[COVID-19] BCI Asks Law Universities/Colleges To Frame Alternative Flexible Schemes For Fees In Easy Instalments [Read Letter]

first_imgNews Updates[COVID-19] BCI Asks Law Universities/Colleges To Frame Alternative Flexible Schemes For Fees In Easy Instalments [Read Letter] Monisha Purwar28 July 2020 7:03 AMShare This – xThe Bar Council of India issued an advisory to Centers of Legal Education to be compassionate and considerate to the hardships of students in light of the pandemic. The Council has issued the following specific directives to all the centers of legal education while generally advising the legal educational institutes to be considerate towards students and to lend them a helping hand…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bar Council of India issued an advisory to Centers of Legal Education to be compassionate and considerate to the hardships of students in light of the pandemic. The Council has issued the following specific directives to all the centers of legal education while generally advising the legal educational institutes to be considerate towards students and to lend them a helping hand during these extraordinary circumstances. To frame an alternative flexible scheme for payment of fees in easy installments instead of a lumpsum payment in one stretchTo adjust the payable fees by reducing the proportionate costs on electricity and infrastructure maintenance which are being saved due to absence of physical classesTo sympathetically consider any specific request(s) by students concerning payment of fees keeping in mind the hardships due to the ongoing pandemicTo lend a helping hand to troubled students and to not impose any penalty on fees and to not debar them from attending online classes in case of their inability to pay fees. The said directive has been issued in response to the requests of students received by the Bar Council of India from across the country with one consistent plea that Centers of Legal Education should accept payment of fees in installment during these times. They stated that their failure to meet the fee demand will result in their debarment from online classes which will result in huge mental agony and a loss of opportunity to have access to legal education. Requests to issue directions to waive off certain components like utilization of infrastructure fees, library and other on ground facilities that are not being utilized from the total fee were also made to the BCI. The students pleaded that due to the pandemic, there is a general loss of income of parents owing to lay-offs, reduced salaries and losses in businesses and reasonable concessions in fee must be granted to them to face these tough times. They also stated that their cost of education has seen an increase during the pandemic due to the incurring costs on data packs, desktops/ laptops that are needed to access online classes.Click Here To Download Letter[Read Letter] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

PM Modi ‘Most Loved, Popular, Vibrant & Visionary Leader’ : SC Judge Justice MR Shah Says At Gujarat HC Event

