CA Sales Holdings Limited ( 2020 Annual Report

first_imgCA Sales Holdings Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about CA Sales Holdings Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the CA Sales Holdings Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for CA Sales Holdings Limited ( in the past 12 months, as of 5th May 2021, is US$1.55M (BWP17.76M). An average of US$128.83K (BWP1.48M) per month.CA Sales Holdings Limited Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileCA Sales Holdings Limited, listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange, of businesses that operate in Southern Africa. It operates within the FMCG industry and delivers services to blue chip manufacturers, both locally and internationally. Its service offering includes selling, merchandising, warehousing, distribution, debtors administration, marketing & promotions, point of sale warehousing and training. The group has offices and facilities in all the main centres throughout Botswana, Swaziland, Namibia, South Africa, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique.last_img read more

Sevens survey raises player welfare concerns

first_img Sevens survey raises player welfare concernsRugby World has teamed up with International Rugby Players (IRP), the representative body of professional players around the world, to conduct a series of surveys to find out what the players think about the game’s big issues.In coming months there will be a women’s survey, covering both the 15s and sevens game, and a men’s 15-a-side survey, but to kick things off are the results of the men’s sevens survey.Close to 200 players from across all 15 core teams on the World Sevens Series completed the IRP survey, which is approximately 85-90% of the elite player base.The key findings concerned player welfare with nearly 60% of players saying that at times they struggle to keep up with the physical load of competing on the series while 70% struggle with the mental load.England player Charlie Hayter, who sits on the International Rugby Players Sevens Group, said: “We need to get the season structure right. The number of tournaments is not the issue – we love playing the game.“However, we need more time before tournaments to allow for mental and physical recovery. Four weeks recovery between tournaments, without travel, should be a bare minimum and a general standard of travel over long distances would be a huge step forward for the game.”Related: What’s it’s like to train with the England Sevens teamLeading the way: England’s Charlie Hayter in action at the Singapore Sevens (Getty Images)Interestingly, the players are not fans of artificial pitches used during tournaments with less than 12% approving of them.As for a possible revamp of the World Series structure, more than 60% of players think three-day tournaments are too long and 64% think a second-tier tournament would benefit the sport as a whole. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Grounded: South Africa’s Siviwe Soyizwapi lies on the ground at the Canada Sevens (Getty Images) Also, a quarter of players on the series work alongside playing rugby, with 16% describing their status as ‘amateur’.When asked for general comments on the series, players also raised concerns about the effects on their performance of flying such long distances in economy.One player said: “We need business class flights. Having to travel so far takes it toll on match prep and trying to get your body in the right place to perform is hard.” Another said: “It’s hard to ask a big rugby player to squeeze into an economy seat for 24 hours and be expected to train and perform as soon as we land.”International Rugby Players CEO Omar Hassanein said: “While most players are happy with the layout of the Sevens Series, there are still areas that need to be addressed.“We work on an ongoing basis with World Rugby to ensure that the players’ voice is heard. Player welfare, schedules, recovery and travel are all major issues for our members and we need to make sure that, along with getting the economic model correct, player welfare is to the fore so that everyone can benefit.”In response to the survey, World Rugby stated: “World Rugby is committed to the best-possible player welfare environment, which is why we partner with participating unions, host unions and International Rugby Players to collaboratively and constructively identify enhancements to embed within future hosting agreements.”center_img The most comprehensive survey of the top men’s sevens players highlights concerns over the physical and mental load experienced on the World Series World Rugby cited the following as examples of their commitment:the expansion of squad sizes to 13reduction in travel burden by coupling tournaments by geography and giving long-haul teams longer acclimatisationadditional player welfare and recovery amenities at tournamentsconsistency of nutrition across all tournamentstrialling of seven-minute halves for finalsminimum of two hours’ rest between matches and 12 hours between last match on day one and first match of day 12Hawkeye technology to assist with concussion recognition and removalFormal consultation with the sevens player welfare group.The findings of this survey should now be taken into consideration as the schedule for the 2019-2024 Sevens Series is decided upon.Read more on the World Sevens Series in the July 2018 issue of Rugby World magazine. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

