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Indiana lawmakers prepare final mobile wagering push

first_img Topics: Sports betting DFS Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Indiana lawmakers prepare final mobile wagering push Regions: US Indiana Tags: Fantasy Sports Online Gambling The midwestern state is closing in on passing sports betting legislation as the end of the state legislative session nears. One of the bill’s sponsors, Senator Jon Ford, tells iGamingBusiness.com what changes are needed to ensure its success.Indiana’s House of Representatives this week approved a sports betting bill that had already been passed by the Senate.But with Senate Bill 552 significantly different from the bill that made it through the upper house in February, the pressure is on to restore a number of key elements before it heads to Governor Eric Holcomb.The legislation returning to the Senate has undergone wholesale changes, with licence fees for operators slashed from $100,000 to $10,000, and a 9.5% gross revenue tax added by the House Ways and Means Committee.These changes may appeal to operators looking to launch legal wagering in the state. The decision by the House Public Policy Committee to strip out language that would have allowed mobile wagering, on the other hand, will not.SB552 now moves to a Conference Committee, at which representatives and senators will look to reach a compromise on key points of contention. With the Indiana legislative session coming to an end on April 29, there are less than two weeks to finalise the bill.Mobile missing “I’m okay, I won’t say I’m ecstatic,” Senator Jon Ford, co-sponsor of the bill alongside Senator Mark Messmer, says of the current state of the bill, explaining that he believes the mobile component is crucial to the success of legal sports betting in Indiana.“Our goal has been to make it as easy as possible for people to engage in sports wagering, because it’s very easy to use the illegal products,” Ford explains. “The lower the barriers are, the more we can bring in to a regulated market.“[From] a generational aspect, younger folks are using mobile to do more and more in their everyday lives, and obviously the illegal market has made [sports betting] product very easy to use.”He points out that the New Jersey market, where mobile is permitted, is significantly outperforming Mississippi, where punters are restricted to in-person betting.“And now you see states like Mississippi going back to the legislature to allow mobile,” Ford adds.Ford has form in terms of gaming expansion. In 2016 he was co-sponsor of SB339, which saw Indiana become one of the first states to regulate daily fantasy sports.“Since then we have been engaged in watching that market, and when the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act [PASPA] was overruled it was a green light [to lawmakers],” he explains. “Everybody buckled down and came up with a pretty good product, trying to bring in some of the illegal market, give our casinos some competitive advantages over neighbouring states, and also protecting consumers.”This includes allocating 3.3% of tax revenue to the state’s addiction services fund, with such a high rate “unique” among sports betting proposals filed in the wake of PASPA’s repeal.Conservative state While it was a something of a pioneer in daily fantasy regulation, Indiana remains a conservative state – after all, its governor at the time, Mike Pence, deliberated for seven days before signing Ford’s bill into law.Ford suggests this conservatism may have resulted in the mobile component being removed from SB552 by House Public Policy Committee chair Ben Smaltz.“He doesn’t seem to buy into the argument that mobile would capture a lot of the illegal sports wagering market,” Ford says.While the House Ways and Means Committee did not push to restore the mobile component, Ford argues that there is enough support in the legislature to include mobile wagering at the Conference Committee stage.He says that it was more a case of shepherding the bill through the House, confirming support in each legislative chamber, rather than thrashing out the details in committee.“We have been talking through the whole process, and we basically did what we needed to do to keep the ball moving,” he says.Furthermore, Ford will also push to lower the fees required for two riverboat casinos on Lake Michigan to move onshore. Plans are underway to move one facility to Gary, with significant support to establish the second in Terre Haute.Each riverboat casino, owned by Majestic Star Casino, will have to pay a $50m fee to do so, and while this is a significant improvement on the original $100m mooted, Ford believes it can come down further.Despite having two major changes to push through, and little time to do so, he remains confident a satisfactory conclusion is within reach.He adds there is significant bipartisan support for each measure. The bill itself is a bipartisan effort, with Ford (a Republican) drafting it alongside Messmer, a Democrat.“We’ve worked with both parties [on this],” he says. “This is a piece of legislation that a lot of folks in Indiana have studied, and have engaged with the process.”However, the pressure is on to make the changes, with the Conference Committee set to begin its work later this week with a hearing, before a series of closed-door meetings.“I think we have plenty of time to get this done,” Ford says. 18th April 2019 | By Joanne Christie Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter DFS The midwestern state is closing in on passing sports betting legislation as the end of the state legislative session nears. One of the bill’s sponsors, Senator Jon Ford, tells iGamingBusiness.com what changes are needed to ensure its success.last_img read more

