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Centum Investment Limited ( 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgCentum Investment Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Centum Investment Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Centum Investment Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Centum Investment Limited (  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileCentum Investment Limited is an equity firm specialising in investing in areas of growth, developmental capital and buyouts and seek to make equity investments between US$2 and US$20 million. The company invests in enterprises in the agricultural, education, healthcare, energy, financial services, insurance, information and communication technology, food and beverages, catering, automotive, publishing, real estate, power and FMCG sectors. In the beverage sector, it invests in businesses manufacturing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and carbonated soft drinks. These companies operate in and serve the needs of domestic markets in Africa sub-regions. In most private equity investments, it prefers to acquire a controlling and significant minor stake in the company. The head office of Centum Investment Company is in Nairobi, Kenya. Centum Investment Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Autumn Internationals Wales v South Africa Preview

first_imgAll you need to know about the Test between Wales and South Africa in Cardiff. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Autumn Internationals Wales v South Africa PreviewBoth these teams are trending in the same upward trajectory it seems. Wales are on an unbeaten run of eight Tests and are looking to secure an Autumn Internationals clean sweep for the first time.South Africa, after a couple of tough years, are playing excellent rugby once again as shown by their narrow victories over Scotland and France this November, and a victory over New Zealand in the Rugby Championship earlier this year.Both sides will be looking to end their years with one more hard-fought win and we expect this to be a close affair given the past few score-lines between the two rugby powerhouses. In recent memory, Wales have won the last three matches, with the latest in Washington DC in the summer. However that was Rassie Erasmus’s first game in charge, so the Springboks taking the field on Saturday will be a totally different proposition for the Welsh.As a result, this Test is sure to be a colossal match-up between two sides looking to take momentum into World Cup year.What’s the big team news?Wales have made several changes to the side that, for a brief period, were thoroughly tested by Tonga.In fact Adam Beard and Liam Williams are the only two players to keep their spots, with the latter taking up the full-back jersey due to the concussion to Leigh Halfpenny. Will Halfpenny’s kicking proficiency be missed in a tight contest? Gareth Anscombe starts at ten, with Dan Biggar on the bench.Out of Action: Will Leigh Halfpenny be missed? (Getty Images)South Africa on the other hand have named an unchanged starting line-up a week after beating Scotland at Murrayfield. The only change to the match day squad comes in the form of the giant Eben Etzebeth who replaces Lood de Jager on the bench.What have the coaches said?Warren Gatland said of the possibility of a Autumn Internationals clean sweep: “The players are fully aware of what they’ve achieved and they can do something special.“Momentum would be created for the Six Nations and they can continue to build towards the World Cup.“I haven’t seen this level of maturity in a group of players. We’re calm and our composure in games has been outstanding.“We want to end the campaign with a big performance against a very good South African side. It’s the end of a campaign, like a cup game. Winner takes all.”Springboks head-coach Rassie Erasmus said” “Wales have a formidable squad and their current run of eight unbeaten Tests is proof and also an indication of their good form at the moment. “They are a well-balanced and strong side with a great home record so our boys will be in for a massive contest on Saturday.“We will be desperate to win, and to end the tour on a high would be fantastic for the experience and growth of this squad.”Man Mountain: Etzebeth returns to the match day squad after an injury picked up against England (Getty Images)Any interesting statistics?Five of the past six meetings between the two sides have been settled by six points or fewer.Wales last won nine in a row in 1999 – when backs coach Rob Howley was captain.They have won their past seven Tests at home. Only once since 1978 have they enjoyed a longer winning run.South Africa’s tally of 36 tries this year puts them third among tier one nations behind New Zealand (68) and Scotland (39).The 26-20 win against Scotland last weekend was just their sixth win in their past 19 Tests on their travels (D1, L12).What time does it kick off and is it on TV?Wales v South Africa, Saturday 24 November, Principality Stadium, CardiffThe match will kick off at 5.20pm and will be televised on the BBC, S4C and the BBC Sport website.Luke Pearce will be the referee in control with Wayne Barnes and Karl Dickson providing assistance as touch judges.The TMO is  Irishman Simon McDowell.What are the line-ups?WALES: Liam Williams; George North, Jonathan Davies, Hadleigh Parkes, Josh Adams; Gareth Anscombe, Gareth Davies; Nicky Smith, Ken Owens, Tomas Francis, Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones, Dan Lydiate, Justin Tipuric, Ross Moriarty.Replacements: Elliot Dee, Rob Evans, Dillon Lewis, Cory Hill, Ellis Jenkins, Tomos Williams, Dan Biggar, Owen Watkin.SOUTH AFRICA: Willie le Roux; Sbu Nkosi, Jesse Kriel, Damian de Allende, Aphiwe Dyantyi; Handré Pollard, Embrose Papier; Steven Kitshoff, Malcolm Marx, Frans Malherbe, RG Snyman, Franco Mostert, Siya Kolisi (c), Pieter-Steph du Toit, Duane Vermeulen.center_img Replacements: Bongi Mbonambi, Thomas du Toit, Vincent Koch, Eben Etzebeth, Francois Louw, Ivan van Zyl, Elton Jantjies, Cheslin Kolbe.