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Seemingly unfazed at being ousted from the Asian Athletics Association, scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi on Monday said losing the presidential re-election bid to Qatar’s Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad has actually given him a chance to work at the “grassroots” level.
“I have no issues today and I congratulate Mr Al-Hamad for being elected as President. I am rather relieved that I will be able to work at the grassroots level in athletics,” Mr. Kalmadi said after losing the vote during the ongoing AAA Congress in Pune.

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US porn filmmakers take legal action to overturn Los Angeles 'condom law'

Monday - Jan 14, 2013, 02:50pm (GMT+5.5)
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Washington - Two American porn companies have taken legal action in a bid to overturn a law requiring porn actors in Los Angeles to wear condoms.

Vivid Entertainment and Califa Productions said that the measure violates the guarantee of free speech in the US constitution's First Amendment.

The law, known as Measure B, was supported by the Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF), which said it would shield actors from HIV.

Steven Hirsch, founder of the Vivid Entertainment, however, said that the industry's current testing system works well and that they do not require a new law, the BBC reports.

Measure B expanded to county level an ordinance which had already been passed in the city of Los Angeles, requiring condom use as a condition of receiving a filming permit there.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed that measure into law in January 2012.

Adult production companies have threatened to move out of California because of the requirement, but face legal difficulties, the report said.

A 1988 ruling by the California Supreme Court prevented producers from being prosecuted under anti-prostitution laws, and only one other state, New Hampshire, has a similar ruling, it added.





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