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first_imgNational Breweries Plc (NATBRW.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about National Breweries Plc (NATBRW.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Breweries Plc (NATBRW.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Breweries Plc (NATBRW.zm)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileNational Breweries Plc produces, packages and markets traditional sorghum beer products in Zambia. Popular variants of its opaque beer are Chibuku Shake-Shake and Chibuku Super. The Chibuku beer brands are packaged in cartons and returnable plastic bottles and distributed through a nationwide network. The world-leading brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev SA, has a 70% majority shareholding in National Breweries but the company is considering sharing a controlling stake to Delta Corporation which is one of the largest holding companies in Zimbabwe by market value. National Breweries is a subsidiary of Zambia Breweries Plc which was previously majority-owned by SAB Miller. National Breweries Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more


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first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Wednesday, 29th January, 2020 | More on: ITV LLOY RDSB If your goal is to build a passive income, the FTSE 100 is a good place to start. Right now, around 30% of the stocks in the index offer rolling dividend yields of 5% and up.That said, not every FTSE high yielder is likely to be a good investment. Often, a high yield is a sign that the company is in trouble, so you have to be selective. With that in mind, here are three FTSE 100 dividend stocks with yields over 5% I’d be happy to buy today.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…Lloyds Bank After a strong run in the final quarter of 2019, Lloyds (LSE: LLOY) shares have had a poor start to the year in 2020, falling from 63p to 58p. The stock has been hit by a number of factors including weak UK economic data, proposed savings account regulations, and general market weakness.Personally, I believe this share price weakness has created an opportunity for dividend investors. With Lloyds expected to pay out a dividend of 3.36p per share for FY2019 the prospective yield has been pushed up to an impressive 5.8%. Dividend coverage (a measure of dividend safety) is expected to be healthy, at 2.2 times.Of course, there are risks to the investment case here. Lloyds is highly exposed to the UK economy and with Brexit just around the corner, there’s uncertainty as to how the economy will perform. Overall though, I see appeal in Lloyds shares from an income investing point of view at present.ITVAnother UK-focused stock that has pulled back recently and now offers a higher yield is ITV (LSE: ITV). Its share price has fallen from 151p to 140p year to date, and this means its prospective yield is now higher, at 5.7%. Earnings of 13.3p are expected for the year just passed, which gives a dividend coverage ratio of a solid 1.66.ITV has faced challenges in recent years as Netflix has disrupted the industry and the advertising market has been weak. As a result, the group has evolved and it is now focused on building a digitally-led media and entertainment company that is a more diversified, structurally-sound business. I think this is a sound strategy.Source: ITVIt’s worth noting that there are execution risks here. For example, there’s no guarantee that ITV’s new streaming service, Britbox, will be successful. Overall, however, I think the risk/reward proposition is favourable.Royal Dutch ShellFinally, I think now could be a good time to take a closer look at shares in oil major Shell (LSE: RDSB). It has fallen out of favour with investors recently and this has pushed its prospective yield up to a massive 6.7%. Dividend coverage does look a little thin here, but Shell has not cut its dividend payout since World War II, so I would not be too concerned about a dividend cut in the near term.One reason Shell shares are out of favour right now, aside from the fact that trade tensions between the US and China have hit the demand for oil, is that investors are becoming increasingly focused on sustainable companies. Fossil fuel divestment has become a bit of a theme. However, to Shell’s credit, it is actively taking steps to become more sustainable and ploughing billions into opportunities in the renewables space. So, I wouldn’t write off the FTSE 100 champion just yet. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA 3 FTSE 100 dividend stocks with yields over 5% I’d buy today 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.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Edward Sheldon owns shares in Lloyds Bank, ITV, and Royal Dutch Shell. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Netflix. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ITV and Lloyds Banking Group. 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first_img See all posts by Harvey Jones 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 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. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Harvey Jones | Sunday, 5th July, 2020 Forget buy-to-let! I’d aim to make a million by investing in bargain FTSE 100 stocks today Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Right now, I’m looking to build my long-term wealth by investing in bargain FTSE 100 stocks. I think there are some amazing opportunities out there following the stock market crash. As the nation emerges from lockdown, the recovery may soon be underway. Let’s just hope we can avoid a second wave of the coronavirus.Others view things differently. Many are taking advantage of the shaky housing market, to invest in buy-to-let properties instead.