News Updates”You Cannot First Penalize People Just For Hiding Your Failures” Delhi Court To Prosecution In Oxygen Concentrators Hoarding Case Nupur Thapliyal11 May 2021 5:51 AMShare This – x”You cant first penalize people and then make a law. Can you make them guilty of offences which is no offence just to remain in good books? There is a vaccum. Just because of hiding your failures you can’t run behind people. You can’t create terror.” Remarked a Delhi Court on Tuesday while reserving orders in the Oxygen Concentrators Hoarding case.Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Arun Kumar Garg made the aforesaid oral remark after Public Prosecutor Atul Shrivastava apprised the Court about the facts of the case stating that the accused persons have hatched a conspiracy by taking advantage of the “pathetic situation of covid 19 pandemic” and sold the said oxygen Concentrators at higher prices.It was submitted by Shrivastava that the accused persons who have sold oxygen concentrators by way of an application namely “XFactor” have allegedly induced the public and compelled such persons to buy products at a higher price and in turn sold “useless products”.Shrivastava also argued that after various persons started making complaints about the working condition of the products, the same were sent to Sriram Institute for checking. It was also stated that there were screenshots on record showing people complaining about the Concentrators and highlighting the issue of non refund. At this juncture, the Court questioned the PP as to whether there was any inducement in the matter.When I downloaded the xfactor app, there was a specific condition in bold letter stating that the product non refundable and that you cannot cancel orders. Sec. 420 of IPC cannot be met in this case. Maximum remedy can be granted under Consumer Protection Act.” The judge remarked.Pulling up the Prosecution, the Court orally remarked thus:”Demand supply rule will apply when the govt has not regulated the price. They have not regulated. Is doing business in this country an offence?”On this, the Court also stated thus: “Yesterday only I have seen the documents shared by advocates. There is a requisition from the Ministry seeking 100 Concentrators. That means everybody was aware of it what was happening.”On the aspect of the High Court’s direction to take strict action and registeration of FIRs against those indulged in hoarding and black marketing, the Court stated that when the High Court or Supreme Court expresses that the police must book hoarders, it doesn’t ask them book him under “xyz sections”. “It is saying that action can be taken for contempt of court, or you should see there is an existing law which takes care of it. You cant first penalize people and then make a law. Can you make them guilty of offences which is no offence just to remain in good books? There is a vacuum. Just because of hiding your failures you can’t be behind people. You can’t create terror.” The Court stated.Furthermore, the Court also went ahead to observe that Black marketing is a loose word which is not defined anywhere in law.”There is no law and there is a vaccum, you don’t want to create a law. You want to abrogate the responsibility. A businessman suddenly, I don’t know about the credentials of accused here, but every business man sees such an opportunity. Just because you have to hide your faults, you cannot curtail the fundamental rights of other people.” The Court orally remarked at the outset.At this point, the Court went ahead to state that when there is an absence of any legislation and the same has been address by the judiciary, the duty of formulating a law lies on the law makers. On the conduct of the investigating agency and the prosecution for registering the FIRs, the Court expressed its displeasure on a “recent disturbing trend” followed by such agencies wherein the police starts investigating after registeration of FIR and arrest. “This is a very pathetic condition I am seeing on a regular basis. This is the reason why my orders are pretty harsh. The investigation should happen in a planned manner. The investigation should be fair. If they have done some wrong, they should be punished. But in cas they are not, then they shouldn’t be. You should keep your prejudices and opinions aside and reach out the truth. You need to be fair to everyone. Because our inclination is not to send anybody behind bars. I know that black marketing is happening but everything should be fair. What was the hurry of seizing the goods? Whenever you do something, it should be planned.” The Court observed.Stating that the ultimate responsibility lies on the State, the Court remarked thus:”You should not twist the facts. Twisting facts do not yield any result. You know the law, look for the truth. Not from an approach that because you have a direction, you need to make someone guilty.”Hearing the submissions of the counsel appearing for all the accused persons, the Court put up the matter for order at 11:30 AM tomorrow.TagsDelhi Court #COVID-19 second covid wave Navneet kalra Oxygen Concentrators Delhi Oxygen Concentrators Hoarding case Next Story
Created by researchers at the University’s MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, in collaboration with Goldsmiths, ‘The Vaccination Game’ will allow players to understand how vaccines work on a worldwide scale. Rather than providing a wholly realistic simulation, the role-playing game is intended to educate. “Our game isn’t intended as a modelling or simulation tool, or meant to predict real-world scenarios”, Professor Drakesmith said. “Instead, we hope it’s educational, as it illustrates how vaccines can work on a global scale, and shows that precisely how a vaccine is deployed across populations can be crucial to its effectiveness.” Players are given limited doses of vaccines each week and then choose who to vaccinate in the ninety-nine cities available within the game, with the aim of maximum effectiveness and minimised deaths. At the end of the game, the player receives a report noting how many lives were saved by the vaccine. The Group Leader of the Analysis, Visualisation and Informatics group, Steve Taylor, said: “You can replay the game multiple times to improve strategy and save more lives – it is possible to do very well!” The idea was originally conceived by Professor Drakesmith and colleagues in their roles as part of a research network focusing on immunising babies and mothers to fight infections in low and middle income countries. They began to develop the game after receiving funding from the IMPRINT research network. Professor Drakesmith continued: “We hope players find The Vaccination Game interesting, useful and fun to play.” Researchers at Oxford University have launched ‘The Vaccination Game’, a free online role-playing game where players need to distribute a virtual vaccine, aiming to limit the spread of a pandemic based upon influenza. “We originally had the idea of the game and began developing it back in 2019, with influenza as our example disease. Then Covid-19 struck, and the ideas behind the game are obviously much more relevant,” said Professor Drakesmith, who is based at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine.
