Apollo reports fall in revenue

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Could changes to a global tobacco treaty harm health?

first_img FDA issues sweeping regulations for e-cigarettes for first time [email protected] First OpinionCould changes to a global tobacco treaty harm health? With mixed progress, nations review war versus the tobacco industry The Royal College of Physicians of London, relying on toxicological studies, has estimated that the health risks of electronic cigarettes are “unlikely to exceed 5 percent of those associated with smoked tobacco products, and may well be substantially lower than this figure.” Electronic cigarettes don’t burn tobacco, so they don’t produce carcinogenic tar and other toxic products of combustion. Sally Satel Faced with these dueling reports, what should delegates at the FCTC meeting actually do? Here are six pieces of advice:First, delegates should read the conflicting reports and decide for themselves based on evidence, not on politics or ideology. The WHO should be at least as concerned with squandering a tangible opportunity to save lives through safer alternatives to smoking as it is with controlling hypothetical risks.Second, the treaty should not be changed unless and until more of the controversy is resolved at the country level. This means that the FCTC should call for more research and a more professional assessment of the evidence. So far, the WHO has failed to provide any meaningful assessment of the risks and opportunities of electronic cigarettes in comparison with tobacco cigarettes.Third, the WHO should stop endorsing outright bans on the sale and manufacture of electronic cigarettes in its member countries. How can it make sense, ethically or scientifically, to ban a safer alternative when the dangerous product, tobacco cigarettes, is available everywhere?Fourth, the FCTC should go back to public health basics and recognize that the role of government is to help citizens make informed choices in their own interests. This means giving people access to all the possible options to control their health risks, along with high-quality information to help them decide what is best for them. Instead, the alarmist rhetoric emanating from the WHO and some anti-tobacco activists is creating a climate of fear and confusion that will leave smokers sticking with the devil they know rather than trying something new and much safer. The opening shots have been fired already. Officials at the WHO published a literature review of electronic cigarettes in August. Late last month, an expert group at the UK Center for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies published a detailed and damning critique of the WHO’s work. It argued that the WHO “fails to accurately present what is already known about e-cigarettes … it positions e-cigarettes as a threat rather than an opportunity to reduce smoking.”advertisement Justin Sullivan/Getty Images @Clive_Bates Related:center_img @slsatel [email protected] Clive Bates By Clive Bates and Sally Satel Nov. 8, 2016 Reprints Related: Tags e-cigarettessmokingtobacco It’s hard to believe that a global public health treaty dedicated to stopping smoking — and saving millions of lives in the process — could lead to more unnecessary disease and premature death. But that’s what may happen if the World Health Organization has its way.This week, India is hosting a major meeting focusing on the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), a landmark 2003 global treaty on tobacco control. The most controversial issue under discussion will be the treatment of electronic cigarettes.The debate could not be more polarized. On one side, the WHO has taken a relentlessly hostile approach to electronic cigarettes, seeing them as a threat to individual and public health. On the other side, a large group of experts in nicotine science and policy point out that using electronic cigarettes is much less risky than smoking tobacco cigarettes, and the new products provide an opportunity to reduce smoking and related diseases.advertisement Fifth, the FCTC meetings must be more diverse and inclusive. In the guise of excluding the tobacco industry, the WHO and FCTC have excluded just about everyone who may disagree with their approach. This includes smokers and vapers, and the many electronic cigarette businesses that have never had anything to do with the grim history of Big Tobacco. Strikingly, the opposite approach has been taken with other UN initiatives such HIV/AIDS, where the slogan “nothing about us without us” hangs over the convention meetings.Sixth, the WHO and the FCTC should focus on their obligation to “first do no harm” by avoiding misguided interventions into this new market. Almost any regulation of electronic cigarettes has the potential to backfire if it causes vapers to return to smoking tobacco cigarettes or never switching away from them in the first place.Regulations that make electronic cigarettes less accessible, less palatable, more expensive, less consumer friendly, and less satisfying, or that slow down innovation, will tilt the market back in favor of tobacco cigarettes. If that happens, the result will be more cancer, heart, and lung disease, and premature deaths.We hope the FCTC delegates have a successful and productive meeting. But we urge them to carefully consider all the options, because lives are at stake. Making unwise and premature decisions about e-cigarettes could add to the burden of ill health instead of reducing it.Clive Bates is a public heath commentator and former head of Action on Smoking and Health in the United Kingdom. Sally Satel, MD, is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. About the Authors Reprintslast_img read more