El estado del racismo en Estados Unidos: mucho se ha…

first_imgEl estado del racismo en Estados Unidos: mucho se ha progresado y mucho queda por hacer Vigilancia, defensa de la justicia y conexión con la próxima generación se consideran claves. Featured Jobs & Calls Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Nov 19, 2013 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Events Rector Tampa, FL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group William F. Winter, ex gobernador de Misisipí, responde a una pregunta de Ray Suárez, moderador de Estado del Racismo. También participan de este panel Myrlie Evers-Williams, viuda del asesinado líder de los derechos civiles Medgar Evers, y Michael Curry, obispo de la Diócesis de Carolina del Norte. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg para ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Jackson, Misisipí] El racismo está arraigado en la cultura de EE.UU. y, a pesar de haberse alcanzado un progreso sustancial, los estadounidenses deben mantenerse vigilantes a sus tendencias de excluir a los que definen como “el otro”, convinieron los participantes de la sesión de apertura —el 15 de noviembre— del foro “Cincuenta años después: el estado del racismo en Estados Unidos”, una reunión de dos días auspiciada por la Diócesis de Misisipí de la Iglesia Episcopal.La historia humana ha sido la de una “expansión a tumbos” de las categorías que las generaciones anteriores utilizaban para definir y luego excluir, dijo la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori en su discurso de apertura.“Hay una buena nueva en el creciente cruce de las viejas fronteras; hay esperanzas de que se reduzca la capacidad de las generaciones más jóvenes en reconocer esas fronteras”, dijo ella. “No obstante, se precisa una continua vigilancia, comenzando con nuestras propias vidas íntimas”.¿Cómo —preguntó ella— se encuentra uno con un extraño y hace conjeturas que influyen en la manera en que uno decide relacionarse con esa persona?Diciendo que “el corazón humano es más grande que las cercas que tendemos entre nosotros”, Jefferts Schori definió la vigilancia como “una disciplina espiritual importante vinculada al examen de conciencia y al arrepentimiento”.“Aprendan a ser vigilantes” concluyó. “Enseñen y laboren por la justicia, para que podamos llegar a ser la amada comunidad del pueblo del arco iris de Dios. Todas las familias, lenguas, pueblos y naciones reunidos ante el Cordero, [quien fuera] él mismo uno de los humildes y de los rechazados. Sueñen que ese mundo pueda llegar a constituirse aquí en la tierra y echen fuera el infierno para hacerlo nacer”.A principios de esta semana la Iglesia Episcopal dio a conocer los resultados de una encuesta sobre las percepciones de discriminación racial que le encargó a Harris Interactive. La encuesta reveló que casi todos los estadounidenses (el 98 por ciento) perciben que existe al menos alguna discriminación en Estados Unidos en la actualidad. Sin embargo, más de ocho de cada 10 convienen en que, en el futuro, los estadounidenses serán más propensos a aceptar todas las razas, según resultados de la encuesta.La reunión en Jackson tiene lugar mientras Estados Unidos conmemora o está a punto de conmemorar el 150ª. aniversario de la Proclamación de la Emancipación, el 50ª. aniversario de la Marcha sobre Washington, y el 50ª. aniversario del asesinato de Medgar Evers, un veterano de la segunda guerra mundial y activista de los derechos civiles que mataron a la entrada de su casa en Jackson, Misisipí, el 12 de junio de 1963.Es difícil para los estadounidenses abordar el tema del racismo, dijo el moderador Ray Suárez, jefe de corresponsales nacionales de PBS que recientemente se incorporó a Al Jazeera America.“Los intentos de hablar simple y directamente acerca de por qué y cuando la raza es un tema importante y cuándo no lo es se desestiman como [un intento de] recurrir al argumento racial, y al que lo aborda como un manipulador racial” le dijo él a los presentes.Suarez añadió que los estadounidenses también tienen dificultades al hablar del progreso —incluso del progreso notable, sustancial e innegable— porque el peso de tanto que queda por hacer lo tenemos presente todo el tiempo”.El programa de 90 minutos fue transmitido en vivo por Internet desde la catedral episcopal de San Andrés  [St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral] en el centro de  Jackson, con la asistencia de unas 350 personas. Otras 300 localidades se conectaron a la transmisión por Internet al tiempo que miembros de muchas diócesis, congregaciones, seminarios y otros grupos se reunían para ver el programa a lo largo y ancho de Estados Unidos, algunos de los cuales se valieron de una guía para la discusión preparada para este foro.En breve, la transmisión vía Internet podrá verse a solicitud aquí.Myrlie Evers-Williams, la viuda de Medgar Evers, el líder de los derechos civiles asesinado hace cincuenta años, saluda, el 15 de noviembre, a dos de los participantes en la reunión sobre el estado del racismo que tuvo lugar en la catedral de San Andrés, de la Diócesis Episcopal de Misisipí, en el centro de la ciudad de Jackson. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg para ENS. Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Shreveport, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC La periodista Myrlie Evers-Williams, viuda de Medgar Evers, le dijo a la concurrencia durante un panel sobre el estado del racismo en la actualidad, que el racismo “fluye por las venas de Estados Unidos”.“¿Cómo lo eliminamos? ¿Lo eliminamos o habrá que hacer continuos esfuerzos por reducir el nivel de racismo aquí?”, preguntó.Hacer que los jóvenes participen —ayudándoles a aprender historia y prestando atención a sus ideas sobre un mundo mejor— es la clave. Dijo Evers-Williams. “Tenemos que inculcar en sus corazones y mentes que ésta no es la manera en que debemos comportarnos como seres humanos”, agregó.En un día cuando el periódico local Clarion-Ledger llamó al ex gobernador de Misisipí William F. Winter un líder que aporta “honor [y] nobleza a la política”, Winter, de 90 años, dijo que el único modo de progresar contra el racismo es sosteniendo “discusiones sinceras” tales como el foro sobre el estado del racismo y “sacando a relucir esas cuestiones que preferiríamos no enfrentar”.Winter, fundador del Instituto William Winter para la Reconciliación Racial, también se refirió a los jóvenes y dijo que él respalda los esfuerzos “para encomendarles el compromiso de crear una sociedad mejor y para entender que donde se encuentran ahora —hasta donde hemos llegado— donde están ahora, deja aún muchas oportunidades fuera del alcance de muchos jóvenes”.