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Indian columnist arrested on trumped-up “Maoism” charge

first_img June 10, 2021 Find out more News “We urge India’s prosecutors to order Gautam Navlakha’s immediate and unconditional release and to drop the completely baseless charges against him,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. India is ranked 140th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en An editorialist for the Newsclick website, Navlakha is charged with participating in a “Maoist conspiracy” because the NIA claims, without any supporting evidence, that he was involved in inter-communal violence during a major gathering in January 2018 to mark the 200th anniversary of an important victory for India’s Dalit (“Untouchable”) community. In a moving statement written just before he surrendered, Navlakha said he was pinning his hopes on “a speedy and fair trial” but lamented the fact that he was being tried under legislation in which “an accused is guilty unless proven innocent.” Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Gautam Navlakha, a well-known columnist and human rights defender who, despite serious humanitarian concerns, has been jailed on a flimsy charge brought by India’s counter-terrorism police, the National Investigation Agency (NIA). “Virtual death sentence” Gautam Navlakha is seen in Srinagar on December 6, 2012. He faces up to seven years in jail (photo: Tauseef Mustafa / AFP). Organisation As RSF reported last November, accusations of “Maoism” are often used by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to smear and harass journalists. Follow the news on India News April 27, 2021 Find out more IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedJudicial harassment Originally arrested in August 2018, Navlakha is facing up to seven years in prison under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. April 14, 2020 – Updated on April 15, 2020 Indian columnist arrested on trumped-up “Maoism” charge Navlakha is 65 years old and has cardiac problems. According to his lawyer, imprisoning him during the coronavirus crisis “is virtually a death sentence.” RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival Although he insists on his innocence, Gautam Navlakha handed himself in at NIA headquarters in New Delhi yesterday and was immediately detained. In so doing, he was complying with a detention order issued on 16 March and a supreme court decision on 8 April rejecting his bail application. IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedJudicial harassment News to go further “His arrest is clearly a politically-motivated reprisal for his articles condemning human rights violations in India. As well as constituting an utterly Kafkaesque denial of justice, jailing him the middle of the Covid-19 crisis poses a serious threat to his health.” India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media News Help by sharing this information March 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Adam Schiff: A Shared Vision for Los Angeles County Wild Areas

