Lansley stands by NHS reforms

first_img whatsapp Lansley stands by NHS reforms whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Sunday 30 January 2011 11:09 pm ANDREW Lansley, the health secretary, yesterday admitted that his plans to shake-up the NHS carried a certain degree of risk, but insisted the real danger was putting reform on the back burner. He said the coalition would continue to increase spending on health in real terms, but that the NHS still needed to be overhauled. “We don’t get the results we should compared with other European countries; if we did we would save thousands of lives,” he told the Andrew Marr Show.Health unions have hit out at the plans, due to be debated by MPs today.The Health and Social Care Bill, published earlier this month, will see consortia of GPs control of most of the NHS budget from 2013, with responsibility for “buying in” the bulk of hospital services for their patients.All 151 primary care trusts and strategic health authorities will be disbanded under the plans.Lansley (pictured) said: “I didn’t say there wasn’t risk. Of course there’s risk because there’s change. But actually if we don’t change, the greater risk is that these problems that we have at the moment that we have to deal with won’t be solved.”The reforms would result in a redundancy bill of £1bn, he said, but savings would reach £5bn over the course of the parliament. center_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgSociete Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh)  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileSociété Générale Ghana Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services to the retail, corporate, investment and treasury sectors in Ghana. Its retail product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to education loans, finance lease facilities and e-banking services. Its corporate product offering ranges from transactional banking to bonds and guarantees, working capital and capital expenditure financing and corporate staff credit conversion services. Société Générale Ghana Limited also offers loans and credit facilities as well as deposits and transaction accounts for small- and medium-sized enterprises. The company was founded in 1975 and was formerly known as SG-SSB Limited until 2013 and its name was changed. Société Générale Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of SG Financial Services Holding. Its head office is in Accra, Ghana. Société Générale Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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‘Red House on Mississippi Ave.’Portland activists block eviction

