Karakoy Loft / Ofist

first_img 2012 Year:  ArchDaily Photographs Karakoy Loft / Ofist photographs:  Koray ErkayaPhotographs:  Koray ErkayaElectrical Works:Birtes ElektrikMechanical Works:DSM MuhendislikWood Works:Aren DekorasyonMetal Works:Sen MetalStone Works:Oktay YeginPaint Works:Ali AksuCement Based Surface:Hit DesignDesign Team:Yasemin Arpac, Sabahattin EmirCity:IstanbulCountry:TurkeyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Koray ErkayaText description provided by the architects. Is a 180m2 penthouse belonging to a 45 year old bachelor, in the heart of Istanbul, facing an old Armenian church Getronagan, and Galata Tower on the background. Save this picture!© Koray ErkayaThe location of the house as well as the personality, way of living and needs of the client were the main parameters in the design of this project.  Karakoy had always been the heart of the commerce in Istanbul.  Nowadays the old neighborhood is getting more hip and active with many new art galleries, boutiques, restaurants and hotels all around.  The house is situated right in the middle of this hustle and bustle.  Meanwhile the client’s outdoor personality was of course our main drive when choosing materials and creating space.  Natural, neutral, comfortable, practical are the keywords to describe.Save this picture!SectionThe structural approach of the house was to open up to get more light and view. The previous small window openings on the front façade were enlarged and the new folding window frames slide the width of the building to transform the living room into a balcony, since the apartment is missing one.  And a large rectangular skylight was inserted just below the peak of the pitch to provide light and view to the mezzanine. Save this picture!© Koray ErkayaThe design approach of the house however was ‘not to have too many ideas’.  We evaluated the entire house as a whole and single space since its layout was to be designed for a single person’s use, and all the spaces was planned to be entwined together.  There was no need for dividing the space into many small rooms.  Therefore, we didn’t need different design ideas for different rooms.  We came up with a few design approaches and used it all around the house;Save this picture!© Koray Erkaya- One of the longitudinal walls was resolved as storage.  A very simple system was designed with iron rods climbing two floors and running the length of the house, without categorizing as living room, kitchen, library or bedroom. 12mm iron rods coming out of the wall and 16mm rods connected to them creating a 60x60cm grid over the wall surface.  Various shelving units and accessories were designed to fit this system, such as a single shelf, double or triple story shelves, vertical separators or hanging units.  The user may arrange and utilize this storing system however he likes; as a library, a woodshed, kitchen storage, or a wardrobe.Save this picture!Floor Plan- The other longitudinal wall facing this busy storage system was designed with least movement as possible to create a serene side and was covered with natural stone in varied sizes.  This wall starts in the living room and continues all the way up and through the bedroom.Save this picture!© Koray Erkaya- Downstairs floor was covered with 60x60cm natural stone in an irregular angle obtaining the casualness.  It only replaced itself to wood in the guest bedroom, which is facing north.Save this picture!Section- All through out the mezzanine, the surfaces were covered with a cement-based material, uninterrupted, for a pleasant feeling for the naked feet.  This surface created the floor all around, including the shower and also the block, which nestles the bed and the bathtub.Save this picture!© Koray Erkaya- Apart from practicality, the warmness that the house needed was achieved with a continuous ceiling of iroko wood, that rise from the wall to the ceiling, creating also a wide seating unit in front of the window for crowded gatherings.Save this picture!© Koray Erkaya- Finally, the cast-concrete block surface which was created to form the kitchen counter framed in an iron structure, steps down and forms itself into a cantilevering dining table and ends up as a short plinth as the hearth, which also allows extra seating around the table.Project gallerySee allShow lessAnchorena / Proyecto CSelected ProjectsHouse Krailling / Unterlandstättner ArchitektenSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Karaköy, 34200 Beyoğlu/Istanbul Province, TurkeyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Architects: Ofist Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Loft CopyLoft, Interior Design•Istanbul, Turkey Projects Karakoy Loft / OfistSave this projectSaveKarakoy Loft / Ofist “COPY” Area:  185 m² Area:  185 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Turkey 2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/552329/karakoy-loft-ofist Clipboard CopyAbout this officeOfistOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftInterior DesignIstanbulInteriorsHousingResidentialTurkeyPublished on October 06, 2014Cite: “Karakoy Loft / Ofist” 06 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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The Israeli army shoots at a journalist’s car and wounds him