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…Here’s why I buy FTSE 100 sharesI was a big fan of buy-to-let until the Treasury launched its tax attack. It slashed wear-and-tear allowances, slapped on an extra 3% stamp duty on purchases, and phased out higher rate tax relief on mortgage interest.The assault was brutal. Ever since, I have chosen to invest in FTSE 100 stocks, tax-free inside my Stocks and Shares ISA.Buying shares is so much easier than hunting down a property, doing it up, then finding and replacing tenants. You can buy and sell shares in seconds, with a couple of clicks.Buying FTSE 100 shares is also a lot cheaper. You can trade from around £10, or less. With property, you can pay tens of thousands in stamp duty (with that 3% BTL surplus), legal fees, conveyancing and valuation costs. Then you have to make your purchase fit for tenants to live in, and meet ever more stringent regulations.After all that, any profits are subject to income tax and capital gains tax. Invest in a Stocks and Shares ISA, and you pay no tax at all, for life. Choosing FTSE 100 stocks over a buy-to-let is a no-brainer to me.Despite that, many are still up for it. Figures from buy-to-let lender Mortgages for Business show 30% of its investors are remortgaging with a view to expanding their portfolio. Many are looking to build a war chest, to snap up cheap properties in the event of a house price crash.Good luck to them, but that isn’t what I would do. Even if house prices fall I suspect the drop will be less than people think, as demand for homes is high. Existing owners are reluctant to sell at a loss, unless they have no choice. Property is expensive.Forget buy-to-letI wouldn’t fancy being a landlord during the current crisis, having to chase good, loyal tenants who are struggling to pay the rent as the country falls into recession.You don’t have to worry about that when you invest in FTSE 100 stocks. You simply buy them, and hold them. Reinvest your dividends for growth, and watch them grow in value.You could even make a million from the FTSE 100, although don’t expect to do this overnight. Investing is for the long term. If you take the opportunity to buy FTSE 100 shares whenever they are cheap, as they are now, your wealth will steadily build over time. You could do it with just £500 a month. If you give it plenty of time.Now’s the time to start looking for top FTSE 100 stocks. There are bargains out there.last_img read more


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first_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Posted Oct 14, 2020 Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Anglican Communion, Asia Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 [Anglican Communion] The Church of the Province of South East Asia is inviting Anglicans around the world to join them online on Sunday, Oct.18, to participate in the consecration and enthronement of the Rev. Titus Chung as the 10th bishop of Singapore. COVID-19 restrictions mean that the archbishop of South East Asia, the Most Rev. Melter Jiki Tais, and the other bishops of the province are unable to travel to Singapore for the service. At the request of Melter, the consecration will be carried out by two former bishops of Singapore, the Rt. Rev. John Chew and the Rt. Rev. Kuan Kim Seng, as well as the current assistant bishop and vicar general of Singapore, the Rt. Rev. Low Jee King.The service will take place at 4:00 pm SGT (8:00 a.m. GMT) on Sunday, Oct. 18, and can be viewed on a YouTube livestream at bit.ly/Bp-Chung. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Servicecenter_img Rector Collierville, TN Invitation to virtual consecration of the bishop of Singapore Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group last_img read more


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first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save FHFA Announces Future Plans for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac About Author: Colin Robins Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / FHFA Announces Future Plans for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac Previous: Case-Shiller Index: Home Prices Increase in Q4 2013 Next: Has Shadow Inventory Transitioned to Ghost Inventory? May 13, 2014 650 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Colin Robins is the online editor for DSNews.com. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts from the University of Texas, Dallas. Additionally, he contributes to the MReport, DS News’ sister site. Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released its strategic plan for the conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In its report, the FHFA focused on three tenets going forward for the GSEs: maintain foreclosure prevention activities, reduce taxpayer risk, and build a new, single-family securitization infrastructure.The first point in the strategic plan calls for a continuation of foreclosure prevention activities, as well as providing credit availability for new and refinanced mortgages to “foster liquid, competitive, and resilient national housing finance markets.”The FHFA noted that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac helped maintain broad liquidity in the secondary mortgage market—$6.4 trillion since 2009—helping to stem losses and provide opportunity. However, the agency feels some originators have overcompensated, creating an environment that results in the rejection of many loans that would meet the GSEs’ credit standards. Going forward, the FHFA would like to extend access to credit to borrowers who are worthy while keeping risk low.The FHFA also plans to continue foreclosure prevention actions, noting completed foreclosure prevention actions totaled nearly 2.6 million since the onset of the housing crisis. Areas