first_img The Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC) has criticised the prominence of gambling advertising in football in a report on ads during the 2019 Jupiler Pro League playoffs.It said in the report that it may look into introducing advertising restrictions for gambling companies.The commission’s report found that gambling advertisements were widespread in Belgian football, thanks to Kindred brand Unibet’s sponsorship of the Jupiler Pro League and many clubs being sponsored by gambling operators. Of the 18 clubs in the Pro League, 14 were sponsored by gambling operators, including all six in the championship playoff, in which teams compete for the league title.In addition, the report noted that Belgian clubs often advertised gambling through the display of their sponsors’ logos on club websites and the advertisement of gambling promotions on club social media feeds.“The analysis of the gambling advertising shown during the football play-offs and the analysis of the betting data show, on the one hand, that gambling advertising is ubiquitous in football events and on the other hand, that an increase in gambling activity can be observed on the playing days of the play-offs,” the report said.The report said that the prominence of gambling advertising could be a problem by convincing viewers that gambling is a built-in part of sports.“The strong relationship between football and gambling, however, can give the public the impression that both matters are inextricably linked, which can furthermore lead to the normalization of gambling behaviour,” it said.The commission said it would have to examine whether restrictions on gambling advertising should be implemented, possibly including a ban on advertising gambling during sports events similar to the UK’s whistle-to-whistle ban.“It is necessary to know whether quantitative restrictions on advertising can be implemented. This can range from an advertising ban, a ban on sponsoring sports clubs or product placement, over a point system to a maximum percentage of the public space that can be occupied by such advertising messages,” the report said. “Based on this, the Gaming Commission can elaborate a targeted control and sanction policy.”Although the report noted that advertising is an important way in which licensed operators can gain players that would otherwise go to their unlicensed counterparts, it said that this did not mean there should not be advertising restrictions.“Advertising for licensed games of chance must be considered as part of the government’s channelisation plans,” it said. “But under no circumstances can the sky be the limit. Gambling advertising must be done within a clearly defined framework.” The Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC) has criticised the prominence of gambling advertising in football in a report on ads during the 2019 Jupiler Pro League playoffs. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Legal & compliance 6th January 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Belgian regulator suggests ad ban in report on football adscenter_img Topics: Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Europe Western Europe Belgiumlast_img read more

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A few days ago, I suggested all airline stocks are best avoided by Foolish investors until the coronavirus dust settles. A quick look at this morning’s second-quarter trading statement from British Airways owner International Consolidated Airlines (LSE: IAG) and I’m even more sure. Huge loss at IAGToday, IAG reported an operating loss of almost €1.37bn, before exceptional items, for Q2. Contrast that with the €960m operating profit in 2019 and you get an inkling of the “devastating impact” the pandemic has had on the company.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…As you’d expect, passenger numbers tumbled as travel restrictions came into force. Capacity over the three months was 95.3% lower compared to the same period in 2019 as nearly all of the FTSE 100 member’s aircraft were grounded. The only exception to this were flights carrying essential supplies and those put on for repatriating travellers.For the half-year as a whole, IAG reported an after tax loss (before exceptional items) of €1.97bn and a statutory loss after tax and exceptional items of €3.8bn. Pretty grim stuff.Cost-cuttingAgain, numbers like these have necessitated serious cost-cutting at IAG. In addition to accessing government support, the firm has slashed capital spending and deferred the delivery of 68 new planes. The possibility of significant job losses is, of course, already common knowledge. This left it with just over €6bn in cash at the end of June. Take into account undrawn lending facilities and this rises to €8.1bn.To further protect itself financially, however, IAG announced today it would be looking to tap investors for another €2.75bn. This capital raise will likely take place in September and supported by its largest shareholder, Qatar Airways.Uncertainty = no profits guidanceWhen will things improve? If only we (and IAG) knew. In line with what the company said back in February, it reiterated today that the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus means no guidance on profits for 2020 can be issued. That said, IAG is planning for capacity to increase over the remainder of the year. In Q3, this is predicted to be down 74% on that achieved in 2019. In Q4, capacity is expected to be down 46%.  