25 Apr 2013 07:22
TopTV’s application to show adult content channels has been given the nod by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA).
The regulator said on Wednesday that it had approved TopTV’s application to broadcast the three adult content channels Playboy TV‚ Desire TV and Private Spice within the watershed period.
TopTV applied for authorisation of the three channels in a bid to secure more customers. During the hearings last month TopTV told Icasa that 250 jobs were at risk if permission to broadcast adult content was not granted. Adult content was one of the two key drivers to increase subscriptions in the pay-TV business around the world. Sport was the other.
“The Authority upholds the view that there is no law of general application prohibiting the production and distribution of adult content in the Republic. Only the production and distribution of child pornography is expressly prohibited by law ‚” Paseka Maleka‚ ICASA’s spokesman‚ said.
However‚ he said the regulator would limit the broadcasting of the adult content to between 20h00 to 05h00.
Most opposition based on moral grounds, not research evidence
ICASA approved the application on the basis that the licensee shall ensure that programming on this channel which contains sexually explicit scenes‚ conduct and/or offensive language intended for adult audiences shall not be broadcast before the watershed period; and all the security measures including the double pin code as outlined in the application are in place to safeguard children’s rights‚ he said.
During the hearings‚ there were a number of groups that opposed the application. Maleka said ICASA had also considered all those submissions and it was found that most of the representations made were based on moral grounds; “rather than a research evidence to demonstrate some of the conclusive remarks linking pornography and gender-based violence”.
The company‚ which filed for business rescue in October last year‚ has received an offer from Chinese firm StarTimes. It plans to buy 20% on the company and promises to provide it with content.
It is most interesting to note the atheists and their approach here.
1. They incessantly complain about Christians, Christianity and the Christian God, claiming tyranny, lies, inaccuracy,
foolishness, and absurdity regarding Christians, the God of the Bible, and the Bible itself. Complain is actually a gross understatement.
2. They claim superiority of intellect over EVERYONE else who holds ANY other view than their own. In other words, they look down on others as inferior to themselves, especially with regard to intellect.
3. They are extremely intolerant of others, and think nothing of verbally abusing anyone in their on-line path.
4. They rely solely on diversions, rudeness, name calling, personal insults and trolling non-stop to divert from what they cannot refute or answer. Some of the HUGEST TROLLS are exposed just by checking which of them
meet points 3. and 4. here. In all this, and more, they expose themselves as: * bitter, * self-absorbed * and cruel people* who care and stop at nothing to try to silence and destroy their opponents. And I emphasize “try to”, and that is all they can do. And boy do they “try”! All the while exposing themselves for who they truly are.
People who “try” so hard to come across humanistic, loving, caring, moral, ethical, true, intelligent, and respectable while actually PROVING to be the exact OPPOSITE of all that they think they stand for, and it shows clearly in their responses right here! They are not just atheists, not just anti-theists, but down-to-the-core hate-theists.
Just prove me wrong… 🙂
Rest in the stillness of My Presence while I prepare you for this day. Let the radiance of My Glory shine upon you, as you wait on Me in confident trust. Be still and know that I am God. There is both a passive and an active side to trusting Me. As you rest in My Presence, focusing on Me, I quietly build bonds of trust between us. When you respond to the circumstances of your life with affirmations of trust, you actively participate in this process.
I am always with you, so you have no reason to be afraid. Your fear often manifests itself in excessive planning. Your mind is so accustomed to this pattern of thinking that you are only now becoming aware of how pervasive it is and how much it hinders your intimacy with Me. Repent of this tendency and resist it, whenever you realize you are wandering down this well-worn path. Return to My Presence, which always awaits you in the present moment. I accept you back with no condemnation.