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, September 11, 2019

first_img Pinterest Facebook By LaoisToday Reporter – 11th September 2019 Previous articleIn Pictures: Athy Tennis Club hold their annual Delaney CupNext articleChampionship Diary: New jerseys for St Joseph’s, ladies weekend and hurling top scorers LaoisToday Reporter WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Facebook Twitter Twittercenter_img WhatsApp GAA GAA Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Philip DugganWoodlands, Roundwood, Mountrath, Laois/Rosslare Strand, WexfordPhilip Duggan, Woodlands Roundwood, Mountrath, Co. Laois. . Died 10th September 2019, at his home. Loved and adored husband of Margaret, loving father of Orlagh, Darragh, his partner Shaunagh, Bill and Ronan, grandfather of his darling Pippa, Sean, Emma, Elizabeth, Dia, and Chlöe, sadly missed by his sister Geraldine, extended family, and a large circle of friends in Laois and Wexford.Reposing at his home (eircode R32 P449) this Wednesday and Thursday evening from 5 o’clock to 9 o’clock, with Rosary each evening at 9 o’clock. Removal on Friday morning to St. Fergal’s Church, Camross, arriving for Requiem Mass at 11 o’clock, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to The Cuisle Centre, Portlaoise.Ann Doyle (née Cahill)Harrow, London and formerly of, Ballyouskill, Kilkenny / LaoisThe death has occurred of Ann Doyle (née Cahill) of Harrow, London and formerly of Ballyouskill, Co. Kilkenny on 25th July 2019.Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her daughter Annette and son Andrew, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, sisters Maura, Cathy and Sheila, brother John, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews, neighbours and friends. May she rest in peace. Burial on Saturday, 14th September after Requiem Mass in The Church of the Assumption, Ballyouskill at 11amJimmy GilmartinQuigley Park, Rathdowney, Laois/Rathdowney, LaoisGilmartin, Quigley Park, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. September 9th 2019. Peacefully at his home. Jimmy sadly mourned by his wife Lil and his family Siobhán, James, John, Mairead, Eilish, Mary and Joe, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren Emmett, Shane, Tanya, James, Conor, Grainne, Bill, Sarah and Kate, brother Tommy, sisters Tessie, Peggy and Chrissie, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Reposing at his home on Tuesday evening from 3pm with rosary at 8pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon in the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Rathdowney followed by burial in Bealady Cemetery.Peggie Lennon (née Byrne)Tolerton, Ballickmoyler, Carlow / Ballickmoyler, LaoisPeggie (Byrne) Lennon of Tolerton, Ballickmoyler, Co. Carlow and formerly of Killabbin, Ballylinan, Co. Laois, passed away peacefully, at her home, on September 8th, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.Beloved wife of Paul, much loved mother of Niamh, adored daughter of Breda and the late Liam and cherished sister of Claire, Bridget, Ollie, Willie, Seamus and the late Pauline.She will be sadly missed by her loving husband, daughter, mother, brothers, sisters, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunt, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May Peggie’s Gentle Soul Rest In PeaceFuneral Mass at 11a.m on Wednesday in St. Abban’s Church, Killeen, Co. Laois, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Laois Pallative Care Team and Éist, Carlow. House private please.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Deaths GAA last_img read more

