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What we’re reading: President Trump and First Lady test positive for COVID-19, voting rights groups file suit over Abbott’s executive order ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history printAmid the COVID-19 pandemic, The Art Galleries at TCU invited students and faculty to visit “You Are Here,” a Moudy Gallery fine arts exhibition.“You Are Here” is a thesis exhibition by graduating TCU MFA candidate Sierra Forester. The gallery web page describes the work to be minimal yet “immersive in nature” and focused on “the notion of discovery and journey.”When asked about the inspiration for “You Are Here,” Forester said while walking outside she noticed a large amount of litter and debris, as well as “incredibly interesting objects that collect in our environment.”“If my viewers are to take anything from my exhibition, I would hope they come out of the show with questions,” Forester said. “The entire exhibition is sponsored by questions that often have no answers.”MFA candidate Sierra Forester said the inspiration for her thesis exhibition “You Are Here” came from the large amount of litter and debris she noticed in the environment. (Molly Boyce/Staff Reporter)TCU has closed its art galleries for public viewing due to COVID-19, but students, faculty and staff can make appointments to visit exhibitions at the Fort Worth Contemporary Arts and the Moudy Gallery.For non-students and staff, virtual 3-D walk-throughs and video tours are offered on the TCU fine arts webpage.To learn more on upcoming events and to book appointments with The Art Galleries at TCU visit this website. “You Are Here” is open until Oct. 12. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Molly Boycehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-boyce/ Moudy Gallery allowed students and staff to visit “You Are Here,” an exhibition by MFA student Sierra Forester. (Molly Boyce/Staff Reporter) + posts ReddIt Previous articleHow COVID-19 is affecting TCU: A collection by TCU 360Next articleFirst-year students adjust to living away from home during COVID-19 Molly Boyce RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSFine ArtsTCU Art Galleries Molly Boyce Molly Boycehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-boyce/ Facebook Twitter Twitter Facebook $25 million donated to the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine Linkedin Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025
The Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer Announces Partner Casey Marticorena’s Certification as a Family Law Specialist
Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS People The Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer Announces Partner Casey Marticorena’s Certification as a Family Law Specialist From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 | 11:31 am Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Your email address will not be published. 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She joins the firmâ€™s Partner & Founder Don Schweitzer, and Partner Patrick Baghdaserians as a Certified Family Law Specialist.â€œBecoming a Certified Family Law Specialist requires not only passing a rigorous test, similar to the bar exam, but demonstrating to the board the candidate has the ability and experience to handle cases with difficult issues,â€ said Don Schweitzer, founder & partner, of the Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer. â€œCasey worked hard to become the professional she is today. I have worked with Casey during the past seven years and know she possesses a level of experience, knowledge, and skill that far exceeds the requirements to become a Certified Family Law Specialist. I am happy and proud of Caseyâ€™s accomplishments and excited about what she has to contribute to our firmâ€™s ability to provide quality service to our clients.â€Attorneys can apply for specialist certification after they have been in practice for at least five years and demonstrate a high level of experience in their area of law, including a minimum amount of trials, hearings, settlements, stipulations, and mediations. Certified specialists must complete over 45 hours of mandatory continuing legal education over a three-year period covering specific family law areas rather than the 25 hours non-specialist lawyers must complete every three years. Additionally, specialists have taken and passed a written examination akin to a one-day â€œmini-barâ€ examination, and positive third party evaluations from other attorneys and judges familiar with their work must take place for final certification.â€œThe journey to becoming a Certified Family Law Specialist is a professional achievement that I am honored to have accomplished,â€ said Casey Marticorena, partner and certified family law specialist, of the Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer. â€œI am grateful to be part of the elite and few California attorneys who have earned this distinction. Iâ€™m also thankful for the support of my family, my legal team at the firm and for the continued support and mentorship from Donald and Maria Schweitzer.