first_imgTop StoriesPM Modi ‘Most Loved, Popular, Vibrant & Visionary Leader’ : SC Judge Justice MR Shah Says At Gujarat HC Event LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK6 Feb 2021 12:08 AMShare This – xSupreme Court judge Justice MR Shah termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi “our most popular, loved, vibrant and visionary leader”, while speaking at a virtual function related to the release of a commemorative stamp on the occasion of the diamond jubilee of the Gujarat High Court.”I am glad and feel proud & privileged to participate in this important function of release of commemorative…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginSupreme Court judge Justice MR Shah termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi “our most popular, loved, vibrant and visionary leader”, while speaking at a virtual function related to the release of a commemorative stamp on the occasion of the diamond jubilee of the Gujarat High Court.”I am glad and feel proud & privileged to participate in this important function of release of commemorative stamp of Gujarat HC on completion of 60 years and that too by our most popular, loved, vibrant & visionary leader, Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendabhai Modi”, Justice Shah said while starting his address.Justice Shah, who called Gujarat High Court his “karmabhoomi”, then spoke about the importance of the Constitutional concept of separation of powers.”One of the most important tenets of our Constitution is the separation of powers – division between the judiciary, executive and the legislature. These three wings are expected to operate in their respective earmarked fields. I am proud to say that Gujarat HC has always upheld its integrity and never crossed this Lakshman Rekha”, he said.He said with pride that Gujarat High Court, where he practiced for 22 years as an advocate and served as a judge for 14 years, has been “tireless” in protecting fundamental rights and has always stood for the independence of judiciary, even during the “dark days fo the Emergency”.He mentioned that the first Lok Adalat was organized in the country by the Gujarat High Court and that it is the only Court in the country which live-streams the virtual hearing proceedings in YouTube.”Judiciary today stands as a beacon of truth and hope”, he added.”History of Gujarat High Court is too extensive and if I start narrating, it will consume the whole day. As we have to hear and listen to our most, loved, honourable, Prime Minister, I rest the matter there and wish good luck to all in the years to come”, Justice Shah said while concluding his address.In 2018, Justice Shah had called PM Modi his “model and hero”, while speaking to the press when he was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Patna High Court.Last year, Supreme Court judge Justice Arun Mishra had courted controversy by saying that “PM Modi was a versatile genius who thinks globally and acts locally”, while speaking at a public function. The Supreme Court Bar Association had passed a resolution criticizing Justice Mishra’s comments as ‘reflecting poorly on judicial independence’.Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court Vikram Nath said that the Prime Minister was highly popular due to his commitment to the country.”Today we have got the opportunity wherein Honourable the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is releasing the Commemorative Postage Stamp. His uprightness in taking up the responsibilities has played an important role in the rise of his popularity. While taking up the duty towards nation, he has also fulfilled the pledge towards a secure world”, CJ Vikram Nath said in his speech delivered in Hindi.Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who was also present at the virtual function of the Gujarat High Court, said that it was a “momentous and historical occasion” as the Prime Minister,  consented to participate in the event.”Today is also a very memorable and historical occasion since the honourable Prime Minister, under whose vibrant leadership our great nation has already commenced its journey to become the Vishwaguru has kindly consented to be among us”.The SG said that the number of subordinate judges in Gujarat increased from 804 in 2000 to 1838 in 2014.”In the year 2000, we only had 160 odd buildings housing the district judges and other subordinate courts. Between 2002-2004 only, the number of court buildings has increased to 294 and the journey continues with the same speed till date”, the SG said. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also spoke during the event.Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address, said that it was a matter of pride that the courts in India functioned effectively during the pandemic times embracing technology.”Our Supreme Court became number one in the world in hearing cases through video-conferencing”, the PM said.The Prime Minister also spoke about the need to use Artificial Intelligence technology, which can increase the speed and efficiency of judiciary.”To make our justice system future-ready, we are also looking into AI-supported methods. This will not only better the efficiency of the judiciary, but also the speed. E-seva Kendras are being opened to close the digital divide and reduce burden on courts”, he said.Next Storylast_img read more

Postdoctoral position in Neurocognitive Aging

first_imgThe Gallagher lab at Johns Hopkins University is currentlyaccepting applications for a postdoctoral research fellow who willcontribute to interdisciplinary studies in a rat model of cognitiveaging. The ongoing research in rodents is focused on the functionalproperties of hippocampal circuits using behavioral, neuralrecording, and cellular/anatomical methods. As part of along-standing multi-investigator research program, the trainingenvironment provides a highly collaborative experience with anoutstanding group of senior scientists in basic research, withadditional contact in translational clinical applications inage-related memory impairment in humans and prodromal Alzheimer’sdisease in patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment.Applicants should have a strong neuroscience background andfamiliarity with relevant methods for systems neuroscienceresearch. The fellow is expected to stay for 2 to 3 years; positionis renewable depending on availability of funds and satisfactoryperformance. Successful applicants will have demonstrated researchinterests in experimental cognitive neuroscience, strongexperimental and statistical training. Knowledge of Matlab andPython are preferred but not required.Applicants should submit the following materials via Interfolio:cover letter, statement of research interests, a curriculum vitaeand contact information for three references. Given currentin-person hiring restrictions, the applicant should be prepared forvirtual interviews via Zoom. Only applicants considered foremployment will be contacted.The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity forits faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university doesnot discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status,pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age,disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, veteran status or other legally protectedcharacteristic. The university is committed to providing qualifiedindividuals access to all academic and employment programs,benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability,performance and merit without regard to personal factors that areirrelevant to the program involved.The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfmlast_img read more