“Debemos inculcar en una nueva generación de sureños y de estadounidenses la obligación —el deber— de no sucumbir al escepticismo y al cinismo que están tan extendidos por el mundo, sino a aceptar plenamente las bendiciones que provienen de ser ciudadanos de este país y de tener acceso a todas las oportunidades y recursos que conducen a una vida llena de sentido”.Michael Curry, obispo de la Diócesis de Carolina del Norte, comparó al racismo en EE.UU. con la adicción, resaltando que los adictos que admiten su problema nunca dicen que ya no son adictos, dicen que se están recuperando.“La razón por la cual debemos sostener este diálogo es que hay personas que niegan que somos adictos. Somos adictos de muchas maneras a los patrones raciales y a [otros] patrones de exclusión que agreden a los hijos de Dios”, afirmó Curry. “En una época pueden haber sido más explícitos; ahora son más sutiles y en consecuencia puede haber un negro en la Casa Blanca… y sin embargo puede haber leyes de supresión de votos que se están aprobando en muchos estados de Estados Unidos hasta el día de hoy”.El racismo debe ser combatido de la misma manera que un cristiano combate el pecado, agregó, armándose de valor moral para llamarlo por su nombre, para oponérsele y luego “recurrir a los mejores ángeles de nuestra naturaleza para apostar a derrotarlo”.Durante una segunda mesa redonda, en la que se debatió si hay esperanza para el cambio en el futuro de Estados Unidos, el representante del estado de Massachusetts, Byron Rushing, que también es líder de los derechos civiles y vicepresidente de la Cámara de Diputados de la Iglesia Episcopal, sostuvo que el “racismo es una invención; que el racismo es cultural… es aprendido”.Byron Rushing, representante del estado de Massachusetts, líder de los derechos civiles y vicepresidente de la Cámara de Diputados de la Iglesia Episcopal, le dice a Ray Suárez, moderador del foro sobre el estado del racismo, que los episcopales deben ser contraculturales para hacerle frente al racismo. Lo escuchan Randy Testa, vicepresidente de educación en Walden Media; Erma J. Vizenor, presidente de la Nación Tierra Blanca de Ojibue, y el autor y educador Tim Wise. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg para ENS.“No estamos aquí para intentar lograr que la gente deje de ser prejuiciada; suponemos que todo el mundo tiene eso controlado”, dijo él provocando algunas risas en el público. “Lo que estamos tratando de decir es ¿de qué manera nosotros como cristianos, como un grupo particular de cristianos —episcopales— nos enfrentamos a la cultura? ¿Cómo nos convertimos  en contraculturales?”Las personas que quieran cambiar esa cultura “tienen que hacer estallar el racismo”, afirmó Rushing.“Pero yo no sé como hacer estallar el racismo en una país de 312 millones de personas donde casi nadie se reconoce racista”, replicó Suárez.Rushing dijo que las personas tienen que estar atentos y vigilantes “de manera que todos, todos los aspectos de racismo que surjan, ya sean mayores o menores,  reciban una [adecuada] respuesta”.Byron Rushing conversa con el Rdo. Mark Stevenson, misionero de la Iglesia Episcopal para la pobreza nacional, luego de la sesión de apertura del foro sobre el estado del racismo, el 15 de noviembre, en la catedral episcopal de San Andrés, Diócesis de Misisipí, en el centro de la ciudad de Jackson. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg para ENS.Más tarde, cuando Suárez le preguntó a cada uno de los panelistas que describiera su impresión del futuro para Estados Unidos y el racismo, Rushing dijo que se sentía optimista, pero que estaba convencido de que las instituciones debían tomar la iniciativa. Por ejemplo, la Iglesia Episcopal ha estado luchando contra el racismo durante décadas y, agregó Rushing suscitando el aplauso: “logremos tan sólo que dos y medio millones de personas sean antirracistas”.Durante la discusión de ese segundo panel, Erma J. Vizenor, presidente de la  Nación Tierra Blanca Ojibue, hizo notar que los indígenas solían constituir la mayoría de los habitantes de lo que ahora es Estados Unidos. En la actualidad hay 566 naciones y 5,2 millones de nativoamericanos que constituyen el 1,7 por ciento de la población de EE.UU. “y sin embargo somos invisibles”.“Cuando hablamos de racismo, rara vez mencionamos a los nativoamericanos”, dijo ella.Los nativoamericanos llevan consigo su historia de una manera singular, agregó Vizenor, y “si hemos padecido traumas, discriminación, prejuicios, que recurren muchas veces a lo largo de nuestra vida…Debemos concentrarnos en la reconciliación… y crear estrategias para restaurar y reconciliar”.A pesar del hecho de que EE.UU. “no ha reconocido la verdad” respecto a lo que le hizo al pueblo indígena, Vizenor dijo que ella era optimista respecto al futuro.“Creo en la bondad de la gente”, afirmó.Randy Testa, vicepresidente de educación en Walden Media, dijo que el futuro depende de que los niños oigan las historias del movimiento de los derechos civiles y de otros empeños para eliminar el prejuicio. “Para los niños en particular… un relato convincente proporciona ante todo la complejidad, les permite sentir tanto como pensar”, dijo él.Respondiendo a una pregunta de Suárez acerca del futuro, el educador Tim Wise, autor de las obras Colorblind, White Like Me y Affirmative Action, dijo que él es optimista “porque estoy vivo; no hay otra alternativa, salvo renunciar”, y renunciar le impondría una carga demasiado pesada a hijos y nietos.La reunión continuó el 16 de noviembre cuando líderes religiosos y educadores se reunieron para discutir los temas que se suscitaron en el foro del día anterior y crear currículos y herramientas [de aprendizaje].Una bibliografía y otros recursos relacionados con el tema pueden encontrarse aquí.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit an Event Listing The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI last_img read more

