first_img By Kunal Dhyani – August 13, 2018 WTC Final Live- Ind vs NZ: Kyle Jamieson bags 5th five-wicket haul in 8th Test, rattles India in WTC final TAGSDelhi DynamosDelhi Dynamos FCDorronsoro SanchezHero ISLISL 2018ISL transfers SHARE Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Euro 2020, North Macedonia vs Netherlands: Top 5 players to watch out for in MKD vs NED Latest Sports News Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Football Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Formula 1 WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to rain, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen comes for 2nd pit stop, Hamilton retakes lead- Follow Live Updates Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates Cricket YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionWhat ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Were Actually Supposed To Look LikeDefinition|SponsoredSponsored Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale and Co face do-or-die clash; Italy eye third consecutive win; Follow Live Updates, Bengaluru Indian Super League (ISL) club Delhi Dynamos Football Club have today (Monday) added experienced goalkeeper Dorronsoro Sanchez to their ranks ahead of ISL Season 5. The Spaniard becomes the third foreign recruit by the club following the signings of Rene Mihelic and Marcos Tebar.The 33-year-old was last plying his trade with Spanish second division outfit Lorca FC where he made 82 appearances in two seasons, in process helping the side gain promotion from Spanish second division B. Now, he will make the Indian Super League (ISL) debut for Delhi Dynamos. Football Football Cricket Facebook Twitter ISL: Sunil Chhetri extends Bengaluru FC stay until 2023 WTC Final LIVE: Muttiah Muralitharan voted ‘Greatest Men’s Test Bowler’ of 21st century Delhi Dynamos rope in Goalkeeper Dorronsoro Sanchez Previous articleStokes set to miss 3rd Test, might not be there for remainder of seriesNext articleScottish Professional Football League terminates MP & Silva contract for unpaid rights fee Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTreehuggerHow To Protect Yourself Against CyberthreatsTreehuggerPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickGeorgetown UniversityLearn from Anywhere This Summer with Georgetown’s Online Summer CoursesGeorgetown UniversityThe Torrelavega born goalkeeper has in the past represented the likes of Albacete, Alcorcon, Alcoyano in Spain and has also been crowned Champion of Spanish second division B with Albacete in 2013-14.Also Read: ISL Transfer 2018: Delhi Dynamos sign Rene Mihelic“I am looking forward to this new phase in my career. Indian Super League has grown immensely, and we have a lot of Spanish players and coaches here, so they have given great reviews about the league. I am very excited to be a part of this club and this league,” Dorronsoro said.Dorronsoro joins Albino Gomes, Sukhadev Patil and Sayan Roy as the list of goalkeepers in the squad right now.“Dorronsoro Sanchez is an experienced goalkeeper who will add a lot of value to this side. His presence will help our young goalkeepers a lot and he can be a great mentor for them as well. He is a phenomenal goalkeeper who is a great shot stopper and we look forward to welcoming him for the pre-season,” Head Coach Josep Gombau said.Also Read: ISL Transfer 2018: Marcos Tebar returns to Delhi Dynamos FootballLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport Football Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TURlast_img read more

first_imgAssociated Bus Company Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Associated Bus Company Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Associated Bus Company Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Associated Bus Company Plc (  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileAssociated Bus Company (ABC) Plc is a leading road passenger transportation company in Nigeria offering a luxury bus service for the discerning traveller. Known as ABC Transport, the company operates a luxury bus service and covers the most important routes between the major towns and cities of Nigeria as well as international travel options in West Africa. Associated Bus Company also owns and operates a budget hotel.  Operations within and outside Nigeria are managed through ultra-modern terminals with comfortable lounges in major cities such as Lagos (Jibowu & Amuwo-Odofin), Aba, Owerri, Port-Harcourt, Abuja, Enugu, Onitsha, Umuahia, Jos, Mbaise, Bolade, and Accra (Ghana). Luxury buses owned and operated by the ABC Bus Company bear the distinguished Reindeer logo which has been adopted to symbolise strength, speed and efficiency. ABC Bus Company was awarded the prestigious title of Best Transporter in Nigeria by the Chartered Institute of Transport. The company consistently wins the National Bus Operator of the Year Award along with other accolades by renowned bodies. Capital Alliance Private Equity (CAPE) has a 30% stake in ABC Transport. