‘Appropriate Steps Being Taken For Vaccination Of Under-Trials & Prisoners’: J&K Administration Tells High Court

first_imgNews Updates’Appropriate Steps Being Taken For Vaccination Of Under-Trials & Prisoners’: J&K Administration Tells High Court Akshita Saxena1 May 2021 11:59 PMShare This – xThe Government of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has informed the High Court that it is taking all relevant steps to ensure that all prisoners, whether convicted or under-trial, are inoculated against the Covid-19 virus. Advocate General DC Raina on Friday informed a Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice Rajnesh Oswal that the government is conscious of its obligation and appropriate steps are being taken for the vaccination of all the citizens including under-trial as well as convicted prisoners. “The prisoners are not going to be left out from vaccination and they would be vaccinated on turn at an appropriate time,” Raina submitted. The development comes in a PIL filed by one Naseem Qadri, seeking registration and the vaccination of all prisoners in the UT. Petitioner’s counsel, Advocate Syed Musaib argued before the Bench that prisoners also have a right of life which includes proper medication and protection against Covide-19 pandemic However, in view of the submission made by the AG and upon noticing that the Petitioner had not approached the competent authority before invoking writ jurisdiction of the Court, the Division Bench stated, “A demand to the proper authority is a sine qua non for issuance of writ in the nature of mandamus. But we do not find that the petitioners have approached the appropriate authority so as to bring their concern to their notice for any appropriate action.” Accordingly, the petition was disposed with liberty to the Petitioner to submit a comprehensive representation regarding registration and vaccination of the prisoners to the Director General of Prisons, UT of J&K. It added, “In the event, any such representation is submitted, the Director General of Prisons, would consider it and take all possible immediate steps for the registration and the vaccination of the prisoners or may formulate a policy or a scheme so that no inmate of the jail remains unvaccinated.” Case Title: Naseem Qadri & Anr. v. Union of India & Ors. Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderTagsJammu and Kashmir High Court Covid-19 Vaccination Strategy vaccination of jail inmates Prisoners Rights Right to Life COVID-19 Next Storylast_img read more

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Cameroon stripped of hosting 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

first_img ADVICE REVEALED RANKED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Cameroon forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting. huge blow “After having considered that a simple postponement of the tournament was impossible because of CAF’s contractual commitments, and the importance of maintaining the competition calendar, the CAF Executive Committee decided that the next edition of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations could not be held in Cameroon.“This decision, without appeal, will mean that CAF will now initiate an open and urgent call for new host country bids to ensure AFCON 2019 takes place next summer.“CAF will ensure that a new host is in place by 31st December 2018, and it will communicate openly and transparently on the process and subsequent decision. Latest Football Stories Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars President of the Confederation of African Football Ahmad Ahmad speaks during a press conference after an extraordinary meeting with CAF executives. REVEALED 2 A statement said: “One of the important subjects debated was the organisation of the upcoming 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), due to be held in Cameroon. After significant debate and having received detailed updates from numerous inspection visits over nearly 18 months, CAF has noted that a number of compliance conditions have not been met.“In addition, after having heard from representatives of the governmental and sports authorities of Cameroon, and reviewed the latest progress on preparations, CAF notes the gap between the requirements of hosting the AFCON and realities on the ground.“Furthermore, after hearing the conclusions of the CAF Security Inspection Team during their most recent visit to Cameroon, CAF concludes that the Africa Cup of Nations could not be exposed to any issues that could impact on the success of the most prestigious African competition. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ 2 BEST OF Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move shining REPLY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury MONEY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade The Confederation of African Football has announced Cameroon have been stripped of hosting next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.African football’s governing body (Caf) says it is because of delays in the progress of Cameroon’s preparation for the tournament, due to start in June. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions no dice “CAF reiterates that Cameroon remains a serious candidate to organize a future edition of AFCON, and acknowledges that Cameroon has mobilized significant resources and worked tirelessly to host AFCON 2019.“CAF unequivocally reiterates its strong commitment to work closely with Cameroon’s government authorities to mutually agree a new AFCON framework and timetable – should it agree to host a future edition.The tournament is set to be the first held in June and July and will be expanded from 16 to 24 teams.last_img read more

