Bolivarian soccer genius–Argentinian Diego Maradona ¡Presente!

first_imgBy Danny Shaw and William CamacaroThe slightly edited article first appeared on popularresistance.org/ on Nov. 27.The fighting peoples of the world lost a humble legend on Nov. 25. Diego Armando Maradona was 60 years old. Arguably the greatest soccer player to ever grace the pitches, the spirited striker combined unparalleled skills in his sport and an unflinching outspokenness before oppression. No other sports figure’s public statements and transformation have equally captured the changing momentum across Latin America.Diego Maradona, wearing Che Guevara shirt, referred to Fidel Castro as a “second father to him” following Fidel’s death in 2016The hundreds of thousands of tributes being paid throughout the world portray a particular image: Maradona in close solidarity with the biggest progressive leaders of the social reformist wave embraced by the peoples of Latin America, the so-called Pink Tide. In fact, Maradona put to the service of the Bolivarian revolution in Latin America all his fame, his influence and his skilled legs. He embraced the peoples of Cuba, Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Argentina and more, by developing deep friendships with Fidel, Raúl, Lula, Evo, Hugo, Nicolás, Daniel, the Kirchners and many more.Maradona was for the people of South America what Muhammad Ali was for Black America.The Falklands WarBorn in Lanús and raised in the oppressed community of Villa Fiorito in the outskirts of Buenos Aires; “the golden kid’s” (pibe de oro) talent from an early age fetched him million-dollar contracts first in his homeland and then in Barcelona and Napoli. (tinyurl.com/yybh3y2l)No stranger to controversy, “the soccer god,” with his rebellious natural hair, was irreverent before elites and defiant to the core. When a Spanish player hurled racist epithets at him because of his Indigenous ancestry, Maradona headbutted him, leading to a brawl that was broadcast before King Juan Carlos, in front of 100,000 fans in the stadium, and with half of Spain watching on television.Maradona, who was 22 years old at the time, was radicalized by England’s 1982 Falklands War assault on his homeland, known in Latin America as “la guerra de las Malvinas” and “la guerra del Atlántico Sur.” (elcomercio.pe/)Causing untold agony and trauma, hundreds of soldiers died on both sides, and numerous veterans committed suicide for years after. Reagan’s U.S. claimed to be a “mediator,” but stayed faithful to their junior colonial partner led by the ultraconservative Margaret Thatcher.This was the backdrop of the 1986 semifinal showdown between the two countries, without diplomatic relations, at the World Cup in Mexico City. Argentina was South America, and South America was Argentina.During this fateful match, Maradona famously scored a crafty goal where slow-motion highlights show he illegally used his hand to redirect the ball into the English net. When the English team accused him after the game at the press conference of cheating by using his hand, he responded that “sería la mano de dios,” “it must have been the hand of god.” (tinyurl.com/y4zfrdjo) Sports analysts applauded the “picardía” or Argentine cunningness behind the maneuver. The second goal was a miracle of human athletic skill. Maradona made a full sprint, starting on the Argentinian side, far from the English goalkeeper, and clearing a path through a minefield of English defenders, to execute a stunning goal that went down in sports history as “the goal of the century.” (tinyurl.com/yxkg6gn7)These heroic acts sealed Diego’s destiny as an enormously popular figure combatting neocolonialism.To beat England in Latin America was to exact revenge on the invading enemy. The soccer field was an extension of the battlefield; the arrogant English were expelled. This was the symbolic recuperation of Argentine and South American dignity.“Patria Es Humanidad” (“The Homeland is Humanity”)Jose Martí wrote that “our homeland is humanity.” The relationship Maradona established with Cuba was the full expression of the Cuban historic leader and poet’s words.In 2000, an overweight and beleaguered Maradona travelled to Cuba to treat his drug addiction.  