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Associated Bus Company (ABC) Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgConstance La Gaiete Company Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Constance La Gaiete Company Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Constance La Gaiete Company Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Constance La Gaiete Company Limited Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileConstance La Gaiete Company Limited is headquartered in Port Louis and is involved in the farming and production of sugarcane. Constance La Gaiete Company Limited’s activities in the agro industry include the production of food crops, fruits (principally pineapples), and livestock (mainly broiler chicken). The company is also involved in real estate projects. Constance La Gaiete Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

first_img Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Comments (15) Melanie Barbarito says: June 1, 2012 at 6:44 am Is wonderful correspondance and sometimes a Priest need to shows the love of God while he is Fighting his own battles and through his wiliness to serve God and God’s children. Help those who are in need without looking at race, color or religious beliefs, which is the true calling of our Lord Jesus. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Vivian Varela says: May 30, 2012 at 8:57 pm I enjoyed this! Thank you. By Danielle TumminioPosted May 30, 2012 Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 May 30, 2012 at 10:09 pm This is great! Featured Events June 27, 2012 at 2:30 pm The magic in Danielle Tumminio’s fine article is a METAPHOR, folks. It’s not to be taken literally. Relax. May 31, 2012 at 6:43 pm I have always felt a terrific affinity for Mary Poppins. Ordained to the priesthood late in life I believe Danielle has hit upon an amazing analogy! Thank you! Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Roger Phillips says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Gretchen Pickeral says: Submit a Press Release Jeannine Lanigan says: Comments are closed. Connie Clark says: 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 June 4, 2012 at 8:55 am The daily walk alongside the people of faith seems very little to me like the relationship between Mary Poppins and her charges. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group May 30, 2012 at 5:13 pm What a wonderful analogy!!! And sometimes a Priest has to be the one to provide the spoonful of sugar to make the medicine go down—the spreading of the word of God’s grace sufficient to comfort and strengthen the people facing life as it is with all its trials and pains. Bill Minkler says: August 7, 2012 at 1:59 pm “They listen to the anguish of . . . of parents who lost children, of those . . . who are hopeless or . . . sorrowful . . . They hold all those experiences in their hearts, all the while believing and teaching the hope Jesus offers: that suffering never has the final word; that death is not more powerful than love; that those broken kites will fly again . . .” When our infant daughter died (and we lost 6 more babies through miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy), our church – clergy and congregation alike – provided little if any acknowledgement, support, or validation. There were a very few people who were brief exceptions to this, but our grief was treated primarily as a distasteful event to be ignored. We were actually told that recording the death among the quarterly parish demographics constituted an announcement to the parish. We tried to encourage a more enlightened, more humane ministry for all hurting people, particularly the bereaved (most especially those like us with “disenfranchised grief”). Our pleas were rebuffed, and we reluctantly left this parish, and ultimately, Christendom altogether. Because sometimes death IS more powerful than love – conditional love that is too squeamish or uncomfortable to encompass suffering people. The anguish of being a bereaved parent and involuntarily childless is excruciating, but the collateral damage of our church turning its back on us made the injury so much worse. My kite is permanently broken, and it will never fly again. May 31, 2012 at 7:03 pm Very moving and well done. I would love to attend her lectures at Yale or where ever. Rector Smithfield, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Job Listing May 30, 2012 at 9:37 pm And I am happy and blessed to say (even if I say so myself) that I have been fortunate to have priests just like Rev. Tumminio who have welcomed and nurtured me as I have grown to be a member of the Episcopal Church. What a beautiful essay. Thank you priests, deacons, and lay members for doing your best for us every day.I think it is time to pop the DVD in the player this evening and watch with a unique and special perspective. Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET center_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS June 5, 2012 at 4:14 pm Amen! Linda. The article is well written – but there is nothing magical about orders. Grace is a mystery; magic – is – well, magic: smoke and mirrors. Rev.David Rodriguez says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Susan Allen says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Linda McMillan says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA ‘A priest is like Mary Poppins’ Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC Danielle Tumminio[Episcopal News Service] The other day, someone asked me what a priest does.