â€Ms. Marticorena began with the firm as Associate Attorney and was promoted to Partner of LODPS in December 2014. She handles various aspects of family law, including child custody disputes, child support, spousal support and division of property and domestic violence; and also helps with management of personnel, development of procedures and policy, and in the development of the firmâ€™s business.Ms. Marticorena serves as a pro bono Family Law Mediator for the Los Angeles Superior Court Family Law Departments and is on the Pasadena Bar Associationâ€™s 2015 Executive Board. She attended Southwestern University School of Law where she received a CALI Award for excellence in family law. While at Southwestern, she was an extern for the Target Crimes Division of Los Angeles District Attorneyâ€™s Office and the Judicial Extern to the Honorable Judge Amy M. Pellman of the Los Angeles Superior Court, Family Law Division.Prior to Southwestern University, Ms. Marticorena attended the University of California, Irvine and graduated Cum Laude, receiving her Bachelor of Arts in behavioral psychology. Ms. Marticorena also graduated UC Irvine as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a prestigious national honors society.About The Law Offices of Donald P. SchweitzerThe Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer is Pasadena’s premier family law firm and one of the most respected in the Los Angeles area. Their specialized attorneys are experienced in all areas of family law and estate planning, supported by todayâ€™s most advanced legal resources. Founded by a former police officer turned assistant district attorney, their responsiveness and expert team approach give their clients a favorable edge.The firm is structured to respond rapidly and proactively. They handle every aspect of each case with the utmost in professionalism, integrity and respect. Principled advocates who will always put their clientâ€™s best interests first, the Law Offices of Donald P. 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NewsCommunityLimerick event to raise funds for Movement of Asylum Seekers in IrelandBy Staff Reporter – October 4, 2018 1681 speaking on the event, a spokesperson stated: “MASI is a grassroots organisation based in Ireland. We are people who are or have been in the asylum and direct provision system in Ireland, working and advocating together for justice, freedom and dignity for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. Our focus is on the Right to Education and the Right to Work for all people seeking asylum, on the complete abolition of direct provision and an end to deportations.“Please join us for a fundraising night in Limerick to celebrate a diversity of international music, dance and poetry from performers from all around the globe to help raise awareness of the difficulties facing refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Ireland”. Previous articleLimerick FC continue play off preparations against Derry City on FridayNext articleNo waste on St Michael’s rowing club’s run Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Facebook Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Linkedin TAGSCommunityEventMASINews Print Advertisement Limerick on Covid watch list MOVEMENT of Asylum Seekers in Ireland (MASI) , are organising a fundraiser in Limerick this weekend, to raise funds for their movement.MASI will host an event in Dolan’s Pub this Friday, with doors opening at 7.30pm. Tickets cost €10 (or €5 for Direct Provision residents).The night promises to be filled with international music, dance and poetry from performers from all around the globe, including acts such as The Citadel, David Idioh, Celtic Whisper, Yovanna Torres, Julianne Hennelly and others. Twitter Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat
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‘We Want Union To Supply 700 MT Oxygen To Delhi On Daily Basis, We Mean Business’ : Supreme Court Directs Centre
Top Stories’We Want Union To Supply 700 MT Oxygen To Delhi On Daily Basis, We Mean Business’ : Supreme Court Directs Centre Mehal Jain6 May 2021 10:38 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has clarified that it wants Central Government to continue supplying 700 MT of liquid medical oxygen to Delhi on a daily basis until further orders.A bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah told Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that an order to that effect has been passed, which will be uploaded during the course of the day.”We want 700 MT to be supplied to Delhi on a daily basis. We mean business. Please don’t force us to be in a situation where we have to be firm,” Justice Chandrachud told Soliciotr General Tushar Mehta.The bench affirmed that its April 30 direction meant a daily supply of 700 MT oxygen to Delhi and that the Centre cannot say that it fulfilled the direction by supplying the said quantity on a single day.”We want 700 MT to be supplied to Delhi on a daily basis. We will