Fidel Castro visited him in his worst moments and helped take care of him. The Cuban president took off his military coat and gave it to the patient. Maradona said he adored Fidel, because he was “genuine and cared about human problems that others brushed aside.”The down-and-out “wretched of the earth” was not rejected in Havana; he was accepted, treated like a dignified human being and loved. This moment of healing was another of Maradona’s entry points into the tide of resistance that was flowing across the Americas.The same year, Japan denied Maradona a visa because of strict laws barring anybody from the country who had a history with drugs. Today, however, past and present Japanese soccer players pay tribute to Maradona.The frontlines in the battle of ideasThe Argentinian took great pride in the rising of Latin America’s second independence which began on December 6, 1998, with Hugo Chávez’s electoral victory in Venezuela.In 2005, the Frente Amplio’s Tabaré Vázquez received George Bush in Uruguay in a move that was considered a betrayal by his party and the region. Bush was promoting the FTAA, the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas.  “Free trade” to Maradona and millions of Latin Americans is the freedom of the U.S. and transnational capital to expand its tentacles across more of the continent.The Bolivarian Revolution was advancing across Latin America and had recently paid off Argentina’s foreign debt. Hugo Chávez traveled to Argentina to contest the interventionist and free trade agenda of the U.S. leader. La Plata river divided the two countries and the two sides of history. Rising to the historical occasion, with Diego by his side donning a “Stop Bush” T-shirt, the Venezuelan leader famously chanted: “El que no brinca es yankee.” (If you don’t jump, you’re an imperialist.) Maradona gave credence to Evo Morales’ catch phrase: “The empire stands with the right wing, football stands with the left.”This was the battle of ideas Castro spoke of.A strong backer of the Pink TideIt is perhaps difficult to appreciate Maradona’s greatness in a country whose sports loyalties are divided between baseball, North American football and basketball. In South America and Europe, soccer is king. In Napoli, restaurants have alcoves reserved for hanging religious idols. There beside them is Maradona. The mayor has announced the famed Saint Paul stadium should be renamed after one of the city’s most beloved.Rising to the historical occasion, with Diego by his side donning a “Stop Bush” T-shirt, the Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez famously chanted: “El que no brinca es yankee.” (If you don’t jump, you’re an imperialist.)And Maradona gave credence to Evo Morales’ catch phrase: “The empire stands with the right wing, football stands with the left.”The mainstream press is also remembering the football titan, but consciously shying away from his political commitments. Other outlets are accusing Maradona of being anti-American. Like the political leaders he so admired, Maradona never expressed ire towards the people of the United States, but rather towards its political elites who thought they were “the county sheriff.”Through the years of the Pink Tide, Maradona was a regular on television programs and at rallies with Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Daniel Ortega, José “Pepe” Mujica and other anti-imperialist figures of the continent. His tattoos of Ernesto Che Guevara and Fidel Castro brought a new meaning to the phrase “he wore his feelings on his sleeve.”His program “De Zurda” on TeleSUR in 2014 with Víctor Hugo Morales, the famed Uruguayan sportscaster, combined humor, sports analysis and progressive political commentary. Last year, following a coaching win in April, he stated, “I want to dedicate this victory to Nicolás Maduro and all Venezuelans who are suffering. These Yankees, the sheriffs of the world, think just because they have the world’s biggest bomb they can push us around. But no, not us.”Those who had the honor to meet Dieguito remember him as a people’s person who was always accessible. Though he had his own personal struggles, he never wavered in his commitments to elevating the voices of the poor and defending the underdog. Yesterday, on the fourth anniversary of Fidel Castro’s passing, one of his students and admirers joined him in eternity, having left so much for us all to savor and learn from.Danny Shaw and William Camacaro are the senior research fellow and senior analyst, respectively at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs. Fred Mills and Patricio Zamorano contributed as co-editors.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Sinclair Research Launches Virtual Audit Solution to Provide Customers With a Customizable Alternative to…

