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Swazi Spa Holdings (SWSPA.sz) 2005 Annual Report

first_imgSwazi Spa Holdings (SWSPA.sz) listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about Swazi Spa Holdings (SWSPA.sz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Swazi Spa Holdings (SWSPA.sz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Swazi Spa Holdings (SWSPA.sz)  2005 annual report.Company ProfileSwaziland Holdings Limited (Swazispa) owns and operates leading hotels, casinos and entertainment facilities in Ezulwini Valley in Swaziland. The company operates through three wholly-owned subsidiaries; Ezulwini Properties (Proprietary) Limited, Manzane Estates Limited and Spa Financing Company Limited. Brands in its portfolio include the Royal Swazi Sun, the Lugogo Sun and Ezulwini Sun. Swazispa is a subsidiary of Sun International Limited. Swaziland Spa Holdings is listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB Group) is a leading financial institution offering retail and corporate banking services in Uganda through its subsidiary company. KCB Group offers financial solutions ranging from current accounts, overdrafts and loans to fixed and short-term deposits, mortgage finance, trade finance and forex, and business investment accounts. The banking institution participates in investments in treasury bills and bonds with the central banks. Wholly-owned subsidiaries in the banking group include Kenya Commercial Finance Company Limited, Savings & Loan Kenya Limited, Kenya Commercial Bank Nominees Limited, Kencom House Limited, KCB Tanzania Limited, KCB Sudan Limited, KCB Rwanda SA and KCB Uganda Limited. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Church bells ring out in solidarity with Muslim victims of…

Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ecumenical & Interreligious, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Middle East Tags Rector Bath, NC 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Church bells ring out in solidarity with Muslim victims of North Sinai mosque bomb This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Anglican Communion, 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA [Anglican Communion News Service] Church bells rang out across Egypt on Nov. 25, as an act of solidarity with the Muslim community, following a terror attack on the al-Rawda mosque in Bir al-Abed, North Sinai. Bombs exploded at the mosque before gunmen entered and opened fire on those still standing. The death toll currently stands at 305. More than 100 people are being treated in hospital.Read the entire article here. Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit an Event Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Albany, NY Africa, Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Posted Nov 27, 2017 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC read more

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Apopka HOAs Get Organized

first_img Previous articleApopka Prayer Breakfast Features Alveda KingNext articleThe Errol Shooting: Part Three Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear center_img More than three dozen people attended the second meeting of the Apopka Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA) on Tuesday night, February 9, 2016.  Approximately 20 HOAs were represented. Please enter your comment! The meeting was moderated by Shakenya Harris-Jackson, Neighborhood Services Coordinator for the City of Apopka.After everyone present introduced themselves Jackson described the process of officially forming the Apopka CONA.  The next step in the process is to nominate members of the CONA Board.  Board Nomination Forms were distributed and must be filed with Jackson by  February 24, 2016.Once the CONA Board is established the group can be formally organized by adopting bylaws and establishing membership criteria.The bulk of the meeting time was spent with Captain Randy Fernandez who answered a multitude of Code Enforcement questions.  Issues raised included;SolicitorsTraffic EnforcementSquatters (people living illegally in homes they do not own)“Boarding Houses” (multiple families living in single-family houses)DogsParking Ordinance EnforcementRetaliation for Parking ComplaintsMosquito ControlAPD Officer Cindy Hall announced that applications were still being accepted for the 2016 Apopka Citizens Public Safety Academy.  The first class is on Thursday, February 24th.Antwan Nelson representing Orange County explained the services offered by the Orange County Neighborhood Preservation and Revitalization Division.  He also described various grants available to all HOAs in Orange County.The next meeting of the Apopka CONA is set for March 8, 2016. Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Charity chief executives appointed ambassadors of non-profit staff reward initiative

