Allahabad HC Defers Re-Opening Of Court Premises For Physical Appearance [Read Notification]

first_imgNews UpdatesAllahabad HC Defers Re-Opening Of Court Premises For Physical Appearance [Read Notification] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK7 May 2020 9:56 PMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court has deferred the decision to partially open its court premises from today, i.e. May 8, 2020. Both the benches of the High Court were scheduled to open from May 8, 2020, “in shifts”. It was intimated by way of a notification dated May 4 that the High Court benches will open from May 8, 2020 “in two different shifts having different sessions for criminal as well…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 Allahabad High Court has deferred the decision to partially open its court premises from today, i.e. May 8, 2020. Both the benches of the High Court were scheduled to open from May 8, 2020, “in shifts”. It was intimated by way of a notification dated May 4 that the High Court benches will open from May 8, 2020 “in two different shifts having different sessions for criminal as well as civil matters.” On Wednesday, the High Court Chief Justice Govind Mathur deferred the re-opening of the Lucknow bench, until further orders. Now, vide a notification dated May 7, opening of the Principal Seat for physical appearance has also been deferred. The modalities for functioning of courts in shifts have therefore been kept in abeyance, and the protocol for E-filing and hearing of cases via video conferencing shall continue. The same may be accessed here. For urgent mentioning, the litigants/ Advocates may contact the Registry via email at: [email protected] [email protected] Click Here To Download Notification Read Notification Next Storylast_img read more

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‘Working well together’

first_imgStudent body president and vice president McKenna Schuster and Sam Moorhead, both seniors, have worked to enhance transparency, accountability and enthusiasm for Student Government Association (SGA) this year.Beginning with transparency, Schuster said they want the student body to know what SGA does and what events are going on. They have organized a bulletin board in the Student Center with photos of all the SGA chairs so students know to whom they should direct comments and concerns.Schuster said their marketing chair, junior Katie Calhoun, has ramped up their social media campaign using Instagram to inform students about events, as well as utilizing fliers in the bathroom they call “stall news.”Responding to the SGA budget problems last year, Schuster and Moorhead have worked to hold their chairs accountable to their duties and positions.“We have worked on transparency and everybody has been working well together,” Schuster said. “We’ve seen a lot more follow through the things we have been planning are actually happening.”Moorhead said SGA has not seen the same kind of budget problems they had last year since she and Schuster have emphasized spending within the means, as well as revising the finance bylaws so everyone can see how much each club is allotted.Another one of Schuster and Moorhead’s goals was to increase attendance at events, which is happening in part because of their marketing campaign, but also due to the implementation of SMCards, Schuster said. She said attendance at SGA events has doubled due to the SMCards which reward students for attending events on campus like lectures, campus ministry events and sporting events.In addition to attendance rising at events, Schuster and Moorhead have worked to increase communication and openness in their office.“Our meetings are really productive, and we’ve really seen organization and follow though as a large improvement this year,” Moorhead said.Schuster said the various SGA chairs have been working together and holding each other accountable to make their events the best they can be.“People are being creative and taking the initiative, when people actually want to see things happen,” Schuster said.In the past, Moorhead said the sustainability chair position hasn’t been utilized to its fullest, but they saw that change this year as the chair helped to plan Food Week.This year, Schuster and Moorhead said they have been working with senior Kelly Gutrich, vice president of internal affairs, to revise SGA’s constitution.Moorhead said the constitution was not cohesive and concise and Gutrich and her constitution committee have been revising it all semester. They put forth the new version for a vote at the Dec. 10 Senate Meeting.Moorhead said they have reached out to the Notre Dame student body president and vice president, as well as the Holy Cross student body president and vice president, to keep them updated on what SGA is doing and to talk about the larger concern of campus safety.“We want to make sure that our students are safe on and off campus,” Schuster said. “We want students to know what cabs are trusted and make sure that cabs won’t deny students because Saint Mary’s is another block further.”Moorhead echoed Schuster’s concern.“We want to make sure Saint Mary’s students are as safe as other students,” Moorhead said.Schuster said SGA has had to overcome the complications ensuing from the disbanding of Student Involvement and Multicultural Services (SIMS) and subsequent loss of the three SGA advisors who served on SIMS.“It was good that we have been really organized and holding our chairs accountable because otherwise that transition to a new advisor might have been more difficult,” Schuster said.Schuster and Moorhead have a “Big Sister, Little Sister” program in the works where first-year students would be paired up with a junior to help guide the student through the challenges of the first year of college.“This program provides advice and guidance because the first year can be rough,” Moorhead said. “We believe we can help to fix that by pairing first-year students with someone who already knows and love Saint Mary’s.”This program differs from the Peer Mentor program, which provides a junior or senior to advise a class of all first-year students.“We want a program that exists outside of the classroom so students can go to their ‘big sis’ for anything,” Moorhead said.Schuster and Moorhead said they are focused on building the groundwork for SGA to be the best it can be in the upcoming years.“We want to make girls feel as welcome as we can,” Schuster said. “While this can’t necessarily happen during our time in office, we don’t want to just turn down good ideas because we can’t see them happen.“We encourage girls to keep going, and it’s exciting because we have many underclassmen who are enthusiastic and want to see their work continued.”Moorhead said they have exciting events planned for the spring, including a spring fling event to enhance campus unity.“It’s in the works, but it’s going to be a fun event for the whole campus,” Moorhead said.Tags: McKenna Schuster, saint mary’s, Sam Moorhead, sga, SMC, smcards, Student Government Associationlast_img read more

