Prestige Assurance Plc ( 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgPrestige Assurance Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Prestige Assurance Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Prestige Assurance Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Prestige Assurance Plc (  2014 abridged results.Company ProfilePrestige Assurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover all classes on non-life insurance. The company offers products for motor, marine, bond, engineering, fire, aviation, oil and gas, and general insurance. Prestige Assurance Plc also provides all risk insurance and products for group personal accident, burglary, fidelity guarantee, workmen’s compensation, machinery breakdown, fire and allied perils, consequential loss insurance and liability insurance. Prestige Assurance Plc is a subsidiary of The New India Assurance Company Limited, Mumbai. It was founded in 1952. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Prestige Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Press Corporation Limited ( HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgPress Corporation Limited ( listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Press Corporation Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Press Corporation Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Press Corporation Limited (  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePress Corporation Limited is the largest holding company in Malawi; with vested interests in real estate, energy, food and beverages, consumer goods, financial services and telecommunications. The highly diversified company has stakes in 13 companies in Malawi made up of 8 subsidiaries, 4 joint ventures and one associate. Well-known brands in its portfolio include: National Bank of Malawi in the financial services sector, Malawi Telecommunications Limited and Telekom Networks Limited in the telecommunication sector, Ethanol Company Limited and Presscane Limited in the energy sector, People’s Trading Centre Limited in the consumer goods sector, Press Properties Limited and Manzini Limited in the property investment and development sector, and The Foods Company in the food manufacturing sector. Press Corporation Limited is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Video: Fabio Sotelo on being an immigrant, a voice for…

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Video Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL [Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Fabio Sotelo, a Hispanic missioners in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta serving St. Bede’s Episcopal Church and the Catedral de San Felipe, both in Atlanta, attended the Church World Service Summit on Immigration Reform Oct. 7-8 in Washington, D.C. Here he shares his thoughts on being an immigrant himself and working with immigrants. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit a Press Release Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Immigration, Rector Bath, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing Refugees Migration & Resettlement, Rector Collierville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Tags Advocacy Peace & Justice, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Video: Fabio Sotelo on being an immigrant, a voice for immigrants Church World Service Summit on Immigration 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 By Lynette WilsonPosted Oct 9, 2013 last_img read more

Sky Sports Super Rugby 2014 Promo – The Sequel

first_imgTuesday Jan 21, 2014 Sky Sports Super Rugby 2014 Promo – The Sequel A year ago Sky Sports came up with an excellently made Super Rugby 2013 promo that featured Sean Fitzpatrick, Michael Lynagh, Dewi Morris and as the driver, Thinus Delport. It’s that time of year again, so with Super Rugby kicking off in a few weeks, here is the sequel.Does this year’s ad hit the mark as well as last years? You decide. Either way, Super Rugby starts on February 15th so get ready for some fast paced, hard hitting entertainment from down south.Click page two to view the 2013 promo The excellent 2013 Super Rugby promo from Sky SportsADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Adverts Related Articles 120 WEEKS AGO Eben Etzebeth ready for battle after long… 122 WEEKS AGO ONE WEEK TO GO: ‘Raise The Stakes’ video… 188 WEEKS AGO Emotive new short film shows Ireland players… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

