News UpdatesKarnataka HC Disposes PIL Against Closure Of OPD At Nimhans During Lockdown Period Mustafa Plumber16 July 2020 2:30 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Wednesday disposed of a petition filed against closure of OP Department of premier mental health institution, the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (Nimhans), Bengaluru. A bench comprising Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice M Nagaprasanna was informed by the counsel for Nimhans that the OPD department was closed down for two months…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 Karnataka High Court on Wednesday disposed of a petition filed against closure of OP Department of premier mental health institution, the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (Nimhans), Bengaluru. A bench comprising Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice M Nagaprasanna was informed by the counsel for Nimhans that the OPD department was closed down for two months during the lockdown period and has resumed functioning from June 1. The bench then said “Every institution is working under constraints. Don’t make irresponsible statements. In the main PIL we have noted the work done by NIMHANS. The director of NIMHANS appeared before us through video conferencing and work done by NIMHANS during the period of lockdown has been appreciated.” It added that “Situation is not normal. Sitting in your office is alright for you to say this is not done properly. Ultimately all institutions are being run by human beings. Every human who is resident of Benagluru at present is under threat. You cannot say that they have kept the OPD close so they have committed a blunder or illegality. Fact of the matter is in best possible manner within limitations imposed by corona19, the institution is functioned.” As regards to the second prayer made in the petition filed by Advocate Jay Datt Bhatt of exclusion of Mental Health Professionals from the practice of ‘Telemedicine’ in the guidelines issued by MOHF&W, Govt. of India. Counsel for NIMHANS informed the court that “Even during the lockdown period the services of telemedicine were provided and are still operational.” The bench in its order said “It will be open for the petitioner to make representation to the authority who has drafted the guidelines. It is obvious that if such a representation is made concerned authority will take decision on the same.” The plea had stated that the Orders issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs for ensuring social distancing clearly state that Hospital & all related Medical establishments will remain functional. However, closure of OPD in Nimhans for 2 months has defeated the object of enactment of Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Equal access to quality education is a fundamental human right and yet it is beyond the reach of thousands of Roma children living in Europe today. Over 90% of European youths enroll in secondary education and over 60% enroll in tertiary education. By contrast, under 20% of Roma youths (pejoratively called “Gypsies”) enroll in secondary education and under 1% enroll in tertiary education. These achievement gaps are often blamed on a failure of Roma culture to place value on education. In reality, longstanding patterns of economic, social, and political discrimination dramatically limit the educational trajectories of young Roma. Governments and institutions throughout Europe use a range of direct and indirect measures to segregate, isolate, and exclude the Roma community from participating in mainstream society. Read Full Story
The Harvard Art Museums have received a $1 million gift from Harvard Business School alumnus Ken Hakuta, M.B.A. ’77, to establish the Hakuta Family Endowment Fund, enabling the creation of the Nam June Paik Fellowship at the Harvard Art Museums. Hakuta is the nephew of major mid-20th-century artist Nam June Paik, a pioneer in video art.The two-year fellowship will expand knowledge about the artist, his work, and influences. The scholarship and research undertaken by Nam June Paik Fellows will examine Paik’s pivotal contributions to the ideas and language of visual expression and how they profoundly influenced generations of artists worldwide, including Joseph Beuys and the Fluxus group, with whom the artist engaged deeply and whose work is strongly represented in the Harvard Art Museums collections. The gift also includes approximately 10 works of art by Paik, making the museums an important repository of his work for exhibition, study, and research. These works, together with the museums’ rich holdings of works by Beuys and the Fluxus group, will foster new curatorial, educational, and conservation perspectives on artists from the 1960s.“Ken Hakuta is dedicated to the legacy of his uncle, Nam June Paik, and the important contributions he made to contemporary art. Ken’s generous support will lead to groundbreaking scholarship that will benefit students and scholars around the world,” said Martha Tedeschi, the Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director of the Harvard Art Museums. “This transformative gift also strengthens our ongoing commitment to rigorous, original scholarship—an integral component of our teaching, learning, and research mission.” “Nam June Paik was a real renaissance man. He was a global thinker, media visionary, composer, writer, video artist, painter, sculptor, performer, engineer, television producer, and much more; the research topics on Paik, including the conservation of Paik video art, are limitless,” said Ken Hakuta. “I could not be more pleased that the Harvard Art Museums will be the center of Nam June Paik research for generations to come, working with other institutions globally with an interest in Paik and, most importantly, educating the next generation of scholars.”Full Story