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Different Breed: Wales will face a very different Springboks side to the one they faced in Washington earlier this year (Getty Images) last_img read more

Harvard Act on a Dream protests newspaper’s call to ICE

first_imgNov. 15 — Harvard College Act on a Dream (AOD) launched the #CrimsonListen campaign today with a petition, boycott, teach-in and surprise action at a ceremony intended to welcome new leadership at the Harvard Crimson, Harvard’s student newspaper. Sign in middle of door reads “Stop endangering undocumented students.”Undocumented and at-risk im/migrant students and workers had endured a disturbing September incident where the Crimson actually called Immigration and Customs Enforcement to solicit its comment following a militant “Abolish ICE” rally organized by AOD. AOD is fighting for DACA recipients to be granted permanent citizenship.  AOD considered the invited “comment” as collaboration with ICE, in that those who speak out despite their status could be targeted. Student reporters broke protocol by not disclosing their intention to contact ICE when they interviewed AOD rally participants. Crimson leadership doubled down when criticized for this disclosure lapse, pointing to “journalistic standards.”In the wake of this incident, many have pointed out that the Crimson’s record for seeking comment from agencies protested on campus has been totally inconsistent.The launch of #CrimsonListen today starkly highlighted the wilfully ignorant position of the storied student newspaper leadership amidst the attacks on im/migrants in the U.S. As Black and Brown student editors walked out and joined groups of protesters stationed at each entrance leading to the planned ceremony, a smaller group locked themselves in to engage in champagne horseplay, spraying and sipping at the repurposed “celebration,” while the crowd chanted and affixed placards to the doors. Four workers representing the Harvard TPS Coalition joined the action. This group is connected to the university’s dining hall workers, who are represented by UNITE HERE Local 26. The dining hall workers have mounted militant struggles for justice for workers with Temporary Protected Status; they are also in solidarity with immigrant and undocumented students and oppose any collaboration with ICE.A sign of the boycott’s success is that students say many stories have been scrapped or published without typical sourcing. The Crimson has also been expressing more than usual interest in campus workers’ issues and calling union stewards from Local 26. But union stewards have been refusing these “opportunities” because they will not be scabs for the Crimson to use against their comrades in Act On a Dream.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Todd Janzen: State GMO Labeling Laws Present Unanswered Legal Questions

first_img Facebook Twitter Todd Janzen: State GMO Labeling Laws Present Unanswered Legal Questions SHARE Facebook Twitter Todd Janzen, Attorney at Plews Shadley Racher and Braun LLPAt least 20 states have considered bills requiring labeling for genetically modified (GMO) foods in the past few years.  California’s Prop 37 was the most notorious of these proposed laws, but it was defeated by referendum in November 2012.  This hasn’t stopped GMO opponents in other states from seeking to pass laws requiring the labeling of GMO containing food.  This raises two questions: First, why doesn’t the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) require GMO labels?  Second, is it even legal for states to create their own GMO labels?The FDA, pursuant to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, ensures the safety of all domestic and imported foods (except meat, poultry, and egg, which the USDA regulates).  When groups have petitioned the FDA to require GMO containing labels, the FDA has responded that GMO containing foods are “substantially equivalent” to non-GMO foods, therefore, no additional labeling is required. FDA, Statement of Policy: Foods Derived from New Plant Varieties, 57 Fed. Reg. 22984, § IV (May 29, 1992).Can states bypass the FDA and impose their own labels?   That creates legal problems, which due to the newness of this issue, have not been resolved by courts.  One of the problems with state GMO labeling laws is that federal law typically trumps state law where there is a conflict.  That is the nature of federalism.  