first_img February 15, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The Israeli army shoots at a journalist’s car and wounds him News News IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists News May 28, 2021 Find out more to go further In a letter sent to the Israeli Chief of Staff, Shaul Moffaz, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) protests the Israeli’s army shooting at the car of Sagui Bashan in Netzarim in the Gaza Strip. Sagui Bashan is a journalist for Israel’s second television channel. “Whatever their nationality, journalists should be able to move around the different territories without their lives’ being endangered,” asserts Robert Ménard, RSF’s secretary general. “We are requesting that you carry out an impartial investigation so as to determine the exact circumstances of this incident and to take the disciplinary measures called for against those responsible.” RSF calls attention to that fact that since the start of the second Intifada, it has recorded 46 incidents in which journalists have been wounded by bullets. After carrying out investigations in the field, RSF has concluded that in a majority of cases responsibility lies with the Israeli army. RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Follow the news on Israel Help by sharing this information center_img Organisation According to information received by RSF, on 14 February, when Sagui Bashan, journalist for the second Israeli television channel was leaving the Gaza Strip where he had spent part of the evening covering the Israeli army incursion into the area, at about 10 p.m. he was stopped at a military barricade in Netzarim. After having shown his press card to the soldiers, he asked to see the order from a superior officer stating that it was a “closed military territory”. When the soldiers told him they didn’t have such a document, the journalist started off. After he’d driven a few metres, the soldiers opened fire on his car. He was wounded in the shoulder by the ricochets of real bullets. The journalist was admitted during the night to Soroka Hospital in the town of Bersheva. June 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Since the beginning of the second Intifada on 29 September 2000, RSF has recorded 46 cases of journalists’ being wounded by bullets. Certain wounds have been very serious. After in-the-field investigations, RSF found that in the majority of cases responsibility has been attributable to the Israeli army. RSF has requested that the investigations be expedited. In mid-December 2001, i.e. fifteen months after the first confrontations, the Israeli Ministry of Defence divulged the findings of its investigations. Only nine of the journalists wounded were mentioned in the document, which, except in one single case, exonerated the Tsahal. News Receive email alerts IsraelMiddle East – North Africa WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists May 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

An Ivoirian journalist, hold by the rebels, is freed

first_img 02.11.2003René Dessonh, a reporter with the daily Soir Info, has been freed afterbeing held for three days by the Movement for Justice and Peace (MJP), thepaper said.————————————-02.07.2003Journalist held by rebels in the western part of the countryRebels have been holding a reporter with the Soir Info independent daily newspaper since 6 February 2003 in Man, in the western part of the country. Reporters without Borders is urging the members of the three rebel groups present in the city to do everything possible to get the journalist released.”Press freedom is no longer assured in the Ivory Coast. With each passing day, journalists are at greater risk when covering the news,” stated Robert Ménard, the organisation’s General Secretary. “It is imperative that the rebels-who have been boasting about how deeply they respect human rights-release this journalist and see to it that members of the press are free to work in total safety within the zones under their control,” he added.According to information gathered by Reporters without Borders, on 6 February 2003, René Dessonh, a reporter with the Soir Info newspaper, was arrested in Kouibly (30 km from Man), probably by rebels of the Ivorian Popular Movement of the Great West (MPIGO) or of The Movement for Justice and Peace (MJP). The journalist had gone to Man the day before to cover a meeting between representatives of the three Ivorian rebel groups. According to Soir Info executive staff, some young rebels allegedly accused him of being a spy after recognising him at a dam site. René Dessonh was then said to have been arrested by some rebels and taken to Man. Since that time, no one has heard from him and his place of confinement is still unknown.Reporters without Borders recalls that representatives of the three Ivorian rebel group signed the Linas-Marcoussis agreements proclaiming their commitment to defend human rights and freedom of the press. News News Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire René Dessonh, a journalist from the daily Soir Info, was releasedon 9 February. He was arrested three days earlier by Movement for Justice and Peace (MJP) rebels in the Man region (in western Côte d’Ivoire). The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa RSF_en February 13, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 An Ivoirian journalist, hold by the rebels, is freed News RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections Receive email alerts Organisation Côte d’IvoireAfrica Help by sharing this information November 27, 2020 Find out more Reports Côte d’IvoireAfrica October 29, 2020 Find out more to go further Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election October 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Why RE/MAX Delayed its Earnings Results