Anonymous donor gives a further £1.5m to Community Foundation

first_imgTina CostelloCostello said:“When I was told the amount of money we’d be receiving, I had to pull my car over – I was just overwhelmed.“This incredible amount of money will allow us to develop our own grant-giving programmes for the first time. The majority of our grant programmes are donor led which is great, because it means our donors have a strong say and personal involvement in who benefits from their money.“However, this wonderfully generous anonymous donor has given us the freedom to develop and implement our own grant programmes, based on evidence of need across our region.“The anonymous donor has been instrumental in changing the landscape and direction of the charity and has enabled us to grow and develop in the way we support our communities.“This money is allowing us to move in a new direction and I’m looking forward to getting started.”  234 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Anonymous donor gives a further £1.5m to Community Foundation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Advertisement “I have to say a massive thank you to the donor for continuing to support us – it shows an incredible amount of faith in what we do and I couldn’t be prouder.“The Building Better Lives initiative was made possible thanks to their money, and we hope to distribute the money to projects in the next few months.“But I still couldn’t believe how large their recent donation was. We can’t wait to use the money to transform people’s lives.”  233 total views,  1 views today An anonymous donor has made a third major gift to the Heart of England Community Foundation, bringing the total value of her or his gifts to £7.5 million in a little over one year.The latest gift of more than £1,584,094 follows an initial gift of £4 million in May 2018 and of £2 million in October 2018. As a community foundation, The Heart of England Community Foundation is a specialist grant-making charity which awards money to local voluntary and community groups on behalf of a range of donors.The latest donation was given because “the donor has been so impressed with how the Foundation has managed the original donation”.The total amount given by the donor makes it by far the largest amount of money received from one donor in the Foundation’s 24 year history. Unusually for such a major gift, the new donation is unrestricted, which means the Community Foundation will have control over where the funding will be distributed, rather than being led by its donor. Building Better livesThe original donation of £4 million has been used to set up the ‘Building Better Lives’ initiative by the Foundation. The scheme will be used to support up to three projects across the West Midlands Region that have a successful track record and expertise in delivering capital projects and support for vulnerable and disadvantaged people.Costello added: Tagged with: anonymous community foundations Major gift About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 24 July 2019 | Newslast_img read more

The human toll of global warming — Alaska to Louisiana

first_imgA collapsed home in Shishmaref, Alaska.What ties together developments in the Alaskan village of Shishmaref, on Sarichef Island in the Chukchi Sea, with the extraordinary floods in southern Louisiana is global warming. The mechanisms and geography are different, but the crisis of climate change drives the situation in each location.Sarichef Island has been falling into the Chukchi Sea for 35 years, said 18-year-old Esau Sinnok, Shishmaref inhabitant, in Paris. He was attending the 2015 climate change talks to raise the drastic impact of global warming in the Arctic. His commentary about this crisis was published in the Alaska Dispatch News on Dec. 9, 2015.Iñupiaq communities like Shishmaref grew up hundreds of years ago when the Thule, their ancestors, developed the technology to catch and cut up whales to use for food and other essential needs. This process required large numbers of people who could live in fairly settled communities since these marine mammals swam by in open waters past the landfast ice (sea ice which annually attaches to the coastline or ocean bottom).Shishmaref still depends on fishing and hunting to sustain itself, but the ice its hunters need in order to cross safely is forming later in the year, due to global warming, making it harder to access enough meat and fish. Sinnok said it “even rained during the winter last year,” as the weather was so warm. (ADN)The village is far north of the Arctic Circle. Much of the community is built on permafrost, which has been thawing throughout the Arctic. With its school and many residents’ homes falling into the ocean, and the Chukchi Sea’s waves pounding against the island unhindered by landfast ice, a majority of Shishmaref’s people said it was time to move. On Aug. 18, they voted to relocate their entire community.That day, Sinnok told National Public Radio that his village “will be under water within the next three decades” — and if nothing is done, the community will be forced to move.Many of Alaska’s Native communities face similar challenges. The U.S. Government Accountability Office reported in June 2009 that 31 Native communities were in “imminent danger” due to erosion and flooding. The key question is how to pay for the moves, given that these are Alaska’s poorest communities.Louisiana: And the rains cameBeginning on Aug. 12, a few low-pressure weather systems stalled around Baton Rouge, La. Fueled by the warmest July on record in the warmest year on record, an extremely humid, tropical air mass started streaming off the warmer than usual waters of the Gulf of Mexico.When this air mass hit the low-pressure systems, it started to rain — and it kept raining. The three-day totals were amazing: Watson, La., got 31.39 inches of rain; several other communities got between 20 and 27 inches in three days.The National Weather Service and most government entities involved in disaster relief and preparedness were caught off-guard. They didn’t even have a name for this storm.So much water falling in so short a time produced huge floods. Areas where the Federal Emergency Management Administration and the Weather Service assessed that the chances of a flood in any given year were one out of 500 — even one out 1,000 — were inundated.These predictions are based on the assumptions that the climate is stable, and that the occurrence of weather events, like hurricanes and tornadoes, can be estimated based on past history. But with the climate changes due to global warming, predictions that such a flood would occur once in 100 years or 500 years are no longer valid.The Advocate, Baton Rouge’s daily newspaper, reported that this nameless August flood damaged 160,000 homes, with an estimated value of $20 billion. Less than half the homes in the Baton Rouge area have flood insurance, which, in any case, is not designed to fully reimburse the people whose homes were impacted. Some of the damage to schools, hospitals and city facilities is covered by insurance; much is not.NPR and other media reported that some of the people flooded out in August suffered the same fate in New Orleans 11 years ago after Hurricane Katrina. The working and poor people of Baton Rouge, many of them African-American, Latinx, Asian and Indigenous, will pay for these floods for a long time.Climate change, both in Alaska and Louisiana, hits the poorest people in society the hardest.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

