ARC and TRP claim Court of Appeal victory in SIS data case

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Horse racing Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Compliance Legal Horse racing Regions: UK & Ireland The Appeals Court ruled that SIS breached the terms and conditions of betting exchanges by creating prices using the platforms.  At all times we have maintained a robust legal defence to the claims and will continue to do so.” The bookmakers compiled data from other sources to create an unofficial service from the Tote’s presence on-course and other sources through SIS, without any payment to TRP. Speaking to iGB, SIS described the ruling as a “complex judgement” and that it would take some time to study the content in detail. SIS also noted that it was pleased the Court of Appeal found in its favour and upheld an appeal in relation to breach of confidentiality. This reversed the original judgement in the case. Unlawful means conspiracy refers to claims where one party is aware that it was doing something unlawful, and can apply to cases such as breach of contract, copyright infringement and contempt of court. However, that ruling stated that SIS had not committed an unlawful means conspiracy, something overturned by the Court of Appeal. In response, TRP launched High Court proceedings against SIS in January 2017. However, the Court found in favour of SIS over claims related to the confidentiality of key Raceday Day Data triggers, saying SIS did not, and could not reasonably be expected to, know about this. TRP was set up to exclusively license media rights from horse race meetings at ARC and other independent racecourses, direct to retail bookmakers and other betting operators. Tags: Arena Racing Company The Racing Partnership Sports Information Services SIS Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The Racing Partnership (TRP) and Arena Racing Company (ARC) have claimed victory in legal proceedings brought against Sports Information Services (SIS), after the UK Court of Appeals ruled the provider was liable for an unlawful means conspiracy. The Court also ruled the Tote’s provision of data to SIS for a fixed-odds betting service – as opposed to a legitimate use for pool betting – meant that the Tote committed the unlawful act of trespass, during the period the fixed-odds service was available. “No doubt the lawyers will work on the exact ramifications of a complex set of judgments but the key fact is that the Court of Appeal has found SIS liable for unlawful means conspiracy and significant damages flow,” ARC chairman David Thorpe said. TRP filed its claim with the UK Court of Appeal in the wake of a May 2019 High Court ruling. This stated that SIS and the Tote breached duties of confidence by unlawfully taking, supplying and commercially exploiting racing date from a from a number of the ARC’s UK racecourses without full permission. 12th October 2020 | By Robin Harrison However SIS pointed out that the ruling absolved the business of any fraudulent content, and noted that it made no decision on damages in the case. ARC and TRP claim Court of Appeal victory in SIS data case In the original hearing, it was stated that operators such as William Hill, Paddy Power and numerous independent operators contracted directly with TRP to receive a rights package. This included live data and audio-visual coverage for fixtures from Doncaster, Lingfield Park, Southwell, Royal Windsor, Wolverhampton and Worcester from the start of 2017. Email Address “The appeal hearing reviewed only the findings of liability and made no ruling in relation to damages,” SIS said. “We note that SIS and its witnesses remain vindicated with regards to any allegation of fraudulent and/or dishonest conduct. However, it transpired that the retail estates of Ladbrokes, Coral and Betfred did not contract with TRP to secure the supply of live data and TV coverage from the racecourses.last_img read more

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Quel combat! The political battle that will determine the future of French rugby

