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The lingering effects of Agent Orange

first_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The lingering effects of Agent Orange Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH [Episcopal News Service] Fifty years ago—1962—long before I knew where Nitro, West Virginia, was located, I was a student at Virginia Theological Seminary. Having processed out of the Marine Corp, I had traded my copy of The Uniform Code of Military Justice for a Bible. There would be no more military exercises for war. I was preparing for the exercise of parish ministry.Back then I didn’t know that on January 18, 1962, the United States began spraying dioxin-based Agent Orange in Southeast Asia. During the Vietnam War, 19,000,000 gallons of this deadly chemical was sprayed in Vietnam, eastern Laos, and parts of Cambodia. It is estimated to have killed or maimed some 400,000 people, and been responsible for 500,000 children born with birth defects. Sprayed to deny the enemy hiding places for ambush, Agent Orange also saturated our own troops on the ground.In my first assignment as a priest at St. Anne’s Church in Annapolis, Maryland, I counseled with midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy headed for Vietnam. But it wasn’t until 1974, when I was rector of St. John’s Church in Charleston, West Virginia, that Agent Orange reared its ugly head.By 1974, Vietnam veterans were coming home. St. John’s, as a part of its mission, opened its building to serve as an office where veterans with a variety of war-related problems were able to receive counseling. This was an early effort to begin a West Virginia chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America. It was also a part of an effort, on the part of veterans, to have the U.S. government recognize illness caused by Agent Orange, and for veterans to receive medical treatment for those illnesses.Thanks to the perseverance of veterans who had served in Vietnam, along with family and friends, that effort succeeded.The ugly truth of the matter lies in the fact that a Monsanto chemical plant in the town of Nitro, just 15 miles down the valley from where those veterans met, was the source of the Agent Orange that did so much damage to them and the people of Vietnam.There have been numerous lawsuits over the years against Monsanto, along with six other chemical manufacturers of Agent Orange. Those cases have moved, and continue to move, at a snail’s pace through the courts, thus leaving the people of Vietnam, as well as Americans affected by Agent Orange, without adjudication or compensation for damages.In March of 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the companies were not responsible for the use and destruction caused by Agent Orange because these companies were government contractors, carrying out the instructions of the government.Within the next few weeks, Monsanto will be back in court right here in the county in which Agent Orange was produced 50 years ago. The trial will involve a class action lawsuit arguing that Monsanto dioxin spills may have affected employees in the plant and residents of Nitro, where leaks and dumping took place during the production of Agent Orange. The people will be seeking medical monitoring for at least 5,000, and perhaps as many as 80,000 people.Appalachia is often misunderstood and overlooked. Our mountains isolate us from major media coverage, except when there is a coal mine disaster, or someone distorts our proud culture with jokes about hillbillies. Our poverty is not pretty. We are the “Other America” depicted by Michael Harrington—the America that triggered President Johnson’s “War on Poverty” — a war superseded by the Vietnam War.It would be a grave mistake now for the nation to turn a blind eye on the Putnam County, West Virginia, courtroom where the Agent Orange case will be argued.  Communities all over our nation are affected by the pollution attributed to the very companies that produce jobs and promise economic health.Many of these companies, fueled by short-term economic goals, have a way of abandoning communities—picking up and moving—and leaving long-term environmental and health problems.  Nitro, once subsidized by chemical dollars, must now rely on a dog track and casino gambling to make ends met.Keep an eye on Nitro, West Virginia. You see, our nation sent men and women to fight in Vietnam, sprayed them inadvertently with harmful chemicals, and then brought them home sick to communities where the poisonous herbicide was produced.  