first_img Show Comments ▼ AZHAR KHAN | NOMURA“Given the importance of our PM’s role and the decision making involved, his salary does not make economic sense to me. I think he deserves to be compensated more.”GARETH MORTIMER | ADVANTAGE PROFESSIONAL“I think it’s understandable. It seems like rather a high number. It certainly doesn’t bother me that a doctor is paid a high salary, but very highly paid managerial roles should not exceed the PM’s salary.MIKE JORDAN | HISCOX“The Prime Minister’s job involves a great deal of pressure and responsibility. I have always been surprised that it isn’t one of the highest paid jobs in the country.” Monday 20 September 2010 9:10 pm whatsapp CITY VIEWS: SHOULD 9,000 PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS BE PAID MORE THAN THE PRIME MINISTER? Tags: NULLcenter_img whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSportPirateElle Macpherson Is Almost 60, Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowSportPirateBig Data Courses | Search AdBig Data Online Courses May Be Easier Than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdWork from Home | Search AdWork From Home for a USA company Might Be More Fun Than You ThinkWork from Home | Search Adfashionblast.clubFashionistas Choose These T-Shirts For This Sharelast_img read more

Partnerships that solve the ‘tech headache’

first_img Email Address Partnerships that solve the ‘tech headache’ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 1st August 2019 | By Josephine Watson Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Tech & innovationcenter_img Playtech’s VP of product strategy Anthony Evans and innovation strategy manager Boaz Shlevin have considerable experience of striking up fruitful partnerships with third parties Tech & innovation Working with third-party service providers from non-igaming sectors such as ecommerce is central to solving evolving technology challenges experienced by operators, according to Playtech’s VP of product strategy Anthony Evans and innovation strategy manager Boaz Shlevin.Solving the “technology headache” in a changing igaming space requires a holistic approach in order to identify areas where issues need to be resolved. At times, this can only be provided quickly and efficiently with outside help, rather than in-house expertise.“We look at the whole value chain and what can be beneficial to the offering,” Evans said. “We take inspiration from elsewhere and often other sectors.“We have a team of product researchers who proactively seek out partners who can solve a problem, and sometimes the third parties approach us. It is by no means a one-size-fits-all approach and obviously you can gain insights and inspiration from customers, as well as other industries.“For example, gamification has worked in many different scenarios in other sectors, like airlines and hotel chains, and there is every chance it will work in real-money gambling too.”In terms of the areas in which Playtech seeks third-party support, technological solutions that can enhance the personalisation of the punter’s experience is increasingly a focus.Like gamification, converting retail customers to digital is another growth area, whereas in mature gambling markets like the UK, compliance tools that cover fraud, identification and risk are more important than ever for operators. EcommerceShlevin highlighted ecommerce as a sector of particular interest. In the saturated market of online shopping, innovation is a must in order to cut through the clutter.One such example to emerge from the field is Dynamic Yield, an automated real-time personalisation and optimisation solution that agreed a long-term deal with Playtech nearly five years ago.“They were always active in ecommerce, so it was good for us that what they learnt from that sector could be brought over to igaming,” Shlevin said. “It is positive when our partners work in other industries as we can learn the good practices alongside them as they have one foot in gaming and one in another sector.”The benefits of a successful third-party partnership work for all concerned, Shlevin added. The operator obviously benefits from receiving a solution that solves a particular problem, but the third party also benefits from the support of Playtech’s staff and experience, as well as the company’s network of clients and partners, affording their offering a broader audience.“It is much easier for them to engage with an operator if we are working alongside them, rather than if they had dropped out of the sky,” Shlevin said. Risk and rewardPlaytech’s partnership programme has grown significantly over the past 18 months, with more partners in the pipeline. When prospective partners are considered, there is often plenty of competition for a particular role from a large number of start-ups, as well as established providers.Of course, where there is reward, there is also risk. However, both Evans and Shlevin insisted that potential future issues can be mitigated with a thorough selection process underpinned by detailed due diligence.“If you innovate, there is always risk, but innovation is what we have become known for over the past 20 years,” Evans said. “With some partners we work in conjunction with a sponsored licensee to make sure from day one there are good test cases of the technology.”For Shlevin, there are a number of different aspects to consider.“The factors that need to be considered include whether the technology and product is right, whether we believe in the people at the business and whether we believe the company has a bright future,” he said.“It’s also about checking whether the people leading the business have a track record of success, and you also look at the company’s financial outlook and investments.“We always have a quarterly review with our partners and we often work very closely with them on a more regular basis to ensure everything is on track.” CompetitiveThe competitive nature of the partnership programme is underlined by Playtech’s collaboration with Captain Up, a real-time engagement and retention service. Nineteen contenders were whittled down to a shortlist of three before Captain Up was selected.“We are very picky and until now we have been very happy with our selection of partners,” Shlevin said, before adding that quick and easy integrations can enable automated solutions for customers.“We need to think like an operator so we can understand the challenges, but then we can do the heavy lifting for them.”Evans added that a close relationship with operators can make it easier to identify where the vital challenges and opportunities lie for the company’s clients.“There are lots of different potential touchpoints for support and it is about understanding where we can expand the toolset that we offer,” he said.Additionally, whereas partners often remain third parties, there are occasions when they can be brought into the fold on a permanent basis. For example, two years ago, Playtech acquired data analytics provider BetBuddy.“The fit was right,” Evans said. “It was not only a case of seeing that we could work together to solve a challenge and incentivise players, but also it was an opportunity to work towards fulfilling responsible gaming criteria.“We have strong marketing capabilities in our platform and anything we can bolt on is appealing.” Tags: Online Gamblinglast_img read more

