Oscars 2019 Breaking down Black Panthers chances for best picture

first_img Share your voice 2019 movies to geek out over Oscars 2019: How to write the perfect best picture speech… TV and Movies Now playing: Watch this: And may stop us from staying on the sofa with Netflix, too.Which brings us to Netflix’s Roma. Now available to stream to your TV or laptop or phone, Alfonso Cuaron’s spellbinding drama is a cinematic triumph and richly deserves its best picture consideration. Although… comparing Roma to Black Panther shows the strangeness of artistic awards — how do you weigh up two such different films? Regardless, a win for Netflix’s Roma could also be seen as the start of a new era, as the highest bastion of the movie industry acknowledges a changing industry.Whichever film wins, Tuesday’s nominations signal some timely changes for movies. It remains to be seen who the winners are — not just on Feb. 24 but in the future of features.First published, Jan. 22.Update, Jan. 27 at 10:06 p.m. PT: Adds SAG Award win.Update, Feb. 21 at 10:55 a.m. PT: Adds additional awards the movie has won.  How Marvel made ‘Black Panther’ look so amazing Tags Now playing: Watch this: 44 4:15 Comments 9:15 Genre flicks can win these headline awards. The Oscars are often associated with worthy dramas like Spotlight or 12 Years a Slave, but nominees like Avatar and Gravity and last year’s best picture The Shape of Water show sci-fi and fantasy aren’t necessarily an outside bet. Meanwhile box office success didn’t rule out best picture winners like Titanic and Braveheart. What’s more, Black Panther, for all its adrenaline-fuelled action and CG effects, is more than a superpowered beat-’em-up. Like BlacKkKlansman and Green Book, it tackles timely and relevant questions of race and prejudice. Where those other films examine the subject through a historical lens, Black Panther looks at the here and now. The scene in which African artifacts are reclaimed from a British museum gives a succinct take on the bearing of colonial history on the present. And the whole Afrofuturist premise of Wakanda’s highly advanced nation gives a glimpse at a possible future for the people scarred by that history.On top of that, Black Panther is written, directed and largely created by black filmmakers. In a year the movie industry has had to take a long hard look at itself, the story of who’s behind the camera is as important as the story unfolding on screen.So if Academy voters want timely subtext and positive representation as well as a thrilling story and cinematic verve, it’s all there between the punches and one-liners.doramblackpanthercropEnlarge ImageBlack Panther has taken over a billion dollars at the box office. Marvel Films Of course, Black Panther doesn’t have to win an Oscar. Director Ryan Coogler and the folks at Marvel are probably pretty happy with the billion dollars Black Panther raked in at the box office, the rapturous reception from audiences and the near-universal critical acclaim. And those who’ve been thrilled and empowered by the film don’t need a stamp of approval from the Academy. An Oscar, at this point, would be merely the icing on the cake.Besides, awards may actually be the last bastion against Disney and Marvel’s total cultural domination. As much as we love superheroes and blockbuster shared universes, they’re increasingly crowding out anything that isn’t a remake or sequel from the big screen. So you could argue smaller and riskier original feature films need the boost awards buzz gives them. If the BAFTAs and the Golden Globes and the Oscars remind jaded viewers that the big screen is made for more than superheroes, it might motivate us to try a wider variety of movies. 77 Photos Oscar nominations: Black Panther up for Best Picture, 6 other awards Predictions: Best picture, best director, best actor, best actress No one cares about your Oscars speech, you just need to go viral How to watch the 2019 Oscar-nominated movies Black Panther Marvel Oscars 2019 Disney And the nominees are… Black Panther is the first superhero movie to be nominated for the Oscar for best picture. It’s already a cultural phenomenon, a critical success, a billion-dollar box office sensation. At the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday, will it also usher in a new era of recognition for effects-driven superhero blockbusters? Marvel’s smash hit, released last February, is up against BlacKkKlansman, The Favourite, Green Book, Vice, Bohemian Rhapsody, Roma and A Star is Born for the best picture of 2018. Check out the full list of nominees here.So what are Black Panther’s chances?Enlarge ImageBlack Panther faces off against Green Book, Roma and more in the Oscars battle.  Marvel Black Panther has already bagged a bunch of gongs. Among a swath of award nominations, it’s scooped the best-film award from the African-American Film Critics Association, the Black Reel Awards, BET and MTV. The film’s music, visual effects and actors have also been rewarded with a BAFTA, two Grammys and several other wins. In January, it scooped up the Screen Actors Guild award for outstanding performance by a cast, and the SAG Awards often prove to be a leading Oscar indicator.Effects-driven blockbusters do win Oscars, of course. They just tend to be confined to the technical Oscars, for visual effects and sound design and so on. This year, Black Panther joins Avengers: Infinity War, First Man, Ready Player One and Solo: A Star Wars Story on the shortlist for best visual effects. Panther is also up for production design, costume design, sound editing, sound mixing, music, and best song.Without taking away from the achievements of the movie magicians rewarded for their skill and creativity in individual areas, best picture and best director remain the pinnacle of the awards season. And Black Panther deserves to challenge for the big awards. And the winner is…last_img read more

India steel plant fire kills at least 9

first_imgFire kills 9A fire in a gas pipeline at a plant of Steel Authority of India Ltd’s in the central state of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday killed at least nine people, the company said.”Nine persons have lost their lives and 14 are undergoing medical treatment,” state-run SAIL, one of India’s biggest steel producers, said in a statement.The fire, which occurred during a scheduled maintenance job at its Bhilai plant, has now been controlled, SAIL said. There was no immediate comment from the company on whether production was affected.”It is very difficult to say how many more have died, as some bodies are charred,” a police official, who declined to be named because he was not authorised to speak to media, told Reuters.Shares of SAIL fell as much as 4.2 per cent to a near one-year low on the news.Bhilai Steel Plant is India’s sole producer and supplier of rails for Indian Railways, and a major producer of a large variety of wide and heavy steel plates and structural steel, according to the company’s website.The plant has annual steel production capacity of 3.153 million tonnes, with products including wire rods, according to SAIL.last_img read more

India job crisis drives migrants on boat to NZ

first_imgA man looks on from a building at a residential area from where several people travelled illegally on a boat to New Zealand, in New Delhi, India, 23 January 2019. Photo: ReutersIn a dark alleyway no wider than arms’ length, a single ladies’ shoe is all that remains on the boarded-up doorstep of Prabhu Dhandapani, his wife and their eight-year-old daughter.Prabhu, 30, was one of around 50 residents of a refugee community in New Delhi who left the capital to attempt a 7,000-mile boat journey through some of the roughest waters in the world with the aim of landing illegally in New Zealand, relatives and police said.He is now in custody in southern India, while his wife and daughter are missing, along with everyone else who boarded the fishing boat that police say left Munambam harbour in Kerala on 12 January carrying more than 100 people.The most likely and shortest route, though the straits between Indonesia and Australia, passes through seas where storms and typhoons are common.More than a dozen relatives of passengers on board the boat, that include pregnant women and young children, told Reuters they left to escape chronic unemployment in the Madangir area on the south side of New Delhi.“They had to leave to find jobs, to eat,” said Prabhu’s mother, Sugana. “They have been promised work in New Zealand.”When asked if she knew where the country was, she shook her head.It is the first known attempt by migrants to reach New Zealand by boat from India, and their story is a reminder of the vast challenge the country faces to create jobs for the 1 million young people who enter its workforce every month.Boats have been setting out from South and Southeast Asia for Australia for a number of years but Indians making the trip have been relatively rare, based on Australian government statistics that show the largest numbers detained there to be asylum seekers from Iran and Afghanistan.Long JourneyPassengers from Delhi left the capital in stages in December and early January. They checked into guesthouses near Munambam, a busy fishing port.They appear to have boarded the boat willingly, said a senior police official in Delhi briefed on the investigation. Their local police station in the capital had not received any missing persons’ reports.Precise numbers on the boat – and who organised it – are unknown. One officer from Kerala investigating the case said around 100 people were on board. A second said it could be more than 200, with the remaining passengers coming from the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Police recovered more than 70 bags left behind by the migrants, said one of the officers, VG Ravindran.“The bags are full of dry goods and clothes, suggesting they were preparing for a long journey,” MJ Sojan, the officer leading the investigation told Reuters. “The people and boat are missing somewhere in the sea.”Some passengers, including Prabhu, did not board the boat, and police traced several back to Madangir after finding identification documents in the bags left behind. He was detained by Kerala police less than 10 minutes after arriving back in Delhi, his mother said, and taken back to the state for questioning.Sugana said she did not know why Prabhu did not board the boat with his wife, Anandi, and eight-year-old daughter Trisha. She said he was not involved in people smuggling.Hard LifeMany of the older residents of the Tamil community in Madangir fled Sri Lanka in 1983, when a civil war erupted between the majority Sinhalese Buddhist population and the minority Tamils, an ethnic group predominantly living in south India and north and east Sri Lanka.They settled in the area, a few miles from India’s parliament building and some of the country’s most expensive real estate, but which has suffered from rampant unemployment, residents said.“If we get the chance we will also go: this is a rotten place,” said Kanaga Lingam, a Sri Lankan refugee whose son, K Raghu, boarded the boat with his wife and two sons.There is anger too at prime minister Narendra Modi, who came to power in 2014 promising to create millions of new jobs for India’s young and rapidly expanding workforce.In fact, the country lost as many as 11 million jobs last year, according to a report by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) think-tank, putting Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) under pressure before a general election due by May.While the official jobless rate is only 3.5 per cent, the last comprehensive labour bureau survey was in 2015-16, and many unofficial estimates say it is much higher, especially if the underemployed, who only work for a few months a year or a few days a week, are counted.Many of those in the Tamil enclave who do work do so as daily manual labourers, a poorly-paid and unstable living.“If I am able I will go to Modi’s house and beg at his feet to be allowed to go to another country,” said a woman called Bumi, who like many southern Indians goes by only one name.“There are a hundred problems here. We have no jobs,” said a 32-year-old man, who like many in the area declined to be named, fearing involvement in the police investigation into the boat.Crime is also an issue in the area, primarily theft, the Delhi police official said.The BJP disputes the CMIE figures on unemployment. On Thursday several cabinet minister pointed to alternative figures from Naukri, an online jobs portal, showing a pick-up in employment over the last year.Land of promiseMany of those Reuters spoke to in the community, centered around a rubble- and garbage-strewn courtyard and several densely populated alleyways, said those on board the boat had been inspired by stories of Indian migrants starting new lives abroad, particularly in Australia.More than 600,000 Indians live in Australia, according to the latest government census, the vast majority of whom arrived legally. There are 155,000 in New Zealand.“People who go to Australia get put in camps for three months,” Kanaga said. “After that they get given proper housing. Everything is taken care of.”But few of those on the boat had passports, according to several people with relatives on board, and the reality for those arriving illegally is very different.If the boat lands in Australia or is intercepted by its border force on the way to New Zealand, those on board face being sent back to India, or to controversial camps in the South Pacific for long-term detention.“If they don’t have visas they would be unlawful maritime arrivals and as such they would be prevented from making an application for a further visa,” said Melbourne-based migration lawyer David Harvey. “They would likely be diverted to an offshore processing center.”New Zealand has seen fewer arrivals than Australia, although it now is also trying to warn off illegal migrants arriving by boat.“Any attempt to reach New Zealand will put your life, and the lives of your family members, at great risk,” said Stephen Vaughan, assistant general manager of the country’s immigration department. “There is every chance you will drown at sea.”But in Madangir, residents say the warnings will do little to deter such journeys.“We know about the dangers,” Kanaga said. “But it is more dangerous to live here than it is to go.”last_img read more