Investor protection clinic offers free legal advice

first_img Related news The Canadian Foundation for Advancement of Investor Rights (FAIR Canada), and York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School are joining forces to offer disgruntled investors free legal advice. The Investor Protection Clinic at Osgoode Hall Law School is being launched to provide legal help to investors that may have suffered losses due to misconduct, or other failings, not market losses. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media U.S. groups aim to blaze trail to T+1 settlement cycle Ontario task force looks to boost industry competitioncenter_img Biden’s pick for SEC flags trading-app gimmicks for scrutiny James Langton Keywords Investor protectionCompanies FAIR Canada The clinic, which is funded by The Law Foundation of Ontario and has a community partnership with FAIR Canada, aims to assist investors with navigating the industry complaints process and the regulatory framework. Among other things, the clinic will help investors with complaints, and possibly even represent them at hearings. The clinic’s services will be provided by teams of legal students that are paired up with practising lawyers. It aims to help clients that have suffered losses, and cannot afford a lawyer to help pursue a remedy. The sorts of issues it expects to do with would be various forms of misconduct such as churning, overcharging, suitability, deficient disclosure and signature falsification. Investor eligibility for the service will be assessed based on various factors, including their income, net worth, and the substance of their complaint. In addition to helping investors with specific complaints, the clinic will also collect anonymized data about the investor complaint process that will be used for research purposes. The research the results will be published and aims to help policymakers, regulators, academics and others “by providing currently unavailable data on issues directly affecting investors,” says Marian Passmore, director of policy and COO, FAIR Canada.last_img read more

Caribbean Sanitation Workshop to Look at Urgent Issues

first_imgRelatedCaribbean Sanitation Workshop to Look at Urgent Issues RelatedCaribbean Sanitation Workshop to Look at Urgent Issues Minister of Water and Housing, Dr. Horace Chang, has welcomed a Regional Workshop on the ‘Integration of Sanitation Policies into National Development Plans of Caribbean Countries’ to be held at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston on April 28 and 29.The workshop will analyse the current sanitation situation in Caribbean countries, look at operational strategic issues and work at practical solutions to common problems. It will see a coming together of country representatives and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) from within the Caribbean.This workshop comes at a time when the Ministry of Water and Housing is taking another look at the formation of a National Sanitation Policy, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Environment.The process of re-engaging the National Sanitation Policy is expected to raise national attention on the issues of integrated water resources management and complement the work being done by the Task Force on Water and Sanitation, as part of Vision 2030, a national development plan for Jamaica.Sanitation and the availability of potable water are inextricably linked as 70 per cent of Jamaicans in urban areas have access to piped water, while the percentage in rural areas is at 45, according to Minister Chang in an interview with JIS News.“We will therefore continue to address the needs of those communities that are plagued by inadequate supply, in order to ensure that every household in Jamaica has access to safe, clean, drinking water,” he assured.“In some of our drier areas, alternative measures such as rainwater harvesting, are being explored to ensure adequate supplies, particularly throughout the dry period,” Dr. Chang said.In the meantime, he continued to encourage conservation, and urged Jamaicans to turn off all taps when not in use, and fix leaks around the home. He also entreated persons to protect watersheds by planting and preserving trees.As the United Nations celebrates International Year of Sanitation in 2008, the Government will continue to place emphasis on those Jamaican households without sanitation facilities and access to piped water.In the meantime, community-based research from the Ministry under the Rural Water Programme has found that women and children are most adversely affected in areas where water has to be fetched, as they spend hours in this activity. This has economic implications, as the time could be more productively spent to positively impact the earning potential of poor families.Adequate disposal of non-biodegradable plastics and electronic waste is another concern, especially in areas which are not convenient to curbside collection of garbage. This is compounded by the fact of the inadequacy of public sanitation facilities in some areas. Caribbean Sanitation Workshop to Look at Urgent Issues EnvironmentApril 1, 2008 RelatedCaribbean Sanitation Workshop to Look at Urgent Issuescenter_img Story HighlightsMinister of Water and Housing, Dr. Horace Chang, has welcomed a Regional Workshop on the ‘Integration of Sanitation Policies into National Development Plans of Caribbean Countries’ to be held at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston on April 28 and 29.The workshop will analyse the current sanitation situation in Caribbean countries, look at operational strategic issues and work at practical solutions to common problems. It will see a coming together of country representatives and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) from within the Caribbean.This workshop comes at a time when the Ministry of Water and Housing is taking another look at the formation of a National Sanitation Policy, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Environment. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Advertisementslast_img read more

