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KSA sets sights on impulsive play with new Dutch player protection rules

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Factors involved in the risk analysis should include game information such as jackpot sizes, return-to-player rates and volatility, as well as factors such as the visual design of the game and its level of accessibility. Further rules prevent ads from suggesting that a player has any impact on a game of chance or that they can improve their play, as well as from targeting young or vulnerable people, either directly or through the channels by which they are displayed. This means that ads may not be posted on television programming, social media accounts or websites intended for younger or vulnerable demographics. The rules set out a ban on “Bonuses in any way limited by time”, which would refer to any bonus which must be used within a time limit, such as bonuses advertised as “for today only” or “for quick decision-makers”, as well as “happy hour” bonuses. Dutch gambling regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has launched a consultation on the country’s new player protection rules, including a ban on offering timed bonuses and a requirement for operators to conduct risk analysis of all their games. 19th October 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter KSA sets sights on impulsive play with new Dutch player protection rules The new regulations also clarify the circumstances in which the operator must intervene for the safety of a player. The rules say the licensee should act if the player “can no longer bear the financial consequences of his gaming behaviour; [is] excessively trying to recoup his losses; [or] …shows negative social or societal consequences” such as the loss of their job, application for debt restructuring or the need for addiction treatment. In addition, licensees must perform an independent risk analysis for all of their games, which should clearly identify the risk factors for a game based on scientific analysis. “License holders have a general duty of care to prevent gambling addiction as much as possible,” the regulations explain. “Because of the negative personal, social and societal consequences of gambling addiction, an active addiction prevention policy is necessary.” The restriction forms part of a series of measures intended to reduce impulsive play. As well as setting out clearly that ads must only be for products which may legally be offered, marketing messages also may not “suggest financial benefit, increase in social acceptance or happiness” from gambling. The rules will come into effect with the launch of the Dutch Remote Gambling Act, which is currently scheduled for 1 March, 2021, with the market to open for business on 1 September. Regions: Europe Western Europe Netherlands Tags: Kansspelautoriteit Bonuses Consultation KSA Remote Gambling Act KOA The Act had originally been set to come into effect on 1 July 2020, but was delayed first in November 2019 and then again in September of this year following concerns of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) affecting launch. Topics: Legal & compliance Casino regulation Online casino Compliance Legal Regulation Marketing regulation The Dutch government has already notified the European Commission of certain other aspects of its gambling regulation, including the requirement for an addiction prevention policy, as well as a rule that players must set maximum credit allowed on their account. In addition, details of technical standards, record-holding and reporting requirements for licensees have been revealed. Email Address Licensees also may not use their licenses status as an advertising tool beyond “the neutral statement that a license holder has a permit under the law”. Furthermore, advertising must not suggest gambling may be a solution to financial problems, nor may they downplay negative consequences of participation. Regulation Licensees must also outline their addiction prevention policies to the KSA as part of the application process. The consultation will run for three weeks with responses to be submitted to the KSA by 9 November, with these responses helping to inform the final regulations to be put in place.last_img read more

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Sky’s the limit: Behind the scenes with Sky Sports on an England Rugby match day

