A Personal Plight

first_imgSometime in the latter half of the eighties of the 20th century, I reported a law court matter for publication in a Kolkata based newspaper. The fact was that it was an urgent matter praying for stay of an order of demolition of a structure of a small scale industry. Except for the Hon’ble High Court, there was no other authority to stay the order passed by the District Court on the very same day. The affected person by the said order rushed to the High Court and on his behalf, a Senior Counsel moved an oral application for a stay of the District Court order for 24 hours so that an application in writing and in proper form might be filed and moved. The Counsel concerned was Gopal Chakravarty, Bar at Law.The Hon’ble Mr. Justice refused to hear the matter and said that he did not have a wink of sleep on the night before due to load-shedding. So he would not hear the matter and pass any stay order. Having said so, the Hon’ble Judge rose from the Court before 3:45 pm. The Courts normally functioned till 4:30 pm.I was personally present in the court room and as such an eye-witness to the incident. In a despatch, I submitted the report which was published without a by-line. As a result, the next day I was accused of contempt by the said Hon’ble Judge. Fortunately for me, I received the information within 10 minutes from the issuance of the contempt rule with a rider to produce me under arrest. Within a few minutes, luckily I met at the Bar Library corridor, the one and only Somnath Chatterjee, who needs no introduction. Brushing aside my initial hesitation, I told him the details of the situation and predicament.“Draw an application stating your reasons as to why the warrant of arrest is unnecessary. Then come to my residential chamber at 6:30 am tomorrow. I shall settle and by 10:30 am move the same before the appropriate Bench. Contact Somen Ghosh, Advocate. He will be the Advocate in Record. Please do not be anywhere at the High Court premises and precincts before 5 pm tomorrow” he had advised me. I followed his instructions and day after at about 5:15 pm Somen Ghosh informed me that the matter had been shifted to a Division Bench for final hearing. The warrant of arrest was set aside. I heaved a sigh of relief and had a good sleep that night. Even today, I feel lucky to have been blessed with the affection and love of Somnath Chatterjee and the warmth of friendship of my friends at the Bar.On the date fixed for hearing of the contempt matter, Mr. B. B. Ghoshal, a Senior Advocate voluntarily offered his services to appear on my behalf. But the Hon’ble Chittatosh Mukherjee, Chief Justice, said “We shall hear the Contemnor, who is himself a member of the Bar. Let us ascertain from him the facts and circumstances of the matter”.I remember the gist of what I said in reply. “As a member of the Bar, as an officer of the Court, I cannot either afford to or dream of defaming any officer of the Judiciary, far less to an Hon’ble Mr. Justice of this Hon’ble Court. All what I intended to convey through the news report was that the menace of load-shedding was disturbing the entire society for which we feel disgusted and endlessly sorry. I was indeed sorry for his Lordship who hadn’t had a wink of sleep and as such could not perhaps bypassed his judicial patience, sobriety and temperament which pained me and my reporting is a product of remorse and sorrow. I apologize before your Lordships and report that I am sorry for everything and for the plight”.The Hon’ble Court was graciously pleased to close the matter.Even after 3 decades, I have failed to fathom the reason behind issuing the rule and the warrant of arrest by the Hon’ble Judge as to his Lordship could ascertain the identity of the author of the law report. The report did not bear a credit line! Neither the Editor nor the Publisher cum the Printer was summoned. Strange things happen.last_img read more