On top of that, communities — I am talking about Nitro — where the people who worked in the plant and residents who have lived amidst the residue of carcinogenetic dioxin may very well be suffering illnesses, not from the government, but from Monsanto.— The Rev. Jim Lewis, an Episcopal priest, lives in Charleston, West Virginia, where he does peace and justice work. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books February 6, 2012 at 5:51 pm Thank you for reminding us of the spraying of Agent Orange and its effects brought upon our troops in Vietnam. My father’s only brother did two tours of duty as Army paramedic in Vietnam and died a very painful death years later, in the mid 1970’s. At the time, the attending physician was baffled by the case and gave little guidance to my aunt as to how to care for him at home, where he eventually died within months. And here we are again, welcoming home a new generation of women and men with their unique set of injuries both seen and unseen.God bless you and your ministry, you are on my prayer list. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 February 6, 2012 at 4:33 pm Thank you for such a good report on the after effects of Agent Orange. In my 16 years in working hospice, I an still haunted by the memory the patient who we with worked daily in the inpatient hospice unit for 2 months straight trying to manage his pain. He was not only drenched by the Agent Orange, he got to mop it up at the end of the day. He is the only patient in the 1000s of patients that I cared for who died in excruciating pain. Allen Johnson says: Barbara Danner says: Rector Tampa, FL Carolyn Nicol says: February 10, 2012 at 10:24 pm Profound thanks to Jim Lewis who has spoken out against injustice for decades now. Your courage inspires us, Jim. And many thanks to ENS for drawing attention to this terrible wrong by publishing Jim’s piece on its pages. February 15, 2012 at 7:35 pm My husband was a chopper pilot. He spent three tours in Nam. He passed away 30 September 2011 from pneumonia related to Agent Orange Cancer. His brother was a Marine on the DMZ. He is dying with a lung disease related to Orange. Two brothers out of a family that fought for their country and went because they were told to go. In case you don’t know, Round Up, that kills weeds has the same chemicals as Orange. I was in Nam and got lucky. I was on a post near a river and it was sprayed constantly to peel back the jungle to make it safer for the River Rats, boats that patroled the river for sampans loaded with weapons. My son is a Marine and has spent four tours in the ME. He has come home as good as when he went. The Rev. Joe Parrish says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab February 6, 2012 at 4:34 pm Thank you for writing this piece and for the peace and justice work you do. The loss and damage go on and on with many generations affected. The In Memory Program of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund helps families who continue to lose loved ones due to Agent Orange. That we have begun new rounds of damage due to the wars in the Middle East is so very sad. As long as men in power provoke and react with wars there will be destruction in widening circles. We continue to teach peacemaking and pray for the many victims of war. Bless you for your efforts and concern. Featured Events February 6, 2012 at 8:52 pm Several families in Newark, New Jersey, several years ago got recourse from the company that produced Agent Orange there. Many bad batches were dumped into the Passaic River between Newark and Harrison and owing to their insolubility still remain there on the bottom slowly leaching and moving into the Newark Bay and then into the Atlantic fishing grounds. No removal is planned by the USEPA, unfortunately. Out of sight, out of mind? The NJDEP found over 400 fishermen fish in the Newark Bay even though it is posted “No Fishing” on the New Jersey side but not on the Staten Island side. All the fish and crabs are contaminated; still no action by NJ/NYDEC. Barbara Hill says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC February 6, 2012 at 4:48 pm Rev. Jim, Thanks for your article – my oldest brother Eugene Gillbert suffers from bladder cancer and other malidies as a result Orange Poisioning that they used for testing as a defoliant when he was in basic