Cisco dives on weak outlook

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AGA slams federal sports betting proposals

first_img20th December 2018 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The American Gaming Association (AGA) has issued a stinging rebuke to Senators Chuck Schumer and Orrin Hatch after the pair launched a bipartisan effort to push through federal regulation for sports betting.Late Wednesday (December 19) the Senators introduced the The Sports Wagering Market Integrity Act of 2018, which would require states to submit their planned sports betting regulations to the Department of Justice for approval.States would only be able to have their legislation approved for three-year periods, after which they would have to submit a renewal application.“This bill is the epitome of a solution in search of a problem, representing an unprecedented and inappropriate expansion of federal involvement in the gaming industry, which is currently one of the most strictly regulated in the country,” AGA senior vice president of public affairs Sara Slane said.Slane said that around 4,000 public servants were already working in the field of gaming regulation, including sports betting. She noted that more than $500m had been invested in ensuring the integrity of commercial casino operations, with a further $822m spent on tribal gaming regulation in 2015 alone.“These state and tribal regulators have decades of experience effectively overseeing gaming operations within their jurisdictions.”She added that other areas addressed in the Senators’ bill, including the mandatory use of official league data and the establishment of a National Sports Wagering Clearinghouse, should be decided through negotiations between private businesses and cooperation between jurisdictions.“In the mere six months since the US Supreme Court paved the way for legal, regulated sports betting, significant developments on both of these fronts have already occurred without any federal involvement,” she explained.However Slane did concede that efforts should be taken to tackle the illegal sports betting market in the US. This, she pointed out, would pose the biggest hindrance the the success of the legal market.Consumer rights advocacy body Consumer Action for a Strong Economy (CASE) echoed the AGA in its dismissal of the need for federal oversight.“Like the Music Man showing up in River City, the US Senate is now striking up the band to commandeer the post-PASPA landscape on sports gaming, dictating terms from Washington that should be left to the individual states to determine,” CASE vice president Gerard Scimeca said.“The legislation proposed today by Senators Hatch and Schumer is more Washington overkill and entirely unnecessary,” he explained. “By preemptively forcing heavy-handed rules onto the gaming industry before the market is given a chance to take shape, this hasty piece of legislation risks stifling the tremendous opportunity for economic growth, job creation, and additional tax revenue that sports betting can provide to the states.“It further eliminates consumers from the equation, forbidding them from having the choice to determine the licensing and regulating standards that work best within their state borders.”He urged Congress to hold off on imposing “short-sighted and impulsive legislation” before the sports betting market had time to develop.However the proposed legislation did attract support from some quarters, namely the professional sports leagues. While so-called integrity fees have been excised from the proposals, all licensed operators would be required to use official league data until December 2024.“The Sports Wagering Market Integrity Act reaffirms the long-standing commitment of Congress to protecting the integrity of American athletics,” National Football League executive vice president Jocelyn Moore said. “We appreciate the bipartisan leadership demonstrated by Senators Hatch and Schumer in bringing forth this commonsense legislation, and we urge its swift enactment.”The US Tennis Association, meanwhile, cited its experience of sports betting in other markets in claiming that the bill’s approach of formalising cooperation and regulation across the country would help uphold sporting integrity.The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) hailed the tenet of the bill that reallocates $5m from the existing sports wagering excise tax (on 0.25% of total handle) to be used to prevent and treat gambling addiction. This, it noted, would mark the first time federal funding had been granted to the treatment of problem gambling.“NCPG believes these measures are a great first step to addressing problem gambling across the country,” the Council’s executive director Keith Whyte said. “These essential programs will improve public health and wellness by reducing the personal, social and economic costs of gambling addiction.” Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Tribal gaming AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter AGA slams federal sports betting proposals Casino & games Industry body dimisses bill to impose federal regulations on sports betting as “a solution in search of a problem” Email Addresslast_img read more

The easyJet share price is up 43%! Would I still buy the stock?