Cocoa Processing Company ( HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgCocoa Processing Company ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Cocoa Processing Company ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cocoa Processing Company ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cocoa Processing Company (  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCocoa Processing Company processes raw cocoa beans and manufacturers a range of cocoa products for the Ghana market and for international export. Products produced at The Chocolate Factory in the semi-finished range include cocoa liquor, butter, natural/alkalized cake or powder. These semi-finished products are used as ingredients to produce chocolate and other cocoa-based food products. Products manufactured at The Confectionary Factory are sold under the Golden Tree brand name and include chocolate bars, chocolate-coated peanuts, drinking chocolate powder, chocolate spread and natural cocoa powder. Cocoa Processing Company is the only manufacturing company in the world which processes premium Ghana cocoa beans without blending. The company was founded in 1965 and its headquarters are in Tema, Ghana. Cocoa Processing Company is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Pay off your mortgage or invest? How I’m using dividend stocks to get ahead

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Roland Head | Sunday, 23rd February, 2020 Pay off your mortgage or invest? How I’m using dividend stocks to get ahead Should you pay off your mortgage or invest your spare cash? It’s a long-running debate with several possible answers.I don’t like having a mortgage, but I think there are powerful arguments in favour of investing from the youngest age possible. In this article, I’ll explain what I’ve chosen to do to solve this problem.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Debt: should we get rid of it?If you have debt such as credit cards or loans, then in general I would aim to pay these off before starting to invest. The reason is simple. The interest costs of the debt are likely to be bigger than any profits you make from investing.With mortgages, it’s a little different. Firstly, most of us will never be able to buy a home without a mortgage.Secondly, mortgage debt is very cheap these days. I’ve seen mortgages advertised recently with interest rates of less than 1.5%. Even some cash savings accounts can keep pace with this. It certainly shouldn’t be hard to earn more than 1.5% each year by investing in the stock market.So in general, I wouldn’t wait until you’ve paid off your mortgage before you start to invest.However, there’s a second, more powerful reason why I think we should start investing while we still have a mortgage.Compounding: a hidden superpowerWhen you’re investing, time is your friend. It gives you the chance to benefit from compounding. This may sound technical, but it’s pretty simple.Compounding means earning income from previous years’ income. For example, if you have a savings account, you’ll receive interest each year. If you leave this in the account, then the following year you will be paid interest on the previous year’s interest.It’s the same with stocks. If you use your dividend income to buy more shares, then the following year you will receive dividends from the shares you bought with the previous year’s dividends.Compounding is incredibly powerful, but it takes time to work. For example, if you saved £500 per month at 8% for 10 years and reinvested all the income, you’d have about £86,900.If you saved £500 per month for 20 years, you’d have about £247,500. But if you saved £500 a month for 30 years, you’d have £679,700.After 30 years, you’d only have paid in three times as much as in the first 10 years. But your investment would be worth nearly eight times as much as it was after 10 years.That’s the power of compounding. The only catch is that you need to give it time. If you don’t start investing until you’ve paid off your mortgage, you’re losing lots of valuable time.What I doAlthough I want to pay off my mortgage early, I don’t want to miss out on the big gains that compounding can provide.So I’ve decided to live with the mortgage for longer so that I can build up a retirement fund for the future. Most of my cash is invested in high-yield dividend stocks that I think will provide a reliable income for a long time.By focusing on dividend stocks, my hope is that I won’t need to sell anything when I want to retire. Instead, I’ll be able to start withdrawing income directly from my stock portfolio, without touching my capital. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Image source: Getty Images Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Roland Headlast_img read more

