Limerick remembers Orlando victims

first_imgNewsLocal NewsLimerick remembers Orlando victimsBy Alan Jacques – June 13, 2016 945 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp TAGSfeaturedLGBTIlimerickOrlando Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebookcenter_img AN online book of condolences in memory of the victims of the Orlando shooting tragedy will open at 10am, this Tuesday, June 14 on, the Limerick LGBTI community will hold a candlelight vigil in Arthur’s Quay Park this Wednesday, June 15 at 6.30pm.The vigil is being held in solidarity with families, friends, loved ones and LGBT+ community and wider community in Florida, and in solidarity with all the people around the world who have been and continue to be affected by terrorism and all forms of violence and oppression. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Members of the public are encouraged to bring a candle and rainbow colours, flags paint or clothing. All are welcome to attend. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDouble first for Limerick poet Ron CareyNext articleAppeal to find woman (34) missing in Limerick Alan Jacques Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img

Tobacco Not A ‘Food’ Product: Andhra Pradesh High Court Reiterates; Quashes FIR Under Food Safety Standards Act

first_imgNews UpdatesTobacco Not A ‘Food’ Product: Andhra Pradesh High Court Reiterates; Quashes FIR Under Food Safety Standards Act LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK25 Nov 2020 4:17 AMShare This – xThe Andhra Pradesh High Court recently reiterated that tobacco does not fall within the definition of “food” as specified under Section 3(i)(j) of the Food Safety Standards Act, 2006 and therefore, registration of FIR against its manufacturers is not permissible. A Bench of Justice K. Suresh Reddy relied on a 2019 ruling of the High Court in Sri Jaganath Enterprises v. State…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 Andhra Pradesh High Court recently reiterated that tobacco does not fall within the definition of “food” as specified under Section 3(i)(j) of the Food Safety Standards Act, 2006 and therefore, registration of FIR against its manufacturers is not permissible. A Bench of Justice K. Suresh Reddy relied on a 2019 ruling of the High Court in Sri Jaganath Enterprises v. State of Andhra Pradesh whereby the FIR registered against a tobacco manufacturer was quashed on this ground. It was held therein that tobacco products are governed solely by the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act, 2003. “The COTPA Act is a special Act intended to deal with trade, commerce, production, supply and distribution of tobacco products. Although it is universally recognised that tobacco products are injurious to health, the fact remains that their production, trade and supply etc., are not banned in their entirety… Whatever be the impact of tobacco products on the health of an individual or the nation; till the law is amended/modified it has to be followed,” the order stated. In view thereof, the single-Judge held, “Considering the aforesaid and looking to the undisputed fact that previously, F.I.Rs., have been quashed by this Court in similar matters, however, registration of F.I.R and proceeding with trial is wholly undesirable.” In 2015, by the Madurai Bench of High Court in Manufacturer, M/s. Tejram Dharam Paul, Maurmandi, Bhatinda District, Punjab & Anr. v. Food Safety Inspector, had upheld the Petitioner’s contention that tobacco does not come within the purview of Food Products. Thereby, the Court had relied on a ruling of the Kerala High Court as per which: (i) Tobacco or tobacco products are not food as defined under Section 3(j) of the FSS Act and it is not a food product as specified in the Regulation 2.3.4 of the Regulations made thereunder; (ii) Tobacco and tobacco products are to be manufactured and sold strictly in accordance with the provisions of the CTP Act and the Rules framed thereunder; (iii) Food safety authorities have no right take any action against tobacco or tobacco products by virtue of Government Order dated 22.05.2012. In 2017, Justice M. Duraiswamy of the Madras High Court relied on the aforesaid decisions and held that persons who are manufacturing Gutkha and Pan Masala cannot be proceeded under the FSSAI as tobacco is covered under the COTA (Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act, 2003). The High Court of Delhi had also, in the same year, observed that chewing tobacco and pan masala do not come under the definition of ‘food’ prescribed by the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954. “It is clear after going through the Schedule of the CPT Act that “Chewing Tobacco” and “Pan Masala” which has tobacco as one of its ingredients comes within the definition of “Tobacco Products” as per Section 3(p) of the CPT Act. None of the items including chewing tobacco mentioned in the Schedule could be included in the definition of “food” under Section 2(v) (a) of the PFA, 1954 since none of these items could be said to be used as food for human consumption or ordinarily enter into or are used in the composition or preparation of human food. Further if the legislature intended to include Pan Masala having tobacco as one of its ingredients or Chewing Tobacco as a “food” item under Section 2(v) (a) of the PFA, 1954 then it would have been specifically mentioned in Appendix B which contains the standards of quality of all food items falling under the PFA, 1954. Therefore since “Chewing Tobacco” and Pan Masala containing tobacco as one of its ingredients come within the ambit of the CPT Act, Rule 44J of the PFA, 1954 cannot be said to apply to these products,” it had held. The Calcutta High Court in Sanjay Anjay Stores v. Union of India & Ors., Manu/WB/0846/2017, read more

