‘What We’ve Achieved In Terms Of E-Filing Is For Perpetuity; It’s A Great Convenience’: Justice Chandrachud

first_imgTop Stories’What We’ve Achieved In Terms Of E-Filing Is For Perpetuity; It’s A Great Convenience’: Justice Chandrachud Mehal Jain17 March 2021 4:15 AMShare This – x”What we have achieved in terms of e-filing is for perpetuity! It is a great convenience!”, remarked Justice D. Y. Chandrachud on Wednesday.At the same time, the judge added, “Of course, after the danger of the pandemic subsides, we will resume physical hearings”.”Even after physical hearings resume, most lawyers will be carrying their laptops. E-filing has helped large filings in most cases”,…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?Login”What we have achieved in terms of e-filing is for perpetuity! It is a great convenience!”, remarked Justice D. Y. Chandrachud on Wednesday.At the same time, the judge added, “Of course, after the danger of the pandemic subsides, we will resume physical hearings”.”Even after physical hearings resume, most lawyers will be carrying their laptops. E-filing has helped large filings in most cases”, he was told by an advocate appearing before him in a matter.”Of course, after the danger of the pandemic subsides, we will resume physical hearing. But what we have achieved in terms of e-filing is for perpetuity. It is a great convenience. I work in the verandah in the mornings. I used to feel bad that people have to make 4 to 5 trips with 20 to 25 files on their shoulders. Now, it is the laptop which is the only assistance needed”, said Justice Chandrachud.The conversation began when during the course of a part-heard matter, Justice Chandrachud asked his staff to share with the other judges on the bench as also the lawyers the PDF copy of the record of the case which he himself was perusing- “The PDF ensures that everybody is on the same page. Next time there is a heavy matter, let’s try this. That is how we will learn. Before we spread it to the whole court, we can experiment here. I tried this during the Army matter (permanent commission), the record was of 3,400 pages. Even while dictating the judgement, when we start struggling in looking for the supplementary affidavit that is filed by a particular lawyer or an additional affidavit submitted on the final day, it is very helpful”The judge was speaking of a software called SCI-Interact, developed by the Court’s in-house team, with the help of which, judges and lawyers will be able to access files, annexures to petitions and make soft notes on the computer itself.”It is a remarkable platform. Gradually, we will bring all of you on it. And it was developed in-house! It is not like we spent crores of public money on it”, Justice Chandrachud had told the advocates in the Permanent Commission hearingSubscribe 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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Clinical trials of human H5N1 flu vaccine to start soon

first_imgNov 17, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – Clinical trials of a vaccine designed to keep the H5N1 avian influenza virus from sparking a human flu pandemic will begin early in 2005, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) said this week.Under contracts with the NIAID, Aventis Pasteur and Chiron Corp. are each producing 8,000 to 10,000 doses of an H5N1 vaccine based on virus isolated from a human patient who contracted avian flu in Asia this year.In a wide-ranging Nov 15 press briefing on flu research, NIAID Director Anthony Fauci, MD, said, “Production of pilot lots has begun, we expect them to be finished by the end of December, and we expect clinical trials to begin soon thereafter.” He later mentioned January as the month when the trials will probably begin. A recording of the briefing is available on the NIAID Web site.The vaccine will be tested for safety and immunogenicity, or the ability to trigger production of antibodies, Fauci said. Participants will not be exposed to the H5N1 virus, which has caused 44 human cases with 32 deaths in Asia this year.Chiron is making pilot lots of H5N1 vaccine in a plant in Liverpool, England, but it’s not the same plant where contamination problems doomed nearly half of the US flu vaccine supply this fall, Fauci said. The company was expected to supply up to 48 million doses of seasonal flu vaccine to the United States, but the supply was lost when some lots of the vaccine were found to be contaminated and the whole supply was declared unsafe.Fauci said Chiron, which is based in California, has asked the British government to inspect the plant where the H5N1 vaccine is being made. “I do know the Chiron people have asked the UK [United Kingdom] regulators to look at the plant to make sure it’s OK,” he said.Chiron is also under contract to make pilot doses of a human vaccine for H9N2 avian flu, which infected three people in Hong Kong in 1999 and 2003 and is regarded as another possible source of a human pandemic. Fauci said that vaccine is being made in a plant in Siena, Italy.Besides making H5N1 vaccine for the clinical trials, Aventis Pasteur has a separate contract to produce 2 million doses of the vaccine. Fauci said the purpose of that contract is to provide vaccine for public health and laboratory workers and to prepare for mass production of the vaccine in case a pandemic erupts.”It’s going to be much easier for Aventis to go from 2 million up to 50 million than it would be if they were stuck at a pilot of 8,000 to 10,000 [doses],” he said.The H5N1 virus has not yet shown an ability to spread easily from person to person, but many disease experts are worried that it will soon acquire that ability and launch a pandemic. Some experts have said the virus could cause a pandemic on the scale of the Spanish flu of 1918, which killed between 20 million and 50 million people worldwide. Officials have said there is no guarantee that the NIAID’s H5N1 vaccine will work if a pandemic occurs.In response to questions, Fauci said a flu pandemic is probably on the way but not likely to begin in the next few weeks. “If you look at history, it’s unlikely that we’re going to have massive person-to-person spread in December,” he said. “Is it going to happen sometime in the near future? The answer is yes, we’re due for it, but you can’t predict when it’s going to happen.”In other comments, Fauci said he thinks it will be possible, though difficult, to produce a “perennial” flu vaccine—one that doesn’t have to be changed each year to match the circulating strains. “I think we can meet the challenge, but it’s not going to be easy,” he said.Slight changes occur frequently in flu virus surface proteins (hemagglutinin and neuraminidase) that enable the virus to enter and exit human cells. Because these changes permit the virus to evade detection by the immune system and because current vaccines target these proteins, it is necessary to adjust vaccines each year. Flu experts hope to design a vaccine that would target more stable components of the virus, so that it wouldn’t be necessary to change the vaccine every year.Brian Murphy, an NIAID flu expert who attended the roundtable, sounded less optimistic than Fauci about producing a perennial vaccine. He noted that most people have been exposed to many flu strains over the years, yet they become susceptible to the virus again when the surface proteins change.”In order for a perennial vaccine to be effective, you have to make something better [at inducing immunity] than repeated infections with wild-type virus,” he said. “Somebody who has tried to make vaccines for a long time would find that a very difficult task indeed.”See also:NIAID video recording of flu research briefinghttp://videocast.nih.gov/ram/flu111504.ramlast_img read more

