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Top Stories’District Level Advocates Provide Spine And Credibility For Judicial Administration’: Justice Chandrachud Launches Awareness Programme On E-Courts Nilashish Chaudhary25 July 2020 9:59 PMShare This – xSupreme Court Judge and Chairperson of the top Court’s E-Committee, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud on Saturday inaugurated the District Level Awareness Programme in Regional Languages on E-court services and E-filings along with manuals and tutorials for advocates to gain knowledge about the services available to them. Speaking at an event conducted online, Justice Chandrachud threw light…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 and Chairperson of the top Court’s E-Committee, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud on Saturday inaugurated the District Level Awareness Programme in Regional Languages on E-court services and E-filings along with manuals and tutorials for advocates to gain knowledge about the services available to them. Speaking at an event conducted online, Justice Chandrachud threw light on the vision of the E-Committee to ensure technology reaches each corner of the country and lawyers in the remotest districts could benefit from it. It was informed that this training programme for lawyers is part of a 2-pronged approach which the E-Committee has adopted. On one hand, the focus is on creating facilities through which litigants & advocates can access e-governance facilities, while on the other hand, members of the Bar need to be trained to make the most of these facilities. “Merely providing facilities won’t work unless the members of the Bar are duly trained to use the facilities”, stated Justice Chandrachud.J DYC- Now we don’t want these lawyers to remain where they are. We have moved from the age of old forms of transportation into new forms, & our young lawyers must be part of this movement.— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) July 25, 2020 Highlighting a number of initiatives taken by the Committee in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the realm of the Judiciary, Justice Chandrachud stressed on the need for these developments to permeate to each advocate, in each district. “This 2 pronged programme is based on the knowledge that there’s a technological divide in India. Those working in metropolitan cities have access to the best technology. But credibility & spine or backbone of judicial administration in the country is provided by advocates who work in district levels. The first interface of the citizen with injustice or their attempt to remedy injustice is when they contact a lawyer at the district level. Unless we carry every member of the Bar with us on this mission we can never succeed. This project is an attempt to spread knowledge of ICT initiatives to members of the Bar. So our target is to attain 100% computer literacy for members of the Indian Bar.” He further emphasized that the project was an initiative which could only succeed if members of the Bar not only embrace it, but take pride in it. Towards this end, it was informed, a training programme has been launched through which some “master trainers” have been trained intensively by the Committee, who have, in turn, trained a wider pool of trainers, to further impart training to lawyers in small districts. “The idea is to start a programme of creating trainers amongst advocates themselves”, added the Judge. Justice Chandrachud further asserted that it was the responsibility of the Court to create facilities for members of the Bar. Averring to lawyers who have come from very rural upbringings and have managed to migrate to the legal profession instead of being engaged in manual labour or agriculture, Justice Chandrachud urged that it was imperative to ensure that they do not remain stagnated. Therefore, he reiterated, facilities need to be in place for young lawyers to thrive, and the 2-pronged approach was an attempt in that direction. “It’s a great achievement for that person to have passed law school and come to court. Now we don’t want these lawyers to remain where they are. We have moved from the age of old forms of transportation into new forms & our young lawyers must be part of this movement. …We cannot expect that a young lawyer will have a laptop. Where does a young lawyer spend ₹40,000 to buy a laptop from? Surely in that case, we must provide an E-governance centre, where they can go avail these services. If anyone of them hasn’t gone to the best educational institutions, the Court should be the centre point for providing education, so they can easily learn.” This awareness programme is the first step towards achieving the aforementioned goal of the E-Committee, added Chandrachud J. The next step is to collect & prepare a list of all advocates throughout India, to communicate to them the services that are available, while the third phase is to train shortlisted advocates intensively by the E-Committee, to become master trainers among the advocates. “This 3-phased programme has