Refurbishment in Sarrià / Sergi Pons architects

first_img Spain Houses Year:  “COPY” Refurbishment in Sarrià / Sergi Pons architects Refurbishment in Sarrià / Sergi Pons architectsSave this projectSaveRefurbishment in Sarrià / Sergi Pons architects 2016 Architects: Sergi Pons architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Adrià GoulaCollaborators:Anna GiraltConstruction Company:GdR (Grup de reformes) City:BarcelonaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorText description provided by the architects. We find ourselves on ground floor of a building constructed in the year 1930, in the historical centre of Sarrià, a district in the upper part of Barcelona. It was a well-known establishment, since it had been a confectionary shop in the neighbourhood for many years. Save this picture!PlanOur clients, a couple of young entrepreneurs, called us to see if we could turn this space into a home despite being in fairly poor conditions. When we were moving forward with the survey, we realised that there was a false ceiling covering up the traditional Catalan vaulted ceiling, made in delightful ceramics, which could give the finished home a great deal of character. Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaThe door to the street leads into an entrance hall and the main bedroom. Then we have an open plan kitchen, living room and dining room with the vaulted ceiling, and two other bedrooms, one of which looks out onto the patio and the garden.There is a gallery designed as a reading room that leads on to the patio.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaWe created wooden steps to cover the slope between the house and the garden, which was on a higher level where there is a hundred-year-old acacia.Save this picture!SectionWe have combined natural oak wood with geometric mosaics. The doors, some made of pine wood, give us the feeling of quality that we wanted to achieve.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaProject gallerySee allShow lessWatch Over 50 Architecture Documentaries Via This YouTube ChannelArticlesRenovation of a 30’s Row House / Lab-SSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  120 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeSergi Pons architectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRestorationBarcelonaSpainPublished on April 09, 2016Cite: “Refurbishment in Sarrià / Sergi Pons architects ” 09 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – EnoWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXPleated ShadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodBlumer LehmannCNC Production for Wood ProjectsMaterials / Construction SystemsCaneplex DesignPoles – Tonkin BambooFibre Cement / ConcreteTegralFibre Cement Slate Roofing – Thrutone Endurance SmoothMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses, Restoration•Barcelona, Spain Save this picture!© Adrià Goula+ 14 Share ArchDaily “COPY” Projectslast_img read more

“He Is Alleging that The Attorney General For India Is Guilty Of Bench Fixing”: Read The Courtroom Exchange In Char Dham Road Project Case