training for the Army. I expect there are many more that suffer similar effects. He as been working thru Senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snow here in Maine to get compensation for his medical bills but because he did not tour Vietnam he is not eligible. I am a deacon at two Episcopal churches in Maine – St. Martins in Palmyra and All Saints in Skowhegan and I appreciate you drawing attention to these injustices of lingering effects since many are not aware. Keep up the good work my Brother in Christ,Rev. Tom Gilbert, Deacon Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR April 5, 2016 at 6:50 am I just saw this and wanted to add that where I grew up near Ansted West Va they sprayed Agent Orange on our power lines while I was growing up, a lot of us have many medical problems including cancer, many have passed away from cancer. Is there any way to prove that Agent Orange was and could still be in the grounds where I grew up? Our water was well and spring water, still is there. We played outside while our power lines were being sprayed right next to our houses…not knowing how dangerous the spray was. Thank you… Fern Bibb Boylen [email protected] Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Alynn Beimford says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs center_img Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET By Jim LewisPosted Feb 6, 2012 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN Yvette Tsiropoulos says: Fern Bibb Boylen says: Comments (11) Rector Knoxville, TN August 23, 2012 at 6:35 pm Thank u for such informative information. I have a cousin that is effect by this ordeal! And recently after a family members funeral I attended along with my cousin. I was in for the surprise of my life.The mental stress on him was unbelievable! I was young when he would return to visit us, so I wasn’t made aware of his issues. Now being 54 and he is 67 I did a 10- 12 hour car ride from North Caroline, to New Jersey with him!! Wow….. Was I in for a rude awaking!After telling other family members of this, I decided to do some research on line.Again Thank You AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Rev. Gina Volpe says: Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Katerina Whitley says: Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York February 8, 2012 at 7:52 am Jim Lewis flushes out of the closet several important moral imperatives, to which I’ll comment. First, the use of Agent Orange in Vietnam was chemical warfare, one of the big three of “weapons of mass destruction,” the other two being nuclear and biological. That Agent Orange’s target of death was plants does not obviate its “collateral damage” on people. Anymore than the use of land mines to prevent enemy troop movements obviate its horrible carnage on civilian populations. (The United States, by the way, is one of only a few nations that refuses to agree to an international treaty banning land mines). And while I am on a rant against such weapons of mass destruction, I should point out another West Virginia manufacturing connection. Which is Alliant Techsystems/Allegany Ballistics Laboratory in Rocket City, West Virginia, (near Keyser) where radioactive depleted uranium is re-manufactured for munitions. Depleted Uranium has been used extensively in both Iraq wars, leading to large numbers of cancers and birth defects. Finally, I should mention that studies are coming out correlating the mining method of mountaintop removal (a form of strip mining which produces high levels of air pollution) with high rates of birth defects, cancers, and respiratory illnesses. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rev Tom Gilbert (Deacon) says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 February 16, 2012 at 12:05 pm My husband, along with most of the men active in The American Legion in their 60’s and 70’s, is suffering cancers related to Agent Orange. What we failed to observe was that in the 1950’s this same product was used along roads being built in Appalachia and northbound to the Canadian Border. Many ‘baby-boomers’ suffering from these same cancers can blame the same companies, the same local, state and federal governments. My prayer is that we have learned a lesson we don’t have to pass to the next generations. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Comments are closed. Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SClast_img read more