first_img Psst! Don’t tell Philippe this, but… Serge Blanco whispers in Pierre Camou’s ear (Pic: AFP/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Serge Blanco and Bernard Laporte may both challenge incumbent Pierre Camou for the top job when the French federation elects a new president next year. It promises to be a clash of philosophies as much as personalities… The successor to Philippe Saint-André will be announced next month, but that decision will have only a limited bearing on the long-term fortunes of the national team. The crucial selection comes in December 2016, when the Fédération Française de Rugby (FFR) elects its new president. The incumbent, Pierre Camou, has been in the post since 2008, having been re-elected in 2012, and it’s believed he will stand for a third term despite the fact he turns 70 in August.A possible alternative is Camou’s right-hand man, Serge Blanco, one of the FFR’s eight vice-presidents and a man who is in many respects the face of French rugby. After his glorious career as a player, Blanco moved effortlessly into business and administration, opening a successful chain of clothing stores as well as a health farm, and also running the Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR, the French clubs’ governing body) from 1998 to 2008.He left the position to join the FFR, where he has been the driving force behind Le Grand Stade de Rugby, the FFR’s new 82,000-seat national stadium that will open in 2020 to the south of Paris.Power SergeBlanco is a divisive figure within French rugby, splitting opinion between those who see him as a brilliant and charismatic administrator and those who regard him as a Machiavellian figure.His pronouncements in February about the possibility of his standing for the presidency next year were, for many, further proof of his slipperiness. In an interview with broadcaster RTL, Blanco was asked if he had an eye for the role. “Yes, of course,” he replied. Two and a half hours later, he issued a statement to a press agency in which he said his words had been misinterpreted and that he was fully supportive of Camou.Not for nothing did Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal liken Blanco in 2012 to “Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde”, a man who “has become the most eminent member of French rugby’s oligarchy”.Laporte the reformistThe ‘oligarchy’ is the FFR, seen by an increasing number of people in France as responsible for holding back the development of rugby. Head of the malcontents, unofficially, is Bernard Laporte. The former France coach is in his last full season at Toulon (he will share the reins“I feel the necessity to reform the sport,” says Toulon coach Bernard Laporte (Pic: AFP/Getty Images)with Diego Dominguez at the start of 2016 before stepping down six months later), and Laporte is being encouraged to run for the presidency by those who share his views that the FFR is in urgent need of overhaul.center_img In a lengthy interview in last week’s Midi Olympique, the 50-year-old Laporte confirmed he was thinking about standing for the presidency and that he would announce his decision at the end of this year. “I don’t have the personal ambition to become president of the Federation,” he explained. “But I feel the necessity to reform the sport.”Above all, Laporte wants to decentralise the way rugby is run in France, investing more power in the regions to make decisions instead of referring everything – such as a red card in a junior game – back to the FFR in Paris.Laporte, who served two years under the centre-right Nicolas Sarkozy as Secretary of State for Sports, believes that the notorious French bureaucracy is constraining rugby. “We must simplify things and make the life of directors and the clubs easier,” said Laporte, adding that he wanted to improve the structure of youth, amateur and women’s rugby in France.Innovation, not stagnationThe word he used on more than one occasion was ‘innovation’, and it’s true the FFR isn’t exactly overflowing with this quality. Look at the way the new France coach will be elected. A panel of seven wise man will make the ultimate decision – Camou, Blanco, Jo Maso, Jean-Claude Skrela, Didier Retière, Jean-Pierre Lux and Jean Dunyach. Only Blanco and Retière are under 65.For too long, in Laporte’s opinion, the FFR has been a cosy cartel that rarely engages with those outside its circle of trust. “Without opposition, it’s the dictatorship,” says Laporte. “ABruised Blues: France have gone backwards rapidly under Philippe Saint-André (Pic: Getty Images)federation must move, bubble (with ideas). I don’t mean that the people in place today are incompetent. I am for new ideas carried by new people.” Laporte is also for greater transparency within the FFR, telling Midi Olympique that he would like to know, for instance, what became of the €28m that the FFR earned during the 2007 World Cup that was held in France.Such questions are unlikely to go down well at the FFR, but they will surely strengthen the support of Laporte’s followers who, like him, believe that more transparency, less bureaucracy and above all, greater innovation are the key to revitalising French rugby.last_img read more

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Matched funded business partnership scheme reaps over £1m for Scottish culture

