[Supply Of Oxygen]”Seems You Are Passing Orders As If Living In A Completely Different World”: Delhi High Court Tells Delhi Govt.

first_imgNews Updates[Supply Of Oxygen]”Seems You Are Passing Orders As If Living In A Completely Different World”: Delhi High Court Tells Delhi Govt. Srishti Ojha27 April 2021 12:16 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court on Tuesday observed that it seems that the Delhi Government is passing orders and issuing directions as if they are living in a completely different world, are out of sync and don’t know the ground reality. The observation was made by a division Bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli after being informed about the order issued by GNCTD on 25th April asking hospitals to attend to the patients who come in their emergency. Advertisement The Court was hearing the plea concerning Covid 19 situation and supply of medical oxygen in the national capital. The observation was made after Adv Alok Aggarwal appearing for Maharaja Agrasen submitted before the Court that there’s been a slight difficulty regarding emergency patients. He informed the Court about the order passed by GNCTD asking hospitals to attend patients come in the Emergency and provide them with oxygen and medicines. Advertisement “We have a number of beds which are ICU beds. And there is the emergency where they are given oxygen,etc. The people who come in the Emergency are not counted for purpose of oxygen. We infact provide them Oxygen, and don’t charge them. The difficulty is On 25th april a notice was issue by GNCTD saying we have to attend every patient who comes in the emergency in 10 minutes and provide oxygen and medicines.” Advertisement Advertisement Aggrawal added that the hospital doesn’t have have oxygen and are running very low on medicines. Its very difficult for hospitals to follow such directions as they are already under such crunch. “Someone in GNCTD has to help and tell us, if we are completely full with ICU beds where are these people who we cannot admit because of our own difficulties, go? They cannot stay in emergency areas.” Aggrawal said. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement “I can’t have a situation where i remove a person’s mask and discharge them. I can’t kill a person who’s already on oxygen because of a government order.” Aggrawal added.”There seems to be some disconnect. It seems you are passing orders as if you are completely living in a different world, you are completely out of sync and you don’t the ground reality or how hospitals are coping up with situations. Why do you pass these orders? We don’t understand.” Justice Sanghi remarked The Bench stated that it can understand if you make inspection of a hospital where there is some inefficiency and you take action against that particular hospital, but what is the need to pass these kind of directions . “And then you don’t seem to account for oxygen reasons, when it comes to computing to oxygen” the Bench further said. Adv Satyakam appearing for the Delhi Government stated that If there is sufficiency of oxygen all these issues of bed will be solved. He explained that what the order is saying is that, if someone is coming to these hospitals, treat them for 10-15 minutes and don’t leave them outside. “But they are doing what they can. You think you have discharged your duty by passing such an order. Let us tell you this is nothing less than a paper exercise. You are satisfying your own conscience probably” the Bench observed “Don’t be unreasonable. If you are unreasonable in these circumstances you will achieve nothing.” Justice Sanghi remarked. “We have lot of issues i agree. We will resolve them. We will need to look at it holistically.” Adv Satyakam said. Senior Adv Tushar Rao suggested the Court to find a system where continuity is given to small hospitals. He stated that Smaller hospitals are also lining up with individuals in cylinder filing places and they are crowding, and a continuity can be provided to these gas filing stations as the bigger hospitals.During the hearing, the Court inquired if any orders have been passed by the Top Court in its suo moto de regarding oxygen supply. After being informed that the Supreme Court is currently hearing the matter, the Bench decided to assemble after the Top Court has heard the matter today. TagsDelhi High Supply Of Medical Oxygen Covid 19 Delhi Government Justice Vipin Sanghi Justice Rekha Palli 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