The aircraft can carry up to 37 tonnes over a range of 2,000 nautical miles. It is able to deploy troops and equipment between and within theatres of operation either by parachute or by landing on short, potentially unprepared airstrips.Atlas can also carry armoured vehicles, drastically reducing the time it takes for a deploying force to be ready to fight. For humanitarian roles, it is capable of deploying mobile cranes, excavators and large dump trucks for disaster relief operations– for example clearing earthquake sites. From deploying troops and armoured vehicles to a war zone, to getting vital support to humanitarian disasters, our Atlas fleet plays a global role and it needs a home to match. This huge hangar provides exactly that, and will see Brize Norton ready our Atlas fleet for action wherever they are needed in the world. The UK has ordered 22 Atlas aircraft for the RAF, 18 of which have been delivered. The entire fleet is due to be delivered by 2022. This new hangar provides us with a world-class maintenance facility to match the world-beating capability of the Atlas aircraft. The Atlas maintenance, repair and overhaul facility, which covers 24,000 square metres and is 28 metres high, is now fitted out and fully operational in support of RAF transport operations all over the world.Minister for Defence Procurement Guto Bebb said: A £70 million hangar large enough to contain three of the RAF’s new Atlas transport aircraft at the same time was officially opened by Defence Minister Guto Bebb at RAF Brize Norton today. Crown copyright.Wing Commander Ed Horne, the Officer Commanding 70 Squadron RAF which operates the UK’s Atlas aircraft said: The Atlas programme is delivering a world-class fleet for the RAF, offering the UK next-generation transport and airlift abilities for operations all over the world. Expert support on the ground in the UK is an essential part of that capability and this new facility will ensure that work continues for decades to come. A £70 million hangar large enough to contain three of the RAF’s new Atlas transport aircraft at the same time was officially opened by Defence Minister Guto Bebb at RAF Brize Norton today. Crown copyright. A £70 million hangar large enough to contain three of the RAF’s new Atlas transport aircraft at the same time was officially opened by Defence Minister Guto Bebb at RAF Brize Norton today. Crown copyright.The hangar was built under Defence Infrastructure Organisation contracts and has cost approximately £70 million including fit-out work, with activity on the facility ramping up since late 2016 when it was handed to Defence Equipment and Support, the MOD’s procurement organisation.The hangar is designed to make Atlas maintenance easier, safer and more efficient. The internal layout is the result of extensive feedback from support delivery teams and has been designed to be highly adaptable with easy access to specialist tools and equipment.Support for the UK’s Atlas fleet is enabled through a £410 million agreement between DE&S and Airbus Defence and Space – part of the UK’s ongoing commitment to the Atlas programme which is sustaining 8,000 jobs across the national supply chain.RAF Atlas aircraft, a familiar sight in the skies above RAF Brize Norton where they are based, recently formed part of the UK’s relief response to Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean where they made shuttle flights from Barbados to destinations across the region to deliver key support, including to the British Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos and Anguilla.Defence Equipment and Support Director Air Support, Adrian Baguley, said:
She’s still expected to be part of the 2020 team in Tokyo.Because most WNBA players are paid far less than their male counterparts, Stewart and many other WNBA players join teams overseas for extra money.Her injury, one month before the WNBA season is set to begin, once again has brought up the pay discrepancies between NBA and WNBA players.Injuries happen in sports, but Breanna Stewart’s happening one month before the WNBA season starts because she’s playing overseas for a team that definitely pays her more is a bitter pill to swallow. She — along with a handful of young stars — are the future of the W. Pay them.— Katie Barnes (@katie_barnes3) April 16, 2019 NBA playoffs wrap 2019: Raptors cruise to win over Magic; Nuggets come back to top Spurs Breanna Stewart confirmed the worst-case scenario after she was injured Sunday — she has a torn Achilles and will miss the Seattle Storm’s 2019 season.The reigning WNBA MVP was playing for Russia-based Dynamo Kursk in the EuroLeague Final Four championship when she sustained the injury. NBA playoffs 2019: Russell Westbrook, Thunder won’t panic down 2-0: ‘We’ll be all right’ “This is just another obstacle that I will overcome. I’m thankful that I have so many people in my corner to help me every step of the way. I’m feeling every emotion possible at this point but just know that the bounce back will be real and I’ll be back better than ever.”The Storm announced Stewart likely will miss the 2019 season, though she should be fully recovered to start the 2020 campaign.Stewart, 24, was instrumental in helping the Storm win it’s third WNBA title in franchise history last