‘Law Ministry Should Respond To Collegium Recommendations Within Reasonable Time’ : Supreme Court Seeks AG’s Statement On 55 Pending Names

first_imgTop Stories’Law Ministry Should Respond To Collegium Recommendations Within Reasonable Time’ : Supreme Court Seeks AG’s Statement On 55 Pending Names LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK25 March 2021 12:28 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday sought a statement from the Attorney General for India KK Venugopal as to when the Central Government will decide on 55 collegium recommendations for judgeships in High Courts, which have been pending for a long time.A bench comprising Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Surya Kant sought the AG’s statement on April 8.Justice Kaul…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 Supreme Court on Thursday sought a statement from the Attorney General for India KK Venugopal as to when the Central Government will decide on 55 collegium recommendations for judgeships in High Courts, which have been pending for a long time.A bench comprising Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Surya Kant sought the AG’s statement on April 8.Justice Kaul told the AG that he has prepared a chart with respect to the pendency of collegium recommendations at the level of the Ministry of Law and Justice on an all-India basis.”There are 45 names which have been recommended by High Courts but not sent to (SC)collegium. There are 10 names cleared by the Collegium which are awaiting notification.When do you propose the 45 names for collegium and when will you notify the 10 names for appointment?”, Justice Kaul asked.Justice Kaul observed that “there should be be a reasonable time frame for Law ministry to respond, after recommendations have been made by the collegium”.”There are names we have cleared but the law ministry has not cleared them yet since more than 6 months”, Justice Kaul added.”My learned brother has prepared a chart, which will be forwarded to you. You make a statement about the time frame within which these 55 names(45 + 10) will be decided”, CJI Bobde told the Attorney General.The AG agreed to make the statement by the next date of hearing, April 8.The bench was considering the case PLR Projects Ltd vs Mahanadi Coalfields Pvt Ltd, which is a transfer petition in 2019 seeking to transfer to Supreme Court a case from the Orissa High Court on account of the lawyers strike there. While considering the case, the Supreme Court had delved into the issue of pendency of collegium recommendations at the Ministry level.In December 2019, a bench comprising Justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph had passed an order in the case stating that the persons recommended by the High Court collegium, which are approved by the Supreme Court Collegium and the Government, should be appointed within 6 months.On an earlier hearing of the case in 2019, the bench had commented that nearly 40% sanctioned posts of High Court judges were lying vacant, and urged the Attorney General to take steps to expedite the appointment process. “…The convention laid down is that an endeavour should be made that recommendations for vacancies are sent six months in advance. This is an aspect which the Chief Justices of the High Courts would look into. This period of six months arises from the expectation that the said period would be enough for processing the names from the recommendation stage till appointment. Thus, sending names six months in advance would be meaningful only if the process till appointment is complete within six months which is a work the Government must attend to”, the bench had said in an order passed in November 2019.Next Storylast_img read more

WHO reports 30 Ebola cases in Sudan

first_imgJun 11, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – The outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in southern Sudan had increased to 30 cases with seven deaths as of yesterday, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today. See also: The outbreak has grown slowly since it was reported in Yambio County of Western Equatoria province in May, according to WHO reports. The agency originally reported 19 cases with four deaths on May 24. By Jun 7 officials said there were 28 cases with seven deaths. A total of 157 contacts of patients are being followed up, the WHO said. In addition, “intensive social mobilization activities are being carried out” to contain the outbreak. These include workshop for teachers, counseling for patients and their family members, and distribution of educational materials in schools and community centers. WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2004_06_11/en/last_img

