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Solar Bears host Faith & Family Weekend

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Orlando Solar Bears will hold their annual Faith & Family Weekend, presented by Auto Justice Attorney Michael T. Gibson on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 19 at 1:30 p.m. at the Rink at Amway Center as the Solar Bears face the Norfolk Admirals.The weekend will feature faith-based entertainment and performances during intermissions. The Solar Bears will also host a Food Drive during each Faith & Family Weekend game to support The Forgotten Ones – a ministry to kids aging out of foster care.Game entertainment for Faith & Family Weekend, presented by Auto Justice Attorney Michael T. Gibson, is as follows:Thursday, Feb. 16 – Solar Bears vs. AdmiralsChuck-A-Puck to benefit March of DimesFood DriveNational Anthem performance by Piedmont Lakes Elementary SchoolIntermission performance by JARiAN and the First Baptist Church Winter Garden Worship TeamFriday, Feb. 17 – Solar Bears vs. AdmiralsChuck-A-Puck to benefit the Master’s Academy to help send under-resourced children to Camp SpartaFood DriveNational Anthem performance by Camelot Elementary SchoolGod Bless America performance by The Master’s AcademyIntermission performance by The Master’s Academy Soaring Eagles DrumlineIntermission performance by River Springs Middle SchoolSunday, Feb. 19 – Solar Bears vs. AdmiralsChuck-A-Puck to benefit Knight-Thon at UCFFood DriveNational Anthem performance by Eagle Creek Elementary SchoolIntermission performance by Wilson Elementary SchoolIntermission performances by Glenda’s Dance AcademyTo purchase discounted tickets to Faith & Family Weekend, go to Doors open one hour prior to each game.Single-game tickets are now on sale at the Amway Center box office and Full and half-season ticket plans are now available by visiting Solar Bears have released a brand-new mobile app, presented by BB&T, giving Solar Bears fans everything they need right in their pocket. The app is also home to the brand-new Loyalty & Rewards Program, which provides Solar Bears fans with opportunities to accumulate points and redeem them for exclusive prizes. The new app is FREE and available for both iOS and Android devices.The Orlando Solar Bears are the proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Toronto Marlies, and play all of their home games at the Rink at Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.Follow the Solar Bears at, Facebook, and Twitter (@OrlandoHockey) for all the latest news and updates. Stay in touch with Shades on Instagram by following SolarBearsHockey.Season tickets, Corporate Flex vouchers, and Group tickets are a great way to entertain employees, co-workers, clients, friends and family. For more information on all of the Solar Bears ticket packages, call (407) 951-8200 or visit licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased online at Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSFaith and Family WeekendOrlando Solar Bears Previous articleSix local players make Class 8A All-State football teamsNext articleBritax Recalls Stroller Due to Fall Hazard Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Three new supporters shirts in the Rugbydump store

first_imgFriday May 31, 2013 Three new supporters shirts in the Rugbydump store Test rugby season is approaching, and while the Lions in Australia is a massive event, don’t forget that there are other big matches taking place very soon too. With that in mind, we’ve brought out a few new supporters shirts.The All Blacks play France in a three Test series in New Zealand. We all know about the history between the two sides, so this will be one to watch.We have two new shirts to mark the occasion – one emphasing what an almighty side the All Blacks are, and the other celebrating what we all love about French rugby, the unpredictablity.Ireland head to North America to face the USA and Canada. They will be without some of their big stars, but as always, the Irish will bring the festive cheer, and some cheeky banter.All of the new designs come in T-Shirts for adults, kids and women. They are also all available as high quality hoodies, coffee mugs, and you can even get them as iPhone cases.Visit the RD Store »We add new designs to the store regularly, so there is quite a selection to choose from already. We’ll have more up for other countries soon too. If you have any specific ideas though, please feel free to drop us an email with details. Also, congratulations to Tom Moore who was drawn as the winner of our Lions 2013 shirt!Have a great weekend, and enjoy browsing the RD Store! Any questions, please shout. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