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Wenger laments ‘soft’ Gunners

first_imgArsenal boss Arsene Wenger accused his side of being too soft as they once again came unstuck against Stoke at the Britannia Stadium. “It gave them an early good present and after that they put a lot of energy into the game. In the second half we had good opportunities to come back and we couldn’t. “I think we were a bit inexperienced at the back – we couldn’t play (Laurent) Koscielny or (Nacho) Monreal and we were altogether maybe a bit soft to cope with what they offered us.” In the past Wenger has been highly critical of Stoke’s style of play – one of the reasons there is such an edge to games between the sides. But he could have had little complaint after seeing his team outplayed in the first half, with Peter Crouch netting the fastest goal of the Premier League season just 19 seconds into the match. The outstanding Bojan Krkic added a second in the 35th minute and Jonathan Walters slammed home a third just before half-time – a goal Wenger felt should have been chalked off for a foul by Crouch. Stoke thought they had scored a fourth in the 65th minute but Bojan’s effort was belatedly ruled out when referee Anthony Taylor ruled Mame Biram Diouf had blocked goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez’s view from an offside position. That provided Arsenal with the moment of fortune they needed and within five minutes it was 3-2, Santi Cazorla scoring a penalty before Aaron Ramsey grabbed a second. Arsenal pushed for an equaliser but their cause was not helped when Calum Chambers was sent off 12 minutes from time, picking up a second yellow card for pulling Bojan. The Gunners have won only one of their last nine games at the home of the Potters and saw a run of three straight victories end in a frenetic 3-2 Barclays Premier League defeat. Wenger said: “Stoke started strong and we were not decisive enough in our defensive challenges. Press Association “It was a bad decision,” said Wenger. “If Chambers has to go off today, I can find five more players that should go off.” The Frenchman did not name names but talked about “players who put arms and elbows in faces”. Stoke fans love nothing more than taunting Wenger, but they were denied the chance to mimic the Arsenal manager’s gestures on the touchline because he stayed seated in the dugout throughout the match. That chant from the home supporters was that Wenger was “too scared to stand up”, and the Gunners boss admitted, albeit with tongue in cheek, that there was a certain truth to that. “There is one single reason,” he said. “They love me so much. I didn’t want to give them an opportunity to show me their love.” Stoke went into the game on the back of three straight defeats, the last two against Liverpool and Manchester United. Manager Mark Hughes felt his side had deserved more so was delighted they managed to secure all three points against Arsenal. He said: “We’ve been disappointed in recent weeks. That’s why I was looking forward to this game because we weren’t playing badly and we felt there were opportunities today to test Arsenal and that’s what we did. “We were encouraged by the early goal, obviously. You don’t expect to score after 20 seconds. “From that point onwards I thought our play was good, and it was an outstanding second goal by Bojan, who once again has put in a really impressive performance. Since he’s come back into the side, he’s arguably been our man of the match in every game. “Three-nil at half-time doesn’t happen very often, certainly not to me anyway, so I was delighted with that. But we had the scars of the West Ham game, where we raced to a 2-0 lead and let it slip, so we used that as a reminder at half-time. “It should have been 4-0, I’m really disappointed with the decision of the referee to chalk off an outstanding individual goal by Bojan. “By all accounts he’s said Diouf was interfering with play. We had a similar situation when we conceded a second goal at Old Trafford, so there’s inconsistency there. “Those things are big decisions and need to be correctly called. That puts a spring in their step and all of a sudden we’re looking at 3-2 and we’re hanging on when the game should have been dead and buried. “But we got ourselves together and for the most part saw