first_imgDec. 14 — The Kinney family — owners of the now internationally famous “Red House on Mississippi” — is the last Black-Indigenous family in their neighborhood. They have been fighting foreclosure, and now eviction, since 2018. The house, purchased in 1955, is in the Albina district — a collection of neighborhoods in the only sections of Portland where Black people were allowed to own property for most of the 20th century. The district, home to the majority of the city’s Black population, has long been under attack by developers and gentrifiers and targeted for so-called urban renewal — actually, removal. This once vibrant Black community has been destroyed. Joined by supporters, the Kinney family resists eviction.In its place, the banks — historical redliners — and wealthy real estate developers, aided and abetted by the city’s white politicians, have built an interstate highway, a sports arena, a hospital expansion, along with thousands of new, high-priced houses, condos and apartments. For the most part, people of color, poor and working people have been priced out of Albina, where the median price of a house is now $649,000.The Kinneys say they paid their mortgage on time but got caught up in a predatory loan scheme to take their home. Urban Housing Development LLC purchased the property in 2018, but the family remained in the house while pursuing lawsuits in state and federal court to keep the home. After a years-long court battle over the foreclosure, a judge ordered the Kinneys evicted in September 2020. The attempt to evict the family led to a mobilization of militant support.‘Red House Autonomous Zone’In an effort to defend the Kinney family from eviction, hundreds of Black Lives Matter, antifa, black bloc, Occupy, Popular Mobilization and other Black youth, people of color, white, queer revolutionaries have established a Red House Autonomous Zone similar to Seattle’s Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. It involves a compound of about six square blocks around the house that includes a kitchen serving free meals and a coffee shop supporting the movement with free coffee. On Dec. 8, the compound was attacked by Portland police.On Dec. 10, this reporter entered the compound, now behind 10-foot-high barricades, to learn more about the police assault. I was warmly greeted by defenders, offered free food but asked to not take photos. It helped that I brought a Workers World newspaper with the headline: “Evo Morales returns, Bolivians eject coup regime.” A Black leader-organizer, asking to remain anonymous, told WW: “Early on the morning of Dec. 8, at least 50 police vehicles, sirens going off, blue lights flashing, blocked off street intersections all around here. At least 100 Portland cops and Multnomah County sheriffs — looking like Robocops — attacked the Red House.”Police broke down the front door and assaulted the owner Michael Kinney and others asleep in the house. Deputy sheriffs arrested them and charged them with trespass in their own house. Their guests were also arrested.The defenders were unable to stop the initial assault on the house and the arrest of Michael Kinney and the others inside. But very quickly the hundreds of defenders regrouped and prevented the deputies, who were backed by the cops, from taking possession of the property and house and removing its contents. The organizer recounted how defenders armed with wooden banner and placard poles, broom handles, tree limbs, baseball bats, trash can lids and other homemade defensive weapons, in an organized and military fashion, “pushed the cops down the street and out of the neighborhood.”Another activist told WW: “Twelve of our people were grabbed by the cops, but for lack of evidence, most were released uncharged. The Portland cops announced the same day that they would arrest no more until those arrested were actually charged with something.”It was clear that the activists were serious about defending the Kinney family. While in the compound, this reporter was told by young activists: “We’re here to stop the eviction. We’re waiting for our marching orders.” Just then a platoon of maybe 30 people marched by, chanting in cadence, carrying poles and shields. As a former U.S. Army soldier and an organizer for the American Servicemen’s Union (1968-69), this reporter knows a military formation when they see one.Since the arrests, more and more fighters have gathered behind the 10-foot-high barricades surrounding the house, where many live round the clock. People have brought in boxes of food and crates of bottled water, firewood, sleeping bags, tents, canvas sheets and more. The nice smell of food cooked, along with the biting but pleasant aroma of smoke from cedar wood fires, wafted over the compound. Barricades were strengthened in anticipation of more police attacks. Groups of a dozen or so stood watch around wood fires near entrances, armed for self-defense. Oregon is an “open carry” state, meaning that most people are allowed to carry firearms openly without a permit. Resistance winsThe determination to defend the last Black family in the Albina appears to have paid off. KGW News reported Dec. 10 that the developer who bought the Red House is willing to sell it back to the Kinneys at cost. As of Dec. 11, a GoFundMe campaign had raised over $280,000 — enough for the Kinneys to buy back their home under such a deal. The developer seems to be responding to public pressure — but has not yet directly contacted the family. According to a Dec. 14 statement by the Kinney family, Portland’s Mayor Ted Wheeler has had to back down on his threat to use cops to evict the family by force. The family has demanded and received a public apology from Wheeler for harm caused to the family and for “the emotional violence caused by evictions against Black and Indigenous families.”The statement conveys firmly that, as the family has not yet secured their home, supporters would still be present, defending them and the house.Lyn Neeley contributed to this article. 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Alla ricerca della propria identità perduta nell’aggiornamento Xenon della nuova MapleStory M

first_img Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Pinterest MapleStory M Alla ricerca della propria identità perduta nell’aggiornamento Xenon della nuova MapleStory M By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 center_img TAGS  WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Twitter Previous articleKlint Kubiak moves up to Vikings OC after dad’s retirementNext articleCardinals re-sign C Yadier Molina for 18th season Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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‘Shocking’ State Of Affairs Of Tribal Community: Patna HC Expresses Hope For Authorities To ‘Wake Up From Slumber’

