Pharma-Deko Plc (PHARMD.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Pharma-Deko Plc (PHARMD.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Pharma-Deko Plc (PHARMD.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Pharma-Deko Plc (PHARMD.ng) 2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfilePharma-Deko Plc manufactures, packages and markets a range of pharmaceutical and consumer products in Nigeria. Pharmaceutical products include Parkalin cough syrup, Revitone blood tonic, Salins liniment, Hexdene mouth wash, Brett mouth wash, Omepraz, Pharmadec drops and syrups, Phardol suppository and drops, Amycin dry powder and capsules, Anuproct suppositories, Vitacee drops and syrups, Antasil tablets, garlic tablets, Amoquin anti-malarial tablets and Parkprim suspension and tablets. The company also produces and sells a non-sugar cream soda; and manufactures and packages pharmaceutical and consumer products under contract. Established in 1962 and formerly known as Parke-Davis & Company (US), the company changed its name to Pharma-Deko Limited in 1990. It is now known as Pharma-Deko Plc. The company head office is in Ogun State, Nigeria. Pharma-Deko Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
45 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. WI Calendar Girls now offer holidays to film locations We’ve had the calendar, the book, the film – now you can even book a holiday in the Yorkshire Dales National Park with donations from any profits being made to the Leukaemia Research Fund.Calendar Girls Holidays is the latest endeavour in the phenomenon of the nude calendar from the members of the Rylstone and District WI which raised funds for the Leukaemia Research Fund (LRF). The tours of locations used in the film “Calendar Girls” are the idea of Tricia Stewart, who was played by Helen Mirren in the film of “Calendar Girls”.The first holiday in April 2004 was fully booked, so this could prove another valuable income stream for the LRF. Advertisement The calendar has now raised £910,000 for the LRF, and a 2005 ‘slimline’ Calendar Girls calendar will be available from July 2004. Howard Lake | 17 May 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Recruitment / people Trading
Campbell’s spin on cycling Tagged with: Celebrity Events Humour Advertisement The London Bikeathon takes place on Sunday 26 June 2011. It is the capital’s biggest charity bike ride. Run by Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, it attracts more than 7000 people from UK, all riding to beat blood cancers.Cyclists can choose from a 13, 26 or 52 mile route, passing by some of London’s most well known sites including St Paul’s Cathedral, Tate Britain and the London Eye.In this video Alastair Campbell executes some rather clever cycle tricks. Or rather a suited double does so.Sign up, cycle, save lives.www.londonbikeathon.org 35 total views, 1 views today 36 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 13 April 2011 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
The City of London Corporation’s Central Grants Programme is looking for community projects to support across London through its Stronger Communities grants scheme.Stronger Communities is looking for applications from charities and voluntary organisations delivering projects anywhere in the City of London and on the housing estates it runs in wider London. It is open for applications until 16 November.Grants issued through the Central Grants Programme’s Stronger Communities theme will be awarded to projects enabling more people to become involved in their local neighbourhood, and encouraging a broader understanding of the diverse needs of these communities. It will also support projects promoting and contributing to the health and wellbeing of communities.The Central Grants Programme is administered by City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder.There are also three other funding streams also still open for applications:Enjoying Green Spaces and the Natural EnvironmentInspiring London through CultureEducation & EmploymentFurther information on the funding opportunities is available on the City of London Corporation’s site.Alison Gowman, Chair of the City of London Corporation’s City Bridge Trust committee, said:“In the world we live in today, with fast paced lifestyles and the rise of social media, it’s becoming harder and harder to bring neighbourhoods together and achieve a real sense of community.“This programme is a great opportunity for community projects to really thrive and now’s the time to apply, to set a small bit of time aside to make potentially a huge difference.” Advertisement 182 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Stronger Communities fund now open for applications to support London projects Melanie May | 11 September 2018 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. 181 total views, 1 views today In March 2017 eight cultural projects were the first to be awarded funding through the Central Grants Programme. They were awarded a total of £47,332 through its Inspiring London Through Culture round of funding.The money went to a range of projects, from an Easter performance at St Paul’s Cathedral about the resurrection of Christ, to the expansion of a family festival offering architecturally inspired activities and workshops in the Square Mile.In addition, The City of London also has a new crowdfunding programme, Our Aldgate, to provide residents with support to improve their home town, be it through a public garden, a new local festival, or sprucing up a street with some public art. Projects crowdfunding may be eligible for up to £400k in additional funding. To find out more, there is a free evening workshop on 27 September. Tagged with: crowdfunding Funding grants London AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12
