Bill For Protection Of Healthcare Personnel During Epidemics Receives Presidential Assent [Read Notification]

first_imgNews UpdatesBill For Protection Of Healthcare Personnel During Epidemics Receives Presidential Assent [Read Notification] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK2 Oct 2020 5:38 AMShare This – xThe Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Act, 2020 has received the assent of the President of India and has come into force. It prohibits commission/ abetment of an act of violence against a healthcare service personnel or any damage/ loss caused to any property during an epidemic. Contravention of the provisions of the Act constitutes a cognizable and non-bailable offence, punishable…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 Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Act, 2020 has received the assent of the President of India and has come into force. It prohibits commission/ abetment of an act of violence against a healthcare service personnel or any damage/ loss caused to any property during an epidemic. Contravention of the provisions of the Act constitutes a cognizable and non-bailable offence, punishable with imprisonment between three months and five years, and a fine between Rs 50,000 and two lakh rupees. The Amendment Act also expands the powers of the Central Government to prevent the spread of such diseases by making provision for inspection of any vehicle, detention of travellers, etc. It was passed by the Rajya Sabha on September 19, 2020and by the Lok Sabha on September 21, 2020. Click Here to read salient features of the legislation and Parliamentary debate on it. Important Definitions 1. Healthcare service personnel refers to: public and clinical healthcare providers such as doctors and nurses any person empowered under the Act to take measures to prevent the outbreak of the disease other persons designated as such by the state government. 2. Act of violence committed against a healthcare service personnel includes: harassment impacting living or working conditions harm, injury, hurt, or danger to life obstruction in discharge of duties loss or damage to the property or documents of the healthcare service personnel. 3. Property includes: clinical establishment quarantine facility mobile medical unit any other property in which a healthcare service personnel has direct interest, in relation to the epidemic. Click Here To Download Notification Read Notification Next Storylast_img read more

Ocean City Couples, Families Enjoy Romantic Dinner at Jon and Patty’s

first_imgAngel, Abigail, and Bob Maxwell at Jon & Patty’s. Love was in the air. So were the sights, sounds, and aromas of fine dining at one of Ocean City’s favorite eateries, Jon and Patty’s Coffee Bar and Bistro.The usual large crowd was on hand as local couples and families took advantage of the establishment’s eclectic menu. Jon and Patty’s also served up a great atmosphere, its signature fast and cheerful service – all in the spirit of love and romance.The Valentine’s Day crowed was pretty brisk for a Tuesday night.We caught up with three quarters of the Maxwell family, Bob, wife Angel and daughter Abigail who scored a corner table and enjoyed a fine Valentine’s Day meal. “Our only regret is our son, an Ocean City High School sophomore, couldn’t be here tonight,” Angel said.Also on hand was local power couple Rodney and Kelly Blomdahl. They took some time from their busy careers running local businesses. They enjoyed each other’s company and some fine food.  Rodney owns Rauhauser’s candies and Kelly is the proprietor of Kelly’s Creation’s Salon.Kelly and Rodney Blomdahl, both business owners in town, were excited to celebrate the day with a great meal.Though Valentine’s Day fell on a weekday this year, the crowd was still large, the food was still delicious and the mood was just as romantic as a Saturday night.last_img read more

