News HaïtiAmericas Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti November 14, 2019 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Haïti Organisation An official Haitian investigation has officially blamed the foreign interposition force present in Haiti after the ouster of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide on 29 February 2004 for the murder of Ricardo Ortega of the privately-owned Spanish TV channel Antena 3.The conclusions of Haitian judge, Bernard Saint-Vil, were released by the Spanish journalist’s parents, José Luis Ortega and Charo Fernández, after their visit to Haiti, on 9 May 2008.Ortega was shot dead in Port-au-Prince on 7 March 2004, before the arrival in the country of the UN Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (Minustah) on 1st June 2004. Reporters Without Borders joins with the family in asking for the investigation to be continued at an international level.“The conclusions of the judge, Bernard Saint-Vil, invalidate the theory, which has long been circulated, that the bullets which fatally wounded Ricardo Ortega came from the supporters of Jean-Bertrand Aristide, during demonstrations after he was ousted from power,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“Considering the events go back some time, the circumstances of the death and the implication of a foreign military force, the continuation of the investigation at an international level and in particular in the United States, might be difficult. That is why we agree with the request of Ricardo Ortega’s parents for the Spanish government to mobilise the governments of countries represented in the interim force at the time of the killing”, it added. The parents of Spanish TV journalist Ricardo Ortega, of Antena 3, shot dead on 7 March 2004, have released the conclusion of a Haitian investigation blaming the US interposition force for his death. Reporters Without Borders joins the family in calling for the probe to continue at an international level. to go further Ortega had arrived in Haiti as special correspondent for Antena 3 on 28 February 2004, one day before the departure of Jean-Bertrand Aristide. He was fatally wounded during fighting between supporters and opponents of the ousted president on 7 March, when he and his interpreter went to the aid of an American colleague who had been wounded in crossfire. Ortega was hit in the body as he left the patio of a building where he had taken refuge and was crossing the road. He was pronounced dead soon after his arrival at the Canapé-Vert hospital. His interpreter was also killed. The investigation at first focused on armed supporters of Jean-Bertrand Aristide but witness accounts gathered by a journalist colleague on Antena 3, Jesús Martín, who was sent to Haiti six months later, confirmed the thesis that the shooting had come from US troops “without anything happening that could have been interpreted at the time as a threat”, the family said in a statement. News Another journalist murdered in Haiti Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice HaïtiAmericas October 11, 2019 Find out more News May 13, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Finger pointed at US interposition force in the 2004 death of journalist Ricardo Ortega June 11, 2019 Find out more
Aer Lingus announcement for Shannon base – Limerick Chamber statement Previous articleAnnouncement of new Irish film Angela’s Christmas wishNext article#PantoReturns: €400,000 gives Jack’s axe an extra edge Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Increased policing critical for business TAGSBobby Byrne’sDee Ryan Limerick Post Show | Limerick Chamber on O’Connell Street Revitalisation Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Print Limerick Chamber chief executive Dee RyanPhoto: Oisin McHughDESPITE fears among business organisations that staff on Covid-19 payments would be reluctant to return to work this week, the majority of Limerick business people say their workers and management are delighted to be back to work.Limerick Chamber chief executive Dee Ryan told the Limerick Post that “the feedback is that staff are dying to get back to work and the atmosphere in the city is just amazing. Everyone is delighted to be able to open again.”It’s understood however that a small number of the larger MId-West retailers are having difficulty hiring seasonal staff although they, too, say their regular staff are ready to come back.Ms Ryan said that the business owners she spoke to during the week “are very glad of the clarity that Taoiseach Michael Martin gave concerning the Christmas bonus payment, There was concern that staff who came back to work before Christmas would lose out but we know now that’s not the case and everyone is relieved about that.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Businesses are preparing for a full-on busy few weeks and they are all ready for it. There’s a great buzz in the city.”Fiona Byrne, co-owner of Bobby Byrne’s gastro pub on O’Connell Avenue confirmed that some dates are already booked out.She told the Limerick Post,” from the moment the Taoiseach made his announcement, every phone started ringing – the pub phone, our personal mobiles – people are just delighted to be able to get out again.