“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” —Psalm 46:10
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. —Romans 8:
We at WHISNews21 who managed to bring this story to the world can now rest as the story has now been run by a South African National newspaper yesterday. Even though we get no credit we did this for Irene, our efforts will go unnoticed but Irene’s life will change and that is all that matters. For all the non believers on the comment pages maybe now that the story is in a national newspaper with Irene and her feet clearly showing you will all believe. We will continue to run updates from Dr Skip Moen, who was the first and only person last year who tried to tell the world about Irene and try to help her then already.
Thank You Skip and Luzette for all your efforts, you are both Heroes.
The full editorial in the Beeld newspaper can be read at this link, unfortunately it is in Afrikaans but it will prove that this is no scam as so many Doubting Thomas’ have questioned.
This link was sent in by Wendy
Since most of the contributions were, up to now, made by Dr Moen’s American readers, we have been using his SA account : “ AT GODS TABLE SA” for donations.
Please make your donation to the At Gods Table South African bank account, with your NAME and IRENE as reference. At Gods Table is a USA NPO ( 501c3 non-profit organization). But still needs to be registered in South Africa.
More info concerning Irene is available on Skip’s website: www.skipmoen.com – search : Irene. Donations can also be made via paypal on his website.
We are planning on a long term support for Irene, therefore we allocated a fixed monthly amount for now. It is a priority to help pay for her running expenses such as club registration, travel expenses, shoes etc., except where funds are needed for medical reasons.
Payments are made on the basis of receipts received from Pastor Lourens Groenewald who is trusted by the family: email@example.com who is now the official spokesperson for Irene and her family.
Also note that initial funds were raised to motivate Irene in her running only, since this is what she loves doing and not to provide her with a mansion on the hill.
At Gods Table SA
Nedbank , Kroonstad
Translated into Afrikaans for South African Friends of Irene:
Aangesien die meeste skenkings tot dusver deur Dr Skip Moen se Amerikaanse lesers gedoen is, gebruik ons sy SA bankrekening: AT GODS TABLE SA .
Sit ASB jou NAAM en IRENE as verwysing.” At Gods Table” is Dr Skip Moen se Amerikaanse NPO organisasie (501c3), maar moet nog in SA geregistreer word. Vir meer inligting i.v.m Irene, besoek Skip se website: skipmoen.com en search: Irene. Skenkings kan ook via paypal direk op sy webblad gedoen word
Aangesien ons beplan om Irene oor so n lang as moontlike tydperk te ondersteun, is n vasgestelde bedrag maandeliks vir Irene beskikbaar. Die bedrag word eerstens vir haar hardloop uitgawes gebruik, behalwe as daar ander noodsaaklikhede soos mediese uitgawes is, wat eerste aandag moet kry. Betaal van uitgawes is onderhewig aan kwitansies gelewer deur pastor Lourens Groenewald , n vertrouling van die familie : firstname.lastname@example.org en nou ons tussenganger vir die familie.
Let wel dat die oorspronklike fonds begin is om Irene te motiveer en aan te spoor in haar sport en nie om haar as sulks te onderhou nie
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.WHISNews21 Prayer Line and thoughts for Wednesday April 24, By Marty Martel.
Hi Marty: I have had a stroke I have all my faculties but lost the use of my left side and can’t stand without help. Please put me on your prayer line. I agree all you said abouts. Hank Decato.
Marty, I have a co-worker whose grandmother, Daphyne Armstrong, is suffering from cancer. It is spreading throughout her body. Please ask our prayer warriors to lift up her name to our Lord 7 Savior for comfort and healing. Thanks, Ralph
Compassionate Lord: Your mercies have brought me to the dawn of another day. Vain will be its gift unless I grow in grace, increase in knowledge; ripen for spiritual harvest. Let me this day know You as You are, love You supremely, Serve You completely, admire You fully. Through grace let my will respond to You, knowing that power to obey is not in me, But that Your free love alone enables me to serve You. Here then is my empty heart, overflow it with Your choice gifts; Here is my blind understanding, chase away its mists of ignorance – Amen.
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