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Supreme Court Upholds Cost of Rs. 50,000 On DU College For Dismissing a Professor While On Maternity Leave [Read Order]

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Upholds Cost of Rs. 50,000 On DU College For Dismissing a Professor While On Maternity Leave [Read Order] Radhika Roy30 Oct 2020 11:09 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal against a Delhi High Court Order which reintstated an ad-hoc Assistant Professor who had been removed from service by a Delhi University college during her maternity leave and upheld the cost of Rs. 50,000. A Bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee expressed grave reservations against the conduct of the college and…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal against a Delhi High Court Order which reintstated an ad-hoc Assistant Professor who had been removed from service by a Delhi University college during her maternity leave and upheld the cost of Rs. 50,000. A Bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee expressed grave reservations against the conduct of the college and stated that maternity leave could not be a ground for termination of services. “Having a child is no reflection on a woman’s professional ability, whether she is in the Army, Navy, judiciary, teaching or bureaucracy. We will not allow termination on this ground”, observed the Bench. The Court accordingly, dismissed the Appeal and upheld the cost of Rs. 50,000 which had been imposed on the college while noting that the Respondent must have spent quite a sum in fighting the might of the college. Further, imposition of cost was a good way of reducing frivolous litigation. The Delhi High Court judgement of Justices Hima Kohli and Asha Menon, from which the Appeal had stemmed, was also commended by the Apex Court. The Respondent had been working as an ad-hoc Assistant Professor in Sri Aurobindo College (Evening) on a contractual appointment which got renewed every four months with a notional break of one day. The last renewal of the contract took place in November 2018 and in January 2019, the Respondent sought for maternity leave of four months. The college, however, removed her from service in March. The matter was taken up by a Single-Judge Bench of the Delhi High Court which dismissed her plea. However, on appeal to a Division Bench, the same was allowed and it was noted by the Court that seeking maternity leave could not be a legitimate ground for denying extension of tenure. The High Court stated that such a denial of extension would be “tantamount to penalizing a woman for electing to become a mother while still employed and thus pushing her into a choiceless situation as motherhood would be equated with loss of employment” ; the same was violative of the basic principle of equality of law and deprived her of the protection assured under Article 21. Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

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Sheyenne celebrates its 45th this Sunday

first_imgBy Tom BergLISBON, N.D. – Sunday is a night of celebration at Sheyenne Speedway! The 1/4-mile dirt track in Lisbon, N.D., will celebrate its 45th anniversary this Sunday night, July 1.Racing begins at 6 p.m. and will be the biggest show of the year with six classes running. The Powdercoat Specialists IMCA Modifieds are back for a second time this season.The night also includes a fireworks show after the racing for fans to enjoy in addition to the action on the track. Special, custom 45th anniversary trophies will be presented to all six feature win­ners. There also will be memories shared as part of the rich history of the 45 years of racing in Lisbon.“I couldn’t think of a better way to start the Fourth of July Week. Six full race classes will be on display that will not disappoint.” Race Director Hunter Carter said. “Plus, a fireworks display for everyone to enjoy and celebrate the 45th anniversary together …You are not going to want to miss this.”The IMCA Modifieds were a hit during their first appearance on June 10. A strong 21-car field signed in with Dave Shipley of Argusville, a former super stock track champion at Sheyenne, tak­ing the feature win over Tyler Peterson of Hickson.“It’s awesome to be able to race down in Lisbon, I grew up there as a kid watching Corky Thomas race my dad’s super stock there,” Peterson said. “I only raced there a handful of times with my B-mod but had good success the few times I did. I’m looking forward to coming back down on Sun­day and see if we can’t do one spot better then the last time.”Ageless veteran John Corell of Jamestown was third, followed by Tim Perkins of Bismarck and Jarrett Carter of Lisbon.“I’m really looking forward to getting back to Sheyenne Speedway this weekend,” Carter said. “If you missed the first week you are going to want to put this on your calendar. Both the car count and racing were great and I would expect the same again.”IMCA Modified rookie Jesse Skalicky, who leads the points at Red River Valley Speedway and finished eighth during the first Modified show at Sheyenne, is also looking forward to coming back.“It was cool coming back to Lisbon in a Modified this time,” Skalicky said. “Any time a track adds your class it’s fun to support it. It’s a great facility and we will definitely be back.”last_img read more

