There are a lot of Fundamental Rights provided to the citizens of our country. Our constitution consists of a variety of rights which are protecting the rights of all the sections of our society and it ensures that no one should face discrimination inside the territory of our country. But when we look on to the practical applicability of these rights we often find that they are meant just for the satisfaction or the people because if we try to look upon the actual implementation of the working of these rights, they are missing in our daily life schedule. There are articles related to such happenings.Article 15- Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth. It prohibits discrimination on the grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth. However, the state can make any special provision for women and children and also for the advancement of any socially and educationally backward classes of citizens or for SCs/STs. This article protects all citizens from all forms of discrimination. I had read many incidents related to discrimination based on caste and religion, many people in our country are still having hatred against each other in terms of religion and caste. Even I had observed a lot of people who don’t give respect to people of other religion and try to be superior in society. Many people try to spread hatred through fraudulent messages and videos, the worst part of such acts is how people can believe upon such frauds in today’s time.All the people are expected to act in a sensible and matured manner to get rid of such fraudulent and discriminatory acts going on in our society. Society and the people residing in it play a crucial role in the development of people and their lives. These acts couldn’t do anything until we all will act sensibly. We have to understand that caste, colour, religion, sex or place of birth cannot define a person’s reality. No religion or caste are meant to be hated because these are just like tags on a cloth, which has to do nothing with life and respect for the sake of humanity and mankind. We all are children of one God (Almighty) and he’s known by different names as per different religions but it doesn’t mean that we will start categorizing people as per the religion. Religion is not meant for dividing people, all are united not divided. A term cannot say whether a person is cruel, bad, ill or foolish but his acts, personality, way of life defines a person to be classified as bad or good.When a person is not discriminated in any religious script or in the eyes of God then who are we to classify people based on their religion, caste, creed or colour. Equality itself says that all the citizens of the country are meant to be treated equally, should be respected equally without being discriminated. Educated people are expected to act sensibly in terms of respecting all the people of the country, we were taught in our school days that our constitution consists of fundamental rights to the citizens protecting the dignity but are we practically applying these lectures being taught by our mentors in our day to day lives? The answer is NO, we must feel guilty that we are not able to play a crucial role in the progress of the country and it’s people because if we can’t respect people of our country then we can’t expect it’s development.Often people say that uneducated are unaware about anything so they are not playing a big part in country’s progress but before questioning them educated once must have a look on to their thoughts, views and opinions upon such issues. Acquiring education from a big institution doesn’t mean that a person becomes a good, intelligent, responsible citizen of a country but he has to respect every person without even thinking of religion or caste. The mindset, thoughts, personality, opinions, sensibility and maturity of a person are parameters to define a person but in our society people are judged upon their colour, caste, creed, religion or sex which is the biggest crime in my views. Each and every person deserves respect as a part of a society, no one could have to be disregarded. There are a very few people whose views, opinions and sensibility could be observed in their personality and the way they think defines that they are meant to be termed as EDUCATED and responsible people of the country. The mentality of a person plays a crucial role in one’s life because it describes our personality and speaks of what we are in an actual sense. It’s very much essential to know that we all are one, we all have some qualities and flaws at the same time as no one is born perfect but we could become perfect with our deeds, acts, thoughts as they are the weapons for a dignified life. What you give is what you receive, learn to respect people, stop judging others rather try to focus on yourself and be the change you want to see in future. Respect is not a word it’s a feeling coming from inside, hated is also a feeling, our feelings come from our thoughts. So, maintain equality in your thoughts and will start treating people equally. It’s the time to join hands together forgetting about everything, helping each other without observing the religion or any other thing, our country’s progress lies in the hands of we people so, it totally depends on us that what we want.JAI HIND JAI BHARATHUM SAB EK HI HAIISHWAR ALLAH AUR BHAGAWAN NE BANAYA EK INSAANUNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL
