver his remarks remotely.last_img read more

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first_img1 Charlton owner Roland Duchatelet has abandoned plans to appoint Nebojsa Vignjevic as the Championship club’s new manager.Vignjevic was all set to be unveiled by the Addicks on Thursday following their decision to end interim boss Karel Fraeye’s miserable three-month reign.The Serbian is currently in charge of Ujpest, the Hungarian club also owned by the Duchatelet family.But Ujpest have now confirmed Vignjevic is staying put after Duchatelet backtracked on his decision to appoint another unknown foreign boss amid fears of a huge fans’ backlash.The billionaire Belgian businessman has employed five different managers since he took over Charlton in January 2014, all from within his network of clubs across Europe.None of those appointed have lasted long and the latest – Fraeye – has left the Addicks deep in relegation trouble after a run of nine games without a win.Supporters have been left dismayed by Duchatelet and chief executive Katrien Meire’s running of the club and staged a huge protest earlier this month outside The Valley boardroom.Duchatelet, who has only been seen at The Valley once since completing his takeover, was warned by club figures he risked increasing supporter unrest by bringing in Vignjevic.That forced him into a rethink and talkSPORT understands he is now looking to bring in a boss with experience of British football to try and appease supporters and rescue the club’s season. Roland Duchatelet last_img read more

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