Opinion: Clark County Councilor Gary Medvigy explains ‘Why I signed’

first_img The Clark County Council has penned a letter supporting Sheriff Chuck Atkins’ decision to remove Thin Blue Line decals from Clark County Sheriff’s Office vehicles, unifor…Read more AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : Battle Ground defends plan to add another school resource officer Next : Vancouver Police investigate injury collisionAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Opinion: Clark County Councilor Gary Medvigy explains ‘Why I signed’Posted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Friday, June 26, 2020in: Columns, Opinionshare 0 Medvigy: ‘I know this judge-like prudence is frustrating for some, however it’s why you elected me; to keep a cool head in times like these and to respect the rule of law’Editor’s note: Opinions and viewpoints expressed in this column are those of the author alone and do not reflect the editorial position of ClarkCountyToday.com In retrospect, I should have written my own letter about the sheriff department “thin blue line” controversy and want to state my individual position. I fully support local law enforcement, they are being unfairly targeted across the nation for the bad acts of very few. They serve the public honorably everyday in an increasingly dangerous environment and need our support.Clark County Councilor Gary MedvigyClark County Councilor Gary MedvigyOur Sheriff department deputies make many contacts everyday with the public in just the way we expect as the public’s ambassadors in enforcing our laws. In Clark County, they enjoy a very low rate of complaint from the public and are exceptional in their work. We are all safer because of their service to the community.Law enforcement should not be blamed for prejudice that exists in society as a whole, nor should any individual ever tolerate prejudice anywhere in our community. This is especially true throughout the justice system, from the initial police contact, to a prosecutor’s charge, to the judicial proceeding, all must be conducted to ensure equal justice under the law. Transparency, best practices and reform throughout our justice system must be an ongoing process, so that no one is above the law, nor treated unfairly.In 1963 Martin Luther King stood in the shadow of Abraham Lincoln’s monument and called out for that change in society. I personally became a Republican in my heart as a child, in great measure because of the momentous and bold leadership of President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. We still have some work to do to fully achieve that proclamation. Now is an opportunity for meaningful change and we should not squander it.The thin blue line meant to me and everyone I knew, support for law enforcement and their families when an officer was killed in the line of duty. It meant a respect and love of service and the sacrifice that comes with it while serving the community. I said as much in that council meeting.Our Sheriff said that in his letter to the NAACP. But he also recognized that others in the community had given that icon other meanings that were divisive. The entirety of the community is served by the Sheriff Department and all must have trust in it.I was on many peacekeeping missions in the military, so I understand order is paramount to avoid chaos. I signed the letter to show my respect for the office of Sheriff and my recognition that this unofficial flag on public vehicles had very negative meanings for some in the community. It was his decision to make.The real work will be done on the Law and Justice Council where it belongs. I know this judge-like prudence is frustrating for some, however it’s why you elected me; to keep a cool head in times like these and to respect the rule of law.Yours in service,Gary MedvigyAlso read: County councilors offer letter of support for sheriff’s decision to remove ‘Thin Blue Line’ decalcenter_img Posted by Ken Vance, Editor|Thursday, June 25, 2020 |in : NewsCounty councilors offer letter of support for sheriff’s decision to remove ‘Thin Blue Line’ decal last_img read more

