Vets Join Counteroffensive Against Big Oil’s Scheme to Repeal the RFS

first_img SHARE American jobs, American innovation, and America’s energy security are under siege by the oil industry that has made a top priority of repealing of the Renewable Fuel Standard.  Despite raking in record profits and tens of billions of dollars in taxpayer subsides, Big Oil always wants more and they’re willing to do more than just price gouge at the pump to bolster their bottom line. One of the dirtiest industries is now trying to pollute the public discourse on biofuels including ethanol because they hate having to compete with cheaper, cleaner burning renewable fuels that saves consumers tens of millions of dollars a day that would otherwise be sent overseas.  By Gary Truitt – Nov 19, 2013 SHARE Big Oil’s misinformation campaign against the RFS is not just a threat to our economy, but a threat to our national security and our environment.  That is why VoteVets.org, the 360,000+ supporter veterans group, and Americans United for Change announced today that they’ve joined the counteroffensive against Big Oil’s lies about the renewable fuel industry’s job-growing, money-saving, environmentally-friendly record and plan to use every tactic at the groups’ combined disposal from paid, digital, and earned media; to events with grass tops renewable energy leaders and veterans in key states; to call programs designed to harness grassroots energy in support of an EPA RFS rule that puts the interests of our environment, our economy, our national security, and American consumers ahead of the greedy interests of Big Oil. Jon Soltz, Co-Founder and Chairman, VoteVets.org: “For those who served, this is a really simple issue.   It’s imperative that we, as a nation, move off of oil.  The more oil we use, the more the world prices go up, and the more those oil-rich nations who target us, our troops, and our allies benefit.  Ethanol is an important part of reducing our oil consumption, and that is good for our troops and our security.  We will do everything we can to ensure that decision makers in Washington hear that message loud and clear, from our over 360,000 supporters.”Brad Woodhouse, President, Americans United for Change: “The Renewable Fuels Standard – which was signed into law with wide, bipartisan support by President George W. Bush – has helped cut America’s dangerous dependence on foreign oil.  Because of this commonsense law, we now get almost 10 percent of our fuel from clean and renewable sources.  And talk about a value-added policy, from creating 400,000 American jobs that can’t be outsourced, to revitalizing rural communities, to innovating cheaper, cleaner renewable energy sources of tomorrow, to cutting down air pollution and carbon emissions, to making us safer by reducing reliance on oil from unstable foreign regions and regimes that hate us.  It’s because of the RFS’s record of success that the Oil Industry has been waging such an aggressive, self-serving scare campaign against it. The oil industry will say anything to eliminate the cheaper, cleaner competition.  Makes sense, since ethanol costs 60 to 80 cents less whole sale less than regular gasoline and saves consumers about $1 billion every week that would otherwise be sent overseas — money that is being invested here at home, making our economy stronger and our country more secure.  But if the oil company lobbyists think their attempts to bury these facts in the sand will go answered in the coming weeks, they must be huffing gas.”  FACT: Ethanol Benefits, Not Hurts the EnvironmentRFA: Using ethanol in place of gasoline helps to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by up 30-50% given today’s technology. Because ethanol is made from renewable, plant-based feedstocks, the CO2 released during a vehicle’s fuel combustion is “recycled” during the growth of ethanol feedstocks. Independent analyses comparing ethanol and gasoline show ethanol reduces GHG emissions from 30-50%. A study published by Yale University’s Journal of Industrial Ecology found that GHG emissions from ethanol produced at modern dry-mill facilities are “… equivalent to a 48 percent to 59 percent reduction compared to gasoline, a twofold to threefold greater reduction than reported in previous studies.”  New technologies, additional feedstocks, and higher blends of ethanol including E85 all promise greater C02 reductions.RFA:  In 2012, the 13.2 billion gallons of ethanol produced reduced greenhouse gas emissions from on-road vehicles by 33.4 million tons.  That’s equivalent to removing 5.2 million cars and pickups (comparable to the number of registered vehicles in the state of Michigan) from the road for one year.    Home Energy Vets Join Counteroffensive Against Big Oil’s Scheme to Repeal the RFScenter_img Myrna Heddinger, Mayor of Emmetsburg, IA, home of a corn ethanol plant and a future cellulosic ethanol plant on the same site that will begin production next year:  “We live in Northwest Iowa in a small rural community of less than 4,000 people.  We’re so excited to see growth of the cellulosic ethanol plant here and what it’s given to our community.  It means so much for our local farmers. It lets them utilize every aspect of the corn or crops that they grow.  The building of this plant has had a huge impact on our town.  About 300 men employed out there on the building, looking for places to eat and live, and it has been a financial boon for the whole county.  It also means future employment for the young people that we continue to try to draw back to the area.   It’s also good for the truckers, because more semis and others kind of equipment will be needed for transport.  We couldn’t be happier to have it here and hope that everybody will continue to support the RFS.” Don’t Believe Big Oil’s Lies About Renewable Fuels: They’ll Say Anything to Eliminate the Cheaper, Cleaner Competition FACT: Ethanol Creates Hundreds of Thousands More Jobs, Means Less Pinch at the PumpAccording to research conducted by economics professors at the University of Wisconsin and Iowa State University: In 2011, ethanol reduced wholesale gasoline prices by an average of $1.09 per gallon. Regular grade gasoline prices averaged $3.52 per gallon in 2011, but would have been closer to $4.60 per gallon without the inclusion of more than 13 billion gallons of lower-priced ethanol.  Since 2000, ethanol has kept gasoline prices an average of $0.29 per gallon cheaper than they otherwise would have been.  Based on the $0.29-per-gallon average annual savings, ethanol has helped save American drivers and the economy more than $477 billion in gasoline expenditures since 2000 – an average of $39.8 billion a year.Growth Energy: “The U.S. Department of Energy estimates for every one billion gallons of ethanol produced, 10,000 to 20,000 jobs are added to our domestic economy.  According to the most recent available data by the DOE, ethanol saves American consumers more than $35 billion per year at the pump.  In 2011 alone, the ethanol industry created and supported more than 400,000 new jobs across the country that cannot be exported or outsourced. In addition, ethanol production contributed $42.4 billion to the nation’s GDP and generated $4.3 billion in federal tax revenues. Ethanol production also plays a critical role in revitalizing America’s rural areas — some of the hardest hit by the economic downturn — by stimulating economic growth.”FACT: Ethanol Has Almost No Impact on Food PricesRFA: “A recent study commissioned by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) examined the impacts of ethanol policies, including the RFS and now-defunct blender’s tax credit, on world crop prices in the 2005-2010 timeframe. Using a partial equilibrium economic model, the study found corn prices in 2009/10 wouldn’t have been any different at all with or without the RFS in place. Corn prices would have been just 3.3% lower, on average, in the entire five-year study period without the RFS and ethanol blender’s tax credit, the study found. The effect of the RFS and other ethanol-related policies on other crops is even less…The Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD), Food and Agriculture Policy Research Institute (FAPRI), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Michigan State University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are among the many other organizations that have similarly concluded the RFS has had only modest impacts on crop prices and no meaningful impact on retail-level food prices.” Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Vets Join Counteroffensive Against Big Oil’s Scheme to Repeal the RFS Previous articleEPA Proposes Lower RFS Level for 2014Next articleIndiana Farmers and FFA Support Trees for Troops Effort Gary Truittlast_img read more

