New Delhi: Hundred of students from the marginalsed section of OBC non-creamy layer and economically weaker section (EWS) students can get provisional admission in Delhi University by using acknowledgement receipt from authorities if there is a delay in procuring category certificate, an official said. This decision was finalised at the meeting of the Standing Committee of Admissions, the official said. “In several places, including Delhi, there has been a delay by the authorities in issuing EWS certificates and certificate to aspirant associated with the non creamy layer. Due to this, Delhi University decided that candidates can upload acknowledgment receipt at the time of admission.” Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkStudents can get provisional admission in Delhi University by using acknowledgement receipt from authorities if there is a delay in procuring category certificate, an official said. “In several places, including Delhi, there has been a delay by the authorities in issuing EWS certificates. Due to this, Delhi University decided that candidates can upload acknowledgement receipt at the time of admission. They will be required to submit an undertaking which will state that they will submit the EWS certificate within 15 days of getting admission to the college,” Professor Rasal Singh, a standing committee member, said. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items”It is hereby notified that the applicants who have applied for the EWS / OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) certificates and have not received the same till date may upload the Acknowledgement Receipt of the application for issuance of the said certificate towards consideration of their application,” reads DU website. Professor Rasal Singh, Member, academic council said, “Similar to the EWS category, the varsity has decided to provide the exemption to the COB-non-creamy layer certificate holders. The official also informed that due the lack of awareness and the lackadaisical approch among the clerical staff of the government official, many applicants belong to this category could not get the certificate, subsequently, a large number of applicants are being deprived of benefit given by the constitution. Therefore, the Delhi University has decided that applicant from these two categories can upload the acknowledgment receipt after obtaining the certificate at the time of registration and can take admission by giving the undertaking during the online registration. He also informed that after accomplishment of the admission process, aspirants will have to submit the original certificate along with the other documents at the time of the verification.
Freshman forward Kaleb Wesson (34) and graduate transfer Andrew Dakich (13) attempt to stop a Highlander drive in the first half in the game against Radford on Nov. 12. Credit: Jack Westeheide | Photo EditorBeginning the 2017-18 men’s basketball season, Ohio State knew depth at certain positions would be an issue. The Buckeyes had just one natural point guard and one listed center.Against Northeastern Sunday, that one center, sophomore Micah Potter, sprained his ankle and was forced to leave the game.Head coach Chris Holtmann said Tuesday he thinks the 6-foot-9, 240-pound center will be available for the team’s most daunting task so far this season when it travels to Portland, Oregon, to take on No. 17 Gonzaga in the first round of the PK80 Invitational.“We think Micah will be available to play,” Holtmann said. “He’s going to be somewhat limited in practice leading up to it. But we anticipate that he should be good to go for Thursday night.”The absence of Potter from the starting lineup would likely require freshman forward Kaleb Wesson to step up and play in the middle for the Buckeyes. And while Holtmann expressed confidence in Wesson’s ability to slide into a starting role, he said he does not believe Potter’s injury will alter the starting five.“I think that if for some reason, it was really bothering [Potter] then we would make that change,” Holtmann said. “I think right now bringing [Wesson] off the bench is good for him because it gets him a feel for the game and keeps him from picking up early fouls.”As it is though, the injury to Potter could still limit his minutes, which would put Wesson in a position to eat up more time than he’s seen to this point in his young career. Through three games, Wesson averages just 19.7 minutes per contest, and while it is higher than Potter’s 19.3 average, Potter was only able to play 13 minutes in his last game. The pair has been about even in the box scores, with Wesson averaging 11.3 points per game compared to Potter’s 8.8. Potter holds a slight 4.8 to 4.7 average rebounding advantage over Wesson.Holtmann said both players are talented with their backs to the basket, but said Wesson has an advantage in that area, partially due to his size. Where Potter stands apart from Wesson is in his ability to shoot 3s. “Both guys give us a low-post threat,” Holtmann said. “Obviously we want Micah to be able to stretch the defense some as well. I think Kaleb will be able to do that probably later in his career, but right now he’s a really effective low-post finisher.”Though the stat sheet and Holtmann both seem to indicate the two are similarly productive players, some of the veteran players on the team said Potter is more of a vocal leader on the court than the freshman.“[Potter’s] better at communicating,” redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop said. “He’s just a louder voice. Kaleb’s in his third or fourth game. He has to fully understand the concepts of you have to communicate all the time. I think Micah’s probably just better at that at this point.”Wesson has the talent where if he were called upon to step up in place of Potter, he could make up for the lost production in points and rebounds. In fact, Wesson has flashed the potential to be a more dynamic scorer in the paint than Potter, and could serve as an offensive upgrade inside.But Wesson has plenty of flaws in his game. Holtmann said he has struggled to defend on the interior and has repeatedly said Wesson will have issues staying out of foul trouble.The Buckeyes will need all the help they can get in order to upset the Bulldogs Thursday. Wesson has shown he has the potential to provide valuable minutes to the Buckeyes, but he is not yet ready to be someone like Potter who can eat up 25-plus minutes for Ohio State. If Potter’s injury puts a strict limit on his minutes, Wesson might be forced to quickly become a support the Buckeyes have no choice but to lean on against one of college basketball’s best teams.
Peru will strengthen its position as one of the top five gold and silver producing countries in the world if it makes the most of the reserves of these two metals identified in its territory, said the National Society of Mining, Oil and Energy (SNMPE).The non-profit organisation formed by major mining and energy companies operating in Peru reported that the country is currently the leading gold producer in Latin America and the sixth worldwide with an annual production of 153 t; and that, according to studies carried out by the Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Institute of Peru (INGEMMET)*, its reserves of this precious metal are estimated at 244 million fine ounces (6,915 t).According to the National Society of Mining, Oil and Energy the main gold producing nations are China, Australia, Russia, the United States, Canada and Peru.As for silver, Peru is the second largest producer in Latin America and in the world, with an annual production of over 4,375 t. Silver reserves are estimated, according to the INGEMMET, at 8,604 million ounces (243,000 t), the SNMPE explained.After mentioning that the main silver producers worldwide are Mexico, Peru and China, SNMPE said that “the improved metal prices outlook is an incentive to turn the great gold and silver potential into tangible reality, but Peruvians need to work together in order to achieve the conditions that will allow the competitive development of mining in Peru”.The future of Peruvian and global gold and silver mining will be addressed at the 13th International Gold and Silver Symposium that will be held this year, from May 29 to 31, in the city of Lima.