“All 33 of our staff are coming back. People who work in the hospitality industry don’t want to sit around. We have lovely customers and that makes the job easier for the staff. There wasn’t a peep out of anybody about coming back to work. They’re a fantastic bunch – we’re all really looking forward to it.”With safety being a priority before opening on Friday, the pub has new screens dividing tables and a new outdoor canopy in the garden so that anyone who would feel more comfortable in a better open situation can relax.Another industry already being booked up is the hair and beauty sector and Anita O’Donnell, manager of Marbles on Cruises Street told the Limerick Post they have had a massive response to the reopening news.“It will be full on. We have a six week back-log to deal with in three and half weeks but we’re determined that anyone who wants to get their hair done before Christmas will be able to do that,” she told the Limerick Post.She said that slots are being filled quickly but accommodations will be made, despite reduced capacity in line with Covid-19 restrictions.“If we have to open longer hours then we’ll do that but we won’t let our customers down.”She said there has been “no issue” with getting staff to return. “They’re ready for a marathon.”Read the Limerick Post Newspaper’s guide to local retailers HERE Advertisement Online application for job seekers benefits Email Limerick Chamber: Advice on social welfare and social distancing Twitter Planned housing and medical campus further indication of positivity for Limerick – Chamber CEO states BusinessNewsBusiness owners say staff are delighted to be back at workBy Bernie English – December 2, 2020 183
Your government news is made possible with support from: Tagged: Coronavirus, jason molino, medicaid, tompkins county, tompkins county legislature ITHACA, N.Y. — The Tompkins County Legislature moved forward a “conceptual” commitment to continue negotiating with the City of Ithaca regarding a conference center downtown. County Administrator Jason Molino gave a presentation to legislators regarding Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget and the impacts that may have on the county and the legislature, for a third-straight meeting, failed to appoint a new chair.The agenda, agenda packet and video of the meeting can be found here.Proclamation honoring African American History MonthLegislator Henry Granison (D-City of Ithaca) read a proclamation honoring African American Month in Tompkins County.In celebration, the Pan-African Flag will be flown on all County flagpoles throughout the month.The legislative chamber was also host to a rare musical performance, invited by Temporary Chair Mike Sigler, to perform a rendition “His eye is on the sparrow” that brought the chamber to their feet. (The performance can be found at around the 6 minute mark of the meeting video)Public shows strong support, but lack of details leaves convention center concernsAbout a dozen people spoke during public comment, with most of them speaking in support of the conference center being proposed as part of the re-development of the Green Street Parking Garage.The complex proposal, still being negotiated between the city, county, Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency and the Downtown Ithaca Alliance, would see the city and county team up to create a financial failsafe —should the project fail to cover its expenses.Representatives from downtown businesses, restaurants and hotels came to urge the legislature to support the initiative, saying that it would help diversify the local economy and make businesses less reliant on college students to sustain them.The resolution, making a “Conceptual Fiscal Commitment” to the project, would allow the county to continue hammering out an MOU with other parties. Administrator Molino and supporters of the resolution tried to allay the fears of less supportive members by assuring them that any agreement struck would need to come back before them for approval.After an hour of debate on the merits of the project, which saw officials question how much the county would be committing, where that money would come from and if the county should be involved at all in a project happening in downtown Ithaca, Legislator Martha Robertson (D-Dryden) reminded legislators that to be mindful of the “bigger picture.”“Last I checked, city residents are part of the county,” said Robertson. “About a third of the residents. Even if you don’t agree that it directly helps outside the city, the city is part of the county, we are one community.”Robertson was responding to skepticism from other legislators that the claims being made by local officials pushing for the convention center — like other towns and villages in the county will also see a rise in foot traffic and sales and room tax revenue.