first_img Subscribe Business News More than 10 years ago, former Representative Hilda Solis and I introduced parallel legislation to preserve open space, manage unique ecosystems and provide recreational opportunities in Southern California.My bill, the Rim of the Valley Corridor Study Act, authorized the National Park Service (NPS) to study the possibility of providing federal protection to the Rim of the Valley, an area stretching from the existing Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) through the Simi Hills and Santa Susannas, the Verdugos and on to the San Gabriel Mountains. The other measure, introduced by my colleague, was the San Gabriel River Watershed Study Act, which similarly authorized NPS to study the suitability of federal protection for the San Gabriel River Watershed and San Gabriel Mountains.Both bills were signed into law by President George W. Bush and share the goals of ensuring that future generations of Southern Californians are able to make recreational use of our region’s beautiful rivers and Mediterranean landscape, obtain an understanding of the rich tableau of animals and plants that populate the area, and preserve rare ecosystems and wildlife corridors. Upon her election to Congress, Representative Judy Chu joined our efforts to expand the national park service in the region and has become one its staunchest advocates and champions.Although both measures were introduced in the summer of 2001, their passage and implementation has varied; the final report on the San Gabriel study was recently released to Congress, and the Rim of the Valley study will be completed next year. While this in understandable in a legislative process, it is not ideal in a resource study of adjacent areas. It is certainly true that there are unique needs in each area of study, but at the same time, many of the challenges facing both habitats are nearly identical “” an extraordinary level of public use due to close proximity to one of the largest urban areas in the nation, and some of the rarest ecosystem in the world.The San Gabriel report recommends the creation of a San Gabriel Unit of the SMMNRA, comprised of the San Gabriel Mountain foothills, San Gabriel and Rio Hondo river corridors and the western Puente Hills. This new unit would be separated from the rest of the SMMNRA by nearly the entirety of the Los Angeles basin. It is little wonder then that the public is so confused by the newly released proposal “” without reference to the Rim of the Valley area under study it would appear to recommend the creation of a new floating unit of the SMMNRA that would be difficult to efficiently administer and effectively oversee from the far western edge of the region.Along with several members of the Los Angeles delegation, I have recommended that when the NPS issues its final report to Congress on the Rim of the Valley study next year, it propose an expansion of the SMMNRA from its current boundaries eastward through the Rim of the Valley and up to the San Gabriel Mountains. If this were to be done, a new San Gabriel Unit would be contiguous with the enlarged SMMNRA. I believe there may be compelling reasons for the San Gabriel area to comprise a completely new national recreation area, but without considering the Rim of the Valley it is impossible to make an informed decision on a proposal to include San Gabriel within such an expanded SMMNRA.The San Gabriel report also raises a serious issue over whether much of its study area in the Angeles National Forest should remain under Forest Service management and control, subject to an untested program called “Service First Authority.” This was not the alternative I supported when the draft report was released, and seems at odds with the views of the NPS itself which earlier appeared to favor taking a lead role in the management of these precious resources. This important question is also implicated in the Rim of the Valley study, which analyzes the best management structure for other large segments of the forest/city interface. This must not be about a jurisdictional fight between federal agencies, but rather a determination based on which management structure is best suited to preserving these vital resources for future generations.In the coming weeks and months, preservationists must work together to ensure better coordination by the NPS on these two important studies. Though the recommendations in the San Gabriel report and the process used to complete the study were disappointing, this marked an important milestone in the effort to preserve the precious lands around us.Soon it will be in the hands of Congress to enact legislation to protect open space in the region on the basis of both reports, and to achieve the shared vision that was the inspiration for our legislation more than a decade ago.Representative Adam Schiff, D-Burbank, serves in the U.S. House of Representatives and authored the Rim of the Valley Corridor Study Act.By: Adam Schiff Make a comment Opinion & Columnists Adam Schiff: A Shared Vision for Los Angeles County Wild Areas By ADAM SCHIFF Published on Thursday, April 25, 2013 | 1:39 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. 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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Give Campari America A Shot

