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Five Months Without Regular Heads For NCLAT & NCLT


first_imgColumnsFive Months Without Regular Heads For NCLAT & NCLT Ragini Agarwal12 Aug 2020 10:28 PMShare This – xOn August 14, 2020, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (“NCLAT”) is completing five months since its former Chairman Justice Sudhanshu Jyoti Mukhopadhaya retired at 70 years of age, in accordance with §413, Companies Act 2013. The Centre appointed Justice (Retd.) Bansi Lal Bhat, Member (Judicial) as officiating Chairperson with effect from March 15, 2020. This appointment…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?LoginOn August 14, 2020, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (“NCLAT”) is completing five months since its former Chairman Justice Sudhanshu Jyoti Mukhopadhaya retired at 70 years of age, in accordance with §413, Companies Act 2013. The Centre appointed Justice (Retd.) Bansi Lal Bhat, Member (Judicial) as officiating Chairperson with effect from March 15, 2020. This appointment was supposed to last for a period of three months or until further orders or until a regular Chairperson was appointed, whichever came earlier. However, on June 15, 2020 this appointment was further extended on similar conditions as the previous notification. This appointment is under challenge through a Writ Petition Fozia Rahman v. Union of India [W.P.(C) 3536/2020] before the Delhi High Court for not complying with §415 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 10(1) of the Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal, and other Authorities (Qualifications, Experience and other Conditions of Service of Members) Rules, 2020 (“Tribunal Rules, 2020”). The ground for the petition is that the Centre did not appoint the “senior-most member” as the Acting or Officiating Chairperson. The Petition read: “Whereas Justice (Retd.) Shri Bansi Lal Bhat was appointed as Judicial Member on 17.10.2017, Hon’ble Mr. Balvinder Singh, Member (Technical) was appointed on 01.07.2016 and Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.I.S. Cheema, Member (Judicial) was appointed on 11.09.2017 and are both members holding greater seniority.” The Delhi High Court has issued notices [Read here, here and here] in the matter and having given time to the Respondents to file Reply, the next date of hearing is scheduled for August 28, 2020. The easiest way to end this uncomfortable litigation is to appoint a full time Chairperson. The requirement of immediate filling the post not being fulfilled, even after initiation of such a level of litigation, suggests that the Central Government is still looking for a suitable candidate who is retiring from the Supreme Court or from some High Courts. The Tribunal Rules, 2020 were notified in pursuance of §184 of Finance Act, 2017. The NCLAT constituted under Chapter XXVII, §410 of the Companies Act, 2013 has wide powers. It is eligible to hear appeals in matters under the Companies Act, 2013 from the National Company Law Tribunal (“NCLT”) (§421); under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 from the NCLT (§61) and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (§202 and §211). Since the amendment through Finance Act, 2017, it has also acted as the appellate authority to hear appeals from Competition Commission of India under §53A of the Competition Act, 2002, having replaced Competition Appellate Tribunal. In Roger Mathew v. South India Bank Ltd. (2019) the Supreme Court had noted that the judicial appointments must be free from the influence of the executive so that the constitutional spirit of independence of the judiciary could be maintained (¶157). Accordingly, the Tribunal Rules, 2020 took into account these factors and prescribed in Rules 3 and 4 that the eligibility conditions and the method of appointment of the Chairperson of Tribunals respectively, would be in the manner provided in the Schedule. Entry 13 in the Schedule provides that for the NCLAT: “The Chairperson shall be a person who is or has been a Judge of the Supreme Court or the Chief Justice of a High Court.” “Search-Cum-Selection Committee for the post of Chairperson Judicial Member and Technical Member [comprises] – (i) Chief Justice of India or any Judge of the Supreme Court nominated by him -chairperson; (ii) (a) in case of appointment of Chairperson, the Outgoing Chairperson of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal – member.” It may be noted that in the past 3 years (since 2017), 16 judges of the Supreme Court have retired. Similarly, a number of Chief Justices of the High Courts are also available for appointment as Chairperson. Surprisingly, however, for the post-retirement appointment of Chairperson of NCLAT, no information about a Search-cum-Selection Committee or a shortlist of candidates has been circulated in the public domain. Incidentally, the NCLT has also been suffering a similar fate with Acting President’s term being continually extended. Since a lot of controversy exists as to the ‘post retirement appointment’ of Judges, highlighted by none than the late Law Minister and Senior Advocate Arun Jaitley, there needs to be a transparent method of appointment. A fair procedure for selection of the candidates and appointment is necessary to dispel the popular allegation that such appointments are given away by the political executive to their preferred personalities. Since NCLT and NCLAT discharge a large amount of judicial functions, and the appeals from NCLAT lie to the Supreme Court directly, independence of the judiciary can be secured only if the selected candidates have impeccable integrity, with a history of discharging judicial functions without any fear or favour.Views are personal only. Next Storylast_img read more