first_img Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Pinterest TAGS  Sinclair Research Launches Virtual Audit Solution to Provide Customers With a Customizable Alternative to In-Person Facility Audits and Tours WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp AUXVASSE, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– Sinclair Research, a leading provider of nonclinical contract research services, today announced its new virtual audit capabilities, allowing clients worldwide to conduct comprehensive vendor qualifications, facility audits and tours remotely. “The COVID-19 pandemic emphasized the importance of agility and flexibility when conducting nonclinical research and inspired us to rethink how we work and make it easier on our customers,” says Sinclair Research’s Vice President of Commercial Operations Andy Brown. “The impact of travel restrictions and public health mandates prompted us to implement a reliable alternative to conducting in-person facility qualifications, audits and tours.” Sinclair Research’s virtual audits offer clients and consultants an innovative, customizable experience to meet the individual needs of their research program. Sinclair’s secure virtual platform is designed to quickly and effectively share information clients need to conduct a comprehensive virtual audit or facility tour. “We have received positive feedback on our new virtual audit capabilities from several clients,” says Tom O’Toole, Sinclair Research’s Senior Director of Compliance. “From the initial planning meeting to the completion of document review and live-streamed facility tour, each client can customize their virtual audit for a thorough experience that meets the expectations of what they would be able to accomplish if they were physically on site.” Sinclair Research’s fully customizable virtual audit solutions include:Qualification Audits: Sinclair Research’s virtual qualification audit includes pre-audit meetings, detailed scope, fully defined agenda, full access to requested documents, and interviews.Live Video Facility Tours: Sinclair’s virtual audits include an optional facility tour, offering customers the opportunity to observe areas of interest in real-time. Each virtual tour is tailored to meet customer-specific needs and focused on exactly what areas and features of the facility customers want to see.Study-related Monitoring: Sinclair offers a flexible virtual experience for study-related monitoring. The team coordinates directly with customers to ensure an experience that meets client study requirements, all on a secure virtual platform designed to safeguard data.Budget Savings: Virtual facility qualification offers greater flexibility, eliminates associated travel costs, and mitigates the potential health impacts to your team and our staff. Download the PDF resource to learn more: https://sinclairresearch.com/virtual-audits About Sinclair Research Sinclair Research, a mid-sized nonclinical contract research organization (CRO), offers animal efficacy models, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics evaluation, IND-enabling toxicology and safety pharmacology research capabilities to support biopharmaceutical, animal health and medical device development programs. Sinclair is experienced in a wide range of therapeutic modalities, routes of administration and research models. With more than 50 years of experience, Sinclair is the undisputed expert in miniature swine studies and has emerged as a leader in diabetes, dermal, otic and animal health research services with streamlined quality systems supporting both VICH and GLP-compliant studies and SEND reporting with no backlog. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005698/en/ CONTACT: George Kerrick (573) 387-4400 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MISSOURI INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY MEDICAL DEVICES GENERAL HEALTH HOSPITALS SCIENCE VETERINARY CLINICAL TRIALS CARDIOLOGY BIOTECHNOLOGY HEALTH OTHER SCIENCE RESEARCH OTHER TECHNOLOGY AUDIO/VIDEO OTHER HEALTH PHARMACEUTICAL DATA MANAGEMENT SOURCE: Sinclair Research Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/04/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/04/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005698/en Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleTompkins Mahopac Bank Announces Bank President & CEO, Gerald J. Klein, Jr. to Retire; David DeMilia Appointed SuccessorNext articleMosaic Announces Launch of Global Specialty Insurance Platform With Next-Generation Underwriting Capabilities Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Five things you need to know today, Jan. 31

