Les Gaz Industriels Limitée (GIL.mu) Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgLes Gaz Industriels Limitée (GIL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Chemicals sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Les Gaz Industriels Limitée (GIL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Les Gaz Industriels Limitée (GIL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Les Gaz Industriels Limitée (GIL.mu)  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileLes Gaz Industriels Limitée is based in Bell Village, Mauritius, and engages in the manufacturing, distribution and sale of industrial gases such as liquid and gaseous nitrogen in bulk, cylinders and welding electrodes in Mauritius and internationally. The company’s production line also include medical gases that are primarily used for medical purposes such as hospitals and clinics, these gases include oxygen, air, entonox, and nitrous oxide gases. In addition, Les Gaz Industriels Limitée offers industrial gas equipment comprising of regulators, cutting torches, flashback arrestors, and a selection of accessories and options in medical gas equipment, as well as welding and cutting services. Les Gaz Industriels Limitée is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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App Helps Measure level of Antibiotic Residue

first_img SHARE Zoetis offers the Swine Residue Risk Assessment app to veterinarians and producers as part of a complete products and services portfolio. This new tool reinforces the commitment of Zoetis to encourage responsible antibiotic use and provide producers with solutions that make a difference. For more information on the assessment app or other support from Zoetis, please visit with your local Zoetis representative. Home Indiana Agriculture News App Helps Measure level of Antibiotic Residue SHARE By Gary Truitt – Aug 14, 2014 Swine veterinarians can help pork producers measure the farm risk level for violative residues in pork with the new Swine Residue Risk Assessment app. The free app is available in the Apple® App Store® for iPad® devices. “This app is a simple way to review practices and evaluate risk levels before your product enters the pork supply,” said Michael Senn, DVM, senior manager, Pork Technical Services, Zoetis. “The results from this tool can provide meaningful guidance for a discussion between veterinarians and producers to reinforce your commitment to the responsible use of antibiotics.” Facebook Twittercenter_img Download the app for free from the Apple App Store. After logging in with your Apple account information, search for the Swine Residue Risk Assessment. App Helps Measure level of Antibiotic Residue Facebook Twitter The assessment app — created with veterinary expert input — asks questions about on-farm animal care and management practices. A weighted scoring system assigns points based on the likelihood of the risk of a violative antibiotic residue in pork. The assessment rates a farm’s risk level as low, moderate or high, and it suggests next steps to maintain low risk or address higher-risk issues. Users can send the results to any email address, allowing veterinarians, producers or caregivers to easily view them. “Veterinarians and producers are always on the go,” Dr. Senn said. “The mobility of a risk assessment app allows for easy evaluation of proper antibiotic usage. It also can be shown to caregivers, reinforcing the importance of using antibiotics responsibly.” Previous articleProject Liberty to Celebrate with Grand OpeningNext articlePropane Inventories See Recent Strong Growth Gary Truittlast_img read more

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Reporters Without Borders urges French President Jacques Chirac to raise case of jailed journalist with visiting Azerbaijan president

first_img RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia News January 22, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders urges French President Jacques Chirac to raise case of jailed journalist with visiting Azerbaijan president RSF_en to go further Organisation News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Help by sharing this information Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia April 9, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Azerbaijan June 4, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders urged French President Jacques Chirac to raise the case of a prominent jailed editor to try to obtain his release, during an official visit by President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliev, on 22-23 January. Rauf Arifoglu, editor of the country’s leading daily newspaper, Yeni Musavat, has been held in the capital Baku since 27 October 2003. June 8, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders urged French President Jacques Chirac to raise the case of a prominent jailed editor to try to obtain his release, during an official visit by President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliev, on 22-23 January.Rauf Arifoglu, editor of the country’s leading daily newspaper, Yeni Musavat, has been held in the capital Baku since 27 October 2003, officially accused of organising rioting that broke out following disputed presidential elections on 15 October. He risks a seven-year jail term.”This is the first foreign visit to be made by President Aliev since he took over the job. The European Union, Council of Europe, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) are all waiting for Azerbaijan’s new leader to take up the challenge of bringing in democratic reforms,” said the international press freedom organisation in a letter to the French head of state on 21 January.”Knowing France’s commitment to freedom of expression, we would be grateful if you could raise the case with Mr Aliev to try to obtain Arifoglu’s release. We are convinced that this gesture would both benefit Azerbaijan and its new leader and that it would be welcomed by the international community,” the letter concluded.Arifoglu, who is also deputy president of the opposition Musavat party, has been remanded in custody at Bailov jail in Baku since 27 October. The prosecutor’s office on 17 January extended his detention by three further months, while he awaits trial.Reporters Without Borders has already protested to the authorities about Arifoglu’s “unjustified detention”, particularly during an investigative visit to Baku in December 2003, when it called for him to be released on bail while awaiting trial. The OSCE made the same appeal, without success. News Newslast_img read more