first_img Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Top of the News Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Food & Wine Give Campari America A Shot Award-winning tequila maker Campari America will be one of the vendors participating in El Portal’s Tequila Tasting event on September 12 By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Friday, August 2, 2013 | 4:42 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Tequila fans looking forward to El Portal’s Annual Grand Fiesta Tequila Tasting have another reason to get excited about – Campari America’s participation at the event.On Thursday, September 12, from 5:30 pm onwards, El Portal will be hosting a Tequila Tasting with many premium tequila vendors on hand. One of these vendors is award winning tequila maker, Campari America.Chantal Leurs-Beeson, Southern California Channel Manager at Campari America, says that the company has been working with El Portal for over a year now, having participated in last year’s tequila tasting event as well.“I have been working with El Portal for a little bit over a year now. Campari America are the owners of Tequila brands such as Cabo Wabo Tequila and Espolon Tequila. We work with them on a yearly basis to talk about our different tequilas,” says Leurs-Beeson.Cabo Wabo is one of the more popular tequilas of Campari America, and what sets it apart from other tequilas, according to Leurs-Beeson, is “that it tastes like good clean tequila, that you can taste the agave in. It’s not over-processed so I think that really stands out, where you can either drink it straight or you put in within the cocktail.”Cabo Wabo and Espolon Tequila’s popularity is not just among consumers, but among international critics and professional tasters as well. Leurs-Beeson tells us that Cabo Wabo won the following in 2010:– Gold medal for Anejo in the Beverage Tasting Institue– Gold Medal at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge– Four awards for the Anejo for the Reposado– Spirits Journal Best Tequila in the World for Reposado– Best Tasting Institute Gold Medal at the San Francisco Series Competition– Gold medal at the Opening Spirits Challenge– For Blanco, two silver medalsTo understand the tequila terminologies, “Blanco” means “white” and it means the tequila was stored immediately after distillation, or aged for less than two months. “Joven” or “young” is usually a mixto, rarely 100% agave, with added coloring. “Reposado” or “rested” means the tequila has been aged for at least two months, but less than a year in any sized barrels. “Anejo” or “aged” is stored for a minimum of one year, but less than three years in small oak barrels. “Extra Anejo” or “extra aged” is aged for a minimum of three years in oak barrels.For Espolon, Leurs-Beeson continues, it comes in a unique bottle that instantly separates it from the others, with the label made by a Mexican heritage artist.“For the Espolon Tequila, we were awarded the Best Tequila Factory in Mexico by the School of Architects and Engineer in Jalisco. In 2010, the Blanco won 94 points for the International Review of Spirits, and that was the gold recipient. It’s it’s clean, pure and elegant. We also won the gold medal for the Reposado and we have 93 points from that one,” adds Leurs-Beeson.The point system, by the way, is out of a hundred points. Giving the Espolon top marks, good enough for class honors.The reason for the clean tasting tequilas that Campari America is known for is due to its use of 100% all natural ingredients, as well as having a green distillery.If you want to see what the hype is all about, check out Campari America at the Annual El Portal Tequila Tasting event, and have a taste for yourself.Tickets will be sold at the door for $35 per person, while advance buyers can get tickets for $30 up to September 11th.For reservations, call (626) 795-8553.To find out more about Campari America, visit http://www.campariamerica.com. To learn more about El Portal’s Tequila Tasting event, you can visit www.elportalrestaurant.com for more information. More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

School District Scheduled to Meet With Teachers Union on Reopening

first_img More Cool Stuff Community News Pasadena Unified School District officials and members of United Teachers of Pasadena will meet later this month to continue negotiations on conditions to reopen schools.The meeting is scheduled for Feb. 24, according to Scott Phelps, president of the Pasadena Board of Education.“We would like to discuss moving towards an agreement to reopen K-2,” Phelps said. “They want more definite COVID safety plans for each school site, which are still being hashed out. What to do if there’s an outbreak, contact tracing plans, etc. Plans for how many people in the available physical space. That’s being discussed now, but no agreement yet.”The district was scheduled to provide various COVID-19 plans that relate to health and safety at a Jan. 29 meeting.Teachers unions across the country have refused to agree to place teachers back in the classroom until proper protocols have been put in place, including sanitizing stations, implementing guidelines on social distancing, and vaccines for teachers.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said last Friday that schools can reopen before teachers are vaccinated.PUSD is registered as a health provider and has started vaccinating staff and teachers.So far, about 250 staff members have been vaccinated. The district planned to complete its vaccinations by mid-March, but those plans have been deterred by the slowdown in vaccines received by the city.According to UTP President Allison Steppes, one of the union’s goals at a Jan. 22 meeting included partnering in the vaccination plan so members could be better informed.“Today we gained a commitment from Dr. Steve Miller, Chief Human Resources Officer, that UTP will be included in the further development of the plan for vaccinating our members,” Steppes wrote in a letter to members.“The vaccination is voluntary; however, it needs to be given at a time that is feasible for our members to receive it should they choose. We recognize the issues related to COVID-19, the vaccinations are in flux, and many things change daily. However, UTP expects to be an integral part of the planning process for vaccinating our members who choose to receive the vaccination,” Steppes wrote.The district cannot open until its case rate drops to 25 cases per 100,000 residents. Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWho Was The Hollywood ‘It Girl’ The Year You Were Born?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News center_img Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Education School District Scheduled to Meet With Teachers Union on Reopening COVID-19 safety plans to be discussed By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Monday, February 15, 2021 | 2:55 pm 29 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