Commenting on IAG’s outlook, an understandably bearish CEO Willie Walsh said the company expects it will take “until at least 2023 for passenger demand to recover to 2019 levels.” Not that Walsh will be around to see it. He’s due to retire on 8 September and be succeeded by Iberia boss Luis Gallego. Steer clear of IAGShares in IAG were down 7% in early trading this morning, suggesting the market was taken aback at just how concerning today’s announcements were. If you exclude the last few months, shares haven’t flown this low since 2012.I can’t see the situation changing anytime soon. There are simply too many potential variables at play and too many things that could get worse. As such, IAG remains pretty much impossible to value and, in my view, uninvestable. It may well be able to capitalise on its clout as smaller competitors go to the wall, but this will count for little if it can’t get a sufficient number of planes in the air.   With no dividends to placate holders, there’s simply no point risking your capital when so many better opportunities exist elsewhere in the market. I’d leave IAG to the traders for now. Enter Your Email Address Paul Summers | Friday, 31st July, 2020 | More on: IAG last_img read more

first_imgSave this picture!© Jackie Meiring+ 19 Share Projects Whangapoua / Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects New Zealand CopyHouses•Coromandel, New Zealand Year:  Architects: Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects Area Area of this architecture project Houses “COPY” CopyAbout this officeCrosson Clarke Carnachan ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesCoromandelNew ZealandPublished on May 06, 2012Cite: “Whangapoua / Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects” 06 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Whangapoua / Crosson Clarke Carnachan是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2011center_img Photographs:  Jackie Meiring Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Whangapoua / Crosson Clarke Carnachan ArchitectsSave this projectSaveWhangapoua / Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: CrittallSave this picture!© Jackie MeiringText description provided by the architects. On the shore of an idyllic white sandy beach on New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula rests an elegant hut. The site lies within the coastal erosion zone, where all building must be removable. This is taken literally and the hut is designed on two thick wooden sleds for movement back up the site or across the beach and onto a barge.Save this picture!© Jackie MeiringThe hut is a series of simple design moves. The aesthetic is natural and reminiscent of a beach artifact/perhaps a surf-life-saving or observation tower.The fittings and mechanics are industrial and obvious, the structure is gutsy and exposed.Save this picture!© Jackie MeiringThe holiday retreat is designed to close up against the elements when not in use, and measures a mere 40 square meters. It accommodates a family of five in a kitchen/dining/living area, a bathroom and two sleeping zones, the children’s accommodating a three tiered bunk. Closed up, the rough macrocarpa cladding blends into the landscape and perches unobtrusively on the dunes. The rear being clad in “flat sheet” a cheap building material found in many traditional New Zealand holiday homes.Save this picture!plansThese clients sought to explore the real essence of holiday living; small, simple, functional. The normal rituals of daily life; cooking dining, sleeping and showering all being done connected to the outside. The two storey shutter on the front facade winches open to form an awning, shading the interior from summer sun while allowing winter sun to enter. It reveals a double height steel framed glass doors that open the interior much like the tent flap, connecting the living and the ladder accessed mezzanine bedroom to the extraordinary view.Save this picture!© Jackie MeiringWithin, the interior is the epitome of efficiency, every available space is utilised from cabinetry toe spaces to secret cubby holes within the children’s bunks. The hut is totally sustainable from its modest size to the use of timber in its cladding, structure, lining and joinery and from its worm tank waste system to the separate potable grey water tanks. This is a new way of looking at holiday living in this sensitive dune environment.Save this picture!© Jackie MeiringProject gallerySee allShow less’Translate the Intangible’ SymposiumArticlesBall-Nogues Studio “Yevrus 1, Negative Impression” ExhibitionArticles Share “COPY” Area:  48 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographslast_img read more

first_imgRNIB launches online game for Lookloud Day RNIB has launched an accessible online dressing-up game for its Lookloud fundraising day.The RNIB online game allows visitors to dress up dolls in loud clothes as part of the Lookloud Day of fundraising dressing-up on 14 June. After you dress up your doll in the most garish, mis-matched clothing you can imagine, you are then encouraged to e-mail your creation to a friend, who can then dress their own doll in their own wacky way.Online agency Bluewave designed the game, and RNIB is promoting it using a viral e-mail campaign. The game has been designed to be fully accessible to blind and partially-sighted Internet users and was built using Macromedia’s new Flash MX. The game uses both audio and visual techniques to guide the user through the game. Flash MX’s new accessibility features mean that the game can be read by Windoweyes, the screen-reading tool used by many blind Internet users. Advertisement Howard Lake | 12 June 2002 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Kappa Alpha Theta sisters watching Stroll Off videos on YouTube.Photo by: Michelle Ross ReddIt Aardvark closes, Christ Chapel relocates printThe Kappa Alpha Theta sorority  team that is set to participate in this year’s Stroll Off, is more interested in having fun and being part of the larger Greek community than winning.Kappa Alpha Theta sisters practicing moves for the Stroll Off.Photo By: Michelle RossSigma Lambda Alpha sponsors the event, which is in its 10th year. The Stroll Off is a tradition for multicultural Greek organizations, but Theta is only the third Panhellenic sorority to participate.Strolling is a mixture of stepping and dancing, said Silvia Santoyo, the junior nursing major who is in charge of the Stroll Off.