Kerala High Court Designates Committees To Provide Assistance To Judicial Officers, Staff, Advocates, Advocate Clerks Suffering From Covid

first_imgNews UpdatesKerala High Court Designates Committees To Provide Assistance To Judicial Officers, Staff, Advocates, Advocate Clerks Suffering From Covid LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK20 May 2021 2:08 AMShare This – xKerala High CourtFollowing the recommendation of the Kerala High Court’s Administrative Committee, the High Court has included Advocates and Advocate Clerks within the group of persons who can avail the aid of a Committee in the event the test positive for Covid-19.An earlier order had already included judicial officers/ Staff within the group of those who can avail the help of a Committee formed for the purpose of rendering aid.The said order had directed for the formation of a Committee at the District level to aid judicial officers and staff, since they “are more vulnerable to the disease”, being part of an essential service that needs to be functional during the pandemic.These directions were therefore issued -1. The District Judge shall nominate a senior judicial officer in each court centre, who shall immediately report to the District Judge, if any judicial officer or staff in the court centre turns covid positive. 2. The District Judge shall also constitute a Committee at the District level consisting of the District Judge, one or two Additional District Judges, the Chief Judicial Magistrate and a representative of the staff. 3. As and when the District Judge gets intimation regarding any judicial officer or member of staff turning covid19 positive, the said Committee shall look into it and keep a watch on the condition of the said patient and ensure all medical help. They shall contact the District Medical Officer in this regard, if necessary. 4. The District Judge shall also inform the Judge in charge of the District concerned and the Registrar, all such instances and alert if anything is to be done at High Court level. 5. The aforesaid Committee shall also attend to any emergency in respect of the family members of the judicial officers. All the District Judges are directed to take immediate steps accordingly. Now, with the inclusion of Advocates and Clerks among those who can avail the services of the Committee, the High Court has directed the expansion of the Committee by including President/Secretary of District Court Bar Association. The said member shall be instructed to report to the Committee if any Advocate or Advocate clerk in the District turns covid positive, it has been stipulated.Click here to read the First NotificationClick here to read the second notificationTagsCOVID -19 Advocates Suffering from COVID Kerala High Court Judicial Officers As Frontline Workers Next Storylast_img read more

Missing teen girl found safe, man arrested

first_imgGuilford County Sheriff’s Office(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — A missing teen girl has been found safe after she apparently disappeared with an older man, authorities in North Carolina said.Amelia Hill is being returned to her family, according to the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office. Earl Cunningham, 44, has been arrested and is being questioned by investigators. Further details were not immediately available.Amelia was believed to have left home on her own, possibly after an argument with her parents, Guilford County Sheriff’s Department Capt. David Pruitt previously told ABC News.“We want her to come home,” Amelia’s mother Stacy Hill told ABC News earlier today. “It doesn’t matter what’s going on or what she’s done. We just want her here.”A girl believed to be the missing teen was then spotted with the unknown man at a Walmart in Randleman, North Carolina, on Monday morning, the sheriff’s office said.The two people were at the Walmart between 9:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and left the store in a four-door white Ford F-250 pickup truck, the sheriff’s office said.It’s not clear if the man in the photo is the man who was arrested.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Analytics help credit unions manage portfolio risk

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Analytics enhance how credit unions view risk, but such measurements often appear convoluted and not easily relatable.A better way to understand risk-based analytics is to think of risk in two distinct ways: default risk and loss given default.Default risk (credit risk) normally is measured at the loan level, and is a rating that captures the likelihood that borrowers will not repay their full loans. That means the credit union may lose principle and interest payments if the borrower becomes delinquent.Although credit scores act as the industry standard in quantifying credit risk, you may also want to consider these questions when building your default risk model:How much has the borrower’s credit score migrated since origination?Is there a co-borrower on the loan?Is the borrower currently delinquent on this or another loan?Bankruptcy navigation indexes or debt-to-income estimators. continue reading »last_img read more

Onetime A’s phenom Claudell Washington, fighting cancer, takes stock of a long career, one game in particular

first_imgCharlie Finley had an idea. Charlie Finley always had an idea. This one was audacious even by his standards.The A’s owner called manager Alvin Dark and instructed him to put the 19-year-old phenom into the lineup. The kid who grew up in Berkeley. The kid who had only one major league at-bat under his belt.The move appealed to Finley’s theatrical inclinations. The game was one of the A’s Family Nights on which tickets were half-price. A crowd of 45,000 was expected. The opposing pitcher would …last_img

