first_imgtop box 2 Pasadena Fire Crews Back from 7 Day Tour Fighting Lake Fire From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, June 29, 2015 | 11:01 am Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Fire Department’s Water Tender 37 is back in the city after seven days helping fight the Lake Fire in the San Bernardino National Forest.Housed at Station 37 on the east end of Pasadena, WT 37 was deployed to Angeles National Forest Personnel for fire suppression missions. With two Pasadena Fire personnel, the water tender helped put up temporary water dams and supplied these with water from the river; water supply sources were a big challenge from where they were based during the response.Pasadena Fire Dept. spokesperson Lisa Derderian told Pasadena Now that WT 37 was assigned to a division since it was deployed in the area.“We have water tenders like Water Tender 37 at the Pasadena Fire Department to support large incidents, especially in wildfires where you need a large water source that’s not readily available, and where you can self-sustain for extended periods,” Derderian said.WT 37 was on duty at the Lake Fire response from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m during the seven days it was on site.The Lake Fire started in the afternoon of June 17, with the cause still under investigation. It has so far affected 30,716 acres and is now 60 percent contained, according to the multi-agency website InciWeb.Currently, the fire response is supported by 94 engines, two air tankers, 20 helicopters, 66 hand crews, 37 water tenders, seven bulldozers, and 2,253 personnel from various counties.Four firefighters have been injured in the response effort. None of them was from Pasadena. More Cool Stuff Subscribe Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a commentcenter_img Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

first_imgTop Stories”Mental & Economic Strain Makes Resumption of Physical Court Hearings Imperative”: DHCBA Writes To Chief Justice Of Delhi HC Sanya Talwar21 July 2020 5:25 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court Bar Association has written a letter to the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court seeking resumption of physical court hearings.The letter has been signed under the hand of Advocate Abhijat Bal, Secretary of DHCBA and states that since “virtually all sectors have gradually opened including the private and government officers, market places and even shopping malls etc.”…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 Delhi High Court Bar Association has written a letter to the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court seeking resumption of physical court hearings.The letter has been signed under the hand of Advocate Abhijat Bal, Secretary  of DHCBA and states that since “virtually all sectors have gradually opened including the private and government officers, market places and even shopping malls etc.” with strict adherence to social distancing norms and other SOPs, there is “an urgent and pressing need to resume physical hearings in the High Court of Delhi which have been suspended for nearly 120 days now”Citing recent development indicating enormous mental and economic strain that lawyers are under due to the continued suspension of physical courts and restriction of hearings only through Video Conferencing of urgent matters, the letter states that the suspension of physical hearings cannot continue at the cost of livelihood of a vast majority of lawyers.”The grim psychological and economic impact of suspension of physical Courts has to be considered and every possible attempt to restore normalcy needs to be made. The same in in keeping with the police of the Central and State Government which have by issuance of unlock guidelines, provided for a gradual return to normalcy in all sector and courts cannot continue to be the exception at the cost of the livelihood for a vast majority of lawyers”In light of this, the Bar Association bats for giving way to a “hybrid system” in keeping with the un-lockdown guidelines.Subsequently, the letter states that restricting Court proceedings and the judicial system to the video conferencing only comes with its “inherent limitations” which has led to a backlog of pending cases and many sub-judice matters have been in a state of suspension for 4 months now, “thereby retarding the efficiency of the justice dispensation system”. Another facet which needs to be addressed is the Rule of Law which is effectuated by open-court hearings, the letter states, adding that the virtual system comes with its limitations, thereby disturbing “this delicate equilibrium on which our Constitution was drafted”.Outlining aspects of lack of facilities which range from technological advancement for lawyers and high-speed internet connectivity, DHCBA has stated that virtual hearings not only render hearing ineffective but also do not do justice to “the art of advocacy”. Other aspects include lack of coordination and cooperation between briefing and arguing counsel and wasting of precious judicial time and the importance of conducting trials, which has several pitfalls through virtual mode.”Another factor factor which makes resumption of physical courts imperative is conducting of trials. Several jurists have gone on record to say that holding of trials through video conferencing would have several pitfalls and could be a tool for misuse in the hands of unscrupulous litigants. The whole purpose of cross-examination would be defeated…”Thus, batting for resumption of physical courts in a graded manner, the DHCBA has laid down suggestions (not exhaustive) that