If the federal government, by empowering the FDA to require and regulate food labels, decides not to require GMO labeling, states cannot necessarily usurp that power by creating their own labeling requirements.Another problem is that state GMO labeling laws may violate the Interstate Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution.  If Washington state, for example, requires that tortilla chips made with GMO corn state so on the label, suddenly tortilla chips made and bagged in Indiana with GMO corn (and containing the FDA required label) could not be sold in Washington. Would the delivery trucks be turned away at Washington state’s border?  Does Washington have the right to ban the sale of Indiana corn chips?  The Interstate Commerce Clause was put into our constitution to avoid that problem.  Years ago, states tried to ban the importation of out-of-state trash–but the United States Supreme Court said that violated the Interstate Commerce Clause. C & A Carbone, Inc. v. Town of Clarkstown, 114 S. Ct. 1677 (1994).  Individual states cannot stop the flow of commerce, nor would we want them to.Other problems could arise from the wording of the labels themselves.  What exactly is GMO free?  Does that mean corn that is 99.5% GMO free could be labeled as “containing no genetically engineered organisms”?  Are chickens that eat GMO corn or soybean products “GMO free”, even though the chickens themselves were not genetically engineered?  Courts have not answered these questions.State-led initiatives to require GMO labeling are fraught with legal problems. They are also unnecessary, because “GMO free” essentially already exists in the “organic” label.  If you want GMO free food, buy “organic.”  Whatever you buy, it’s safe to assume the GMO labeling wars in this country are just beginning.Special thanks to Sudhir Burgaard, who writes about this topic more in depth for the American Bar Association’s Natural Resource and The Environment Newsletter in his article titled: The Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods Debate. SHAREcenter_img By Todd Janzen – Oct 30, 2013 Todd Janzen grew up on a Kansas farm and now practices law with Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP, which has offices in Indianapolis and South Bend.  He also serves as General Counsel to the Indiana Dairy Producers and writes regularly about agricultural law topics on his blog:  This article is provided for informational purposes only. Readers should consult legal counsel for advice applicable to specific circumstances. Todd is currently serving as chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA’s) Agricultural Management Committee, which is part of the ABA’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources.Submitted by: Todd J. Janzen, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP Home News Feed Todd Janzen: State GMO Labeling Laws Present Unanswered Legal Questions Previous articleHoosier Senator Expects Give and Take as House and Senate Tackle Farm Bill DifferencesNext articleSenators Hope to Allow Americans to Keep Current Health Care Coverage Todd Janzenlast_img read more

Senate Follows House on USDA Relocation Plan

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Senate Follows House on USDA Relocation Plan Senate Follows House on USDA Relocation Plan SHARE SHARE By NAFB News Service – Jan 23, 2019 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter The 2019 Senate agriculture appropriations bill follows House language in expressing concern of the Department of Agriculture’s plans to relocate the National Institute of Food and Agriculture out of the Washington metropolitan area. The language also says it is “appropriate” for the Economic Research Service to stay in the Research, Education and Economics mission area rather than move to the Office of the Chief Economist, according to the Hagstrom Report.The bill specifically expresses concern “about the unknown costs associated with the proposed move,” and USDA is directed to include all cost estimates for the proposed move of the two agencies, as well as a detailed analysis of any research benefits of their relocation. The House bill released last week contains similar language. The move indicates that both the House and Senate agree on opposing the moves, at least until USDA consults with Congress about the proposal. Previous articleChina Pork Prices Below Cost of ProductionNext articleDairy Industry Research Shows Consumers Thoughts on Plant-Based Milk Imitators NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Plans in place to bring fibre broadband to a number of towns

first_img Facebook Plans in place to bring fibre broadband to a number of towns Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Pinterest Google+ Eircom says work is ongoing to provide fibre broadband to a number of smaller towns around Donegal over the next 18 months.While Eircom is only one of the countries broadband providers it is responsible for investing and upgrading the fibre network across Donegal and the country.Super fast fibre broadband was enabled in much of Letterkenny last months but a number of towns from Carndonagh to Bundoran will be enabled in the coming years.Paul Bradley is the Director of Corporate Affairs for Eircom in Ireland:[podcast][/podcast] Twitter Twitter Pinterestcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also By News Highland – June 12, 2013 LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton News WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Previous articleShoppers disapointed as Cost Plus Sofa sale is cancelledNext articleOfficial launch takes place of new 200km Donegal cycle route News Highland last_img read more