first_imgTop Stories”He Is Alleging that The Attorney General For India Is Guilty Of Bench Fixing”: Read The Courtroom Exchange In Char Dham Road Project Case Mehal Jain13 May 2021 8:59 AMShare This – xThe Bench headed by Justice Vineet Saran has directed the Registry to place the papers before the Chief Justice of India for assignment of appropriate Bench to hear this matter.TheSupreme Court vacation bench headed by Justice Vineet Saran on Thursday required the papers in the Char Dham matter to be placed before the CJI for assignment to the appropriate bench.”The AG has submitted that because strategic border roads are to be constructed, the matter is urgent and should be taken up early. The request for further adjournment is accepted to the extent that the matter be listed on Tuesday and the papers be placed before the CJI for assignment of the matter to appropriate bench”, ordered the bench.Advertisement On Tuesday, the petitioner had prayed for a three weeks’ adjournment on account of COVID, which was strongly objected to by the Centre.It may be noted that last year, the Centre had moved an application for the modification of the order dated September 8, 2020 which was passed by a three Judge Bench headed by Justice Rohinton Nariman, in order to permit the Union of India to make roads with 10 mtrs tarred surface as opposed to the 5.5 mtrs as ordered by the Court. On Tuesday, the AG told the vacation bench, “By the original order of Justice Nariman’s bench (of September 8, 2020), they have refused to permit us to broaden the roads. But that is on the basis of a 2018 notification issued by the Ministry of Roads which said that the width should be 5.5 m. That notification mentions ‘hilly areas’ generally. Thereafter, the Ministry of Roads has amended its notification on December 15, 2020. The amended notification says that so far as the roads for defence purposes, which go right up to the Chinese border, are concerned, we have to broaden the roads to 7 m. It says that width has to be 7 m with 1.5 m paved shoulder on either side”Advertisement The vacation bench, also comprising Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, had on Tuesday asked SG Tushar Mehta to prepare a convenience compilation of all previous orders and relevant applications and documents in the matter so as to enable the vacation bench to ascertain what the orders say and if there is any interim stay on any construction activity.When the matter came up on Thursday, AG K. K. Venugopal voiced his objection to a written note filed by Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves, for the petitioner-organisation ‘Citizens for Green Doon’, praying that “the matter be placed before the regular bench for the reason that the Union of India is engaging in the most unfortunate activity of Bench avoidance”. It was contended by Mr. Gonsalves that when the bench headed by Justice Nariman was ready to proceed with the hearing in the matter, the Centre had sought adjournments and now it is pressing that the matter is urgent and needs to be heard expeditiously. He also countered the Centre’s submission that the instant issue involves questions of national security and concerns roads on the Indo-China border. He urged that the matter has nothing to do with “strategic border roads”.Advertisement Advertisement The following is the court-room exchange as it transpired on Thursday:”I am appearing for the Union of India. I strongly object to the statement in the written submissions filed by the petitioner that…”, began the AG.”We have not received any written submissions and we had not allowed Mr. Gonsalves to file any written submissions. We had only said that whatever orders have been passed can be filed. We have not received any written submissions and we don’t propose to receive any”, said the bench.Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement “I sent a short written note last night…”, told Mr. Gonsalves.”We told you not to file any written submissions. We had requested you that whatever papers you want to rely upon maybe given to the SG so that he can add it in his convenience compilation”, said the bench.”There was no time at all. Originally, Your Lordships had set the hearing for Friday but it came to Thursday. At night, there was no time at all to share it. The court proceedings finished and then I was not in a position to get all those documents and give them to the SG in a night. So I extracted a note from the documents and that I sent last night”, explained Mr. Gonsalves.”You were not required to share anything. We had asked you to only tell the SG what papers you want to rely on, that should be there, so that he can include them in his convenience compilation. We only want to know about the documents already on record because we cannot wade through the records”, the bench told the senior advocate.”I have placed everything on record before Your Lordships…Mr. Gonsalves is always ready overnight whenever he wants to…”, said