Newgioco lands tribal sports betting deal in Montana

first_img8th April 2019 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: US Montana Newgioco lands tribal sports betting deal in Montana Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Betting technology supplier Newgioco Group has agreed a multi-year deal to provide its ELYS sports betting platform to the Chippewa Cree Tribe and its Northern Winz Casino in Montana.Sports wagering is not yet legal in the US state, but existing tribal laws enable recognised tribes to offer gambling services including sports betting.Consumers in Montana will now be able to place legal wagers on a wide range of sports event at the Northern Winz Casino in Box Elder.“Newgioco’s management team worked closely with our representatives for several months and demonstrated a considerable shared-vision to help our council fully understand the unique aspects and risks of this new business line for our community,” Northern Winz Casino general manager, Raymond Parker, said.“They were the only betting provider we found that dedicated a team of experts to quickly customise an indigenous game offering for tribal casino operators.”Newgioco CEO, Michele Ciavarella, added: “While we await a decision on sports betting in Montana and many other states, this united partnership with the Chippewa Cree allows us to pioneer a unique library of Class 1 indigenous games so that tribal casino patrons can bet on their favorite games in safe, regulated environment.“The agreement with Chippewa Cree aligns with our core business of connecting with our clients by creating innovative tribal focused betting solutions through our ELYS platform and the many advantages this partnership can offer to the tribal gaming community as a whole.”Last week, Montana took a step closer to legalising sports wagering on a wider scale when three bills progressed further through the state legislature. Two of the three bills have been passed by the House and transferred to the Senate, while one was approved by the Senate and transferred to the House.Each of the three proposes a different regulatory model for sports betting, with SB330 – also known as the Montana Sports Betting Act – aiming to permit land-based and online wagering. However, it requires that all online players register in-person, either by travelling to a land-based casino or by registering via a licensee’s interactive platform while on premises.HB725, the Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act of 2019, aims to make the Montana Lottery the sole sports betting operator in the state. The lottery would be able to operate online and land-based offerings, although no tax rate is set out in the bill.HB475 only aims to legalise pari-mutuel wagering in Montana, which it proposes should be overseen by the state’s Board of Horse Racing. Licensed racetracks would be able to offer pari-mutuel wagering at premises, at off-track betting facilities and online.Image: akampfercenter_img Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting Tech & innovation Casino & games Betting technology supplier Newgioco Group has agreed a deal to provide its ELYS sports betting platform to the Chippewa Cree Tribe and its Northern Winz Casino in Montana. Email Addresslast_img read more

Research shows drop in volunteering among older age groups but rise in younger years

first_img  260 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Melanie May | 29 September 2017 | News Older age groups are volunteering less often now than they did in 2012, the latest nfpSynergy report has shown.According to nfpSynergy’s Volunteering Trend Data, levels among 45-54 years olds, 55-64 year olds and those aged 65+ have all dropped since 2012, with fewer having volunteered in the three months prior to the survey than when asked the same question in 2012. While the decline was just one percentage point among those aged 65+, the largest drop was seen in the 55-64 age group, where rates had fallen from 22% in 2012 to 15% in 2017. Conversely, every age group below 45-54 had volunteered more, particularly those aged 16-24 where the percentage of those volunteering was 30% in 2017, up from 24% in 2012. Those age 65+ were still the second biggest volunteers: 23% had volunteered between January and April this year, compared to 14% of 45-54 year olds, and 15% of 55-64 year olds. Those aged 16-24 came top however, with 30% having volunteered during this time.16-34 year old men are now one of the most likely groups to volunteer – peaking at 39% in 2014 –closely followed by women in the same age group. However, figures for these groups frequently move up and down between 2012 and now, with nfpSynergy stating that this volatility requires frequent tracking. 
 Overall however, averages for volunteering levels among this group as well as among 25-34 year olds have steadily risen with volunteering in 16-24 year old starting to rise in 2009/10, followed by volunteering in 25-34 year olds two-three years later.nfpSynergy poses the question in the report as to whether it is possible that those who volunteered at school and university in their youth are continuing those habits as they get older. As to why those aged 45-54 and 55-64 are volunteering less, it suggests a lack of major initiatives to encourage volunteering amongst these age groups.The full report can be downloaded from nfpSynergy’s site.  259 total views,  3 views today Tagged with: research Volunteering AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Research shows drop in volunteering among older age groups but rise in younger years Advertisementlast_img read more