first_img“Since launching in April 2017, it’s genuinely inspiring to see the huge variety of cultural projects throughout the length and breadth of Scotland that have been made possible through the generous support of business, matched by investment from the Culture & Business Fund Scotland. Over the first two years, the CBFS programme has now generated more than £1.1 million of investment in 68 creative partnerships between business and the arts and heritage sectors. “I look forward to seeing many more successful collaborations in the years ahead. I would actively encourage any cultural organisation looking for new ways to bring their projects to life to consider potential opportunities for partnering with the business community – and potentially accessing match funding from the CBFS programme into the bargain.”Information on how to apply to the fund is available on the dedicated site.  248 total views,  5 views today  249 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Melanie May | 10 July 2019 | News More than £1.1 million has now been invested in 68 individual business and cultural partnerships across Scotland through a programme that match funds business sponsorship of cultural projects.Managed by independent charity Arts & Business Scotland, the Culture & Business Fund Scotland (CBFS) launched two years ago in April 2017. Funded by the Scottish Government via Creative Scotland, total investment from the fund since launch has been almost £500,000 with every £1 invested generating £1.31 in business sponsorship, creating a total investment of £1,124,675.Grants provided by the CBFS range from £1,000 to £40,000 in value. To encourage longer-term collaboration between business and the arts and heritage sectors, the CBFS programme also provides ongoing support to partnerships in their second and third years.The programme supports a broad mix of different art forms and heritage types and has attracted support from a wide variety of businesses, spanning everything from manufacturing, property and construction to creative industries and from business services to retail, travel and leisure. More than nine in ten businesses participating in the programme said they were motivated to get involved by the opportunities it offered them to raise awareness of their business brand. Other common reasons for businesses to take part included the associated opportunities to generate positive PR, to market their business and to demonstrate their corporate social responsibility credentials.As one example, the 2018 SEALL Festival of Small Halls was sponsored by central Skye’s Sligachan Hotel. Match-funded by the CBFS programme, the Sligachan Hotel not only sponsored the Festival but was also able to host participating musicians and journalists, as well as providing a venue for some of the Festival performances. Deirdre Curley, Director of the Sligachan Hotel commented:“The Sligachan Hotel is really proud to have been able to support the SEALL Festival of Small Halls (pictured). It’s been a great opportunity to get involved in a high-quality local community project that has benefited Skye and Lochalsh as a whole. Our sponsorship of the festival has given the business really great exposure through the local, national and international media as well as giving our staff the unique opportunity to meet world-class musicians at their place of work. We were absolutely delighted to have been able to play our part in helping to make the 2018 Small Halls.”Commenting on the performance of the CBFS programme over its first two years, Arts & Business Scotland Chief Executive David Watt said: Advertisement Matched funded business partnership scheme reaps over £1m for Scottish culturecenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: Funding match funding Scotlandlast_img read more

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Will big companies make billions off a warmer Arctic?

first_imgAnchorage, Alaska — Summer temperatures in Alaska have increased by 5 degrees Fahrenheit in the past 30 years, while median winter temperatures have gone up by 10 degrees. Southeast Alaska, during this past January and February, was consistently 8 to 10 degrees warmer than the northeast United States and had no snow whatsoever.Merlin KoonookaMerlin Koonooka, a Yupik elder from St. Lawrence Island who spoke at the Alaska Anthropological Association’s annual meeting March 4-7 in Anchorage, said that the whales and walruses his people hunt for their subsistence were doing fine, but the “rubble ice” that surrounded the island kept them “inaccessible” to hunters. The permanent ice that used to surround the island is gone, and the yearly ice comes later and is much thinner.According to Koonooka, fishing lasted longer into the fall, and the composition of the catch has changed. His report agrees with a number of others from across the Arctic: Subsistence hunting has changed, but it is still possible.Hunting is very important in the culture of Arctic Native peoples. It not only confers status, but sharing the results ties the community together.International capitalists are intent on developing the Arctic because of the disappearance of the ice cover. (See a graphic depiction of the ice loss by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at tinyurl.com/klb7ogj.)The passage through the Northern Sea Route, which is currently in the testing stage, will cut one third of the shipping distance from East Asia to Western Europe.Given the volume of trade between these two areas, companies that can figure out how to do this safely will save billions of dollars. In 2013, the MS Nordic Orion became the first commercial bulk carrier to transit the Northwest Passage, saving 1,000 miles. (Reuters, Sept. 27) There will certainly be more shipping following the first commercial passage.But beyond shipping, oil companies and mining companies are placing big bets on developing extractive industries in the Arctic. While the potential profits appear to be immense, the costs and the difficulties involved are also great.Oil drilling amongst ancient culturesShell Oil spent over $6 billion preparing to drill in the Chukchi Sea and Beaufort Sea. Its drilling platform called the Kulluk had to be removed before the ice formed, but in the process of towing it to Seattle, the tow rope broke and the platform got hung up on some rocks. It wasn’t even able to drill a complete test well. (New York Times, Dec. 30)Whether or not it gets to drill in 2015, Shell will have to spend over $1 billion to preserve its leases.Nobel Drilling, a subcontractor of Shell, pleaded guilty in early December to eight felony counts for violating environmental and safety laws. The company received over $12 million in fines and community service.Reading the extensive New York Times coverage of this incident, you can see how absentee executives totally disregarded the conditions their employees and subcontractors faced. They disregarded some simple changes recommended for the tug towing the Kulluk.The absence of ice, which has a dampening effect on wave formation, has meant that waves have grown much larger. Some of the waves the Kulluk encountered were 50 feet high.The way that Shell, a huge corporation with very deep pockets, so carelessly treated the Arctic in order to potentially make big profits illustrates how any  company, including smaller ones with shallower profits, would behave.An oil spill in the Chukchi Sea could possible wipe out the habitat for the whales and seals that a number of Inupiaq communities depend on along the shore of the Arctic Ocean. Some of these communities have histories that stretch back a thousand or more years.The Arctic is not just a wilderness, where companies can rush in and reap massive profits. People have lived there for the past 5,000 years, mainly in nomadic groups chasing after needed resources, like game and seasonal vegetation, but settling in communities when they developed the technology to hunt and process multi-ton whales.The Native peoples of the Arctic want economic development and the jobs that come with it. But they don’t want economic catastrophes, environmental disasters and destruction of their culture. Their rights must be protected.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Planting Transferability Pilot Program Available to Indiana Producers

