Cyclone Amphan: Calcutta HC Did Not Conduct Hearings Today On Account Of “Poor Connectivity Issue” [Read Notification]

first_imgNews UpdatesCyclone Amphan: Calcutta HC Did Not Conduct Hearings Today On Account Of “Poor Connectivity Issue” [Read Notification] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK22 May 2020 5:19 AMShare This – xIn the aftermath of the damage caused by cyclone Amphan which hit the state of West Bengal on Wednesday afternoon, functioning of the Calcutta High Court remained suspended today due to poor internet connectivity. In a notification issued yesterday, the Registrar General of the High Court intimated that all the benches scheduled to hear cases on Friday, i.e. May 22, are cancelled…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?LoginIn the aftermath of the damage caused by cyclone Amphan which hit the state of West Bengal on Wednesday afternoon, functioning of the Calcutta High Court remained suspended today due to poor internet connectivity. In a notification issued yesterday, the Registrar General of the High Court intimated that all the benches scheduled to hear cases on Friday, i.e. May 22, are cancelled in “anticipation of sustained connectivity issues”. The notification reads, “It is hereby notified for information of all concerned that the Benches, which are scheduled to be held tomorrow i.e. on 22.05.2020, will not sit in anticipation of poor connectivity issue sustaining the possibility of disrupting the smooth functioning of Benches through video conferencing. Consequently, cases will be rescheduled on the next sitting day.” The High Court has been observing restrictive functioning and had earlier announced that it will take up only extremely urgent matters via video conferencing until May 31, i.e. until expiry of the lockdown period. Click Here To Download Notification Read Notification Next Storylast_img read more

Ocean City Boardwalk Is Back: Full Length Reopens After Construction

first_imgA runner is among the first to traverse the newly constructed Ocean City, NJ, boardwalk between Sixth and Seventh streets on Friday, Feb. 13. A project to rebuild a block of the boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ, is essentially complete, and the full length is now open to walkers, runners and cyclists.Workers took down barriers on Friday afternoon (Feb. 13), allowing access to half the width of the boardwalk. A few small work areas remain off limits on the other half.A pair of bicyclists test the new section of boardwalk on a frigid Friday afternoon.The boardwalk was barricaded at Fifth Street and Seventh Street in October, and a block of boardwalk was demolished and removed as part of the second phase of a multi-year project to replace the aging boardwalk between Fifth Street and 12th Street.The new phase covered the section between Sixth Street and Plaza Place (just north of Seventh Street).The project was not expected to be complete until the end of March. With the the construction of sections of decking off-site expediting work, Mayor Jay Gillian’s administration has proposed doubling the pace of the multiyear project, completing two blocks each year and finishing in the winter of 2017-18.This phase included reconfiguring the boardwalk ramp at Sixth Street, eliminating the north ramp and widening the south ramp. The access ramp for the disabled remains in place, leading to the municipal parking lot between Fifth and Sixth streets._____Sign up for free daily news updates from Ocean City.Like OCNJ Daily on Facebook._____City Council last summer awarded a $1.2 million contract to Fred M. Schiavone Construction of Malaga to complete the work. Schiavone was the contractor for the first phase of the project between Fifth and Sixth streets and for the new Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway.Council has authorized spending up to $1,825,000 on this phase of the project, though the final construction costs are not in.The project used a stock of southern yellow pine that has been stored in Ocean City since the settlement of a lawsuit with the Louis J. Grasmick Lumber Co. of Baltimore in 2009.The city has long sought an alternative to pine for its boardwalk. The soft wood splits, cracks and exposes nails or screws after relatively short periods of time. The city has studied and tested many alternatives but has found none both suitable and cost-effective.But the existing stock of southern yellow pine is thicker (three inches) and sturdier that the pine used on other sections of the boardwalk, and the city administration says it is “optimistic” that it will hold up much better.Treated wooden pilings replaced the crumbling concrete substructure of this part of the boardwalk.Pedestrians and cyclists had been detoured off the Boardwalk at Seventh Street, down Wayne Avenue, through the municipal parking lot between Sixth and Fifth streets, and back to the boardwalk at Fifth Street since mid-October. The detour added about 0.17 miles to a run the length of the boardwalk (from 2.45 miles to 2.62 miles).last_img read more

Back-to-school for Broome County brings energy, pandemic-related changes and some worry

first_imgTeachers at both Union-Endicott and Johnson City said the day went relatively smoothly besides a couple of adjustments with students working remotely. They said students knew what rules to expect and were happy to follow along with new guidelines to keep everyone safe. With the new year, there are changes happening inside and outside of the classroom including wearing masks, social distancing, remote learning and small group snack time. And as staff have been anticipating challenges for months, Johnson City eighth grade teacher Jackie Townsend said now, “I think our main worry as teachers is just making sure our students feel connected to us and making sure that they feel excited to be there, excited to jump on the computer when they’re remote and just welcomed and safe because it was such a crazy time, so I think making sure that they feel comfortable and confident and happy is our biggest, my biggest worry.” Teachers and students told 12 News they are thrilled to be back in school and reunited with their students and peers. Some children said they haven’t seen their classmates since back in March. One child expressed concern over the possibility of getting sick.center_img BROOME COUNTY (WBNG) — As schools in Broome County headed back to school Monday, the new year brought excitement, many pandemic-related changes and some worry. Check out a slideshow of back-to-school photos from families in our area here.last_img read more