Search Seven beats target to raise £20k in seventh anniversary fundraising campaign

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Melanie May | 11 January 2019 | News Search Seven beats target to raise £20k in seventh anniversary fundraising campaign The feedback from the charities includes:“We will commit Search Seven’s donation to helping vulnerable 16 to 25-year olds to move from crisis to independence.” – The Clock Tower Sanctuary“With the money that you raised we can help pay for more people with dementia to access our National Dementia Helpline.” – Alzheimer’s Society“We have just started a campaign to raise enough money to provide a lifesaving operation to Gilipina – a young lady with a tumour behind her eyeball. [The money raised] will give Gilipina the funds to start her treatment, as well as help towards beds and books at both the primary and secondary school” – Nkuringo Primary & Secondary School, UgandaWillis added: “We are a purpose-driven organisation and living proof that businesses can be successful whilst playing an active role in the local community. We recently surveyed our clients and 9/10 of them feel proud of us for being a business that gives back. I will look back on #share7 in years to come with immense pride on the real change that we have helped to achieve through the campaign.”  177 total views,  1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.center_img Tagged with: corporate Digital fundraising events  178 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Digital marketing agency Search Seven has beaten its target to raise a total of £20,000 through its seventh anniversary fundraising campaign #share7, to be shared amongst its seven chosen charities.Search Seven pledges to give 7% of its profits to charity or the local community, It set itself the target of raise £17k across seven different charities in 2018, in celebration of its seventh anniversary. This meant raising the total amount that raised over in its previous six years in one.The charities are: The Trevor Mann Baby Unit, Rockinghorse Children’s CharityThe Clock Tower SanctuaryAlzheimer’s SocietyGroup B Strep SupportNkuringo Primary & Secondary School, UgandaRISEThe Sussex BeaconMost of the fundraising took place via auctions, raffle prizes and sponsorship at events, including a charity football match at AMEX Stadium, a charity golf event at Mid Sussex Golf Club and a charity pub quiz at Grand Central.Gavin Willis, Managing Director of Search Seven said: “I’m blown away that we have exceeded our target and raised a total of £20k in support of seven fantastic charities. We sent out an email to each charity and told them what we were going to give to them. Their responses of gratitude and stories of what they are going to do with the money had me in tears as we are now understanding the real impact that #share7 will have on people’s lives.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Gov’t covers up white supremacist infiltration of police

