DJ – Mental X http://mentalx.org/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 07:19:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://mentalx.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default-150x150.png DJ – Mental X http://mentalx.org/ 32 32 The New York Knicks waived a player https://mentalx.org/the-new-york-knicks-waived-a-player/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 04:18:53 +0000 https://mentalx.org/the-new-york-knicks-waived-a-player/ On Thursday, the New York Knicks announced a trade with the Atlanta Hawks that landed them Cam Reddish and a second-round pick. They sent the Hawks Kevin Knox and a first-round pick. Silemtationsely, they also waived guard Ryan Arcidiacono. The trade announcement and Arcidiacono’s waiver can be seen in the tweet embedded below from the […]]]>

On Thursday, the New York Knicks announced a trade with the Atlanta Hawks that landed them Cam Reddish and a second-round pick.

They sent the Hawks Kevin Knox and a first-round pick.

Silemtationsely, they also waived guard Ryan Arcidiacono.

The trade announcement and Arcidiacono’s waiver can be seen in the tweet embedded below from the Knicks PR Twitter account.

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WTO calls for urgent agreement on waiver of intellectual property rights; How it can empower nations to fight Covid-19 https://mentalx.org/wto-calls-for-urgent-agreement-on-waiver-of-intellectual-property-rights-how-it-can-empower-nations-to-fight-covid-19/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 07:08:00 +0000 https://mentalx.org/wto-calls-for-urgent-agreement-on-waiver-of-intellectual-property-rights-how-it-can-empower-nations-to-fight-covid-19/ The World Trade Organization (WTO) has called on member countries to intensify their efforts to finalize an agreement on the waiver of intellectual property rights (IPRs) for COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics, a proposal referred to by India. In a meeting held on Monday, the WTO discussed India’s proposal to hold a virtual ministerial meeting […]]]>

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has called on member countries to intensify their efforts to finalize an agreement on the waiver of intellectual property rights (IPRs) for COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics, a proposal referred to by India.

In a meeting held on Monday, the WTO discussed India’s proposal to hold a virtual ministerial meeting on the WTO’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. India had sent a letter to the body’s General Council on December 23 to discuss certain provisions of the agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).

The TRIPS Agreement, which entered into force on January 1, 1995, is a comprehensive agreement on intellectual property rights among all WTO member countries. Even though the TRIPS Agreement has enough leeway, it has stifled the WTO’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The agreement prevents knowledge sharing and technology transfer in the manufacture of vaccines and treatments, through patents.

India and South Africa, along with 64 WTO members, have requested a waiver of certain provisions of the WTO agreement, such as patents, copyrights, designs industrial and TRIPS undisclosed information protection to gain equitable access to vaccines and other medical tools needed to fight COVID-19.

In October 2020, the two countries had proposed that the WTO waive IPRs for vaccine manufacturers. While some countries supported the proposal, Australia, the United Kingdom and the European Union opposed it.

What this means for vaccines

If India’s proposal is approved by WTO members, it would see the standards relaxed for three years, allowing companies to manufacture generic versions of COVID-19 vaccines made by Pfizer-Biotech, AstraZeneca and Moderna. This will in turn reduce vaccine costs, increase competition and make more products available on the market.

The European Union blocked India and South Africa’s proposal and presented its own proposal. The EU has called for a simplification of the existing WTO provision that allows governments to issue compulsory licenses to manufacturers who do not hold patents to manufacture patented medical products in times of public health emergencies, reported The EconomicTimes.

In the presence of these flexibilities built into the TRIPS Agreement, some member countries believe that there is no waiver requirement.

Meanwhile, India has launched small group discussions with some countries like Australia, Switzerland and Japan. “They had reservations about India’s (and South Africa’s) proposal. Thus, they highlighted their concerns and raised questions during the meetings. We have in detail given answers to all the questions raised by them,” reported Business Standard citing sources.

