'OAKLAND NEEDED IT': Nearly 40 miles of roads have not just been pothole-patched, but completely reconstructed and repaved.
'OAKLAND NEEDED IT': Nearly 40 miles of roads have not just been pothole-patched, but completely reconstructed and repaved.
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TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Institutes (NIH) has issued a new statement on the use of the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19. Previously, it recommended against this treatment, but now states that its Panel “has determined that there are insufficient data to recommend either for or against the use of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19.” The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) notes that there are now 49 ivermectin studies summarized on c19study.com, 100 percent of which show favorable results. In contrast, there are very few studies of the antibody cocktails now being used under an Emergency Use Authorization.NIH concludes from its current analysis that “results from adequately powered, well-designed, and well-conducted clinical trials are needed to provide further guidance on the role of ivermectin in the treatment of COVID-19.”The NIH may be responding to requests related to the testimony strongly favoring ivermectin in a Dec 8 Senate hearing before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. While awaiting further studies, patients are dying, AAPS points out. More than a billion doses of this very safe drug have been administered since 1981. Yet many medical facilities and many physicians refuse to prescribe it for COVID-19, citing NIH guidance.“Perhaps with this change, patients won’t need a court order to get a lifesaving drug,” stated AAPS executive director Jane Orient, M.D. A patient in Buffalo, who was dying on a ventilator, had a dramatic turnaround when family members persuaded an intensive care doctor to prescribe ivermectin. But doctors refused to allow further doses when her condition declined. State Supreme Court Judge Henry A. Nowak ordered the drug to be re-started, and the patient again improved.“Once a drug is approved, it may be lawfully used for new indications, and at least 20 percent of prescriptions are for ‘off-label’ uses,” Dr. Orient stated. “To have a doctor withdraw a drug that appears to be saving a patient’s life, because a federal bureaucracy thinks it hasn’t been studied enough for that use, is shocking to those who believe in the traditional ethic of Hippocrates.”The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) has represented physicians in all specialties nationwide since 1943. It provides information on early home treatment for COVID-19. Its motto is omnia pro aegroto (everything for the patient).Contact: Jane M. Orient, M.D., (520) 323-3110, firstname.lastname@example.org
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday received Morocco's highest award for his work in advancing a normalization deal between Israel and Morocco, a senior administration official told Reuters. In a private Oval Office ceremony, Princess Lalla Joumala Alaoui, who is Morocco's ambassador to the United States, gave Trump the Order of Muhammad, an award given only to heads of state. It was a gift from Morocco's King Mohammed VI.
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Scotland's fishermen have told Boris Johnson his Brexit trade deal leaves them with the "worst of both worlds" amid export delays and collapsing market prices. In a letter to the Prime Minister, the Scottish Fishermen's Federation (SFF) said the industry was facing "mounting financial losses" and the only way to ensure a fair price was a 72-hour round trip to land catch in Denmark. Elspeth Macdonald, the trade group's chief executive, said there was "huge disappointment and a great deal of anger about your failure to deliver on promises made repeatedly to this industry." She accused him of having "spun a line" about a 25 per cent uplift in the UK's quota and demanded urgent details of promised compensation for the disruption. Her concerns were echoed by Scotland's seafood processors, who said ministers in both London and Edinburgh need to "get a grip" of the long delays exporters are facing. A third of fishing boats in Scotland are tied up at harbours and the industry is estimated to be losing £1 million per day. Exporters warned they face possible bankruptcy amid a suspension of road deliveries due to border delays. Transport company DFDS stopped exports last week after delays in getting new paperwork introduced following the expiry of the Brexit transition period for EU border posts in France. It aims to resume the service on Monday. Paperwork has to be approved before consignments can be sent to DFDS's warehouse in South Lanarkshire and then on to English Channel ports. In her letter to the Prime Minister, Ms McDonald said: "Many fishing vessels are tied to the quay wall.” She added: "This industry now finds itself in the worst of both worlds. Your deal leaves us with shares that not only fall very far short of zonal attachment, but in many cases fail to ‘bridge the gap’ compared to historic catches, and with no ability to leverage more fish from the EU, as they have full access to our waters. "This, coupled with the chaos experienced since 1st January in getting fish to market means that many in our industry now fear for their future, rather than look forward to it with optimism and ambition."