UCU Reopens Pensions Negotiations

first_imgThe University and College Union (UCU) has announced that talks between the Union, the Universities Superannuation Scheme, and Universities UK (representing employers) will reopen in the new year. Talks will concern a dispute over the USS pension, which staff say has been undervalued and poorly managed. A spokesperson for the USS commented: “We look forward toengaging with UUK and UCU as they consider the recommendations from the JEP’ssecond report and welcome the commitment to meet early in the New Year. While no further strike action has yet been encouraged by the UCU, organisers of the Liverpool UCU have already called for a further 14 days of strike action in the new year. Despite this, research published by the UCU appears to show that employees will receive almost £200,000 less in their retirement. The UCU argues that the valuation methodology used by the USS which resulted in these higher pension contributions is flawed. The Joint Expert Panel (JEP), a panel established by UUK and the UCU to examine the valuation of Universities Superannuation Scheme, published a report on 13th December which made a number of recommendations for the scheme. These included changes to the governance of the scheme and the adoption of “a more appropriate valuation methodology”. “As our stakeholders know, we are already carrying out asignificant and systematic review of the methodology for the next valuation andwe look forward to understanding how employers and members views can be mostclearly represented to the Trustee for the 2020 valuation.” Employee contributions to the pensions scheme have risen from 6.5% in 2011 to 9.6% in 2019, and are set to rise a further 1.4% by 2021. Contributions from employers have also risen from 16% in 2011 to 21% in 2019. However, a similar ballot for action over the pensions dispute narrowly missed the 50% voter turnout required for the results of the ballot to be carried. Members will be re-balloted on the issue between the 7th and the 28th of January. If successful, UCU members in Oxford would have a mandate for industrial action with respect to both disputes. The UCU is also still encouraging members to participate in “action short of a strike” which includes working strictly to contract, and not covering for colleagues or catching up for work missed as a result of the strikes.center_img A failure to make progress on pay and pensions disputes could result in further strikes in 2020. The dispute over the USS is one of two disputes which resulted in strike action at 60 universities last month. The UCU has also raised a dispute with the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) over pay, equality, workload, and job security. The UCEA agreed to negotiations over the latter three issues, and both the UCEA and the UCU have agreed that constructive progress has been made. However, an unwillingness on the part of the UCEA to open discussions about pay has left the two bodies at an impasse. At Oxford, Union members voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action over pay and working conditions in November, with 74.4% of votes cast in favour of the action. “The recommendations in the report are ambitious in scopeand will require careful consideration by all parties to agree how best toprioritise and progress them, alongside the timetable for the 2020 valuation. If talks fail to make meaningful progress it seems likely that industrial action will continue into Hilary Term. University and College Union local associations at 25 universities across the country are currently preparing to ballot on further industrial action relating to the pensions dispute. UUK said in a statement: “There is a strong desire from all parties to work closely together on the future direction of the scheme. We look forward to developing a joint approach between the union, the trustee and employers to consider and respond to the recommendations from the JEP’s second report, alongside the 2020 valuation of USS. “Priorities include jointly agreeing a refreshed scheme purpose and valuation principles; reforming the governance; and exploring different approaches to the valuation methodology for 2020.”last_img read more


