On Sunday 12 February 2016, golf’s European Tour unveiled a ‘revolutionary and novel short form of the game’ which is designed to ‘embrace innovation and originality in professional golf’. The first GolfSixes event will take place in North West London on 6-7 May 2017 and will feature two-man teams from 16 European nations. The teams will compete in an initial group stage on the first day that is ‘similar to the UEFA Champions League football group stages’ followed by knock-out stages on the second day.Golf is a sport that is famous for respecting and protecting its origins; the current form of the game is believed to have originated from a game played in Scotland during the 15th Century. As a result, golf has become known for its long-standing (and sometimes peculiar) traditions, both on and off the greens. See, for example:Rule 23/10 of the R&A’s Rules of Golf & Golf Equipment which provides that if … [Read more...] about GolfSixes: Are Shorts and Selfies Soon Going to be Synonymous with Golf?
Cruz and Cornyn embarked on a four-day bus tour Tuesday morning, starting in San Antonio.At the Sun City community in Georgetown, a number of retirees wore hats indicating military service and they offered mixed views on “nationalism.”The president’s label raised questions for Gary Knoepke, a semi-retired executive wearing an Army cap - he served from 1958 to 1965.“You don’t hear that word anymore,” he said. “Nationalism can be a negative word.”“I didn’t take it that way,” he said, though he was surprised, because of the connotations of white supremacy and bellicosity. But he added, “I don’t think that he has a bone in his body like that.”Others felt that the way Trump invoked the term leaves no room for concern.“ Nationalism’ is in the mouth of the definer. I would go withAmerica first,’ ” said Dennis Wallace, 70, a retired electrical engineer, and if that’s what Trump … [Read more...] about Trump tags himself a ‘nationalist’ at Ted Cruz rally. ‘America first’ synonym or dog whistle?
Having evolved rapidly, in India environment law is a relatively new and challenging field. The term “Environmental law” is wide encompassing the entire gamut of statutes, treaties, conventions, regulations and policies aimed at protecting the ecology as well as preventing the degradation of natural resources. In the recent past, environmental law has become a devise for promoting “sustainable development”. Policy concepts such as the polluter pays principle, precautionary principle, public participation, environmental justice, et al have influenced several of India’s environmental law reforms, past and present. Additionally, environmental law has begun to be perceived as an integral and critical tool of environmental management, and rightly so. With damage to environment proving to be a major threat worldwide, scope of environmental law in promoting “development without destruction” is immense. As a natural corollary, today there is a demand … [Read more...] about Go Green: Charting a Career in Environmental Law
When traditional practice areas of law reach a saturation level, lawyers and law firms look towards emerging practice areas– areas representing new avenues or markets. The aim is to establish an advantageous position before competition catches up. Emerging practices can either be whole new areas of legal practice or traditional legal practices applied to an entirely new purpose. Quite obviously, the new niche practice areas call for a different mindset and unique skills set. It is universally acknowledged that energy is critical for turning the wheels of an economy. The energy sector is vast comprising not just primary sources, viz., petroleum; coal; natural gas; but also nuclear gas and the myriad renewable forms of energy. Until the 1980s, India’s energy policy was based on the availability of indigenous resources. With the passage of time, the hunt for energy resources gathered momentum which involved initiating partnerships with markets of the … [Read more...] about Business of Oil: An Emerging Practice Area for Lawyers
International Arbitration is perceived by many as a gold mine, treasure substantial, by all means. The Government of India in the recent times have been showing tremendous interest in the field. The experience in other jurisdictions seems to have encouraged the governmental action. There were several individual who have tried to interpret their dream and crossed deserts, faced the challenges of nature and Atlas tasted success. A point has now reached, when we need to fairly concede that commercial dispute resolution cannot be just a regular Government program or realization of an individual dream, it needs to grow as a popular movement intended to achieve a fair share of the treasure.Indian Economy is on a growth mode. It may surpass the major economies of the world, in the years to come. The growth of international trade and commerce demands expeditious dispute resolution of commercial disputes, as well. The big question would be whether we have done our home work, to participate in … [Read more...] about National Workshop On “Institutionalization Of Arbitration & Development Of An Arbitration Bar