first_imgAs England conclude their autumn series against Australia this weekend, Rugby World gives an insight into the broadcaster’s ever-evolving TV coverage LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: FijiHighlight Eyes down: Stuart Barnes and Miles Harrison bring the images to life in their own inimitable styleMatch commentators look at the screen, not the live match, partly because of the time lag and partly because that is what the TV viewer sees. Barnes can access a camera angle from one end of pitch to study alignment and also the Opta match stats (dubbed the fruit machine), which update every minute. Does he use these stats to help decide Man of the Match? “I might if I’m undecided between two or more players,” he says.You suspect he didn’t need to check them today when giving the gong to Semesa Rokodugini, but the Bath man’s stats were impressive nonetheless: 11 carries, 163 metres, six defenders and two tries.Live with Sir Clive: The ex-England coach preps backstage – that red glow is coming from a heater!Match over, Barnes turns his attention to writing two pieces for The Sunday Times, and it’s back to the guys in the studio.This year the broadcaster has ditched the customary sitting-behind-glass format for a more casual standing-on-the-balcony approach, which puts extra onus on security to stop the buffoons who like to pull faces behind the pundits.Olympic champion Ben Ryan joins anchor Alex Payne and regular guest Sir Clive Woodward and is, as predicted, a total success, with his insights into Fiji players (he tips Leone Nakarawa, the ‘Human Lamppost’, to win 100 caps and be Fiji’s greatest 15s player ever) and forthright messages to World Rugby keeping the audience rapt.Jonny Wilkinson, a guest for the South Africa game at the start of the Old Mutual Wealth series, is back on duty this weekend.Three wise men: Clive Woodward, Ben Ryan and presenter Alex Payne await their cue in the studioJames Haskell has been on ‘The Gain-line’ today for the first time, having shadowed Will Greenwood the previous week, and the injured England flanker makes a fine fist of it. Beside him a colleague operates the EVS, a hard-drive recording system that is primarily a tool for replays.Haskell’s pre-match observation about Nemani Nadolo’s use of his inside arm to thwart tacklers has already been borne out by his try, and during the game he makes a good tactical point about Eddie Jones wanting forwards working in pairs off the No 9.In truth, he looks a natural and at full-time he hotfoots from the truck to join Greenwood by the Sky Cart, which is a super-cool mobile analysis tool fed with live statistical data. As it¹s a touch screen, you can annotate with arrows, circles and squiggles and it allows Sky to interview players pitch-side with all the relevant data at their fingertips. There is a touch of the Tardis about the new Sky Sports truck that sits inconspicuously in the outside broadcast compound at Twickenham on England match days. Inside is a forest of TV screens relaying images from in and around the stadium, and a horde of clever people bustling away several hours before kick-off.Gus Williamson, the head of rugby and the producer steering the ship, is glancing through the running order ­ – a kind of script detailing what will, in theory, unfold in the 150 minutes of transmission. “It’s a movable feast,” he says. “It’s a framework to guide you but the best shows happen when you react as you go along.”This is a UHD (Ultra High Definition)-capable truck, which means it’s four times the resolution of HD. Today’s game, England v Fiji, is not being shown in UHD because there¹s not enough bandwidth to cover more than one game in UHD on a given day and Man Utd v Arsenal is taking precedence.No one is quibbling. Premier League football is the main driver of Sky subscriptions but rugby is no poor relation, as the camera plan for this match illustrates. There are 28 cameras in use today and they include an ultra high-motion camera that films at 400 frames a second (a normal figure is 25), producing those marvellous slow-motion action shots in a perfect smooth manner.Vehicle for change: You wouldn’t believe just how much goes on inside this Sky Sports truck!On one touchline is a handheld Steadicam, which shoots steady video on the move and which first attracted notice in films such as Rocky and The Shining.Bi-motion cameras (50 frames a second), gantry cameras, coach cams, radio cams and a ref cam (a Sky innovation from 2012) all feature, although not today a spider cam, the one that hangs over the pitch for aerial views and which caused a chuckle in the summer when an Owen Farrell up and under struck the wires and deflected to Ben Youngs in the build-up to an England try.Making do without the spider cam will trim a £30,000 hire charge off the bill from their facilities partner, which gives you an idea of the cost of a live sport broadcast.From sound engineers to security guards, riggers to risk assessors, there are hundreds of people involved in delivering match coverage and to them we should be grateful, because sports fans have never had it so good.Dark room: Some of the screens in the truck. The Gain-line machine is visible front left of the pictureBoth Sky Sports and BT Sport have driven standards to new heights and two of the very best practitioners are to be found up in the TV gantry. Stuart Barnes was leading Bath to a scrappy win over Gloucester on the day Sky Sports came into being 25 years ago, but now the former building society manager is part of one of sport’s best commentary double acts.Miles Harrison