Women of Troy take two close victories in Oregon

first_imgThe Women of Troy escaped Oregon with two wins, capping off their road sweep with a narrow 53-50 victory over the Oregon State Beavers Saturday afternoon at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Ore.Clutch · Sophomore guard Ashley Corral hit two big free throws late in Saturday’s game at Oregon State to secure the win for USC. – Tim Tran | Daily Trojan The Women of Troy (16-11, 10-6) were active on the defensive end of the floor in the first half, limiting the Beavers (9-18, 1-15) to 16 percent shooting from the field.They also limited guard Talisa Rhea and guard Haiden Palmer — the Beavers’ two leading scorers — to a combined eight points on 3-17 shooting in the first half.“One of the things we emphasized going into the game was defense. We just wanted to bring the intensity and let our defense create our offense,” senior guard Heather Oliver said.The Beavers, however, did manage to get to the free-throw line 10 times during the first 20 minutes, which kept the game relatively close during the first half.With their defense creating opportunities on the offensive end, the Women of Troy went into halftime leading 28-19.Things changed in the second half as the Beavers managed to make it a game, going on a 16-7 run and tying the score at 35 apiece midway through.That’s as close as the Beavers would get, as the Women of Troy would not relinquish their lead.“We knew coming into this game that it was going to be hard. We weren’t nervous and we knew it was going to be a challenge, but we just really wanted to win this game,” Oliver said. “It was our will to win that carried us through.”After the Beavers tied it up, it was Oliver who started a 12-4 run that, with two free throws and a key 3-pointer, would put the Women of Troy up 47-39 with about 6:30 left to play.But the Beavers would not quit.The Women of Troy were held scoreless for the next three minutes as the Beavers managed to make it a two-point game at 49-47 with just over a minute remaining.Beavers’ forward Christina Marinacci sank a baseline jumper on the next possession to push the lead to four points, but Rhea hit a 3-pointer to cut the deficit to a single point with just under 30 seconds to go.With the Women of Troy up 51-50, sophomore guard Ashley Corral was fouled, and she calmly sank both free throws to extend the lead to three points.And from there, the Women of Troy breathed a sigh of relief as they watched the Beavers miss two 3-point shots in the final seconds.“I was a bit nervous, but I knew [we would] get the job done,” Oliver said. “It was nerve-wracking, but it was good to come out of Oregon State with a win.”The Women of Troy were led by Oliver’s 18 points.Meanwhile, for the Beavers, Rhea and Palmer both chipped in 11 points but had to work for every point as they combined to shoot just 6-33 from the field.“Briana [Gilbreath] did a great job on [Rhea],” Oliver said. “We knew she’s a great shooter and we just wanted to shut her down and I think we did a great job of doing that.”The Women of Troy return home for their final two games of the regular season to face Arizona and Arizona State starting Thursday.last_img read more

Presque Isle County Sheriff’s Office Handle 46 Complaints, Make 30 Traffic Stops, Issue 3 Citations, 1st Week in February

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThe Presque Isle County Sheriff’s Department released their weekly report for the week of January 29th through February 4th.The Sheriff’s Department handled 46 complaints, made 30 traffic stops and issued 3 citations.On January 30th deputies responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident in Onaway, and made three warrant arrests for marijuana from a past investigation.On January 31st an 18-year-old Posen man was arrested for minor in possession. Another arrest was made on the same day when a 33-year-old Rogers City man was pulled over and had an outstanding warrant in Grayling.February 1st deputies responded to a domestic violence complaint in Posen Township. A 20-year-old Posen man was arrested for aggravated assault.On February 2nd a 37-year-old woman from Millersburg was arrested for an outstanding warrant in retail fraud.On Friday, February 3rd another two-vehicle property damage accident happened in Allis Township.Charges are expected to be brought to 4 individuals after they were found with possession of marijuana on February 4th in Rogers Township. On the same day a suspect was identified for malicious destruction of property in Case Township, that case is still under investigation.A 49-year-old Rogers City man was pulled over for a traffic stop in Metz Township and was arrested after deputies discovered he was “driving while impaired.”AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: aggravated assault, Crime, domestic violence, Presque Isle County, Presque Isle County Sheriffs Office, traffic stopsContinue ReadingPrevious Crime Stoppers Asking for Public’s Help in Multiple Breaking & Enterings in Alpena CountyNext 8th Graders ‘Transitioning to High School’ Parent Informational Meeting to be Held Wednesday, February 8thlast_img read more