London Marathon runners raise £23m so far via Virgin Money Giving

first_imgLondon Marathon runners raise £23m so far via Virgin Money Giving 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Events London marathon Virgin Money Giving  91 total views,  1 views today Runners who took part in the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon at the weekend have already raised £23 million, and the final total is expected to reach £25 million.The current total of £23 million, which includes Gift Aid, is a record on the fundraising site for the London Marathon. It is a 12% increase on this time last year.Contrasting its not-for-profit model with that of JustGiving, Virgin Money Giving claims that, as a result of its lower fees, “charities will be better off by around £700,000 as a result of their fundraisers using Virgin Money Giving”.It adds that 81% of the fundraisers it surveyed this month (it received 389 responses) think it is important that online fundraising sites are run on a not-for-profit basis. Furthermore, 43% think that any charge made should just be enough to cover operating costs.Jo Barnett, Executive Director at Virgin Money Giving said:“I am delighted that Virgin Money Giving has smashed all previous fundraising totals for those taking part in the Virgin Money London Marathon. We expect the Virgin Money London Marathon to break yet another fundraising World record this year. The sheer effort and generosity of those taking part to raise funds for the cause of their choice, no matter how large or small, should never be underestimated. More and more people are signing up to Virgin Money Giving as they realise more money goes to their charity because of our not-for-profit approach.”Launched in 2009, Virgin Money Giving has handled over £420 million for charities as of the end of 2015. More than 10,000 charities are registered with the platform. [youtube][/youtube] [youtube][/youtube] Howard Lake | 27 April 2016 | News  92 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7last_img read more

How two scoundrels got rich

first_imgI like reading newspaper obituaries. They occasionally offer some class truth, even if the editors don’t realize it.Here are two examples from the May 29 New York Times.Hollywood mogul Jerry Perenchio has gone to that great, big drive-in in the sky. Among his business triumphs was the March 8, 1971, “Fight of the Century” between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier at Madison Square Garden.According to the Times, Perenchio “raised the $5 million purse from Jack Kent Cooke, then the owner of the Los Angeles Lakers.“It was a rousing business success for Mr. Perenchio and Mr. Cooke, who split an estimated $10 million in profits from the fight’s closed-circuit telecast — a precursor to the mega-size, pay-per-view, boxing cards that would come later.”Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier got $2.5 million each for pummeling each other. That’s a total of $5 million. But Cooke and Perenchio, who never got their faces scratched, got $10 million — or twice as much.Karl Marx would have called that a 200 percent rate of surplus value. The value produced by workers, including boxers, that’s not paid in wages by capitalists, is surplus value.Profit, interest and the obscene pay of CEOs are all derived from surplus value stolen from the multinational working class and poor. The actual rate of surplus value may have been less in this case because there were other expenses and other exploited workers, like the arena’s ushers and cleaners.It was still a fantastic pile of unearned loot for Perenchio and Cooke.Racketeers ripping off boxers is old news. That was the theme of Humphrey Bogart’s last movie, “The Harder They Fall.”That doesn’t happen in socialist Cuba, which has some of the world’s best boxers, but forbids capitalist prizefights. The late Teófilo Stevenson, who won three Olympic gold medals in boxing, was an electrical engineer in Cuba, who turned down $5 million to fight Muhammad Ali in the U.S.Stevenson stated in 1978, “I would rather have the love of eight million Cubans than all the money in the world.” ( world’s greatest athlete — Muhammad Ali — suffered for years from Parkinson’s disease, probably from being hit in the head thousands of times. Smokin’ Joe Frazier ended up penniless in his hometown of Philadelphia, asking people to buy him breakfast.Meanwhile, the Times reported, “Mr. Perenchio lived in the Bel Air mansion that was known, from its exterior, as the home of the Clampett family on the long-running sitcom ‘The Beverly Hillbillies.’ There he built an art collection, much of which he agreed three years ago to donate to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art at his death. The works, including some by Picasso, Cézanne, Monet, Magritte and Degas, were valued at $500 million.”These paintings represent the wealth stolen from thousands of Joe Fraziers.Taking workers to the cleanersIn the same issue of the Times, there was an obituary for Ronald D. Croatti, whose family owns UniFirst, a chain of laundries. According to the Times, “He turned it into the second-largest supplier and cleaner of uniforms and garments in the United States, with about $1.5 billion in annual revenues.”Not really. Just as Jerry Perenchio didn’t climb into the ring to fight Muhammad Ali, Ronald Croatti didn’t spend his life in a very hot, very humid, low-paying commercial laundry.An army of laundry workers produced every nickel of Croatti’s fortune.A few months ago this writer walked around the far northern Bronx, at the end of New York City’s No. 2 train. Stapled on utility poles in this Black neighborhood were job notices for a laundry a few blocks away in Mount Vernon.The plant is owned by Unitex, which is a small rival of UniFirst. But Unitex still operates nine laundries in the Northeast.A four-day workweek of 10-hour days at $9 per hour was the deal. Forget about the eight-hour day. The labor movement needs to demand that overtime pay starts after eight hours a day, not after forty hours in a week.According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation calculator, a wage of $11.44 per hour is needed to match the miserable 1968 federal minimum wage of $1.60. So every week, wage theft of $97.60 is stolen from these workers.I doubt that workers at any of Croatti’s 240 UniFirst laundries earn more than that. Croatti made sure he wasn’t taken to the cleaners. Last year his estimated “pay package” was $17.69 million.That’s almost a thousand times what these laundry workers in Mount Vernon are making.Yet there were probably several seekers for each one of these jobs. At least some people could walk to work. With NYC subway and bus fares climbing to $2.75 — they were a nickel before 1948 — that’s something.Back in 1845, Karl Marx’s co-worker and friend Frederick Engels called his first book, “The Condition of the Working Class in England.” These laundry workers in Mount Vernon show the condition of the working class in the U.S. today.UNITE HERE tried to launch an organizing drive at Cintas, the industry’s leader, but the industry is a tough nut to crack. The Laundry Workers Center, which is now leading a heroic struggle at New York’s B&H photo store, has also tried to organize this industry.Despite all difficulties, the upcoming, inevitable, working-class upsurge will sweep through these laundries — if it doesn’t originate in them.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Beach Volleyball fights through first tournament of 2019 season