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Veikkaus prepares to furlough retail staff

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 16th April 2020 | By contenteditor Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus has launched a process that could see up to 675 of its staff placed on furlough during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.The operator, which shut down all land-based operations on 13 March, will begin negotiations with staff over the temporary layoffs from 20 April. This will affect workers at its Casino Helsinki property and the Feel Vegas and Pelaamo arcade chains.However, Veikkaus stressed that there was no plans to make any staff redundant at this point.The furloughs are initially expected to last for up to 90 days, beginning from May at the earliest.“We are constantly monitoring the effects of the crisis, and no decisions have been made on possible layoffs,” the operator’s director of channels and sales Jari Heino said.“They are the employer’s last resort, but we must be prepared to take this step in the [current] situation.”Having initially shut its land-based venues until 31 March, Veikkaus announced near the end of that month that the shut-down would continue indefinitely, with no end date set.“People’s health is an issue that must always be prioritised over anything else,” chief executive Olli Sarekoski said at the time.“We strive […], as much as we can, and to take measures to prevent the virus from spreading through different surfaces and through person-to-person contact.”At the time it also stressed that there were no plans to lay off staff.While the operator’s land-based outlets are closed and its sports betting offering significantly limited by the suspension of sports around the world, it still offers online casino, bingo and poker games.The closure of Casino Helsinki has prompted the operator to shift its annual Midnight Sun Tournament, which is usually held in the venue, to an online event, running from 1 to 7 June.Through its liquidity sharing agreement with Casinos Austria’s igaming brand Win2Day, the tournament will also be available to players in Austria.“Moving a traditional tournament series to the web is exceptional, but so is everything else at the moment,” Casino Helsinki poker manager Jukka Räsänen said. “We are glad that such a major event can be introduced to our online poker site within such a packed schedule.” Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus has launched a process that could see up to 675 of its staff placed on furlough during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Europe Nordics Finland Casino & games Topics: Casino & games People Slots Veikkaus prepares to furlough retail staff Tags: OTB and Betting Shops Slot Machines Email Addresslast_img read more

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Impact assessment: Covid-19 and esports

