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first_img Show Comments ▼ MORE than 800 new staff are to be recruited by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as the professional services giant bounced back from recession with a revenue rise. The firm will today announce that it has bounced back from the global financial crisis strongly as it releases its results for the year to the end of June. The news will provide confirmation that London’s financial services industry is hiring again. Several large banks and many smaller firms have been recruiting in recent months, while there has been growth in compliance, regulatory and other posts. It also emerged yesterday that Santander is planning to add to its UK retail staff operations, with 6,000 new jobs to be created. A recent survey by Morgan McKinley, the recruitment consultants, found that vacancies in London’s financial services industry rose from 3,528 in July 2009 to 6,048 last month, the most since August 2008. Others – including Robert Walters, Hays and Michael Page – have all reported buoyant growth in financial sector recruitment, including in audit, tax and back offices.While the rest of the UK economy continues to struggle to add jobs, London is growing again, led by the much-maligned financial and business services industry.PwC’s net underlying net revenue rose four per cent to £2.069bn, while turnover also grew by four per cent to £2.3bn – up from £2.2bn in the previous year However, average profit per partner was at £759,000 – a drop of two per cent from £777,000.Chairman and senior partner Ian Powell will be paid £3.6m for the year, up from £3.3m in 2009. The total staff bonus pot rose 14 per cent to £81m.Meanwhile, the company will employ 800 new staff over the next year, as well as the 1,200 graduate trainees already in line to join the business. The staff will work in offices across the globe with at least 400 set to be based in London.Powell said: “If the UK economy were a patient I would describe it as stable but not out of the woods yet. It’s been a tough year for our clients and our business but we’ve delivered a good, solid set of results.“We would urge the coalition to be careful on regulation as we want to recruit the best people. A lack of mergers and acquisitions has hit our tax business but we see that improving in the coming year. What happens in the US is extremely important.”The results showed a 15 per cent increase in net revenues for PwC’s consulting business. PwC’s advisory services showed a turnover of £804m compared £737m in 2009. However, the tax practice saw a decline of two per cent to £634m. BOOST FOR CITY AS FIRMS HIRE AGAIN whatsapp More From Our Partners 980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Sharecenter_img whatsapp Video Carousel – cityam_native_carousel – 426 00:00/00:50 LIVERead More Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldUndo KCS-content Sunday 5 September 2010 10:47 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

NZ vs AUS 3rd T20: Agar claims fifer, Maxwell shines with…

first_img WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway stand firm against India pace attack; NZ 36/0 (21 ovs)- Follow Live Updates The 3rd game of the T20 Series between two of the world’s best T20 teams is will be played at 11:30 AM IST. The battle between Kane Williamson (NZ) vs Aaron Finch (Aus) side will be streamed Live in India on FanCode. In New Zealand Spark Sports will be streaming the match LIVE and in Australia on Fox Cricket and Kayo SportsAll matches will be broadcast live in Australia on Fox Cricket and also live-streamed on Kayo Sports. 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NZ vs AUS 3rd T20 LIVE ScoreAaron Finch: I probably would have bowled first as well. There might be a touch of moisture on it, seems hard underneath but happy to bat first and put up a total. We weren’t at our best in those two games but we improved from game one to game two, that’s all you can ask from a side. We are confident that we can pull it back and take it 3-2. Riley Meredith makes his debut and comes in for Daniel Sams. New Zealand spinner Mitchell Santner has been ruled out of Wednesday’s clash after “waking up this morning with a head-cold”.“He is self-isolating as a precautionary measure while awaiting the results of a COVID test,” New Zealand Cricket said in a statement. “Wellington-based Adam Milne will join the team for today’s match at Sky Stadium as squad cover,” it added.Santner returned with the figures of 4-31 in the second T20I that New Zealand won by four runs.Hosts are currently leading the five-match series 2-0 after outclassing Aussies in the first two games. On Monday, NZC had announced that the final T20I between New Zealand and Australia will be shifted to Wellington from Bay Oval.center_img Previous articlePSL 2021: PCB to offer players and officials COVID-19 vaccine shotsNext articleIndia England 4th Test: Madan Lal predicts, Root day-dreaming of a “turnaround”, ‘Indian