Fiske Planetarium show brings the Dead to life July 12

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Categories:Performances & ConcertsEvents & Exhibits Delve into the various flavors of the Grateful Dead’s repertoire at Fiske Planetarium’s Dead on the Dome on Thursday, July 12. From classic bluegrass to funky jazz, relive the sound that has inspired generations of free spirits! If you goPart One: Get TicketsPart Two: Get TicketsThis two-part series will showcase the very best of the Dead through their most famous live concerts, specifically a set from the March 19, 1977, or May 8, 1977, concert. Marrying mind-melting LiquidSky visualizations to the Grateful Dead’s psychedelic rock, Fiske’s digital dome brings the Dead to life.Featuring carefully selected music set to some of the most amazing digitally-generated realtime graphics anywhere in the world, Fiske’s 8K digital theater delivers perfectly blended beats and graphics that will transport you to another realm.Tickets are sold separately for part one, showing from 8 to 9:30 p.m., and part two, showing from 10 to 11 p.m.center_img Published: July 9, 2018 last_img read more

Women for WineSense Winemaking Roundtable Will Present Third Annual Holiday Bottle…

first_imgShare Facebook TAGSFranciscan Estate WineryWomen for WineSense AdvertisementNAPA, CALIFORNIA | DECEMBER 7, 2016: The Napa | Sonoma chapter of Women for WineSense’s (WWS) Winemakers’ & Viticultural Roundtable will hold its Harvest Wrap Up & Holiday Bottle Exchange on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 pm at Oakville’s renowned Franciscan Estate located at 1178 Galleron Road, St. Helena, CA, 94574.The free roundtable meeting is open to WWS Winemaking and Viticulture Roundtable members and interested women winemakers and viticulturists that have emailed and received RSVP guest confirmations through the Roundtable Chair.  Please, no walk-ins.Janet MyersThe event is hosted by Janet Myers, Director of Winemaking, and Winemaker, Marla Carroll.  For more than 40 years, Franciscan Estate’s rich history has been shaped by an artisanal approach to winemaking—blending only the best from hundreds of lots to craft fine wines that fully express the classic varieties and its vineyard origins. The winery’s prized vineyards include 240 acres within the famed Oakville appellation.  Since 2003 and 2004, respectively, Ms. Myers and Ms. Carroll have been hands-on contributors in many roles to this tradition.ABOUT THE EVENT:  Early arrivals will meet at 3:00 p.m. in the Franciscan Wine Library to enjoy networking and share harvest stories while sampling outstanding Estate wines paired with cheeses and charcuterie.  Ms. Myers noted “it’s a great time to reconnect with winemaker colleagues and enjoy some time for yourself as holidays swing into gear.”Marla CarrollThe roundtable meeting will open at 3:30 p.m. with a behind-the-scenes winemaker tour, followed by more wine tasting, group discussion and gift exchange of special bottles from each of the attendees’ collections.   Attendees are encouraged to bring a bottle of their wine as thanks to the Roundtable hosts and another to share in the third annual holiday bottle exchange.   Carpools from Napa and Sonoma are available.The roundtable “wrap up” commemorates the special group’s talents and members’ invaluable camaraderie, created throughout the past year focused on advanced career skills.  As noted by roundtable chair Julie Hagler Lumgair, “Our past meeting topics have focused upon the C-suite professional skills women winemakers and viticultural professionals need but aren’t always easy to get in their daily work environment.”She further explained that, “Held at some of Napa and Sonoma’s finest host wineries, these programs have been a fantastic opportunity for women winemakers  and viticulturists to connect directly, in a friendly professional forum, with experts that they otherwise wouldn’t get to meet for personal advice and questions.  Some of our recent speakers have included global sensory consultants, wine critics, sommeliers  and key wine publication editors, media trainers, CFO’s and GM’s in panel discussions and leading recruiters.”ABOUT THE WINEMAKING & VITICULTURAL ROUNDTABLE AND RSVP DETAILS: The Winemaking Roundtable meets approximately five times a year, taking a harvest break.  Professionally qualified winemaker and viticulture guests may attend up to two Roundtables before deciding to join.Please, all attendees must be pre-approved; no walk-ins.  To RSVP, or for any questions on this event or future WWS Winemaking Roundtable events, please contact Ms. Lumgair at [email protected] WWS ROUNDTABLES:  WWS’ eight current professional roundtables serve to provide a welcoming and confidential environment to meet in small peer groups on a bi-monthly or quarterly basis. Members network, provide advice and support for one another, as well as foster educational occasions by inviting guest speakers in their fields and discussing ‘hot issues’ facing members in their day-to-day work. Multiple Roundtables have developed for WWS industry members in finance, accounting, human resources, winemaking/viticulture and marketing/direct-to-consumer fields.The Napa/Sonoma Chapter currently has more than 350 members of which 70% are wine industry professionals. To join or learn more about WWS’ roundtables, please visit www.womenforwinesense.org.  For inquiries about  other WWS roundtables for additional functions besides winemaking and viticulture, contact the Napa| Sonoma Chapter’s Roundtables Director, Lisa Bishop Forbes, [email protected] WWS:  The Napa| Sonoma Chapter of Women for WineSense is the founding chapter celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The founding chapter continues to present educational, insightful and stimulating events in a non-intimidating and fun environment. The chapter provides educational and networking opportunities to both wine industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. Both men and women of legal drinking age are welcome to join Women for WineSense. The Napa| Sonoma Chapter has an exciting line-up of events. To learn more about joining this chapter, visit their website.Advertisement Linkedin Pinterest ReddIt Previous article2017 Passport to Dry Creek Valley Committee Chairs AnnouncedNext articleAfternoon Brief, December 6 Press Release Twitter Email Home Industry News Releases Women for WineSense Winemaking Roundtable Will Present Third Annual Holiday Bottle Exchange…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessWomen for WineSense Winemaking Roundtable Will Present Third Annual Holiday Bottle Exchange at Franciscan EstateBy Press Release – December 6, 2016 51 0 last_img read more

