Barney Wallcott / May 30,2020

Bollywood back in business as filming to resume

Bollywood back in business as filming to resume

Bollywood back in business as filming to resume>>
Filming in Mumabi
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In a significant decision, the Maharashtra government permitted the resumption of shootings for films, teleserials, advertisements and web platforms with immediate effect, an official said.

The move follows several appeals from the film industry and a delegation of Bollywood bigwigs who called on Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in this regard last week.

Accordingly, along with the gradual steps initiated under #MissionBeginAgain, the state government issued a separate set of guidelines, paving the way for the film industry to keep the show going on.

For the purpose, those intending to resume shootings will be required to submit their applications to the Maharashtra Films, Theatre and Cultural Development Corporation at the Dadasaheb Phalke Film City, Goregaon, or at the district collectorates concerned across the state, said an official.

“After scrutinising the applications, the concerned authority will give the go-ahead for the shooting proposals. They will have to adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines issued separately for the purpose,” an official said.

The 16-page guidelines pertain to awareness among all stakeholders, managing coronavirus risks on the sets/studios and editing facilities.

Barney Wallcott / May 30,2020

Uber CEO tweets that the company will donate $1 million to groups ‘making criminal justice in America more just for all’

  • On Sunday, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced that the ride-share company is donating $1 million dollar to two criminal justice reform groups. 
  • The donations will go to the Center for Policing Equity, a think tank that supports police transparency and equity, and the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit that fights mass incarceration.
  • Khosrowshahi is not the first tech CEO to speak out in the wake of the Floyd George killing and nation-wide unrest, but Uber is the first tech company to make such a large donation. 
  • Uber has recieved criticism for the ways it has handled social justice issues in the past, inlcuding the #DeleteUber campaign that caused hundreds of thousands to leave the platform. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced on Sunday that the company would be donating a total of $1 million to two criminal justice reform groups “in solidarity with the Black community and with peaceful protests.”
Khosrowshahi made the comments on Twitter, condemning racism and inequality, and endorsing reform for the American criminal justice system.

But it’s clear that lasting change will only come from reforming the systems that have led us to where we are today. To that end, we’re donating $1M to @eji_org and @PolicingEquity to support their important work in making criminal justice in America more just for all. (2/2)
— dara khosrowshahi (@dkhos) May 31, 2020

Barney Wallcott / May 15,2020

Hundreds Demand Justice For Ahmaud Arbery At Georgia Rally


Hundreds Demand Justice For Ahmaud Arbery At Georgia Rally

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Justice for Ahmaud Arbery, a black man killed during a pursuit by a white man and his son in Georgia, isn’t just prison time for his killers — it’s changes in a local justice system that never charged them with a crime, rallygoers said Saturday.

Hundreds of people came to the Glynn County courthouse demanding accountability for a case in which charges weren’t filed until state officials stepped in after a leaked video sparked national outrage.

Arbery, 25, was killed Feb. 23 just outside the port city of Brunswick. Gregory McMichael, 64, told police he and his son, Travis McMichael, 34, pursued Arbery because they believed he was responsible for recent break-ins in the neighborhood.

The McMichaels weren’t arrested and charged with murder until May 7, after a video of the shooting was publicly released to a local radio station and less than 48 hours after state agents took over the case.

“Justice for Ahmaud is more than just the arrests of his killers,” said John Perry, president of the Brunswick NAACP chapter at the Saturday rally. “Justice is saying that we’ve got to clean up the house of Glynn County.”

Barney Wallcott / May 14,2020

Here is what Georgia is like three weeks after reopening

Here is what Georgia is like three weeks after reopening

On the time, many companies homeowners who spoke to CNN have been conflicted as they tried to stability their financial pursuits with the security of their workers and clients. Some opted to remain closed till they felt it was safer.
“Do I feel it was a bit early? Sure, within the grand scheme of issues,” Cindy Shera, proprietor of the Atlanta restaurant The Pig & The Pearl, instructed CNN Friday. “However I appreciated having the selection.”
Hair salons, gyms, barber retailers, tattoo parlors and bowling alleys have been the primary companies eligible to open on April 24 with social distancing tips. Dine-in eating places and theaters have been allowed to open a number of days later with sure restrictions.
Three weeks later, enterprise homeowners like Shera are persevering with to carve their very own paths ahead, tweaking their enterprise fashions to earn the belief of their clients whereas conserving their staff and patrons wholesome.

Barney Wallcott / May 13,2020

Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia turns over stock documents to Justice Dept., SEC, Senate ethics panel

Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia turns over stock documents to Justice Dept., SEC, Senate ethics panel

Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia turns over stock documents to Justice Dept., SEC, Senate ethics panelGet all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Georgia, has turned over personal stock documents and other information to federal authorities amid scrutiny over transactions she allegedly made after attending a January government briefing on the coronavirus, Fox News confirmed Thursday.“Senator Loeffler has forwarded documents and information to DOJ, the SEC, and the Senate Ethics Committee establishing that she and her husband acted entirely appropriately and observed both the letter and the spirit of the law,” a Loeffler spokesperson told Fox, referring to the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission.“The documents and information demonstrated her and her husband’s lack of involvement in their managed accounts, as well the details of those accounts,” the spokesperson added. “Senator Loeffler has welcomed and responded to any questions from day one.”

Barney Wallcott / April 30,2020

The First Day At A Georgia Mall After The Reopening – North Country Public Radio


The First Day At A Georgia Mall After The Reopening – North Country Public Radio

On this broadcast of The National Conversation, three essential workers share their experiences working through the pandemic. We’ll also answer your questions about graduations and new treatments.

The authorization, announced by President Trump, comes days after preliminary results from a study of the drug showed it can help patients recover faster.

Of more than 3.2 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally, more than a million people have recovered — including some 154,000 in the U.S.

Dr. Fauci’s testimony had been requested by the House Appropriations Committee as part of an investigation into the the COVID-19 response. The White House called the request “counter-productive.”

North Korean media, cited by South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, said he attended a ceremony marking the completion of a fertilizer plant in a town just north of the capital, Pyongyang.

Emerging data suggest that though people altered their habits during the first month of America’s response to the pandemic, that cooperation has since leveled off and — eventually — decreased.

State leaders implemented sweeping measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Many are now deciding when and how to lift various restrictions.


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