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Concerns raised over fudged police figures

first_imgOneNews 13 July 2014A report has emerged outing fudged burglary statistics has Police Minister Anne Tolley assuring the public that it’s an isolated case.The report shows the statistics were manipulated over three years in Counties Manukau.Labour’s Police spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says the situation warrants more than a verbal assurance from the Minister.“We are absolutely reliant on crime statistics to give us an accurate picture of the level of crime in New Zealand, and whether progress has been made in certain areas,” she said.“To find that these statistics were deliberately manipulated undermines the entire system, not to mention the work of other police districts who have recorded their crimes accurately.”http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/concerns-raised-over-fudged-police-figures-6026306last_img read more

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Carmelo Anthony to sign with Trail Blazers in NBA return, report says

first_imgMORE: Porzingis booed loudly in return to MSGThe 35-year-old forward has been working to get back into the league ever since being waived last February by the Bulls, who had acquired him a trade with the Rockets. He recently expressed confidence that he would land with a team. Anthony will give Portland a scoring threat at power forward in the absence of the injured Zach Collins. Even in a diminished role the past two seasons, Anthony averaged 16.2 and 13.4 points, respectively. He is a career 24.0-point-per game scorer. Carmelo Anthony is returning to the NBA with the Trail Blazers, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday night.Anthony has agreed to a non-guaranteed contract with Portland and will join the team during a road trip that begins Saturday in San Antonio, Wojnarowski added. Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes reported that Blazers star point guard Damian Lillard is on board with the move. Two of Anthony’s best buds, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, were also pleased to learn the news RIGHT!!!! 🙌🏾 https://t.co/7wCnzozgNV— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 15, 2019It’s about damn time‼️ https://t.co/6A3wDbbrQ2— DWade (@DwyaneWade) November 15, 2019Portland has has struggled to a 4-8 record through its first 12 games.last_img read more

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Arizona Cardinals hire Roger Kingdom

first_imgRoger Kingdom (Courtesy Photo)TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have hired two-time Olympic gold medalist Roger Kingdom as assistant strength and conditioning coach.The team also re-signed nose tackle Alameda Ta’amu.Kingdom won the 110-meter hurdles at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and defended the title four years later in Barcelona. Kingdom set a world record in 1989 that stood for four years, and he was the 1989 Track and Field News athlete of the year.Kingdom played two years of football at Pitt before turning his attention to track, and in 2001 he returned to Pitt to finish his degree while working with the football and track teams.He has spent the last 10 years as director of the track and field and cross country programs at California University of Pennsylvania.Ta’amu appeared in 14 games, three as a starter, for the Cardinals last season after the team claimed him off waivers from the Pittsburgh Steelers.last_img read more

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Nincha Lets You Share What Others Won’t