it out quite comfortably.” last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgPlayers took their positions, then reserves and coaches filed out of both dugouts and stood silently for 42 seconds to honor Jackie Robinson, the first Black player in modern major league history. Both teams then returned to their clubhouses, leaving only the black T-shirt at home.It was yet another MLB game to be boycotted following the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last weekend.Oakland’s game at Texas was among six major league contests that were postponed Thursday as teams boycott over racial injustice. Also postponed were Philadelphia at Washington, Tampa Bay at Baltimore, Minnesota at Detroit, Colorado at Arizona and Boston at the Blue Jays in Buffalo, New York. Without much apparent guidance from MLB, teams were left to make decisions for themselves.The only games being played Thursday are doubleheaders, three of which were makeup games following Wednesday boycotts:— Clayton Kershaw struck out four and didn’t walk a batter over six scoreless innings Thursday, leading the Dodgers past the Giants, 7-0 in the opener. AJ Pollock belted a two-run homer and Dodgers star Mookie Betts reached 1,000 hits in his 824th game with his sixth-inning single. Austin Barnes doubled in two runs to highlight the Dodgers’ four-run fourth, when they also got RBI singles from Joc Pederson and Corey Seager. No. 4 Georgia loses WR Blaylock to season-ending knee injuryUNDATED (AP) — Georgia wide receiver Dominick Blaylock will miss the 2020 season following his second serious knee injury in two years. Blaylock, a part-time starter in 2019, was one of the team’s top returning receivers and return specialists.Georgia says Blaylock, a sophomore, hurt his left knee on Wednesday in a non-ontact drill. Blaylock will need surgery and is expected to make a full recovery for the 2021 season. In other college football news:— A group of Nebraska football players filed a lawsuit Thursday asking a jury to force the Big Ten Conference to reinstate a fall football season. The lawsuit in Lancaster County District Court in Lincoln contends, among other things, the players lost opportunities for development in football, will lose exposure for possible professional football opportunities and won’t be able to market themselves in order to eventually capitalize on name, image and likeness revenue opportunities. The Big Ten had no immediate comment. August 27, 2020 UNDATED (AP) — An unprecedented walkout over racial injustice has postponed a second day of the NBA playoffs. The NBA decided to postpone three more games Thursday to join the three that weren’t played Wednesday, when players from six NBA teams decided not to play postseason games in a boycott that quickly reverberated across other professional leagues. The Milwaukee Bucks initiated the action in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. NBA spokesman Mike Bass said the league hoped to resume Friday or Saturday. President Donald Trump criticized the NBA’s action, telling reporters that the NBA has become like “a political organization.”The WNBA also called off its three games for a second night. MLB-BLUE JAYS-MARINERS TRADEMariners trade Walker to Blue Jays for player or cashSAN DIEGO (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have traded right-hander Taijuan Walker to the Toronto Blue Jays for a player or cash. Walker was 2-2 with a 4.00 ERA in five starts this season, with 25 strikeouts and eight walks. He is 33-33 with a 3.95 ERA in parts of eight big league seasons. COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWS — Cole Tucker singled home in the go-ahead run in extra innings and the Pirates beat the Cardinals, 4-3 in Game 1. The seven-inning game went to extras tied at one before the Bucs scored three times in the eighth, including an RBI single by Bryan Reynolds and an error by third baseman Brad Miller. Chad Kuhl delivered six innings of one-run ball for Pittsburgh.