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Bombay HC demands explanation from the State Ministry for Minority Affairs for scholarship denial

first_imgThe issue of scholarship for minorities still echoes in the corridor of Bombay High Court and State Ministry for Minority Affairs in Maharashtra as the  former directed the later to explain why around 4 lakh students from religious minorities were prevented from being availing the scholarships in 2015-16.Following the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Latur corporator and activist Razaullah Khan, the Bombay High Court, Aurangabad bench, comprising Justice RM Borde and Justice Sangitrao Patil directed the respondents, including the state Minority Development department and Education and Sports department, to render their responses in four weeks time.Minority and Adult Education Department vs the petitionerThe PIL petition came after a Right to Information (RTI) revealed the absurdity in disbursing the scholarships entitled for the minorities in 2015-16. Multiple lakhs of minority students were prevented from receiving scholarships. A response to RTI reportedly revealed that while 7,17,896 students were eligible for renewal of their scholarships, only 3,30,776 applications were received.The Minority and Adult Education Department (MAE) resorted to the allegation citing that 53 per cent had not applied for renewal.Number was less because fewer students had applied, but Khan contended that students had not been registered because of the failure of the application process, said the MAE Director Nandan Nangare in response to the allegation.Changes in application processThe submission of application form was made offline owing to the network difficulties the applicant faces particularly at the rural areas.The applicants had to enter each and every detail on the National Scholarship Portal, but due to network challenges, the process was rebuffed and adopted offline application alone staring from 2015.advertisementRead: Academia need to be part of India’s growth story instead of mere spectators: Prakash JavadekarRead: ‘Sonam Gupta Bewafa Hai’ leaves impression in IIT exam Click here for more education related news.For more details, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

Beckhoff: PC-based control optimises logistics applications

first_imgBeckhoff will present its expertise as a long-standing automation partner for the logistics industry at LogiMat, international trade fair for intralogistics solutions and process management. Open PC and EtherCAT-based control technology is ideally suited for optimising logistics processes and responding to quickly changing market trends. With open interfaces, modularity and scalable performance, it is the perfect fit for intralogistics solutions that are custom-tailored to individual requirements, while delivering technological and economic competitive advantages at the same time. Components for system-integrated connection to the cloud make it easier to implement IoT and Industrie 4.0 concepts in smart warehouses.Due to its openness, PC-based control technology from Beckhoff fulfils the requirements for end-to-end networking of intralogistics, production and distribution to perfection – one of the key challenges in the sector. PC-based control is based on a comprehensive portfolio of advanced Industrial PCs, TwinCAT automation software, EtherCAT as a fast communication system, decentralised I/O components and highly dynamic drive solutions. Integrated, cost-effective and flexible system planning is assured by the performance-driven scalability of the control platform, the flexible support for different fieldbus systems and the same programming and configuration software across all performance classes.The TwinCAT automation software suite bundles all necessary machine functionalities: from PLC to motion control, robotics, HMI, safety and measurement technology through to integration of vision systems and cloud solutions. Open interfaces allow effortless integration of control functions into existing system and database structures. With support for standardised protocols, such as OPC UA, Beckhoff provides the prerequisites for implementing secure cloud communication in the smart warehouse. Users benefit from the openness of the control architecture also in this respect, for example through the unrestricted choice of cloud solution. All systems concerned – from I/O level to warehouse management and eCommerce software – can be fully connected.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Microchip: connect PIC MCU applications to Google Cloud in minutesNext Isabellenhütte: direct current meter for fast charging stationslast_img read more

