J&K Judicial Academy Conducts Online Training Programs

first_imgNews UpdatesJ&K Judicial Academy Conducts Online Training Programs LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK16 May 2020 12:29 AMShare This – xWith resolution of difficulties created by COVID-19 pandemic not appearing to be in sight, some of the judicial academies have resumed their academic activities on Web and App based communication platforms. Continuing Judicial Activity related training programmes have started picking up pace. J&K Judicial Academy has also resumed its activities by organizing online training programmes 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?LoginWith resolution of difficulties created by COVID-19 pandemic not appearing to be in sight, some of the judicial academies have resumed their academic activities on Web and App based communication platforms. Continuing Judicial Activity related training programmes have started picking up pace. J&K Judicial Academy has also resumed its activities by organizing online training programmes for the Judicial Officers and Induction Trainees. These training programmes are being conducted as live Webinars attended by the Judicial Officers of all ranks and the Induction Trainees. Since physical gathering, in the wake of need for social distancing, is impossible, live Webinars is the only available option. Ms. Justice Gita Mittal, the Chief Justice High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and the High Court Committee for Judicial Academy, headed by Justice Rajesh Bindal are taking keen interest in seeing that time available with the judicial officers is utilized gainfully in academic pursuits and that there is a continuity of activities of intellectual development. They personally joined the live sessions of the webinars and made very useful interventions and provided effective inputs for skill development of the judicial officers. Some short term and medium term plans have been put in place in this regard, and Judicial Academy has been geared up to utilize available resources to achieve the desired results. Since the regular court processes are on restricted mode, judicial officers find some time available to be utilized for academic pursuits which they would find difficult in normal times with lot of case workload. J&K Judicial Academy in last two days organised Webinars on “Stress Management” conducted by eminent Resource Person Dr Harish Shetty, and “Role of Referral Judges in the Mediation Process” conducted by Ms. Veena Ralli a renowned Advocate Mediator and organizing Secretary of ‘Samadhan’, Delhi High Court Mediation Center. Series of Webinars shall continue till the return of normalcy in the courts’ functioning. Dr Harish Shetty is a renowned clinical psychiatrist from Mumbai, who is a regular resource person of National Judicial Academy and various State Judicial Academies. He is working in the conflict areas and is on advisory panels of many Government Institutions. He talked about the science of stress and the psychological impacts the stress has on the human body and mind. He also identified the peculiar circumstances created by COVID-19 pandemic in which people are compelled to follow the norms of social distancing that is antithesis to the normal human behaviour. He addressed the issue by guiding the judicial officers to adopt to the new normal by bringing about some small adjustments in the personal preferences and social behaviour. Dr. Shetty exhorted that the pandemic has given an opportunity to everyone to think, introspect and tinker with the lifestyle to achieve life long peace of mind and social harmony. He also addressed the specific job related stress issues of the judicial officers. Judicial officers cleared their doubts and queries were ably responded by the resource person. Ms. Veena Ralli is known to be one of the top ranking Mediator and Trainer based in Delhi. She has made remarkable contribution in the field of mediation. She told the participants that mediation is the most important mechanism to achieve greater peace in the society by conflict resolution. In her presentation on the Role of Referral Judges in Mediation Process she highlighted the importance of understanding the effective resolution of disputes through ADR modes, especially the Mediation. She talked about the important role a judge seized of the matter, in initiating and culminating the process of mediation. She stressed that process of mediation starts with the effective intervention of and ends with final authority to be exercised by the judge. The scope of mediation is to be explored by the judge and his effective intervention can bring the parties to the institution of mediation, and then it depends on the effectiveness and the quality of intervention of the mediator that can bring peace to the warring parties. She referred to various judicial pronouncements of the Supreme Court and High Courts, that have led to understanding the field of mediation and have given fillip to mediation becoming an effective tool in resolution of disputes. Referring to M/S Afcons’s judgment handed down by the Supreme Court, the resource person highlighted that it is required by the judicial officers to understand as to what kind of cases are fit for reference to mediation or for that matter any other ADR mode, for effective resolution, and it is also to be understood that every matter coming to the court is not fit to be disposed of under regular litigative processes. Use of ADR modes effectively is otherwise also helpful to the judicial system to take off unnecessary steam out of its pressure cooker situation.Next Storylast_img read more