Leavitt Residence / Miller Hull Partnership

first_img United States Ranquist Development Houses Projects Area:  8600 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Marty Peters+ 14 Share Manufacturers: AXOR, Dornbracht, Hansgrohe, Lutron, Arclinea, Bega, Benjamin Moore, Fleetwood, Grohe, Hafele, Honeywell, Lightology, SONOS, Schlage, Juno Lighting, Mid-American Elevator Company Leavitt Residence / Miller Hull Partnership ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeMiller Hull PartnershipOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChicagoDabasHouses3D ModellingUnited StatesPublished on February 28, 2011Cite: “Leavitt Residence / Miller Hull Partnership” 28 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesPlumbingSanifloMacerator – Saniaccess®3WoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – SplashAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelEducationalLamitechChalk boardCarpetsCarpet ConceptCarpet – Eco IquMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?莱维特住宅 / Miller Hull Partnership是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Products used in this ProjectFaucetsAXORBathroom Collection – AXOR UnoArchitect:Miller Hull PartnershipArchitect Of Record:Studio Dwell ArchitectsEngineer:Fisher & Partners Structural EngineersCity:ChicagoCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. The Leavitt Residence is an extensive renovation of a 1920’s mercantile building in the Chicago neighborhood of Bucktown. The 3-story existing structure consisted of heavy timber framing, with brick cladding at the exterior. An effort was made to respect the existing building while at the same time inserting dramatic new design gestures. The most significant insertion was to add an expansive window wall which extrudes upward and flows over the roof to create a highly transparent penthouse. The window wall provides connection to a private yard, a valuable asset in this dense urban setting.Save this picture!© Marty PetersThe second major undertaking in the building renovation was to replace the east façade which was determined unstable. The solution aims to replicate the rhythm of the existing columns while also announcing a modernist influence at the second level. Save this picture!© Marty PetersMirroring the triangular footprint of the building, a 3-story triangular shaped atrium is at the heart of the home, giving way to massive timber staircases surrounded by cedar and glass. The original beams and exposed brick juxtapose the modern Arclinea kitchen, echoing the same tension between old and new that’s created by the steel and glass window wall addition.Save this picture!© Marty PetersProject gallerySee allShow lessKew Gardens Hills Library / WORKacArticlesDesign and Virtual Reality Educational Complex / OIII architectenArticles Sharecenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2007 Leavitt Residence / Miller Hull PartnershipSave this projectSaveLeavitt Residence / Miller Hull Partnership General Contractor: Products translation missing: Photographs:  Marty Peters Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Year:  CopyHouses•Chicago, United States Photographs Architects: Miller Hull Partnership Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

Sad farewell to ‘remarkable woman’ Julie-Anne

first_imgFacebook NewsLocal NewsSad farewell to ‘remarkable woman’ Julie-AnneBy admin – November 23, 2011 841 Linkedin Print Email LIMERICK is this week mourning a woman who worked tirelessly and used her singing talents to raise money for breast cancer. Julie-Anne Dineen was diagnosed with breast cancer more than three years ago and then became an ambassador for fundraising for the cause. She released her charity single “Do You Believe,” which reached no 1 in the Irish Singles Chart in March 2009, and topped the charts for a week. The proceeds went to the Symptomatic Breast Cancer unit at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Ireland, where Julie-Anne had just finished treatment for breast cancer.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up She was nominated for Limerick Person of the Year 2009 after the recording. She completed a tour of Limerick schools where she performed her chart topping song and worked to spread a cancer aware message. She followed her chart success with a Top 3 hit in Ireland, a cover of River Deep – Mountain High released in October 2009.Julie-Anne lived with her husband Dave and sons Sean (12) and Matty (8) in Corbally, and the family had just recently moved to their new home in Adare.With her husband and other friends and supporters, the former Bunratty singer raised thousands for the charity, organising events including the Limerick Jigs and Reels.John Galvin, who worked with the couple in fundraising, said Julie-Anne was “a remarkable woman. What she has done is indescribable, doing so much fundraising and so much good while she and Dave were raising their children. They are a remarkable family”.40 year old Julie-Anne passed away on Sunday last. She was buried after requiem mass in St Joseph’s Church this Wednesday morning.center_img Advertisement Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleWine news including @FVDIE Christmas tasting and moreNext articleCharity near victim of refund scam adminlast_img read more

Murder investigation launched in Limerick

first_imgWalk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Facebook Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Previous articleFatal Limerick stabbing under investigationNext articleMotorcyclist killed in county Limerick admin Linkedin No vaccines in Limerick yet Advertisement TAGSfeatured First Irish death from Coronavirus Printcenter_img Email NewsBreaking newsMurder investigation launched in LimerickBy admin – November 10, 2013 601 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter By Andrew CareyGardai have launched a murder investigation after a 65-year old man was found with stab wounds in an apartment in the city in the early hours of this Sunday morning.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up 22 months after the last unlawful killing in the city, Gardai are now hunting the perpetrator of the latest murder when the man was pronounced dead after 3am when uniformed members arrived at the scene.The victim, known locally as Patrick Redmond from Limerick, was found in a 1st floor apartment with the wounds that led to be fatal.Two apartments were preserved for forensic and technical examinations.A post mortem carried out this Sunday afternoon at the University Limerick hospital and the results have now determined that Gardai are now on a manhunt in this the first murder in the city in almost two years.Originally from Dublin, Mr Redmond had been living in a first floor apartment in The Mount Kennett apartment block for a number of years.The 65-year old father of three is understood to have died after sustaining a single puncture wound to the back.Gardai are now appealing for assistance of the public.Superintendent Daniel Keane is appealing for information and has appealed to anyone who may have witnessed or heard anything to come forward and contact Gardai on 061 212400. Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