“I don’t have anything against a conference center,” said Amanda Champion (D-Town of Ithaca). “If a business wants to open it, great. If the city wants to open it, great. I don’t think the county needs to be involved. I don’t think that this is really going to benefit everyone in the way that people are suggesting it will.”The timeline is fairly tight for approvals. The city is set to vote on their side of the financial backstop commitment on Wednesday night and the Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency set to vote Thursday as to the viability of the project. Should those three boxes be ticked, the IURA hopes to have a Memorandum of Understanding finalized by March 16. A timeline some legislators felt was rushed. Legislator Granison proposed tabling the resolution so that more discussions could take place. There was later some confusion as to whether or not he actually made that motion. That motion ultimately failed before the legislature voted 9 to 4 to move forward with negotiations, with Legislators Glenn Morey, Amanda Champion, Henry Granison and Dan Klein voting no. (Legislator Leslyn McBean-Clairborne was not at this meeting).There are no details on how much financial support would be required of the county, but legislators said in no uncertain terms that they would not support this money coming from the general fund, or property taxes. Staff reassured officials that, should they decide to approve the MOU, the money involved would come from hotel room taxes, which are generally paid by people from outside the county who are visiting.Public Health Director Gives Update on 2019 novel coronavirus The County’s Public Health Director Frank Kruppa briefed the Legislature on the coronavirus.There have been 11 confirmed cases in the United States, but none in New York State as of Wednesday morning.Kruppa emphasized there is a low risk of exposure for Tompkins County residents and visitors at this time and that the common flu is still a greater threat than coronavirus, emphasizing that the recommended precautions for both illnesses are the same.The Health Department has evaluated one individual who meets the CDC’s criteria for the coronavirus. That individual – a Cornell student who lives off-campus – is being isolated and monitored, and samples were sent to the CDC and Prevention for testing.The Health Department will be notified of any travelers returning from China to Tompkins County.The New York State Department of Health has set up a hotline for coronavirus questions or concerns about travel and symptoms at 1-888-364-3065County Administrator outlines Medicaid concernsAs Vaughn Golden mentioned yesterday, the state is currently devising a way to close a $6.1 billion gap to fill in this year’s budget.A Tompkins County contingent traveled to Albany last week to lobby lawmakers on a bevy of issues — Medicaid spending among them.According to County Administrator Jason Molino, if the governor’s proposed budget was passed as is, the county would be facing a $1.8 million levy increase this year to cover the increased expense or be forced to cut service. Molino tempered fears by clarifying that the governor’s proposed budget was sure to change, likely quite a lot, before passage at the end of March, and that state lawmakers they met with were largely in agreement that they are not on board with the governor’s Medicaid proposals.That levy increase would push the county over the 2% tax cap, potentially complicating the 2021 budget process significantly.The discussion followed an announcement by Cuomo late in the day Tuesday, naming his Medicaid Redesign Team — tasked with finding $2.5 billion in savings for New York’s hulking Medicaid program. That team only includes one county representative from Suffolk County, on Long Island.County Clerk set to name Chair of the Legislature FridayFor the Third meeting running, the county legislature failed to appoint a new chair to the legislature.Voting in favor of Legislator Lane were Legislators Shawna Black, Amanda Champion, Deborah Dawson, Henry Granison, Dan Klein, Anne Koreman and Mike Lane.Legislator Kelles received votes from Legislators Rich John, Martha Robertson, Anna Kelles and the three Republicans on the Legislature – Dave McKenna, Glenn Morey, and Mike Sigler.Since January, Legislators have deadlocked 7 to 7 on whether to name Mike Lane or Anna Kelles as the new chair. The vote was 7 to 6 in favor of Lane on this try, but as 8 votes are required, the seat remains empty.That is, until this Friday.County Attorney Jonathan Wood explained that, as stipulated in the County Charter, County Clerk Maureen Reynolds will now appoint a chair.That individual would remain in that capacity “unless or until” the election of a Chair is added to a future agenda either by a member-filed resolution or a two-thirds vote of the Legislature,” according to Wood.The election of a vice-chair will be considered as unfinished business at the next scheduled meeting of the Legislature on February 18th.Thus ends the tenure of Legislator Mike Sigler (R-Lansing) has been serving as Temporary Chair since the Jan. 7 organizational meeting.
