News UpdatesKarnataka HC And Other Courts/Tribunals In State To Remain Closed Till June 6 [Read Notification] Mustafa Plumber15 May 2020 7:35 AMShare This – xThe High Court of Karnataka and other Courts/Tribunals in the state will remain closed till June 6.A notification issued by HC reads: “As per this office Notifications dated 23.03.2020, 24.03.2020, 25.03.2020, 13.04.2020, 27.04.2020 and 30.04.2020, the closure of the High Court of Karnataka, Principal Bench, Bengaluru and Benches at Dharwad and Kalaburagi, upto 16.05.2020 were…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 High Court of Karnataka and other Courts/Tribunals in the state will remain closed till June 6.A notification issued by HC reads: “As per this office Notifications dated 23.03.2020, 24.03.2020, 25.03.2020, 13.04.2020, 27.04.2020 and 30.04.2020, the closure of the High Court of Karnataka, Principal Bench, Bengaluru and Benches at Dharwad and Kalaburagi, upto 16.05.2020 were notified. Further, the period of closure of the High Court of Karnataka, Bengaluru including Benches at Dharwad and Kalaburagi is hereby extended till 6th June 2020, for the purpose of Section 4 of the Limitation Act, 1963.”Click Here To Download Notification [Read Notification] Next Story
Despite their pivotal role as primary producers, there is little information as to the diversity and physiology of cyanobacteria in the meltwater ecosystems of polar regions. Thirty cyanobacterial mats from Adelaide Island, Antarctica were investigated using 16S rRNA gene pyrosequencing and automated ribosomal intergenic spacer analysis, and screened for cyanobacterial toxins using molecular and chemical approaches. A total of 274 operational taxonomic units (OTUs) were detected. The richness ranged between 8 and 33 cyanobacterial OTUs per sample, reflecting a high mat diversity. Leptolyngbya and Phormidium (c. 55% and 37% of the OTUs per mat) were dominant. Cyanobacterial community composition was similar between mats, particularly those obtained from closely adjacent locations. The cyanotoxin microcystin was detected in 26 of 27 mats (10–300 ng g-1 organic mass), while cylindrospermopsin, detected for the first time in Antarctica, was present in 21 of 30 mats (2–156 ng g-1 organic mass). The latter was confirmed via liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and by the presence of the cyrAB and cyrJ genes. This study demonstrates the usefulness of pyrosequencing for characterizing diverse cyanobacterial communities, and confirms that cyanobacteria from extreme environments produce a similar range of cyanotoxins as their temperate counterparts.
By Tim KellyDonna Govan was ready.The Ocean City resident got up early Saturday morning and walked from her home a few blocks away from the Music Pier for a chance to meet Philadelphia Eagles’ all-purpose back Darren Sproles.Govan was rewarded with the first spot in line to interact with Sproles, one of the headline attractions at the second annual Sports Memorabilia Show.She wore her number 43 white Sproles Eagles jersey, her Eagles-themed sneakers and she held her Eagles Super Bowl Champions football for Sproles to autograph. And because this is Ocean City, Govan sat in a beach chair as she awaited her chance.“I’ve been an Eagles fan my whole life,” Govan said. “I had no choice. I was bred into it.”She was not alone. By the time Sproles finished an engaging question-and-answer session with fans in attendance and was ready to begin signing autographs, hundreds of people were queued up behind Govan. The line went to the back of the historic building and snaked all the way around to the entrance.Wearing her Eagles sneakers and Darren Sproles jersey, Ocean City resident Donna Govan relaxed in a beach chair at the front of the line to meet Sproles and have him autograph her football.Later in the day, Phillies fans took over, for a chance to meet former player Matt Stairs, the all-time major league leader in pinch hit home runs. Among those was a titantic clout in the 2008 League Championship Series, which helped propel the Phils into the World Series, which they won over the Tampa Bay Rays in five games.There were also dozens of vendors on hand, selling everything from trading cards to autographed stadium seats. Kids had the opportunity to take part in interactive sports games. There seemed to be something of interest for every sports fan.Fans paid a $40 fee to meet Sproles, which entitled them to one autograph and a selfie picture. The cost was $20 for a Stairs autograph and selfie, or for $55, fans could meet and greet both Sproles and Stairs.Govan said she planned to give the autographed football to her grandson, Kevin Coulter, as a present for his eighth grade graduation. Sproles also gave her a free signature on the back of her jersey.Matt Hollihen, of Vineland, was in line with daughter Carli, who wore a green 43 jersey and said Sproles was her favorite Eagle. She said she cried on Christmas morning when she found the jersey under the tree.“I love watching him, and I begged for this jersey,” she said.Matt Hollihen and daughter Carli of Vineland pose with Darren Sproles.Stephen Mahoney and Terri Nowotny, of Whiz Kids Forever, a Marmora-based memorabilia dealer, said they enjoyed chatting with the fans.“We’re local and this is the only show we do,” Mahoney said.His merchandise included one of the oldest known Phillies pennants and a collection of memorabilia formerly owned by Eddie Gottlieb. The late Gottlieb owned the Philadelphia (now Golden State) Warriors basketball team and was one of the original NBA coaches and owners.