Association For Judges Writes To SC & Patna HC Seeking Action Against Police Officer For Allegedly Assaulting A District Judge

first_imgNews UpdatesAssociation For Judges Writes To SC & Patna HC Seeking Action Against Police Officer For Allegedly Assaulting A District Judge LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK1 Nov 2020 12:05 AMShare This – xThe Association for Judges have addressed a letter to the Supreme Court of India and the Patna High Court, seeking strict action against the concerned Police officials, allegedly involved in assaulting and intimidating a District Judge. The Association has condemned such actions against a Judicial Officer and has said that the same amounts to an assault on the entire Subordinate…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 Association for Judges have addressed a letter to the Supreme Court of India and the Patna High Court, seeking strict action against the concerned Police officials, allegedly involved in assaulting and intimidating a District Judge. The Association has condemned such actions against a Judicial Officer and has said that the same amounts to an assault on the entire Subordinate Judiciary of the nation. The letter states, “On behalf of Subordinate Judicial Fraternity of Gujarat, we Admins of the Association condemn the unprecedented, unwarranted assault and intimidation occurred with Sri Dr. Dinesh Pradhan, District Judge, Aurangabad, Bihar by Bihar Police and we also condemn inaction on part of the State Government of Bihar in providing protection to Judicial Officers. This is not an assault on and insult with Dr. Pradhan only but is assault on and insult of the whole subordinate Judiciary of the nation. We demand strict and immediate action in this matter.” As per ToI, the District Judge was allegedly abused, threatened and chased by a police sub-inspector of the Town police station when he was on evening walk on October 21. The SI was accompanied by paramilitary personnel for a flag march that time. Click Here To Download Letter Read LetterNext Storylast_img read more

Officials Say Ocean City is Prepared For Storms

first_imgAn Oct. 27, 2018 nor’easter soaks the coast and floods Ocean City streets. By MADDY VITALEWith potential coastal flooding in the forecast through Friday, Ocean City officials are taking all measures to stay ahead of the storm as well as keeping the public informed.“With the shift from summer to fall comes with it another nor’easter season for us to monitor,” Frank Donato, Ocean City’s emergency management coordinator, said Wednesday.The National Weather Service issued a coastal flood advisory Wednesday that is in effect through Friday. Strong north and northeast winds are also predicted to extend through the end of the week.“We remind all of our residents and visitors to pay attention to the weather and the winds and to be prepared,” Donato said. “If you haven’t already, sign up for our weather email alerts to make sure you’re never caught off guard.”A nor’easter last October drenched the coast and brought winds gusting up to 55 mph. The storm made some of Ocean City’s streets temporarily impassable and the Ocean City-Longport Bridge had to close due to flooding.City officials continue to emphasize that motorists should not attempt to drive through flood waters, and do not drive around barricades. Other safety measures are to bring in pets, secure property and bring inside anything that could blow away.Officials urge motorists never to drive in flood waters.Residents and second homeowners are urged to sign up for the city’s storm advisories and emergency alerts by visiting and click on “Alert Me.”While minor coastal flooding is predicted through Thursday afternoon, moderate coastal flooding is expected Thursday afternoon through Friday night with winds potentially reaching up to 45 mph along the New Jersey coast.In his Mayor’s Message Oct. 4, Mayor Jay Gillian’s emphasized the importance of signing up for emergency alerts and notifications.“As we move into fall and winter with their potential for storms, I want to remind everybody to sign up for emergency alerts and information,” he said.When the NWS issues an advisory or watch, the city’s Office of Emergency Management will send out an email notification, along with posting information on the city website and on OCTV-97.Ocean City Public Information Officer Doug Bergen detailed some ways the city is ready for storms.“Once the National Weather Service issues advisories for flooding events, Public Works crews are out making sure storm drains are clear, pushing sand in front of dune crossovers, monitoring pumping stations and dropping off barricades for streets that typically experience flooding,” Bergen explained.“The city also alerts contractors on the island to secure their job sites. But the main preparation is in making the public aware of the impending event through email notifications, OCTV-97 and the city website,” Bergen noted.He continued, “If the National Weather Service issues a “warning,” indicating that significant flooding is imminent, the Office of Emergency Management will launch a Code Red, ( reverse-911), telephone call to all residents in town and to anybody who has registered for the service.”Dominick Dougherty ponders a way home while encountering floodwaters on Eighth Street during the nor’easter last October.last_img read more

