first_img Strike alert at public sector pension cuts Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Mark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp MEASURES to rein in the spiralling costs of public sector pensions were proposed by Lord Hutton yesterday, prompting strong threats from trade union leaders.A cap should be imposed limiting cost to the taxpayer, the independent pensions commission suggested.As a result, workers “might need to increase their contributions, or take a smaller pension,” Lord Hutton said.The proposals signal an end to final salary pensions, which would be replaced by pensions based on average earnings over the course of the job.The normal retirement age could also increase in line with the state pension age.The review was attacked as “the spark that lights the blue touch paper of co-ordinated strike action,” by RMT boss Bob Crow. “There is no question that this is the issue where co-ordinated strike action is on the cards,” Crow said.Public sector pension payments are on an upward trajectory, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR). Pension costs carried by the Treasury will soar from £4.3bn in this tax year to £7bn in 2015-16, according to the OBR’s latest forecast.Lord Hutton’s report proposes changes to the pension scheme of all the UK’s six million government sector workers. “Public sector employers should determine their own terms of employment,” criticised Philip Booth of the Institute of Economic Affairs. “Reforms must run with the grain of decentralisation and localisation.” Sharecenter_img Thursday 10 March 2011 8:03 pm Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical GeniusUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndo KCS-content whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

first_img Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Strategy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 4th September 2018 | By contenteditor Regions: UK & Ireland The UK Gambling Commission has unveiled details of a new series of events designed to help smaller operators improve their responsible gambling strategies as part of an ongoing effort to raise industry standards in the UK. The workshop events will focus on common compliance findings and tackling money laundering, as well as helping gamblers stay safe using multi-operator self-exclusion and local risk assessments. Manchester’s Performance Spaces Central Library will host the first of these events, with representatives from local smaller operators across the arcade, betting and bingo industries invited to attend. Helen Venn, executive director of compliance and licensing at the Commission, said: “Raising standards across the whole gambling industry is at the heart of our latest strategy to shape a well-regulated gambling market that works for consumers.“These workshops are a really important opportunity for us to engage with smaller operators on a face-to-face basis and to re-emphasise the importance of gambling businesses taking their anti-money laundering and social responsibility requirements seriously.” In recent weeks, the Commission has made a series of announcements outlining its commitment to tackling issues related to responsible gambling in the UK. Last month, the regulator published updated rules on advertising, pledging to take “tougher action” against gambling firms that breach regulations in the UK. This followed a call to arms in July for UK gambling industry to “step up” to help the regulator improve standards across the sector. In August, the Commission also announced it was to work with the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board on a new research project that will look into whether some gambling products and environments are more harmful than others. The Commission last week also backed calls from the Competition and Markets Authority for operators to make it easier for customers to withdraw funds from their online accounts. The regulator said companies should “take immediate action” or face the consequences. Topics: Strategy Tech & innovation GC continues responsible gambling push with focused workshops Email Address Event series dedicated to smaller gambling operators Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

first_img “COPY” 2009 CopyHouses•Suginami, Japan Houses Architects: {:text=>”Takeshi Komada, Yuka Komada”, :url=>””}; Architects: Takeshi Komada, Yuka Komada Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Toshihiro Sobajima+ 15 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/335967/s-house-komada-architects-office Clipboard Area:  104 m² Area:  104 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  S House / Komada Architects’ OfficeSave this projectSaveS House / Komada Architects’ Office Projects Japan 2009 Photographs Year:  “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/335967/s-house-komada-architects-office Clipboard photographs:  Toshihiro SobajimaPhotographs:  Toshihiro SobajimaSave this picture!© Toshihiro SobajimaRecommended ProductsHotel ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood at World Hotels Salinda ResortsPartitionsJansenGlass Partitions – Janisol Folding WallWoodBruagChoosing Exterior Perforated Panel MaterialsText description provided by the architects. It is the house for three person family  built in the suburb of Tokyo. Save this picture!© Toshihiro SobajimaThe form that five different small boxes gathered at random, makes no difference between front and back of the house and control the overall scale. Save this picture!© Toshihiro SobajimaIn the first floor, five spaces varying in area and the ceiling height are connected in a string, and eyes go with the private room of second floor and the central stair hall to create integral, complicated interior. Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessBook Presentation & Architects ConferenceEventMoMA: Applied DesignEvent Share S House / Komada Architects’ Office ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeKomada Architects’ OfficeOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSuginamiHousesJapanPublished on February 25, 2013Cite: “S House / Komada Architects’ Office” 25 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! Vertical SlidingFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®CarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Arena®CoatingsFormicaLaminate – ColorCore®2More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