first_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Planting Transferability Pilot Program Available to Indiana Producers Home Indiana Agriculture News Planting Transferability Pilot Program Available to Indiana Producers Julia A. Wickard, State Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Indiana, announced today that sign-up for the Planting Transferability Pilot Program (PTPP) begins February 19, 2013 and ends April 5, 2013. USDA will not accept any late filed applications.  The PTPP is a pilot project that permits Indiana producers to plant approved vegetables for processing on base acres under the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP) or Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE).“PTPP offers producers the opportunity to diversify their crop production and better use their base acres. This program supports Indiana farmers with additional sources of revenue and the production of healthy fruits and vegetables.  The Indiana FSA staff works daily to provide this and other programs to eligible producers. We encourage producers to visit their local offices to sign up for the PTPP, as well as other programs to add value to their farming operations,” said Wickard.PTPP allows producers to plant approved fruits or vegetables for processing on a farm’s base acres. Approved plantings include cucumbers, green peas, lima beans, pumpkins, snap beans, sweet corn or tomatoes. Without the PTPP, planting of these crops on base acres would be prohibited. Base acres on a farm will be temporarily reduced each year on an acre-for-acre basis, for each base acre planted with an approved fruit or vegetable on that farm. Indiana has 9,000 acres approved for PTPP in 2013.Eligible participants must agree to produce one of the approved crops for processing and provide the county FSA office with a copy of the contract between the producer and processing plant. Participants must agree to produce the crop as part of a program of crop rotation on the farm to achieve agronomic, pest and disease management benefits, and to provide disposition evidence of the crop. Participants must complete form CCC-749, which is available at FSA county offices or online at https://www.fsa.usda.gov and file it with their county FSA office.For more information on PTPP or other farm programs, visit your local FSA county office or the Farm Service Agency website.Source: Indiana FSA By Andy Eubank – Feb 14, 2013 SHARE SHARE Previous articleWill Farming Boom Period Continue to be Explored in WorkshopNext articleBiodiesel Industry Ready to Aid President in Call for Climate Action Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for April 24, 2017

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter We have gotten lucky in the Hoosier state! After a weekend that saw our potential rain event move farther south, we are going to continue to see dry weather through Wednesday! Temps will be climbing and this should promote good drying and excellent field work chances over the state.Our first chance of rain this week hits Wednesday night and Thursday. Rains move through, but are not too impressive at this point. We like showers at .25”-.75” rates for the Wednesday night-Thursday period, with coverage at 80%. A second wave of showers may threaten southern Indiana Thursday night, but at this point we think that batch may miss to the south…time will tell.However, our good luck comes to an end this weekend and early next week. A powerful front sweeps through the state Saturday with 1-2” rains and coverage at 100%. Lingering showers pop up on Sunday. Then a second strong front hits for Monday the 1st bringing .5”1.5” rains and coverage at 80%. So…over the span of 3 days we can see 1-3” of rain over most of the state, and in the span of 5 days (to include this first system this Thursday) that total pushes to likely 1.5”-4”. Stronger thunderstorms sitting over the same area could even bump that range. In any case, that will slow field work down in a hurry! But…if you need a silver lining…look at it this way…at least we are not in central IL. The map above shows potential rain totals through next Monday. Notice some areas of IL are between 6” and 8”???We should be dry next Tuesday FWIW…but another minor wave is on the way for next Wednesday, the 3rd, starting mostly in the afternoon. That wave could bring another .25”-.5” with 60% coverage.In the extended window, another system is likely around the 6th with up to half an inch of moisture, and another closer to the 10th. So…go as hard as you can as fast as you can the next several days…it’s a gift! SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 23, 2017 Previous articleBurndown RecommendationsNext articleRenewable Fuels Standard Heads to Court Hoosier Ag Today Home News Feed Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for April 24, 2017 Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for April 24, 2017last_img read more