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Roxie’s Wish Comes True Through a Week Long Aquatic Safety Event

first_imgNon-Profits News Roxie’s Wish Comes True Through a Week Long Aquatic Safety Event Doug Forbes and Elena Matyas produce a weeklong virtual event to promote pool safety in memory of their 6-year-old daughter By DAVID CROSS and KEVIN UHRICH Published on Thursday, May 13, 2021 | 3:38 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe More Cool Stuff HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img 64 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Community News 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. Business News Six-year-old Roxie Forbes, a non-swimmer, drowned at the Altadena-based Summerkids Camp on June 28, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Elena Matyas and Doug Forbes)After the June 28, 2019 drowning of 6-year-old Roxie Forbes in a summer camp swimming pool in Altadena, parents Elena Matyas and Doug Forbes devoted their lives to ensuring other children will not suffer the same fate.The most recent event in their ongoing public education campaign is a weeklong virtual event called “Roxie’s Wish,” featuring presentations by such local luminaries as Pasadena Mayor Victor Gordo, Former Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Assemblymember Chris Holden, Senator Anthony Portantino, and a host of musical artists and Olympic athletes, including multiple Gold Medal swimmers Janet Evans and Pasadena resident John Naber.“It’s almost like a television production where we address what we feel to be the most important issues related to childhood drowning,” Forbes recently told Pasadena Now. “Our seventh Olympic participant, Gary Hall Jr., has won 10 Olympic medals in his illustrious career.”Following is a list of events on each day of “Roxie’s Wish”:SATURDAYMAY 15Saturday’s segment kicks-off with hosts Doug and Elena from the Pasadena Boys & Girls Club. Presentations will be made by Holden, Portantino and Olympians Lia Neal, Maritza McClendon and Janelle Atkinson. In celebration of International Water Safety Day, discussions will be held by Nic Askew, swimming coach at Howard University on “Including Diversity in Aquatics,” as well as on how and why drowning affects Latinx, Black, Asian and socioeconomically disadvantaged youth at higher rates and how communities can rally around prevention and swimming opportunities to live better lives. Also included will be a moving tribute to Roxie from harpist and Roxie’s teacher, Elva De Jarnett, and Doug and Elena are awaiting word from a very special guest. Included will be videos from around the nation from the Michael Phelps Foundation, BlackKidsSwim, Team Kareem, No More Under, The Root, and more. There will also be a special recognition of select families who have suffered a childhood drowning.SUNDAYMAY 16Broadcast from the world-renowned Rose Bowl Aquatics Center, speakers include Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and four-time Olympic gold medalist Lenny Krayzelburg. There will be a celebration of aquatics programming and adaptive swimming for children with special needs with limited resources, and a discussion on swim safety guidance ahead of the summer season. A musical guest will be announced shortly. Groups from around the country submitting videos include the Jasper Ray Foundation, Swim Angelfish, SwimRight Academy, Goldfish Swim School, Abbey’s Hope, and Lil’ Guppies. There will also be a special recognition of select families who have suffered a childhood drowning.MONDAYMAY 17Broadcast from Doug and Elena’s Pasadena Headquarters, viewers will hear from Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Hilda Solis, health and safety officials and seven-time NCAA champ and Olympic gold medalist Darian Townsend. First responders, medical personnel and others in their courageous fight against drowning will be honored. Discussion will range from CPR and “Reach and Throw Don’t Go” to Life Jackets, Pool Fences and Water Watchers. Musical guest, America’s favorite family band, the Rock N’ Roll Hi-Fives, will play a song recorded for this event. Creators of videos from around the country include Consumer Products Safety Commission Pool Safety, the Miss Tristan Foundation, the American Academy of Pediatrics, ProTrainings, Parkview Health, City of Pasadena EMT and Aquatics, Safe Kids California, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Colin’s Hope and Abbey’s Hope. There will be a special recognition of select families who have suffered a childhood drowning.TUESDAYMAY 18Broadcast from Doug and Elena’s Pasadena HQ, speakers include former Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek. Viewers will also hear from National Drowning Prevention Alliance Executive Director Adam Katchmarchi, Stop Drowning Now Executive Director Sara Biskie, and four-time Olympic gold medalist John Naber, a