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Independent autopsy shows George Floyd died of asphyxia

first_imgGeorge Floyd’s family is reporting that an independent autopsy shows the Floyd’s death was caused by asphyxiation from sustained pressure on his back and neck.Floyd was killed on Memorial Day Weekend after he produced a counterfeit $20 at a convenience store while trying to purchase cigarettes. An on duty clerk contacted the police about the incident and during his arrest, things turned for the worst. Several videos show an officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes while he was laid on his stomach in handcuffs screaming I can’t breathe.  From other angles of the video, two additional officers further restrained Floyd by kneeling on his back.The family ordered their own autopsy after the preliminary official autopsy ruled Floyd’s death little to do with the actions of the officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck and was caused by “being restrained, along with underlying health issues and potential intoxicants in his system.  ”The family’s autopsy, however, found that the officer’s actions did contribute to his death.Derek Chauvin, the police officer who help his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly 9 minutes, has since been charged with third-degree murder.The owner of the store where the incident occurred has since spoken about the incident stating that store video shows Floyd was not resisting arrest though they are unable to release it publicly and that the store stands with the family.last_img read more

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The Great Dinosaur Mix-up

first_img(Visited 156 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Evolutionists seem to enjoy rearranging branches on the Darwin tree, not to find the truth, but to fool the public into thinking they’re getting warmer.Alas, everything you were told about dinosaur evolution is wrong! That’s the impression from the headline hype. We’ll get to what’s actually happening below.We might have to completely redraw the dinosaur family tree (The Conversation). Michael J. Benton (University of Bristol) warns that new dinosaur research “threatens to change our understanding of how dinosaurs evolved at a much deeper level, and blow aside 130 years of agreement on the topic.”The Dinosaur Family Tree Has Been Uprooted (Live Science). Laura Geggel, not to be outdone, opines that “we may have to revisit what we think we know about the first dinosaurs, what features they evolved first, and where in the world they came from.” (Who’s we, Paleface?)Dinosaur family tree poised for colossal shake-up (Nature News). A “‘textbook-changing’ analysis of dinosaur bones upends long-accepted relationships among major groups,” Sid Perkins says.OK, what’s the hubbub about? Some evolutionists at Cambridge decided to rearrange some early branches on the dinosaur ancestry chart. Live Science quotes Steve Brusatte from London’s Natural History Museum:The change may seem small, “as only a few branches are being reshuffled,” said Steve Brusatte, a paleontologist at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, who was not involved in the study. “But because these are the big branches right near the root of the tree, changing them around is huge. It’s saying that much of what we thought about the origins and early history of dinosaurs, going back to the late 1800s, is wrong.“Basically, they’ve united the two major classes of dinosaurs we were taught about in school, and split off a branch somewhere else. Geggel explains,In the old family tree, there are two major groups of dinosaurs: the bird-hipped ornithischian dinosaurs (such as duck-billed dinosaurs and stegosaurs) and the reptile-hipped saurischians, which include the theropods (such as Tyrannosaurus rex) and the sauropods (the long-necked, long-tailed herbivorous giants).The new study completely reorganizes this setup. According to new analyses, theropods and ornithischians are more closely related than scientists previously thought, and both fit into a previously unknown group