— There was a thrilling end to San Diego’s 10-7, Game 1 win over the Mariners. Wil Myers hit a game-ending three-run homer with two outs in the Padres’ seven-run seventh. Manny Machado homered twice and had four RBIs, and Fernando Tatis (tah-TEES’) Jr. hit his big league-leading 13th homer an estimated at 448 feet onto the roof of the Western Metal Supply Co. Building. — The Reds knocked off the Brewers, 6-1 in Game 1 as Jesse Winker homered twice and prized prospect Jose Garcia singled in his first big league at-bat. Cincinnati starter Sonny Gray allowed four singles over five scoreless innings, striking out four and walking two. Omar Narvaez (nahr-VY’-ehz) accounted for Milwaukee’s run with a sixth-inning homer.RACIAL INJUSTICE-SPORTS2nd day of NBA playoff games halted over racial injustice In related developments:— The NHL postponed its Stanley Cup playoff games scheduled for Thursday and Friday in response to the Blake shooting. The decision was reached by the league and the NHL Players’ Association, and was made after members of the Hockey Diversity Alliance asked the NHL to postpone the playing of games. San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane says the HDA strongly feels this sends a clear message that human rights take priority over sports. — Several NFL teams canceled practices. The Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, Tennessee Titans and Washington Football Team all decided to not take the field Thursday. — The tennis tours paused play Thursday at the Western & Southern Open in Flushing Meadows, New York.— Football practices were canceled at Boston College, Kentucky and South Florida in joint decisions made by coaches and players. The teams were inspired by NBA players who decided against playing to protest racial injustice. Update on the latest sports NFL-JAGUARS-CONLEY’S CHARGEJaguars’ Conley calls on NFL QBs to lead charge for changeJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Chris Conley called on “figures who are the face of the league” to do more to help fight social injustice.The sixth-year pro made it clear Thursday he was talking about the NFL’s top quarterbacks, the ones who have the most influence in games, in locker rooms and in communities. Think Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson, Russell Wilson and Lamar Jackson, for starters.Conley said those in the NFL “who are irreplaceable” need to step up, but he doesn’t see it happening. He says there are leaders in the league who are speaking up and willing to make a sacrifice. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-SCHEDULEBoycotts highlight MLB scheduleUNDATED (AP) — It was a typical start to a major league game as players from the New York Mets and Miami Marlins stood in their dugouts for the national anthem. Associated Press In other NFL news:— The missing father of Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Mackensie Alexander turned up early Thursday at a ranger station at a Florida state park. The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office said in a Twitter post Thursday morning that 65-year-old Jean Alexandre walked up to the ranger station at the Kissimmee (kih-SIH’-mee) Prairie Preserve State Park. He was reported to be in good health and will be reunited with this family. His son, cornerback Mackensie Alexander, was jailed Wednesday on a misdemeanor battery charge after deputies say he beat up a man who had last seen his father.— San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan called off practice after losing two more key players this week to injuries. Shanahan opted to hold a walkthrough instead of a full practice a day after a physical session with a roster with a number of players hurt.TENNIS-US OPEN-DRAWOsaka-Gauff rematch could happen in US Open’s 3rd round NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka and 16-year-old Coco Gauff could face each other at the U.S. Open again. The tournament draw set up a possible third-round rematch. Other potential women’s quarterfinals: No. 1 seed Karolina Pliskova vs. No. 8 Petra Martic; No. 2 Sofia Kenin vs. No. 5 Aryna Sabalenka; and No. 3 Serena Williams vs. No. 7 Madison Keys.Only two of the top eight women in the WTA rankings entered the hard-court tournament. Among those missing are No. 1-ranked Ash Barty and 2019 U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu.The defending men’s champion, Rafael Nadal, and 20-time Grand Slam title winner Roger Federer are also among those absent in New York this year. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic did decide to play.The U.S. Open begins Monday.last_img read more