first_img  68 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Melanie May | 20 February 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 An initiative that rewards the work of charity volunteers and frontline employees with complimentary short breaks has launched, with the chief executives of the National Autistic Society and Hospice UK announced as ambassadors.Room to Reward was founded by Nicolas Roach, chairman of the Nicolas James Group, with Mark Lever, chief executive of the National Autistic Society, and Tracey Bleakley, chief executive of Hospice UK appointed as two of its ambassadors.The initiative rewards charities’ ‘Hidden Heroes’: those who a charity feels has made an exceptional commitment, through short breaks made possible by hotel partners donating anticipated unsold rooms.Charities can nominate their Hidden Hero on the Room to Reward site, with all charities qualifying for one nomination a year. All nominations are assessed individually with those judged the most deserving awarded a bed and breakfast break in the UK of up to three nights. Charity chief executives appointed ambassadors of non-profit staff reward initiativecenter_img Tagged with: Charity People corporate donated services Volunteers About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Room to Reward is already working with a number of charities including Mencap, Macmillan Caring Locally, Maggie’s Cancer Centres and Naomi House & Jacksplace.Mark Lever said:“The vital work charities do is only possible because of the passion and commitment of our volunteers and staff. It’s important we recognise, and thank them for this huge contribution in any way we can. Room for Reward is one excellent way of giving back and I’m delighted to be an ambassador for the scheme.”  67 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

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Chicago: ‘No monuments to racism’

first_imgActivists and community members speak out against white supremacy across the street from the Confederate Mound in Oak Woods Cemetery in Chicago, April 6.Near a busy corner on Chicago’s South Side, on April 7, cars slowed and passersby honked or raised their fists in support at the sight of a small group holding a banner proclaiming, “Honor Black Lives — No Monuments to Racism.”Chants of “You can’t stop the revolution! Black women bring the solution!” rang out as more activists and community members gathered to demand the removal of a monument to Confederate soldiers known as the Confederate Mound. The 50-foot marker dominates Oak Woods Cemetery in the Black working-class neighborhood known as Grand Crossing.Since last September, members of Smash White Supremacy-Chicago, led by Black Youth Project 100 and the local branch of Workers World Party, have gone door-to-door in Grand Crossing to investigate the impact of the Confederate monument on the people who live in its shadow. They were also promoting BYP 100’s #HonorHerLabor campaign to replace the monument with a statue of anti-lynching activist Ida B. Wells. The grave of that legendary African-American journalist, newspaper editor and anti-lynching activist rests just yards from the Confederate Mound.Canvassing extensively throughout the area, the volunteers also made sure community members were aware that the federal government spends $250,000 annually on restoration and upkeep for the monument, and that a racist organization known as “Sons of Confederate Veterans” rallies there regularly. Many of those canvassed hadn’t been aware of the nature of the monument, but expressed outrage that such a racist presence would be allowed to exist in their neighborhood.Those who were aware of the statue’s meaning pointed out the insult of its proximity to the graves of Black freedom fighters such as Ida B. Wells and Harold Washington, the first Black mayor of Chicago. This author spoke to a few residents who stressed that the monument is a slap in the face to the descendants of Black Southsiders who escaped slavery-like conditions in the South by coming to Chicago in the period known as the “Great Migration.”Another resident referred to the “little parties” that Sons of Confederate Veterans hold every spring. These rallies feature the flying of the pseudo-historical Confederate flag, now used as an international white supremacist symbol. Most alarmingly, in a city fraught with gun violence, guns are fired in a “military salute.”SCV members and other supporters of the monument say the rallies are nothing more than memorial rituals for over 4,000 soldiers buried around the Confederate Mound. These were casualties of Chicago’s Civil War era Camp Douglass, where prisoners of war were kept. Conditions there became crowded after the Confederacy refused to treat captured Black Union soldiers as prisoners of war, instead selling them back into enslavement. As a result, the Union stopped participating in prisoner exchanges.But after Reconstruction, the white ruling classes of the South and North joined forces to fund the construction of the monument as a symbol of national unification under the banner of racism.The April 7 rally across from the cemetery was small but impactful, prompting extensive media coverage — including a full-page article in the Chicago Sun Times — and angry reaction from supporters of the failed Confederacy.Remarks from organizers reframed the growing national debate over monuments that glorify the racist and genocidal roots of the U.S. Speakersfocused on the social, psychological and economic impact of racism on people who fight to survive in a society that does not honor their history of struggle for liberation or, indeed, their lives.With support from the Grand Crossing community, Smash White Supremacy-Chicago plans to protest the next rally by Sons of Confederate Veterans at the Mound, scheduled for April 22 at 11 a.m. This will be the next step in addressing ways white supremacy still lives on in Chicago — the next step in opposing the glorification of racist fantasy at the expense of living Black people.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Dream Ball returns to Limerick

