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Top StoriesBreaking- COVID-19- ‘Those In Helm Of Governance Are To Be Blamed For Present Chaotic Health Problems’: Allahabad HC Imposes Lockdown In 5 Cities Till April 26 Sparsh Upadhyay19 April 2021 5:25 AMShare This – xNoting that the recent surge of pandemic COVID-19 has virtually incapacitated all medical infrastructure in the State of U.P. and especially in cities like Prayagraj, Lucknow, Varanasi, Kanpur and Gorakhpur, the Allahabad High Court on Monday (April 19) imposed Lockdown in these cities till April 26. The Bench of Justice Ajit Kumar and Justice Siddhartha Varma today…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?LoginNoting that the recent surge of pandemic COVID-19 has virtually incapacitated all medical infrastructure in the State of U.P. and especially in cities like Prayagraj, Lucknow, Varanasi, Kanpur and Gorakhpur, the Allahabad High Court on Monday (April 19) imposed Lockdown in these cities till April 26. The Bench of Justice Ajit Kumar and Justice Siddhartha Varma today observed, “Before (the Pandemic) further spirals to engulf in it the entire population of these badly hit districts, it is necessary to take some harsh steps in larger public interest.” While imposing the Lockdown, the Court did observe that putting lockdown to public activities was a matter, purely in the nature of policy decision by the concerned government, however, since no concrete plan had yet been chalked out by the Government of UP, the Court had to step in. Regarding the inaction of the State Government, the High Court said that the limitation of the government in creating infrastructure forthwith to meet the challenge of COVID-19 was understandable, however, the Court also opined that before all efforts are translated into action much water would have flown under the bridge to the utter dismay of a large population of have nots. The Court further observed, “We are of the view that in a democracy there are legitimate expectations from the government to adopt measures to meet public health issues like all other issues of public interest. Public interest expects judiciary to remain vigilant to all the issues which if not addressed to in time, will result in the failure of the system which is meant to safeguard public interest.” In a stringent remark, the Court pulled up the UP Government and said, “Those in the helm of affairs of governance are to be blamed for the present chaotic health problems and more so when there is a democracy which means a government of the people, by the people and for the people.” Further, the Court also stated that if people die of pandemic in a large number due to paucity of sufficient medical aid it would be the governments to blame which failed to counter the pandemic even after one long year of experience and learning. “One would only laugh at us that we have enough to spend on elections and very little to spend on public health”, added the Court. Lamenting at the present state of affairs, the Court also remarked, “One cannot even imagine what will happen if only 10% of the city population gets infected and needs medical help in hospitals. How the government will manage with the presently existing infrastructure is anybody’s guess.” The Court called it a shame that while the Government knew of the magnitude of the second wave it never planned things in advance. Importantly, the Court said, “You may have grocery shops with full of eatables and industries which produce bikes and cars but all this won’t be of any use if your medical shops run out of stock of life saving drugs like Remdesvire in the current surge of pandemic.” The Court also recorded its displeasure at the way government and the State Election Commission proceeded to hold election forcing teachers and other government staff to perform duties exposing themselves to the threat of pandemic that looms large these days. The police was virtually shifted to polling places giving priority to election above public health.Significantly, the Court observed,”In any civilized society, if public health system is not able to meet the challenges and people die for want of proper medication, it means there has been no proper development. Health and education go side-byside.” Court’s direction for 5 Cities Noting that public health was the top most priority and call of the moment and any complacency of any degree today would cause havoc to people, the Court remarked “We can’t shirk away from our constitutional duty to save innocent people from the pandemic which is spreading due to the negligence of a few.” Additionally, the Court also remarked, “If popular government has its own political compulsions in not checking public movements during this pandemic, we cannot remain mere passive spectators.” The Court passed the following