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Before hundreds of angry Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, thousands took part in a nearby rally. AP Photo/Carolyn KasterEditor’s note: Some of the money used to organize the Jan. 6 pro-Trump “March to Save America” came from social welfare groups. One of them, Women for America First, notably obtained a permit from the National Park Service for the rally – which preceded an assault on the Capitol in which at least five people died. The Conversation U.S. asked nonprofit law scholar Ellen Aprill, who served in the Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy in the late 1980s, about possible ramifications for these nonprofits. Can social welfare groups legally fund big protests? Social welfare groups, also known by the part of the tax code regulating them – section 501(𝚌)(4) – “must operate primarily to further the common good and general welfare of the people of the community (such as by bringing about civic betterment and social improvements),” according to the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS lets these groups and some other kinds of nonprofits fund boycotts, mass demonstrations and picket lines as long as the activities “are not illegal, contrary to a clearly defined and established public policy, or in conflict with express statutory restrictions.” Could any nonprofits be held liable for what happened at the Capitol on Jan. 6? There could be consequences for a group’s tax exemption. Other IRS staff guidance warns that “illegal activity may be so serious that even an isolated incident would outweigh the organization’s other activities, and be a basis for revocation or denial of exemption, regardless of the nature and extent of its exempt activities.” In addition to the violent behavior by rally participants that has already led to dozens of arrests and Trump’s second impeachment, nonprofits may face problems based on intelligence the FBI collected. “Get violent. Stop calling this a march, or rally, or a protest,” a participant wrote during an online discussion before Jan. 6 – suggesting that organizers should have reconsidered holding the event. “Go there ready for war. We get our President or we die. NOTHING else will achieve this goal.” Nonprofits could lose their tax-exempt status if it can be proved that they supported the efforts of people who intentionally aided the violent assault on the Capitol that followed the pro-Trump rally on Jan. 6. It’s unclear whether the government might hold the leaders or funders of Women for America First, the group that obtained a rally permit, liable. Precedents for this kind of action are scant. Somewhat related litigation stemming from the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, where a counterprotester was murdered and many more were injured, is still pending. In that case, victims are suing groups that organized the events that brought violent white supremacists to the small Virginia city. How likely are any consequences involving the IRS? Democrats on the House Ways and Means committee, which has authority over IRS and Treasury Department operations, have urged tax administrators to probe whether any nonprofits have violated the law by supporting “an attack on the Capitol or any Federal or state persons or buildings.” Even so, the nonprofits associated with the Jan. 6 pro-Trump rally may never experience any clear consequences. The IRS currently lacks the funds to consistently enforce tax laws in general, and that is especially true for laws applicable to tax-exempt organizations. [Deep knowledge, daily. Sign up for The Conversation’s newsletter.] But other government authorities could also take action. That’s because state attorneys general have the responsibility and authority to probe and prosecute violations of their states’ nonprofit laws. The California and New York state attorneys general have been particularly active in pursuing nonprofits that in practice don’t serve their public purpose. This article has been updated with a statement from Democratic lawmakers.This article is republished from The Conversation, a nonprofit news site dedicated to sharing ideas from academic experts. It was written by: Ellen P. Aprill, Loyola Law School Los Angeles. Read more:How the Trump Foundation illustrates the limits of charity regulationsThe Trump Foundation is shutting down, but the president and his family still could face liabilityWhy Steve Bannon faces fraud charges: 4 questions answered Ellen P. Aprill does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.
