ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ARDOVA PLC (ARDOVA.ng)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileARDOVA PLC formerly (Forte Oil Plc) sources and markets petroleum products in Nigeria which includes fuels, production chemicals, lubricants, greases and power generation for automobiles, aircraft, machines and equipment. The Fuel division supplies white petroleum products, aviation turbine kerosene and Jet A-1 aviation fuels; the Upstream division supplies ancillary products for the exploration and production sub-sector of the oil and gas industry; retail and industrial products include lubricants and grease; organic and petro-chemicals; premium motor spirit, automotive gas oil, dual purpose kerosene and fuel oils. Forte Oil Plc also has business interests in power generation through the 414MW Geregu power plant located in Kogi state. Established in 1964 and formerly known as African Petroleum Plc, the company changed its name to Forte Oil Plc in 2010. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. ARDOVA PLC is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Vilsack: Can’t say we ‘Survived’ Trade War With China

first_imgAudio Playerhttps://hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/vilsack-china-wrap.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.During his address at Commodity Classic last week, Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack discussed the trade war with China. He says he can’t say with confidence that we “survived” the trade war.“I think unfortunately, and tragically, there were a lot of farmers that did not survive the trade war, that ended up having to leave the farm and that’s always an incredibly sad circumstance. I think we have to acknowledge that. I think we also have to acknowledge that where we are relative to trade, especially with China, is pretty much where we were in 2017.”Vilsack says the US market share of ag products going to China has gone down.“It’s not as if they’re buying more than they were buying before. In fact, our market share in China was in 2017 roughly 25 percent of their agricultural purchases were from the U.S. Today, it’s 15 percent. So, I think we have to put this in perspective.”Vilsack says one win from the trade war was China making commitments in the sanitary and phytosanitary area, opening up their beef market for example.Was the trade war worth it? For Vilsack, the jury is still out on the overall impact.“Certainly, if for whatever reason, China fails to meet its Phase One requirements in year two, I think that we have to maybe begin the process of asking China, ‘What more can be done in order for you to meet those requirements?’ Because they’re about 80 percent of what they promised they would buy. Certainly better than it was, and certainly helpful to the market, no question, and a good thing, but they’re not where they need to be.”Vilsack added that we have to become less reliant on the Chinese market and start to diversify by being more aggressive with other market opportunities. SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Vilsack: Can’t say we ‘Survived’ Trade War With China Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Vilsack: Can’t say we ‘Survived’ Trade War With China SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – Mar 11, 2021 Previous articleVolatility in the Markets Not Going AwayNext articleEPA Considers Combining 2021-22 Biofuel Blending Targets Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

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Reporters Without Borders inaugurates its “Garden of Freedoms”

