University of Limerick shows pride of place with rainbow flag

first_imgHousing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! TAGSCommunityLGBTLimerick City and CountyNewsPride Limerick on Covid watch list Facebook Twitter Advertisement Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UNIVERSITY of Limerick has today hoisted an LGBTQ+ Pride Flag on the iconic UL flagpoles, the tallest flagpoles in the country at the entrance to the UL campus.  The flag was specially commissioned to support the Limerick Pride festival running from Friday, July 5th – Sunday 14th, 2019, with the Limerick LGBTQ Parade taking place on Saturday, July 13th, 2019. UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald said: ‘I have always felt that a University should be the natural home of diversity.  Not only should we accept diversity in all of its forms but we want to actively support and foster diversity among our community.  I am very happy to have the Pride flag now flying on the tallest flagpoles in Ireland here at University of Limerick.’Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up UL student and ‘Out in UL’ President Orla McDermott welcomed the flying of the Pride Flag from the iconic UL flagpoles for the first time. “It is great to see our University celebrating the diversity of students and staff by proudly flying the rainbow flag during pride week in Limerick.  This show of solidarity is particularly important on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots that sparked the fight for equality.  This shows that UL is continuing to work towards all students being able to proudly be who they truly are in our University.”center_img Email Previous articleEY matching Limerick city’s ambitious growthNext articleTests underway on GAA water supply after Limerick, Wexford, and Kerry camogie players “feel ill” Staff Reporter Linkedin NewsCommunityVideoUniversity of Limerick shows pride of place with rainbow flagBy Staff Reporter – July 2, 2019 321 Print WhatsApp Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow last_img read more

Counter-Productive To Exercise Powers Under Patents Act Over COVID Vaccines, Drugs At This Stage, Centre Tells Supreme Court

first_imgTop StoriesCounter-Productive To Exercise Powers Under Patents Act Over COVID Vaccines, Drugs At This Stage, Centre Tells Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK10 May 2021 1:23 AMShare This – xThe Centre has told the Supreme Court that it is not in favour of exercising powers under the Patents Act, such as compulsory licensing or government authorization, over COVID-19 vaccines and medicines at this stage.In an affidavit filed before the top court, the Central Government has said that it is engaging in diplomatic level talks with other nations for procurement of vaccines and medicines, and any discussion on exercise of statutory powers under Patents Act will be counter-productive at this stage.Advertisement The affidavit reads :”Any exercise of statutory powers either under the patents act 1970 read with Trips agreement and Doha declaration or in any other way can only prove to be counter-productive at this stage, the central government is very actively engaging itself with global organisations at a diplomatic level to find out a solution in the best possible interest of India.It is earnestly urged that any discussion or a mention of exercise of statutory powers either for essential drugs or vaccines having patent issues would have serious, severe and unintended adverse consequences in the countries efforts being made on global platform using all its resources, good-will and good-offices though diplomatic and other channels”.Advertisement The Centre’s submission came in response to the queries made by the Supreme Court as regards the use of powers under Patents Act over COVID drugs and medicines.A bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud, L Nageswara Rao and S Ravindra Bhat had asked the Centre why it was not considering options like compulsory licensing and government authorization using powers under Sections 92 and 100 of the Patents Act. The bench asked about the invocation of Section 92 or Section 100 of the Patents Act to enable manufacture of generic drugs with respect to Remdesivir, Tolicizumab etc.Advertisement Advertisement Section 92 of the Patents Act is a special provision enabling the Central Government to issue compulsory licenses for the manufacture of patented drugs in a public health emergency . Section 100 of the Patents Act enables Central Government to use patented inventions for government purposes.The bench, while considering the suo-moto case In Re Distribution of Essential Supplies and Services During Pandemic, had opined that since COVID-19 was a public health emergency, the situation was apt for invoking such emergency powers to increase the affordability and accessibility of the medicines and vaccines.Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement In response, the Central Government has said that in the current scenario, the main constraint is in availability of raw materials and essential inputs and therefore any additional licenses may not result in increased production.”…in view of the current constraints on availability of raw materials and other essential inputs, mere addition of more production capacity may not lead to the desired outcomes of enhanced supplies”, the affidavit states.However, the Centre says that it any manufacturer applies for a compulsory license under Section 92 of the Patents Act, the same might be suitably considered by the Controller of Patents.The affidavit also says that the Centre has projected the need of Remdesivir vials to be 1 crore per month if the active COVID19 cases continue at the present rate.”While the production levels prior to the recent surge in Covid cases was only around 60,000 per day, with the efforts of the Government, have increased to almost three and a half times in a span of three weeks to around 2 lakh per day. To enhance the production capacities of the 07 licensed manufacturers 35 additional manufacturing sites for Remdesivir have been approved by DCGI, taking the total number of sites to 57, and monthly manufacturing capacity to 1 crore vials”, the affidavit says. It is also stated that the Government is taking steps to import Remdesivir from foreign countries. The Ministry of External Affairs is placing orders for procuring 3 lakh doses of Remdesivir with a company called Eva Pharma in Egypt for supplies during May and 1st Week of June, 2021.In addition, the MoHFW has secured donations of Remdesivir fromother countries: 1.25 lakh vials through US AID, 4.50 lakh vials from M/s Gilead Sciences, USA and small quantities from other countries as well. Around 2.80 lakh doses have arrived and have been dispatched to consignee locations across the country. DCGI will continue to expeditiously process any applications for new drug permissions for Remdesivir, the Centre told the Court.Today, the Court adjourned the case to May 13, after the control room server handing the VC session developed technical difficulties.Also from the Centre’s affidavit :Price Factor Of Vaccines Won’t Impact Ultimate Beneficiary As States Have Declared Free Vaccination : Centre Tells Supreme Court “COVID Vaccination Policy Conforms To Constitutional Mandate, Executive Needs Discretion, Requires No Interference By Court,: Centre Tells Supreme Court Persons Without Digital Access Can Take Help Of Friends, Families, NGOs, Common Service Centres For CoWIN Registration : Centre Tells SC Click here to read/download the affidavit Tags#Patents Act Remdesivir COVID Vaccines Compulsory Licence TRIPS Supreme Court Justice DY Chandrachud Justice L Nageswara Rao Justice S Ravindra Bhat Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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Military World Games Might be Qualifying Event for Rio 2016 Olympics