At Monday’s meeting, WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala suggested that member countries reach a consensus on intellectual property in the coming weeks to allow the organization to fully contribute to the fight against COVID-19 and future pandemics.

“We at the WTO must now urgently step up our efforts to do our part to achieve a multilateral outcome on intellectual property and other issues to fully contribute to global efforts in the fight against COVID-19. “, Okonjo-Iweala said in a statement.

(Edited by : Thomas Abraham)

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How to deal with Leonard Fournette, Ke’Shawn Vaughn and Ronald Jones in the 2022 and DFS fantasy football playoffs https://mentalx.org/how-to-deal-with-leonard-fournette-keshawn-vaughn-and-ronald-jones-in-the-2022-and-dfs-fantasy-football-playoffs/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 13:35:21 +0000 https://mentalx.org/how-to-deal-with-leonard-fournette-keshawn-vaughn-and-ronald-jones-in-the-2022-and-dfs-fantasy-football-playoffs/ Tampa Bay is in the playoffs (shockingly) and will be looking to defend its Super Bowl title from last season. With Leonard Fournette available to return from the injured reserve this week, what should we fantasy football DFS managers and competitors expect Fournette, Ronald Jones and Ke’Shawn Vaughn? Leonard Fournette is eligible to return this […]]]>

Tampa Bay is in the playoffs (shockingly) and will be looking to defend its Super Bowl title from last season. With Leonard Fournette available to return from the injured reserve this week, what should we fantasy football DFS managers and competitors expect Fournette, Ronald Jones and Ke’Shawn Vaughn?

Leonard Fournette is eligible to return this week

A hamstring injury ruled out Fournette for three weeks. Last week he was working alongside during practice and reports said he looked fine. He is expected to be good for the Wild Cards round.

If Fournette plays, he will find his first role in the backfield. In the three weeks leading up to his injury, he averaged 16.3 carries and 6 receptions for 118.4 yards per game. He also totaled 6 touchdowns. Fournette is an RB1 stuck in the Tampa Bay offense.

Ke’Shawn Vaughn and Ronald Jones split two weeks ago

I’m essentially going to skip Week 18 because it was a bizarre 41-17 Bucs blowout against an already knocked out Carolina Panthers team. The week before, in a game that was tighter than anyone had expected, the backfield split between Jones and Vaughn was 10-8 in favor of Jones. Two weeks earlier, Jones had ordered 20 races out of Vaughn’s 7.

None of this really matters if Fournette is healthy. When Fournette is in the game, he commands the entire backfield. In his last healthy game before being injured, Fournette made 19 carries for 113 yards and a touchdown. Jones was second with just 3 sacks. Vaughn and Jones don’t think they have enough opportunities to have reliable potential with Fournette’s return.

Playoffs and DFS on the rise for Tampa Bay backfield

Fournette will have a hefty price tag in the daily fantasy contests, but it could be worth it against the Philadelphia Eagles. In the past four weeks, the Eagles have surrendered the second most fantastic points per game to opposing backs, allowing 334 rushing yards, 4 touchdowns and 155 additional receiving yards and one touchdown.

Fournette should be treated like a top-of-the-line RB1 this week and an elite option in the fantastic playoff formats in a team that has as much of a chance as anyone of making it to the Super Bowl. Jones and Vaughn, however, are nothing more than “break the glass in an emergency” options.