Jailed Citgo Executives In Limbo Amid Venezuela Turmoil

first_imgAP/John L MoneDennysse Vadell sits between her daughters Veronica, right, and Cristina holding a digital photograph of father and husband Tomeu who is currently jailed in Venezuela, in Katy, Texas, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Tomeu Vadell is one of six executives from Houston-based Citgo who has spent 15 months jailed in Venezuela on what their families say are trumped-up corruption charges.A faint voice comes through the crackled phone line. On the other end, Tomeu Vadell, speaking from a military counterintelligence prison in Venezuela’s capital, asks his daughters in Louisiana whether they’ve gone to church and says he plans to spend his Sunday doing pushups to keep his body and spirit intact.The call ends abruptly after two minutes, leaving Cristina and Veronica Vadell wondering when they’ll next hear from their dad, who along with five other executives from Houston-based Citgo has spent 15 months jailed in Venezuela on what their families say are trumped-up corruption charges“He always tells us they can take away his freedom but never his dignity,” said 27-year-old Cristina, who has followed in her father’s footsteps and is an oil engineer in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where she has lived most of her life.As the Trump administration plunges ahead in its effort to unseat Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the fate of the executives — five of them, like Vadell, American citizens with deep roots in Louisiana and Texas — lies in the balance. As does that of the American company they worked for, Citgo, a subsidiary of Venezuela’s state-run oil giant PDVSA, and a major prize in the power struggle between Maduro and a rival the U.S. recognizes as Venezuela’s rightful leader: Juan Guaido.The families of the so-called Citgo 6 complain the men are being held in inhumane conditions, sharing overcrowded basement cells built for 22 people with nearly four times that number of inmates. They say the crowded conditions require the men to sometimes sleep on the floor and go without access to fresh air or sunlight for weeks.Vadell’s family says he has lost more than 60 pounds due to malnutrition. In a photo snapped clandestinely with a cellphone last month and provided to The Associated Press, he looks like a prisoner of war with sunken eyes and cheeks, a green army jumpsuit hanging from his gaunt frame.Cristina Vadell via AP, left, and AP photo, rightThis photo combo shows Citgo executive Tomeu Vadell at his home in Lake Charles, Louisiana in July 2015, left, and three and a half years later while in confinement in a Venezuelan jail in January 2019. Vadell’s family says he’s lost more than 60 pounds due to malnutrition since he and five other Citgo employees were arrested, for alleged embezzlement and treason, during a meeting at Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA the weekend before Thanksgiving in 2017. The photo at left was provided by Tomeu’s daughter Cristina, and the photo at right was obtained by The Associated Press.Their case shows no sign of advancing. A preliminary hearing has been postponed 12 times for little apparent reason, leaving the families to question whether their loved ones are being held as pawns in a high-stakes political negotiation. The next hearing date is Wednesday.“The situation, as volatile as it is now, brings more uncertainty,” said Cristina Vadell. “We can’t predict the future. We don’t know what’s going to happen. But I do know my father is staying strong for us and we aren’t going to give up until we bring him home.”The families’ saga began the weekend before Thanksgiving in 2017, when Vadell and the other executives got a call from Nelson Martinez, then head of PDVSA, asking that they travel to Caracas for a last-minute budget meeting.The group flew out on a corporate jet. They included Vadell, vice president of refining; Gustavo Cardenas, head of strategic shareholder relations as well as government and public affairs; Jorge Toledo, vice president of supply and marketing; Alirio Zambrano, vice president and general manager of Citgo’s Corpus Christi refinery; Jose Luis Zambrano, vice president of shared services; and Jose Angel Pereira, the president of Citgo.What happened next upended the families’ serene lives. A group of armed and masked security agents rushed into a PDVSA conference room and arrested all six executives. Hours later, Maduro’s attorney general appeared on state TV announcing charges of embezzlement stemming from a proposal to refinance some $4 billion in Citgo bonds by offering up a 50 percent stake in the company as collateral.“On Monday he left and he was supposed to come back Tuesday,” said Vadell’s wife, Dennysse. “He went into a meeting and never came back.”AP/John L MoneWearing T-shirts with the message “Free the Citgo 6,” the Vadell family poses for a photo in Katy, Texas, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. From left are Hayes Weggeman, his wife Veronica Vadell, his mother-in-law Dennysse Vadell and sister-in-law Cristina Vadell. Dennysse’s husband and her daughter’s father Tomeu, a Citgo executive, has spent 15 months jailed in Venezuela along with five other Citgo executives on what their families say are trumped-up corruption charges.Then Maduro himself accused them of “treason,” though they have not been charged with that crime.The arrests kicked off a purge inside Venezuela’s oil industry that a few days later saw Martinez, the PDVSA head, and a former oil minister among dozens others jailed. In Martinez’s place, Asdrubal Chavez, a cousin of the late President Hugo Chavez and close ally of Maduro, was named Citgo president. In December, Martinez died in state custody, further alarming the families of the Citgo employees.Citgo, which controls about 4 percent of the U.S.’ refining capacity, has provided almost no support to the jailed executives despite an indemnity agreement that obligates it to act on the men’s behalf, according to a current Citgo employee speaking on the condition of anonymity for fear of being punished by the company. In the ensuing months, Citgo also terminated their pay, the employee said.“The only communication I had with Citgo when this happened was they called to tell me not to go to the media and that they were going to every house to pick up the company cars,” said Maria Elena Cardenas, whose husband is among those jailed.Maria Elena Cardenas via AP)In this summer 2016 photo provided by Maria Elena Cardenas shows her, far left, and her husband Gustavo Cardenas, far right, with their children Maria, left, Gus, right, and Sergio, below, as they vacation in Austria. Since Venezuela’s government arrested Gustavo and five other Citgo employees in November 2017 in Caracas, their 18-year-old son Sergio, who suffers from a rare metabolic disease called mucolipidosis, has been having panic attacks and screaming at night for his Dad. Maria fears that he could die before his father’s release.A battle is now raging at Citgo headquarters, the employee said, as a result of U.S. sanctions on PDVSA last month that effectively block American companies from buying Venezuelan oil, diverting any payments into an escrow account controlled by Guaido, who the U.S. and dozens of other countries recognize as Venezuela’s interim president. Most of the employees loyal to Maduro have left, while any reference to PDVSA has been scrubbed from the company’s facilities, along with portraits of South American independence hero Simon Bolivar.Maduro has vowed to defend Citgo from seizure, saying it belongs to the Venezuelan people. His attorney general last week filed criminal charges against the new PDVSA and Citgo boards appointed by Guaido.The U.S. is keeping a tight lid on whatever efforts it has undertaken to help the men.American consular officials have been repeatedly denied access to them in jail because the Vienna Convention doesn’t obligate Venezuela to recognize their dual American nationality. U.S. officials have raised concerns in diplomatic notes and meetings with the foreign ministry, said a U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to discuss the case.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, when asked about the case in a Feb. 6 interview with Fox Business Network, said only that “anywhere there is an American who is wrongfully detained, in this case by the thug Maduro, the United States government is incredibly focused on obtaining their release.”Some family members wonder if the U.S. could be doing more.Venezuelan human rights groups don’t include the men among the almost 1,000 people classified as political prisoners, and the hushed approach contrasts with the very public diplomatic push that secured the release last year of Joshua Holt, a Utah man who was held for more than two years in a Caracas jail on weapons charges that were also seen as bogus. A Venezuelan official who regularly fielded U.S. complaints in the Holt case said Americans have been largely silent with regard to the Citgo employees. He spoke on the condition of anonymity because he isn’t authorized to speak to the press.“We are grateful for the people who continue to help us, but we’re not convinced the U.S. government is taking these Americans into account when making policy toward Venezuela,” said Veronica Vadell.For Maria Elena Cardenas time is running out.Her 18-year-old son, Sergio, suffers from a rare metabolic disease that has stunted his physical growth. Since his father’s arrest, he has been having panic attacks and screaming at night. The two traveled to Caracas recently at great risk to Sergio’s health for a two-hour jailhouse visit to calm the teen’s nerves.“He shouldn’t be in jail. He should be home with his us, his family,” the younger Cardenas said, his voice quivering with emotion. “He’s the bravest person I’ve ever known. He’s the greatest father in the world.” Sharelast_img read more