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Five things you need to know today, May 29

first_img Veterans and their family pay respect to the American Flag during the Pledge of Allegiance at a Memorial Day ceremony Monday morning at VFW Post 4372. Facebook Facebook 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School WhatsApp ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Pinterest Home Local News Five things you need to know today, May 29 Fruit Salad to Die ForCreamy Fruit SaladSouthern Style Potato SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Previous articleCity targets fall start for University wideningNext articleOPD officers arrest suspect in hit and run admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Twitter Local News Five things you need to know today, May 29 WhatsApp By admin – May 29, 2018 OC employee of the year always learning Twitter Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Tuesday, May 29. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.1. City transportation officials expect crews preparing for the widening of University Boulevard to demolish the final property next month to prepare for actual roadwork beginning this fall.2. The sun rose over Memorial Day in Odessa on Monday, and with it rose the American flag, during celebrations and memorial services across the city.3. Odessan Brenna Benham said Memorial Day has grown in significance for her since she joined the military, and has given her greater respect for those who have gone before her fighting for this country.4. For the second year running, Anika Gundlapalli is heading back to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.5. Nathaniel Pettigrew and his wife Micah Pettigrew both graduated from college with masters degrees at the same time. Micah works at New Tech Odessa and Nathaniel works in the ECISD Alternative center. Pinterestlast_img read more

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Enda Kenny won’t rule out a coalition with Fianna Fail

first_img By News Highland – March 2, 2016 Enda Kenny won’t rule out a coalition with Fianna Fail Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img Previous articleOnly one ambulance serving the entire Inishowen peninsula on a 24/7 basisNext articleFish Processing plant to go to court accused of weighing fish-catches illegally News Highland WhatsApp The Taoiseach says he has a duty to ensure Ireland gets a stable government – and that includes talking to Fianna Fáil.But Enda Kenny would not be drawn on whether he would form a coalition with them, or depend on their support from outside.The Taoiseach says his proposal to return the Fine Gael and Labour coalition has been clearly rejected.And as a result he says he now has a duty to speak to people who he had previously ruled out working with:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/13endaGE.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Google+ Homepage BannerNews Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Google+last_img read more

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Lok Sabha Passes Arbitration & Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2021