“Do you officiate weddings and funerals every day?” she asked. “Or pray all the time? What exactly is it that you do?”It’s a common question from churchgoers and non-churched folk alike: What is this work to which a priest is called?Initially, I responded to my friend with a laundry list of priestly responsibilities, but about somewhere between, “Baptize newcomers,” and “Dredge the church basement if it leaks,” her eyes glazed over. Then it came to me, the perfect metaphor for who a priest is and what a priest does.“A priest is like Mary Poppins,” I said, and then I explained what I meant.At the beginning of Mary Poppins, Mr. and Mrs. Banks lose the last in a string of nannies unable to control their children, Jane and Michael. Mr. Banks pens a list of characteristics needed in a caretaker—ordered, disciplined, rule-abiding—while his children want someone who will “love us like a son and daughter, and never smell of barley water.”George Banks rips the children’s list up and throws it into the fireplace, where its shredded pieces ascend to the sky and reach the hands of Mary Poppins, who literally blows the other potential nannies away in order to get the job.Priests do the same thing: They listen for the messages discarded in the fireplaces of our lives. They listen for what’s not said and seek overlooked opportunities for growth. Then they issue a call for that growth, though their people might be surprised to hear it. In that way, like Mary Poppins, they are prophetic voices, speaking with a vision that might seem unexpected.As the plot develops, Mary Poppins takes the children on a series of magical journeys: They snap their fingers to clean up, jump into a street drawing for an adventure with penguins, and drink tea while floating in midair. Each fantastical event presses against Jane’s and Michael’s way of being in the world, not so much because of magic as because Jane and Michael discovered lessons they need to know.This is the second thing priests do. Guided by the Holy Spirit, they create opportunities where transformation occurs: in the Church’s liturgy, in the sacraments, in educational and mission programs. In those spaces, all of God’s children can discover something new about their relationship to Jesus and how they can help create a world without pain and suffering.Then the plot thickens. Mr. Banks treasures his work responsibilities above spending time with his children—who desperately want to fly a kite with him—so Mary Poppins convinces him to take his children to work. On the way, Michael tries to give his money to the bird lady who sits on the steps of St. Paul’s rather than invest it in the bank where his father works, making such a fuss that Mr. Banks loses his job. But at his lowest moment, mortified by his job loss, humiliated in front of his colleagues, this father finds himself thinking the way Mary Poppins does. He begins to laugh, and in that laughter, finds healing.So at the end of the film, George Banks comes home shamed by his colleagues but with a mended kite in his hand. His priorities restored, he takes his children to the park, where they fly that kite together, finally united as a family.In that image, one discovers the third thing priests do: They watch as the kites of people’s lives break, seemingly beyond repair. They listen to the anguish of husbands whose wives died too young, of parents who lost children, of those with addictions, who are hopeless or homeless, sorrowful or sick. They hold all those experiences in their hearts, all the while believing and teaching the hope Jesus offers: that suffering never has the final word; that death is not more powerful than love; that those broken kites will fly again. And by doing this work in God’s name, their ministry becomes about the divine, not about themselves.As the story of the Banks family concludes, Mary Poppins remains apart from them, standing on the doorstep with her carpetbag in hand, and the parrot on her umbrella speaks:“That’s gratitude for you, didn’t even say goodbye,” he says.“No, they didn’t,” she says.“Look at them,” he says. “You know, they think more of their father than they do of you.”She smiles. “That’s as it should be.”Then Mary Poppins flies away, her feet in first position, ready for the next ripped-up note that crosses her path. She is once again ready to perform her calling. One can only imagine that she continues to be a conduit through which the visionary and prophetic speak, through which the miraculous can be experienced, and through which the broken are empowered to soar—work that is, curiously enough, the calling of a priest.