Henry Street HQ to expand

first_img Previous articleNorthampton match traffic planNext articleO’Dea promises to ‘kick some ass’ admin Twitter NewsLocal NewsHenry Street HQ to expandBy admin – January 21, 2010 691 HENRY STREET gardai have been granted an extension…. with the acquisition of the leasehold interest in the adjacent former Eircom premises, and designed to relieve the pressure on their existing building.It had been indicated two years ago that the Department of Justice had expressed an interest in section of the now Foreign Aid building across the road, and which had been under construction, with a view to providing long sought after additional space for Henry Street garda personnel.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Contracts have now been signed for the red-bricked former Eircom offices, built in the 1970s by local developer Charles Humphreys.Their new premises, which had been on the market for some time, have five floors of accommodation.The current premises will be retained.Inspector John O’Reilly said that, like all garda stations, the building is to be leased, and that a number of departments, along with Garda training quarters, would be transferred there.“We are expected to be in situ for July of this year”, said the Inspector, confirming there would not be any additional holding cells in their new premises. The cells are to remain at the existing station.There are around 350 garda personnel in the district, which includes Henry Street, Mayorstone and Mary Street stations.Plans are also in place to relocate Limerick District Court to a more secure location in the city, and while a Henry Street site had been widely mooted, the likelihood now is that it will be built on a vacant space in Mulgrave Street, and close to the prison. Print Facebookcenter_img Advertisement Linkedin WhatsApp Emaillast_img read more

Role Of Courts Assumes Great Importance In Realizing The Full Potential Of ADR: Justice NV Ramana

first_imgNews UpdatesRole Of Courts Assumes Great Importance In Realizing The Full Potential Of ADR: Justice NV Ramana LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK17 March 2021 8:28 PMShare This – xSupreme Court Judge, Justice NV Ramana recently emphasized on the significance of alternative dispute redressal mechanism for reducing pendency of cases in Indian Courts. He observed that the different ADR processes provide millions of people a platform to settle their issues and an effective execution of these processes can surely reduce the pendency. He also emphasized that…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?LoginSupreme Court Judge, Justice NV Ramana recently emphasized on the significance of alternative dispute redressal mechanism for reducing pendency of cases in Indian Courts. He observed that the different ADR processes provide millions of people a platform to settle their issues and an effective execution of these processes can surely reduce the pendency. He also emphasized that the ADR mechanisms maximize stakeholder participation and allow litigants a degree of control over the resolution process. In this context, Justice Ramana observed, “Since ADR is designed around a participatory model, its adoption is going to break existing barrier; from being am ‘outsider to the process’ the citizens with their direct involvement will be the ‘insiders in the process'”. He highlighted the issue of pendency of cases and observed that we cannot remain ignorant of the large number of pending cases. He also suggested certain methods of dealing with judicial delays such as, ‘reforming the judicial process and strengthening the judicial infrastructure’ and ‘settling existing disputes through amicable dispute resolution methods’. The Judge was addressing the 1st Justice JS Verma Memorial ADR & Client Counselling Competition. He recollected that Justice JS Verma believed in settling issues by means of arbitration, mediation and conciliation from the very beginning and stressed on the necessity of a steadier and more efficient system of arbitration. At last, Justice Ramana highlighted the integral role of Legal Services Authorities in disposal of cases through ADR mechanisms. He revealed that over 1,32,378 cases were resolved through mediation in the year 2019 and 2020. He commended the efforts of Legal Services Authorities during the pandemic by observing that, “swiftly adapting to challenges faced during the pandemic, the Legal Services Authorities innovatively leveraged technology and introduced E-Lok Adalats and Online mediations. Over 78,41,641 cases were disposed of by National Lok Adalats in 2019 and 2020, out of which 39,41,418 cases were disposed of at the pre-litigation stage itself.” Justice AM Khanwilkar, Supreme Court Judge who was also present on the occasion, remembered Justice Verma and his commitment to the Rule of Law. He highlighted Justice Verma’s celebrated judgment in Vishaka v. State of Rajasthan and his personal liking towards the ADR. The Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Management Studies (MAIMS) is conducting its 1st Justice JS Verma Memorial ADR & Client Counselling Competition from 17 -19 March 2021. The inaugural ceremony of the competition was held on 17th March at India International Centre. A book on Specific Contracts by Prof (Dr.) Rajni Malhotra Dhingra, was also released on the occasion.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Promising pigs