first_img7th May 2020 | By contenteditor Impact assessment: Covid-19 and esports In a special edition of Bayes Esports Solutions’ weekly fixture list, lead project manager Wolfgang Siebert examines the disruption caused by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis on esports and just how successful efforts to shift action online have been. Casino & games Topics: Casino & games Esports Sports betting Video gaming In a special edition of Bayes Esports Solutions’ weekly fixture list, lead project manager Wolfgang Siebert examines the disruption caused by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis on esports, and just how successful efforts to shift action online have been.Novel coronavirus (Covid-19) has the world in its grip. Precautionary measures such as social distancing have put a stop to nearly all sporting events, to the point that esports are being talked up as a replacement for viewers and operators, with the sector apparently unscathed by cancellations and lockdowns.For Bayes Esports Soutions’ Esports Directory, we collate fixture information for roughly 2,500 matches each month. This has given us a detailed insight into the esports ecosystem’s handling of this exceptional situation.Looking at the top three titles in esports – League of Legends, Dota 2 and Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) – we notice a very stable baseline in February of about 78 fixtures a day. The esports action reaches a peak on 15 February, with 155 matches on that day.By that date, Covid-19 was already casting its shadow over some of the Asian events such as the Legends Pro League and League of Legends Champions Korea. However most European and American players had plenty to with which occupy themselves. Events running at the time included League of Legends Championship Series, League of Legends European Championship and their Academy Divisions as well as the qualifications for ESL One Los Angeles and Flashpoint Season 1.Yet by the final week of February it was clear that something had shifted. IEM Katowice – the world championship for CS:Go – was held in front of empty seats. The authorities had not allowed the audience to enter the venue.In the following days, more and more offline tournaments were delayed, postponed and eventually cancelled as organisers began to adjust to the new normal.While the first two weeks of March actually showed 30% more fixtures than the previous two weeks, many of them were getting cancelled.By 16 March, the pandemic had fully arrived in esports. In the two weeks between 16 March and 29 March, fixture numbers dropped to roughly 50 a day. That is about half of what would have been expected under normal circumstances. Only competitions held entirely online – usually considered lower tier because of smaller prize pools and less prominent teams participating – were still taking place.During this time, tournament organisers were scrambling to repurpose their events as online competitions. In addition, new tournaments and series were created to cover for the canceled  events. This resulted in fixture numbers rebounding in April to nearly 70 a day, but with a different composition.While 424 fixtures were held in top-tier tournaments in February, by April there were only 299 fixtures at this level. In the minor tier, however, the number of fixtures rose by over 50% from 684 in February, to 1038 in April.Even though the monthly number of fixtures for the big three titles dropped slightly by about 10% from February to April, we have seen a clear rebound, driven by the change in channel.Tournament organisers are clearly making good use of that unique characteristic of esports –  being able to hold fully fledged competitions without athletes and audience sharing the same space – to the best of their advantage.Stay safe and game on!Scroll on to see the full breakdown of the week’s CS:GO and Dota 2  fixtures for the week from 7 to 13 May.This list is not yet exhaustive, and may be subject to change. Find out more about the Esports Directory here.Bayes Esports Solutions is the go-to provider for the esports data sector – for data right holders, consumers and service providers alike. The Berlin startup has developed BEDEX, the world’s first independent esports data marketplace for In-game data.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Video Gaming Email Addresslast_img read more

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Win a signed England shirt – Exclusive to Morrisons

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Lewis Moody will be at the fulcrum of England’s World Cup campaign this autumn. So to get you in the mood for the tournament Rugby World has teamed up with Morrisons to offer you the chance to win an England shirt signed by the flanker.We have two shirts to give away in this competition, exclusively for Morrisons customers.All you have to do to have a chance of winning one of these prized pieces of memorabilia is tell us:1. Against which country did Lewis Moody make his England debut in 2001?2. What was the score when England played Scotland at Twickenham in the 2011 RBS 6 Nations? Once you have your answer email [email protected] Please include the address of the Morrisons store in which you bought your copy of Rugby World in your entry.You must complete your entry by Monday 5 September 2011. Normal IPC Media rules apply – see below. The editor’s decision is final.center_img Terms and ConditionsThis competition is open to all readers except employees and their families from IPC Media Ltd, Rugby World’s printers, and companies associated with the competition. Only one entry is permitted per household. You MUST provide a day-time phone number with your entry. No purchase necessary. Prize must be accepted as offered. There can be no alternative awards, cash or otherwise. In the unlikely event of a prize being unavailable, Rugby World reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value. Proof of posting cannot be accepted as proof of delivery. No responsibility can be accepted for entries that are lost, delayed or damaged in the post. No correspondence can be entered into and no entry returned. The Editor’s decision is final. If space allows, results may be published in a future issue. Entry implies acceptance of these rules. While every effort is made to ensure prize details are correct at time of going to press, Rugby World can’t be held responsible for incorrect prize details supplied by sponsors. Winners must be prepared to cooperate with publicity arising as a result of winning a prize, and their contact details may be passed on to the competition sponsor. The shirts cannot be sold on – for clarification, email [email protected] See rugbyworld.com for details of winners. Promoter: Rugby World, IPC Media, Ninth Floor, Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0SU.last_img read more

