Madhya Pradesh HC Unveils “MP Domestic & International Arbitration Centre” [Read Press Note]

first_imgNews UpdatesMadhya Pradesh HC Unveils “MP Domestic & International Arbitration Centre” [Read Press Note] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK13 July 2020 11:52 PMShare This – xThe Madhya Pradesh High Court recently inaugurated the “Madhya Pradesh Domestic & International Arbitration Centre”, for providing speedy and timely justice and to enhance the ease of doing business. The Centre, first of its kind in the state, was unveiled in by Justice AK Mittal, Chief Justice of the MP High Court in the presence of Justice Sanjay Yadav, Administrative Judge,…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 Madhya Pradesh High Court recently inaugurated the “Madhya Pradesh Domestic & International Arbitration Centre”, for providing speedy and timely justice and to enhance the ease of doing business. The Centre, first of its kind in the state, was unveiled in by Justice AK Mittal, Chief Justice of the MP High Court in the presence of Justice Sanjay Yadav, Administrative Judge, Jabalpur and other companion Judges on July 4, 2020. Its building is annexed to the main High Court building and its functioning will be governed by the Madhya Pradesh Arbitration Centre (Domestic and International) Rules, 2019, as notified in the Gazette Notification dated September 6, 2019. The Centre will be supervised by the Board of Governors comprising five Senior High Court Judges and there is also a Directorate of the Centre, headed by the Director who is a Senior Judicial Officer. It offers the facility of Pro-bonc Arbitrator facility of amicable settlement of dispute within 1 year, or fast track procedure for disposal within 6 months. Inter alia, the parties may: select Arbitrator of their own choice at standard fees according to value of the matter;prefer the matter to mediation or conciliation at any stage; appoint Expert on specific issues;refer International disputes to the Arbitration Centre; place online request and seek telephonic coordination from the Centre;avail facility of good infrastructure and skilled manpower support with nominal charges. This skilled staff, comprising of Law Researchers and Judicial Officer, will provide complete assistance to the Arbitrators in the arbitration proceedings and no separate personal manpower will be required to the Arbitrator. Multiple Arbitration Units with Secretariat of the Office, Waiting Lounge, Cafeteria, Library and Record Rooms have also been established. Click Here To Download Press Note Read Press Note Next Storylast_img read more

Harry wants no repeat of Spurs debacle

first_imgHarry Redknapp has told his players there must be no repeat of their dismal display against Tottenham when they face Manchester United at Old Trafford today. Rangers were beaten 4-0 at White Hart Lane and can expect another thrashing if they produce a similar type of performance this afternoon.Recent signings such as striker Radamel Falcao are set to feature for a new-look United side full of attacking talent.But R’s boss Redknapp said: “Sometimes you can drive yourself mad thinking about the opposition. We need go out there and compete.“I felt we went to Tottenham and everybody’s worried about where they’ve got to be and in the end you forget to play yourselves.“There’s nothing like playing with energy, getting after teams, and if you do that I still think that’s the key.“They’re full of quality up front but we’ve got to get at them. We’ve got to try to do our best, when we can, to make sure we pose a threat to them.”United are overwhelming favourites but have looked vulnerable at the back this season, perhaps giving Rangers some hope of causing an upset at the ground they famously won 4-1 at on New Year’s Day 1992.“I’m sure there will be teams that get at them this year. Hopefully we can be a threat,” Redknapp added.“Anything can happen. It’s up to us to go there and work hard and give everything. It’s a great game at the fantastic stadium. If we can’t enjoy that then we shouldn’t be doing what we’re doing.”See also:The Redknapp recap: Harry on Welbeck, Faurlin, FFP and moreFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