first_imgATHENS – Two University of Georgia animal scienceresearchers introduced to the world 13 pigs that may holdthe key to new therapies to treat human diseases, includingdiabetes. Announced this week, the discovery marks thefirst time pluripotent stem cells, or cells that can turn intoany type of cell in the body, have been created from adultlivestock.“We now for the first time have a method to make pigs thatcan be a source of cells and organs for regenerative medicinein a meaningful way” said Steven L. Stice, a Georgia ResearchAlliance eminent scholar in the UGA College of Agriculturaland Environmental Sciences. He also directs UGA’sRegenerative Bioscience Center. The technique called inducedpluripotent stem cells had only previously been shown tomake live offspring in mice.“These first-in-the-world, pig-induced pluripotent cells-generated animals can eventually be used to provide andsearch for better therapies and cures for human disease anddegenerative conditions,” Stice said. The discovery is a newtool for researchers who need to determine which sourcesof cells, adult or earlier stages such as embryonic or inducedpluripotent stem cells, will work best for each disease.Better source of cells, organsThe induced pluripotent stem cells piglets were born in September 2009 at Wisconsin-based company Minitube of America, Inc., according to project collaborator John R. Dobrinsky. Minitube is a biotechnology company specializing in artificial reproduction biotechnologies and cell biology. The process used avoids the more problematic and controversial cloning process while making it easier to make the genetic changes necessary to develop pigs as a better source of cells and organs for transplantation. “Although induced pluripotent stem cell technology was first successful in mice, the mouse isn’t always a good model to study human disease and they are not a good source of tissue and organs for therapy,” Stice said. “Pigs are often the best way to go.” Pigs are biologically and physiologically very similar to humans and are prone to develop many of the same health problems as humans, Dobrinsky said. Stice credits Franklin West, an assistant research scientist, with perfecting the method. “I’ve worked on this for about 20 years,” Stice said. “Franklin found the way to make it work.” The pluripotent stem cells incorporated naturally into the developing fetuses and contributed to the development of many cell types of the body, such as lungs, kidney, heart, skin or muscle, producing healthy piglets, West said. And 80 percent of the animals produced using this new method are a product of these stem cells, a very high percentage. This cellular experiment demonstrates proof of concept by injecting pig-induced pluripotent cells into early pig embryos, Dobrinsky said. Type I diabetes treatmentThe new process will be valuable for a research projectunderway in partnership with Emory University to find bettertherapies for diabetes.“Islets that produce insulin and other hormones relatedto regulating blood sugar are found in the pancreas,” Sticeexplained. “It is well known that porcine islet cells could bea major break through in the treatment of Type I (juvenile)diabetes if they were not rejected by the human immunesystem. This new method will allow researchers to make thenecessary genetic changes to dampen or potentially eliminatethe rejection of the new stem cells and then we can makeanimals from these stem cells.”Economic, environmental impactsAnother goal, Stice said, is for the study results to lead theway to healthier, more environmentally friendly and disease-resistant livestock, and ones that could help reduce poverty orstarvation in developing countries.Once the new pigs reach sexual maturity and Stice and Westdetermine if the pigs produce viable sperm and egg cells, theycan begin naturally mating. The offspring of the current pigswill produce the cells needed to move into the therapy stageand clinical trials.Details of the discovery will be published in the journal StemCells and Development next month.last_img read more

Tunisia 1-2 England: Five things we learned

first_imgCaptain Harry Kane scored twice, including an injury-time winner, as England battled to a 2-1 victory over Tunisia in their opening game of the World Cup.Kane nodded home from close range in the 91st minute following Harry Maguire’s flick-on from a corner, adding to his opportunistic finish in the first half in Volgograd.Here are five thoughts from the gameTUNISIA SHOULD HAVE “DISRESPECTED” ENGLANDFor a side with the likes of Delle Alli, Harry Kane, Jesse Lingard and Raheem Sterling, one would have fancied Tunisia to sit deep in their half and look to hit England on the counter. Instead, Tunisia pressed England high up the pitch, especially in the first half. Tunisia stubbornly stayed true to their playing philosophy and played out the back even though it sometimes appeared risky. It was this same hesitance to clear the ball which caused them the game. Despite this, I must say that the Tunisians were very impressive in their one-touch passing and were a delight to watch as they comfortably passed the ball around. The Tunisians have themselves to blame as they dropped deeper and deeper as the second half progressed and allowed England to come at them. I felt that the Tunisians should have kept on playing like the way they did in the first half as they showed that they could also take the game to England. TUNISIA WEAK AT DEFENDING SET PIECES There was always danger anytime England had set pieces [corner kicks and free kicks closer to Tunisia’s defensive third]. The Tunisians were very poor at marking their opponents and could only watch on as Harry Kane slotted home from close range after Hassen pulled off an impressive save. This predicament was further highlighted as Harry Kane was left unmarked as he powered in a header from a corner kick in stoppage time to seal the victory for England.TUNISIA’S LEFT SIDE OF DEFENCE A WEAK LINKTunisia’s left back Maaloul and left central defender Bronn had a torrid time defending Tunisia’s left side of the defence. So many English attacks were initiated from Tunisia’s left side of the defence. Kyle Walker and Kevin Trippier had a field day at the left flank. Gareth Southgate surely realized it and brought on Loftus Cheek to play at the left flank.  Going into the next game, Tunisia will definitely have to work on their left side of the defence.SOUTHGATE SPOT ON WITH HIS SUBSTITUTIONSPrior to the game, majority expected a Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford partnership upfront. Gareth Southgate had other thoughts and decided to pair Raheem Sterling with Harry Kane up front. The partnership didn’t work and Rashford came in for Sterling. Ruben Loftus Cheek was also brought on to replace Dele Alli and the introduction of these players gave England a lift. Rashford and Cheek were direct in their play as they gave England renewed energy going forward. It was Cheek’s persistence on the left side of midfield that led to the corner kick which resulted in the winning goal. CONCENTRATION, AN AFRICAN PROBLEM?Egypt and Morocco also conceded goals late on in their respective games. This has led to genuine concerns about the concentration level of the African teams so far. Well, it is very amazing how Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia seemed to have lost concentration when it mattered most. This trend is very worrying and the various African teams must make sure that they toughen up their mentality.—Follow the World Cup with the Multimedia Group! With live English radio commentary on Joy 99.7 FM radio, Akan radio commentary on Asempa 94.7 FM and livestreaming on Myjoyonline.com, we’ve got you covered all-tournament long.last_img read more