IPE Awards 2019: Open for entries

first_imgAnother notable winner was Sweden’s AP4. The national buffer fund won five trophies overall – one from each level: Gold, Silver, Bronze, Country/Regional and Themed.The IPE Awards reward excellence and innovation in Europe’s diverse pensions industry, creating a meaningful annual benchmark enabling pensions providers of all shapes and sizes to measure their investment and other areas of performance against their peers at national, regional and global levels, as well as against institutions of a similar size, remit and resource.In 2018, we received 459 entries across 42 categories, from pension funds worth a combined €2trn. These institutions represent over 90m pension fund members in 24 different countries across Europe.The judging roster features up to 100 industry experts and leading former pension fund executives who are selected for their expertise and knowledge in specialist areas.Entering the IPE Awards is completely confidential and free of charge, and is based on a streamlined but sophisticated online entry system.This year, the conference and awards dinner will take place at the Tivoli Congress Center in Copenhagen, Denmark.To enterIf you would like to enter or learn more, you can access the Awards online entry form alternatively contact Robert Melia Watson at [email protected] . The IPE Awards are now open for entries.Launched in 2001, the event has grown to become the premier event of its kind and largest annual gathering of pension funds in Europe, with 44 prizes up for grabs.Commodities will make a return in 2019 to the roster to reflect the comeback of the asset class following a lull in popularity after the financial crisis a decade ago.Last year saw PensionDanmark secure the highly prized European Pension of the Year award for the second year running and fourth time overall, while chief executive Torben Möger Pedersen took the Outstanding Industry Contribution title for his tireless commitment to the evolution of Europe’s pensions sector.last_img read more

BCEF awards almost $7,500 in grants

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — At its December meeting, the Batesville Community Education Foundation awarded nearly $7,500 in grants.The Foundation says this cycle was the most competitive cycle since its inception.The foundation awarded grants in all 3 area of focus, academics, arts, and athletics.Outdoor Basketball Goals at BMS:  With $1300 in grant money from BCEF, a group of BMS teachers is working toward bringing outdoor basketball goals back for their students. While the students currently have outside time if the weather permits, the previous basketball goals had to be removed as part of the BIS expansion.  As part of the Healthy Schools Initiative, the teachers hope to get enough money to install basketball goals for the students to use to stay active during outdoor break times.Scientific Calculators for Middle Schoolers:  Twenty-five scientific calculators will become a permanent part of the BMS Math department, thanks to a $1100 grant from BCEF. With fewer students at this age owning their own scientific calculators, providing them at school will allow the teachers to provide instruction for general math use and testing now instead of having to delay this until high school.Partnership with Music Boosters Brings New BMS Marching Drums:  BCEF provided $1,000 to BMS toward the purchase of new marching drums. The previous drums were hand-me-downs from BHS and were too heavy for the smaller drummers.  The Batesville Music Boosters have offered to pay the remaining cost so BMS drummers can concentrate on performing the music instead of wrestling with the weight of bulky oversized drums.Expansion of Movement Lab and Calming Rooms at BPS:  Three rooms at BPS will be modified to meet the multi-faceted needs of young learners.  With a $1500 grant from BCEF, these rooms will receive more supplies so that an expanding number of students can be reached. The Minds in Motion Lab uses physical movement to improve mental organization skills. For some students struggling with emotional needs, time spent in the more fully equipped calming rooms will provide a safe environment to allow them to have a mental and emotional break so they can return to the classrooms ready to learn.Innovative Stand-Up Desks Coming to BMS: In order to provide a flexible learning environment for students who prefer to stand during learning, BCEF has awarded a grant of just over $2500 to the Batesville Middle School to purchase 12 stand-up desks. One reading/language arts classroom and one math classroom per grade level will each get two stand-up desks. Studies show that providing a standing option can increase student engagement, memory capability, health, and overall functioning during academic periods.last_img read more

Olmsteads win Sunday features at Lexington

first_imgBy Anthony AinslieLEXINGTON, Neb. (Aug. 13) – Sunday’s Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature at Lexington Raceway was a pretty quick 20-lap affair.Craig Howard took the lead on the opening lap and led the first three circuits before point leader Jacob Olmstead took command and led the rest of the way.Jacob wasn’t the only Olmstead to go to victory lane. Zach posted his second consecutive win in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.David Murray Jr. scored his third local IMCA Modified win of the season while Mike Nichols remained undefeated in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars.In the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature, it was Justin Smallcomb leading all 10 laps.last_img

