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Two local lottery players hit it big for the holidays

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Hepworth’s Belle Hoggard is the region’s newest millionaire after the seven numbers selected on the Encore portion of her Lotto Max ticket were drawn earlier this month.

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Her $1 Encore option quickly turned into the $1 million jackpot after the November 9 Lotto Max draw.

Hoggard told OLG that she is a regular lottery player and always selects the Encore option, a bonus game that offers an extra chance to win for $1. Players can receive an extra set of numbers to match the individual Encore draw when they land a play other draw based game.

The Encore numbers are randomly selected by the lottery terminal.

“I’ve been playing the lottery for at least 20 years. This is my first $100+ win,” Hoggard told OLG as she picked up her winnings at the OLG Prize Center in Toronto.

According to an OLG press release, the great-grandmother said she discovered her big win while checking her ticket at the store.

“The store owner said she’d never seen such a big win,” she said.

Her husband at first didn’t believe the $1 million windfall was real.

“He was stunned,” she said.

With the profits, Hoggard plans to purchase new appliances, help restore her husband’s favorite vehicle, and plan a huge 50th anniversary celebration for the summer of 2023.

“It will be fun to bring the family together to celebrate. The rest will be used for our retirement,” she said. “This is a dream come true.”

The winning ticket was purchased from Giant Tiger on 16th Street in Owen Sound.

Meanwhile, in Owen Sound, a 22-year-old mother of three won the 75,000 grand prize with Instant Sleigh Bell Bucks.

“I thought I played it wrong at first,” Tia Marshall told OLG. “I didn’t believe it. I scanned it three or four times with the OLG app just to be sure.”

Marshall said she plans to use some of the profits toward a down payment on a house and save the rest.

The winning ticket was purchased at Central Variety on 8th Street in Owen Sound.

The Instant Sleigh Bell Bucks game is a $3 instant game with a top prize of $75,000.

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TS Inter 1st year result 2021 expected soon on Tsbie.cgg.gov.in

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TS inter first year result 2021 is expected soon

New Delhi:

Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education (TSBIE) is expected to release 2021 TS interim results for first-year exams soon. Students who appeared for the TS midterm exam can check their result on the official website – tsbie.cgg.gov.in, once it is released. Students must enter their TS inter-exam roll number and date of birth to check their results.

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Along with the official TSBIE website, 2021 interim result will be available on unofficial websites like Manabadi and Examresults. However, students should check their results on the official portal.

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TS Inter 1st Year Result 2021: Where to Check

Manabadi 2021 TS interim results for freshman exams can be viewed on the following websites:

Students checking results from private websites should also check their results from the official websites.

TS Inter 1st Year Result 2021: How to Check?

  • Go to the official website — tsbie.cgg.gov.in

  • On the appeared homepage click on the link ‘TSBIE Website’

  • Candidates will be redirected to the main website

  • Click on the designated TS first year result 2021 link

  • Enter the requested login details

  • TS inter first year result will be available on screen

  • Check and save the result

  • Make a printout for future reference

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CMA blocks Facebook takeover of GIF platform Giphy

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Facebook’s takeover of animated GIF platform Giphy will be blocked by Britain’s competition watchdog, it was reported Monday, which would mark the first time the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has put a brake on a Big Tech deal.

According to the Financial timesciting sources close to the matter, the CMA was preparing to roll back the deal after an investigation launched in June 2020.

Facebook’s parent company, which was recently renamed meta, agreed last May to buy Giphy in a deal reportedly worth $400 million.

The CMA had tentatively ruled in August that Meta should be forced to sell Giphy, arguing that Facebook already controlled between 40% and 50% of the UK display advertising market through its main platform and subsidiaries, including Instagram and whatsapp.

“While our investigation has raised serious competition concerns, these are tentative,” said study chairman Stuart McIntosh, at the time.

“We will now consult our findings before concluding our assessment.

“Should we conclude that the merger is detrimental to the market and social media users, we will take the necessary steps to ensure that people are protected.”