– The Rev. Danielle Tumminio lectures at Yale University and is the author of God and Harry Potter at Yale. She currently serves as an interim associate at St. Anne in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Lincoln, Massachusetts.Statements and opinions expressed in the articles and communications herein, are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of Episcopal News Service or the Episcopal Church. George Werner says: Lisa Kirby says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ June 1, 2012 at 9:30 pm Oh brother… Can anybody say “Magical Thinking?” Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC Mike Ehmer says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK May 30, 2012 at 6:02 pm A marvelous analogy! There are so many other illustrations from that movie that could also apply. Thank you. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Joanna Depue says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET June 5, 2012 at 3:53 pm I had the same thought as Linda McMillan. Yes, it is a beautifully written piece, but I once told a parishioner that I could not read her mind. In all seriousness she responded, “But you’re supposed to be able to. You went to seminary.” I think I’m a pretty good priest, but I can never be the priest described by Mthr. Tumminio. Johanna Fredrics says: Submit an Event Listing May 31, 2012 at 7:48 am As I reflect on my 50 years of ministry since graduating from Berkeley at Yale, this piece captured so much, so beautifully. Thank you Danielle. Hope our paths cross in October when our class will meet in New Haven…George Werner 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 last_img read more

The dot com slump and closures of technical companies is good news for some US charities. Those collecting donated goods such as office furniture and PCs have seen an upsurge in donations over the past year. Read Startup Leftovers Piling Up by Joanna Glasner at Wired News. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tech company closures benefit charities Howard Lake | 22 December 2000 | News 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 Researching massive growth in giving.  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement read more

first_img Corn planted in Indiana jumped to 82% from 62% the week prior in USDA’s latest weekly update. Soybeans planted jumped from 50% to 69%. Both are ahead of the five year average.The average temperature for the week was 70.0 degrees Fahrenheit, 5.4 degrees above normal for the state. The amount of rainfall varied from none to 2.02 inches over the week. The statewide average precipitation was 0.43 inches. There were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending May 23.A hot, relatively dry week allowed Indiana farmers to make excellent corn and soybean planting progress last week. Both crops are now ahead of both last year and the 5 year planting averages. Hay producers utilized the excellent hay making weather to cut more than 25 percent of the first cutting of alfalfa last week. Conditions were perfect for making high quality hay, though some producers expressed concern that late frosts and freezes this spring had hurt their alfalfa stands. The dry weather helped to push wheat development and the crop remained in relatively good condition. Wheat growers were beginning to consider the timing of a fungicide application.Other activities for the week included herbicide and fertilizer applications, equipment maintenance, and marketing livestock.Source: Nathanial Warenski, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Indiana Field Office  82% of Indiana Corn, 69% of Indiana Soybeans Planted Previous articleUSTR Begins USMCA Dispute Panel on Dairy Trade with CanadaNext articleHoosier Native, Stump, to Lead National FFA Organization Eric Pfeiffer Home Indiana Agriculture News 82% of Indiana Corn, 69% of Indiana Soybeans Planted Facebook Twitter SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – May 25, 2021 Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

first_img Condemning abusesReports and statisticsOnline freedomsEvents InternetUnited Nations July 10, 2019 International community finally alarmed by online threats denounced by RSF News Help by sharing this information The Information and Democracy initiative launched by RSF began a diplomatic process. Now backed by an alliance of 20 democratic governments, it aims to develop an international partnership and a civil society forum tasked with its implementation. RSF_en Organisation Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi, the Commission’s co-chair, also welcomed the new awareness emerging in London. “This is the moment to emphasize the technological disruptions affecting the global information and communication space, including the changes in media business models or the danger of shutting oneself within certain kinds of content on online platforms,” Ebadi said. “We are pleased to see that the international community is now beginning to talk about the subjects that we have been raising for months.” “The disinformation that prevents citizens from taking informed decisions, the algorithmic bubbles that undermine pluralism, and the unfair competition between content that conforms to journalistic ideals on the one hand, and propaganda and rumour on the other – these all pose challenges to freedom of opinion