Tags: KCCA FCMike MutebiSC VillaStarTimes Uganda Premeir Leaguetop KCCA start the day level on points with second placed Vipers (Photo by KCCA FC Media)StarTimes Uganda Premier League KCCA FC vs SC VillaStarTimes Stadium, LugogoSaturday, 02-03-2019 @4pmLUGOGO – With Vipers SC hot on their heels, KCCA FC will hope to take care of SC Villa on Saturday afternoon when the two sides collide at Lugogo.The Kasasiros head into the game only top of the log by goal difference, following Vipers 2-0 win over Express on Friday. The top two (Vipers and KCCA) both have 45 points with Vipers having played a game more on the KCCA.Having held a 7 point caution ahead of Vipers barely a month ago, KCCA should already be feeling pressure and they know anything but victory against Villa, swings momentum to the side of the Venoms heading into the last 8 games.However, KCCA head coach Mike Mutebi says his side is not concerned with what is happening behind them.“We are still top and we will not be looking at our shoulders because our focus is on what is in front of us, said Mutebi in the pre-match press conference on Friday.“Yes we have not been playing convincingly in the last few games but the results are not that alarming. Added Mutebi when asked about the performance of his side recently.KCCA have not won in any of their last two League games including losing to URA 2-1 on Tuesday. However Mutebi is still confident that his side will win on Saturday.“We are going to win against Villa because am expecting a reaction from my players and am confident i will get it.“The game is going to be interesting because of the history between the two clubs.Villa is a good team with a coach who knows how to do things but i am confident my team is going to win.KCCA will be without Captain Timothy Awanyi who is suspended for accumulation of yellow cards. In his absence, former SC Villa skipper Bernard Muwanga is expected to martial the defence. KCCA FC are also welcoming back midfielder Lawrance Bukenya although another former Jogoo Nicholas Kasozi is expected to continue playing in the holding role.For Villa, their main objective is to try and finish as high as they can on the standings especially after enduring a disastrous start to the season.Currently, Douglas Bamweyana’s side are on a 5 game unbeaten run which has seen them win two and drawn the other three.Coming up against one of their traditional rivals in KCCA will be a huge motivation especially after already defeating Vipers and Express in the last couple of months.Villa will be welcoming back Derrick Ndahiro after the youngstar served his one game suspension for accumulation of yellow cards, in the 1-1 draw at home to Police. However, they are minus David Owori and Moses Kiggundu who are both suspended. Albert Mugisa and John Adriko also miss out with injury.In Bashir Mutanda, Villa have the second league top scorer, one who will poses serious questions to the Kasasiro’s defence all afternoon.Mutanda converts from the spot in Villa’s last gameMatch Facts:This will be the 18th top flight meeting between the two sides since January 2011.In the other 17 during that period, KCCA have won 7, Villa 2 withe the other 8 all ending in draws.SC Villa are winless away to KCCA in that period, losing 4 and drawing as many in their 8 visits to Lugogo.Last season, KCCA defeated Villa 1-0 in the reverse fixture last season before defeating the Jogoss 3-2 at the start of this campaign in Namboole.KCCA go into Saturday’s game having lost only one of their last 10 League games (W6 D3). That loss was in their last game, going down 2-1 at home to URA FC.At home, they have also lost only one of their last 29 games (W24 D5).For Villa, they head into the encounter having won only two of their last 9 League games (D5 L2). However, they have not lost in their last 5 (W2 D3).However, away from home, the Jogoos have won only one of their last six games (D4 L1).]The other games on Saturday:-Bright Stars vs Ndejje University FC-Onduparaka vs Maroons FC-Kirinya JSS vs Nyamityobora FC-Tooro United vs Police FCFriday’s results:-Vipers 2-0 Express FC-Mbarara City 2-1 Paidha Black AngelsComments
Lane Branstetter had two rushing touchdowns, Jenner Christiansen and Landon Gomes each threw a touchdown pass to Tristen Martin and Ferndale High captured its first outright Little 4 Conference title since 2012 with a 42-6 win over visiting Hoopa Valley, Saturday afternoon at Coach Carlson Wildcat Field.“Trusting my receivers is a big part of it,” Christiansen said. “We have a special team this year, we do lots of conditioning and its definitely paying off.”Each week during what has been a …