Ripley health officials promote tobacco free living Thursday

(Image:, Ind. – Communities across the nation are recognizing Great American Smokeout (GASO) today, a national initiative to promote being tobacco free.GASO was organized to encourage smokers to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day.The Ripley County Health Department is hosting a GASO event at the Ripley County Courthouse annex from 11 a.m. to 1 p.mAll county residents are invited to the event.State health officials say approximately 22 percent of Indiana adults smoke which has decreased significantly since 2011. However, Indiana’s smoking rate remains among the highest in the nation with over one million adult smokers.“We know through survey data that about 80 percent of smokers want to quit,” said State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams, M.D., M.P.H.“The Great American Smokeout challenge is really about taking a stand against big tobacco, nicotine addiction and the devastating health effects of tobacco use. Once you prove you can put down cigarettes and other tobacco products for an entire day, you’re already on your way to successfully quitting.”

Hope Shores new executive director focused on ‘access’ for sexual abuse survivors

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Hope Shores Alliance has a new executive director. She’s a familiar face working to end domestic sexual violence, dating violence and stalking in our community. This is Valerie Williams’ second time working for the agency. The new director worked at Hope Shores for 10 years, took a break, and returned as its new executive this week.Williams says she’s focused on increasing awareness and resources to survivors. She says about 1 in 3 women nationally will experience sexual assault or domestic violence  on behalf of an intimate partner.“What we also know is that when you have such a pervasive crime, access to services is really difficult,” says Williams. “A lot of people live far out, you know, outside of a city limit, outside of a township — even where any of our offices are. So creating greater access points to address and alleviate that problem” is important to the agency’s mission.More people in Hope Shores’ five-county coverage area may need help than what current data reveals. Williams says outreach services have only been around for about 40 years. For example, safe houses and spaces for survivors to receive counseling on sexual abuse.“Even then — 40 years ago — the services didn’t look like what they look like now,” says the executive director. “I believe we started in a church basement, so there may have been a church basement where we could fit a few people. But now, we have the capacity to serve five and six families. That’s a big difference today. We’ve grown. Being that it’s Women’s History Month, I guess I like to reflect on that.”About 91% of victims of rape and sexual assault are female and 9% are male, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.Hope Shores Alliance offers a 24/7 help and support line. The number is 1–800–396–9129. Services and resources are free.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious An in depth look at Great Lakes cruising coming to the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage CenterNext Photo of the Day for Thursday, March 21last_img

MLB trade news: Giants acquire catcher Erik Kratz from Brewers

first_imgSan Francisco designated right-hander Jose Lopez for assignment in a corresponding move to make room for Kratz on the 40-man roster.OFFICIAL: #SFGiants have acquired catcher Erik Kratz from Milwaukee in exchange for minor league infielder C.J. Hinojosa.— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) March 24, 2019Catcher Erik Kratz has been traded to San Francisco in exchange for infielder C.J. Hinojosa.— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) March 24, 2019The 38-year-old slashed .236/.280/.355 with six home runs and a .634 OPS across 203 at-bats for Milwaukee in 2018. Related News Indians’ Trevor Bauer claps back at reporter after Corey Kluber named Opening Day starter Erik Kratz is bound for the Bay Area.The Giants have acquired the veteran catcher from the Brewers in exchange for minor league infielder C.J. Hinojosa, the teams announced Sunday.center_img Hinojosa, 24, was selected by the Giants in the 11th round of the 2015 amateur draft. He split last season between High-A San Jose and Double-A Richmond, slashing .265/.330/.358 with three home runs, six stolen bases and a .689 OPS over 311 plate appearances.last_img


first_imgAn enviable line-up of Irish traditional musicians and tutors will be taking classes as part of the first Scoil Gheimridh Ghaoth Dobhair.Whether you’re a musician, singer, dancer or Irish language enthusiast, the Scoil has workshops, concerts, lectures as well as film and family events to suit everyone.Tuition is available in flute, fiddle, guitar, bodhrán, accordian and uilleann pipes, sean-nós dancing and arts and crafts. Tickets are now available and it is advised to book early as there are limited places.Scoil Gheimridh takes place from Saturday December 27th 20-4 until Jan 1st 2015. AN CHÉAD SCOIL GHEIMRIDH GHAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: October 22nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Scoil Gheimridh Ghaoth Dobhairlast_img