RWB calls for investigative journalist’s immediate release

first_img March 8, 2017 Find out more Outspoken columnist threatened, his car torched North MacedoniaEurope – Central Asia April 22, 2015 Find out more RSF_en October 23, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RWB calls for investigative journalist’s immediate release Sinister threat to Macedonian journalist and his family Help by sharing this information May 29, 2015 Find out more to go further Organisation center_img Receive email alerts Journalists repeatedly attacked in Macedonian political crisis News News Reporters Without Borders, Network for reporting on Eastern Europe (n-ost) and Civil-Centre for Freedom (a Macedonian human rights NGO) call for Macedonian journalist Tomislav Kezarovski’s immediate release and the quashing of his conviction on a spurious charge of revealing a protected witness’s identity.Sentenced to four and a half years in prison in October 2013, Kezarovski spent several months in prison last year before being transferred to house arrest. The outcome of his appeal hearing, scheduled for tomorrow, could result in his being returned to prison.“We call on the authorities to free Kezarovski and overturn this absurd conviction,” said Christian Mihr, the director of Reporters Without Borders Germany, who went to Skopje last weekend. “Kezarovski made only one mistake, criticizing the Macedonian authorities, and we see nothing wrong in that. On the contrary, we nominated him for the 2014 Reporters Without Borders Prize for his courageous work. The protection of investigative journalists should be a condition for Macedonia’s joining the European Union.”Civil-Centre for Freedom director Xhabir Deralla added: “Journalists in Macedonia need security and laws that protect their work instead of obstructing it.”In 2008, Kezarovski wrote an article about a murder case for the Reporter 92 newspaper in which he quoted from an internal police report that had been leaked to him. Five years later, in May 2013, he was suddenly arrested on the grounds that he revealed the identity of a protected witness.However, the witness had not yet been given protection at the time the article was written and anyway admitted in 2013 having given a false statement under pressure from the police. Kezarovski believes the real reason for his arrest was to make him reveal the identity of the person who leaked him the police report.An interim European Union report on Macedonia published this month criticizes the media situation there, including the misuse of its defamation laws and the fact that state institutions place almost no advertising in independent news media.In recent years, media freedom has declined dramatically in Macedonia, whose ranking in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index has fallen from 34th in 2009 to 123rd now. News North MacedoniaEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on North Macedonia Newslast_img read more

2014 Halloween Happenings A Great Success

first_img More Cool Stuff 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Gatherings 2014 Halloween Happenings A Great Success From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 | 11:53 am EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty 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. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week On Friday, October 31st the streets of Downtown Sierra Madre were filled with fabulously costumed creatures for the City of Sierra Madre’s Annual Halloween Happenings.The cool air set the stage for an array of festivities that began with trick-or-treating at the Downtown businesses, sponsored by the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce. Following the trick-or-treating over 200 costumed participants marched behind the Sierra Madre fire truck in a parade down Sierra Madre Boulevard to Memorial Park where 113 contestants competed in the costume contest.The costume contest was sponsored by the Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club who provided prizes for the winners. The scariest costume category was sponsored by A.S. Rogers Income Tax, and the winner of that category was invited to participate in the Sierra Madre Playhouse’s production of “Romeo & Juliet at Zombie High School” that evening. Lisa Spigai emceed the event while the following individuals judged the costume contest: Sierra Madre Mayor John Harabedian, Kiwanis members Susan Henderson, Shirley Anhalt, Chris Leclerc, and high school Key Club member Ryan Tan.2014 Costume Contest WinnersOverall Scariest Costume: Darby LeeInfant to 2 years old: Abigial Wheeler, Samuel Chakarian, Sydney Cha3 to 4 years old: Lyla Villanueva, Jaxson Enriquez, Soren Jetsen5 to 7 years old: Claire Rewers, Brook-Lynn Easter, Asher Dewey8 to 12 years old: Andrew Byers, Jay Walters, Jessie FranksGroup Costume (5 winners): Kahlo Gradillas, Andrew Shaklan and Aaron Peterson; The Raham Family; The Silva Family; The Krantz-McNeely Family; and Alexa Peterson and Mila Gradillas.The Community Services Department would like to thank the following Halloween Happenings sponsors and contributors: Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club, Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce, Arcadia High School Key Club, Sierra Madre Middle School Service Club, A.S. Rogers Income Tax, First Investors Corporation, San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, Ernie G., Lisa Spigai, Mayor John Harabedian, Chris Leclerc, Shirley Anhalt, Ryan Tan, Susan Henderson, and all Downtown Sierra Madre businesses. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

