Delhi HC Directs Delhi University To Request Affiliated Colleges To Expedite The Process Of Evaluating Answer Sheets

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi HC Directs Delhi University To Request Affiliated Colleges To Expedite The Process Of Evaluating Answer Sheets Karan Tripathi15 Sep 2020 5:28 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has directed the Delhi University to issue a letter to the Principals of all the affiliated colleges emphasising the urgency of the matter and requesting them to expedite the process of evaluating the answer sheets. The Division Bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad has further directed the University to provide comfort letters for…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?LoginDelhi High Court has directed the Delhi University to issue a letter to the Principals of all the affiliated colleges emphasising the urgency of the matter and requesting them to expedite the process of evaluating the answer sheets. The Division Bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad has further directed the University to provide comfort letters for undergraduate students who are seeking admissions in Universities abroad. Today, the Dean of Examinations informed the court that around 900 students approached the University seeking comfort letters to be sent explaining the delay in declaration of results to both the Universities in India and abroad. Out of these, 272 requests were for comfort letters to be sent to the foreign universities. The court informed the University that it only needs to address the requests received for foreign universities as the University Grants Commission has already asked the Indian Universities to not to ask for results from students seeking admissions in postgraduate programmes till the revised academic plan is received. For postgraduate students seeking admissions in foreign universities, the court highlighted that the Delhi University shall be declaring the results of students on its online portal on September 28. The court emphasised that the results shall be uploaded on the University’s letterhead along with the digital signature of the concerned authority, and it shall not carry an rider stating that these results are provisional in nature. ‘Students shall be able to utilise these online results in whatever way they want to’, the court said. For the undergraduate students seeking admissions in foreign universities, the court noted that comfort letters will be issued to the concerned universities directly in the format decided by the Grievance Redressal Committee. While issuing the comfort letters, priority should be given to students on the basis of cut-off dates prescribed by the foreign universities. Next Storylast_img read more

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton Sets B’way Dates

first_img Hamilton Related Shows View Comments from $149.00 Star Files Lin-Manuel Miranda Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton is officially heading uptown! Although it was at one point speculated that the acclaimed new tuner would transfer to the Great White Way this season, it will instead move this summer, making it eligible for next year’s Tony Awards. The show will complete its run at the Public Theater on May 3 and will begin previews on July 13 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (the Broadway home of Miranda’s 2008 musical In the Heights). Opening night is set for August 6.Miranda, who plays Alexander Hamilton, will be joined by his co-stars Christopher Jackson as George Washington, Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr, Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton, Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton, Daveed Diggs as Marquis De Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson and Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler. Casting will be announced at a later date for the role of King George, which is currently played by Something Rotten’s Brian d’Arcy James. d’Arcy James will depart the off-Broadway production on March 1; a replacement for the remainder of the Public Theater run and subsequent Broadway transfer has yet to be confirmed.Directed by Thomas Kail and featuring a book, music and lyrics by Miranda, Hamilton is inspired by the book Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. The new musical follows the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America, from bastard orphan to Washington’s right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country’s first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all make appearances in the tuner about America’s fiery past.The off-Broadway production began performances at the Public on January 20 and opened officially on February 17. The Broadway-bound cast also includes Carleigh Bettiol, Ariana DeBose, Sydney James Harcourt, Sasha Hutchings, Thayne Jasperson, Stephanie Klemons, Jon Rua, Seth Stewart, Betsy Struxness, Ephraim Sykes, Andrew Chappelle, Alysha Deslorieux, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Javier Muñoz, Okieriete Onaodowan and Voltaire Wade-Greene.The musical’s cast album will be recorded this summer; details for its release will be announced later. last_img read more

Fan reactions to Syracuse’s 71-62 win over Iona

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Former Antiguan Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer Turns Down Knighthood

first_imgCMC Spencer, the third prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda and the first political leader of the main opposition United People’s Progressive (UPP), said that he was in the process of communicating his position officially to the government. But Spencer, 71, who buried his mother on Thursday, told the Observer Media group that he would not be accepting the award. A statement issued after the weekly Cabinet meeting said that Prime Minister Gaston Browne, has commenced discussions within the Cabinet to award the “erstwhile representative from the St. John’s Rural West Constituency, Mr. Baldwin Spencer, a knighthood during the Independence Celebrations on November 1, 2020”. Spencer, who was first elected to parliament in 1989 and was re-elected during five consecutive elections thereafter or up until 2018, when he retired from elective politics, served as Prime Minister from 2004 to 2014. Former prime minister Baldwin Spencer has reportedly turned down an offer of a knighthood that would have been awarded on November 1 during this year’s independence celebrations. Information Minister Melford Nicholas told reporters that the discussions, which are taking place through the Office of the Attorney General, have already started and “once we have concluded those, the official nomination will be consideration, and hopefully it could be as soon as this year’s independence celebrations”.last_img read more