September. She also played a key role on Team USA’s women’s basketball team in the Olympics, pushing the Americans to win their sixth gold medal in a row at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Stewart flew to Los Angeles on Monday and had an MRI, but the results weren’t reviewed until Wednesday, which is when she officially announced she has been diagnosed with an Achilles tear.pic.twitter.com/0HpgWmM8w5— Breanna Stewart (@breannastewart) April 17, 2019″First off, I just want to thank you for the tremendous amount of love and support I’ve received over the past few days,” Stewart said in a statement on Twitter. “The situation is still a shock to me. … This year especially has been amazing and filled with lots of success and as we all know there are highs and lows throughout a career. Related News
Patrick Kelly, the English under 18 champion, pulled off a major victory across the Atlantic when he won the annual post-Christmas Junior Orange Bowl International Championship in Florida despite battling with conjunctivitis and nosebleeds. The 18 year old from the Boston West club in Lincolnshire not only beat a high class international field but he did it by 13 strokes after returning four sub-70 rounds over the Biltmore Course. Kelly set a hot pace from the start with an opening six-under-par 65 to lead by two shots, then added 68 to see his advantage cut to one at halfway from California’s Corey Pereira. However, while his main rivals slipped back, a third round 66 for 199, 14 under par, saw Kelly extend his lead to seven strokes over Jamie Lopez-Rivarola from Argentina. After spending three hours in hospital with conjunctivitis and nosebleeds, Kelly wasn’t sure he would be able to see well enough to continue; but when he opened his third round with three consecutive birdies he put his blurry eyesight out of mind. “I’ve sort of got used to it and new eye drops have helped. I could have made at least three more birdies over the next stretch but instead I made my first bogey at the 12th and another at the 14th, both from poor bunker shots. Fortunately I was able to get one back with a birdie at the final hole. “This course really requires a lot of shot positioning and I’m learning that as I go,” he added. “Fortunately, from the start I’ve had great pace on these greens, which are really slick.” With the finishing line in sight, Kelly was in no mood to relax his grip. Even when Pereira holed out from a greenside bunker at the sixth to get within five, Kelly responded with a birdie of his own at the next, one of his many fine long irons of the tournament, hurled through a 25mph crosswind, to within six feet of the hole. Just to emphasise his triumphant week, Kelly concluded his final round with a birdie on the 17th and a chip- in eagle-three at the final hole for a closing 66 and 265, 19 under par, while Lopez-Rivarola could only finish with 72 for the runner-up spot on 278 and Pereira 71 for 279. “It’s a thrill and an honour to win this famous event,” Kelly said. “and I’m delighted.” The victory capped a highly successful 2012 for Kelly, who won the English under 18 Championship for the Carris Trophy at Royal Cinque Ports in Deal, Kent, last July when he beat Bobby Keeble from Essex in a sudden death playoff. A boy international since 2011, he also won the Fairhaven Trophy and was unbeaten in his six games in helping England win the Boys Home Internationals in Ireland. He eventually finished second on the 2012 Titleist FootJoy England Golf Boys Order of Merit. Leading final scores: 265 P Kelly (Eng) 65 68 66 66 278 J Lopez-Rivarola (Arg) 69 67 70 72 279 C Pereira (USA) 68 66 74 71 280 J Montano (Bol) 68 69 75 68 281 M Gradecki (Pol) 70 74 67 70 Kelly is pictured left, receiving his trophy. 31 Dec 2012 Boy champion Kelly wins Orange Bowl by a street
Facebook4Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston EDCSince 1985, the Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) has honored local businesses and celebrated the role they play in supporting the economic health of our region.On May 30, 2019, The Thurston EDC held its annual Gala and Business Recognition Awards at Indian Summer Golf & Country Club. Over 200 people attended the event and helped celebrate the following five winners:Agricultural Business of the Year: OlyKrautNew Business of the Year: Freshii West OlympiaLarge Business of the Year: SCJ AllianceNon-Profit of the Year: The Bridge Music ProjectSmall Business of the Year: Gabi’s Olympic Cards and ComicsAbout the Thurston Economic Development Council and Center for Business & InnovationThe Thurston Economic Development Council has been supporting a strong economy in Thurston County since 1982 with a mission to create a dynamic and sustainable economy that supports the values of the people who live and work in Thurston County. At the foundation of the work we do are three main principles: recruit, retain, and expand.We work to maintain the health of local businesses by offering technical assistance, and providing advocacy on their behalf. We present market opportunities to Thurston County employers, providing support for them to expand their operations. We actively attract investment and employment opportunities into our region through outreach, promotion and trade missions.