Vexed for years by elusive serial rapist, D.C. authorities indict a DNA sample

first_imgFBI(WASHINGTON) — Federal prosecutors in Washington D.C. announced the first ever “John Doe” indictment of a still unknown suspect’s DNA on Tuesday, as part of an ongoing investigation into a string of violent sexual assaults of women in hotel rooms in the D.C. area between 1998 and 2006.The long-unsolved serial rapist case has vexed area law enforcement for years. The suspect, who became known as the “D.C.-area hotel rapist” terrorized mostly hotel maids by sneaking into rooms they were cleaning and sexually assaulting them.“This individual preyed on members of the D.C. region for nearly a decade,” Washington Metropolitan Police Department Chief of Police Peter Newsham said in a statement. “We have not deviated from our goal of holding this person accountable for his heinous actions and feel confident that our recent progress will lead to his identification.”Six of nine attacks on women in hotel rooms have been definitively linked to the suspect through DNA, and suspicious activity reported in five other area hotels may be related, authorities said. The attacks unfolded in hotels in Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C.In several of the incidents, the assailant used a box cutter, a necktie or a rope to threaten or assault his victims.U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Jessie K. Liu said in the statement that “despite the passage of time, we have never forgotten these victims.”“Working with the public and our law enforcement partners,” he said in the statement, “we are hopeful that we finally will be able to hold this serial rapist accountable for his brazen crimes,” said Jessie K. Liu, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia.Authorities also released a relatively new type of suspect sketch – not a composite created based on eyewitness descriptions, but one created in a lab using the suspect’s DNA to produce a composite sketch of the possible suspect which includes eye color, skin color, hair color and a face based on biogeographic ancestry with age-progression.Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI’s) Washington Field Office Matthew Desarno urged the public to take a close look at the suspect sketch.“The reason we are here today, is about bringing closure for the victims,” Desarno said at a press conference. “There are now multiple women that have been attacked, assaulted and raped,” said in the statement.“We stand here on behalf of them in the hope that a recollection, a memory jogged, a subsequent text or phone call with that information with result in the closure that these victims deserve.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Concurrent Enrollment (CEPA) Coordinator, Salida