first_imgGraham Oakes helps Oxfam drive its e-commerce Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis This year’s catalogue includes the ability to make corporate donations.Andrew Hatton, Project Manager at Oxfam said: “Everyone in the project team felt that Graham’s input added real value. He was able to advise not just on technology but also on areas of business strategy, and he communicates in a way that both technical and business people can understand, helping cross the traditional divide between these two areas.” Oxfam has appointed technology and management consultancy Graham Oakes Ltd to help strengthen its online presence, in particular its Oxfamunwrapped.com site.Graham Oakes Ltd has advised Oxfam on selecting online commerce systems to power sites such as by Oxfam Unwrapped, the successful beneficiary gift site that sells unusual (or ‘funusual’ as Oxfam’s marketing puts it) gifts such as goats, camels and donkeys.Graham Oakes Ltd has helped Oxfam select systems which will extend the functionality of Unwrapped while providing the necessary reliability. These systems will also enable Oxfam’s 700+ high street stores to expand their online presence, for example allowing them to auction valuable items online. Advertisementcenter_img Howard Lake | 15 October 2006 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

first_img News Help by sharing this information Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Reporters Without Borders reiterates its condemnation of the way the Turkish authorities persecute journalists who try to cover Kurdish issues objectively. Several journalists with Kurdish media are currently serving long jail terms because their reporting. One of them, Vedat Kursun, was awarded a Journalists Association of Turkey press freedom prize on 24 July. He is a former editor of the Kurdish-language daily Azadiya Welat who has been held since 30 January 2009 and who has been sentenced to a total of 166 years in prison in connection with around 30 cases.Receiving the award on Kursun’s behalf, his father said: “To Turkish and international public opinion, I say: ‘Defend everyone’s right to freedom of thought.’ Today, unfortunately, this prize is going to prison.”Kursun’s case is typical of the way Turkey’s Anti-Terrorism Law is being abused. It allows the courts to hound Kurdish journalists, sentence them to long jail terms and create a repressive environment for the Kurdish media. It was used to sentence Irfan Aktan, the editor of the fortnightly Express, to 15 months in jail on 4 June on a charge of publishing propaganda on behalf of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). Aktan was also awarded a Journalists Association of Turkey prize on 24 July.The only Kurdish-language daily, Azadiya Welat has been persecuted ever since its creation in 1994 and has been closed down around 10 times. The authorities insist on linking it with the PKK, which has been waging an armed struggle for Kurdish independence since 1984 and is on a government list of terrorist organisations.Ozan Kilinç, who replaced Kursun as its editor, was himself jailed on 22 July in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir after a court rejected his appeal against the sentence of 21 years and 9 months in prison he received on 9 February on charges of “PKK propaganda” and “collaborating” with the PKK. Hamdullah Yilmaz, another former Azadiya Welat editor who is facing 21 prosecutions, has fled the country.Reporters Without Borders deplores the harassment of media that defend Kurdish minority rights such as Azadiya Welat, and their editors. The rejection of Kilinç’s appeal just confirms the contradictory situation in which the government finds itself, on the one hand suppressing the media that speak for the Kurdish minority (a quarter of the Turkish population) while, on the other, claiming to be pursuing a policy of opening up to the Kurds. The contradiction was also highlighted by the recent refusals by Diyarbakir courts to release either Bedri Adanir, the owner of the Aram publishing house and editor of the Kurdish-language periodical Hawar, or Gurbet Cakar, the editor of the women’s magazine Rengê Hevïya Jinê. Both have spent the past few months in prison.Erdal Güler, the editor of the periodical Devrimci Demokrasi, has also been held in the northern city of Amasya since 26 December 2007 on charges of propaganda on behalf of the PKK and the Maoist Communist Party (MPK). He is due to be released in September 2014 if he has not received additional sentences by then.Reporters Without Borders reiterates its support for both the journalists who are in prison and those who are continue to work despite the judicial and physical harassment. “We are going to continue to do our work,” the daily Günlünk’s bureau chief said during a news conference at the Journalists Association of Turkey’s headquarters on 21 July. Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor TurkeyEurope – Central Asia News April 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Turkey Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img Organisation News April 28, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law April 2, 2021 Find out more July 30, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Kurdish journalist serving 166-year jail term wins press freedom prize RSF_en Newslast_img read more