Betting on Sports announces eight conference tracks ahead of September event

first_img Related Articles SBC Events has increased its focus on industry leading content and thought leadership debate at this year’s Betting on Sports conference (#boscon2017 13-15 September) to meet the demands of organisations sending staff from multiple areas of the business.The second incarnation of the largest international sports and betting trade conference will introduce no fewer than eight conference tracks combined with a larger dedicated space for innovation showcase, product display and networking.To accommodate more than 1,000 senior executives, the event will be taking place at the Olympia Conference Centre in West London, incorporating three conference rooms, reception and exhibition area for 50+ exhibitors, meeting rooms, and a dedicated area for the newly integrated Betting on Esports event.Conference day 1 (Wednesday 13 September) opens with the ‘Leaders in Betting’ track that covers key aspects around sports betting business and management such as trading, marketing and affiliates, while ‘Betting on Esports’ – sponsored by Millennial Esports – will explore brand ambassadors, data issues and moving into a more regulated future. At the same time, ‘Betting on Racing’ will be assessing media rights and international racing from the UK perspective.After the break, delegates will be treated to more leadership updates around social media responsibility, as well as the best ways to embrace the challenge of an increasingly global industry. Betting on Racing, in conjunction with the Racing Post, will continue with a look at in-running opportunities and the future model for greyhounds, while ‘Betting on Innovation’ will take over from Esports to provide a detailed look at new themes and products across the industry.Conference day 2 (Thursday 14 September) will also feature four new tracks across the three conference rooms. The day starts out with ‘Sport in Focus’ which will cover integrity in tennis, cracking the cross-rugby code, courting appeal for basketball and the value of sponsorship and promotion around the biggest fights in boxing.However, for those delegates prepared to pass up this opportunity for specialist sports insight, the morning’s ‘Betting on Regulation’ will engage in a high level discussion around regulation, compliance and data protection, while ‘Betting on Esports’ resumes with a quest to stamp out the cheats, and figure out how to work with land based casinos in Las Vegas.Given the increased focus on political betting markets in 2017, with punters trading huge amounts of money around the elections in France, UK and the US, ‘Betting on Entertainment’ will provide a fittingly topical start to the final afternoon, before exploring the art of creating a good entertainment or ‘novelty’ market.The second afternoon will also see the bet365 sponsored ‘Betting on Affiliates’ track, focused on channel diversification and selling your affiliate business. For the affiliate and media companies, which accounted for more than 15% of the senior delegates at the Betting on Football conference at Stamford Bridge in May, this leads nicely into a data session covering the impact of the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on affiliate-based businesses.Tier 1 and Tier 2 operators such as Bet365, Betcart, BetStars, Betway, ComeOn, Danske Spil, EnergyBet, Intertops, Mr Green, Mybet, LeoVegas, Paddy Power Betfair, Sky Betting & Gaming and William Hill provided an example of how to embrace this range of content at the recent Betting on Football conference, by sending staff from multiple departments to attend concurrent sessions and make use of an exhibition area populated by more than 1,000 delegates from over 40 countries.Mr Green commented: “For us, SBC Events like Betting on Sports have become a platform for education, knowledge, business deals and networking. Their conference first approach has proven valuable to us, and we realise that we need to send several people to maximise ROI from all the content, as well as benefit from networking activities and explore new products and services available to us.”Andrew McCarron, SBC Managing Director, added: “It’s important for operators, supplier and industry stakeholders to embrace the Betting on Sports conference as a platform of opportunity. We emphasise the importance of high level content and knowledge, but this year we are also growing the number of networking activities and exhibition space. In short, this event has plenty on offer to satisfy the need of a number of divisions within your organisation, be it sales, marketing, product, trading, legal, finance or tech.”Tickets for Betting on Sports 2017 are on sale at a 50% off early bird rate until 15 JuneClick here to buy your ticket for an event covering everything related to sports and betting, which this year includes full day tracks dedicated to Betting on Racing and Betting on Esports. Submit Share Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Share Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