Wenger faith in Szczesny paying off

first_img It was a move which incurred the wrath of Szczesny’s father Maciej, himself a former Poland international goalkeeper, who claimed his son was being made a scapegoat for the team’s shortcomings – and subsequently resulted in a public apology from the Arsenal player to Wenger and the club. Wenger, though, maintains he never lost sight of Szczesny’s long-term position, having seen the goalkeeper progress after joining the club’s academy from hometown side Legia Warsaw in 2006 and a loan spell at Brentford. “I was always convinced that Szczesny was to make it,” the Arsenal manager said. “I didn’t see the game on Tuesday because I watched the French game. I just saw (updates on my phone) every two minutes that Szczesny had made another save, so he was very good. “People forget that at 23, it is like being 18 for an outfield player. At 23, Szczesny had played two Premier League seasons, one where we finished third and last year where we made 73 points and finished fourth. You would think he can only go up.” Szczesny’s appearance at Wembley was only his second for Poland since being sent off in the opening match of Euro 2012, when he then lost his place to Przemyslaw Tyton. Wenger, though, feels the way the goalkeeper has recovered his form for both club and country is confirmation of his character, which was tested soon after his arrival at Arsenal following five months out after fracturing both his forearms when lifting weights. “I think he questioned himself, especially after the European Championships in Poland where it was a massive disappointment for him and I think it affected his belief. He matured through disappointments like we all do,” Wenger added. Szczesny produced an impressive display at Wembley on Tuesday night when he stood in for the injured Artur Boruc, despite being beaten twice as England secured a 2-0 victory which clinched their place at the 2014 World Cup. The 23-year-old has never been short on confidence, but went through a difficult spell last season which saw him dropped for the Champions League tie at Bayern Munich and benched in favour of compatriot Lukasz Fabianski before eventually being recalled over the run-in. “I believe every big player has to go through that in his career, and what may decide his career is how he comes out of that. “For me, he came out of it in the way I wanted, it took him a while, but he came back stronger. “I took him out of the team last year and when he came back in the team since he has been consistent.” Manager Arsene Wenger was always confident Wojciech Szczesny would prove to be Arsenal’s number one – even if he had to drop the Poland goalkeeper to help keep him moving in the right direction. Press Associationlast_img read more

Iceland’s World Cup coach Hallgrimsson steps down

first_img0Shares0000Heimir Hallgrimsson, who led Iceland to their first World Cup, stood down as manager on Tuesday. © AFP/File / PASCAL GUYOTREYKJAVIK, Iceland, Jul 17 – Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson stepped down on Tuesday, a few weeks after leading the tiny nation at its first World Cup.“If I had to continue, I would have done it with the same preparation, the same motivation but at some point, this kind of routine can lead to a certain weariness,” he told a press conference in Reykjavik. The 51-year-old added that it would be “good for the team to have a new vision”.The Football Association of Iceland had hoped he would extend his contract for two more years.“Heimir was naturally our first choice due to his excellent work in recent years,” Gudni Bergsson, president of the federation, said in a statement which also thanked Hallgrimsson.Hallgrimsson became an assistant coach in 2011 under Swede Lars Lagerback. He took charge after Iceland reached the quarter-finals at the 2016 Euros in France and guided Iceland to first place in a World Cup qualifying group that also included eventual finalists Croatia.With a population of 330,000, it became the smallest nation to play in a World Cup finals.In Russia, Iceland opened with a 1-1 draw against Lionel Messi’s Argentina but then lost to Nigeria and old adversary Croatia to exit at the group stage.“I’m grateful and happy to have been part of this group’s team spirit above all,” Hallgrimsson said, adding “it’s a privilege” to leave team in such good shape.The federation said it is reviewing a list of “national and foreign” candidates.Iceland face Switzerland on September 8 in the UEFA Nations League.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Underwater Forest Discovered: How Old?