and expression,” said Christophe Deloire, who is RSF’s secretary-general and co-chair of the International Commission on Information and Democracy. “They have emerged at the same time as the opportunities provided by the online economy, as this important declaration points out.” By recognizing the power that private corporations exercise over the online environment and the threat this poses to free speech, the Joint Declaration echoes the Information and Democracy initiative that RSF launched last November. Formulated by an internationally renowned commission, the initiative calls on all stakeholders, including governments and platforms, to work with civil society in developing new guarantees and solutions for reliable and pluralistic information in the digital age. Thomas Friang, the head of RSF’s advocacy department, said: “RSF’s initiative creates an enabling environment in which all stakeholders can work together to find concrete responses to the phenomena that can jeopardize the timeless principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This declaration adds to the support of the 12 governments that we brought into this initiative in November 2018.” The control that private-sector companies exercise over the Internet poses a major threat to freedom of expression, four international special rapporteurs said in a joint declaration today as a two-day Media Freedom Conference got under way in London. The views they expressed are very similar to the positions taken by the international initiative on Information and Democracy that Reporters Without Borders (RSF) launched in November 2018. Condemning abusesReports and statisticsOnline freedomsEvents InternetUnited Nations Released for the start of the London conference, which is being organized by the British and Canadian governments, this “Twentieth Anniversary Joint Declaration” was issued by the UN special rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye; the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s representative on freedom of the media, Harlem Désir; the Organization of American States’ special rapporteur on freedom of expression, Edison Lanza; and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights’ special rapporteur on freedom of expression and access to information, Laurence Mute.  The joint declaration has come at a good time. It insists on the importance of independent monitoring and control by civil society stakeholders and confirms the importance of the Information and Democracy initiative ahead of the G7 summit due to be held in Biarritz from 24 to 26 August, and the next UN General Assembly in New York in September.last_img read more

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first_imgColumnsIntersection Of Artificial Intelligence, Copyright And COVID Justice Prathiba M. Singh25 Jun 2020 6:57 AMShare This – xThe topic for today’s discussion at first look can appear extremely confusing and hazy. However, a deeper analysis would show that the topic is extremely well thought out and relevant. The term Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) has been used in recent years in almost every field of human life. Every social and economic aspect seems to have some benefit from the use of AI. What…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 topic for today’s discussion at first look can appear extremely confusing and hazy. However, a deeper analysis would show that the topic is extremely well thought out and relevant. The term Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) has been used in recent years in almost every field of human life. Every social and economic aspect seems to have some benefit from the use of AI. What is AI? Intelligence is a gift which human beings have been vested with naturally. The level of intelligence varies from species to species and generations to generations. However, when intelligence is embedded in a machine, not naturally but by enabling it in the form of input, analysis and output, it is machine intelligence or AI. The advantage of artificial intelligence or AI as is commonly known is the capability to be able to process and analyse very high volumes of data for arriving at conclusions based on some pre-determined parameters. For example, if an AI software is run on this particular event, by giving it the relevant data i.e., the footage, at the end of the event, the software can throw up results as to how many attendees were attentively listening, how many attendees had simply logged in and how many attendees were actually yawning and were bored 😊. Thus, AI can be utilised for the most mundane jobs such as starting the microwave or the washing machine at a pre-determined time upon a simple command, or predict the outbreak of a pandemic. As per the WHO’s website, it received information from Wuhan about the virus on the eve of the new year i.e. 30th December 2019. A week thereafter, the first alert from the WHO about the coronavirus outbreak was issued. Flights were however continuing across the world and movement of people was not stopped. The pandemic was finally declared as a PANDEMIC on 11th March 2020. However, a