first_imgNews UpdatesLok Sabha Passes Arbitration & Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 Akshita Saxena12 Feb 2021 9:20 AMShare This – xThe Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 by voice vote. The Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on February 4, 2021 by Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. It is already in force by way of an Ordinance promulgated on 4th November, 2020. It seeks to amend the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 so as to (i) enable automatic stay on awards…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 Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 by voice vote. The Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on February 4, 2021 by Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. It is already in force by way of an Ordinance promulgated on 4th November, 2020. It seeks to amend the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 so as to (i) enable automatic stay on awards in certain cases and (ii) specify by regulations the qualifications, experience and norms for accreditation of arbitrators. Delete #Arbitration & Conciliation (Amendment) Bill 2021 passed in #LokSabha It seeks to enable automatic stay on awards in case arbitration agreement is induced by fraud/corruption etc.Also specify by regulations the qualifications & norms for accreditation of arbitrators. pic.twitter.com/svR2T8rBH5— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) February 12, 2021 As per the statement of objects annexed to the Bill: “In order to address the issue of corrupt practices in securing contracts or arbitral awards, a need was felt to ensure that all the stakeholder parties get an opportunity to seek unconditional stay of enforcement of arbitral awards, where the underlying arbitration agreement or contract or making of the arbitral award is induced by fraud or corruption. Also to promote India as a hub of international commercial arbitration by attracting eminent arbitrators to the country, it was also felt necessary to omit the Eighth Schedule of the Act. In the light of above circumstances, it has become necessary further to amend the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996.” Salient Features Automatic stay on awards In the present regime, a party may file an application before the Court under Section 34 of the 1996 Act for setting aside of an arbitral award. However, after the 2015 amendment to (Section 36 of) the Act, an automatic stay would not be granted on operation of the award by mere filing an application for setting it aside. The Bill clarifies that a stay on the arbitral award may be granted by the Court, even during the pendency of the setting aside application, if it is prima facie satisfied that the relevant arbitration agreement or contract/ making of the award was induced by fraud or corruption. This shall be deemed effective from October 23, 2015. Qualifications of Arbitrators Schedule VIII to the principal Act specifies certain qualifications, experience, and accreditation norms for arbitrators. These requirements include that an arbitrator must be: (i) an advocate under the Advocates Act, 1961 with 10 years of experience, or (ii) an officer of the Indian Legal Service, among others. The Bill seeks to omit Schedule VIII and states that qualifications, experience and norms for accreditation of arbitrators shall be specified by Regulations. Parliamentary Debate Cutting across party lines, most members appreciated the Government for proposing to omit the 8th Schedule as it will attract eminent international arbitrators to the country and further the goal of making India a hub of international commercial arbitration. However, there was widespread opposition with respect to proposed amendment to Section 36, which provides automatic stay of award. Prof. Sougata Ray, AITC said that it is very easy for the losing party to allege corruption and obtain an automatic stay on enforcement of the arbitral award. Thereafter, the parties will have to wait for enforcement till final disposal by the Court. This, he said, defeats the very objective of alternate dispute mechanism by drawing parties to Courts and making them prone to prolonged litigation. Pinaki Misra, BJD, said that by the proposed amendment to Section 36 of the Act, Government is creating an ‘illogical hierarchy’ in the law. He pointed out that Explanation 1(1) to S. 34(2)(b) of the Act already covers agreements induced by fraud/ corruption and thus, there is no need to make the Act more complicated. Other issues raised with respect to proposed amendment to Section 36 of the Act: Legislation does not define Fraud/ Corruption;Retrospective application of Amendment Act (from 2015) with respect to automatic stay may open floodgates of litigation;Amendment will affect enforcement of contracts and ultimately affect ease of doing business in India;Continuous piecemeal amendments to Arbitration Act in 2015, 2019 and 2020 indicates that Government lacks legislative wisdom. Several members also asked the Government as to what was the urgency to promulgate an Ordinance for making the amendments. Responding to the debate, the Law Minister said that omission of Schedule VIII of the Act will give greater flexibility to the Arbitration Council of India and will help in promoting institutional arbitration. He informed the House that the proposed amendment to Section 36 of the Act, despite use of words Fraud/ corruption in Section 34, was necessary as the latter does not provide for an “automatic stay” of the award. He also clarified that the said stay on the award shall not be unlimited but will operate only till disposal of application for setting aside under Section 34 of the Act, by the Court. Moreover, parties may file an appeal for setting aside such stay. So far as the exigency to introduce an ordinance is concerned, he said that there were uncertainties as to whether the Parliament session will be conducted or not, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Furthermore, the Government wanted to promptly prevent collusive attempts of parties to seek benefit of an award tainted with corruption. Also Read: The Story Of Arbitral Meddling: Analyzing The Arbitration And Conciliation Act (Amendment) Ordinance 2020 Click Here To Download Bill Read BillSubscribe 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

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Why gun control efforts should go beyond mass shootings, advocates say