first_imgFacebook ReddIt Reese Price TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Facebook printJensyn Bledsoe and Claire Doyle celebrate after a set. Photo courtesy GoFrogsThe 2019 season has officially begun for the TCU beach volleyball team as it spent the past weekend playing hard-fought matches in Boca Raton, Florida.The Horned Frogs fell short the first day of the tournament and lost a hard-fought fight against No. 20 FAU and UNF, but the following day the team was able to turn it around and win both matches against Webber International and Florida Southern.Mandi Orellana and Haven Hill picked up the first win of the weekend with a 21-17, 21-15 battle against UNF’s Nicole DeBolt and Madilyn McCarty. In another separate matchup against UNF, TCU’s No. 1 pair of Jaelyn Greene and Victoria McDonald were able to force a third set against Antonia Harrison and Chaney Howard but ended up falling 21-15, 19-21 and 15-7.“We knew coming into this weekend that it was going to be tough because it is always windy playing in Boca Raton,” head coach Hector Guiterriz said. “FAU and UNF are very familiar playing in the wind, so it was hard for us to play our best against more experienced teams under those conditions.On day two, the Horned Frogs (2-2) got ahead of Webber (3-2) fairly early on and kept up the high energy for the rest of the tournament.The Horned Frogs were able to successfully sweep Webber International and Florida Southern to end their weekend. “We adjusted very well the second day and I’m confident this weekend will help us later in the season,” Guiterrez said. The No. 4 pair of Caroline White and Hannah Rogers led the way by winning 21-9, 21-9 against Webber’s Molly Fusarelli and Julia Ferraro. The rest of the pairs continued the winning streak, as TCU fought hard to keep it at a two set minimum the entire match.TCU’s Jaelyn Greene and Victoria McDonald were the only pair to play a third set on the second day of the tournament. They were still able to come out on top as they won the match 21-8, 22-24, 15-5.TCU will host Georgia State, Tulane, Grand Canyon and Missouri State at the Horned Frogs Challenge from March 1-2 at the TCU Beach Volleyball Courts. Reese Price + posts Hey y’all my name is Reese Price and I’m a journalism major and psychology minor from Plano, Texas. In the next 10 years I hope to be working somewhere where I am happy and able to facetime my mom 24/7. Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Beach Volleyball secure three conference game wins Beach volleyball has NCAA tournament aspirations heading into season Linkedin Linkedin Philanthropy Week brings awareness to importance of donors Previous articleListen: Celebrity Dish (Season 2): Episode 2Next articleParking tickets racking up for students Reese Price RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Reese Price Reese Price Twitter Reese Price TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Twitter The deals and doubts of Cyber Monday Photo courtesy GoFrogslast_img read more

