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first_img Topics: Sports betting Email Address FIFA, the global governing body for football, has launched a new and enhanced integrity toolkit as part of an ongoing effort to clamp down on the threat of match-fixing in the sport. 20th January 2020 | By contenteditor Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter FIFA enhances integrity protection efforts with new toolkit AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter FIFA, the global governing body for football, has launched a new and enhanced integrity toolkit as part of an ongoing effort to clamp down on the threat of match-fixing in the sport.Developed by FIFA and its dedicated Integrity Department, the toolkit includes updated and new integrity resources that can be used and implemented by key stakeholders. FIFA said the toolkit has been designed to tackle manipulation in national and regional-level matches.The toolkit includes a handbook for FIFA member associations and confederations, which the governing body said will serve as a practical guide on how to build or strengthen their own integrity initiatives.The handbook outlines standard steps and best-practice measures to implement integrity initiatives on a day-to-day basis, while FIFA also published a series of topic-specific posters to support these initiatives.FIFA also introduced a new Integrity e-Learning Tutorial, with the main aim of educating individuals directly involved in football about the threat of match manipulation. It sets out the applicable regulations that have been put in place by FIFA, as well as the various forms of integrity-related misconduct and how to report match-manipulation approaches or incidents.“In line with FIFA’s continued commitment to safeguard the integrity of football around the world, it is crucial that we continue to develop new and innovative resources that our stakeholders can use to further strengthen football across all areas – both on and off the pitch,” FIFA’s deputy chief legal and compliance officer and director of integrity and institutional legal, Oliver Jaberg, said.“As an important step in helping to protect the integrity of football competitions at national and regional level as well as to prevent match manipulation, FIFA is excited to have developed several new integrity resources and materials that provide member associations and confederations with specific assistance on best practice in football.“The ultimate aim is to support and develop stronger integrity structures – as well as long-term, sustainable education and prevention programmes and promotional initiatives – that safeguard the integrity of football.”Confirmation of the new toolkit comes after the Global Lottery Monitoring System, the sports betting integrity body for the lottery industry, last week revealed that it flagged 157 matches to its partner network for potentially suspicious activity in 2019, with football once again dominating.The vast majority of these alerts were sent to football’s world and European governing bodies, FIFA and UEFA, with alerts generated for 98 matches.last_img read more

first_imgAustin Laz & Company Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Austin Laz & Company Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Austin Laz & Company Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Austin Laz & Company Plc (  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAustin Laz & Company Plc manufactures and a range of refrigerators and air conditioners for the commercial and industrial sectors in Nigeria. The company started operations as a refrigeration sales and services company but it has evolved into a manufacturing enterprise and has pioneered the fabrication of machines that make ice blocks. Products manufactured and sold by Austin Laz & Company include split refrigeration machines, commercial freezers, cold rooms, automatic ice machines and dry freeze machines. The company produces and supplies UPVC Smart Roof and PVC Ceiling Tiles, PVC Ceiling and aluminium long-span roofing sheets through a subsidiary company trading as Aluminium Coils. Austin Laz & Company Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Austin Laz & Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_img YAK01 / Ayutt and Associates design Year:  Houses Thailand “COPY” YAK01 / Ayutt and Associates designSave this projectSaveYAK01 / Ayutt and Associates design Architects: Ayutt and Associates design Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard photographs:  Piyawut SrisakulPhotographs:  Piyawut SrisakulSave this picture!© Piyawut SrisakulRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. The brief designer received from the client was for functional spaces like any normal house, though what they really liked were square, modern style house, but they asked that it should not be hot inside.  Even though the usable space of the land is limited, but the client still wanted a large greenery area to enjoy, as well as a modern house with sun shades and rain protections. This is the most challenge part for the architect, who was to configure the modern language of architecture in a way that would suit the hot and humid climate of Thailand.Save this picture!© Piyawut SrisakulThe architectural language of YAK01 house was inspired by the traditional Thai house layout and space. The ground floor is arranged as a Thai traditional house design with a central courtyard that functions as a feature foyer and distributor before accessing to the main living space.Save this picture!© Piyawut SrisakulBy the way, the designer does not want to follow all of the well-trodden path of the traditional Thai house design, Designer has a completely different form to the aforementioned formula and proves that a problem does not necessarily have just on right answer by following the traditional way.Save this picture!