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Aaron Wiggins – Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire Pickups https://mentalx.org/aaron-wiggins-fantasy-basketball-waiver-wire-pickups/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 13:30:36 +0000 https://mentalx.org/aaron-wiggins-fantasy-basketball-waiver-wire-pickups/ DISPLACEMENT BALL: Add more than 14 team leagues REGISTERED IN: 13% of leagues TO ANALYSE: The Oklahoma City Thunder have been forced into many less-than-ideal situations in 2021-22, and while this has mostly resulted in devastating losses, it has allowed players like Aaron Wiggins to make a bit of a name for themselves on the […]]]>

DISPLACEMENT BALL: Add more than 14 team leagues

REGISTERED IN: 13% of leagues

TO ANALYSE: The Oklahoma City Thunder have been forced into many less-than-ideal situations in 2021-22, and while this has mostly resulted in devastating losses, it has allowed players like Aaron Wiggins to make a bit of a name for themselves on the NBA scene sooner than they otherwise would have. Minnesota’s rookie and former Golden Gopher had flash chances here and there, but it really started to pick up on December 26, and since that time Wiggins has emerged for 15.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.1 interceptions per game.

While Wiggins’ three-point shooting efficiency has technically declined every month and so far in the limited January sample he has recorded his worst live-fire percentage of the year he ended up shooting. nine for 25 of three in games since Dec. 26 (36%) and has gone five for 14 (35.7%) in the last four games (which included a 0-5 game). Aaron Wiggins started playing around 26-38.5 minutes a night out of necessity for OKC, and his well-rounded contributions more than earned him an extended chance to speak for the long-distance Thunder, so given his great availability. it is an interesting addition in deeper formats.

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TN government announces crop loan waiver for farmers in Salem, Namakkal districts https://mentalx.org/tn-government-announces-crop-loan-waiver-for-farmers-in-salem-namakkal-districts/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 01:23:25 +0000 https://mentalx.org/tn-government-announces-crop-loan-waiver-for-farmers-in-salem-namakkal-districts/ Crop loans in the amount of Rs 501.69 crore given to 51,017 farmers in Salem and Namakkal districts in Tamil Nadu will be canceled to allow them to qualify for new loans to grow crops, said on Friday. the Minister of State Cooperatives, I Periyasamy, and assured that appropriate measures would be taken to prevent […]]]>

Crop loans in the amount of Rs 501.69 crore given to 51,017 farmers in Salem and Namakkal districts in Tamil Nadu will be canceled to allow them to qualify for new loans to grow crops, said on Friday. the Minister of State Cooperatives, I Periyasamy, and assured that appropriate measures would be taken to prevent any recurrence of irregularities in the future.

Irregularities in the disbursement of loans to farmers in the two districts, in violation of standards set by the state-level technical committee for loan disbursement and disproportionate to their land, were brought to light during the a field survey carried out by the cooperative department.

“In January 2021, approximately 1,833 farmers in Salem and Namakkal districts received waiver certificates for harvest loans taken out while waiver certificates were not provided to 51,017 ryots due to irregularities.” , informed the minister.

Out of a target of crop loans worth Rs 11,000 crore to state farmers set for 2020-21, the target for Salem and Namakkal has been set at Rs 746 crore and Rs 534 crore respectively. . But only Rs 614.92 crore and Rs 502.62 crore respectively were achieved for the two districts.

“Although maize and tapioca are the main crops, the loan amount for these two crops was less (compared to other crops). Farmers in these two districts provided a self-declaration that they grew turmeric and bananas and were out of proportion to their land to claim the benefits. This was revealed during the investigation on the ground ”, declared the Minister.

When the agricultural loan exemption was announced in January 2021, a total of 1,833 farmers in Salem and Namakkal districts received the exemption certificates and 51,017 people were excluded due to the irregularities. Following a representation of farmers from the two districts, Chief Minister MK Stalin, considering the interests of farmers and farmers, agreed to forgo their loans to pave the way for new loans.

“About 51,017 farmers would benefit from this gesture. In addition, appropriate precautionary measures will be taken to avoid any irregularities in the future, ”said the Minister.