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The next generation of an American classic

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Spicy Pickled Grilled CheeseIt’s not always easy for parents to remember what it was like to be a kid. It’s hard to understand why a bug can be so fascinating, or how toy trucks or dolls can entertain one for hours. But if there’s one thing that can take you back to your childhood, it’s food.For example, imagine a grilled cheese sandwich – how the toasted, buttery bread dissolves on your tongue, while the ooze of the cheese cools in your mouth – everything about it has theAloha Pork Grilled Cheeseunmistakable taste of childhood.And just like you, the grilled cheese sandwich has grown up.The grilled cheese is the type of sandwich that takes you from childhood to adulthood, and it’s the type of recipe that matures as you do. Gone are the days of American cheese and floppy bread. There are so many twists on the grilled cheese that it’s easy to indulge in the ooey-gooey goodness while still working in some healthier menu items like vegetables and more sophisticated flavor profiles for your grown-up palate.The foundation of such a sandwich begins with the right kind of bread. Ideally, it should be thick sliced, have a soft texture and a rich flavor. Bread that meets these expectations can now be conveniently found in the grocery aisle with the new Sara Lee Artesano Bread, which has the distinct golden crust and creamy character found in bread made from scratch.With two perfect slices of bread, a whole world of grilled cheese possibilities opens up.To better illustrate what these sandwiches might look like, here are three tips to inspire your next grilled cheese adventure:Farm to Table Grillled Cheese1. The veggie-centric grilled cheese. Leafy greens pair beautifully with an earthy, salty cheese like Gruyere. These veggie-based sandwiches are about to go mainstream this year, as showcased in the        Farm-to-table Grilled Cheese that features arugula alongside a broken egg yolk, adding a veggie focus to an otherwise indulgent sandwich.2. The Hawaiian grilled cheese. To really create a luau for your taste buds, combine a sweet, buttery cheese like Havarti with a tangy barbecued meat. Further tropical flavors of the Hawaiian Islands can be found in the barbecued-pork and pineapple magic of the Aloha Pork Grilled Cheese, which mixes sweetness and spice all in one.3. The spicy and pickled grilled cheese. It’s true, you can pickle almost anything. Onions, cabbage and other items are pure magic after the fermentation process, as showcased in the Zesty Grilled Cheese sandwich that utilizes red onion and spicy, artisan pickles. Pair this with a mild, creamy Fontina cheese to mellow out that added zing.Some people might think eating a grilled-cheese sandwich is a nostalgic throw back to childhood. In some ways it is. But with the right kind of bread, the possibilities for a grilled cheese are truly endless. All it takes is a couple of buttered slices of Sara Lee Artesano Bread and a little imagination to turn your favorite childhood meal into a bold, culinary creation. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSAmerican ClassicGrilled Cheese Previous articlePublic Safety Day Highlights Apopka Emergency ServicesNext articleApopka Burglary Report and Map – Week Ending 3/28/2016 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Kilsheimer or Nelson? Apopka will know the answer tonight!

first_img Decision Apopka 2018Welcome to Election Day!Good morning Apopka. It’s finally here – Election Day 2018.As of 5 PM on Monday 2,523 voters have cast their ballots either at the early voting site or by mail-in ballot. The projection is that over 5,000 voters will participate in this groundbreaking race; the first mayoral race in Apopka without John Land’s name on the ballot since 1947.Stay with The Apopka Voice all day for wall-to-wall coverage of the elections. There will be published features, interviews of candidates, on-site updates from the polling places, and election results as soon as they are known after the polls close at 7:00 PM.Check back on Wednesday for analysis of the races… who won, who lost, why, and what lies ahead as it relates to the voters and citizens of Apopka.Have a great Election Day Apopka, and hopefully, in the coming days, weeks and months, the community can come together with these leaders whether incumbent or new to springboard Apopka into its promising future. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear TAGSDecision Apopka 2018 Previous articleEverything you need to know to vote in the Apopka general electionNext articleWhy you should vote for Theresa Mott: Her platform Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment!last_img read more