If Ida known then what I know now: the media-frenzied presentation of Ida (Darwinius masillae) as a distant relative of human beings last year has been debunked. “Many lines of evidence indicate that Darwinius has nothing at all to do with human evolution,” said Chris Kirk (U of Texas) in an article on Science Daily. Researchers publishing their analysis in the Journal of Human Evolution accused the presentation of ignoring decades of research and an enormous body of literature on the evolution of strepsirrhines, a primate group that includes lemurs and lorises. Ida’s discoverer claimed it had characteristics suggesting a linkage to haplorhines “However, Kirk, Williams and their colleagues point out that short snouts and deep jaws are known to have evolved multiple times among primates, including several times within the lemur/loris lineage,” the article claimed. “They further argue that Darwinius lacks most of the key anatomical features that could demonstrate a close evolutionary relationship with living haplorhines (apes, monkeys, humans, and tarsiers).” The announcement about Ida included a book, a History Channel documentary, and an exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History. Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled the specimen at a news conference in New York city. The lead author of the new paper remarked, “Just because it’s a complete and well-preserved fossil doesn’t mean it’s going to overthrow all our ideas.” For more on Ida, see the 05/19/2009 and 10/24/2009 entries.It’s nice when scientists criticize overblown claims of other scientists, but does it help to have one lie displace another? Ida has nothing at all to do with human evolution, but it also has nothing at all to do with evolution. A well-designed mammal lived, and it died. Some variations existed between existing kinds of primates. That’s all a strict empiricist should say about it. Did you notice the fudging the new team had to make about convergent evolution? They said certain traits are “known to have evolved multiple times among primates, including several times within the lemur/loris lineage.” Known? Would they swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? The truth may not get you a book or History Channel documentary, but it has one major benefit over the alternative: it’s true.(Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
South Africa’s hydrogen economy Thereafter, following the successful development of the market, Clean Energy will look to establish a manufacturing and assembly plant in South Africa which will ultimately supply the sub-Saharan African and global markets with high quality fuel cell products. The company has been established under a licence arrangement between the Department of Science and Technology’s Technology Innovation Agency, mining giant Anglo Platinum’s Platinum Group Metals Development Fund, and California-based fuel cell developer Altergy Systems. Most fuel cells use platinum-group-metals (PGM) as a catalyst for the conversion of hydrogen into electricity. With 75% of the world PGM reserves residing locally, South Africa has to be an active participant in the nascent “hydrogen economy”. Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor said the initiative was in line with her department’s goal of promoting South Africa as a source of world-class, high technology transfer and infrastructure opportunities. “Our department is part of the economic sector and employment cluster that has prioritised cross-cutting interventions to promote decent work,” she said. Altergy will initially provide market development services during the initial market development stage and thereafter assembly line services once the manufacturing and assembly plant is commissioned. 3 August 2010 Developing a new market The South African government is partnering with the private sector to establish a new company, Clean Energy Incorporated, which will manufacture, market and distribute fuel cells in sub-Saharan Africa. The objectives of HySA are to achieve the aim of creating a Hydrogen Economy, as well as to enable South Africa to move towards a knowledge-based economy. “We are pleased that our partnership with government and other role players in the industry is bearing tangible results,” Anglo Platinum’s head of marketing development and research, Anthea Bath, said this week. “We believe this will go a long way in ensuring that we further develop the [platinum group metals] market and is a boost for local beneficiation.” The primary objectives of the new company will be to develop a market for Altergy products by marketing and setting up a distribution network throughout the sub-Saharan African region. This will ensure that South Africa enjoys the economic returns on beneficiation processes and is able to promote the growth of the knowledge economy in line with the National Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Research, Development and Innovation Strategy, or HySA, which was approved by the Cabinet in May 2007. Source: BuaNews The ultimate goal of this national strategy is to supply up to 25% of world catalyst demand by 2020. Most importantly, the objective is to enable South Africa to extract more value from beneficiation of its natural resources, in this case, the abundant PGM resources.
