Novus Properties Ltd (NOV.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Novus Properties Ltd (NOV.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Novus Properties Ltd (NOV.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Novus Properties Ltd (NOV.mu) 2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileNovus Properties Limited deals in property development for rent or sale purposes. The company is based in Port Louis, Mauritius. Novus Properties Limited’s activities include tailor-made approaches to cater for unique building or office needs, the buying and rental back facilitation, management and maintenance of buildings and offices, as well as the promotion and development of properties. Novus Properties Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius’ Development and Enterprise Market.
Nathaniel ChaseThis article is a lightly edited version of a talk given Aug. 6 during the Workers World webinar entitled, “War on the Working Class: a Socialist Response.”I’d like to talk about another country’s response to the new coronavirus. The steps it has taken to protect its workers’ health show that what we’re going through now in the United States and what so many people on this webinar have already spoken of very eloquently doesn’t have to be this way. It’s not necessary; it’s not inevitable. It could be another way. This is about how Cuba is handling the COVID-19 crisis. As of today, Aug. 6, Cuba has had 88 deaths from COVID-19. Not 8,800 or 88,000. Just 88. The U.S. has had more than 160,000 deaths. For every million people in Cuba, 8 have passed away from COVID-19, while for every million in the United States, 488 people have died. This makes the U.S. death rate 61 times higher! That’s a pretty incredible disparity, especially when you consider that the U.S. is one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Cuba, on the other hand, is not a terribly wealthy country. It has endured decades of economic privation, due to the U.S. blockade that prevents Cuba from conducting trade with not only the U.S. but many other countries around the world. That’s because of the extraterritorial nature of the blockade and the influence the U.S. holds in the international banking system.So why is it that this small, relatively poor country has such a lower rate of deaths from COVID-19 than the U.S.? The answer is simple. It’s because Cuba is a socialist country. Instead of the anarchy of capitalist production we have in the U.S., Cuba has a planned economy — one organized for the benefit of its people. It means that during the coronavirus pandemic, Cuba can shut down international flights. Almost no international flights are going into Cuba right now. The government has decided to prevent the substantial tourist industry from bringing COVID-19 cases onto the island in large numbers. That’s a real sacrifice because tourism is a major component of the Cuban economy. And it just passed through one of the busiest tourist seasons. But Cuba was able to do that while providing for its people because it has an economy planned for the benefit of its people. When more than 5 people on a block contract COVID-19, that block and all the blocks around it are put under quarantine. If it’s a small village, the entire village is quarantined. Food, personal protective equipment, medical supplies and whatever else is needed are delivered to the people affected. Everything is provided for. If people in a large city fall ill, they can go to quarantine centers where they and their families can live safely and receive retrovirals such as Interferon alfa 2b, which has the potential to reduce the symptoms and lethality of COVID-19. This medication is not available in the United States because of the blockade.Cuba has an enormous public health system that makes it able to do contact tracing. Why? Because Cuba invests its resources in public health. Whereas here in the United States, the ruling class demands government resources be invested in 800 military bases around the world. Collective action is need to fight pandemicA sign held by crew members reads “I love you, Cuba’’ as the British cruise ship MS Braemar finally docks there on March 18. Cuba was the only nation that helped the ship, using strict pandemic prevention protocol to assist more than 1,000 passengers and crew members to return to England. Of Cuba’s response, the country’s foreign minister, Bruno Rodríguez, said. “Let’s reinforce health care, solidarity and international cooperation.”Furthermore, the U.S. promotes a culture of individualism. But we need to take collective action to fight this pandemic. We all have to wear masks; we all have to be responsible. We all have to be conscious of how we’re interacting with other people.This kind of collective action is often aggressively rejected in the United States with its hyper-individualistic culture. Whereas Cuba is literally built on a culture of collective action, devoted to creating a better society for all in the face of continuous economic, political and even military attacks from U.S. imperialism. Right now in many parts of the U.S., 30% to 40% of renters are behind on the rent. An enormous, really inconceivable number are facing eviction in the coming months. In Cuba, zero people are facing eviction. Why? Because in 1959, after the victory of the Cuban Revolution, land reform ensured not only that the landless peasants in the countryside would receive the land they had worked for wealthy landowners (who now live