Top StoriesSC Records Centre’s Submission That WHO Guidelines On Sanitation Workers Are Being Followed; Disposes PIL Radhika Roy15 April 2020 7:47 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court of India disposed of a petition, which sought directions to the States and their authorities to ensure protection of the right to life of Safai Karamcharis/sanitation workers in the wake of the national lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic. The petition, filed by Advocate Mehmood Pracha and Mansoor Ali, on behalf of activist Harnam Singh, prayed for the provision…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 Supreme Court of India disposed of a petition, which sought directions to the States and their authorities to ensure protection of the right to life of Safai Karamcharis/sanitation workers in the wake of the national lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic. The petition, filed by Advocate Mehmood Pracha and Mansoor Ali, on behalf of activist Harnam Singh, prayed for the provision of protective gear to the sanitation workers within a period of 24 hours, and for the testing of the workers and their immediate family to be done within a period of 48 hours. Pracha, appearing on behalf of the Petitioner, submitted to the Bench comprising of Justices NV Ramana, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and BR Gavai that sanitation workers are the most vulnerable, along with their families, and that they are not even provided protective gear. To this submission, Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta apprised the Court: “This is a misconception. Special PPE kits are for doctors and nurses. Safai Karamcharis & other “Coronawarriors” are being provided other equipment”. The SG further submitted that false allegations were being made, and that guidelines by the World Health Organisation were binding on the Government of India and were being meticulously followed. He also added that there was a helpline number for specific complaints.Following this, the bench disposed of the PIL, observing”Learned Solicitor General appearing on behalf of the Union of India submits that the guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation are binding on the Government of India and they are meticulously following the said guidelines.Recording the statement made by the learned Solicitor General, we dispose of the instant writ petition”. Click here to download orderRead OrderNext Story
DeepOcean has been awarded a contract within the oil and gas sector for the provision of post-lay trenching services along 65-kilometer umbilical offshore Australia.The post-lay trenching works are planned to start late 2018 with the T1 trencher.This contract award has come on the back of three completed projects with this trencher offshore UAE in 2016, early 2017 and more recently in 2018.Andrew Piasecki, commercial director Cable Lay and Trenching, said: “We are extremely pleased to receive this award. It is a testament to the confidence our clients have in DeepOcean’s ability to provide burial solutions on a global basis in varying soil conditions. We are looking forward to a successful campaign and supporting our client on this key project.”
ILOILO City –He was walking on a road in Barangay Licu-an, Dingle, Iloilo when two unidentifiedmotorcycle-riding men grabbed his bag. Police werestill identifying them as of this writing./PN ResidentMichael John Hortillosa was on his way home when the robbers snatched his slingbag containing an ATM card, cash and other valuables around 5:20 a.m. on Jan. 9,a police report showed. The suspectsthen fled.
This car left the road at the back of Errigal.There is growing anger at the condition of Donegal’s roads following today’s snowfalls.A number of motorists have had lucky escapes after their vehicles left roads at various locations.This pictures shows a car which skidded off the Back of Errigal road a short time ago. Many claim roads have not been treated.Some motorists have been stuck in their cars for up to two hours after roads became blocked.However Donegal County Council say they are utilizing all of their resources with their 27 gritters and also snow ploughs out on the roads.A spokesman told Donegal Daily that with further snow expected this evening, all gritters will be on standby to treat roads and have asked people to find updates on the council’s facebook page or on twitter. People have taken to social media to express their anger.One poster said “Where the hell are Donegal County Council today? Is there no snow plan for Donegal? It’s a joke.”There are also serious delays in many parts of the county with Meenaroy impassable.Pupils at Ballinamore Secondary School were forced to stay indoors when buses coming towards Letterkenny could not pass over Meenaroy.There are also huge tailbacks on Barnesmore Gap with a number of vehicles including a Blood Transfusion van becoming stuck in heavy snow. Rain is expected to spread to all parts of the county later.However, Met Eireann has warned the country is in for further storms including ice and further falls of snow.Pic from Johnny McGinleyGROWING ANGER AT CONDITION OF DONEGAL’S ROADS AS FURTHER SNOW FORECAST TONIGHT was last modified: February 15th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Back of Errigal roadDonegal County Councilsnowsnow ploughs