U.S. solar industry ups 2019 installation forecast to 13.3GW

first_imgU.S. solar industry ups 2019 installation forecast to 13.3GW FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:The U.S. solar energy industry lifted its installation outlook for this year and beyond thanks to robust demand for large-scale projects by utilities buying the clean energy source for its low cost, according to a report published on Tuesday.In 2019, installations are expected to be up 25 percent from 2018 to 13.3 gigawatts, the report from the Solar Energy Industries Association and Wood Mackenzie said. The groups’ previous forecast called for 14 percent growth this year.The rosy outlook marks an about-face from 2018, when installations fell 2 percent after U.S. President Donald Trump slapped 30 percent tariffs on overseas-made solar panels.Since then, global panel prices have fallen dramatically due to an oversupply of panels in top producer China, which cut incentives for installations there. Between the first quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019, monocrystalline module prices fell 30 percent, according to the report, effectively canceling out the U.S. tariffs.Looking ahead, the industry lifted its five-year outlook by 5.1 GW, or about 9 percent, mostly due to new procurement by utilities in Florida including NextEra Energy Inc’s FPL and Duke Energy Corp.Florida is expected to be the top state for utility-scale solar over the next six years, the report said, marking a major shift away from the industry’s historical center of power, California.Wood Mackenzie senior analyst Austin Perea said the shift was notable because Florida lacks the strong policy support for renewable energy that exists in California. Utilities in Florida, therefore, are buying solar because it is cheap compared with fossil fuel alternatives like natural gas and coal.More: U.S. solar installation outlook brightens on falling costs: reportlast_img read more

Broome County Library quarantines books upon return

first_img“If someone returns a book, it’s going to stay on their account up to five days because we don’t check them in when we take them from the book drops,” Kowalski said. “We do wipe off the plastic covers with disinfect, but basically when they get returned we set them aside and don’t touch them for four day,” Kowalski said. Sherry Kowalski, Broome County Library Interim Director, says the library is using all necessary precautions once books are dropped off. To make an appointment and for more information go to bclibrary.info. After books are dropped off, they are placed in a quarantine room. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Broome County Library is quarantining books for four days upon return. Kowalski says it’s important that they library’s patrons stay informed on what the library is doing once they receive the books. last_img

Syracuse men’s lacrosse opponent preview: What to know about Army

first_img Comments Published on February 24, 2019 at 9:16 am Contact Nick: [email protected] | @nick_a_alvarez No. 17 Syracuse (1-1) and No. 13 Army (2-0) face off in the Carrier Dome at 4 p.m. Sunday. SU dropped its first home-opener since 2013 Feb. 9 against Colgate and then avenged last year’s blowout loss against Albany, 13-5. Our beat writers are split on tomorrow’s outcome.Here’s how the Orange and the Black Knights match up.Last time they played: Syracuse beat Army last year in a triple-overtime thriller. Then-SU goalie Dom Madonna found a streaking Ryan Simmons down the middle of the field. Simmons received the pass, scored the winner and triggered a raucous celebration. Nate Solomon and David Lipka scored a pair of goals each and six other Orange players scored. Army was led by David Symmes (two goals, one assist) and Conor Glancy (three goals). Danny Varello and Seth DeLisle split time at the X, while John Rango handled most of the faceoff opportunities for Army, going 14-for-21.  The Army report: Army lost a majority of its offense due to Symmes and Glancy’s graduation, but leading scorer Nate Jones returned, in addition to goalie AJ Barretto. The Black Knights went 5-8 in 2018 and lost four of their five matchups against ranked opponents. Yet, it had eight games decided by three goals or less. Army kicked off 2019 with a pair of road wins. It beat then-No. 18 Massachusetts in overtime on Feb. 9 and bested then-No. 8 Rugers, 10-9, before topping Marist 10-4 last week. With a few young pieces paired with a veteran group, the Black Knights seem primed for a better season. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHow Syracuse beats Army: Like most Syracuse games this season, the outcome will be determined by whether SU can score consistently or not. Is Bradley Voigt, who scored a career-high seven points last weekend, a surprise superstar? Will the midfield continue handling the absence of Tucker Dordevic, who’s out for the season with a foot injury? Tyson Bomberry and the Orange defense shut down Tehoka Nanticoke last weekend. It will need to stop freshman Brendan Nichtern (seven goals) and junior Miles Silva (eight scores), and most importantly, take advantage of an apparent advantage at the faceoff X. Stat to know: 27.3 percent — The Black Knights’ faceoff percentage. A year ago, Rango led Army to a 49.3 win-rate at the X, and Evan Condon (16-for-51) has taken the majority of draws this season. Army’s faceoff percentage currently doesn’t rank on NCAA stats board. The lowest — Fairfield’s 32.4 percent — ranks 69th. Player to watch: Brendan Nichtern, freshman attack, No. 20Nitchern, a native of Massapequa, New York, has started one game but still leads Army in points (13). He averages more than seven shots a game and led the Black Knights in their two close wins. His lone weakness, it seems, are turnovers. The freshman has 11 through his first three games. center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