Physical Court Hearings To Resume Soon With Virtual Courts In Hybrid Manner: Chief Justice Of India Assures


first_imgTop StoriesPhysical Court Hearings To Resume Soon With Virtual Courts In Hybrid Manner: Chief Justice Of India Assures Srishti Ojha1 Feb 2021 3:22 AMShare This – xThe Chief Justice of India SA Bobde has assured that the physical court hearings will resume in a hybrid manner with virtual courts at the earliest, after considering the medical advice and clearing the existing impediments with relation to health of the Stake holders, Technology Infrastructures and availability of Registry staff. CJI said this in a meeting called by him on…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 Chief Justice of India SA Bobde has assured that the physical court hearings will resume in a hybrid manner with virtual courts at the earliest, after considering the medical advice and clearing the existing impediments with relation to health of the Stake holders, Technology Infrastructures and availability of Registry staff. CJI said this in a meeting called by him on Monday, which was attended by the Solicitor General, the Chairman Bar Council of India, officer bearers of Supreme Court Bar Association and Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association, and Senior Advocate Vikas Singh. The resumption of physical hearings in a hybrid manner will be based on normal listing of cases and not based on consent of the Advocates On Record or Advocates. The Court has also decided to permit the physical access to the Registry to the Advocates On Record and their assignees or nominees from 8th February 2021. This decision has been taken pursuant to a Representation being made by SCAORA seeking the same on January 31st 2021. Apart from the resumption of physical hearings, it has been decided that the timing of the chambers will be extended and relaxed and the mentioning of Cases will also be allowed soon based on categories of urgencies in a phased manner. The Supreme Court Advocates On Record Association had on Sunday written to the Chief Justice of India seeking resumption of physical hearings with the existing virtual Courts in a hybrid manner. The Association through its Representation also requested for access to the Registry being granted to the Advocates and AORs,for following up urgent matters related to registry issues including mentioning, urgent listing of matters, inconsistencies in refilling etc. Previously, the Executive Committee of Supreme Court Bar Association and Supreme Court Advocates On Record Association had also submitted a joint representation seeking resumption of physical hearings.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