resident of Pasadena. They will also be honoring the work of government organizations such as the Consumer Products Safety Commission, and NGOs including Safe Kids Worldwide, the American Academy of Pediatrics and family foundations. Discussion will focus on the reality of preventable childhood drowning today and partnerships fighting to end the plight tomorrow. Musical guests to be announced shortly. Videos from around the nation include the Swim With Mike Foundation, Lythgoe Family Panto, Under the Nile, the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center, The Locket Sisters, The Family Room, the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona, and Josh the Otter. There will be a special recognition of select families who have suffered a childhood drowning.WEDNESDAYMAY 19Broadcast from Lake Cachuma and the glorious Gaviota Beach on the Pacific Ocean, included are Congresswoman Judy Chu and four-time Olympic gold medalist Janet Evans. The hosts will also be honoring heroes who literally saved the lives of others imperiled by non-fatal drowning. Discussion will focus on must-know updated information about lifeguarding and safety at pools, oceans, lakes, rivers and other bodies of water. Musical guest to be announced shortly. Videos from around the nation include Dr. Justin Sempsrott of Lifeguards Without Borders and StarGuard ELITE, Summer Harrison of SwimOutlet (also a beach lifeguard), president of the US Lifesaving Association Gus Avila, the LV Project, California State Parks Lifeguards, Dr. Chris Thurber, and Pasadena Unified School District Superintendent Brian McDonald. There will be a special recognition of select families who have suffered a childhood drowning.THURSDAYMAY 20Broadcast from Pasadena City Hall, guests include Mayor Victor Gordo and 10-time Olympic medalist Gary Hall, Jr. Hosts will be honoring those who passed critical local, state and federal legislation that saved lives, including Kathy Baker of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. Discussion will focus on how drowning prevention legislation and local advocacy can be a game-changer, plus updates on Doug and Elena’s pending legislation that affects more than 6 million students. Plus, there will be more on the National Water Safety Action Plan. Musical guests will be announced shortly, just as videos from around the nation will also soon be announced. Like other episodes, there will be a special recognition of select families who have suffered a childhood drowning.FRIDAYMAY 21The final episode will be broadcast from Doug and Elena’s Pasadena HQ, with speeches by Doug and Elena in honor of their beloved daughter, Roxie Mirabelle Forbes. Viewers will aso hear from five-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin. Expect appearances by SwimBrayv MerModels and SuperMeowDiscussion will focus on preparing for the summer season and the final event celebrating children and families. Musical guests will be announced shortly, and there will be more videos from around the nation.Forbes and Matyas have done all this through the Meow Meow Foundation, a nonprofit named for their child’s beloved toy cat and formed in the wake of Roxie’s tragic death “to develop water safety and camp safety programs that protect young lives, and eliminate preventable childhood drowning deaths and catastrophic injuries at camps,” according to the organization’s website.To that end, the couple has lobbied local lawmakers to sponsor legislation with Assemblyman Chris Holden, who wrote a bill that would create updated pool and open water safety policies and programming that can be readily adopted by California schools.They’ve also helped sponsor still pending legislation with state Sen. Anthony Portantino, which seeks to address what Portantino acknowledges is “a deficiency in camp licensing, inspection, and oversight.’’Along with that, they continue to make public appearances, advocating for greater protective measures at area pools to ensure the safety of young swimmers.“You know,” said Forbes, “we appear at press conferences, we’ll be at the fourth upcoming Rose Bowl Aquatics Center press briefing on water safety. We are available to educate folks anywhere and everywhere in the state of California and even beyond about the importance of drowning prevention and camp safety. And finally, through our website and other initiatives, we avail resources to folks. We’re here to receive calls from people who have concerns about lifeguarding at certain facilities or camp safety practice facilities here in California or nationwide. So yeah, we’re up to a lot.”To send a video, visit https://www.meowmeowfoundation.org/roxies-wish-drowning-prevention-week-for-children.More information about the Meow Meow Foundation is available on the organization’s website, meowmeowfoundation.org. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Planning applications go online