‘Not a big loss’ – says Palmer of Scorpions defeat to Leewards Hurricanes

first_imgJamaica Scorpions captain Paul Palmer Jr does not believe the loss against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes should been seen as a huge defeat given that the Eastern Caribbean outfit has a number of good players in their line-up.The Leewards, bottom of the six-team tournament, defeated Jamaica – who sat in third position heading into the contest – by 85 runs at the Sir Viv Richards Stadium in Antigua at the weekend, in the sixth round of the WICB Regional First-Class Championship.”I wouldn’t say it’s a big loss,” said Palmer Jr, shortly after the team’s return yesterday.”The team is in transition, so it will never be easy to win games continuously or to come out on top in every game.”Likewise, the teams playing in this competition are good teams with quality players.”I just think Leeward Islands played better on the day than us. That is all.”Asked to bat first, the Hurricanes were bundled out for 155 in their first innings, to which the Scorpions replied with 158.368 FOR EIGHTSpearheaded by an unbeaten knock of 130 by wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton and 72 from opener Montcin Hodge, the Nkrumah Bonner-captained Leewards went on to post 368 for eight in their second time at bat.Set a victory target of 365, Jamaica were dismissed for 280, despite a defiant knock of 93 by Kirk Edwards.Top Jamaican batsmen Jermaine Blackwood, Devon Thomas, Andre McCarthy and John Campbell, made 21, 15, 22 and eight, respectively, in the victory chase.The defeat represented revenge for the Leewards, who lost at Sabina Park in the first half of the tournament.It was also the second time in as many matches the Scorpions were losing away to the Hurricanes, having suffered defeated in St Kitts and Nevis last season.”We know what we did wrong,” highlighted Paul Palmer Jr, whose wretched run of form continued in the match with scores of one and 15.”We know the mistakes we made. We identified them, (primarily) in the second innings where we dropped catches.”Hamilton, who made a hundred, he was dropped twice, on 30-odd (off Nikita Miller) and 40-odd (off Sheldon Cottrell), and we paid the price dearly.”The other guy (Hodge), who made 70-odd, he was also dropped on 40-odd.”If we had taken those chances, more than likely they would not have got up to such a huge total.”Jamaica, with the loss, is all but out of the title race with four rounds of matches remaining. They will play Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at Sabina Park, starting on Friday.last_img read more

10 months agoJuventus coach Max Allegri: Being Winter Champions important

first_imgJuventus coach Max Allegri: Being Winter Champions importantby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus coach Max Allegri was delighted with a crucial win over AS Roma.Mario Mandzukic struck the only goal of the game.“We’re Winter Champions, but we haven’t really won anything yet,” Allegri told DAZN.“We are doing some good things, we’re in the Champions League Round of 16, but the important thing is to have a good buffer from Napoli in second place.“It was a good game, we remained organised when under pressure, Robin Olsen made some fine saves and we played well.“We had to cause Roma problems and put the pressure on them straight away, as it’s a psychologically fragile side. We should’ve done more after going 1-0 up, as they were really struggling.“Roma had more possession in the second half, but we didn’t really allow them any chances. I’d say it was a deserved victory.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoEverton boss Silva admits he wants January centre-back signing

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Everton boss Silva admits he wants January centre-back signingby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton boss Marco Silva is seeking a centre-back signing in January.The Liverpool Echo says the Blues have started the season with only three senior defenders in that position after the failure to land a replacement for Phil Jagielka.Jagielka was released at the end of his contract in the summer and went onto to rejoin old club Sheffield United.When asked if he has held conversations with director of football Marcel Brands about signing a centre-back in January, Silva said: “Even if you don’t speak about that every week, it is normal we have chats about it and, of course, you are always looking. “It is my job and the job of Marcel also and now he is doing his job, analysing everything.”We will see, and what we can do to strengthen our squad will do in January, if you can, or next season again.” last_img read more