first_img April 27, 2021 Find out more to go further Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Receive email alerts RSF_en ChinaAsia – Pacific China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Help by sharing this information ChinaAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Chinacenter_img News News China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures News Organisation News It is hard to imagine a “Better city – Better life” in a country that censors the Internet and jails human rights activists on such a wide scale as China. The Expo 2010 Shanghai slogan is meaningless when a government imposes so many curbs on its citizens’ freedom of expression. “City under surveillance – Lives under surveillance” would be a better slogan for this World Expo in China.As Shanghai prepares for the official opening of its World Expo on 1 May, Reporters Without Borders is today inaugurating its own online Garden of Freedoms.Reporters Without Borders invites Internet users all over the world to come to visit its Garden of Liberties, a Shanghai World Expo virtual pavilion in Chinese, French and English that is dedicated to freedom of expression. Visitors will be able to explore the cyber-police pavilion, the Tibet pavilion and the prisons of conscience enclosure, where they will be able to sign petitions for their release.The Garden of Freedoms will be the only place in the Shanghai World Expo where you will be able to discover the realities that the Chinese authorities go out of their way to hush up. Several dozen Shanghai human rights activists are currently under close police surveillance to prevent them meeting the foreign journalists who will be covering the inauguration.A World Expo is meant to bring people together around such values as progress, humanism and culture. What kind of universal values is China offering us when it jails such advocates of democracy as the intellectual Liu Xiaobo? Why do the representatives of the democratic countries including French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who will be at the inauguration, say nothing about China’s dark side?“The silence coming from the Paris-based International Bureau of Exhibitions (BIE) is deafening,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Why doesn’t its president, who used to be France’s ambassador to China, intervene publicly to get the Chinese authorities to display some tolerance during this Expo?”Reporters Without Borders wrote to BIE president Jean-Pierre Lafon urging him to press the Chinese authorities to stop censoring the Internet and release dissidents for the Shanghai Expo. There was no reply. Similarly, journalists have received no response from the BIE to requests for interviews about the forced evictions that took place in Shanghai while the exhibition was being prepared.Two Reporters Without Borders representatives, including the organisation’s secretary-general, Jean-François Julliard, have just been denied visas to visit Shanghai. “The authorities in Beijing have just instructed us to refuse you visas,” an official at China’s consulate in Paris said. “The reason? You know why.” April 26, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders inaugurates its “Garden of Freedoms” March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Whole Foods Market Arroyo Parkway Partners with Pasadena Waldorf School to Create Biodynamic Learning Gardens

first_imgHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a commentcenter_img Business News Community News Whole Foods Market Arroyo Parkway Partners with Pasadena Waldorf School to Create Biodynamic Learning Gardens From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 | 2:51 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  “From food waste to sprouting new life! Thank you Recology Los Angeles and Whole Foods Market Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena for the incredible donation of over 10 tons of compost soil we received today for our new school biodynamic gardens at our Mendocino campus. Thanks to our amazing community partners we have nutrient-rich soil as we begin to prepare the 3,000+ square feet space for our students to learn and grow with. #biodynamicfarming #Waldorfeducation #community #pasadenawaldorf #gardens #compost”On Thursday, March 24, Whole Foods Market Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena will be donating 5% of their total net sales for the day, to support the creation of the new all-school learning biodynamic gardens at Pasadena Waldorf School. The garden site, approximately 5,000 square feet, sits on the school’s newly acquired 2nd campus on Mendocino Street in Altadena. The Mendocino Campus is currently home to the school’s preschool, and in the fall of 2016 will house the high school. Biodynamic agriculture is a form of alternative agriculture very similar to organic farming, founded by Rudolf Steiner, who also founded the first Waldorf School in 1919. Biodynamic agriculture arose out of a request by farmers in Europe who noticed degraded soil conditions and deterioration in the health and quality of crops and livestock resulting from the use of chemical fertilizers.The garden construction began in late January 2016 with the donation and delivery of over 10 tons of compost by Whole Foods’ composting partner Recology. Students and parents have been participating in preparing the grounds scattering the compost and creating berms filled with logs and branches that will maximize water retention. The vision for the garden is to be a source of learning for the students, provide food for the school’s aftercare snack program, and to host community workshops on topics ranging from composting to sustainable irrigation. And the popular Altadena restaurant Pizza of Venice has already committed to creating the “PWS Pizza” featuring seasonal produce from the garden.“5% Day demonstrates Whole Foods’ core value of serving and supporting local communities, and we greatly appreciate this partnership to benefit our school’s new biodynamic gardens,” says Pasadena Waldorf School Development Officer Jon Brody. “We have enjoyed a mutually beneficial community partnership with Whole Foods Arroyo for several years, including their in-kind support for our annual Elves’ Faire, and by our school promoting Whole Foods store events and activities that appeal to our families. Our community looks forward to participating in the 5% Day on March 24 and is extremely grateful for this support. All proceeds from the 5% Day will go directly to supporting the garden, including purchasing tools, building storage sheds, installing irrigation systems, and procuring trees and plants for the garden.”Popular internet-based grocery deliver service Instacart is also joining in their support for the biodynamic gardens by offering free delivery to Whole Foods Market Arroyo Parkway shoppers on all orders of $35 or more on March 24 using the code ‘5pctday’.“It is important to Whole Foods that we are more than just a place to shop for food, but rather are an active community partner that supports the local programs and organizations that align with our values and passions,” says Sarah Roberts, Whole Foods Market Metro Marketing Field Team Leader.Whole Foods Market Arroyo Parkway is located at 465 S. Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena. Hours on March 24th for the 5% Day are 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News last_img read more