first_imgWhatsApp Share A Dream ambassadors Eve Grant, Louise Cooney and Laura Grant with National Children of Courage award winner and Princess for the night Beth Byrne, who is fighting Cystic Fibrosis.Share A Dream ambassadors Eve Grant, Louise Cooney and Laura Grant with National Children of Courage award winner and Princess for the night Beth Byrne, who is fighting Cystic Fibrosis.THE Dream Ball and National Children of Courage Awards, hosted by the Share A Dream Foundation, will return to the Radisson Blu Hotel on Saturday, November 29.Eight very special children, who have shown unbelievable courage and determination in the face of illness, have been selected for the awards from nominations from all over Ireland.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Their determination to get as much out of life as possible in spite of their illness or disability will be honoured and their dreams will come true on the night.The Share A Dream Foundation helps to grant the wishes of terminally ill children and allows families to enjoy some special quality time together.“There is no greater joy in the world than seeing the smile on the face of a very special child who has suffered so much in their short and traumatic young lives, knowing you made it happen. It’s magic,” said Shay Kinsella, Share A Dream founder and CEO.The charity is calling on people in Limerick to organise a table of family and friends to support the event and raise funds for a worthy cause.Legendary Kilkenny manager Brian Cody will be one of the many celebrity supporters in attendance with Noel Cunningham providing MC on the night.For more information, go to www.shareadream.ie. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Facebook Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin Previous articleWater vote down the drainNext articleLimerick animal rights activist John offers ‘life lesson’ in new book John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSDream BalllimerickNational Children of Courage AwardsRadisson Blu HotelShare a Dream Foundation center_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsDream Ball returns to LimerickBy John Keogh – November 6, 2014 924 Email Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival last_img read more

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Almost 200 social housing offers rejected in Donegal last year

first_imgHomepage BannerNews 183 offers of social housing were rejected in Donegal last year according to new figures published today.The details are compiled in a national report on 30 of the country’s local authorities.People rejected housing offers on a number of grounds, including barking dogs in the area and in one case the applicant being on holiday in Italy.Councillor Gerry McMonagle says he’s disapointed at the rejection rate in Donegal: RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By admin – November 2, 2015 Pinterest Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleDonegal Deputy Thomas Pringle confirms endorsement for Right2Change policiesNext articleRory Gallagher issues statement about Jim McGuinness’s book admin 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Twitter Almost 200 social housing offers rejected in Donegal last year Google+ Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/gerryraw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+last_img read more

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Dowry Death: Jammu Court Appeals Govt To Establish Marriage Counselling Centres In Every District Of UT