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PP12 Arrives in Philippines

first_img View post tag: Arrives View post tag: PP12 View post tag: Philippines Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval PP12 Arrives in Philippines View post tag: Navy June 19, 2012 Military Sealift Command’s hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived in the Philippines June 18, to begin the second host nation visit of the Pacific Partnership 2012 (PP12) mission.Now in its seventh year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual humanitarian and civic action (HCA) mission in the Asia Pacific region and is designed to strengthen regional partnerships and enhance a collective ability to respond to natural disasters and crisis.PP12 is scheduled for a four-and-a-half month deployment with visits to the host nations of Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia. This year’s Pacific Partnership participants represent a multinational, multi-organizational team that includes joint military and civilians from Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Japan, Malaysia, Peru, the Netherlands, and the United States; non-governmental organizations (NGOs) including Global Grins, Latter Day Saints Charities, Project Handclasp, Project Hope, University of Hawaii Schools of Nursing and Engineering, University of California San Diego Pre Dental Society, and World Vets.At the invitation of the Republic of the Philippines and in partnership with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), these participants will employ their collaborative HCA capabilities to provide medical, dental, veterinary, public health services, civic engineering, and disaster response activities to help the local communities of Northern and Western Samar, including San Isidro, Calbayog and Catbalogan. Working with local community leaders, the Partnership will provide a tailored approach to humanitarian and civic action projects as well as subject matter expert exchanges enabling the communities to better prepare to respond in crisis.“Developing a plan and having a clear public information campaign will definitely help the next time a disaster strikes,” said Capt. James Morgan, mission commander for PP12. “I like to call this ‘preparing in calm to respond in crisis,’ which is the motto of Pacific Partnership 2012.”This is the third return visit for USNS Mercy to the shores of Samar. Calbayog city hosted the Mercy and crew of Pacific Partnership 2008, and this year also marks the 25th anniversary of Mercy’s maiden voyage and first visit to Calbayog in May of 1987.“We have enjoyed looking at the historical photos of Mercy’s visit to Samar in 1987,” said Capt. Timothy Hinman, commanding officer of the medical treatment facility hospital aboard Mercy. “We are very happy to be returning to Samar to celebrate this very special silver anniversary.”Mercy will remain anchored offshore due to her large size and depth compared to the Calbayog pier facilities. At a length of 984 feet, Mercy will move patients, doctors and nurses, and crew back and forth using two 33-foot utility boats, 12 to 16 hours per day, ferrying passengers from ship to shore and back. “This is a challenging and unique mission that requires an advanced level of seamanship, dedication and sensitivity,” said Capt. Olmsted, Mercy’s civil service master. “My crew is looking forward to participating in the shore mission as well, assisting with specialized engineering projects and subject matter exchanges.”Immediately following the December 2004 tsunami that struck Oceania and the Indian Ocean basin, the U.S. hospital ship USNS Mercy was deployed to support international relief efforts. Now in the seventh year, Pacific Partnership is aimed at strengthening regional relationships with Southeast Asian and Oceania nations that might be called upon to respond to natural or humanitarian disasters.Pacific Partnership 2012 is led by three different element commanders: Capt. James Morgan, mission commander for Pacific Partnership 2012 and commander of the San Diego-based Destroyer Squadron SEVEN; Capt. Jonathan Olmsted, of the Military Sealift Command and Mercy’s civil service master; and, Capt. Timothy Hinman, commander of the medical treatment facility, which is responsible for the hospital and providing care aboard Mercy and on shore.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, June 19, 2012; Image: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today PP12 Arrives in Philippines last_img read more

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News story: UK Government local coronavirus testing site opens in Aberdeen