first_imgNews Updates’Shocking’ State Of Affairs Of Tribal Community: Patna HC Expresses Hope For Authorities To ‘Wake Up From Slumber’ Mehal Jain9 Nov 2020 10:26 PMShare This – xDescribing the state of affairs as regards the people of tribal community within the State of Bihar as “shocking”, the Patna High Court last week expressed hope that the authorities “wake up from slumber and come out with a structured plan for ensuring implementation of the Constitutional mandate including that under Article 338-A”. The said Article provides for a National Commission…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?LoginDescribing the state of affairs as regards the people of tribal community within the State of Bihar as “shocking”, the Patna High Court last week expressed hope that the authorities “wake up from slumber and come out with a structured plan for ensuring implementation of the Constitutional mandate including that under Article 338-A”. The said Article provides for a National Commission for Scheduled Tribes. The bench of Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice S. Kumar was hearing a PIL by the Bihar Adiwasi Adhikar Forum highlighting the apathy and policy paralysis on the part of the Government in fulfilling the Constitutional goal and the fundamental duty of providing education to the children, more specifically girls hailing from the tribal area falling within the hilly areas of district- West Champaran. “If the information furnished by the learned Amicus Curiae as also the petitioner is correct, then undoubtedly it is reflective of a shocking state of affairs in dealing with the issues pertaining to the people of tribal community within the State of Bihar”, observed the division bench. The bench proceeded to remind itself of the Constitutional mandate provided under Part-IV (Article 46) of the Constitution of India which reads as under: “46. Promotion of educational and economic interests of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other weaker sections.- The State shall promote with special care the educational and economic interests of the weaker sections of the people, and, in particular, of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, and shall protect them from social injustice and all forms of exploitation.” “At this stage, we need not say anything further on the issues highlighted by the learned Amicus Curiae, for they are self speaking and refrain ourselves from making any observations, only hoping for the authorities to wake up from slumber and come out with a structured plan for ensuring implementation of the Constitutional mandate including that under Article 338-A”, noted the bench last Thursday. The bench required the Additional Solicitor General to ascertain information from the ST Commission, and called for affidavits to be filed by the Chief Secretary, Bihar and the Secretary dealing with Ministry of Tribal Affairs. The petition points out that the tribal population in the said district is approximately 2.5 lacs and there is only one girls’ school namely Yugal Shah Tribal Girls High School 10+2, Harnatand (district- West Champaran) in relation to which, now a decision stands taken of not only reducing the number of students but also closing down the hostel facility for the girl students. It is pointed out that the student ratio, has been allowed to fall down, perhaps purposely, or with an oblique motive of shutting down the Institution. “All this is likely to cause huge inconvenience to the local populace, apart from depriving the children of their constitutional right. As it is, people hailing from the tribal area are reluctant to move out. Hence the necessity is all the more, for reaching out to people of this section of society, also providing them facilities for acquiring full education”, the bench had reflected at an earlier occasion. The Government had assured of dealing with the problem, on a pro active basis, ensuring that not only the Institutions are allowed to remain operational and functional but also the general populace sensitised of sending their children, more particularly the girls, to undertake and complete their education at least up to higher standards i.e. Class X and Class-XII and even thereafter. Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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‘Regularized An Illegal Act’: Kerala HC Quashes GO That Granted ‘Eligible Leave’ To Employees During Nationwide General Strike