“It’s a competition where teams come and compete to see who is the best strolling team, she said. “I’m just very excited that Theta is joining. I think they are going to do great.”Madison Goforth, a junior journalism major, and Mackenzie Heard, a sophomore communication studies major, are the Theta team captains.They recruited the team and choreographed the moves.Kappa Alpha Theta sisters watching Stroll Off videos on YouTube.Photo by: Michelle Ross“We are all extremely excited to participate because it means that our chapter gets to be a part of the broader Greek community,” Heard said.She said a lot of planning and practice is required.“There is so much more coordination and skill to continue moving and dancing the entire time,” she said.Goforth and Heard said they spent hours researching Stroll Offs and watching numerous YouTube videos to come up with inspiration for their choreography.Heard said she thinks the other Greek organizations at the Stroll Off will be impressed by their moves.Teams are judged by their originality and if the team dances in a line, said Santoyo.They are supposed to stay in a line because “it’s supposed to symbolize unison,” said Santoyo. “The line is saying that your organization is together and that this is our story and this is who we are.”Santoyo and Heard said they would like to see more shared events between the Greek Councils.There are many initiatives in place to connect the councils, but they haven’t been as successful as she hoped, Heard said.Silvia said, “All the councils are very separate. We definitely need more events like this where it promotes different councils.”The Stroll also draws students from other organizations and North Texas campuses.TCU Wesley and Greek chapters from University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Dallas, and University of Texas at San Antonio are also scheduled to compete.Any group with at least eight members can can compete in the Stroll Off. Michelle Ross Michelle Ross is a senior Journalism and Communication Studies double major from Austin, Texas. When she is not in the newsroom, she loves to dance, go on random adventures and pet dogs on campus. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Michelle Ross Classroom technology frustrates faculty, students Linkedin Twitter Facebook Previous articleEtiquette Dinner teaches valuable skills to Chancellor’s ScholarsNext articleNew coach, new arena, new attendance record Michelle Ross RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Michelle Ross Rec center app aims to make scheduling workouts easier Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Michelle Ross + posts 41st Jazz Festival gives guest musicians a chance to perform Linkedin ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Michelle Ross read more

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it People Albert D. “Bud” Wheelon, 1929 – 2013 By DOUGLAS SMITH Published on Friday, October 4, 2013 | 2:02 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Community News Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Top of the News Albert D. “Bud” Wheelon, a life member of the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), passed away at his home in Montecito, California, on September 27. He was 84 years old.Born on January 18, 1929, in Moline, Illinois, Wheelon moved to Los Angeles in 1936 when his father, an aerospace engineer named Orville Albert Wheelon, got a job at the Douglas Aircraft Company. Wheelon inherited his father’s technological bent, earning a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Stanford University in 1949 and a doctorate in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1952. After a brief stint of his own at Douglas Aircraft, he joined the Ramo-Wooldridge Company in 1953. There, he helped develop America’s first intercontinental ballistic missile, the Atlas, and was an important contributor to the company’s work for the Central Intelligence Agency.Wheelon began working at the CIA in 1962, serving as its first deputy director for science and technology. He was promoted to director the following year, a post he held until 1966. During his tenure, Wheelon was responsible for the agency’s high-altitude U-2 reconnaissance operations—including flights during the Cuban Missile Crisis—and for the development of the U-2’s successors, the A-12 Oxcart and the SR-71 Blackbird. He also led the development of the first spy satellites, code-named “Corona” but better known as the “Keyhole” series, which took high-resolution photographs on specially made 70-millimeter film that was parachuted back to Earth to be processed.In 1966, Wheelon joined the Hughes Aircraft Company as vice president of engineering for the firm’s nascent satellite division. He eventually retired in 1988 as Hughes’ chairman and CEO. He then returned to MIT, and to physics research, as