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Three Judges Appointed To Gujarat HC [Read Notification]

first_imgNews UpdatesThree Judges Appointed To Gujarat HC [Read Notification] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK1 Oct 2020 9:18 AMShare This – xThe Central Government has notified the appointment of three Judicial Officers as Judges of the Gujarat High Court. They are: Vaibhavi Devang NanavatiNirzarkumar Sushilkumar Desai Nikhil Shreedharan Kariel They shall assume charge of their respective offices in the above order of seniority. The Supreme Court Collegium had recommended the same vide Resolution dated…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 Central Government has notified the appointment of three Judicial Officers as Judges of the Gujarat High Court. They are: Vaibhavi Devang NanavatiNirzarkumar Sushilkumar Desai Nikhil Shreedharan Kariel They shall assume charge of their respective offices in the above order of seniority. The Supreme Court Collegium had recommended the same vide Resolution dated August 14, 2020. Click Here To Download Notification Read Notification Next Storylast_img read more

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CDC: Imperfect flu vaccine was of help in tough season

first_imgApr 17, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Preliminary findings from Wisconsin suggest that this year’s flu vaccine lowered one’s risk of catching the flu by 44%, even though two of the three strains used in the vaccine didn’t match well with the viruses in circulation, federal health officials announced today.Forty-four percent is well below the 70% to 90% protection that a flu vaccine well-matched to circulating strains is expected to provide for healthy adults, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hailed the findings as good news in a year of “suboptimal” matches.The CDC said the Wisconsin study indicated the vaccine provided 58% protection against influenza A/H3N2, the nation’s predominant strain this season. However, the vaccine offered no protection against influenza B, the strain for which the vaccine was least well matched. The study provided no estimate of vaccine effectiveness against the third strain, A/H1N1, because no H1N1 viruses were identified in the Wisconsin patients.”Although two of three vaccine strains were not optimally matched with circulating viruses this season, an interim VE [vaccine effectiveness] estimate suggests that vaccination provided substantial protection against medically attended acute respiratory illness in this study population,” the CDC said in the Apr 18 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).The CDC also reported today that the flu season now ending was worse than the previous three and that flu vaccine production and distribution for the US market set records, though millions of doses again went unsold. The flu season was comparable with 2003-04, which was “moderately severe,” officials said.The six companies licensed to make flu vaccine for the US market produced about 140 million doses, about 20 million more than the previous season, said Dr. Jeanne Santoli, deputy director of immunization services in the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.”Based on data provided by distributors and manufacturers, we know that about 113 million doses of vaccine were distributed,” Santoli said at a news teleconference. She said this set a record and was about 10 million more doses than were distributed in the 2006-07 season. The figures indicate that about 27 million doses of vaccine went unsold.”We anticipate that next season’s supply will be similar or somewhat increased from this season,” Santoli said, adding that the CDC expects to have projections sometime in the next month.Vaccine effectiveness studyThe vaccine effectiveness findings came from a case-control study by the Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic. From Jan 21 to Mar 28, the clinic enrolled patients who sought care for an acute respiratory or febrile illness, testing them for flu and checking their vaccination status. The preliminary results are based on findings from 616 patients who were enrolled between Jan 21 and Feb 8. Patients were considered vaccinated if they had received a shot 2 weeks or more before enrollment or, for children younger than 9, if they had received two doses of