“This is a great show, they (Ocean City) do it well here,” Mahoney said, as a young fan perused the hundreds of baseball cards available at his table.Sports memorabilia dealer Stephen Mahoney shows off what is believed to be one of the oldest surviving Phillies pennants, dating to the early part of the 20th century.Clearly, the star of the day was Sproles, a 14-year veteran who is in negotiations to play one more year with the Eagles.During the question-and-answer session moderated by city official Mike Allegretto, Sproles seemed to indicate he wanted to come back for another season, eliciting applause from the crowd.“We’ve had talks, and I will make my decision in May,” Sproles told the group.However, he talked about the Eagles in the present and future tense. Published reports indicated both coach Doug Pederson and Sproles, who is an unrestricted free agent, would like to work something out.One of the things that makes him want to continue his career in Philadelphia is the fanbase, he said.“I love the fans here because they are so honest,” he said. “If you’re doing bad, they will definitely let you hear it. They also (support) us like no other fans. Honestly, when I’m out on the field I don’t hear anything because I am so focused on what we have to do. But when the defense is out there, I can get a sense of how loud they can get.”Sproles said the championship parade, which transported the players up Broad Street to the Art Museum in front of an estimated million jubilant fans, was a lifetime memory.“The parade was off the charts. I’d like to experience another one,” he said, bringing more applause.A long line of fans wait patiently for their chance to meet Darren Sproles. Philadelphia Eagles star Darren Sproles reacts to a question Saturday at the second annual Sports Memorabilia Show at the Music Pier.
On Black Friday, retailers will almost certainly tout every item in their sale as a huge “deal.” But despite what stores may want you to think, that’s not always the case.Before you fill your cart with more purchases than you can fit in your car, use this guide to spot the deals and skip the duds on Black Friday.DEAL: Surface Pro 3 and iPad Air 2Microsoft unveiled its Surface Pro 4 earlier this year, but if you will be satisfied with last year’s model, Best Buy is discounting the price on select versions of the Surface Pro 3 by $300 (regularly $1,299.99 to $1,5499.99). If you’re more of an Apple person, Best Buy will also offer savings of up to $125 off on the iPad Air 2 ($100 off 64GB; $125 off 128GB; regularly $599.99 to $699.99).How to stay in the black: This time of year is nearly unbeatable when it comes to deals on tech items. Look for big doorbuster deals on electronics and appliances, especially from big-box stores. You should especially be on the lookout for savings on previous editions of products, as these are typically discounted more than the latest models. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Exactly one week ago today the Pirates held their annual event at PNC Park celebrating the life and legacy of the man who shattered the color bar of MLB, the late great Jackie Robinson. When I was anticipating penning this column I had to really dig deep to bring something meaningful to you because I have written over one hundred articles on Jackie Robinson. I labored and thought about what I could say and out of the clear blue sky the lyrics from EWFs ‘Shining Star’ leaped on me like “white on rice.”“When you wish upon a star, your dreams will take you very far, yeah. When you wish upon a dream, life ain’t always what it seems, oh yeah. Once you see your light so clear, hey in the sky so very dear. (EWF)” How many nights did Jackie Robinson gaze out of his window as a young “Negro” hoping and dreaming of playing MLB? But more importantly, how many times did African-Americans with shackles digging deep into their flesh dream about, fantasize about and pray about, freedom? Not the freedom to drink from the same water fountains, not the choice to ride in the front of the bus, but the right not be whipped, killed and brutalized by those who placed no value on their labor or their lives.“You’re a shining star, no matter who you are. Shining bright to see what you can truly be.”This year a young rising future journalism star shadowed me in the press box. His name is Durelle Ward. As a young African-American, the chances of him being granted access to a MLB press box at the age of fourteen is slim and none.Durelle was “star struck” hangin’ out with Pirates All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen as well with the incredible view of the Pittsburgh skyline from the press box as we took our seats after leaving the field. I asked him a question and his mature and insightful answer amazed even me. I asked, “is there anything that you notice about the press box?” He answered, “All I see is three Black reporters.” A few minutes later I asked him a second question, “Is there anything else that jumps out at you?” His brow wrinkled for a second and this is the total truth boys and girls. He said, “Everyone seems to be working very hard.” At that moment my heart smiled because I knew that this young man “got it.” Robert Matthews, the father of my young “intern” stood proudly as I returned his son to him after an evening in the “box.” Jamila Nevels also spent an evening at the ballpark with her 21 month old son, Maureace who seemed to be having a ball.