first_img Tagged with: earning results HOUSING mortgage RE/MAX Home / Daily Dose / Why RE/MAX Delayed its Earnings Results The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Nicole Casperson in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected] earning results HOUSING mortgage RE/MAX 2017-11-02 Nicole Casperson Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Why RE/MAX Delayed its Earnings Results Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago November 2, 2017 1,659 Views Subscribe On Thursday, RE/MAX Holdings, Inc., the parent company of RE/MAX, announced its delaying Q3 2017 earnings results and conference call amidst internal investigation regarding Co-CEOs Dave Liniger and Adam Contos. According to a release by RE/MAX Holdings, In October 2017, the Board of Directors appointed a special committee of independent directors, (Special Committee), to investigate “allegations concerning actions of certain members of the company’s senior management including an allegation of a previously undisclosed loan of personal funds from David L. Liniger, the company’s Co-CEO and Chairman, to Adam M. Contos, the Company’s Co-CEO.” The report attributes the investigation to allegations of wrongdoing in employment practices and conduct—matters that could constitute violations of the company’s codes of ethics, business conduct, and policies.   Despite the investigation, RE/MAX “remains confident in its strategy and long-term business plan.” Reporting that the company’s total agent count grew year-over-year by 5.7 percent to 117,568 agents as of September 30, 2017. The company also reported that it expects to achieve its previously announced revenue guidance for the quarter ended September 30, 2017. Although, waiving approximately $1.7 million of certain fees for hurricane-impacted associates during Q3.  The release notes that the investigation by the Special Committee is ongoing and the company is currently unable to predict the outcome or the timing of its completion. “The Company is working diligently on this matter and will, as soon as practicable, make a further announcement regarding the updated timing of the third quarter earnings release and conference call to review financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2017.” Previous: Mortgage Assistance: Organizations Reached Out for Borrower Relief Next: Government Backstop Necessary for Sustainable Mortgage Market? Related Articleslast_img read more

‘Flurry of Lawsuits’ Challenge CDC Eviction Moratorium

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / ‘Flurry of Lawsuits’ Challenge CDC Eviction Moratorium Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago ‘Flurry of Lawsuits’ Challenge CDC Eviction Moratorium October 13, 2020 1,744 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Wildfire Impact on California’s Housing Market Next: The Industry Pulse: Forbearance Tools & Expanded Services About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago 2020-10-13 Christina Hughes Babb When the White House made an announcement—by way of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)—that it would put a new conditional eviction ban in place, many housing-industry experts anticipated pushback from property owners. Then the court cases, such as a Virginia landlord’s suit against the CDC, started to surface. Now, the Washington Post reports that landlords, lobbyists, and housing industry groups have launched an all-out “legal war” against the moratorium. Some lawyers have tried to kill the temporary ordinance altogether, arguing the CDC had no right to enact it in the first place. “The flurry of lawsuits has created a wave of legal uncertainty,” Washington Post reported. This prompted the CDC last week to clarify the terms of the moratorium. “There’s a reason eviction is a remedy in the law,” said Caleb Kruckenberg, a lawyer at the New Civil Liberties Alliance told the Post, stressing that “landlords are experiencing significant financial disruption, too.”The Post’s Senior Tech Policy Reporter, Tony Romm reported that the action in courts around the country is inflicting on millions of Americans “the sort of hardships the Trump administration initially sought to prevent. Federal officials tried to clarify some of the ambiguity in policy guidance issued late Friday night. But the update instead appeared to give landlords a clearer green light to start eviction proceedings against some cash-strapped renters, even though a moratorium remains in place until the end of the year,” the reporter explained.Indeed, the CDC and the Justice Department in Friday’s pronouncement “clarified” that landlords are allowed to start eviction processes while the federal moratorium is active. Also, the Trump administration  said landlords “are not required to make their tenants aware” an eviction ban exists.Clarifications triggered further concern for some while it resulted in the forfeiture of at least one major case. Zachary Neumann, the leader of the Covid-19 Eviction Defense Project told the Post that, while this varies by jurisdiction, many households are unaware of the moratorium or have had trouble filling out the forms required to qualify for protection. He added that even among those who do everything right, some still face eviction because “the Trump administration has allowed landlords significant leeway to remove renters from their apartments for other reasons—including seemingly minor violations of their leases.”The Post goes on to report that about 1 in 3 adults say it is “somewhat or very likely that they could face the threat of eviction or foreclosure over the next two months, according to survey data released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau.So with renters, homeowners, and landlords all fearing negative implications, what might help?Romm reported that, “Renters and their landlords have found rare agreement in calling on Congress to act, particularly in putting aside billions of dollars in aid to help renters catch up on past-due bills—money that could also help property owners cover their own costs.”In a lose for all parties, a proposal that would do so has run into seemingly irreconcilable conflict on Capitol Hill.The article also noted that housing groups and Realtors are lobbying on behalf of policy that would benefit rental-property owners.The full article is available on Washington Post’s website. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Subscribelast_img read more