mq2 House / bp arquitectura

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Photographs:  Gonzalo Viramonte Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs “COPY” ArchDaily 2017 Manufacturers: JOHNSON ACERO, Marmolería Virgen de Pompeya, Noval Aberturas, Patagonia Flooring & DecksStructural Calculation:Horacio MoreyraArchitects In Charge:Franco Priotti, Ariana BerConstruction:Franco Priotti- Guillermo Prietto- Juan RodriguezDesign Team:bp arquitecturaCity:MendiolazaCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. The house is located within a privileged land with great views of the small mountains of the valley of Punilla. Located in a closed urbanization northwest of Cordoba in the town of Mendiolaza, has a rugged topography, with large differences which allowed us to play with two volumes that rest on each other and at the same time rest on the natural terrain and at times they are suspended in the air generating large overhangs that reinforce the idea of monolithic volumes. To achieve this we work with exposed concrete cast in situ, with phenolic formwork. This material is noble, classic, traditional and of low maintenance as well as the stone that was used to materialize the contentions of the terraforming and the basement of the house.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteSe busco relacionar la vivienda con el paisaje mediante las visuales, generando grandes superficies vidriadas con puertas ventanas que conectan con una gran galería y terrazas a los espacios tanto públicos como privados. Por otra parte se busco la privacidad con la calle y con los vecinos a través grandes pantallas de hormigón  que protagonizan el ingreso principal y cierran la terraza claustro y patios de ventilación que solo se acceden desde el espacio privado. Además, gracias al juego de volúmenes y desniveles  se ubico la cochera para los vehículos y sala de juegos en un sitio que queda resguardado visualmente. Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteSave this picture!4-4 SectionSave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteIn the lower box are the areas of social uses as main income, kitchen, living room, toilet, gallery, grill, service areas: garage, laundry room and services. In the upper box is the private sector such as intimate bedrooms and bathrooms. Finally two large accessible terraces, one with access from the bedrooms and being with views of the mountains and finally another terrace that is a cloister courtyard that is located above the garage and accessed from the private room which functions as articulator and connector tunnel between both exterior spaces.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteSave this picture!2-2 SectionSave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteThe relationship between the form and the architecture language with the program and function of the house was the one that triggered the original idea of the house, being the nature the main source of inspiration, the views and the immediate surroundings.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteProject gallerySee allShow lessImprint House / Anderson ArchitectureSelected ProjectsOpen Call: MEDS Workshop Tutor Call in Spetses, GreeceBuilt Projects & Masterplans Share mq2 House / bp arquitectura mq2 House / bp arquitecturaSave this projectSavemq2 House / bp arquitectura “COPY”center_img CopyHouses•Mendiolaza, Argentina Year:  Area:  626 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Gonzalo Viramonte+ 36Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Houses Argentina Architects: bp arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officebp arquitecturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMendiolazaArgentinaPublished on January 08, 2019Cite: “mq2 House / bp arquitectura” [Casa mq2 / bp arquitectura] 08 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsCabinetsFlorenseCabinet – FloAirWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagStair Railing – CELLON®LightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAHigh Speed Hand Dryers – Aerix+BoardsForestOneLaminate – EGGER laminatesAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Metal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightAccolade Wall Light at River Dental OfficeBricksStröherClinker Brick Slips – StiltreuMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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! 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Charity Awards 2000 shortlist announced

Charity Awards 2000 shortlist announced Howard Lake | 16 March 2001 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Thirty two charities are now through to the final stages of the first ever Charity Awards, designed to recognised their management excellence and best prctice initiatives.The awards will be presented at a ceremony at The Savoy on Thursday 22 June hosted by NGO Finance magazine.Find out more from Charity Awards 2000 Advertisement read more

Legacy Futures launches awards programme for gifts in Wills & In Memory sectors

first_imgLegacy Futures launches awards programme for gifts in Wills & In Memory sectors Melanie May | 2 March 2021 | News The Legacy Future Leader AwardThe Legacy Future Leader Award will highlight and support someone under 35. it gives young Gifts in Wills and In-Memory professionals the opportunity to engage with experts from Legacy Futures over a period of six months through one-to-one mentoring. The winner will also receive free tickets to attend the 2021 ILM conference and the 2021 CIOF Legacy Fundraising conference. Advertisement  248 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Recently launched legacy giving consultancy group Legacy Futures has announced an awards programme to support those working in the gifts in Wills and In Memory sectors.The Legacy Futures Awards comprise three Awards: The Crispin Ellison Bursary Awards, The Legacy Future Leader Award and The Legacy Futures Innovation Award.Applications close on 31 March 2021, with winners notified in May. Crispin Ellison Bursary AwardsThe Crispin Ellison Bursary Awards are named in memory of former Legacy Link Director Crispin Ellison.The main bursary is open to any individual working or volunteering in a legacy giving role in the UK, regardless of the size of their charity, and covers the cost of one successful applicant attaining one Certificate in Charity Legacy Administration CiCLA qualification worth £1000.There are also two further bursaries available for two runners-up to cover the cost of any two-day online training provided by the Institute of Legacy Management, worth £250 each. These are open to people working in the UK or Australia.center_img Tagged with: Awards in memory legacies AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 The Legacy Futures Innovation AwardThe third award is open to any organisation that demonstrates its commitment to innovation in Gift in Wills and In-Memory fundraising. It aims to support teams looking to enhance their understanding, approach or administration, in the long-term, by providing advisory support to the value of £5000.Full information on the awards and how to apply is available on the Legacy Futures website. Legacy Futures launched in January, to support charities throughout the donor journey and comprises Legacy Foresight, Legacy Voice, and Legacy Link. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