vaccine.Vaccine effectiveness was estimated by comparing patients who had laboratory-confirmed flu (as determined by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) with those who tested negative, according to the MMWR report. For patients who tested positive, samples were cultured to provide virus isolates for antigenic characterization.Flu was confirmed in 191 of the 616 patients (31%), and 75% of the infections were type A. About 19% of patients who tested positive had received a flu shot, compared with 39% of those who tested negative.As noted above, the findings yielded an overall vaccine effectiveness estimate of 44%. For H3N2 viruses—one of the subtypes for which this year’s vaccine was not well matched—the estimated effectiveness was 58%. But for type B viruses, the other subtype marked by a suboptimal match this year, the vaccine’s effectiveness was zero, the report says.The study showed some differences by age-group: for healthy people aged 5 to 49 years, overall vaccine effectiveness was 54%, and effectiveness for H3N2 viruses was 68%. The report does not give figures for people aged 50 to 64 and over 65, who were small minorities.Dr. Dan Jernigan, deputy director of the CDC’s Influenza Division, said vaccine effectiveness estimates lower than 44% have been recorded in some years, most recently in 1997-98. He said those estimates came from studies using different methods than the Marshfield study.”In the last 20 seasons, 16 have had good matches, and there have been four that had less than optimal matches,” Jernigan said at the press conference. “In general the matches are better than what we have this year.”The MMWR article notes that the mismatch between vaccine and circulating viruses—in terms of both numbers and degree of antigenic difference—was sharpest for type B. About 95% of tested type B isolates this season belonged to a different lineage from the strain used in the vaccine. For H3N2 viruses, 71% of tested isolates were similar to A/Brisbane/10/2007, a recent variant of A/Wisconson/67/2005, the H3N2 strain used in the vaccine.The degree of mismatch for H3N2 this season is “moderate” in comparison with antigenic differences seen in the long term for this subtype, the CDC says. In contrast, the B strain in the vaccine and the predominant circulating B strain are “substantially more antigenically distinct” than is the case with H3N2.Although type A viruses—primarily H3N2—have been the most common type overall this season, type B viruses have made a late surge, becoming the most commonly reported type for the 2 weeks from Mar 23 to Apr 5, the CDC said in a separate MMWR article.Given the vaccine mismatch for type B, the agency said, “If influenza B strains predominate during the remainder of this season, providers can anticipate an increased risk for vaccine failures and should consider early use of antiviral medications for treatment and prophylaxis of persons at high risk” for flu complications.A fairly tough seasonIn describing the 2007-08 flu season so far, Jernigan said, “Most seasonal indicators have been on the high end compared with the past three seasons. . . . The 2007-08 season appears to be most similar to 2003-04, which was characterized as moderately severe.”This season, deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza peaked at 9.1% of all deaths and stayed above the CDC’s epidemic threshold for 13 straight weeks. In 2003-04, pneumonia and influenza deaths peaked at 10.4% of all deaths and hovered above the epidemic level for nine weeks.Sixty-six children have died of lab-confirmed flu and its complications so far this season, Jernigan reported. Of those old enough for vaccination, 52 either were not vaccinated or did not receive both of the two recommended doses, he said.For the week that ended Apr 5, six states still had widespread flu activity, and 11 states had regional activity, the CDC said.CDC. Interim within-season estimate of the effectiveness of trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine—Marshfield, Wisconsin, 2007-08 influenza season. MMWR 2008 Apr 18;57(15):393-8 [Full text]CDC. Update: influenza activity—September 30, 2007–April 5, 2008, and composition of the 2008-09 influenza vaccine. MMWR 2008 Apr 18;57(15):404-9 [Full text]See also:Apr 24, 2007, CIDRAP News story “Record flu vaccine supply expected for next season”last_img read more