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Badger crew hoping Lake Mendota experience pays off

first_imgTalk about home court advantage.The men’s crew team is at home for their fourth-straight regatta, and this time around, the Badgers will host the Cochrane Cup, which will feature eastern schools Dartmouth and MIT on Saturday, and the Jablonic Cup against Boston University Sunday. Both regattas will be held on Lake Mendota.Dartmouth, MIT, and Wisconsin have all been competing for the Cochrane Cup since 1961. It’s an annual tradition that has seen Wisconsin take home the accolade 27 times.Last year, Dartmouth claimed the cup after Wisconsin fell second.The Jablonic Cup, another UW custom regatta, was started against Boston in 1989. Wisconsin has only lost the Jablonic Cup twice, one of which was last year to Boston. The win marked the first time since 1995 that Boston had garnered the honor.This year, things look a little different for the Badgers, as they appear to be in prime position to reclaim both Cups. UW has already accomplished the majority of its target goals since it has been keeping track of targets.”[The team] is a better group than we’ve had,” said UW head coach Chris Clark. “Already, all of our performances are better … we aren’t quite all the way there yet, but we are getting there.”This weekend marks the last round of regattas for the Badgers before a three-week break leading up to their conference regatta, the EARC Championships.”We never get three weeks between our last race and the [EARC Championships],” says Clark. “If the weather is good, it is going to help us a lot during that time.”For now, the Badgers are hoping to use this last weekend of competition not as a means of redemption from last year’s double defeat, but as a way to get stronger for the EARC Championships.”We have a very empty cupboard right now,” Clark said at Monday’s press conference. “We need to, we would like to, I shouldn’t say increase our collection, but fill the void.”With graduated rowers, Dartmouth has yet to win a regatta this year and is not nationally ranked. In Dartmouth’s last competition, they fell to No. 4 Brown.MIT, meanwhile, has been led by its freshmen crew. The team is 10-1 on the year and last posted victories against Boston and Cincinnati in a home regatta.Wisconsin last competed in its homecoming celebration, the Midwest Rowing Championships, and nearly swept every race entered. The victory gave the Badgers a No. 7 national ranking this week and sets the stage for some prime competition on Lake Mendota.Despite a rainy forecast for Saturday and Sunday, both races are scheduled as normal. Only wind can hinder the weekend event.Since the season is winding down, the Badgers are hoping for smooth waters as this weekend is a significant regatta for all teams competing.”It is an important weekend for all teams coming out to race this weekend, especially when you have a three-week gap between this and your championships,” Clark said. “We want to do well and race hard.”last_img read more

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Evans bounces back to win Berkshire Trophy

first_img25 Jun 2013 Evans bounces back to win Berkshire Trophy Ryan Evans (Wellingborough, Northamptonshire) put the disappointment of not qualifying for the Amateur Championship behind him by winning the Berkshire Trophy at The Berkshire. A closing round of 69 over the Red Course for 279 left him a stroke ahead of Vaughan McCall from New Zealand and two clear of Ryan Fricker (Yelverton, Devon). Evans, a member of the England ‘A’ squad, won the South of England Amateur Championship at Walton Heath last year and has been in good form this season, finishing tied second in the St Andrews Links Trophy and joint third in the French Open Amateur Championship. So a win was on the horizon when he arrived at The Berkshire and an opening 68 over the Red left the 26 year old a shot behind McCall. He was still a shot behind McCall at halfway after both fired 72 over the Blue Course but the Kiwi was joined at the top of the leaderboard by Robbie Busher (Salisbury & South Wilts, Wiltshire), who signed for a best-of-the-day 67 after an opening 72. At that stage Evans was sharing third spot with 2012 British Boys champion Matthew Fitzpatrick (Hallamshire, Yorkshire), who shot 68, but a 70 back on the Red in Round Three saw Evans one ahead as McCall who returned another 72, while Fitzpatrick and Busher fell back with 74 and 78 respectively. The final round was again over the Red with Fricker who returned the best card with 68 for third place, while Evans and McCall both shot 69, leaving the Englishman one clear and the champion. Leading final scores: 279 R Evans (Wellingborough) 68 72 70 69 280 V McCall (New Zealand) 67 72 72 69 281 R Fricker (Yelverton) 73 69 71 68 283 D Timms (Mid Kent) 68 74 70 71 286 T Lawton (Wilmslow) 70 75 68 73, J Shufflebotham (Prestatyn) 69 75 73 69, J Kemp (Woburn) 74 68 72 72 Image copyright: The Sports Journalistlast_img read more