Canadian AI company called BlueDot had used AI- powered algorithms to analyze information from a multitude of sources to identify disease outbreaks and forecast how they may spread. By sifting through 100,000 news reports in 65 languages a day, BlueDot recognized patterns between health outbreaks and travel, and made predictions about the COVID outbreak on 31st December, 2019. If this prediction had been immediately transmitted across the world and international travel had been curbed, maybe the pandemic could have been contained. The speed of AI though, sometimes threatening and overwhelming, can be used in certain areas for the betterment of society and humanity as a whole. So how does AI work and what is its interface with Intellectual Property and with Covid-19? As the world continues to wrestle to find a prevention or cure for the virus, AI can be and, is in fact being utilised, for analysis, research of large quantum of data to identify various aspects of the virus. For example: AI uses data based on news reports, social media platforms and government documents to identify, track and forecast outbreaks;AI algorithms help in developing drugs by understanding the protein structure of the virus;AI mathematical models are used to predict a flattened curve;AI tools are also being employed by social media platforms to detect and erase fake news about the pandemic to ensure clean information;Companies have created medical platforms to map ICU beds/patient count in hospitals;In India, the Aarogya Setu app has been developed. Data received by the App using mobile phone with GPS is fed to the AI to track travel and secondary contact information in order to track the transmission. The challenge with AI is three-fold – 1) The availability of data, which could be privacy protected data or copyrighted datasets 2) The parameters or inputs required to analyse the data. 3) Finally, the treatment to be meted to the conclusions of the said analysis. During the outbreak of Covid-19, reports have been received in respect of various strains of the virus, which have affected people. The strains are not identical and neither are the symptoms nor the intensity of the disease. While research is taking place in separate pockets across the world, there is no humanly possible way to analyse the global data emanating from the virus without the use of AI. The sheer magnitude of analysis of this data can be imagined by considering the large number of players/ entities, who are involved in the diagnosis, management, treatment, prevention and cure of this disease. Diagnostic laboratories, government departments doing contact-tracing, the various applications and the data collected by the said applications, the medical records of all those persons who have undergone testing, the nature of treatment given in different parts of the world, the mortality data, the recovery data, quantities of masks, PPE kits etc. being used to predict the required demand and to correlate this with production – all this data cannot be analysed without the power of AI. Thus, AI can be an extremely efficient tool in finding a fast and effective solution to this unprecedented pandemic outbreak. The global community is conscious of the power of AI. Hence, there are various steps that have been taken to facilitate the use of AI for the protection of public health. Various AI tools such as CORD-191, COVID-19 Research Explorer,2 COVID Scholar3 are all AI-based tools, which are made available to scientists and medical researchers to give the input data and to obtain answers to their various queries. So long as the data is not copyright protected, it can be used for analysis and research and for providing positive outcome. Interface between Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence: The interface between IP rights and AI can be of two kinds: 1) IP can be a barrier, which shields data from being used by AI softwares. 2) IPR can be used to protect the outcomes of AI Thus, IP rights can be both a sword and a shield while dealing with AI. To ensure that IP is not a barrier, it is important to make access to copyrighted databases easy and possible. Organizations across the world are conscious of the need for making copyrighted databases easily available. Various endeavours have been made by right-holders to not insist on IP rights during the Covid-19 outbreak. Examples of these endeavours are as under: University of Kyoto COVID Pledge – Won’t assert any patent, design or copyright against any activities aimed at stopping the spread of COVID 19 including diagnosis, prevention, containment as well as treatment. Open COVID Pledge – Top acquires of IP and multinational companies like IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Fujitsu, Uber, SAP Labs, amongst other have joined this Creative Commons backed project, to ensure availability of their resources to fight against the COVID 19 pandemic.Publishers and Journals have been significantly adopting open publishing practices, making content freely available, in order to share their findings related to COVID rapidly. More than 50 publishers have made all their COVID related