first_imgAccording to The Intercept, the FBI is now so “concerned about the infiltration of law enforcement by white supremacist groups and its impact on police abuse and tolerance of racism” that on Sept. 29 it released an unredacted version of  agency surveillance about the infiltration, which supposedly started in 2006. (Sept. 29)The people of Portland, Ore., march against racism and fascism on the city’s 100th continuous day of protest, Sept. 5.It is difficult to credit the FBI with “concern” when none of its reports on this racist activity were previously made public in full. Coverup may be more appropriate. Redacted versions of the report had previously been published, yet the FBI has not once sounded an alarm to prevent the numerous police murders of Black and Brown people, which have gone on for too long. Perhaps local communities alerted in such a way might have acted sooner to stop racist abuses of authority and saved Black and Brown lives.As early as 2006, the FBI raised “concerns” that individuals already within law enforcement were volunteering professional resources to white supremacist groups with whom they sympathized. The FBI’s redacted report raises serious questions – including just how deeply white supremacist groups have also infiltrated the FBI itself.  Now, with cracks opening in the ruling class about the outcome of the imminent presidential election, The Intercept reports there is growing concern by federal officials about the “historical” interest of white supremacists “infiltrating law enforcement communities or recruiting law enforcement personnel.” The Atlantic has also written extensively about FBI reports on the escalating pre-election danger of specific far-right groups, whose members include trained professional police and soldiers who are Trump supporters. (theatlantic.com, Nov. 2020)That racism is deeply embedded in most U.S. police departments should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the historic origins of police in this country – linked to the slave patrols sent after enslaved Africans who were seeking freedom from bondage.Racist state strategyIn the Sept. 29 debate with Joe Biden, Donald Trump was challenged by moderator Chris Wallace to denounce white supremacists. Trump not only refused to do so, he rallied his supporters in white supremacist groups like the Proud Boys by using a military command term, “Stand back and stand by.” In other words, Trump as Commander in Chief of the U.S. armed forces was saying to vigilante white supremacists: “Be ready to act on my future orders.” Days before the debate, the top two Department of Homeland Security officials, testifying in congressional hearings, acknowledged that white supremacists pose the most lethal threat to the U.S. (Reuters, Sept. 29)Trump called on his far-right supporters to turn up on election day and beyond to secure his continued rule, regardless of the voters’ choice. Even before commanding the Proud Boys during the debate, Trump had been championing his support from law enforcement groups, including the Fraternal Order of Police in Philadelphia. Despite the widespread murders of people of color by police, Trump and those in his administration have made it clear that violent white supremacists are a valued part of Trump’s base, especially those within the police. For instance, in Philadelphia in mid-July, members of the Proud Boys showed up for a party at FOP headquarters after a speech by Vice President Mike Pence during a “Back the Blue” event. Philadelphia police have come under heavy scrutiny for social media posts supporting racism. In June, white supremacist demonstrations in the city against Black Lives Matter protesters were openly defended by police.Trump’s recruitment of police support is a direct response to the widespread outrage against police brutality in the aftermath of police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other African American people. Trump made his support for police violence clear on June 1 in Washington, D.C., when he used federal police forces to brutally clear peaceful demonstrators in Lafayette Square so he could stage a Bible-thumping public relations event. This was quickly followed by his unleashing of federal and unidentified police forces to kidnap anti-racist protesters in Portland, Ore.It remains a question whether Trump can count on military support if he attempts to carry out a coup after the election, especially since many enlisted people come from Black and Brown communities. However, he can count on the overwhelmingly white police and paramilitary militia groups.Throwback to McCarthyismHistorically, U.S. capitalists have relied on white supremacist groups to bolster their hold on power during times of social upheaval.  Case in point: In the mid-1920s, funding for the Ku Klux Klan reached an all-time high of $4 million, even when membership was dropping. The Klan was used then to terrorize Black and immigrant communities demanding inclusion during the limited period of U.S. economic prosperity following World War I, before the collapse at the end of the decade which led to the Great Depression.    Now, Trump is blatantly trying to galvanize his white supremacist base against anti-racist, anti-fascist and left protesters. Trump has especially been targeting the loose movement against fascism known as antifa. His campaign ads claim that “antifa mobs will terrorize U.S. [white] suburbs.” It is widely known that “antifa” is a philosophy, not an organized group. Then, on Oct. 2, Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued a “Policy Guidance Regarding Inadmissibility Based on Membership in a Totalitarian Party.” This states that “membership in or affiliation with the Communist Party or any other totalitarian party” is grounds for denying citizenship.On the surface, this may appear like another anti-immigrant attack, but it is far more serious. While Trump has frequently attempted to link Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden with left-leaning elements, including Democratic Socialists of America who supported Bernie Sanders, obviously Biden is no socialist. Clearly Trump is taking aim at the political far left.Fascism in the service of capitalism targets oppressed groups to split and divide opposition, particularly from the working class. Historically, the most serious fighters against fascism have been anarchists (antifa), socialists and especially communists. Now, more than ever, a united fightback by all these groups is what is needed, not just to oppose Trump, but to end the increasing misery from capitalist oppression and exploitation once and for all.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Santiago court sentences independent journalist to two years of house arrest