Cosme Lopez Venezuelan group Cisneros Media has pr

first_imgCosme LopezVenezuelan group Cisneros Media has promoted Cosme Lopez to oversee its worldwide pay TV operations.Lopez will be senior VP and general manager of pay TV channels and services, effective immediately, working out of Cisneros’ Miami base and reporting to executive VP, content distribution Marcello Coltro.He joined Cisneros in 2000 as general manager of cable network Cisneros Continental and went on to establish channels such as Venevision Plus, VmasTV and VePlusTV and expanding Cisneros business in Latin America and the Caribbean.His new duties include overseeing Cisneros’ multiplatform pay TV business and overseeing telenovela OTT cahnnel Romanza+Africa, which is run in conjuction with Mexico’s Azteca and XP Africa.“Cosme has done a remarkable job managing the daily operations and distribution of our linear channels, joint ventures and Pay-TV services throughout Latin America,” said Marcello Coltro, who took on his post earlier this year.Cisneros’ long-serving distribution chief Cesar Diaz exited the operation last month, as TBI revealed at the time. Coltro is now in charge of all distribution operations.last_img read more

UKbased pay TV broadcaster Sky has acquired Diago

first_imgUK-based pay TV broadcaster Sky has acquired Diagonal View, the digital channels company behind the All Time 10s and Football Daily online brands.Sky has been in acquisitive mode in 2017, buying stakes in True North and Chrysalis Vision, and has now taken over nine-year-old Diagonal View.Sky sees the acquisition as broadening its engagement with young, digital-first audiences who may not be taking pay TV services, and as a way of offering “greater brand-safe digital opportunities to advertisers”.Diagonal View is best know for its All Time 10s channels, which use social videos to run content on a diverse range of content that spans The Fresh Prince of Bel Air to unexplained phenomena. It has more than 15 million subscribers, with more than one billion in the past year.Diagonal View’s existing management team, including co-founder Matt Heiman, will continue to lad the business from within Sky, whose group director of advanced advertising Jamie West and director of digital sports and news David Gibbs will now support the unit.“Our social channels complement Sky’s current portfolio – the prospect of our incredibly popular Football Daily channels collaborating with Sky, whose pedigree in this space is unrivalled, is extremely exciting,” said Heiman.“Sky brings rights, expertise and scale. Diagonal View knows how to make content that digital natives enjoy watching and engaging with, so this partnership feels like a natural win-win for both us and Sky.”On the digital side, Sky invested in digital rights management firm TRX in August last year, and has heavily invested in Asian SVOD service iFlix.last_img read more

Interactive robot helps older people exercise and detects underlying health problems

first_img Source:http://ruvid.org/ri-world/new-robot-helps-the-elderly-exercise-and-detects-underlying-health-problems/ Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Oct 16 2018According to the latest report on the evolution of worldwide population submitted by the United Nations, 13% of today’s population is over 60 years of age; and by 2050 this percentage will almost double, reaching 25%. The aging of society is a reality and technologies are adapting day-to-day to this demographic change.In this context, researchers of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), the Universidad de Alicante (UA) and the Universidade do Minho are working on an interactive robot called Pharos which will help the elderly with their daily household chores. Their work has recently been published in the journal Sensors.”Our objective is to turn Pharos into another companion of the elderly; a virtual assistant, friendly and easy to use which regularly recommends personalized physical activities, promoting a healthy life and facilitating the active aging of the population,” highlights Vicente Julián, researcher at the Computer Technology and Artificial Intelligence Group of the UPV.Related StoriesExercise during pregnancy can promote bone health of both mother and childImplanted device uses microcurrent to exercise heart muscle in cardiomyopathy patientsSupervised fun, exercise both improve psychosocial health of children with obesityPharos is based on a commercial robot – Pepper – to which researchers have added two modules: the first which recommends an exercise plan adapted to each user, and the second which, through advanced AI techniques, assesses completion of the exercise, verifies whether the user has completed it correctly – comparing it to a library of stored exercises through Deep Learning – and registers them on the system.The robot also includes a visual and physical interface that the user will interact with in order to identify them through a camera. “Once they are identified, Pharos determines the most appropriate exercises depending on their capabilities. Furthermore, the exercise programme is regularly adapted to the evolution and health of the user. To this effect, it includes a recommendation algorithm which can even help detect health issues,” explains Ester Martínez, researcher of the Robotics and Three-dimensional Vision Group (RoViT) of the UA.The main difference of Pharos compared to other similar systems is the detailed monitoring of users, as well as the possibility to determine whether they are performing the exercises correctly or not. It is a very useful tool for carers and assistants, as it makes it possible to easily check if the ability to perform certain exercises diminishes, which can reveal progressive physical and/or cognitive problems.”Low performance when conducting the planned exercises can indicate some sort of issue with the user. And, by registering the exercise history, Pharos can help reveal underlying problems which would otherwise be impossible to see,” explain the researchers.The Spanish-Portuguese research team is currently working on perfecting the user-robot interactions, optimizing the exercise recognition system and making it possible for several users to use it without interfering with the others, making use of planification strategies.Pharos is one of the results of Retogar, a project focused on improving the care of people with acquired brain damage headed by UA researchers.last_img read more

Researchers uncover how the immune system protects from bowel cancer

first_img Source:https://www.charite.de/en/service/press_reports/artikel/detail/wie_das_immunsystem_vor_darmkrebs_schuetzt/ Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Jan 31 2019Researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have discovered a protective mechanism which is used by the body to protect intestinal stem cells from turning cancerous. The body’s innate immune system was found to play a pivotal role in this regard. The researchers were able to demonstrate that, rather than having a purely defensive role, the immune system is crucial in maintaining a healthy body. The study has been published in the renowned scientific journal Nature.Inside our bowels, there is a meeting of two worlds. It is where the cells of our intestinal cell walls meet foreign materials, such as bacteria, foodstuffs, and the breakdown products of digestion. Both of these worlds – that of our bodies and that of the outside world – are in direct contact, continually exchanging information. This direct contact is of crucial importance to our bodies, as many of the environmental factors we are exposed to (such as certain types of bacteria or essential nutrients) are beneficial or even vital to our health. However, contact with the environment can also have a negative impact on our bodies. Certain foreign substances, for instance, can trigger genetic changes inside the epithelial cells which line our intestinal walls. The accumulation of this type of DNA damage, particularly when it occurs inside epithelial stem cells, can lead to bowel cancer.To prevent this progression to cancer, cells have the capacity to repair DNA damage. Where damage is too extensive, they can commit ‘altruistic cell suicide’ (also known as apoptosis). Until now, scientists had assumed that stem cells triggered this repair mechanism independently. However, the study (led by Prof. Dr. Andreas Diefenbach, Director of Charité’s Institute of Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Immunology, BIH-Professor in Precision Medicine and Head of the Mucosal Immunology Research Group at the German Rheumatism Research Center) comes to a different conclusion, namely that the immune system is capable of enhancing the DNA repair mechanism in damaged stem cells, thus preventing progression to bowel cancer.Related StoriesLiving with advanced breast cancerUsing machine learning algorithm to accurately diagnose breast cancerBacteria in the birth canal linked to lower risk of ovarian cancerWorking with other researchers, Prof. Diefenbach and his team were able to show in a mouse model that cells of the innate immune system are capable of recognizing genotoxic environmental factors present in the bowel. Among these are certain glucosinolates, natural components of plants which are commonly found in many types of cabbage. Once the cells of the innate immune system detect damaging glucosinolates, they send out interleukin 22, a type of cellular messenger. This, in turn, enables the epithelial stem cells to detect potential DNA damage earlier and repair it faster. “The immune system acts like a sensor that detects genotoxic food components,” explains Prof. Diefenbach. “Switching off this sensor results in a significant increase in cases of bowel cancer.”For the immunologist, these findings are not only evidence of a previously unknown regulatory system which is used by the body to protect itself against bowel cancer. It is also evidence of the fact that the immune system’s functions are far more complex than that of a simple defense mechanism against pathogens. “The immune system monitors both the healthy growth and function of different organs in the body,” explains Prof. Diefenbach. He and his team would like to use future research studies to explore the complex interaction between food components, intestinal flora, the intestinal wall and the immune system in greater detail. “It is here that we may find the key to why there are so many inflammatory disorders,” says Prof. Diefenbach.last_img read more

New study could improve methods for detecting congenital heart disease

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Apr 4 2019A new study by biomedical engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas could significantly improve methods for detecting and diagnosing congenital heart disease in infants and small children.The researchers, collaborating with cardiologists at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, tested a new ultrasound technology called vector flow imaging for the first time on pediatric patients to create detailed images of the internal structure and blood flow of the babies’ hearts. The images can be still or moving, and can be taken from any angle.”Vector flow imaging technology is not yet possible in adults, but we have demonstrated that it is feasible in pediatric patients,” said Morten Jensen, associate professor of biomedical engineering at the U of A. “Our group demonstrated that this commercially available technology can be used as a bedside imaging method, providing advanced detail of blood flow patterns within cardiac chambers, across valves and in the great arteries.”Jensen performed the study with a multidisciplinary team, including Dr. Hanna Jensen, clinical assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the U of A; Dr. Thomas Collins, clinical associate professor of pediatric cardiology at Stanford University School of Medicine; and researchers at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Their findings were published in Progress in Pediatric Cardiology.Roughly 1 percent of all babies are born with some type of congenital heart defect. Fortunately, the majority of these defects will never have any significant impact as the child grows into adulthood and old age. Pediatric cardiologists detect and diagnose congenital heart disease through multiple processes, including echocardiography. This imaging method is based on ultrasound and assesses the overall health of the heart, including valves and muscle contraction.Related StoriesBioTek introduces new wide FOV camera for Cytation 5 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode ReaderMathematical model helps quantify metastatic cell behaviorQueen Mary University of London’s BCI boosts radionuclide imaging capabilities with MILabs VECTor technologyAlthough ultrasound provides essential information about cardiac valve function in babies and small children, it has critical limitations. It cannot accurately obtain details of blood flow within the heart. This is due primarily to the inability to align the ultrasound beam with blood-flow direction.Using a BK5000 Ultrasound machine with built-in vector flow imaging, the researchers performed successful tests on two pigs, one with normal cardiac anatomy and one with congenital heart disease due to a narrow pulmonary valve and a hole within the heart. The researchers then compared the vector flow images to direct examination of the pigs’ hearts.The researchers subsequently used the imaging system to take cardiac images of two three-month-old babies, one with a healthy, structurally normal heart and one with congenital heart disease because of an abnormally narrow aorta. With both patients, the technology-enabled total transthoracic imaging of tissue and blood flow at a depth of 6.5 centimeters. Abnormal flow and detailed cardiac anomalies were clearly observed in the patient with congenital heart disease.All procedures, both animal and human, were performed at Arkansas Children’s Hospital with assistance from Dr. Elijah Bolin, pediatric cardiologist at UAMS.”We are still getting used to having this great, new information readily available, and we’re excited about the future in both research and direct clinical advancements,” Bolin said.”This technology will increase our ability to provide the best possible bedside diagnosis and greatly enhances our understanding of what is happening in hearts with complex abnormalities,” Stanford’s Collins said.The researchers will perform additional studies to further quantify images using this recently developed technology. Source:http://www.uark.edu/last_img read more