that are considered the hardest hit will be targeted in order to help continue recovery efforts.Second, the FHFA wants to reduce taxpayer risk by increasing the role private capital plays in the mortgage market. The agency plans to continue transfers of mortgage securities to private investors. In 2013, the GSEs transferred substantial credit risk on $30 billion of mortgage-backed securities (MBS). The agency plans to continue reducing taxpayer risk by increasing the amount of credit risk to private capital through $90 billion of new mortgage-backed securities, triple the amount compared to the previous year.Furthermore, the FHFA is directing Fannie and Freddie to submit plans to reduce portfolio assets to $250 billion by 2018. As of March 2014, Freddie Mac’s portfolio stood at $434 billion and Fannie Mae’s was $468 billion. “Reducing these retained portfolios continues to shift credit, asset liquidity and interest rate risks from the Enterprises and onto private investors,” FHFA said.Finally, the FHFA plans to build a new single-family securitization infrastructure for use by the GSEs that is also adaptable for use by other participants in the secondary market. Currently, the GSEs issue two different mortgage securities that are not interchangeable, and Freddie Mac’s security has historically traded less favorably compared to Fannie’s. The common platform will help reduce the disparity between the two company’s different securities.The FHFA plans to continue to improve mortgage data standards for the GSEs, such as appraisal data, loan delivery data, loan applications data, mortgage closing data, and mortgage servicing data. The agency will continue efforts with the Uniform Mortgage Data Program in order to improve accuracy, increase transparency, assess risk, and create efficiencies for the mortgage industry. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac 2014-05-13 Colin Robins Subscribelast_img read more


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first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi District Court Deprecates Use Of Banned Chinese App ‘Cam Scanner’ In Legal Framework LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK26 Aug 2020 2:33 AMShare This – xIn an interesting turn of events, a Delhi District Court deprecated the use of a prohibited Chinese App, Cam Scanner, by a lawyer to scan the bail application presented before the Court. “This is an application for grant of bail as received through mail. The application as filed is scanned with the application CamScanner which has been banned by the Govt of India. The Counsel…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?LoginIn an interesting turn of events, a Delhi District Court deprecated the use of a prohibited Chinese App, Cam Scanner, by a lawyer to scan the bail application presented before the Court. “This is an application for grant of bail as received through mail. The application as filed is scanned with the application CamScanner which has been banned by the Govt of India. The Counsel is advised to avoid the use of a banned application in legal work in future,” observed the Additional Sessions Judge Sunil Chaudhury. The bail application was presented before the Special NDPS Court in Delhi where the Judge asked the filing Advocate to “avoid” the use of a banned application “in legal work” in future. The Court however issued notice on the bail application and sought a response from the concerned IO. The mobile application Cam Scanner, alongside 58 others was banned by the Central Government earlier this year. Centre Decides To Block 59 Mobile Apps Including Tik Tok Citing Security Concerns The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology invoked its powers under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000, read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009 to block these apps, citing threat to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order. The move was an outcome of the rising tensions between India and China in the Galwan valley at Ladakh, drifting the country to boycott Chinese goods. Recently, the Madhya Pradesh High Court had also demonstrated its disinclination towards use of Chinese goods when it directed a bail applicant to install coloured LED TV at a local District Hospital, manufactured anywhere but in China, as a pre-condition for bail. Next Storylast_img read more


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first_imgColumnsWhat Is The Newly Notified Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines And Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021.? Aditya Aryan2 March 2021 1:54 AMShare This – xThe government on 25th February notified about the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 at a press conference with the presence of Prakash Javedkar (Minister for Information and Broadcasting) and Ravi Shankar Prasad (Minister for Electronics and Information Technology) which aims to regulate social media, digital media and OTT…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 government on 25th February notified about the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 at a press conference with the presence of Prakash Javedkar (Minister for Information and Broadcasting) and Ravi Shankar Prasad (Minister for Electronics and Information Technology) which aims to regulate social media, digital media and OTT Platforms (Over The Top). The said rules are neither under parliament scrutiny nor are they statutory but it still provides broad powers to the government for regulating and censoring social media intermediaries including the online news media. The new rule empowers the Information & Broadcasting Secretary to directly block the content for public access for specific content in case of an emergency. According to the newly unveiled rules, an intermediary