first_imgNews Organisation RSF_en News Help by sharing this information Guillermo Espinosa Rodríguez of the Agencia de Prensa Libre Oriental independent news agency was sentenced by a court in Santiago de Cuba on 6 November to two years of house arrest. He could be sent to prison if he continues his journalistic activities. Guillermo Espinosa Rodríguez of the Agencia de Prensa Libre Oriental (APLO), an independent news agency, was sentenced by a court in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba on 6 November to two years of house arrest for being a “danger to society.” Espinosa was brought before the court after being held for 12 days at Department 21 of the state security police.The court also ordered Espinosa to get a state job and banned him from continuing his journalistic activities on pain of being sent to prison. Espinosa worked as a nurse until three months ago when he was fired because of his dissident views.Reporters Without Borders called for the measures to be lifted, describing them “arbitrary.” The organisation also voiced its support for the APLO and its journalists.____________________________________________________________07.11.06 – Independent journalist held on “social danger” charge, others harassed Reporters Without Borders today called for the immediate release of Guillermo Espinosa Rodríguez, a journalist with the Agencia de Prensa Libre Oriental independent news agency, who has been held by the state security police in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba since 25 October. He will probably be jailed as a “danger to society,” making him the 25th journalist currently imprisoned in Cuba.The press freedom organisation also condemned a recent wave of other cases of independent journalists being harassed by Cuba’s political police.“Espinosa is likely to get a prison sentence for being a ‘danger to society,’ in other words, not for any crime he has supposedly committed but for the threat he supposedly represents,” Reporters Without Borders said. “His case is a new example of the absurdity of a judicial system that can convict a person without any grounds.”The organisation added: “We call for his immediate release and an end to the repressive hysteria to which other journalists have also fallen victim.”The Miami-based news website Cubanet said Espinosa is being held in an isolation cell at Department 21 of the Cuban state security police in Santiago de Cuba pending trial on a charge of being a “danger to society” – a Cuban criminal code provision under which people can be arrested, tried and convicted for the danger they supposedly pose rather than what they have actually done.Harassment of the independent press has increased since the latter part of October. In one of the most recent cases, Cubanet correspondent Roberto Santana Rodríguez was arrested with two opposition activists on 2 November in Havana as they left the US Interests Section building, where they had gone to surf the Internet. Santana was released after his journalistic material was confiscated. The state security police previously summoned him for questioning on 13 February and ordered him to put a stop to his journalistic activities.Ahmed Rodríguez Albacia, a 21-year-old journalist working for the Jóvenes sin Censura independent news agency, was expelled by Rapid Response Brigade paramilitaries on 31 October from the eastern town of Antilla, where he was born, for “speaking ill of Antilla on Radio Martí,” a US-government radio station based in the Miami area that broadcasts to Cuba.He was forcibly escorted out of the town, his tape-recorder and 105 convertible pesos (105 dollars) were taken from him, and he was told he was banned from ever coming back. Rodríguez was previously arrested on 15 September and held for 48 hours by the political police in Havana, where he and his family now live since leaving Antilla.On 26 October, state security police forced their way into the home of Lamasiel Gutiérrez Romero, the correspondent of the Nueva Prensa Cubana news website, in Nueva Gerona, on the western Isla de la Juventud, told her she was forbidden to leave her home and threatened her with imprisonment if she continues her journalistic work. Gutiérrez was already imprisoned for five months, from October 2005 to March 2006, for “resisting the authorities and civil disobedience.” She has been under virtual house arrest since leaving prison because she has been constantly harassed by the Rapid Response Brigades.A state security collaborator, Yosvany Dueñas Rivero, went to the home of independent journalist Bernardo Arévalo Padrón in the central province of Cienfuegos on 21 October and told him a state security agent nicknamed Benavides had been ordered to eliminate him on the basis of trumped-up charges.Arévalo was given a six-year prison sentence in November 1997 for “insulting” the authorities because he called President Fidel Castro and Vice-President Carlos Lage “liars” on the air on Radio Martí. He was released in November 2003 on completing his sentence. to go further Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet November 8, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Santiago court sentences independent journalist to two years of house arrest CubaAmericas October 12, 2018 Find out more New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council News CubaAmericas October 15, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts May 6, 2020 Find out more News RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago Follow the news on Cubalast_img read more