first_imgThe President of the United States of America has used the plight of Donegal emigrants to launch Irish American Heritage Month.Barack Obama describes how for hundreds of years people have left the shores of Donegal to travel to America to try and build a better life.The US President made his comments in his official Presidential Proclamation from the White House. President Obama uses his speech to pay tribute to Donegal emigrants and emigrants from across Ireland who helped build America.He also appeals to millions of America to use this month to observe the month by celebrating the contributions of Irish Americans to America.The following is the speech in which President Obama cites Donegal people and the roles they have played in helping build America. Presidential Proclamation — Irish-American Heritage Month, 2012IRISH-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, 2012– – – – – – –BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAA PROCLAMATIONFor centuries, America and Ireland have built a proud and enduring partnership cemented by mutual values and a common history. Generations of Irish have crossed the Atlantic in pursuit of prosperity, and today nearly 40 million of their proud descendants continue to make their indelible mark on the United States of America. Their stories, as varied as our Nation’s people, humble us and inspire our children to reach for the opportunities dreamed about by our forebears. Over hundreds of years, Irish men, women, and children left the homes of their ancestors, watching the coasts of Donegal and the cliffs of Dingle fade behind them. Boarding overcrowded ships and navigating dangerous seas, these resilient travelers looked to the horizon with hope in their hearts. Many left any valuables, land, or stability they had behind, but they came instead with the true treasures of their homeland — song and literature, humor and tradition, faith and family. And when they landed on our shores, they shared their gifts generously, adding immeasurable value to towns, cities, and communities throughout our Nation.Today, we draw on the indomitable spirit of those Irish Americans whose strength helped build countless miles of canals and railroads; whose brogues echoed in mills, police stations, and fire halls across our country; and whose blood spilled to defend a Nation and a way of life they helped define. Defying famine, poverty, and discrimination, these sons and daughters of Erin demonstrated extraordinary strength and unshakable faith as they gave their all to help build an America worthy of the journey they and so many others have taken. During Irish-American Heritage Month, we recall their legacy of hard work and perseverance, and we carry forward that singular dedication to forging a more prosperous future for all Americans.NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim March 2012 as Irish-American Heritage Month. I call upon all Americans to observe this month by celebrating the contributions of Irish Americans to our Nation.IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth. BARACK OBAMAPRESIDENT OBAMA PRAISES PLIGHT OF DONEGAL EMIGRANTS TO LAUNCH IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH was last modified: March 3rd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Irish American Heritage MonthPresident Obamalast_img read more

Jean Barton: The reach of social media, cattle convention report

first_imgSocial media is amazing. Facebook had this post from Logan Ipsen, which Matt Macfarlane had shared, using GoFundMe.“If you know John Dickinson, there’s no question you have a good story to tell. He’s the jovial, kind-hearted friend of everyone. He’s one of those rare people in which others happily gravitate towards and if you meet him one time, you will have a friend for life. His impact on our industry will be more than lifelong.“On Jan 27, at the start of the Red Bluff Gelding Sale, John’s …last_img

Rockets, Chris Paul still reeling in aftermath of Warriors beatdown in conference semifinals

first_imgThe Rockets are one win away from the NBA Finals. It appears that Morey, who … Intelligence coming out of Houston indicates that the Warriors aren’t quite finished beating up the Houston Rockets.In fact, the Dubs may have broke them.Set the Wayback Machine to May 24, 2018. The Rockets, whose general manager Daryl Morey has no problem saying out loud that he obsesses over the Warriors, are putting on the final touches of a 98-94 win and a 3-2 advantage in the conference finals.last_img