I’ve been shopping recently for a new pair of running shoes, and it’s been a bit of a Goldilocks scenario. This one was too big, that one was too small. I’m still not sure I’ve landed on just right.So hearing the vice president of Digital Design Transformation at Nike, Ken Black, speak at Dell EMC World was timely insight into the next-generation footwear – enabled by next-generation technology from Dell.“Shoe design may not sound like rocket science but let’s just say the ‘cobbler has evolved,’ so to speak and actually it’s rather cutting-edge these days,” Dave Altavilla of HotHardware said after hearing him speak.Valereie Vacante, founder of Collabsco, noted in Clausette that as a physical products company, visualization and realization of the end product are crucial for Nike.“At the heart of things we’ve always been makers. From the beginning we’ve been craftsmen, tinkerers, innovators,” Black said. “I think that has really been the thing that has enabled us to drive the performance and the esthetic of what we call modern sports.“One of the things I love the most is we really boil it down to a pretty simple goal. What we want to do is inspire the world with what we create. To help athletes do things they’ve never thought possible.”Almost twenty years after Dell launched our Precision line of workstations, customers are combining them with augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) to change the game in design and product development.In this environment, things that will become more premium and influence the speed and possibility of creation are:Instant visualizationImmediate collaborationRealtime fidelityContextual experienceSo our own designers and engineers worked together with customers on this view of what the future of design could be, and from that collaboration came Dell Canvas.Sarah Burkhart, the product manager for Dell Canvas described it as a “dual surface immersive creation device that has a ‘doing surface’ and a ‘seeing surface,’ plus touch, totem and pen.”Canvas works with all the software used by designers and other creatives like Adobe, Autodesk and Cakewalk, as well as the AR glasses seen in the video above. That’s because in addition to listening to what customers need, we’ve also been working with partners like Meta, who make those glasses, to enable immersive creativity for designers.We can’t do that alone. We need partners like Meta and Ultrahaptics to help us rethink how work gets done. Ultrahaptics is responsible for the spatial haptics technology allowing you to feel the holographic interface seen in the video.Author Mark Schaefer called it “magic” in his recent post, but as our latest commercials note, it’s not the kind of magic only seen in fairy tales. With seven technology leaders now together under the Dell Technologies umbrella, digital transformation becomes very real for our customers.Black explained that Nike’s digital transformation is about bringing dimension to the ideas that live in their designers’ minds, as quickly and beautifully as possible.“How do we get the brilliant idea that exists in each designers head out and in the world – to you – faster, better, more beautifully and more seamlessly?” he asked the audience. “It’s about the visualization. But being a physical product company, it’s also about the realization of that end product.”When asked how can technologies like Canvas, AR and haptics free up designers to think outside of what they are limited to today, Black said he thinks of that future as “hypernatural” – a more seamless and advanced form of what creators have always been doing.“This brings it all to your fingertips,” he said after the Canvas demonstration. “As you look at the video, what we love about being able to work in 2D and see it in 3D is as we work with our athletes, which is critical being able to co-create with someone like LeBron or KD, as they see an idea taking form, becoming that 3D shape, we really think will change the game.”You can watch the replay of Black’s time on stage, as well as the Canvas demonstration, on the Dell EMC World event website.
By Mike McGuireDAVENPORT, Iowa (May 30) – Three IMCA drivers made their first visits to victory lane this season at Davenport Speedway on Friday. Andy Nezworski took home the hardware in the Petersen Plumbing and Heating IMCA Late Model feature. He led lap one of the 25-lap race before yielding to Todd Malmstrom. Nezworski re-took the lead on lap eight and led the rest of the way to the checkers. Justin Kay was closing on the leader but had to settle for second. Malmstrom held on for third, with Brunson Behning and Ray Guss Jr. completing the top five.Brandon Durbin captured a wild Milan Heating and Air IMCA Modified main. The 20-lap race saw the entire field diving for the bottom lane of the track, resulting in numerous cautions. Bob Dominacki led the first 15 laps. Durbin was one of the first to try a slightly higher line and found the middle to his liking. Durbin led the final five laps en route to the victory. Dominacki finished second, with Doug Crampton third. Joe Beal finished fourth, ahead of Todd Dykema.Twenty-seven Modifieds were on hand. Doug Burkhead led flag to flag in the caution-filled Hawkeye Auto IMCA SportMod main. Dustin Crear held off Bryce Garnhart to finish second. Jayson Wiggins and David Norton were fourth and fifth, respectively.