New drug combinations and dosing schedules improve outlook in advanced colon cancer

first_imgBy Dr. Liji Thomas, MDJul 8 2019Advanced colon cancer often spreads widely and may not respond to standard chemotherapy. In such a case, a novel combination of drugs and flexible dosing may help achieve a better outlook, as demonstrated by several new studies.In one study, investigators explored the use of paclitaxel in the treatment of metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the anus. A 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)/cisplatin combination is the current first-line treatment for metastatic disease, but no standard therapy exists for refractory tumors (resistant to standard therapy). In this scenario, 6 patients were treated with paclitaxel, which is used in similar tumors of the head and neck. There was a measurable response to weekly treatment with paclitaxel in 4 patients, while one more showed stabilization of the disease following this therapy.The results of the European REARRANGE trial were presented at the ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2019. These were from almost 300 patients across Spain, Italy and France. These patients were 64 years old, on average, and all had refractory metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). All had progressed from first-line through fourth-line treatment for the disease.Regorafenib is a multi-kinase inhibitor used in refractory mCRC but with an unacceptably high rate of discontinuation due to severe adverse effects. The trial aimed to assess the effect of changes in the dosing schedule on the tolerability, toxicity and overall survival with this drug.Patients were randomly allocated to one of three groups: standard dose (SD), reduced dosing (RD) and intermittent dosing (ID). SD patients received 160 mg/day, while RD patients were on 120 mg/day, both for three weeks followed by a week off. In the ID group, regorafenib at 160 mg/day was used over alternate weeks.  If cycle 1 of RD and ID treatment was tolerated well, all patients were switched to SD cycles thereafter. Guillem Agiles, study author, explains, “We reduced the dose in the first cycle and then escalated because it has been shown that the toxicity is higher in the first and second months of treatment.”While there was no change in the overall number of grade 3/4 adverse events, RD and ID use in the first couple of months was numerically associated with fewer adverse events that led to discontinuation, such as fatigue, hypertension and hand-foot skin reaction (HFSR. Treatment duration and median progression-free survival (about 3-4 months and 2 months respectively) were not affected, making this a viable alternative.  The trial, which is the largest so far in this area, thus supported the use of flexible dosing with regorafenib in this condition.Agiles explains, “These results, interpreted in the context of other trials, like the American study ReDOS (3), tell us that the more flexible doses of regorafenib are an effective alternative in order to improve quality of life in patients with metastatic refractory colorectal cancer”. Other oncologists were equally impressed, with University Leuven professor Eric Van Cutsem predicting that it would change the way regorafenib is used in mCRC.Related StoriesLiving with advanced breast cancerSugary drinks linked to cancer finds studyCancer killing capability of lesser-known immune cells identifiedThe ESMO congress also heard of another breakthrough: the BEACON CRC study on a combination of three drugs used to treat refractory mCRC positive for BRAF V600E-mutation.  This mutation is observed in 15% of mCRC patients and has a poor prognosis.The trial involved 665 patients in three treatment groups: triplet therapy with encorafenib, binimetinib and cetuximab; doublet therapy with encorafenib and cetuximab; and one of two chemotherapeutic regimens (irinotecan or a combination of folinic acid, fluoruracil and irinotecan (FOLFIRI) with cetuximab).The triplet combination of non-chemotherapy agents was worked out to suppress both the BRAF kinase pathway and other compensatory mechanisms that allow tumor cells to develop resistance to BRAF inhihibitors. Study author Scott Kopetz commented: “Colorectal cancer does not respond to BRAF therapy alone because tumour cells adapt through other mechanisms after initial treatment. With this triple targeted therapy, we are using a very scientifically logical combination to inhibit BRAF and these other mechanisms.”The triplet therapy was well tolerated, and resulted in a median overall survival of 9 months, and objective response rate of 26% as against 5.4 months and 2% respectively with standard therapy. The striking improvement caused one expert to stress the need for routine BRAF testing in all patients with CRC henceforth, making this the new standard of care. “We now have a specific treatment that can change the natural course of the disease in patients with BRAF mutations and is better than previous therapy, so it is essential that patients are routinely tested,” said professor Andres Cervantes of Valencia.Moreover, the avoidance of chemotherapy is a big bonus. Cervantes says, “In many other types of cancer, and particularly in colorectal cancer, it is common for biological targeted therapies to be used in combination with chemotherapy. The fact that we can give this targeted combination without the need for chemotherapy is very good news for patients, not least because of the side effects that they typically experience with chemotherapy.”While only refractory mCRC patients who have failed up to two lines of chemotherapy are presently eligible for such treatment, it needs to be studied in other BRAF-mutant tumors, whether in earlier mCRC or adjuvant therapy following primary excision of the tumor, to enhance cure rates.The final word? Changing drug combinations and dosing schedules promise to make life better for mCRC patients while maintaining treatment efficacy. Sources: New Trial Demonstrates the Efficacy of a More Flexible Dose of Regorafenib to Relieve Side-effects in Patients with Metastatic Colon Cancer [ESMO World GI Press Release] – https://www.esmo.org/Press-Office/Press-Releases/ESMO-World-Congress-Gastrointestinal-Cancer-flexible-dose-regorafenib-colon-rearrange-argiles Targeted Therapy Combination Improves Survival in Patients with Advanced Bowel Cancer [ESMO World GI Press Release] – https://www.esmo.org/Press-Office/Press-Releases/ESMO-World-Congress-Gastrointestinal-Cancer-Encorafenib-Binimetinib-Cetuximab-Colorectal-BRAFV600E-Beacon-Kopetz​Journal reference:K Rekai, K Belkharoubi, B Larbaoui, P-001, Paclitaxel for the treatment of anal cancer after cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil, Annals of Oncology, Volume 30, Issue Supplement_4, July 2019, mdz155, https://doi.org/10.1093/annonc/mdz155last_img read more

Mark Zuckerberg People are spending 50 million fewer hours on Facebook a

Facebook explains how it will prioritize local news Citation: Mark Zuckerberg: People are spending 50 million fewer hours on Facebook a day (2018, February 2) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-zuckerberg-people-million-hours-facebook.html He wasn’t kidding. Those changes that got underway last quarter are already hitting engagement numbers, reducing time users spend on Facebook by 5%, as the giant social network shows people fewer viral videos.”In total, we made changes that reduced time spent on Facebook by roughly 50 million hours every day,” Zuckerberg said, in announcing the social media company’s fourth-quarter results that topped Wall Street expectations.Pressure has been building on Facebook and its CEO as the toxic content flowing through Facebook—violent live videos, fabricated news articles and divisive messages from Russian operatives that rocked the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign—has been blamed for social ills. Facebook is also under fire for exploiting vulnerabilities in human psychology to hook people on social media, hijacking their time and attention and undermining their well-being. In recent months, Facebook has admitted that passive use of Facebook—aimless scrolling through the news feed—can be bad for mental health.As people show signs of gravitating away from Facebook, Zuckerberg says his personal challenge for 2018 is to fix what ails the giant social network. The focus is no longer on how much time its 2 billion-plus users spend on Facebook, but whether that time is “well spent.”So Facebook is altering the formula that determines what shows up in people’s news feeds to favor status updates from friends and family that spark more “meaningful social interactions” over videos and news articles that don’t get people talking to each other.Meaningful social interactions are the new buzzwords for Facebook executives. Going forward, Zuckerberg said Facebook would measure success by how many of those interactions take place on Facebook. He did not say how Facebook determines which social interactions are meaningful.”I expect the amount of time people spend and some measures of engagement will go down as a result” of the changes Facebook has made, he told analysts during a conference call Wednesday. But, if Facebook does its job well, the changes “should increase the number of meaningful interactions people will have,” Zuckerberg said. Credit: CC0 Public Domain Explore further It’s unclear if the decline in engagement is a direct result of Facebook’s interventions. Frustration with Facebook, which seemed to peak during the U.S. presidential election, may have already been driving people away, analysts say.In January, Pivotal Research analyst Brian Wieser told USA TODAY his analysis of recent Nielsen data showed use of Facebook declined in August and September.”Facebook is responding to a decline in consumption, not just encouraging a decline in consumption,” Wieser said at the time.RBC Capital Markets analyst Mark Mahaney said his most recent survey of Internet users found a slightly more negative bias towards expected time spent on Facebook.User complaint: too much noiseLexi Felder, a 33-year-old Facebook user from Atlanta, say she used to spend five hours a day on the service. Now she says she spends five minutes there, switching her allegiance to Instagram, also owned by Facebook.What frustrates her the most: “The algorithms shower my feed with a lot of content that I don’t really care for. The people who I do want to see don’t show up in my feed.”Felder, who works in digital marketing for entertainment websites and has a lifestyle blog, still has the Facebook app on her phone but she’s turned off notifications. And she says she’s not alone.”I definitely see my social circle abandoning Facebook as well,” Felder said. “I talk about Facebook more than my friends do. They are completely off Facebook.”In the fourth quarter, Facebook experienced its first-ever decline in daily active U.S. and Canadian users to 184 million from 185 million from the prior quarter. Facebook’s chief financial officer David Wehner told analysts he did not expect the drop of 700,000 daily users in the U.S. and Canada to continue, but it will likely fluctuate.Facebook offered more upbeat news for investors in its fourth-quarter financial results, which once again beat Wall Street expectations, with $12.97 billion in revenue, up 47% from a year ago. Analysts had expected the social media giant to report revenue of $12.55 billion.Diluted earnings per share were $1.44, up from $1.21 a year ago. That included a one-time charge as a result of the recently introduced tax reform law that reduced earnings per share by 77 cents. Without the adjustment, Facebook would have earned $2.21, exceeding consensus of $1.94.Daniel Ives, chief strategy officer and head of technology research at GBH Insights, says Facebook is taking “the right medicine and the right time” in trying to show Facebook users more content from the people they care about. Eventually it should drive up ad pricing. It “was a move Zuckerberg & Co. needed to make,” Ives wrote in a research note. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Mark Zuckerberg warned in January that radical changes he’s making to return Facebook to its roots connecting friends and family would curtail how much time people spend there. ©2018 USA Today Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. read more