publications freely accessible, resulting in more than 50,000 research articles being available for open access at PubCentral. Using AI technology, a group of research scientists (at Institute of Cancer Research) have also developed a digital coronavirus knowledgebase, to organise large amounts of COVID research as and when it keeps becoming available.Search Platform: WIPO has recently announced a search platform to aid during the pandemic. The search platform is part of WIPO’s established PATENTSCOPE online search database that allows users to look for published worldwide (PCT) applications. This facility is available for keyword search to search, retrieve and analyse the selected technologies in 10 languages making it accessible to some extent. Changes in Copyright Law: In addition, various countries have enacted special provisions in their copyright laws to make Text and Data Mining (TDM) easier. Countries such as UK, Japan, and the EU have incorporated specific fair dealing and fair use provisions to enable use of copyrighted material and also reproduction of lawfully accessed copyright materials for use in AI systems. Examples of such statutes which have been amended are · Section 29A of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act of UK: “Copies for text and data analysis for non-commercial research (1) The making of a copy of a work by a person who has lawful access to the work does not infringe copyright in the work provided that— the copy is made in order that a person who has lawful access to the work may carry out a computational analysis of anything recorded in the work for the sole purpose of research for a non-commercial purpose, and (b) the copy is accompanied by a sufficient acknowledgement (unless this would be impossible for reasons of practicality or otherwise). ….” · Article 30-4 of the Copyright Act of Japan “(Exploitation without the Purpose of Enjoying the Thoughts or Sentiments Expressed in a Work): It is permissible to exploit a work, in any way and to the extent considered necessary… … (iii) if it is done for use in data analysis (meaning the extraction, comparison, classification, or other statistical analysis of the constituent language, sounds, images, or other elemental data from a large number of works or a large volume of other such data” · Articles 3 & 4 of the European Copyright Directive “Article 3: Text and data mining for the purposes of scientific research: 1. Member States shall provide for an exception to the rights provided for in Article 5(a) and Article 7(1) of Directive 96/9/EC, Article 2 of Directive 2001/29/EC, and Article 15(1) of this Directive for reproductions and extractions made by research organisations and cultural heritage institutions in order to carry out, for the purposes of scientific research, text and data mining of works or other subject matter to which they have lawful access.…..” “Article 4: Exception or limitation for text and data mining 1. Member States shall provide for an exception or limitation to the rights provided for in Article 5(a) and Article 7(1) of Directive 96/9/EC, Article 2 of Directive 2001/29/EC, Article 4(1)(a) and (b) of Directive 2009/24/EC and Article 15(1) of this Directive for reproductions and extractions of lawfully accessible works and other subject matter for the purposes of text and data mining.….” Insofar as India is concerned, a database is protected as a literary work under Section 2(c) of the Copyright Act. In view of the fact that databases, which are currently being assimilated in various organizations, would not be individual-centric but machine-centric, these databases would be computer-generated databases. Thus, the author of these databases under Section 2(d)(vi) would be the person or entity who is causing the work to be created. Thus, in the case of laboratories, hospitals, government entities, research organizations, university etc. who are collecting and assimilating data, the respective entities would be the authors of these collective databases and would be the owners of the copyright in respect of these databases. The use of these databases for the purpose of research would be permissible so long as it constitutes fair dealing under Section 52(1)(a)(i). Insofar as the law of fair dealing is concerned, the legal principles governing fair dealing are quite well-settled4. These judgements clearly lay down that fair dealing is permissible, especially if the use is of a transformative nature. Broadly, the purpose of the use of the work, the commercial nature of the exploitation, the competition that it may provide to the original owner, the character of use etc. would determine as to whether the use is fair or not. Thus, insofar as the use of copyrighted datasets is concerned, the respective entities, who own the copyright therein, can do their own research using AI softwares. If any independent researcher wishes to use the same, it may be permissible if it is fair dealing. One word of caution would be the use of medical records of patients available in laboratories and in hospitals. Recently, Justice Srikrishna who headed the Committee for drafting India’s data protection