Turkey: RSF delegation to attend rep’s trial, support detained journalists

first_img to go further Help by sharing this information RSF_en April 2, 2021 Find out more News News News April 28, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldCondemning abuses Judicial harassment Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit January 10, 2017 Turkey: RSF delegation to attend rep’s trial, support detained journalistscenter_img Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Follow the news on Turkey Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Organisation April 2, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Activities in the fieldCondemning abuses Judicial harassment News Receive email alerts A Reporters Without Borders (RSF) delegation flew today to Istanbul to attend the trial of its Turkey representative, Erol Önderoğlu, which resumes tomorrow, and to show support for Turkey’s journalists, the targets of an unprecedented crackdown. The RSF delegation consists of secretary-general Christophe Deloire, president Eric Chol, board members Jean-Michel Boissier, Jean-Pierre Getti, Paul-Stéphane Manier and Alain Mingam, Austrian section president Rubina Möhring, Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk officer Johann Bihr, and German section representative Jens Uwe-Thomas. They plan to attend the next hearing, scheduled for tomorrow, in the trial of Önderoğlu and his fellow defendants, writer Ahmet Nesin and human rights defender Şebnem Korur Fincancı, who are all facing possible jail terms on “terrorist propaganda” charges for taking part in a campaign of solidarity with the Kurdish newspaper Özgür Gündem. The newspaper’s editor, İnan Kızılkaya, who has been held since 16 August, is being tried with them. The delegation will also observe the trial of former Cumhuriyet editor Can Dündar and his Ankara bureau chief, Erdem Gül, which is also due to resume tomorrow. Dündar and Gül are accused of “assisting a terrorist organization” for revealing details of Turkey’s arms deliveries to Islamist groups in Syria. During their two-day visit, RSF’s representatives also plan to visit the headquarters of Cumhuriyet, of which 11 employees have been detained since the start of November, and to meet with the families of imprisoned journalists. “We again call on the authorities to drop the absurd charges against these journalists, whose only crime was to defend media pluralism and do their duty to report the news,” Deloire said. “Media freedom is in danger of dying in Turkey and the world cannot remain silent! We demand the restoration of pluralism and the release of all journalists who are being held in connection with their work.” In the campaign of solidarity with Özgür Gündem from May to August, dozens of well-known figures took turns in symbolically acting as the editor of this newspaper, which has been persecuted by the judicial authorities. Önderoğlu, Nesin and Fincancı, who heads the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TIHV), were jailed on 20 June and were freed provisionally ten days later after a major international campaign for their release. Their trial began on 8 November. Turkey is ranked 151st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. The already disturbing media situation in Turkey has become critical under the state of emergency declared in the wake of last July’s failed coup. Özgür Gündem’s offices were placed under seal in August and it was dissolved by decree on 29 October. A total of 176 other media outlets have been shut down in the same way and more than 100 journalists are currently detained. last_img read more

Family of Denis Donaldson to take legal action against Irish Government

first_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By News Highland – April 27, 2012 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Twitter The family of Denis Donaldson is preparing to take legal action against the Irish government to force the state to hold an inquest into his death, it has been reported.Yesterday, an inquest into Donaldson’s death was adjourned in Letterkenny for the ninth time.In 2006, Donaldson — a former leading Sinn Fein figure who confessed to being a British agent in December 2005 — was murdered in his rural cottage near Glenties.Yesterday, Donegal Coroner Dr Denis McCauley heard that the latest adjournment was being sought to complete a file for submission.The Donaldson family is not happy about the delay.It is understood the family now plans to take legal action against the Irish state under the European Convention on Human Rights in the relation to the delays. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Family of Denis Donaldson to take legal action against Irish Government WhatsApp News Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Previous articleTeenager shot in paramilitary style shooting in DerryNext articleDerry protest against RAAD will go ahead tomorrow at 3pm despite latest shooting News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry last_img read more