guides and glides us through the match, Barnes provides the no-nonsense expert analysis. Gentle teasing is never far away and when Barnes, watching a replay of Elliot Daly being knocked into touch near the corner, says “Ooh, it’s close”, Harrison is quick to point out that the England wing put his foot in touch four times! Full house: England and Fiji battle it out as one of Sky’s battery of cameras captures the action Debrief: Jonathan Joseph takes the microphone by the Sky Cart, a mobile hi-tech analysis toolSky has the rights to England’s non-Six Nations home matches until 2020. They are not alone in challenging convention and pushing the technological boundaries. Healthy competition is bringing out the best in everyone – and TV viewers are the biggest winners.Sky Sports will show England v Australia on Saturday 3 December (from 1.30pm) and next year’s Lions tour of New Zealand, exclusively live.last_img read more

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Seven Meadows Farm / SPS Architects

first_imgPhotographs:  Paul WoyText description provided by the architects. Design & Access Statement The Seven Meadows site comprises of a barn conversion with out buildings on 0.39 hectares or 0.97 acres of land. The Site is located to the west of Stithians Reservoir and lies approximately 2 kilometres north of the village of Carnkie, 2.9 kilometres north of Porkellis and about 3.5 kilometres west of the village of Stithians. Community facilities and services are available in all these villages. The main urban area of Camborne-Pool-Redruth is located some 6 kilometres to the north. Save this picture!The area is served by rural highways and the access to the site is via a track off the Polmarth to Penhalveor Road, which connects Penmarth to Stithians. The land comprising the application falls within the Carnmenellis Area of Great Landscape Value. A ‘Cornwall Landscape Assessment’ was published by the County council in 1994. In this document the Carnmenellis Landscape Character Area is described as: Save this picture!north east elevation“Gently undulating, exposed, elevated granite plateau. Boggy. Small streams dissect landscape forming shallow depressions, becoming more incised at the edge of the granite. Open, bleak landscape with few hedgerow trees and limited woodland in valleys. Stone walls enclose small to medium scale fields of Anciently Enclosed Land which creates a distinctive pattern. Settlement pattern is mainly dispersed villages of medieval origin. Land use; Permanent pasture, rough grazing, some horticulture on south facing slopes. Pylons, masts and poles evident, with remains of past mining industry.” Save this picture!© Paul WoyThe barn conversion on the site is set out in traditional form providing a typical example of a small, traditional farmstead sited in the wider sweeping, landscape, as indicated above. The contribution of the garage creates an enclosed courtyard between the buildings and the Cornish stone wall. Save this picture!© Paul WoyCurrently on site is a small timber clad summer house with a large decked area to the side and a mobile home to the rear. The applicants’ brief is to remove the summer house and mobile home and replace it with a double garage which the design should be of a traditional nature with an additive form and a scale that has a typical vernacular of the buildings in the area. Save this picture!detailed sectionThe position and orientation of the building is such that a courtyard is created with appropriate access for turning/parking provided for a vehicle to enter and leave in a forward gear. The building has been designed to incorporate a double garage with a garden potting shed to the ground floor. The potting shed will give access to first floor area used for storage. The design of the garage uses the main dwellings existing ridge height and limits it to 400mm below to ensure the building retains its traditional scale and does not impose on the existing barn conversion. The floor area of the existing structures comes to 67m2. The internal ground floor area of the proposed building after completion has been kept to similar dimensions as to not be over bearing on the site. Save this picture!© Paul WoyThe external appearance of the garage is to be kept in keeping with that of the barn conversion, with natural stonework and granite quoins. Cedar cladding will be used to distinguish itself from the natural stonework. Planning Authorities should continue to ensure that the quality and character of the wider countryside is protected and where possible enhanced. One of the key principles in PPS7 is that ‘all development in rural areas should be well designed and inclusive, in keeping and scale with its location and sensitive to the character of the countryside and local distinctiveness’. Save this picture!