law, while speaking at a Webinar on the challenges in personal data protection, said that in the situation of Covid, where data is necessary for statistical probability, the law should ensure data anonymisation, where only numbers and no personal information can be utilised. IP Protection to Outcomes of AI: Coming to the second aspect i.e., the outcome of use of AI, what are the rights and who owns the rights in the same? Various rights could be generated from the outcomes of AI. Several copyrightable data sets may be created. Diagnostic tools, better pandemic management products, quicker manufacturing using a combination of AI and 3D printing, potential vaccines and drug molecules etc., may be generated using AI analysis. The rights in these outcomes would belong to the organisations which have undertaken the research using AI. All outcomes of AI are initiated by humans who are in turn employed by organisations. The same rules as are applicable to other forms of IP generated by these organisations would be applicable even here. The fact that AI may be used, does not vest the IP in the computer or the AI tool. AI and Law: Coming now to AI and law – how AI can be used to speeden up dispensation of justice, there are various solutions that are available to use AI as an effective tool for justice dispensation. AI softwares would primarily require input data and analytical parameters to arrive at a conclusion. In law, the input data would be the facts and documents relating to a particular case, the parameters for analysis would be the settled judicial precedents and the applicable statutes. The outcome would be the recommendation of the AI system as to what the order or judgment should be. To put it simply, if the facts and the documents of a case are fed into the AI system and the AI system is pre-programmed with the relevant statutes and the case laws, it would apply the facts to the law and give the most suitable conclusion based on the said parameters. An algorithm would be, therefore, required to be developed at 2 levels. Level 1 would be the structure of such an AI system, which could be a constant for all legal disciplines. Level 2 would be the parameters for a specific area of law or discipline. Each AI system developed in this manner could be used for expedited adjudication of the cases, especially in areas which are not so complex. For example, in case of traffic challans, complaints under the Negotiable Instruments Act, bail applications, and other similar areas, AI tools can be easily used to predict the outcome. There could be concerns such as bias in the parameters which are programmed and the lack of a humane touch in adjudication. It is not in every case that a human touch would be required to adjudicate a dispute. There are various examples wherein AI has been used for granting a bail, or for resolving a traffic challan and has been proved to be extremely effective. For instance, the validity of outcome by an AI based bail recidivism tool (COMPAS) was judicially upheld by the Supreme Court of Wisconsin in US in the case of Loomis v Wisconsin.5 The Court said that if used properly with an awareness of the limitations and cautions, a circuits court’s consideration of a COMPAS risk assessment at sentencing does not violate a defendant’s right to due process. The interface between AI and law is one that could provide a very effective solution for expedited adjudication of certain categories of cases where human intervention can be minimal. The use of AI in law could be easily described as PAC- Law: Processing, Analysis and Conclusion. The conclusions, which are arrived at using AI systems, can also be supervised or monitored by a fully qualified Judicial Officer. The time required to simply monitor or supervise, even on a random basis, would be much less than what is spent today. AI systems in law can provide enormous assistance to Judges, who require research on a daily basis in particular fact situations. The data that is collected on the National Judicial Data Grid can, if subjected to an AI analysing software, produce miraculous results in terms of reducing the inconsistency in decision making, contradiction in decision making, and inefficiency in decision making. Thus, PAC can be an effective AI tool used in the field of law for the purpose of processing analysis of facts and law to arrive at a just conclusion. Every technological tool comes with its own risk. However, before employing such tools, the risk-benefit analysis would have to be done in a gradual and a phased manner so as to ensure that the AI tool or system does not bypass the Judge. For those who have read Dan Brown’s Origin, where an AI software bypassed its creator to create havoc, the picture can be bleak. However, the sheer large quantum of AI tools being currently used in the world in almost all fields, clearly, shows that such outcomes as in this book are at best, fictional. Adequate controls can be placed to ensure that AI is used just as digital technologies for greater efficiency, better solutions with a human face.  Next Storylast_img read more

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