first_img More Cool Stuff CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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. Subscribe Top of the News Pasadena city officials Wednesday launched “Connect Pasadena,” a website to bring free educational and engaging content from various local businesses and cultural institutions to people sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.The goal is to keep Pasadenans “active, entertained and enlightened” as they stay at home and practice social distancing, according to Lisa Derderian, the city’s public information officer.The site has links to fitness videos, cooking and baking classes, and art and education activities for children. Those interested in adding their own virtual content for others to use can do so through a form on the site.“With so many events and daily activities being canceled on account of safety measures taken to flatten the curve of COVID-19, both the city of Pasadena and the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau recognize the need for all of us to stay connected while continuing to support our local businesses and institutions,” said Michelle Garrett, the city’s special projects manager.“Connect Pasadena” features free content from Pasadena businesses and cultural institutions in the following categories: art & culture; fitness, yoga & mindfulness; children’s activities, cooking & baking; learning & education; and music.Pasadena businesses with free educational or engaging content are encouraged to submit their virtual content for inclusion at https://cityofpasadena.net/virtual-connect. Content must meet certain criteria.In addition to Connect Pasadena, the City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau have also published a citywide directory of restaurants and eateries offering takeout and curbside delivery service. The restaurant directory is updated daily, Monday – Friday, and can be accessed at https://www.visitpasadena.com/pasadenabusinesses/.“As we continue to do our part through social distancing by staying safe at home, we are inspired by how our community is coming together to support each other,” said Jeanne Goldschmidt, executive director of the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We hope these resources brighten everyone’s day and remind them of what makes Pasadena so special.”The site can be viewed by everyone, not just those living in Pasadena, at https://bit.ly/2USKl8e . Community News STAFF REPORT 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, Pasadenacenter_img HerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink Outside The Ordinary: 9 Gifts That Do All The Talking!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News City, Pasadena Convention & Visitor’s Bureau Launch “Connect Pasadena” Site To Bring Engaging Content To People At Home City News Service contributed to this report Published on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 | 4:45 pm 28 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Business Newslast_img read more

first_img TAGScommunituCoronavirusCovid 19healthNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement COUNTY Limerick domestic abuse support services have added their voices to a major new TV, Radio and Social Media advertising campaign to tackle the serious issue of domestic violence. The campaign seeks to reassure victims that services are ‘still here’, and that victims are being prioritised during the COVID-19 emergency.Denise Dunne, spokesperson for Adapt Services Limerick, a Safe Ireland frontline member service, said:Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We welcome the timely, new Government awareness and information campaign on domestic violence, called Still Here. The most important message is that we are open and working to help protect women and children here in (county) Covid-19 brings challenges but we are re-configuring and finding new, creative ways to help keep women safe.”“During Covid-19 we are being reminded that we are all in this together. The response to domestic violence can be no different. This campaign is also asking people to be vigilant, to keep in touch with friends and family, to be aware that homes may not be safe, and to be a voice in looking for support at a time when a survivor not be able to use hers because of being isolated or controlled with an abuser.”The new ads were developed by the Department of Justice and Equality who collaborated with frontline services.The powerful ads depict the reality for victims of domestic abuse when their home is no longer a safe place.  One of the radio ads (link at note to editors – for use if required) depicts a mother trying to reassure her child that their effort to hide from their abuser is just a game of ‘Hide and Seek’ while the other features a male victim trying to communicate his plight to the emergency services.  The TV ad meanwhile portrays a woman’s attempt to keep in contact with her friend through a video call being interrupted by her abusive partner.Speaking about the campaign, Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan said:“We would all like if these scenarios were fictitious or exaggerated but sadly, they aren’t. They conjure up a strong sense of the victims feeling trapped. The very place we have all been sent for safety because of COVID-19 – ‘home’ – is anything but safe for some people, and these ads recognise that. However It is vital that victims realise that services are still there and the law is on their side.’The ads carry the message to victims that services are still available despite the COVID-19 emergency.  However Minister of State David Stanton made the point that they can also fulfil another function:“I hope these ads will serve as a reminder to those of us who do feel safe at home to check in on any friends or relations who we have even the smallest worry about.  We need to tell them that we are still here for them.”Minister Flanagan continued:“I also want to say, unequivocally, to all abusers that the rigors of the law are also ‘still here’.  There is nowhere for perpetrators to hide. Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has made the point on a number of occasions recently that Gardaí are prioritising domestic abuse.  The same is the case for the entire civil and criminal justice system. We stand together with our NGO partners in our support for victims of domestic and sexual violence during this difficult period.’The Department has provided an additional allocation of over €196,000 to community and voluntary groups to support their work and is also funding the making and airing of the ad.Information on services and supports for victims is available on a new website www.stillhere.ie Twitter NewsCommunityHealthLimerick domestic abuse supports still in place despite COVID-19By Staff Reporter – April 20, 2020 120 WhatsApp Print Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport center_img Previous articleWATCH: Knockfierna beat Gerald Griffins to Claim West Junior TitleNext articleNew Limerick initiative ‘Lean on Me’ to help customers support their favourite local businesses Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions Facebook Email Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student populationlast_img read more

