News UpdatesGHCAA Requests Chief Justice Of Gujarat HC For Physical Functioning Of Court [Read Letter] Manjusha Tiwari31 May 2020 7:24 AMShare This – xThe Hon’ble Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court, Justice Shri Vikram Nath, received a letter from Mr Yatin N Oza, the President of Gujarat High Court Advocates’ Association (GHCAA) requesting for physical functioning of the Court instead of virtual function of the Court. The letter states that an agenda was circulated and then put to vote. The agenda was whether the Members of the Bar…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 Hon’ble Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court, Justice Shri Vikram Nath, received a letter from Mr Yatin N Oza, the President of Gujarat High Court Advocates’ Association (GHCAA) requesting for physical functioning of the Court instead of virtual function of the Court. The letter states that an agenda was circulated and then put to vote. The agenda was whether the Members of the Bar wished for physical functioning of the court or virtual functioning of the court. In this referendum 800 members participated and almost 64% of the Members of the Bar expressed their desire that the court should function physically, while 36% expressed their desire for the virtual functioning of the court. It is conveyed in the letter that around 1800 members out of 2400 members wish that the court should function physically with all those precautions that the Chief Justice along with his companion Judges decide. The following reasons are given in favour of physical functioning of the Court: ● The State of Gujarat has permitted almost all commercial activities including opening of malls and hospitality sector apart from places of worship ● It is presumed that the State on its Executive side is custodia-legis of its subject. The State Government itself thinks it fit after almost 2 1⁄2 months to open up almost all the commercial activities, finding the present period to be now safe ● Sachivalaya are opened up now even when people visiting Sachivalaya are fore more than people visiting the High Court ● a doctor of high repute and eminence suggested several precautions in a webinar and opined that the Courts can safely be reopened for physical hearing without any risk The Hon’ble Chief Justice has been requested to take this view in his kind consideration that there is no harm in opening up the High Court by way of physical hearing with whatever restrictions the Lordships deem fit and proper including prohibiting the entry of litigants.Click Here To Download Letter[Read Letter] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
SFAMA, the Swiss Funds and Asset Management Association, has launched a series of recommendations that would guide asset managers to include sustainability criteria into their investment processes.SFAMA has teamed up with the Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF) association to draw up the recommendations.Last week, IPE revealed in an interview with SSF’s CEO Sabine Döbeli the association was working with SFAMA to publish a document with a list of advice on sustainable asset management.Döbeli said the Swiss market is prepared to continue to embrace sustainability as a mainstream approach for investments, although a number of asset managers are still at the start of the journey. In a joint statement, SFAMA and SSF specified that the recommendations, technical in nature and focused on governance, investment policy and strategy, risk management, transparency, and reporting, are intended in particular for organizations that are still at the early stages of environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration.The organizations suggest asset managers should consider material sustainability factors to define target allocation for the different asset classes on a strategic level, while on a tactical level sustainability information could influence top-down decisions relating to sectors or markets at a given point in time, according to the document listing key messages and recommendations for sustainable asset management.Asset managers could also decide to apply ESG factors purely in their bottom-up processes, integrating ESG criteria in the assessment of individual portfolio holdings.Markus Fuchs, managing director at SFAMA, said: “Asset managers are aware of the importance of ESG factors, and the industry knows its responsibility in terms of facing up to global challenges. Sustainability has to be part of an asset manager’s DNA.”SFAMA and SSF also defined the best approaches to take according to asset classes, depending on the motivation of the investment.If the motivation is promoting sustainable development, for example, active voting and shareholder engagement is highly relevant for private equity, impact investing for alternatives, microfinance and private debt, and a best-in-class approach suits equities best.If the goal is to improve the risk-return profile of the investment, ESG integration is highly relevant for real estate, corporate bonds and equities.“In a globalized economy, the success of corporate strategies is increasingly dependent on ESG factors. Integrating them into financial analysis and risk management activities can contribute to increasing profitability and minimizing risk,” said Döbeli.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here.
(This is the first in a series of quick profiles on players who fit for the Angels to add over the winter. This is purely “informed speculation,” based on what we know about the Angels’ roster needs along with General Manager Billy Eppler’s preferences and history. We’ll have a new one every weekday, until the GM Meetings, which are the unofficial start of the hot stove season.)J.T. REALMUTO, catcher, Miami MarlinsThe basics: Realmuto is the best all-around catcher in baseball. Next year will be his age 28 season. He’s a right-handed hitter.2018 season: He hit .277 with 21 home runs and an .825 OPS, both career highs.Contract status: Arbitration-eligible for two more years before free agency, set to make around $5 million to $6 million in 2019. Why he makes sense: Although José Briceño and Francisco Arcia did well in short stints last season, it’s unlikely the Angels view either as a No. 1 catcher. When Eppler was describing how he believes the Angels have internal options for most of their everyday spots, he conceded that catcher is a position at which they need to be “open-minded.” Realmuto can also play first base, so he could help share that spot with Albert Pujols, so the Angels could keep his bat in the lineup even when he’s not catching.The prospect cost for Realmuto would be steep, but it might still make sense. In November 2015, when the Angels were staring at a potential void at shortstop, Erick Aybar was coming into his final year and the Angels had no heir apparent. In that case, they simply paid the high prospect price for Andrelton Simmons. Eppler reasoned that shortstops of that caliber just don’t become available often, and it was worth the cost. You could say the same about Realmuto.It’s safe to guess that dealing for Realmuto would require two of the Angels’ top 10 prospects, and maybe even a third lesser prospect. There is probably room for a deal that wouldn’t include top prospect Jo Adell, though. If the Angels did get Realmuto, they probably would have depleted their prospect capital to the point that they couldn’t make any other major trades this winter.Why he doesn’t: Even for only two years, it’s possible the prospect cost for Realmuto would be exorbitant. There are other teams looking for catchers, and the market is thin. The top free agents are Yasmani Grandal and Wilson Ramos. The Marlins also might choose to build around him, signing him to an extension.Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto is a player the Angels could consider pursuing in the offseason, but the asking price is sure to be steep. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error