a visiting professor.Wheelon’s publications included dozens of papers on applied physics, missile guidance, radio-wave propagation, and turbulence, as well as two books on applied physics. He was a fellow of the American Physical Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He also served on a variety of government commissions, including the Defense Science Board, the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident, and the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. He was a trustee of the RAND Corporation for almost a decade.Wheelon was named a Caltech trustee in 1987 and became a life member of the board in 2001. He was actively engaged in board activities and served on the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Committee and the Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy and Geological and Planetary Sciences Visiting Committees.“I first got to know Bud almost two decades ago when I became chair of the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences and he was a member of our visiting committee,” recalls Edward Stolper, Caltech’s William E. Leonhard Professor of Geology, provost, and interim president. “He met with me and the division faculty whenever he was on campus and provided thoughtful, balanced, and insightful advice based on his wide experience in science, government, and industry. He cared deeply about Caltech and served with distinction as a trustee; he was in my opinion a brilliant man of extraordinary integrity and high standards. All of us who knew him will miss him greatly.”“Bud Wheelon was one of the titans in the aerospace industry and played a major role in JPL’s mission of planetary exploration through his work on the JPL Committee,” adds JPL director Charles Elachi (PhD ’71), who is also a professor of electrical engineering and planetary science.Wheelon is survived by his second wife, Cicely, daughter, Cynthia, and a grandson. He was predeceased by his first wife, Nancy, and daughter, Elizabeth.center_img Community News Your email address will not be published. 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first_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News A police chase that began in Hollywood ended when the fleeing vehicle smashed into another car at a Pasadena intersection on Tuesday afternoon.The suspect was taken into custody and hospitalized with injuries described as moderate following the 1:40 p.m. crash at Del Mar Boulevard and Raymond Avenue, Pasadena city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said.A woman at the wheel of an SUV that was T-boned by the fleeing suspect was treated at the scene for minor injuries, she said.The chase started at about 1:15 p.m. in the 6500 block of Santa Monica Boulevard, near Wilcox Avenue in Hollywood, according to Officer Mike Chan of the Los Angeles Police Department.A caller notified police after observing that a  “victim was thrown out of a vehicle by the suspect,” Chan said. Further details about the incident were not available.The pursuit ended up getting onto 110 Freeway, then onto Pasadena surface street, just prior to the collision, officials said. More Cool Stuff HerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Top of the News center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Public Safety LAPD Pursuit of Suspect Ends in Crash in Pasadena BY BRIAN DAY | CITY NEWS SERVICE CONTRIBUTED TO THIS REPORT Published on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 2:10 pm Community News 27 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a commentlast_img read more

first_img WhatsApp Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 2, 2021 WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Facebook Previous articleLevi Strauss & Co. Commences Senior Notes OfferingNext articleVeritas Selects Trilio for New Product Offering Digital AIM Web Support FREMONT, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 2, 2021– OIF today revealed the results of its 2020 Transport SDN Application Programming Interface (API) Interoperability Demonstration in a new white paper now available here. The white paper includes details on the test topology, testing methodology, technical specifications, use cases and findings. The 2020 joint network operator, multi-vendor demo event focused on testing SDN-based programmability, control, and automation to support the industry to develop standard, robust, interoperable APIs for widescale adoption. The testing was conducted on a partially disaggregated open optical network architecture with operator-defined use cases. “Interoperable transport SDN APIs are essential capabilities to enable open optical networks,” said Mauro Costa, Head of planning, strategy & architecture, Telia Company, a consulting network operator for this year’s demo. “International co-operations, like this one with OIF, allow the industry to progress at a high pace and Telia Company welcomes the opportunity offered by this interoperability demo. It reinforces that we are advancing in the right direction and that the maturity of the APIs implementation for optical SDN architecture is improving.” The results of the 2020 demo were presented during a public read-out webinar held on 12 January 2021 in conjunction with Lightwave and on 19 January 2021 at a private, invitation-only virtual event jointly hosted by OIF and Telefónica. On-demand viewing of the Lightwave webinar is available here. The interoperability testing involved three phases over ten weeks, Sept – Nov 2020, in Telefónica’s Madrid lab:Phase 1: Open Networking Foundation (ONF) T-API NBI