Derry Peace Bridge offers hope against sectarianism

first_img Previous articleStrabane men arrested in relation with dissident republican activity releasedNext articleFire at weekend destroys Kiltoy House in Letterkenny News Highland Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter WhatsApp The Community Relations Council in Northern Ireland says sectarianism remains deeply rooted in society there, despite the progress made in the peace process.The issues are to be discussed at a conference in Belfast this week aimed at tackling division.When the GFA agreement which led eventually to the power sharing government at Stormont was signed in 1998, there were 22 peace lines at Catholic and Protestant interfaces across the North.Today the number has quadrupled to 88 areas where the sectarian divide runs deep.The council says that while there is a willingness to deal with the legacy of conflict and division, there are still many difficult issues to be addressed, like segregation in education and housing, misuse of flags and emblems, and parades.However the Council also says there has been noteworthy progress in community relations in recent years and points to the new peace bridge across the River Foyle in Derry as offering considerable hope regarding what can be achieved. Twitter Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest News Google+ Facebook Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Derry Peace Bridge offers hope against sectarianism WhatsApp Google+ HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week By News Highland – May 14, 2012 last_img read more

Parliament Clears Bill To Replace Existing Port Trusts & Provide Greater Autonomy To Major Ports In India

first_imgNews UpdatesParliament Clears Bill To Replace Existing Port Trusts & Provide Greater Autonomy To Major Ports In India Akshita Saxena10 Feb 2021 1:19 AMShare This – xThe Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020 to repeal the Major Port Trusts Act, 1963. The Bill seeks to provide greater autonomy, flexibility to the Major Ports in India by creating a Board of Major Port Authority for each major port and replacing the existing Port Trusts. Delete #RajyaSabha passes the #MajorPort Authorities Bill, 2020 by 84/128…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 Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020 to repeal the Major Port Trusts Act, 1963. The Bill seeks to provide greater autonomy, flexibility to the Major Ports in India by creating a Board of Major Port Authority for each major port and replacing the existing Port Trusts. Delete #RajyaSabha passes the #MajorPort Authorities Bill, 2020 by 84/128 votes.It provides for creation of a ‘Board of Major Port Authority’ for each major port, by repealing the Major Port Trusts Act 1963.(Chair recorded 84 Ayes & 44 Noes in Divisional voting) pic.twitter.com/CaVo10SY9y— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) February 10, 2021 It was passed by the Lok Sabha on September 23, 2020, during Monsoon Session of Parliament in 2020. The Rajya Sabha cleared the Bill today by Divisional Voting with 84 out of 128 cast votes in its favour. As per the Statement of Objects annexed to the Bill, Major Ports are facing severe competition due to development of private ports. Further, regulation of tariff in Major Ports by the Tariff Authority under the 1963 Act and their administrative control by the Central Government are some of the critical factors hindering growth and development. The Bill thus seeks to enable Major Ports in India to compete in the evolving market conditions by providing greater autonomy. Salient Features Application The Bill will apply to the major ports situated in Chennai, Cochin, Jawaharlal Nehru Port, Kandla, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Mangalore, Mormugao, Paradip, V.O. Chidambaranar, and Vishakhapatnam. Major Port Authorities Board The Bill proposes to create a Board of Major Port Authority, for each major port. These Boards will replace