the SG. “I worked till late last night. I would request Your Lordships’ to hear my point of view”, pleaded Mr. Gonsalves.”We had said Friday because that is when we were supposed to sit originally. It was rescheduled to Thursday because of Eid. It was not only you who was put to inconvenience. It was only in the morning at 9:30 that I was informed by my secretary that the matter is today and not tomorrow”, said Justice Saran. “I have no problems with the bench sitting today. It is only that as my papers came from Uttarkashi, putting them together and giving them to the SG would have been an herculean task. So I made a note from those documents”, said the senior advocate.”We don’t have that note. When was it sent?”, asked the bench.”It was sent last evening at around 8:30 or 9 o’clock. This morning, I again WhatsApped it…There is a WhatsApp message and an email message. The court master may at once have it if Your Lordships tell him. It is hardly a four-page note”, replied Mr. Gonsalves. “You sent it very late. We got it very late. And only one of us got it. We had not asked you or permitted you to file written submissions. When you had said you will file a written note, we said ‘No, you file the documents only’. But, anyway, you have filed this written note…Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Attorney, you also look into this…We will fix this for Tuesday. We will ask the Chief Justice to nominate a bench. We will not list this before us”, said Justice Saran. The bench said that it shall post the matter for Tuesday and that it shall not list the matter before itself and would request the Chief Justice to nominate a bench.”Before Your Lordships leave the case, may I make a submission. I have an objection- Please look at the second paragraph in the written note where he says that ‘the matter be placed before the regular bench for the reason that the Union of India is engaging in the most unfortunate activity of Bench avoidance’… I was the person appearing for the Union of India! The allegation is that the Attorney General for India is guilty of bench-fixing? In this Hon’ble Court, these are the tactics to get rid of the bench? Such a thing is never done!”, advanced the AG.”Yesterday, the adjournment application said that papers are with the client and the client is not traceable. I knew it was a false statement. Nevertheless, I agreed”, added the SG.”So far as he is concerned, he is compounding his attempt to somehow or the other avoid this case. And they should not be permitted to do this! I take strong objection to this!”, continued the AG.”That is why he wanted to file the written note…Your Lordships may please examine what is the source of inspiration for doing all this when our country is building strategic roads! It is not just public interest but something else!”, commented the SG.The bench proceeded to dictate its order- “The AG has submitted that because strategic border roads are to be constructed, the matter is urgent and should be taken up early. The request for further adjournment is accepted to the extent that the matter be listed on Tuesday and the papers be placed before the CJI for assignment of the matter to appropriate bench””The strategic border roads are not a subject matter of this case. Strategic border roads are not in the sway at all!”, argued Mr. Gonsalves.”We have not said that it relates to strategic border roads. We have only said what the Attorney General has said. We are only saying that the Attorney is saying it is urgent. We have left to the Chief Justice to see whether he wishes to appoint a bench or not, whether it is urgent or not urgent…Leave it at that. The Chief justice will see”, assured the bench.”The Lieutenant General of the army has said on affidavit that he has been at the Chinese border and that they need the roads!”, submitted the AG.”This is totally misleading the Court. This has nothing to do with strategic border roads!”, pressed Mr. Gonsalves.”He says the note came from Uttarkashi? Everything is from lawyers’ office! This kind of misleading in the highest court of the country is not done!”, contended the SG.”And they speak of bench-fixing against the Attorney General and the Union of India. This has never been done by any lawyer”, said the AG.”You need something more than just public interest to come to this level! And that too against the Attorney General”, pressed the SG.”The bench (of Justice Nariman) was ready to hear. That time, they wanted six weeks’ adjournment when the bench was ready to hear! And when the bench changed, they suddenly showed up!”, contended Mr. Gonsalves.”We have only sent the matter to the Chief Justice to nominate a bench if he sees fit”, said the bench, closing the case.Click Here To Download The Order TagsSupreme Court Char Dham Road Project Justice Vineet Saran CJI NV Ramana Justice Dinesh Maheshwari #Colin Gonsalves #AG KK Venugopal #Justice Nariman #Chinese border 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