testing, Scope: ONF T-API v2.1.3 reference implementation agreement TR-547Phase 2: Open terminals testing including discovery, provisioning, service de-activation and streaming telemetryPhase 3: End-to-end disaggregation demo, Scope: evaluation and demonstration of end-to-end use cases Findings and results of the testing include:Vendor products demonstrate a high level of maturity and support of operator-favored use cases, based on T-API version 2.1.3 and OpenConfig APIs. Vendors have adopted the ONF 2.1.3 Reference Implementation Agreement (ONF TR-547) rapidly and with few deviations.Inconsistent interpretation of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) RESTCONF standard was one interoperability issue identified, especially standard authentication. Clarification to RESTCONF provisioning behavior and implementation scalability were also identified as issues.A particularly good level of compliance to the OpenConfig models was demonstrated by implementations, however, some areas such as key exchange algorithms for IETF NETCONF and complex use cases for device provisioning and commissioning did generate issues. Participating vendors included ADVA, Ciena, Cisco Systems, Infinera and Nokia. Network operator Telefónica hosted the demo. China Telecom, Telia Company and TELUS participated as consulting network operators. Additional information and an infographic describing the demo can be found here. About OIF OIF is where the optical networking industry’s interoperability work gets done. Building on 20 years of effecting forward change in the industry, OIF represents the dynamic ecosystem of 100+ industry leading network operators, system vendors, component vendors and test equipment vendors collaborating to develop interoperable electrical, optical and control solutions that directly impact the industry’s ecosystem and facilitate global connectivity in the open network world. Connect with OIF at @OIForum, on LinkedIn and at View source version on CONTACT: Leah Wilkinson Wilkinson + Associates for OIF Email:[email protected] Office: 703-907-0010 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY OTHER TECHNOLOGY TELECOMMUNICATIONS SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET HARDWARE SOURCE: OIF Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/02/2021 09:03 AM/DISC: 02/02/2021 09:03 AM Pinterest Facebook TAGS  Twitter OIF Validates Maturity of Transport SDN APIs in 2020 Multi-Vendor Pinterestlast_img read more

first_imgNews UpdatesSurge In COVID-19 Cases: Madras High Court To Hear Cases Only Through Virtual/ Hybrid Mode, Physical Hearings To Discontinue From March 8 Sparsh Upadhyay6 March 2021 9:21 AMShare This – xIssuing a notification, the Madras High Court on Saturday (06th March) notified that in view of the recent surge of COVID-19 case, the Principal Seat of Madras High Court and its Madurai Bench will hear cases only through Virtual/Hybrid mode. Significantly, the Law Officers of Central and State Governments and Standing Counsel for Public Sector Undertakings have been given allowed…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?LoginIssuing a notification, the Madras High Court on Saturday (06th March) notified that in view of the recent surge of COVID-19 case, the Principal Seat of Madras High Court and its Madurai Bench will hear cases only through Virtual/Hybrid mode. Significantly, the Law Officers of Central and State Governments and Standing Counsel for Public Sector Undertakings have been given allowed to appear through physical mode by strictly following the COVID-19 Protocols. However, all other Advocates/parties-in-person have been directed to appear before the High Court only through Video Conferencing. This notification containing direction will come into effect from Monday, the 8th March, 2021, until further orders. Also, the Notification has informed that the entry of all other Advocates, Advocate Clerks, litigants, and parties-in-person inside the High Court premises will be prohibited from 08th March 2021 and that all the Law Chambers will remain closed from 08th March 2021. In response to this order (that Law Chambers will remain closed), the Madras High Court Bar Association has decided to Boycott all the Courts on Monday (08th March) including all the Tribunals. Notably, the Supreme Court of India is all set to start hearing cases in a hybrid manner from March 15th, 2021. The Apex Court has issued several directions and Standard Operating Procedure for Court’s functioning in consideration of the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic and suggestions given by the Bar Associations. Challenging the Apex Court’s directions, the Supreme Court Bar Association on Saturday decided to not accept the standard operating procedure for Hybrid court hearings, as issued by the Supreme Court today. The decision has been taken by the Executive Committee of SCBA in an urgent meeting called on Saturday after the SOP dated 5th March was issued by the Supreme Court. Also, the Delhi High Court last week asked the Executive Committee of the Delhi High Court Bar Association to constitute a committee for submitting its recommendations on the issue of vaccination to lawyers and hybrid hearings. A single-judge bench of Justice Pratibha M. Singh ordered the Executive Committee of DHCBA to hold a meeting on 1st March 2021 at 4 PM for discussing the issue and for the constitution of the said Committee. Click Here To Download Madras HC NotificationRead Madras HC NotificationSubscribe 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

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