NATO attacks on national TV headquarters and installations in Tripoli

first_img RSF_en LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders condemns NATO airstrikes on the Tripoli headquarters of the state-owned national TV broadcaster Al-Jamahiriya and two of its installations on 30 July. According to Al-Jamahiriya, three of its journalists were killed and 21 others were wounded in the airstrikes but this could not be immediately verified.The impossibility of immediate verification is yet another reminder of the difficulty of establishing what is happening in a war when there are no journalists on the ground or their ability to work is severely curtailed. “We appeal again to the authorities in Tripoli to let journalists work freely,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said.“We remind NATO that news media are civilian installations and cannot be regarded as military objectives,” Julliard said. “Even if Al-Jamahiriya is clearly used by the Gaddafi regime as a propaganda outlet, it does not in any way legitimize these attacks. Other means, such as support for independent media, must be used to minimize the regime’s propaganda and threats.”“We call for a transparent investigation into the circumstances of these airstrikes. Military attacks on civilian installations constitute war crimes and serious violations of the Geneva Conventions. It is essential to establish who was responsible.”In a statement, NATO said it carried out the air strikes in order to silence the regime’s “terror broadcasts” and put a stop its “use of satellite television as a means to intimidate the Libyan people and incite acts of violence against them.”This is not the first time that NATO has targeted news media. A commission of enquiry created by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia criticized NATO for bombing Serbian television headquarters in 1999. The commission ruled that the broadcaster’s propaganda activities did not suffice to make it a legitimate military target.In 2003, a US and UK-led military coalition deliberate targeted the Baghdad bureaux of two Arab TV stations (Al-Jazeera and Abu Dhabi TV), the Palestine Hotel (used as a base by many of the foreign journalists operating in Baghdad) and the Iraqi national TV stations headquarters. This was also strongly condemned by Reporters Without Borders. News to go further February 23, 2021 Find out more LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation News Receive email alerts Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrestcenter_img June 24, 2020 Find out more On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom News August 1, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 NATO attacks on national TV headquarters and installations in Tripoli Help by sharing this information News Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul Follow the news on Libya December 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Bashar Al-Assad

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Kamal supports animal adoption in Limerick

first_imgAdvertisement Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter NewsLocal NewsKamal supports animal adoption in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – February 5, 2015 746 Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email TAGSAnimal Rights Action Network (ARAN)John CarmodyKamal Ibrahimlimerick Previous articleNew commission, Nimbus, for Irish Chamber OrchestraNext articleSchmidt names starting XV for Rome Alan Jacques center_img Facebook WhatsApp by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Kamal Ibrahim and LexieKamal Ibrahim has backed a campaign by the Limerick-based Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) to encourage people to adopt animals from shelters and pounds rather than buy them from breeders or ‘puppy farms’.The former Mister World has signed up as the face of ARAN’s latest campaign to encourage people to adopt animals in need of a home. The Limerick animal rights group’s founder John Carmody claims that many animals being left to the pound in Limerick are “nearly always killed for the lack of a good home”.“ARAN is absolutely honoured to enlist Kamal as the face our Spring 2015 campaign encouraging people to always adopt animals from a pound or shelter, and to never buy,” said Mr Carmody.“Every year, Irish pounds destroy thousands of dogs because there are simply not enough homes for these helpless animals,” he added.When the Limerick Post met Kamal for his ARAN photo shoot this week, he was giving as much attention to his Yorkshire terrier Lexie as he was getting from the photographer and make-up artist.“We’ve always had lots of dogs and cats at home. We’re big animal lovers. My mother is a big supporter of the work ARAN does too,” he said.“This campaign was a no-brainer for me. I love animals and this campaign is about getting people to save a life rather than buy a life. I bought Lexie from a breeder seven-years-ago and, not that there was anything wrong with that, but by adopting a dog you are making a real difference by saving a life. Dogs are not a commodity to be thrown away,” he added. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