© Piyawut SrisakulThe first challenge was the relatively small site in a shape close to a rectangle, with its narrow sides facing West and East. Spreading the required functional spaces over one floor would fill up the whole site, meaning there would be no open spaces and poor ventilation, AAd thus made a two-story building, with the building mass placed along the Southern perimeter of the site, in order to open up as much space as possible on the northern side for a garden.Save this picture!© Piyawut SrisakulThe second challenge was: Behind the guise of modernism, lies AAd’s intention to create Thai spaces out of modern architectural vocabulary, to reconcile the demands of the climate with those of the contemporary Thai lifestyle. On the whole, this house is the result of trying to answer age-old questions with designer’s own new formulas. The interest lies in the fact that he challenged the established routine and experimented for other answer, even if the result is not the most perfect one, but at the least YAK01 house is his own answer, born out of his own search, without recourse to those well-established norms.Save this picture!Axonometric DiagramAll materials used in this house are thoroughly modern: off-form concrete, metal, glass and aluminium. The structural elements are made of reinforced concrete while the roof on the top floor is made from metal sheets filled with heat and acoustic insulation. For the ground floor, the flat concrete roof has a layer of gravel to prevent heat from entering the building.Save this picture!© Piyawut SrisakulThe brick plaster walls are punctuated by areas of glazing with the exterior facades mostly rendered in white to reflect the heat.To incorporate a modern feeling to the house design, the architect installed customized Silver Aluminum Extrusion Strip vertically on the wall of the master bedroom and master bathroom. The strips make the house look like a silver box floating on a black granite sheet below. Save this picture!© Piyawut SrisakulHeat and rain form the basic problem faced by buildings in this region, and are therefore crucial to the design. While this house does not have traditional long roof or large overhanging eaves such as usually found in tropical regions, nevertheless the upper volume overhangs the lower one, in effect acting as rain and sun protection for the ground floor, as well as effecting a play of shadow, adding depth to the facades.Save this picture!© Piyawut SrisakulThe Aluminum strips façade are also designed for air buffer insulation to cool down the main bedroom space during the daytime.“I’m not saying that it’s 100 percent Thai, But at least it’s a try”Save this picture!© Piyawut SrisakulProject gallerySee allShow lessLondon Calling: On FondnessArticlesCasa Tabique / Alejandro D’ AcostaSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Piyawut Srisakul+ 31 Share 2013 2013 Photographs CopyHouses•Bangkok, Thailand Projects ArchDaily Area:  500 m² Area:  500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeAyutt and Associates designOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBangkokHousesThailandPublished on December 18, 2014Cite: “YAK01 / Ayutt and Associates design” 18 Dec 2014. 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first_img RSF_en News ChinaAsia – Pacific News Reporters Without Borders has recorded 24 cases of journalists, cyber-dissidents or free expression activists being arrested or sentenced to jail terms since the start of the year. At the same time, at least 80 foreign journalists have been obstructed in the course of their work, above all in the Tibetan regions and in Sichuan. “Where is the opening so often promised by the organisers of the Beijing Olympic Games and the International Olympic Committee?” the press freedom organisation asked. “Instead of an opening, these games are being used, more than ever, as a pretext to arrest, harass and censor. This situation is unacceptable and reflects the IOC’s inability to guarantee a favourable environment for the games in accordance with the Olympic Charter.” Last year ended badly with the arrest of leading activist Hu Jia in late December, and the start of this year was marked by his sentence to three and a half years in prison. But at least 23 other journalists, online writers and free speech activists have been arrested or sentenced to prison terms. The authorities have made some concessions, such as the release of Ching Cheong and Yu Huafeng, but they have taken no account of the fact that the health of Zhang Jianhong, a writer better known as Li Hong, and Yang Maodong, a writer better known Guo Feixiong, has deteriorated in prison. The terrible earthquake in Sichuan has not helped to reduce the repression either. Journalist Qi Chonghuai was sentenced to four years in prison the day after the quake. And Huang Qi, a well-known activist who has a human rights website, was arrested on 10 June for reporting the arrest of a person who had been writing accounts of the quake and its aftermath. The harassment of activists who talk to the foreign news media or write articles for overseas Chinese media has also been stepped up. This campaign is being orchestrated by the public security and state security departments in order to intimidate human rights activists who might try to speak out before or during the games. Reporters Without Borders’ chief demand, as regards the Beijing Olympics, has always been the release of imprisoned journalists, cyber-dissidents and free expression activists before the start of the games. News News Help by sharing this information June 27, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Increase in pre-Olympic repression, with at least 24 journalists and cyber-dissidents arrested or sentenced since January Receive email alerts China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Follow the news on China to go further Organisation March 12, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders has recorded 24 cases of journalists, cyber-dissidents or free expression activists being arrested or sentenced to jail terms since the start of the year. At the same time, at least 80 foreign journalists have been obstructed in the course of their work, above all in the Tibetan regions and in Sichuan. Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes April 27, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img RSF calls for release of newspaper editor held in South Sudan November 1, 2019 AP journalist’s expulsion another blow to press freedom in South Sudan Organisation News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned by the recent expulsion of AP journalist Sam Mednick from South Sudan following the Media Authority’s decision to revoke her press pass. Mednick was one of very few foreign print journalists working in the country. The move is the latest blow to press freedom in South Sudan, where impunity continues for the killing of at least 10 journalists during the country’s ongoing civil war, including British-American freelance journalist Christopher Allen. Photo: Albert González Farran Canadian journalist Sam Mednick has been forced to leave South Sudan after receiving notification on 23 October 2019 from the country’s Media Authority that her press pass has been revoked for six months on the grounds that she had “concocted misinformation intended to create panic and fear of [the] unknown.” The allegation was connected to her reporting on tensions increasing in the run-up to the formation of a unity government, planned for 12 November. AP has stated that it stands by Mednick and her story. During her three years in the country, Mednick had reported extensively on subjects that would otherwise have received little international attention – such as the impact of the ongoing civil war. In the absence of an official investigation, her journalistic investigations into the killing by South Sudanese armed forces of British-American freelance journalist Christopher Allen in August 2017 have formed a crucial basis for his family’s legal case, alleging that war crimes were committed in the targeting of Allen and the treatment of his corpse. At least 10 journalists have been killed since South Sudan’s civil war erupted in December 2013.“We are deeply concerned by Sam Mednick’s expulsion from South Sudan, following similar moves against other foreign correspondents in the country in recent years. Her reporting was a valuable source of information from South Sudan, where at least 10 journalists have been killed during the ongoing civil war. We call on the South Sudanese authorities to review this decision and ensure that all journalists are able to report freely and safely from the country,” said RSF UK Bureau Director Rebecca Vincent.A number of other foreign correspondents have been expelled from South Sudan in recent years, including AP journalist Justin Lynch, who was arrested and deported in December 2016. In June 2017, the head of the Media Authority announced that 20 foreign journalists had been banned from working or continuing to work in the country for writing “unsubstantiated and unrealistic” stories that “insulted or degraded South Sudan and its people.”South Sudan is ranked 139th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. News Help by sharing this information News RSF_en center_img June 12, 2017 Find out more July 23, 2019 Find out more to go further South SudanAfrica Armed conflictsWomenFreedom of expression Follow the news on South Sudan Two years on, free expression groups hold DC and London vigils seeking justice for the killing of freelance journalist Christopher Allen South Sudan closes its borders to foreign reporters South SudanAfrica Armed conflictsWomenFreedom of expression August 26, 2019 Find out more Newslast_img read more

first_imgLimerickNewsHealth Minister confirms Radisson Blue Hotel as COVID-19 vaccination centreBy David Raleigh – February 15, 2021 1192 COVID-19 vaccines are to be rolled out for Limerick people at the Radisson Blu Hotel, located on the Ennis Road, the Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, confirmed today.The West County Hotel in Ennis is to take care of vaccinations for County Clare, and the Abbeycourt Hotel in Nenagh and Clonmel Park Hotel will cater for Tipperary vaccinations.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Contracts between the Department of Heath and with the mid west hotels were agreed in recent days.Minister Donnelly confirmed locations for 37 vaccination centres across Ireland for the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, with at least one in every county.As in Co Tipperary, there will be two vaccination centres in Kerry, while Cork will have five vaccination centres.The centres will support the vaccination of the general population whihc are currently being administered in healthcare settings and by GPs.Those who have self-registered for the vaccine online will be offered their vaccination in the vaccine centres.The times and dates of when the vaccination centres will operate have not yet been published.“This is very good news on a health front and it also heartening to see one of the county’s most popular hotels take a new lease of life in these pandemic times. I will continue to liaise with the HSE and Minister Stephen Donnelly to push for this centre to open sooner, rather than later,” Fianna Fáil TD Cathal Crowe told the Limerick Post.Minister Donnelly said: “I would like to thank the HSE for their ongoing work in developing these vaccination centres across the country. These centres will be ready well in advance of vaccine supply when they will be used as part of our programme. People can expect to see these vaccination centres ready and waiting in their county,” said Minister Donnelly.“We have always said the vaccination programme would only be limited by the availability and reliability of supply in these early stages of the programme. In the coming months supply will increase substantially and we will see these centres operating to full capacity and administering vaccines to the general population, following the Government priority list,” added the Minister. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick TAGScovid19Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement Previous articleMajor Breakthrough in the Search for Patrick Sarsfield’s RemainsNext articleLent is a time to dream about post-COVID world David Raleigh center_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Twitter WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Printlast_img read more