directions in respect of cities of Prayagraj, Lucknow, Varanasi, Kanpur Nagar and Gorakhpur, and the government was directed to strictly enforce them forthwith: All establishments be it government or private, except financial institutions and financial departments, medical and health services, industrial and scientific establishments, essential services including municipal functions, and public transport, shall remain closed till 26th April, 2021;The judiciary will however, function on its own discretion; All shopping complexes and malls shall remain closed till 26th April, 2021; All grocery shops and other commercial shops excluding medical shops, with more than three workers shall remain closed till 26th April, 2021; All hotels, restaurants and even the small eating points on thelas etc. shall remain closed till 26th April, 2021; All institutions like educational institutions and other institutions relating to other disciplines and activities be it government, semi government or private shall remain closed including for their teachers and instructors and other staff till 26th April, 2021 (this direction is for the whole of Uttar Pradesh); No social functions and gatherings including marriage functions shall be permitted till 26th April, 2021. All religious activities in public of any kind is directed to remain suspended till 26th April, 2021; All religious establishments of any kind are directed to remain closed till 26th April, 2021; All hawkers including fruits and vegetable vendors, milk vendors and bread vendors, shall go off the road by 11 AM every day till 26th April, 2021; All public movements on roads would remain restricted completely, subject to above directions. Movements would be only allowed in case of medical help and emergencies. In addition to the above directions, we direct the State Government to go robust for implementing the current vaccination programme. Apart from issuing these directions, the Court, once again directed the government to consider imposition of a complete lockdown in the entire state for at least a period of two weeks. “This would not only break the chain of the spread of the virus but would also give respite to health workers”, said the Court. The matter has been posted for further hearing on 26th April 2021.Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Story
Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Wednesday, three Dixie State baseball players were given all-conference honors for a job well done this season.This voting was done by all Pac-West baseball coaches and the Trailblazers to be honored include senior catcher Jake Davison, senior infielder Kyle Hoffman and junior utility player Joe Raymond.Davison, a Taylorsville, Utah product, was voted as the Pac-West’s defensive player of the year and named to the third team.Davison posted a .987 fielding percentage, committing only one error in 309 chances with 45 total assists and threw out 19 of 45 possible base stealers.Davison batted .259 on the season, netting nine extra-base hits and 30 RBI, while also scoring 20 times.On March 26, he netted a career-high 6 RBI in the Trailblazers’ 17-4 win over Hawaii Pacific.Hoffman, also a Taylorsville product, made the third team as well and batted .305 with two home runs, 24 RBI and 30 runs scored. Hoffman finished with 11 extra-base hits and five multi-RBI games.Raymond, a native of Foresthill, Calif., also made the third team and batted .327 while netting 11 doubles, on home run, 23 RBI and 31 scored runs.Raymond’s versatility allowed the Trailblazers to use him at six different positions. He started nine times apiece at third base and right field. Raymond posted six multi-hit games, finishing the season on an 8-game winning streak.Dixie State ended the season at 25-25, including 21-19 in the Pac-West. This is their last season in the Pac-West as the entire Trailblazers’ athletic department will join the football team in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in 2018-19. Tags: Dixie State Baseball/Jake Davison/Joe Raymond/Kyle Hoffman May 16, 2018 /Sports News – Local Three Dixie State Baseball Players Earn All Pac-West Honors Brad James