Donegal Deputy fearful for future of some Donegal farmers

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Twitter NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Facebook 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Google+ Donegal Deputy fearful for future of some Donegal farmerscenter_img By News Highland – December 12, 2014 Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleMotorists urged to drive with caution as heavy snow hits NorthwestNext articleHarps to host open meeting – sponsors also confirmed News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A Donegal Deputy has said he would be very fearful for the future for many farmers in the county if a resolution canot be reached over the new GLAS scheme application system.Just over a week ago over 2,000 hill and commonage farmers turned out to protest outside the Taoiseach’s office in Castlebar over the Department of Agriculture’s implementation of the new GLAS scheme.Farmers claim the GLAS application system will effectively restrict access to commonage farmers by imposing unnecessary hurdles.Deputy Charlie McConalogue is calling on other Government TD’s to put the pressure on the Minister:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programmelast_img read more

Calcutta HC Seeks Response Of State On Demand Of Fee By Unaided Educational Institutions During Lockdown

first_imgNews UpdatesCalcutta HC Seeks Response Of State On Demand Of Fee By Unaided Educational Institutions During Lockdown Mehal Jain13 Jun 2020 9:52 PMShare This – xThe Calcutta High Court on Thursday sought the response of the state government on the issue of demand of fees by unaided educational institutions during the lockdown period.The Chief Justice-led bench was hearing the plea that the unaided schools should not be permitted to collect fees during the lockdown period. Alternatively, it was also pointed out that there cannot be any upward revision…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 Calcutta High Court on Thursday sought the response of the state government on the issue of demand of fees by unaided educational institutions during the lockdown period.The Chief Justice-led bench was hearing the plea that the unaided schools should not be permitted to collect fees during the lockdown period. Alternatively, it was also pointed out that there cannot be any upward revision of fees as of now.”We are sure that this is a matter which is apparently gaining the attention of the government which has a say in the matter having regard to matters falling within its umbrella of executive administration and control over educational institutions by the State laws”, observed the Division Bench.The Court adjourned the matter to June 25 for the Advocate General to obtain the response of the Government and place it on board.On May 12, the Uttarkhand High Court had passed an order to stop private schools, which were not conducting online classes, from demanding tuition fee during the lockdown period. Challenging this direction, the schools had approached the SC, and the apex court issued notices on the SLPs .The High Court of Kerala last week passed an interim order restraining a school from levying additional fees on students for holding virtual classes.A single bench of Justice C S Dias also referred the writ petition to a division bench, in view of the “substantial public interest involved”.The bench also made reference to the suicide of 14-year old Devika, which was allegedly due to her inability to join online classes as she did not she did not have a smart phone and a working television set in house. The Court noted that tight to education is sacrosanct in the Constitution of India and is the mandate under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009.While making the reference, the Court also noted that several states have ordered that students should not be denied education for want of payment of fees during this pandemic period. 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