3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now The Amazon online retail service and Amazon Web Services have little or nothing to do with each other but the idea that the company’s IT department would not use cloud computing almost seems implausible.Or does it? Amazon IT is really like any other IT department. It has a mix of different systems and processes that have developed over the past several years. It’s a global organization that has thousands of employees who depend on the IT infrastructure to manage finances, human resources and all the other functions in the enterprise. For the past four years, Amazon IT has been working toward a move to the cloud. Along the way it has gone through the process that many companies are now also experiencing. Amazon IT Director Jen Boden shared her unique story about moving to the cloud at an event this week hosted by her employer. SearchCloudComputing.com covered what she said in an excellent post on its site today. The post provides insights into similar issues that IT directors face in moving to the cloud. It’s her special status as someone who actually works for a company that specializes in cloud computing that makes her story different.Drinking Her Company’s Own ChampagneBoden has the luxury of working for a company with n-house expertise about cloud computing. But she still had to evaluate her employer in some ways as she would a third party vendor. What she experienced is a case study for anyone going through the process of choosing a cloud computing provider.Boden says she did not have to adopt cloud computing. There was no directive from Jeff Bezos. She claims it was a business decision but also says she felt it was a lesson in “drinking her own champagne.” We like that analogy far more than the one we hear from other companies about eating their own dog food. Yuck. Makes Amazon appear like they are of a higher class than the competition.In the post from SearchCloudComputing, Boden said Amazons’ enterprise portfolio includes Oracle E-Business Suite Financials software for reporting and business process needs. It also uses Appian for business process management and BMC for systems management.Virtualization Played An Important RoleShe said they decided to start internally by consolidating and virtualizing the IT environment. That’s an example of good maintenance and organization as it helped get things in order before switching to the cloud. She said the effort provided more flexibility in where and how applications could be deployed and served.Right now, Boden is in the preliminary stages of moving into AWS. She has started with simple, homegrown applications. The more critical aspects of the IT operation will move later. Finance will be last.The planning began a year ago. It will most likely be another 18 months before the process is completed.She said the biggest challenge is security and compliance. She said she would not have considered moving the company’s financial applications to the cloud before last Fall. That’s when Amazon began offering its virtual private cloud service. It’s essentiailly a virtual private network, cut off from the public Internet. It also helps that Amazon has recently completed a major security audit.But in the end, it’s the people that make it all come together. She had had to negotiate with her auditors, assuring compliance. She had to help her IT department learn how to manage applications in a cloud enviroment.Making her Sarbanes-Oxley applications fully virtualized and certified made it all a bit easier.The lesson? Boden lowered the barriers. Virtualization smoothed out the process. In the end, she was prepared to drink her own champagne and move to the cloud. Tags:#Analysis#enterprise Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… alex williams
After putting students’ union polls on hold for over two years in four State universities, the West Bengal government has allowed the varsities to conduct elections whenever they deem appropriate. A letter in this regard was sent by the Higher Education Department to the V-Cs of Jadavpur University, Presidency University, Rabindra Bharati University and Diamond Harbour Women’s University.
UNLV’s men’s basketball team will honor its former coach, Jerry Tarkanian, with a commemorative patch on their jerseys the remainder of this season. Tarkanian, who coached the Rebels from 1973-92, winning the national championship in 1990, passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 84. UNLV (14-10, 5-6 MWC) will sport a black “TARK” patch, paying tribute to their former coach known to many as “Tark the Shark.” #UNLVmbb will wear patches that look like this the rest of the season pic.twitter.com/NE9lWzsqbR— Taylor Bern (@TaylorBern) February 11, 2015Tarkanian was one of the greatest coaches college basketball has ever seen, recording 729 wins across all divisions. UNLV is set to face Air Force in Colorado on Saturday.