first_img In April 2017, more than 20 state business regulators issued regulatory enforcement orders to subsidiaries of Ocwen Financial Corp to address “mishandling of consumer escrow accounts and a deficient financial condition,” according to an April news release from the North Carolina Office of the Commissioner of Banks.Since September 28, Ocwen has announced reaching resolutions with a number of states, but Thursday morning the company added two more, bringing Ocwen to a total of 17 resolutions.Additionally, Ocwen announced under the “Wholesale Forward Lending” section of the 8K filing that they have decided to exit the wholesale forward lending business, agreeing to sell certain assets related to the business to an undisclosed buyer.  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago “The buyer is expected to assume a facilities lease and to offer positions to certain Ocwen employees in the business,” the filing said. “Ocwen estimates that it will recognize a loss of approximately $7 million related to the divestiture in its third quarter 2017 results.”According to the filing, This loss is primarily due to the company writing off the capitalized balance of internally developed software for the wholesale forward lending business and the company expects an additional $1 to $2 million of severance expense following the closing of the transaction, expected to occur next quarter. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Ocwen Resolutions Rise to 17, Exiting Wholesale Forward Lending Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Ocwen Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Ocwen 2017-10-13 Brianna Gilpin Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] center_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Headlines, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago October 13, 2017 1,659 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Freddie Mac Announces Small-Pool Pilot With EarnUp Next: Wells Fargo and BofA: Q3 2017 Results Revealed Home / Daily Dose / Ocwen Resolutions Rise to 17, Exiting Wholesale Forward Lending Thus far, Ocwen has settled with Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Virginia, and West Virginia, with Thursday’s addition of Alabama and Minnesota. State regulatory agencies in Indiana and Nevada either withdrew or allowed their respective cease and desist orders to expire.“Ocwen is pleased to have reached resolutions with two additional states, Alabama and Minnesota, to resolve regulatory actions brought against the Company, bringing the total number of states where we have reached a resolution to 17,” said John Lovallo, Spokesperson for Ocwen.As previously reported, the agreements terms include details such as Ocwen not acquiring any new residential mortgage servicing rights until April 30, 2018, developing plans to transition to a new servicing system, and not engaging an auditor to perform an escrow review of between 8,000 and 10,000 loans. However, the release also notes that Ocwen did not admit or deny liability in these settlements and none of the agreements contain any monetary fines or penalties.If the company successfully enters into agreements with the remaining states, they may contain some or all of the terms mentioned above—but there is no assurance that will happen.“We continue to work cooperatively with the remaining 14 state regulatory agencies and two state attorneys general to reach acceptable resolutions,” Lovallo said.To read the 8K filing, click here. About Author: Brianna Gilpin Subscribelast_img read more

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News December 19, 2017 3,173 Views Tagged with: closed home sales prices Home Sales Home Sales Prices most expensive zip codes propertyshark Survey Previous: Remapping the DNA Next: Tax Reform Bill Headed Back to House for Revote Move Over New York, California Has the Priciest ZIP Code  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Move Over New York, California Has the Priciest ZIP Code closed home sales prices Home Sales Home Sales Prices most expensive zip codes propertyshark Survey 2017-12-19 Staff Writer The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Move over Sagaponack New York. With a median closed home sales price of $4.9 million, the most expensive ZIP code in the country in 2017 is 94027, in Atherton, San Mateo County, California. That’s according to PropertyShark’s annual Top Most Expensive Zip Codes in the U.S. survey released on Tuesday. The list is derived by looking at residential transactions closed in 2017 and analyzing closed home sales prices. It takes into account condominiums, co-ops, and both single- and two-family homes.California has claimed the highest number of ZIP codes in the Top 100 list with 77 ZIP codes on the list. New York is close behind with 19 ZIP Codes. The ZIP code 11962 in Sagaponack, New York—which was ranked No. 1 last year—slipped to 15 in this year’s ranking. It was replaced by 94027—Atherton, San Mateo, in California, which was ranked number two in last year’s survey. The steep drop for the exclusive Hamptons community was mainly due to more sales recorded at lower price points, which slashed its median price in half. In 2017, Sagaponack’s median sale price was $2,819,000, while the barrier for entry in the top 10 is $3 million.The top three positions in the survey this year were claimed by ZIP codes from three different states—California, New York, and Florida—and feature very different housing markets. While Atherton’s 94027 has some of the richest people in Silicon Valley within its precincts, New York’s 10013, with a median price range of $4.1 million, covers the TriBeCa area with its luxury condo developments. Fisher Island, Florida (33109)—with a median price of $4 million—is a small, secluded island community.Eight other states managed to break into the top 100 list as well, with Washington, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Jersey featuring two ZIP codes each and Colorado, Nevada, Maryland, and Hawaii ranking with one ZIP code each.In terms of cities, San Francisco leads the way with nine ZIP codes in the list, while Los Angeles county (18 ZIP codes) ranks highest at county level, followed by Santa Clara (15 ZIP codes).To view the complete rankings click here. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