“Born a man-child of the sun, yeah, yeah, saw my work had just begun. Yeah, found I had to stand alone, bless it now I got my own.”There were no true role models for Robinson to emulate because he was the first. Oh, he might have recited Paul Robeson or thought about Jesse Owens to lift his spirit but there were very few forerunners that he could copy because he was the original. He was born a true man-child of RA, the Sun God, radiating and transmitting energy and spirit from the Sahara, the Nile and the plains of the Serengeti. He had to stand alone. He could only look upward to the heavens for strength and comfort. He was forced to face vile and angry people, acrid and volcanic-like saliva flying from perverted mouths delivering words of hate and degradation. So if you find yourself in need why don’t you listen to his words of heed. Be a tiny grain of sand words of wisdom, yes I can.We must cease being economic and spiritual panhandlers. Stop looking for and expecting a blessing and bring a blessing. We have to “be” words of wisdom and tiny grains of sand. We do not have to be the “big cheese’s” to have a positive and lasting impact.Jackie Robinson day, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day, or any other Afro-centric days are great for superficial and temporary satisfaction but at the crack of dawn, how much real change will come with the first sunrise after the event is held?The 2001 celebration was far more meaningful (at least for me) than the annual games of the recent past where the Pirates honored the Negro Leagues by donning Homestead Grays and Pittsburgh Crawford’s uniforms and then proceeded to go out and unceremoniously find a way to lose the ball game.This game was about moving on. Someone and I cannot recall who said; “we spend each day either growing or dying” well at least something to that effect. Little Maureace had no clue who Jackie Robinson was because he was at the ballpark having a good time with his mother. The real stars are the ones that tuck in the children after a long day. The real stars are the ones who work two jobs for minimum wage just to feed, clothe and house their families. All we have to do is take a good look.“Shining star for you to see, what your life can truly be. Shining star for you to see, what your life can truly be. Shining star for you to see, what your life can truly be.”(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected] or 412-583-6741.)
ASBURY PARKThe fury of Super Storm Sandy wrecked communities, destroyed countless homes and displaced thousands of people leaving them without essentials: food, water, baby supplies, warm clothes, and more.Christine Zilinski and her team at Salon Concrete are inviting all salons and stylists, wherever you are, to participate in the massive “Scissors for Sandy” cut-a-thon to provide relief to the thousands of individuals and devastated families!The Scissors for Sandy event will held from noon to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10 in the ballroom at the Berkeley Hotel in Asbury Park. Hairdressers will unite to offer haircuts for a minimum $40 donation.All proceeds will benefit New Jersey Hometown Heroes, an organization that supports communities during times of crisis, and their Restore the Shore initiative, and the Tunnel to Towers Foundation in New York City.The organizers are asking salons across the country to make it a nationwide effort.Those who are interested in participating are asked to contact organizer at: [email protected] scissorsforsandy; www.scissorsforsandy.com; [email protected] or [email protected] salonconcrete.com. LITTLE SILVERThe Little Silver Senior’s December meeting will be held at noon Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the clubhouse on Church Street.The holiday season will be celebrated with an Italian buffet luncheon followed by a performance of the Monmouth Regional Dancers.The cost is $10 for members and $12 for guests.Additional information is available by Annemarie Schweitzer at 732-542-7257 or publicity chair Rene O’Neil at 732-842-0805. RED BANKPilgrim Baptist Church of Red Bank is hosting its annual “Community Go Red Service“ at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.The “Go Red” service highlights health and wellness issue’s that affect the community, including presentations on the issue of HIV/AIDS and its impact on our society.Hypertension screening and health-related discussions will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall.The community is invited to wear the color red (ties, hats, coats, pins, etc.) in support of health awareness. All are welcome.Additional information is available by calling 732-747-2348 RUMSONCladdagh na nGael is hosting a Christmas social/fundraiser to benefit Sandy victims from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec 16, at Molly Maguires Blackpoint Inn, 132 East River Road.The event will be an afternoon of Irish music and family entertainment. More than 20 musicians are looking to participate. It will be an open session and children and student musicians are welcome.New unwrapped toys will be collected for distribution to children whose families were hit hard by Super Storm Sandy. The toys will be donated to Project Paul, which operates the largest food pantry in Monmouth County with distribution to approximately 1,600 individuals a week.Donations for the organization will also be accepted. Checks should be made payable to Project Paul.Those who can’t afford a toy or monetary donation are invited to bring their families and listen to the good music.Information about Project Paul is available at www.projpaul.org.