Alberta legislature member sorry for saying Indigenous people disengaged

first_imgEDMONTON – An Alberta legislature member is apologizing for saying Indigenous people don’t tend to vote and when “these people” do engage in politics they only want to talk to the prime minister.Dave Schneider, the United Conservative member for the southern Alberta riding of Little Bow, has apologized on Twitter for comments he made recently to media in his constituency.“Apologies to any offended by my choice of words,” Schneider posted Tuesday. “Certainly was not my intent. It continues to be a privilege to represent all constituents since being elected. Encourage all to be engaged in our democracy.”He did not reply to a request for an interview.Schneider is a first-term legislature member and serves as the Opposition’s agriculture and forestry critic. In a story published last week in the Vauxhall Advance, Schneider is quoted expressing concerns about changes in his constituency that will take effect in the next election in 2019.Schneider’s sprawling rural seat includes the Siksika reserve and is being expanded to include the Blood reserve as well.“Not that that’s bad, but these people don’t traditionally vote, and how is the population going to get engaged in this political system in the province?” Schneider told the newspaper.“The Indigenous people generally like to speak to the most important person in Canada, like the prime minister.”Alberta’s Indigenous Relations Minister Richard Feehan and Chief Tony Alexis of the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation had called for Schneider to make amends. They said his comments were improper and disrespectful.“In no manner are these statements a proper or respectful representation of all constituents in the Cardston-Siksika area (Little Bow), which includes thousands of Indigenous people,” Alexis posted on Twitter.He said he took particular offence to the reference “these people.”Feehan said at the legislature that Schneider has missed a groundswell of political engagement by First Nations.“Somehow an MLA who lives right in the core of Alberta hasn’t any clue as to what’s transpired in the Indigenous community over the last 50 years,” said Feehan. “This is truly an attitude out of the 1950s.”In his interview, Schneider also said it’s difficult to meet constituents because of access restrictions on reserves.Feehan said he would be happy to help.“There’s nothing in the Indian Act that says you can’t talk to the people in those communities. All of our MLAs do,” he said. “If he’s worried about being on the reserve without permission of the chief and council, it’s a phone call away.“Tell him I’m more than happy to supply him a list of phone numbers if that is something that would facilitate his first little foray into the Indigenous community.”Schneider won the constituency overall as a member of the former Wildrose party in the 2015 election, but fared poorly at the four Siksika polling stations. He received 25 votes compared with 332 for the leading vote-getter on the reserve, Bev Muendel-Atherstone of the NDP.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation was in the Little Bow constituency.last_img read more