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first_imgSUMNER NEWSCOW COMMENT SECTION POLICY: Sumner Newscow will allow readers to post comments on specific articles which are deemed public in nature.•The comment section will not be allowed for obituaries, police notes, Sumner County Court dockets, and specific stories of crime that are private in nature.•We will also no longer allow derogative statements, signed or unsigned, toward specific Sumner County teams or players in which juveniles are involved. Criticism of coaching techniques, and contest controversies will be allowed, but not coaching issues considered private in nature.•Sumner Newscow will require signatures on comments of stories that the website considers extremely controversial for which the privacy of individuals are at stake.•Anonymous comments will be allowed in which pertinent information or reaction to a story is deemed acceptable. Personal attacks will not be tolerated. If for any reason, Sumner Newscow determines that “piling on” is becoming an issue, we will either disable or eliminate comments from a specific story. Please bring something new to the table when commenting and not duplicate information which has already been said.•All comments must stick to the issue of the story in hand. All posts for which commenters demonstrate that they haven’t read the story before commenting is subject to deletion.•Signed comments will receive preferential treatment and receive more leeway than those that are unsigned.•Misrepresentation by signing another local person’s name in the comment section is grounds for comment termination rights, public condemnation, and subject to legal action by Sumner Newscow.•Sumner Newscow will remove any posts that it deems inappropriate, including any posts that are offensive, bullying, defamatory, libelous, infringing, obscene, vulgar, indecent, harassing, hateful, humiliating, misleading, part of a political movement/agenda, invasive to someone else’s privacy, or contains unlawful content of material or deliberate inaccurate information. It is in Sumner Newscow’s sole discretion to determine what content is offensive and whether to remove any content it considers offensive or inappropriate.•It is also Sumner Newscow’s sole discretion to ban a user from posting on this website, and applications created or administered by Sumner Newscow for a pattern of inappropriate postings or as it deems necessary.•••••It is our contention that the comment section in its current format allows for public dialogue and provides protection from those who may not be able to convey a legitimate public message without retribution from adversarial family members, employers, neighbors, or political movements provided that they abide by the rules listed above.•Those who wish to see the comments pulled from a specific story must demonstrate why they are in violation with the rules listed above by sending their concerns to the Sumner Newscow administrator at [email protected]•Comments will not be pulled solely on the basis that you may disagree with the posts’ author, who has a legitimate public concern or information.•Unintentional inaccurate information is not basis for deletion if the author of the post legitimately feels that way.•Public officials and/or news sources who attempt to withhold public information from an upcoming news story, because of this website’s comment section policy, will be dutifully noted in the story by the author of the article.•••••Comments made by posters do not reflect, nor have ever reflected, the opinions of Sumner Newscow administrators nor its sponsors.Âlast_img read more

Floyd Mayweather wins with 10th round TKO

first_imgLAS VEGAS: (R-L) Conor McGregor throws a punch at Floyd Mayweather Jr. during their super welterweight boxing match on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. PHOTO AFPFifty and out as Mayweather stops brave McGregorLas Vegas, United States | AFP | Floyd Mayweather outclassed Conor McGregor with a 10th-round stoppage here Saturday to win their money-spinning superfight and clinch his 50th straight victory.Former welterweight boxing champion Mayweather, who had emerged from a two-year retirement to take on the Irish mixed martial arts star, took his time to get going before dominating from the fourth round.The end came with a tired McGregor doubled over on the ropes as Mayweather landed two hard left hooks, prompting referee Robert Byrd to intervene and declare a technical knockout.It was an explosive finale to their much-hyped contest at the T-Mobile Arena which proved surprisingly competitive in the early rounds as McGregor managed to land a string of scoring punches.But once Mayweather began to find his range and McGregor wearied rapidly, there was only going to be one winner.The 40-year-old American scored at will after the fourth round, snapping back McGregor’s head with a series of stinging blows.McGregor somehow survived an onslaught in the seventh round when a right counter from Mayweather staggered him badly. Finally McGregor’s resistance broke in the 10th when a Mayweather right sent him lurching across the ring.A hard left put him on the ropes and another hook saw him bent over and helpless, prompting the stoppage.The fight had followed a largely expected script but McGregor, in his first ever boxing appearance, by no means embarrassed himself.Mayweather will now head into what he says is a permanent retirement with a perfect 50-0 record, one better than heavyweight legend Rocky Marciano.The American is also expected to be around $200 million wealthier, taking his career earnings to around $1 billion.McGregor, who was an unemployed former plumber four years ago before emerging as one of the biggest stars of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, is expected to earn around $100 million.[View the story “Floyd does it in 10th” on Storify]Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Exclusive – Remy is Arsenal’s best option to replace Giroud, claims Gunners great