© Paul WoyIn considering this policy in relation to the proposed development, it is pointed out that: The fabric and character of the building in this area will be enhanced by the proposed development, which will comply with the key principle in PPS(7) referred to above in regard to development being well-designed, in keeping and scale with its location and sensitive to the character of the countryside and local distinctiveness. Conclusions The proposed development would enhance the site and would be undertaken without harm to the character and appearance of the countryside in this area. The proposal is in accord with national planning guidance for development in the countryside and with Cornwall Structure Plan policies. The development is not considered to materially conflict with emerging Local Plan policies.Project gallerySee allShow lessRolex Learning Center / SANAA / EPFL PressArticlesKripalu Center for Yoga & Health / Peter Rose + PartnersArticles Share Houses Seven Meadows Farm / SPS Architects Architects: SPS Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/69560/seven-meadows-farm-sps-architects Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/69560/seven-meadows-farm-sps-architects Clipboard 2009 CopyHouses, Adaptive Reuse• Save this picture!+ 20 Share Projects Seven Meadows Farm / SPS ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSeven Meadows Farm / SPS Architects Photographs ArchDaily “COPY” Year:  CopyAbout this officeSPS ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseRefurbishmentHousesPublished on July 22, 2010Cite: “Seven Meadows Farm / SPS Architects” 22 Jul 2010. 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Northern Rock grants £1.5m to four community foundations

first_img  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Northern Rock grants £1.5m to four community foundations Kate Stewart, Interim Chief Executive of UK Community Foundations, welcomed the investment in community foundations from “an outstanding grant making organisation”. She said:“The funding to community foundations, which will be invested directly into the local community, ensures that the work carried out by Northern Rock Foundation supporting people in the North East of England and Cumbria can continue long into the future. The endowment model used by community foundations ensures that such investments can be used strategically over the long term to address social issues at a local level.” Tagged with: Funding North Eastcenter_img Northern Rock Foundation has made grants totalling £1.5 million to four community foundations in the the North East of England and Cumbria. These are part of its final programme of work in 2015 before it closes down.Grants of £375,000 each were made to:· County Durham Community Foundation· Cumbria Community Foundation· Tees Valley Community Foundation· The Community Foundation serving Tyne and Wear and NorthumberlandThe community foundations were selected so that the region will continue to benefit from the Foundation’s funds in the future, even once it has closed.Appropriately enough, The Community Foundation serving Tyne and Wear and Northumberland will move into Northern Rock Foundation’s premises, The Old Chapel in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, later this year. It will offer the space free of charge for use by community organisations for meetings and events.Grants in perpetuity from community foundationsCumbria Community Foundation, Tees Valley Community Foundation and County Durham Community Foundation will all use their grants to create a new fund within each of their endowed funds. These endowed funds will then provide annual grants in perpetuity to organisations helping disadvantaged people.Alastair Balls, Chairman of Northern Rock Foundation, which is no longer accepting grant applications, said:“Community foundations are connected to a wide range of voluntary and community organisations which meet the needs of people throughout the region. These grants are part of the Foundation’s legacy programme and ensure that the last of the Foundation’s funding provides long term benefit for current and future generations across the North East and Cumbria.” Advertisement Howard Lake | 2 February 2015 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Black Liberation and the reemergence of Malcolm X

first_imgLilly is WWP’s vice presidential candidate in the 2016 elections. The following article is based on a talk given at a Workers World Party forum in New York City on May 20. To view a video of the talk, go to youtu.be/AfrZ54-3BCk.Thursday, May 19, was the 91st revolutionary birthday of Brother Minister El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz — Brother Malcolm X. Born on May 19, 1925, he was brutally assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom on Feb. 21, 1965, in New York City. It would be just like Malcolm to request that we not only lift his name in love and respect but also the names of Yuri Kochiyama, Lorraine Hansberry and Brother Ho Chi Minh, all of whom share his birth date.The way Malcolm was evolving, he would want us to recognize all their contributions to the struggle. This was the same Malcolm X who