Michelle Carter, a senior of the class of 2019, is a journalism major from Santiago, Chile. She’s a film and TV junkie, and when she’s not reporting, you can find her bingeing the latest on Netflix or catching up on her favorite podcasts. Michelle Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-carter/ Oscars: Where to watch each Best Picture nominee ahead of Sunday’s show The Class of 1969 marks 50 years Joel Fendelman and James Chase Sanchez discuss the film “Man on Fire” at TCU on March 1, 2018. (Photo by Michelle Carter) Previous articleOpinion: my thoughts after the Stoneman Douglas school shootingNext articleThe Leap: Staff predicts 90th Academy Awards moments Michelle Carter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Michelle Carter ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TAGSEthnicityRace Twitter Linkedin Facebook Michelle Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-carter/ Linkedin From Horned Frog to Broadway spark Michelle Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-carter/ printThe producer of a documentary about racism in East Texas said it was “commonplace” when he was growing up in Grand Saline, Texas.The city and its residents are featured in “Man on Fire,” which looks at a minister’s death by self-immolation. An act some said was meant to protest racism.“Growing up in Grand Saline, I was referred to as ‘wetback’ in high school,” James Chase Sanchez, who has a PhD in rhetoric and composition from TCU, said. “One of the football team’s slogans was ‘we’re all right because we’re all white.’ There was this commonplace racism there.”In 2014 Methodist pastor Charles Moore, 79, set himself ablaze outside the town’s Dollar General store. A typed letter urging Grand Saline residents to repent for their racism was found in his car.According to 2016 Census estimates, Grand Saline is a city of around 3,100 people, where 65 percent are white, 31 percent are Hispanic and only 1.7 percent of the population is black.Sanchez’ research found evidence of the KKK being present in the town after the Civil Rights movement, and there was even a recorded case of their presence in the mid-1990s.In his suicide letter, Moore recalled an incident at age 10 where he and some friends ran into a man called “Uncle Billy” who encouraged them to help kill African Americans and “put their heads up on a pole.”Over time, African American families left Grand Saline, opting to live in surrounding cities like Mineola, Texas.“African Americans who work in Grand Saline live elsewhere,” Moore wrote in his letter.Moore displayed a passion for civil liberties throughout his life, Steve Basille, a Grand Saline resident interviewed in the film, said.“Moore was always personally hurt by injustice and inequality; he cared very, very deeply and felt like it was his mission to erase inequality wherever he saw it,” Basille said.Sanchez referred to Moore as a social justice warrior.“In the 1960s he moved his family to Chicago to fight for civil rights, in the 1970s he went to India to help the impoverished communities there, in the mid-1990s in Austin, Texas he went on a two-week hunger strike to protest the Methodist church’s stance on gay and lesbian rights, he fought against the death penalty in Texas and he won awards from numerous organizations around the state for his activism,” Sanchez said.Towards the end of his life, Moore continued to feel racial tension in Grand Saline.“I find myself very concerned about the rise of racism across the country at the present time,” he wrote in his letter. “What my hometown needs to do is open its heart and its doors to black people, as a sign of the rejection of past sins.”Sanchez said self-immolation is often seen as a protest.“Charles Moore found a form of salvation for other people in this terrible, gruesome act and so I think he chose self-immolation because he hoped it would garner attention,” Sanchez said.The filmmakers said they decided to tell Moore’s story because there’s a lack of dialogue about racial issues.“This is my hometown, these are stories I heard growing up there, so I knew immediately that I was in a unique position to tell this story and I knew it needed to be heard,” Sanchez explained.During the Q&A session after the screening Thursday, one audience m ber, asked whether Moore’s death had made a difference.“I think he thought he was going to get a lot of press from this and that didn’t happen,” said Sanchez.Emily McGaughy, a former Grand Saline resident featured in the film and present at the event, agreed Moore’s death was not discussed as much as it could have been.“I would love to think that behind closed doors there are conversations happening,” McGaughy said. “Do I think there’s major change happening today? Probably not.” Michelle Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-carter/ ReddIt Twitter Review: Netflix’s ‘Triple Frontier’ is ambitious, but soft Welcome TCU Class of 2025