Farmers Suicide – State Govt Policy To Compensate Only Farmers Who Borrowed From Banks Discriminatory, Says Karnataka HC

first_imgNews UpdatesFarmers Suicide – State Govt Policy To Compensate Only Farmers Who Borrowed From Banks Discriminatory, Says Karnataka HC Mustafa Plumber2 March 2021 9:39 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Tuesday directed the State Chief Secretary to make a clear stand whether families of the farmers who killed themselves after borrowing from private money lenders will be excluded from government assistance of Rs 5 lakhs. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty took strong objection to the classification created by the…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 Karnataka High Court on Tuesday directed the State Chief Secretary to make a clear stand whether families of the farmers who killed themselves after borrowing from private money lenders will be excluded from government assistance of Rs 5 lakhs. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty took strong objection to the classification created by the state government whereby financial aid is given only to farmers who ended life after borrowing from banks and financial institutions. The bench orally observed : “Prima facie the cause for which farmer commits suicide is important…cause is he is heavily indebted…he is not able to repay the loan so he taken this option of committing suicide. What is the difference between the class of farmers who taken money from banks and credit societies and commit suicide and class of farmers who take loan from private money lenders and committed suicide? Why has the state made the distinction between the two?” The bench in its order urged the Chief Secretary while filing his affidavit in three weeks’ time, to look at the seriousness of the situation. The court said “Only in one taluka there are about 125 cases of farmers committing suicide, within a span of five years. We are sure that the chief secretary will consider why some farmers are forced to approach individual money lenders for obtaining loans.” The bench gave the direction after perusing the affidavit filed by Brijesh Kumar Dikshit, Commissioner for Agriculture and Director General, Environmental Management and policy research Institute. The affidavit stated that “The government has no control nor there is any regulation preventing farmers from taking any loan from private money lenders and therefore this aspect is one of the reasons for determining the eligibility of the farmers to extend the benefit.” It adds “However, if the same family who have suffered at the hands of the private money lenders also have taken loan from the banks or other notified institutions the family is still entitled for the benefit, subject to satisfaction of any and or all other conditions.” The bench firstly noted “The stand taken about the assistance to families of the farmers who committed suicide is quite shocking.” Secondly, the bench said “It is clear that state has created two artificial classes of farmers who have committed suicide. In first class is of farmers who had taken loan or borrowed money from banks/credit society etc. The second class is of those farmers who had taken money from money lenders. State government has decided to deny compensation to the families of the farmers who have taken money from private money lenders and have committed suicide.” Following which the bench noted “Prima facie it appears to us that cause of suicide is inability of farmers to repay the borrowed amount with interest. Therefore, prima facie it is very difficult to accept that the classification made by the state government will stand the test of Article 14 of the constitution of India.” Accordingly, it directed the Chief Secretary to look into the affidavit filed by the Commissioner and file his affidavit. It also directed the state government to place on record details of grievance/complaints disposed of by the district grievance redressal committee at District Yadgir. As per information given to the court from 2016 till 2020-21, 125 farmers committed suicide in Shahpur taluk of yadgir district. Out of 125 farmers who committed suicide, families of 105 farmers are entitled to the compensation. Of which 20 families were held ineligible as the farmers who committed suicide had not borrowed the money from banks. Out of 105 families found to be eligible, still 7 families have not been paid compensation. The directions were given while hearing the petition filed by Akhanda Karnataka Raitha Sangh. Advocate Clifton D Rozario appeared for the petitioner. The petition states that the State Government has declared various relief for the families of the farmers of those who have committed suicide including monetary compensation of Rs. 5.00 lakhs, free education for the children, Rs. 2000/- widow pension, etc. However, unfortunately, the families of the farmers who have committed suicide in the taluk have not been given all the relief, with some of the families receiving no relief to date. The petition also sought directions to the respondents to disburse crop insurance loss compensation to all insured farmers in Shahapur Taluk (Yadgir district) under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (henceforth referred to as PMFBY), for the 2016 monsoon season and thereafter. The matter will be next heard on March 29Click Hear To Download Affidavit[Read Affidavit]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