first_imgBy Dialogo February 23, 2012 In order to give even more prominence and impact to the 6th Military World Games 2015 in Korea, CISM (for the International Military Sports Council’s French name) launched a large campaign towards the International Sports Federations to recognize the CISM World Summer Games 2015 as a qualifying event for the 2016 Rio Olympics. The best modern pentathletes in the world will be able to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics during the council’s 6th World Summer Games in Mungyeong in October 2015. The links between CISM and the Modern Pentathlon, a sport with deep military roots have always been excellent, but that MOU shall further strengthen the collaboration to develop the practice of Modern Pentathlon in the military sports clubs all over the world, according to the CISM. To the organizers: Gentlemen, please include CHESS within the military sports since it is considered to be a pastime or school subject in many military schools, as a military tool for strategic and tactical development. In addition, it helps with decision making.Thank you very much I think the idea of military athletes being able to access minimum marks as asked by the I.A.A.F. to be able to participate in Rio 2016 The International Association of Athletics Federations and Fencing International Federation are about to sign a similar convention with CISM. This success is another high incentive to see the best military athletes compete in Mungyeong in 2015. The first federation to grant to the CISM World Games 2015 that status is the International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM for its French name), which signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the CISM president last November 12, on the occasion of its annual congress. last_img read more

MTN-Qhubeka ready for Tour du Suisse challenge

first_img “There are some serious mountains there, so there are some good opportunities there [to do well]. Hopefully the legs and the form will be good, so that I can see what I can do.”Television coverage South African and African cycling fans will be able to follow the fortunes of Team MTN-Qhubeka in the Tour du Suisse on SuperSport, which will deliver a delayed broadcast of Saturday’s first stage, followed by live coverage of every other day, through until the finish on Sunday, 22 June. SAinfo reporter 11 June 20134 South Africa’s Team MTN-Qhubeka will be on the starting line of the 78th Tour du Suisse on Saturday, eager to test their mettle against many of the world’s leading cyclists over the course of nine days. The challenge will be great, as many of those riders will be in peak physical condition ahead of the Tour de France. ‘Incredibly important race’ “The Tour of Switzerland is an incredibly important race for Team MTN-Qhubeka,” Team Principal Douglas Ryder said in an interview on the team’s YouTube channel on Tuesday. “The Tour of Switzerland is the fourth-biggest stage race in the world of cycling. It has huge media coverage around the event,” Ryder said. “It is one of the final preparation races for the big teams in terms of the Tour de France, and so it was critical for us to get into that event. “We’ll bring a fantastic team there, because it is the kind of event that suits our riders. It’s very hilly and it’s good for our African and European riders.”Vuelta a Espana preparation MTN-Qhubeka will be using the Tour du Suisse to prepare for the Vuelta a Espana, which along with the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia make up the sport’s three Grand Tours. The Vuelta will be raced for the 69th time this year, taking place from 23 August to 14 September. One of the major aims of the team’s participation in the Tour du Suisse, besides good results, will be to run a smooth operation ahead of the three-week race around Spain.Making a mark Assessing where Team MTN-Qhubeka could make its mark in Switzerland, Ryder said: “In the first few days, we’ll look for Gerald Ciolek to potentially win a stage because he can really get over the mountains and the smaller climbs. “Going towards the end of the tour, the last two stages, which are mountain-top finishes, we’ll be looking to Sergio Padilla, Linus Gerdemann and, obviously, Louis Meinjties [to excel].”Testing oneself against the best Meintjies, the silver medal winner in the under-23 road race at the UCI World Championships in September 2013, said in a Soundcloud interview released on Tuesday that he was eager to test himself against the best. “I’m really looking forward to racing the Tour of Switzerland. It will be my first World Tour stage race, so that will be something new for me,” Meintjies said. “I am really looking forward to seeing how I cope with that level [of racing] day after day.last_img read more