called Ornithoscelida, the researchers said.Matthew Baron and 2 colleagues from Cambridge looked at 457 anatomical characteristics from 74 different dinosaur species on four continents, assigned each trait a binary number, and entered the resulting ‘barcode’ scores into a computer program that builds evolutionary trees. The computer output told them the tree needs a good shaking. They published their new tree this week in Nature. But notice: the work wasn’t independent of evolutionary theorizing (see DIGO in the Darwin Dictionary). Geggel continues,The team plugged these bar codes and various evolutionary parameters into a computer program that builds family trees. No matter how many times they changed the parameters and ran the program, they still got one main and “quite shocking” result: a “previously unexpected pairing of theropods and ornithischians,” Baron said.On the other branch, they grouped sauropods with herrerasaurs, early meat-eating dinosaurs that were difficult to classify, though some previously thought they were theropods. This grouping suggests that features shared by the carnivorous herrerasaurs and mostly carnivorous theropods likely evolved independently through convergent evolution, the researchers said.The new grouping allows all the ‘feathered dinosaurs’ to perch on the same branch, whereas before evolutionists had to invoke extreme convergence to explain feathering. But to solve that problem, they had to put the convergent evolution somewhere else. It’s a bit like tying the ends together and finding it causes a new break in the middle.Sid Perkins mentions other ramifications of the new tree, ramping up the perhapsimaybecouldness index:Besides upending decades of accepted wisdom about the relations among various dinosaur lineages, the new study hints that the first dinosaurs might have appeared around 247 million years ago, slightly earlier than previously suspected. They may also have originated in what is now North America, rather than in Gondwana — the southern portion of the supercontinent Pangaea — which was presumed to have been the dinosaur cradle.Reactions of other scientists give proof that evolutionists enjoy playing Fruit Basket Turnover (or rearranging the deck chairs, whichever metaphor you prefer):The new finding about the new Ornithoscelida group is a “bloody big deal,” said Thomas Carr, an associate professor of biology at Carthage College in Wisconsin and a vertebrate paleontologist.“This knocked the wind out me,” said Carr, who was not involved in the study. “This is a fundamental shake-up of Dinosauria.”Brusatte, however, is not ready to re-write the textbooks. And Benton is even less ready to get his wind knocked out of him.Is this new paper the true answer for the evolutionary origins of dinosaurs? The data we have is riddled with question marks, and so the algorithms still struggle to calculate the one true tree. This is no criticism of the researchers, just a statement of the practicalities. We don’t know yet whether we can see the wood for the trees.Hans Dieter-Sues of the Smithsonian even thinks that further dinosaur finds might send evolutionists back to the traditional classification.The discovery of new dinosaur species or more complete specimens of those already known might also drive future analyses back toward more currently accepted arrangements of dinosaur lineages, Sues says. In recent years, South America has yielded a flurry of new dinosaur discoveries. And, he says, North American rocks laid down during the dinosaurs’ earliest days have yet to be explored as thoroughly as South American rocks of the same age.