first_imgNews Updates’Regularized An Illegal Act’: Kerala HC Quashes GO That Granted ‘Eligible Leave’ To Employees During Nationwide General Strike LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK2 Feb 2021 3:11 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court quashed the State Government order that granted eligible leave/casual leave to the Government employees and teachers who had not attended their offices during the nationwide general strike held on 8th and 9th January 2019.There is clear prohibition under law to call for and participate in strikes and therefore the action of Government regularising an illegal…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 Kerala High Court quashed the State Government order that granted eligible leave/casual leave to the Government employees and teachers who had not attended their offices during the nationwide general strike held on 8th and 9th January 2019.There is clear prohibition under law to call for and participate in  strikes and therefore the action of Government regularising an illegal act, cannot be sustained in law, the bench comprising the Chief Justice S. Manikumar and Justice Shaji P Chaly observed while allowing a Public Interest Litigation filed in 2019 by G Balagopalan, a lawyer.The bench also directed the Principal Secretary and the Heads of the Departments to scrutinize the attendance registers, and take action, in accordance with law, within two months. Joint Committee of trade unions had called for a General Strike/Bharath Bandh against the policies of the Central Government for two days from 8th to 9th January, 2019. The Government issued a GO by which it granted permission to the employees under it and teachers who had not attended the offices during the national strike on 8th and 9th January, 2019, to avail eligible leave including Casual Leave. This GO was challenged by Advocate Balagopalan. Referring to Kerala Service Rules and other conduct rules, the bench noted that if any Government servant indulges in strike, he is liable to be proceeded in accordance with the provisions of the said rules.However, quite contrary to the provisions of law, Government have issued Exhibit-P1 notification absolutely protecting the interests of the Government employees, who had struck work. It is not reflected in the said Government order, as to whether the Government have made necessary inquiries on the basis of the appropriate Government orders, as stated in the counter affidavit of the 2nd respondent. It is not spelt out in Exhibit-P1 Government order that leave would be granted to eligible persons alone, but on the other hand, it clearly specifies that orders are being issued for permitting grant of eligible leave, including casual leave to the Government employees and teachers, who have not attended the offices, in relation to the WP(C):5752/2019 56 national general strike on 8th and 9th of January, 2019It can be deduced from the statutory provisions dealing with the prohibition of Government servants participating in strike, and the decisions cited supra, that the Government servants had struck work in violation of the  rules/notifications/ circulars issued by the State Government affecting the normal life of the public and public exchequer, and it is also clear from the proposition of law laid down by the Hon’ble Apex Court that even though right to form association is a right guaranteed under Article 19(1)(c) of the Constitution of India, there is no legal right for the workers/such associations, to call for a general strike or instigate the employees to strike, in the guise of the said fundamental right. Apparently, consequent to the strike of the Government servants and others, the offices came to a standstill for two days and the public had suffered substantially on account of the same.The bench also rejected the submission that the grant of leave to the employees, who had not attended for duty on the day of strike called by trade unions is a policy decision of the Government and that no writ is maintainable challenging the said policy. In this regard, the court said:”We do not think that Government are at liberty to take any policy decision in absolute violation of the rules in vogue and the proposition of law laid down by the Hon’ble Apex Court in regard to the illegal strike of the Government servant…Government cannot take shelter under the guise of a policy decision taken by them. Moreover, it is not an absolute rule that Court cannot interfere with the policy decisions of the Government. Even if it is a policy decision, Court can look into the legality, correctness or arbitrariness of the same, and interfere, by exercising the power under Article 226 of the Constitution of India, if such a policy is against the statutory provisions.”CASE: G. BALAGOPALAN vs. STATE OF KERALA [WP(C):5752/2019  ]CORAM: Chief Justice S. Manikumar and Justice  Shaji P ChalyCOUNSEL: ADV SAJITH KUMAR V,  Sr. GP P. NARAYANAN, ASG P. VIJAYAKUMAR Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Gardai not properly equipped to deal with assaults – O’Connor

first_img Pinterest Gardai not properly equipped to deal with assaults – O’Connor Facebook By News Highland – November 23, 2020 Previous articlePotential differing pub restrictions North & South next weekNext articleSligo announcement underlines LUH discrimination – MacLochlainn News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews The Donegal GRA Representative says Gardai simply don’t have the appropriate tools to deal with potential attacks on members of the force. It comes as assaults on Gardai increased by over a fifth last year, and have continued to rise in 2020.There were 763 physical attacks on Garda members in 2018, rising to 929 last year.There were 837 by mid-October this year, which suggests there will be more than 1,000 by the end of 2020.But GRA Donegal Representative Brendan O’Connor says Gardai don’t have the sufficient equipment to deal with incidents like these:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/brendanoc1pm-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 center_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Google+ Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