South Africa’s second health train rolls out

first_imgWith the introduction of Phelophepa II, Transnet will more than double the number of people who benefit from the facility, taking the total to an estimated 370 000 people every year. The staff can only see so many patients every day, but people are willing to wait in queues and even sleep outside the train as they wait to be treated. Every year the Phelophepa eye clinic dispenses thousands of pairs of spectacles to adults and children. (Images: thys dullaart photography) MEDIA CONTACTS • Thandi Mlangeni  Transnet  +27 11 308 3000 RELATED ARTICLES • SA harbour chief makes world history • Apple Express to pick up steam • SA, Cuba to train more doctors • Boost for trucking wellness drive Wilma den HartighSouth Africa’s second state-of-the art clinic on wheels, Phelophepa II, has hit the tracks, taking much-needed primary health care services to the country’s poorest rural communities.The new train comes equipped with the latest technology, which means it can provide even better health care services to those who need it most.In February 2010, South African rail, port and pipeline company Transnet announced that it had set aside more than R80-million (US$10-million) for a vital corporate social investment project, to boost accessibility to primary health care in rural areas of South Africa.That project was Transnet’s second health care train, known as the Phelophepa II, the latest addition to the company’s Phelophepa fleet.Phelophepa, which means ‘good clean health’ in Setswana, is a flagship project of the Transnet Foundation – Transnet’s specialist unit for corporate social responsibility (CSR).Its predecessor, the Phelophepa I, is known worldwide as a forerunner in primary health care provision.The train made history when it became the first sustainable South African CSR initiative to receive the prestigious UN Public Service Award for its excellence in public service delivery.The second train, which will operate simultaneously with the Phelophepa I that started in 1994, is to follow in its predecessor’s groundbreaking footsteps.With the introduction of Phelophepa II, Transnet will more than double the number of people who benefit from the facility, taking the total to an estimated 370 000 people every year.The train travels 36 weeks a year, visiting regions with inadequate access to medical services. The healthcare staff consists of 20 core employees and close to 30 student interns preparing for careers in a variety of health-related fields.Both health trains are part of Transnet’s commitment to help South Africa achieve the UN Millennium Development goals, which include reducing child mortality, improving maternal health and combating HIV/Aids, malaria and other diseases.A symbol of hopeAt every village and town on its route, the clinic on wheels is changing lives.Phelophepa has become a symbol of hope for many people, bringing life-saving health care to thousands of underprivileged rural communities who cannot afford even the most basic health care services.One patient at a time, the Phelophepa II’s on-board primary healthcare, dental, optometry and psychology services are giving more people an opportunity to live a healthy, quality life.Transnet has published a glossy coffee table book on Phelophepa’s journey, filled with many stories of how the health trains are helping to make South Africa a better place.Onke Mazibuko, manager of the Phelophepa train, says that when the news gets out that the mobile clinic is in town, people come in their numbers, often travelling long distances to be treated.The staff can only see so many patients every day, but people are willing to wait in queues and even sleep outside the train as they wait to be treated.Mazibuko and his team live on the train, staying for a week or two at each of the train’s various stops. In some communities they visit, there is just one doctor for every 5 000 people.“Every place we go there are different stories,” he says.At one of the stations, a farmer complaining of toothache left the train so grateful to the dental team, that he returned later carrying bags of potatoes, tomatoes and oranges.Dr Lynette Coetzee, manager of the health portfolio at the Transnet Foundation, remembers when an 87-year-old grandmother from KwaZulu-Natal visited the mobile clinic.She was hoping to receive a pair of glasses so she could see the letters in her Bible, even though she was unable to read. Her eyes were tested, the glasses were made, and a young optometry student fitted them carefully on her face.“You look beautiful in these,” he told the old lady. She sat in silence for a while, and then she started crying. The student was worried that there was something wrong with the glasses, but the woman was only crying because she was happy – she never thought that a young white boy would tell her she looked beautiful.She was able to see the world clearly for the first time in years.Every year the Phelophepa eye clinic dispenses thousands of pairs of spectacles to adults and children, and adults pay a nominal cost of R30 a pair.Dr Terence Giles, manager of the Phelophepa eye clinic, recalls a visit to a school for the blind in a township just outside Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. The screenings showed that as many as half of the children in the school were not actually blind – they just needed glasses.“It was a wonderful feeling to make the blind see,” Giles says.In the book, the train’s previous manager Sister Magdeline Ntikinca, who passed away in 2010, said Phelophepa gives a voice to people’s health and wellbeing.“A lot of people say to us that the train listens to them,” said Sister Maggie, as she was fondly known. “It hears their concerns and it makes them feel that they matter.”Modern facilities on boardThe Phelophepa II will offer the same health care services as Phelophepa I – it is just more technologically advanced.The 18 Phelophepa coaches are old donor passenger coaches, refurbished – they were completely rebuilt according to new designs and specifications.Phelophepa II is fitted with enhanced communication, ablution and air conditioning systems, wheelchair platform lifts for disabled people and new advanced medical equipment technology.Pharmaceutical company Roche has also expanded its Phelophepa sponsorship. It now includes funding of the primary healthcare clinic, with a diabetes care programme and oncology clinic; a medicine dispensary; school health services and education programs for health workers and staff for both the original and the new train.Roche chairman Franz Humer said that the company is proud to have continuously grown its support for the Phelophepa trains.“It has such a remarkable impact on the lives of thousands of people every year,” Humer said.Some of the other new technological developments on the second train include a vacuum toilet system, the first for passenger type coaches in South Africa.The toilets are connected to a retention tank that prevents sewerage spillage onto the rail tracks. The vacuum toilets also save water and for each flush half a litre of water is used, compared to the conventional system that uses four to five litres.The communication and data system installed in Phelophepa II is the most advanced system yet installed in a train in the country. It is also the first time that optic fibre has been used as a network medium on trains.The air conditioners fitted to the new coaches are much more power efficient, while still providing the best cooling and heating capability. Certain air conditioning units, such as those in the health and dental coaches, have been modified to eliminate the possible spread of germs into the corridors by altering the airflow.The train’s special needs facilities make it possible for disabled people to receive medical attention with greater ease. Wheel chair lifts are fitted at strategic positions on the train, making it possible for people with special needs to access dental, optometry and health care facilities.The wheel chair elevator can lift 300kg, which means that a person in a wheel chair as well as the caretaker can use it at the same time.Cosmetic upgrades to the new coaches are improving patients’ experience of the train. The cubicles on Phelophepa II’s psychology clinic have each been painted a different colour. This was done to make clients feel more relaxed and comfortable during the sessions.In the dentistry coach, the dental cubicles are more spacious, compared to the previous arrangement, and now have ultraviolet devices to help destroy any airborne germs.Lessons in humilityFor the clinic staff, spending time on the train provides ample opportunities for many lessons in humility.“Not everyone in South Africa can take good, clean health for granted,” said Sister Maggie. “More than anything else Phelophepa can teach us why we should never abandon hope.”last_img read more