Subscribe Community News Arroyo Seco Canyon Project Supporters Hope to Create Local Reliance on Water Supply By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Monday, October 26, 2020 | 3:55 am 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Required fields are marked * Artist’s rendering of future plans for the intake structure.The Pasadena City Council’s Municipal Services Committee will review updates on the Arroyo Seco Canyon Project (ASCP), an investment in infrastructure that will increase reliance on local water supply, during a special virtual meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct 27.Backers of the project also hope to enhance recreation and habitat by better using Pasadena’s longstanding water rights and adding management tools to enhance the groundwater basin.The ASCP includes the construction of a replacement diversion weir – a low-head dam – and intake in the same location as the current facility, which is over 90 years old, according to a report from Pasadena Water and Power General Manager Gurcharan Bawa.He will be presenting the updates on the project at Tuesday’s special meeting.The proposed structure will span the width of the existing channel and feature an operable weir crest gate that can be raised for diversion to the intake structure and lowered to bypass diversions.An engineered roughened channel will be constructed in the section of the stream directly downstream of the diversion structure for future fish passage. The new intake will be equipped with a trash rack and fish screens.The proposed project also reconfigures two ponds and two basins with expansion into a previously paved area to accommodate the increased diversions for infiltration into the Raymond Basin.Asphalt was removed from the nearby Jet Propulsion Laboratory parking area in 2016 in anticipation of work on the basin expansion. PWP has re-imagined the spreading basin design from the original rectangular concept through the use of curvilinear basin features that more closely resemble natural channel and stream functions with shading and vegetation.Bawa’s report said the project is projected to increase diversions during average streamflow conditions by about 1,000 acre-feet per year (AFY), from current diversions which average about 2,000 AFY. Even with the project, most of the stream flows will remain in the Arroyo Seco on an annual basis.As far as the status of the project is concerned, the report said the application for the conditional use permit (CUP) modification is currently being completed and will be submitted to the Department of Planning and Community Development with the goal of seeking approval of the permit and the final EIR from the City’s Hearing Officer in December.Once the EIR has been certified and the design is substantially complete, applications for the Streambed Alteration Agreement from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the nationwide permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can be finalized. The water quality certification which was previously obtained from the Regional Water Quality Control Board will be updated.When the EIR and permits are approved, the project plans and specifications will be finalized and advertised for bid. Separate bid packages will be prepared for Area 2 (the diversion and intake upgrades) and Area 3 (spreading basin reconfiguration/expansion). Contracts for the construction of the ASCP will be competitively bid. Work on Area 2 could take up to three months, and Area 3 improvements could take up to nine months, PWP said, targeting a late spring to early fall construction window.To access the public meeting on Tuesday, go to http://pasadena.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?publish_id=9 or to www.pasadenamedia.org.Public comments can be submitted to [email protected] before Tuesday, or through www.cityofpasadena.net/commissions/public-comment on the day of the meeting. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News
News16 young people from Limerick celebrated at Gaisce Award CeremonyBy Staff Reporter – October 22, 2019 245 WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Advertisement Linkedin The President’s Award held a special ceremony in Cork to celebrate the achievements young people from all over Munster who have achieved their Gaisce Silver Award. Among those celebrated were 16 young people from Limerick. The young people being presented with their Silver Awards hailed from Colaiste Mhuire – Askeaton.Speakers on the night included Irish International Athlete Jessie Barr, Laura Philpott a Cork native who is due to receive her Gold Award in December this year from President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins. The event was MC’d by Red FM’s Dave MacArdle and took place in the St Peter’s in Cork City Centre. The awards were presented by Yvonne McKenna, CEO of Gaisce.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking about the achievements of the awardees, Yvonne McKenna, CEO of Gaisce said, “I heartily congratulate this evening’s awardees on their achievements. Completing a Silver Gaisce Award has required a significant amount of dedication and effort from each of them towards developing their skills, getting more involved in their communities, becoming more active and exploring their sense of adventure.”She continued, “I would like to congratulate their wonderful President’s Award Leaders, who have guided them along their path to Silver. Our President’s Award Leaders truly are the lifeblood of the Gaisce programme, without whom there would be no Gaisce. Today’s awardees aren’t only incredible ambassadors for Gaisce, but also their families and communities, whom I’m sure will incredibly proud of them today”.Speaking about the Awardees’ achievements, Jessie Barr, Sport and Performance Psychologist and former International Athlete for Ireland said, “It’s great to be part of such a wonderful celebration of young people’s achievements. Through my work with athletes as a Performance Psychologist, I know there is perhaps no greater feeling than setting out a personal goal and reaching it. I’m sure the level of the commitment undertaken to attain a Silver Award, only deepens the feeling of accomplishment. Congratulations to all Gaisce Silver Awardees being honoured tonight!”Speaking about the positive effects of her Gaisce experience, guest speaker and Gold Award participant Laura Philpott said, “As a Gold Gaisce Participant myself, I am delighted to celebrate the