COUNCIL WARN PEOPLE NOT TO BURN IN BACKYARDS

first_imgDonegal County Council is reminding householders and businesses that the burning of waste often known as “Backyard Burning’ is illegal.Backyard burning is the uncontrolled burning of waste, which is frequently carried out in backyards in a barrel or open pile, or even waste burned in open fires, ranges or other solid fuel appliances.It also applies to burning waste in a ‘home or garden incinerator’ that are frequently advertised. This activity in any of these situations is illegal. Backyard Burning is illegal and is an offence under the Waste Management Act 1996-2008, the Air Pollution Act 1987, and the Waste Management (Prohibitions of Disposal by Burning) Regulations 2009.BonfiresIt is also an offence for householders or businesses to supply waste materials to parties collecting materials for ‘Bonfire Night’, and, it is illegal to give waste to a person that does not have a waste collection permit.Donegal County Council is currently undertaking an audit of certain businesses to ensure that there is compliance under the relevant legislation and to ensure that waste materials are not supplied for the practice of burning on bonfires. While traditionally wood and straw were used on bonfires in recent times materials such as tyres, mattresses, furniture, plastics, metal etc are burned on bonfires. Providing waste material for burning on a bonfire is a committing a criminal offence.The burning of waste is not only harmful to the environment but it is also harmful to our health. When waste materials are burned on a bonfire or in a backyard environment harmful dioxins are created and released into the air that we breathe. ExemptionsThere are some exemptions under the regulations where burning is permissible. These are only in the case of some agricultural wastes namely uncontaminated (free of dangerous substances, preservations, or other artificial impregnation or coating) wood, trees, tree trimmings, leaves, brush, or other similar waste generated by agricultural practices. The disposal of these permitted wastes by burning are permitted provided the farmer looks at all other reasonable options before burning and gives advance notice to the Local Authority before burning.  COUNCIL WARN PEOPLE NOT TO BURN IN BACKYARDS was last modified: October 24th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BACKYARD BURNINGDonegal County Councillast_img read more

Sharks coach weighs in on debate over whether Erik Karlsson is a good teammate

first_imgOTTAWA, Ontario — Erik Karlsson eased the tension at his first press conference in Canada since September’s trade to the Sharks by sitting down at the podium and cracking a joke that everyone in the local media understood: “the time is nigh.”In the 24 hours leading into his presser in Ottawa, a clip of the two-time Norris Trophy winner walking out on the Canadian media in Toronto Wednesday night went viral on social media and was played in a loop on sports television. As Karlsson stepped into …last_img read more

Down with Human Evolution Just-So Stories

first_imgStories of human ancestors around campfires evolving larger brains by eating meat or caring for animals often sound themselves life campfire stories.  For example, Jeremy Hsu in Live Science speculated that “Caring for Animals May Have Shaped Human Evolution.”  A cute girl with a puppy adorns the article.  “Our love of all things furry has deep roots in human evolution and may have even shaped how our ancestors developed language and other tools of civilization.”  For another example, see the 06/10/2010 entry on why humans became hairless.    Paleoanthropologist John Hawks has had enough of this tale-telling.  “‘Just-so stories [are] driving me crazy,” he exclaimed in a rare outburst against reporters and those in his own field on his John Hawks Weblog.  Responding to one such story, the idea that eating meat gave humans bigger brains (12/20/2009), he showed how to ask skeptical questions: “How did meat make us smarter?  Is it a magical meat property?  If I fed enough meat to the local deer, would they get smarter?”  He did not reject the evolutionary tales outright: “These are serious hypotheses with literature and evidence supporting them,” he claimed, but then he blushed on his colleagues’ behalf: “I just wish that they could be reported in a way that made it sound like paleoanthropologists are skeptical scientists!”Thank you, John.  Join our campaign to clean up science by ridding it of storytelling.  Just watch the ground under your feet.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Airbus A380 cabin package adds 80 seats.