Lenovo posts firstquarter profit as recovery continues

first_img Citation: Lenovo posts first-quarter profit as recovery continues (2018, August 16) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-08-lenovo-first-quarter-profit-recovery.html Chinese technology giant Lenovo Thursday recorded a sharp rise in first quarter net profit as the company’s turnaround gathered pace. Lenovo posts $189 mn full-year loss on one-time write-off The PC maker posted a $77 million net profit in the quarter to June 30—up from a $72 million loss in the same period last year.”The Group remains confident in its core PC business, and aims to grow … without compromising on profitability,” chairman Yang Yuanqing said in a statement.Analyst Jackson Wong said competition between PC makers “is not as fierce as it is in the mobile sector”, while Lenovo’s focus on hardware has also contributed to the positive results.Lenovo also reported a 19 percent rise in revenue to $11.91 billion—its second consecutive quarter of double-digit revenue growth.The tech giant is turning its fortunes around following a $189 million net loss for the full fiscal year, dragged down by a $400 million non-cash write-off charge from deferred income tax assets.The company’s shares rose up to six percent to HK$4.72 mid-morning after the results were released. © 2018 AFP Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Shipbuilders replace stealthy US destroyers 15ton turbine

first_img Explore further Shipbuilder Bath Iron Works has replaced one of the massive turbines on the future USS Michael Monsoor, and the stealthy destroyer is scheduled to depart for San Diego in November. In this Dec. 4, 2017 file photo, the future USS Michael Monsoor leaves Bath Iron Works for sea trials in Bath, Maine. The shipbuilder has replaced one of the massive turbines on the stealthy destroyer. It is scheduled to depart for San Diego in November. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File) Navy’s 2nd stealthy destroyer heads out to sea for 1st time (Update) © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.center_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Shipbuilders replace stealthy US destroyer’s 15-ton turbine (2018, August 31) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-08-shipbuilders-stealthy-destroyer-ton-turbine.html The delicate operation involved lifting and maneuvering the 15-ton Rolls Royce marine turbine out of the ship, and workers had to build a rail system to assist in the removal and installation of the replacement turbine in August, officials said.”The number of twists and turns it had to go through represented a pretty interesting engineering evolution,” said shipyard President Dirk Lesko.Shipbuilders noticed an unusual vibration during sea trials and discovered afterward that a foreign object had damaged some of the blades the turbine was installed, Lesko said. Although the turbine still works, the Navy decided to replace rather than repair the unit.The Zumwalt-class destroyers use two main turbines similar to ones used on Boeing 777 jetliners to produce electricity that powers the ship and its sophisticated systems. Combined with auxiliary turbines, the ship produces 78 megawatts of power, enough for a small- to medium-size city.The Zumwalt and Monsoor are the first and second in a class of three of the stealthy destroyers. The third, the Lyndon B. Johnson, remains under construction.The Monsoor repairs presented an inconvenience because the Navy crew is already aboard the ship, and the repairs interrupted some of their training, Lesko said.”We tried to work around them in a way that would be minimally impactful,” he said. “We were both satisfied with how that turned out.”The destroyer, named for a Navy SEAL who threw himself on a grenade to save comrades, is due to be commissioned in January in Coronado, California.The ships with an unusual, stealthy shape are the largest and costliest destroyers built for the Navy, weighing in at 15,000 tons.They feature an unconventional wave-piercing hull and a sleek deckhouse that hides radar and other sensors inside. Heavy automation allowed the Navy to reduce the crew size by half, compared with the other destroyers in the fleet.last_img read more

Ford VW to broaden global alliance

first_imgFord Chief Executive Jim Hackett is scheduled to appear Friday at a news conference with Volkswagen Chief Executive Herbert Diess to unveil new details over their global alliance Ford and Volkswagen plan to unveil a broader global alliance on Friday that will focus on developing autonomous technology and electric vehicles. Explore further VW, Ford announce alliance to build commercial vans, pickups Ford chief executive James Hackett and Volkswagen chief executive Herbert Diess are scheduled to hold a news conference Friday morning to update the joint-venture they unveiled at the Detroit auto show in January.The companies “will share details of new collaborations also aimed at better serving their customers while improving each company’s competitiveness and capital efficiency,” Ford said a statement Thursday.The two companies intend to share costs on developing autonomous cars and electric vehicles, two expensive ventures expected to become much more central to the auto business in the coming years, industrial sources said. Ford did not have an immediate comment in response to a query from AFP.The two companies announced a joint venture in January, to develop commercial vans and pickups starting in 2022. As part of that alliance, Ford will engineer and build medium-sized commercial pickups, to be sold by both manufacturers, and build large commercial vans for European customers, while VW will develop a city van.The moves come as major automakers face pressure to finance costly new investments at a time when sales are ebbing in key markets such as the United States and China.center_img © 2019 AFP Citation: Ford, VW to broaden global alliance (2019, July 11) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-07-ford-vw-broaden-global-alliance.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Kulbhushan Jadhav case verdict Verdict restored our faith says Harish Salve