By Donald WittkowskiNever say there is no such thing as beginner’s luck. Just ask Ginger Mumman.Competing in her very first beauty pageant, the 10-year-old blonde was crowned Little Miss Ocean City 2018 on Friday night amid a crowded field of 27 contestants ranging in age from 8 to 12.Appearing stunned when they called her name as the winner, she broke into tears of joy and continued to cry while Little Miss Ocean City 2017 Charlotte Erickson placed the silver tiara on her head.“I’m so excited right now. There are so many emotions rushing through my head,” Mumman said while accepting hugs and congratulations from well-wishers.Her parents, Christa and Patrick Mumman of Ocean City, seemed as surprised as their daughter.“This is shocking,” Patrick Mumman said, shaking his head in astonishment. “This is the first time she’s ever entered a pageant. To hear her name called was a shock.”Ginger Mumman and her family celebrate her win.Ginger Mumman, who will enter the fifth grade at the Ocean City Intermediate School in September, believes her classmates may be a bit shocked, too.“I think they’ll say, ‘Whoa, how did you do it?’” she said with a laugh. “I can’t wait to see them. This is so amazing.”Mumman displayed poise in front of the audience from the very beginning. When she came out on stage at the Music Pier to introduce herself at the start of the pageant, she reached for the microphone, but it slipped out of the stand into her hand. Without missing a beat, she calmly placed the mic back in the stand, announced her name and flashed a big smile.“I was a little bit nervous when that happened,” she said of the loose mic. “But I got back on track and everything seemed to go better after that.”Grabbing first runner-up honors was Annie Farrell, 10. Camryn Schultheis, 11, was second runner-up, Erin Coughlin, 11, was third runner-up and Makenna Fleming, 10, was fourth runner-up.Contestants perform in the poise and composure competition in the pageant.Contestants were judged on scholarship, talent, poise and an interview segment with the judges.Mumman won the interview segment, but that portion of the pageant was conducted with the judges before the public part of the show got underway. For the talent segment, she performed a dance routine to the song “When I Grow Up.”Mumman’s pageant duties in the next 12 months will keep her busy. Little Miss Ocean City joins with Junior Miss Ocean City and Miss Ocean City in parades and other promotional events for the town.Mumman explained that she decided to enter a beauty pageant for the first time because she wanted to become an ambassador for a town she has grown to love.“It’s amazing that I’ll be able to represent the town. I care about it so much,” she said.The Little Miss Ocean City Pageant has been sponsored by the city’s Recreation Department for the past 28 years. Kristie Fenton, the pageant’s executive director, praised all of the contestants.“In my mind, they are all winners,” Fenton said.Erickson, Little Miss Ocean City 2017, was honored Friday in her last night as pageant queen. In her farewell remarks, she said that serving as Little Miss Ocean City allowed her to become “the girl I always wanted to be.”“This year was the best year of my life,” she said.Little Miss Ocean City 2017 Charlotte Erickson, in yellow dress, leads the contestants in the pageant’s opening number. A tearful Ginger Mumman accepts the congratulations from her fellow contestants immediately after she is crowned.
NPFL PRE-SEASONClement Nwankpa JrThe fight for first team goalkeeper in the camp of former champions, Enyimba International promises to be a matter of interest at the 2017/18 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Pre-season Invitational which kicks off at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano from Monday, December 11. In his return to the club, coach Paul Aigbogun is faced with a headache many coaches would pray for. For the season, the club has listed three keepers with potentials to lay claim to the number one spot.It is no longer news that the club has recruited national team keeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa. The question on many lips has been; will Ezenwa be the undisputed first choice at the Confederation Cup campaigners?This question becomes pertinent taking into cognizance the presence of Theophilus Afelokhai and Ghanaian, Fatau Dauda. It will be recalled that there was no clear-cut first choice among the duo last season with former coach, Gbenga Ogunbote doing more of rotation.There was little or nothing to pick between the two and with each passing training session, Ogubbote’s task got more difficult. The club then instituted a type of incentive which saw whoever had more clean sheets between the two get some reward. Any keeper who had three consecutive clean sheets home and away got what was called the chairman’s bonus.This even made the competition fiercer. Not conceding goals meant more to the keepers. This writer got wind of the bonus after seeing Dauda’s reaction to Stephen Odey’s goal when Enyimba engaged MFM in Calabar. That goal in his first home game, jolted his quest for the chairman’s bonus. Afelokhai went ahead to pocket the bonus once last season but never got a breathing space from Dauda.After stints at Chippa United, Orlando Pirates and Ashanti Gold, Dauda came highly rated. Currently Ghana’s third choice keeper, he commands a pedigree that could easily install him as a first choice in any NPFL club. The desire to keep his