the existing Port Trusts under the 1963 Act, that are comprised of members appointed by the central government. Composition of Board The Board will comprise of a Chairperson and a Deputy Chairperson, to be appointed by the central government on the recommendation of a selection committee. Further, it will include one member each from (i) concerned State Government in which the Major Port is situated, (ii) Ministry of Railways, (iii) Ministry of Defence, and (iv) Customs Department. The Board will also include two to four independent members, two members representing the interests of the employees of the Major Port Authority, and one member not below the rank of Director (nominated by the Central Government). Powers of the Board The Bill allows the Board to use its property, assets and funds as deemed fit for the development of the major port. The Board can also make rules on: (i) declaring availability of port assets for port related activities and services, (ii) developing infrastructure facilities such as setting up new ports, jetties, and (iii) providing exemption or remission from payment of any charges on any goods or vessels. Fixing of rates Under the 1963 Act, the Tariff Authority for Major Ports fixes the scale of rates for assets and services available at ports. Under the Bill, the Board or committees appointed by the Board will determine rates for: (i) services that will be performed at ports, (ii) the access to and usage of the port assets, and (iii) different classes of goods and vessels, among others. Adjudicatory Board The Bill proposes to constitute an Adjudicatory Board, to be appointed by the Central Government, to replace the existing Tariff Authority under the 1963 Act. It will consist of a Presiding Officer and two members. Functions of Adjudicatory Board Functions of the Adjudicatory Board will include: (i) certain functions being carried out by the Tariff Authority for Major Ports, (ii) adjudicating on disputes or claims related to rights and obligations of major ports and PPP concessionaires, and (iii) reviewing stressed PPP projects. Penalties The Bill stipulates a fine of up to one lakh rupees in case any person contravenes any provision of the Bill or any rules or regulations. Parliamentary Debate The members of the Opposition parties apprehended that the Government seeks to privatize the Shipping & Ports sector through this Bill. Congress MP Shaktisinh Gohil asked the Government why it had prescribed for appointment of seven private members out of the total thirteen members on the Board of Major Port Authority. It was emphasized that the Board does not provide adequate representation to the State Governments where the ports are situated, to the employees of the ports and the labour working there. He also pointed out that that there is no clarity so far as the Selection Committee that will appoint the Chairperson to the Adjudicatory Board is concerned. Several members accused the Government of not imbibing the recommendations made by the Standing Parliamentary Committee to the Bill and bringing it without holding any stakeholder consultations. Responding to the debate, Minister of State for Shipping, Mansukh Mandaviya insisted that the Bill does not seek to privatize Ports but rather aims to strengthen all Major Ports so that they can compete with the existing private ports. He informed the House that most of the recommendations made by the Standing Committee have been accepted and the Bill has been introduced after holding proper public/ stakeholder consultations. He assured the members that such decentralization of power at Major Ports will provide autonomy to the Boards and will enhance their decision making, with respect to infrastructural development, fixing of tariffs, etc. The Bill will now be presented before the President for his assent. Click Here To Download Bill Read BillNext Storylast_img read more

PIL To Allow Drug Firms To Sell Remdesivir In Domestic Markets: Delhi High Court Issues Notice To UOI, Pharma Companies