Should You Make a Feature Film on a Phone?

first_imgYou can shoot a feature film on a smart phone. It’s already been successfully done quite a few times. But is it a good idea?The question isn’t can you, it’s why would you? Or, more specifically, what are the compelling reasons to chose the camera on a phone over a device that is simply a camera? While there are compelling reasons for shooting something as ambitious as a feature film project on a smart phone, doing it for the sake of saying, “this was shot on a smart phone” is not one of them.An audience does not care what you use to shoot your movie. It’s confusing, because almost universally, that is one of the first questions you’re asked at the post-screening Q&A at every festival. The first question at every festival screening is always “what was this shot on?” That’s not a question about your film, it’s a camera advice question from another filmmaker trying to decide what camera to buy.Take a look at the trailers for these two films. First up is Olive from 2011:This was shot on an Nokia N8. The second, Tangerine, is a breakout Sundance feature from this year (warning, this trailer isn’t safe for work):This was shot with a few iPhone 5 units.I’m not going to debate the merits of the either film. Check them out and decide for yourself. Both films stand on their own in terms of story and execution, and both have more than acceptable image quality. Which phone is better is irrelevant.To me, the critical choice here is the same choice you make in selecting any camera package to shoot a project — is it the right camera for the particular job? If you’re making a movie with a smart phone, are you making the kind of movie that benefits from the form factor and feature set of the unit?Take a look at the two trailers again. In Olive, every shot is the standard kind of shot you’d have in a locked down, single camera indie film production: a mix of interiors and exteriors; wide establishing shots; mediums and close ups on characters; even a drone-cam aerial shot following a motorcycle on a highway.It is a well-lensed, standard cinematic shot list. You can almost see the storyboards they were working off of. In terms of image quality, you really have to look to see the tell-tale evidence that it was shot on a phone — artifacting, auto-iris changes, blown highlights.In Tangerine, it’s the exact opposite: the camera work is kinetic, mostly exteriors, shot on public transit, on the street, characters are constantly moving. In terms of image quality, no one is hiding the fact that this was shot on a phone. Highlights are blown out and there is blocky noise in the shadows.In terms of cost and gear, while Olive was shot on a Nokia N8, it had a customized lens adapter attached that allowed the filmmakers to work with a set of 35mm prime lenses, which means a truck load of grip gear and techs to keep everything working. The film cost close to half-a-million dollars for production and post.Tangerine was shot with three iPhone 5 units equipped with Moondog Lab’s snap-on anamorphic lens.Olive clearly had permits, while Tangerine looks like it barely asked for permission. Both of these strategies have their strengths and weaknesses, but in the end, the single biggest argument in favor of a shooting a film on a phone is the anonymity and stealth the strategy affords you.The moment you give that up and start encumbering your production with something as obvious as a crew, then you have to start asking yourself the question, “why do this with a phone?”New State of the Art TechIn 2015, a phone isn’t just a phone. Top-end smart phones shoot crisp 4K, offer multiple high frame rates, and produce amazing image quality. And in 2015, the camera on the phone is more than just a camera, it’s a complete platform — highly extendable with apps that allow for a tremendous amount of image control. From a budget standpoint, chances are you already own the phone, so you have a really amazing camera with you already.While the lenses on smart phones have gotten better and faster, they are still largely a wide fixed focus lens. Changing the frame either means scaling an image (easier now that 4K is an option, allowing a filmmaker to “punch in” rather than scale), or it means some kind of external lens adapter and a kit of photographic lenses. Or it means deciding to shoot a film with a single focal length, which results in moving the camera constantly.This is where you need to be asking that question of “what is the right tool for the job?”This is a New WaveImage from Vague VisagesIn the late 1960’s, with the advent of portable, handheld 16mm film cameras and sync sound, an entire new language of cinema was born. This was the French New Wave and the rise of cinéma vérité. Filmmakers suddenly had the ability to move their cameras and actors around in the real, everyday world and freed filmmaking from the technical considerations of shooting on stages with boat-heavy gear.Had the filmmakers of that generation attached all the apparatus of the dominant filmmaking methods of the time to their 16mm cameras, cinematic history would have played out very differently. Of course, you can’t reinvent the wheel… there are style choices and techniques that will be borrowed from the previous generation of filmmaking and film technology.This is a question to ask anyone who has decided to shoot with not just a camera phone, but any kind of camera that requires a lot of external kit before the camera is ready to use. Why not just use a camera that works for the project, rather than forcing a particular camera to fit the goal of the project?In the case of Tangerine, the filmmakers struck a nice balance with the Moondog Labs adapter. It didn’t change the focal length or make the DoF any shallower. It just gave the filmmaker access to a different aspect ratio without losing pixels. The adapter also added the nice artifact of asymetrical lens flares and streaks that reference a particular era of filmmaking in Hollywood. These could have been added in post, but the result of doing it in camera seems more organic and saves time in post.Is the Future More Than Cameras vs. Camera Phones?Image from ShutterstockNew technology, particularly new filmmaking technology, offers the two-fold promise of removing limitations while expanding capability. A high-resolution camera that is also a constantly connected platform, perpetually updating functionality, is clearly the future of image making. Right now those innovations are found on phones. How long will it be before camera manufacturers realize that some of those features would sell their devices as well?Working with limitations? Interested in experimenting with new approaches to filmmaking? Do you have a more DIY attitude toward shooting? These articles will appeal to you!5 DIY Lighting Tips For Filmmakers on a Budget5 DIY Filmmaking TutorialsFilmmaking Tip – Shooting Night Exteriors on a BudgetGot any experience shooting on your smart phone? Is it an execution worth exploring? Share your opinions in the comments below!last_img read more