Building the legacy


first_img Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Evelyn and Joe Watson know the tradition and history surrounding Byrd’s Drugs, which they have run together for 42 years.On Valentine’s Day 42 years ago, Joe and Evelyn Byrd Watson purchased Byrd Drug Company and continued the “drug store legacy” that began on the Square in Troy in the mid 1800s. Byrd Drug Company as been a business icon on the square for 70 years and is a place of destination for those who want to “come home again.”“We have many customers who have moved away and come to back to Byrd’s with their families,” Evelyn Watson said. “We’ll hear them say, ‘This is the place I told you about.’ They’ll usually get a chicken salad sandwich and a chocolate milkshake.”Coming back to Byrd’s is like coming home for many people who have called Troy and Pike County home. At 70 years and counting, there are few people who remember a time when Byrd’s was not “on the corner.” Skip Hollan’s business flourished for the next several years and his son, W.L. Hollan, worked in the store. They had several doctors with offices in their store on the north side of the square in A. St. Clair Tennille’s building.After several parnerships, J.W. Hollan’s drug store settled in on the north east corner of the square around 1898.In 1904, at the age of 52, Hollan reorganized his store and brought in his 20-year-old son, Will and his son-in-law, M.A. Ellison as partners. The new firm was known as Hollan-Ellison Drug Company.“In 1915 Will Hollan purchased the beautiful soda fountain of the C.B. Goldthwaite Pharmacy which had just closed,” Watson said. Since Hollan was not a pharmacist, he had to hire them. Delivery service was provided by all the drugstores so they got together on the rules: One free delivery each day at 4 p.m., all special deliveries cost five cents and all stores closed at 9 p.m. except on Saturday.”The drug stores that agreed with this plan in 1918 were Sam Williams, Herbert McLeod, W.L. Hollan, A.L. Crouch, and Walter Walters.Walter Walters graduated from Auburn’s School of Pharmacy in 1906 and worked several years for Sam Williams. Then he went into business for himself when he bought Folmar Drugs in1916. It became Johnston Brothers in 1920 and Walters worked for them.“But he wanted his own store again and on Hollan’s Corner. Walters purchased the drug business of W.L. Hollan in 1923 but did not make a go of it for the second time,” Waston said. “Walter Walters was mayor of Troy in 1932 and his energies were diverted during this period of time. Will Hollan reluctantly had to take back the drug store. Hollan’s Corner reopened in June 1932 on a strictly cash basis.”With young Marvin Byrd, behind the counter, history was in the making. No one had any idea that it would be Byrd would would create a “drug store legacy” in Troy that would be carried on by his daughter and son-in-law.Marvin and Frances Byrd worked as a team to make Byrd Drug a success. She made the chicken salad and pimento cheese and he ran the pharmacy.“I remember we had chicken in a pen in our backyard on Walnut Street,” Watson said. “Talk about fresh chicken salad.”Watson said her dad was a fine, hard-working man with an incredible work ethic. “Daddy loved people,” Watson said. “He was open six-and-a-half days a week and rarely took a vacation.” All four of the Byrd daughters grew up working in the drug store. “I should say drug stores,” Watson said. “In 1945, Daddy opened a second store, Byrd Watters, on North 3 Notch in the Masonic Building. It had been the Princess Theater. Later the teenage canteen was on the second floor. He owned two stores for fifteen years and sold Byrd Watters, which is now Synco Drugstore, in 1960.”Watson said that Byrd was a good man to work for and his employees stayed with him for many, many years. “The soda fountain served wonderful hot vegetable lunches as well as our now famous chicken salad sandwiches and homemade potato salad, ice cream sodas, milkshakes, and banana splits,” Watson said.Joe and Evelyn Watson met at Auburn University in 1963. “During breaks, I worked with Daddy at Byrd Drug and Joe often visited me at the drug store,” Evelyn Waston said. “Joe was drawn to the friendly atmosphere and charm of an old fashioned drugstore. He was there so much Daddy soon put him to work. He demonstrated how important a strong work ethic and friendly service were important to customers He was there to serve them. Joe was so impressed that by the fall of 1964 he changed his major to pharmacy.”From that time on Joe and Evelyn worked every holiday break and summer at Byrd Drugs. They married in 1968. “It was during Joe’s final internship at Byrd Drug that Daddy died of a heart attack and Joe had the unexpected opportunity to buy the drug store from the family,” Watson said. “On Feb. 14, 1968, at age 24, Joe and I purchased Byrd Drug Company.“In 1969 we bought the building from the Hollans. We have now owned the store 42 years. And it has been in the same family, the same location, with the same name for 70 years. Most of our employees work wih us from 15 to 40 years or until they retire. Many of our customers have been with us for 40 years or more.“Marvin Byrd, J.W. Hollan, Will Hollan and Walter Walters would be proud,” Watson said. “I know Joe and I are.” Sponsored Content Print Article Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder Email the author “My daddy, Marvin Byrd, came to Troy to work for Sam Williams in 1926,” Watson said. “He had worked in a drugstore in Mobile as a youth and became interested in pharmacy.”Byrd graduated from Struby’s School of Pharmacy in Macon, Ga., at age 23. He worked for Williams and then Herbert McLeod lured him away.“It was during this time that Daddy met my mother Frances Gulledge from Verbena,” Watson said. “She had come to Troy to teach at Troy High School. They got married in 1935.” Building the legacy Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Published 9:46 pm Friday, February 18, 2011 You Might Like Welcome to Wally’s world Wally Lowery, above, has been painting since 1993. His drawing consists of everything from animals to buildings and since he… read more In July 1940, Marvin and Frances Byrd opened Byrd Drug Company on what was then Hollan’s Corner, named for J.W. Hollan who came from Elba to Troy in 1878 to work as a salesman for Dr. A. St. Clair Tennille, who had a drug store on the north side of the square.After five years of learning the ropes with Tennille, Hollan opened his own store on the south side of the square.“Hollan developed some of his own medicines … one of which was Hollan’s Tablets which he promised would quickly relieve neuralgia, headache, and rheumatism,” Watson said. “Drugstores sold everything imaginable. In 1894, Hollan advertised window glass for those people that were building homes as well as sets of genuine pearls. In 1895, he added Hollan’s Diarrhea Remedy to his line of special drugs.”Hollan gained exclusive rights to manufacture and sell the famous Tennille’s Pills in 1896 but lost it to Sam Williams in 1900. 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‘SOMETHING FISHY’: Everett’s exhibit at JCA is ‘just plain fun’