“For many regions of the world, there’s so much we don’t know about the fossil record,” he notes.One thing to realize is that this tree is floating in the air. It has no root. The Nature paper by Baron et al makes this admission in the ending discussion:Our hypothesis forces a re-evaluation of previous scenarios of early dinosaur evolution and diversification. The recovery of two distinct clades, Ornithoscelida and Saurischia, provides several challenges to established hypotheses concerning the anatomy, palaeobiology and palaeobiogeography of early dinosaurs. For example, there has been much debate concerning the appearance of the common ancestor of the dinosaurs and its way of life, and recent discoveries have shed some light on these matters. However, a number of key issues remain hotly contested, including the ancestral dinosaur’s body plan, size, stance, method of locomotion and diet, as well the clade’s centre of origin.So they haven’t solved the problem of dinosaur origins. They have just provided a new plot twist for the storytellers who cannot bring themselves to consider even the possibility that dinosaurs might have been designed.Our hypothesis for dinosaur relationships and evolution, with the recovery of two new, major clades, reframes the debate about dinosaur origins. The timing and geographical setting of dinosaur evolution may require reappraisal and our proposal raises numerous questions about the ancestral dinosaur’s body plan, the sequence of evolution of key anatomical features within the clade, and the timing of this radiation. This work provides a new framework for addressing fundamental questions regarding these iconic animals.That should keep the storytellers busy for another 130 years.Update 3/25/17: In Nature, noted paleontologist Kevin Padian says that the Ornithschia have long been the “weirdest of all” to try to fit into a family tree. He also fails to identify a common ancestor, but alleges that it included pterosaurs (which also lack a common ancestor in the fossil record). Science Magazine says that the new tree is “likely to be debated for some time to come.” Evolutionists have lots of time. Millions of years, in fact.In other dinosaur news, the BBC indicates that there’s plenty of storytelling potential at Chicxulub, that Yucatan crater of the asteroid that supposedly wiped out mighty dinosaurs but left butterflies flapping on dainty wings. Reporter Paul Rincon is puzzled by that. But on the bright side, puzzles to evolutionists are opportunities to carry on their favorite pastime: confabulating.But why this environmental cataclysm killed off some groups such as the dinosaurs, while allowing birds and mammals, for example, to survive remains unclear.“The differential survival of animals on the planet – we don’t know why birds survived and why turtles and some types of reptiles survived,” pondered Dr Kring. “But based on this borehole, we are going to get some limits on important parameters like energy, like trajectory – and all of that is data that will carry us towards those answers.“Rincon was glad to hear that the Chicxulub borehole shows possible evidence of hydrothermal activity. That really set him and the evolutionists he interviewed into storytelling mode! Now they had the hydrobioscopy meme to work on: “we think these kinds of systems might have been crucibles for pre-biotic chemistry and the habitats for the evolution of the earliest life on our planet.” Might have been. Pigs with wings, you know. Bigfoot. Fairies. Multiverses.We’re not right sure why Astrobiology Magazine is saying that Mars volcanoes were erupting when the Chicxulub meteor hit. Is there a way to tie those two plots together? Sounds like fun.For those who want to learn how to ‘walk the tree of life,’ Harry Greene will be glad to teach you. Phys.org shows that his method is more like ‘talking’ the tree of life. He has a course called “Walking and Talking the Tree of Life: Why and How to Teach About Biodiversity.” He thinks by talking to students as they walk outside and pick up salamanders from the mud, he will have good opportunities to inculcate the initiates into the dark secrets of Darwin.Ahem. Dinosaurs were intelligently designed on Day Six of creation week. That’s why their soft tissue still remains after the Flood. Now, after reading about the situation with evolutionists preaching fake science for 130 years, and still being clueless, who can possibly label that account pseudoscience? Dr. Quack, heal yourself.Darwin stole the tree of life from Christians and made it into an idol. It’s time to take it back and clean it up.last_img read more