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… dana oshiro Tags:#start#startups Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Get your mind out of the gutter. This isn’t about distributing your crude weekend photography, it’s about being able to upload content outside the parameters of basic community categories. While we all know that YouTube is for video, Flickr is for photography and LinkedIn is for career-related content, it’s hard to tell where we should be sharing our important but uncategorizable content. Nincha is a stealthy little community that just may infiltrate the community sharing space. Like many other social sites, Nincha lets you upload photos, create polls, share bookmarks and review products. However, some additional types of content include job and classified listings, code snippets, recipes, events and business cards. Rather than offering a basic light blogging tool, users are encouraged to comment on each others’ submissions and favorite the community’s best content. From here you can follow others and share your uploads via email, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Delicious, Digg and text message. While it’s too early to say which types of content will dictate the tone of this community, its obvious there are advantages to this type of social sharing. Rather then just adding your code to GitHub or your own website, you can share snippets of code to your favorite social profiles with a better chance of recruiting new programmers and contributors. Additionally, the text message feature means that you can avoid sometimes finicky services like the Bump iPhone app and send your business card directly to an iPhone users’ contact book. And finally, if you know your pecan pie recipe is going to be a Thanksgiving hit, you might as well tweet it out now and save yourself the trouble of forwarding it to others. Nincha is offering us the chance to share the content and links we need without confining us to specific file formats. The first 1000 lucky ReadWriteWeb readers can try the service at http://nincha.com/signup/readwriteweb_8xqg1b. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Weekly Poll: Is A Private Cloud Just A Glorified Data Center?

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… alex williams Tags:#cloud#cloud computing We are in our third week here at ReadWriteCloud. One of the weekly features we do is a poll about an issue related to cloud computing or virtualization.Last week we asked if you plan to invest in virtualization. This week we are asking: Is a private cloud just a glorified data center? You’ll see the poll in the right sidebar of the main ReadWriteCloud page.We had a pretty small sample to work with last week but the results show that virtualization is living up to its promise as one of the most important IT investments being made in the enterprise.This week, the question turns to an issue that gets its fair share of debate. For detractors, private cloud computing is not cloud computing at all. It’s virtualization applied to a data center. It does not have the capacity that you get with a public cloud infrastructure. From Andre Ye:“And, the cost to expand that variability means additional capital expense for the company. That seems to run counter to some of the inherent benefits of cloud computing.”Proponents, like Gartner’s Thomas Bittman, say the debate is a foolish one.“There’s an argument over whether the term “cloud” can be used to describe the changes taking place in internal IT architectures. How silly! Regardless of the term, there is a major trend playing out over the next few years where internal IT providers want to make fundamental changes so that they behave and provide similar benefits (on smaller scale) as cloud computing providers.”What do you think? Is private cloud computing for real? 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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10 months agoMolde insist Man Utd must re-negotiate if they want to keep Solskjaer

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Molde insist Man Utd must re-negotiate if they want to keep Solskjaerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMolde insist Manchester United would have to return to the negotiating table if they want manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Molde’s pre-season starts on Monday and they have already allowed Solskjaer to miss the opening months of the campaign. Molde managing director Oystein Neerland said: “The deal is until May 12. That is our Plan A and our Plan B. We have no Plan C.”United are interested in Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, but Solskjaer’s bright start has put him into the reckoning. Neerland said: “We have only spoken with United about this period January to May. Nothing else. I’m staying with this plan.’ Neerland then grinned: “I think Ole will be back in May. I think.” last_img read more

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Chef Robert Irvine To Host SAMHSAs Voice Awards Honoring Military

first_imgThe Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) 2017 Voice Awards program will recognize television and film writers and producers along with community leaders for outstanding efforts to raise awareness and understanding of mental illnesses and/or addictions.The 12th annual Voice Awards, highlighting the theme Honoring Those Who Serve: Hope, Resilience, and Recovery, will spotlight efforts that provide hope and support to past and present military service members and their families who have faced mental health and addiction challenges. This year’s event will be held on August 16, 2017, at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles.The Voice Awards will be hosted by celebrity chef Robert Irvine, who has been an ardent supporter of issues affecting military personnel and their families through the Robert Irvine Foundation. With more than 27 years in the culinary field, chef Irvine has cooked his way throughout the world in restaurants, hotels and on the high seas. As the host of Restaurant: Impossible, he saved struggling restaurants across America by assessing a restaurant’s weak spots and helping owners and managers overhaul them. He has received special recognition for his commitment to the U.S. military when he was designated Honorary Chief Petty Officer by the U.S. Navy; in 2015, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society bestowed upon him the Bob Hope Award for Excellence in Entertainment and Support of Our Service Members.In addition to honoring community-based consumer, peer, and family leaders who champion recovery from mental illness and/or addictions, the Voice Awards also will recognize writers and producers for their exemplary portrayals of military service members, their families, and the path to recovery. This year’s finalists include the feature films Captain Fantastic and Megan Leavey; documentaries Almost Sunrise, Iron Will, and The S Word; and television shows Chris Gethard: Career Suicide (HBO), Jane the Virgin (CW), One Day at a Time (Netflix), The Warfighters (History Channel), and This Is Us (NBC).To find out more about the event, click here.last_img read more

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