first_imgSixty feet down in Gulf waters off the coast of Alabama, stumps of an old cypress forest have appeared.  How can they be 52,000 years old when the wood still smells like cypress?The discovery was reported by Live Science.  It includes a five-minute video tour of the area which the discoverers are keeping secret till it can be thoroughly documented.  Hundreds of Bald Cypress stumps as large as two meters in diameter are found over a half-square-mile area, several miles from the coast of Mobile, Alabama in the Gulf of Mexico.  Fish, anemones and other marine creatures have taken up residence in the forest, causing it to decay more rapidly.The video clip claims the stumps are 12,000 years old, but the text says they have been radiocarbon dated at 52,000 years old.  The article claims that they might have been uncovered by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.  Before that, they may have been covered in sand, preventing oxygen from accelerating decomposition.Yet it appears incredible the trees could be that old.  For one thing, “The forest contains trees so well-preserved that when they are cut, they still smell like fresh Cypress sap,” one of the divers said.  For another, are scientists ready to claim that no hurricane of Katrina’s proportions occurred in the alleged 12,000 years since the trees sank below the surface?  Now, the trees are decaying so rapidly, the discoverers fear scientists only have two years to examine the site and perform more radiocarbon or tree-ring date calculations.  Divers said they could break off chunks of the wood with their hands.Update 7/30/13: Live Science reported that the wood is so fresh, efforts are underway to protect the forest before developers start harvesting it!  “If salvage companies get their way, an underwater forest of 50,000-year-old trees only recently discovered could be destroyed to make high-end coffee tables.”  No one is questioning the credibility of the date.  “The trees were in such pristine condition that fresh sap oozed from the stumps when they were cut,” the article said.Learn to ask the questions the reporters don’t ask.  None of them ever questions the evolutionary dates, even when they lead to absurdities, like expecting fresh-smelling wood to be 52,000 years old, or asking people to believe thousands of years went by with no hurricanes strong enough to expose the forest.  And how did the forest last as it gradually sank, unless a catastrophe buried it rapidly?  The presence of this preserved forest silently cries for a recent catastrophe.Creationists argue that radiocarbon dates are unreliable before the Flood, because the atmosphere changed drastically.  Putting that together with the evolutionary absurdities, we can reason that the forest was probably buried around the time of the Flood or after.  It’s a stretch, though, to think five thousand years went by without a disturbance, so it may be younger than that.  The old date for such fresh wood, though, is clearly incredible. (Visited 40 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

2010 Fifa World Cup: Soccer City 3

first_imgLocation: Johannesburg, Gauteng provinceCapacity: 94 500 seats during 2010 Fifa World Cup; 87 000 seats thereafterMatches: Opening mtach: South Africa vs Mexico (11 June), Netherlands vs Denmark (14 June), Argentina ve South Korea (17 June), Brazil vs Côte d’Ivoire (20 June), Ghana vs Germany (23 June), Round of 16 (27 June), Quarter-final ( 2 July), Final (11 July)Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.  Photo: Ndaba Dlamini,• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini,• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini,• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini,• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini,• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini,• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini,• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini,• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini,• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini,• Download high-resolution image {loadposition fifa}last_img read more

Deere, DN2K form joint venture with focus on decision making tools for agriculture advisers

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Deere & Company and DN2K have agreed to form SageInsights – a joint venture to initially serve the agriculture industry with further development of DN2K’s existing cloud software platform, MyAgCentral, for agricultural retailers and others who provide consulting services to growers.“Through this nitiative, John Deere expands its products and services for precision agriculture,” said John May, President, Agricultural Solutions and Chief Information Officer at Deere. “DN2K is uniquely positioned to help advisers and consultants use information from multiple sources to better serve growers.”DN2K, Greenwood Village, Colorado, developed the MyAgCentral platform to help agriculture advisers collect, organize, and analyze machine-to-machine information and use it along with insights from other resources to help improve decision-making. Deere & Company is the world’s largest manufacturer of agricultural equipment and a leader in precision agriculture.“The agriculture industry has significant opportunities to increase productivity by understanding and leveraging the operational intelligence that is already available,” said Susan Lambert, President and CEO of DN2K. “Creating SageInsights allows us to serve a broader range of the agricultural community.”The two companies will integrate DN2K’s MyAgCentral with the John Deere Operations Center utilizing the available Deere API. This connection will make the data management tools of both platforms available to producers and their trusted advisers and enhance their capability to make business decisions with expanded knowledge of crucial information.“John Deere customers are faced with the challenge of feeding an increasing world population,” said May. “This joint venture aligns with our efforts to connect people, equipment, technology and insights to help farmers meet that challenge.” The creation of SageInsights, he added, allows for a nimble response to market needs and a continuation of DN2K’s innovative spirit in developing customer solutions.In the future, SageInsights could also explore applications in the construction equipment industry while the DN2K parent company will explore potential platform opportunities in other industries such as energy, oil and gas, and healthcare. Deere is a majority owner of the joint venture. Other details of the transaction are not being made public.About John DeereDeere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land – those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world’s dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at About DN2KFounded in 2011, the DN2K team has over 12 years’ experience in developing software-based systems that can remotely monitor, display and control important assets. DN2K brings visibility and control to a new level by offering a secure M2M Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution that performs real-time aggregation of data from global SCADA systems, sensors and probes from different manufacturers into single view. DN2K takes large amounts of data from sources throughout your business and turns that data into a highly visual information display accessible from laptops, smart phones and tablets, regardless of platform, and can be shared with others in real-time. DN2K is unique by offering intelligent gateway devices located at a monitored site, performing business rules and setting alarm trigger conditions for superior automation and reduced network bandwidth requirements.last_img read more