said, “I, for one, will join in with anyone, I don’t care what color you are, as long as you want to change this miserable condition.”Malcolm XUnfortunately, comrades, we’re still living in many of the same conditions that Malcolm was preaching about in 1964 and 1965: racism and Jim Crow; police murders of Black men, Black women and Black babies; church burnings; mass incarceration; poor housing; and third-class living conditions. Tamir Rice was no different than Emmett Till. The poverty then is the same poverty now, even worse. The same imperialism. The same police state.But Brother Malcolm did leave a blueprint of what needs to be constructed through work and collective struggle.New generation of freedom fighters emergesThat’s the time we’re living in right now — a renewed period of work and struggle. A new generation of young freedom fighters has stepped forward, comrades! We’re talking about teenagers and youth. And Brother Malcolm X is right back in the swing of things, right back on the front lines from the depths of his grave.No one is being studied and paid more homage right now than Brother Malcolm X, at least among the movement’s Black youth. Sister Beyoncé put Brother Malcolm X front and center on her new album “Lemonade,” which instantly went global.The album features Malcolm X live, as if he were talking right in your left ear: “The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman.”When I heard that live vocal sample on the album, I couldn’t help but think of Sister Sandra Bland, murdered by police in a Texas jail cell; Rekia Boyd; Renisha McBride; and seven-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones, murdered by Detroit police while she was sleeping. For all the criticism she’s received, for Sister Beyoncé to put Malcolm X on her album like that was actually quite revolutionary.As of last month, you have Black girls — girls of color all over the world, as young as six years old — googling Malcolm X now, reading about him, writing about him, learning about him, listening to his speeches. Not in the public school system, but on their own independent, free-thinking terms.Right here in Manhattan somewhere, there’s a crew of 12-year-old Black girls braiding each other’s hair now and discussing Malcolm X’s political theory. That kind of enthusiasm for Malcolm X hasn’t happened in 40 years, comrades.A good friend of mine, Dr. Ashley Farmer, who’s currently working on her postdoctoral degree at Duke University, just published a major academic article on Malcolm X. It’s entitled, “The Many Women Mentors of Malcolm X.” A must-read, it was published via the African American Intellectual History Society on May 3 and has been widely circulated ever since.Oppressed youth seek guidance from MalcolmAs the state has clamped down and decent employment has dried up — as the conditions have worsened and white supremacy has once again mounted an ugly surge via the Trump campaign and the Ku Klux Klan’s new membership drive down South — the oppressed youth have sought guidance in an old friend. The youth in Ferguson, the youth in Baltimore, the youth in Palestine, Black girls and Black boys are again discovering Malcolm X for the first time.Not only was Malcolm ahead of his time regarding the role of women, he was thinking, traveling and organizing internationally in the early 1960s, long before social media or the Internet.Today, we have Facebook and Twitter, which is how our Palestinian comrades were assisting the struggle in Ferguson during the 2014 rebellion. Malcolm didn’t have that, but he did organize a very similar network of friends, allies and comrades — in Cuba, Ghana, Egypt, Algeria.When I was in Lebanon last year for the International Forum for Justice in Palestine, it was the youth from Algeria and Tunisia who knew all about Malcolm X. I learned firsthand that Malcolm X is still a bridge of international working-class struggle.Malcolm stated in 1964: “It is incorrect to classify the revolt of the Negro as simply a racial conflict of black against white, or as a purely American problem. Rather, we are today seeing a global rebellion of the oppressed against the oppressor, the exploited against the exploiter.”One of the current and most beautiful aspects of the Black Lives Matter movement is this new emphasis on things “Black.” Not only do Black lives matter, but the masses of Black youth are now “unapologetically Black,” redefining what Black Power means for a new generation.Beautiful Black Power, Black prideIf you haven’t noticed, Black youth are now wearing their hair natural again. The young sisters today have said the hell with straightening their hair. They’re rocking their “locs,” braids and cornrows — the short doobies, their natural coils and twists. It’s a reflection of a political and cultural shift.If you don’t have any pride in who you are, how in hell can you be a good freedom fighter? If you don’t love the people, how can you serve the people? You have to love yourself and love the people, then you’ll have