FICO: The ‘Credit Score Monopoly’ is a Myth

first_img Tagged with: Credit Score Fannie Mae FICO Freddie Mac Mortgage Credit Access About Author: Xhevrije West in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac recently made headlines when congress members said that the GSEs had a monopoly on their credit scoring system due to their singular use of the FICO Score.The H.R. 4211 bill, also titled the “Credit Score Competition Act of 2015,” was introduced by U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-California) and U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Alabama)—both members of the House Financial Services Committee—to the House of Representatives.The bill would allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to consider alternative credit-scoring models instead of the FICO model, which would open up homebuying options for many consumers whose credit does not meet the current standards.Together, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac occupy 90 percent of the secondary mortgage market, the release said. The use of one credit scoring model has nearly created a monopoly in this field. Reps. Royce and Sewell suggest that additional credit scoring models would “foster competition and innovation in the credit scoring industry.”“The GSEs’ use of a single credit score is an unfair practice that stifles competition and innovation in credit scoring. Breaking up the credit score monopoly at Fannie and Freddie will also assist them in managing their credit risk and decreases the potential for another taxpayer bailout,” Rep. Royce said.These accusations bring up one important question: How does FICO feel about the situation?Joanne Gaskin, Senior Director, Scores & Analytics at FICO, sat down in an exclusive interview with DS News to reveal where the company stands in this move to introduce more credit scoring systems at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and enhance credit access among borrowers.Q: What is FICO’s stance on the new credit scoring model proposed in the newly introduced regulation to change the singular, FICO credit scoring model at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and consider more options?A: We understand the intent of the legislation that has been put forward. The interesting thing to note is the GSEs process of evaluating the competing scoring models for potential adoption is actually well underway. FICO fully supports the evaluation process that’s going on right now. We think the key is to simply allow the GSEs and the FHFA to continue to conduct their analysis without interference.In fact, the FHFA 2016 Scorecard, discusses the analysis conducted in 2015 which included the assessment of leveraging alternate or updated credit scores as appropriate. We would like to see the market adopt our latest score version: FICO Score 9.FICO Score 9 is the latest scoring model and most-predictive to-date. An important new feature of FICO Score 9 is that we have differentiated treatment for medical collections from non-medical collections, which has been discussed at great lengths in the marketplace. It is an approach to drive as much value out of the data that exists in order to make the most predictive score for origination purposes. A more predictive score tends to mean more consumers qualify for credit or qualify for better terms.Q: How does the newly introduced regulation affect the mortgage industry? Are we locking out potential buyers using only one scoring system?A: The newly -introduced legislation supports the existing process of GSEs and FHFA in the evaluation of competing credit score models.The implication that the GSEs’ use of the FICO Score is locking potential buyers out is without merit. Today, 190 Million consumers receive a FICO Score. There are an additional 28 Million consumers that have information at the three major credit bureaus but do not obtain a FICO Score for the following reasons: “inactive credit” (e.g. 3-4 years since any account was last updated), “collection-only” (i.e., this is the only information in their credit file), or they have only a single account that is “too new” (less than 6 months payment history). Scoring these individuals is not only analytically unsound but will lock many consumers into low scores effectively freezing them out of mainstream credit. It is punitive to return a low score to these consumers whose credit status is frozen in time—often as a result of a period of prior financial distress.Furthermore, returning a score for consumers who have a single tradeline less than 6 months old or have collection-only information in their credit files will not qualify them for a mortgage. Lastly, a consumer without a credit score can avail themselves of the GSEs manual underwriting process as a pathway to homeownership.Q: Is this singular model really a credit score monopoly at Fannie and Freddie? Is it fair? What about competition in the industry for other credit scorers? How do we innovate?A: There is no credit score monopoly. Lenders have always freely acquired FICO scores from the three primary credit repositories for making credit score decisions. The GSEs are conducting a comprehensive evaluation today of competing credit score models. The process is very similar to that which lenders undertake.There is no monopoly; instead there is a decision process well underway in order to make a determination what scores will be most beneficial for the GSEs to use within their business. FICO happens to be just one input to the overall automated underwriting process. In fact, the GSEs developed their own credit model to make the purchase decisions. The interesting thing is if we look outside of the mortgage space, the most widely used scoring model in the marketplace is FICO Score 8, which is not in use by the GSEs. So, the GSEs’ selection of a score does not create a monopoly.Q: If Congress does not move forward with the bill, in what ways can we increase access to credit? Is FICO doing anything to increase access to mortgage credit?A: Access to credit is an incredibly important issue. What FICO is doing now in that realm is the introduction of a new