first_imgFacebook THOSE wanting to know what developments are going on around them are facilitated by Limerick City Council, who, from this week, will make all planning applications available on line.The new system allows anyone with internet access to view details of planning applications and associated documents such as application forms, drawings and decision notices.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking at the announcement of the new facility, John Field, director of services for the Planning Department, said Limerick City Council is committed to developing its on-line services.“Up to now members of the public had to physically come into City Hall to view a planning file,” Mr Field explained.“With this new system, a planning file will be uploaded within seven days of an application being received by Limerick City Council and ready to view on-line, which makes it more convenient and straightforward for members of the public to view from their own computers”.Members of the public can view planning documents and drawings on-line by logging on to Limerick City Council’s website, www.limerickcity.ie and following a link from the On-Line Services option on the homepage. By clicking “View Planning Applications On-Line”, the public can find a planning application through a planning file reference number, the applicant name or the development address.They can also view planning application lists through a listing of received applicants, decision due applicants or decisions made applicants. “The new service is fast and easy to access and most importantly, user friendly,” Mr Field continued. “The files will be updated daily and I’m confident that it will make the planning process ultimately more efficient”. Email NewsLocal NewsPlanning applications go onlineBy admin – January 28, 2009 824 Linkedin Advertisementcenter_img Previous articleOlivia’s what’s hot and what’s not Jan 31Next articleCountdown to Valentines begins admin Print Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