Martin Jol wants to pip Bolton to the signing of Stoke City striker Cameron Jerome, according to The Sun.It is claimed Jol is competing with Wanderers in an effort to capture the former England Under-21 international, who has scored seven goals this season and is apparently rated at £4m.Terry is nursing an injury.The Guardian report that Chelsea’s interim boss Roberto Di Matteo may be forced to risk John Terry despite doubts over the defender’s fitness.Terry is struggling with a rib injury but with some vital matches approaching, Di Matteo is desperate to include him.The Italian said: “It all depends on how quick he can heal and the pain level he can sustain. As soon as that is possible to do he will train.”Meanwhile, The Sun declare that Di Matteo believes he needs to achieve a top-four finish and win the Champions League to be considered a success.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
LOS ANGELES – Back when the NBA released it schedule, this Warriors-Lakers game was supposed to represent something else.This would serve as an epic playoff preview between an in-state rival. The Warriors’ All-Stars would square off against LeBron James just as they did in the past four NBA Finals. The storylines would produce splashy ratings for a TNT telecast.Instead, the Warriors cruised to a 108-90 victory against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday that lacked any of those storylines. …
Long thought a tree-killing bane, parasitic mistletoe appears to do much more good than harm to a forest ecology.David Watson, a researcher at Charles Sturt University in Albury, New South Wales, has been studying mistletoe for years, according to Stephanie Pain at New Scientist, who wrote “Marvellous mistletoe: Giving forests the kiss of life.” Here’s what Watson has concluded from his research:“Mistletoes are the key to a rich and healthy forest. They are the engine that drives diversity from the forest floor to the canopy.“Mistletoe gets its water from the host tree, but is able to manufacture its own carbohydrates through photosynthesis. For this reason, mistletoe is called “hemiparasitic.” Watson found that mistletoe rarely kills a tree. More interesting, though, are the benefits mistletoe brings to the forest:Always assured of water, evergreen mistletoes are a reliable year-round source of food for many forest dwellers, providing nutrient-packed leaves, sugary nectar and juicy, fat-rich berries. The dense clumps offer hideaways and cool places to roost, while the tangle of sturdy stems offers secret nooks for small birds to nest in and a solid platform for larger ones to build on.Watson proved these benefits by removing all the mistletoe from a patch of eucalyptus forest in Australia. The reduction in diversity was dramatic, not only among birds and tree-climbing animals, but even in the forest floor. That’s because the fleshy leaves provide a nutritious food source when they drop to the ground. “Those leaves are packed with goodies,” Watson remarked (though many are poisonous to humans). Soils without the mistletoe are impoverished in good bacteria, insects and invertebrates. Trees without it reduce good spots for nesting and hiding.Mistletoe is not a single species but a category: “What links these plants is not shared ancestry, for mistletoes have evolved at least five times in different groups of plants, but their lifestyle.” There are some 1300 species. They live on every continent except Antarctica. Some ecologists consider mistletoe a “keystone species, an organism that has a disproportionately pervasive influence over its community” (Wikipedia).Stephanie Pain listed animals that use mistletoe, including porcupines and squirrels that hibernate in the clumps. Birds of all sizes, including hummingbirds and hawks benefit from the nutritious leaves and berries. Even gorillas and rhinos browse on mistletoe.The seeds of some species are spread by birds (see Mistletoes in Australia). They can survive the bird’s digestive tract, and then stick to twigs with an adhesive coating around the seed. Other species, particularly in the genus Arceuthobium, can launch their seeds like rockets from branch to branch. The fruit pods build up hydrostatic pressure as they mature until the pods rupture, sending the sticky seeds on a ballistic path at 55 mph, landing up to 50 feet away (source: waynesword.palomar.edu; see also American Journal of Botany).If an athlete get’s athlete’s foot, what does an astronaut get?* We hope you enjoyed this ecology story for year end 2012, as a reminder that things in nature are not always what they seem, and more wonderful the closer one looks. Most people only think of mistletoe at the holidays as an excuse for stealing a kiss. As this entry shows, there’s much more to the story. Thank you for reading Creation-Evolution Headlines this year. Resolve to tell your friends!*Missile toe, if you never heard that joke in elementary school.