Slumping Pitt falls to Cincinnati 66-63

first_imgOUTPLAYED—Cincinnati’s Jaquon Parker (44) shoots over Pittsburgh’s Dante Taylor (11) in the first half of the NCAA college basketball game Jan. 1, in Pittsburgh. No foul was called. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) by Will GravesPITTSBURGH (AP)—So much for Pittsburgh’s dominance at the Petersen Events Center.And in the Big East too.The reeling 22nd-ranked Panthers fell to surging Cincinnati 66-63 on Sunday night, their third straight defeat overall and third at home in the last six weeks.“We can’t make excuses,” coach Jamie Dixon said. “We need to find a way. We have the guys to get it done.” Maybe, but Pitt isn’t getting it done at the moment.The Panthers (11-4, 0-2) turned it over 17 times and made just 5 of 19 3-point attempts against the undersized Bearcats.Nasir Robinson led Pitt with 19 points and 10 rebounds and Ashton Gibbs added 18 but the Panthers struggled at times without injured point guard Travon Woodall, who sat out with lingering groin and abdominal injuries.“We’ve just been missing shots and not taking advantage of opportunities,” Gibbs said. “And turnovers, especially today. We had too many turnovers and they capitalized on them. We made too many mistakes and they just took advantage of it.”Cincinnati (11-3. 1-0) overcame a distinct size advantage to win their sixth straight despite missing forward Yancy Gates, sitting out a sixth and final game for his role in a bench-clearing brawl against Xavier on Dec. 10.JaQuon Parker scored a career-high 21 points and Sean Kilpatrick added 19 as Cincinnati won in Pittsburgh for the first time in 33 years.“All this was (done) with relentless effort by the guys,” said Bearcats coach Mick Cronin. “You watch those guys play you think ‘How are they doing it, they’re so small?’”The answer? A heavy dose of fullcourt pressure and a dash of fearlessness.The Bearcats have eagerly embraced their new frenetic style, pushing the pace at every opportunity and using their quick hands to disrupt the opponent’s offense.“”Playing four guards is actually kind of easier for the press, because everyone on our team is really fast and really athletic,” Kilpatrick said. “We use that to our advantage.”Cincinnati didn’t back down against the suddenly vulnerable Panthers, never panicking after getting down by eight points early. Instead they kept shooting, kept getting their hands in passing lanes and kept frustrating Pitt in the process.Pitt drew within three on two free throws by John Johnson with 40 seconds to play but couldn’t take advantage after Parker and Kilpatrick clanked the front end of two 1-and-1s.Johnson was called for an offensive foul to end one possession. Gibbs missed a 3-pointer on Pitt’s next trip but the Panthers got the rebound and called time out with 2.4 seconds remaining. Lamar Patterson’s 3-pointer from the top of the key wasn’t close and the Bearcats poured off the bench in celebration.How bad are things going for the Panthers? They’re suddenly beatable at home.Pitt started the season winning 55 of its last 57 home games but has lost at the Pete three times in the last six weeks. Long Beach State raced by Pitt on Nov. 16, then Wagner stunned the Panthers two days before Christmas.Gibbs made 7 of 15 shots but couldn’t find the range when the Panthers needed it most.“We tried to eliminate him beating us,” Cronin said. “We didn’t all the way…but down the stretch we made it really, really hard on him.”last_img read more