I don’t run away from probe, I make others run: Kalmadi

first_img“I’m not the one who would run away from inquiry. I make others run”, said former Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi , facing charges of corruption in connection with the mega sports event held in Delhi last year.Putting up a brave front in the face of a widening CBI probe into the alleged CWG scam that has led to arrests of his close aides, Kalmadi said he was not the one who would run away fearing an inquiry.Reacting to media reports saying he was “missing” for the past few days when his bank lockers in the city were searched by CBI sleuths, Kalmadi, who returned from Bangkok last night, told Congress workers, “I was not missing. I am not the one who would run away. I make others run.”Kalmadi was in Bangkok earlier this week in connection with organisation of an Afro-Asian athletic meet.The Pune Lok Sabha MP reiterated that he was ready to face any inquiry and answer all questions and was fully cooperating with the investigating agencies.”I have not done anything wrong to bring disrepute to Pune. The CBI searched my house and opened bank lockers but they did not find anything incriminating. They came across only those things mentioned in my income and wealth tax returns,” Kalmadi maintained.Even as he made a spirited speech to his loyalists, the high-profile MP now under scanner looked visibly tense. – With PTI Inputslast_img read more

Powell sees potential threats from global slowdown

first_imgWASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the U.S. economy is performing well but he’s eyeing potential risks ahead.Those include a slowdown in global growth, the fading impact from tax cuts and the cumulative weight of the Fed’s own interest rate hikes.Speaking Wednesday to an audience at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Powell said the Fed is managing interest rates in an effort to prolong the current economic recovery.He said the increased political attacks on the Fed will not divert the central bank from doing its job.President Donald Trump has called the Fed’s rate hikes his “biggest threat.”But Powell told his audience that the Fed has the tools and the protections it needs to serve the public in a “non-partisan, professional way.”Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Kushners buying 4th New Jersey property in taxbreak zone

first_imgNEW YORK — Jared Kushner’s family company plans to buy another property in a New Jersey beach town where developers can get big tax breaks thanks to a new federal program pushed by Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump.Long Branch Business Administrator George Jackson says Kushner Cos. is negotiating to buy in the Lower Broadway section of Long Branch, New Jersey. The property is in one of thousands of Opportunity Zones that the federal government approved earlier this year offering tax breaks to entice investment in high poverty areas.It would be the fourth Kushner purchase in an Opportunity Zone in Long Branch since the program was included in last year’s tax overhaul law. Ethics expert say Kushner’s push for the program in Washington raises conflicts of interest issues.Bernard Condon, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Community Christmas Light Tour – presented by Burger King and Moose FM

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Burger King, Energetic Services and Moose FM present a Community Christmas Light Tour December 17 and 18, 2018.Book your seating starting at 10 a.m. December 5 online at or in person at Systems Sound Source on 100 ST. The bus will tour around the community and look at all the decorated homes.The tour will leave at 7 p.m. each night from Burger King and the Gateway Plaza.  When you book your seat, the ticket includes dinner at Burger King.Use your ticket that will be emailed to you this week and redeem it for dinner.You’ll get to choose from the following options:A Whopper ComboOriginal Chicken ComboOr a Kids MealTickets are $15 for adults, $10 for youth (three to 12) and children under three are free, but must sit on a parents lap due to available space on the bus.  A family four-pack (two adult tickets and two youth tickets) of tickets will be available for only $45. Seating is limited to the first 50 people a night who book their tickets.last_img read more

Taylor Bridge deck welding taking place January 14 15

first_imgYRB is advising drivers to plan this delay in their commute.Check DriveBC for updates or you can call our after hours line at 1-888-883-6688. TAYLOR, B.C. – Yellowhead Road and Bridge North Peace will be performing deck maintenance on the Taylor Bridge Monday night and Tuesday night January 14 & 15.Maintenance will begin at 7 p.m. until 3:30 a.m.Traffic will be single lane alternating traffic with up to 20-minute delays.last_img