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Africa’s largest prison for journalists marks anniversary of independence

first_img Organisation Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case EritreaAfrica Reports RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision May 23, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Africa’s largest prison for journalists marks anniversary of independence Reporters Without Borders reaffirmed its commitment to 13 jailed journalists in Eritrea as the small Horn of Africa country on 24 May 2005 celebrated the anniversary of its independence from Ethiopia. “Once again these celebrations are tarnished”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “Another year has gone past with indignation on our side and suffering and uncertainty on the part of a section of the journalistic elite of the country, who have languished in jail since 2001.””For Eritrean President Issaias Afeworki to turn this day into a genuine celebration, he would need to release the senior journalists from the newspapers Tsigenay, Meqaleh, Keste Debena, Zeme, Admas and all the other political detainees”, it said. “Instead of which the government prefers to insult them each year, while refusing to bring them to trial.”The independent press in May 2001 reported on calls for democratisation from 15 highly-placed officials in the ruling party, known as the ‘Group of 15’. By way of reply, on 18 September 2001, the Eritrean government rounded up members of this group and “suspended” the country’s entire privately-owned media. In April 2002, after staging a hunger strike in protest at their imprisonment, ten detained journalists were moved to secret places of detention. Since then nothing is known about their plight. Their families have not been allowed to visit them.They are: Yusuf Mohamed Ali, editor of Tsigenay; Mattewos Habteab, editor of Meqaleh, and his deputy Dawit Habtemichael; Medhanie Haile and Temesgen Gebreyesus, respectively deputy editor and board member of Keste Debena ; Emanuel Asrat, editor of Zemen; Eritrean-Swedish national Dawit Isaac and Fessehaye Yohannes, of the newspaper Setit; Said Abdulkader, editor of the newspaper Admas, and a freelance photographer, Seyoum Tsehaye. Three journalists working for the state-run press were arrested in January and February 2002, Hamid Mohamed Said and Saidia Ahmed, of public television Eri-TV, and Saleh Al Jezaeeri, of government radio Voice of the Broad Masses.The authorities announced in 2001 that a parliamentary commission would examine the issue of allowing privately-owned media to operate again in Eritrea. At the end of 2004, information minister, Ali Abdou Ahmed, said that the report was still in preparation. He said the parliamentarians “had been working for three years and three years is not too long,”. The minister said the imprisoned journalists were anyway “not journalists, either professionally or ethically” but “enemy agents during and after the war” against Ethiopia from 1998-2000. EritreaAfrica January 13, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Eritrea Reporters Without Borders reaffirmed its commitment to 13 jailed journalists in Eritrea as the small Horn of Africa country on 24 May 2005 celebrated the anniversary of its independence from Ethiopia. “Another year has gone past with indignation on our side and suffering and uncertainty on the part of a section of the journalistic elite of the country, who have languished in jail since 2001,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. to go further April 14, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en News News Help by sharing this information Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? News October 27, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Donegal and City of Derry airports opened, but delays expected

first_img WhatsApp Facebook Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Donegal and City of Derry airports opened, but delays expected Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest City of Derry and Donegal airports are opened now this morning.The London Stansted to Derry flight had to be diverted to Belfast this morning because of the freezing weather conditions.There is likely to be ongoing flight disruption due to poor weather conditions at City of Derry, passengers are advised to check with their airlines for the latest information.Meanwhile, this mornings flight from Donegal airport was cancelled, but the afternoon flight is due to depart on schedule.center_img WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Previous articleSchool Snow Closures List – Monday Nov 29 2010Next articleGritting lorries attacked in Derry News Highland News By News Highland – November 29, 2010 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Delhi HC Issues Notice On Plea Challenging Centre’s Decision To Allow Telecasting Of Sudarshan TV Show Allegedly Communalising UPSC Recruitment Of Muslims [Read Petition]

