Bet Construct unveils new US fantasy sports venture

first_imgCasino & games iGaming solutions provider Bet Construct has agreed to launch a new premium fantasy sports experience in the US, through a partnership with Atlantis Gaming Corporation and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 1st April 2019 | By contenteditor Companies: BetConstruct AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresscenter_img Regions: US Tags: Fantasy Sports Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Tech & innovation Tribal gaming DFS iGaming solutions provider Bet Construct has agreed to launch a new premium fantasy sports experience in the US, through a partnership with Atlantis Gaming Corporation (AGC) and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Bet Construct will utilise its fantasy sports software that is currently used by more than 40 partner operators around the world to power the new offering.The new service will also benefit from the Tribal Gaming Network joint venture between Bet Construct and casino management corporation AGC. The Tribal Gaming Network focuses on delivering content relevant to Native American tribes both for deployment in the US market and overseas.Further details of the new venture will be unveiled at a formal announcement in the near future, but it has been confirmed that the Pro Football Hall of Fame is looking at how to leverage its brand to create an audience for the new offering.The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the official organisation for former players in the National Football League (NFL), the US’ leading American football competition. More than 320 players are currently listed in the hall of fame.“The Pro Football Hall of Fame is pleased to be exploring how a partnership in the gaming industry can support its important mission to honour the heroes of the game, preserve its history, promote its values and celebrate excellence everywhere,” Hall of Fame president and CEO David Baker said.Bet Construct head of US operations Jonathan Aiwazian added: “Through Bet Construct’s world-class fantasy sports platform, the leverage of the Tribal Gaming Network, and the trusted brand of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, this partnership will deliver a truly exceptional fantasy sports experience to players.”Image: Parker Anderson Bet Construct unveils new US fantasy sports venturelast_img read more

Forget the Lloyds share price crash! I’m not buying as dividend cut fears grow

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY) has never been an appropriate pick for growth hunters. Certainly not in a post-financial-crisis era of low central bank interest rates and profit-crushing misconduct penalties.What it lacked in growth however, it more than made up for in dividends. The fruits of huge restructuring, allied with the support offered by a resilient, strong economy gave it the financial firepower to increase annual dividends again and offer investors the chance to gobble up some truly handsome yields.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Just as a high tide lifts all boats, the market panic of the past six weeks has caused stocks both good and bad to crash through the floor. And at current prices, Lloyds offers a bulging 9.1% dividend yield for 2020. Is it too cheap to resist?Fear factorI’ve been fearful over the FTSE 100 firm since the fallout of the summer 2016 European Union referendum.The prospect of a prolonged and painful withdrawal from the continental trading club promised massive short-to-medium-term profits turbulence for the likes of Lloyds. It threatened to put the cosh on profitability over a longer time horizon too as Britain adjusted to Brexit. I don’t think I was being overly bearish, either. The steady stream of disappointing trading data from across the banking sector is proof of this.But the economic turbulence caused by Brexit pales into insignificance compared to the damage that the coronavirus promises to wreak on Lloyds and its peers. Certainly in the near term. It threatens to rock the domestic economy like nothing any of us have likely seen in our lifetimes, as forecasts from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) suggest.The body predicts that a 0.5% dip in national output in the first quarter of 2020 will worsen to a staggering 15% drop in the June quarter. This would represent the sharpest decline since 1997.With consumer spending predicted to topple, unemployment rates set to boom and business investment tipped to dry up, the CEBR reckons that the UK economy will shrink by 4% over the whole of 2020.What should you do?City analysts don’t expect Lloyds and its progressive dividend to remain intact following the Covid-19 outbreak. They reckon that the annual dividend will be hacked back to around 3p per share from 3.37p in 2019.But I worry that the banking colossus might be forced into even more swingeing cuts. Firstly, that predicted payout is covered just 1.7 times by anticipated earnings, below the widely-regarded security benchmark of 2 times.Lloyds likely won’t have the balance sheet strength to make up for this shortfall either. In October it axed its share buyback programme in response to ballooning PPI-related financial penalties. The bank might have sailed through the worst of this particular saga, sure, but the fallout of the coronavirus tragedy threatens to cause even more chaos for its capital-building plans.As I said earlier though, Covid-19 isn’t the only thing Lloyds investors need to contend with. Brexit also casts a cloud over the bank and its ability to keep paying market-beating dividends. So ignore that 9%+ dividend yield, I say. There’s a galaxy of stronger income shares for bargain hunters to load up on today. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Royston Wild | Monday, 30th March, 2020 | More on: LLOY Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img See all posts by Royston Wild Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Forget the Lloyds share price crash! I’m not buying as dividend cut fears grow Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Fitzpatrick blends experience with a passion for teachers