Congressional request for avian predator management flexibility

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A letter signed by 15 U.S. Senators and 23 Members of Congress, was sent to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Acting Director Margaret Everson this week. The letter requested that the Service promulgate new rules to increase flexibility in the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) permitting process to empower livestock producers to protect their livelihoods. The bipartisan, bicameral letter was led by Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) and Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA-2).“Whether it is black vultures, ravens, or cormorants, MBTA-protected avian predators pose a significant risk to newborn calves and livestock operations across the country,” said Ethan Lane, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association vice president of government affairs. “Despite populations of each species numbered in the millions, current regulations place arbitrary caps on permitted take and incur heavy restrictions on preventative measures necessary to protect farming and ranching operations. We appreciate the leadership of Sen. Boozman and Rep. Bishop and look forward to engaging with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to implement commonsense solutions to this problem.”last_img read more

Mysteries of Apple’s iOS 7 … Revealed!

first_imgThis week’s release of iOS 7 and today’s iPhone 5S and 5C launch in stores mean huge numbers of people have just started using Apple’s latest mobile operating system for the very first time. Much of what they’re finding is equal parts thrilling, annoying—and confusing.Developers (and other resourceful types) have had their hands on a beta version of iOS 7 all summer, so they’ve had plenty of time to suss out its quirks and hidden settings. But for the average user, navigating this new technicolor alternate reality without a roadmap can be unsettling—especially when strange, inexplicable things crop up. Like these.Random Acts of iOS 7 Tags:#Apple#interface design#iOS#iOS 7#iPhone There’s A Mystery “Pill” on the LockscreenSome users may notice a strange little item at the top center of the lockscreen (above the time). What is it? Why is it there? Well, I can answer at least the former. It indicates that you have Notifications Center and the Today View set to appear on the lockscreen. There’s also another pill at the bottom, if you’ve enabled Control Center to appear there as well.Why they’re there is another matter that has me stumped. These “pills” don’t really do anything—though, I suppose it’s nice that users have a visual target to aim for when they swipe. But they’re extraneous. And just plain odd.  Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces adriana lee How Am I Supposed To Close An App Now? Multitasking also got a makeover. Now, when you double-click the home button, an array of cards materializes representing all currently running and recently opened apps. But there’s no little “x” to click to exit the program. iOS users have been trained for years to hit the “x” to nix an app, and it’s suddenly gone now—which can make some users wonder how to close apps in this new environment. Not that Apple has blocked you from shutting down apps. Simply swiping up on the application does the trick—but you need to make sure your finger’s flinging the card, not the app icon.  In iOS 6, users used to swipe from left to right on the first home screen to get a search page. But that’s gone now with iOS 7. To search, you pull down from anywhere on the actual homescreen to access a hidden search bar at the top. But don’t confuse it with swiping from the very tippy top to access Notifications. These similar gestures are bound to flummox users and spark accidental triggers. Sure, people will be able to search from any homescreen page they’re on, but the irritation of wayward flubs could defeat any convenience this offers.This leads me to wonder if Apple is saving this first page for something else down the road. But what that could be is anyone’s guess. (If you have some theories, let me know in the comments.)Why Does Swipe-To-Delete Work in The Other Direction Now? What Is That Blue Dot?Shortly after I started using iOS 7, I noticed a strange blue dot on some of my apps, but not all. Do these indicate some sort of alert within the app? A background process? Apps that need updating? There was no explanation.After using the device for a little while, I realized that the blue dot