Vermont Business Magazine The town of Fairlee will receive $3.6 million from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to repair and update the water distribution system. Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the USDA overall is investing $256 million in 81 projects to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in rural areas in 35 states. Fairlee is in Orange County.“No matter what zip code you live in, infrastructure is a foundation for quality of life and economic opportunity,” Hazlett said. “Through strong partnerships, USDA is ensuring that rural communities have the modern, reliable infrastructure they need to prosper.”USDA Rural Development State Director Anthony Linardos said, “Investing in dependable infrastructure is essential to supporting thriving rural Vermont & New Hampshire communities. Over 660 users will reap the benefits of these water and waste infrastructure projects. Improved infrastructure is one of many things that can help to make rural communities great places to live.”Two towns in Vermont & New Hampshire have been selected to receive a total of $4.5 million under this announcement. The neighboring states are in the same USDA region:• $3.6 million for the Town of Fairlee, VT. This Rural Development investment will be used to repair and update the water distribution system for the 341 users. This project will repair the water tank, replace water mains, install water meters and install a filtration system to remove manganese and iron. These improvements will have a significant impact on the appeal of the water as well as the efficiency of the system. Investing in these infrastructure upgrades will ensure a safe and reliable water system for the community.• $878,000 for the Town of Stewartstown, NH. This Rural Development investment will be used to fund the replacement of two aging, deteriorated and failing wastewater pump stations in the town of Stewartstown. The main pump station has failed several times and caused raw sewage overflows on the ground and the neighboring field adjacent to the river. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has issued violations due to the overflows from the pump station failures. This project will correct a health issue. The system serves 319 primarily residential users. Other users include a large county facility nursing home and jail. A $28,000 Rural Development Special Evaluation Assistance for Communities and Households (SEARCH) grant was used to fund the preliminary engineering evaluation of the wastewater pumping systems.During her keynote address at the Arkansas Rural Development conference, Hazlett spoke about USDA’s longstanding partnership with state and local officials to improve the quality of life in rural communities. She met with various representatives on issues important to rural Arkansas residents and businesses, such as ways USDA is partnering with local communities to support opioid treatment, prevention and recovery services. She also highlighted USDA efforts to support e-Connectivity in the state.Arkansas is receiving two of the 81 rural water and wastewater infrastructure projects Hazlett announced. The Tri County Regional Water Distribution District, in Russellville, Ark., for example, is receiving a $6.2 million USDA loan to construct a water treatment plant with new intake and water lines. The new plant will better serve customers during high demand and will help avoid unhealthy conditions. Tri County supplies water to Pope, Logan and Yell counties. The town of Ravenden is receiving $859,000 to construct a water supply well. The new well will correct system deficiencies to comply with health and sanitary regulatory standards for the 246 users.The recently enacted Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Omnibus spending bill includes a significant boost in financial support for water and wastewater projects. It provides $5.2 billion for USDA loans and grants, up from $1.2 billion in FY 2017. It also directs Agriculture Secretary Perdue to make investments in rural communities with the greatest infrastructure needs.In addition to funding in the 2018 Omnibus bill, President Trump has proposed a $200 billion infrastructure investment that allocates 25 percent ($50 billion) to rural projects.The loans and grants Hazlett announced today are being awarded through USDA’s Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant(link is external) program. The funds can be used to finance drinking water, stormwater drainage and waste disposal systems for rural communities with 10,000 or fewer residents.In April 2017, President Donald J. Trump established the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity to identify legislative, regulatory and policy changes that could promote agriculture and prosperity in rural communities. In January 2018, Secretary Perdue presented the Task Force’s findings to President Trump. These findings included 31 recommendations to align the federal government with state, local and tribal governments to take advantage of opportunities that exist in rural America. Increasing investments in rural infrastructure is a key recommendation of the task force.To view the report in its entirety, please view the Report to the President of the United States from the Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity(link is external) (PDF, 5.4 MB). In addition, to view the categories of the recommendations, please view the Rural Prosperity infographic(link is external) (PDF, 190 KB).USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community services such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov(link is external).Source: LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 23, 2018 – USDA
A pair of reports that provide an annual snapshot of childhood immunization trends shows that the vaccine exemption rate for kindergarteners rose for the third year in a row and vaccine coverage for children younger than 3 was high and stable for most vaccines.The reports, from teams led by US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), appear today in the latest issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).Kindergarten levels show regional variationFor the analysis of immunization rates in kindergarteners, researchers looked at data on childhood vaccine coverage for each state for the 2018-19 school year. Overall coverage was 94.7% for two doses of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, up slightly from 94.3% reported for the previous year. Levels were 94.9% for state-required diphtheria and tetanus toxoid and acellular pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine, down slightly, and 94.8% for varicella (chicken pox) vaccine, reflecting a slight increase.Taken together, coverage for the three vaccines remained near 95%, but the team found that coverage varied by state. For example, for the MMR vaccine, coverage ranged from 87.4% in Colorado to more than 99.2% in Mississippi. Coverage met or topped 95% in 20 states, and 2 states were below 90%.Measles outbreaks in states with high coverage, such as New York, highlight the need to assess vaccination patterns at the local level, and the