first_imgNews UpdatesDowry Death: Jammu Court Appeals Govt To Establish Marriage Counselling Centres In Every District Of UT LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK17 Nov 2020 8:23 AMShare This – xExpressing concern over the spike in cases of dowry death, a local Court in Jammu has appealed to the Government to establish marriage counselling Centres in every District of the Union Territory. “The Counseling Centers will be entrusted with the responsibility of pre and post marital parleys between the families to ensure harmonious and peaceful settlement of…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?LoginExpressing concern over the spike in cases of dowry death, a local Court in Jammu has appealed to the Government to establish marriage counselling Centres in every District of the Union Territory. “The Counseling Centers will be entrusted with the responsibility of pre and post marital parleys between the families to ensure harmonious and peaceful settlement of matrimonial misunderstandings,” an Additional Sessions Court at Jammu said. ASJ Tahir Khurshid Raina was hearing an anticipatory bail application of 51-yrs-old Raj Kumari, accused of harassing her 32 years old daughter-in-law for dowry, which ultimately led to the latter committing suicide. “Keeping in view the gravity of this burgeoning crime in the society, through the medium of this order I convey my concern to the govt to establish marriage counseling Centers in every District, where especially before the celebration of marriage, the couples along with their family members be called to have parleys with the experts of the field who can guide them how to behave to each other in the new relationship, based on social, mora, ethical and religious sanctions,” the Judge said. He added, “I have felt necessity to convey this concern for the reason that the misunderstandings in relationships between daughter-in-law and her in-laws if not settled and shaped up properly, results into horrible happenings which finally leads the entire family into mess, even sometime culminates into horrible criminal cases like in hand.” He noted that inspite of all efforts, the crime of dowry death is on the rise and there is no decline in its rising graph. He said, “This court has time and again shown its concern for spate in such offences and in its last order in a similar case has appealed for awakening of moral conscious of the society towards this crime so that society at large gets sensitize and awakened to curb this crime to its hilt. I am now reiterating my concern for awakening the moral conscious of the society towards such horrible happenings in our families. Fact remains that unless society as a whole is not convictionally ready to abhor and oppose it to, laws are not going to succeed in curbing the menace.” He further stated, “It must be remembered that greater good of the society is the star objective of the welfare state. Therefore, what is suggested by the court to the govt is in furtherance of that lofty objective to ensure marriage institution and matrimonial homes to grow smoothly and lovably. And the glaring fact is that our magisterial courts, Matrimonial Courts and women cells are flooded with complaints based on matrimonial disputes, which vindicate my concern and suggestion.” Coming to the facts of the case, the Judge noted that there were prima facie allegations against the Applicant­ accused, that she had been continuous trouble-shouter for the deceased and had tortured her, both physically and mentally, on account of demand of dowry. Expressing displeasure at a woman pitting against another woman and considering the gravity of the alleged offence, the Court declined the pre-arrest bail plea. It held, “If mother-in-law does not behave responsibly and like a mother to her daughter-in-law, she feels insecure and threatened. In all such offences like 306 IPC, 304-B IPC, we find that mother in law of the deceased is accused of torturing her for demand of dowry and raise such other unpleasant issues for her to such an extent that she either flees away from the matrimonial home or succumbs to these physical and mental cruelties.” At this juncture, the Petitioner’s counsel referred to a proviso attached to Section 437 CrPC whereby a woman and infirm can be granted bail in non bailable offences. However, declining any relief under this provision, the Court held, “This provision is a directive provision as held by our own Hon’ble High Court and its application depends upon facts and circumstances of each case. In the case in hand which is quite serious in its gravity and complicity of accused-applicant is quite explicit, does not entitle her for grant of anticipatory bail.” It added, “Fact remains that Anticipatory bail is meant only for those bonafide persons who are unnecessarily roped in an offence on account of some vengeance etc. and not for those who are explicity involved in serious offences like dowry death and seek anticipatory bail.” Case Title: Raj Kumari v. UT of J&K Click Here To Download Order Read OrderSubscribe 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

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Won’t Let Artificial Intelligence Do Decision Making; Judges’ Autonomy & Discretion Will Be Retained : CJI Bobde