Kawhi Leonard unleashes career-best 45 as Raptors beat Jazz

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño MOST READ Utah’s Rudy Gobert scored 16 points, and Ricky Rubio had 14.Leonard made all seven of his field-goal attempts in the third quarter and added five foul shots. His 19 points were the second most in any quarter by a Raptors player this season.“He scored in the post, he scored in isolations, he scored going to the rim over Rudy,” Snyder said. “Eventually we started hitting him when he walked across half court. The biggest thing was we put him on the line.”After making two 3-pointers in the first half, the Raptors connected on their first three long-range shots of the third quarter, turning a two-point halftime deficit into a 12-point edge midway through the quarter.“Those nine quick points really changed the game,” Snyder said. “It gave them a big lift.”Siakam went 3 for 3 from 3-point range in the third and scored 13 points. Toronto outscored Utah 44-32 to take a 95-85 lead into the fourth.Rubio started after sitting out Saturday’s win over New York because of a sore left knee and sore lower back, while Crowder was back after missing the victory over the Knicks because of a sore left thumb.TIP-INSJazz: Utah has lost nine of 12 meetings against Toronto. … Utah outscored Toronto 22-5 in second-chance points. … Favors and Gobert each had nine rebounds. … Crowder went 5 for 7 from 3-point range. His career high is six made 3-pointers. … The Jazz have lost five of six on the road.Raptors: Toronto is 5-2 on New Year’s Day, including a 4-0 mark at home. … C Jonas Valanciunas had stitches removed from his surgically repaired left hand Saturday. Valanciunas still has a splint on his hand. … VanVleet scored seven points, failing to reach double figures for the first time in eight games. … Toronto matched a season-low with 20 3-point attempts. … Serge Ibaka scored 20 points in the first quarter of a Nov. 4 road win against the Los Angeles Lakers, the most by a Raptors player in a single quarter this season. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOWRY LATESTLowry sat for the eighth time in nine games. Before the game, the Raptors said Lowry had travelled to New York last Friday to receive anti-inflammatory injections. Lowry’s condition continues to improve but there is no timetable for his return.QUARTER TO REMEMBERThe Raptors set a franchise record with 44 points in the third quarter.UP NEXTJazz: Visit Cleveland on Friday night.Raptors: Visit San Antonio on Thursday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Prolific Harry Kane adds Cardiff to list of Premier League victims Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka (9) puts his arm around forward Kawhi Leonard (2) after he drew a foul by the Utah Jazz during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO— Kawhi Leonard was so good Tuesday night, Raptors coach Nick Nurse just wanted to enjoy the show.Leonard scored a career-high 45 points, Pascal Siakam had a career-best 28 points with 10 rebounds, and Toronto beat the Utah Jazz 122-116.ADVERTISEMENT “That’s good, we all got to witness that live and in person,” Nurse said of Leonard’s outburst. “He was phenomenal. I’ve kind of been waiting for one of these nights where he makes them all.”Norman Powell scored a season-high 14 points, and the Raptors won their fourth straight at home despite playing without All-Star guard Kyle Lowry (sore back) and center Jonas Valanciunas (dislocated left thumb).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion“The way he’s playing right now is really big for our team with a lot of guys out,” Powell said of Leonard.Leonard shot 16 for 22 overall, missing all three attempts from 3-point range, and went 13 for 17 at the free-throw line. He said he wasn’t aware of his scoring achievement until after the game. LATEST STORIES “I try to stay in the moment and keep competing every possession and not worry about myself, just try to get a team win,” Leonard said.It was the third 40-point game of Leonard’s career, including a 43-point effort against Memphis in Game 4 of the first round in April 2017.Leonard has scored 20 or more points in a career-best 14 straight games.Jae Crowder scored a career-high 30 points, Derrick Favors had 21 and Donovan Mitchell scored 19 as the Jazz dropped to 10-12 on the road and 18-20 overall.“Jae was hot,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “It’s unfortunate that we didn’t capitalize on the night that he had.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