first_img Jerry Deng demonstrates how he makes hand-made lamain Tuesday afternoon at Fun Noddle Bar. Lamain is made by repeatedly stretching dough to produce strands of noodles. Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Thursday, Jan. 31. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com. 1. While the ongoing oil and gas boom may be great news for the economy, a new documentary shows some of the more negative effects the boom can have on the environment and infrastructure as Permian Basin energy companies continue churning away. 2. An Odessa woman is dead and two children are in critical condition following a major crash that occurred Wednesday afternoon in north Odessa. 3. An 81-year-old church pastor was arrested and charged for the second time this month after inappropriately touching 15-year-old girls, affidavits detailed. 4. Electoral registers are up for review and the Ector County Elections Office will soon receive information identifying possible non-U.S. citizens registered to vote in the State of Texas.5. A 19-year-old man reportedly chased two men in a pickup and left four gunfire marks in a pickup near Odessa High School. Local News Facebook WhatsApp TAGS  Previous article011219_Gymnastics_06Next article5 Ways Technology Can Help You Achieve New Year’s Resolutions Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img Twitter Twitter Pinterest Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Five things you need to know today, Jan. 31last_img read more

SC Cautions AoRs, Parties In Person, Against Sharing Of Video Conferencing Links Without Permission Of Court [Read Circular]

first_imgNews UpdatesSC Cautions AoRs, Parties In Person, Against Sharing Of Video Conferencing Links Without Permission Of Court [Read Circular] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK7 Nov 2020 7:29 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has issued a circular cautioning Advocate on Record and parties in person against unauthorised sharing of Video Conferencing link/ screen without permission of the Court. The circular states that it was noticed that the Advocates-on-Records are sharing the links, provided to them for video conferencing, with more than two advocates to appear before the Court during…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 Supreme Court has issued a circular cautioning Advocate on Record and parties in person against unauthorised sharing of Video Conferencing link/ screen without permission of the Court. The circular states that it was noticed that the Advocates-on-Records are sharing the links, provided to them for video conferencing, with more than two advocates to appear before the Court during the course of proceeding, violating the standard operating procedure. Such unauthorised sharing creates hindrance in the proceedings of the Court, the court said in a circular.”Advocates/parties-in-person appearing in violation of above mentioned Standard Operating Procedure shall not be allowed to address the Hon’ble Court, rather their audio and video access will be prohibited. Any breach or violation of above directions in future may invite adverse consequences against the Advocate-on-Record/party-in-person, or any other concerned person responsible for the above said violation”, it said.It is hereby reiterated to all the Advocates-on-Record, parties-in person, and all other concerned, that in future there should not be unauthorised sharing of link/ screen without permission of the Court, for the hearing of a matter through Video Conferencing mode in violation of the above mentioned Standard Operating Procedure dated 4th July, 2020, the circular reads.Click here to Read/Download CircularRead CircularNext Storylast_img read more

PIL Before Delhi High Court Seeks Release of Persons ‘Detained Illegally’ By Delhi Police After Farmers’ Tractor Rally In The Capital

first_imgNews UpdatesPIL Before Delhi High Court Seeks Release of Persons ‘Detained Illegally’ By Delhi Police After Farmers’ Tractor Rally In The Capital Srishti Ojha1 Feb 2021 5:11 AMShare This – xA public interest petition has been filed before the Delhi High Court seeking release of all persons, including but not limited to farmers’ who have been allegedly detained illegally by the Delhi Police, on or after 26th January 2021, when the farmers’ tractor rally was organised in the National Capital. The petitioner, a law student has filed the plea through Advocates Ashima…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?LoginA public interest petition has been filed before the Delhi High Court seeking release of all persons, including but not limited to farmers’ who have been allegedly detained illegally by the Delhi Police, on or after 26th January 2021, when the farmers’ tractor rally was organised in the National Capital. The petitioner, a law student has filed the plea through Advocates Ashima Mandla and Mandakini Singh calling the arrests violative of Articles 14,21,22 of the Constitution of India. According to the petitioner, he has the locus standi to file the PIL as around 200 persons, including farmers have been missing since January 26th/27th, 2021, and plea for habeas corpus can be invoked by any person, on behalf of illegally detained person. The Petitioner received information through personal survey, newspaper reports, media reports and social activists that people have been illegally detained from the Singhu border, Ghazipurborder and Tikri border, in the absence of any FIR, and in violation of the basic fabric of liberty. The petitioner also has the names of 15 persons who have been missing and detained since Janaury 26th/27th, 2021, and despite a passage of over 4 days, no legally tenable reason has surfaced supporting such detention. The petition has stated that the Delhi Police had on January 27th circulated in media that over 200 persons had been detained in connection with the alleged violence in the national capital during the farmers’ tractor rally and 22 FIRs were registered. But the Delhi Police failed to comply with procedural formalities like signing of the arrest memo, informing the next of kin within a period of 8-12 hours, and production of the persons before the Magistrate u/s 167 CrPC. This failure on part of the Delhi Police therefore falls within the contours of ‘illegal detention’. “It is pertinent to mention that the mere act of detaining in police custody in the absence of registration of FIR(s) qua detained persons and subsequently, without production of detained persons before Magistrate within 24 hours in compliance with Section 167 of the Code of Criminal Procedure and non-compliance of the guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court in the case of D.K. Basu v. State of West Bengal., (1997) shall tantamount to illegal detention and violating Articles 14, 21 and 22 of the Constitution of India and thereby praying for a Writ of Habeas Corpus be issued by this Hon’ble Court directing for the immediate release of the detained persons.” – the plea reads.According to the plea, the notion of liberty cannot be diffused even in emergencies. The constitution is the paramount and supreme law of the land, and it embodies the safeguard that if a person is detained otherwise than in accordance with law, the constitutional safeguard can be invoked to enforce the Right of Personal Liberty.Picture Courtesy: Hindustan TimesSubscribe 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