Olympia Harbor Days Tug of the Month: Danni K

first_imgFacebook159Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Les EldridgeDANNI K was built in Seattle in 1916 by Alex Callerm for the Snohomish River Boom Company of Everett, Washington.  Originally named the George S., she boomed and towed logs out of the Swinomish Slough (now the Swinomish Channel) for several years.Tug DANNI K at Olympia Harbor Days 2018. Photo credit: Karla FowlerFrom 1959 to 1971, she changed ownership four times. In 1971, she was renamed the Millard T. Fillmore after the 13th president of the United States. The author is pursuing more information of the choice of President Fillmore as a name, as it appears to be a surprising selection. Fillmore is not regarded as a highly respected national leader, although his term of office was memorable and contributed to several important federal decisions and laws, and indeed is thought by many to be a major factor in the eventual advent of the American Civil War.Fillmore was a strong advocate and shaper of the Compromise of 1850, which codified slavery among new states as they entered the Union, and the same holds true for the Fugitive Slave Law, which required federal action to return runaway slaves to their owners.  Even though Fillmore was an anti-slavery New Yorker, he believed his slavery support actions were central to holding the Union together, his primary priority.  His actions, however, marked the demise of the Whig Party, and the inception of the largely pro-abolition Republican Party.The Tug Fillmore was purchased by Albert Freeman in 1973. He stored her, unused for 40 years, in covered moorage on the shores of West Lake Union, Seattle, and sold her in 2013. In 2016, the present owner, Dan Cadman, bought her and renamed her DANNI K, after his granddaughter.DANNI K is 36 feet in length, with a beam of 11 feet and draws 5 feet. Her hull and decks are steel-clad. Her original 32-horsepower gasoline engine was replaced in 1957 by a war surplus Grey Marine 671 General Motors Diesel airshift, also known as a “Screamin’ Jimmy,” originally designed for US Military water craft and tanks in WWII. This two-cycle engine generates 165 horsepower, with redundant fuel filtering and bilge pumping capacity.DANNI K raced in the Small Tug category in the 2017 and 2018 Olympia Harbor Days vintage tug races.  As she was the oldest tug in the 2018 event, that had not previously been selected as a logo tug, she was bestowed the honor of Logo Tug for the 2019 Olympia Harbor Days Tugboat Races and Festival where dock side tours of the tug are offered.  Skipper Dan Cadman now uses the tug as a pleasure craft and offers harbor tours and light towing work.  Tug DANNI K is moored at the Quartermaster Harbor, Vashon Island, Washington.  Contact [email protected] for tour information.Tug DANNI K racing at Olympia Harbor Days 2018. Photo credit: LG Evans Maritime ImagesSources:  Interview with Dan Cadman, 2017, 2018.  West Coast Workboats, Archie Satterfield, Sasquatch Books.  Ships of the Inland Sea, Gordon Newell, Binford and Mort.About Les Eldridge:  Les is president of the South Sound Maritime Heritage Association and author of a number of maritime histories, a series of novels on the American Civil War at sea, and a book of humorous verse. The Tugs at the Capital City, Volume 1, a collection of Tug of the Month stories was published in 2018. He lectures frequently ashore and afloat, and narrates the OHD races each year.  In 1989, as a Washington State Centennial Commissioner, he chaired the Commission’s Maritime Committee.  For more, see EldridgeSeaSaga.com.Tug of the Month is sponsored by Olympia Harbor Days Tug Boat Races and Festival, an Olympia Kiwanis Club event free to the community.  It takes place every Labor Day weekend on the Olympia waterfront since 1974.  All Tug of the Month stories can be found at www.harbordays.com/blog.   For festival information, see www.HarborDays.com, or on [email protected]  Questions to Executive Director Carol Riley at [email protected]last_img read more

You can smell that home cooking, and the Leafs like it a lot after sweeping three NDCC games against Grand Forks, Creston and Osoyoos

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsJust think what might happen if the Nelson Leafs played all of their Kootenay International Junior Hockey League games at home?Can you say victory party down Baker Street?I knew you could.The Leafs continue to take care of business at the NDCC Arena, using two-goal performances by Nik Newman and Brent Norman to edge the defending KIJHL Champion Osoyoos Coyotes 5-3 Sunday afternoon in the Heritage City.The win increases the lead for Nelson in the Murdoch Division to three points over idle Beaver Valley and five over third place Castlegar.“I’d say we had a good (three games) with great (contributions) from everyone all weekend,” said Leaf head coach Frank Maida when asked if the teams like its home cooking.Nelson’s secret to its early success has been to get off to a good start.The Leafs employed the strategy Friday against Grand Forks, out scoring the Bruins 4-1 during the opening frame.Saturday against Creston, two goals in the first period stake the home side to a 2-1 lead.Sunday Norman scored twice while Newman and Colton Malmsten added singles around goals by Zach Lindsay and Thierry Martine of the Coyotes to give the Leafs the two-goal advantage.After a scoreless second period Newman gave Nelson a three-goal lead with his sixth goal of the season.Lindsay, with his second of the game, cut the margin to two less than a minute later on the power play.But Leaf goalie Andrew Walton slammed the door on the Coyote shooters to register his third win of the season.“Everyone is buying into the program . . . they’re buying into the systems and working hard in every game,” Maida said about the key to the early season success.Nelson, improving to 4-1-0-1 at home, out shot the Coyotes 34-31.And the home stand continues Tuesday when the Leafs face Murdoch rival Beaver Valley at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.“It’s very important to establish a good home record,” Maida said. “It helps the players gain confidence.”“We’ve got a lot of rookies on this team so having them play well helps them gain that confidence,” Maida added.Sprinkled amongst the rookies are a few seasoned veterans. The Leafs added another veteran to the mix when the team acquired Jonathan Petrash via the free agent marker.The 20-year-old defenceman had been released by the Calgary Canucks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.Once Maida got wind of the news, he quickly put in a call to the 6-foot, 192-pound red head.“I calledl Jonathan and told him we’d like him to come to Nelson and be one of our leaders,” Maida said. “Jon’s played for Simon (Wheeldon) and I so he knows our systems and it’s the same system that Calgary plays and has played excellent since he arrived.”EXTRA TIME: The Leafs played the game with only five defencemen after roster players Patrick Martens and Colton Schell were game-time scratches due to injury. The result saw Cameron Dobransky move up to the forward line. . . .Leaf winger Brett Norman moved up to second in Nelson scoring with his three-point game [email protected]last_img read more