The Germans Are Young in Their Prime And Really Really Good

Update (July 13, 6:10 p.m.): Germany won the World Cup on Sunday, defeating Argentina 1-0 in extra time.In the fall of 2000, 11-year-old soccer wunderkind Thomas Muller left TSV Pahl, the local team near his hometown of Weilheim in Oberbayern,1For whom he once scored 120 of the team’s 165 goals in a season. and joined Bayern Munich’s youth academy. That same year, 22-year-old Miroslav Klose was co-leading the Bundesliga club FCK in goals, becoming a star in his own right. Fourteen years later, they’re both on the same Germany squad, with Muller chasing the World Cup goals record that Klose just tied. In Germany, one generation is being eclipsed by the next.On Thursday, the United States will have to tussle with both. The U.S. faces Muller, Klose and the rest of the German juggernaut in a match that FiveThirtyEight’s World Cup prediction model gives the Americans only a 15 percent chance of winning.2Luckily for the Americans, they don’t need to defeat Germany outright in order to advance to the knockout round. They can survive with a draw, or even a loss (pending the outcome of Thursday’s Portugal-Ghana match), which is a very good thing from an American perspective. Die Nationalmannschaft ranks as the third-best national squad3But the first-best nationalmannschaft. in the world according to ESPN’s Soccer Power Index (SPI), and it boasts the most potent offensive attack of any team. It is the United States’ most stout opponent yet.Germany has been nearly this good for four World Cups running. It finished in the top three in the 2002, 2006 and 2010 World Cups, a feat that’s usually only accomplished when a country is experiencing a “golden generation” of talent. That’s when a rare confluence of gifted footballers simultaneously spring forth to lead their national team to glory. Germany had one of those over the past decade, with forwards such as Klose and Lukas Podolski, defenders Philipp Lahm, Arne Friedrich and Per Mertesacker, and midfielders Michael Ballack and Bastian Schweinsteiger.By the time such a group is in its third World Cup cycle, though, its heyday is almost always over. Indeed, Ballack and Friedrich are retired, and the rest are either on the wrong side of 30 — Klose, while still on the national team, is ancient at 36 — or rapidly approaching it. But this year’s German side isn’t being carried by the dimming stars of days past. Rather, it has produced an entirely new golden generation, right on the heels of the previous one, and led by the likes of Muller. This latest crop of players could go even further than their predecessors ever ventured; the FiveThirtyEight model thinks the Germans are the third-most likely team to win the Cup, giving them an 11 percent chance.The possibilities of this new era were apparent at the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championships, when Germany’s team navigated its way to the final and trounced England 4-0 to claim the tournament crown. Including Muller, eight of Germany’s 11 most-used players in this World Cup suited up for that 2009 U-21 side, either in friendlies or the Euro Championships. The talent of Mesut Ozil, Toni Kroos and Mats Hummels was already apparent on that team.4Mario Gotze barely missed that group; he was on Germany’s Under-17 team in 2009.A half-decade later, the whiz kids of the 2009 U-21 squad are fueling a top World Cup contender. The Germans aren’t the youngest team left in the tournament, according to my calculations (although they are somewhat close). Their roster, however, is structured in a way that maximizes production from players in the primes of their careers.For every team bound for the World Cup’s knockout stage (or more than 30 percent likely to advance, according to the FiveThirtyEight model), I computed the average age of the roster — and the standard deviation thereof — weighted by a combination of playing time and in-game performance.5Using each player’s percentage of team minutes played, adjusted up or down by how his WhoScored rating compared to the typical average of 6.75. The Germans are the fourth-youngest team likely to advance by this measure of weighted average age (behind Nigeria, Belgium and Switzerland), but more important, they have the third-smallest weighted standard deviation of ages (trailing only Chile and Argentina). More of Germany’s players, in other words, are in their prime.According to research from British journalist Simon Kuper,6Co-author of “Soccernomics,” which I wrote about here. soccer players enter their primes sometime between age 23 (for attacking players) and 25 (for defenders), and they stay in relative peak form until age 31. Not coincidentally, by my measure above, only two other national teams (Chile and Argentina) have received a larger share of their contributions in this World Cup from players ages 23 to 31, and nobody has gotten more from its players between the ages of 22 and 30.7I’m measuring the amount of contribution received from a given player by looking at how much of the team’s playing time he received, and also whether he produced more or less than an average player in that time, according to WhoScored’s player ratings (which use Opta data to gauge how well a player has performed). The WhoScored rating is an admittedly rough metric, but as far as all-in-one player indices go, it correlates fairly well with standings points at the team level. (This is not the ultimate test of a stat’s validity — to a certain extent, any metric with a strong enough “team adjustment” can appear to correlate well with team performance — but that’s another debate for another day.) Klose is the lone German outside of that age range to even take the field so far in the World Cup.Granted, Klose, Schweinsteiger and Podolski are still highly useful players; last Saturday, Klose scored as a substitute against Ghana to tie Ronaldo for the all-time lead in career World Cup goals, and Schweinsteiger is likely to start against the U.S. with Jerome Boateng sidelined due to injury. But for a team coming off three deep World Cup runs, the last two of which leaned heavily on the same venerated group, Germany’s veterans are not being asked to play a very substantial role this summer. And that wouldn’t be the case if Germany hadn’t built an impressive infrastructure for developing young soccer talent.As Nicholas Kulish wrote for the New York Times in 2012, Germany’s prolific soccer pipeline traces its roots back nearly a decade before its up-and-coming youth team met England for the Under-21 title in 2009. Following a nightmarish performance8Two losses, one draw and zero wins. at Euro 2000, Kulish noted, German officials (with plenty of backing from top club teams) massively re-invested in the country’s youth soccer system, including the launch of new academies, training centers and coaching programs at an expense of almost $1 billion. Years into the future, the result is a booming Bundesliga — and a flourishing national team.In many ways, Muller is the poster child for this reformation. When he enlisted with Bayern’s youth academy 14 years ago, it was almost precisely as German youth soccer was receiving its aforementioned stimulus package. Muller’s generation was the first to reap its benefits, and it’s probably not a coincidence that Germany’s current World Cup roster is so heavy with his contemporaries.Whatever the cause, in five years, Germany’s current crop of stars has matured from promising prospects on that U-21 squad to the most instrumental members of the senior national team. Several weeks ago, the Germans were something of a dark horse among the top contenders in this World Cup field. Before the tournament, none of ESPN’s 18 polled panelists picked Germany to win it all; nor did any of those queried by the BBC or Sports Illustrated (one lone writer from NBC’s ProSoccerTalk went with Germany). Now it’s clear that there’s another golden German generation on the pitch, and it’s almost completely in its prime. read more