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Media should play a vital role in the face of a major humanitarian disaster

first_imgNews January 13, 2010 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Media should play a vital role in the face of a major humanitarian disaster Organisation RSF_en Related documents Chapter HandbookPDF – 51.39 KB The horrifying 7.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated Haiti, on 12 January 2010, will obviously require an enormous reconstruction effort which will also involve media hit by the tremor. Reporters Without Borders, in solidarity with Haitian journalists who already work in challenging conditions, will play its part in this process. International and national media that are still able to operate will have a key role to play in a major humanitarian catastrophe such as this. This role should not be confined to mobilising public opinion and appeals for assistance, the media can and should be full actors in the response to the humanitarian crisis, contributing for example to the search for survivors and the assessment of the most urgent needs of the disaster-hit population. The vital need for the involvement of the media in dealing with a humanitarian disaster like the one that has just struck Haiti is covered in a chapter of the Handbook for Journalists published in French and English by Reporters Without Borders and UNESCO, with the backing of the news and communications delegation of the French defence ministry. Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

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Five websites closed down, two women’s rights journalists charged

first_img Receive email alerts News March 18, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Iran February 15, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Five websites closed down, two women’s rights journalists charged Photo AFP Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday’s closure of five websites and the charges of “violating national security” brought yesterday against Jelveh Javaheri and Nahid Keshavarz, two journalists who write for the women rights’s websites WeChange and Zanestan.“These charges are abusive,” the press freedom organisation said. “Javaheri and Keshavarz just do their job as journalists when they write about the condition of women in Iran. This is Javaheri’s second arrest in two months while Keshavarz is constantly being summoned before the Tehran revolutionary court. We call on the authorities to free them at once and to stop bringing prosecutions against them.”Javaheri, 30, writes for WeChange. She was previously arrested on 1 December and charged with “disturbing public opinion,” “publishing false information” and “publicity against the Islamic Republic” for writing articles demanding respect for the rights that women are accorded under the Iranian constitution. She was released on bail a month later.Keshavarz, who writes for both WeChange and Zanestan, has been summoned and questioned by the intelligence services several times in the past. In April 2007, she has been detained for more than ten days or having taken part to feminist’s meetings. She was freed on bail.Tehran prosecutor-general Saeed Mortazavi yesterday decided to ban the conservative website Nosazi and four other sites for “poisoning the electoral domain.” Since 8 February, there has been a growing controversy about the 14 March parliamentary elections, with young mollah Hassan Khomeini, the grandson of the late Supreme Guide, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, condemning the Guardian Council’s decision to disqualify 70 per cent of the candidates. Nosazi had criticised his position.“Tension is increasing as regards the Internet in the runup to the parliamentary elections,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Nonetheless, these five website criticised pro-reform views, not the ruling party. Iran is one of the countries that cracks down hardest on the Internet and the elections are just encouraging more violations of free expression.”Download 2008 Iran Annual report Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News IranMiddle East – North Africa IranMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information center_img News RSF_en June 9, 2021 Find out more to go further February 25, 2021 Find out more Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists News Organisation last_img read more