HEAT THE ROCKS TAKES ON TURF FOR THE FIRST TIME SATURDAY; POTENT PAIR HOLLENDORFER AND TRUJILLO TEAM AGAIN IN $200,000 XPRESSBET CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS AT 1 MILE ON TURF

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2015) – Leading trainer Jerry Hollendorfer will once again pair with jockey Elvis Trujillo when he sends out Heat the Rocks Saturday in the Sunshine Millions Xpressbet California Cup Oaks for 3-year-old fillies at a mile on turf.Though she has never raced on turf, 3-year-old Heat the Rocks has run well at a mile, running second in her last out, the Soviet Problem Stakes Dec. 7. The filly by Unusual Heat and out of the Tribal Rule mare Rockella is owned by Hollendorfer, Brett Tahajian and George Todaro. Bred in-part by Hollendorfer and Todaro as well, Heat the Rocks is 4-1-2-0 overall with earnings of $90,160.Hollendorfer will also send out Light One, a horse from his Golden Gate contingent in Saturday’s Oaks. The Comic Strip filly comes off a 5 ½ furlong maiden special weight win at Golden Gate Dec. 27; her first start with trainer Hollendorfer.Owned by Gatto Racing, LLC, USA Thoroughbred Racing Management, Inc, Gray, et al, she is 2-1-1 lifetime with earnings of $27,040.Northern-California based trainer Steve Specht has the most experienced filly in the gate with Swiss Skimmer, who has run the mile distance in her last four outings in an eight race career. Coming off a maiden special weight win at Golden Gate Dec. 14, the Swiss Yodeler filly is owned and bred by Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams.She is 8-1-1-3 overall with earnings of $41,103.Second going a mile on turf in a maiden special weight at Santa Anita Jan. 1, Doug O’Neill’s Silver Starlight will break from the far outside with new rider, French import Flavien Prat.The filly by Marino Marini is owned by Neil Haymes, Michael Ryan and Sterling Stables. She is a maiden with a second and a fourth from two starts and $14,560 in earnings.Tim Yakteen and Phil D’Amato will send out Patsy G and Me and Sheer Pleasure respectively off six furlong maiden special weight wins at Los Alamitos Dec. 19.The complete field for Saturday’s Xpressbet California Cup Oaks, to be run as the fifth race on a ten-race card, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Patsy G and Me, Drayden Van Dyke, 117; Singing Kitty, Aaron Gryder, 117; Swiss Skimmer, Frank Alvarado, 117; Heat the Rocks, Elvis Trujillo, 117; Sheer Pleasure, Kent Desormeaux, 117; Light One, Rafael Bejarano, 117; Tribal Express, Alonso Quinonez, 117; Silver Starlight, Flavien Prat, 117.                Special first post time on Saturday of 12:00 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:00 a.m.last_img read more