first_imgThe testing centre is being operated in partnership with Mitie and will offer self-administered tests.Simon Venn, Chief Government & Strategy Officer, Mitie, said: UK Government minister for Scotland, David Duguid, said: A new walk-through coronavirus testing centre has opened in Aberdeen. The new facility is being provided by the UK Government as part of a UK-wide drive to continue to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for local communities.The centre, in the University of Aberdeen’s Roy Strathdee building, will offer pre-booked tests for those with coronavirus symptoms.The new site is situated so as to be easily accessible without a car. Those being tested will be required to follow public health measures, including social distancing, not travelling by taxi or public transport, practising good personal hygiene and wearing a face covering throughout, including while travelling to and from the testing centre.Anyone attending an appointment at a walk-through testing site will be provided with guidance on getting to and from the test site safely, with additional support for vulnerable groups and people with disabilities.Testing at the new site will start today [24 September], with appointments made available each day.Testing is available only for those with coronavirus symptoms – a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to sense of smell or taste. Anyone with one or more of these symptoms should book a test at https://www.nhsinform.scot/campaigns/test-and-protect or by calling 0800 028 2816.This latest UK Government site is part of the largest network of diagnostic testing facilities created in British history, which now comprises 75 drive-through sites, 112 walk-through sites, 258 mobile units, home testing and satellite kits and network of Lighthouse laboratories.Anyone testing positive for the virus in Scotland will be contacted by contact tracers to help them trace their contacts. This will help people to identify who they may have been in close contact with, protecting others from further transmission. Close contacts of those testing positive will also hear from contact tracers, asking them to stay at home for 14 days to prevent them from unknowingly spreading the virus. They will be advised to also book at test if they develop symptoms.UK Government Health Minister Lord Bethell said: Our new walk through sites offer communities better access to coronavirus testing, so everyone with symptoms can get a test. This new site is part of our ongoing work to expand testing across the UK to deliver 500,000 tests a day by the end of October. Please book a test if you have coronavirus symptoms: a new continuous cough, a high temperature and a loss or change in sense of smell or taste. Everybody should continue to think hands, face, space, and follow the advice of contact tracers if you are contacted – this is the only way we can return to a more normal way of life. Baroness Dido Harding, Interim Executive Chair of the National Institute for Health Protection, said:center_img We continue to expand testing to make sure that everyone with symptoms can get a test, with our new walk-in sites making it even easier no matter where you live. This new site forms part of our national testing network, which has the capacity to test more than a million people a week and is growing all the time. If you have symptoms of coronavirus, I urge you to book a test today and follow the advice of contact tracers if you are contacted to protect others around you and stop the spread of the virus. This is a national effort and we are proud to be working with a number of partners to turn this ambition into a reality and roll out additional capacity to where it is needed. The UK Government is committed to helping all parts of the UK fight coronavirus and providing people in Scotland with testing facilities. This new walk-through centre in Aberdeen city centre, funded by the UK Government, will play a key part in tackling the virus in the North East of Scotland, and joins our existing drive-through facility at Aberdeen Airport. Testing will play a vital part over the coming months, helping to manage local outbreaks and protect livelihoods. This walk-through centre will help people in Aberdeen get tested quickly. As I saw for myself when I visited our Inverness and Aberdeen drive-through centres this month, these sites are not possible without the hard work of many people, and I would like to thank everyone involved in getting this new centre open. Our priority during the pandemic is to support the nation’s efforts to fight COVID-19 and help keep the country running. Testing is a critical part of the UK’s strategy to combat coronavirus and we’re proud to support the Government with this vital task. A big thank you to all the NHS staff, Mitie employees and other frontline heroes in Aberdeen, who are working tirelessly to keep us all safe.last_img read more

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Watch Bob Weir’s Acoustic Performance At United Nations Development Programme Event

first_imgRoyal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway recently visited New York for a few days to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which operates to eliminate poverty around the world. Our own Bob Weir was tapped to play at the event, and he did so with a solo acoustic performance. The guitarist/vocalist sifted through Grateful Dead originals, along with covers of Robert Johnson and Bob Dylan that are regularly in Weir’s repertoire.The UNDP has shared professional video of the performance, which you can watch below.Setlist:  Bob Weir | Philips Auction House | New York, NY | 12/5/16Loose LucyWalkin Blues (Robert Johnson Cover)When I Paint My Masterpiece (Bob Dylan Cover)The Other OneThrowing Stoneslast_img

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Faculty Council meeting held April 10

first_imgOn April 10, the Faculty Council discussed consultation and communication, academic integrity, and HarvardX’s impact on campus.The council next meets on April 24.  The faculty next meets on May 7.  The preliminary deadline for the May 7 meeting of the faculty is April 16 at noon.last_img