a cause to fight for — a worthy cause, a noble cause, a righteous cause — the kind of cause that will make you sacrifice for the next generation — out of love, out of pride and solidarity. We learned that from Brother Malcolm X.Last year, during the Movement for Black Lives Convening in Cleveland, everybody there was Black and proud! When I say “proud,” I don’t mean the arrogant kind of proud. I mean the “Shut Shit Down” kind of proud — the kind of proud that makes you stand up and fight back instead of laying down and begging. The kind of proud that makes you defend yourself, resist and hold your head high, despite the teargas, despite the tanks. The kind of proud that makes you get organized and take over highways and universities.It was Malcolm X who gave us that, comrades — not only 50 years ago, but today in 2016. And the young people have taken that and run with it. So let’s help them go as far as they can with it. Cointelpro [the murderous U.S. government program which targeted progressives and revolutionaries, especially African Americans and other people of color] thought they had killed Malcolm, but the youth are keeping him alive. In the words of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, “The future belongs to those who prepare for it today. In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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TCU Values and Ventures competition grows to largest in school history

first_img Website| + posts Twitter Linkedin Rachel is a senior multimedia reporter for TCU360.com. She creates in-depth packages and stories for the website, TCU News Now, and the Skiff.Rachel is also on the TCU Triathlon Team, a member of Eta Iota Sigma, the Order of Omega, and the John V. Roach Honors College. She enjoys exploring Fort Worth–seeing plays, trying new restaurants, and cheering on the Horned Frogs! Is TCU’s firework obsession because of Boschini? ‘It doesn’t hurt.’ Facebook TCU, UNTHSC students highlight partnership of medicine and nutrition TCU Office of Admission to add new programs to attract and keep diversity Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Rachel Tiede ReddIt Rachel Tiedehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/rachel-tiede/ Rachel Tiedehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/rachel-tiede/center_img ReddIt Twitter Rachel Tiedehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/rachel-tiede/ Facebook Previous articleSizzle Reel (Ep. 23 – Star Wars Celebration, DC Rumors and more)Next articleLodolo, Frogs earn key 9-4 victory over Baylor in series opener Rachel Tiede RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Rachel Tiedehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/rachel-tiede/ printThe TCU Richard Barrentine Values and Ventures Competition began Friday with the highest number of competitors the event has ever had.On the first day of competition, 51 teams pitched business ideas to judges with the hope of moving onto the final rounds Saturday and having a chance at the top prize: $25,000 cash plus $100,000 in in-kind first year support.“We take care of their marketing, legal, IT, sales–everything they might need in that first year so they can really focus on growing the business,” Matthew Smilor, director of the Values and Ventures Program, said.Christine Clutterbuck, team member and senior entrepreneurial management and finance double major, said the TCU team’s project focused on virtual reality therapy for children in hospitals to help with anxiety and depression.“It’s completely different from what you think of as VR because it’s not the entertainment side of things,” Clutterbuck said. “It’s a different avenue you can go down, and that, I think, we see as the next big thing for virtual reality, and the benefits it has medically.”Teams traveled to TCU from all over the world.“This year we invited 51 universities from around the world, from as far away as Bangladesh, Croatia, Scotland, and Canada as well as the United States, which marks our largest competition to date,” said Smilor.He said the judges look for four things to determine the winning team.They analyze pitches to see if it’s a viable business–something the competitors can actually move forward with. Secondly, it must be a value-based business which must improve something in society. The judges also look for presentation and how well the students present their pitch. Finally, they analyze how well the business plan is articulated on paper.Saturday’s rounds begin at 9:15 a.m. in Brown-Lupton University Union ballroom. TCU’s diversity falls middle of the road compared to peer institutionslast_img read more

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Man arrested in ongoing investigation of Peggy O’hEara’s wake and funeral is freed