World Cup 2018: Spain falter against another host nation

first_imgSpain losing to Russia 4-3 on penalties in the Round of 16 match was the fifth time the European nation lost to a host nation in a World Cup.The 2010 champions have never defeated a host country at the tournament. In 1934, they lost twice to hosts Italy, while they lost to hosts Brazil in 1950 World Cup.Before Sunday’s match, the last time they faced a host nation was South Korea in 2002. They lost that match 5-3 on penalties.Also, Spain have now not won a World Cup knockout game in Europe since 1934.On the other hand, Russia victory was the fifth consecutive time a host nation won the penalty shootout at the World Cup.World Cup 2018: Russia stun Spain in penalty shootout to reach quarter-finalsBefore Russia, the other four winners were France in 1998, South Korea in 2002, Germany in 2006 and Brazil in 2014.Spain opened the scoring with an own goal from Sergei Ignashevich. The own goal meant Russia became the first team to score multiple own goals in a World Cup tournament since 1966. Bulgaria were the last team to do so.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGERussia’s Aleksandr Yerokhin made a little piece of World Cup history when he became the first man to appear as a fourth substitute, when he came on in the extra time.FIFA introduced a new regulation for the 2018 World Cup that allowed teams to use a fourth replacement in extra time, and coach Stanislav Cherchesov took advantage of it halfway through the first period, sending on Yerokhin for Daler Kuzyayev.advertisementWorld Cup 2018: Russia’s heroic goalkeeper was hoping for penalty shootoutRussia’s victory also means that at least one of this year’s finalists will not have reached the title decider for half a century, if at all.Former finalists England, who played their one final when they won the title in 1966, and Sweden, who lost to Brazil on home soil in the 1958 final, are still in the half of the draw vacated by the 2010 champions after their loss to the hosts.Also still alive in their section of the draw are Croatia and Denmark, who face off in Nizhny Novgorod later on Sunday and have previously done no better than a single semi-final and quarter-final appearance respectively.Lowest ranked team of World Cup 2018 shocks former world championsRussia will face the winners of that match, hoping to continue to benefit from the hosts’ dividend to better the single semi-final appearance that the Soviet Union achieved in 1966.Switzerland, who have never done better than the spot in the last eight they achieved as hosts in 1954, take on the Swedes on Tuesday in St Petersburg with the winners going on to face England or Colombia.Colombia, whose best finish was their run to the quarter-finals in Brazil four years ago, take on the English in the last round-of-16 match later the same night in Moscow.The last addition to the elite group of 12 nations who have contested World Cup finals was France when they won the title for the first time in Paris in 1998.last_img read more

NSWTA Blues Dinner

first_imgThe Blues Dinner recognised NSWTA best Affiliates, Regions, Administrators, Players, Juniors, Volunteers, Referees, Coaches and Selectors. Gary Brickell was awarded the prestigious Rod Wise Medal for Volunteer of the Year for his tireless efforts as a referee and administrator of the Wollongong Touch Association of which he has been involved for over twenty-five years. The Canterbury club had much to celebrate with members Gary Sonda (Men’s Player of the Year), Peter Forrester (Coach of the Year), and the Winchester sisters (Joint Female Players of the Year) claiming awards on the night.NSWTA also inducted four individuals to their Hall of Fame – Gabrielle Rose, Katrina Toohey, Gary Mournehis, and Judy Malcolm. A full list of winners is below: Affiliate of the Year State winner:Wallsend TASix regional winners:SunsAlbion Park TA RebelsEast’s TA MetsLower Blue Mountains TA ScorpionsRyde Eastwood TA HornetsWallsend TA EaglesGlen Innes TA Administrator of the Year John Ryan (Easts TA) and Elijah Van Der Kwast (UNSW TA)Region of the Year Mets Rod Wise Medal- Volunteer of the Year Gary Brickell (Wollongong TA) Coach of the Year Peter Forrester (Canterbury TA) Selector of the Year Bob Monkley (Yass TA)Male Player of the Year Gary Sonda (Canterbury TA) Female Player of the Year Clare Winchester and Louise Winchester (Canterbury TA) Junior Male Player of the Year Ben Moylan (Penrith TA) Junior Female Player of the Year Nicky Albury (Wests TA) and Amy Regal (Wollongong TA) For further information, go to the new NSWTA website – read more

ClassNK Issues Guideline for Mitigating Noise Levels on …

first_imgzoom Ship classification society Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) has released the Guideline for the Mandatory Code on Noise Levels on Board Ships. The new guideline has been produced so as to facilitate enforcement of the revised Code on Noise Levels on Board Ships aimed at minimizing health hazards to seafarers along with minimizing risks to communication aboard ships.The new guideline has summarized the revised Code that entered into force on July 1st, focusing particularly on the general method of noise prevention and frequently asked questions by the involved parties.The guideline also covers the scope of enforcement, procedures for noise measurement on board during sea trials, airborne sound insulation properties between accommodation spaces and noise measures.The Guideline is available herePress Release, July 14th, 2014, Image: ClassNKlast_img read more

