Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, Prime Video Will Now Be Regulated by the Government

first_imgJavadekar has been citing the need for regulation for a while now, having brought up the government-imposed censorship environment of countries such as China and Singapore in a meeting with representatives of streaming services back in March. – Advertisement – Now, the President of India Ram Nath Kovind signed into law a new amendment [PDF] to the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules 1961 on November 9, which adds the two following lines to the purview of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting:VA. Digital / Online Media22A. Films and Audio-Visual programmes made available by online content providers.22B. News and current affairs content on online platforms.These additions will come after “V. Films” section in the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules 1961 [PDF, page 98]. Online content providers and online news platforms now sit alongside cable television, All India Radio, and Doordarshan as entities that fall under I&B’s regulatory framework.Just over two weeks ago, I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar had hinted that the government could regulate online platforms. Speaking to The Indian Express, he said: “I have called them twice to talk about a credible self-regulation method, but they have not come up with a proposal.”- Advertisement –center_img Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+ Hotstar are now going to be under regulation by the government. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting now has jurisdiction over online content providers (such as the aforementioned three streaming services) and online news platforms, a cabinet secretariat notification dated Monday states. Until now, there was no government body that regulated the content of digital media platforms, and this is something that the Information and Broadcasting minister has previously said was required.Other forms of content are regulated by bodies like the Press Council of India, the News Broadcasters Association, the Advertising Standards Council of India, and the Central Board of Film Certification.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Saudi man has third vCJD case found in US

first_img The diagnosis was confirmed in late November by the Clinical Prion Research Team at the University of California San Francisco Memory and Aging Center, the CDC said. Researchers based their findings on study of the man’s adenoid and brain biopsy tissues. September 2005 Emerging Infectious Disease report on vCJD confirmation in a Saudi Arabia resident The brain-wasting disease is believed to be caused by eating meat products from cattle infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease. CDC officials declined today to list the man’s condition or other details, citing his family’s request for privacy. Nov 29 CDC report on a newly confirmed case of vCJD in a patient from the Middle East The CDC said the man has no history of receiving blood, having neurosurgery, or living in or visiting European countries. The view that he was probably exposed during childhood is based on the record of a previously reported Saudi case-patient who was thought to have consumed BSE-contaminated meat in Saudi Arabia and on the fact that the incubation period for food-related vCJD is longer than 7 years, the agency said. According to the CDC, 200 people with vCJD have been reported worldwide, including 164 diagnosed in the United Kingdom, 21 in France, 4 in Ireland, 3 in the United States (including the current patient), 2 in the Netherlands, and 1 each in Canada, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, and Spain. Of all reported vCJD patients, all but 10 had lived either in the United Kingdom or France for at least 6 months between 1980 and 1996. Jun 22, 2004, CIDRAP News article “Florida woman dies of probable vCJD” Dec 5, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – A third case of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) has been reported in a US resident, but health officials believe he contracted the disease in Saudi Arabia when he was a child. “This US case-patient was most likely infected from contaminated cattle products consumed as a child when living in Saudi Arabia,” the CDC said. The previous case of vCJD in a resident of Saudi Arabia was described in a 2005 Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) report. The 33-year-old man was hospitalized in Saudi Arabia, and his brain biopsy specimen was sent to the US National Prion Disease Surveillance Center at Case Western Reserve University for confirmation. The report said the patient might have briefly visited the United Kingdom, though he likely contracted the disease in Saudi Arabia after eating BSE-contaminated cattle products imported from the United Kingdom. The two previous vCJD cases in the United States involved people who were thought to have contracted the disease in their native Britain during the country’s BSE outbreak in the 1980s and 1990s. One was a 30-year-old man who lived in Houston for 4 years before he was diagnosed with vCJD in 2005. The other was a 25-year-old woman who died in Ft Lauderdale in 2004; she had moved from England to Florida with her father in 1992. Neither patient was known to have had invasive procedures or have received blood, both of which are other possible transmission routes for vCJD. The patient is a young man who has lived in the United States since 2005 but was born and raised in Saudi Arabia, according to a Nov 29 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The man occasionally stayed in the United States for up to 3 months at a time since 2001 and made a shorter visit in 1989. Nov 22, 2005, CIDRAP News article “Briton has second vCJD case found in US” See also:last_img read more