Race-based Harvard admissions case moves step closer to Supreme Court

first_imgrabbit75_ist/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A federal appeals court has found no federal civil rights violation in Harvard’s admissions process, in a ruling that upholds a district court decision and puts the case “on track” to head to the U.S. Supreme Court.“The district court did not clearly err in finding that Harvard did not intentionally discriminate against Asian Americans,” the appellate panel said.A nonprofit, Students for Fair Admissions, sued Harvard in 2014 alleging the Ivy League school discriminated against Asian American students, who the group said are admitted at a lower rate than students of other racial groups.The group’s lawsuit alleged Asian American applicants had better academic records but lower personal ratings than Black and Hispanic students. The U.S. government joined in arguing Harvard engages in unlawful racial balancing.Harvard said it considered race only in the way allowed by the Supreme Court, and the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed.“The district court properly concluded that Harvard does not utilize quotas and does not engage in racial balancing,” the decision said.“The issue before us is whether Harvard’s limited use of race in its admissions process in order to achieve diversity in the period in question is consistent with the requirements of Supreme Court precedent. There was no error.”Students for Fair Admissions said the lawsuit is now on track to go to the U.S. Supreme Court.“Today’s decision once again finds that Harvard’s admissions policies are consistent with Supreme Court precedent, and lawfully and appropriately pursue Harvard’s efforts to create a diverse campus that promotes learning and encourages mutual respect and understanding in our community. As we have said time and time again, now is not the time to turn back the clock on diversity and opportunity,” a Harvard spokeswoman said in a statement to ABC News.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Consistent multidecadal variability in global temperature reconstructions and simulations over the Common Era.

first_imgMultidecadal surface temperature changes may be forced by natural as well as anthropogenic factors, or arise unforced from the climate system. Distinguishing these factors is essential for estimating sensitivity to multiple climatic forcings and the amplitude of the unforced variability. Here we present 2,000-year-long global mean temperature reconstructions using seven different statistical methods that draw from a global collection of temperature-sensitive palaeoclimate records. Our reconstructions display synchronous multidecadal temperature fluctuations that are coherent with one another and with fully forced millennial model simulations from the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 across the Common Era. A substantial portion of pre-industrial (1300–1800 CE) variability at multidecadal timescales is attributed to volcanic aerosol forcing. Reconstructions and simulations qualitatively agree on the amplitude of the unforced global mean multidecadal temperature variability, thereby increasing confidence in future projections of climate change on these timescales. The largest warming trends at timescales of 20 years and longer occur during the second half of the twentieth century, highlighting the unusual character of the warming in recent decades.last_img read more

Marin lifts Southern Utah over San Diego Christian 109-50

first_img Associated Press Tags: Dre Marin/SUU Thunderbirds Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Dre Marin scored a career-high 21 points as Southern Utah extended its home win streak to 11 games, easily beating San Diego Christian 109-50.Dee Barnes and Harrison Butler each added 14 points for Southern Utah. Tevian Jones had 10 points, and Damani McEntire had a career-high 10 rebounds plus seven points.Southern Utah dominated the first half and led 54-21 at halftime.Teyden Gause had 20 points for the Hawks. Jermaine Camacho-Small added 17 points. Written by February 9, 2021 /Sports News – Local Marin lifts Southern Utah over San Diego Christian 109-50last_img read more

Postdoctoral Associate

first_imgSummaryA postdoctoral position is available through Baylor College ofMedicine at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute(NRI), Houston, Texas, USA. Combining behavioral,neurophysiological, pharmacological, and immunohistochemicalapproaches, our research focuses on the cognition, motor function,and related neural network activities in transgenic mouse models ofdevelopmental neurological diseases (see Hao et al, Nature, 2015;Lu et al., Neuron, 2016; Pohodich et al., eLIFE, 2018).Job PurposeThis NIH-founded position will conduct the preclinical studies inthe transgenic mouse models of Rett syndrome and CDKL5 disorder.Deep brain stimulation and other techniques are employed tocharacterize the benefits on memory and motor deficits.Multidisciplinary approaches are used to dissect the underlyingmechanisms.For more information about the lab and the PI, please visit: Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.957CA; CH; PD Job ResponsibilitiesSuccessful candidate will be expected to work independently todevelop and execute original research, and possess a strong passionto drive and conduct research. The Postdoctoral Associate will havethe ability to work and support interdisciplinary researches insmall lab groups as well as to work collaboratively across labs.S/he will be able to interact with leading experts inelectrophysiology, mouse behavior, genetics, and benefit fromexceptional core facilities and a very collaborativeenvironment.Minimum QualificationsPh.D. in neuroscienceDemonstrate a solid publication record and evidence ofexcellent skills/experience in invivo and/or in vitroelectrophysiology.last_img read more