first_imgsuratoho/iStock(NEW YORK) — A spate of mass shootings in recent months has once again trained the spotlight on how to prevent those tragedies, which garner national headlines and the attention of lawmakers and activists alike.But data from the Gun Violence Archive shows that they account for a small fraction of the tens of thousands of deaths from gun violence in the U.S. each year.Now, some are questioning whether gun control efforts are too focused on mass shootings rather than smaller-scale, but more prevalent, deaths and suicides by gun.Mass shootings like the 2012 Sandy Hook, which claimed 26 lives, the 2018 Parkland massacre and others scarred the nation and led to efforts to ban assault weapons, high-capacity magazines and bump stocks, but have faced challenges in getting passed into law.In March, the House passed a bipartisan bill for universal background checks for gun sales. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has promised to hold a vote on the legislation. But the odds of it passing are slim because of Senate rules that require 60 votes.Advocates say President Joe Biden’s executive actions, announced earlier this month in the wake of the Atlanta and Colorado shootings this year, could help combat less prominent acts of gun violence, but they are limited initiatives because they’re not legislative proposals.Biden’s actions included a proposed rule to regulate the sale of so-called “ghost guns” and ask the Department of Justice to publish model “red flag” legislation — which allows police or family members to petition a court to order the temporary removal of firearms from a person if deemed mentally unfit or potentially a harm to themselves or others — for states within 60 days. They also called for investments in evidence-based community violence intervention to end gun violence in communities experiencing spikes in homicides, and a new annual report on firearms trafficking, which hasn’t been done since 2000.Rob Pincus, the co-founder of the Center for Gun Rights and Responsibility, a group that works with gun owners and advocates for safe gun use, said magazine capacity limits and assault weapon bans “don’t address the issues of suicide, negligence, or specific targeted homicides” and should focus more on homicide and suicide by firearm.“How many bullets is enough to kill yourself? It’s one. So there is no magazine capacity ban that’s going to have any impact whatsoever on [a majority] of the firearms involved deaths,” Pincus told ABC News.Mass shootings a fraction of gun deathsGun violence has surged in recent years — even as the coronavirus pandemic shut down public gatherings.2020 saw the highest level of gun violence deaths in 20 years, according to firearm death data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.In 2020, 43,551 gun violence deaths were reported, according to the Gun Violence Archive, an independent database that has collected gun violence incidents from law enforcement agencies, media and the government since 2013.Of those, 19,395 deaths were homicides, murders, unintentional deaths or instances of defensive gun use and 24,000 were suicides. A fraction, however — 610 deaths — were from mass shootings, which the Gun Violence Archive defines as a minimum of four victims shot, either injured or killed. Not all mass shootings are public events that make national news.In 2019, the Gun Violence Archive reported nearly 40,000 deaths involving guns, more than 15,000 from homicides, murders, unintentional deaths or defensive gun use, over 24,000 from suicides and 417 from mass shootings.“The reality is that mass shootings, though, represent about 4% of all gun deaths,” Kris Brown, the president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, told ABC News. “It’s not to be any one thing that solves an epidemic that claims 40,000 lives and leaves 80,000 injured [a year].” Those numbers are five-year averages Brady established based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) annual gun fatality data.Focus on mental healthBrown said Indiana has a “red flag” law and if it was used, it could have prevented the Indianapolis Fedex facility shooting on April 15 that left eight dead. Last year the gunman’s mother told police she was worried about his behavior after he purchased a gun and allegedly threatened police suicide. Police could have alerted a court and petitioned an order to remove his firearm.“It’s just heartbreaking that an extreme risk law was not thought of there, because it’s exactly those kinds of situations that can save lives,” Brown said.Pincus said focusing on gun owner’s mental health is key in curbing such shootings as well as suicides, which account for a majority of gun deaths in the U.S. each year.“Indianapolis is such an unfortunate example of where the ‘red flag’ system fails,” he said. “He never got mental health attention. He never got over whatever suicidal impulse and rage he had.”Pincus said “red flag laws” don’t offer the mental health support gun owners may need and suggested mental health professionals should be able to work with their clients on a cooperative basis to have them placed on a list to prohibit them from purchasing firearms.“What we’re really talking about is mental health practitioners having a mechanism to work with gun owners in clinical situations, during counseling or therapy and say, ‘Would you agree, this is a time when your mom can hold your gun or put [the guns] in storage for a time. This is a temporary state. But we’re also going to put you into the National Instant Check system on a prohibited list to prevent a tragedy from happening while you’re in this condition,’” he said.Violence intervention and access controlAdvocates say safe storage and addressing mental health is key, as about 60% of gun deaths are from suicide, according to a Department of Justice survey from 2010 — a trend advocates say has persisted over the years.Another key way to end gun violence is investment into community violence intervention programs that send case workers to victims of gun violence, work in hospitals with victims, and those recently released from prison.“The gun violence that we see that plays out on a regular basis in this country is overwhelmingly not mass shootings. It’s suicides with firearms and interpersonal gun violence,” that disproportionately effects urban communities of color, Robin Lloyd, the managing director of Giffords, a gun control advocacy group, told ABC News.“A huge proportion of the people who are shot end up later on becoming potential perpetrators,” Brown said.A 2002 U.S. Department of Justice report found juveniles who are victims of violence are more likely to commit gun violence offenses.Pincus stressed the greatest way to tackle gun homicides and suicides is training and prevention of unauthorized access.“When we focus on access control, we focus on secured storage, we focus on making sure people around the gun in the household are educated in its use,” he said.Advocates also called for greater awareness campaigns focused on responsible gun use, safe storage, mental health and suicide prevention similar to campaigns urging the public to wear seat belts in cars and to stop smoking.“It’s public awareness, education, and social pressure,” Pincus said.Calls for a national standardAt the federal level, gun reform activists are pushing for universal background checks to stop not just mass shootings, but all forms of gun violence.“The background check loophole is basically the fact that you can buy a firearm in this country legally without getting a background check. That happens at gun shows, it happens via the internet, it just happens because two people can meet in a parking lot. No questions asked,” Lloyd said.“Because there’s a patchwork of laws in this country, it makes [gun guidelines] inconsistent. Illinois, for example, even though the state has stronger gun laws, because its [neighbors] Indiana, Wisconsin and others don’t, guns are very easily trafficked from those states into Illinois. And that puts Illinois communities at risk,” she added.A reason Congress has been slow to act on gun reform is the Senate filibuster, a rule that requires 60 Senators to agree to vote on a bill.Jared Carter, a constitutional law expert from Vermont Law School, explained ultimately little is likely to change with gun reform when it comes to passing legislation.“I think the likelihood of anything controversial, and we know that gun rights Second Amendment issues are some of the most controversial, are not going to pass if you need to get 60 votes in the Senate,” Carter told ABC News. “As long as the filibuster is still in existence, nothing of significance is going to pass.”“It has not helped America that this issue has become politicized. A bullet is not political. It will hit you indiscriminately,” Brown said.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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New crackdown on violence