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Child mental health services only half staffed

first_imgFacebook Email Linkedin TAGSCAMHSchild and adolescent mental health servicesHSE Mid WestlimerickMaurice Quinlivan TDSinn Fein Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsChild mental health services only half staffedBy Alan Jacques – July 1, 2017 1058 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Printcenter_img Maurice Quinlivan TDMaurice Quinlivan TDHSE Mid-West has only 55 per cent of the staff required for child and adolescent mental health services, according to figures obtained by Limerick Sinn Fein TD Maurice Quinlivan.Expressing serious concern over the figures he received through a Parliamentary Question, Deputy Quinlivan said the figures showed that community teams nationwide for child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) have barely half the necessary staff.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “These figures are hugely disappointing and show the lack of interest and level of priority this government is giving to mental health,” Deputy Quinlivan told the Limerick Post.“‘A Vision for Change’ is a strategy document which sets out the direction for Mental Health Services in Ireland, and provides a template for government policy. Taking into account population increases since its publication in 2006, it recommends 12,778 full time staff should be employed in the mental health service in 2017.“These figures show that just that just 9,815 whole time equivalents are employed in mental health services across the state in 2017. It also shows that 45 positions are empty out of a total of 100 staff recommended for Community Teams for Child & Adolescent Mental Health in the Mid-West region.“This comes against the backdrop of a recent UNICEF study, that shows Ireland has the fourth highest teen suicide rate in the EU and 22.6 per cent of children aged between 11 and 15 stated that they had experienced two or more psychological symptoms more than once a week,” he explained.There was no response from HSE Mid-West at the time of going to print.by Alan [email protected] Previous articleWhat would Terry have said about his bronze sculpture?Next articleCook Medical Limerick celebrating more than 20 years in the city Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitterlast_img read more

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A happy ending to Jennifer’s cancer battle

first_imgLimerickNewsA happy ending to Jennifer’s cancer battleBy Bernie English – September 26, 2020 496 Previous articlePREVIEW: Limerick Senior Football Semi-FinalsNext articleTwo men charged in connection with possession of €100,000 worth of suspected cocaine for sale or supply 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. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Advertisement ON HER 25th birthday, instead of being out celebrating with friends, Limerick journalist, Jennifer Purcell was in a hospital operating theatre having part of her cervix removed.She had been diagnosed with stage one cervical cancer and while it was caught early, one of her big fears was that she would not be able to have children.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A year later, she was again diagnosed but with a much happier condition – a twin pregnancy.Speaking on Virgin Media’s Elaine Show this week, Jennifer  explained that her cancer was first spotted through a routine smear test and doctors removed abnormal cells.“I thought that’s that, but two weeks later I got a call to come into the hospital urgently to discuss treatment. The 12 hours that followed until I spoke with a doctor were the worst of my life.“I was alone in my flat and all my family were back in Ireland. I rang home – I was shaking. Then of, course, I went on ‘Doctor Google’ and read everything I could about cervical cancer.”Jennifer was rushed into hospital and had a cone biopsy which successfully removed the cancerous cells.“I was really worried that I wouldn’t be able to have kids but they told me with a cervical stitch there was no reason I shouldn’t.”Jennifer and her partner, who were both living in London at the time, talked about having children in light of what had happened, “but we never expected it would happen so quickly and then we heard it was twins, it was unbelievable. It’s like we had a second chance because you never know if this will come back”Jennifer first met her twin babies in a scan “almost a year to the day” after her cancer diagnosis.Asked  what she would say to parents concerned about vaccinating against HPV she said, “grab that opportunity with both hands if you get it.“I left school just the year before the vaccine came in and I didn’t get it. Look what happened to me. I think my situation would have been very different if I had been vaccinated.” Facebook Email Printcenter_img Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter WhatsApp Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