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Rask accepts waivers for Wild, who walks over to the taxi team; Bjugstad sidelined https://mentalx.org/rask-accepts-waivers-for-wild-who-walks-over-to-the-taxi-team-bjugstad-sidelined/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 00:45:00 +0000 https://mentalx.org/rask-accepts-waivers-for-wild-who-walks-over-to-the-taxi-team-bjugstad-sidelined/ 6:00 p.m. Thursday at the Boston Bruins • TD Garden • ESPN, 100.3-FM Wild update: The Wild placed C Victor Rask and G Zane McIntyre on waivers on Tuesday, and both players cleared Wednesday. McIntyre was assigned to Iowa in the American Hockey League after signing a two-pronged contract for the remainder of the season, […]]]>

6:00 p.m. Thursday at the Boston Bruins • TD Garden • ESPN, 100.3-FM

Wild update: The Wild placed C Victor Rask and G Zane McIntyre on waivers on Tuesday, and both players cleared Wednesday. McIntyre was assigned to Iowa in the American Hockey League after signing a two-pronged contract for the remainder of the season, while the plan for Rask is to eventually assign him to the taxi team. The Wild also recalled G Hunter Jones of Iowa from the taxi team and promoted G Andrew Hammond from the taxi team under emergency conditions. RW Nick Bjugstad will not travel to Boston after leaving training injured on Tuesday. He’s absent, along with C Joel Eriksson Ek (upper body injury), LW Jordan Greenway (COVID protocols), D Jared Spurgeon (lower body injury) and G Cam Talbot (lower body injury). Fs Matt Boldy and Marco Rossi are set to make their NHL debuts against the Bruins after being called up from the minors on Tuesday.

Bruins Update: Boston comes off a 5-3 win over New Jersey at home on Tuesday, the Bruins’ third straight victory. RW David Pastrnak scored the game-winning goal, his first goal in 10 games. The Bruins have three forwards – Tomas Nosek, Karson Kuhlman and Jake DeBrusk – in COVID protocols. G Jeremy Swayman is expected to start against the Wild. He’s 8-5-2 with a 2.20 goals-against average and .920 save percentage.


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Judge says Navy violates SEAL rights by denying religious waivers on vaccines https://mentalx.org/judge-says-navy-violates-seal-rights-by-denying-religious-waivers-on-vaccines/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 02:11:00 +0000 https://mentalx.org/judge-says-navy-violates-seal-rights-by-denying-religious-waivers-on-vaccines/ A Texas District Court judge on Monday issued a temporary injunction in one of the pending federal lawsuits filed by service members challenging the Pentagon’s coronavirus vaccine mandate, preventing the service from disciplining 35 sailors for refusing the vaccine. The case, brought by religious freedom-focused law firm the First Liberty Institute, includes 35 naval special […]]]>

A Texas District Court judge on Monday issued a temporary injunction in one of the pending federal lawsuits filed by service members challenging the Pentagon’s coronavirus vaccine mandate, preventing the service from disciplining 35 sailors for refusing the vaccine.

The case, brought by religious freedom-focused law firm the First Liberty Institute, includes 35 naval special warfare sailors, several of whom are based in southern California. San Diego is home to the Naval Special Warfare Command, which includes several Navy SEAL teams, Special Warfare Combat Craft crew members, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians.

Mike Berry, general counsel for the First Liberty Institute, welcomed the injunction in a statement emailed on Monday.

“Forcing a military person to choose between their faith and serving their country is odious to America’s Constitution and values,” said Berry. “Punishing SEALs for simply asking for religious accommodation is purely vindictive and punitive. We are delighted that the tribunal has acted to protect our brave warriors before further damage is done to our national security. “

The order prevents the Navy from applying its vaccination mandate and its policy of administrative discharge on the 35 sailors involved in the trial. All active duty members must be fully immunized against COVID-19. Those who refused the vaccine face sanctions, including demobilization from the military.

A Navy spokesperson, citing an ongoing litigation, declined to comment on the decision. It is not known if this will have any effect on other sailors facing the separation.

As of Thursday, the Marine Corps had already fired 206 Marines for refusing the vaccine. The Navy is expected to start doing the same, according to an administrative message on Dec. 15.

