Delhi University Exams : After Delhi HC Nudge, DU Says It Will Start Final Year Exam Schedule From July 27, OBE From August 10

first_imgTop StoriesDelhi University Exams : After Delhi HC Nudge, DU Says It Will Start Final Year Exam Schedule From July 27, OBE From August 10 Karan Tripathi14 July 2020 2:13 AMShare This – xTaking note of the anxieties of the students, the Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the DU to expedite the conduct of the examinations.It observed that the delay in conducting the exams will adversely affect the career possibilities of the students.A bench comprising Justices Subramonium Prasad and Hima Kohli was hearing a batch of petitions challenging the exam schedules of…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?LoginTaking note of the anxieties of the students, the Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the DU to expedite the conduct of the examinations.It observed that the delay in conducting the exams will adversely affect the career possibilities of the students.A bench comprising Justices Subramonium Prasad and Hima Kohli was hearing a batch of petitions challenging the exam schedules of the University.During the hearing, the Court asked the DU , “Why is your exam schedules starting from mid August?Earlier you were ready on July 01”.The bench urged the DU to compress the timelines, and try to advance dates set for mocks, actual exams, declaration of results and conducting the physical exams.Following the suggestions from the bench, Professor Vinay Gupta, Dean of Exams, who was present via video conferencing, suggested that first mock test can be conducted from 27-29 July, and that the second mocks can be conducted from 1-4 Aug.The purpose of mock exams is to make the students familiar with the process, he explained. ‘We can also advance the final exams by 8 days and commence the same from Aug 10’, Prof Gupta said. The Court recorded the submissions of the University that it is agreeable to commence the exam schedule for final year students on July 27 and to start the Open Book Exams from August 10 and finish it by August 31.It will later submit an affidavit stating fresh date for declaration of results and conducting physical exams.The Court has granted time till July 17 to DU to submit an affidavit stating a fresh date for declaration of results for online exams as well as for conducting the physical exams. The matter will be next heard on July 22.The Court noted that as per DU’s proposal, the entire process of examination ends on September 8. “Why is it still September 2? It should be earlier”, the bench remarked.The Court has also asked the DU to try to advance the evaluation schedule, which, as stated by it, will commence from October 1.”We’re only trying to make you understand the anxiety of the students”, the court said. The bench also clarified that Court it will not interfere with the University’s decision to adopt a particular mode of conducting the exams, whether online or offline. ‘That issue is not in contention in the matters which are placed before us’, court said.Accordingly, the petition challenging OBE was remitted to the single bench.A Taxing Process .The DU stated that the postponement of the exam schedule is due to lack of technical prowess and inadequate experience of students in handling the online exams. It told the court that this year, a total of 80,0000 final year students from various branches and colleges will be attending online exams for UG Courses alone and out of these, about 95% of students have submitted their forms for online exams. The remaining students have been given the time until 25th July to submit forms for the examinations, submitted by the DU The verification of the identities of the students is also a huge task, asserted by the DU.’We are taking this much time for organizing physical exams as time would required for preparing venues, sanitizing the same , arranging the answer sheets, etc’, stated the DUDelay will affect the career choices of the students.The Court observed that, “Students can’t be kept on hold, the more you delay the more career choices are reduced” .The Court further asked the DU to consider the issue from the point of view of the students and prepare shorter timelines for the conduct of the exams.   Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Alecta anchors first close of emerging markets impact fund