SYKES Philippines dominates Manila and Cebu Inter-BPO Basketball Leagues

first_imgIn the first game of the BPO Classics double-header, the Recreational Division SYKES team built an early lead with its scoring efficiency and rebounding prowess. IQVIA rallied to close the gap but fell short to the two-time champions who secured another title with a decisive 73-67 win.In the second match, SYKES faced the number 2 seed Sitel and trailed for most of the game. A late rally and crucial defensive stops in the last 2 minutes gave SYKES the edge and the team delivered a thrilling upset win to claim its first Recreational Plus Division title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSYKES’ Michael Mostrales and Renan de Leon received the Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards for the Recreational and Recreational Plus divisions respectively. Meanwhile, SYKES’ Jerson Moriska (Recreational) and Noel Rivera (Recreational Plus) were named Best Players of the championship games.In Cebu, the SYKES Pioneers team had to force a do-or-die game in their best-of-three series versus Accenture to have one more shot at the title in the Elite Classic Division. NLEX taps Tony Mitchell as import for PBA Commissioner’s Cup With the game locked at 65 apiece and only 1:13 left in the clock, SYKES relied on its stars to counter top-seeded Accenture’s late offensive push and finally end the Pioneers’ 14-year title drought. Finals MVP Victor Manuel Rabat, Jan Michael Auditor and Earldred Cesar Montilla combined for 61 of SYKES’ 70 points.Auditor, who finished as the season’s top scorer, also bagged both the Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player awards, becoming only the third player to do so in league history. SYKES’ strong showing in the Inter-BPO tournaments was no accident. The company has been known for its “Work. Learn. Grow” mantra which extends outside the office.Lia Lynn Marcos, SYKES Senior Director for Human Resources in the Asia Pacific, shares SYKES’ formula for success, “We encourage our employees to pursue their passions even while working because we believe in the importance of work-life integration. Through their exposure to external competitions they learn to develop physical and interpersonal skills that would help them grow personally and professionally.” To know more about SYKES and its employee programs, visit or follow @SYKESPHofficial on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.ADVERTISEMENT SYKES celebrates its first title in the BPO Classics Recreational Plus DivisionThe SYKES Pioneers ends its title drought at the CSCC E-Leagues’ Elite Classic DivisionSYKES bags its third Recreational Division Championship in the BPO Classics TournamentADVTSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Palace to push on with efforts to review K-12 PLAY LIST 00:37Palace to push on with efforts to review K-1200:50Trending Articles01:14Palace: No mass transport crisis yet in Metro Manila02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SYKES reigned supreme in the Recreational and Recreational Plus divisions of the Men’s Basketball Tournament in the recently concluded BPO Classics Conference held recently at the Phenom Sports Center in Makati City while the SYKES Cebu Pioneers also clinched the title in the City Sports Club-Cebu’s (CSCC) E-League Basketball Tournament at the CSCC Gym.SYKES’ Recreational Division team was a heavy favorite entering the finals after they swept the elimination round. Meanwhile, the Recreational Plus Division SYKES team finished fourth in the elimination round but stunned everyone when they defeated top-seeded Wells Fargo in the semis. ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more