Second Salmonella outbreak linked to tomatoes

first_img The organism typically causes fever and nonbloody diarrhea that resolves in a week. A case-control study the CDC launched in response to the S Newport outbreak revealed that about 35% to 40% of patients were hospitalized, she said. The outbreak, first reported Nov 28 in the Produce News, involves restaurant tomatoes contaminated with Salmonella enterica serotype Newport. Most of the S Newport cases occurred on the East Coast, Olson said. Pennsylvania, with 20 cases, had the highest number of illnesses. Though the S Newport outbreak geographically overlaps the S Typhimurium outbreak somewhat, she said the CDC wasn’t aware of any people who were coinfected with both strains. Olson said S Newport as been associated with tomatoes before. “We’re trying to determine how best to prevent this type of contamination in produce,” she noted. A multidrug resistant strain of S Newport has been responsible for cases of ground beef contamination in recent years. See also: Editor’s note: The Salmonella serotype involved in this outbreak was incorrectly listed as Norfolk in this story when first published.center_img The S Newport outbreak marks the second Salmonella outbreak in tomatoes this fall. In early November, the CDC confirmed that an outbreak of Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium, which sickened 183 Americans in 21 states, plus two Canadians, was linked to restaurant tomatoes. The US Food and Drug Administration is working on a traceback investigation to determine the source of the S Newport contamination, Olson said. Dec 1, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Federal officials are investigating a second Salmonella outbreak linked to restaurant tomatoes that occurred over the summer and early fall, sickening 106 people in 19 states. CIDRAP overview of salmonellosis Christine Olson, MD, MPH, an epidemiology intelligence service officer with the enteric diseases epidemiology branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told CIDRAP News that the outbreak was detected by PulseNet, an electronic network for sharing molecular fingerprinting (pulsed-field gel electrophoresis) data. She said the outbreak began in June and appears to have ended in October. She said the bulk of cases occurred in August and September; 15 cases were reported in October.last_img read more

Indonesian citizen tests positive for COVID-19 in India, nine others awaiting results

first_imgIndonesian Ambassador to India Sidharto Suryodipuro said the embassy was closely monitoring the case.“We have received a confirmation from Telangana’s health authority that one of the Indonesian citizens tested positive. Nine other Indonesians will be tested later [on Tuesday] and the result will be announced tomorrow [on Wednesday],” he told The Jakarta Post.However, he provided no further details about the chronology of the case.The news outlet reported that the Indonesians alongside three Indians were staying in a mosque after arriving in Karimnagar.  The Indonesian Embassy in New Delhi confirmed on Tuesday that an Indonesian citizen had tested positive for the coronavirus and was now under intensive care at a hospital in India’s city of Hyderabad.Local news outlet The New Indian Express reported on Tuesday morning that a total of 10 Indonesians and three Indians had been brought to Hyderabad’s Gandhi Hospital on Monday after they were suspected to have contracted COVID-19.The police said the 10 Indonesians belonged to an Islamic outreach organization and had arrived in Karimnagar – a city in Telangana state in southeast India – on Saturday from Delhi. As the Indian government has restricted international arrivals into the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, authorities who had received information regarding the arrival of the Indonesians began to look for them and later took them to the nearby hospital for COVID-19 tests before taking them to Hyderabad.Sidharto pointed out that the embassy would guarantee that the Indonesian citizens’ rights were protected in accordance with Indian law.The Indonesian embassy will provide interpreting services for them. “I have also spoken to the Telangana state’s director of public health. They said our fellow Indonesians were being taken care of in the hospital,” Sidharto added.“The embassy is ready to cooperate with Indian health authorities to ensure the well-being of people around us,” he said.Topics :last_img read more

2012 Stardom Monarch of the Tent on tonight

first_img 14 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share LocalNews 2012 Stardom Monarch of the Tent on tonight by: – February 15, 2012 Leroy “Wadix” Charles. The 2012 Stardom Monarch of the Tent will get underway tonight however reigning Stardom Monarch of the Tent, Tasha “Tasha P” Peltier will not be defending her crown.She said her decision stems from agreements that others should be given a chance at the title.Marketing Coordinator for Stardom Tent Leroy “Wadix” Charles says the show will feature a number of former Monarchs of the tent, calypso finalists and new comers.This will be the final Stardom tent for the carnival season. “Exceptional stage antiques, potent vocal variations, thunderous applause and excellence Calypso performances will culminate into Calypso extravaganza at the Sisserou Hotel this evening. The stage is set for another calypso epic battle for royal supremacy of the Stardom Tent. The climax, the grand finale, the monarch of the tent,” he said. The event will commence from 8:30 at the Sisserou Hotel.Some of the Calypsonians scheduled to perform include Hunter, Scrunter, Caressa, Observer, Intruder, Man Himself, Twana, Lady Star, Pawol Energizer, Pickey, Jama B, Lugaz and Energizer.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Police report on successes in crime fighting