only only appeared next to applications that the App Store had updated. It kicked on—without my intervention—because iOS 7 now features automatic background updating of apps, and it activated immediately when I upgraded to the new OS. Related Posts center_img Where’d The Search Bar Go In Safari?Search is still present in Safari, though you might not realize it at first glance.Unified search bars are the in thing for browsers right now. Mobile Safari has been a prominent holdout, with separate windows for entering Web addresses and search queries, but that’s no longer the case. Just type your queries into what used to be the URL bar at the top, and results dynamically start appearing as you type—whether for suggested Web addresses, search engine results or searches on the current Web page. Just like Safari on a Mac.Did I Just Install A Battery Gremlin? See also: The Three Most Annoying Things In iOS 7 And How To Fix ThemWhy yes, dear user. Yes, you did. It’s not uncommon for major software upgrades to require more power, and there are many well-known battery-saving tactics—from turning off Bluetooth when not in use to dimming your screen brightness.What’s different this time around with iOS 7, however, is the new “App Background Refresh” feature. While it may be convenient for applications to update themselves automatically, it can also be a major battery drain, especially if you have a lot of apps. To shut it off, head into Settings and then General, and toggle Background App Refresh. Items That Remain A MysteryThese, of course, only scratch the surface. There are many more mysteries surrounding the new iOS, such as: Why Did Apple Remove The Hidden First Screen? Where The Heck Is The Weather Widget In Notifications?Stymied by the disappearance of Weather from your pull-down Notifications Center? You’re not the only one.I updated to iOS 7 two days ago, and nary a weather forecast has shown up. I searched online, and found plenty of screencaps showing weather data—albeit in text only—sitting in other people’s Notifications area. But on my iPhone 5, after two days, there was still nothing.Drilling into Settings, I made sure Location Services was on (under Privacy) and checked that the Weather toggle was turned on. Nothing. I went into Notification Center and turned all the Today View toggles off and then back on. Still nothing.I made one last-ditch effort. I launched the Weather app from my home screen, hoping that would jumpstart things, and then toggled everything under the Today View settings off and back on (again). Then I rebooted the phone. Success! This time, the Weather data made its triumphant return to the top of my phone.Although I do miss the animated graphic that illustrated sunny, cloudy or rainy days, I’m grateful to have this extremely handy feature back. And I vow we’ll never be parted again.  What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Well, we’re not likely to ever know the answer to that one. Meanwhile, as time goes on, we may have plenty of other new iOS 7 weirdness to deal with—like the recently discovered lockscreen bypass bug. Do you have your own running list of iOS 7 strangeness, bugs or mysteries? If so, share them in the comments below.  Feature image courtesy of Flickr user Rafael Anderson Gonzales.  Again, iOS used to be able to swipe from left to right to delete. And yet, in apps like Mail and Messages now, we are now forced to go the other way. Meanwhile, the old gesture still lingers in apps like Podcasts. Confusing? You bet. It’s not a major issue, but one of those small irritations that come up multiple times a day.Is Apple’s Interface Designer Far-Sighted? Or Just Trying To Undermine Jony Ive? Apple is renowned for its attention to detail and design. And yet, features like Assistive Touch look like a mess. Indeed, there are plenty of inconsistent margins, spacing and other design details across the whole of the operating system, particularly in the placement of text elements. They even sparked a Tumblr blog dedicated to iOS 7’s sloppiness. This is unusual for a company as design-centric as Apple—so much so that one might even wonder if the gaffes were intentional. Is someone in Apple’s interface design department out to undermine Apple design chief Jony Ive?After all, this is the Apple senior vice president’s first major release as head of both hardware and software. And while there’s no question that he’s a genius at industrial design, the aesthetic on the software side is, at best, rough around the edges.  Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