first_imgLatest Stories “You can’t help but fall in love with them,” White said. “Russell’s exhibit is different and it’s one that is not to be missed.What might be considered the centerpiece of the “Something Fishy” exhibition is actually titled “LA/North FLA Billboards” and showcases a sailfish and oranges from FLA and peaches from LA and four suns because the Seminoles referred to Florida as The Land of Four Suns.White said, whether the exhibit is title “Something Fishy” or “LA/North FLA Billboard,” it is testimony to the incredible talent of Russell Everett and his amazing imagination. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel You Might Like ‘SOMETHING FISHY’: Everett’s exhibit at JCA is ‘just plain fun’ Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Everett admitted he considered the alternate title for the exhibition because his inspiration came from the “old, ugly billboards” that once lined the highways from LA into FLA.He thought the marine life deserved better than they had gotten on those “old, ugly billboards” so he gave the sea creatures and a few Florida four-footed beings their just dues.Everett’s subjects include sailfish, grouper, crabs, flounder, swordfish and manatees and armadillos, panthers, black bears and flamingos.And, the artist’s critters and creatures have personality. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Book Nook to reopencenter_img What Wiley White, JCA exhibition coordinator, would say of Everett’s exhibit is “amazing…and just plain fun.”Everett’s exhibition is titled “Something Fishy” and it is, “fishy.” There are big fish and little fish, round fish and flat fish that look as if, maybe, Dr. Seuss had an influence on Everett’s work.It’s as if Everett dreamed about fish and put together an exhibit that was both realistic and surreal.But, scratch through “Something Fishy” and title Russell Everett’s show “Lower Alabama/Northern Florida Billboards” and that brings his artwork into sharp focus and clear understanding. By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder Print Article Skip More than a game: Jinright brothers relish time playing American Legion baseball Baseball has always been a passion for the Jinright brothers, but for Reed and Wood, American Legion baseball means a… read more Published 3:00 am Friday, August 2, 2019 Russell Everett stroked his chin, narrowed his eyes and gave his artwork a slow nod.Everett will be a featured artist in the Johnson Center for the Art’s Summer Show that will open on Wednesday, August 7. His work will be featured in the JCA’s lower gallery and will include 35 large pieces that are different from what might be expected of the Troy University artist.“I usually draw figures and I can do landscapes and still life but, yeah, these are different,” Everett said of the graphic pen and watercolor artwork that will be feature in the Summer Show. After a thought, he said, “Mixed media. I guess I would say it is.”last_img read more


Feds stop processing migrants at Texas border center after 32 test positive for flu


first_imgwingedwolf/iStock(MCALLEN, Texas) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has stopped taking in undocumented migrants at a border processing center in McAllen, Texas, after 32 people being held there tested positive for the flu.The center is one of the busiest spots along the Mexico border and a short drive to a Border Patrol station where a 16-year-old boy died earlier this week.CBP hasn’t said how many people have grown ill or where new migrants arriving at that part of the border will be sent. The agency said medical staff were on hand to treat people who were ill. “To avoid the spread of illness, the Rio Grande Valley Sector has temporarily suspended intake operations” at the Central Processing Center in McAllen, the agency said in a statement. “Individuals apprehended in RGV Sector will be held at other locations until this situation is resolved,” the agency added. An earlier proposal to fly migrants to U.S. border stations in coastal or northern states, including Florida, in a bid to lessen the burden at sites like McAllen was scrapped last week after the White House intervened and President Donald Trump declared via Twitter that no more undocumented migrants would be allowed past the southern border. The law requires that border authorities process migrants seeking asylum, and a federal judge has limited detention for children.The latest death of a child in custody was a teen who appears to have been traveling without his parents. CBP said he had been waiting at a U.S. Border Patrol station outside of McAllen, Texas, to get picked up by the Department of Health and Human Services when he was found unresponsive on Monday. He had been in government custody for a week waiting to be transferred to HHS, which overseas care for “unaccompanied” migrant minors. He was the third migrant minor to have spent time in U.S. custody in the past month, and the fifth child to die in six months.Acting Homeland Secretary Kevin McAleenan was scheduled to testify on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Democrats, who identified the teen as Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez, have already called for an investigation.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