Lampard makes sentimental return as Chelsea change tack

first_imgFrank Lampard at Chelsea. photo via @ChelseaFCLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Frank Lampard has accepted the challenge of taking over Chelsea just one year into his managerial career as the return of the club’s record goalscorer to Stamford Bridge was confirmed on Thursday.Chelsea’s latest managerial search following Maurizio Sarri’s move to Juventus has seen a change of tack, with sentiment backed over a stellar coaching CV.In response to Sarri’s sour relationship with the Chelsea support, Roman Abramovich has turned to a fans’ favourite to ease the Londoners through what could be a difficult season of transition.That decision is a risky one for both. Lampard lacks experience and could see his burgeoning reputation as a coach burned at a club where no manager has lasted long under Abramovich.However, his appointment hints at a change of approach by the Blues.Lampard’s one campaign at Derby led the Rams to the brink of a return to the Premier League, only to fall short in the Championship play-off final against Aston Villa.But his season in England’s second tier showed a willingness and ability to develop young players, including some of Chelsea’s academy products, that made him a perfect fit for the current state of affairs at Stamford Bridge.– Midfield goal machine –As a player, Lampard joined Chelsea just before the wave of Abramovich investment swept the club into its most successful era.He scored an incredible 211 goals from midfield and won three Premier League titles, the Champions League and Europa League among a 13-trophy haul.Yet Chelsea are no longer the Premier League’s big spenders.Abramovich’s interest has wained since his UK visa was not renewed last year and even the riches of a Russian billionaire have been overtaken by Abu Dhabi’s backing of Manchester City.Indeed, it is unlikely Chelsea will be able to spend anything on new recruits this summer as they serve a two-window transfer ban.And their best player of recent times has also gone after Eden Hazard completed a 100-million euro ($114 million) move to Real Madrid. The transfer ban, coupled with the loss of Hazard, should temper expectations and presents an opportunity for the kind of culture change the club’s hierarchy have wanted for some time.John Terry, who made his debut in 1998, remains the last Chelsea academy graduate to become a first team regular.Lampard used his Chelsea contacts to take Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount on loan at Derby last season where both excelled.Other returning loanees such as Tammy Abraham and Reece James are also expected to get their chance as Chelsea plug the gaps in their squad.“The transfer ban is probably not what the club wanted but for us it is exciting,” said Abraham when playing for England at the recent European under-21 championship.“There will never be a better time to play the youngsters. This year is the most important year for us. It is now or never.”Should Chelsea’s youth finally be given a chance, 19-year-old England international Callum Hudson-Odoi might also be more likely to extend his contract beyond 2020, despite interest from Bayern Munich.Lampard’s assistant, Jody Morris, also has extensive knowledge of the Chelsea youth system, having been a key figure at the club’s academy prior to joining Lampard at Derby last summer.Petr Cech, another familiar face of Chelsea’s rise under Abramovich, has been appointed the new technical and performance advisor.Chelsea described one of the former goalkeeper’s primary tasks as to “facilitate strong links between our men’s and academy teams.”However, the history of Abramovich’s time in charge suggests patience is not one of his virtues.Chelsea finished 26 points behind City last season and only stumbled into the top four thanks to the faltering form of Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United.Without Hazard, Lampard and a young squad will need time to rebuild. Whether Abramovich will for once be happy to forgo instant success for a longer term approach remains to be seen.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Two Killed, Two Injured in Overnight Shooting at Broward Street Party

first_imgDetectives are investigating a early Sunday shooting in Broward County that left two people dead and two others wounded.According to Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Gerdy St. Louis, the gunfire occurred around 1:30 a.m. near the 3000 block of NW 12th Court, in the unincorporated part of the county.Genesie Homes, a neighbor who witnessed the incident, described a scene with “people running everywhere” after the shooting started during a street party.“A girl was running and fell,” she said. “I was trying to revive her. She still had a pulse. I worked on her until police took over. She was shot in the head.”Several people called 911 to report the shooting.“All of 30th Terrace was full of people,” Homes said. “I heard a whole heap of shots. We were all running and ducking.”Responding deputies found four individuals bleeding from gunshot wounds.Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue treated the wounded, but two victims ultimately died at the scene.Paramedics rushed the other two to a local hospital for treatment.The names and ages of the victims have not yet been released.Homes says a man driving through the neighborhood was also shot and taken to the hospital for treatment.This is a developing story.last_img read more