bowlers will crush England in four days’ Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to rain, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates NZ vs AUS 3rd T20: Agar claims fifer, Maxwell shines with the bat as Australia beat New Zealand by 65 runs: Skipper Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell smashed half centuries before Ashton Agar spun a web over the Kiwi batsmen to steer Australia to a 64-run win over New Zealand in the third T20I on Wednesday.New Zealand was 109/3 at one stage, but Agar wreaked havoc and picked six wickets to bundle out the hosts for 144. Agar turned the game in Australia’s favour with three wickets in the 13th over. New Zealand now lead the five-match series 2-1. For James Neesham it was an unforgettable night as he not only went wicketless, but also leaked runs at an economy rate of 15. The all-rounder was also dismissed for a golden duck despite coming in the game on the back of a stellar performance in the second T20I. Cricket NZ vs AUS 3rd T20: Agar claims fifer, Maxwell shines with bat as Australia beat New Zealand by 65 runs By Kunal Dhyani – March 4, 2021 Wimbledon 2021 LIVE streaming: When, where and how to watch year’s third Grand Slam’ in you country, India by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoChasing a mammoth 209, New Zealand got off to a bad start as they lost opener Tim Seifert in the second over. Debutant Riley Meredith conceded a six and a four in his first over, but took a wicket off the last ball.Martin Guptill continued from where he left the other night but Meredith again stole the show when he dismissed skipper Kane Williamson in his second over.However, New Zealand seemed well on track as the hosts ended the powerplay with 59 runs on board. In the ninth over, Adam Zampa got the wicket of the dangerous Guptill.Devon Conway and Glenn Phillips then played risk-free cricket to ensure the hosts didn’t suffer any more hiccups during the chase. Just when their partnership started flourishing, Agar put Australia in control by dismissing both batsmen in the same over.The left-arm spinner then dismissed Neesham for a golden duck to end New Zealand’s hopes of winning the game. Agar kept accounting for wickets to record best figures as New Zealand folded for 144.Earlier, Australia had posted 208/4 from their 20 overs courtesy half-centuries from Finch and Maxwell, and a quickfire 43 from Josh PhilippeIf Maxwell smashed 28 runs off a Neesham over, it was a welcome return to form for skipper Finch as had faced the wrath of former cricketers in the last few weeks. IND vs NZ Live Streaming for free with Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea, Check out the best Recharge Plan Cricket WTC Final 2021: India vs New Zealand Full Squad, Schedule, Live Streaming, Date, Time, Venue all you need to know World Test Championship final ICC WTC Final LIVE commentary: AIR, DD Sports to live stream & broadcast India vs New Zealand for free Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale and Co face do-or-die clash; Italy eye third consecutive win; Follow Live Updates, Teams: Australia (Playing XI): Matthew Wade(w), Aaron Finch(c), Josh Philippe, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Riley Meredith Cricket NZ vs AUS 3rd T20 LIVE: Where to watch NZ vs AUS Live Streaming? WTC Final Live: Virat Kohli continues century drought as Kyle Jamieson wins IPL team rivalrylast_img read more

Green Concept House / YANG DESIGN

first_img “COPY” 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934277/green-house-yang-design Clipboard Lead Architect: ArchDaily Area:  150 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Envision Jamy Yang Photographs:  Fangfang Tian, Jamy Yang Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyTemporary Installations, Houses•Beijing, China Architects: YANG DESIGN Area Area of this architecture project Projects Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934277/green-house-yang-design Clipboard Green Concept House / YANG DESIGN Green Concept House / YANG DESIGNSave this projectSaveGreen Concept House / YANG DESIGN Photographs Save this picture!© Fangfang Tian+ 13Curated by 韩爽 – HAN Shuang Share Curator:Kenya HaraEngineering:TSUCHIYA SADAOLandscape:Kengo KumaConstruction:Beijing Yihao Architecture Decoration Design Engineering Co.,LtdCollaborator:EnvisionClient:CHINA HOUSE VISIONCity:BeijingCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fangfang TianText description provided by the architects. Against the background of National Stadium in Beijing, 10 dwelling houses are established in a community called HOUSE VISION. Curated by Kenya Hara, it invites corporates, architectures and designers to work together to offer such life sized houses that would be manufactured in the future.Save this picture!© Jamy YangConcept house design has been an expressive form of envisioning future human living. These 10 houses are collaborations with companies in the fields of energy, mobile vehicles, logistics, telecommunication, material, data, AI as well as sharing economy, all of which relate closely to house.Save this picture!