Explainer : Doctrine Of Legitimate Expectation & Promissory Estoppel

first_imgKnow the LawExplainer : Doctrine Of Legitimate Expectation & Promissory Estoppel Manu Sebastian2 Dec 2020 8:07 AMShare This – xDenial of legitimate expectation can be a circumstance leading to arbitrariness and violation of Article 14 of the Constitution.The judgment delivered by the Supreme Court on December 1 in the case State of Jharkhand and others v Brahmaputra Metallics Ltd Ranchi and others is a good reference to understand the concepts of legitimate expectation and promissory estoppel.The judgment pronounced by a bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra also illustrates how the doctrine of legitimate expectation can…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 judgment delivered by the Supreme Court on December 1 in the case State of Jharkhand and others v Brahmaputra Metallics Ltd Ranchi and others is a good reference to understand the concepts of legitimate expectation and promissory estoppel.The judgment pronounced by a bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra also illustrates how the doctrine of legitimate expectation can be used against arbitrary State action to claim relief.Factual backgroundThe factual background of the case is summarized here to help easy understanding of the legal principles. The respondent, Brahmaputra Metallics Ltd, was seeking to enforce a promise made by the Jharkhand Government in 2012 to grant exemption from the payment of 50 per cent of the electricity duty for a period of five years, for captive power plants.Though this announcement was made in the Industrial Policy of 2012, it was given statutory effect only in 2015, that too only prospectively. The company sought enforcement of this policy with retrospective effect from 2012. Relying on the doctrines of promissory estoppel and legitimate expectation, it approached the High Court. The High Court allowed the company’s writ petition. Challenging that, the State approached the Supreme Court.Principles discussed in the judgmentSome major principles culled out from the judgment are mentioned below :The judgment first discussed the evolution of the principle of promissory estoppel in the English law and the development of the doctrine of legitimate expectation as its offshoot.Promissory estoppel developed as an equitable remedy to grant relief to a person who has acted on a promise even in the absence of a contractual relationship or consideration.It can be used as a “shield” in a legal proceeding and not as a “sword”. In other words, promissory estoppel will not by itself constitute a cause of action and was allowed to be used as a defence in a legal proceeding.Doctrine of Legitimate ExpectationThis doctrine developed in parallel to the doctrine of promissory estoppel.The doctrine of legitimate expectations is founded on the principles of fairness in government dealings. It comes into play if a public body leads an individual to believe that they will be a recipient of a substantive benefit.Under English Law, the doctrine of legitimate expectation initially developed in the context of public law as an analogy to the doctrine of promissory estoppel found in private law. However, since then, English Law has distinguished between the doctrines of promissory estoppel and legitimate expectation as distinct remedies under private law and public law, respectively.Another difference between the doctrines of promissory estoppel and legitimate expectation under English Law is that the latter can constitute a cause of action. In other words, doctrine of legitimate expectation can be used as a ‘sword’.Doctrine of Legitimate Expectation based on principles of fairness and non-arbitrariness by the StateWhile the basis of the doctrine of promissory estoppel in private law is a promise made between two parties, the basis of the doctrine of legitimate expectation in public law is premised on the principles of fairness and non-arbitrariness surrounding the conduct of public authorities, explained the Court.The judgment notes that under Indian Law, there is often a conflation between the doctrines of promissory estoppel and legitimate expectation.The Court explained that the doctrine of legitimate expectation is linked to the protection of a citizen who acted after reposing trust in the State. This doctrine’s aim is to hold the State to account.The observations in paragraph 37 of the judgment illuminates this point :”Representations by public authorities need to be held to scrupulous standards, since citizens continue to live their lives based on the trust they repose in the State. In the commercial world also, certainty and consistency are essential to planning the affairs of business. When public authorities fail to adhere to their representations without providing an adequate reason to the citizens for this failure, it violates the trust reposed by citizens in the State. The generation of a business friendly climate for investment and trade is conditioned by the faith which can be reposed in government to fulfil the expectations which it generates”.Need