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Homebase Limerick jobs under threat

first_imgLimerick on Covid watch list Advertisement Twitter TAGSbusinessLimerick CityNews Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Linkedin JOBS at the Limerick Homebase store are under threat after its owners, Hilco Capital announced it would close three Irish stores in 2019.Hilco Capital, a British firm specialising in restructuring and refinancing other companies, acquired the struggling retail chain from Australian company Wesfarmers for £1 and last June said that it would close up to 60 stores in the UK with the loss of 1,000 jobs.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Today, Tuesday, August 14, Hilco announced that it would close 42 stores across the UK and Ireland.30 people are employed at the Limerick branch.300 jobs were lost at its Milton Keynes headquarters but Hilco, who also owns HMV, said that it was looking to turn around the fortunes of the retail chain that sold for £350million two years ago.Homebase has 250 stores and a workforce of just over 11,000 people throughout its networkThis Tuesday, the retailer said that its current store portfolio in the UK and Ireland is “no longer viable” due to unsustainable rental costs.At the end of this month, creditors will vote on the proposals but it will be “business as usual” until then. Previous articleLimerick string sing out for IrelandNext articleLimerick FC handed home draw against first division Cabinteely in the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Facebookcenter_img Email Thefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Print NewsBusinessHomebase Limerick jobs under threatBy Staff Reporter – August 14, 2018 1944 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!last_img read more

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In An Interim Measure, Bombay HC Directs State To Prefer Govt Officials Over Private Individuals As Administrators Of Gram Panchayats [Read Petition]

first_imgNews UpdatesIn An Interim Measure, Bombay HC Directs State To Prefer Govt Officials Over Private Individuals As Administrators Of Gram Panchayats [Read Petition] Nitish Kashyap22 July 2020 8:49 PMShare This – xAs elections in 14,000 gram panchayats across the State of Maharashtra have been deferred due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Bombay High Court while hearing a batch of petitions filed on behalf of gram panchayats across the State, in an interim measure, directed the state government on Wednesday to prefer government officials over private individuals while appointing administrators for…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?LoginAs elections in 14,000 gram panchayats across the State of Maharashtra have been deferred due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Bombay High Court while hearing a batch of petitions filed on behalf of gram panchayats across the State, in an interim measure, directed the state government on Wednesday to prefer government officials over private individuals while appointing administrators for gram panchayats. Division bench of Justice Nitin Jamdar and Justice Abhay Ahuja heard the petitions challenging the June 25 Ordinance promulgated by the Uddhav Thackeray led state government amending Section 151(1)(a) of the Maharashtra Village Panchayats Act giving power to the State Government to appoint an Administrator for gram panchayats. After the ordinance, a subsequent Government Resolution was issued by the State Rural Development Department dated July 13, by which powers have been delegated to the Chief Executive Officer of the respective Zilla Parishad in whose territorial jurisdiction the said Gram Panchayat is situated, to appoint any person as an Administrator of the said Gram Panchayat. The said Government Resolution also directs the Chief Executive Officer of the said Zilla Parishads to take assistance of the District Guardian Minister for the appointment of Administrators to Gram Panchayats. Moreover, another GR issued by the Deputy Secretary, Rural Development Department dated July 14, reiterates that the Chief Executive Officer can appoint anybody even without any experience to the post of an Administrator. Apart from Pradeep Hulavale, elected member of gram panchayat from Karla village and Vilas Kunjir, two people who are sarpanch in their respective villages from Raigad district Vidyadhar Mokal and Shivaji Mali are also petitioners in the case. At the outset, Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni informed the Court that on the same issue six writ petitions have already been filed before the Aurangabad Bench and one on the original Side, and an application has been filed before the Chief Justice for clubbing these petitions together. The order on the said application is still awaited. Noting that since the order on clubbing all petitions together is awaited, Court decided to defer the hearing to July 27. However, Senior Advocate Milind Sathe prayed for grant of ad-interim relief that no Administrator, at least no private Administrator, be appointed till the next date of hearing as appointments of private administrators is not warranted in law and such mass appointments will have a lasting adverse impact on the local governance in the State. Whereas, AG Kumbhakoni opposed any such restraint and stated that administration would be hampered if an administrator is not appointed. Since there are a large number of Gram Panchayats in the State and the Government servants are overburdened, they will not be available to be appointed as administrators. On the other hand, petitioner’s counsel Advocate Girish Godbole submitted that the said GRs are politically motivated as they state that Chief Executive Officers of Zilla Parishads may consult guardian ministers of the district in appointing administrators. The bench noted- “Because of the Pandemic, elections are not being held. If an administrator is not appointed, the working of the Gram Panchayat will be affected. At the same time, we have to note the concern raised by the Petitioners regarding the appointments of private individuals as administrators. The criterion in the Ordinance of the suitable persons to be appointed as administrators, does not exclude the officers of the State Government or Local Authority. Learned Advocate General also does not assert that the Ordinance has excluded such officers.” However, the Government Resolution dated July 14, 2020 incorporates a condition that the administrator to be appointed should be a resident of the concerned village and whose name is included in the voters list. Court observed- “This condition will not be fulfilled by the officers of the State Government and local authority. If this condition in the Government Resolution is held to be mandatory, then it will exclude such officers from being a suitable person to be appointed. This will amount to the Government Resolution modifying the Ordinance, which cannot be done. Therefore, this condition, prima facie, will have to be considered as directory.” Furthermore, the bench noted – “It is asserted by the Petitioners that the State has always been appointing administrators from its own servants and from Local Authority. We see no reason as to why the Government servants or of the Local Authorities should not be the first choice for the State for appointment as an administrator. However if such officer is not available and the appointment of a private individual is to be made, a reasoned order setting out the circumstances should be passed.” The next date of hearing in the matter is July 27.Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition]Next Storylast_img read more