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Carry On Friends: The Caribbean American Podcast

first_imgWhy do Jamaicans like to say second-generation Jamaicans born and raised in the U.S. aren’t Jamaican? What is it like growing up in America as a Trinidadian? How does it feel to work in a predominantly white workplace as a Caribbean American? How can we adapt and excel as Caribbean folks living here? These are some of the questions explored head on Carry On Friends, The Caribbean American Podcast – a talk show filled to the brim with accents that are Caribbean-with-a-hint-of-American, an authentically energetic Caribbean vibes, and thoughtful dialogue around our unique, shared experience in a mostly white, multicultural America. The HostThe podcast, which is available on Apple Podcasts, is the brainchild of 39-year-old, Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown, who was born in Jamaica and has lived most of her life in New York. Reid-Brown says she started Carry on Friends after entering the workforce and realizing that the subtleties of her Caribbean-bred work ethic and workplace social cues were not often understood by her largely American bosses and co-workers. “I realized that there wasn’t a lot of information for a career-focused Caribbean American, brought up in a Caribbean household, understanding what it’s like to work in an American workplace. That was one reason why I started. And then I wanted to talk about the other aspects of the Caribbean American experience,” she says. Caribbean Americans PerspectivesAccording to Reid-Brown, her goal with the podcast is to serve the Caribbean American community by diving into its distinct perspectives and the experiences of being a person of Caribbean descent living in the US. “There are so many little nuances that make up our experiences. It’s good to feel represented or see representation of parts of that experience. It gives a level of validation, especially in a world that tends to kind of wash over and generalize,” she shares.As a podcast host, Reid-Brown has developed a tenacity for analyzing the Caribbean American experience. She deems community and ambition as factors that have long driven Caribbean American people to thrive. She says, Caribbean Americans most often come to the US knowing that they will need to lend a helping hand and even financial support to family members back home. This, she believes, arms us with the resilience to survive and excel. She also says, that once here, as immigrants we tend to band together, developing strong community bonds that also help us thrive.  However, she explains, despite our ability to rise, there are still integral economic mindset limitations we need to overcome. “We know how to start businesses, but we don’t do a good job of scaling businesses. We don’t do a good job of passing down knowledge to really be good entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs the way that young people now are doing it. So, I think the challenge is reframing traditional ideas about what it means to be a business person or an owner. In some cases, we are a community when it comes to certain things – but we are very fragmented when it comes to business, and building enterprises and viable strong businesses.” Reid-Brown has been a speaker at Podcast Movement, Haiti Tech Summit, Caribbean Digital Divas and various career, entrepreneurship, podcast and Caribbean culture panels. Through her business, Breadfruit Media, she also helps other Caribbean Americans launch and produce their own podcasts.last_img read more

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Liberian Becomes Youngest Pilot at Delta Airlines

first_imgNeyor praises the school that led to his success in aviation.Gamaliel Marcus Neyor, 31, a son of Christopher Neyor, former president of National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL), is highly appreciative of the impact Southeastern Oklahoma State University in the United States has had on his professional life as an emerging young pilot from Liberia.Recently becoming the youngest captain at Delta Airlines, the proud alumnus praises the school that led to his success in the aviation field.“Southeastern was pivotal in preparing me for my career,” Neyor told Aviation Institute’s campus-based journal.Neyor graduated from Plano West Senior High School in 2003. Following graduation, he researched the Southeastern aviation sciences program and scheduled a campus tour. It did not take long for him to decide this was the place for him to pursue his sky-high dreams. The high quality aviation program, affordable price, warm climate and a special feature in U.S. News and World Report magazine put Southeastern at the top of Neyor’s shortlist.In the fall of 2007, Neyor graduated cum laude from Southeastern with a degree in Aviation Management and a minor in Business.“I chose aviation management because it allowed me to mix my first passion, aviation, with something else I was interested in, business,” Neyor said. “I tell everyone I was very fortunate to know what I have always wanted to do from a very young age.”When he was young, Neyor’s family flew often for vacation travel. His entire interest in aviation took a life-changing turn after visiting the flight deck of a jumbo jet on one of those vacation flights with his parents.“My Mom took me to the flight deck and I have been hooked ever since,” said Neyor.As the youngest captain at Delta Airlines, Neyor says his success stems from timing, luck and being responsive to opportunities when they present themselves. He claims there is no secret formula to success, but says students should always try to improve their professional skills and be ready to take advantage of career boosting chances.Neyor said he regularly recommends the university as a fantastic choice for aviation students. He emphasizes the faculty connections, and said he still stays in touch with Aviation Management Chair, Dr. Stan Alluisi, Aviation Program Chair, George Jacox, and Chief Flight Instructor, Kyle Thomas, who all played an important role in his education and development as a pilot.Outside of work, Neyor is passionate about traveling, fitness, investing, technology and sports. With the travel benefits that come with his work, he and wife Rose travel often to explore new places and cultures.In addition, he is a big Dallas Cowboys fan, soccer club Real Madrid enthusiast and loves to have the newest and sleekest technology that makes life easier.Although the young highly qualified pilot is steadfast in his belief that there is no secret to success, he says it best when he references his airlines slogan, “Keep Climbing.”Another thing young Neyor keeps in his mind is that one day, “I will return to Liberia and contribute to the development agenda.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Dozens of schoolchildren found bunking off school in Donegal