Pulse Biosciences Announces FDA Clearance for the CellFX® System

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Local NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Facebook Pinterest Pinterest HAYWARD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Pulse Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLSE), a novel bioelectric medicine company progressing Nano-Pulse Stimulation™ (NPS™) technology, today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the CellFX ® System for dermatologic procedures requiring ablation and resurfacing of the skin. In the coming weeks a controlled commercial launch in the U.S. will begin with a group of selected Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) in aesthetic dermatology. “The CellFX System offers a unique non-thermal mechanism that in my experience can clear epidermal and mid-dermal cellular structures without damaging the non-cellular dermal collagen, which can lead to remarkable improvements in common skin problems that I see every day,” said Brian Zelickson, MD, Founder and Medical Director, Zel Skin and Laser Specialists in Edina, Minnesota. “We look forward to adding the CellFX System to our practice and foresee a promising future of new applications for this versatile technology platform.” The CellFX System is a multi-application platform that harnesses the Company’s proprietary NPS technology delivering nano-second pulses of electrical energy to non-thermally clear cells while sparing adjacent noncellular tissue. NPS technology provides the ability to clear unwanted cellular structures while limiting collateral damage to the surrounding healthy skin, resulting in the potential to clear cellular skin structures with aesthetically pleasing outcomes. “FDA clearance for the CellFX System is a tremendous achievement for Pulse Biosciences. We received the indication we were pursuing and believe this will be the first of many in this stepwise approach with FDA. This continued progress on our regulatory strategy, following the recent receipt of the CE mark, is another strong validation of the safety and efficacy of our technology. We are proud of our team and thankful to the investigators and FDA for their diligent efforts as part of this accomplishment,” said Darrin Uecker, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pulse Biosciences. “We look forward to proceeding with our Controlled Launch program with KOLs in the United States. This measured approach to launching the CellFX System is our top priority for 2021 and will be key to long-term commercial success of the CellFX platform.” About Pulse Biosciences® Pulse Biosciences is a novel bioelectric medicine company committed to health innovation that has the potential to improve the quality of life for patients. The CellFX® System is the first commercial product to harness the distinctive advantages of the Company’s proprietary Nano-Pulse Stimulation™ (NPS™) technology, such as the ability to non-thermally clear cells while sparing non-cellular tissue, to treat a variety of applications for which an optimal solution remains unfulfilled. Nano-Pulse Stimulation technology delivers nano-second pulses of electrical energy. The initial commercial use of the CellFX System is to address a range of dermatologic conditions that share high demand among patients and practitioners for improved dermatologic outcomes. Designed as a multi-application platform, the CellFX System offers customer value with a utilization-based revenue model. To learn more, please visit pulsebiosciences.com. To stay informed about the CellFX System, please visit CellFX.com and sign up for updates. Pulse Biosciences, CellFX, Nano-Pulse Stimulation, NPS and the stylized logos are among the trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Pulse Biosciences, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Forward-Looking Statements All statements in this press release that are not historical are forward-looking statements, including, among other things, statements relating to Pulse Biosciences’ expectations regarding regulatory clearance and the timing of regulatory filings or approvals, NPS technology including the effectiveness of such technology, the CellFX System including the benefits of the CellFX System and commercialization and adoption of the CellFX System, current and planned future clinical studies and the ability of the Company to execute such studies and results of any such studies, other matters related to its pipeline of product candidates, the Company’s market opportunity and commercialization plans, including the timing and results of the controlled launch in the US, the market for the treatment of certain lesions, the experience of using the CellFX System, future financial performance, and other future events. These statements are not historical facts but rather are based on Pulse Biosciences’ current expectations, estimates, and projections regarding Pulse Biosciences’ business, operations and other similar or related factors. Words such as “may,” “will,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “anticipate,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “projects,” “believes,” “estimates,” and other similar or related expressions are used to identify these forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult or impossible to predict and, in some cases, beyond Pulse Biosciences’ control. Actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including those described in Pulse Biosciences’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Pulse Biosciences undertakes no obligation to revise or update information in this release to reflect events or circumstances in the future, even if new information becomes available. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005544/en/ CONTACT: Investors: Pulse Biosciences Sandra Gardiner, EVP and CFO 510.241.1077 [email protected] or Gilmartin Group Philip Trip Taylor 415.937.5406 [email protected]: Tosk Communications Nadine D. Tosk 504.453.8344 [email protected] [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BIOTECHNOLOGY GENERAL HEALTH FDA MEDICAL DEVICES HEALTH SOURCE: Pulse Biosciences, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005544/encenter_img WhatsApp TAGS  Twitter Pulse Biosciences Announces FDA Clearance for the CellFX® System Facebook Previous articleRevelation Biosciences Inc. Completes Dosing of Five Single Dose Cohorts and Receives Approval to Initiate a Multiple Dose Cohort to Phase 1 Clinical Study of REVTx-99, an Experimental Treatment for Respiratory Viral Infection, Including COVID-19Next articleFootprint Announces Its Ocean Hero Award Winners Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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CLAT 2020 Was Student Friendly And Glitch Free, Says NLU Consortium , Results Will Be Announced On Oct 5 [Read Press Note]