ITIC: Careless Errors Bring Costly Claims

first_imgzoom Careless errors by ship agents are resulting in costly claims, according to indemnity insurer ITIC.In the latest issue of its Claims Review, ITIC cites the case of a ship agent which incorrectly calculated two pro-forma invoices in respect of port dues, using the cheaper rate for a cargo of malt, rather than the rate for the cargo of wheat booked for discharge from two ships.The wheat cargoes had been discharged, and the final invoices for port dues sent out, before the error was discovered.The difference between the invoiced port dues and the correct port dues totalled Euros 14,000. But the owner refused to make up the shortfall because, relying on what it had been told, it had in turn charged the lower amount to the charterer. The claim was settled by ITIC.Another case referenced by ITIC involved the submission by a port agent of all relevant cargo declarations in respect of a ship which had tendered notice of readiness in a Middle East port. These declarations included a document which the agent had translated into Arabic and English, and which described the cargo and the names of the consignees.When the ship arrived, the only berth at which it could discharge was not available for a further ten days. The mistakes in the translation of the cargo declarations were subsequently noticed, resulting in a three-day delay in clearing the ship for berthing, which coincided with the last three days of the overall ten-day delay.The owner claimed against the port agent for the full ten-day period of delay, arguing that the ship had not legally been able to berth due to the documentary error.ITIC said it assisted the agent negotiate a settlement based on 50 per cent of the overall delay of USD 110,000, which ITIC paid. “Errors such as these put pressure on commercial relationships. Attention to detail is important,” ITIC said.last_img read more

Siem Shipping to Delist from Oslo Stock Exchange

first_imgzoom After it passed a delisting resolution at the beginning of May 2016, the Oslo-listed shipping firm Siem Shipping today submitted an application to the Oslo Stock Exchange to delist the company from Oslo Børs.Siem Shipping said that increased competition from the container companies “has impacted the traditional specialised reefer markets” and that it is the last remaining publicly-listed reefer company.In an annual general meeting held on May 6, the company said that “at present and for the foreseeable future, there are little or no benefits to be obtained and there is little or no trading activity to justify the cost to maintain a public listing.”During 2015, less than 20,000 shares in the company have been traded, equivalent to about 75 shares per day on some 260 trading days during the year.Siem Shipping said that this trend has continued in 2016 and that it no longer considers it to be in its, or its shareholders’, best interest to continue as a listed entity.last_img read more

Assistant Chef de Mission Named for 2005 Games

first_img FOR BROADCAST: A Halifax physical education teacher and school athletics director has been named Team Nova Scotia’s assistant chef de mission for the 2005 Canada Summer Games in Regina, Saskatchewan. Susan Beazley will help lead the team of athletes, coaches, managers and mission staff to the Games in August 2005. She’s been leading students at Armbrae Academy in physical education and amateur sport for 26 years. She also competed at the Canada Games in 1973 and 1977 on Nova Scotia’s field hockey team, and went to the 2001 Games on the province’s mission staff. Health Promotion Minister Rodney MacDonald says Ms. Beazley has dedicated her life to sport and will bring dedication and enthusiasm to this job to help the athletes succeed. Ms. Beazley will also prepare during the 2005 event to be the chef de mission for the 2007 Canada Winter Games in the Yukon. -30- A Halifax physical education teacher and school athleticsdirector has been named Team Nova Scotia’s assistant chef demission for the 2005 Canada Summer Games in Regina, Sask. Susan Beazley will help chef de mission Russell MacDonald ofGroves Point, Cape Breton lead the team of athletes, coaches,managers and mission staff to the Games in August 2005. Ms. Beazley will also use the experience to prepare for assumingthe chef de mission position for the 2007 Canada Winter Games inthe Yukon. “Susan has been a valuable member of Team Nova Scotia both as anathlete and as mission staff,” said Health Promotion MinisterRodney MacDonald. “She’s dedicated her life to sport and I knowshe will bring dedication and enthusiasm to this job to help ourathletes succeed.” Ms. Beazley has been leading students at Armbrae Academy inphysical education and amateur sport for 26 years. She competedat the Canada Games in 1973 and 1977 on Nova Scotia’s fieldhockey team. She went to the 2001 Games on the province’s missionstaff. “I know how important and encouraging it was as an athlete tohave the full support of my mission staff,” said Ms. Beazley.”Now it’s my turn to lead mission staff in giving our athletes,coaches and managers all the support they need to have anexceptional experience at the 2005 Games.” Ms. Beazley and Mr. MacDonald will lead the country’s only fullyvolunteer mission staff to the Games. They will prepare andcoordinate about 450 athletes, coaches, managers and artists onTeam Nova Scotia for the two-week event. Mission staff are now being recruited for the upcoming CanadaSummer Games which will take place from Aug. 6 to 20, 2005.Application information is at . Thedeadline for applying is Dec. 19, 2003.last_img read more