in Miami), but that all the people in the cities would receive ownership of their housing. The vast majority of Cubans own their own housing. Nobody is worried about an eviction, and if anybody falls ill, a system is in place to care and provide for them.Workers World Party has been putting out demands in response to this crisis. Demands that are winnable and possible, like workers’ control over the means of production. Like socialism itself, these are things we can achieve through organization and struggle.We are demanding free health care for all. Nationalize the health care system under community control. Build emergency hospitals. Full pay, benefits and guaranteed income for all.Food, housing, medical supplies and utilities, including internet, for all. Unequal access to the internet is a major issue as the necessity of long-distance learning goes forward.We need to suspend rent, evictions, mortgages, utility shutoffs and all debt. We need to prioritize resources for communities of color — and for the migrant community, which has received none of the stimulus benefits, meager as they are, that have been doled out by the government to LGBTQ2S+ people, seniors, youth and people with disabilities. These most oppressed sectors of society have to be prioritized in response to the pandemic, not ignored.We need to empty the prisons and detention centers right now. A prison sentence is a death sentence during a pandemic. We need to shut down Immigration and Customs Enforcement and end racist attacks.We need community control, not the cops and the military running everything. The $2 trillion the government handed to the banks must be given instead to the workers. And finally, we need to end U.S. wars, sanctions and environmental destruction.Cuba’s socialist health care system is not a fantasy. The Cuban Revolution is real and happening 90 miles off the coast of Florida. If it’s possible there, it’s possible here. 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The Drug Enforcement Administration is seeking more control and surveillance in the lives of people who use opioids, particularly people who use the medications buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex, Sublocade, Bunavail, or Zubsolv) and methadone (Diskets, Methadose). The DEA’s mission in this regard is, on paper, to prevent diversion – the sharing or selling of methadone and buprenorphine to people unauthorized to have it – of the medicines. Yet an argument could be made that diversion serves a positive, harm reduction goal: even if someone benefits financially from the sale, the buyer is using it to stave off the effects of opioid withdrawal – withdrawal that can be deadly.In September the agency proposed the creation of software capable of searching for and identifying patients and prescribers of opioid use disorder medication. This expansion, coupled with the immense power the DEA already has, would serve to put a damper on people reaching out to methadone and buprenorphine clinics for legal methadone and buprenorphine.According to its proposal, the DEA wants its agents to have access to patient deidentified data. This means private information on medicine fills and refills, gender, and other things. The Pharmacy Prescription Data System will give the DEA information on patients and their habits to a degree previously unseen in the United States. Currently monitoring occurs at the state and federal levels. The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program of each state currently holds data on patients, though to a lesser degree than the proposed Pharmacy Prescription Data System, and information included isn’t the same between states. At the federal level, the Automated Reports and Consolidated Orders System details the manufacturing of controlled substances, supply chains, and distribution.The push by the DEA to include methadone and buprenorphine endangers patients, because it may cause the distributing pharmacist to refuse to disperse buprenorphine. It may also be harder for methadone clinics to do their job while including patient-level information on everyone who is given it. We must resist this encroachment of people’s privacy. Opioid-addicted patients must continue to be given fair and positive healthcare.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Government Minimum Wage Discussion Not Listed on City Committee’s Agenda STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 | 3:13 pm Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Low wage workers rally to protect the July 1 minimum wage increase in front of the Pasadena City Hall on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone)The Economic Development and Technology Committee (EDTECH) is not scheduled to hold a discussion on the city’s minimum wage ordinance during Thursday’s meeting.Before a rally at City Hall on Wednesday, low wage workers said they were concerned the committee would give in to pressure by Pasadena businesses, especially restaurateurs, to postpone the next minimum wage increase scheduled to go into effect on July 1.“Everybody is suffering during this pandemic and no one has suffered more than the essential minimum wage worker,” said Florence Annang, Co-chair of Pasadenans Organizing for Progress.The committee is scheduled to discuss the city’s efforts to reopen local businesses, sit-down outdoor dining, business grants and business outreach. