Simon Harris: “Who can do the most? It’s You and it’s…

first_imgPrint Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Previous articleJohn Cregan: “Our volunteers and their clubs have a great capacity to respond in times of difficulty”Next articleLimerick Post Show | March 27, 2020 Meghann Scully TAGSCoronaviruscovid19Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostSimon Harris Linkedin WhatsAppcenter_img Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Facebook LimerickNewsSimon Harris: “Who can do the most? It’s You and it’s your family”By Meghann Scully – March 27, 2020 333 Simon Harris spoke to RTE news2day SIMON Harris has been answering questions for children surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic.In the interview with RTÉ news2day, the Minister, addressed topics such as hand washing, keeping distance and staying at home while answering questions sent in via video from kids across Ireland:Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash last_img read more

Plea In Delhi High Court Seeks Court Monitored Probe Into Alleged Siphoning Of Funds Collected Under CM Covid-19 Relief Fund

first_imgNews UpdatesPlea In Delhi High Court Seeks Court Monitored Probe Into Alleged Siphoning Of Funds Collected Under CM Covid-19 Relief Fund Akshita Saxena29 April 2021 5:34 AMShare This – xArvind KejriwalA PIL has been filed before the Delhi High Court seeking court monitored probe into alleged siphoning of money collected under the Chief Minister’s Covid-19 Relief Fund. The development follows a viral social media post of a RTI reply as per which, the Fund received over ₹ 34.77 crore between March 2020 and January 2021, while in the same period the expenses were ₹ 17.27 crore. Details of the expenses were not mentioned in the reply.Advertisement In response to a query on how much money was spent to control the COVID-19 pandemic, the RTI reply stated— Nil. Accordingly, the petition filed by Advocate Pratyush Prasanna and one Sameet Thakkar seeks financial details of the Fund. “The abovementioned response under the RTI exposes the mendacity of the State Government of Delhi in stating its preparedness regarding the fight against Covid-19 outbreak,” the plea states.Advertisement It is argued that the ‘legitimate expectation’ of the citizens of Delhi who contributed towards the fight against the COVID-19 virus was that the State Government of Delhi would utilize the contributions towards preparing for improvement of the health infrastructure including but not limited to ensuring adequate oxygen beds, testing kits, PPE kits, ICU beds, ventilators, etc. However, there is an evident shortage of medical facilities in the national capital, the plea says.Advertisement Advertisement Thus, the Court has been urged to seek clarification on behalf of Delhi residents regarding their contributed amount to the COVID-19 Relief Fund and the expenses thereof. It is also prayed that a direction be made to the Delhi Government to immediately stop advertising work carried out by the Government and instead, utilise the money for public health and infrastructure. The matter was mentioned today and is likely to come up for hearing on May 3, 2021. The petition is filed through Advocate Snigdha Singh.TagsDelhi High Court Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Covid-19 Relief Fund Siphoning Fund Subscribe 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