The Underworlds Of Whatsapp

ColumnsThe Underworlds Of Whatsapp Vivek Narayan Sharma12 Jan 2021 10:23 PMShare This – xRecently the most used mobile commodity Whatsapp sprang its wings in Non-European countries and introduced a new oxymoronic privacy policy for its Non-European users (includes Indian Users). Though termed as privacy policy, the enigma behind is the fact that it is a policy to publicise, exhibit and sell the privacy of users. “Killing you softly…” is the essence of whatsapp’s…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?LoginRecently the most used mobile commodity Whatsapp sprang its wings in Non-European countries and introduced a new oxymoronic privacy policy for its Non-European users (includes Indian Users). Though termed as privacy policy, the enigma behind is the fact that it is a policy to publicise, exhibit and sell the privacy of users. “Killing you softly…” is the essence of whatsapp’s new policy. While the relevant extracts of the new privacy policy updated on January 4th, 2021 for anyone living outside European region can be found here; for readers benefit, I would analyse some of the conundrums of this whatsapp policy scheduled to take effect from 8th February, 2021. “We are one of the Facebook Companies”, that’s what it claims in the user interface where there is an option to accept or deny the terms. Of course, it is a facebook company but why is this statement placed at the top of the table. It is in fact a psychological tactic to persuade the user to agree to the new privacy policy without reading or grasping the carefully crafted contract which begins with WhatsApp defined as Facebook Companies. There is no need to search for hidden threats, because the whole privacy policy clearly mentions that users data, would be used for profiling to target them with agenda based consumerism. Just look at the few excerpts Then the term, “Information We Collect” would actually mean: WhatsApp must receive or collect some information to operate, provide, improve, understand, customize, support, and market our Services, including when you install, access, or use our Services.The types of information we receive and collect depend on how you use our Services. Our Services have optional features which, if used by you, require us to collect additional information to provide such features. You will be notified of such collection, as appropriate. Look at the ‘You will be notified of such collection, as appropriate’ section. Most of such agreements are taken in the garb of default settings or acceptance of users who do not understand the consequences. Crime is a crime, users’ acceptance is also immaterial if they do not understand the consequences of their acceptance. For example, now since whatsapp is declared as one of Facebook Companies, its data also belongs to facebook companies. Even deletion of WhatsApp account wouldn’t save users from getting profiled since the data would all be banked in facebook Companies repository. Look at how boldly they use the “Automatically collected information” phrase here Usage And Log Information. We collect information about your activity on our Services, like service-related, diagnostic, and performance information. This includes information about your activity (including how you use our Services, your Services settings, how you interact with others using our Services (including when you interact with a business), and the time, frequency, and duration of your activities and interactions), Just imagine, any service, transaction, quantum of transaction, who is using which service, portal at what times, taste of consumer, everything would be profiled and used. Yes you have agreed to it by clicking the AGREE button or you may choose to delete your WhatsApp account but sorry, it might be already too late to do that, who knows! Device And Connection Information. We collect device and connection-specific information when you install, access, or use our Services. This includes information such as hardware model, operating system information, battery level, signal strength, app version, browser information, mobile network, connection information (including phone number, mobile operator or ISP), language and time zone, IP address, device operations information, and identifiers All this information profiling would give a huge hand to FACEBOOK companies to establish and destroy any mobile phone/service provider company they want! In a way, its extreme power. Location Information. We collect and use precise location information from your device with your permission when you choose to use location-related features, like when you decide to share your location with your contacts or view locations nearby or locations others have shared with you. Imagine, your phone following you like a stalker, collecting your location details, where you checked in, what you spent your money on, who you interacted with, their location, your location details all and much more getting tracked and recorded by unknown parties to be used later. The term “How Whatsapp Uses the Information” would mean: We use information we have (subject to choices you make and applicable law)- Unfortunately, lot of choices we make are the default settings which we don’t even bother to review. By the way, do they plan to comply local laws? These laws are probably not even made to provide the protection that we may all need. Communications About Our Services And The Facebook Companies. We use information we have to communicate with you about our Services and let you know about our terms, policies, and other important updates. We may provide you marketing for our Services and those of the Facebook Companies. Your private chats may be used to market products to you. No Third-Party Banner Ads. We still do not allow third-party banner ads on our Services. We have no intention to introduce them, but if we ever do, we will update this Privacy Policy. They leave it open, despite becoming their commodity, they may not stop from over encashing their users. Third-Party Services. When you or others use third-party services or other Facebook Company Products that are integrated with our Services, those third-party services may receive information about what you or others share with them. The users data may even be compromised to third parties beyond Facebook companies, get ready to be exposed in an unimaginable way. Similarly their “How Whatsapp Works With Other Facebook Companies ?” declares total data exchange between Whatsapp and other facebook companies in the name of personalizing features and content, helping you complete purchases and transactions, and showing relevant offers and ads across the Facebook Company ProductsThe Constitution Bench of Supreme Court in Puttaswamy judgment held that Right to Privacy is a fundamental right. Now the question arises, “Would such whatsapp privacy policy be violative of the fundamental rights of citizens in India, more particularly in the situation, when whatsapp is a voluntary platform of communication?” To analyse this, I must state that Whatsapp is an intermediary under Section 2(1)(w) of Information Technology Act. Since Whatsapp is a communication platform widely used in India, therefore it is assumed to be providing public service. The private enterprise character of whatsapp can be proved to have changed into public enterprise character, which can’t violate citizens’ right to privacy. Therefore, Whatsapp sharing data with Facebook etc. will not only compromise privacy of citizens, but could also be a security threat to vast networks of individual or groups of their properties, lives, reputation, dignity and many more tangible and non-tangible assets. Since Government of India has permitted Whatsapp to operate in India, it must direct whatsapp to maintain the privacy of citizens and not share data with Facebook etc. To buttress my analysis, I must add that the Government notified the Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules, 2011. The Rules deal with protection of “Sensitive personal data or information of a person”, which includes such personal information which consists of information relating to:- Passwords; Financial information such as bank account or credit card or debit card or other payment instrument details; Physical, physiological and mental health condition; Sexual orientation; Medical records and history; Biometric information. Going through the WhatsApp new privacy policy, all the above would be compromised. Once the data travels to other servers of so called Facebook companies, even deleting the WhatsApp account would be useless. Also under Section 72A of the Information Technology Act, disclosure of information, knowingly and intentionally, without the consent of the person concerned and in breach of the lawful contract has been also made punishable with imprisonment for a term extending three years and fine extending to Rs. 5,00,000. Here with whatApp default settings and uninformed consequences of the Privacy Policy, nearly all Indian users would be profiled and used as products / data by the FACEBOOK COMPANIES, which would be totally violative of Right to Privacy and other IT laws. The same could even endanger secret operations during critical times. We would always know that privacy information of users is compromised, but we would never know who all have benefitted from such vast network of information. And these acts of omissions and commissions would be done to benefit the underworlds of whatsapp.Views are personal.Next Story read more