first_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here OCPS District 7 Candidate Feature – Matthew FitzpatrickMatthew Fitzpatrick is passionate about education. His experience as a teacher and administrator made him that way. Fitzpatrick is running for the Orange County Public School Board District 7 seat against incumbent Christine Moore, and challengers Isadora Dean and Laura Rounds. The district covers all of Apopka, and if Fitzpatrick is elected, he wants to bring that passion to the teachers and students of the district.Matthew Fitzpatrick“I started teaching to help students… then I went into administration to help teachers help their students,” he said. “Where I’m at right now if I am elected to the school board I can help schools, which is helping even more teachers help more students.”Fitzpatrick sees over-testing as the primary fault with education. He describes it in dire terms, and even has his own term for it.“I’ve been in education for 23 years and I’ve come to a place where I see so many things going on that are destructive to teachers – testing, teacher evaluations and the loss of Career Technical Education (CTE),” he said. “You have an education system that’s built around a test. It’s test-centric. It’s not that I’m against testing, but when you focus on a test so much, you have to give up so much around it, and what you give up is destructive.”Fitzpatrick believes resources are being shifted to improve test scores by taking away programs he thinks enhance a student’s overall educational experiences.“In order to get results you have to take away things, like CTE programs. One of the saddest days of my career was at Apopka High School when they dropped the Auto Tech and Culinary programs. To lose programs that were so good for so many kids – it’s damaging them.”He also sees teacher evaluations as potentially damaging to the profession, and detrimental to the classrooms; specifically the Marzano Evaluation System.“Right now we’re running teachers off. We have an evaluation system that micro-manages them. It’s a perfection-oriented system. The Marzano System has 86 elements that a teacher can be scored on. I’ve never seen something so destructive in terms of damaging a teacher’s morale. It’s driving great teachers off. Orange County is experiencing teacher shortages because of it. It’s driving great teachers into early retirement. Many new teachers just walk off the job because of what teaching has become… it’s not what they signed up for. New, young teachers are going back to grad school to find a career where they feel properly respected, appreciated, and compensated. We are losing a generation of teachers, right now, and I believe it is because of the Marzano system. The best thing a student can have is a great teacher. That’s what makes the difference. That’s what parents want too and if something is causing us to lose great teachers, then we have to re-think what we’re doing.”Fitzpatrick would prefer to focus on a student’s passions than institutional testing.“There is a movement called “genius hour” to give students time during the week to let them work on what they’re interested in. A teacher can work with them and help them in their areas of passion. And how much more does that make a kid want to go to school? There’s something very positive about a passion-driven education and allowing students to do something that they like doing.”And instead of teachers being evaluated by systems, he wants them to put down their ideas on paper.“Every teacher needs to write their own book and call it “what works”,” he said. “In this book the teacher would write down what is working for them. They would write down how they start the class, how they motivate students, how they get their attention, and how they get their students to think, for example. Administrators can use these books to better evaluate the teacher’s effectiveness in the classroom.”Fitzpatrick wants to help those teachers and administrators and he believes he has a blend of educational experience that will suit him well on the school board.“My career has prepared me for many of the challenges that schools face. I have experience working in a private school, middle school, high schools, at the district office over athletics, and now in career technical education at Orange Technical College. When I worked at the district office, I worked with every floor… from the 1st floor to the 9th floor. I am very familiar with how the district works behind the scenes. I’ve also worked at three different high schools in our district—Apopka, Boone, and Ocoee. I’ve worked with affluent schools, and Title-1 schools.”Fitzpatrick is a first-time candidate running in a crowded field against a well-funded two-term incumbent, but he remains undaunted in his attempt to win the District 7 seat.“I’ve got a new appreciation for politics and politicians, but I’m running on ideas. I put up a lot of writing on Facebook because I want people to know what I think. And I get politics, but we’re talking about 200,000 kids. We need the best people; it can’t be all about political dealings. I’m looking at people I feel are being oppressed – teachers. And I look at students who desperately need help in the future. And I look at all the things I bring to the table and I thought who better to do this?”Fitzpatrick speaks with a sense of urgency about Orange County schools, but there is also optimism mixed in.“We have completely upended the way we teach everything. We’ve turned education upside down to meet a need. And I don’t think that’s what we should have done. At some point we have to turn things around. I believe I’m the person who can make those turns.” TAGSMatthew FitzpatrickOCPS Board District 7 Previous articleJackson approaching his campaign as a job applicantNext articleChristine Moore: “I’m an advocate for these families and I take that seriously” Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Eric Rush’s hilarious, heartfelt eulogy to friend and teammate Jonah Lomu