Joburg to host African securities exchanges conference

first_img9 November 2015The African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) of stock exchange and brokerage professionals from 25 African countries, will hold its annual conference in Johannesburg from 15 to 17 November, with the theme of sustainability at its core.Hosted by Joburg’s stock exchange, the JSE, Africa Evermore: Growth for Sustainability is an opportunity to gauge and discuss the potential, growth, and stability of Africa’s capital markets.The theme of the conference falls in line with goals of the National Development Plan, which is intent on finding Africa’s place in the global narrative. It is also an opportunity to share skills and knowledge, with an eye on developing a capable and competitive South African stock market industry within the context of Africa and the world.“The conference is important as it features high-level discussions covering themes that are relevant to our capital markets and opportunities to network with leading industry players from across the continent,” said Oscar Onyema, the ASEA president and chief executive of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.The packed two-day programme, said Nicky Newton-King, the JSE chief executive, would provide delegates with an in-depth understanding of the strength resulting from the integration of Africa’s security exchanges. “Those who operate in the regulated market need to know that we are part of the global financial markets. We are already beginning to see this for example in East Africa, where they are driving significant regional connectivity.”One of the more significant topics to be discussed will be in-depth analysis of the Role of the Exchange as a Corporate Citizen, in which the upsurge of investment decisions driven by considerations of risk, impact and sustainability rather than just financial returns will be explored.The ASEA prides itself on the promotion and education of its members and stakeholders regarding the importance of socially responsible investments and the need to pay attention to environmental, social and governance issues.Additionally, delegates will have the opportunity to examine new trends in sovereign wealth fund investments. They will look into how this may determine the future and growth of Africa’s stock exchanges and brokerage industry.The conference played a large role in focusing attention on what was happening on African stock exchanges, said John Kamanga, the chief executive of the Malawi Stock Exchange. Kamanga will moderate some of these discussions.A number of ASEA’s member countries have already launched sovereign wealth funds, including Angola, Ghana, and Nigeria. It has been found that the funds invest surplus revenues and can act an effective fiscal stabilisation mechanism in volatile markets, while enabling governments to access liquid assets and channel investment into specific projects like infrastructure development.“The conference serves to confirm that we are open and ready to do business,” said Kamanga, adding that the gathering also had the inherent benefit of being able to network and interact with industry players from the continent, as well as international fund managers and stock exchange members where a transfer of skills and knowledge played a vital role.With the JSE being the continent’s largest exchange and a member of the World Federation of Exchanges, Newton-King agreed. “It is about finding ways to share knowledge and experiences so as to build depth and sophistication of African markets across the continent that will allow linkages to develop over time.”Onyema said that capital markets had been the key drivers of Africa’s economic transformation and continued to play a central role in the continent’s growth story.Source: African Press Organizationlast_img read more

10 months agoLautaro Martinez: Inter Milan fans love me

first_imgLautaro Martinez: Inter Milan fans love meby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLautaro Martinez insists he’s happy at Inter Milan.The striker has managed just five starts since his arrival from Racing.But he told ESPN: “The idea is to play more and win a place in the team.“Every day we train to improve and show the Coach that we’re up to the task.“I haven’t played much, but I think I’ve done well whenever I have. I’m having fun, the fans love me and I want to keep doing well.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Safe Bulkers Picks Erma First BWTS for Its Fleet

first_imgzoom Monaco-based dry bulk shipping company Safe Bulkers has agreed with Erma First, a Greece based company, to install a Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) across its fleet of 38 vessels.The first installation of Erma First BWTS is expected to take place during the company’s next dry-docking scheduled for the first quarter of 2018. The installation of the system on all Safe Bulkers’ vessels and related capital expenditure is expected to be expanded over a period of five years, according to the shipping company’s dry-docking schedule.“We decided to install in all our vessels Erma First BWTS, which is designed and produced in Greece, starting at an early stage which provides us with certain commercial and financial advantages, including availability of equipment, minimization of downtime, unrestricted worldwide trading in the following years and the financial benefits of a block order,” Loukas Barmparis, President of the company, said.The shipping company added that it has worked intensively with Erma First over the previous months to optimize and adapt the system to the company’s vessels.Erma First BWTS received the United States Coast Guard (the USCG) type-approval certificate in October 2017.The Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention entered into force on September 8, 2017. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had adopted a similar regulation for ballast water treatment which became effective on January 1, 2016.Under the rules of the IMO convention, all ships engaged in international trade are required to manage their ballast water so as to avoid the introduction of alien species into coastal areas, including exchanging their ballast water or treating it using an approved ballast water management system.Initially, there will be two different standards, corresponding to these two options.The D-1 standard requires ships to exchange their ballast water in open seas, away from coastal waters.D-2 is a performance standard which specifies the maximum amount of viable organisms allowed to be discharged, including specified indicator microbes harmful to human health.New ships must meet the D-2 standard from September 8 while existing ships must initially meet the D-1 standard.Vessels built before September 8, 2017, are to comply with the D-2 standard at the first MARPOL IOPP renewal survey is completed.last_img read more