the CJ may take into account:1) Resumption may resume initially with limited number of benches first;2) Adoption of fixed time-slot for a few matters that may well be listed for physical hearings and restrictions on entry into lobby/waiting areas of Court premises;3) To start with limited fresh non-urgent matters per court listed each day;4) Adoption of SOPs with regards to Social Distancing and norms to be followed in courts which may be widely circulated through the website.In light of this, the DHCBA states that it “assures its co-operation in circulating the same through email and SMS as also on the social media”.The letter further has further attached an Annexure for additional SOPs which include restrictions of entry to Court buildings only for advocates and their Clerks having their cases listed on that particular day/slot, thermal scanners deployment, social distance markings, regular sanitisation of court premises, closure of Canteen and main cafeteria initially as well as substantially reducing seating capacity.Click Here To Download LetterSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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first_imgAs some of you know, my wife and I met our daughter’s family at Hilton Head last week for a late summer vacation.  It was a great week highlighted by my daughter Gina’s treat of taking me along as she and her husband, Tony, and father-in-law, Virgil, played the famous Heritage Golf Course at Harbour Town in the Sea Pines Resort.This is the course that hosts RPC Heritage Golf Classic every April on the PGA Men’s tour.  For those of you who follow golf on TV, it is the 18th hole that grabs everyone’s eye each year.  As you look down the 18th fairway from the tee bed, you see the famous lighthouse, the yachts in the harbor, and the water all along the left side of the fairway.  Many tournaments are won each year on this 18th hole on the final day of competition.Since I got to ride along and see the manicured course up close and personal, I can see why the golfers like this course so much.  It reportedly is the golfers’ second favorite course on the tour behind the Masters.  Many thanks to my daughter for this thrill of a lifetime for the “old coach”.last_img read more

first_imgBrentford are without Stuart Dallas against Leeds United, who are without suspended defender Gaetano Berardi. Brentford: Button; McCormack, Tarkowski, Craig, Bidwell; Douglas; Odubajo, Pritchard, Judge, Jota; GraySubs: Bonham, Toral, Dean, Tebar, Diagouraga, Proschwitz, Betinho. Leeds: Silvestri, Byram, Pearce, Bellusci, Warnock, Austin, Cook, Bianchi, Mowatt, Doukara, Antenucci.Subs: S Taylor, Cooper, Wootton, Tonge, Sloth, Murphy, Morison.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The ruffed grouse is one of the most prized game birds in North America and the hills of Ohio are part of its southernmost habitat range. An elusive and difficult bird to hunt due to its flighty craftiness and habitation in dense undergrowth that reduces hunter visibility and accessibility, the ruffed grouse is a real trophy for hunters in the Buckeye state. But its numbers in Ohio are drastically declining,A brown/gray-brown bird with a fan-shaped black banded tail and barred flanks, the grouse physically resembles a chicken, but the comparisons stop there. This beautiful, wary bird that prefers and needs thick, impenetrable cover — such as clear cutting regrowth — to survive, is a constantly alert master of its domain that is a revered symbol of the American forest.American author and avid bird hunter Robert DeMott, of Athens, has stalked the hills of southeastern Ohio in pursuit of grouse for nearly five decades and has harvested hundreds of the species over his hunting career. Beyond a long list of academic publications and titles, DeMott has written prolifically about bird hunting and bird dogs over the years. He edited and contributed to the book, “Afield: American Writers on Bird Dogs,” and frequently writes for upland hunting magazines such as “Gray’s Sporting Journal,” “Upland Almanac,” and “The Contemporary Wingshooter.” His writings demonstrate the author to possess a reflective, intellectual pursuit of all things wild and winged and a keen, perceptive attention to his environment, his dogs, and his quarry.In a recent discussion, DeMott shared his views on the pursuit of Ohio’s ruffed grouse and the bird’s status in the state. He said that he enjoys hunting this bird because of the challenge and difficulty that they present to even the best wingshooters.Preferring to hunt grouse accompanied by his beloved English Setters, DeMott said, “The grouse is not considered the number one game bird for nothing. Killing a grouse requires patience and determination and stamina. The success rate on grouse is extremely low. They are wily and always have some trick up their sleeves to fool the hunter or the dog. The flush is always explosive; it really gets your blood going.”This sentiment is echoed in DeMott’s article, “Early Birds,” when he writes about his appreciation of “the physical immediacy of the upland moment, with its intense points, flushes, shots.”Another aspect of grouse hunting which appeals to DeMott is the physically demanding nature of the chase.