Jurickson Profar returns to Texas confident after getting tips from a legend

first_imgARLINGTON, Texas — Jurickson Profar’s arrival to Globe Life Park was a lot different than what he is used to.Before this season, getting to the stadium was second nature for Profar. He would leave his nearby rented home and jump in his car, drive to the player parking lot, and go through the same tunnel every home game to get to the Texas Rangers clubhouse for nine years. Now a member of the A’s, Profar had trouble just finding the visiting locker room.It’s different coming to the other side …last_img

Global whale watching workshop

first_img3 March 2004Deputy Environmental Affairs and Tourism Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi will open the first International Whale Watching Workshop in Cape Town on Thursday.The workshop aims to develop international scientific advisory frameworks for the proper management of whale watching globally, to ensure that the negative impacts of eco-tourism are minimised.Department spokesperson Zodumo Mbuli said particular focus would be on coastal communities living within whale-watching spots, and their involvement in the management of such areas.The workshop is supported by the International Whaling Commission (IWC), and will see scientists and managers working together for the first time to try to find solutions to issues around sustainable whale watching.National and international participants include marine resource and conservation managers from both governments and NGOs, with approximately 12 countries attending the workshop.South Africa was chosen as host country because of its experience in shark cage tourism as well as whale watching both in the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal provinces.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Brand South Africa calls on citizens for humanitarian support following a massive fire in Alexandra

first_imgJohannesburg, Friday, 07 December 2018 – Brand South Africa calls on citizens for humanitarian support following a massive fire in Alexandra (Alex) on Thursday, 06 December 2018. The Johannesburg emergency services managed to distinguish the blaze preventing further damage to the area.The fire has displaced hundreds of people, according to emergency services spokesperson, Nana Radebe, “at least 500 shacks have been destroyed, leaving 150 families displaced”.Brand South Africa calls on all to unite, play their part and assist with providing humanitarian support in the form of food, water, shelter which can be delivered to Alex and the Sandton fire station. It is imperative now more than ever to be reminded that “a nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.”Brand South Africa applauds Gift of the Givers who are on site in Alex providing aid and have moved a mother who gave birth yesterday and another with four children who lost everything in the fire, to their Logistics Centre in Bramley.In a statement Gift of the givers said; “our teams are registering the rest of the victims and transporting them to a nearby hall where we are providing food, bottled water, blankets and mattresses. During the course of today, further appropriate interventions will be effected”.Gift of the Givers on-site contact person, Emily Thomas 083 652 0315.last_img read more

Urban Airship’s In-App Purchase for Android Goes Live

first_imgRelated Posts This morning, Portland-based Urban Airship commercially launched its In-App Purchasing Product for Android. The company describes the service as a “last mile” offering for developers that simplifies the process of integrating in-app purchasing features within Android applications. The new service is similar to Urban Airship’s in-app purchases services for iOS, which launched just 18 months ago. Since then, the company has enabled over 2.8 million transactions.Urban Airship says it designed its in-app service for Android while participating in Google’s in-app beta test program, developing its features alongside Google’s in preparation for this launch. Tags:#Android#apps#mobile sarah perez The new In-App Purchase for Android service offers the following features:Dynamic content: The Android Market limits application size to 25 MB, but apps using Urban Airship In-App Purchase can grow beyond that. Developers upload paid and free content to the Urban Airship servers, and those servers deliver the content to the end user when it’s needed.Security: Urban Airship validates all purchase receipts before delivering content to the application.Versioning and updates: Urban Airship tracks updates to purchasable content and notifies users when updates are available. Developers can fix bugs in their updates without shipping an additional app update.The program complements UA’s recently launched Push for Android service, launched in March, which offers an alternative to Google’s default solution, C2DM. You can learn more about that service here.Urban Airship by the NumbersUrban Airship supports a large number of developers on the iOS, Android and BlackBerry platforms, and serves over 100 million mobile devices. To date, it has delivered over 2.6 billion push notifications in total, at a rate of 15 million push messages per day. Year-over-year, the company says the number of notifications it sends out has increased by 1,555%.With in-app purchases, as noted above, Urban Airship has delivered over 2.9 million transactions, and its customers make an average of 8,000 in-app purchases per day.Developers interested in signing up for the new Android service can do so here. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more