national team place has heightened his quest to be Enyimba’s first choice.But he has to contend with Afelokhai, a colossal figure between the sticks. Afelokhai moved to Enyimba after a 10 year stint at Kano Pillars which heralded the golden era of Sai Masu Gida. He was in charge as Pillars won the title three consecutive times. This was the intimidating reputation he brought to Enyimba, Nigeria’s most successful team.So whatever high ratings Dauda brought from Ghana was dwarfed by the serial winner, Afelokhai. Just as Afelokhai cannot dismiss Dauda’s credentials with a wave of the hand. It is therefore understandable if a coach has difficulties picking one ahead of the other.If Ogunbote had this headache last season, Aigbogun will even be faced with a tougher task next term with Ezenwa’s addition. With Vincent Enyeama stalling on returning to the national team, Ezenwa is primed to be Nigeria’s first choice at the World Cup thus the need to get more playing time.Not a few attributed his poor showing against Algeria in Constantine to inactivity due to the NPFL season being on break. For him to excel at football’s showpiece event, he must get regular competitive action. To do so, he must upstage Afelokhai and Dauda at Enyimba.Was Enyimba the right choice for Ezenwa? Shouldn’t he have opted for a club where he will be a clear-cut first choice?Enyimba Sporting Director, Jude Anyadufu was at the center of the Ezenwa’s deal and thinks it was the best for the player and the nation.His words; “Ezenwa needs a big club like Enyimba that is also on the continent. He is going to the World Cup and could be Nigeria’s first choice so he needs to play actively both in the league and on the continent. He needs to face quality oppositions that should give some idea about what he will see at the World Cup”.But would the presence of Afelokhai and Dauda guarantee the regular football Ezenwa would crave for?Anyadufu replied; “He does not need any guarantee. He has to fight for his place. These two keepers will make him work hard both in training and in the matches. He doesn’t need to be sure that he must start. That will make him feel relaxed. If Ezenwa must play for a club in the NPFL, it should be Enyimba. We will do our best in the club to ensure he is ready for the World Cup”.“We still have the chairman’s bonus in place for this season. He has to battle it out with the other keepers. Before he gets the opportunity to keep clean sheets, he must play. And he has to prove to the coaches in training that he is better than Dauda and Afelokhai. We are happy to have three quality keepers in the team. You will also know that we are playing in three competitions. There will be enough matches for all of them to show what they can do. What it means is that whatever happens, we must have somebody solid in goal in every match”The audition for Enyimba’s number one spot this season starts with the NPFL Pre-season Invitational. While Dauda and Afelokhai will be on parade for Enyimba, Ezenwa will file out for CHAN Eagles. Interestingly, Enyimba and CHAN Eagles are in the same group. A scenario having Ezenwa on one end and the duo on the other is in the offing.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
M. Y. Ventures, a leading primary health centre in Ghana, is investing in Nhyira Fm’s Keep fit and Family Fun Games to advance its healthy living campaign.The firm is the title sponsor of the 2013 edition of the event, scheduled for Saturday, December 14 at the Ridge Park, Denyame in Kumasi.“M.Y. Ventures delights in promoting good health and we know exercising the body is another way of staying healthy; that is why we have decided to be the title sponsors so as to help build the well-being of our publics,” said Dr. Caesar, Chief Executive of M.Y. Ventures.Nhyira FM, the number one Akan radio station in Ashanti region, has hosted keep fit, fan and social clubs in the past six years to compete in various sporting activities to stay healthy, network and socialize.Various clubs battle for laurels in 50 meter dash race, 5-aside football, volleyball, Table Tennis, Tug-of-War, Weight Lifting, High Jump, “Jama” contest among others.Nhyira FM’s Programmes Manager, Benjamin Fiifi Ocran, says the event is continually evolving in innovation to be to be more attractive and exciting to patrons, stating that this year’s will not be an exception, especially with the brass band (soloku) contest. In last year’s edition, M. Y. Ventures Keepfit Club dominated both track and field events, emerging overall winners as they placed first on the medals table.“It’s not about sickness but the need to strengthen the cardiovascular and excrete toxics in the system…drugs alone cannot help us; but regular exercise and consumption of good food at the right time are critical to maintaining good health,” said Dr. Caesar.