first_imgAbout Colorado Mountain CollegeImagine working at a college that welcomes everyone — students,faculty, staff, and community members — regardless of theirbackgrounds, beliefs, or traditions. An institution that is alsointegrally connected to, appreciated by, and supported by thosesame communities.Envision yourself at a dynamic, innovative, forward-leaning collegethat has an enterprising spirit and deep commitment to everylearner – from first-generation college students to adult learnersto academically motivated students seeking a more traditionalliberal arts education – all within a robust and highlypersonalized learning environment.Visualize applying your energy and skills to an organization thatrespects and cares about its employees enough to offer competitivecompensation and benefits while encouraging every team member torenew and recharge in places of inspiration, reflection, andworld-class outdoor recreation.Welcome to Colorado Mountain College and its eleven campuslocations sprinkled across a spectacular region of Colorado’scentral Rocky Mountains.Our visionColorado Mountain College aspires to be the most inclusive andinnovative student-centered college in the nation, elevating theeconomic, social, cultural, and environmental vitality of itsbeautiful Rocky Mountain communities.The collegeCMC is a comprehensive, public, open-access dual-missioninstitution offering 136 academic programs ranging from specializedcertificates to associate and bachelor’s degrees, a wide range ofonline, non-credit and lifelong learning courses, as well asextensive concurrent enrollment opportunities in close partnershipwith neighboring school districts.Over 15,000 students attend CMC annually, and 40% of degree-seekingstudents earn a certificate or degree every year. The college’sLatinx enrollment has doubled in six years to 27%, making CMCeligible for federal Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) status. CMCcourses are highly personal and many are experiential by design,each with a maximum registration of 25 students.Colorado Mountain College campuses are located in Aspen,Carbondale, Breckenridge, Dillon, Steamboat Springs, GlenwoodSprings, Glenwood Springs-Spring Valley, Leadville, Rifle, the VailValley, and Salida. Of these locations, three areresidential—Spring Valley, Leadville, and Steamboat Springs — andstudents in Breckenridge have access to college-owned off-campushousing. CMC campuses are close-knit communities, on averageserving between 1,000 – 2,000 students.The majority of the college’s financial support comes from localproperty taxes, not tuition or state revenues. Consequently, CMC isuniquely positioned to be entrepreneurial, nimble, mission-focused,and responsive to community and workforce needs. The college’scentral administrative office, which supports all campus locations,is located in historic downtown Glenwood Springs, the town fromwhich CMC originally launched in 1965.Colorado Mountain College is accredited by the Higher LearningCommission and authorized by the Colorado Commission on HigherEducation. For general information about CMC, its programs,locations, students, faculty, and offerings, go to: www.coloradomtn.edu .Our commitment to an environment where everyonebelongsOur college and beloved mountain communities are enriched by avariety of voices and experiences.At Colorado Mountain College, we continually work to improvelearning and working environments that welcome everyone. We aredeeply committed to promoting a free and open exchange of ideas,improving critical thinking, deepening mutual empathy and respect,and ensuring that every learner and team member has equalopportunities for personal and professional success.The college prioritizes the recruitment, hiring and retention of anengaged workforce that reflects and supports the backgrounds,characteristics and aspirations of the students enrolled at CMC.Therefore, we value applicants who bring a richness of priorexperience and training, and a commitment to the concepts ofinclusive and equitable practices, as well as an understanding ofhistoric and current social issues that impact groups fromdifferent socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.CMC employees enjoy regular opportunities to raise their awarenessabout pressing societal issues, develop individual criticalthinking skills, and expand their understanding of and empathytoward others regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or otherfactors. Our goal is to deliver personalized teaching methods andeffective student support services that enable students to achievetheir goals, regardless of academic, financial, or experientialbarriers.Applicants to Colorado Mountain College must demonstrate acommitment and competence to work effectively with students,employees, and community members of all backgrounds.The positionUnder the general supervision of the campus leader or designee, theCEPA Coordinator works in support of the Concurrent Enrollmentprogram. The primary role is to support the partnership betweenSalida School District and the CMC Salida campus, buildingrelationships with school district personnel, coordinating allaspects of the CEPA program between the local school district andCMC, identifying concurrent enrollment opportunities for students,coordinate enrollment and testing, and academic advising ofstudents.The Salida community has high expectations for Colorado MountainCollege and the positive impact that we can make in the community.We take that very seriously and plan to exceed communityexpectations in our operations and especially in our concurrentenrollment programs. We strive for excellent customer service whereeveryone who interacts with our faculty and staff team feelsincluded and valued. The Salida Campus is a student-centered,unfailingly positive working environment that thrives on creatingpowerful learning opportunities within this amazing mountaincommunity. Only energetic candidates with a passion for puttingstudents first and an entrepreneurial spirit need apply.View/download job description including hiring salary range:Concurrent Enrollment (CEPA) CoordinatorPre-Requisites for the Position (QualificationsStandards)Education and experience sufficient for the rigors of the position.Examples may include a Bachelor’s and two years related experience,or equivalent education and experience that will provide thenecessary knowledge, skill and abilities to perform the functionsof the position.Special Skills or abilities directly applicable to the position:knowledge of concurrent enrollment programs, placement proceduresand requirements, local high school and college operations desired.Knowledge of current office practices, procedures and equipment;basic technology applications; ability to work collaboratively withinternal and external parties; experience with organizing andcoordinating events; strong written, verbal, and presentationskills; computer skills and proficiency with common software suchas Microsoft Office.Diverse. Inclusive. Innovative. Focused on Student Success. Theseprinciples reflect the soul of CMC. They guide us in building ourteams and cultivating leaders. They guide us to be an institutionof higher education that’s the right fit for every faculty member,staff, student, and community member in its trust. Applicants mustdemonstrate a commitment to working effectively with students,employees, and community members of all backgrounds.Bilingual (English/Spanish) or conversational language abilitiesare preferred.To Apply: Please submit the required letter of interest,resume, and list of three professional references. CMC is an EOEcommitted to diversifying its workforce.External Applicants: Apply OnlineInternal Applicants: Please proceed to the HR page ofBasecamp or by searching in Learning Hub for instructionson applying for a full-time position as an internalapplicant.Review of application material will begin April 15,2021.last_img read more