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSinn Fein will run three candidates in DonegalNext articleO’Neill content with Bosnia prospect admin Man arrested in ongoing investigation of Peggy O’hEara’s wake and funeral is freed Google+ Twitter Pinterest Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme center_img PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Twitter HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week By admin – October 18, 2015 A 53 year old man, arrested in Derry yesterday by detectives investigating offences committed at the wake and funeral of Peggy O’Hara in the city in July, has been released unconditionally.Meanwhile, another man has been arrested by police as part of an investigation into dissident republican terrorism, this time in Newry. The 36-year-old was arrested this morning and a property was searched.The man has been taken to Musgrave police station in Belfast, qwhere three others, one of them a 47 year old man arrested in Derry yesterday, remain in custody. Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebooklast_img read more

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Ensure CCTV Cameras Are Installed In Each And Every Police Stations: Supreme Court Directs States/UTs

first_imgTop StoriesEnsure CCTV Cameras Are Installed In Each And Every Police Stations: Supreme Court Directs States/UTs LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK2 Dec 2020 6:27 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has observed that the State and Union Territory Governments should ensure that CCTV cameras are installed in each and every Police Station functioning under them.Justice RF Nariman led bench observed that these directives shall be implemented both in letter and in spirit as soon as possible. The court has also directed the Central Government to install CCTV cameras…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 Supreme Court has observed that the State and Union Territory Governments should ensure that CCTV cameras are installed in each and every Police Station functioning under them.Justice RF Nariman led bench observed that these directives shall be implemented both in letter and in spirit as soon as possible. The court has also directed the Central Government to install CCTV cameras and recording equipment in the offices of central agencies like CBI, NIA etc.The court issued these directives while disposing SLP filed by one Paramvir Singh Saini, which raised issues regarding audio-video recordings of statements and the installation of CCTV cameras in police stations generally.  The court, while impleading the states and Union Territories, had noted that in Shafhi Mohammad v. State of Himachal Pradesh (2018) 5 SCC 311, it was directed that the first phase of implementation of crime scene videography must be introduced by 15th July, 2018, at least at some places as per viability and priority determined by the COB. It was also directed therein that with a view to check human rights abuse, CCTV cameras be installed in all police stations as well as in prisons.”Since these directions are in furtherance of the fundamental rights of each citizen of India guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution of India, and since nothing substantial has been done in this regard for a period of over 2½ years since our first Order dated 03.04.2018, the Executive/Administrative/police authorities are to implement this Order both in letter and in spirit as soon as possible. Affidavits will be filed by the Principal Secretary/Cabinet Secretary/Home Secretary of each State/ Union Territory giving this Court a firm action plan with exact timelines for compliance with today’s Order. This is to be done within a period of six weeks from today.” the bench, also comprising Justices KM Joseph and Aniruddha Bose said while issuing the following directives:In order to ensure that no part of a Police Station is left uncovered, it is imperative to ensure that CCTV cameras are installed at all entry and exit points;  main gate of the police station; all lock-ups; all corridors; lobby/the reception area; all verandas/outhouses, Inspector’s room; Sub-Inspector’s room; areas outside the lock-up room; station hall; in front of the police station compound; outside (not inside) washrooms/toilets; Duty Officer’s room; back part of the police station etc.,CCTV systems that have to be installed must be equipped with night vision and must necessarily consist of audio as well as video footage. In areas in which there is either no electricity and/or internet, it shall be the duty of the States/Union Territories to provide the same as expeditiously as possible using any mode of providing electricity, including solar/wind power. The internet systems that are provided must also be systems which provide clear image resolutions and audio. The storage of CCTV camera footage which can be done in digital video recorders and/or network video recorders. CCTV cameras must then be installed with such recording systems so that the data that is stored thereon shall be preserved for a period of 18 months. If the recording equipment, available in the market today, does not have the capacity to keep the recording