CDC encourages health officials to use their local data to identify pockets of undervaccinated students.Meanwhile, the percentage of kindergarteners with an exemption to one or more required vaccines was 2.5%. That metric also varied by state, with Mississippi reporting the lowest exemption rate (0.1%) and Idaho and Oregon reporting the highest (7.7%).The level was slightly higher than the 2.3% reported for the 2017-18 school year and 2.1% reported the year before that.In a breakdown of types of exemptions, 0.3% of kindergarteners had medical exemptions and 2.2% had nonmedical ones.Though the overall percentage of kids with vaccine exemptions increased again, the authors said the unvaccinated group still represents a small proportion of kindergarteners and that in 25 states, the number of nonexempt undervaccinated kids exceeded the number of those with exemptions.The findings can help guide strategies to counteract vaccine misinformation messages and systems to follow-up on undervaccinated children to ensure that they are immunized, the study authors said.Uptake trends in toddlersTo estimate vaccine coverage for toddlers, the researchers combined 2016-2018 data from the National Immunization Survey-Child on kids born in 2015 and 2016. Coverage was more than 90% for three or more polio vaccine doses, one or more MMR dose, three or more hepatitis B doses, and one more varicella dose.Compared with children born in 2013 and 2014, coverage for the current younger group increased for the birth hepatitis B vaccine dose, as well as one or more doses of hepatitis A vaccine and two or more doses of flu vaccine.The estimates also suggest, however, that kids were least likely to be up to date by age 24 months for two or more doses of flu vaccine and the combined seven-vaccine series.Overall, uninsured children and those with Medicaid or other nonprivate insurance had lower vaccine coverage rates than children who had private insurance.Looking at the big picture, the authors said the proportion of children who received no vaccinations by age 2 has increased slightly across 2011 through 2016 birth years, with an estimated change of 0.09 percentage points each year.Only 1.3% of children born in 2015 or 2016 received no vaccinations. Though the percentage is small, researcher said the patterns—including coverage gaps by insurance status, poverty level, and rural residence status—underscore several opportunities for improvement. For example, they said efforts to promote the Vaccines for Children program, which offers no-cost vaccine to eligible children, might not be reaching the at-need populations and could be modified.”Targeted programs to address logistical issues such as expanded office hours and transportation to vaccination appointments could facilitate access to vaccination services, regardless of the child’s type of insurance,” they wrote, adding that they encourage providers to use every patient encounter to screen for and offer vaccines.See also:Oct 17 MMWR report on immunizations in kindergartenersOct 17 MMWR report on immunizations in kids younger than 3
Founded in 1925, Farrell Lines operated a cargo service between the USA and South and East Africa. P&O Nedlloyd purchased Farrell in 2000, and was then purchased itself by the Danish shipping company in 2005 taking Farrell Line with it. Maersk Line recently reflagged Alliance Beaumont and Alliance Charleston, two ro-ro ships now in US colours to operate the new service along with Alliance St Louis and Alliance Norfolk. Höegh Autoliners and its US affiliate, Alliance Navigation on behalf of the US government and commercial customers will join with the four Farrell ships to operate a joint service.
The cargoes were shipped from India to the Port of Mersin, where Logistics Plus loaded the parts onto lowbed trailers and delivered them to the jobsite for assembly.The consignment consisted of three units, the largest of which weighed 26 tonnes and had the dimensions 5.5 m x 4.2 m x 1.58 m. www.logisticsplus.net
YOKOHAMA – Ryo Ishikawa surfaced at the top of the Canon Open leaderboard Saturday by shooting a 69 for the third straight day.Ishikawa, who started the day in sixth place one shot off the pace, had four birdies against a bogey to move into a three-way tie for the lead with Hideto Tanihara and Shinichi Yokota on 9-under 207. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Tanihara shot the day’s low of 66 as rain soaked the Totsuka Country Club, where defending champion Yuta Ikeda carded a 75 leaving him back in 29th.“There were some putts that I thought would fall, but it didn’t happen,” Ishikawa said. “I had an intense 18 holes today, and it’s taken a lot out of me.“My condition changes very slightly from day to day. But I’ve been able to maintain my swing through it all.”Kim Kyung Tae of South Korea and Hirohito Koizumi trailed two shots behind the front-runners in a share of fourth place. Jeon takes control TAKASAKI , Gunma Pref. (Kyodo) Jeon Mi Jeong pulled away at the Sankyo Ladies Open, opening up a four-stroke lead after the second round on Saturday at Yoshii Country Club.The South Korean shot the day’s low of 67 on the par-72 course for a 9-under 135, starting off by birdying the first two holes.Countrywomen Ahn Sun Ju (70) and Park In Bee (71) were tied for second while Yuri Fudo and Yukari Baba, who both shot 71s, shared fourth place on 4-under 140.Jeon has managed to bounce back with authority just a week after failing to make the cut at the Japan Women’s Open.“My right shoulder wouldn’t rotate when I was swinging,” Jeon said, referring to her performance in the Japan Women’s Open won by Mika Miyazato.Jeon saw the Sankyo Ladies Open title slip through her fingers last year. She was in contention for the ¥19.8 million winner’s check during the final round, but double-bogeyed the 17th and 18th holes to settle for second.The 28-year-old Jeon, however, appears to have left all that behind her.“I finished second, so I’m not that bitter about it,” she said.Momoko Ueda missed the cut in Japan for the first time in four years after shooting 4-over par, failing to qualify by two strokes.“I was trying and trying to make up the difference, and my shots became worse and worse,” the 24-year-old Ueda said. “I’ll take some time to think things through when I’m off next weekend.”