first_imgMonday Nov 30, 2015 Eric Rush’s hilarious, heartfelt eulogy to friend and teammate Jonah Lomu Eric Rush, former New Zealand Sevens legend, delivered an outstanding eulogy to Jonah Lomu today in what was the final public memorial for the late superstar. Rush, capped 9 times by the All Blacks, was there at the very beginning of Lomu’s career, as he explained.“I’m going to tell a few stories about the big fella and hope he doesn’t sit up,” he joked.While it was a hilarious and very well put together eulogy for the thousands on hand, it wasn’t all laughs, as Rush paid respect to Lomu’s family, including his wife and kids.View the emotional Haka tributes from the memorial video credit: prime/thetightfiveADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Companies’ donated goods helping more families with essential basics, says In Kind Direct

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 March 2014 | News Tagged with: corporate Donated goods recession Corporate support for In Kind DirectIn Kind Direct CEO Robin Boles commented:“The need for support from national brands has never been greater and it is inspiring to see what our partner charities are achieving with the goods donated by companies such as Kimberly-Clark, Amazon, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser and Colgate Palmolive.  Our core message to British companies is: We need more of your products!  We have successfully supplied 6,600+ organisations with donated healthcare goods and we can distribute donated stock quickly, safely, efficiently and with full traceability.”P&G is one company that support In Kind Direct. Irwin Lee, Vice President & Managing Director, P&G UK & Ireland, said :“UK charities are responsible for amazing work tackling disadvantage and addressing social needs in this country and abroad. It is a source of great pride for our company and our employees that we are able to support this with our products. By donating essential brands such as Pampers, Ariel, and Fairy, we can help transform communities that need most assistance.”Charities, not-for-profit organisations, social enterprises and community groups can all register to benefit from In Kind Direct‘s service.  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Companies’ donated goods helping more families with essential basics, says In Kind Direct Charities are being asked to provide essential supplies to those struggling to afford them, according to donated goods charity In Kind Direct. Over half of charities in the In Kind Direct network are giving out supplies, donated by companies, to those who cannot afford them. Thirty per cent have seen an increase in the demand for basic household provisions.While rising demand from foodbanks has been reported for some time, In Kind Direct’s research suggests that some UK families are struggling to afford a wide range of basic and essential supplies. The basic five items in highest demand are:toilet rollsnappieslaundry productshousehold cleaning liquid/sprayshampoo/shower gel.The charity’s survey findings underpin research published in January by The Joseph Rowntree Foundation which showed that 4.7 million households are living on incomes below the level needed for an adequate standard of living.Jill Tatman, Centre Manager at YMCA in Llandovery, said:“We have certainly seen an increase in demand for the everyday essentials that we are able to obtain from In Kind Direct. The issues for people in this area are low incomes and cuts to benefits, alongside a lack of job opportunities with the cost of living rising and rising. This leads to isolation and a hidden depravation that most people visiting the area wouldn’t notice. Products from In Kind Direct make a big difference to some of our clients who are in quite desperate need.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Father Nguyen Van Ly accused of propaganda against the government

first_imgNews News April 7, 2021 Find out more Organisation Help by sharing this information April 22, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts VietnamAsia – Pacific RSF_en News April 27, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the news that police in the central city of Hue have accused detained Catholic priest Nguyen Van Ly of “propaganda against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam” under article 88 of the criminal code.The decision to formally open an investigation against Ly, taken on 24 February and reported yesterday by the official news agency, followed the confiscation of computer material and publications from his home in Hue.Ly, who faces the possibility of a long prison term, has been removed to a remote parish and placed under house arrest, according to a dissident group based abroad. The editor of the independent magazine Tu do Ngôn luan (Free Speech), Ly is alleged to have been in contact with “opportunists” and “reactionaries” who planned to launch a dissident political organisation.———–22.02.2007Priest placed under house arrestAfter receiving confirmation that Father Nguyen Van Ly has been placed under house arrest in Hue, Reporters Without Borders called on the Vietnamese authorities to rescind this measure, which deprives him of all his freedom. Last released under an amnesty in February 2005, Ly risks being kept under house arrest until 2010.—————– Reporters Without Borders called today for the release of Father Nguyen Van Ly, a Catholic priest and one of the editors of the underground magazine Tu do Ngôn luan (Free Speech), who was arrested on 19 February during an “administrative check” at the archdiocesan building where he lives in the city of Hue (Center). Two others editors of Tu do Ngôn luan, Father Chan Tin and Father Phan Van Loi, were also put under house arrest.”Father Nguyen Van Ly has already been the victim of detention without due process in the past,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Any recurrence of such abuses would be unacceptable, especially as no information has been provided about the reason for his arrest. Defending freedom of expression is no justification for such practices.”Ly was arrested on the evening of 19 February, the Lunar New Year day in Asia, after several police cars pulled up outside the archdiocesan Nha Chung building where he lives. Around 60 police officers led by a colonel who specialises in religious matters cut phone lines and searched the entire building, breaking open a cupboard which Ly refused to unlock. They took away six computers and mobile phones and many documents.Ly is a member of the pro-democracy movement called “Bloc 8406”. He spent several years in prison in 1977 and 1978 and from 1983 to 1992 as a result of his activism in support of freedom of expression and worship. He was sentenced again in October 2001 to 15 years in prison for activities linked to the defence of free speech. The sentence was commuted several times and be finally left prison in February 2004.His nephew, the cyber-dissident Nguyen Vu Viet, was charged in June 2001 with “using email, fax and telephone to disseminate abroad information about religious freedom in Vietnam.” He and two colleagues were given sentences ranging from three to five years in prison. Their sentences were subsequently commuted and he was released on 18 February 2004. Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang VietnamAsia – Pacific Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam News February 26, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Father Nguyen Van Ly accused of propaganda against the government Follow the news on Vietnam to go furtherlast_img read more