BYU Men’s Basketball Hosts Oral Roberts Thursday


first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Thursday, the Men Against Breast Cancer Cougar Cup series ensues as the BYU men’s basketball team hosts Oral Roberts of the Summit League.The Cougars improved to 2-1 Tuesday with an 82-57 win over Northwestern State as star junior forward Yoeli Childs amassed 18 points and 15 rebounds in the win.That represented Childs’ 23rd career double-double, the 13th most in program history.The Cougars are 5-0 all-time against the Golden Eagles out of Tulsa, Okla., entering Thursday’s game.Oral Roberts is led by junior forward Emmanuel Nzekwesi who is averaging 17.3 points per game and is shooting 47.5 percent from the field thus far on the season.Junior guard Sam Kearns is the Golden Eagles’ second leading scorer as he is averaging 10.3 points a game on the season.Oral Roberts is coached by second-year head coach Paul Mills who is currently 12-24 (.333) at the helm of the Golden Eagles’ program. November 14, 2018 /Sports News – Local BYU Men’s Basketball Hosts Oral Roberts Thursday Tags: BYU Men’s Basketball/Emmanuel Nzekwesi/Northwestern State/Oral Roberts Golden Eagles/Paul Mills/Sam Kearns Brad Jameslast_img read more


USS Underwood Departs on Final Deployment


first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Underwood View post tag: ON View post tag: News by topic USS Underwood (FFG 36) departed on its final deployment in support of Southern Seas 2012, April 23.The deployment will begin by participating in Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMTUEX) with the Eisenhower Strike Group as part of their pre-deployment training. The ship and crew will then deploy to the U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) area of responsibility (AOR) May 2 to conduct Southern Seas 2012. Southern Seas will include the multinational exercises UNITAS Pacific (UNITAS PAC), Silent Forces Exercise (SIFOREX) and UNITAS Atlantic (UNITAS LANT).“Underwood completed our final basic phase training back in February and we’ve been working for well over a year in preparation for Southern Seas 2012. As we head out the door we’ll finish our integrated phase training with Eisenhower Strike Group COMTUEX, which will be our certifying event allowing us to move out on deployment to Fourth Fleet,” Cmdr. Peter T. Mirisola, commanding officer, USS Underwood (FFG 36) said.Underwood will also support Operation Martillo, a joint, interagency and multi-national collaborative mission among Western Hemisphere and European nations to deny Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) air and maritime access to the littoral regions of the Central American isthmus. Operation Martillo targets narcotics, precursor chemicals, bulk cash, weapons and humans being transported via maritime and air domains.Southern Seas is an annual collaborative deployment to conduct a variety of exercises, missions and multinational subject matter expert exchanges. The focus is on enhancing interoperability, increase regional stability, and building and maintaining regional relationships with countries throughout the hemisphere through joint, multinational and interagency exchanges and cooperation.“It is going to be quite a privilege and an honor to go down there. I know the crew’s excited. We’re going to have a lot of great visits. We’re looking forward to the multi-national engagement with our Central and South American and Caribbean nation hosts,” Mirisola said.Formally known as the Partnership of the Americas, Southern Seas gives a distinct name to one of the United States’ marquee deployments. This is the seventh such deployment and falls under U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/C4F) Partnership of the Americas initiative.“There’s no better way for Underwood to deploy than to support Southern Seas and UNITAS. This is the United States’ longest standing annual exercise and the crown jewel of naval exercises for the U.S. Navy. There’s no better way to end the ship’s service life than to finish with UNITAS deployment,” said Mirisola.Underwood will return to Mayport in November 2012 and be decommissioned in March 2013. The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate was commissioned January 29, 1983 and conducted her maiden deployment in 1985. Underwood participated in numerous counter-narcotics operations in the Caribbean Sea in her 29 years of service to the fleet.After the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Underwood and her crew deployed immediately to the island and provided critical medical assistance in support of Operation Unified Response.U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/C4F) supports U.S. Southern Command joint and combined full-spectrum military operations by providing principally sea-based, forward presence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the maritime domain, to foster and sustain cooperative relationships with international partners and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , April 25, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: Departs View post tag: USS View post tag: Final April 25, 2012 Training & Education Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Underwood Departs on Final Deployment USS Underwood Departs on Final Deployment View post tag: Navy View post tag: Deploymentlast_img read more