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. FTSE 100 budget airline easyJet (LSE: EZJ) was among the most badly affected by the coronavirus crisis. But that seems to be in the past now. The easyJet share price bounced back in June. On average, it’s up 43% from May. It looks like a missed investing opportunity now. But is it really? I think the answer will become clear only over time. And it will depend on how the global health situation evolves. The easyJet share price is sensitive to news updates. It got a huge bump up in late May as the company’s internal conflict got resolved. It showed a sharp increase again in early June, when it said that it was ready to resume flights. The day after this news broke, it rose by a whole 15%. 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However, most analysts aren’t as bullish on easyJet.The company’s earnings will take a beating this year, but are expected to back in the green in 2021. I think is positive news for investors with a longer-term horizon.Addressing Covid-19This doesn’t mean that there are no risks to the easyJet share price. Imagine what might happen if recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic takes a turn for the worse. In fact, there have been increasing reports of a fresh rise in coronavirus cases. Beijing, for instance, cancelled 1,200 flights recently. There’s also news of an increase in cases in the US. The US and China are the two largest economies in the world. If they start shutting down again, it’s bad news for the rest of the world, and consequently aviation stocks.On balance though, I think things are on the mend for EZJ and its peers. Coronavirus cases might have reappeared, but they still seem to be under control. Moreover, health systems are now better geared to handle Covid-19. In other words, it’s unlikely to cause the same level of damage it caused earlier. The economy will stay uncertain for the next couple of quarters at least, but rapid policy responses are likely to keep it afloat.I’ve been cautiously optimistic about the easyJet share price in the past. I remain so, with the risks to its performance decreasing. But, for those among us looking for safer investments, there are other options too.  I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Advent focus on Christians of Mozambique and Angola

first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Washington, DC [Anglican Communion News Service] The stories of Christians from Mozambique and Angola who have “been quietly getting on with building and being the church” will be published over the next four weeks as part of an Advent campaign by Manna – the Mozambique and Angola Mission Association. Their #StoriesOfLoveComing social media campaign is a follow-up to their Lent campaign this year when they published 40 stories from the region using the hashtag #Good2BAnglican.Full article. Tags Advent focus on Christians of Mozambique and Angola Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Knoxville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service Rector Martinsville, VA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA By Gavin DrakePosted Nov 28, 2016 Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Advent, Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Anglican Communion The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Press Release Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Tampa, FL Africa, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ last_img read more

Adobe donate software to UK non-profits

Adobe donate software to UK non-profits About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Adobe Systems Incorporated have recently expanded their programme to donate software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, PageMaker, to non-profit organisations in the UK, France, Germany and Japan. Find out more about international software product donations from Adobe.  22 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Advertisement Howard Lake | 8 December 2000 | News read more

Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for July 17, 2017

first_img Facebook Twitter Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for July 17, 2017 A mostly dry start to the week this week, with no serious precipitation action until Thursday up north, and then over more of the state on Friday. The stagnant remains of an old frontal boundary over central Indiana lit up a few showers and thunderstorms yesterday, and we won’t completely rule that out today either. But, in general, we are looking for fairly nice, dry weather over the next 3 days. Temps will be climbing through midweek.Thursday, we have some moisture moving into the northern third of the state, an offshoot of a frontal complex that is more bent on hitting MI and the great lakes region. This will trigger rain totals of a few hundredths to perhaps .3” over areas from US 24 northward, and in far NW Indiana, we can see some rains over half an inch early on Thursday in southern Lake and southern Porter counties. The rest of the state stays dry. On Friday, a slow, sagging trough moves through the rest of the state, bringing rain totals of .1”-.5” with coverage at 50%. These rains will leave a lot of areas wanting for more. The above map shows a snapshot of potential precipitation at midday on Friday.The weekend shows an active precipitation track, mostly over the northern half to third of the state through Saturday and most of Sunday. Areas north of I0-70 can see rain totals of a few hundredths to half an inch over both days combined with coverage at no better than 60%. Southern Indiana continues with no significant ran chances. Temps remain above normal.We dry down again for next week, with no significant rain chances anywhere in Indiana for Monday through Wednesday. In the extended window, we do have a weak front moving in around the 28th with some potential rain totals up to half an inch and coverage at 60%, but the rest of the 11-16 day forecast period is dry, with temps above normal. While we still do not see what we would term “oppressive” heat building in, we do think that all of the coming 2 weeks will be above normal to some scale, and highs from the mid-80s to low 90s will be pretty much expected for most of the rest of the month…beginning with our slow build this week. Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana Ag Attorney Gives DC Testimony on Data TransparencyNext articleClosing Comments Hoosier Ag Today By Hoosier Ag Today – Jul 17, 2017 Home News Feed Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for July 17, 2017 SHARE SHARElast_img read more