When Will Kerala Get Its Share Of Vaccines? Kerala High Court Asks Centre

first_imgNews UpdatesWhen Will Kerala Get Its Share Of Vaccines? Kerala High Court Asks Centre Lydia Suzanne Thomas7 May 2021 7:52 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court took up a petition challenging the Central Government’s Liberalised Pricing and Accelerated National Covid-19 Vaccination Strategy (policy) and its suo motu case against overcrowding in front of vaccine centers.A Bench of Justices Devan Ramachandran and Dr Kauser Edappagath sought information from the Central Government as to a time frame within which the Kerala Government would get its share of vaccines from the Center.Justice Ramachandran, speaking for the Bench asked whether it was true that Kerala was receiving 3 lakh vaccines against its request for a crore (75 lakh doses of covishield and 25 lakh of covaxin). When Counsel for the Center Advocate KR Rajkumar and State Attorney KV Sohan agreed, the Court remarked that it was not being parochial but sought a timeline from the Centre as to when it could receive its share of vaccines.Speaking for the Centre, Advocate KR Rajkumar for the Assistant Solicitor General told the Court that he did not have specific instructions as to the supply of vaccines, requested by the Government of Kerala, but that doses are being released incrementally per availability, in pursuance of an all-India Policy. This policy is dependent on demographic needs and population, he said.In its Order, the Court records,”We have no quarrel with the proposition now placed before us by the learned Assistant Solicitor General, but we think that Government of India should respond at the earliest as to when there would be a meaningful solution to the scarcity of doses of vaccines, which is now being faced. When we say this, it may not be misunderstood to mean that we are asking for any preferential treatment to the State of Kerala, but only that Government of India must inform us how and when the doses, as requested, can be made available to Kerala.”The Court remarked that the general fear of there being a vaccine shortage was perhaps leading to flocking in front of vaccine centers.Referring a Mathrubhumi news report that narrated an instance of overcrowding in Palakkad and Justice Ramachandran’s own information that there was crowding for the second dose of vaccine in front of the Ernakulam General Hospital, the Court called for the Central Government’s response as to when vaccines will be available.”Government of India should respond to this court as to when vaccines will be available…We are not asking for preferential treatment to state of Kerala”, the Court stated.”There can be little doubt that every citizen would crave for the vaccination because there is a fear that their life itself would be jeopardised”, it was recorded in the order.To avoid crowding, the Court exhorted citizens of the state “to understand that panic and unrestrained behaviour will worsen the pandemic situation …””Needless to say state police chief is ordered to direct SHOs by circular over email that any request for deployment by vaccine centers will be honoured. Only empathetic persuasion to be used,” Court additionally ordered.Police personnel deployed outside vaccine centers were to refrain from use of force but use empathetic persuasion instead, the Court enjoined today.With these directions, the Court called for the case to be posted on May 20, once the High Court reopens.The plea by lawyer Mathew Nevin Thomas, filed through Advocate Santhosh Mathew and advocates of Ninan and Mathew Advocates, takes the stand that the policy run counter to the Universal Immunisation Plan and National Vaccine Strategy which raised a legitimate expectation that the vaccines would be procured by the Centre and distributed down the chain to the public free of cost and universally, in a gradually phased manner. Arguing that the Policy imposed the burden of procuring vaccines on the state at short notice, the plea raises a specific concern that the states may even have to bypass their own procurement processes and safeguards in obtaining doses of the vaccine. Another concern raised is that multiple procurement channels and supply chains would unnecessarily duplicate and slow the process of vaccine distribution. “Unlike private players who can distribute the vaccines at cost or on a for-profit basis, state governments will now need to supplement the supplies arriving from the 1st Respondent with their own procurement, and will be compelled to distribute what they procure for free at their own cost in order to ensure that people who cannot afford to buy the vaccines are also immunized. For a small State like Kerala, which had to face severe natural calamities by way of unprecedented floods and rainfalls with its depleted State exchequer, notice of a mere 10 days is not sufficient for this, which is evident from the fact that state governments have only just begun to place orders with the 7th and 8th Respondents…,” it is stated. The petitioner also takes issue to the differential pricing strategy followed in the vaccine rollout whereby the Centre, the States, private hospitals pay differing sums to procure the vaccine and vaccinations to those in the 18-45 age bracket are charged. It is asserted that the policy goes against the ‘One Drug, One Price’ system followed thus far. Therefore, the petitioner seeks a quash on the policy and directions to the Centre to – bring the COVID-19 vaccines under the ambit of the UIP and follow the National Vaccine Policy in their deployment;carry out procurement and distribution of all COVID-19 vaccines by bearing all costs in this regard, consistent with past practice; androll out the COVID-19 vaccines free of cost across all age groups, including those between 18 and 45 years of age;bring all COVID-19 vaccines under the ambit of the Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 2013 issued under the Essential Commodities Act;to allocate sufficient funds for procuring the vaccines for the State of Kerala so that vaccination can be done in a time-bound mannerAdditionally, the plea seeks from the state of Kerala a status report on number of vaccine doses, number of vaccinated persons thus far, the funds required and allocated in this respect, among other prayers.Click here to download the orderTagsCOVISHIELD COVID -19 Kerala High Court News Kerala High Court Justice Kauser Edappagath #Justice Devan Ramachandran Justice Devan Ramachandran Covaxin Vaccine Policy covid-19 Vaccine Next Storylast_img read more