Top StoriesFormer Supreme Court Justice Surinder Singh Nijjar Passed away LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK26 March 2021 2:03 AMShare This – xFormer Judge of Supreme Court judge Justice Surinder Singh Nijjar passed away. He was aged 71 years.He served as a judge of the Supreme Court from 17 November 2009 – 6 June 2014He had also served as the Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court and a judge at the High Courts of Punjab & Haryana and…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?LoginFormer Judge of Supreme Court judge Justice Surinder Singh Nijjar passed away. He was aged 71 years.He served as a judge of the Supreme Court from 17 November 2009 – 6 June 2014He had also served as the Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court and a judge at the High Courts of Punjab & Haryana and Bombay.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
While officials from many nations gather in Copenhagen to debate further action against climate change, Harvard University is taking action on its own.Last year the University pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2016, inclusive of growth, with 2006 as a baseline year.Meeting the ambitious goal “is both urgent and difficult,” said Harvard University President Drew Faust, who appointed a task force on greenhouse gas reduction in 2007. Such reductions “are not just Harvard issues,” she said earlier this year. “They are part of the national agenda.”Greenhouse gases, primarily carbon dioxide and methane, contribute to global warming by trapping heat in earth’s atmosphere. Perhaps 40 percent of the emissions are tied to making the energy required for lighting, heating, and cooling buildings.On Monday (Dec. 14), Harvard released its first data on the University’s progress toward meeting the pledge. In fiscal 2006-09, greenhouse gas emissions dropped 10 percent University-wide. With growth factored in, that reduction is about 5 percent.The cuts came from energy-efficiency projects in buildings, more than half from efficiency improvements at Harvard’s Blackstone energy plant and its new chilled-water plants.According to Thomas E. Vautin, Harvard’s acting vice president for administration, greenhouse gas emissions at the Blackstone plant have already dropped by 28 percent as a result of improvements. These include changing the primary fuel source to natural gas, and installing a new steam boiler, as well as a high-efficiency combined heat and power generating system.“These are smart choices that will have a long-term positive impact on the environment and the cost of our operations,” said Katherine Lapp, Harvard’s new executive vice president. She will oversee the implementation of the University’ greenhouse gas reduction plan.Click image for full view (graphic by Gervis A. Menzies Jr./Harvard Staff)The bulk of future emissions reductions will have to come from greater energy efficiency in Harvard’s buildings, said Heather Henriksen, director of Harvard’s Office for Sustainability (OFS).Mostly, that means optimizing building operations, especially when occupants are not present, as well as deploying conservation measures. But it also means behavioral changes, like shutting fume hoods, turning off computers, switching off lights, and setting what Henriksen called “other pragmatic defaults.”In November, each Harvard School and unit completed comprehensive draft plans for greenhouse gas reductions — blueprints for how they can meet the 30 percent goal, and for how much money. Once finalized, those plans will be incorporated into a master policy for University-wide reductions.OFS spearheaded an implementation planning process that included a Harvard University Greenhouse Gas Executive Committee and targeted working groups. The idea was to streamline the assessment process and to convene the Schools and units so they could share best practices.The executive committee co-chairs are Jeremy Bloxham, dean of science at Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Robert S. Kaplan, professor of management practice at the Harvard Business School; and Lapp.The task force — about 200 staff members, faculty, administrators, and students — met regularly this year in five working groups: finance, building efficiency and demand management, energy supply, greenhouse gas inventory, and communications and engagement.The initial infrastructure is now in place, said Kaplan, including an updated methodology to inventory greenhouse gas emissions and a common framework for cost-benefit analysis. “OFS ran a collaborative process, and the working groups, comprised of School and unit leaders, created alignment across the University,” Kaplan said. “We now have a much more integrated assessment of the University, and we are moving forward to create and implement an effective University-wide plan.”In a mid-year meeting with working group members, Faust listened to updates. Afterward, she said the collaboration should be a model for future action at Harvard and other universities.