first_imgSchool absenteeism cases on Tusla’s national waiting list have surged in Donegal in the last two school terms, it has emerged. Figures obtained show that (12) a dozen school-aged children who were not in school have been referred to Tulsa over absenteeism this term alone.The figures come as it was revealed that 108 referrals were made to the child and family agency for the school year 2018-2019. It is understood that 65 of the Donegal schoolchildren were allocated to an Educational Welfare Officier (EWOs) while 17 were placed on a waiting list.The remaining 26 were not assigned to EWOs because they were aged 16 or over or under six.A spokesperson for Tulsa told Donegal Daily: “All referrals are screened in line with our process, and those that do not meet the referral criteria would not be placed on a waiting list.”National figures in a recent report show that Tusla’s Educational Welfare Service (EWS) had 2,636 referrals on its waiting list. The figure has been climbing steadily since last October and the comparable figure from April 2018 was 1,670 cases.It is understood the numbers, released by Tulsa, is due to the rising numbers of homeless children, insufficient numbers of staff, and increasingly complex cases such as students with mental health issues and special needs.Dozens of schoolchildren found bunking off school in Donegal was last modified: October 14th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:SCHOOLlast_img read more

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Modesti Purse headlines Friday’s Humboldt County Fair horse racing

first_imgFerndale >> Presidentsky, who has had a case of second-itis this year, can remedy that rut in the $8,000 Gordon Modesti Purse feature Friday, as the Humboldt County Fair opens its 121st horse racing season.Six veteran campaigners will go postward in the Modesti seven furlong headliner, as the week-long Humboldt meet gets underway with a seven-race program. The first race is set for a 3:07 p.m. start time.Racing is also slated for a 2:07 p.m. start on both Saturday and Sunday during the meet’s …last_img read more

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Live preseason updates: Warriors vs. Lakers, Wednesday night

first_imgScroll down to get insights and news updates from the Warriors’ preseason rematch against the Lakers in Los Angeles, where Stephen Curry and Anthony Davis will be watching from the bench.GAME ESSENTIALS: Warriors (1-2) vs. Lakers (2-2) at Staples Center, Los Angeles, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. (PT). TV: ESPN.ODDS: Warriors -1 (opened at Warriors -1).2019 SERIES: Third meeting. LAST MEETING: Lakers d. Warriors in preseason, 104-98 on Monday at Staples Center in L.A.WARRIORS …last_img

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DV8: putting SA films on the map

first_img20 October 2003The emergence of new technologies and the creation of far-reaching distribution platforms have given rise to an increasing demand for films, particularly in Africa. South African film producers Jeremy Nathan and Joel Phiri have hatched an initiative to satisfy this growing demand.The pair formed the film company DV8 out of their desire to develop, produce, market and distribute African feature films on the continent and throughout the rest of the world.The company aims to facilitate the creation of a sustainable flow of films, not one-off events that become landmarks just for being made. Over the next three years, Dv8 plans to develop, produce and market 12 genuinely South African digital feature films.A maximum of US$10 000 will be spent on the development of each project. It is up to each producer/partner to secure the rights to the project within this budget, as well as produce at least three drafts of the script.The national broadcaster, SABC, will broadcast the films on southern African television. Should the films warrant a theatrical release, Ster-Kinekor will be responsible for release of the films in theatres, on DVD and video. First Hand Films, based in Zurich and Berlin, will handle the worldwide sales of the films.The first film produced was Good Mourning Max, a hilarious, fast-paced comedy about a village boy who tackles the big city armed with only a goat and the amazing ability to cry on cue.Production has started on the second film, Forgiveness, and a third film has already been selected.Forgiveness is being shot on location in Paternoster and Cape Town. It is written by Greg Latter and directed by Ian Gabriel. Internationally recognised South African actor Arnold Vosloo takes the lead role of Tertius Coetzee, a former apartheid cop who is psychologically tormented by the atrocities he committed in his past.Coetzee’s journey into Paternoster is the catalyst for a harrowing series of events that irrecoverably change the fate of the Grootboom family and the community in which they live.The producers are still looking for young, exciting writers and filmmakers around South Africa for the nine remaining films.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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Lesetja Kganyago joins IMF policy board