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Total proctocolectomy with ileostomy

first_imgDefinitionTotal proctocolectomy with ileostomy is surgery to remove all of the colon (large intestine)and rectum.DescriptionYou will receive general anesthesia right before your surgery. This will make you be asleep and unable to feel pain.For your proctocolectomy:Your surgeon will make surgical cut about 6 inches long in your lower belly.Then your surgeon will remove your large intestine and rectum.Your surgeon may also look at your lymph nodes and may remove some of them, if needed.Next your surgeon will create an ileostomy:Your surgeon will make a small surgical cut in your belly. Usually this is made in the lower right part of your belly.The last part of your small intestine (ileum) is pulled through this surgical cut, and sewn onto your belly.This opening in your belly formed by your ileum is called the stoma. Stool will come out of this opening and collect in a drainage bag that will be attached to you.Why the Procedure Is PerformedTotal proctocolectomy with ileostomy surgery is done when other medical treatment does not help problems with your large intestine.It is most commonly done in people who have inflammatory bowel disease, which includes ulcerative colitis or Crohns disease.This surgery may also be done if you have:Colon or rectum cancerFamilial polyposisBleeding in your intestineBirth defects that have damaged your intestinesIntestinal damage from an accident or injuryRisksTotal proctocolectomy with ileostomy is usually safe. Your risk will depend on your general overall health. Ask your doctor about these possible complications:advertisementRisks for any surgery are:Wound infectionsBlood clots in the legs that may travel to the lungsBreathing problemsHeart attack or strokeRisks for this surgery are:Bleeding inside your bellyDamage to nearby organs in the body and to the nerves in the pelvisInfection, including in the lungs, urinary tract, and bellyScar tissue may form in your belly and causes blockage of your intestinesYour wound may break open or heal poorlyPoor absorption of nutrients from foodPhantom rectum, a feeling that your rectum is still there (similar to people who have amputation of a limb)Before the ProcedureAlways tell your doctor or nurse what drugs you are taking, even drugs, supplements, or herbs you bought without a prescription. Ask your doctor which drugs you should still take on the day of your surgery.Talk with your doctor or nurse about these things before you have surgery:Intimacy and sexualitySportsWorkPregnancyDuring the 2 weeks before your surgery:You may be asked to stop taking drugs that make it harder for your blood to clot. These include aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), clopidogrel (Plavix), Naprosyn (Aleve, Naproxen), and others.If you smoke, try to stop. Ask your doctor for help.Always tell your doctor if you have a cold, flu, fever, herpes breakout, or other illnesses before your surgery.Eat high fiber foods and drink 6 to 8 glasses of water every day.The day before your surgery:Eat a light breakfast and lunch.You may be asked to drink only clear liquids, such as broth, clear juice, and water, after noontime.Do NOT drink anything after midnight, including water. Sometimes you will not be able to drink anything for up to 12 hours before surgery.Your doctor or nurse may ask you to use enemas or laxatives to clear out your intestines. They will give you instructions for this.On the day of your surgery:Take your drugs your doctor told you to take with a small sip of water.Your doctor or nurse will tell you when to arrive at the hospital.After the ProcedureYou will be in the hospital for 3 to 7 days. You may have to stay longer if you had this surgery because of an emergency.You may be given ice chips to ease your thirst on the same day as your surgery. By the next day, you will probably be allowed to drink clear liquids. Your doctor or nurse will slowly add thicker fluids and then soft foods as your bowels begin to work again. You may be eating a soft diet 2 days after your surgery.While you are in the hospital, your nurse and doctor will teach you how to care for your ileostomy.You will have an ileostomy pouch that is fitted for you. Drainage into your pouch will be constant. You will need to wear the pouch at all times.Outlook (Prognosis)Most people who have total proctocolectomy with ileostomy are able to do most activities they were doing before their surgery. This includes most sports, travel, gardening, hiking, and other outdoor activities, and most types of work.advertisementIf you have a chronic condition, such as Crohns disease or ulcerative colitis, you may need ongoing medical treatment.ReferencesCima RR, Pemberton JH. Ileostomy, colostomy, and pouches. In: Feldman M, Friedman LS, Sleisenger MH, eds. Sleisenger & Fordtrans Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2010:chap 113.Cunningham D, Atkin W, Lenz HJ, et al. Colorectal cancer. Lancet. 2010 Mar 20;375(9719):1030-47.Fry RD, Mahmoud N, Maron DJ, Ross HM, Rombeau J. Colon and rectum. In: Townsend CM, Beauchamp RD, Evers BM, Mattox KL, eds. Sabiston Textbook of Surgery. 19th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 52.Review Date:12/10/2012Reviewed By:Robert A. Cowles, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, and Stephanie Slon.last_img read more

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Volunteer Grants Program

first_imgFunding of $16 million is available to eligible not-for-profit community organisations to assist their volunteers and encourage volunteering.Volunteer Grants 2011 provides funding of between $1,000 and $5,000 to not-for-profit organisations to:Purchase portable, tangible, small equipment items to help volunteers;Contribute to the reimbursement of fuel costs for their volunteers who use their own car to transport others to activities, deliver food and assist people in need;Contribute to the reimbursement of transport costs incurred by volunteers with disability who are unable to drive;Contribute to the costs of training courses and/or undertake background screening checks for volunteers.For more information, please visit the FaHCSIA website:http://fahcsia.gov.au/sa/volunteers/funding/Pages/volunteer_grants2011.aspxlast_img read more