clarify it in our order. It is not that 700 MT is supplied one a single day and court’s order are assuaged. We want Union to supply 700 MT to Delhi on daily basis. We mean business. Our order will say it. Your officers have to ensure it”, Justice Chandrachud told the Solicitor General.”You have to supply 700 MT oxygen every day till we modify our order”, Justice MR Shah also told the SG. Delete Justice Chandrachud: We want the Centre to supply to DELHI 700. And we mean business. This is not just my view. This the joint view of the Bench. We will clarify this in the order. #OxygenShortage #SupremeCourt— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) May 7, 2021 The bench made these remarks after Senior Advocate Rahul Mehra, appearing for the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi, told it that the quantity supplied for yesterday was 537 MT.The bench of Justices Chandrachud and Justice M.R. Shah was considering the Centre’s SLP against the Delhi High Court’s contempt notice to its officials for failing to secure a supply of 700 MT of oxygen to Delhi in terms of court directions. Having stayed the contempt show-cause notice on May 5, the bench had required the Centre to explain its plan to achieve the requisite supply.Yesterday (May 6), the bench had considered the plan submitted by the Centre, and reserved orders. The order is likely to be uploaded during the course of today.What transpired in yesterday’s hearingAt the outset, SG Tushar Mehta informed the Court that by the end of the day on Wednesday, 730.7 MT oxygen has been received by the NCT of Delhi, as per the report of the Delhi government itself. “This is more than Your Lordships’ direction of 700 MT”, he said. He pointed out that in view of this large quantity which has reached Delhi since yesterday, Delhi is in excess of oxygen now. “I know for a fact that it has not come to be distributed as yet. It is important to point out that after this huge supply, unloading is taking long, which is increasing the turnaround time for the tankers”, he submitted.It was his case that states like Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh are also asking for more oxygen now, and that if more than Delhi’s rational requirement of oxygen is given to it, it will deprive other states of an equitable distribution. It will also hamper the equitable distribution of the tankers among the states. “707 is not the correct factual position. It will result in an interference with the allocation to other states if this supply is kept up, in complying with the order of April 30. The consequences will then be beyond the control of the central government”, advanced the SG.He proceeded to indicate that even on the supply of 585 MT, as on May 4, there has been no complaint of “stock out” from Delhi. “A survey of 56 major hospitals of Delhi, including Batra, Fortis, Ganga Ram, was carried out on May 4 between 8 and 8:45 PM. It revealed that the current stock available with these hospitals is 280 MT (without including the re-fillers), the average daily consumption is 290 and the storage capacity is 478. All hospitals in the survey are using LMO. This reveals that there are significant stocks available with the hospitals”, he submitted.At this, Justice Chandrachud interjected to ask, “It appears you gave 700 to Delhi yesterday. We appreciate the efforts that your officers have made to comply with our orders overnight. We like the spirit in which it has been achieved in last 24 hours. But (as per Sumita Dawra, Additional Secretary to the GOI in the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade), the next time it reaches 700 will be on May 10 because of the turnaround time of the containers. The supply will fall to 560 in the next 2 days due to the container issue…now, the storage capacity of the 56 hospitals is 478. After accounting for the refill cylinders, the total storage capacity comes to 665. To what extent is the storage capacity availed of? It must be empty right now?”Justice Shah elaborated, “Is oxygen there or not in this storage capacity? It doesn’t seem so because the current stock is 280 and the average daily consumption is 290″The bench was informed by Ms. Dawra that the stocks are depleted fast as the cases increase and that on May 4, of the storage capacity of 478 MT, 50% was full between 8 and 8:45 PM. The SG also added that this is an ongoing process and the storage capacity is not empty or filled up at all times. He advanced that it maybe plus or minus every two hours.”There will be a two-day lag when 700 will come down to 560 because of the container issue. Are there any buffer stocks to deal with this situation? How will Delhi manage without full supply? Buffer stocks would have taken care of the situation when panic is created when hospitals say they are left with just 1 hour or 2 hours worth of stock”, pressed Justice Chandrachud. Justice Shah also added, “Every hospital starts sending in SOS calls that they have 2 hours or 3 hours of stock left. If there are buffer stocks, there would be no difficulty. In our April 30 order, we have said that