to prove detriment?The judgment authored by Justice Chandrachud notes that in the 1989 decision in National Buildings Construction Corporation vs S. Raghunathan it was observed that claims based on legitimate expectation need to establish detriment caused to the claimant on account of acting on the representation by the State, as in the case of promissory estoppel.However, there has been a deviation from this position over the years to situate the doctrine of legitimate expectations on a broader footingThe judgment explains that in a concurring opinion in Monnet Ispat and Energy Ltd. vs Union of India(2012) Justice H L Gokhale highlighted the different considerations that underlie the doctrines of promissory estoppel and legitimate expectation. “For the application of the doctrine of promissory estoppel, there has to be a promise, based on which the promise has acted to its prejudice. In contrast, while applying the doctrine of legitimate expectation, the primary considerations are reasonableness and fairness of the State action”, the judgment in Monnet observed.Article 14 and Legitimate expectationThe judgment further refers to the decision in Union of India vs Lt. Col. P.K. Choudhary(2016) where it was held that the doctrine of legitimate expectation cannot be claimed as a right in itself, but can be used only when the denial of a legitimate expectation leads to the violation of Article 14 of the Constitution.”Thus, the Court held that the doctrine of legitimate expectation cannot be claimed as a right in itself, but can be used only when the denial of a legitimate expectation leads to the violation of Article 14 of the Constitution”, the SC observed, referring to P K Choudhary decision.As regards the relationship between Article 14 and the doctrine of legitimate expectation, a three judge Bench in Food Corporation of India vs Kamdhenu Cattle Feed Industries(1992), said “The mere reasonable or legitimate expectation of a citizen, in such a situation, may not by itself be a distinct enforceable right, but failure to consider and give due weight to it may render the decision arbitrary, and this is how the requirement of due consideration of a legitimate expectation forms part of the principle of non-arbitrariness, a necessary concomitant of the rule of law”.”A decision taken in an arbitrary manner contradicts the principle of legitimate expectation”, observed the decision in NOIDA Entrepreneurs Assn. vs NOIDA(2011).Referring to these precedents, the bench observed :”We can see that the doctrine of substantive legitimate expectation is one of the ways in which the guarantee of non-arbitrariness enshrined under Article 14 finds concrete expression”Thus, denial of legitimate expectation can be a circumstance leading to arbitrariness and violation of Article 14 of the Constitution.Applying principles to the factsOn facts, the Court noted that there was a clear representation made by the State to grant concessions in electricity duty from 2012 for five years. No justification bearing on reasons of policy or public interest was offered for the delay in implementing the policy only from 2015 prospectively.The Court rejected the argument that State is not duty bound to disclose the reasons for delaying the implementation of the policy.”The state must discard the colonial notion that it is a sovereign handing out doles at its will. Its policies give rise to legitimate expectations that the state will act according to what it puts forth in the public realm. In all its actions, the State is bound to act fairly, in a transparent manner. This is an elementary requirement of the guarantee against arbitrary state action which Article 14 of the Constitution adopts”, the Court observed.Deprivation of legitimate expectation justifiable only on public interestAnother key principle which flows out of the judgment is that deprivation of legitimate expectation is justifiable only on the ground of public interest. The Court noted that no reasons based on public interest was cited by the State in the instant case.”A deprivation of the entitlement of private citizens and private business must be proportional to a requirement grounded in public interest”, the Court observed.”Since the State has offered no justification for the delay in issuance of the notification, or provided reasons for it being in public interest, we hold that such a course of action by the State is arbitrary and is violative of Article 14″, the Court said.Click here to download the judgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Mother and baby home investigation: “appalling” level of infant mortality

first_img WhatsApp A five-year investigation into mother and baby homes has found an “appalling” level of infant mortality among children born there.Out of the 18 homes examined by the Commission of Investigation, including one in Stranorlar and The Castle, Newtowncunningham, 9 thousand children died.56 thousand unmarried mothers – ranging in age from 12 years old to women in their 40s – along with 57 thousand children lived in the institutions.The Commission says women who gave birth outside marriage were subjected to “particularly harsh treatment” in the period looked at from 1922 to 1998.It found that was “supported by, contributed to, and condoned by” the institutions of the State and the Churches.Taoiseach Michael Martin says the report makes often harrowing reading:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp By News Highland – January 12, 2021 center_img Mother and baby home investigation: “appalling” level of infant mortality Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter Google+ Google+ Previous articleDonegal athletes and coaches invited to hear from experts at NW Sporting Pathways seminarsNext articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday January 12th News Highland FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