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Sports Briefs

first_imgPune, Rajkot get nod NEW DELHI, India (AP): The western cities of Pune and Rajkot will provide the franchises to fill in for the suspended Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League over the next two years. The Board of Control for Cricket in India said the new teams will be temporary replacements after the Super Kings and Royals were suspended this year by a Supreme Court-appointed committee over corruption and spot-fixing. New Rising Consortium-owned Pune and mobile phone manufacturer Intex-owned Rajkot were selected in a reverse-bidding process in which bidders were asked to discount their annual revenue share of US$6 million. New Rising gave up that revenue entirely and also committed to pay US$2.4 million per year to the BCCI. Intex will pay US$1.5 million per year. McCullum stands by evidence DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP): New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum says he stands by the evidence he gave at the perjury trial of former teammate Chris Cairns, although Cairns’ acquittal has raised questions over whether he was believed by a jury in London. McCullum was the prosecution’s leading witness in the trial of Cairns, the former New Zealand allrounder who was alleged to have lied in a libel action against Indian Premier League chief Lalit Modi, who accused him of involvement in match-fixing. In evidence, McCullum said he was approached by Cairns in 2008 and encouraged to become involved in match-fixing. Cairns’ legal team sought to discredit McCullum’s evidence by pointing out he took three years to report the alleged approach, then changed elements of his story on later occasions. On the eve New Zealand’s first Test against Sri Lanka in Dunedin, McCullum faced the media yesterday for the first time since Cairns’ acquittal. Few questions at the conference related to the Test match; instead, McCullum was quizzed on his evidence and the fallout from the Cairns trial. Swansea sack Monk SWANSEA, Wales (AP): Swansea has fired manager Garry Monk after nearly two years in charge, following a dip in form that has seen the team win just one of their last eleven Premier League games. Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins says he made the decision because of “a drop of performance levels and run of results over the last three months.” Jenkins says “when you take into account the excellent campaign we had last season when we broke all club records in the Premier League, nobody foresaw the position we would be in at this moment in time.” Monk was with the club for more than 11 years, first as a defender and then manager since February 2014 when he replaced Michael Laudrup. Barcelona aiming for third Club World Cup title TOKYO, Japan (AP): Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez spearhead Barcelona’s attempt to win a third Club World Cup title when the European champions arrive in Japan next week. Luis Enrique’s squad will play their first game on December 17 in Yokohama, just five days after hosting Deportivo La Coruna in the Spanish league. The tournament begins on Thursday in Yokohama. Barcelona and Copa Libertadores winners River Plate are favourites to reach the December 20 final. Barcelona won the tournament in 2009 and 2011 and the Spanish league leaders are clear favourites to continue Europe’s domination. The tournament, which features the top clubs from FIFA’s six continental confederations plus the champion of the host country, returns to Japan for the first time since 2012. It was hosted in Morocco the previous two years.last_img read more