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All 3 on board corporate jet die when it crashes in Indiana: State police

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  All three people on board a corporate jet have died after the plane crashed in a rural, wooded area of southern Indiana, the Indiana State Police said Friday.The crash took place shortly before 11:30 a.m. local time in Clark County, just north of Louisville, Kentucky.The Clark County Airport in Sellersburg, Indiana, said the plane had three people, including the pilot, on board when it took off at 11:24 a.m., according to police.The jet was headed to Chicago’s Midway International Airport when it fell from air traffic radar, the Federal Aviation Administration’s Chicago office told ABC Chicago station WLS-TV.The National Transportation Safety Board said it is investigating. The NTSB identified the plane as a Cessna Citation.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Leader of armed militia that held migrants arrested on weapons charges

first_imgSherry Smith/iStock(SUNLAND PARK, N.M.) — The leader of a militia operating along the southern border has been arrested by the FBI days after the armed group detained over 200 migrants who had just illegally crossed into New Mexico.Larry Mitchell Hopkins, 69, of Flora Vista, New Mexico, was arrested Saturday on charges of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, the FBI Albuquerque office said. Hopkins was arrested in Sunland Park, New Mexico, which lies right on the border with Mexico and is just 8 miles northwest of El Paso, Texas. “This is a dangerous felon who should not have weapons around children and families,” New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas said in a statement. “Today’s arrest by the FBI indicates clearly that the rule of law should be in the hands of trained law enforcement officials, and not armed vigilantes.”The spokesperson for the group attacked Balderas and New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham for the arrest.“I am confident that Mr. Hopkins will get though this, will fare well,” the militia’s spokesperson, Jim Benvie, told El Paso ABC affiliate KVIA-TV, while wearing a red “Trump 2020” hat. “The [New Mexico] AG has declared war on American citizens at the order of the ACLU, instructing the governor, in a sense, to effectively find a reason to remove private citizens from assisting and documenting a crisis on the border. It’s really sad that she can’t use the resources of the National Guard or even the FBI, if they had to, to help protect the border. Instead, they had to infiltrate and set up our camp, and we’re confident about our position with this.“We’re not worried about it. It doesn’t change anything,” he added.Hopkins was convicted of impersonating an officer and felony gun possession in 2006, according to The Daily Beast.He leads a group called The United Constitutional Patriots, which states on its Facebook page that its mission is “to uphold the Constitution of The United States of America.”“We uphold this cause against all enemies both foreign and domestic which shall infringe upon the rights of the citizens given by the Constitution,” it says. “We are here to serve in time of need at the local and state level and if necessary for our country.”Benvie regularly uploads videos to his Facebook page showing the group’s actions detaining migrants.The group gained attention on Tuesday when it detained over 200 migrants at gunpoint after they crossed into the U.S. near Sunland Park. The group was held by the militia until U.S. Border Patrol agents responded and took them into custody.A spokesperson for the group told KVIA-TV that the group never points a gun at migrants and they weren’t forced to stay.The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) immediately came out against the action, and blamed it on the rhetoric of the president.“The Trump administration’s vile racism has emboldened white nationalists and fascists to flagrantly violate the law,” the ACLU said in a statement Friday. “This has no place in our state: we cannot allow racist and armed vigilantes to kidnap and detain people seeking asylum.”Mexico’s Foreign Ministry released a statement on behalf of the government expressing “profound concern about the activities of intimidation and extortion of migrants by groups of militias on the New Mexico border.”The group wrote Friday on its Facebook page that Paypal had permanently suspended its fundraising account.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Millions traveling during holidays despite warnings amid worsening pandemic