first_img Check Latest UpdatesKEY UPDATES21:43 ISTPakistan’s conduct is under watch: Harish Salve 21:32 ISTIf it’s back in military court with the same rule where outside lawyers aren’t allowed, we aren’t allowed: Harish Salve21:25 ISTICJ Harish Salve addresses media in London 21:18 ISTHarish Salve holds presser in London20:58 ISTThis son of our soil must be back soon with his family: Arvind Kejriwal welcomes ICJ verdict20:56 ISTBig diplomatic win for India: Nitin Gadkari20:54 ISTJustice prevails, says Virender Sehwag20:51 ISTIndia stands vindicated: Rajiv Pratap Rudy20:50 ISTGreat victory for India: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis20:49 ISTTruth Prevails, says Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur20:47 ISTRefusal by ICJ to allow return of Jadhav to India is unnerving: Randeep Singh Surjewala20:46 ISTBig victory for India: Rajnath Singh20:40 ISTWe stand validated, says MEA Raveesh Kumar20:39 ISTAt last justice prevailed: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hails ICJ verdict20:38 ISTPakistan will now proceed as per law: Pakistan20:36 ISTPM Modi welcomes ICJ verdict19:46 ISTPakistan minister congratulates Pak legal team contesting Jadhav case19:18 ISTFull report: ICJ order Pakistan to review Jadhav sentence19:10 ISTP Chidambaram hails verdict18:54 IST15:1 verdict18:50 ISTExplained: What the ICJ verdict means18:42 ISTSushma Swaraj welcomes ICJ verdict18:37 ISTICJ orders consular access for Kulbhushan Jadhav, stays death sentence17:32 ISTOne hour to go for Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict17:22 ISTKulbhushan Jadhav verdict: Watch live17:10 ISTHarish Salve fought Kulbhushan Jadhav case for Re 116:47 ISTAre ICJ rulings binding?16:33 ISTLaw students to watch Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict live16:22 ISTThe last time India, Pakistan faced off at ICJ 16:11 ISTKulbhushan Jadhav case in 5 points14:39 ISTWhen is the Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict?14:32 ISTThe Kulbhushan Jadhav case 21:43 PM IST Posted by Prakriti SharmaPakistan’s conduct is under watch: Harish SalveHarish Salve: We expect Pakistan to do whatever it has to do including appropriate legislative measures to guarantee a fair trial. So Pakistan’s conduct is under watch and if what they do is another farcical attempt, we will be back in the Court.Harish Salve: We expect Pakistan to do whatever it has to do including appropriate legislative measures to guarantee a fair trial. So Pakistan’s conduct is under watch and if what they do is another farcical attempt, we will be back in the Court. pic.twitter.com/sOct13xs33ANI (@ANI) July 17, 201921:37 PM IST Posted by Prakriti SharmaHarish Salve on Kulbhushan Jadhav verdictHarish Salve: Pakistan repeatedly played slides of what it claimed was passport it had recovered from Jadhav. Not only did the Court get drawn into it, this displaying passport led to the court rejecting Pakistan’s argument that Jadhav’s nationality was uncertain.Harish Salve: Pakistan repeatedly played slides of what it claimed was passport it had recovered from Jadhav. Not only did the Court get drawn into it, this displaying passport led to the court rejecting Pakistan’s argument that Jadhav’s nationality was uncertain. pic.twitter.com/fXakTbEwMUANI (@ANI) July 17, 201921:32 PM IST Posted by Prakriti SharmaIf it’s back in military court with the same rule where outside lawyers aren’t allowed, we aren’t allowed: Harish SalveHarish Salve: They (ICJ) said,a fair trial in accordance with the Pakistan constitution. If it’s back in military court with the same rule where outside lawyers aren’t allowed, we aren’t allowed. Access isn’t given, the evidence isn’t given. It won’t meet the standards.Harish Salve: They (ICJ) said,a fair trial in accordance with the Pakistan constitution. If it’s back in military court with the same rule where outside lawyers aren’t allowed, we aren’t allowed. Access isn’t given, evidence isn’t given. It won’t meet standards. #KulbhushanJadhav pic.twitter.com/E8wVioP06kANI (@ANI) July 17, 2019advertisement21:28 PM IST Posted by Prakriti SharmaICJ protected Kulbhushan Jadhav from being executed: Harish Salve Harish Salve expresses gratitude to ICJIndia’s advocate in #KulbhushanJadhav case, Harish Salve: Want to start by expressing gratitude of my country to the ICJ for the manner in which it intervened in this case. It protected Kulbhushan Jadhav from being executed, in a hearing which was put together in a matter of days pic.twitter.com/UDgR3as68QANI (@ANI) July 17, 201921:25 PM IST Posted by Prakriti SharmaICJ Harish Salve addresses media in London India’s representative at the ICJ Harish Salve addressed media in London.#WATCH Live: India’s advocate in #KulbhushanJadhav case in ICJ, Harish Salve, addresses media in London https://t.co/NdmIANZiWz ANI (@ANI) July 17, 201921:18 PM IST Posted by Prakriti SharmaHarish Salve holds presser in LondonHarish Salve, India’s representative at the ICJ held a presser in London. At the presser, he said the court has restored our faith and the verdict has gladdened our hearts.20:58 PM IST Posted by Anupriya ThakurThis son of our soil must be back soon with his family: Arvind Kejriwal welcomes ICJ verdictI warmly welcome the ICJ judgment staying the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav & granting consular access to India. Truth and justice prevails. This son of our soil must be back soon with his family.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 17, 201920:56 PM IST Posted by Anupriya ThakurBig diplomatic win for India: Nitin GadkariThey brought this matter to the International Court and proved that he is innocent. We wish the son of Ma Bharti returns at the earliest.#KulbhushanJadhav— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) July 17, 201920:54 PM IST Posted by Anupriya ThakurJustice prevails, says Virender SehwagJustice prevails. Satyamev Jayate#KulbhushanVerdict— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 17, 201920:51 PM IST Posted by Anupriya ThakurIndia stands vindicated: Rajiv Pratap RudyIndia stands vindicated! Great victory for India under the leadership of Hon’ble Sh @narendramodi Ji. ICJ’s almost unanimous decision of 15-1 holds Pakistan in contempt of Vienna Conv. in denying consular access to #KulbhushanJadhav. Proud of the legal team led by Sh Harish Salve— Rajiv Pratap Rudy (@RajivPratapRudy) July 17, 201920:50 PM IST Posted by Anupriya ThakurGreat victory for India: Maharashtra CM Devendra FadnavisGreat victory for India Great news from International Court of Justice in #KulbhushanJadhav case!We Salute the efforts by our Hon PM @narendramodi ji in taking this case before ICJ & successful representation by Harish Salve ji!Big relief to Jadhav family!#KulbhushanVerdict— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) July 17, 201920:49 PM IST Posted by Anupriya ThakurTruth Prevails, says Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Anurag ThakurTruth Prevails !Massive victory for India! #KulbhushanJadhav verdict is a reflection of great leadership. Congratulations to @narendramodi @MEAIndia @AmitShah & 1.3 billion Indians who all prayed for this verdict.— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) July 17, 201920:47 PM IST Posted by Anupriya ThakurRefusal by ICJ to allow return of Jadhav to India is unnerving: Randeep Singh Surjewala3/3Refusal by ICJ to allow return of Jadhav to India is unnervingPara 137-it is not the conviction and sentence of Mr. Jadhav which are to be regarded as a violation of Article 36these submissions made by India cannot be upheldUrge the Govt to seek revision of this part! pic.twitter.com/CTXsxNnGEJ— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) July 17, 20192/3Every Indian’s concern for safety & well being of #kulbhushanJadav remains unaddressed!ICJ has authorised rogue Pak to-1. Review & reconsider Jadav’s case;2. In a manner’ and forum’ of their choosing(Para 146)Leaves Jadhav vulnerable to another miscarriage of justice pic.twitter.com/nMKS9T8LWT— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) July 17, 2019We welcome & celebrate the decision of the ICJ in holding Pakistan to be in stark violation of Article 36 of the Vienna Convention and staying the illegally ordered execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav!Satyamev Jayate!#JusticeForKulbhushan 1/2— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) July 17, 201920:46 PM IST Posted by Anupriya ThakurBig victory for India: Rajnath SinghThe ICJ’s verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav is big victory for India. The ICJ directing Pakistan to grant consular access to Jadhav and asking them to review the conviction and the sentence is a welcome decision. It is also a big win for PM Sh.@narendramodi’s diplomatic initiative.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) July 17, 201920:40 PM IST Posted by Anupriya ThakurWe stand validated, says MEA Raveesh KumarWe stand validated. We welcome the judgement delivered by the International Court of Justice in the Hague in favour of India in the case relating to Shri Kulbhushan Jadhav.https://t.co/ai2qlmXM4X pic.twitter.com/uPhbswui1J— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) July 17, 201920:39 PM IST Posted by Anupriya ThakurAt last justice prevailed: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hails ICJ verdictHeartened by the #KulbhushanVerdict. At last justice has prevailed. All of India joins his family in their joy!— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) July 17, 201920:38 PM IST Posted by Anupriya ThakurPakistan will now proceed as per law: Pakistan”The International Court of Justice in its judgment announced today regarding Indian serving Naval Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav has decided not to acquit / release him thus not accepting India’s plea.Pakistan, as a responsible member of the International community, upheld its commitment from the very beginning of the case by appearing before the honourable court for the provisional measures hearing despite a very short notice. Having heard the judgment, Pakistan will now proceed as per law,” said Office of the Spokesperson Pakistan.20:36 PM IST Posted by Anupriya ThakurPM Modi welcomes ICJ verdictWe welcome today’s verdict in the @CIJ_ICJ. Truth and justice have prevailed. Congratulations to the ICJ for a verdict based on extensive study of facts. I am sure Kulbhushan Jadhav will get justice.Our Government will always work for the safety and welfare of every Indian.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 17, 201919:46 PM IST Posted by Sanchari ChatterjeePakistan minister congratulates Pak legal team contesting Jadhav casePakistan minister Fawad Chaudhary also hails ICJ verdict that went in favour of India. His argument is that the ICJ has upheld Pakistan’s rights to try Kulbhushan Jadhav in a military court.Apparently news reports from Hague suggests that not only Indian case for acquittal,release,return stands rejected but apparently Int Court also upheld Jurisdiction of Mily Court in #Kalbhushan case,Indeed a great outcome, Congs to Pak legal team for putting up great fight Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) July 17, 201919:18 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiFull report: ICJ order Pakistan to review Jadhav sentenceIn 15:1 ruling, the International Court of Justice has found Pakistan to have violated the Vienna Convention while convicting and sentencing Kulbhushan Jadhav. The ICJ has ordered that Pakistan review the conviction and sentence. Read our full report on the ICJ’s Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict here.19:10 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiP Chidambaram hails verdictCongress leader and former Union home and finance P Chidambaram has reacted to the Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict. “ICJ delivers ‘justice’ in the true sense of that word, upholding human rights, due procedure and the rule of law,” Chidambaram said in a tweet.ICJ delivers justice’ in the true sense of that word, upholding human rights, due procedure and the rule of law P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) July 17, 201919:00 PM IST Posted by Mukesh RawatWhat is the Vienna Convention?The Vienna Convention is an international law that governs diplomatic relations between countries. In the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, India had argued at the International Court of Justice that Pakistan violated the Vienna Convention as it did not provide consular access (diplomatic assistance) to Kulbhushan Jadhav before his sentence. The ICJ has today ruled that Pakistan did violate the Vienna Convention.18:54 PM IST Posted by Dev Goswami15:1 verdictThe International Court of Justice’s Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict is near unanimous — of the 16 judges on the bench, 15 judges have ruled against Pakistan in holding it in violation of the Vienna Convention. The only judge to dissent is the ad hoc judge Tassaduq Hussain Jillani of Pakistan.18:50 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiExplained: What the ICJ verdict meansOkay, so the verdict essentially boils down to this: The International Court of Justice has held that Pakistan violated various provisions of the Vienna Convention by not providing Kulbhushan Jadhav consular access during his trial that ultimately resulted in a death penalty.In reparation, the ICJ has ordered that Pakistan provide a “review and reconsideration of the conviction and