scoring model called FICO Score XD, which is intended to address the ‘credit invisible’ population or the population of about 50 million consumer who have absolutely no information at the three main credit repositories. We have gone out and looked for compliant datasets that come from both Equifax and Lexis Nexis in order to create a score that will open a pathway to credit for those that are credit invisible today. This is a much better approach than just relaxing minimum credit score criteria and using stale data at the credit repositories in order to score more consumers.FICO Score XD is in pilot mode right now with the 12 largest credit score issuers. We expect a full release for unsecured credit into next year. FICO Score XD creates a great opportunity for a consumer to gain access to credit because they have either paid a utility on time, telecom, or have other positive information outside of the credit repositories to help create this new pathway to credit. Once a consumer has acquired credit through the use of FICO Score XD for six months, they will obtain a traditional FICO score. This is a great approach for solid, sustainable access to credit. December 18, 2015 2,174 Views Previous: TRID: Focus is On Efficiency While Maintaining Compliance Next: What Will Drive the Future Growth of the SFR Market?  Print This Post Credit Score Fannie Mae FICO Freddie Mac Mortgage Credit Access 2015-12-18 Brian Honea FICO: The ‘Credit Score Monopoly’ is a Myth Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / FICO: The ‘Credit Score Monopoly’ is a Myth Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Delhi HC Issues Notice In Plea Seeking Release Of Foreign Nationals Related To Tablighi Jamaat Event [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi HC Issues Notice In Plea Seeking Release Of Foreign Nationals Related To Tablighi Jamaat Event [Read Order] Karan Tripathi27 May 2020 12:03 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has issued notice in a plea seeking the release of foreign nationals related to the Markaz event from the institutional quarantine centre as they have tested negative for the COVID19 virus. The Division Bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar has directed the Petitioners to put on record the particulars of the facilities identified by…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?LoginDelhi High Court has issued notice in a plea seeking the release of foreign nationals related to the Markaz event from the institutional quarantine centre as they have tested negative for the COVID19 virus. The Division Bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar has directed the Petitioners to put on record the particulars of the facilities identified by the community for shifting of these foreign nationals, and inform the authorities about the same. This order has come in pursuance of a submission made by Senior Advocate Rebecca M John, who was appearing for the Petitioners, which said that the Petitioners confine the relief sought in the present petition to only pray that these foreign nationals may be moved to other better facilities, which have been identified by the community. Ms John further submitted that she would provide the particulars of the said facilities, and also place them on record, and that the facilities could be inspected by the Respondents. She said that the foreign nationals and the community will make all the arrangements for the said facilities at their own expense. The Crime Branch of Delhi Police has informed the Delhi High Court that not a single foreign national related to the Tablighi Jamaat incident has been arrested so far or has been taken into custody by the Delhi Police. Delhi Police also informed the court that more than 900 foreign Tablighi Jamaat attendees, including the Petitioners, have joined investigation of the case and were served notices under section 41A of the CrPC. Currently the said foreign nationals are lodged in the following quarantine centers in Delhi with approximate count: 1. Narela – 183 2. Wazirabad – 266 3. Rouse Avenue – 92 4. Dwarka – 77 5. New Friends Colony – 245+84=329 (both centers) The investigation itself, the status report states, is being conducted on a day to day basis and all efforts are being made to finalise the investigation and submit a report under section 173 CrPC. As per the said report, the concerned foreign nationals have given an undertaking to the Delhi Police that they would not violate the conditions under section 41(a) CRPC and abide by the terms of the notice. The status report further states that: ‘in order to substantiate the legitimacy of their visit to India, passports of 723 accused foreigners and Identity Cards of 23 accused Nepal Nationals have been taken into possession through seizure/handing over memos. Some of the accused foreign nationals were unable to provide / produce their passports. Efforts are being made to account for all the passports in this regard.’ In the present PIL, the Petitioner has asked the court to order the Delhi Government to order and facilitate immediate release of foreign nationals held in institutional quarantine in Delhi having tested negative for covid-19 as quarantine in perpetuity shall tantamount to illegal detention. While highlighting that the FIRs for the Markaz event has been registered against the unknown persons, the petition states: ‘The Impugned Order mentioning 567 foreign nationals fails to clarify if the aforementioned persons have previously been blacklisted and booked by the Police officials.Furthermore, it is unclear It is to be regarded that the power to grant police custody (Section 167) as well as the power to arraign a person(Section 319), suspected of a crime for the purposes of investigation vests with the Judiciary under the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973. Resultantly, the contents of Paragraph 5 and the consequential implication is contrary to the law of the land and thus cannot be upheld.’ The Petitioners are being represented by Senior Advocate Rebecca M John, and Advocate Ashima MandlaClick Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