first_imgAkabei/iStockBy SAM SWEENEY, ABC News(ATLANTA) — Despite an explosion in COVID-19 cases nationwide and warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than four million people have passed through TSA screening checkpoints in the four days since last Friday.According to TSA data, this is the busiest stretch of travel since the pandemic began in March, but air travel is still down nearly 60% compared to last year.AAA predicts 84.5 million Americans will travel between Dec. 23 and Jan. 3, a 29% decrease from last year.“While Thanksgiving is traditionally spent gathering with friends and family, the year-end holidays are when Americans often venture out for longer, more elaborate vacations. That will not be the case this year,” said Paula Twidale, senior vice president of AAA Travel. “Public health concerns, official guidance not to travel, and an overall decline in consumer sentiment have encouraged the vast majority of Americans to stay home for the holidays.”If you are traveling, the CDC has a new search tool that allows users to enter a zip code and find destination-specific information.The site shows local quarantine rules, testing requirements, and the operating status of local businesses.“Travel can increase your chance of spreading and getting COVID-19. Postponing travel and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19,” a CDC advisory explained. “You and your travel companions (including children) may feel well and not have any symptoms, but you can still spread COVID-19 to family, friends, and community after travel.”President-elect Joe Biden has repeatedly advised Americans against traveling during the holidays.Travel app Hopper says the top destinations this year for Americans are Atlanta, Denver, Dallas, Austin, and Columbus, Ohio.American Airlines says its December schedule is approximately 50% smaller than the same time-period last year.The carrier expects the busiest travel days to be Dec. 21 through Dec. 23, Dec. 27 through the Dec. 30, and the first weekend of 2021.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Arkansas AG Leslie Rutledge Joins AG Hill In Leading 20-State Brief Filed With U.S. Supreme…

first_imgArkansas AG Leslie Rutledge Joins AG Hill In Leading 20-State Brief Filed With U.S. Supreme CourtAttorney General Curtis Hill on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a Louisiana law requiring all ambulatory surgical centers, including abortion clinics, to hold admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Abortion providers have challenged the law, claiming it interferes with abortion access.“This commonsense measure to protect women’s health is entirely compatible with the Constitution,” Attorney General Hill said. “There is no good reason to exempt abortion clinics from the same health and safety standards applied to other medical facilities.”In trial testimony, even abortion doctors opposed to Louisiana’s law have conceded that admitting privileges at local hospitals carry distinct benefits. One abortion doctor testified that he used his own admitting privileges to get a patient to surgery after he accidentally punctured her uterus during an abortion.“Advocates for the abortion industry often claim to care about women’s reproductive health,” Attorney General Hill said. “Debate over this law, however, has demonstrated that many of them care a lot more about the abortion industry’s profits.”In challenging Louisiana’s law, attorneys for abortion providers have asserted the rights of hypothetical abortion patients who would purchase their services. Indiana’s experience with abortion clinics, however, has shown that abortion providers often follow practices that run counter to the interests of the patients they serve.In the brief filed Thursday, Attorney General Hill cites the example of Indiana’s recent investigation into the late Dr. Ulrich Klopfer. In 2016, Dr. Klopfer lost his Indiana medical license after investigators uncovered repeated violations at his clinics in Fort Wayne, Gary and South Bend. Violations included such offenses as failing to report abortions on patients as young as 13, as required by Indiana law, and failing to provide appropriate anesthesia to patients. After Dr. Klopfer’s death, investigators discovered the medically preserved remains of 2,411 human fetuses among his personal belongings.“We are asking the Supreme Court to rule that abortion practitioners cannot assert the rights of hypothetical abortion patients in legal proceedings,” Attorney General Hill said. “In the interest of justice and transparency, these businesses should be required to stand on their own substantive merits or lack thereof.”Attorney General Hill joined Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is leading the 20-state brief filed Thursday with the U.S. Supreme Court. “Women deserve to know all medical procedures are performed in the safest way possible,” Attorney General Rutledge said.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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