first_imgNews UpdatesPIL To Allow Drug Firms To Sell Remdesivir In Domestic Markets: Delhi High Court Issues Notice To UOI, Pharma Companies Sparsh Upadhyay3 May 2021 7:28 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Monday (May 3) issued notice to the Centre and various pharma majors asking them to respond to a PIL seeking that all drug firms involved in the making Remdesivir be allowed to sell it in the domestic market.The Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice D. N. Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh issued the notice to the Health Ministry, Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation, Director General of Foreign Trade, and various pharma companies, like Cipla, Zydus, and Cadila, seeking their stand on the issue.Advertisement The plea before the Court The plea has been filed by Dincur Bajaj, who is himself an Advocate, through advocates Amit Saxena (the Joint Secretary of the Delhi High Court Bar Association) and Imran Ali and it sought directions to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Central Drugs Standard Control Organization, among others, to immediately Grant Permission for Local Sale of the Lifesaving Drug ‘REMDESIVIR’, manufactured and produced by companies in India for the purpose of Export only, so that availability of this Lifesaving Drug i.e. REMDESIVIR is ensured for every Covid Affected person in the country.Advertisement The plea states that the Govt. of India has rightfully banned the Export of the Lifesaving Drug ‘REMDESIVIR’ but has unfortunately not Allowed the Domestic Sale of the Drug, so manufactured and produced by companies in India which is meant for the purpose of Export only.It further states that only 5 or 6 Indian pharmaceutical companies have been given the right/license to produce and sell the drug ‘Remdesivir’ in India whereas there are Several Other Firms which are Manufacturing the Drug but are permitted to produce the same for Export purpose Only and Not Allowed to Sell the said Drug in India.Advertisement Advertisement Referring to media reports, the plea submits that exporting firms have around more than 20 lakhs vial ready in stock, and that huge stocks lying at the ports, Container Depots which were ready to be exported and also that they have a huge production capacity i.e their capacity to produce around 5,00,000 doses per day.The plea submits that if such local/domestic sale of lifesaving drug Ramdesivir is allowed, it would save the life of the general public at large who are suffering from the pandemic and that the black marketing of the drug would be stopped and it would be available to every person at an affordable rate.Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Lastly, the plea submits that the scarcity of Remdesivir is causing its extensive black-marketing and the black marketers are charging prices up to Rs 1,00,000 per vial, due to its non-availability.Prayers in the pleaDirect the respondents to take Immediate decision of the Domestic Sale of Lifesaving Drug i.e. “REMDESIVIR” produced, manufactured by companies in India meant for the purpose of Export which are lying in Ports, Container Depots etc.Direct respondents to allow the Domestic Sale of the lifesaving drug i.e. “Remdesivir” which is so recovered from the export houses, ports, container depots etc. which have been produced and manufactured by companies in India for the purpose of Export Direct the respondents to immediately allow/grant all such Licenses (to such already manufacturing units of ‘Remedesivir’ for Export) as may be necessary for the Manufacture and for purpose of Local/domestic Sale of the lifesaving drug i.e. “Remdesivir” produced and manufactured by companies in India for the purpose of ExportTagsDelhi High Court Delhi HC Remdesivir Remdesivir Injection Remdesivir Unavailability Availability Of Remdesivir #Remdesivir Chief Justice D N Patel Justice Jasmeet Singh Remdesivir Sale In Domestic Markets Chief Justice D. N. Patel 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

Boots offering Covid-19 tests in Letterkenny

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Boots offering Covid-19 tests in Letterkenny WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – December 4, 2020 Facebook Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleMcGlynn looking to get closer to Tokyo qualificationNext articleDonegal Emergency Management group makes Covid appeal News Highland center_img Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications The Boots premises in the Letterkenny Retail Park is one of seven in Ireland offering an in-store COVID-19 testing service from today.The test, which costs €139, is only available to people without COVID-19 symptoms. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more

Donegal GP says vast majority are following Covid guidelines

first_img Donegal GP says vast majority are following Covid guidelines Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Facebook Twitter Google+ Twitter Google+ WhatsApp A Donegal GP says the vast majority of people in the county are working hard to follow the public health guidelines.It has the highest rate of Covid in the country – which was discussed by the Health Minister, the Chief Medical Officer and local politicians last night.Among the suggestions raised to help tackle the level of infection in the county was more walk-in test centres and vaccination hubs.Dr Denis McAuley from the Irish Medical Organisation, who’s a Donegal-based GP, thinks most people there are doing their best:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/McCauley3pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – May 2, 2021 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articleAlcohol prices could be twice as expensive as Northern IrelandNext article402 new Covid-19 cases confirmed and one further death News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more