Huntington Hospital Babies Wear Red for Heart Month

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. All babies born at Huntington Hospital during February receive red beanies, bringing awareness to heart disease in women. Michelle Palacios, a nurse at Huntington Hospital, and her husband, Aaron, welcomed baby Rafael earlier this month!At Huntington Hospital, all babies born during February receive red beanies, bringing awareness to heart disease in women.Huntington Hospital, in partnership with the American Heart Association, is celebrating Heart Month in February to help bring awareness to heart disease in women. Every baby born at Huntington Hospital during Heart Month will be given red beanies, instead of the traditional pink or blue, to honor the women in these babies’ lives – their moms, sisters, grandmas or aunts – who could be affected by heart disease.These special caps were created by the Southern California clothing company, fodada, a cause-based brand that believes fashion looks good while doing good things.Huntington Memorial Hospital, 100 W. California Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 397-5000 or visit www.huntingtonhospital.com. Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Community News Huntington Hospital Babies Wear Red for Heart Month From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, February 18, 2016 | 11:07 am Top of the News Community News Business News Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Taoiseach says ‘possibility’ of inquiry into baby deaths at Midlands Hospital

first_img Facebook Google+ By News Highland – February 4, 2014 Previous articleBundoran lifeboat based damaged in weekend stormNext articleFacebook marks its 10th birthday today News Highland WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsAppcenter_img The Taoiseach has indicated the health watchdog HIQA may be asked to carry out an inquiry into the deaths of a number of babies at the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise.The parents of one of the babies who died 22 minutes after his birth at the hospital two years ago will today meet with TDs at Leinster House and ask for an independent inquiry.Enda Kenny says he will be briefed by the Health Minister on the matter this morning, but suggested an independent inquiry could be on the cards.”There needs to be decisiveness and clarity for all mothers and expectant mothers about the safety of the Irish maternity system” he said.”Clearly, the inefficiencies pointed out in the system that applied in Portlaoise have got to be addressed”.”The Minister has asked for an immediate report from his chief medical officer, and the possibility of an inquiry by independent HIQA afterwards” he added. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Taoiseach says ‘possibility’ of inquiry into baby deaths at Midlands Hospital Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Bombay HC Deprecates Practise Of Eleventh Hour Action In IPR Matters; Declines Injunction Against ‘Zee-Plex’