Swades Foundation joins fight against COVID-19

first_img The organisation is directly working with Government of Maharashtra by assisting local authorities in three districts including Raigad, Nashik and MumbaiSwades Foundation joins the fight against COVID-19 and extends its support to migrant workers, Adivasi communities and medical personnel who are on the frontline battling the rising cases of Corona virus. Due to lack of opportunities, Adivasi community survival depends largely on the wages they receive working as labourers. The onset of this pandemic has forced the community out of work and the Foundation is working tirelessly to provide meals and consumables to the community while also backing the authorities in healthcare supplies and medical equipment’s. The organisation is directly working with the Government of Maharashtra by assisting local authorities in three districts including Raigad, Nashik and Mumbai. Swades Foundation is directly associated with the District Collector’s office in Raigad and Nashik and the BMC in Mumbai.Swades Foundation is actively involved in the relief work amid this pandemic and is providing meals to the impacted migrant workers, daily wagers and underprivileged across Mumbai. The foundation will also help the medical fraternity who is fronting all odds in their endeavour to tackle patients who are suffering from the virus. Village Development Committees (VDCs) created by Swades Foundation in Raigad with the motive of sustainability in the village, is now reaching out to villagers to ensure basic necessities are being met in this time of crisis. With the support of donor partners, the Foundation aims to provide ‘grocery and daily essential kits’ to the daily wage earners and Adivasi communities across Raigad district. These kits contain cooking items, groceries, pulses vegetables and toiletries, etc.Zarina Screwvala, Founder and MD, Swades Foundation said, “In these unprecedented times, we salute those who have worked tirelessly to safeguard the country.  We have directly started to mobilise food and basic essentials for Adivasi communities in Maharashtra who have lost their means of livelihood, and with our implementing partner Project Mumbai we are providing daily meals to our doctors and police in Mumbai. We pledge our support to the Government of India to help combat the existing pandemic. We are deeply grateful for the generous support of our partners and donors like Standard Chartered Bank, Sony Pictures Networks India, Motilal Oswal Financial Service and DB Xento Systems to name a few.”With the help from Standard Chartered Bank, the foundation will be able to reach out to the homeless and migrant worker population to supply more than 3,00,000 free meals including lunch and dinner across Mumbai. Swades Foundation and its partners including citizen volunteers are making sure that meals reach as many homeless as possible. Logistics are being managed by using kitchens from different locations and engaging with food delivery services.Support from Sony Pictures Networks India, is helping the Foundation to provide medical aid in the form of consumables, equipment, medical gear etc. to further meet the requirements of hospitals and healthcare workers. Swades Foundation is also backed by other donors such as Motilal Oswal Financial Service and DB Xento Systems.The Foundation along with its partners, hopes to continue catering meal services and extend help to healthcare workers till the crisis seems to recede. Swades Foundation urges CSR and individual donors to come together to support in this difficult time. Related Posts Add Comment Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Adivasi communitiesCOVID-19CSRGovernment of MaharashtraMumbaiNashikRaigadSwades Foundation Swades Foundation joins fight against COVID-19 News Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Comments (0) By EH News Bureau on April 17, 2020 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Share WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Read Articlelast_img read more