Funding for Cancer Care

first_imgNova Scotians will receive enhanced cancer care closer to home as a result of $1 million the government is investing in a new medical oncology satellite in Kentville and expanded services for Inverness, Antigonish, New Glasgow and Yarmouth. Health Minister Chris d’Entremont and representatives from Cancer Care Nova Scotia announced the new funding today, March 21, to further support satellite cancer services for rural Nova Scotia. The money includes payment for new positions such as nurses, pharmacists and clerical support as well as physicians’ costs to provide more services in the districts. “This investment will help make it easier for rural patients to receive care closer to home,” said Mr. d’Entremont. “Together, our government, Cancer Care Nova Scotia and the district health authorities are committed to high quality cancer treatment and care.” The Department of Health is able to invest in additional services in Kentville next month because an Annapolis Valley physician has just completed the medical oncology residency program at Dalhousie University and is returning to her hometown to help local cancer patients. “We’re very fortunate to have retained Dr. Julia Petrie as a medical oncologist and welcome her in her new role with Annapolis Valley Health,” said CEO Janet Knox. “This investment will build on the chemotherapy services we are offering and help patients across our district.” Cancer Care Nova Scotia’s Maureen MacIntyre, who will chair the newly established provincial satellite oncology oversight and advisory committee, said there will be a standardized approach to ensure quality care at the satellite medical and radiation oncology clinics in Nova Scotia. “All planning has and will continue to be based on the principle of providing patients with safe, high quality, standardized cancer care as close to home as possible,” she said. All referrals for cancer services will be managed by the two provincial cancer centres: the Cape Breton Cancer Centre in Sydney, and the Nova Scotia Cancer Centre in Halifax. A committee led by Cancer Care Nova Scotia will monitor the clinics for the next 12 to 18 months to address any issues. “We’ve all worked together on the planning of this. Our goal is to make sure that patients and families using satellite clinics have access to the same standard of care as they would at a cancer centre,” said Vickie Sullivan, director of Capital Health’s cancer care program. “Being able to receive this care closer to home will minimize travel for some patients and reduce some of the stress associated with that,” said Mona Baryluk, director of the Cape Breton Cancer Centre.last_img read more

Gurugram continues to be risky for pedestrians

first_imgGurugram: The state government on its part may be spending crores in an amount to revamp the major roads of Gurugram. On average, there are eight deaths and thirty accidents occurring daily in Gurugram.For a city that is witnessing about 48,000 vehicle registrations in a year, deadly accidents continue to be a major challenge in the city. In the recent past even as a lot of work has been done by Gurugram police in improving the road infrastructure, lack of facilities for pedestrians continue to make the most vulnerable. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderPedestrians and two-wheelers lead among the number of casualties due to accidents. According to an official date in the last three years from 2016-2018, there have been 545 deaths of pedestrians. In 2018 168 people who were walking on the roads lost their lives. In a city where eight people on an average die daily due to road accidents, a major complaint about long has been that how facilities like footpaths and foot over bridges are not being set up by the urban planners. The Gurgram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has tied up with the School of Planning and Architecture to design a comprehensive mobility plan for the city. Improving road designs that can aid in reducing the number of accidents will also be mulled over in the proposal.last_img read more