Status quo: Drinking age stays at 18

first_imgDom Post 31 Aug 2012Parliament has again brushed off a bid to return the drinking age to 20 after a rare three-way vote.The alcohol purchase age remains at 18 after a colourful debate last night that ended in 68 votes for the status quo and 53 backing a return to 20.An “election” for the final vote had earlier narrowly eliminated the proposed “split age” option of 18 at on-licence venues and 20 at off-licences.That attracted 33 votes in the first poll – including that of Prime Minister John Key – short of the 38 votes for 20 years and 50 for 18 years.The victory for MPs and lobbyists who pushed to “Keep it 18” means the existing 18 years purchase age replaces the proposed split age in the Alcohol Reform Bill, which will be passed into law later this year.The result was a disappointment to many in the health sector, and to many MPs – some of whom had also voted unsuccessfully to lift the age in 2006 after it was first dropped to 18 in 1999.“The people who are making money out of the heavy-drinking culture will be celebrating,” Alcohol Action NZ spokesman Doug Sellman said.“The people who pick up the mess and treat alcohol problems will be profoundly disappointed.”Most MPs had voted in the first round to lift the age, he said.Justice Minister Judith Collins, who voted initially for the split age and then for a return to 20, said the result “denied one effective way of curbing problem drinking”.However, other measures in the bill yet to be finally passed would have an effect, she said.HOW THEY VOTEDThe option to adopt a split alcohol purchase age of 18 in bars and 20 at off-licences venues like bottle stores and supermarkets was defeated with only 33 backing the split option.On the first ballot 50 backed keeping the age at 18 and 38 opted to increase it to 20.In the final run-off between 18 and 20 the 121 MPs voted to keep the age at 18 by 68 votes to 53For keeping the alcohol purchase age at 18Jacinda Ardern (L)Shane Ardern (N)John Banks (A)Maggie Barry (N)David Bennett (N)Paula Bennett (N)Steffan Browning (G)Gerry Brownlee (N)David Carter (N)Charles Chauvel (L)David Clendon (G)David Cunliffe (L)Clare Curran (L)Lianne Dalziel (L)Jacqui Dean (N)Catherine Delahunty (G)Peter Dunne (UF)Ruth Dyson (L)Bill English (N)Kris Faafoi (L)Darien Fenton (L)Christopher Finlayson (N)Julie Anne Genter (G)Paul Goldsmith (N)Tim Groser (N)Nathan Guy (N)Kevin Hague (G)Tau Henare (N)Chris Hipkins (L)Parekura Horomia (L)Gareth Hughes (G)Raymond Huo (L)Paul Hutchison (N)Shane Jones (L)Steven Joyce (N)Nikki Kaye (N)John Key (N)Colin King (N)Melissa Lee (N)Iain Lees-Galloway (L)Jan Logie (G)Moana Mackey (L)Trevor Mallard (L)Mojo Mathers (G)Murray McCully (N)Ian McKelvie (N)Russel Norman (G)Simon O’Connor (N)David Parker (L)Rajen Prasad (L)Grant Robertson (L)Denise Roche (G)Jami-Lee Ross (N)Eugenie Sage (G)David Shearer (L)Lockwood Smith (N)Nick Smith (N)Rino Tirikatene (L)Lindsay Tisch (N)Metiria Turei (G)Tariana Turia (MP)Phil Twyford (L)Nicky Wagner (N)Holly Walker (G)Kate Wilkinson (N)Maurice Williamson (N)Michael Woodhouse (N)Megan Woods (L)For lifting the purchase age to 20.Amy Adams (N)Chris Auchinvole (N)Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi (N)Jackie Blue (N)Chester Borrows (N)Simon Bridges (N)Cam Calder (N)David Clark (L)Jonathan Coleman (N)Judith Collins (N)Clayton Cosgrove (L)Te Ururoa Flavell (MP)Craig Foss (N)Phil Goff (L)Jo Goodhew (N)Kennedy Graham (G)Hone Harawira (M)John Hayes (N)Phil Heatley (N)Brendan Horan (NZF)Annette King (L)Andrew Little (L)Asenati Lole-Taylor (NZF)Sam Lotu-Iiga (N)Tim Macindoe (N)Nanaia Mahuta (L)Tracey Martin (NZF)Todd McClay (N)Mark Mitchell (N)Sue Moroney (L)Alfred Ngaro (N)Damien O’Connor (L)Denis O’Rourke (NZF)Hekia Parata (N)Winston Peters (NZF)Richard Prosser (NZF)Ross Robertson (L)Eric Roy (N)Tony Ryall (N)Mike Sabin  (N)Katrina Shanks (N)Pita Sharples (MP)Scott Simpson (N)Su’a William Sio (L)Barbara Stewart (NZF)Maryan Street (L)Anne Tolley (N)Chris Tremain (N)Louise Upston (N)Louisa Wall (L)Andrew Williams (NZF)Jian Yang (N)Jonathan Young (Nhttp://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/7583799/Status-quo-Drinking-age-stays-at-18last_img read more