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Subscribe Business News 17 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBet You Didn’t Need Another Reason To Stay Coupled Up This SeasonHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Linkedin Email A spokesman for LCCC said, “There was no significant impact in Limerick as a result of Storm Jorge apart from a small number of trees down in Limerick City, Newcastle West, Elton, Grange and Cappamore.” There were no reports of increased impact from flooding in county areas already experiencing flooding, and the statement noted, “Shannon levels are stable and the ESB expects that a discharge ranging between 345m3/s and 400 m3/s will be necessary at Parteen Weir over the next 5 days based on the current weather forecast.”Limerick City and County Council is working closely with the Defence Forces with staff remaining in place overnight in the impacted areas to make sure all vulnerable areas which have been sandbagged are maintained and pumps continue to run 24/7. Volunteers from Civil Defence are also involved in the operation.The Plassey Park Road is open to traffic, however, motorists are asked to drive in this area with extreme caution as some surface water is likely to be present at times over the coming days.Elsewhere the road in Castleconnell from Charco’s to World’s End and Castleconnell Boat Club remains closed.Limerick City and County Council is urging motorists to be cautious on roads which have excess water, in particular motorists needing to detour from the R525 (Daly’s Cross to O’Briensbridge) should use the Regional and National route network where possible.The Red Path in Corbally remains closed until further notice as does the cycleway/ walkway from Irish Estates, through to the Guinness Bridge, and onwards to UL.Limerick City and County Council will continue to monitor flood levels on the Shannon and their impact, and is asking people to be mindful over the coming days of returning to lands which have already been heavily saturated as they slowly begin to dry out.Limerick City and County Council’s Out of Hours contact (non-emergency contact) is 061-417833.Other useful numbersDial 999/112 for emergency services only if neededESB Networks 1850 372 999Gas Networks Ireland 1850 205 050 Facebook WhatsApp NewsEnvironmentLimerick City and County Council meets to review impact of Storm Jorge on continuing flood prevention effortsBy Staff Reporter – March 1, 2020 233 Limerick City and County Council is continuing to work with the HSE and An Garda Síochána as part of the Local Co-ordination Group. Twitter Advertisement THE SEVERE Weather Action Team of Limerick City and County Council (LCCC) met this afternoon to discuss the impact of Storm Jorge on the ongoing flooding and its wider impact on the city and county. Print Previous articleLimerick Wedding fayre to raise funds for Cliona’s FoundationNext articleWATCH: O’Hanlon Hopeful Following Annacotty Defeat Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie
Sergeant Paul Wallaceardaí in Donegal are warning residents to be vigilant following reports of gangs circulating the North West.It’s believed the gangs work on a cross-border basis and there have been claims they are planning to target properties in the county with both Gardai and the PSNI on the alert.Crime Prevention Officer Sgt Paul Wallace is urging anyone who sees suspicious activity in their area to contact Gardai immediately…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/paulsuspiciousgang.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Gardai say cross border thieves are stepping up their activity Homepage BannerNews Twitter 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report WhatsApp Previous articleIrish film Sing Street receives rave reviews at SundanceNext articleDoherty says Donegal’s share of flood relief spending has been unacceptably small admin WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Twitter Google+ Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also By admin – January 25, 2016 Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Facebook Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released
Homepage BannerNews HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal County Council is in the process of finalising its Corporate Plan for the current council term, with a public consultation process set to end next week.The council’s Communications Officer is urging community groups, organisations, businesses and members of the public to say what they believe the council’s priorities should be.Anne Marie Conlon says it’s an important document, and the input of the public now will ensure that the council makes the right decisions regarding its priorities…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/annemarieplan.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ Previous articleDerry TV company announces 9 job losses as commissions fallNext articleCo Tyrone wind turbine collapse cause identified News Highland PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released By News Highland – February 13, 2015 Facebook Pinterest Donegal County Council seeks views on future priorities