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Woman found dead in mountains after going missing on hike in Southern California

first_imgGlendale Police DepartmentBY: MEREDITH DELISO, ABC NEWS(LOS ANGELES) — A Southern California woman who never returned from a hike last weekend has been found dead, authorities said.Narineh Avakian, 37, of Glendale, California, was found dead Saturday at about 1:30 p.m. after nearly a week of searching by authorities.Avakian told family she was going on a one-day hike around noon Sunday, the Glendale Police Department said in a statement Friday.When Avakian didn’t come back, her family reported her missing on Monday.Avakian often went on solo trips, the family told police, and they didn’t know where she planned to hike that day.Her car was found Thursday afternoon parked at the Buckhorn Day Use Area along Angeles Crest Highway, authorities said. The area is located in Angeles National Forest at 6,700-foot elevation.Avakian’s body was located Saturday near the Mount Waterman Trail, the Glendale Police Department said.“It should be noted that this area was heavily impacted by the recent snowstorm,” police said in a statement Friday.Avakian’s car was towed for further processing at the Glendale station, and a search-and-rescue crew from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was immediately deployed alongside volunteers.“Based on preliminary investigation, it does not appear that foul play was involved with her death. An investigation into Narineh Avakian’s cause of death is ongoing,” police said Saturday.The search effort was suspended around 2 a.m. local time Friday, after about a foot of snow fell overnight, before resuming several hours later, police said.The search was active as of Friday afternoon with a “large contingent” of search-and-rescue teams, said police. Authorities “highly discouraged” members of the public from conducting their own search efforts.Her body was found by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Search and Rescue Team as well as a number of assisting counties after efforts picked back up Saturday.Anyone with information on Avakian’s death can call 818-548-4911.ABC News’ Matt Fuhrman contributed to this report.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Disaster likely to dent only the UK economy

first_imgThe US terrorist attack will have a significant short-term impact on the UKeconomy but will not lead to a full-blown recession. CIPD chief economist John Philpott believes that investment in replacingdamaged infrastructure and attempts by the US to shore up the economy in theaftermath of the disaster will prove effective. He said, “The likelihood is we will see a downturn in the short termbut over the long term there may be a pick-up in activity when some sectorsstart re-investing. Philpott believes a number of sectors will suffer job losses as a result ofthe crisis – not just the airlines but tourism and leisure as well. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Disaster likely to dent only the UK economyOn 25 Sep 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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Crenarchaea and phytoplankton coupling in sedimentary archives: Common trigger or metabolic dependence?

first_imgThe concentrations of chlorins (chlorophyll transformation products indicative of phytoplankton production) and crenarchaeol (a marker for Crenarchaea abundance) are significantly positively correlated (Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient r(s) > 0.75) in four core records from freshwater (Lake Baikal) and marine settings (Southern, Atlantic, and Arctic Oceans). This suggests a close relationship between Crenarchaea abundance and phytoplankton production. Degradation and transport mechanisms, as well as a common environmental trigger, may in part account for our observations, but these mechanisms alone cannot fully explain them. Instead our findings point to a metabolic dependence of Crenarchaea on resources released by phytoplankton, such as organic carbon or ammonium.last_img read more