Only 8 food companies approved for Brexit loan scheme

first_img Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – January 27, 2019 Pinterest WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Harps come back to win in Waterford Homepage BannerNews Only 8 food companies approved for Brexit loan scheme WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img A Donegal Deputy has raised concern at the extremely low rate of Brexit loan funds approved for food companies.According to data obtained by Deputy Charlie McConagloue, only eight companies have been approved for the funding scheme which was announced in October 2017.Deputy McConalogue explained, “We are just 61 days away from the March 29th deadline for the UK to exit the EU. It is unbelievable that the Government’s much vaunted Brexit working capital loan scheme announced in October 2017 is failing to deliver for Ireland’s most exposed sector.“The Departments of Business and Agriculture have jointly leveraged exchequer funding to create a €300 million loan scheme for businesses impacted by Brexit, with 40% of the fund ring-fenced for the food sector.“However, latest PQ replies released to me show that out of 42 eligible applications for food companies, just eight have been sanctioned for finance under this loan scheme. Shockingly, this means that just 1 in 5 eligible loan applications for the sector have actually been approved for funding worth €3.8m.“Worse still, this equates to just over 1% of the total €300 million loan having been approved for food companies so far. This is another example the Government failing to operationalise supports and contingencies that work seamlessly for exposed businesses as opposed to being administratively burdensome.“Given how the food sector has almost 80% of its employment based outside of Dublin, any impact from Brexit will have strong regional employment consequences. Minister Creed and his government colleagues must now immediately seek market disturbance supports along with state aid rule changes in order to operationalise grant aided schemes to support farmers and the agri-food sector. Waiting to close the stable door after the horse has bolted is not a prudent approach”, concluded Deputy McConalogue. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleUlster Junior Cup & Shield Results 27/01/19Next articleAthletics Review with Patsy McGonagle News Highland Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Pinterest Twitter Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Charleton Tribunal told GSOC report on Harrison was not an official complaint

first_img Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic A report which was sent to GSOC by Donegal gardaí outlining alleged threats a garda whistleblower made to his partner was not an official complaint, the Charleton tribunal has been told.Mark Harty SC, who represents Garda Keith Harrison, told the tribunal yesterday that the correspondence sent to the Ombudsman Commission did not constitute a complaint as defined in the Garda Síochána Act.Case officer George O’Doherty said a GSOC file was opened on October 8, 2013, following receipt of correspondence from Chief Supt Terry McGinn in Letterkenny Garda station, which contained a statement from Garda Harrison’s partner, Marisa Simms.The file was sent to Darren Wright, a GSOC senior investigating officer, who forwarded it to Mr O’Doherty.A note from Supt Eugene McGovern said the reported alleged threats were being referred as it was deemed they should be investigated under Section 102 of the Garda Síochána Act.Mr Harty said that Section 102 applied only where ‘conduct of a member of the Garda Síochána may have resulted in the death of, or serious harm to, a person’.Mr Harty also said that a complaint could be made under Section 83 of the Act, but not unless the person who was injured consented to make a complaint.Mr O’Doherty said that GSOC received correspondence which the Garda Siochana took the view was a complaint, but they contacted the complainant to confirm they wished to make a complaint.When Mr O’Doherty contacted Ms Simms she first told him she wanted to think about it, and then called back later to say she did not want a GSOC investigation.”It fell at hurdle one. The complaint was not made by, or was not authorised by Ms Simms,” Mr Harty said.Mr O’Doherty also agreed that there was no question of Marisa Simms being put under pressure by An Garda Síochána to make a statement.Mícheál P O’Higgins SC, on behalf of the Garda Commissioner, said there was “an entirely bona fide belief that the matter could be dealt with under Section 102”.The tribunal also heard that Ms Simms made a later complaint to GSOC in August 2016 alleging that she and Garda Harrison had been subjected to “ongoing harassment and intimidation by Donegal gardaí” because of Garda Harrison’s whistleblowing and had to move house as a result.She alleged there had been a “fabrication of alleged death threats against her partner as no investigation into these threats has been considered.” DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img By News Highland – September 22, 2017 Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Charleton Tribunal told GSOC report on Harrison was not an official complaint Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Previous articleClarity sought on Donegal LIS allocationNext article10 jobs created with more to follow as new store opens in Letterkenny News Highland Homepage BannerNews Twitter Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford last_img read more