first_imgNews Updates’State Must Set Its House In Order’, Says Karnataka HC In Plea For Strict Enforcement Of ‘Unlock’ Norms In Reopened Places Mustafa Plumber16 Jun 2020 6:43 AMShare This – xObserving that “the State government was playing with the lives of people by being so casual,” the Karnataka High Court on Tuesday, once again asked the government on how it would enforce the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) issued by the Union government, while allowing opening of Malls, places of religion and hotels/restaurants, from June 8. A division bench 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?LoginObserving that “the State government was playing with the lives of people by being so casual,” the Karnataka High Court on Tuesday, once again asked the government on how it would enforce the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) issued by the Union government, while allowing opening of Malls, places of religion and hotels/restaurants, from June 8. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Nataraj Rangaswamy said “State is relying on the advisories issued by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner and Director General and Inspector General of Police, allowing reopening of malls, places of worship and hotels/restaurants. However, it is unable to satisfy us that they can issue enforceable directions under the State Disaster Management Act.” The court while posting the matter for further hearing on June 19, directed the Central government to clarify whether the SOP issued on June 4 for phased reopening of lockdown can be read as directions issued under the Disaster Management Act. It observed “The state must set its house in order, considering the urgency in the matter.” During the hearing the counsel for the state government tried to argue that the directions of the BBMP Commissioner, DGP IGP are under section 24 of the State Disaster Management Act. However, the court said :”We must note that penal provisions of section 51 (punishment for obstruction) are attracted, for which there is a requirement to comply with the directions given by or on behalf of the Central Government, State Government or the National executive Committee or State Executive Committee. Perusal of the advisories issued by the Commissioner of BBMP do not indicate that the same has been issued on behalf of the state government.” The bench made these observations while hearing a petition filed by Letzkit Foundation. Advocate Puttige R Ramesh appearing for the petitioner had argued that since June 8, when the places are thrown open there is violation of social distancing norms and people are moving around without wearing face masks. On a query of the court about the grievance redressal mechanism available to citizens to lodge complaints about violation if any of norms like social distancing. It was told that citizens can complain to the police control room by dialling the number 100. To which the bench asked how would citizens know about this mechanism. The state will have to issue some directions in this regard or either create awareness. It said “This is very serious, temples are thrown opens, malls are thrown open and there is no machinery in place to check these places.” 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

first_imgThe study aimed to test the utility of instruments deployed on marine mammals for measuring physical oceanographic variation and, using this method, to examine temperature variation in the coastal waters around South Georgia. There was a significant correlation between temperature measurements made using a towed undulating oceanographic recorder (UOR) and concurrent measurements from time-depth recorders (TDRs) fitted to lactating Antarctic fur seals foraging from the coast of South Georgia. Congruence was found at horizontal spatial scales from 0.01°×0.01° to 0.5°×0.5° (degrees of latitude and longitude), and at a vertical scale of 10 m. However, there was no significant correlation between temperature measured by TDRs in the top 5 m and sea surface temperature (SST) measured by satellite remote sensing. TDR data provided information about temperature variation vertically through the water column, and through time. The UOR data were used to recalibrate the TDR data in order to correct for the slow response time of the TDR thermistor relative to the speed of seal movements through the water column. Seasonal temperature variation was apparent, and temperatures also varied between regions, and with bathymetry. These results were consistent with the current interpretation of the coastal oceanography around South Georgia. In particular, the relationship between on- and off-shelf waters showed larger amounts of warmer surface water in a region in which more run-off was to be expected. The study also showed that Antarctic fur seals concentrate their activity in regions of colder, and presumably oceanic, water. Such instrumented animals could provide near real time data for assimilation into ocean models.last_img read more

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