Art and Art History Lecturer Pool – Digital Media Art


first_imgRaster and vector graphics for web, print, and broadcastWeb development in HTML 5/ CSS, and JavaScript2D/3D motion graphics and compositing in After Effects3D modeling and animation in Autodesk Maya and/ or Cinema4D3D printing using a wide range of commercial 3D printersDigital video production, editing, compositing, and basic sounddesignKnowledge of historical and theoretical foundations of digitalart and new media SJSU accepts applications on an ongoing basis for our pool oftemporary lecturers. To be considered for Spring 2021 courses,application must be received by December 15, 2020.The UniversitySan José StateUniversity enrolls over 35,700 students, a significantpercentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, thisposition is for scholars interested in a career at a nationalleader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic ServingInstitution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American PacificIslander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students arefirst-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university iscurrently ranked third nationally in increasing student upwardmobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversityof its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community canbenefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.San José State University is California’s oldest institution ofpublic higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop.1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one ofthe most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’spublic university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, anduniversity-industry experiences to prepare students to address thebiggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campusCalifornia State University (CSU) system.Equal Employment StatementSan José State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, nationalorigin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexualorientation, genetic information, medical condition, maritalstatus, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to allSan José State University students, faculty, and staff as well asUniversity programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations aremade for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note thatall San José State University employees are considered mandatedreporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and are required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.Additional InformationA background check (including a criminal records check) must becompleted satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered aposition with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete thebackground check may affect the application status of applicants orcontinued employment of current CSU employees who apply for theposition.Advertised: November 25, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific StandardTimeApplications close: Brief Description of DutiesCandidate will teach one or more studio courses in the DigitalMedia Art (DMA) Program Area with a specific focus on teachingsoftware and hardware for 3D modeling and printing, in addition todigital video. Studio courses meet in a lab environment 3 hourstwice a week. Participation in departmental meetings and assessmentand evaluation activities is a requirement of this position.The ideal candidate will encourage critical thinking and iterativeconcept development within class assignments. Interest ininterdisciplinary collaboration with peers working in all programswithin the Department of Art and Art History, is an asset since theDepartment of Art and Art History is a dynamic department thatencourages cross-disciplinary practice.Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understandingthe needs of a student population of great diversity – in age,cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academicpreparation – through inclusive course materials, teachingstrategies and advisement.All Faculty should be organizing their classes within the CanvasLearning Management System (LMS), the official LMS provided forthe SJSU community. All classes at SJSU, whether online or not,must be anchored in the Canvas platform to ensure faculty-studentconnection in a common space as all students are directed to log into Canvas for online access to their classes. You will have accessto this system prior to the semester start date.Required QualificationsMaster of Fine Arts Degree in Digital Media Art or related field; aclear demonstration of artistic and/or scholarly achievement, asevidenced by a record of exhibitions, publications, or curatorialprojects; teaching experience at the university level; asignificant portfolio of creative work with research interests inemerging areas of artistic practice and theory; demonstrate anawareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of amulticultural population as might have been gained incross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparableexperience.Conditional AppointmentPlease be advised that an appointment is contingent upon budget andenrollment considerations and subject to order of assignmentprovisions in the collective bargaining agreement betweenCalifornia State University and California Faculty Association.These provisions state the “Order of Work,” or the order in whichavailable courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenureline faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.Salary Range –To commensurate with experience.Application ProcedureClick Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Applicationand attach the following documents: Letter of applicationCurriculum vitaeStatement of teaching interests/philosophyContact information for three referencesImages representing 10 examples of candidate’s original work(or URL of portfolio site)Some examples of candidate’s own published writing(optional) Department SummaryThe Department of Art and ArtHistory , founded in 1911, offers BA, BFA, MA, and MFA degreesand is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art andDesign (NASAD). What we offer to prospective students:award-winning faculty and outstanding technical and administrativestaff; a “best-in-the-west” combination of facilities for making,exhibiting, and researching art across many media; commitment tocreative and critical thinking; opportunities to practiceinnovation across media; and a friendly and supportivecommunity.The Digital Media Art (DMA) program at San José State Universityoffers a digital art and design curriculum in the areas of computergraphics, web development, programming, physical computing,fabrication, prototyping, interactivity and computer games. Theprogram seeks lecturers for studio art courses with expertise indigital media art, including:last_img read more