first_imgNews UpdatesBombay HC Deprecates Practise Of Eleventh Hour Action In IPR Matters; Declines Injunction Against ‘Zee-Plex’ Nitish Kashyap5 Oct 2020 9:57 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court recently refused to grant ad-interim injunction against ‘Zee’ for using the word ‘Plex’ in its new online movie channel service observing that the practice of parties in IPR cases moving Court at the last minute cannot expect Courts to set aside all other cases and this happens regularly, whether it is movie releases or otherwise, Court observed.Justice GS Patel was…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 Bombay High Court recently refused to grant ad-interim injunction against ‘Zee’ for using the word ‘Plex’ in its new online movie channel service observing that the practice of parties in IPR cases moving Court at the last minute cannot expect Courts to set aside all other cases and this happens regularly, whether it is movie releases or otherwise, Court observed.Justice GS Patel was hearing an interim application filed by Plex Inc seeking passing off action against ‘Zee’, a large multi media conglomerate for using the word ‘Plex’ in their new platform that was scheduled to be launched on October 2. Zee announced its proposed launch of the ‘cinema-to-home’ pay-per-view service on September 1. The bench noted-“I do believe and maintain – and I have said this before – that parties in IPR matters cannot expect Courts to push aside all other cases. This happens repeatedly, whether it is movie releases or otherwise. It must stop. It is unfair to courts and it is unfair to other litigants waiting their turn. Where a plaintiff has had enough notice and yet chooses to move at the eleventh hour – and makes no allowance at all for any adjustment that may be required – the plaintiff must be prepared to face the consequences.”According to the plaintiff, they adopted the mark ‘Plex’ in May 2008 in the United States. ‘Plex’ is essentially software or combination of software and hardware that allows a user/subscriber to share media content over what is called a media server. Senior Advocate Virag Tulzapurkar appeared on behalf of Plex and submitted that the plaintiffs obtained international trade mark registrations in several jurisdictions, but not India. However he claimed that it had its first registered user in India on July 23, 2008. In the time since, it has built up a user or subscriber base of 550,000 users and there are very high sales in India between 2015 and 2019, Tulzapurkar contended.Justice Patel however did not agree-“I have some reason to question this. The plaint itself seems to indicate—in more than one place—that the sales of the Plaintiffs in any given year were rarely more than US$ 24,000 to 30,000. Whatever may be the sales internationally, we are concerned with the domestic sales and these are used (as is common in such actions) to provide prima facie evidence of reputation and goodwill.”Further, Tulzapurkar argued that the two platforms, ie, the plaintiff and the defendant are similar and pointed out certain details. He drew the Court’s attention to some documents including an article that appeared in The Hindu newspaper on September 1, 2020 which describes ‘Zeeplex’ as a cinema-to-home pay-per view movie service. This immediately shows the difference in the two services, and this may possibly have some bearing on the question of ‘passing off’, Court noted.Plex claims to have ‘curated content’, but that seems to apply to content to which Plex affords access. In addition, a Plex user can share his or her own content, either accessing it remotely or sharing it with others. The Zee Plex service does not seem to be like this at all. It has a list of movies. A subscriber selects the movie of choice and then must pay to view it. I presume that there will be some timing restrictions. Prima facie this may have some bearing on the question of deceit and confusion, Justice Patel said.However, Sr Adv Tulzapurkar argued that the Zee services were described in The Hindu article as ‘Zee Plex’, and that the two words are being used disjunctively. Then there was a tweet at page 462 by Zee, Justice Patel quipped-“But I think I should let that pass on the basis that today perhaps the less said of tweets the better for all concerned.”On the other hand, Senior Advocate Janak Dwarkadas appeared on behalf of the defendant Zee. He submitted that the word Plex is being used by Zee to specifically connote the niche or specialized service now being offered, i.e. a variety of regional and other licensed films being streamed on a pay-per-view basis to the subscribers. Apart from this service being entirely different from the kind that is being offered by Plex natively (i.e. carrying one’s media wherever one goes), the use of the word Plex, is suggested by the name of the service itself, i.e. multiple movie offerings on a single channel. This is the logical reason for using the word Plex and it provides a complete answer, Dwarkadas said.After Adv Tulzapurkar on the question of reputation argues that Zee can no more use Plex than it could use Sony or Disney or Hotstar. Justice Patel noted-“There, Plex’s reach probably exceeds its grasp, and that is possibly stretching things a bit far. It puts Plex on the same brand recognition, brand equity and reputation pedestal as Sony, Disney and Hotstar. I believe Plex has to do quite a bit more to be able to sustain that argument. Merely pointing to other established and reputed players in the field is not enough, and it is hardly a credible argument to say that “if Sony provides content and has a reputation, since I, too, provide content, I must be presumed to have an equivalent reputation. So if Sony could maintain such an action and get an order, so must I.” There is no one-size-fits-all approach in these matters. Every claimant in a passing off action stands or falls on his own merits and case.”Court finally concluded that there is no sufficient material from Plex to be able to establish its reputation at least within India, whatever may be its reputation, registrations and sales in other jurisdictions. In contrast, there is the much greater reputation and standing of Zee amongst subscribers across the length and the breadth of the country with a large number of channels in various languages, Justice Patel observed.Thus, the Court declined ad-interim injunction.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

Rathmullan hit by water outage

first_img Harps come back to win in Waterford Rathmullan hit by water outage Facebook Facebook Pinterest Homes and businesses in Rathmullan, Ray and surrounding area are without water this morning due a burst water main.Irish Water say that repairs are currently underway with the supply expected to be restored to all areas by 2pm. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img By News Highland – August 24, 2020 Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleLYIT to get €171,000 for student mental health supportsNext articleMcConalogue ‘willing’ to take on Agriculture position if asked News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Google+last_img read more

50 year old arrested during Bishop St bomb investigation, released

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Facebook By News Highland – January 22, 2019 Twitter Twitter Google+ Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday January 22ndNext articleVictory for LYIT in Trench Cup opener News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest 50 year old arrested during Bishop St bomb investigation, released Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty center_img The PSNI say a 50 year old man arrested by detectives yesterday investigating Saturday’s car bomb outside Bishop Street Courthouse in Derry has been released unconditionally.Four other men who were detained in Derry in relation to the explosion were released yesterday without charge. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebooklast_img read more