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first_imgThe focus of this second article of the series centered on the indispensability of reforms, from time to time, of individuals, Institutions, and nations, is on what the Bible has to teach us on reforms and how to carry them out. Various words are used to describe the concept of reform or the attempts to correct and make persons, things and institutions better. These words are transformation, revolution, renaissance, renewal, invigoration, rejuvenation, and revitalization. All these words and the concepts they seek to convey have in common the desire and concrete attempts to correct the mistakes of the past and make things, persons and institutions better. In what ways can the Bible teach us about how to reform ourselves and our institutions? Let us explore in brief below. The introductory article on background and definitions made the following points:There is no argument that Liberia desperately needs to reform its public sector as a whole. This will certainly include the major areas of governance, security, economy and education. But what do we mean by reform? What is it we want to reform? How do we want to reform? Are we willing to pay the price for reforms? We need to reflect on and find answers to these and many more questions if we are to correct the errors of the past and make genuine progress.What is a reformation? How does it differ from a revolution? A reformation calls for a return to the roots, basics; restoration to the original mandate or intent. It still has faith in the system or institution but questions unhelpful additions or deviations and cries for a return to the original. A reformation assumes something has gone wrong but that it can be corrected. It is a call for making good that which was once good but has gone bad. A reformation is a gradual and peaceful change. But a revolution is a call for a radical change; it loses faith in the system or religion and demands that it be removed or destroyed and replaced with a new one.The key concept in both terms is change for the better. Change is part and parcel of human existence. Someone has observed that when we face inevitable changes in life, and they will come from to time, we have two choices: either to cry and give up and let the changes do whatever they will or we can use them to get better. Most of us desire change but often resist it when it involves us personally. We would rather expect the government and everybody else to change but not us. Change or reform must we or miss out a lot in life.Religions call for change or reform of people and their environments. Most major religions of the world are in the business of making people and their relationships to the rest of creation better. The chief goal of Christianity is to make people and their environments better. The Bible uses different words to convey the idea of reform: transformation (Romans 12:2), renewal (Romans 12:2), new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17). The basic and fundamental truth is that all human beings and their institutions are not perfect and thus need reform or renewal. The Psalmist and Paul make this point vividly: “God looks down from heaven upon us all, to see if there is any who is wise, if there is one who seeks after God. Everyone has proved faithless; all alike have turned bad; there is none who does; no, not one…. All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” (Psalm 53:2-3; Romans3:23).The fact of the matter is that, and we all know this from experience from within and around us, none of us is without some weakness somewhere and we all have the tendency to be bad. The Bible attributes this to sin and a fallen nature in each one of us. But the Bible does not only tell us that we are weak, do terrible things, have the tendency to decline from good to bad; it points the way out. That we can be saved and can change for the better at any time, no matter how bad and far we have strayed from God and what is good.Paul writes, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect” (Romans 12:2). The basic biblical principle is that man and his institutions are capable of failings, and therefore need reform all the time. The Bible implies that this much desired reform or transformation begins with the mind, a mind that earnestly desires and seeks change for the better. It believes that the change comes when humans cooperate with God and in dependence upon God do what they ought to do. It neither can be done when humans push everything on God and do nothing, nor when they depend solely on their own ingenuity. God wants all persons and their institutions to reform and will play his part but humans must play their part too.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Herbicide considerations for replanted corn