McNabb legacy continues through giving

first_img Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Skip Latest Stories OPEN HOUSES: Local schools hold orientations as the beginning of a new year approaches Summer break is coming to a close and local schools are in full swing making preparations for the start of… read more By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article You Might Likecenter_img Published 3:00 am Thursday, August 3, 2017 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… The kids will be treated to hotdogs and the trimmings and each will receive back-to-school supplies that will get them off to a good start, said McNabb’s daughter, Vachon Watts.“Mother would be very happy knowing that we are doing something for children,” Watts said. “She had a big heart for children and this is our way to remember her and also make sure that children start school with the things they need to be successful early on.”Watts said her mother loved learning and she loved young people. Sponsored Content “She was the youth director at First Missionary Baptist Church in Troy for 35 years and was the leader of the Crusaders until well into her seventies,” Watts said. “Those young men loved and respected her. When Mother died in 2012, they came from all over the country to attend her funeral and several of them asked to be on the program.”Watts said her mom did anything she could to help young people. She would go out of her way to help anyone.“She encouraged and supported those she cared about, even if it meant giving in,” Watts said. “Mother was a die-hard Alabama fan but when one of the Crusaders was on the team at Auburn, she turned. She said she was going watch Auburn play and she was going to root for Auburn to win and she did.”WSFA personality Tonya Terry is Watts’ niece and she had a strong affection for McNabb. By The Penny Hoarder Annie Lois McNabb was the mother of 10 children. She experienced the greatest sadness a mother can know in the loss of a child several times over, including the tragic loss of a daughter in a plane crash.McNabb knew great sadness and she also knew great joy. That’s the way McNabb lived her life, overcoming sadness and finding joy in all things, even the little things, especially little children.And, was her love of children that inspired her own children to organize the Annie Lois McNabb Back to School Event in 2013. On Saturday, the McNabb family will once again host the back to school event for school age children 12 years and under. The event will be from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Murphree Park in Troy. Parents are asked to attend with their children. McNabb legacy continues through giving Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “Tonya spoke only two lines in a play that my mother directed but she said she would have walked 500 miles just to say those two line for my mother,” Watts said.Annie Lois McNabb’s legacy will live on through her children and grandchildren and also through all of those who knew her and those who know about her through the annual Back to School Event.“This is something our family wants to do to give back to the community and it’s also a way to remember and honor our mother,” Watts said. “She wanted all children to be successful in life and getting a good education is so important to success in whatever you choose to do.”Watts said, hopefully, the Annie Lois McNabb Back to School event will help encourage and motivate the children to have a successful 2017-2018 school year.last_img read more

Gov. Beshear, State Leaders Provide Update on Kentucky’s Fight Against COVID-19

first_img Gov. Beshear, State Leaders Provide Update on Kentucky’s Fight Against COVID-19Key updates on interstate collaboration, testing, Team Kentucky Fund, field hospitalFRANKFORT, Ky. (April 15, 2020) –Gov. Beshear announced Wednesday that his administration is deepening ties with neighboring Indiana and Ohio in the fight against the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).The Governor said he, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine have agreed to continue close discussions on responding to the coronavirus pandemic, with an eye toward eventually coordinating plans to reopen the states’ economies.“Regionally, it is so critical,” Gov. Beshear said. “If you live in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati is right across the river, we have to work together to make sure that one area isn’t on top of the virus and another just brings it in, and vice versa.”The Governor will continue regular calls and planning sessions with neighboring governors and other leaders over the coming weeks. As action is taken, the governors will provide updates.