Migration From Unrecognised Medical College To Recognised One Restricted By MCI Regulations: Supreme Court

first_imgTop StoriesMigration From Unrecognised Medical College To Recognised One Restricted By MCI Regulations: Supreme Court Mehal Jain3 Feb 2021 8:49 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday held that migration cannot be permitted from an unrecognised medical college to a recognised medical college in view of Regulation 6 of the Medical Council of India Regulations on Graduate Medical Education, 1997. The bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao and Indira Banerjee were hearing the MCI’s challenge to a September, 2020 Rajasthan High Court…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 Supreme Court on Tuesday held that migration cannot be permitted from an unrecognised medical college to a recognised medical college in view of Regulation 6 of the Medical Council of India Regulations on Graduate Medical Education, 1997. The bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao and Indira Banerjee were hearing the MCI’s challenge to a September, 2020 Rajasthan High Court judgment allowing the said migration and holding that the term ‘Migration’ referred to in sub-clause (2) of Regulation 6 of the Migration Rules is not limited to Schedule-I of the Medical Council of India Act, 1956 (which enumerates the recognised medical qualifications) but it is much wider in scope. The High Court was of the further view that all institutions which are allowed to impart medical education should be deemed to be recognised colleges for the purpose of considering the applications for migration. In setting aside the impugned judgment, the top court appreciated that the interpretation of the Regulation 6(2) by the High Court is patently erroneous, that the Regulation clearly lays down a restriction of migration from an unrecognised college to a recognised college. “Regulation 6(2) provides that migration is permissible only if both the Colleges are recognised u/s 11(2) of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956…The term ‘Migration’ cannot be read out of context without reference to the Regulation which clearly provides that both colleges should be recognised u/s 11(2) of the Act”, ruled the bench. Facts Respondent No. 1 (before the Supreme Court) was admitted to first MBBS Course in Ananta Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Rajsamand. She requested the Board of Governors in supersession of Medical Council of India to permit migration to Dr. S. N. Medical College, Jodhpur by a letter dated 26.08.2019. She relied upon the certificates issued by Ananta Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Rajsamand and the Principal of Dr. S. N. Medical College Jodhpur whereby they gave no objection for the migration. However, the Board of Governors in supersession of Medical Council of India rejected the request for migration by a proceeding dated 25.10.2019 on the ground that it is not permissible under clause 6(2) of the Migration Rules. The proceeding dated 25.10.2019 was communicated to the first respondent by the Director of Medical Education on 07.11.2019. Respondent no.1 filed a Writ Petition in the High court of Judicature for Rajasthan at Jodhpur challenging the validity of the proceeding dated 25.10.2019 and seeking a direction to the respondent to permit a transfer from Ananta Institute to Dr. SN Medical College, Jodhpur. By a Judgment dated 09.01.2020, the Single Judge of the High Court allowed the Writ Petition and directed the Medical Council of India to relax the Regulations and permit migration of respondent no. 1. The appeal filed by the Medical Council of India was dismissed by a Division Bench of the High Court by holding that the term ‘Migration’ referred to in sub-clause (2) of Regulation 6 of the Migration Rules is not limited to Schedule-I of the Medical Council of India Act, 1956 but it is much wider in scope. The Division Bench was of the further view that all institutions which are allowed to impart medical education should be deemed to be recognised colleges for the purpose of considering the applications for migration. On behalf of the appellant-Medical Council of India, it was contended by Advocate Gaurav Sharma that the High Court has committed an error in interpreting Regulation 6 of Graduate Medical Education Regulations, 1997. Migration of a student pursuing an undergraduate medical course is permissible only if both the colleges are recognised by the Central Government under section 11(2) of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 in accordance with Regulation 6(2). The further condition stipulated in Regulation 6(3) is that an application for migration may be made by a candidate only after qualifying the first professional MBBS examination. Migration during clinical course of study shall not be allowed on any ground. It was argued on behalf of the appellant that migration is not permitted by the Medical Council of India from a private college to the government college. He submitted that the first respondent belonging to OBC category was placed at 6,73,898 rank in the merit list as she secured only 110 marks out of total 720 marks in the NEET (UG)-2018 examination. Whereas, the cut off for admission in respect of OBC category in Dr. S. N. Medical College Jodhpur which is a Government Medical College to which the Respondent no. 1 sought migration is 560 marks out of 720 marks. It was further submitted on behalf of the appellant that the first respondent is in the 2nd MBBS (3rd year) and the clinical courses have already commenced. Mr. Atul Jha, counsel for the first respondent, referred to the Regulations