Shawkan still in prison three months after completing five-year term

first_img EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expression November 15, 2018 – Updated on November 19, 2018 Shawkan still in prison three months after completing five-year term February 6, 2021 Find out more  Shawkan will not be completely free even after he is released. Unless his sentence is overturned on appeal, his release will be conditional for five years, which could mean having to spend nights in a police station. RSF_en January 22, 2021 Find out more Shawkan completed his fifth year in detention on 14 August, three weeks before a court finally sentenced him to five years in prison. He has been held ever since his arrest on 14 August 2013 while covering the use of deadly violence to disperse a mass protest in support of the then recently deposed Muslim Brotherhood government.  Shawkan’s lawyer reports that the prosecutor’s office has now decided to extend his detention by six months, which would mean he would not get out of prison until mid-February 2019.  Nonetheless, a release can be delayed for no more than three months on the grounds of non-payment and those three months expired yesterday in Shawkan’s case. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of Mahmoud Abou Zeid, the Egyptian photojournalist also known as Shawkan, who should have been freed after getting a five-year jail sentence in September because he had already been held arbitrarily for more than five years. Prosecutors now say he will be held until mid-February. News Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison  “Shawkan’s detention was already unacceptable,” said Sophie Anmuth, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “He should never have spent even a single day in prison just for doing his job as a journalist. Prolonging his detention on unfair administrative grounds is even more incomprehensible. Keeping him in prison now is contrary to all principles of law. Shawkan must be freed at once.” Organisation Newscenter_img News February 1, 2021 Find out more Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff to go further EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expression Receive email alerts Follow the news on Egypt  The reason why Shawkan has not been able to pay his legal costs is surreal. Because he was one of several hundred defendants in the same mass trial, the judicial authorities have apparently been overwhelmed and have not yet been able to tell him how much he owes.   With at least 38 professional and non-professional journalists currently held in connection with their reporting, independent journalism is dying in Egypt, which is ranked 161st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Help by sharing this information Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution  In Egypt, prisoners often have to wait several days or even weeks between a release order and their actual release. According to Shawkan’s lawyer, the delay has lasted so long in his case because he has not yet been able to make the payment of legal costs or a possible fine that is necessary before being released.  Newslast_img read more

Unemployment Claims Top 3M

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News March 26, 2020 1,324 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: DS5: Industry Leaders Discuss Trends, Challenges Next: Freddie Mac Ceases Issuing LIBOR Securities Related Articles In the week ending on March 21, there were 3,283,000 claims for insured unemployment, an increase of 3,001,000 from the previous week’s revised level. According to the United States Department of Labor, this is the largest increase in history, as the previous high was 695,000 in October of 1982.“This sudden increase in UI claims reflects the shock to demand in the economy,” said Doug Duncan, Chief Economist at Fannie Mae. “For a large segment of the workforce, the rapidly deteriorating employment situation is due to the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as the associated policy restrictions and shifts in consumer behavior, both aimed at avoiding infection. We interpret this morning’s release as a strong leading indicator of an expected increase in household financial stress.”Most states cited COVID-19 virus impacts in their unemployment reports. States continued to cite services industries broadly, particularly accommodation and food services. Additional industries heavily cited for the increases included the health care and social assistance, arts, entertainment and recreation, transportation and warehousing, and manufacturing industries.In an effort to mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19, Senate Democrats and Republicans agreed to a stimulus package that totals more than $2 trillion early Wednesday morning. Senate passed th economic relief package Wednesday night; it now heads to the House.”The stimulus bill proposal currently working its way through Congress seeks to address certain features of the UI systems, such as eligibility requirements and the amount and maximum duration of benefits paid, which are intended to help alleviate some of the financial stressed caused by job loss,” Duncan continues. “Furthermore, payments to households are designed to make up for lost earnings. Proposed support for businesses is intended to help them survive the shock to demand in order to be positioned to re-hire workers after the virus subsides and demand picks back up.”Editor’s note: this story is breaking, check back for updates. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Unemployment Claims Top 3Mcenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Unemployment Claims Top 3M Share Save Coronavirus Unemployment 2020-03-26 Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Coronavirus Unemployment Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Subscribelast_img read more