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Gun Safety

first_imgLatest Stories Hands went up when Troy Police Officer Michael O’Hara quizzed a group of students about how many had handled a gun. The hands quickly went down when asked if they had handled a gun with no adults around.O’Hara nodded. “Good.”He and Officer Tim Hunter conducted a gun safety class for about 20 home-schooled students at the Troy Police Department’s rifle training range on Thursday. The first hour consisted of classroom instruction on firearms responsibility and safety. During the second hour, the students went to the firing range and fired at targets with BB-guns. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Gun Safety Skip Brooks Faircloth said he learned you should never point a gun at anyone, and if you found one to go tell your parents or some other adult.“When you shoot a gun, you should be very careful because a bullet can go 850 feet in just one second, and you could shoot somebody that is a long way off,” he said.Graham Hamlin said he learned to walk with the gun pointed down.“I’ve been carrying my BB gun on my shoulder, but now I’ll start pointing it at the ground,” he said.Not only did Aaron Cordle learn about gun safety, he also learned about the proper care of a gun.“Never put a gun in water because it will rust the next day,” he said.“And never let the barrel of your gun get stopped up because it won’t work.”Brooke Carroll said you should never use a gun unless your parents are with you.“And, if you find a gun, you should not touch it,” she said. “Go tell your parents or some other adult, and if there’s no adult there, call 911.”O’Hara administered the Child Safety Pledge to the group of students, and they all seemed to understand the importance of living up to the pledge.“If they do that,” he said. “They will be responsible young people when it comes to gun safety.” Published 10:32 pm Thursday, April 16, 2009 Print Article The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Melanie Hamlin, one of the moms in the group, said twice a month the group participates in co-operative learning events.“We go on field trips to places such as the Children’s Museum in Montgomery and the Cookie Company,” Hamlin said. “We thought that a class on gun safety would be beneficial because so many of our homes have guns these days. We wanted the children to know what to do if they come in contact with a gun and also how to safely handle guns because several of them already have BB guns.”O’Hara said the Troy Police Department child gun safety classes are taught on a request basis. “We teach the children to be responsible around guns and how to use them safely,” he said. “We want them to realize that guns are not toys and that, if they should come in contact with a gun, they should never pick it up.“With as many video games as there are where guns are involved, children might not realize how dangerous guns can be. They need to be made aware of the dangers because guns are more easily accessible because of number of guns that are out there and the many guns that are in homes.”O’Hara said parents have the responsibility of making sure any guns in the homes are stored properly and out of the reach of children.“There’s a lot of responsibility that comes with owning a gun,” he said. “Not just in using it but in the way it is stored, as well as the ammunition.” By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Murphy awarded Jean Lake Scholarship If Cherese Murphy was challenged with doing abstract art, she would be out of her element. Still, when it comes… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more

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Tulsa officials announce precautions ahead of Trump’s ‘unprecedented’ rally