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Pasadena Congresswoman Judy Chu Calls for Opposition to President Trump’s Pick for Supreme Court

first_img Subscribe Community News 3 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Business News Government Pasadena Congresswoman Judy Chu Calls for Opposition to President Trump’s Pick for Supreme Court Published on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | 6:15 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat To Do When You’re Not Able To Choose Between Two GuysHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img 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. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Community News Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Congresswoman Judy Chu (l) and U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh (r)Congresswoman Judy Chu, who represents Pasadena and California’s 27th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, said that women’s right to make their own healthcare choices, to marriage equality, and the expansion of healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are now in serious jeopardy after President Donald nominated U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice.“Trump himself said that he’d like to criminalize abortion and erase the ACA as quickly as possible,” Chu said in a statement Tuesday. “There is no doubt he sees his choice of Kavanaugh as the next step towards that goal. And that’s why we must resist this nomination as though our lives depended on it – because for many of us, they do.”Chu said Judge Kavanaugh has a “long record of hostility to women’s reproductive freedoms” and the ACA, and has also publicly expressed his belief that President Trump cannot be criminally charged while in office.“Surely Trump was aware of his position when nominating him, which is an obvious conflict of interest as the Supreme Court is almost certain to hear a case involving the Mueller probe,” Chu said. “Nobody should be able to appoint the judge in their own trial. At the absolute least, Kavanaugh must recuse himself from all cases having to do with Mueller’s investigation.”Chu called on her colleagues in the U.S. Senate to oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination during the confirmation process.“In a year where the Court has upheld religious discrimination against Muslims and weakened the power of labor unions while handing more power to businesses, we cannot risk a further shift to the right,” Chu added.Since 2006, Kavanaugh has served the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and was formerly a White House aide under President George W. Bush.Kavanaugh also once worked for Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel who investigated Democratic former president Bill Clinton in the 1990s.Trump announced Kavanaugh’s nomination Tuesday, praising the judge as a “brilliant jurist,” and possibly setting the stage for a bruising confirmation battle. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

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Delhi Govt Is Expected To Comply With LG’s Order Regarding Testing of Asymptomatic Patients: Delhi HC Says While Disposing Off Plea [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi Govt Is Expected To Comply With LG’s Order Regarding Testing of Asymptomatic Patients: Delhi HC Says While Disposing Off Plea [Read Order] Karan Tripathi10 Jun 2020 4:20 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has disposed of a plea challenging the decision of the Delhi Government to not to test asymptomatic patients for COVID19 by noting that the recent order of the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi has already resolved the said issue. While disposing of the petition, the Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan observed that it is expected from…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?LoginDelhi High Court has disposed of a plea challenging the decision of the Delhi Government to not to test asymptomatic patients for COVID19 by noting that the recent order of the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi has already resolved the said issue. While disposing of the petition, the Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan observed that it is expected from the Delhi Government that the order issued by the LG dated June 08 shall be complied with and followed scrupulously with regard to the tests to be carried out for the asymptomatic patients/persons. On June 08, the LG of Delhi had passed an order clarifying that asymptomatic and presymptomatic patients will also be tested for COVID19 in both the government and private hospitals. The order has come in multiple writ petitions that sought the setting aside of the Delhi Government’s order which had restricted the testing of COVID19 infection for only symptomatic patients. These writ petitions had argued that the said order of the Delhi Government is liable to be set aside as getting a medical test done is a fundamental right of every citizen. Moreover, the petitions further argued, as COVID19 is a notified disease, it is mandatory for all citizens to get themselves tested for it whether the patient is symptomatic, asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic. The Petitioners had submitted that if testing facilities are not extended to asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic patients then they will not get proper treatment and soon all asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic patients will become symptomatic patients. The Petitions submitted: ‘Right to health is a fundamental right of the citizens and it not simply the right not to be unwell, but rather the right to be well. the right to health includes healthcare which is accessible and available for the public at large. The Healthcare access is the ability to obtain healthcare services such as prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases, illness, disorders, and other health impacting conditions.’ While highlighting that the guidance document of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare does ask for testing of asymptomatic patients as well, the Petitioners contended that if we wait for the symptoms of the disease to be manifested, would amount to failure to discharge the constitutional obligation under Article 47 of the Constitution of India. Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

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