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Goodbye, Santa Fe! Corey Cott Looks Back on His Newsies Journey

first_img Newsies Corey Cott How do you feel now that you’re leaving? All of those things, but above all, eternally grateful. What skills do you think are required for future job applicants? A sense of natural leadership. Jack is a natural leader. He doesn’t force leadership or take it. It happens in a very organic way. What was the highlight of your time at this job? Tough question. The Tonys were up there for sure (we presented at the 2013 Tony Awards). My Broadway debut was better than I ever imagined. But honestly, the highlight was marrying my beautiful wife. I think about her during my work every single day. Also, five different couples were married within the first year of Newsies. I felt like I was part of some weird Broadway marriage club or something. What will you miss most about the job? I will miss looking every single one of those guys in the eye every night, and bringing truth to the story that inspired so many. I will miss singing Alan Menken’s sweeping score and Jack Feldman’s brilliant lyrics. I will miss Jack Kelly, for sure. He has inspired me in so many ways, specifically regarding courage. Most of all, I will miss the people. Relationships are the most essential part of any experience, and we really created something very special. What was the easiest thing about the job? Creating onstage relationships. I care about every single guy and girl like a brother and a sister outside the show. That energy easily flows onto the stage every night. What are three words you would use to describe your experience at the job? Cathartic. Marathon. Educational. What advice would you give to future employees in your job position? Jack is an incredibly complicated, charismatic, funny, genuine, passionate 17-year-old kid who has a worldly wisdom most teenagers don’t have. I would encourage anybody playing the role to find as many colors to him as you can, specifically regarding his youth. His super-objective is easy: To go to Santa Fe. Therefore, for me, personalizing Santa Fe became the most essential aspect of playing Jack. My faith is incredibly important to me, so every night Santa Fe became heaven. How do you think you’ve grown during your time at this job? I’ve grown immensely. I probably won’t know how much until a few months post closing. I’ve definitely grown as an actor, as a singer, as a performer. But I think I have grown the most as a friend, a brother, a husband, and simply, a man. I have so much deep love for my cast and the people who created this show. For the rest of my life, this show will live in my blood. I have no choice but to love those I have been lucky enough to share it with. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 24, 2014 View Comments What was the hardest thing? No matter what it is, performing the exact same thing every single day for 2 years in a row, 800 something odd times, and making it look like it is the very first time, is outrageously difficult. In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are asked to sit through an “exit interview” with HR about their time at the company. Although that concept doesn’t exist for Broadway performers, we think it’s fun to check in with stars as they finish up a successful run. Corey Cott and the cast of Newsies will pirouette off into the sunset on August 24 after over 1,000 performances on Broadway. As Cott says farewell to Santa Fe, he reflects on making his Broadway debut, performing at the Tony Awards, being part of the Newsies “marriage club” and more. How did you feel when you first got the job? Elated. Shocked. Excited. Scared. Pumped. Star Files Related Showslast_img read more

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Dinner From the Backyard, the LOAP Team Learns to Forage

first_imgWhen I told Ben we were going to forage for dinner, he was skeptical. My sister, who lives in Deep Creek Lake, Md., was going to guru us around her 5.5-acre property, teaching us how to feed ourselves if we didn’t have the Rovr Cooler. We thought we would be traveling far and wide, digging through decomposing tree stumps, and scaling branches to get to their fruit. In reality, we never lost sight of the house. Reade, my sister, told us you often step over highly nutritious greens to get into the grocery store to buy less nutrient dense lettuce packaged in plastic. There is a wide variety of edible plants, and if you’re outside, there’s probably one within arm’s reach. Below is a recipe for a salad made from the backyard, and a few hints and tips to start foraging on your own!Pictured in this photo is Reade holding a wild strawberry, and Roxy holding a blade of grass. It is a steep learning curve when foraging, always go with someone knowledgeable, or bring a lot of books!Speaking of books, here are a few to get you started! You can also try out PlantNet, a mobile app that helps you identify native wildlife.Not only can you eat plenty of things you are probably stepping on, there are many plants with healing properties.  Pictured above is yarrow, which is traditionally used for anti-microbial and styptic (helps staunch blood) properties.It’s always good to forage with a buddy! Looking for plants can take you well off the beaten path, and two brains are better than one for getting back to the trail. It is also good to forage with mesh or loosely woven cotton bags (not pictured) to spread spores from any mushrooms collected.Pictured above are mature wine caps (Stropharia rugosa-annulata). Picking the younger, smaller ones can lead to a delicious side dish or salad topping. Don’t forget your mesh bag!In our amateur foraging hour, we found the highly sought after morel mushroom! The taste lives up to the legend, did someone say umami? Ben said umami.  Featured in the salad above is:Local lettuce (grown in the garden)Wild violets (leaves and flowers, purple and white)Sheep sorrel (lemon taste)Wood sorrel (lemon taste)Chickweed (high in omega 3s)Dandelion greens and flowerArugula (very spicy)Garlic mustard (eat your invasives)We found all these things in Reade’s backyard and ate a wonderful salad after only a few minutes of walking around. No grocery store needed.Make sure you are positive on your identification before consuming, it’s best to do some research or have someone who is confident in their skills before consuming. You are responsible for your own foraging safety and health! Thanks Reade!Like the gear we’re rockin’ ?  Check out the clothing from La Sportiva,  featured in the images above!last_img read more