“Part of the challenge and value of the hunt is that it is very strenuous, especially down here in southern Ohio, where you will walk miles in pretty rugged terrain and on steep side hills that can twist your ankles and make for a hard hike. There were times that I’d get to a dog on point and be almost too tired to lift the gun! Because we live in such a hilly part of the state, it is better if the bird dog hunts close; if it doesn’t, you have to do a lot of trekking to get to a dog on point,” he said. “Back in the day when the grouse numbers were high, it was worth it because there was a promise of action, and with my best dogs for a couple of years, I never had a grouse flush wild. We would get into the woods at 10 and quit by three or four, and that was a pretty full day. The dogs would get a little tired and lose their edge after that.”As anyone who has hunted alongside trusted canine hunting companions for years can attest, the truest joy of upland game hunting comes from observing one’s dog in the field, doing what is in its instinctive nature and breeding to do. DeMott concurs.In “These Among Many: A Gallery of Good Fortune,” DeMott writes that “A day afield with bird dogs, even when they are acting badly and not themselves and even when birds are scarce, is still preferable to most other kinds of recreation I can name.”When interviewed, DeMott expanded on this.“The older you get, the less interested you are in bagging birds. I just enjoy watching the dogs work cover, watching them go through their moves,” he said. “They are tremendous athletes. It’s all about watching and appreciating the dog’s athletic ability, its intelligence, and its gracefulness. That is more important to me than killing birds, especially given the fact that the numbers of grouse in Ohio are so low.”Though there are pockets of grouse still to be chased in Ohio, their numbers are dwindling, which makes for some tough hunting with little to show for it these days.“I started hunting southeastern Ohio for grouse the first year I moved to Athens in 1969. I kept at it through the ‘90s. The 1970s and 1980s was the heyday for us. The height of the grouse population was in 1983 or 1984, and then it gradually subsided after that. In the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s, it was possible to find birds, but probably in the last eight or nine years, hunting for grouse has become quite fruitless around Athens, Meigs, Vinton, and Morgan counties where I hunt. People still harvest a few over the year, but it is no longer regular,” DeMott said.As DeMott notes in an essay about some of his favorite bird dogs entitled “Four Queens,” “According to the 2009 Ohio DNR survey, the range-wide flush rate for ruffed grouse in Ohio is 0.38 per hour, which is to say that something close to three hours of hunting are needed to flush the equivalent of one whole grouse. To put it another way, thirty-three hours of hunting are required for each bird bagged.”“Southeastern Ohio never had the grouse numbers as the northern tier states, but it was ample,” DeMott said. “ I always prided myself on that fact that I didn’t have to go up to Wisconsin or Michigan to grouse hunt like a lot of guys did, because I could find grouse around home. However, since 2009, I have had to take trips north to really get into birds. It is disappointing that with all of the open territory we have down here, there is not as much habitat for grouse as there once was.”DeMott said that without the fall woodcock season, when good numbers of resident and migrating timber doodles can still be found, there would be little very little game bird life in his neck of the woods for his dogs to work.“The woodcock have really taken up the slack for the dogs. Looking back through my hunting diaries, there are so many entries where I was recording flushes and harvests of both grouse and woodcock during woodcock season. Now, I am only encountering woodcock. You don’t see them mixed together as we once did, which always made for a really fine upland trip,” he said.There is far less clear cutting being done in the Appalachian foothills around Athens and that means a lot more mature forests, which is a habitat in which grouse do not thrive.Anecdotally, DeMott also thinks that the increase in wild turkeys throughout the state may contribute to the decline. Turkeys may scratch up grouse nests and maybe eat some of the same foods that grouse feed upon. Certainly, the rebound of turkeys seems to coincide with the diminishment of grouse numbers. The “National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds” points out that “many areas forests are maturing, eliminating the undergrowth this species needs; where this is happening, reintroduced Wild Turkeys are increasing and grouse are decreasing.”About the future of grouse hunting in Ohio, DeMott is not optimistic. Grouse numbers are down due to habitat loss and not hunting pressure. The grouse season has been shortened by one month in the state due to the population decline and the birds continue to be few and far between.“The days are gone when we could follow multiple grouse tracks through newly fallen snow in early December or hunt some mild days in February and get into some birds. The decline in birds sure has been precipitous, and there doesn’t seem to be any rebounding,” DeMott said.Nonetheless, he holds out hope that despite the loss of habitat and disappearance of large numbers of ruffed grouse in the state, there will remain some vestiges of this regal and charming bird into future, as it adds diversity, beauty, and wonder to southern Ohio’s natural ecosystems.As DeMott tells his readership in one memoir, “Truth to tell, I can live without bringing another Buckeye state grouse to hand, but not without believing there is another bird for the dogs to find and point.”last_img read more