Illegal firework calls increasing in neighborhoods

first_imgHomeBad BehaviorIllegal firework calls increasing in neighborhoods Jun. 18, 2020 at 6:00 amBad BehaviorFeaturedNewsIllegal firework calls increasing in neighborhoodseditor12 months agoCelebrationsfireworksIndependence DayFile photo. Santa Monica’s Independence Day celebrations have been canceled for the year but one problematic annual trend has returned, illegal fireworks are being fired throughout the city.Residents from all parts of the city have been reporting booms throughout the night for the past couple of weeks and the police department said they expect calls to grow up to July 4 and then decline in the subsequent weeks.All types of fireworks are illegal in the City of Santa Monica including so-called “safe and sane” fireworks, which may not be used in Santa Monica even if they are legal in the city in which they are purchased. Possession of fireworks is considered a misdemeanor and may be punishable up to $1,000 fine, and or 6 months in jail. The fireworks will also be confiscated.The only local, legal, fireworks show used to be held at Santa Monica College. However, the SMC show was canceled this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions of large-scale, in-person events. Marina Del Rey has also canceled its show.Neighborhood Resource Officer Edgar Navarro said he has recently transitioned from working the Pico/Mid City beat to the Ocean Park area and fireworks have been a concern everywhere.“We’re getting firework calls from all areas of the city, it’s going on throughout the city and as we get close to July 4, we hear more about fireworks than we do the rest of the year,” he said. “In terms of what we’re recommending, we’re telling people to call us when you’re hearing them. All neighborhoods are being affected by it.”He said it’s important to receive calls from everyone who can hear the booms because the descriptions will help officers triangulate where the actual launch is happening.“Ultimately it comes down to people reporting them,” he said. As it’s not one specific area, we can’t patrol a specific place or time because they’re happening throughout the city. The key way we can address it is by going off of what people are reporting.”Navarro said in his 20 years of patrol, this is an annual trend. He said while the city does see some firework calls over New Years, it’s really the July 4 holiday that brings them out in large numbers. He said the trend will be to hear them for a few weeks before July 4 and then calls will continue, but decline, for a couple of weeks after the holiday.“Some families think they are legal because of where they bought them,” he said. “For some families, as soon as you tell them they are illegal and confiscate them, most of the time that’s going to make it stop but some continue to push the envelope and those are the people we have to cite.”Residents can call SMPD dispatch directly at (310) 458-8491 to report illegal [email protected] :CelebrationsfireworksIndependence Dayshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentReport: Kobe Bryant pilot may have been disoriented in fogJuneteenth: A day of joy and pain – and now national actionYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall6 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agolast_img read more