The Navy and Marine Corps have received thousands of religious, medical and administrative waiver requests for the coronavirus vaccine. Although the services approved both the medical and administrative waivers, neither approved any of the religious requests.

Judge Reed O’Connor said in his order that the Navy’s widespread denial of all religious waiver requests amounted to a violation of their rights under the 1st Amendment and Restoration of Religious Freedom Act .

“The Navy members in this case seek to defend the very freedoms for which they have sacrificed so much to protect,” O’Connor wrote in the ruling. “The COVID-19 pandemic does not give the government any license to abrogate these freedoms. There is no COVID-19 exception to the First Amendment. There is no military exclusion from our Constitution.

O’Connor goes on to write that the claims of the 35 sailors are “strong,” noting that “secular” waivers, under the guise of medical waivers, were approved while religious waivers were not.

“As a brief glimpse, the vaccine’s mandate fails close scrutiny,” the judge wrote. “The mandate treats comparable secular activities (eg, medical exemptions) more favorably than religious activities. “

The judge goes on to say that the loss of seafarers’ “religious freedoms” outweighs any future harm to the Navy, and that although 80 servicemen have died from the virus, 99% of the Navy are vaccinated and that “COVID- 19 treatments are increasingly effective and widely available.

O’Connor, who was appointed in 2007 by then-President George W. Bush, made headlines as the Texas state government challenged the policies of the Obama administration in court. , canceling several of them. It was no accident, according to the Texas Tribune, as the state has repeatedly filed complaints in the O’Connor District.

Notably, O’Connor struck down the Affordable Care Act in its entirety in 2018 after Texas and several Republican-led states sued. That decision was overturned by the United States Supreme Court in June.


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Debt Cancellation Announcement: Rakesh Tikait to Prime Minister Modi: The Tribune India https://mentalx.org/debt-cancellation-announcement-rakesh-tikait-to-prime-minister-modi-the-tribune-india/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 04:55:00 +0000 https://mentalx.org/debt-cancellation-announcement-rakesh-tikait-to-prime-minister-modi-the-tribune-india/ Our correspondent Fatehgarh Sahib, January 1 Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) leader Rakesh Tikait today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to announce a loan waiver for farmers just as he repealed farm laws during his scheduled visit to Punjab on January 5 . Will lose members if unions win the ballot If they (the farmers’ groups) […]]]>

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Fatehgarh Sahib, January 1

Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) leader Rakesh Tikait today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to announce a loan waiver for farmers just as he repealed farm laws during his scheduled visit to Punjab on January 5 .

Will lose members if unions win the ballot

If they (the farmers’ groups) win the elections, their membership in the apolitical SKM will automatically cease and if they lose, they will be weakened. Rakesh Tikait, SKM leader

Interacting with Dera Hansali’s media here, Tikait said the prime minister should start with the agricultural state of Punjab not only as a gesture of goodwill, but also to improve the plight of struggling farmers facing heavy debts.

Tikait, accompanied by BKU (Lakhowal) President Harinder Singh Lakhowal and his supporters, was there to greet the farmers’ victory.

Responding to a question, he said no progress had been made so far on the decision between the government and SKM on forming an MSP committee. He specified that the heads of farmers who would run for office would not be part of this committee. The PM should implement the decisions as soon as possible.

He urged the prime minister to release all prisoners who had served their prison terms but were still languishing in jails.

When asked if the SKM would protest the prime minister’s visit to the Punjab, he said it would be symbolic to draw his attention to the farmers’ demands.

On whether or not the farmer groups who decided to run for office will remain members of the SKM, Tikait said the decision will be made at a meeting. “If they (the groups of farmers) win the elections, their membership in our apolitical morcha will automatically cease and if they lose, they will be weakened,” he added.