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(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. government published a report Friday that triggers a swap involving Native American land for an area that could become North America’s largest copper mine, pushing the project into the next phase of a permitting process.The U.S. Forest Service’s final environmental impact statement finalizes a land swap at Oak Flat in Arizona for Rio Tinto Group’s Resolution Copper mine, which has received increased scrutiny from indigenous groups in recent weeks and months. The agency also published a draft record of decision indicating it will issue, pending review, permits for use of power lines, pipelines and roads in the area.Rio Tinto said in a statement following the publication that it will continue to engage with Native American tribes and seek consent before any decision on the development of the project. The company is trying to avoid repeating mistakes it made on the other side of the world.Resolution Copper’s project manager wrote to 11 Native American tribes last month, saying the company welcomed the opportunity to increase direct engagement with the groups while emphasizing that the development remains in the early stages.The outreach comes as indigenous groups are getting more vocal about the finalization of the Oak Flat land swap, less than a year after London-based Rio Tinto provoked public and investor outrage when it leveled Aboriginal heritage sites in Australia during a mine expansion. The actions led to the departure of the firm’s then-Chief Executive Officer Jean-Sebastien Jacques and two other key managers.Read more: Rio Names New CEO as Scrutiny Over Australian Blasts LingersResolution will pose a key early test for new CEO Jakob Stausholm, promoted into the role with a task to improve ties to local communities. The project may also show whether President-elect Joe Biden can both preserve the environment while speeding a transition to clean energy, which will require more copper and other metals.It’s likely the decision in the draft Record of Decision document will be made after the transfer of the Oak Flat parcel to Resolution Copper, the government said in its report.“Following the land exchange, all mineral extraction operations will take place on private land,” the document said. “In addition, Resolution Copper has indicated that it intends to place the tailings storage facility on private lands or Arizona State Trust lands.”The only decision to be made by the Forest Service concerns the proposed use of roads and land of the National Forest System for a tailings pipeline and power lines, the document said.Apache Stronghold, which represents the San Carlos Apache tribe, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Phoenix this week seeking to stop both the land transfer and the Forest Service’s statement. A judge denied the request late Thursday.Resolution, which Rio says would be able to supply 25% of U.S. copper needs, is committed to “careful and respectful treatment” of any Native American artifacts or ancestral remains found on the property, project manager Andrew Lye said in a Dec. 23 letter seen by Bloomberg.“We will comply with all laws related to Native American cultural heritage and will strive to do more,” Lye said. “I would welcome the opportunity to discuss these commitments with you and hear your views and ideas on these and any other matters you may wish to raise as we seek to work together in a way that can provide mutual benefit for us all.”The language of the letter contrasts with the company’s disastrous handling of Western Australia’s Juukan Gorge, where blasts in May flattened natural rock shelters that showed a record of life more than 40,000 years ago. Rio faced criticism over poor communication with traditional landowners of the sites.The San Carlos Apache tribe has been one of the most vocal groups opposed to the project, with its Chairman Terry Rambler drawing comparisons between the Australian debacle and the U.S. situation.“Like the rock shelters at Juukan Gorge, Oak Flat is a sacred and holy place that Resolution Copper greedily seeks,” Rambler said last year in a letter to a committee of Australian lawmakers. “If the land transfer occurs, Resolution Copper’s block cave mine will decimate Oak Flat, swallowing it whole by massive subsidence and collapse, leaving a huge crater almost two miles across and a thousand feet deep.”Land SwapIt’s a critical point that also comes as some worry the outgoing Trump administration is attempting to push through approvals, despite the land swap being part of Congressional legislation signed by the Obama administration years ago. That law said the formal handover would not be approved until after the EIS.Rio Tinto has reiterated that the project isn’t being fast-tracked and remains in the permitting and study phase. The Biden administration will oversee permitting that must be approved in the next few years, and the company says the decision to invest in construction hasn’t been made. BHP Group, the world’s top miner, is Rio’s partner in the project.“BHP recognizes the Resolution Copper project area has historical cultural significance for Native American tribes, and their members,” BHP said in an emailed statement after the U.S. publications. “BHP funding decisions in relation to Resolution Copper will be contingent upon the project satisfying both commercial considerations and alignment with our values, policies and practices in relation to the rights of indigenous peoples.”Oak Flat will remain untouched for decades and the land swap includes area around the sacred Apache Leap, which will be protected in perpetuity, according to Rio.The vice chairman of the White Mountain Apache Tribe, Jerome Kasey III, in a November letter acknowledged its inclusion in the consultation process with the Forest Service on the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Resolution Copper project “ensuring the inclusion of the tribal voice.”(Updates with BHP statement in third-to-last graph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.