first_img Pinterest INTO calls for a renewed focus on reducing class sizes Facebook The INTO says a quarter of Irish promary pupils are in supersize classes.At present, the Department of Education provides a teacher for every 27 pupils, however, the Irish National Teachers Organisation says more than 130 thousand children are in classes of 30 or more, representing almost 24% of the total.In Donegal, the figure is 4,200, representing almost 23%, slightly below the national average.The INTO is calling on the next government to reduce class sizes to 22 over the next 5 years.John Boyle is the Vice President of the INTO, He says some junior infant pupils in his Dublin school are in classes of 34…………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/boyleclassizes.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published By admin – April 25, 2016 Homepage BannerNews LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter Previous articleStoke awaiting details on the full extend of Shay’s injuryNext articleInvestigation launched following death of farmer in bull attack in County Tyrone admin center_img WhatsApp Facebook GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme WhatsApp Google+ Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

first_imgTop StoriesResults For Compartment Students Of Class XII Will Be Declared On Or Before October 10: CBSE Tells SC [Read Order] Sanya Talwar24 Sep 2020 12:08 AMShare This – xCentral Bureau Of Secondary Education (CBSE) informed the Supreme Court today that it shall declare results of those students of Class 12 who took compartment exams on or before October 10.A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar & Sanjiv Khanna took note of this and stated that in light of this submission, the grievances have been dealt with by the authorities.It is pertinent to note that the…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?LoginCentral Bureau Of Secondary Education (CBSE) informed the Supreme Court today that it shall declare results of those students of Class 12 who took compartment exams on or before October 10.A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar & Sanjiv Khanna took note of this and stated that in light of this submission, the grievances have been dealt with by the authorities.It is pertinent to note that the UGC also enunciated a fresh calendar and new guidelines so as to equip compartment students to be able get admissions on account of the delayed examinations amid the pandemic. The affidavit of the UGC stated,”The last date for completing the University admissions process is October 31 and the last date for admissions to fill up remaining vacant seats shall be November 30, 2020. Further, the Guidelines contemplate provisional admissions wherever necessary (with the relevant documents of the qualifying examinations being accepted upto 31.12.2020)”The last compartment examination will be conducted on September 30.Today, Senior Advocate Vivek Tankha along with Advocates Avishkar Singvi, Sanjay Kumar Dubey, Tanvi Dubey and Pranaya Goyal expressed their gratitude before the bench towards the authorities for taking into account the grievances of 2 lac students who are taking the compartment examinations.On Tuesday, the bench asked CBSE & UGC to work in tandem and coordinate on the date of declaration of the results and cut-off date for admissions to universities respectively so that students taking compartment examinations till September 29 can avail admissions in universities.The bench had then noted that these are exceptional circumstances and that both CBSE & UGC should work in coordination to accommodate students who are currently taking compartment examinations. Accordingly, the CBSE & UGC have been asked to take instructions on the issue aforementioned by September 24, Thursday.Senior Advocate Vivek Tankha appeared for the student petitioners and argued that if the students who are taking compartment exams are unable to avail college admissions, the exams shall be a fruitless exercise.In the present plea, petitioners are challenging the CBSE’s decision to conduct compartment examination and seek revising of the cut-off dates for admissions of students of classes X and XII who are taking these exams in September.On the last date, Senior Advocate Vivek Tankha, appearing had submitted that generally compartment exams are held before the college admissions.”The most important thing is that if we don’t get admission in colleges after the compartment exams are done, then our entire year gets wasted”, he submitted.”I want my Lord’s empathy. Create some room for them to get admission. This is their first attempt. It’s not their second or third attempt”, he urged. He prayed that a direction be passed to give students provisional admissions in universities.The bench then replied that notice will have to be served on all Universities for considering such a relief. At this point, Tankha suggested that the Union of India can issue necessary directions in that regard.Accordingly, the Court had directed that the copy of the petition be served on the Union of India.The bench also took up the plea filed on behalf of around 2,10,000 students who were placed in the compartment category, after CBSE declared the result for the said classes, based on an alternate evaluation method, in July this year.On September 4, a bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna had directed the CBSE to file an affidavit in reply by September 7, clearly stipulating the scheme of the examination and the way it is to be conducted amid the COVID-19 pandemic situation.Last month, the top court had dismissed a plea seeking directions to the C.B.S.E to ensure that Petitioners and other students of class 10th and 12th in the compartment category, are not forced to appear in the compartment examination during the peak of COVID 19.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