first_imgTop StoriesWon’t Let Artificial Intelligence Do Decision Making; Judges’ Autonomy & Discretion Will Be Retained : CJI Bobde Srishti Ojha6 April 2021 8:21 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court’s Artificial Intelligence Committee on Tuesday launched its Artificial Intelligence portal SUPACE(Supreme Court Portal for Assistance in Court’s Efficiency). Judges.The event was attended by CJI Bobde, CJI designate Justice NV Ramana and Justice Nageswara Rao, who is also the Chairman of the Supreme Court’s AI Committee, and High Court Judges.While launching the…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 Supreme Court’s Artificial Intelligence Committee on Tuesday launched its Artificial Intelligence portal SUPACE(Supreme Court Portal for Assistance in Court’s Efficiency). Judges.The event was attended by CJI Bobde, CJI designate Justice NV Ramana and Justice Nageswara Rao, who is also the Chairman of the Supreme Court’s AI Committee, and High Court Judges.While launching the Court’s Artificial Intelligence Portal, the CJI called the system a ‘perfect blend of human intelligence and machine learning’ and ‘a hybrid system’, which works together with human intelligence.He stated that the system being launched is unique as there is interaction between the human being and machine which creates remarkable resultsDuring the event, CJI addressed the objections and criticisms that Artificial Intelligence faces, as for most people it means automated decision making. He clarified that such objections are completely unwarranted in terms of this system, as its been designed to make facts available to Judge who wants them for decision making and enable him to deliver judgement.”It is our view and is in consistence of each judge, that the decision must be left to him, a machine ought not to dictate it.” CJI said.The CJI stated that he himself believes it would be disastrous to let AI do decision making on cases involving human problems where human discussion is of greatest importance. Therefore, sufficient care has been taken to ensure that AI only collects all relevant facts & law and makes it available to Judge on their finger tips but doesn’t in anyway suggest decisions.”This is where we, Indian Judiciary will stop using it, after its given all the information & analysed all answers. We are not going to let it spill over decision making” CJI said.He reiterated that the software would fully retain autonomy and discretion of Judge in deciding case, though at a much faster pace due to readiness at which information is made available by AI.He stated that Artificial intelligence can think in words and figures and its gets better with more examples that its given. The CJI further said that that AI doesn’t have access to feelings and emotions, and operates in areas of cognition, where understanding takes place only through language and symbols. The system that’s being launched is designed not to decide but to do all discovery of facts to let the Judge decide.CJI Bobde also allayed apprehensions about AI generating unemployment and said that there no question of the portal creating redundancy of any post in the Judiciary, and the only consequence one can see today is that it would cut down on over time that officers in Registry are subjected to.CJI: This objection and criticism related to AI is completely unwarranted in terms of our system, as its been designed to make facts available to Judge who wants them for decision making and enable him to deliver judgement. #SupremeCourt— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) April 6, 2021 He recalled that when computerization was introduced in the Bombay High Court, the staff had raised similar apprehensions. But ultimately, computerization reduced the work load of Registry officials, enabling them to reach home earlier to spend more time with their families. He hoped that AI will create a similar impact on the work load of courtChief Justice of India Designate Justice Ramana called it an important historical day in history of SC and Judiciary, and said that introduction of the AI tool is another feather in cap of CJI. He said that it is another big step in ensuring access to justice and will be helpful to Judiciary in reducing pendency and delivering justice to needy people.Justice Ramana also said that the tool can be used in criminal cases in several important ways to help save time and also in motor accident claims where it will be useful to dispose of cases.Justice Ramana: We are already burdened with so much pendency and other problems like finding out, taking out important facts and issues that parties raised,& doing that with this tool is very easy. #SupremeCourt— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) April 6, 2021 Supreme Court Justice Nageswara Rao, who is also the Chairman of the AI Committee in his address stated that technology disrupted the nature of professions and the manner of practice and the recent advances have been revolutionising every facet of human life.He stated that a need was felt for new age cutting age technology of machine learning and Artificial intelligence in Judiciary for enhancing productivity of Justice delivery system, and this idea had led to Supreme Court forming AI Committee in 2019.Justice Rao stated that the legal research assistance on Judicial side is the brainchild of CJI, who had discussed it with Mr Trivedi and then took two years to take shape.”Work of judges specially in Indian Scenario heavily center around processing information. The cases are adjudicated upon based on precedents which are more material generated in adjudication process” Justice Rao said.Justice Rao added that the AI Committee identified potential of AI in cataloguing all this information for better handling of this data, be it in understanding factual matrix of cases or in dynamic research of precedents.Justice Rao: The AI Committee identified potential of AI in cataloguing all this information for better handling of this data, be it in understanding factual matrix of cases or in dynamic research of precedents #SupremeCourt— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) April 6, 2021 Justice Rao also mentioned the important features of the software which include, automating and extraction of facts from files, extraction of facts like date, time etc., locating various questions with answers, indexing and bookmarking, and chatbox to get automated suggestions, etcJustice Rao also stated that developement of SUPACE for criminal matters is in progress and result is encouraging. The AI Committee has resolved to put SUPACE tool in use on experimental basis with judges dealing with criminal matters in Bombay and Delhi High Courts. The use of AI in Motor Accidents Claim Tribunals is also being explored and a special Sub Committee has been formed for this.Justice Nageswara Rao stated that the AI Committee recommends that all High Court Judges should start using time to save time and improve efficiency.There was a live demo of the AI system during the event by the technical team.Next Storylast_img read more

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