“This is not just a set of solutions to one of the most important problems we face on the planet,” she said, but a way to “attack” other big issues that require large-scale cooperation.A sixth working group, with heavy participation from the faculty, will start meeting early in the new year. It will analyze options for closing gaps in the goals over time. Not every school may be able to meet the 30 percent goal by 2016, said Henriksen, so backup solutions are needed to help make up the difference.Among other strategies, the “gaps” working group will look at creative options, including Renewable Energy Credits, energy from renewable sources, and investing in local carbon offset projects.A Student Advisory Group, made up of 50 students from each of Harvard’s 10 Schools, will approach greenhouse gas emissions from a student perspective. The group will report its recommendations by the end of the spring semester.In addition, Harvard adopted a University-wide temperature policy designed to reduce energy use. It was designed with attention to human health and comfort and to legal codes. Helping in its creation was John “Jack” Spengler, Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).Harvard’s Schools and units have completed basic energy audits for most buildings and are midway through comprehensive audits to be completed by 2011. (The University manages 26 million square feet of space in 700 buildings.) At the same time, the University has also completed audits of its central steam and chilled-water plants for energy conservation.As University buildings are more efficiently heated, cooled, and lighted, more of Harvard’s reduction in greenhouse gases will depend on individual action and on reducing energy demand, said Henriksen. Her office oversees programs on changing behavior in offices, classrooms, dormitories, and laboratories.These are values already “held very deeply” at Harvard, Faust said, and there are signs she is right. Since 2007, more than 15,000 Harvard staffers, students, and faculty have signed a sustainability pledge, which is renewed each year.Harvard also has the highest recycling rate in the Ivy League at 55 percent, gets about 16 percent of its electricity from renewable sources, and has 66 LEED-certified or registered projects, the most of any institution of higher education. (LEED, a U.S. system of green-building standards, stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.)“Energy use varies widely across the University, from energy-dense laboratories to offices to student houses, each posing very different challenges in reducing our emissions,” said Bloxham, who is also Mallinckrodt Professor of Geophysics and a professor of computational science. He praised the collaborative ethic of the working groups, as well as the OFS planning.When it comes to greenhouse gas emissions, said Bloxham, “the problem belongs to all of us.”To view a snapshot of Harvard’s emission reductions.
Naomi Ruby “Cookie” Childers, 74 of North Ft. Myers, Florida and formerly of Moores Hill passed away at Ft. Myers. Cookie was born February 25, 1942 in Ohio County, Indiana the daughter of Dale and Martha (Dickerson) Cutter. She married Herbert “Red” Childers February 26, 1960 and he preceded her in death April 26, 2013. Cookie had been employed at Schenley Distillers, US Shoe Factory, P&G and Campbell Hausfeld. She was a member of the Hogan Hill Baptist Church and the Ladies Legion Auxiliary.Cookie is survived by daughter, Julie Childers Mesch of Milan, sisters Doris Canfield of Florida and Thelma Palmer of Rising Sun, 3 Grandchildren, 1 Great Grandson, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.Funeral services will be Saturday October 29, 12Noon at the South Sparta Community Church 13975 W. County Line Road, Moores Hill with Rev. Tom Holt officiating. Burial will follow in South Sparta Cemetery. Visitation also Saturday 11-12 at the church. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill entrusted with arrangements. Go to www.sibbettmoore.com to leave an online condolence message.
Catena lauds ‘record’ Q2 as casino drives performance August 19, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Øystein Engebretsen – Catena MediaStockholm-listed industry affiliate marketing network Catena Media has moved to restructure its Board of Directors following the resignation of Anders Brandt.A board member since 2015, Brandt has voluntary resigned from Catena governance to pursue ‘personal interests and new assignments’.Updating investors, Catena Media Group Chairman Kathryn Moore Baker confirmed the appointment of Øystein Engebretsen as Brandt’s replacement on the company’s Board of Directors.Engebretsen is the current Head of Investment for Swedish insurance group AB Öresund.A seasoned leadership executive in enterprise management and financing structures, Engebretsen is currently a governance advisor to INSR Insurance Group ASA, Scandi Standard AB and Projektengagemang Sweden AB.“We thank Anders for his very well-accomplished and professional work on the board and welcome Øystein as a new member of the board of directors” Kathryn Moore Baker detailed to investors.Moore Baker and Catena Media’s ‘Nomination Committee’ will move to officially install Engebretsen as a corporate director at the firm’s next Annual General Meeting.In addition to Øystein Engebretsen appointment, the Catena Board of Directors will be composed of Kathryn Moore Baker (Chairman), Andre Lavold, Henrik Persson Ekdahl, Mathias Hermansson, Mats Alders and Cecilia Qvist as Corporate Directors. GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Submit Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020