achievements of the Silver Awardees and excited to encourage them to go for their Gold Award. I really felt I benefited from my Gaisce journey, and know that many of the Silver Awardees being celebrated will feel the same about their journey so far.”Silver awardees, who were honoured on the night, have successfully completed at least 26 weeks across 3 different challenge areas and undertaken a 3-day adventure journey. The adventure journey incorporates either a 50km walk or a 190km cycle.Gaisce – The President’s Award is a personal development programme for young people which enhances confidence and wellbeing through participation in personal, physical and community challenges.Since its inception in 1985 over 178,000 young Irish people have completed a Gaisce Award, including former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh and Irish rugby international Robbie Henshaw. Email Print Previous articleOrtec Inc. reaffirm Newcastle West project commitmentNext articleNew look for University of Limerick unveiled after first ever brand refresh Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie
The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Credit Score Status Confuses Consumers Next: Fed to Keep Rates Locked Near 0% Sign up for DS News Daily The latest bankruptcy filing data from Epiq AACER has found that, in the month of February, bankruptcy filings across all chapters came in at 31,188 filings, a decrease of 3% over January 2021’s filings and a 45% decrease over February 2020’s filings, where there were 56,209 new cases.“Access to capital, agreements among stakeholders, and general economic uncertainty has caused a continued pause in commercial Chapter 11 filings in February,” said Deirdre O’Connor, Senior Managing Director of Corporate Restructuring at Epiq AACER.The number of bankruptcy filings may plummet even further, as the Biden Administration has taken measures to inject $1.9 trillion into the economy through the American Rescue Plan stimulus package. The Plan will funnel billions into the housing market to ease pandemic-related housing issues, with $27.5 billion allotted for emergency rental aid.“New bankruptcy filing rates continue a historic slide” said Chris Kruse, SVP of Epiq AACER. “The bubble that emerged last April as the global pandemic picked up steam is now getting bigger, and the backlog of new filings is growing. We still expect new filings rates will change course and grow substantially in the second half of 2021 as vaccination rates climb, government stimulus ramps down, and COVID-19-related policies are relaxed, forcing filers to evaluate their financial positions.”A WalletHub study last fall found that Las Vegas was the American city experiencing the most financial distress related to COVID-19, with bankruptcy filings included as one of the primary metrics being tracked, alongside credit score, internet searches for “debt,” and other factors. After Vegas, the other top cities experiencing financial distress such as increased bankruptcy filings included Chicago, Houston, San Antonio, Texas, and Dallas.With Americans still struggling with their finances, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported earlier this week that approximately 2.6 million homeowners remain in forbearance plans. The MBA’s latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey found that the number of loans actively in forbearance decreased six basis points, to 5.14% from 5.20% of servicers’ portfolio volume from the period of March 1-7.To learn more about how bankruptcy is impacting the industry, click here to read our interview with BK Global CEO Brad Geisen. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Bankruptcy Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago March 17, 2021 857 Views About Author: Eric C. Peck in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Bankruptcy Filings Continue Downward Trend Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. Bankruptcy 2021-03-17 Eric C. Peck The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Bankruptcy Filings Continue Downward Trend Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe
Plea To Stop Burial Of Covid-19 Victims In Bandra Cemeteries; Bombay HC Seeks Municipal Corporation’s Reply [Read Order]
News UpdatesPlea To Stop Burial Of Covid-19 Victims In Bandra Cemeteries; Bombay HC Seeks Municipal Corporation’s Reply [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap11 May 2020 9:37 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court has asked the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai to file its reply in a writ petition filed by Mumbai resident Pradeep Gandhy challenging the permission given by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to use three cemeteries in Bandra for burial of victims of Covid-19. In an order dated May 4, Supreme Court has directed the High Court to decide Gandhy’s…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 Bombay High Court has asked the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai to file its reply in a writ petition filed by Mumbai resident Pradeep Gandhy challenging the permission given by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to use three cemeteries in Bandra for burial of victims of Covid-19. In an order dated May 4, Supreme Court has directed the High Court to decide Gandhy’s plea within two weeks after the petitioner filed a special leave petition challenging the High Court’s order dated April 27 refusing to stop burials at the cemeteries in Bandra. Justice Riyaz Iqbal Chagla heard Gandhy’s plea wherein he has raised health and safety concerns involved in permitting burial of victims of Covid-19 in a densely populated area like Bandra. Gandhy’s house is adjacent to one