refers to portals of the social media network, media sharing sites, portals, blogs, websites, apps, online discussion forums, and “other such functional intermediaries”. As a part of rules and regulations for its users, an entire list of DO’s and DON’T’s have been made for the online platforms. Also, they borrowed most of the rules from an existing regulation controlling and governing the television media which includes the grievance redressal mechanism. For example – the online platform will be following the program code mentioned under the cable television network regulation act and should also fulfill the norms of journalistic conduct prescribed by the press council of India which regulates the content produced on television and print media. Likewise, Over The Top platform (OTT) will not be allowed to produce and stream any content which is against the sovereignty and integrity of India, which is hurtful and damages our country friendly relations with other countries, and any content, which is likely to stir up and encourage any kind of violence or disturb public order in the state or country. As per the rules, the platform will also have to consider India’s diverse racial and religious nature and take proper precautions while streaming activities, practices, beliefs, or acts of any religious or racial groups. The grievance mechanism which the government-mandated will be a three-tier mechanism 1st Tier- Grievance Redressal Mechanism- Should be established by the platform itself. Any complaint regarding the violation will be firstly dealt by the company itself. The new rules mandate the digital new companies to form a grievance redressal mechanism and appoint a grievance officer in India. The company must ensure that the decision against the complaint should be taken within 15 days and communicate the decision to the complainant within a reasonable specified time. If the decision does not satisfy the complainant then they may take the complaint to an appellate tier that is a self-regulatory body. 2nd Tier- Self Regulatory Body- Must be presided by a supreme court or a high court judge or any other eminent person from the field of media, entertainment, child rights, broadcasting, human rights, or other relevant fields. A body containing of a total 6 members must be registered with the I&B Ministry under 30 days of its constitution. They will be addressing the grievance which was not resolved by the company earlier within the stipulated time of 15 days or else the complainant was not satisfied by the decision of the grievance officer of the company. The body will be empowered to issue a warning, censure, or ask the publisher to issue an apology or direct the publisher to add a disclaimer or a warning card. In case the body is not satisfied by any content and feels that the content should be deleted or must be modified to prevent any mishap relating to the public order and morality of the country then they can refer such content for consideration by the Over Sight Mechanism for further action. 3rd Tier- Over Sight Mechanism- Will be dealt with by the government and an inter-ministerial committee will be formed similarly to the mechanism regulating the television industry. It will be the last tier of grievance redressal mechanism and the ministry is empowered to publish charter for self-regulatory bodies like code of ethics and code of practices. The ministry will take the final call on the complaint and the decision of the panel will be final and an authorized officer will be empowered to direct the publisher to modify or delete the content in the complaint. In case of an emergency, this act also gives power to the ministry to block content for public access that too without allowing the platform to clarify. BCCC (Broadcasting Content Complaints Council) for non-news channels and the NBSA (News Broadcasting Standards Authority) for new channels is the self-regulatory body in the TV Industry which caters to the complaint regarding the violation in programs. Similarly, an IMC will decide on complaints received and they can recommend several actions which also include taking the channel off air for a specific period of time. Meanwhile, executives across multiple video streaming platforms told a website that an industry body IAMAI (Internet and Mobile Association of India) will meet shortly to discuss the rules and the way forward Regulation Of OTT Platforms: While streaming any content the Platform will be required to follow the law of the land and will have to mandatorily set up the three-tier grievance redressal structure like the digital media platforms. In cases of online content, the 2nd tier which is the self-regulatory body will be empowered to direct the publisher to relook into the ratings of specific content, make relevant changes and modifications in content, age classification, and edit the synopsis of the content in question. The rule also makes it mandatory for the content creators to differentiate their content into 5 age-based categories which are U (Universal), U/A 7+, U/A 13+, U/A 16+, and A (Adult), and must also execute parental lock feature for content coming under U/A 13+ or higher with a dependable and authentic age verification machinery for content coming under the category of “A”. Also, both the OTT Platform and the online news media will have to inform the ministry and publish a monthly report which will mention all the details of the grievance received and the action taken to address those grievances. The rules and regulations concerning the online digital platforms may not seem prima facie severe to audience but they will surely hit the fundamental right of freedom of expression guaranteed by the Constitution. 