first_imgArsenal must sign a striker before the transfer window closes and Loic Remy is their best option, according to Ray Parlour.With Olivier Giroud ruled out until the New Year, Parlour has warned Arsene Wenger he cannot afford to rely on the current attacking options in his squad to cover the Frenchman’s absence.And the Gunners great reckons Remy, understood to have an £8.5 million buyout clause in his QPR contract, could be the ideal signing for his former club.“[Wenger] needed to strengthen even before Giroud [was ruled out],” said Parlour, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“Remy is probably the only option. He is not a lot of money in this day and age. You can get him for about £8million.“Newcastle fans will tell you that, on his day, he is a very good finisher and top player. Maybe he is the man they go for. They need back-up.“You look at Manchester City and they are so much stronger [in the striking department]. That is the difference between a side that is going to try and go a long way in the Champions League and win the Premier League than probably Arsenal in the moment.”last_img read more

Big Data Boosts Storage Needs – And Opportunities

first_imgMassive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock. Tags:#HP#Storage Evolution 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair michael singer Storage has always been important to the enterprise – but the rise of big data applications puts unprecedented pressure on storage strategies and technologies. It’s also delivering unprecedented benefits to the companies that figure out how to do it right.So how big is big data? Approximately 2.5 quintillion bytes of data being created every day – 90% of it unstructured, according to IBM’s estimates. Given that data can be in the form of customer sales interactions, corporate logistics information, or communications with partners and suppliers, companies are faced with tough choices. Data centers full of standard 2TB hard drives were not designed to handle big data.What is needed is a combination of robust storage hardware and software that allow for quick access to relevant information.Some Need Storage More Than OthersWhile big data and the information storage needed for analyzing and containing giant data sets are common amongst mid- to large-scale enterprises, some need big data storage solutions more than others. Earth scientists, engineering modeling, media and entertainment, and rapidly growing online services all contribute to the massive amounts of data being generated. The U.S. Library of Congress, for example, had 235TB of storage in April 2011. For this information to be analyzed, it must be stored properly for instant access.“Whether it is storage systems architectures or storage devices enabling big data applications, the growth of content is increasing the amount of large data sets that enterprises must work with,” wrote Tom Coughlin, president of Coughlin Associates, a storage analyst and consultancy, in a recent blog post. “These big data applications require managing, protecting and analyzing large and complex data content.”Analysts with McKinsey and Co. estimate nearly all sectors in the U.S. economy had an average of at least 200TB of stored data per company with more than 1,000 employees. That’s twice the size of U.S. retailer Wal-Mart’s data warehouse in 1999. Many sectors had more than a petabyte in mean stored data per company. European companies have also amassed a massive storage capacity (almost 11 exabytes). That’s 70% of the computer storage space created in the U.S. (more than 16 exabytes) in 2010.But storing this information for data analysis can prove pricey, prompting enterprises to look for innovative ways to consolidate data sets and reconfigure connections between big data applications.Overcoming Cost ConstraintsWhile data warehouses cost tens or hundreds of millions of dollars to start with, the cost of storage can increase astronomically from there whenused for big data projects.The average cost of a supported Hadoop distribution costs about $4,000 per node annually. A Hadoop cluster requires between 125 and 250 nodes and costs about $1 million, according to John Bantleman, CEO of big-data database developer RainStor. And companies like Yahoo have 200PB data sets spread across 50,000 network nodes!