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Scoreboard roundup — 10/16/19

first_img Written by October 17, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 10/16/19 Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PRESEASONDetroit 116, Charlotte 110San Antonio 128, Houston 114Atlanta 100, New York 96Memphis 124, Oklahoma City 119Portland 126, Utah 118 Sacramento 124, Melbourne 110L.A. Lakers 126, Golden State 93NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEColumbus 3, Dallas 2Pittsburgh 3, Colorado 2 — OTWashington 4, Toronto 3Edmonton 6, Philadelphia 3Anaheim 5, Buffalo 2San Jose 5, Carolina 2Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Hybrid lettings agency Howsy to break even 6.5 years after launching

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Hybrid lettings agency Howsy to break even 6.5 years after launching previous nextAgencies & PeopleHybrid lettings agency Howsy to break even 6.5 years after launchingFigure is revealed by CEO Calum Brannan as his company seeks a further £800,000 to get it through to profitability.Nigel Lewis26th March 20213 Comments1,114 Views Hybrid fixed-fee lettings agency Howsy says it will reach break-even within two years, some nine years after it was founded.The claim is made within its pitch document to investors on crowd funding platform Seedrs, who are being asked for some £800,000 to help fund the company. It has raised £610,000 so far with 20 days left to go.This, the company says, will be its final fund raise.It has 7,000 properties under management and CEO Calum Brannan says his company wants to make renting a property as easy as booking a hotel stay.This is the third time that Howsy has crowdfunded on Seedrs, raising £2.35 million in June last year and £700,000 in 2018 to fund its tech platform and the purchase of several competing businesses including The Happy Tenant Company and Upad.Break-evenBut despite increasing its gross margin by 30% and growing revenue by 134% during the pandemic, Brannan says the company still has two years to run until it breaks even.This will be achieved by selling additional services to renters and landlords including insurance, utilities and furniture rentals, which are vastly more profitable than the thin or no-existent margins of its property management arm.“Landlords use us because we offer a completely different experience to the high street by both saving them money and enabling them to manage everything online.”Brannan says the company’s average annual rental income from a property is now £972, up from £660 two years ago.Howsy says it is raising this funding as a bridging round to provide ‘runway’ to Series A, which it aims to complete by January 2022.This is the name typically given to a company’s first significant round of venture capital financing and is when a firm like Howsy is judged to have survived the precarious early start-up financing years.Howsy callum brannan seedrs March 26, 2021Nigel Lewis3 commentsCalum Brannan, Howsy Howsy 26th March 2021 at 12:18 pmHowsy launched in 2016 as No Agent, with no significant revenue generated until 2017. We anticipate breakeven at the end of 2022, therefore 6.5 years after launch.Howsy continues to invest in market-leading technology and growth marketing. With 3 acquisitions behind us and a fast-growing business offering a great alternative to the high street.Log in to ReplyCurran McKay, RentProfile RentProfile 26th March 2021 at 10:10 amAndrew-with the greatest of respect, setting up a PR agency is not on the same scale as building out the tech stack and online marketing necessary to build an online lettings agency.Quick maths says 7,000 landlords with an average revenue of £972 is £6.79 million. With revenue growth of 134% I’m not sure what you’re criticising here except implying Callum hasn’t used any of his own money (I imagine he has) and that it should break even faster?I sincerely hope your business hits a £1.2 million ARR in eight months but if it doesn’t I hope you’ll come back and acknowledge that execution is hard.Log in to ReplyAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 26th March 2021 at 8:51 amSpeaking as a founder of Proptech-PR a privately funded start up that launched in May 2020 during lockdown, who used my own cash, paid myself back all my start up capital about £50,000 after five months – and now have a business that makes 55.7% gross profit pre tax a month, I scratch my head why will it take nearly a decade for Howsy to ‘possibly’ break even? Maybe we should get on a call? Seperately Proptech-X my next venture is again backed by my own cash, though I have got a co-founder Matt Hughes, but that is because we are looking to generate £1.2M of revenue annually, 8-months after we launch at the end of April, and that requires a slightly larger team.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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