sentence” while ensuring that the Vienna Convention is not violated. The ICJ has essentially ordered that Pakistan ‘review and reconsider’ Kulbhushan Jadhav’s conviction and death sentence and ensure that he gets consular access during this process.The ICJ has also ordered that the stay it had earlier placed on executing Kulbhushan Jadhav continue until Pakistan completes the process of reviewing and reconsidering the conviction and sentence.18:42 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiSushma Swaraj welcomes ICJ verdictSushma Swaraj, who was the foreign minister when the Kulbhushan Jadhav case became a controversy, has “welcomed” the International Court of Justice’s verdict. Swaraj also thanked PM Narendra Modi for “our initiative to take Jadhav’s case before International Court of Justice” and Harish Salve for “presenting India’s case before ICJ very effectively and successfully”.I wholeheartedly welcome the verdict of International Court of Justice in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav. It is a great victory for India. /1 Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) July 17, 201918:37 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiICJ orders consular access for Kulbhushan Jadhav, stays death sentenceOkay, we now have a copy of the International Court of Justice’s order in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. The World Court has ruled that Pakistan violated international law by not giving Kulbhushan Jadhav consular access. The court has held that Pakistan review and reconsider Jadhav’s sentence by giving him consular access. The court has also stayed Jadhav’s death sentence till the case is reviewed by Pakistan after giving him consular access.18:26 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiBreaking… ICJ orders that consular access be given to Kulbhushan Jadhav17:32 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiOne hour to go for Kulbhushan Jadhav verdictWe’re now around an hour away from the International Court of Justice’s verdict on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. The court will hold a public sitting at 6:30 pm (India time). ICJ president Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf of Somalia will read out the verdict.International Court of Justice could pronounce a verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case tomorrow. India Today’s @Geeta_Mohan visits the Peace Palace at The Hague to bring you the latest from the ground. #ReporterDiaryMore videos https://t.co/FAHzdk9TO8 pic.twitter.com/M6qt2M3Dmq India Today (@IndiaToday) July 16, 201917:22 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiKulbhushan Jadhav verdict: Watch liveThe Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict will be livestreamed by the International Court of Justice. India Today TV will be carrying rolling coverage of the verdict. You can watch the channel across all major DTH service providers or on the IndiaToday.in website or the India Today YouTube channel.17:10 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiHarish Salve fought Kulbhushan Jadhav case for Re 1India was represented at the International Court of Justice by noted lawyer Harish Salve. Salve appeared in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case and famously charged just Re 1 to fight case. Salve is one of the most expensive lawyers in the country and is arguably one of sharpest legal brains in the country. Read more about Harish Salve here.Not fair. #HarishSalve has charged us Rs.1/- as his fee for this case. https://t.co/Eyl3vQScrs Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) May 15, 201716:47 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiAre ICJ rulings binding?It is interesting to note that while International Court of Justice rulings are binding, the World Court itself does not have any power to ensure the implementation of its orders. A country that believes an ICJ order in its favour is not being implemented would need to approach the Security Council.So, hypothetically speaking, the ICJ ruling on Kulbhushan Jadhav goes in India’s favour and Pakistan fails to abide by the order, then New Delhi would have to approach the Security Council. And, the Security Council has in the past blocked moves to get an ICJ order implemented.The most notable such episode was the United States using its veto power on the Security Council to block the implementation of a 1986 ICJ order that had found that the US had violated international law. Read more about how the ICJ functions here.16:33 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiLaw students to watch Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict liveTwenty-two law students have been given access to watch the International Court of Justice proceedings live this evening. Of the 22, 10 are Indian while two are Pakistani.#IndiaAtICJ22 students will be allowed to observe the #KulbhushanJadhav verdict today at the #ICJ. Of them 10 are Indians, 2 Pakistanis.Indian students very confident that India will win on flouting of international norms and Jadhav will get consular access.@CIJ_ICJ pic.twitter.com/MG8RNGHphG Geeta Mohan ???? ???? ???? ???? (@Geeta_Mohan) July 17, 201916:22 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiThe last time India, Pakistan faced off at ICJThe Kulbhushan Jadhav case is not the first instance of India and Pakistan facing off at the International Court of Justice. In 1999, India and Pakistan were similarly at loggerheads at the World Court. This was over the case of the Indian Air Force shooting down a Pakistani surveillance aircraft. The plane was shot down over the Kutch region of Gujarat, but Pakistan claimed the aircraft was shot down in its airspace and approached the International Court of Justice. The ICJ however rejected Pakistan’s plea, saying it had no jurisdiction over the matter. Read a detailed report on the last time India and Pakistan were in front of the ICJ here.16:11 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiKulbhushan Jadhav case in 5 pointsFrom who is Kulbhushan Jadhav to what India and Pakistan argued at the International Court of Justice, here is a detailed explainer on the entire Kulbhushan Jadhav saga.14:39 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiWhen is the Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict?The International Court of Justice will hold a public sitting at The Hague at 3 pm (6:30 pm IST) where it will read out the verdict in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case.14:32 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiThe Kulbhushan Jadhav caseBefore April 10, 2017, not many in India had heard of Kulbhushan Jadhav. All changed late that afternoon with a newsflash that ran across Indian channels: ‘Indian national sentenced to death in Pakistan’. In newsrooms, there was confusion. Nobody had an inkling of an Indian national being on the death row in the Pakistan and so, the initial input had taken everybody aback.Soon, as Pakistani media published their reports on the sentencing and Indian journalists made urgent calls to their sources in the government, a name emerged and the picture became clearer. The Indian national sentenced to die in Pakistan was Kulbhushan Jadhav whom Islamabad accused of being an Indian spy.Pakistan claimed that Kulbhushan Jadhav was an operative of India’s external spy agency, the Research & Analysis Wing. The country’s military claimed it had arrested him from the restive Balochistan region, where, they claimed, Kulbhushan Jadhav was involved in ‘fomenting’ terrorism.India was quick to deny all the Pakistani claims. New Delhi said Kulbhushan Jadhav was a former Indian Navy officer who owned a business in Iran. According to India, Kulbhushan Jadhav was abducted was Iran and brought illegally to Pakistan.India also slammed Pakistan for carrying out a “sham” military trial that sentenced Kulbhushan Jadhav. New Delhi also accused Islamabad of not following international law by refusing to grant India consular access to Jadhav.Pakistan did not deny the charge, but claimed that it was not under any obligation to grant consular access since Kulbhushan Jadhav had been charged with terrorism.Soon after Jadhav was sentenced to death by hanging by a Pakistani military court, India moved the International Court of Justice, also known as the World Court, at The Hague, Netherlands. On May 9, 2017, the ICJ ordered a stay on Jadhav’s death sentence and asked Pakistan not to execute the Indian national until it fully heard the matter.Over the course of the next two years, the ICJ heard arguments from India and Pakistan. And now, in a few hours the World Court is expected to deliver its verdict on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. Stay tuned.38964 21:43 PM IST: Harish Salve: We expect Pakistan to do whatever it has to do including appropriate legislative measures to guarantee a fair trial. So Pakistan’s conduct is under watch and if what they do is another farcical attempt, we will be back in the Court.Harish Salve: We expect Pakistan to do whatever it has to do including appropriate legislative measures to guarantee a fair trial. So Pakistan’s conduct is under watch and if what they do is another farcical attempt, we will be back in the Court. pic.twitter.com/sOct13xs33ANI (@ANI) July 17, 2019 21:37 PM IST: Harish Salve: Pakistan repeatedly played slides of what it claimed was passport it had recovered from Jadhav. Not only did the Court get drawn into it, this displaying passport led to the court rejecting Pakistan’s argument that Jadhav’s nationality was uncertain.Harish Salve: Pakistan repeatedly played slides of what it claimed was passport it had recovered from Jadhav. Not only did the Court get drawn into it, this displaying passport led to the court rejecting Pakistan’s argument that Jadhav’s nationality was uncertain. pic.twitter.com/fXakTbEwMUANI (@ANI) July 17, 2019 21:32 PM IST: Harish Salve: They (ICJ) said,a fair trial in accordance with the Pakistan constitution. If it’s back in military court with the same rule where outside lawyers aren’t allowed, we aren’t allowed. Access isn’t given, the evidence isn’t given. It won’t meet the standards.Harish Salve: They (ICJ) said,a fair trial in accordance with the Pakistan constitution. If it’s back in military court with the same rule where outside lawyers aren’t allowed, we aren’t allowed. Access isn’t given, evidence isn’t given. It won’t meet standards. #KulbhushanJadhav pic.twitter.com/E8wVioP06kANI (@ANI) July 17, 2019 21:28 PM IST: Harish Salve expresses gratitude to ICJIndia’s advocate in #KulbhushanJadhav case, Harish Salve: Want to start by expressing gratitude of my country to the ICJ for the manner in which it intervened in this case. It protected Kulbhushan Jadhav from being executed, in a hearing which was put together in a matter of days pic.twitter.com/UDgR3as68QANI (@ANI) July 17, 2019 21:25 PM IST: India’s representative at the ICJ Harish Salve addressed media in London.#WATCH Live: India’s advocate in #KulbhushanJadhav case in ICJ, Harish Salve, addresses media in London https://t.co/NdmIANZiWz ANI (@ANI) July 17, 2019 21:18 PM IST: Harish Salve, India’s representative at the ICJ held a presser in London. At the presser, he said the court has restored our faith and the verdict has gladdened our hearts. 20:58 PM IST: I warmly welcome the ICJ judgment staying the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav & granting consular access to India. Truth and justice prevails. This son of our soil must be back soon with his family.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 17, 2019 20:56 PM IST: They brought this matter to the International Court and proved that he is innocent. We wish the son of Ma Bharti returns at the earliest.#KulbhushanJadhav— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) July 17, 2019 20:54 PM IST: Justice prevails. Satyamev Jayate#KulbhushanVerdict— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 17, 2019 20:51 PM IST: India stands vindicated! Great victory for India under the leadership of Hon’ble Sh @narendramodi Ji. ICJ’s almost unanimous decision of 15-1 holds Pakistan in contempt of Vienna Conv. in denying consular access to #KulbhushanJadhav. Proud of the legal team led by Sh Harish Salve— Rajiv Pratap Rudy (@RajivPratapRudy) July 17, 2019 20:50 PM IST: Great victory for India Great news from International Court of Justice in #KulbhushanJadhav case!We Salute the efforts by our Hon PM @narendramodi ji in taking this case before ICJ & successful representation by Harish Salve ji!Big relief to Jadhav family!#KulbhushanVerdict— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) July 17, 2019 20:49 PM IST: Truth Prevails !Massive victory for India! #KulbhushanJadhav verdict is a reflection of great leadership. Congratulations to @narendramodi @MEAIndia @AmitShah & 1.3 billion Indians who all prayed for this verdict.— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) July 17, 2019 20:47 PM IST: 3/3Refusal by ICJ to allow return of Jadhav to India is unnervingPara 137-it is not the conviction and sentence of Mr. Jadhav which are to be regarded as a violation of Article 36these submissions made by India cannot be upheldUrge the Govt to seek revision of this part! pic.twitter.com/CTXsxNnGEJ— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) July 17, 20192/3Every Indian’s concern for safety & well being of #kulbhushanJadav remains unaddressed!ICJ has authorised rogue Pak to-1. Review & reconsider Jadav’s case;2. In a manner’ and forum’ of their choosing(Para 146)Leaves Jadhav vulnerable to another miscarriage of justice pic.twitter.com/nMKS9T8LWT— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) July 17, 2019We welcome & celebrate the decision of the ICJ in holding Pakistan to be in stark violation of Article 36 of the Vienna Convention and staying the illegally ordered execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav!Satyamev Jayate!