(Visited 44 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Your shot may look good on camera, but is it good enough for the editing suite? Save yourself (or your editor) some frustration with the three-second rule.As an editor, the one problem that drives me up the wall is footage that wasn’t captured for the edit. These are the shots captured only to look good on camera, rather than contributing to a fully assembled movie. So how do you avoid this? Is there a secret ingredient for successful coverage? Is there a special time frame for capturing golden footage? Have no fear — the answer is yes!Let me introduce you to a method I like to call the three-second rule. It’s a game-changing rule that I follow on nearly every shoot. The rule is this: the shooter (cinematographer, camera op, etc.) captures golden footage that lasts for at least three seconds. This is three seconds of uninterrupted, smooth, usable beauty. If the three seconds of coverage is hindered by anything, then it doesn’t count as usable golden footage. That means no jitters on the tripod, no guy looking down the lens off in the distance, or nobody waving at your camera during the wedding thinking you’re the photographer. You need to capture clean and clear footage for a minimum of three seconds. That’s it. In this video, let me show you what I mean, and why. Beyond Three Seconds?I’m sure you’re saying to yourself, “Zach, what about five seconds or how about even ten? The more footage the better, right?”If you’ve got the shot, then you’ve got the shot. There’s no need to capture ten seconds if the editor is only going to use three. Usable data will get burned, and more importantly, time will get wasted during the shoot. As an editor, I’d rather have variety then pointless duration. If you want to play it safe, I recommend capturing gold for seven seconds max. Again, make sure it’s gold! If the seven seconds is garbage, then film it until you have something usable — just remember chances are the editor is only going to use three seconds.When This Rule Doesn’t ApplyWhile the three-second rule is dynamite for a vast majority of edits, there are some projects that might need coverage that lasts longer. My recommendation is to talk to the editor and director before filming a single second of coverage. That way you can determine the style and motivation.Looking for more video tutorials? Check these out.Video Tutorial: The Audio Transition You Need to Start UsingProduction Tips for Shooting in Outdoor Lighting ConditionsVideo Tutorial: Build Your Own $50 Car-Side Camera MountThe Benefits of Working with 4K Footage in a 1080 SequenceWhat Else Can You Do with Your 360° and VR Video Footage?
Kolkata: A youth from Domkal in Murshidabad reportedly committed suicide due to panic over National Register of Citizens (NRC). It is alleged that the youth identified as Milan Mondal heard some rumours about NRC and got tensed about the documentation process.Mondal, a resident of a village in Domkal used to work in Kerala. A few days ago he returned home. Meanwhile, a rumor was spread in the area regarding NRC. It was reported that people in the area were talking about rectifying the mistakes in their documents. Hearing the rumor, Mondal checked his own and his family’s documents and found some information were need to be rectified. Also, he tried to getsome documents from government departments. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAfter a few days of effort, he failed to correct all the documents and went into depression. On Monday night, after his family members went to sleep, Mondal reportedly hanged himself from the ceiling fan. His mother spotted his hanging body a few hours later. Sources informed that work of inclusion of names in ‘Khadya Sathi’ and rectification of details in digital ration card is at present going on. Several government officials said people are thinking this has some connection with NRC which is absolutely wrong. Despite repeated statements by the state government people are believing in the rumors and gathering in the block offices for rectification of their documents.
Thane: A seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped by three men in a dilapidated building near her school in Maharashtra’s Thane district, police said on Monday. The incident took place last Thursday following which the three accused, who sexually harassed the Class 2 girl on previous occasions also, were arrested, Bazarpeth police station’s inspector Yeshwant Chavan said. The accused, identified as Navin Jasuza (24), Ajay Dehare (34) and Vikram Purohit (19), worked at different shops in Kalyan town here. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh On September 19, when the girl came out of her school, they took her to an abandoned building nearby and allegedly raped her, the official said. The girl informed about the incident to her parents who lodged a complaint with police. Based on the complaint, the accused were arrested last Friday, he said. They were later produced before a local court which remanded them in police custody till September 24. Prior to the incident of gangrape, the accused had been sexually harassing the girl, the official said. The three men have been booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, he added.