first_imgReserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago is the new chair of the International Monetary Fund’s International Monetary and Financial Committee; in his new role, Kganyago will help to shape global development policy.Lesetja Kganyago’s appointment to the IMFC means a new viewpoint in IMF policy discussions. (Image: YouTube)Sulaiman PhilipThe recent appointment of South African Reserve Bank (SARB) governor Lesetja Kganyago as chair of the influential International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) will give developing economies a voice in policy deliberations at the International Monetary Fund.As the first committee chair from sub-Saharan Africa, Kganyago is expected to push for a more equitable share of international trade for developing economies. Congratulating him on his appointment, Yunus Carrim, chairperson of Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance, said: “We do not doubt that he will focus on the challenges of the developing countries.”With Kganyago as chair of the IMFC there is an expectation that IMF policies will benefit developing economies. At a June 2017 dinner to honour diplomats posted to South Africa, Kganyago pointed out that a change in thinking had begun at the IMF already. “There is little doubt that progress is being nade in building a more resilient global financial architecture.“The IMF is currently reviewing its lending toolkit to make it more relevant and more balanced, and to also work towards closing the existing gaps within the global financial safety net. Numerous discussions are also continuing on developing macroprudential policies and devising ways of improving the availability and quality of relevant data to enhance economic policy formulation and implementation.”Lesetja Kganyago’s experience makes him a well-informed and valuable addition to the IMFC. (Image: IMF /Stephen Jaffe)Diverse viewsIn April 2017, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba called for more sub-Saharan representation on IMF decision-making bodies. His call stemmed from the concerns of 23 sub-Saharan countries over the protectionists trade policies being introduced globally that impacted negatively on emerging and developing African economies.The minister acknowledged that IMF policies had benefitted women and people most likely to bear the brunt of climate change. To build on those gains, the IMF needed more diversity among the people who drove policy decisions. “Diversifying the staff will enhance the Fund’s effectiveness. The Fund needs to increase focus on both recruitment and retention of nationals from underrepresented regions to ensure the benchmarks are attained. We call on the IMF to expand the pool of institutions to include universities in Africa and [urge] that this translates into actual hiring of African nationals.”At the diplomatic dinner in June last year Kganyago underlined the importance of the IMF to ongoing growth across the globe after the 2008 financial crisis. Along with other international funders, the IMF had a hand in the gains made in developed and emerging economies.However, he told the diplomats, protectionist economic policies in developed nations threatened the growth of global trade. “More aggressive monetary policy actions than currently anticipated could tighten global financial conditions, causing disruptions to capital flows to emerging markets and developing economies like South Africa.”Kganyago explained that the revolving G20 presidency and the makeup of the BRICS bloc gave them a more diverse understanding of challenges faced by multiple populations. These groups were able to formulate policies that poitively affected both developed and emerging economies.In the announcement of his appointment, the IMF highlighted his work at SARB and SARS which included research and implementation of public finance and financial market programmes in developing economies. The IMFC is the most important advisory committee of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), it is in this committee that issues are deliberated before they become policy of the global development funder, his experience made him a well-informed and valuable addition to the IMFC.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Credit Unions’ Role Underscored

first_img By Bryan Miller, JIS Regional Office Reporter MONTEGO BAY: Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Roger Clarke, has underscored the pivotal role of Jamaica’s credit union movement in advancing the country’s economic development. Speaking at the St. Elizabeth Cooperative Credit Union Limited’s 37th annual general meeting in Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth, on Saturday (April 27), Mr. Clarke noted that credit unions have been particularly instrumental in advancing small business development through the provision of tangible financial support to stakeholders, whom he said are integral to safeguarding Jamaica’s economic future.  “It (credit union movement) is the driver of small businesses; and…the greatest employer of labour (are) those people who (operate) small businesses. You (small business operators) are the real engine of growth; and therefore the credit union, which really deals in a significant way with small businesses, is a critical organization in moving the economy forward,” he contended. Lamenting that the relevance of the credit union is, to some extent, unrecognized, Mr. Clarke gave an undertaking to lobby increased support for the organization by his colleague Members of Parliament, among others. Their inputs, he contended, should serve to better position the movement as a key stakeholder in national development, thereby benefitting Jamaica in the long run.last_img read more

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