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10 months agoMan Utd legend Neville: Pogba best midfielder in Europe

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd legend Neville: Pogba best midfielder in Europeby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePaul Pogba is the best midfielder in Europe, according to Manchester United legend Gary Neville. Things are looking up for Pobga following the departure of manager Jose Mourinho. The Frenchman looks a different player under new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, having scored twice in the 3-1 win over Huddersfield on Boxing Day.And Neville thinks his form will only improve under the Norwegian.He told BBC’s Match of the Day: “You play for Man United and you talk of freedom of expression, exciting football, go out there and score goals, attacking football, play with a smile on your face and it starts with the manager. “Ole over the last couple of games has been really happy, saying the right things. “They had the best player on the pitch and probably the best midfielder in Europe on his day in Paul Pogba who has had a disappointing, horrendous last 18 months at the club because of the fall-out with the manager.”It looked like the shackles were off, playing with that freedom of expression, anything is possible type attitude, playing with arrogance. The passing was back to his best. “Look, he is the best player at the club when he is at his best and with performances like this he should be a 12-15 goal a season person – he hasn’t been that in his career so far but he can be.” last_img read more

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10 months agoEx-Juventus coach Capello tells Napoli: Don’t give up!

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Ex-Juventus coach Capello tells Napoli: Don’t give up!by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Juventus coach Fabio Capello has urged their rivals not to give up on the Scudetto.Capello believes Napoli are capable of catching the Serie A leaders.“I don’t agree, look at the available points,” Capello insisted in an interview with Il Messaggero.“Those who are chasing Juventus must not give up, Napoli and the others. The fans are used to it, the Bianconeri have been dominating for seven years, but the passion is still there.“In Milan it has even grown.” last_img

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Maersk to Split Transport and Energy Businesses

first_imgzoom Danish shipping and energy conglomerate A.P. Møller – Maersk A/S  has decided to reorganise its portfolio of businesses into two independent divisions; an integrated Transport & Logistics division and an Energy division, following a three-month strategic review.The group’s Transport & Logistics division will consist of Maersk Line, APM Terminals, Damco, Svitzer and Maersk Container Industry, based on a one company structure with multiple brands. The Energy division will consist of Maersk Oil, Maersk Drilling, Maersk Supply Service and Maersk Tankers.Going forward, the group’s main growth focus ”will be delivering best in class transportation and logistics services as an integrated Transport & Logistics company.””Building on the Group’s unique position within container transport and port operations, and significant position in supply chain management and freight forwarding, Transport & Logistics will leverage its leading position through new product offerings, digitalised services and individualised customer solutions,” Maersk said in an announcement.Board of Directors expects that the group’s oil and oil related businesses will require different solutions for future development including separation of entities individually or in combination from A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S in the form of joint-ventures, mergers or listing. Depending on market development and structural opportunities, the objective is to find solutions for the oil and oil related businesses within 24 months, Maersk said.Maersk believes that this move will ensure focus on driving synergies and developing new products and services in Transport & Logistics, as well as focus on separately developing structured solutions for the company’s oil and oil related businesses.“The industries in which we are operating are very different, and both face very different underlying fundamentals and competitive environments. Separating our transport and logistics businesses and our oil and oil related businesses into two independent divisions will enable both to focus on their respective markets. This will increase the strategic flexibility by enhancing synergies between businesses in Transport & Logistics, while ensuring the agility to pursue individual strategic solutions for the oil and oil related businesses,” A.P. Møller – Maersk’s Chairman of the Board, Michael Pram Rasmussen, said.last_img read more