News UpdatesGujarat HC Issues Notice On Plea For Waiver Of Fixed Electricity Charges During Lockdown [Read Petition] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK28 Jun 2020 10:16 PMShare This – xThe Gujarat High Court has issued notices to the state government and the power distribution company in the state- Paschim Gujarat Vij Company Limited (PGVCL), in a batch of petitions seeking waiver of fixed electricity charges for the lockdown period. The petitions have been filed by KB Ispat Pvt. Ltd. and ten other companies, stating that the benefit of waiver of fixed…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 Gujarat High Court has issued notices to the state government and the power distribution company in the state- Paschim Gujarat Vij Company Limited (PGVCL), in a batch of petitions seeking waiver of fixed electricity charges for the lockdown period. The petitions have been filed by KB Ispat Pvt. Ltd. and ten other companies, stating that the benefit of waiver of fixed electricity charges for the month April, which was provided vide order dated March 27, 2020, should be extended to the entire duration of the lockdown, including the month of May. “The said aspect is of utmost relevance since the lock down came to be extended repeatedly by the Central Government as well as the State of Gujarat,” the Petitioner-company states. Inter alia, it has required more time for payment of the bill for actual consumption and have prayed that electricity duty, which is up to the tune of 15% on total of fix and energy charges, be waived off. KB Ispat Ltd, through Advocates Abhishek Mehta & Param Shah, has stated that relaxation from payment of fixed electricity charges in the month of April was given to “mitigate and provide some breathing time” for the industries and it is submitted that “The very same situation still exists with no change in the present economic scenario which was prevalent in the month of March, April or May, 2020. In such circumstances there is clear legitimate expectation on the part of the petitioner which ought to be met with by the respondents in a benevolent manner if they expect the industries to survive the onslaught of economic crisis and recession.” The Petitioner has stated that their operations are shut till date due to non-availability of labour and raw material. In such circumstances, it has contended that the inaction of the Respondents in extending the said benefits is illegal, arbitrary, and violative of Article 14 and 19 (1) (g) of the Constitution. The matter will be heard by the High Court tomorrow, i.e. on June 30, 2020. Click Here To Download Petition Read Petition Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
iStock/CGinspiration(NEW YORK) — A federal judge on Friday struck down a Kentucky law that would have effectively ended abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.U.S. District Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr. ruled that the 2018 law, which required women seeking an abortion at or beyond 15 weeks of pregnancy to first undergo a “fetal demise” injection, was “unconstitutional.” He also issued a permanent injunction against the law.“The court finds that under the Act, all women seeking a second-trimester abortion at and after 15 weeks would have to endure a medically unnecessary and invasive procedure that may increase the duration of an otherwise one-day standard D&E abortion,” McKinley wrote.A Dilation and Evacuation (D&E) abortion is the standard second-trimester method of abortion used nationally.The law had been signed by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin, a Republican. His office did not immediately respond to an ABC News request for comment.The injection, which would kill the fetus, would not evacuate the fetus from the woman’s body, so an abortion would still be necessary. The law was challenged by the state’s only abortion clinic and the two doctors — Ashlee Bergin and Tanya Franklin — who practice there, on the day it was signed.Moreover, Bergin and Franklin said they would “stop performing standard D&E abortions altogether due to ethical and legal concerns regarding compliance with the law, thereby rendering abortions unavailable in the Commonwealth of Kentucky starting at 15.0 weeks from the date of a woman’s last menstrual period,” according to the ruling.“The Commonwealth’s legitimate interests do not allow the imposition of an additional required medical procedure—an invasive and risky procedure without medical necessity or benefit to the woman—prior to the standard D&E abortion. Here, Kentucky’s legitimate interests must give way to the woman’s right,” McKinley wrote.Alexa Kolbi-Molinas, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union who represented the abortion clinic and its doctors, praised the judge’s ruling.“It is a huge victory for women and families in Kentucky,” Kolbi-Molinas told ABC News. “Not only can women get the care they need, because it would have ended abortion at 15 weeks, but [it said] that women who wanted an abortion, starting at 15 weeks, would have had to go through unnecessary, painful, and, in some cases, experimental medical procedures just to get an abortion.”Despite a growing number of laws limiting abortion in several U.S. states, Kolbi-Molinas said she was confident that McKinley’s ruling would not be overturned.“The only court of appeals that has addressed one of these [fetal demise injection] cases so far has found it unconstitutional and we’re optimistic that the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals would do the same,” she said.In practical terms, the law had been blocked by a consent decree, so there has been no change for women seeking to have an abortion in Kentucky throughout the past year.“There is no change. Abortion remains safe and legal in Kentucky,” Kolbi-Molinas said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.