buffer stocks should be created by the midnight of May 3″”I have discussed this problem of 2/3 hours’ stock with several doctors. It may be noted that most hospitals, except the major ones, are not Covid hospitals. They are hospitals with 15, 20 or 30 beds. They did not have a storage capacity as they used oxygen stored in cylinders. The total capacity that they have is of 12 hours only. That is how they say that they have three hours’ worth stock left. It is not because they have been waiting for three days and raising SOS, it is because of the peculiar nature of the hospital”, replied the ASG”But the demand is by big hospitals also, like Batra and Gangaram. It results in panic in the minds of the people”, noted Justice Shah.”Yes, there are daycares and orthopedic centers which have been converted into Covid care facilities. But their requirement also has to be taken care of. Besides, I read in the newspaper that Batra Hospital had also raised a demand, saying that it is left with only three hours’ worth of stock, and senior doctor lost his life due to this”, added Justice Chandrachud.”There is probably a lacuna in the supply. But even when I am supplying 400 MT, people are still suffering. So there is a possibility that there is a failure in the manner in which the state government is distributing the oxygen internally, how it is being managed and utilized- A systematic failure. That is why I am insisting on a scientific audit of the actual requirement. It is undisputed that oxygen is a must. We have diverted oxygen from other states to Delhi to make it 700. Suppose Your Lordships find that if the oxygen was properly distributed within the city, the actual requirement of Delhi is 400. In that case, I am answerable to the other states for the additional supply to Delhi”, replied the SG.As regards efficiency in the management of oxygen by the state government and the internal distribution, the SG pointed out, “If, as per me, 500 is the optimum amount to be allocated to Telangana, it is for the Telangana state government to map out the areas of lesser requirement and those areas where the requirement can potentially increase. Each government has to devise its own system. That is why I say an audit of Delhi is necessary. The model of Delhi can be replicated everywhere else”‘Formula for calculating Oxygen requirements of states/UTs needs a revamp; it is making a gross underestimation of the requirement of Delhi’- SCAt this, Justice Chandrachud reiterated that the formula, which is used by the Centre for determining the oxygen requirements of different states, needs a revamp- “We have noted in our order yesterday that you are calculating the oxygen requirement based on the number of beds and the number of active patients. But the practical situation on the ground is such that not everybody who needs oxygen is in the hospital or in the ICU or on ventilator. The patients who would have been sent to hospital in the Stage I of the pandemic are in home isolation today. They also need oxygen. Your formula does not have any criteria of the oxygen requirement in ambulances or otherwise while in travel. There is a need for oxygen beyond the beds also. Based on the formula, there is a gross underestimation of the requirement. We see that the audit is necessary but there is also a need to re-look the formula from a national perspective. We are not in Stage I anymore but in Stage II and very soon we might be in Stage III. So the basis of allocation of oxygen must also change, we need different parameters, we must prepare for it today”It may be noted that advocate Rahul Mehra, appearing for the GNCTD, had also pointed out that that sometimes patients in the ICU need to be given 36 L of oxygen per minute, as against the 24 L/min prescribed in the formula- “The doctor cannot say that because this is the yardstick sent by the central government, we can’t give you more to save your life!”Amicus Curiae Jaideep Gupta also concurred that the quantity of oxygen to be allocated should apply to the patients and not the beds. “If the problem of oxygen allocation is to be sorted out, there must be an epidemiological formula on how cases might increase”, he said.”You yourself said that for two days, the oxygen supply to Delhi will come down to 560. So why can’t you ensure the enhanced supply of 700? If it is not used up, it can be put in the storage capacity to create a buffer stock so that there is no panic in Delhi. You say that now the supply will fall to 560 and it will become 700 only on May 10? Then what about between Friday and Monday?”, Justice Chandrachud directed at the SG.Justice Shah added, “This 560 is also subject to be availability of containers. You are not even committing to 560. The transportation plan of yours also has caveats- It is subject to the availability of containers and then only 560 will be met. How will you manage if there is no container? The future requirement also has to be considered. How would you deal with it, you are on today?!””We are asking you what to do, now that the second wave is upon us. I was reading that the third wave is also around the corner. It is a prediction by some official scientists. There is a need to plan everything in a scientific and consolidated way”, added Justice Chandrachud.When the SG again sought to submit that the formula for allocation is not static, Justice Chandrachud noted with a hint of exasperation, “Oh, that is fine! But when will it become dynamic? Your committee did not provide for what are obvious points to even us, as judges!”