IS IT TRUE APRIL 17, 2017


first_imgTodays “READERS POLL” question is: Do you feel that City Council Finance Chairman Dan McGinn needs to  sit the record straight concerning the true financial status of the City?We urge you to take time and click the section we have reserved for the daily recaps of the activities of our local Law Enforcement professionals. This section is located on the upper right side of our publication.If you would like to advertise or submit and article in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare IS IT TRUE that today we shall examine the claim of “explosive growth” comment made by Mayor Winnecke in last weeks State of the City address ? …we believe after reading the information posted below you will agree that the City of Evansville is indeed experiencing “explosive growth” in the deficient spending area?IS IT TRUE that an analysis of the General Fund of the City of Evansville as of December 31, 2016 has some interesting conclusions?…according to the Annual Financial Statement as published by the Winnecke Administration the beginning General Fund balance of the City of Evansville, on January 1, 2017, had a balance had $1.1 million dollars?…It must be noted that Mayor Winnecke got an advance payment of $12.5 million dollars from the Riverboat money account and deposited it into the City’s General Fund account?IS IT TRUE If the $12.5 million dollars advancement were properly re-deposited back into the Riverboat accounts, the General Fund would be NEGATIVE by $11.4 million dollars?IS IT TRUE when the gambling issue was voted on and approved by the voters of Evansville they were told that the Riverboat money will not be used for employee Healthcare Insurance payments or city employees salaries?  …they were told that the money from the Riverboat Fund would be used to help to fund capital equipment requests of city departments?IS IT TRUE the Winnecke Administration went even further to the manipulation of  the General Fund when  they went to the City of Evansville Water and Sewer Utility Department and asked for and received an advancement of funds due to City in 2017 in the amount of $3.4 million dollars?…considering this additional $3.4 million the City of Evansville General Fund would have a $14.5 million shortage?IS IT TRUE It gets better because the Winnecke Administration also failed to properly fund the City Employee Hospitalization fund ($7.5 million dollars) for past due medical bills?  …if the amount of $7.5 million dollars were property transferred from the General Fund to the Hospitalization Fund the General Fund would be negative by an additional amount of $7.5 million for a grand total of $22 million dollars negative in the City budget?IS IT TRUE its alleged that the Winnecke Administration had additional unpaid City Employee Healthcare bills as of January 1, 2017 in the amount of $8.1 million dollars associated with the General Fund accounts?  … if the City had properly paid those unpaid invoices, the General Fund would be negative by an additional $7.1 million or a total of $30.1 million dollars?IS IT TRUE its been alleged by creditable sources that over 150 city employees were sued by healthcare providers because the city didn’t pay their medical bills in a timely manner?IS IT TRUE if you consider the invoices not paid at the beginning of this year which were around $7.1 million dollars consequently it should be no surprise that #strongcity is also a #brokecity and is truly a city in financial distress?…the downtown only people however continue to blind themselves into the delusion of “explosive economic growth”?center_img IS IT TRUE we wonder how the City of Evansville will find the additional tax money to repay the advancements they gave themselves to pay for past unpaid bills?  …we can’t wait to hear how City Council Finance Chairman Dan McGinn will answer this question? IS IT TRUE that Evansville was out under a flood advisory on Sunday due to the expectation of a deluge of rain in the forecast?…that we have all come to know what it means for the south and southeast sides of Evansville when it rains more than one inch an hour?…that is the condition for having raw sewage back up in the streets in that part of town followed by stink and mosquitos for a while afterward?…now that is one place where Evansville does seem to have “explosive growth”?…there has been an explosion of disease and filth because the powers that be over the last 50 years have failed to satisfy the requirement of the EPA to make the now Billion Dollars of improvements to prevent spreading raw sewage when it rains over an inch an hour?…there are those in the Tri-State who use the word “hockey” as a polite substitute for raw sewage?…we assume that former Mayor Weinzapfel and his Ford Center minions must have thought a “hockey rink” was similar to a retention basin and that Ford Center would help with the sewer discharge problem?last_img read more