of the cemeteries where burials are taking place. The petition contends that burials of those who died of COVID-19 might pose a health risk to the public at large and it should not be allowed for the time being. Moreover, the petition states that religious rights must be subject to public order and health, in this unprecedented health crisis that we find ourselves in. Advocate Amogh Singh and Advocate Gaurav Shrivastav appeared on behalf of the petitioner, whereas Senior Counsel Anil Sakhare appeared on behalf of the respondent Corporation. Petitioner’s lawyers relied upon the Supreme Court’s order dated May 4. Referring to the order, Justice Chagla noted that the apex court in the said order considered the fact that since the petitioner and his family members are worried about the spread of Covid-19 thanks to burials taking place in the immediately adjacent burial ground, the motion can itself be taken up and disposed at the earliest, preferably within a period of two weeks. Advocate Singh argued that since the interim relief is the same as the final relief, the petition itself can be disposed of and it is not necessary as made out by the Corporation to file a motion in the petition. Senior Counsel Sakhare stated that the order of the Supreme Court is very clear that a motion itself is contemplated which when filed is to be disposed of at the earliest. He sought time to file the reply on behalf of the Corporation. Court granted one week to file the reply. Furthermore, an intervention application had also been filed by Jamiat-Ulama-i-Hind contending that the petitioner’s apprehensions were unfounded and non-scientific. The plea alleged that burial of dead bodies was essential in the practice of Islam and Christianity, and allowing the petition would go against the right to practice one’s religion under Article 25. Advocates for the intervenors requested a hearing and the Court asked them to remain present at the next date. The next date of hearing is May 19. On March 30, 2020, then BMC Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi had notified a circular declaring that mortal remains of those affected by coronavirus will be cremated at the nearest available site irrespective of religion and if burial is insisted upon, then the body will have to be taken out of the city. However, the same was withdrawn after Minority Development Minister Nawab Malik intervened. The same was clarified by another bench of the High Court while hearing a plea alleging that BMC Circular mandates compulsory cremation of bodies of Covid-19 victims irrespective of religion. Court had ruled that the revised circular on disposal of bodies of coronavirus victims does not prevent burial of the deceased belonging to the minority community.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Story
Gammarus oceanicus Segerstråle, 1947 and Echinogammarus marinus (Leach, 1815) were sampled during the breeding season from Oslofjord in 1984, and their lipid composition examined in relation to reproductive condition. In G. oceanicus, female lipid content increased as the ovary matured. Both the amount of lipid stored and the rate of accumulation were greater in spring than in winter. Spring eggs contained 12.4 μg lipid, of which 63% was triacylglycerol and 27% phospholipid. Both fractions decreased steadily during embryonic development. Winter eggs contained 19.2μg lipid, of which 52% was triacylglycerol and 43% phospholipid. During the early stages of embryonic development the amount of phospholipid decreased sharply, whereas that of triacylglycerol increased, suggesting that some of the fatty acid released from phospholipid was sequestered temporarily as triacylglycerol. When newly spawned, both winter and spring eggs were richer in monoenoic fatty acids than adult amphipods and these acids were the major fuel consumed during development. ω6 fatty acids were utilised more slowly than ω3 acids, and egg carotenoid pigment content remained constant. Female E. marinus increased in lipid content as the ovary matured. Spring eggs contained 14.7 μg lipid when newly spawned and this increased to 16.6 μg during the early stages of development. This increase was entirely triacylglycerol, which declined in later stages; the source of the extra lipid was unclear. Eggs contained very little phospholipid or sterol, and both of these components remained at a steady low level during development. E. marinus eggs were not significantly rich in thonoenoic acids compared with adults, and saturated, monoenoic and polyenoic acids were utilised about equally during development. Both adults and eggs were rich in 20.4ω6, which was utilised at a slower rate than the ω3 polyunsaturated acids during embryonic development; again, egg carotenoid pigment content remained constant. In both species there was a decrease in the size of the egg (and as a result, of the newly hatched juvenile), but an increase in total reproductive output (i.e., the total weight of the egg clutch) per female as the breeding season proceeded. The reproductive output of an individual female is probably related to food availability during the period of ovarian maturation, whereas the size of an individual egg is dictated largely by feeding conditions for the juveniles once they are independent of the female. The different patterns of lipid utilisation during development found in this study emphasize the flexibility of response in the reproductive biology of gammarid amphipods. It is not yet possible, however, to relate the differing patterns in a simple way either to egg size or total female reproductive output. Two outstanding problems are the source of extra triacylglycerol during the early stages of development of E. marinus and the metabolic cost of brooding eggs.