#JusticeForKulbhushan 1/2— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) July 17, 2019 20:46 PM IST: The ICJ’s verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav is big victory for India. The ICJ directing Pakistan to grant consular access to Jadhav and asking them to review the conviction and the sentence is a welcome decision. It is also a big win for PM Sh.@narendramodi’s diplomatic initiative.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) July 17, 2019 20:40 PM IST: We stand validated. We welcome the judgement delivered by the International Court of Justice in the Hague in favour of India in the case relating to Shri Kulbhushan Jadhav.https://t.co/ai2qlmXM4X pic.twitter.com/uPhbswui1J— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) July 17, 2019 20:39 PM IST: Heartened by the #KulbhushanVerdict. At last justice has prevailed. All of India joins his family in their joy!— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) July 17, 2019 20:38 PM IST: “The International Court of Justice in its judgment announced today regarding Indian serving Naval Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav has decided not to acquit / release him thus not accepting India’s plea.Pakistan, as a responsible member of the International community, upheld its commitment from the very beginning of the case by appearing before the honourable court for the provisional measures hearing despite a very short notice. Having heard the judgment, Pakistan will now proceed as per law,” said Office of the Spokesperson Pakistan. 20:36 PM IST: We welcome today’s verdict in the @CIJ_ICJ. Truth and justice have prevailed. Congratulations to the ICJ for a verdict based on extensive study of facts. I am sure Kulbhushan Jadhav will get justice.Our Government will always work for the safety and welfare of every Indian.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 17, 2019 19:46 PM IST: Pakistan minister Fawad Chaudhary also hails ICJ verdict that went in favour of India. His argument is that the ICJ has upheld Pakistan’s rights to try Kulbhushan Jadhav in a military court.Apparently news reports from Hague suggests that not only Indian case for acquittal,release,return stands rejected but apparently Int Court also upheld Jurisdiction of Mily Court in #Kalbhushan case,Indeed a great outcome, Congs to Pak legal team for putting up great fight Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) July 17, 2019 19:18 PM IST: In 15:1 ruling, the International Court of Justice has found Pakistan to have violated the Vienna Convention while convicting and sentencing Kulbhushan Jadhav. The ICJ has ordered that Pakistan review the conviction and sentence. Read our full report on the ICJ’s Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict here. 19:10 PM IST: Congress leader and former Union home and finance P Chidambaram has reacted to the Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict. “ICJ delivers ‘justice’ in the true sense of that word, upholding human rights, due procedure and the rule of law,” Chidambaram said in a tweet.ICJ delivers justice’ in the true sense of that word, upholding human rights, due procedure and the rule of law P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) July 17, 2019 19:00 PM IST: The Vienna Convention is an international law that governs diplomatic relations between countries. In the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, India had argued at the International Court of Justice that Pakistan violated the Vienna Convention as it did not provide consular access (diplomatic assistance) to Kulbhushan Jadhav before his sentence. The ICJ has today ruled that Pakistan did violate the Vienna Convention. 18:54 PM IST: The International Court of Justice’s Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict is near unanimous — of the 16 judges on the bench, 15 judges have ruled against Pakistan in holding it in violation of the Vienna Convention. The only judge to dissent is the ad hoc judge Tassaduq Hussain Jillani of Pakistan. 18:50 PM IST: Okay, so the verdict essentially boils down to this: The International Court of Justice has held that Pakistan violated various provisions of the Vienna Convention by not providing Kulbhushan Jadhav consular access during his trial that ultimately resulted in a death penalty.In reparation, the ICJ has ordered that Pakistan provide a “review and reconsideration of the conviction and sentence” while ensuring that the Vienna Convention is not violated. The ICJ has essentially ordered that Pakistan ‘review and reconsider’ Kulbhushan Jadhav’s conviction and death sentence and ensure that he gets consular access during this process.The ICJ has also ordered that the stay it had earlier placed on executing Kulbhushan Jadhav continue until Pakistan completes the process of reviewing and reconsidering the conviction and sentence. 18:42 PM IST: Sushma Swaraj, who was the foreign minister when the Kulbhushan Jadhav case became a controversy, has “welcomed” the International Court of Justice’s verdict. Swaraj also thanked PM Narendra Modi for “our initiative to take Jadhav’s case before International Court of Justice” and Harish Salve for “presenting India’s case before ICJ very effectively and successfully”.I wholeheartedly welcome the verdict of International Court of Justice in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav. It is a great victory for India. /1 Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) July 17, 2019 18:37 PM IST: Okay, we now have a copy of the International Court of Justice’s order in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. The World Court has ruled that Pakistan violated international law by not giving Kulbhushan Jadhav consular access. The court has held that Pakistan review and reconsider Jadhav’s sentence by giving him consular access. The court has also stayed Jadhav’s death sentence till the case is reviewed by Pakistan after giving him consular access. 18:26 PM IST: Breaking… ICJ orders that consular access be given to Kulbhushan Jadhav 17:32 PM IST: We’re now around an hour away from the International Court of Justice’s verdict on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. The court will hold a public sitting at 6:30 pm (India time). ICJ president Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf of Somalia will read out the verdict.International Court of Justice could pronounce a verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case tomorrow. India Today’s @Geeta_Mohan visits the Peace Palace at The Hague to bring you the latest from the ground. #ReporterDiaryMore videos https://t.co/FAHzdk9TO8 pic.twitter.com/M6qt2M3Dmq India Today (@IndiaToday) July 16, 2019 17:22 PM IST: The Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict will be livestreamed by the International Court of Justice. India Today TV will be carrying rolling coverage of the verdict. You can watch the channel across all major DTH service providers or on the IndiaToday.in website or the India Today YouTube channel. 17:10 PM IST: India was represented at the International Court of Justice by noted lawyer Harish Salve. Salve appeared in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case and famously charged just Re 1 to fight case. Salve is one of the most expensive lawyers in the country and is arguably one of sharpest legal brains in the country. Read more about Harish Salve here.Not fair. #HarishSalve has charged us Rs.1/- as his fee for this case. https://t.co/Eyl3vQScrs Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) May 15, 2017 16:47 PM IST: It is interesting to note that while International Court of Justice rulings are binding, the World Court itself does not have any power to ensure the implementation of its orders. A country that believes an ICJ order in its favour is not being implemented would need to approach the Security Council.So, hypothetically speaking, the ICJ ruling on Kulbhushan Jadhav goes in India’s favour and Pakistan fails to abide by the order, then New Delhi would have to approach the Security Council. And, the Security Council has in the past blocked moves to get an ICJ order implemented.The most notable such episode was the United States using its veto power on the Security Council to block the implementation of a 1986 ICJ order that had found that the US had violated international law. Read more about how the ICJ functions here. 16:33 PM IST: Twenty-two law students have been given access to watch the International Court of Justice proceedings live this evening. Of the 22, 10 are Indian while two are Pakistani.#IndiaAtICJ22 students will be allowed to observe the #KulbhushanJadhav verdict today at the #ICJ. Of them 10 are Indians, 2 Pakistanis.Indian students very confident that India will win on flouting of international norms and Jadhav will get consular access.@CIJ_ICJ pic.twitter.com/MG8RNGHphG Geeta Mohan ???? ???? ???? ???? (@Geeta_Mohan) July 17, 2019 16:22 PM IST: The Kulbhushan Jadhav case is not the first instance of India and Pakistan facing off at the International Court of Justice. In 1999, India and Pakistan were similarly at loggerheads at the World Court. This was over the case of the Indian Air Force shooting down a Pakistani surveillance aircraft. The plane was shot down over the Kutch region of Gujarat, but Pakistan claimed the aircraft was shot down in its airspace and approached the International Court of Justice. The ICJ however rejected Pakistan’s plea, saying it had no jurisdiction over the matter. Read a detailed report on the last time India and Pakistan were in front of the ICJ here. 16:11 PM IST: From who is Kulbhushan Jadhav to what India and Pakistan argued at the International Court of Justice, here is a detailed explainer on the entire Kulbhushan Jadhav saga. 14:39 PM IST: The International Court of Justice will hold a public sitting at The Hague at 3 pm (6:30 pm IST) where it will read out the verdict in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. 14:32 PM IST: Before April 10, 2017, not many in India had heard of Kulbhushan Jadhav. All changed late that afternoon with a newsflash that ran across Indian channels: ‘Indian national sentenced to death in Pakistan’. In newsrooms, there was confusion. Nobody had an inkling of an Indian national being on the death row in the Pakistan and so, the initial input had taken everybody aback.Soon, as Pakistani media published their reports on the sentencing and Indian journalists made urgent calls to their sources in the government, a name emerged and the picture became clearer. The Indian national sentenced to die in Pakistan was Kulbhushan Jadhav whom Islamabad accused of being an Indian spy.Pakistan claimed that Kulbhushan Jadhav was an operative of India’s external spy agency, the Research & Analysis Wing. The country’s military claimed it had arrested him from the restive Balochistan region, where, they claimed, Kulbhushan Jadhav was involved in ‘fomenting’ terrorism.India was quick to deny all the Pakistani claims. New Delhi said Kulbhushan Jadhav was a former Indian Navy officer who owned a business in Iran. According to India, Kulbhushan Jadhav was abducted was Iran and brought illegally to Pakistan.India also slammed Pakistan for carrying out a “sham” military trial that sentenced Kulbhushan Jadhav. New Delhi also accused Islamabad of not following international law by refusing to grant India consular access to Jadhav.Pakistan did not deny the charge, but claimed that it was not under any obligation to grant consular access since Kulbhushan Jadhav had been charged with terrorism.Soon after Jadhav was sentenced to death by hanging by a Pakistani military court, India moved the International Court of Justice, also known as the World Court, at The Hague, Netherlands. On May 9, 2017, the ICJ ordered a stay on Jadhav’s death sentence and asked Pakistan not to execute the Indian national until it fully heard the matter.Over the course of the next two years, the ICJ heard arguments from India and Pakistan. And now, in a few hours the World Court is expected to deliver its verdict on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. Stay tuned. Kulbhushan Jadhav case verdict: Verdict restored our faith, says Harish SalveNew Delhi and The Hague | July 18, 2019 00:18 IST The International Court of Justice at The Hague, Netherlands, has faulted Pakistan for violating international law in convicting and sentencing Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav. Kulbhushan Jadhav was sentenced to death in 2017 by a Pakistani military court on charges of terrorism and spying. The ICJ has ordered that Pakistan review the conviction and the death sentence and that it do so while providing Jadhav consular access to India. India said Kulbhushan Jadhav was a former Indian Navy officer turned businessman who was abducted from Iran, illegally brought to Pakistan and sentenced under a sham trial. India also accused Pakistan of violating international law by not granting New Delhi consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav. 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