“These two governors and I have been on a call at least once a week, and let me tell you, they care about their people,” Gov. Beshear said. “There hasn’t been one political moment in it, just three people trying to do the best they can surrounded by teams trying to do the best that they can.”He said that the collaboration is essential but that each leader ultimately would make his own decisions.“In the end each state will have to sign off on any of their plans. None of us are going to relinquish our obligation to serve our people,” the Governor said. “But we believe that these three states have been doing a good job in what we face with the coronavirus and that our experience is very similar and so that by doing this we believe we can have a more effective eventual opening of different parts of our economy.”Comprehensive TestingGov. Beshear also announced the first stage of a unique testing regime, starting with frontline health care workers, that is designed to save lives and get people back to work.The Co-Immunity Project is a collaboration among the State of Kentucky, Louisville Metro Government, the Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute and several major health care companies through the Louisville Healthcare CEO Council.The project will focus on comprehensive testing, centered on antibodies and developing donor plasma resources.“It will test for antibodies for those who have been infected in the past and may have developed immunity,” the Governor said.Gov. Beshear said we are unleashing the capabilities of a special asset we have in our state, the Louisville Center for Predictive Medicine, which has state-of-the-art facilities for BSL-3 biocontainment research.The Co-Immunity Project is a collaboration – not only between public and private institutions but also among private health care companies that normally compete against each other. They are banding together, contributing different capabilities to this project with the same goal of delivering a testing regime that can save lives and get a community of people back to work.“This is a unique opportunity for us to leverage all of the research capabilities of the University of Louisville,” said University of Louisville President Neeli Bendapudi. “We are very eager to try to work with the entire population, first of all, to protect our health care workers and then everyone in the community and hopefully from Louisville we are able to take this and extend it to enhancing the health of the entire commonwealth.”Team Kentucky FundGov. Beshear announced new fundraising numbers and an oversight panel for the Team Kentucky Fund.Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman appeared Wednesday remotely via video to announce the five co-chairs.“I have some great news to share with the state about the Team Kentucky Fund,” Lt. Gov. Coleman said. “First of all, I have recruited five co-chairs to serve as the team that leads the charge here, and it is a bipartisan group of folks that you might recognize because they have all held my position of lieutenant governor in the past.”Jerry Abramson, Steve Henry, Crit Luallen, Daniel Mongiardo, and Steve Pence will co-chair the Team Kentucky Fund to help Kentuckians whose employment has been affected by COVID-19.Beshear, along with the Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet, took executive action on March 23 to establish the Team Kentucky Fund, an online platform to provide help to Kentuckians affected financially during the COVID-19 emergency.This fund will complement other efforts from the state’s unemployment payments to federal stimulus, said Lt. Gov. Coleman, who is also secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.“We are going to be partnering with Community Action of Kentucky. We are going to be partnering with this group because they have a long history of impactful work. This organization is going to serve as the hands and feet of this mission,” Lt. Gov. Coleman said.Gov. Beshear said that right now there is more than $1.8 million raised or pledged to the Team Kentucky Fund.“More than 7,000 people have donated. Most of the donations were less than $100,” the Governor said. “We’ve also had some businesses and private donors step up with gifts from $10,000 to the $1 million announcements we had from the Kentucky Colonels just yesterday.”In addition to the Kentucky Colonels’ unprecedented donation, Gov. Beshear highlighted some of the major gifts, including $125,000 from an anonymous business donor, $100,000 from LG&E, $25,000 from Health Tech Solutions and $65,000 from Bret Walker and Emilee Stites in cooperation with TeeSpring Inc. (Walker and Stites operate, with 100% of proceeds going to the Team Kentucky Fund.)“I want to thank everyone for their generosity in this,” the Governor said. “Nobody’s personal finances are in a positive place as we go through this. Thinking about the fact that people have donated already $1.9 million to help out their fellow human being is once again passing that test of humanity.”University of Kentucky Football Coach Mark Stoops sent a video promoting the Team Kentucky Fund.“Any coach will tell you, in order to have success, you have to have to execute a game plan. Our game plan is this: stay healthy and stay home. And keep a safe distance from family and loved ones. That is how you win. That is how you defeat the coronavirus,” Coach Stoops said.