first_imgNews UpdatesCOVID-19- “Extricate Every Single Drop Of Your Strength And Dedicate Yourself To The Protection Of Your Own People”: Uttarakhand HC To State Govt. Sparsh Upadhyay12 May 2021 5:31 AMShare This – xUnderling that under Article 21 of the Constitution of India, it is the foremost duty of the State to protect the lives of the people, the Uttarakhand High Court on Monday (May 10) issued a slew of specific and general directions to the State Government regarding COVID management. The Court further pulled up the state government over its lack of preparedness to deal with the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Despite the fact that in January 2021 the scientific community kept on warning about the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the State did not pay any heed…Surprisingly, despite the fact that the State is reeling under COVID-19 pandemic for the last one and a half year, there seems to be lack of planning on how to tackle the pandemic. “, a division bench comprising Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice Alok Kumar Verma observed. State Did Not Pay Heed To Expert Warning About COVID Second Wave : Uttarakhand High Court Pulls Up State Government The Court also noted that for certain mistakes committed, for certain negligence shown, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a gargantuan proportion both in the State, and in the entire nation. Significantly, the Court said, “Although, the Government is trying its level best to fight the pandemic, but being the guardian of the people, it has more onerous duties to discharge vis-à-vis its people both under the constitutional mandate, and political exigencies.” Therefore, the Court remarked, “The State Government has to extricate every single drop of its strength, and every single penny of its finances, and to dedicate itself to the protection of its own people. Until and unless the health and the well-being of the people is guaranteed by the State, no State can progress. Good governance, needless to say, requires imagination, planning and implementation of the plan.” The Court also observed that the State Government, and the people would have to tread very carefully while dealing with the pandemic and the people will have to follow the SOPs scrupulously. The directions issued by the Court The State Government shall increase the number of COVID-19 testing labs, especially in Haridwar district. In case the number of testing labs cannot be increased, the State Government should immediately take steps for releasing COVID-19 Mobile Testing Vans throughout the State. People living in the hilly regions of the State should be tested as expeditiously as possible in order to understand the extent of the pandemic, and its dangers. The State should also consider whether the time has come for turning the 20 colleges and hotels into isolation/quarantine centers. State Government should plan the establishment of more temporary hospitals, especially in big towns like Dehradun, Hardiwar and Haldwani. Even in middle-sized towns, like Ramnagar and others, Dedicated Covid Health Centers/Care Centers need to be established on war footing. ‘The State Government should correspond with the Central Government, and seek the permission of the Central Government to retain the oxygen tanks being produced within the State, as per its quota, rather than being asked to transport oxygen tanks from Jamshedpur in Jharkhand, and from West Bengal. The State Government should also consider the possibility of importing oxygen concentrators with the cooperation of the Central Government. The State Government should ensure that those, who are manufacturing adulterated and spurious drugs, are charge-sheeted for offences under Section 27 of 23 the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940. The Drug Controller of the State is directed to ensure that the Drug Inspectors inspect the drug stores, and try to discover those, who are hoarding such vital drugs such as “Remdesivir Injection”, and those who are black marketing this vital anti-viral injectionThe Government must ensure that the SOP issued by the Char Dham Management is adhered to strictly. Moreover, the steps required for implementing the said SOP should be worked out immediately by the Government in association with the Management of the Char Dham. The State Government is directed to take strict action against the private hospitals who are exorbitantly charging the COVID-19 patients such erring hospitals. Read other reports: State Did Not Pay Heed To Expert Warning About COVID Second Wave : Uttarakhand High Court Pulls Up State Government Why State Forced To Procure Oxygen From Other States, When It Has 3 Production Units Of Its Own? Uttarakhand High Court Asks Centre Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderTagsUttarakhand High Court COVID-19 COVID Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan Justice Alok Kumar Verma second covid wave Next Storylast_img read more