2014 FIFA World Cup match preview: Spain aims to avoid worst ever World Cup defense

first_imgSpanish players at a training session before the group B World Cup match between Spain and Australia at the Atletico Paranaense training center in Curitiba, Brazil. (AP Photo)Spain will take on Australia in its final Group B match on Monday in the knowledge that defeat will officially make its defense of the World Cup the worst in history.Following two straight defeats for both teams, neither can qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup.But Spain in particular has something to play for, despite having already made history of the wrong kind. It is the first defending champion in modern times to be eliminated after two matches, following a 5-1 drubbing at the hands of the Dutch and a 2-0 loss to Chile. In 1934 Uruguay did not defend its trophy while in 1950 Italy failed to get through a three-team group despite winning a match.On Monday, Spain will seek to avoid notching another negative milestone.No defending champion has ever exited a tournament without securing a single point. France came closest in 2002 when it finished last in its group, having only managed to draw one of its games in its goalless campaign in South Korea.Following a six-year period of domination which has seen it win two straight European Championships as well as the World Cup in South Africa in 2010, Spain’s woes at the World Cup have come as huge surprise.Many of the players that took the field in the opening two games are likely to be on the bench at the Arena da Baixada in the southern city of Curitiba.advertisementIn the wake of the Dutch thrashing, coach Vicente del Bosque already rang the changes in the second match against Chile when he dropped Xavi Hernandez and Gerard Pique from the start. Koke, for one, is expected to play against Australia, after he replaced Xabi Alonso in the Chile game.”We’re going to put together the best lineup for that game,” said del Bosque. “All my players are potential starters without a doubt. We’ll try to put together the best team.”Striker Fernando Torres, who has been a part of Spain’s success in recent years, said the players want to finish with a win as the team rebuilds ahead of the 2016 European Championship in France.”We didn’t show our strengths in the first two games and now we have the chance against Australia,” said Torres. “We’re expecting a real tough game. It’s our last chance to win a game at this World Cup and to go back to Spain with three points and show everyone we have a lot of football for the future.”The future of the Spanish national side remains uncertain. Though the Spanish Football Federation has indicated that it wants del Bosque to remain in place during the rebuilding, it’s uncertain whether the 63-year-old coach has the inclination to carry on.For Australia, despite its two defeats, the World Cup can be viewed in a far more positive light.Following a lackluster loss to Chile, Australia pushed the Netherlands during its narrow 3-2 loss. Australia will be without the suspended Tim Cahill, whose 20-yard left-footed volley against the Dutch could end up being the goal of the tournament.”We came here to play football, and as a nation I think we have earned the respect of the world,” Cahill said. “I’m proud of this team, the kids. It’s one of the best soccer teams I have ever been a part of.”last_img read more