to submit that Medical Council of India has the power to relax. He submitted that the father of the first respondent is suffering from cancer and the migration sought by the first respondent should be considered on humanitarian ground. Relevant statutory provisions The bench noted that Section 11(2) of the Medical Council Act, 1956 is as follows:- “11. Recognition of medical qualifications granted by Universities or medical institutions in India: Section 11(2) in The Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 2) Any University or medical institution in India which grants a medical qualification not included in the First Schedule may apply to the Central Government to have such qualification recognised, and the Central Government, after consulting the Council, may, by notification in the Official Gazette, amend the First Schedule so as to include such qualification therein, and any such notification may also direct that an entry shall be made in the last column of the First Schedule against such medical qualification declaring that it shall be a recognised medical qualification only when granted after a specified date” Regulation 6 of the Graduate Medical Education Regulations, 1997 on Migration 6(1) Migration of students from one medical college to another medical college may be granted on any genuine ground subject to the availability of vacancy in the college where migration is sought and fulfilling the other requirements laid down in the Regulations. Migration would be restricted to 5% of the sanctioned intake of the college during the year. No migration will be permitted on any ground from one medical college to another located within the same city. (2) Migration of students from one College to another is permissible only if both the colleges are recognised by the Central Government under section 11(2) of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 and further subject to the condition that it shall not result in increase in the sanctioned intake capacity for the academic year concerned in respect of the receiving medical college. (3) The applicant candidate shall be eligible to apply for migration only after qualifying in the first professional MBBS examination. Migration during clinical course of study shall not be allowed on any ground. (4) For the purpose of migration an applicant candidate shall first obtain “No Objection Certificate” from the college where he is studying for the present and the university to which that college is affiliated and also from the college to which the migration is sought and the university to it that college is affiliated. He/She shall submit his application for migration within a period of 1 month of passing (Declaration of result of the 1st Professional MBBS examination) alongwith the above cited four “No Objection Certificates” to: (a) the Director of Medical Education of the State, if migration is sought from one college to another within the same State or (b) the Medical Council of India, if the migration is sought from one college to another located outside the State. (5) A student who has joined another college on migration shall be eligible to appear in the IInd professional MBBS examination only after attaining the minimum attendance in that college in the subjects, lectures, seminars etc. required for appearing in the examination prescribed under Regulation 12(1). Note-1: The State Governments/Universities/Institutions may frame appropriate guidelines for grant of No Objection Certificate or migration, as the case may be, to the students subject to provisions of these regulations. Note-2: Any request for migration not covered under the provisions of these Regulations shall be referred to the Medical Council of India for consideration on individual merits by the Director (Medical Education) of the State or the Head of Central Government Institution concerned. The decision taken by the Council on such requests shall be final. Note-3: The College/Institutions shall send intimation to the Medical Council of India about the number of students admitted by them on migration within one month of their joining. It shall be open to the Council to undertake verification of the compliance of the provisions of the regulations governing migration by the Colleges at any point of time. Observations of the court The bench appreciated that the interpretation of the Regulation 6(2) by the High Court is patently erroneous. The Regulation clearly lays down a restriction of migration from an unrecognised college to a recognised college. Regulation 6(2) provides that migration is permissible only if both the Colleges are recognised u/s 11(2) of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. “The term ‘Migration’ cannot be read out of context without reference to the Regulation which clearly provides that both colleges should be recognised u/s 11(2) of the Act. Admittedly, the college in which the first respondent is studying is yet to be recognised u/s 11(2) of the Act. Migration cannot be permitted contrary to the Regulations”, observed the bench. Considering the submissions made by the counsel for the First Respondent regarding the relaxation which can be granted by the Medical Council of India, the bench reflected that Note 2 to Regulation 6 empowers the Medical Council of India to permit migration after considering the individual merit of the request only in respect of matters which are not covered by the Regulations. ” For the aforementioned reasons, we set aside the judgment of the High Court and allow the appeal. Pending application(s), if any, shall stand disposed of”, directed the bench Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