first_imgTop StoriesDelhi HC Issues Notice On Plea Challenging Centre’s Decision To Allow Telecasting Of Sudarshan TV Show Allegedly Communalising UPSC Recruitment Of Muslims [Read Petition] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK11 Sep 2020 3:12 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court on Friday issued notice on a petition challenging the Order of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting’s allowing the telecast of a show ‘Bindas Bol” which allegedly communalising UPSC recruitment of Muslims.However Justice Navin Chawla has refused to stay the broadcast of the show.In the Petition filed through Advocate Shadan Farasat alleged that the…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?LoginDelhi High Court on Friday issued notice on a petition challenging the Order of  Ministry of Information and Broadcasting’s  allowing the telecast of a show ‘Bindas Bol” which allegedly communalising UPSC recruitment of Muslims.However Justice  Navin Chawla has refused to stay the broadcast of the show.In the Petition filed through Advocate Shadan Farasat alleged that the Centre has refrained from exercising its powers under Sections 19 and 20 of the Cable TV Act to prohibit the Proposed Show. “The Impugned Order 
is a non-speaking order and for the purposes of adjudicating this Petition, only one paragraph of the Impugned Order is relevant which contains the entirety of reasoning and decision”The Petitioners contended that the assessment made by the Ministry has simply been abandoned on a statement of Respondents No. 2 and 3 that there is no violation of the Programme Code. There is no independent application of mind to the facts and circumstances of the case. “Sections 19 and 20 of the Cable TV Act expressly permit the Respondent No.1 to “prohibit” the transmission of a program if the same is found to be in violation of the Programme Code and/or Section 19. The power to prohibit “transmission” has been used separately from the power to prohibit “re- transmission”. If there is a power to prohibit transmission separate from a power to prohibit re-transmission, it falls to reason that the broadcast of a program can be prohibited before it is aired for the first time. In fact, Section 19, by the use of the standard of “likelihood”, makes it even more explicit that the power of prohibition therein can be exercised prior to broadcast. And if broadcast of a program can be prohibited before it is aired, then as a sequitur, the non-airing 
of the program cannot be a ground to not prohibit its airing in exercise of powers under Sections 19 and 20 of the Cable TV Act”On Tuesday Central Government has permitted Sudarshan News TV to telecast its controversial programme titled “Bindass Bol”, which was earlier stayed by the Delhi High Court on a prima facie finding that its promo/ trailer is violative of the Programme Code set out under the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995.As the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting gave a green signal to the news channel, the show, allegedly about ‘Muslim infiltration’ in civil services,The Ministry took note of the channel’s submission that the show does not violate any law and that if at all any of its content is found to be e violative, action as per law may be taken. It thus granted permission with a caution as under:”Having regard to the aforementioned facts and circumstances of the case, Sudarshan TV channel is hereby directed to ensure that the programme proposed to be telecast does not violate any of the programme codes. If any violation of the programme code is found, action as per law will be taken.”On August 28, the Delhi High Court stayed the broadcast of ‘Bindass Bol’ show, after a petitioner submitted that its trailer openly engages in hate speech and defamation against students of Jamia Milia Islamia and the Muslim community.The petitioners had submitted the show claims that the success of Jamia Milia Islamia students in the Civil Services examination 2020 represents a “conspiracy to infiltrate the civil service by Muslims”.Subsequently, the High Court disposed of the petition with a direction to the Central Government, which had already issued notice to the channel, to finally decide on matter within 48 hours of the receipt of the response from the news channel.In its representation before the Ministry, the news channel refuted the attempted pre-censorship. It submitted:”The Ministry has sought clarification about the programme which is planned to be run at a later time. The channel has requested for being informed as to whether there is any practice in the Ministry for seeking explanation prior to the running of a programme. It is further submitted that according to the channel it is its right to telecast a programme and if the said programme is found to be violative of law then action may be taken; however, prior to the running of the programme the script may not be asked for.”It was contended that the Ministry’s Notice was an attempt to do pre-censorship of a TV programme which is unprecedented and violative of the constitutional rights of the TV channel.Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition]Next Storylast_img read more

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Missing 15-year-old Pennsylvania boy may be hiking Appalachian Trail: Police

first_imgPA State Police/Facebook(HARRISBURG, Pa.) — A missing Pennsylvania teenager may have left to hike the Appalachian Trail, authorities said.Corey Lee Bliesath, 15, was last seen at his home in Swatara Township near Harrisburg around 9 p.m. Saturday, Pennsylvania State Police said Monday.Bliesath had been talking about going to Florida by way of the Appalachian Trail, his family told police.The Appalachian Trail runs north to south, from Maine down to Georgia. It passes right by Harrisburg.Hiking and camping are the boy’s hobbies, and he has basic survival skills, his family said, according to Pennsylvania State Police Trooper David Beohm.Bliesath’s interest in hiking the Appalachian Trail has grown in recent weeks, his family told police, though it’s unclear why, Beohm told ABC News.“I don’t think he’s in any danger other than he’s 15 and he may be walking on the Appalachian Trail by himself,” Beohm said.Police said that by showing the teen’s photo to the public, he may be safely located more quickly, Beohm said.Bliesath is described as 5-foot-4 and about 105 pounds.Anyone with information is urged to call 717-865-2194.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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