first_imgcineman69/iStockBy ELLA TORRES, ABC News(TULSA, Okla.) — Tulsa, Oklahoma officials have announced precautions ahead of President Donald Trump’s rally on Saturday, his first since the pandemic began and one that has been criticized by some for a multitude of reasons. A curfew began in a section of Tulsa on Thursday at 10 p.m. local time and is in effect until Saturday at 6 a.m., as worries grow over violent protests, according to Tulsa police. After the rally, another curfew will be in place until 6 a.m. Sunday. The rally begins at 7 p.m. The affected area is inside the borders of West 6th Street, South Boulder Avenue, North Guthrie Street and West Archer Street. Police said those who had camped out in the area, waiting for the rally, were being removed.Tulsa’s 19,000-seat BOK Center, where the rally will be held, is in the center of those borders.There is concern among officials about whether people “from organized groups who have been involved in destructive and violent behavior in other states are planning to travel to the City of Tulsa for purposes of causing unrest in and around the rally.” Tulsa Mayor G. T. Bynum signed an executive order stating that the manufacturer, transfer or use of Molotov cocktails or any explosive device is prohibited in the city. Bynum wrote on Facebook on Friday that he is aware some people think the rally “is great” and others think it “is reckless.” “Tulsa will be the first city in the country to host a major event on Saturday. We do this as our positive COVID-19 cases are rising, but while our hospital capacity remains strong,” he wrote. “Some think it is great, some think it is reckless. Regardless of where each of us falls on that spectrum, we will go through it as a community. ” Tulsa police wrote in a statement, “This is an unprecedented event for the City of Tulsa and has hundreds of moving parts, we are asking for everyone’s help in making this a safe event for all citizens.” Anyone who refuses to leave the designated area during the curfew could face a fine or be arrested, police added. For the curfew, no one other than certain officials will be able to walk, run, loiter, stand or drive in the designated area, police said.Trump has pushed forward with the rally despite concerns about the coronavirus’ spread in the city. Vice President Mike Pence has applauded Oklahoma for its handling of the pandemic, saying the state “has really been in the forefront of our efforts to slow the spread, and in a very real sense, they’ve flattened the curve.” However, data released by state and local public health departments there paints a different picture. The daily number of coronavirus cases statewide have actually increased over the last week, while the number of tests conducted each day has declined slightly, according to the state’s health department. The number of daily cases in the Tulsa area has also trended upward over the past two weeks, while the rate of testing has remained about the same, according to Tulsa County’s health department. Beyond virus concerns, Trump also faced criticism for the original date of his rally, which fell on Friday, the day of the Juneteenth holiday.Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery. For many black Americans, it is celebrated as an Independence Day.Trump changed the date “out of respect.” The Trump campaign said each attendee will receive a mask and hand sanitizer, and will have to undergo a temperature check before entering the BOK Center. BOK’s management company said they are requesting a health and safety plan from the Trump campaign to detail how social distancing will be addressed, according to ABC Tulsa affiliate KTUL-TV. The company also said the center has installed 400 hand sanitizing stations and plexiglass partitions at concession stands, according to the affiliate. However, the company said they are only encouraging the masks handed out by the Trump campaign, not requiring them. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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HMS Edinburgh’s Crew Marches through Scotland’s Capital

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HMS Edinburgh’s Crew Marches through Scotland’s Capital View post tag: Scotland HMS Edinburgh’s Crew Marches through Scotland’s Capital Authorities View post tag: Navy Hundreds of people paid tribute to the crew of HMS Edinburgh as they exercised their Freedom of the City, with a parade on the historic Royal Mile in Scotland’s capital city.Waved on by wellwishers, the 260-strong ship’s company made a poignant but celebratory progression through Edinburgh while being led by the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Scotland.Starting from the Palace of Holyrood, the parade passed the Scottish Parliament Building before making the gradual climb up the hill, halting at the Mercat Cross beside St Giles Cathedral.A salute was then taken at the City Chambers by Edinburgh’s Lord Provost the Right Honourable Donald Wilson and the Royal Navy’s most senior Naval Officer in Scotland, Rear Admiral Chris Hockley, Flag Officer Scotland, Northern England and Northern Ireland. HMS Edinburgh’s Commanding Officer Commander Nick Borbone said: “Scottish hospitality is legendary and throughout the three decades of service which this ship has given, the fondness shown to HMS Edinburgh by the city has grown stronger and stronger.“Such support cannot be underestimated and, while we will of course feel much sadness, it is also a time for celebration of this long relationship and the great service of this fine ship.“We are absolutely honoured to be invited by Edinburgh City Council to exercise our Freedom of the City with a Privilege Parade.” HMS Edinburgh is the last in her class of Type-42 destroyers and will be decommissioned from Service next month.The aging Type-42s have been following a programme of decommissioning to make way for the brand new state-of-the-art Type 45 destroyers of which five out of six are now in Service.HMS Edinburgh is on her farewell tour of the UK with her next stop in Liverpool over the Bank Holiday weekend to continue with the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic commemorations.She will return home to Portsmouth Naval Base at the end of the month before finally decommissioning on the 6th June, marking the end of her 28 years’ service with the Royal Navy.[mappress]Press Release, May 21, 2013; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: capital View post tag: News by topic View post tag: europe May 21, 2013center_img View post tag: Edinburgh View post tag: Marches View post tag: Naval View post tag: HMS View post tag: crew View post tag: Defence View post tag: through Share this articlelast_img read more

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