first_imgNews UpdatesCLAT 2020 Was Student Friendly And Glitch Free, Says NLU Consortium , Results Will Be Announced On Oct 5 [Read Press Note] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK28 Sep 2020 6:05 AMShare This – xThe Consortium of NLUs has intimated that it successfully conducted CLAT 2020 today, and recorded 86.2% attendance It has highlighted that there were no technical glitches during the exam and nevertheless, a Grievance Committee has been constituted under the Chairmanship of Justice Rajendra Babu, former Chief Justice of India, to look into the grievances, if any. The final result…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Consortium of NLUs has intimated that it successfully conducted CLAT 2020 today, and recorded 86.2% attendance It has highlighted that there were no technical glitches during the exam and nevertheless, a Grievance Committee has been constituted under the Chairmanship of Justice Rajendra Babu, former Chief Justice of India, to look into the grievances, if any. The final result of CLAT 2020 will be published on October 5, 2020 and the admission process from Consortium shall be completed on October 14, 2020. Examination The Exam itself was made student friendly by giving students chance to review their answers and there were no negative marks for not attempting any question. To help students familiarize with the new pattern of CLAT, number of mocks were conducted and for the first-time videos were uploaded on the Consortium website giving them tips about how to prepare for CLAT-2020. To ensure integrity of CLAT, candidates were permitted to just use the mouse and keyboard was disabled. Rough sheets were provided to the students on each system and they were asked to drop the used sheets in the drop box. Due care was taken to ensure an uninterrupted power supply at all the centres. Test Centres Originally, the CLAT exam was supposed to be conducted in pen and paper mode but due to Covid-19, the Consortium decided to conduct Online Centre-based Test. To ensure accessibility, as many as 300 Test Centers were provided. The Consortium said, “This is the highest number of Centres in CLAT history. CLAT-2020 was the most student friendly national admission test as student’s convenience was attached highest priority by the Consortium. Even for a single candidate, we had provided a test centre at Kavaratti (Lakshadweep) though this candidate did not appear. We had as many as 6 Centres where there were 10 or less than ten candidates. We had 10 Centres where we had 11 to 20 candidates. The highest number of centres were in Uttar Pradesh i.e. 45, followed by Delhi which had 25 centres. Maharashtra had 23 centres, Karnataka had 18 centres, 7 States had centres between 11-16 and 22 States had less than 10 centres.” All centres were provided with the isolation labs where candidates who had high fever or other symptoms of Covid-19 were accommodated and allowed to take the test. To avoid crowding at the entry of the main gate, students were allotted four slots starting from 1:00 p.m. Other Information The question paper and answer key shall be uploaded today and the candidates will be able to access their own answers in the responses sheet after two days. Candidates will be given an option to revise their preferences of NLUs if they so desire. The Consortium has also resolved that instead of collecting fee for the entire year which is the usual practice, in view of Covid-19 hardship, only 50% fee shall be paid at the time of admission in different National Law Universities.Click Here To Download Press Note Read Press NoteNext Storylast_img read more