Enquiry demanded into arbitrary detention by US of Pakistani journalist

first_img May 3, 2021 Find out more July 22, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Enquiry demanded into arbitrary detention by US of Pakistani journalist AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Organisation Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says RSF_en RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan News News Follow the news on Afghanistan to go further March 11, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières – RSF) called on the US government today to investigate the arbitrary detention of a Pakistani journalist by US forces in Afghanistan and stressed that soldiers “must respect the rights of journalists, even in war zones.” “As US forces continue to make blunders in Afghanistan regarding civilians, the arrest of Pakistani journalist Hayatullah Khan is another error in their dealings with journalists,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to US defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld. “If he was arbitrarily detained and ill-treated, the US government must compensate him.”Hayatullah Khan, correspondent for the Pakistani daily The Nation in Mir Ali (tribal zone in the North Waziristan Agency), was held by US troops for four days, along with his two guides and his driver, in the eastern Afghan province of Paktita. He told Reporters Without Borders that he had set out on 2 July to report on the activities of Al-Qaeda and the Taliban along the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The next day, he and his team went to a US camp to interview US officers, but as he was showing his ID and press card, he was arrested, handcuffed, and put in a dirty cell two metres square. Without water, with hands tied and blindfolded, he was interrogated by US and British officers who accused him of passing on information to terrorist organisations, notably Al-Qaeda, on the basis of names and phone numbers of Afghan and Pakistani religious leaders they found in his confiscated address book.He explained they were contacts he needed to do his job as a journalist in the region. “I kept denying their charges and repeatedly told them I was a professional journalist.” At one point the soldiers told him he should be “ready to die.”After some of his colleagues and the Reporters Without Borders representative in Pakistan, Iqbal Khattak, had approached US diplomats in Peshawar and Khan’s status as a journalist was confirmed to his captors, he was freed on 7 July.But as soon as he reached the Pakistani border, he was detained for by Pakistani paramilitary forces who accused him of having given the Americans information about the Pakistani army’s movements.Khan has had kidney trouble since his total of five days of detention by both groups of soldiers. US forces in Afghanistan detained in humiliating conditions a Pakistani reporter investigating Al-Qaeda’s activities in the border area. He was finally released thanks to the intervention of his colleagues and Reporters Without Borders’ correspondent in Pakistan. AfghanistanAsia – Pacific News Help by sharing this information last_img read more

“Open To Petitioner To Live In The Stone Age, Courts Can’t Impose Sanctions On How Media/Social Media Operates”: Madras HC