“Very gradual return”: Wall Street tenants, landlords lay out reopening plans

first_imgWall Street firms and their landlords are making plans to welcome a trickle of employees back into their buildings as New York slowly reopens. (Getty)When Wall Street employees return to work, there will be a very different office awaiting them.New York City’s reopening kicked off on Monday, and offices are set to be allowed to operate at 50 percent capacity in a matter of weeks. Financial workers will be returning to a new normal, with body temperature scans and socially distanced elevators, the New York Times reports.“There’s a high degree of anxiety, as you can imagine,” RXR Realty CEO Scott Rechler told the Times. “Officing is going to be different than it was before.”RXR, whose tenants include financial firms like UBS and Bank of America, has created an app to help tenants coordinate workdays and arrival times, minimizing social contact. Workers will also be able to view heat maps of restrooms, and request deep cleaning of workstations with the scan of a QR code.Even with precautions in place, it appears likely that a large portion of the workforce will continue to opt to work from home well into the coming year. A recent poll by the Partnership for New York City found that companies expected just 10 percent of their employees to return to the office by August 15, and just 29 percent by year’s end.“There’s a sense that a significant portion of workers will continue to work remotely,” Partnership president and CEO Kathryn Wylde said, noting that it would be a “very gradual return.”Because of the logistical challenges of reopening, many companies are taking their time. Private equity firm TPG plans to keep employees working at home until after Labor Day, as does the Carlyle Group. Hedge fund Point72 and private equity firm Bain Capital have not yet set a timeline for returning to the office. [NYT] — Kevin Sun This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

Service ‘running at a loss’ cut

first_imgThe Pickering Town Bus Service is to cease operating after Pickering-based operator, Hayesway Travel, decided it wasn’t commercially viable.The service is said to provide ‘a vital lifeline for regular users’, resulting in those regular users launching a petition calling on North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) and Ryedale MP Kevin Hollinrake to step in and ensure the service is maintained.Douglas Hayes of Hayesway Travel says: “We don’t want to make the cuts, but unfortunately the route is not commercially viable and we have been running it at a loss.”last_img

Keselowski has hopes for contract extension with Team Penske

first_imgRELATED: Keselowski’s Darlington throwback | Full schedule for Michigan, GatewayWith the 2012 championship and 22 of his 23 race trophies coming as a Team Penske driver, Brad Keselowski confirmed Tuesday that his hope and intention is to re-up with Roger Penske and extend his contract with the team.Asked in a Tuesday teleconference why a new agreement to drive the famous No. 2 Miller Lite Ford hasn’t been signed yet, the soon-to-be free agent Keselowski chuckled a bit before assuring that he feels a contract extension with his team is imminent.“Well, that’s a great question, one that I hope to have answered very, very soon,” Keselowski allowed. “And I can tell you that I’ve gone a long ways in my life and career with the help of Roger and all Team Penske and I hope to continue to do so. So I think that’s all I can say really at the moment.”Since taking a job at Penske, Keselowski, 33, has provided plenty of reasons for the team to re-sign him to a contract. In addition to the wins and championship, Keselowski has 126 top-10 finishes in 283 starts – 44 percent of his race starts – and he has won Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at 15 of the circuit’s 23 tracks.The series visits one track still to be checked off the win list for the former champ, Keselowski’s home-state Michigan International Speedway – site of Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 (3 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM).Keselowski conceded that earlier in his eight-year full-time Cup career, he felt a lot of pressure – from himself and others – to score a win at Michigan. Now, the years and the accomplishments have helped form perspective, and the Rochester Hills native says he is in a great place headed to the track this week.“You know, earlier in my career it used to feel like a ton of pressure,” Keselowski said. “But as of late, I don’t seem to feel quite as pressured by it. I think maybe that’s just changes in my life or changes in the status of my career as I’ve become more established.“But now I just look at it and I think of how amazing it is to run well there, and I don’t seem to get stressed about if I don’t run well there. And that’s been good. But I would say it certainly affects people in different ways. And in my case it’s affected me differently as I’ve grown older.”Keselowski already has two wins this season and snapped a two-race DNF streak with a fifth-place showing at Pocono Raceway on Sunday. In addition to his two wins, Keselowski has three runner-up finishes in 2017 and is fifth in the season points standings.He’s finished no worse than ninth in his last six starts at the 2-mile Michigan track – with top-five showings in his last two. He was fourth in this race in 2016 and third in the second Michigan race.And the summer beyond looks encouraging: He is the defending winner of the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway and has three wins at Kentucky, two venues that start the series’ July swing.“There’s some great charts that show that a driver’s best years are right around age 39,” Keselowski said. “… so I still have six of the best years of my career left. And I want to see those to fruition. I’m driven to win multiple championships, and I have that opportunity.“And it’s more of a waste for me to not see that opportunity and make the most of it or at least take it than it would be to even have an injury in that time span.“So I’m going to make the most of it and I’m looking forward to it.”last_img read more