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first_imgDobresum/iStock(HARRISBURG, Pa.) — The four cooling silos still loom over Three Mile Island, each rising nearly 400 feet above Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna River as a constant reminder of both the potential of clean energy and the worst commercial nuclear accident in U.S. history.Thursday marks the 40th anniversary of the partial meltdown of one of the reactors at the energy plant 10 miles from Harrisburg, the state capital, that sent radioactive gas escaping into the air and sparked days of panic and confusion for residents in the area and across the country who feared they were witnessing their worst science-fiction nightmares come true. Just after 4 a.m. on March 28, 1979, an electrical mechanical failure caused a water pump in the Unit 2 reactor to conk out, setting off a series of events that were compounded by human error and delays in notifying the public.A broken pump disrupted the flow of water that cooled the reactor, causing the partial meltdown of uranium fuel rods and allowing radioactive gas to build up in the reactor and some of it eventually seeped through its four-foot thick containment walls into the atmosphere, officials said. The meltdown created a hydrogen bubble in the damaged reactor and officials worried that it would blow.Harrisburg resident William Whittock told ABC News at the time that he didn’t need officials to tell him that something had seriously gone wrong at the plant.“I heard a very loud noise that sounded like a huge release of steam,” Whittock said in an interview the day of the accident. “I looked out the window, and it was dark, but you could see from the lights that there was a geyser of steam rising up in the air.”But for several days, officials, including then-Pennsylvania Gov. Dick Thornburgh, didn’t realize the gravity of the problem and struggled to explain it to the public — even though a supervisor at the plant had declared an emergency just hours after the accident and the station manager sounded a general emergency for the nearby public that serious radiological consequences were possible. “I just got to tell you, we share your frustration,” Thornburgh, who had been governor for less than 75 days, told residents at a news conference in the immediate aftermath of the accident. “It is a difficult thing to pin these facts down so we can give you some kind of bundle of reliable information. We’re trying to do our best. We’re getting conflicting reports, too. What we’re trying to do is give you our best estimate of what the accurate facts are.”Adding to the drama was the release of the movie China Syndrome just a week before the crisis erupted at Three Mile Island. The thriller, starring Jane Fonda, Michael Douglas, and Jack Lemmon, is about a fictional meltdown at a nuclear power plant.Two days after the accident, Thornburgh advised that pregnant women and children be evacuated from the surrounding area. But many more people than that decided to head out of harm’s way. More than 100,000 people fled the area and schools and businesses across the region closed.Bob Reid, who was then the mayor of the nearby town of Middletown, recalled in an interview this week with ABC affiliate station WHTM-TV when he got the call of the problems at Three Mile Island.“I was told there were no injuries and everything was under control,” Reid said.But then he received a second call that sent panic through his community.“We were told that there had been a leak and things took off from there,” Reid said. “Concerns started to grow. Pregnant women and children were told to evacuate.”On April 1, 1979, then-President Jimmy Carter, who had been a member of a Navy crisis team that helped dismantle a damaged nuclear reactor core at a plant in Canada, toured the Three Mile Island facility and attempted to allay the growing fears.When the emergency was finally declared over, federal officials said that only a small amount of radiation was released into the air. There were no deaths or injuries caused by the accident, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.The real casualty in the crisis was the prospect of nuclear energy in the United States as a backlash sent support for the industry plummeting.The accident was followed by sweeping changes and safety improvements in the nuclear industry.The plant reopened in September 1984 with the exception of the crippled reactor after a $400 million cleanup.In 2017, Exelon Corp., which now runs the plant, announced it would retire the Three Mile Island facility in September of this year.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


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first_img Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Fresh off of a 45-20 win over BYU last Friday, Utah State football returns home to Maverik Stadium in Logan for a Homecoming game against UNLV Saturday.The 4-1 Aggies, starting with this game, will play the rest of the regular season exclusively within the Mountain West Conference.The Aggies’ series against the Rebels dates back to 1971, with Utah State leading 16-7 all-time.The Aggies have won four straight games against UNLV and seven of their last nine in this series.Utah State has excelled on Homecoming traditionally as they are 53-32-2 (.621) all-time in such games and 3-0 against the Rebels when they’ve hosted them for Homecoming.Including the win against BYU, Utah State is 14-11 (.560) in their last 25 October games and Sunday, the Aggies received votes in The Associated Press poll for the first time since October 18, 2015The Aggies’ offense has been explosive since head coach Matt Wells took over ahead of the 2013 season as they have scored 50-plus points 10 times and 60 or more four times in his tenure. Tags: Homecoming/Matt Wells/UNLV/Utah State Football October 9, 2018 /Sports News – Local USU Football Hosts UNLV For Homecoming Saturday Written bylast_img read more