first_imgNews Updates”Open To Petitioner To Live In The Stone Age, Courts Can’t Impose Sanctions On How Media/Social Media Operates”: Madras HC Sparsh Upadhyay2 March 2021 4:16 AMShare This – x”The Courts are not there to impose sanctions or guidelines on how the media or even social media operates and it is for the other agencies to do so, based on the policy decision taken by the legislature of the day or the executive arm” : Madras High CourtThe Madras High Court recently dismissed a plea seeking directions to the respondents (including the Union of India) to take necessary steps to control, monitor, guide, and to form a panel of censor members of the social platforms. The Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice R. Hemalatha was hearing the plea wherein one S. Umamaheswaran who prayed before the Court to…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 Madras High Court recently dismissed a plea seeking directions to the respondents (including the Union of India) to take necessary steps to control, monitor, guide, and to form a panel of censor members of the social platforms. The Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice R. Hemalatha was hearing the plea wherein one S. Umamaheswaran who prayed before the Court to exercise its Article 226 Jurisdiction to play the role of a conservative censor board to monitor and control the content of what is broadcast over social media. Observing that it is open to the petitioner to live in the stone age or to protect his family or his children from the advances of technology, the Bench remarked, “Though complaints may be entertained, the Courts are not there to impose sanctions or guidelines on how the media or even social media operates and it is for the other agencies to do so, based on the policy decision taken by the legislature of the day or the executive arm.” Further, the Court also observed that the petitioner is free to propagate the kind of philosophy that the petitioner seeks to espouse and the rights of choice that are constitutionally guaranteed will not stand in the way. The Court also asked him to approach the appropriate legislature or executive (in case he so desires) to effectuate his ideas. Lastly, reiterating that the Courts cannot impose the conditions as the petitioner desires, the Plea was dismissed by giving petitioner the liberty to approach the appropriate authority in accordance with law. Interestingly, noting that it is a matter for the Government to decide, the Madras High Court last month disposed of a plea filed against Sanskrit news telecast on Doordharasan Podhigai Tamil Television Channel. The Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice M. M. Sundresh also observed, “It is open to the petitioner to switch off the television and get some other form of entertainment during the period the Sanskrit news is read.” The Court also said, “When the writ petitioner does not find the Sanskrit seems to be tasteful or useful, there is no compulsion for the petitioner to tune in” It may be noted that the Central government on 25th February notified about the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 which aims to regulate social media, digital media, and OTT Platforms (Over The Top). Centre Finalizes Draft Rules For Regulation of Social Media Intermediaries, OTT Platforms & Online Media New Social Media Rules : Messaging Platforms Can Be Asked To Trace ‘First Originator’ Of Messages What Is The Newly Notified Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines And Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 Case title – S. Umamaheswaran v. Union of India and others [W.P.(MD)No.1306 of 2021] Click here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

International Driving Permit may be needed post Brexit

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – September 13, 2018 The British government’s latest warnings for a no deal Brexit include the possibility of UK driving licenses not being recognised in the EU.Motorists crossing the border from Northern Ireland into Donegal may have to apply for an International Driving Permit.Rod Dennis from the UK RAC explains what they’d have to do if that happens:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/brexit7pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Google+ Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp International Driving Permit may be needed post Brexit RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday September 13thNext articleMichael Duffy named August Player of the Month News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Google+ WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich gifts young fan with puppy after sign goes viral

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCourtesy Mike Labodda(MILWAUKEE) — A Major League Baseball player just made a little girl’s dream come true by gifting her a puppy after seeing a sign she held up during a game.Christian Yelich, an outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers, surprised Lola Labodda, 6, and her sister Libby Labodda, 4, with an 11-week-old Miniature Goldendoodle, named Yeli, during batting practice at Miller Park on Monday.The plan to get Yeli first began when Lola’s sign, which read, “Yelich, hit a home run and my dad buys me a puppy!” gained viral attention.The Brewers shared the moment on the team’s Twitter page on March 30, and two weeks later, the family received Yeli.“It’s something I never expected and it truly shows that these players care about their fans,” dad Mike Labodda of Muskego, Wisconsin, told “Good Morning America.” “It shows what kind of person he is.”Lola was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was only a year old. Her family already has a rescue dog for a pet, but she showed interest in having her own service dog after meeting one recently, Labodda said.“Without the service dog, it is a 24/7 thing to monitor my daughter,” Labodda said, adding that his daughter uses two devices to monitor and regulate her condition. “My wife and I, we’re up at all hours of the night. With the dog, it basically gives the family a sense of relief.” Since the family was planning to attend the March 30 Brewers game, Lola told her dad she wanted to make a sign.“I said, ‘You can pick a player, and if he hits a home run, I’ll get you a puppy,’” Labodda explained.Lola called out Yelich on the poster, asking him to hit one out of the park for her.“The first inning, second pitch, there it was,” Labodda told “GMA,” laughing.But Yelich didn’t just hit a homer. When he and the Brewers caught wind of Lola’s sign, Yelich decided he’d give the Laboddas a pup himself.Lola and her parents hope that within the year, Yeli will be trained as a diabetes alert dog. Labodda said that once trained, Yeli will protect Lola in medical emergencies, all while being her “best bud” wherever she goes.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img April 16, 2019 /Sports News – National Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich gifts young fan with puppy after sign goes virallast_img read more