© Fangfang TianHow can energy be visible? Digital energy technology company Envision adapts an approach with YANG DESIGN in the Green House, which uses spare household energy to provide water and lights for growing plants.Save this picture!green house systemThe first visible energy design is anart sculpture called “Dun(Squatting)” , making this energy transformation process from steam to water visible, and exhibited as a minimal landscape with crystal water drops.Save this picture!© Jamy YangSave this picture!Courtesy of YANG DESIGNThe second visible energy design is growing plant at home. Nourished by water and located in every corner, the plants are new media for frequent social communication because family members could monitor the growing status remotely by APP.When technology such as energy and internet is revolutionizing our life and reducing physical contacts, lonely urban habitats in China crave for reliable relationship, emotional contact and caring more than ever before.Save this picture!Courtesy of YANG DESIGNSave this picture!Courtesy of YANG DESIGNProject gallerySee allShow lessEdinburgh Pavilion / Archer + BraunSelected ProjectsKhesht-Baf House / ImagearchitectsSelected Projects Share “COPY” China Temporary Installations CopyAbout this officeYANG DESIGNOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsCultural ArchitectureTemporary installationsResidential ArchitectureHousesBeijingOn FacebookChinaPublished on February 25, 2020Cite: “Green Concept House / YANG DESIGN” 25 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?绿舍 / YANG DESIGN是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Chicago teachers step up resistance to school closings

first_imgChicago school teachers held a large rally on May 20 that focused on resisting attempts to shut down as many as 54 public schools, most in oppressed Black and Latino/a neighborhoods.The right-wing, anti-people, anti-Black administration of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been waging a war against public education. City Hall and the heads of the Chicago Public Schools system claim that many schools in the city are “underutilized.” They use this as an excuse for their plans to shut these schools down.The truth is that most CPS schools are overcrowded and underfunded. And the schools targeted for closing are almost exclusively located in Black or Latino/a communities.CPS has also waged a war on Black teachers, drastically reducing their numbers ever since the years when Mayor Richard M. Daley ruled the city with an iron hand. Emanuel has continued and expanded Daley’s racist policies, and is in the process of trying to create a two-tiered, apartheid, “separate but equal” school system. That would have underperforming, non-union charter schools for working-class and oppressed nation communities and well-funded magnet schools and private academies for children of the bourgeois brahmins, represented by the Emanuel administration.The Chicago Teachers Union, AFT Local 1, just reelected its popular, struggle-oriented leader, Karen Lewis. She has provided bold leadership in resisting Emanuel’s war on public education and oppressed nation communities.The CTU held marches and demonstrations at schools targeted for closing on May 20 that culminated in civil disobedience at City Hall and a giant demonstration at the adjacent Daley Plaza. The timing of these actions is crucial, as the Board of Education is set to vote on the closure of the 54 schools.The Board of Ed is also facing a lawsuit, filed by Black parents and the parents of disabled children, charging that the school closings violate the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Illinois Civil Rights Act.On May 20, after a morning filled with marches and demonstrations in communities with schools targeted to be closed, CTU members and their allies marched on City Hall with chants like “Hey Rahm, let’s face it, school closures are racist!”Adapting a popular slogan from the movement to free Black political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, they chanted, “Brick by brick, wall by wall, no school closings, save them all!”CTU activists and allies delivered a petition to the mayor’s office demanding a moratorium on school closings and then blocked access to ground-floor elevators at City Hall, underlining their commitment to keep the schools open. Some 26 people were arrested in this bold civil disobedience action.The demonstrators, nearly 1,000 strong, then took over the nearby intersection of LaSalle and Washington on their way to the Daley Center for a huge rally, which included many students, parents and teachers.The only way to stop the Emanuel administration and CPS from pushing forward their racist privatization agenda is the path of struggle opened up by Karen Lewis and the CTU.Photos: Jenna PopeFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Indy Farm Expo Seminars Include Making the Most of Fertilizer and…