first_imgSweden’s largest pension fund has provided the anchor investment for an impact fund co-investing in emerging markets loans.Alecta has committed $200m (€164m) to the fund, a spokeswoman for the occupational pension fund told IPE.The fund’s first close, at $250m, was announced today. This was $50m more than the minimum target, according to a statement from NN Investment Partners, which manages the closed-end fund.Three other investors, from the Netherlands and Sweden, had allocated to the fund alongside Alecta. IMAS Foundation, a sister foundation to the INGKA Foundation, which is the indirect owner of IKEA, was named as one of the original investors. Magnus Billing, Alecta CEOMagnus Billing, CEO of the SEK800bn (€77bn) Alecta, said: “To us, this is a good example of how we can fulfil our duty to create the highest value possible for the occupational pensions, as the fund meets both the required rate of return and creates measurable impact aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals.”NN Investment Partners said a second close was expeected later this year “as the proposition is easily scalable to $750m due to FMO’s annual new loan commitments of more than $2bn per year”.FMO Investment Management was set up in 2012 to develop funds and other structures to provide investors with access to the development bank’s “sustainable” emerging market investments.FMO said it directly contributed to three of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and indirectly delivered on additional goals. In the period up to 2025, it would focus on the goals “Decent Work and Economic Growth” (SDG8), “Reduced Inequalities” (SDG10), and “Climate Action” (SDG13).The development bank said these were areas “where we feel we can have the largest impact in the countries where we can make the biggest difference”.The NN-FMO emerging market loans fund will measure its investments’ impact using FMO’s impact measurement model, which the group developed in 2014. Alecta’s Billing has previously said that FMO’s impact model was a “strong feature”.IPE will be publishing an impact investing report in May The fund is a collaboration of NN Investment Partners and FMO Investment Management, the investment arm of FMO, the Dutch development bank. The loans bought by the fund are issued by FMO.  The fund enables investors to invest alongside FMO in loans to financial institutions, renewable energy projects and agribusiness companies in emerging and frontier markets.FMO invests with the dual objective of achieving an attractive financial return and “meaningful” development impact, which it primarily measures in terms of jobs supported and avoided greenhouse gas emissions.last_img read more

Unusual water feature a highlight of Gold Coast house

first_img“It’s got a waterfall that comes out of the ceiling over the pool,” Mr Reid said.No expense was spared in construction of the five-bedroom waterfront house, which hit the market this week.“It only took us eight months to build. We finished in October last year and we’ve just been tidying it up for selling,” Mr Reid said.The house goes to auction on February 9. The Mermaid Waters residence at 33 Sundowner Court has an unusual water feature in its entry foyer.Step inside this Gold Coast home and anything will seem possible, even walking on water.Guests will tread carefully through the entry foyer of the Mermaid Waters residence where an impressive water feature takes centre stage.It looks like a miniature lap pool with stepping stones offering an easy passage to avoid getting wet.But a large sheet of custom-made clear acrylic means it can be walked over while staying dry. RELATED: Water feature stands out in Gold Coast mega-mansion Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59 The house has recently been built. Pendant lights suspended from a towering void are also standout features.Owner and builder Jon Reid said a lot of research went into the water feature, which had been designed to take care of itself.“I’m a builder by profession and I wanted to do something in this house that’s never been done before,” he said.“We spent a lot of time engineering it.” MORE NEWS: Ashy Bines sells Gold Coast housecenter_img MORE NEWS: Avo dream to own a farm? He spent almost $50,000 on the feature, which has Italian mosaic tiles and coloured lighting.“It’s a lot of money but everyone that comes in and sees it thinks, ‘Oh my god’,” he said.Other cleverly designed features throughout the house include floating staircases with lighting, pendant lights suspended from a towering void and two more water features outside.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago The pool has two more water features.last_img read more

Redwoods football faces undefeated Shasta College with chance to win conference title

first_imgEUREKA >> For the better part of the last decade, the College of the Redwoods football team’s final game has been more about building momentum for the future rather than playing for immediate results.Today, much to the Corsairs’ liking, is the exception rather than the rule.Redwoods’ 2016 regular-season finale against Shasta College has quite the added significance attached to it. The Corsairs, riding a four-game winning streak in conference play, face the Knights with the Pacific 7 …last_img read more

Warriors mailbag: Besides Paschall, which youngsters are long-term fits?

first_imgNew season. New arena. New beat writer.In lieu of a drawn-out introduction, let me use this mailbag to extend an olive branch. You’ve seen my byline all season, but this is the first time I’ve interacted with readers in this space.This is my first year on the beat, taking over for the incomparable Mark Medina (now with USA Today). A quick bio: A South Florida native, I moved to the Bay Area six years ago after graduating with a journalism degree from UCF (miss me with your 2017 national …last_img read more