How One Girl Fed Thousands Thanks to an Unusually Large Cabbage

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThis little girl became the founder of an organization that fed thousands thanks to a freakishly large 3rd grade project.When 9-year-old Katie Stagliano was in elementary school, her teacher gave all the students an assignment to plant and grow a cabbage seedling.Katie’s cabbage went on to become an unusually whopping 40-pound vegetable – so the Stagliano family decided to donate the greens to a nearby soup kitchen in Summerville, South Carolina. Feeding 275 other people with her cabbage ignited a spark in the young student, and led her to create Katie’s Krops: an organization that encourages other kids in America to grow their own vegetables and feed thousands of hungry people nationwide.MORE: Teen Volunteer Wins $70,000 SUV in Charity Raffle, Then Stuns Crowd“It is the most incredible feeling to know that there are kids across the country who are as passionate as me about ending hunger,” Katie told the Good News Network. “Together as a family of growers, we are helping to grow a healthy end to hunger in our communities.”The team of young gardeners have already served over 2,000 meals and donated thousands of pounds of produce across the US.CHECK OUT: This Doctor Broke The Law To Engineer a Better Nursing Home, And the Death Rate Plummeted“We want to expand Katie’s Krops to 500 gardens in all 50 states,” said the now-18-year-old gardener. “Currently, we are at 100 gardens in 31 states, but thanks to our incredible supporters at Sub-Zero, we are able to start 25 new Katie’s Krops gardens across the United States in 2017.”The group is currently accepting applications from kids ages 9-16 who want to start a Katie’s Krops Garden in their community to help end hunger.RELATED: Woman Donates Entire Toy Store to Kids in Homeless SheltersKatie’s achievements don’t end at a garden’s marigold border, however: She and a team of volunteers host a monthly dinner that provides free garden-to-table meals to the community; she published Katie’s Cabbage in 2014, which won the 2015 Carol D. Reiser Children’s Book Award; and she has founded a yearly summer camp that teaches young gardeners growing techniques.Though she’s off to college, she hopes to take Katie’s Crops internationally and wipe out hunger for good.(WATCH the video below)Grow Some Positivity: Click To Share This Story With Your Friends – Photo by Stacy StaglianoAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Mendoza ranks first in ethics