.”What appears to be obvious to us may not be so obvious. But I agree that we cannot block the committee’s mind like this. We may involve more experts for their inputs to come up with a fool-proof formula. I am not saying that the formula is cast in stone. Your Lordships’ point is being looked at with utmost care at the highest level in the government”, replied the SG.’You responded last night and brought supply up to 730. You have to continue to respond like this till Monday’- SCThe SG told the bench that the Centre has a particular quantity of the resource, and that though the government of India is augmenting its pool, he is not in a position to assertively tell when and how. “The augmentation is being taken care of at the highest political executive level. We are also talking to other country leaders in this regard. But it must be rationally allocated to all states. Also, this is not a product which can be conveyed in regular trucks. We have a limited number of transportation vehicles also, though the tankers are being imported on a day-to-day basis”, he continued.”Today, when we leave the matter, it will be taken up only on Monday. You need to augment the supplies so that there is sufficient availability of oxygen in Delhi between Friday and Monday. You have the holding operation, but it does not mean that you reduce the supplies. 700 you have to give. Once we complete the exercise of audit and the requirement of Delhi is rationalised, the situation may be different. But as of now, we are in the dark. And we are seeing what is happening on the ground. If you reduce 700 to 560, what will happen? You responded last night and brought it up to 730. You have to continue to respond like this till Monday”, Justice Chandrachud told the SG.When the SG suggested that though the supply to Delhi has not been 700 MT in last 2-3 days, there has been no major problem, Justice Shah remarked, “May be nothing was reported. But we see what is happening every day””It is not because of less supply at my end”, pleaded the SG.”We know that the people die even despite best efforts of doctors and without Covid also. We know that everybody who has passed away is not because of the lack of oxygen. But it is a critical component of dealing with the prevailing problem and it cannot be denied”, remarked Justice Chandrachud”Whenever we get an emergent demand, we will divert the supplies from another state to Delhi”, the SG sought to submit. “That is also not correct. You cannot take away somebody else’s bread”, said Justice Shah.”If I have to give 700 to Delhi, I will have to divert. Then there will be casualties in other states which will be beyond our control. Can we snatch away others’ rights because a certain government is unable to manage?”, urged the SG.When Mr Mehra argued that an endeavour has been made by the central government to re-open the order of April 30 without filing any formal review, recall or modification of the same, to “wriggle out of its commitment of 700”, Justice Chandrachud conceded, “We take your point”. “In the past 1.5 hours of the hearing, there has been not a single word on the plan, as was asked by Your Lordships”, Mr. Mehra had said. To this, Justice Chandrachud replied, “They are trying to justify giving 560 instead”In his turn, amicus Mr. Gupta summited that the bench had listed the matter on Thursday for the central government to produce a plan as to how to ensure supply of 700 MT to the NCT of Delhi until such time the exercise of audit is conducted and the requirements are directed to be revised by the Court- “No plan has been produced by them as such! Your Lordships has said that the plan shall remain in operation pending further orders. If there is no plan, it is not clear for how long and until when this 700 is to be supplied. I think that it should remain this way till the new formula is arrived at by Your Lordships. If this is not possible, then at least until the next hearing (on Monday), the 700 must remain. Please do not let Your Lordships’ order be open to interpretation by the people; please express this clearly! The moment Your Lordships say that an audit is to be conducted, a debate will start that the 700 figure has gone!””There is a shortage of oxygen in Delhi, even the SG cannot deny this. He says 700 is an unrealistic figure? If 700 is not correct and 490 is sufficient, then that means there is no shortage in Delhi! If we go out to the streets and say that there is no shortage of oxygen in Delhi, people would be flabbergasted!”, Mr. Gupta beseechedTagsSupreme Court Supply Of Oxygen Covid-19 Delhi Justice D Y Chandrachud Justice M.R. Shah Next Story