Flash flooding strikes Texas, while Hurricane Humberto moves away from US

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Imelda made landfall Tuesday in Freeport, Texas, as a minimal tropical storm with winds of 40 mph.No longer a tropical storm as of Wednesday, the system is just a heavy rainmaker — call it remnants of Imelda.The highest rainfall total so far was in Turkey Creek, Texas, just southeast of Houston, where a whopping 9.16” already fell.Some outer bands of Imelda brought storms to Baton Rough, Louisiana, where gusty winds up to 70 mph flipped small planes at the airport.On Wednesday morning, a flash flood watch continues for Texas and Louisiana, including the areas of Houston, Galveston and Lake Charles.This remnant low will continue moving slowly north and bring more heavy rain to Houston, then north to Lufkin and into western Louisiana. Locally, an additional 6-10” of rain is possible.Flash flooding is the biggest threat over the next 48 hours.Hurricane Humberto is now a major hurricane with Category 3 winds of 115 mph as it continues to move away from the United States. However high surf will continue for the entire East Coast.The tallest waves will be in the Carolinas, where waves could be as high as 11 feet.Humberto is forecast to pass to the north of Bermuda Wednesday evening, bringing gusty winds and heavy rain. Just in case, the National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane warning for the Bermuda for Wednesday evening.Finally, a newly formed tropical depression in the middle of the tropical Atlantic Ocean has become Tropical Storm Jerry.It’s forecast to move northwest just to the north of Caribbean islands as it becomes a Category 1 hurricane by Friday.The National Hurricane Center says there is no threat to land from this storm.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more