first_img Facebook Twitter Indy Farm Expo Seminars Include Making the Most of Fertilizer and Manure Investments Wicker-on-Nutrient-seminar-at-ExpoFarmers attending the Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo will have a chance to evaluate their own on-farm nutrient management strategy, or lack of a strategy. Ben Wicker with the Indiana Agriculture Nutrient Alliance will discuss how to make the most of fertilizer and manure investments.As for the Alliance, “We’re looking to see how we can reach those farmers that maybe haven’t thought about some of the challenges that are out there and how it relates back to the farm and what the long-term impacts could be on their operation,” Wicker said. “That could be increased regulation, buyers making certain requests of how things are done. We’re in a unique space and time right now where farmers have the opportunity to really chart their path and figure out solutions and answers around their nutrient use and how that can impact or not impact water quality.”When the Alliance surveys farmers, only 25-27 percent say they have a nutrient management plan. Wicker wants to make sure farmers understand such a plan is their own living, working document and he would like 100 percent to regularly perform soil sampling and develop a plan.Aggressive goals include building soil health on Indiana farms, “both by growing more things more often and increasing the amount of living green covers that we have across the state. Right now, in the state of Indiana we plant about ten percent of our row crop acres into cover crops. We’d like to see forty percent of Indiana row crop acres utilizing some sort of a living green cover by the year 2025, as well as reducing the amount of tillage that we see across the landscape.”Wicker presents at 11 AM Thursday December 13th, which is free lunch day at the Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo.The Expo is December 11-13 in the West Pavilion of the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Admission is free but registration is required, and that step automatically registers you for the $1,000 drone giveaway. There’s a free drone awarded each day of the show. Learn more at indianafarmexpo.com. Home Indiana Agriculture News Indy Farm Expo Seminars Include Making the Most of Fertilizer and Manure… Previous articleOntario Announces E15 Adoption as Soon as 2025Next article‘Cautious Optimism’ After Major Developments on Political Sticking Points Last Week Andy Eubank By Andy Eubank – Dec 3, 2018 SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Election coverage amid political tension

first_img Receive email alerts IraqMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iraq Related documents 130419_cp_kurdistan-2.pdfPDF – 135.35 KB Recent violations of freedom of information in Iraqi KurdistanOn 16 April, the satellite TV station Cira was prevented from covering a Yazidi festivity in Lalesh, in Dohuk province, which is controlled by the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), one of the two parties that dominate the Kurdistan Regional Government.Cira, which broadcasts from Europe, has recently begun broadcasting programmes about the Yazidi, an ethnoreligious minority.Mahmoud Yasin Kurdi, a young journalist, was arrested by three men in a military vehicle in Erbil on 15 April and was interrogated by members of the Asayesh (intelligence services) before being released three hours later. Kurdi is known for being a supporter of a former leader of the opposition Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU) and for criticizing the Kurdistan Regional Government, especially the KDP.KNN, a satellite TV station that supports the opposition party Goran, was jammed on 15 April, forcing it to switch to broadcasting via Nilesat using a different name. News April 19, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Election coverage amid political tension News Read in Arabic (بالعربية)The central government in Baghdad decided that nationwide local elections scheduled for 20 April should be postponed for at least six months in some areas because of an increase in violence but the authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan are going ahead with the polling as planned in the three provinces they govern – Erbil, Sulaymaniyah and Dohuk.Nonetheless, on the eve of this symbolically important and historic election, relations between Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government are very tense for various reasons, including a wrangle about Kirkuk’s constitutional status, and some Kurdish towns even envisage not holding the elections for security reasons.Fearing further deterioration, Reporters Without Borders urges the region’s authorities to do everything possible to guarantee the safety of journalists and allow them to work freely. At the same time, Reporters Without Borders reminds all those who provide news and information that their credibility depends on their neutrality and independence. They are supposed to act as watchdogs of the political process, not participants (see the Kurdish-language version of the Handbook for Journalists during Elections). Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Help by sharing this information Xabir TV, a station affiliated to the KIU, was denied access to the University of Zakho on 14 April during a ceremony to mark the Anfal (a massacre of Kurds by Saddam Hussein in 1988). The TV station’s journalists were told they did not have the required authorization although they had obtained the university’s permission to cover the event the day before.When four journalists working for the newspaper Hawlati and the TV stations KNN and Speda went to cover a demonstration in Rania on 8 April by Pershmergas (former Kurdish fighters) demanding payment of salary, they were accosted by the demonstrators and their equipment was seized.Awat Xayrwla, a journalist with the TV station NRT, was attacked by a senior member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan while covering the opening of a hospital in Chamchamal (in Sulaymaniyah province) by the health minister at the start of April. The PUK is Iraqi Kurdistan’s other main ruling party. Organisation to go further IraqMiddle East – North Africa February 15, 2021 Find out more News December 28, 2020 Find out more Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan RSF_en News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more


first_img News RSF_en An increasingly connected population The Internet is experiencing impressive growth in India. By 2014, the country should have nearly 300 million netizens, as compared to about 100 million in late 2011. Wireless Internet, especially mobile phone Internet, is spreading as quickly as the price of smartphones is dropping. This trend has led authorities to more closely monitor what is happening on the Web. According to the Google Transparency website, which logs the Internet content removal requests that Google receives from governments, Indian officials have asked Google multiple times (67 to be exact, between July and December 2010) to remove 282 content items (namely videos critical of politicians) from YouTube and several blogs. Google allegedly complied with 22% of the requests.Netizen loses her lifeEven the most influential netizens are not safe from a physical attack. On August 16, Shehla Masood, a Right to Information (RTI) blogger and activist, was shot dead in front of her home in Bhopal (in central India) while on her way to a demonstration in support of Anna Hazare, a civil society leader and anti-corruption campaigner who had been arrested earlier that day. Reporters Without Borders has asked the Indian authorities not to let this crime go unpunished.Authorities pressure Web hosting service providersSeveral meetings were held throughout 2011 between Indian Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal and sector representatives. The New York Times reported that the Minister wanted hosting companies and Internet service providers to prescreen user content conveyed by their services and banish those that “threaten India’s unity, integrity, defense, security and sovereignty, its relations with foreign governments or the public order.” Apparently the companies flatly refused to comply because of the volume of data that would have to be processed. Later, in an interview granted to the NDTV network, Kapil Sibal denied having ever made such a request.The authorities have already clamped down on several mainly file-sharing and streaming websites without any ruling on the illegality of such actions. Anti-corruption cartoonist Aseem Trivedi saw his website, “Cartoons Against Corruption,” which features humorous anti-corruption drawings suspended by his hosting company in late 2011. The cartoonist has since transferred his drawings to a new site.Weary of trying to convince companies to self-regulate, the Indian government decided to resort to legislative and legal means to achieve its goals.Dangerous legislationThe “IT Rules 2011,” which pose a threat to online free expression, were adopted in April 2011 as a supplement to the 2000 Information Technology Act (ITA) amended in 2008. These regulations notably require Internet companies to remove any content that is deemed objectionable, particularly if its nature is “defamatory,” “hateful,” “harmful to minors,” or “infringes copyright” within 36 hours of being notified by the authorities, or face prosecution. This has turned technical intermediaries into Web censorship police informants. Also, although some content categories are justifiably objectionable, other more vague or subjective definitions could jeopardize informational content. The companies concerned have strongly criticized the rules. The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) found that these would impede the development of India’s social networks: “The rules seem to step on the statutory