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Crabs open three-game series against Ukiah Hawks tonight

first_imgWyatt Tucker (0-0), a pitcher … And just like that, we’re two-thirds the way through another summer at the Arcata Ball Park.The Crabs, 18-13 on the year, have seen their ups and downs this season.But since June 22 the Crabs are 12-3, and all signs point to the club — which has 18 games remaining — closing out its 2019 summer campaign in a fashion fans on the North Coast have come to expect.The Crabs will welcome the Ukiah Hawks for the first of a three-game series tonight at 7 p.m.last_img read more

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Giants waste golden opportunity, swept by Nationals

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — The schedule set up like a dream.No Max Scherzer. No Patrick Corbin. No Stephen Strasburg.With a chance to gain significant ground in the National League Wild Card chase, the Giants did not have to face any of the Nationals’ top three starters in a critical three-game series at Oracle Park this week.The results were nothing shy of a nightmare. The Nationals completed a three-game sweep with a 4-1 defeat of the Giants (56-59) Wednesday as an unheralded trio of …last_img read more

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Monkey Pucker Logic

first_img(Visited 74 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Scientists measured lip-smacking by macaques and concluded that’s where human language came from.  Is that logical?  Only if an arbitrary requirement is imposed on scientific explanations.The materialism rule in science is a de facto requirement that no intelligent causes are allowed in explanation.  Also known as methodological naturalism, the rule requires that everything be reducible to physics and chemistry.  This is what powers Darwinism, a materialist account for the origin of everything biological and everything human.  Scientists enslaved to this rule never seem to catch on that it leads to absurdity.An example can be found in a new paper in PNAS that alleges lip-smacking behavior in macaques led to human language.  Because there appears to be a similarity in the frequency of lip smacks and the tempo of human vocalization, the evolutionists imagine a causal link between them, ignoring all other possible explanations (such as the physical constraints on lip muscles).  The authors stated this in the abstract:…we tested rhesus monkeys in a preferential-looking procedure, measuring the time spent looking at each of two side-by-side computer-generated monkey avatars lip-smacking at natural versus sped-up or slowed-down rhythms. Monkeys showed an overall preference for the natural rhythm compared with the perturbed rhythms. This lends behavioral support for the hypothesis that perceptual processes in monkeys are similarly tuned to the natural frequencies of communication signals as they are in humans. Our data provide perceptual evidence for the theory that speech may have evolved from ancestral primate rhythmic facial expressions.But surely the scientists are overlooking the most important element of language: meaning  The focus on mechanical lip action is misdirected.  It’s also self-refuting, because it would imply that the scientists’ own language has no more meaning that lip-smacking..  Besides, macaques still exist side-by-side with humans and have not developed symbolic language of their own—complete with syntax, semantics, and understanding—in the same time humans allegedly came out of the trees and developed tensor calculus.Another example in another PNAS paper alleges that human fairness evolved from chimpanzees, because chimps and children gave similar responses in a simplistic game that required a choice between sharing and not sharing:Both apes and children responded like humans typically do. If their partner’s cooperation was required, they split the rewards equally. However, with passive partners—a situation akin to the so-called dictator game—they preferred the selfish option. Thus, humans and chimpanzees show similar preferences regarding reward division, suggesting a long evolutionary history to the human sense of fairness.But surely the authors would know, if they thought about it, that this is illogical, because it only displaces the question of the origin of fairness.  Where did the chimpanzees get it?  Where did the imaginary “long evolutionary history” of fairness begin?  And what is fairness, if it is not referring to a principle that cannot evolve?  Additionally, it is not logical for a scientist to ignore all the possible true causes of a phenomenon, and simply stop at the evolutionary explanation.  Because methodological naturalism is the de facto rule, they leave themselves with no alternative but the illogical position.  These papers illustrate how the materialism rule is bad for science.  It’s a science stopper.It’s also bad for public education, because the news media, similarly bound to the materialism rule, accept the conclusions uncritically rather than act as evidential watchdogs.  Science Daily, for instance, headlined that “apes’ sense of fairness [had been] confirmed.”  The BBC News echoed the conclusions as well, with only a slight caveat that “further evidence would be needed to show clearly that chimps had a natural tendency towards fairness.”  That caveat could hardly compete with Victoria Gill’s big, bold headline, “Sharing: Chimp study reveals origins of human fair play.”Tip of the day: cure yourself of scientism.  A good way to do it is to read Discovery Institute’s latest book, The Magician’s Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism and Society.  Understand the “argument from reason” thoroughly, to the point you can explain it and defend it in debate, including responses to the pseudo-scholarly comeback arguments like “evolutionary epistemology.”Then look for signs of scientists drunk with scientism making self-refuting statements: alleging that language has no ultimate meaning, therefore undermining their own language, or alleging that morals have no ultimate validity, undermining their own efforts to present scientific research as true.  Once this principle clicks in your mind, you’ll see things clearly.  Papers like these two will be exposed as illogical and absurd.  Proper wielding of this logical sword by an army of trained interlocutors would go far to unmask the aura of scientism and produce the logical outcome: former addicts of methodological naturalism laughing at themselves and wondering, “How could we have been so dumb?”last_img read more