Act Of Forcing Another Person To Sign On Blank Papers Is Not Forgery: Kerala HC [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews UpdatesAct Of Forcing Another Person To Sign On Blank Papers Is Not Forgery: Kerala HC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 Jun 2020 1:22 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court has observed that the act of forcing another person to sign on blank papers does not amount to making of false document punishable under Section 468 of Indian Penal Code. One of the charges against the accused-appellant in this case was that he forced a person to put his signature on a 50 rupee stamp paper and three blank papers affixed with revenue stamps. Therefore,…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 Kerala High Court has observed that the act of forcing another person to sign on blank papers does not amount to making of false document punishable under Section 468 of Indian Penal Code. One of the charges against the accused-appellant in this case was that he forced a person to put his signature on a 50 rupee stamp paper and three blank papers affixed with revenue stamps. Therefore, the issue considered by the Court was whether mere putting of signature on blank papers under compulsion would amount to making of a false document? Taking note of the provisions in Indian Penal Code dealing with Forgery [Sections 463,464], Justice VG Arun said: The first and second limb of the Section is applicable when the accused himself commits the acts enumerated therein whereas under thirdly, the accused causes another person to dishonestly or fraudulently do certain acts. But even under the third limb, the act of forcing another person to sign on blank papers does not amount to making a false document. Another issue was whether, a or blank paper containing only a signature can be termed as a ‘document’. Section 29 of IPC defines the word ‘document’ as te any matter expressed or described upon any substance by means of letters, figures or marks or by more than one of those means, intended to be used or which may be used, as evidence of that matter. The definition under Indian Evidence Act is also similar. The Court said: “Going by the definitions, in order to term a substance as a document, some matter should have been expressed or described on that substance by means of letter, figures or marks and such matter should be intended to be used as evidence of that matter. It is doubtful whether the act of putting a signature on blank paper can be termed as expression or description of any matter intended to be used as evidence of that matter and thereby, bringing it within the meaning of ‘document’ under Section 29 of IPC. ” Allowing the appeal, the court held that the conviction of the appellant under Sections 365, 395 and 468 IPC cannot be legally sustained. Case name: Nisar vs. State of KeralaCase no.: CRL.A.No.481 OF 2008Coram: Justice VG ArunCounsel: Advocates RT Pradeep, V. VijulalClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

Delhi HC Dismisses Plea For Postponing PG Exams For AIIMS [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi HC Dismisses Plea For Postponing PG Exams For AIIMS [Read Order] Karan Tripathi10 Jun 2020 12:20 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has rejected the plea seeking a direction to be issued to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences to postpone the exams for post graduate (PG) courses. While acknowledging that there’s a strong need for AIIMS to augment its capacity by adding more junior doctors on their rolls in the present scenario, the Single Bench of Justice Jayant Nath noted…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?LoginDelhi High Court has rejected the plea seeking a direction to be issued to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences to postpone the exams for post graduate (PG) courses. While acknowledging that there’s a strong need for AIIMS to augment its capacity by adding more junior doctors on their rolls in the present scenario, the Single Bench of Justice Jayant Nath noted that while conducting the exams, AIIMS will be bound by all advisories/guidelines regarding precautions to be taken for these gatherings as prescribed and as per usual medical norms. The order has come in a writ petition asking the court to quash the order dated 01/06/20 by AIIMS wherein it has fixed the date of 11.06.2020 for the PG entrance examination. Petitioners, who are all MBBS doctors, submitted that COVID-19 cases are exploding day-to-day and have crossed 2.5 lakhs. In view thereof conducting PG entrance test on 11.06.2020 at this crucial point would be incorrect. Petitioners also placed reliance on the decision of the National Testing Agency to postpone several other examinations. The Petitioner further argued that there is no need to hold the examination at this point to augment the numbers of doctors available with AIIMS inasmuch as AIIMS can easily appoint non-academic junior residents doctors on contractual basis. While pointing out that large amount of resources have already been invested in conducting these exams at 250 centres across the country, the counsel appearing for AIIMS submitted that all precautions which are prescribed by the concerned governments including norms of Social-Distancing etc. would be maintained while carrying out the examination. Medical Council of India also supported the stance taken by AIIMS by stating that given the present pandemic conditions prevailing this would augment the medical capacity of AIIMS which is a very important aspect. At the outset, the court observed that the petition is liable to be dismissed on the basis of delay and laches as the Petitioners approached the court just two days before the scheduled date of the examination. Even otherwise, the court further said, there is a clear stipulation that all advisories/guidelines of Government of India regarding Social-Distance and Sanitization are to be followed at the exam centres. Hence safety measures are being taken. Therefore, the court held: ‘Clearly, there are no cogent reasons to postpone the PG entrance examination as is sought to be urged now at the very last minute. The respondent/AIIMS will be bound by all advisories/guidelines regarding precautions to be taken for these gatherings as prescribed and as per usual medical norms.’ The Petitioners in this case were represented by Mr Md.Azam Ansari, Mr. Athar Alam and Mr. Sumbol Atha.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more