been envisaged & we plan to complete it in the next few months with the help of all Bar Councils & District Bar Associations”, he informed.J DYC- we are now looking to extend this to all courts in the country. We have the National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG), which has 12.34 crore orders of pending & disposed of cases. We have these kind of stats, but we are not satisfied with this. This is only the tip of the iceberg— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) July 25, 2020 Speaking extensively on the issue of resumption of open Court hearings, Justice Chandrachud explained that the Committee of 7 Supreme Court Judges were looking in to the issue with due consideration of all aspects. He went on to state that the Committee has been drawing from opinions of eminent public health experts, and taking necessary steps consistent with the advice so received. Referring to the High Power meeting that took place on Friday, the Judge also said that the Committee had indicated that the move to resume open Court hearings would be “increasingly come to” when the curve flattens out. “The reason why we had to resort to virtual court hearings during the pandemic was because otherwise justice would have been shut down. We had absolutely no option when the country was in lockdown to prevent the spread of infection.” Justice Chandrachud went on to explain that while access to justice was extremely important, protecting each other from the spread of the pandemic was a major concern. In this light, he said- “In a way the Court is very different from any other office, either of the corporate India or of the Government. These (Courts) are places where 1000s & 1000s of people congregate every day. There are different stakeholders, including members of the Bar, litigants, staff and lawyers who come in multitudes. We have to ensure that while access to justice is open for all, at the same time we protect each other against the spread of this pandemic. So we are all in it together. I don’t believe that judges or any segment of our profession stands away from the other. What affects one part of our profession affects the other equally. We can’t exist without the other. You cannot imagine a judicial institution without the Bar anymore than you can imagine the judicial institution without the judges. And we cannot imagine this institution without the Court staff.” Moving on, the Chairperson of the Supreme Court E-Committee took note of the problems being faced by advocates regarding e-filings. Acknowledging the same, he called for cooperation from advocates in joining hands to understand the issues and together trying to find solutions. “We want all members to work with us, see the facilities which are available & to communicate your problems to us”, urged Chandrachud J. while assuring that whenever a problem is communicated, it is immediately conveyed to the National Informatics Centre in Pune, who usually rectify the same within 24-48 hours. Justice Chandrachud also touched upon the issue of live streaming Court proceedings, and informed that model rules for the same are being framed. “We’ve already framed model rules on video conferencing, on e-filing. A High power Committee has been constituted to frame a Standard Operating Procedure on digitization.” In conclusion, Chandrachud J emphasized on how the launch of the programme was an important step in spearheading knowledge of e-Court facilities & to make people aware of the range of free facilities available to them. “Want the junior most member of the Bar & the senior most member to seize this opportunity”, he urged. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
North Decatur High School Girls Varsity Volleyball beat Edinburgh Schools 3-0. 25-16, 25-17, 25-17Chargers move to 8-4 on the season beating conference opponent, Edinburgh!ND Scoring: Erika Kramer 14 kills, 2 aces, 11 digs; Olivia Bohman 7 kills, 2 aces, 10 digs; Emma Luttel 5 kills; Kara Muckerheide 26 assists; Sami Luttel 6 assists; Jenna Geis 3 solo blocks; Madelyn Bohman 11 digs.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Ashley Gauck.North Decatur Girls 8th Grade Volleyball beat Southwestern High School 2-0. 25-19, 25-19The 8th Grade girls improve on their season with a win against Southwestern.Teamwork and communication were key factors in their victory.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Becky Bingham.North Decatur Girls 7th Grade Volleyball beat Southwestern High School 2-0. 25-23, 25-23The 7th Grade lady chargers pulled off a very close battle against Southwestern last night.There were many hard-fought volleys that went back and forth with the impressive southwestern team.Hannah Gorrell and Sydney Rohls led the team in serves with 13 and 8 pts each. Claire Kinker led the defense in the back row with 15 digs. Kelsey Haley and Sydney Rohls played strong at the net with 6 hits and 2 blocks each.Everyone contributed to this very close game, that kept the fans on the edge of their seats.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Molly Waechter.