side, biased towards the complainant. Even before a case is filed in court, the website has to take down the content. It might harm freedom of speech on the Internet.” Some sector companies have pointed out the risks of self-censorship and reduced the free flow of information. The IT Rules also impose on cybercafé owners drastic regulations that violate personal data privacy and place a presumption-of-guilt burden on all Indian netizens: they must photograph their customers, follow instructions on how their cafés should be set up so that all computer screens are in plain sight, keep copies of client IDs and their browsing histories for one year, and forward these data to the government every month. This new legislation has allowed individuals to institute civil and criminal proceedings against some 20 Web companies.Legal proceedings likely to create dangerous precedentsWithin the context of such legal proceedings, Reporters Without Borders has called on the judiciary not to hold technical intermediairies liable for content published by third parties on their platforms.One of civil proceeding concerns 21 Internet firms (including Google, Yahoo!, Facebook, Youtube, Blogspot, the social network Orkut and the Exbii forum) accused of hosting “offensive” content. It was initiated by Mufti Aizaz Arshad Kazmi on grounds that these companies hosted content disrespectful of religious beliefs. On December 23, 2011, a New Delhi civil court had ordered that all “obscene” content be removed by February 6, 2012. At the hearing, Justice Suresh Kait had even threatened to block, “like in China,” any recalcitrant Web platforms that refused to install a content-screening system. The Indian affiliates of Google and Facebook complied with the Indian court’s injunctions and removed the incriminating content from their Indian Internet domains. Facebook’s parent company, on the other hand, stated that it could not comply with the Indian court’s demands since its servers are based in the United States. Yahoo!, Microsoft and Google also asked that the allegations against their services be withdrawn since they are not liable for content hosted on their Indian servers. On February 6, the judge asked the 22 firms to submit within 15 days a report detailing what steps they had taken to block “offensive” content. In addition to this civil case, criminal charges were filed on December 23, 2011 by journalist Vinay Rai against the directors of these same Internet companies. He alleges that these companies are hosting content critical of religion and politicians that is “offensive” and likely to disrupt law and order. The New Delhi High Court, to which Google and Facebook had appealed the case, refused to dismiss the charges. Google India argued that as a Google Inc. distributor and subsidiary, it cannot control all content posted on Google, Youtube, Orkut, and Blogger in India. During arguments, Google pointed out that controlling or filtering the massive number of documents passing through its servers would be humanly impossible. For example, 48 hours of video is posted on YouTube every minute. During the February 14 and 15 hearings, the defense raised several thorny points that weakened the charges brought against the Internet companies. The “notice-and-take-down” process provided for under IT Rules, according to which the hosting company must remove the content as soon as it is notified to do so by the authorities, had not been complied with. The accused Internet companies had received no request from the competent authorities to remove the content since the plaintiff, Vinay Rai, had submitted the matter directly to a criminal court. The companies’ lawyers also invoked Section 79 of the IT Act, which stipulates that no ISP can be held liable for objectionable content posted via its servers by third parties if the former can prove that it had no knowledge of such content, or that it had taken the necessary steps to prevent such infraction. However, the lawyer representing the New Delhi police argued that since the companies had been informed by the government’s Department of Information Technology that some content on their servers was “offensive,” the exemption under Section 79 did not apply. The judge called on the Department to provide documentary proof of this allegation.Lawyers for Google and Facebook objected that the Indian government could not constitute a civil party in litigation between private parties. Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the impact of such an intrusion by the state into legal proceedings, which threatens the independence of the courts.Is this purely a coincidence? On February 13, 2012, The Wall Street Journal revealed that an investigation had been opened to determine whether the Indian affiliates of Google and Yahoo! had violated India’s foreign exchange laws.Ongoing arm-wrestling between the government and Internet companiesSince platforms and technical intermediaries are claiming that they cannot comply because their servers are not based in India, the authorities have announced that they would require them to have a physical location on Indian soil. Foreign companies offering email services, including Yahoo! and Gmail, are now expected to route all emails exchanged through their websites via local servers. The Indian press reported that during a meeting in the office of India’s Minister of the Interior, the Department of Information Technologies was instructed to notify these firms of the new directive as soon as possible. For the moment, Yahoo! is routing emails via servers based in India only for online accounts registered in India. Emails sent by accounts registered abroad (addresses ending in yahoo.fr, for example), however, are routed through servers based abroad, which means that Indian security services cannot inspect them without first making a formal request to the government of the country concerned.Indian security services also supposedly contacted mobile phone operators to ask them to set up a client surveillance system, according to The Economic Times of India. Some mobile phone operators are also suspected of having collaborated with these services. The United States government is looking into the alleged hacking of email accounts belonging to U.S. Congress committee members. Smartphones and VoIP under close surveillance?For months, the authorities have been pressuring BlackBerry smartphone manufacturer RIM (Research In Motion), as well as Google and Skype, to give them access to communications exchanged by their users. India’s Ministry of the Interior, which is responsible for national security, is trying to gain real-time access to all communications routed through the Indian network, including Internet telephony (VoIP) services. During a January 2012 meeting at the Telecommunications Ministry, the security services voiced their desire to gain access to the encrypted communications exchanged via the BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES). RIM insists that it does not have access to the encryption keys used by BES clients. To accomplish this, the authorities plan to negotiate directly with the 5,000 companies using BES in India, so that they can contact the companies concerned and demand their own encryption key.In view of its treatment of Internet sector – particularly foreign – companies, India seems engaged on a course of increasingly tight surveillance, which constitutes a threat not only to individual liberties, but also to innovation and trade. India’s Minister of Communications and IT Kapil Sibal affirmed in February 2012 that India will never censor social media. It is to be hoped that these promises will be kept. News to go further Ever since the 2008 Bombay attacks, the authorities have been intensifying their Internet surveillance and pressure on technical service providers while publicly denying censorship accusations. The national security policy of the world’s largest democracy is undermining online freedom of expression and Internet users’ privacy. 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First African Methodist Episcopal Church: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Scholarships

first_imgFaith & Youth First African Methodist Episcopal Church: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Scholarships Published on Monday, February 20, 2012 | 6:10 pm The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Pasadena-Altadena Chapter 2012 Scholarship Applications are here!  The Eta Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is sponsoring 6 scholarships valued at a minimum of $1500 each for graduating seniors going to college. The application form can be downloaded at www.aka-elo.weebly.com.Scholarship Applications must be submitted on or before the 1st of March, 2012.First African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1700 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 798-0503 or visit www.famepasadena.org. Herbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business Newscenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

‘We are heartbroken’

first_img By Jaine Treadwell The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Alabama State Troopers work the scene a fatal accident on US Hwy. 231 South in Troy, Ala., Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010. The wreck claimed the lives of two Pike Liberal Arts School students. (Photo/Wendy Ward)Tragedy struck the Pike Liberal Arts School family Wednesday morning when two students lost their lives in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 231 South of Troy.Brooke Lee Ledford 14, and Jami Alexis Pierce, 15, were killed when the truck in which they were riding crashed into an 18-wheeler just north of the Walnut Creek bridge.Jesse Alexander Pierce, 17, the driver of the truck and a PLAS junior, was injured in the accident and transported to Troy Regional Medical Center. Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Ceil Sikes, PLAS headmaster, could hardly find words to express the sadness and sorrow that enveloped the school. She fought back tears as she struggled to put words to the loss.“We are heartbroken and truly devastated over the loss of these two young ladies,” Sikes said. “We are family and are leaning on the support and prayers of each other and the community to see us through. Lexi and Brooke will always have a place in our hearts and we’ll have such sweet and fond memories of them.”Alabama State Trooper spokesman Kevin Cook said the crash occurred when Pierce’s 1997 GMC Sierra hit an ice patch that had formed on the bridge. The teen, who had been driving under the posted speed limit, lost control of the vehicle. It traveled into the southbound lanes and collided with a 2004 International tractor-trailer driven by David Steven Blankenship, 49, of Greensboro. Published 8:08 pm Wednesday, December 15, 2010 And, we need and covet the prayers of the community for the families of Brooke, Lexi and Alex.”Sikes asked for special prayers for Alex’s recovery and healing.“Alex is a fine young man and Lexi and Brooke were wonderful young ladies,” she said. “Lexi was always happy and smiling. She always had a kind word for everybody. She was a good student and a member of our volleyball team and received a certificate at the sports banquet on Tuesday night. We loved having her as a part of our family.”Sikes said Brooke was new to PLAS this year.“We were excited to have Brooke at PLAS. She fit right in to her new environment and was enjoying the family atmosphere. She had become a part of our family,” Sikes said. “Lexi and Brooke were a part of us and this is such a tragedy, such a loss, so heartbreaking.”As the news spread, parents rushed to the school to comfort their children and to take them home.Exams that were schedule for Wednesday were cancelled and school was dismissed for grades 7-12.“We were all so heartbroken and being in that state of mind, exams ….there will be time for that later,” Sikes said.The elementary grades continued on schedule but school for all grades was cancelled today and Friday. “We won’t be back in school until January, after the holidays,” Sikes said.Riverview Baptist Church is the church home of the three students and the church opened its doors Wednesday morning for those who wanted to come to pray.Judith Hughes of Brundidge was traveling south on Highway 231 and saw the accident happen.“Just before I got to the bridge (Walnut Creek), I saw this green truck fishtail on the bridge. It was coming toward me and I wasn’t sure the driver could get control so I moved over in the right lane,” Hughes said. “I still thought the truck might hit me but it kept fishtailing.”Hughes said she looked in the rearview mirror and saw the tractor-trailer in the right lane behind her.“It all happened so fast, I didn’t seen the impact but I heard it,” she said. “The semi turned toward the north and I thought it was going to flip but it didn’t. I saw the smoke and I knew it was bad. When I could, I pulled over and called 911 but somebody had already called because they knew.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Riley’s bills: Four down, three to go MONTGOMERY. (AP) — Gov. Bob Riley has won passage of four ethics bills designed to change how the Alabama Legislature… read more The three teens, who were not wearing seatbelts, were ejected from the vehicle. The two girls were declared dead at the scene.The outpouring of love and concern was almost immediate as news of the tragedy spread.“Even though the teachers were devastated, they were marvelous in helping the students begin to cope,” Sikes said. “We had counselors available and ministers from all the churches were here to pray with the students. We held on to each other and held each other up.Sikes said because there is such a feeling of love and caring throughout the PLAS family the students and teachers found a measure of strength in togetherness. Skip By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day ‘We are heartbroken’ Print Article Latest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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Memorial service for singer Aretha Franklin held in Detroit

first_imgBill Pugliano/Getty Images(DETROIT) — A memorial service honoring the late Aretha Franklin was held in Detroit, Michigan, on Sunday.The “Queen of Soul” died on Aug. 16 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 76.Outside the New Bethel Baptist Church, where the service was held, some signed boards at a memorial paying tribute to the singer.Those inside the church listened to the Rev. Jesse Jackson, as he spoke about Franklin’s life and her dedication to music.The New Bethel Baptist Church was where Franklin’s late father, Rev. C.L. Franklin was a minister and where Franklin began to let the world hear her sing.A mural of Franklin was painted on a wall down the street from the church.Aretha Franklin’s funeral will be held Aug 31.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more