“We know one thing is proven: The benefits of leveraging Big Data will outweigh IT investment,” Bantleman wrote in a blog. “Cost by how much is the question.”Bantleman suggests there are two key areas that will continue decreasing the cost of big data storage:Re-using existing SQL query language and existing business intelligence tools against data within Hadoop.Compressing data at its most basic level, which not only reduces storage requirements, but drives down the number of nodes and simplify the infrastructureAnother factor affecting cost and complexity centers on where these storage arrays are physically located. New technologies are bringing some storage and storage functionality back much closer to the server and moving some further away in cloud storage. Increasingly, storage functions will be distributed inside and outside of the data center, in internal and external clouds.More importantly, storage will be a key enabler of new business process and business intelligence applications that will be able to digest and present orders of magnitude more data than current applications, says Wikibon.com CTO David Floyer.Storage-as-a-Service Meets Big-Data-as-a-ServiceThe economics of data movement are tipping the scales towards distributed compute services. Processing the data where it is sitting will be the model for the next generation of platforms. The infrastructure for this is falling into place.As big data transforms from traditional closed data collection and analysis, companies are increasingly considering the benefits of cloud-based services. Online applications and services now create new sources for expanding data that create new challenges for fast access and fast use of information. Big data therefore results in big storage and big business opportunities.While storage housed on-premise provides a controlled advantage for some storage systems dedicated to big data analytics, the more logical extension would be the expansion of online storage services for big data analytics. The concept of Big-Data-as-a-Service (BDaaS) is expected to debut in the Asia Pacific region in 2013, according to analysts with research firm IDC.“We have seen cloud services, hosted data centers, service providers, and system integrators all expanding their XaaS offerings,” Craig Stires, research director for big data and analytics, IDC Asia/Pacific predicted in his 2013 outlook. “The implementation and execution of a provisioned BDaaS solution will leverage platform, networking, storage, and compute services. IDC expects to see a breakthrough BDaaS offering in 2013, which will leverage all of these assets, as well as solve the challenge of how customers will on-board their data.”Whether in the cloud or in the data center, companies will look for ways to effectively cut costs without having to reduce the amount of information they work with. IT departments will be faced with the challenge of how to integrate these new sources of data within existing well-structured data management systems.Organizations have invested considerable time in agreeing on what data is to be included into traditional analytical data storage, how it is to be defined, ownership, and permissions. The inclusion of new sources of data, streaming in at high speeds, with potentially large issues around data quality, will be a massive challenge. Finding the most efficent way to store this data will competitive advantages to organizations that do it right. Related Posts last_img read more

India vs New Zealand Live Streaming: Where and How to Watch IND vs NZ cricket match

first_imgIndia made a strong comeback by hammering New Zealand in the second Twenty20 International to draw level the three-match series at Eden Park in Auckland on Friday.After suffering their biggest loss in T20 Internationals in terms of runs on Wednesday night, India bounced back in style and registered a 7-wicket win over New Zealand.What time does the 3rd T20I between India vs New Zealand start?The third T20I between India and New Zealand starts at 12.00 PM IST on February 10, Sunday at the Seddon Park in Hamilton.What TV channel and live stream is the 3rd T20I between India and New Zealand Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV will live stream India vs New Zealand match.Where will the 3rd T20I between India and New Zealand be played?The 3rd T20I between India and New Zealand will be played at the Seddon Park in Hamilton from 12.00 PM IST.Where can I watch India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs New Zealand from our live blog on indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the 3rd T20I between India and New Zealand?advertisementIndia: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Mohammad Siraj.New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Colin Munro, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Blair Tickner, James Neesham.Also Watch:last_img read more