14 December 2011US aerospace giant Boeing is partnering with South Africa’s 43 Air School to offer a comprehensive pilot training programme as part of its efforts to expand its presence and improve aviation safety in Africa.Participants in the programme will benefit from high-quality training at the basic level, delivered by a world-class, experienced flight school and at the commercial jet level, delivered by Boeing.Programme graduates will be qualified as a Boeing Next-Generation 737 First Officer, ready to assume the right seat in the flight deck.“With three branches in South Africa, 43 Air School is Africa’s premier flight school, and with Boeing as a strategic partner, we can now compete globally, delivering world-class aviation instruction rooted in international standards of training and safety,” 43 Air School CEO Attie Niemann said in a statement this month.“We have a unique understanding of this region’s training needs, giving our customers a competitive advantage that cannot be matched on the continent,” Niemann said.“We’re the perfect fit to partner with Boeing in delivering the ‘Street to Right Seat’ programme.”Opportunity to progress seamlesslyThe three-phase programme is designed to provide a candidate with no prior flying experience the opportunity to progress seamlessly through professional training to full competence and accreditation – from basic instruction through jet training.Phase One of the programme will take cadets through basic flight instruction at 43 Air School. Phases Two and Three continue with Boeing Flight Services Jet Bridge and Type Rating programmes completed at any Boeing training campus around the world.Upon completion of training, graduates will have earned a private pilot licence, with multi-engine and instrument ratings and commercial/multi-engine qualification and a type rating in a Next-Generation 737 or other models, as the market requires.Boeing Flight Services chief customer officer Roei Ganzarski said the company was working to provide expanded access to flight training solutions across the world, enabling airlines to reduce their overall training costs as well as to help meet the increased demand for pilots.“Over the next 20 years there is a global need for hundreds of thousands of new airline pilots,” he said. “Through partnerships like this we’re working to expand the pool of pilots from which airlines can select.”South African partnershipsBoeing is one of the largest aerospace companies operating in the region, and already has partnerships with South African companies Aerosud Aviation and Denel Aerospace, who both make certain components for Boeing commercial aircraft.“The addition of 43 Air School to the Boeing portfolio of partners is a further investment in supporting Africa’s leadership in the aviation industry,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes international sales director Miguel Santos.“Flight crew training is going to be a critical focus in Africa as we seek to provide the necessary human resources to operate airline fleets to meet the region’s market demands.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
Recorded messages spoken to teddy bears could be the latest target for hackers, according to a report from security researcher Troy Hunt.CloudPets toys, the maker of electronic stuffed animals, left the personal information available for anyone to see. This included details of the child and recorded messages.See Also: Smart cities will soon buzz with drones prone to hacking, conflictsThe data was indexed by Shodan, a search engine that publicizes data from insecure devices. Over 800,000 account details and 2.2 million recorded messages were available.Hackers and data miners used the personal information for ransom, some asking the parents for Bitcoins in exchange for the data. Others may use the account details, which include the password, to hack into more valuable online accounts.Because you can doesn’t mean you shouldCloudPets has taken the personal information offline since the leak, but did not inform its customers that their information had been made available online. This is in breach of state law in California, and CloudPets may face serious charges for failure to inform its users.Spiral Toys, the makers of CloudPets, was unavailable for comment.“This is the perfect example of why just because you can connect a device to the Internet, it doesn’t mean you should,” said Steven Malone, Director of Security Product Management at Mimecast.“Additionally, if you’re going to trust a company with your sensitive data – be it email, files, web traffic or in this case, highly personal content – doing so without checking the security credentials and practices of the cloud provider in question is simply asking for trouble.”It is not the first toy company that has shown poor authentication practices, Cayla dolls in Germany were found to have serious security flaws. Hunt also found the same security flaw in VTech gadgets for kids. Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… David Curry Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#authentication#CloudPets#data#encryption#hacking#ransomware#security#Spiral Toys#toys Related Posts Follow the Puck Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…
President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to a key Bill of Uttar Pradesh that will pave the way for reintroduction of the provision of anticipatory bail, revoked during the Emergency in 1976, officials said on Monday. Barring Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, all other States in the country have the provision of anticipatory bail. “The President has given assent to the Code of Criminal Procedure (Uttar Pradesh Amendment) Bill, 2018,” a Home Ministry official said. With the Presidential assent, the provision of applying for an anticipatory bail in Uttar Pradesh has been restored after over four decades.