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Cicada invasion is the pits for Ohio peach grower, every 17 years

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest What is usually a quiet time on Apple Hill orchard as the apple, peach, cherry and pear crops develop had an eerie hum to it in June.Russ Joudrey and his wife, Barbara, were at their orchard the last time the 17-year cicadas made an appearance, so they knew a little bit about what to expect.“They were quite active the last time they were here,” Joudrey said. “Because of their life cycle we were expecting them to be active again this year and they certainly are.”Apple Hill orchard sits just off of a heavily wooded area in Lexington, Ohio and as the cicadas worked their way out of the soil in the woods, they were immediately drawn to the closest trees on the farm — the peach trees. They use the fruit tree’s branches to begin the next generation of cicadas, as they cut a small sliver into them to lay eggs. That, in turn, will cause the branch to die off and fall to the ground so when the eggs hatch, the cicada larvae don’t have very far to go to hide out for another 17 years.Even though Joudrey knew the cicadas were coming around this year, the management of the pests on his orchard was still a challenge.“There are some insecticides that are relatively effective against cicadas,” Joudrey said. “The question is how much to use, keeping in mind the negative effect of using too much in a given time period.“The chemical we used did a good job of knocking the cicadas down and slowing them down, but the emergence was so large that the ones that we sprayed were just replaced by more of them.”To prevent further losses during the cicada infestation, twice in June Joudrey and his employees went through all seven acres of peach trees and trimmed off the affected parts that had been destroyed by the insect.“We you take into account those trimmings and the damage that the cicadas did after them, I would say conservatively that we lost well over a third of our peach crop this year,” Joudrey said. “If we have enough peaches, we open up the farm to our u-pick customers, but this year I’m not sure that will be a possibility.”The damage suffered by the trees at Apple Hill orchard are easy to see right now, but the ongoing affects over the next few years is what concerns Joudrey.“It is a relatively unusual event, even though you know it’s coming,” Joudrey said.  “It is labor intensive and calculating the long-term losses is hard to gauge, but their certainly are some. I will be glad to see them go away for another 17 years, for sure.”last_img read more

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Kylian Mbappe scores again as runaway leader PSG beats Nimes

first_imgUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief MOST READ View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Nkunku had put PSG ahead late in the first half with an excellent control and finish from Marco Verratti’s pass.The victory moves coach Thomas Tuchel’s side 17 points ahead of second-place Lille, having played one game fewer.OTHER MATCHESAmiens won 1-0 at home to Patrick Vieira’s Nice to edge further away from the relegation zone, into 16th place.Striker Serhou Guirassy’s 11th-minute goal was his first for the club.ADVERTISEMENT Guingamp remains bottom despite winning 1-0 at home to Angers with an injury-time effort from midfielder Lucas Deaux.SUNDAY’S GAMESThird-place Lyon can move within two points of Lille in the race for an automatic Champions League place if it wins at Monaco.But Lyon will be without forward Nabil Fekir after he picked up a knock in training.Elsewhere, fifth-place Marseille is at Rennes and sixth-place Montpellier hosts seventh-place Reims.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PSG’s Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring his side’s fifth goal during the French League One soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Montpellier at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)PARIS — Kylian Mbappe scored twice to take his league-leading tally to 22 goals as Paris Saint-Germain beat Nimes 3-0 on Saturday to move 17 points clear at the top.Mbappe has scored in all four games since PSG lost forwards Neymar and Edinson Cavani to injury, and the France star’s second-half double took him to 51 goals in the league since bursting on the scene with Monaco three years ago.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga towncenter_img His 22 goals have come in 20 league games, and he’s the youngest player to reach 50 league goals in French league history.“Every day I work hard to help my team as much as I can, and to enjoy myself as well,” said Mbappe, who turned 20 in December. “Football’s still about enjoying yourself, scoring goals, breaking records. That’s what drives me so I’m very happy.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesOnly Barcelona star Lionel Messi has more goals in Europe’s top five leagues, after taking his tally to 25 with a hat trick Saturday.France’s World Cup winner Mbappe scored his first goal in the 69th minute when he turned in Juan Bernat’s pass to make it 2-0. He grabbed his second in the 89th with a fine low finish after collecting Christopher Nkunku’s pass and cutting in from the left. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Belinda Bencic beats Petra Kvitova to win Dubai Championship ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug warlast_img read more