first_imgAt Notre Dame, ethics matter as much as the almighty dollar when it comes to learning business. This past December, Bloomberg Businessweek MBA Specialty Ranking announced that the University of Notre Dame MBA program ranked No.1 for ethics. “The ranking is a wonderful recognition of our values-based approach to business, which is foundational to the mission of Notre Dame and the Mendoza College,” Mary Goss, senior director of the Notre Dame MBA, stated in a press release. “It’s not a trend for us, but the essential core of what we do, who we are and what kind of business leaders we hope to develop.” These rankings are based on the MBA Class on 2012’s ratings of their program’s ethics offerings from one point for “poor” through six points for “outstanding.” The average ethics score for all 82 U.S. and international schools in the ranking were 4.64, according to Bloomberg Businessweek. Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Businesswas at the top of the list with a score of 5.87 out of 6, followed by University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Joseph Holt, director of ethics programs in the Executive Education program and concurrent assistant professor of management at the University said that ethics is integrated into our MBA program both because of who we are and what we offer our students, and because of who they are and what they bring to us.” “I say that ethics is to business as a foundation and skeletal frame are to a building,” Holt said. “Ethics in business is also critical because companies will not get the most of their employees, and society will not bet the best from companies, unless employees see the work they are doing as consistent with the values that define them morally and spiritually.” There is a required ethics course that engages students in stimulating and mutually enriching discussions about particular dilemmas but also about larger questions such as how to create a values-based company and how best to measure success in life as a whole.  In addition to the required ethics course, students must choose at least one ethics elective from the rich variety of options involving marketing, finance, accounting, sustainability, international business ethics and spirituality of work. “I believe that our students can and do help create values-based companies like that in their leadership roles after graduation,” Holt said. The student-created “MBA Values Statement” hangs in every classroom. Students spend a full day on community service as part of orientation and most faculty teaching core business discipline courses also integrate ethics into their courses. “High rankings are a good thing so long as we remain concerned first and foremost to be the best business school that we know how to be consistently with the mission and values that define Notre Dame, and only secondarily concerned with being recognized as a great business school,” Holt said.last_img read more

Hot Shot! Matt Doyle, Nick Adams and Michael James Scott Get Real for Broadway-Themed TV Pilot

first_img View Comments Star Files Heads up, Broadway fans! A slew of hunky stage vets may soon be headed to a television near you. The Book of Mormon star Matt Doyle, Priscilla vet Nick Adams and original Mormon cast member Michael James Scott are among the stars who will pop up in the pilot for a new series dubbed For Real, which tells the story of a reality star (series writer/director Jeremy Merrifield) who struggles to maintain his celebrity lifestyle after his show is cancelled, leading him to take the only job he can get: a lead in a Broadway musical. The series is headed by an all-star Broadway cast with folks like Nikki M. James, Julia Murney, Rory O’Malley, Will Chase, Paris Remillard, Lewis Cleale, Jessica Rush and more—even Broadway.com photographer Bruce Glikas! In our exclusive Hot Shot, Merrifield poses with Doyle, Adams and Scott at the real Foxwoods Theatre, where the very not-real Broadway show Bug Boy is performing. Cross your fingers that this pilot makes its way to your TV! Nick Adams Matt Doylelast_img read more

Interbike 2008 – Spinergy Wheels

first_imgSpinergy had a few new wheels on display for 2009, like this rear track wheel using a full carbon rim with PBO spokes to keep it super light…in the neighborhood of 780g (tubular, 840g clincher).  They use their road front wheel for track, but tighten up the spoke tension depending on the rider.They also had a new 29’er mountain bike wheel and DH/AM wheels with double-thick PBO spokes.  If nothing else, this should bring some serious weight loss to wheelsets that are usually a little heavier.  Read “more” for pics and specs…Here’s the 29er disc wheelset (front shown).  It uses an All-mountain strength rim with an XC hub and PBO spokes to keep the weight at 1840g per set.PBO spokes are basically 30,000 fibers inside a weatherproof/UV stable coating that’s twice as strong as stainless steel spokes at half the weight.  I had an old pair of Spinergy SPOX wheels that used similar spokes and they were really, really light.  While they’ve changed them a little since then, my first impression was how much quicker my bike reacted because of the decreased rotating mass…so much quicker, in fact, that it took a few rides before I wasn’t all over the trail.Their all new DH wheelset uses only 24 spokes, but each one is twice as thick as the PBO on the XC and road wheels…60,000 fibers per spoke.  They’re offered in 135mm (2300g) and 150mm (2400g) hub widths.For those of you that ride motocross, too, Spinergy’s got some nice lookin’ wheels for you, too.last_img read more