first_imgTags:#Apple#iOS#iOS 7#jailbreaking What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement john paul titlow Make iOS More CustomizableWhen asked if iOS should open up and become more customizable, almost two thirds (64%) of respondents said Yes. Just 28% – less than a third – thought Apple should retain its strict, top-down control because this is how the company ensures a bulletproof user experience. That justification might be historically true, but it’s becoming harder for Apple to ignore just how effectively Google is managing to catch up in terms of Android’s UX design, while not sacrificing the flexibility Android has traditionally granted its users. For years, Apple fans could laugh off Android as a rusty, imperfect copycat with a lot of growing to do. And they were mostly right.But grown it has, and now Android is a more potent competitor to iOS than ever. With its chief competitor offering a far more customizable experience, Apple faces growing pressure to loosen its grip on iOS and give more control to its users. There’s no guarantee that Apple will do that (and even if it does, the changes will no doubt be gradual), but the user demand seems clear. No Wonder Jailbreaking iOS Is So Popular This desire for greater control is exhibited in the growing popularity of jailbreaking – the unauthorized removal of Apple’s limits on how people can use iOS. Even though there is no jailbreak available for the latest version of iOS, there are at least 30 million jailbroken iOS devices, according to Cydia creator Jay Freeman’s website (Cydia is the “alternative to Apple’s app store for ‘jailbroken devices’ “). Granted, that’s a small percentage of the more than 500 million iOS devices Apple has sold to date, but the demand appears to be growing. When the evasi0n jailbreak tool for iOS 6 launched earlier this year, it was so popular that not only did people trying to access crash the site hosting it, but they crashed the Cydia app store and caused performance issues that lasted for days. With 7 million devices cracked in four days, evasi0n was the most popular iOS jailbreaking tool yet. Typically, when we write about the jailbreaking phenomenon here on ReadWrite, the chorus from Android-loving commenters is consistent: Google’s mobile OS has been able to do XYZ for years, you doofus. Get a clue. Switch to Android. Snark aside, these folks have a point. Many of reasons people jailbreak their iPhones and iPads are indeed features that come natively on Android, or are at least a Google Play app download away.  In our survey, ReadWrite asked readers to list the features they’d most like to see in iOS 7. The second most-used word in the responses was “customization.” Other popular requests included improvements to iOS’s multitasking, quicker access to settings, multiple user profiles and improvements to the Notification Center. Give Us Widgets Or Give Us Death!Overall, the most commonly requested feature was the inclusion of widgets on the home screen. The use of icons displaying live data has long been familiar to users of other operating systems and has even found its way into at least one iOS 7 preview mockup. Apparently, lots of iOS users are sick of looking at the Weather app icon and seeing the same sun that’s been shining since the iPhone first launched in 2007. In total, 734 people responded to our survey. Are these just a bunch of Android fans flooding our Poll Daddy widget with pro-Google sentiment? Hardly. Not only did we give Android die-hards a chance to reveal themselves in the first question, but 61% of responses were made from iOS devices. Another 13% came from Mac computers. Anything else you’re dying to see in iOS 7 when it’s announced next month? Let us know in the comments. Related Reading: Why Jailbreaking iOS 6 Is Popular Enough To Break CydiaWhy Apple Really Needs To Kill It With iOS 7Apple’s iOS Design Changes Threaten To Delay The Next iPhoneWill Apple’s New Design Changes Kill The Luster Steve Jobs Loved?  The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces We’re still weeks away from Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 10-14, but one thing’s for sure: Plenty of iPhone and iPad users are hoping for a fresh design and a more open, customizable experience. Last week, ReadWrite asked our esteemed readers what you’re hoping to see in iOS 7. The two biggest take-aways:ReadWrite readers want iOS to be more customizable.ReadWrite readers would really like Android-style widgets on their iPhone and iPads.(Before we go any further, though, let’s be totally clear: These results are not statistically representative of iOS users generally, but they do illuminate what many ReadWrite readers would like to see in iOS7.)last_img read more

Govt issues new sugar guidelines for Jamaica

first_imgKingston, Jamaica July 17, 2017 The Jamaican government through the National Compliance & Regulatory Authority (NCRA) has issued new guidelines for sugar packaging which carry steep fines if not followed. The guidelines which took effect July 1 state that all sugar for sale must be packaged, sealed and labelled. The revised standards require detailed labelling. New labels must include product name, brand name, net content, name and address of manufacturers, distributors, importers or vendors, storage conditions, country of origin, lot identification, date markings, and instructions for use. Facilities preparing sugar for sale are also now required to implement food-safety systems and all potentially hazardous foreign materials must be removed from packages before sealing.The NCRA has warned that breaching these guidelines can result in confiscation of product and steep fines.#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclavecenter_img Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, jamaica, National Compliance & Regulatory Authority, sugarlast_img read more