first_imgEuropean plane-maker Airbus is giving airlines the option to cram 80 more seats into its passenger-friendly A380 superjumbo with a new package of “cabin enablers’’ that includes its derided 11-abreast seating.Some of the changes provide more room for the seats by modifying the cabin layout while others squeeze more people into each row.The average seat count on an A380 in operation today is 497 — below the suggested count of 550 — and the extra space has made it a popular choice with passengers.But the pressures that have delivered passengers low fares also mean carriers are seeking new ways to generate revenue and this includes boosting the seat count on aircraft.With sales of the A380 stalled and the rise of a new generation of fuel-efficient twin-engine aircraft, Airbus is looking at ways of making the giant plane more attractive.The new package, released at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg,  would allow airlines to carry 575 passengers in a four-class configuration.It includes new forward stairs that would provide for 20 more passengers in business, premium economy and economy class.The stairs would be relocated from door one to door two and the entrance to the staircase would be combined with that of the lower-deck crew rest.A combined crew rest compartment would provide space for three more premium economy passengers by moving the existing pilot crew rest, located behind the cockpit in the mezzanine area of door one, with the facility on the lower deck.An aft galley stair module which would see the current spiral stairs changed to a square design provides space for 14 more passengers plus two additional food trolleys.An option to remove sidewall stowage would increase the wall-to-wall cabin width at foot-rest height and make space for 10 more business class seats in a herringbone layout.More contentious options include nine-abreast premium economy on the main deck, allowing for 11 more passengers, and the previous released 11-abreast economy layout on the main deck, which adds 23 seats.Premium economy varies between airlines. Qantas, for example,  currently offers a comfortable upper-deck seven-abreast layout on a two-three-two basis while Lufthansa offers eight abreast on the same deck in a two-four-two configuration.A nine-abreast configuration would presumably see a three-three-three layout, eliminating the popular double seats.Airbus said the main deck cross-section was allowing seat manufacturers to optimise their premium economy offerings to create “the industry’s most efficient and comfortable PE layout possible’’.More problematic is Airbus’ “innovative” 11-across concept involving a 3-5-3 configuration. Notwithstanding issues identified with the seats next to the cabin wall, this would put one passenger in the horror predicament of being in a middle seat with two people on either side.The A380’s biggest customer, Emirates, has already rejected the concept, which has the potential to do to the A380’s reputation what 10-abreast seating has done to Boeing’s 777.Airbus Commercial Aircraft executive vice president strategy and marketing Kiran Rao said the new package for A380 customers was a smart way to meet airlines needs “while improving the A380 economics with additional revenues and innovating in passenger comfort”.“Only the A380 has the economies of scale and development potential to efficiently solve the problem of increasing congestion at large airports while providing the best comfort for passengers,’’ he said. “The aircraft can also serve fast-growing markets and airlines regional airports, so we are adapting the aircraft to meet evolving market needs.”last_img read more

Altech UEC opens high-tech STB factory

first_img3 August 2011Technology company Altech UEC has opened a high-tech facility outside Durban with an annual manufacturing capacity of three-million digital set-top boxes (STBs), which are needed as South Africa and sub-Saharan African countries convert their television signals from analogue to digital transmission.With demand for STBs in South Africa expected to reach more than nine-million, and a further 30-million required for the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, the company has consolidated six buildings on two sites into a single, state-of-the-art, 13 500 square metre factory at Mount Edgecombe.“Our investment in this facility is in direct support of government policy,” Altech CEO Craig Venter said at the launch on Wednesday. “Not only are we employing people in the factory, but services such as packaging, delivery and installation will create tens of thousands of small business opportunities in the years to come.“In the process, people will acquire new skills, equipping them for the next wave of ICT innovation and development.”Economic spin-offs destined to be hugeVenter said the economic spin-offs are destined to be huge – from technical support to retailing – while the increased demand for broadcast content, especially regional-based programming, will create more jobs for local content producers and their supply chains.“New jobs will be created all down the delivery chain, while millions will be able to benefit from better education and communication through new electronic means,” said Venter. “Digital migration creates an opportunity to build a globally competitive export sector that is an objective of the [government’s] Industrial Policy Action Plan.”Venter said the new generation STBs would enable millions of people in South Africa and the wider region to access digital television.Resuscitating local research and developmentVenter said ICT innovation, driven by intellectual property, was a “cornerstone of global competitiveness”. There was therefore a need to resuscitate local research and development and, while a South African Silicon Valley might be far-fetched, poverty could only be eradicated by economic growth, which depended on competitiveness.“In a world where everybody has access to the same technological tools, competitiveness depends on how the technology is applied to harness information and create new knowledge,” he said. “People and countries who can meet these demands are the ones who succeed.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more