“But much like a team, you also need a strong supporting cast. That is why the Governor and the Team Kentucky Fund has put together an initiative and a fundraiser,” Coach Stoops said. “Some Kentuckians are being hit so much harder than others. And they need our support.”Donate to the Team Kentucky Fund at Testing UpdateGov. Beshear provided updates and clarification about the state’s partnership with Kroger to provide drive-through testing for the coronavirus in the commonwealth.A main point of emphasis is that Kroger stores and pharmacies are not testing sites. Please do not call the stores or pharmacies seeking to register for the tests.For those seeking to register for a test, a new website has been established. For location details or to register for a test, visit KROGERHEALTH.COM/COVIDTESTING.Those eligible for the tests include people exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, shortness of breath and cough; health care workers and first responders who may have been exposed to coronavirus; and anyone with mild symptoms who also may have been exposed to COVID-19.The testing is done free of charge. The overall goal of the partnership is to conduct 20,000 tests over the next five weeks. Test results are expected within approximately 48 hours.Census updateGov. Beshear is continuing to encourage Kentuckians to do their Constitutional duty and fill out the 2020 U.S. Census.“The Census provides significant dollars,” the Governor said. “When we talk about needing to rebuild our economy, we are leaving dollars on the table unless every Kentucky family completes the Census.”Newly released numbers show that Kentucky is outpacing the national average 51% to 49.1% in self-response to the Census. However, a regional look at the commonwealth shows far less reporting in the eastern portion of the state.“This is really important for the months ahead when we can look to not just restarting but reviving our economy,” the Governor said.Field Hospital UpdateKentucky National Guard Adj. Gen. Hal Lamberton provided an update on the field hospitalat the Kentucky Exposition Center.“At this moment, it is operational. We currently have 250 beds there. We have the potential of expanding that should the need arise,” Gen. Lamberton said. “The intent of this acute-care facility is if there is a need and an overflow at our local hospitals in the Louisville area, that this is a means to send some of the light-medical-care COVID-19 afflicted patients. We can’t wait till that need is already there, we’ve got to have this prepared in advance of the need, thus the operational date now, well ahead.”He said the collaborative effort includes the Kentucky National Guard, Kentucky Emergency Management, the Kentucky Department for Public Health, Kentucky Homeland Security and numerous local and state level organizations.Case InformationAs of 5 p.m. April 15, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 2,291 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 88 of which were newly confirmed.Unfortunately, Gov. Beshear also reported seven new deaths Tuesday, raising the state’s toll to 122 deaths related to the virus.“These seven people are a loss to all of us so let’s make sure we light our houses up tonight, and our places of business,” the Governor said.The newly reported deaths include four women from Jefferson County, ages 88, 89 and two 93-year-olds; a 94-year-old woman from Hopkins County; a 48-year-old man from Simpson County; and a 65-year-old man from an undisclosed county.At least 862 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Kentucky.To date, at least 28,324 people have been tested. At least 807 people have ever been hospitalized with 412 currently hospitalized. At least 367 have ever been in the ICU with at least 252 people currently in the ICU.Gov. Beshear also offered an update on the racial breakdown of COVID-19 patients, which has been the subject of news stories across the country because of the disparity.The Governor said with about 73% of the known cases accounted for, 80.62% of Kentuckians who tested positive were Caucasian, 11.63% were African-American, 4.93% were multiracial, 2.63% were Asian and 0.07% were Native American, Alaskan Native or Native Hawaiian.On fatalities attributed to the coronavirus, with about 82% of the known cases accounted for, Kentucky deaths are about 77% Caucasian, 22% African-American and 1% Asian.“Again, those are concerning numbers,” the Governor said.More InformationThe Governor is asking all Kentuckians to continue to fight the spread of the virus by following his 10-step guidance, which includes practicing social distancing and staying healthy at home. Gov. Beshear says these efforts have the potential to save the lives of as many as 11,000 Kentuckians.Read about other key updates, actions and information from Gov. Beshear and his administration at, and the Governor’s official social media accounts Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Watch the Governor’s social media accounts at 5 p.m. ET each day for his regular briefing.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages people to follow these steps to prevent illness. Kentuckians who want advice can call the state hotline at 800-722-5725 or call their local health care provider.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more