first_img Share 28 Views   no discussions Tweet LocalNews Police report on successes in crime fighting by: – June 14, 2012 Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Police Chief, Cyril CarettePolice Chief, Cyril Carette, has assured citizens that the Police Force is working feverishly and robustly to solve all criminal activities on the island.At a press conference on Thursday, Carette reported successes in three major departments namely maritime, the task force and the drug unit.The Marine Unit of the Police Force which is responsible for “securing of the maritime borders” has seized “3 open keel boats valued at about ec$210,000.00, 79 rounds of ammunition and large sums of money totalling ec$335, 260.00 for the year 2012”.The Unit was also called to investigate a report of an alleged plane crash in the Salybia area which Carette said “was later proven to be false”.He also reported that the recently formed task force has “contributed tremendously to minimizing criminality” through policing events and patrolling of the City of Roseau and its environs.According to Carette, the Task Force has recovered several offensive and illegal weapons through stop and search operations.“It has conducted several stop and search operations which have resulted in the seizure of hundreds of offensive weapons to include (knives, cutlasses, scissors, batons to name a few) and has recovered 2 firearms for the year and 57 rounds of ammunition”.Meanwhile the Drug Squad has recorded a high rate of seizures of illegal drugs and weapons such as marijuana and cocaine through its covert operations.During the year, the drug unit has had successes in several operations conducted. It has recorded seizures of:• Cannabis trees 43 318• Cannabis weed 787 327 grams• Cannabis seeds 5.102 grams• Cannabis hashish 9.5 grams• Cocaine 1, 119.7 grams• Weapons 5 Carette also placed “on record” his gratitude to all police officers who “heeded the call to duty to work tirelessly and with diligence to respond to complaints by the citizens with a view to minimising criminal activity”.While he noted that there are “still some areas that require improvement” with regard to fighting crime, he sought to “discourage” the “anti-sentiments that are being expressed about the police”.“Let us instead work in partnership to bring about a safe and secure environment. Remember to support your local police – report a crime today. Call the hotline: 1 800 (hint) – 1 800 4468,” he said.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Atchison County Raceway will add IMCA Modifieds, Stock Cars next season

first_imgATCHISON, Kan. ­– Atchison County Raceway will feature Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars on regular Friday night programs beginning in 2016.A couple spring specials are to be scheduled before the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season begins at the 1/5-mile oval on April 29. Point races on the 1/5-mile dirt oval continue through Aug. 26. “We had wanted to go with IMCA since we opened (in 2012) but things just didn’t work out,” said owner and promoter Phil Birkinsha. “We have had IMCA drivers race with us before. Now they’ll be able to come here on Fridays and race for IMCA points.” Located in the extreme northeast corner of Kansas, Atchison County Raceway was built at the former site of an asphalt plant two miles north of Atchison. The high-banked racing surface is 80 feet at its widest. “Stock Cars put on the best show around with the rule package IMCA has,” noted Birkinsha. We haven’t run Modifieds here before weekly but have run specials. When IMCA allowed Modifieds to use quick changes it made it possible for drivers to go from a big track to a smaller one and not have to spend as much money.”The March 18-19 Tag Team Challenge pays $1,000 to the winner and $1,000 to the top team of two Modifieds, based on combined points. Stock Cars race for $750 to win and $500 to the top team.A tag team special ­– two drivers in the same division vie for higher payouts based on their combined finishes in qualifying races and their main event – will be scheduled during the spring while Atchison’s fourth annual Stock Car Smackdown will be held on a Sunday in August. Already underway is a new lighting project in the pit area. “We’re really excited about next season,” Birkinsha said. “We’re only about 45 miles from Thunderhill Speedway. Drivers will be able to race here on Friday and Saturdays at Mayetta for IMCA points.”Both tracks are part of the Jet Racing Central Region for Modifieds and the EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region for Stock Cars.last_img read more

Governor expected to extend” Hunker Down” order today

first_imgStatewide—Governor Eric Holcomb is expected to make an official announcement today to extend the stay at home order, which states Indiana residents can travel for essential services only, through May 1.Several states in the midwest are hoping to open up economies at some point in the near future. Gov. Holcomb, along with his counterparts from other midwest states, announced Thursday that they are going to be working together to find the best way to reopen the economy in a safe manner.last_img