State Can Revoke ‘Essentiality Certificate’ Granted To Medical College On The Ground Of ‘Gross Deficiencies’: SC [Read Judgment]

first_imgTop StoriesState Can Revoke ‘Essentiality Certificate’ Granted To Medical College On The Ground Of ‘Gross Deficiencies’: SC [Read Judgment] Ashok Kini31 July 2020 6:42 AMShare This – x”The fulfilment of MCI norms and other allied conditions must be understood as an implied imperative for the consideration/continuation of Essentiality Certificate.”The Supreme Court has held that State Government has power to revoke the ‘Essentiality Certificate’ once granted for opening of a new medical college on the ground of ‘gross deficiency’. The bench comprising of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna observed that the fulfilment of MCI norms and other allied conditions must be understood as an implied imperative 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?LoginThe Supreme Court has held that State Government has power to revoke the ‘Essentiality Certificate’ once granted for opening of a new medical college on the ground of ‘gross deficiency’. The bench comprising of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna observed that the fulfilment of MCI norms and other allied conditions must be understood as an implied imperative for the consideration/continuation of Essentiality Certificate.It would not be in public interest nor appropriate for the State Government to remain a mute spectator and not move into action when the college miserably fails to translate the spirit behind the Essentiality Certificate within a reasonable time, the bench said. In this case, the Madhya Pradesh Government revoked the Essentiality Certificate granted to Gyanjeet Sewa Mission Trust for establishing a medical college at Jabalpur in the State of Madhya Pradesh. This was challenged before the Madhya  Pradesh High Court which upheld the Government’s order observing that it has taken into account the fraud played by the college in securing the Essentiality Certificate, the inability of the college to provide for the minimum standards of infrastructure and other facilities specified by the MCI for running of a medical college and also complete loss of substratum and larger public interest, as reasons for revocation of Essentiality Certificate. The main contention of the college was that the State Government has no power to withdraw Essentiality Certificate on the ground of Deficient Functioning of a college. In support of this contention, the college relied on a Supreme Court judgment in Chintpurni Medical College and Hospital v State of Punjab. Closely examining the said judgment, the three judge bench said that it agrees with the view that the act of the State in issuing Essentiality Certificate is a quasi judicial function. It added: Having said that, it must follow that Section 21 of the 1897 Act cannot be invoked and in absence of an express provision in the IMC Act or the 1999 Regulations empowering the State Government to revoke or cancel the Essentiality Certificate, such a power cannot be arrogated by the State relying on Section 21. That, however, does not deprive the State Government to revoke or withdraw the Essentiality Certificate in case where (a) it is secured by playing fraud on the State Government, (b) the substratum for issuing the certificate has been lost or disappears and (c) such like ground, where no enquiry is called for on the part of the State Government. The court further observed that in Chintpurni Medical College (supra), it was clarified that the State Government can cancel/revoke/withdraw Essentiality Certificate in exceptional cases. It said: “We hold that Chintpurni Medical College (supra) does not lay down in absolute terms that the State cannot revoke the Essentiality Certificate once granted for opening of a new medical college within the State.” The court then took note of the fact that no renewal permission has been granted to the college by the MCI for three successive academic sessions due to gross deficiencies. “The State Government whilst discharging its role of parens patriae of the student community cannot remain a mute spectator and expose them to a college, which is deficient in many respects. The fact that no renewal permission has been granted by the MCI for three successive academic sessions due to gross deficiencies in the appellant­ College, is itself indicative of the state of affairs in the appellant­-College, warranting a legal inference that the substratum on the basis of which Essentiality Certificate was issued to the appellant-­College had completely disappeared.” It observed that the authority of the State to grant Essentiality Certificate is both power coupled with a duty to ensure that the substratum of the spirit behind the Certificate does not disappear or is defeated. “The exercise of power and performance of duty with responsibility and in right earnest must co­exist. Notably, the duty under Article 47 is, in the constitutional sense, fundamental in the governance of the State. This duty does not end with mere grant of a certificate, rather, it continues upto the point when essentiality of basic medical infrastructure is properly taken care of within a reasonable time frame. Any future application for such certificate, be it by the present appellant (in terms of directions in this judgment) or by a different applicant, must be dealt with accordingly, and supervision of the State must continue to ensure that the purpose and substratum for grant of such certificate does not and has not disappeared.”The Court also observed that while dealing with the case of maintaining standards in a professional college, a strict approach must be adopted because these colleges engage in imparting training and education to prospective medical professionals and impact their academic prospects. It added:”Thus, the future of the student community pursuing medical course in such deficient colleges would get compromised besides producing inefficient and incompetent doctors from such colleges. That would be posing a bigger risk to the society at large and defeat the sanguine hope entrenched in the Essentiality Certificate issued by the State.” The court added that merely because the applicant has made certain investments for starting the medical college, that by itself, cannot be the basis to undermine power of the State Government coupled with duty to ensure that the medical college is established in terms of the Essentiality Certificate within a reasonable time. It added: “We are conscious of the view taken and conclusion recorded in Chintpurni Medical College (supra). Even though the fact situation in that case may appear to be similar, however, in our opinion, in a case such as the present one, where the spirit behind the Essentiality Certificate issued as back as on 27.8.2014 has remained unfulfilled by the appellant-­College for all this period (almost six years), despite repeated opportunities given by the MCI, as noticed from the summary/observation in the assessment report, it can be safely assumed that the substratum for issuing the Essentiality Certificate had completely disappeared. The State Government cannot be expected to wait indefinitely, much less beyond period of five years, thereby impacting the interests of the student community in the region and the increased doctor-patient ratio and denial of healthcare facility in the attached hospital due to gross deficiencies. Such a situation, in our view, must come within the excepted category, where the State Government ought to act upon and must take corrective measures to undo the hiatus situation and provide a window to some other institute capable of fulfilling the minimum standards/norms specified by the MCI for establishment of a new medical college in the concerned locality or within the State. Without any further ado, we are of the view that the appellant-College is a failed institute thus far and is unable to deliver the aspirations of the student community and the public at large to produce more medical personnel on year to year basis as per the spirit behind issuance of the subject Essentiality Certificate dated 27.08.2014. To this extent, we respectfully depart from the view taken in Chintpurni Medical College (supra).” Case DetailsCase name: Sukh Sagar Medical College & Hospital  Versus State of Madhya Pradesh Case no.: CIVIL APPEAL NO. 2843/2020Coram: Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv KhannaCounsel: Sr Adv Dushyant Dave for Appellant, Sr Adv  Vikas Singh for MCI and AAG Saurabh Mishra,  for the State of Madhya Pradesh. Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more