Investigation launched after firing of shots by masked men in Derry

first_img Facebook Investigation launched after firing of shots by masked men in Derry Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleHSE confirms progress is being made on restoring IT systems in hospitalsNext articleDonegal Ladies open League campaign with win over Westmeath News Highland Twitter Detectives in Derry are appealing for information after shots were fired by masked men in a residential area of the city on Friday night last.Derry City & Strabane Area Commander, Chief Superintendent Darrin Jones says the sight of armed and masked men on the streets of Derry is unacceptable and the recklessness of discharging firearms in a crowded residential area with young children present is beyond belief.He added that such actions being applauded by onlookers is also deeply concerning.Police were alerted to the gathering of at least 12 masked men in the Ardfoyle area just before 9pm on Friday.They subsequently became aware of video footage circulating on social media showing the men firing shots into the air.Chief Superintendent Jones described the incident as a brazen armed show of strength.He says the fact this occurred in the middle of a built-up area is even more shocking because any of the bullets could have ricocheted or strayed at any moment and into the nearby crowd.Police says enquiries are ongoing in the Ardfoyle area today and they are appealing to anyone who can assist with the investigation to come forward. Google+ Facebook WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Google+center_img Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – May 23, 2021 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

Management stress levels rise due to lack of support

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Managers are facing increased workloads and stress levels asa result of losing staff during restructuring by their companies, according tonew research by Roffey Park.The authors of the report, Management Agenda 2001, CarolineGlynn and Linda Holbeche, claim that structural change is often a pretext forcutting costs by culling staff. They argue that this could becounter-productive as it merely creates more work for those left behind.The report states, “Many organisations simply don’t havesufficient numbers of employees anymore and this is leaving managers stressedby feelings of lack of time, lack of control and lack of support”.“Managers are having to cope with their own increased workloads and at the same time they’re faced with the need to motivate their teamsand concentrate on the people aspects of managing.”The survey showed most managers didn’t feel their neworganisational structures worked effectively or that their organisations hadincreased performance as a result of the change. The survey questioned 204managers on issues that affected their work and well-being.The authors explained, “The promised benefits of change havenot materialised in many organisations, instead the majority of managers nowsimply accept that stress and change are the realities of the modernworkplace.”The research also revealed most managers felt they were notrewarded enough for their work although the majority did feel valued by theirline managers.By Ben Willmott Management stress levels rise due to lack of supportOn 23 Jan 2001 in Personnel Todaycenter_img www.roffeypark.com Comments are closed. last_img read more