for 18 months but for a lesser period of time, it shall be mandatory for all States, Union Territories and the Central Government to purchase one which allows storage for the maximum period possible, and, in any case, not below 1 year. It is also made clear that this will be reviewed by all the States so as to purchase equipment which is able to store the data for 18 months as soon as it is commercially available in the market. The affidavit of compliance to be filed by all States and Union Territories and Central Government shall clearly indicate that the best equipment available as of date has been purchased.The duty and responsibility for the working, maintenance and recording of CCTVs shall be that of the SHO of the police station concerned. It shall be the duty and obligation of the SHO to immediately report to the DLOC any fault with the equipment or malfunctioning of CCTVs. If the CCTVs are not functioning in a particular police station, the concerned SHO shall inform the DLOC of the arrest / interrogations carried out in that police station during the said period and forward the said record to the DLOC. If the concerned SHO has reported malfunctioning or non-functioning of CCTVs of a particular Police Station, the DLOC shall immediately request the SLOC for repair and purchase of the equipment, which shall be done immediately.The Director General/Inspector General of Police of each State and Union Territory should issue directions to the person in charge of a Police Station to entrust the SHO of the concerned Police Station with the responsibility of assessing the working condition of the CCTV cameras installed in the police station and also to take corrective action to restore the functioning of all non-functional CCTV cameras. The SHO should also be made responsible for CCTV data maintenance, backup of data, fault rectification etc.CCTV At Offices Of Central Agencies AlsoThe court has directed the Central Government to install CCTV cameras and recording equipment in the offices of: (i) Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) (ii) National Investigation Agency (NIA) (iii) Enforcement Directorate (ED) (iv) Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) (v) Department of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) (vi) Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) (vii) Any other agency which carries out interrogations and has the power of arrest. “As most of these agencies carry out interrogation in their office(s), CCTVs shall be compulsorily installed in all offices where such interrogation and holding of accused takes place in the same manner as it would in a police station.”, it said.State and District Level Oversight Committee The court added that Oversight Committees should be constituted at State and District levels .”State Level Oversight Committee must consist of: (i) The Secretary/Additional Secretary, Home Department; (ii) Secretary/Additional Secretary, Finance Department; (iii) The Director General/Inspector General of Police; and (iv) The Chairperson/member of the State Women’s Commission. (i) The Divisional Commissioner/ Commissioner of Divisions/ Regional Commissioner/ Revenue Commissioner Division of the District (by whatever name called); (ii) The District Magistrate of the District; (iii) A Superintendent of Police of that District; and (iv) A mayor of a municipality within the District/ a Head of the Zilla Panchayat in rural areas.”, it observed. The judgment also mentions the obligations of these committees.The Centre was also asked to file an affidavit on the constitution and workings of the Central Oversight Body.Human Right Commissions/ Courts Can Summon CCTV FootagesThe court observed that Human Right Commission/Courts can summon such CCTV footages while dealing with complaints against police. It observed: Whenever there is information of force being used at police stations resulting in serious injury and/or custodial deaths, it is necessary that persons be free to complain for a redressal of the same. Such complaints may not only be made to the State Human Rights Commission, which is then to utilise its powers, more particularly under Sections 17 and 18 of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, for redressal of such complaints, but also to Human Rights Courts, which must then be set up in each District of every State/Union Territory under Section 30 of the aforesaid Act. The Commission/Court can then immediately summon CCTV camera footage in relation to the incident for its safe keeping, which may then be made available to an investigation agency in order to further process the complaint made to it.PARAMVIR SINGH SAINI  vs. BALJIT SINGH [SLP (CRIMINAL) NO.3543 of 2020]CORAM: Justice RF Nariman, KM Joseph and Aniruddha Bose Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead the Supreme Court Judgment on installation of CCTVs in Police Stations Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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