2 assault trials for ex-USU athlete moved to new county

first_imgMarch 29, 2018 /Sports, Sports News – Local 2 assault trials for ex-USU athlete moved to new county FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah (AP) — A former Utah State University football player accused of sexually assaulting seven women will face two separate trials in a neighboring county after a judge agreed to move the case to find a more impartial jury.The Herald Journal of Logan reports Judge Brian Cannell agreed Thursday to move Torrey Green’s cases from Cache County, where Utah State University is located, to nearby Box Elder County.Cannell also agreed to consolidate six separate rape cases into one trial because the six women made similar allegations of being assaulted by Green while on dates with him.A seventh woman’s accusation that she was raped at a party will be heard at a separate trial.Green faces charges that include rape, forcible sex abuse and aggravated kidnapping. He has said he’s innocent.___Information from: The Herald Journal, http://www.hjnews.com Associated Press Tags: Torrey Green/Utah State Football Written bylast_img read more

Serena Williams’ husband shares why they invested in women’s soccer team

first_img Written by July 22, 2020 /Sports News – National Serena Williams’ husband shares why they invested in women’s soccer team FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailpepifoto/iStockBy GOOD MORNING AMERICA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A professional women’s soccer team may be coming to Los Angeles in spring 2022, the National Women’s Soccer League announced Tuesday.The exclusive rights to bring a team to the city were secured by a mostly female group led by Academy Award winner Natalie Portman, venture capitalist Kara Nortman, entrepreneur Julie Uhrman, and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, who, according to a press release, “led the investment through his firm Initialized Capital.” The founding investor group includes Ohanian’s wife, tennis superstar Serena Williams, as well as their daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr.Actors Jessica Chastain, Uzo Aduba, America Ferrera, Jennifer Garner, and Eva Longoria are also investors, as are retired soccer stars Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy and Abby Wambach, among others.“I am proud to be a part of this wonderful group working to bring a women’s professional football club to Los Angeles,” Ohanian said in a statement. “Chiefly, because I’m a fan of the game, but also because I believe there is massive potential for the sport and it’s been undervalued by too many people for far too long. As someone who spends hours kicking around a football with my two-year-old daughter, I want her to have a front-row seat to this revolution. I’m personally investing on behalf of my family because creating more opportunities in women’s sports is important to my wife and me, and we want to be a part of making a better future for our daughter.”“I am thrilled by the opportunity to partner with this incredible group of people to bring a professional women’s soccer team to Los Angeles. Together, we aim to build not only a winning team on the field, but also to develop a passionately loyal fan base,” added Portman in a statement of her own. “We also hope to make a substantive impact on our community, committing to extending access to sports for young people in Los Angeles through our relationship with the LA84 Foundation. Sports are such a joyful way to bring people together, and this has the power to make tangible change for female athletes both in our community and in the professional sphere.”The team’s official name and venue will be announced later this year, and in the meantime, the group has dubbed itself “Angel City,” an homage to Los Angeles.In addition to working with the NWSL, the investment group has pledged to “do things differently and to drive further dialogue about the issues impacting the LA community, as well as those that have negatively impacted women’s sports for decades,” according to the release.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