White-ball players benefit from England contract revamp

first_imgBATSMAN Joe Root is set to earn about £1M a year as part of a revamp of England’s central contract system.The shake-up has been designed to better reward one-day and Twenty20 international players.Previously, contracts were geared towards Test players and white-ball specialists would only receive partial contracts.Yorkshire’s Root is one of four men to be awarded both contracts by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).The others are Warwickshire pace bowler Chris Woakes, and all-rounders Moeen Ali (Worcestershire) and Ben Stokes (Durham).The way financial packages will be calculated will also see Root, 25, benefit.To decide how much players will earn, the ECB will rank them based on their performances on the pitch, “as well as a number of other factors, including off-field contribution, fielding and fitness”.“For Root on the most senior grade, which also now reflects off-field contribution, fielding and fitness, this means an income from the ECB in the vicinity of £1M a year,” BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew said.The new 12-month contracts – 10 of which have been given to Test players, and 11 in white-ball cricket – come into effect from October 1.The ECB said it was making the changes in recognition of how limited-overs cricket was increasing in popularity.“I think the central contract system, it’s great that it’s taking white ball cricket seriously,” England’s wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler told BBC Sport.“Andrew Strauss has said that he wants to treat the two games as equals and the results are starting to show from that change of mindset.”Director of cricket Strauss added: “We believe the restructure of the central contract system will recognise the increased focus of the shorter format and the importance that we place on this.“It is undeniable that the introduction of central contracts in 2002 has greatly benefited the fortunes of the England Test team. During this period, the team has consistently performed well against the other Test nations around the world. We hope that continues over the next few years.”Batsman Ian Bell, who last played for England in November 2015, is the only player with a full 2015-16 central contract to drop off the new list completely – meaning that his county Warwickshire must now take over his salary.The restructuring is designed to emphasise the ever-growing importance of one-day cricket, with the Champions Trophy to be staged here next summer and the World Cup in 2019.Central contracts have revolutionised English cricket, at times causing friction with the counties as players are rested. Surely key to this structure will be the availability of players for the proposed city-based Twenty20 competition.Test contracts: Moeen Ali (Worcestershire); James Anderson (Lancashire); Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire); Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire); Alastair Cook (Essex); Steven Finn (Middlesex); Joe Root (Yorkshire); Ben Stokes (Durham); Chris Woakes (Warwickshire); Mark Wood (Durham)White-ball contracts: Moeen Ali (Worcestershire); Jos Buttler (Lancashire); Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire); Eoin Morgan (Middlesex); Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire); Joe Root(Yorkshire); Jason Roy (Surrey); Adil Rashid (Yorkshire); Ben Stokes (Durham); Chris Woakes (Warwickshire); David Willey (Yorkshire).(BBC Sport)Increment contracts: Gary Ballance (Yorkshire)last_img read more

Hockey News Mandeep Singh hat-trick helps India beat Japan 6-3, reach final in Olympic Test Event hockey

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Hockey News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Tokyo: Mandeep Singh struck a fine hat-trick to help the Indian men’s hockey team beat hosts Japan 6-3 and book a summit clash berth in the Olympic Test Event on Tuesday.The Indian team bounced back from their 1-2 loss against New Zealand with an impressive display in their third match at the Oi Hockey Stadium.India again face New Zealand in the summit clash on Wednesday. Mandeep found the target in the 9th, 29th and 30th minutes while Nilakanta Sharma (3rd), Nilam Sanjeep Xess (7th) and Gurjant Singh (41st) were the other scorers for India. Kentaro Fukuda (25th), Kenta Tanaka (36th) and Kazuma Murata (52nd) scored the goals for Japan.Nilakanta gave India an excellent start through a field goal in the third minute. Buoyed by the early lead, the Indian team put tremendous pressure on the Japan defence as Gurjant Singh took a shot on goal, but saw his effort going wide of the post.However, a penalty corner was awarded to India in the seventh minute which was converted brilliantly by Nilam Sanjeep to help the team take a 2-0 lead.India continued to take the aggressive approach and Mandeep found the back of the net with an excellent field goal in the ninth minute. Japan tried to make inroads in the last few minutes of the first quarter as they won a penalty corner. Gurinder Singh positioned himself brilliantly and defended the shot on the goal line. India led 3-0 at the end of the first quarter.India continued their attacking game in the second quarter with Jarmanpreet Singh taking a shot on goal, but putting it wide of the post.Captain Harmanpreet Singh had a shot on target, but the Japanese goalkeeper Takashi Yoshikawa pulled off a brilliant save. Japan managed to open their account through a field goal through Kentaro Fukuda in the 25th minute, but Mandeep scored two field goals in quick succession to help India take a big 5-1 lead. The Indian vice-captain scored just before the half-time whistle in the 29th and 30th minutes.Japan started the third quarter on an aggressive note. They took a shot on goal, which was blocked out brilliantly by goalkeeper Krishan Pathak. However, the Japanese team kept putting pressure on the Indian defence and found a field goal through Kenta Tanaka in the 36th minute.India did not let the momentum shift towards the Japanese side as forward Gurjant found the back of the net in the 41st minute to make it 6-2 which put the world number 5 side in a dominant position at the end of the third quarter. Japan attacked the Indian defence in the the fourth quarter and scored their third goal through Kazuma Murata in the 52nd minute.India were awarded a penalty corner with five minutes left on the clock, but the shot went wide off the post. India also saved a penalty corner in the dying minutes of the match. The win put India in the second spot in the points table and they face toppers New Zealand in the summit clash on Wednesday. last_img read more