The president of the World Lebanese Cultural Union (WLCU), Mr. Ezzat Eid, has thrown out the challenge to Liberians to take over their own economy by investing more in business.Making the call while serving as a chief launcher of the Liberia Business Directory, Mr. Eid called on Liberians to invest more in the business sector as a way of contributing to the economy development of their country.According to the president of WLCU, it is the hope of the Lebanese community to see Liberians taking over their own economy and see what it takes to invest into business.The Liberian business climate is dominated by Lebanese businessmen including Ezzat Eid, and this has raised contention over the years that government allows foreigners to take over Liberian economy instead of empowering Liberians to take over their own economy.“I always tell my Liberian and Lebanese friends, when you are outside of business, you always criticize the business community. So, I want to encourage more Liberians to go into business and see what it takes to do business,” he said.Mr. Eid rejected claims by Liberians that Lebanese were taking over their economy. Reacting to his election as president of the WLCU, Mr. Eid attributed the successes of Lebanese businesses to being honest in loan repayments unlike Liberians, whom he said hardly repay the loans they receive.Mr. Eid, who is the general manager of the Royal Grand Hotel in Sinkor, said the launch of the LBD is very important and as such, it must be supported by all business people.The directory also gives historical details on Liberian trade and tourism, and its importance to schools, banks, hospitals as well as government institutions.The LBD is an important instrument for the development of trade and tourism. It lists government institutions, embassies, NGOs, business houses, hospitals, clinics, schools and churches with their telephone numbers and emails.Considering these details provided by LBD, Mr. Eid said it is an instrument that will be used to connect businesses, where customers, particularly first time investors, will need business partners.He told the business community to morally and financially support the project, noting, “We all know the importance of this directory, so supporting it is supporting our own businesses as well.”At the same time, Mr. Eid assured the LBD family of his full support as well as that of the Lebanese business community.Also speaking, Wynston O.L. Fallah, vision bearer and publisher of the Liberia Business Directory, said the process of writing the book is for everyone to have access to contacts of the places of business they desire.Mr. Fallah said the LBD covers the entire country and has added more value to the research to enable business people and tourists locate the right products and services.“As you know, being a publisher requires hard work and we are now celebrating the second edition of Liberia Business Directory, and we want this opportunity to encourage us to redirect our lives to trade and tourism. It took us two years to fulfill this dream of bringing LBD to the public and we hope it will play a positive role in many lives,” said Fallah.Mr. Fallah said, “This 2015 and 2016 edition of Liberia Business Directory will contribute to the ongoing discussions on the importance of business and tourism in Liberia.”He said business people and tourists will learn more about Liberia’s post-war development and how they can maximize their opportunities and reap the benefits of a good business directory.“We need your support to publish this business directory every year. This business directory will give Liberians the opportunity to employment, pay taxes and add value to Liberia’s trade and tourism industry. This does not happen automatically, we need your help,” he pleaded.However, Mr. Fallah used the occasion to extend his gratitude to Representative Edwin Snowe, Jr., Mr. G. Roosevelt Pratt, Madam Barkue Tubman, and many subscribers and people who helped to make the publication and launching a success.For his part, the director general of the Liberian Broadcasting System (LBS), Darryl Ambrose Nmah, thanked the publisher and the board for conceptualizing and putting the dream to a reality.Mr. Nmah noted that launching of the LBD is a big step in telling the story of Liberia’s economy.The launching of the LBD was attended by officials of government, including Commerce & Industry Minister Axel Addy and representatives from the American Embassy as well as other well-known Liberian business entrepreneurs.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest There is no doubt 2015 offered ample challenges for crop production. In many cases, the difficult year has left more questions than answers about increasingly tough decisions with inputs as margins tighten for 2016. The Between the Rows farmers from this year each faced specific challenges unique to their area and learned some different things to implement on their farms with regard to crop inputs.Matt Saal from Wayne County saw increased importance of inoculant use in the wet conditions he faced when chopping his hay crop early in the season.