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Relief For Stressed Cashew Firms, Interest On Loans Up To Rs 10 Cr Were Canceled | Kerala https://mentalx.org/relief-for-stressed-cashew-firms-interest-on-loans-up-to-rs-10-cr-were-canceled-kerala/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 06:45:45 +0000 https://mentalx.org/relief-for-stressed-cashew-firms-interest-on-loans-up-to-rs-10-cr-were-canceled-kerala/ Thiruvananthapuram: Cashew nut companies in financial difficulty in Kerala should benefit from interest relief on loans that have become non-performing assets (NPA). The government will have to write off about Rs 500 crore as part of the relief. Interest on loans up to Rs 10 crore taken out by companies would be written off as […]]]>

Thiruvananthapuram: Cashew nut companies in financial difficulty in Kerala should benefit from interest relief on loans that have become non-performing assets (NPA). The government will have to write off about Rs 500 crore as part of the relief.

Interest on loans up to Rs 10 crore taken out by companies would be written off as part of the single settlement as part of a stimulus plan announced by the state government for the cashew sector. Loan accounts that have turned into non-performing assets until March 31 will benefit from these relaxations.

Businessmen who have taken out a loan of Rs 2 crore can settle their debts by paying 50% of the principal amount. Those who have received loans worth Rs 2 to 10 crore are expected to pay an amount of 60%.

Banks will have until February 28 to submit their instructions regarding formula reimbursement. At this time, the first installment of 10 percent should be paid.

After accepting the directive, repayment of the loan can be made within one year. Industrialists who had run associated companies as well as a cashew nut factory were also included in the scope of the aid.

The state government had started the process of formulating a package of measures for the revival of the private cashew industry in 2019. A committee was formed for a single regulation comprising the Bankers Committee at the level of the State, a representative of the government and representatives of industrialists.

The decision for a single settlement was finally taken following discussions between Minister of Industry P Rajeev and Minister of Finance KN Balagopal.


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Kittitas County Osteopathic Physician License Restricted For Allegedly Signing Vaccine Waivers Without Medical Rationale> Washington State Department of Health https://mentalx.org/kittitas-county-osteopathic-physician-license-restricted-for-allegedly-signing-vaccine-waivers-without-medical-rationale-washington-state-department-of-health/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 23:08:19 +0000 https://mentalx.org/kittitas-county-osteopathic-physician-license-restricted-for-allegedly-signing-vaccine-waivers-without-medical-rationale-washington-state-department-of-health/ For immediate release: December 29, 2021 (21-262) Contact: DOH Communications Kittitas County Osteopathic Physician License Restricted for Allegedly Signing Vaccine Waiver Waivers Without Medical Rationale OLYMPIA – State health authorities have restricted the license of Kittitas County Osteopathic Physician and Surgeon Anna Elperin (OP.60576478) pending further legal action. Elperin reportedly signed COVID-19 vaccine exemption waivers […]]]>

For immediate release: December 29, 2021 (21-262)

Contact: DOH Communications

Kittitas County Osteopathic Physician License Restricted for Allegedly Signing Vaccine Waiver Waivers Without Medical Rationale

OLYMPIA – State health authorities have restricted the license of Kittitas County Osteopathic Physician and Surgeon Anna Elperin (OP.60576478) pending further legal action.

Elperin reportedly signed COVID-19 vaccine exemption waivers for patients without tracing or specifying a medical condition to justify the exemption.

Elperin cannot issue a COVID-19 vaccine exemption waiver until the charges are resolved. She has 20 days to request a hearing to challenge the charges.

Legal documents on this case can be viewed online by clicking on the Supplier Reference Search link on the Department of Health website; copies can be requested by calling 360-236-4700. Anyone who believes a healthcare provider has acted unprofessionally is encouraged to call this number and report their complaint.

The Department of Health and the Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery protect and promote the public health, safety, and welfare in Washington by regulating the skills and quality of healthcare providers. The agency establishes, monitors and enforces licensing qualifications, consistent standards of practice, mechanisms for continuing competence and discipline. Rules, policies and procedures promote the delivery of quality health care to the people of Washington.

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