Why Slow-Burn Filmmaking So Often Catches Fire

first_imgIn which we examine the “slow burn” approach to filmmaking and why you should consider this approach for your next project.Cover image via Miramax.For those unfamiliar with the term, a “slow burn” is a filmmaking style, usually in narrative productions, wherein plot, action, and scenes develop slowly, methodically toward a (usually) explosive boiling point.You’d probably best recognize the genre with notable films like The Coen brothers’ No Country for Old Men or Michael Mann’s Heat (or similar elements in its popular protege The Dark Knight) or recent breakouts like Jeremy Saulnier’s Blue Ruin or S. Craig Zahler’s Brawl in Cell Block 99. However, the style finds its roots in true crime detective pictures and classic film noir.For modern, digital filmmakers operating on indie budgets, the “slow burn” film has become a popular (and practical) option that is both thematically powerful and friendly to limited-production-resource filmmaking. If you’re truly interested in using the style in your projects, let’s take look at some of the main elements of what makes slow burn films catch fire.Minimal ExpositionImage from Drive (via Film District).Slow burn films, like their heroes and villains, are seldom much for talking. As such, things like exposition (i.e. character and setting) are often left to the bare minimum. Part of the allure of slow burn films is the challenge they present to audiences to figure out what’s going on. Characters’ motives are often vague and ambiguous, which means you don’t have to waste time or effort on elaborate plot devices or scenes to set everything up nice and quick.Let Scenes DevelopImage from Blue Ruin (via The Weinstein Company).Scenes in slow burn films are often slow and methodical in their pacing. For some of the true filmmaking greats who have worked in the style, this allows for a great deal of creativity and intentionality in shot selection and storytelling. Characters can breathe and move slowly through scenes as the audience interprets every movement, pause, and line of dialogue with great attention.Slowly (but Steadily) Raise the StakesImage from Brawl in Cell Block 99 (via Cinestate).However, for a slow burn film to keep its audience’s interest, the stakes must always be in an increasing state. Major plot information may remain scarce, but the points that do arrive should hit hard and continuously build so your audience anticipates a just-around-the-corner tipping point.Boiling Point ClimaxImage from Heat (via Warner Bros.)In many ways, the climax to a slow burn film is the single most important aspect of the style. While there are some intentional aberrations (like The Coen brother’s lack of resolution in No Country for Old Men), your protagonist’s boiling-over point should be a well-deserved climactic explosion of violence, revenge, or breakthrough.Wrap Up to LingerImage from Stalker (via Criterion Collection).Yet, once a well-earned climax arrives, the slow burn is not one to wrap things up in a neat little package for audiences to take home, feeling safe and satisfied. Quite the contrary; slow burn films are best when they linger with viewers for days and weeks after. While the audience sees a build-up and release, elements of the style and the story can go unsaid or unfinished to haunting or memorable effect.For more information on the slow burn film style and other genre production tips, check out some of these links.10 Great Films That Prove Slow Isn’t Always BoringBreak Genre Rules Like a Master FilmmakerThe Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the Western Film GenreHow the Buddy Comedy Continues to Enamor Audienceslast_img read more

10 months agoArsenal appointing first loans manager

first_imgArsenal appointing first loans managerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal are appointing a first loans manager.The Sun says Arsenal will make football data analyst Ben Knapper their first loans manager from next month – in charge of starlets like Reiss Nelson.The Gunners are following a rising trend in the Premier League of appointing a supremo to oversee the rising number of players out on loan.Knapper is being promoted from his role as lead analyst after joining the Gunners from sports data and technology company Prozone in 2010.His main roles will be to decide which players to loan out and where. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 months agoPogba dig at Mourinho after Man Utd win: When you play free and you have manager’s trust…

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Pogba dig at Mourinho after Man Utd win: When you play free and you have manager’s trust…by Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePaul Pogba was delighted with Manchester United’s victory at Tottenham.Pogba laid on Marcus Rashford’s first-half matchwinning goal.“I love playing big matches,” he told Sky Sports after the game. “I love playing against the best players, that is where we improve, progress and get more experience. “Obviously it was a good one for us and everyone played well, we were all determined because we wanted to win this game. I think the players helped me and we all enjoy playing football and playing together and that is what we did today.”Pogba added: “Everything comes when you play free and you have the trust of the manager and players who make it easy for me. I know [Nemanja] Matic will be there and we can press high and when we get the ball I am already there so I can shoot, I can pass and that is what I have been doing since the manager came. I know I have security behind me so I have the freedom to go so the manager has helped me.” last_img read more