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Following recent and excessive precipitation, many corn producers are now scrambling to replant. While there are many agronomic considerations associated with replanting, University of Illinois weed scientist Aaron Hager said farmers should keep weed control/herbicide issues in mind.“Herbicide-resistance traits in the replanted hybrids should be taken into account,” says Hager, an associate professor in the Department of Crop Sciences at U of I. “For example, if you initially planted a glyphosate-resistant corn hybrid and have areas that need to be replanted, you can replant with a similar glyphosate-resistant hybrid or choose to replant with one that’s not glyphosate-resistant. If you take the second option, you will have to take special precautions to reduce drift with any postemergence glyphosate application, as these plants will be extremely sensitive to glyphosate.”Hager said farmers should consider the interval between the last herbicide application and corn replanting.“For soil-applied corn herbicides, replanting can proceed whenever field conditions are feasible,” he said. “However, for some postemergence corn herbicides, there are intervals between application and replanting. If replanting a corn field previously treated with Spirit, for example, four weeks must elapse between the herbicide application and planting. For NorthStar, the interval is 14 days. For Permit or Yukon, you need to wait one month.”While most soil-applied herbicides allow more than one application per season, a few, such as Acuron and Resicore, can be applied only once. In instances where small areas of a field will be replanted, Hager says some farmers may elect to simply replant without applying any additional residual herbicide.“However, if you decide to make a second application of a particular corn herbicide, keep in mind that many product labels indicate a maximum per-acre rate that can be applied during one growing season,” he said.If farmers need to control corn from the first planting, Hager recommends tillage as an effective first choice. Several herbicides can control existing corn plants if tillage isn’t an option, but Hager says careful attention must be given to what, if any, herbicide resistance trait(s) the existing corn plants contain.“As you might imagine,” Hager said, “glyphosate is very effective for controlling existing stands of corn sensitive to glyphosate. Corn replanting can occur immediately after application, but control might be improved if at least 24 hours elapses between application and replanting. Glyphosate also would control sensitive weeds that might have emerged with the initial stand of corn. Be very cautious to avoid drift when spraying glyphosate, especially if spraying around wet holes.”Other herbicides to control emerged corn include paraquat and glufosinate (only hybrids sensitive to glufosinate), although previous research with these herbicides has demonstrated that complete control is not always achieved. Performance of these products can be improved when applied in combination with atrazine or metribuzin. Paraquat and glufosinate would also control a broad spectrum of emerged weeds.Corn hybrids resistant to glyphosate, glufosinate, or both can be controlled with Select Max prior to replanting field corn. According to label specifications, farmers should apply 6 fluid ounces per acre to control glyphosate-resistant field corn up to 12 inches tall.“Applications should include NIS and AMS (do not use a COC or MSO in this particular use), and care must be taken to avoid in-field overlaps or excessive injury to the replanted corn might occur. Glyphosate can be tank-mixed with the Select Max to control emerged broadleaf weed species. Do not replant fields treated in this way sooner than six days after application or severe injury to the replanted corn can occur,” Hager said.Product labels of ACCase-inhibitors including Poast, Poast Plus, Fusion, Fusilade, Select, and Assure II require an interval between application and rotation to or replanting with grass crops such as corn. These intervals range from 30 (Poast, Poast Plus, Select) to 60 (Fusion, Fusliade) to as many as 120 (Assure II) days, making these products unlikely choices for this particular use. Severe injury to replanted corn can occur if soil residues of ACCase-inhibiting herbicides are taken up by emerging corn plants.last_img read more

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UPDATE: Market Facilitation Program sign ups

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentUPDATE Jan. 3, 2019: Due to the partial shutdown of the federal government, Farm Service Agency offices are currently closed and unable to process in-person applications for the Market Facilitation Program. There are other options to sign up for the program electronically. Click here for more information. Deadline to apply is Jan. 15. Farmers who have already signed up but have yet to certify their 2018 crop production will have to wait for FSA offices to open in order to do so. PREVIOUS: This week, USDA released the second and final round of trade mitigation payments aimed at assisting farmers impacted by the ongoing trade and tariff implications around the world. Corn, soybean, dairy and other farmers in Ohio and across the country are now eligible to receive Market Facilitation Program payments for the second half of their 2018 production.Producers who have signed up for MFP are eligible for the first and second payments. The sign up period closes Jan. 15, but farmers have until May 1 to certify their 2018 production. The MFP provides payments to almond, cotton, corn, dairy, hog, sorghum, soybean, fresh sweet cherry, and wheat producers who have been significantly impacted and suffered the loss of traditional exports. Eligible producers should apply after harvest is complete, as payments will only be issued once production is reported.For farmers who have already applied, completed harvest and certified their 2018 production, a second payment will be issued on the remaining 50 percent of the producer’s total production, multiplied by the MFP rate for the specific commodity.  Leave a Commentlast_img read more

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