first_img Comments are closed. New crackdown on violenceOn 1 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. HSClaunches violence in workplace campaign as public sector incidents reach anunacceptable levelTheHealth  and Safety Commission last monthlaunched a new crackdown on violence in the workplace.Commissionchief executive Bill Callaghan promised guidance targeted at the high risksectors and research to build on existing knowledge and develop strategies.There will be an awareness campaign, which started with a London conference tolaunch the campaign.Employeesmost at risk are those dealing directly with the public, such as the police,health and social care; retailing and hospitality and transport. “Theissue is one of increasing concern not only for employees, but also foremployers which have to deal with poor morale, staff turnover and recruitment problemsand absenteeism,” the Commission announced at the launch.Atthe London conference, Callaghan warned that violence to staff from members ofthe public is at an “unacceptable” level. Headded, “While it may originate in circumstances outside the workplace,there are steps that managers can take – and should under health and safety law– to reduce the risk of violence.”Ananalysis of the British Crime Survey, carried out by the Health & SafetyExecutive and the Home Office last year, indicated there were 1.2 millionincidents of physical assaults and threats in the workplace in 1997 in Englandand Wales. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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UK must be made a land of learning opportunities

first_img Previous Article Next Article The next government has to raise the public’s aspirations by developingworld-class educational system and workplace learning capabilities, claims theIndustrial Society’s manifesto. It is also calling for the Government to foster a climate that nurturescaring employers who are as concerned about the means as they are the profits. The manifesto, Making Work Better, wants a new Companies Act and improvedinformation and consultation rights. The new government also needs to encourage workplaces that include, ratherthan discriminate against, issues, including age, gender, disability and ethnicbackground. The manifesto calls for a Discrimination Commission. WillHutton, chief executive of the Industrial Society, said, “The centralissue of work and the quality of work has failed to register on the radar screensduring this election campaign. “It follows that work should be considered, alongside education,health, crime and transport, as a key area we need to improve. In this electioncampaign it is the invisible issue.” www.indsoc.co.uk Related posts:No related photos. UK must be made a land of learning opportunitiesOn 30 May 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

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