OPT Deploys Autonomous PowerBuoy for US Navy Maritime Security Program

first_img Share this article OPT Deploys Autonomous PowerBuoy for US Navy Maritime Security Program View post tag: Navy August 22, 2011 View post tag: Maritime View post tag: Autonomous View post tag: PowerBuoy Equipment & technology Ocean Power Technologies, Inc., a leading wave energy technology company, is pleased to announce the deployment for sea trials of a unique autonomous wave energy device, marking an important milestone in the expansion of the Company’s PowerBuoy product line.This latest deployment is an autonomous PowerBuoy® designed and manufactured by OPT under the US Navy’s Littoral Expeditionary Autonomous PowerBuoy (LEAP) program for coastal security and maritime surveillance. The LEAP PowerBuoy structure, incorporating a unique power take-off and on-board energy storage system, is significantly smaller and more compact than the Company’s standard utility PowerBuoy. It provides persistent, off-grid clean energy in remote ocean locations for a wide variety of maritime security and monitoring applications.Under the LEAP program, OPT has integrated its autonomous PowerBuoy with radar network and communications infrastructure from Rutgers University’s Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences in partnership with CODAR Ocean Sensors. This PowerBuoy provides power at the lower levels needed for the sophisticated vessel detection and tracking system, enabling maritime surveillance in the near coast, harbors and littoral zones worldwide. Mikros Systems Corporation provided data and systems architecture support for the PowerBuoy/radar network.Currently, systems requiring remote power at sea are often powered by diesel generators, which need frequent maintenance and fuel replenishment. The LEAP PowerBuoy system was developed by OPT to provide constant power in all wave conditions for the sea-based radar and communications system. The Company’s proprietary power management techniques and on-board energy storage capability are key innovations of the system, and enable operation even in extended zero-wave sea conditions. In addition, the system has been engineered to require no maintenance for three years.“This is a significant achievement for Ocean Power Technologies in the development and commercialization of its technology,” said Charles F. Dunleavy, Chief Executive Officer of OPT. “Today’s news marks the deployment of our first grid-independent, autonomous PowerBuoy for the LEAP program and is an exciting step forward for our product line focused on remote ocean applications. Our innovative autonomous PowerBuoy technology enables continuous operation of the sensors and communications equipment at sea for the US Navy, providing consistent, mission-critical power. The US Navy is our first customer in an attractive market for our technology in national security applications and in industries for which power is needed offshore. We are proud to be a part of this program for national security and grateful for the continued support from the US Navy and Coast Guard. We also appreciate the assistance of the New Jersey congressional delegation in bringing this program to fruition.”The LEAP system was deployed on August 11, 2011 by a US Coast Guard​ vessel and will be ocean-tested approximately 20 miles off the coast of New Jersey. It will be integrated with the Rutgers University-operated, land-based radar network that provides ocean current mapping data for the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and US Coast Guard search and rescue operations. The ocean test of the LEAP vessel detection system will therefore demonstrate dual-use capability of the radar network and verify OPT’s technology as a persistent power source for systems requiring remote power at sea.About Ocean Power TechnologiesOcean Power Technologies, Inc.  is a pioneer in wave-energy technology that harnesses ocean wave resources to generate reliable and clean and environmentally-beneficial electricity. OPT has a strong track record in the advancement of wave energy and participates in an estimated $150 billion annual power generation equipment market. OPT’s proprietary PowerBuoy® system is based on modular, ocean-going buoys that capture and convert predictable wave energy into clean electricity. The Company is widely recognized as a leading developer of on-grid and autonomous wave-energy generation systems, benefiting from 15 years of in-ocean experience. OPT is headquartered in Pennington, New Jersey, USA with an office in Warwick, UK.[mappress]Source: businesswire, August 22, 2011; View post tag: Naval View post tag: Deploys View post tag: Security View post tag: News by topic View post tag: program View post tag: OPTT View post tag: US Back to overview,Home naval-today OPT Deploys Autonomous PowerBuoy for US Navy Maritime Security Program last_img read more