Junior achievement


first_imgFamilies of third-year undergraduates flocked to campus Friday and Saturday (March 2-3) for the College’s Junior Parents Weekend. The annual program, which features tours, lectures, student performances, and advice on life after Harvard, drew nearly 600 students and more than 1,500 of their guests to Cambridge this year.After a morning filled with open houses at the Office of Career Services (OCS), the Harvard Art Museums, the Harvard Women’s Center, and other campus hubs, parents packed Sanders Theatre on Friday afternoon for a welcome address from University President Drew Faust. Faust shared her hope that every member of the junior class had experienced moments of affirmation and accomplishment during his or her time at Harvard “perhaps … while putting the finishing flourishes on a column for the Crimson or as the curtain parted on opening night of ‘The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess’ … while mentoring high school students in our community, or confronting an opponent on the playing field.”At the same time, Faust reiterated the challenge she leveled at students during Freshman Convocation in 2009. She asked parents if their children had expanded their definition of success enough to include some failure, and if their students had found the courage to take risks and try something new.President Drew Faust asked parents if their children had expanded their definition of success enough to include some failure, and if their students had found the courage to take risks and try something new, reiterating her challenge upon their arrival in 2009.“Have they seen a work of art or a play that has moved them, or have they moved others with a performance of their own?” she asked. “Have they learned to speak a new language, have they invented their own app? Have they taken a course that has no apparent connection to the life they hope to lead one day, a course that just sounds interesting? I hope your children … appreciate the merits of being out of their element.”Suzy Nelson, dean of student life, picked up on Faust’s call for undergraduates to broaden their horizons. Nelson highlighted the College’s co-curricular activities, calling them “the other classroom at Harvard,” and offered the stories of juniors Carolyn Chou, Suzanna Bobadilla, and Nevin Raj as examples of students who had taken advantage of these opportunities. Chou, the president of Phillips Brooks House Association, connects her academic work with service in Boston’s low-income communities. Bobadilla, an intern at the Women’s Center, collaborated on a history of the coeducational experience at Harvard’s Pforzheimer House. And Nevin is a drug and alcohol peer adviser and a peer advising fellow who works with freshmen.“Whether it is planning an event such as Yardfest [Harvard’s spring concert] or writing for the Crimson, or leading a team to victory, or managing the local homeless shelter,” Nelson said, “all of these initiatives are student driven. The ‘other classroom’ at Harvard is less structured, but no less influential in shaping students’ lives as they mature toward adulthood.”Parents packed Sanders Theatre during Junior Parents Weekend. Nearly 600 students and more than 1,500 guests attended two days of events.Adulthood — specifically the worlds of work and graduate school — were top of mind for families who attended “Excelling Beyond Harvard,” a panel hosted by the Office of Career Services in the Science Center. OCS Director Robin Mount and her colleagues stressed the wide range of options available to graduates of the College, from jobs and internships, to professional school, to international fellowships and travel. Peter and Mae Gonzales appreciated the OCS experts’ advice, particularly the suggestion that their son Andrew ’13 take some time off after college before going on to medical school.“We’re both physicians,” said Mae Gonzales. “We came from the old culture of going straight from college to medical school. But when you’re in medicine, that’s your life. It’s full of responsibilities that can’t build on your other interests. My son has a secondary concentration in East Asian studies. He’s thinking of taking a year and going to Asia.”The weekend also included lectures and presentations from some of Harvard’s brightest scholars and teachers. In a re-creation of his Harvard Thinks Big presentation “Speaking with the Dead,” Professor Stephen Greenblatt enthralled junior families with a discussion of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Greenblatt said that the play transformed English language by introducing new words and new uses of words like “fret,” “compulsive,” and “unnerved.” “Hamlet” ’s biggest impact on English culture, however, was the way that it transformed the relationship between the dead and the living in literature.“Hamlet undergoes this transformation,” Greenblatt said. “He hears his dead father. During the play he is convulsed by doubt. Then, finally, he speaks himself as a dead man at the end of the play. After ‘Hamlet,’ literature becomes more and more a story that’s told by the dead to the living.”Throughout the weekend, parents got a chance to experience or learn about virtually every facet of undergraduate life. Some attended performances by student groups like the Hasty Pudding Theatricals or the Harvard Wind Ensemble. Others rooted the Crimson on at a men’s lacrosse game or women’s water polo tournament. Many simply explored campus via a tour given by the Crimson Key Society or Widener Library. However they spent the weekend, most parents said that they appreciated the chance to see their son or daughter, and to spend a weekend listening and learning at Harvard.“I was impressed by the diversity of talent here,” said Kathy Carroll, on campus with her husband George to visit their daughter Ann ’13. “The professors that spoke, the artists, the dancers — it’s just awesome. We can see how fortunate Ann is to be exposed to all of this.”In a re-creation of his Harvard Thinks Big presentation “Speaking with the Dead,” Professor Stephen Greenblatt enthralled junior families with a discussion of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.”last_img read more




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