Norway seeks oil market stability with 300,000 bpd production cut

first_img Equinor’s Johan Sverdrup project is a key asset in Norway’s offshore portfolio (Credit: Equinor) Norway will cut its crude production by 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) this year in an effort to stabilise a global oil market suffering from huge oversupply issues as a result of lost demand due to the coronavirus.The unusual move to mandate output cuts rather than leaving to market forces comes as major oil-producing countries around the world seek to address the market crisis that has unfolded in recent months as fuel demand dries up, storage infrastructure is pushed to its limits and the aftershocks of the Saudi-Russian price war in March continue to reverberate.Earlier this month, a crisis summit of Opec+ members agreed to curb oil production by 9.7 million bpd during May and June, with less-intensive cuts planned through until 2022.A separate meeting of G20 energy ministers agreed in principle to back the Opec+ cuts, and for major oil producers not affiliated to the informal grouping to contribute with production controls of their own.The US, which is the world’s biggest oil producer and brokered the Opec+ agreement, has said it will contribute to the global reduction through market-led declines, with recent forecasts from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicting a 500,000 bpd drop in 2020 compared to last year. Energy minister confirms June oil production will be cut by 250,000 bpdNorway energy minister Tina Bru confirmed late last night (29 April) that an oil production cut of 250,000 bpd will be imposed throughout June, with an additional 134,000 bpd to be cut in the second half of the year.An additional 166,000 bpd will be pre-emptively removed from the market by delaying the start-up of production at fields that were expected to come online this year until 2021.Bru added: “We are currently facing an unprecedented situation in the oil market. Both producers and consumers benefit from a stable market.“We have previously stated that we will consider a cut in Norwegian production if several big producing countries implement significant cuts.“The cut will include oil fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf and be fairly distributed between the fields and thereby between companies. It will imply a limitation of production for those oil companies with ownership shares in the relevant oil fields.”She added that natural gas production would not be affected by the measures.The basis for the cuts will be a production level of 1.86 million bpd, meaning that in June the maximum output from the country will be 1.61 million bpd, and in the second half of the year it will be 1.73 million bpd. Western Europe’s top oil producer will regulate national output for the rest of 2020 in co-ordination with other countries as it seeks to address Covid-19 market volatility Global efforts to curb oil output might not be enough to address demand shockDespite the co-ordinated international efforts being made to lower oil production, many in the industry believe the announced cuts are still insufficient to offset the loss of demand caused by coronavirus – with the latest estimate from the International Energy Agency (IEA) predicting a 23 million bpd decline in the quarter of the year as lockdown measures are expected to peak.That will contribute to an overall decline of 9.3 million bpd during the year, compared to 2019, according to the IEA’s latest report.Crude oil prices have fallen by around 70% since the outbreak took hold, with rapidly-filling storage capacity putting extra pressure on the market as traders find themselves with limited places in which to keep the commodity.Last week, West Texas Intermediate, the US crude benchmark, fell into to negative pricing for the first time as a result of these factors, while Brent crude – the North Sea benchmark which underpins the Norwegian industry – dipped to below $16 per barrel, the lowest it has been for 20 years. Norway seeks to protect national interests by lowering oil productionNorway has significant offshore interests in the North Sea region, and accounts for around 2% of global oil output as Western Europe’s biggest producer.Its flagship Johan Sverdrup offshore project has been ramping up production in recent months extracting hydrocarbons from an estimated recoverable reserve of 2.7 billion barrels of oil equivalent – with most-recent extraction rates pegged at 470,000 bpd for April.The Norwegian economy is heavily dependent on the industry, with its sovereign wealth fund – the world’s largest – directly linked to oil revenues from its domestic operations.In a statement, the country’s energy ministry confirmed the “unstable situation” and low commodity prices afflicting oil markets had caused a reduction in state revenues, and was prompting companies to lower their investment in the country as part of broader capital spending cutbacks in the face of the crisis.It said: “Seeking a faster normalisation of the oil market, and thereby avoiding major fluctuations in activity and investment levels and taking into account the Norwegian economy and the state’s revenues, is clearly considered an important societal consideration that justifies the regulation of production.”last_img read more

Mayor Jay Gillian: Vote for O.C. in ‘Top 10 Beaches’ Contest

first_imgThe following is Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian’s weekly update to citizens posted on Thursday, May 21.Dear Friends:I would like to welcome everyone to the official start of the 2015 summer season. This is an exciting time for all of us and we are all looking forward to a great season. I hope you take the time to enjoy all Ocean City has to offer this weekend, and also make time to participate in our events.I am pleased to announce that TripAdvisor has recently recognized Ocean City as a top “Destination on the Rise in 2015.” TripAdvisor said, “Ocean City showed a massive booking increase within the last year, and was praised by reviews as a relaxing retreat.” I appreciate TripAdvisor’s recognition and am thankful for everyone who works hard to make this City great.I will also ask that you remember to vote for Ocean City in the NJ Sea Grant Consortium’s “Top Ten Beaches” survey. We need everyone to vote to show that Ocean City is the best beach community in all four categories. Voting can be completed through this link: http://njseagrant.org/njsgc-toptenbeaches/On Friday, I will be joined by members of City Council, representatives of the Chamber of Commerce, the Ocean City Beach Patrol and the Beach Patrol Alumni to officially “Unlock the Ocean” for the 2015 season. The ceremony will be followed by the always entertaining “Business Person’s Plunge.”Lastly, I ask that you please take the time to join us at Veteran’s Memorial Park at 11:00 am Monday to reflect on what this holiday is really all about. I will again have the honor to join the members of our local VFW and American Legion Posts for this annual event in remembrance of those who gave their lives so that future generations of Americans might live in freedom.I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend in America’s Greatest Family Resort!Warm regards,Jay A. Gillian Mayorlast_img read more