“Normally we just wait longer to get the forage drier when the moisture is high, but this year we have mowed and chopped in the same day a couple of times on the haylage because that is all the window we’ve had,” Saal said. “We have definitely put up wetter forage than we ever have this year and a good inoculant will help that more than forage chopped at optimal moisture.”With the extremely wet conditions in many areas, there was the potential for significant nitrogen loss this year, making it an interesting time to look at nitrogen inhibitors.“We did some experiments with nitrogen inhibitors and I think we need to look at that a little further. My gut is telling me that, based on the yield maps, there was not a great benefit to those. I am not sure nitrogen loss was the limiting factor for our corn,” said Ryan Lee from Union County. “The ears were filled out within a half-inch of the tip, which says that we were hitting maximum yield potential even though it wasn’t what we wanted. We got beat up early and the ear size was set. It was a year where you try to survive with corn and move on.”Conditions were even tougher to the northwest where Jeff Duling saw some of the most challenging conditions of his lifetime in the fields of Putnam, Hancock and Van Wert counties where he farms. Though yields on his farm were not great in some fields devastated by too much water, he knows things could have been worse. He gives at least some of the credit for the positive things that happened in his fields to his system of no-till and cover crops.“I didn’t see any reason to do much tillage this fall. I had to do some because we had some tile lines that settled out,” he said. “When we are probing these fields for tiling, you can push a probe down four feet in the fields that have had cover crops in them. In the fields with conventional tillage, I can’t probe in them. We actually have to take a backhoe in and start digging.”Whether farmers are experienced with planting cover crops or not, Duling thinks it is now a good time to give them a try.“There is quite a bit of money out there to do some experimenting with cover crops,” he said. “I am scared of all of the tillage being done around here. If we get a big goose-drowner where is all of this soil going to go? There is a lot of fertilizer out there and its not good when dirt starts moving.”Andy Rodefer is using some strategic tillage to add diversity to his Preble County fields next spring in response to the unique challenges of 2015 in his area.“After going through the wet spring, we were looking at doing more no-till to cut expenses, but we decided to go back and do some deep tillage so we have a little bit of each,” Rodefer said. “The no-till guys really did get hurt in this area this year because they lost a couple of days planting and deep tillage really paid this year. It isn’t always that way. I have never been through a season where five or six days difference in planting date made such a big difference in yield.”He also saw a real benefit to the use of fungicides.“We did some fungicide trials and found the corn was at least 10 bushels better with fungicide. In our fields that were going 220, it was more like 180 where we didn’t spray. We had fields where we put fungicide on corn with just Roundup and no other traits,” Rodefer said. “Where the traited corn in some situations was 40 or 50 bushels more than the Roundup corn, I also saw Roundup corn was only five to 10 bushels less with fungicide on it.”There were many examples of very significant yield benefits in hybrids with stacked traits this year for Rodefer and some of his seed customers.“We are not 100% sure why. We think there could have been some rootworm pressure, but the roots were so shallow and hurt this year from the rain, it is hard to tell. There are a few guys going to conventional corn to cut input costs but I am worried on the backside if they will truly save anything at the end of the day,” he said. “We had some customers that split fields with triple stack corn and conventional to make decisions for next year. Three out of those guys I talked to who did that said they would never plant conventional corn again because it yielded 20 to 30 bushels less. I am not saying that is everybody or every seed company, but that is what we are seeing. It just seems like the stacked traits take the stress better. It is a consistent thing we’ve seen. Occasionally we hear about the refuge doing the same as the triple stack, but 80% of the time I don’t see that. I think it depends on the hybrid a lot. The traited corn usually has better stalk strength too.”A careful look at these and other inputs will be increasingly important moving forward as margins continue to tighten after a tough 2015 on many farms.“I know some loyal seed customers who are really worried about where they are going to come up with the money to put out a crop next year,” Rodefer said. “I think guys are trying to decide what to do to save their input costs, but you need to be really careful about cutting corners.”
‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES “I don’t think coming to every game … we’re just going to blow teams out,” said Lassiter, who was one of the two cagers who did the heavy lifting for San Miguel Beer against Rain or Shine.“I know we have a big target but at the same time, we just got to keep working harder,” he added.Lassiter had a team-best 27 points to go with June Mar Fajardo’s 24. Four more members of San Miguel chimed in double-digit scoring performances.San Miguel Beer will try to haul its record up to an even .500 when it battles struggling Blackwater next Wednesday at MOA Arena.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt has nothing to do with coaching. It has nothing to do with chemistry. Whatever is bugging San Miguel Beer right now, Marcio Lassiter feels it can be remedied by a little more effort on the less glamorous parts of the game.“Defense,” Lassiter said matter-of-factly moments after the Beermen dropped a 108-98 defeat to Rain Or Shine on Friday night. “That’s No. 1. [And] we can’t seem to rebound. I’d say those two were the biggest things.”ADVERTISEMENT Ceres Negros signs up veteran Azkals defender Alvaro Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Five games into San Miguel Beer’s bid for a fifth straight conquest of the PBA Philippine Cup, the Beermen are tiptoeing on a 2-3 win-loss record. There is chatter on coach Leo Austria’s struggle to find the right mix of talent on the floor and on how introducing a star like Terrence Romeo into San Miguel’s “star-less” system has slowed the Beermen’s start, but Lassiter feels if the team starts grabbing rebounds, it would turn its fate around instantly.“If we can’t rebound, then we can’t play our up-tempo [style],” Lassiter said. “We can’t go out and play our game … not getting the defensive rebound.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesAgainst the Painters, the rulers of the PBA’s most prestigious tournament were outrebounded, 58-47.Lassiter knows the Beermen need to bring full effort into every game with every team in the field intent on ending their dynastic rule of the all-Filipino conference. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants MOST READ Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments
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Cinnamon just not enhances taste but significantly contributes in improving health by cooling the body by up to two degrees, according to research. The research published in the journal Scientific Reports said that the investigators used pigs for the study and found that cinnamon maintained the integrity of the stomach wall.“When pigs feed at room temperature, carbon dioxide (CO2) gas increases in their stomach. Cinnamon in their food reduces this gas by decreasing the secretion of gastric acid and pepsin from the stomach walls, which in turn cools the pigs’ stomachs during digestion,” said Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh, Professor at the RMIT’s School of Engineering. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe researchers have developed swallowable gas sensor capsules or smart pills which the by-product of digestion and could provide valuable insights into the functioning and health of the gut.“Our experiments with pigs and cinnamon show how swallowable gas sensor capsules can help provide new physiological information that will improve our understanding of diet or medicine. They are a highly reliable device for monitoring and diagnosing gastrointestinal disorders,” Kalantar-zadeh added.
Yesterday, the Deliveroo engineering team shared their experience about how they migrated their Tier 1 service from Ruby to Rust without breaking production. Deliveroo is an online food delivery company based in the United Kingdom. Why Deliveroo decided to part ways from Ruby for the Dispatcher service? The Logistics team at Deliveroo uses a service called Dispatcher. This service optimally offers an order to the rider, and it does this with the help of a timeline for each rider. This timeline helps in predicting where riders will be at a certain point of time. Knowing this information allows to efficiently suggest a rider for an order. Building these timelines requires a lot of computation. Though these computations are quick, they are a lot in number. The Dispatcher service was first written in Ruby as it was the company’s preferred language in the beginning. Earlier, it was performing fine because the business was not as big it is now. With time, when Deliveroo started growing, the number of orders increased. This is why the Dispatch service started taking much longer than before. Why they chose Rust as the replacement for Ruby? Instead of writing the whole thing in Rust, the team decided to identify the bottlenecks that were slowing down the Dispatcher service and rewrite them in a different programming language (Rust). They concluded that it would be easier if they built some sort of native extension written in Rust and make it work with the current code written in Ruby. The team chose Rust because it provides high performance than C and is memory safe. Rust also allowed them to build dynamic libraries, which can be later loaded into Ruby. Additionally, some of their team members also had experience with Rust and one part of the Dispatcher was already in Rust. How they migrated from Ruby to Rust? There are two options using which you can call Rust from Ruby. One, by writing a dynamic library in Rust with extern “C” interface and calling it using FFI. Second, writing a dynamic library, but using the Ruby API to register methods, so that you can call them from Ruby directly, just like any other Ruby code. The Deliveroo team chose the second approach of using Ruby API, as there are many libraries available to make it easier for them, for instance, ruru, rutie, and Helix. The team decided to use Rutie, which is a recent fork of Ruru and is under active development. The team planned to gradually replace all parts of the Ruby Dispatcher with Rust. They began the migration by replacing with Rust classes which did not have any dependencies on other parts of the Dispatcher and adding feature flags. As the API of both Ruby and Rust classes implementation were quite similar, they were able to use the same tests. With the help of Rust, the overall dispatch time was reduced significantly. For instance, in one of their larger zones, it dropped from ~4 sec to 0.8 sec. Out of these 0.8 seconds, the Rust part only consumed 0.2 seconds. Read the post shared by Andrii Dmytrenko, a Software Engineer at Deliveroo, for more details. Read Next Introducing RustPython, a Python 3 interpreter written in Rust Rust 1.32 released with a print debugger and other changes How has Rust and WebAssembly evolved in 2018