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Ronaldinho paid hefty amount for friendly matches in Pakistan

first_imgKarachi, Jul 8 (PTI) A deluge of former international football stars including Brazilians Ronaldinho, Roberto Carlos along with Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs are being paid hefty amounts between USD 300,000 to USD 600,000 to play a couple of exhibition matches in Pakistan. Along with them, some of the other big stars, who will be joining are Nicolas Anelka, Robert Pires, David James, George Boateng and Luis Boa Morte. The players arrived in Karachi early Saturday morning on a private jet manned by the Pakistan military. The two exhibition matches will be held in Karachi and Lahore under the auspices of the Leisure Leagues and World Group who claim they want to promote the sport in Pakistan. According to a report in the “News International”, the leisure league is paying Ronaldinho around USD 600,000 for the short visit while the other players are getting paid between USD 300,000 and USD 400,000. Interestingly, the Pakistani players who will play alongside the international stars of the exhibition games, have complained that they have not been promised any payments from the organizers for the matches. The organizers are selling tickets for the exhibition matches priced between 2000 and 30,000 Pakistani rupees. Due to the devastating effects of terrorist attacks in Pakistan for the last one-decade, international teams and players have refrained from coming to Pakistan due to security concerns. PTI KHS KHSlast_img read more

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Dear Reader Our main feature today is by Casey

first_imgDear Reader, Our main feature today is by Casey Research Chief Economist Bud Conrad, who explores the most urgent narrative in finance that hardly anyone is talking about: the decline of the US dollar. I don’t mean the dollar’s long, slow slide to zero that began on December 23, 1913 when the Federal Reserve was born. Everyone paying attention knows that the Fed has sapped the dollar of 98% of its purchasing power since then. Criminal? Yes. But not urgent. I’m talking about Vladimir Putin’s plans to circumvent the dollar in global trade. He, together with China, is making alarming progress toward undermining the dollar’s hegemony and all of the vast advantages the US Empire enjoys because of it. The US government, of course, has a long history of protecting the dollar’s dominance and won’t let its special privileges go easily. Just for fun, before I pass the baton to Bud, let’s take a peek at the fate of three other prominent figures who dared to challenge king dollar: September 2000—Saddam Hussein proclaims that he will sell Iraq’s oil for euros instead of dollars. March 2003—The United States invades Iraq. Nine months later, US forces find Hussein hiding in a spider hole. December 2006—Hussein is hanged. — Late 2010—Muammar Gaddafi calls on African and Muslim nations to create a new gold-backed currency called the dinar to challenge the dollar. March 2011—A coalition of Western countries attacks Libya. October 2011—Gaddafi is either beaten or shot to death, depending on which report you believe. — February 2011—Dominique Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, calls for a new world currency to challenge the dominance of the US dollar. May 2011—A maid at the Sofitel Hotel in New York accuses Strauss Kahn of sexually assaulting her. Strauss-Kahn loses his position at the IMF. He is subsequently cleared of any wrongdoing. Russia and China, of course, are no Iraq and Libya. With that backdrop, I pass it to Bud to analyze this latest assault on the dollar, and what it means for your portfolio.last_img read more

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