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Fridays on the Fly: 5 Best Fly Fishing Subscription Boxes

first_imgWhat do beef, razors, clothing, bacon, carnivorous plants, and fly fishing gear have in common? You can get boxes of them delivered to your door every month. It’s a fascinating time we live in.While subscription boxes aren’t a new thing, a number of fly fishing companies have jumped on the bandwagon in recent years, providing a new way to beef up your tackle box. While they may not be a go-to source of tackle for the die-hard fisherman, they provide a new way to try out new gear. From different fly patterns and styles to gear and stickers, these five fly fishing subscription boxes (say that five times fast), hold a little something for everyone.Photo: PostFly1. Post Fly – $19.99/moHailed as the original monthly fly box, Post Fly is leading the pack, both in quality of products and presentation. These things just look so damn good. They have five different boxes and two plans to choose from, regular and guide series. Every box comes with a select assortment of flies, based on your location and season. Every box comes with a new leader, stickers, a guide, Trout Unlimited (TU) subscription, and accessories. They even offer a monthly fly tying box for those next-level fly fisherman looking to tie their own. If you’re not into the subscription thing, you can order products via their online store as well.2.  The Fly Crate – $14.00/moThe Fly Crate features three plans for trout that range from 6-12 flies, including a TU subscription, stickers, and a guidebook. Their bass plan, aptly named The Bucketmouth, features bass-specific flies and information. Like Post Fly, you can order flies, gear, and more via their online store (no subscription needed). For every 6 flies purchased, they donate one fly to Project Healing Waters two percent of all sales to help support disabled veterans.3. Precision Fly Fishing – $19.99/moBased in Holly Springs, Pennsylvania, Precision Fly Fishing offers four types of subscription boxes: Trout, Warmwater, Saltwater, and Steelhead/Salmon. A fly tying box is in the works and will be on doorsteps soon. Boxes include everything from flies specific to where you’re fishing to the gadgets you need on the water. Subscriptions start at $19.99 a month, and of course, you get discounts for purchasing months in bulk. Like their competitors above, they offer items for sale individually in their online store. However, if you are a subscription member, you’ll get discounts on additional items you’d like added to your box.4. Freestone Bug Box – $15.95/moBug Box has a nice ring to it right? With the Freestone Bug Box, you get a dozen flies, an informative fly list, and a bonus item shipped to your door every month. Your new assortment of trout-hookers is delivered in a well packaged, reusable fly box. As an angler, I’m sure you’re aware that there is no such thing as too many fly boxes, right? If you’re looking for saltwater or bass flies, the options above are better suited for you. Freestone Bug Box only offers one subscription and they target one type of fish; trout.5. Lucky Tackle Box – $25.99/moWhile their primary focus is on bass and gear fishing, they feature one fly fishing subscription. Every box comes with a card breaking down the flies included and a guide teaching you how to best use them. While it may seem limited, the Lucky Tackle Box is curated by Umpqua; the company responsible for creating some incredible fly patterns.Pro Tip:  These folks run specials, bonuses, and other introductory offers. Simply subscribing to a newsletter when you go to order can get you an extra pack of flies, discounts, and more.While a subscription box might not replace your local bait shop or outfitter, it’s a great way to get your hands on some new gear you might not otherwise try.Justin Forrest is an outdoor writer, fly fishing addict, and co-founder of Narrative North—based in Asheville, N.C. He posts pictures of cats and fishing on Instagram sometimes.last_img read more

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West Babylon Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 36-year-old West Babylon man was killed in a motorcycle crash on the Hospital campus of Stony Brook University.Suffolk County police said Jason Ross was riding a motorcycle when he crashed into another vehicle on Health Sciences Drive near Stony Brook University Hospital at 8 a.m. Friday.The victim was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The other driver was not hurt.Sixth Squad detectives impounded both vehicles and are continuing the investigation.last_img

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Retail takes the lead as best property investment

first_imgTo access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week. Would you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletterslast_img

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