However, Meta has contested the CMA’s findings by accusing the regulator of “extraterritorial overrun” and “sending a chilling message” to entrepreneurs that they wouldn’t be able to sell start-ups.

“We disagree with the CMA’s preliminary findings, which we believe are not supported by the evidence,” Facebook said in August.

“As we have shown, this merger is in the best interest of people and businesses in the UK – and around the world – who use Giphy and our services.

“We will continue to work with the CMA to address the misconception that the deal hurts competition.”

However, the stakes were raised in October, when the CMA fined the Mets £50.5 million for a “major violation” of the requirement that Giphy be operated separately from the rest of the company for the duration of the investigation.

According to the watchdog, Meta “knowingly” refused to report compliance information to the CMA, leading to the largest-ever fine for such a violation.

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YouTube’s new terms and policies ask publishers to provide details under IT rules

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A YouTube channel that publishes news or current affairs programs must provide its details to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB), Google’s video platform has said in its updated Terms and Conditions, which will take effect from January 2022. .

In an email to Google users, YouTube said that according to Rule 5 of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code Rules, 2021) Rules, 2021 “if you are a publisher of news or current affairs content, you are required to the details of your accounts on YouTube to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India”.

YouTube | .’s updated terms and conditions Source: YouTube

Rule 5 of the IT rules 2021, states that an intermediary who publishes news and current affairs content on a website, a mobile application or both “must provide the details of their user accounts on the services of such intermediary to the Ministry […]The section also says that publishers who have provided such information will receive a “publisher verification mark”.

The 2021 IT rules impose additional compliance requirements for key social media intermediaries such as Google in this case, as well as for publishing platforms across the spectrum, such as a digital news channel or an OTT platform. Recently, we’ve seen how non-compliance with IT rules has led to a months-long legal battle for Twitter. The rules are, in fact, being legally challenged in several of the country’s High Courts, with many arguing that they are unconstitutional and infringe on fundamental rights.

Instances where YouTube content is considered “illegal”

In the Upload content section of the Terms and Conditions, Google has identified instances where content would be considered “illegal under Indian law and the consequences when our systems identify such content”.

For example, YouTube said:

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  • The content you submit must not contain any third party intellectual property (such as copyrighted material) unless you have permission from that party.
  • A person or publisher is legally responsible for the content submitted to YouTube.
  • YouTube uses automated systems to analyze the video to help detect infringement and abuse, including spam and malware.

Meanwhile, the inclusion of the requirement to adhere to Section 5 of the 2021 IT Rules has drawn much criticism:

FAQs about IT rules on news publishers still leave questions unanswered

Recently, the Government of India published the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the 2021 IT Rules which was intended to provide clarity on the provisions of the rules. However, it left a number of questions unanswered. For example, here’s what the FAQ had to say in the context of news and current affairs publishers:

Evidence for news and current affairs publishers: The IT rules instruct intermediaries to publish a clear and concise statement informing publishers of news and current affairs content that they must provide details of their user accounts on intermediary platforms to the ministry in order to obtain a verification mark that is visible. is for all users.

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  • What needs to be addressed: The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has not explained whether a contractual statement that a publisher has provided details is sufficient or is actual evidence that the intermediary needs to provide a quality mark.

Indian government approves self-regulatory bodies for news and current affairs publishers

The Indian Digital Publishers Content Grievance Council (IDPCGC) was approved in October 2021 as a Level II self-regulatory body for publishers of news and current affairs content under the Information Technology (IT) Rules, 2021, according to a notification on the MIB website.

Other than IDPCGC, there are only three SRBs listed on the MIB website:

  • Web Journalist Standards Authority
  • News Broadcasters Federation – Professional News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBF-PNBSA)
  • Council for complaints about content from digital publishers

The IT Rules, 2021 established a grievance mechanism consisting of a three-tier structure for news and curated content publishers.

  • Level I- Self-regulation by the publishers;
  • Level II- Self-regulation by the self-regulatory bodies of the publishers;
  • Level III Supervision Mechanism by the Central Government

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