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News Corp warns Cable over Sky deal

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first_imgWednesday 17 November 2010 8:57 pm Tags: NULL NEWS Corp’s European boss James Murdoch has called on regulators to back his firm’s £7.8bn bid for BSkyB or risk losing its investment in the “world leader” digital TV operation.Business secretary Vince Cable has asked media regulator Ofcom to investigate whether the takeover would harm “media plurality”. The European Union could also launch a full competition probe. Murdoch, who is also chairman of Sky but has agreed to remain absent from the bid, said: “While we do not think the grounds for a public interest or a plurality intervention are very strong, I do think that governments need to make some choices.”He added: “From a policy perspective, the government needs to assess the benefits of having a digital TV business that is a world leader centred in the UK marketplace, with all of the things that it brings, versus potentially jeopardising an £8bn investment in the UK with a prolonged kind of plurality process.”The approval processes could take until the middle of next year, during which time the market value of Sky is likely to grow as the UK’s leading pay-TV operator reaps the benefits of past investments.News Corp, whose chief executive is James’s father Rupert, said in June it wanted to buy the 61 per cent of Sky it does not already own. The two parties failed to agree on a price and have been seeking regulatory approval before further talks.Commentators have suggested that News Corp could dispose of the loss-making Sky News TV channel to appease regulators.But Murdoch said the possibility of making disposals to secure approval for the proposed deal had not been discussed. He said: “We are at a very early stage in this process, so it is dramatically premature to be commenting on theories that have not even surfaced yet.”Sky’s independent directors have said they would be prepared to support a bid of above 800p a share from News Corp, which has offered 700p per share, or a total of £7.8bn.Sky chief executive Jeremy Darroch said he expects the firm’s profit margins to increase in coming months. Share whatsapp News Corp warns Cable over Sky deal center_img Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeCuteness56 Animal Puns For a Quick LaughCutenesscutenova.comTake a Peek at 10 of the Most Expensive Houses in the Worldcutenova.comBewadaMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!BewadaDinnerZUTop 5 Foods That Help Lose Weight FastDinnerZUHealth.recetasgetHeart Attack Early Warning Signs and SymptomsHealth.recetasgetCleaning Services | Search AdsHere’s What Cleaning Services In Scottsdale Should Actually CostCleaning Services | Search AdsAmoMediaMan Leaves Wife For Her Sister, Her Revenge Is BrilliantAmoMediaPlumbing ServicesPlumber Prices In Scottsdale might surprise YouPlumbing Services5log – Livinguard®This mask has been sold out in Germany 5 days after the government has tighten up5log – Livinguard® whatsapp KCS-content Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wraplast_img read more

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How to make it as a sports journalist: Peter Jackson

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first_img The Forward Pass Podcast – Peter JacksonWelcome to The Forward Pass, a series of conversations with leading rugby union journalists, broadcasters, presenters and photographers who will offer the next generation of media professionals – and fans – an insight into how they cover the sport.Veteran journalist Peter Jackson has been writing about sport for over 50 years with the vast majority of that time spent at Daily Mail’s rugby union correspondent. He ‘retired’ from that role in 2009 but continues to break news and offer views for The Rugby Paper and recently embraced TV fame as a straight-talking and crowd-pleasing guest on BBC Wales’ Scrum V magazine show.A noted author and respected member of the sports media, he joined Graham Jenkins to reflect on his journalism journey, what he has learnt along the way, the colourful characters he has met and how the game has developed over the years.What came first, a passion for rugby or writing?“It was the passion for writing. I was blessed in that I always had a clear idea of what I wanted to do in life. From the age of 11 or 12 I wanted to be a sports journalist, I mean I grew up in the 50s when newspapers were king, local radio hadn’t been thought of and if you talked about anything like mobile phones you would have been taken away by men in white coats and locked up!“It was very much a newspaper dominated age, you followed all the major sports event through the eyes of the great sports reporters of the time, I remember, I was lucky enough to win a prize at school and we could pick a book and I chose ‘More Ringside Seats’ by Peter Wilson, who was on The Daily Mirror, and I think the Mirror at the time were the highest selling newspaper in Europe with something close on six million.“Rugby then, was not cool, in Northern Ireland it was seen as a bit of a class game, pursued by the kids who went to the poshest schools, and I don’t think that was inaccurate, and the only time I think the working man talked about the Ireland rugby team was if they played what was then a Five Nations game and there might have been a cursory ‘oh I see we lost to England’ or whatever.“It never grabbed the imagination and it was only when I went to Cardiff and changed jobs that my whole life changed and I couldn’t believe it that bus conductors were talking about football, and by football they meant rugby, and all the little grounds in the South Wales, the Cross Keys, Newbridge, all these had floodlights and it was there that I felt the passion for the game and in many ways I wish I had felt that when I was back home growing up in Northern Ireland.”Is it true you came across a certain Mike Gibson in your school boy playing days?“I didn’t know anyone called Gibson but there was a guy in my class who knew all the rugby players at all the schools, I asked him, ‘Who’s this Gibson?’ and he said, ‘Oh, that’s Mike Gibson, he’s the biggest thing since sliced bread. You’re not playing Saturday are you? What have you don’t to deserve that?!’“Of course, Gibson then became what the late John Reason described as ‘pound for pound, the greater three-quarter the British Isles have produced in the last 50 years of the amateur era’. Yes, that was my misfortune. To say I suffered by comparison would be to put it mildly, but it does reinforce my view that if you’re going to make a living out of sport it is going to be writing about it, not playing it.”The incomparable Mike Gibson was admired by Jackson as a young manYou opted to pursue a career as a rugby writer rather than football?“The reason for that was that I enjoyed rugby more. Rugby to me then was full of colourful characters which is something I regret about the game today, in that is has become so much like football. You leave school, join an academy, you become pretty one-dimensional.“I go back to the great days of the 70s with Wales you had steel workers and miners rubbing shoulders with doctors and lawyers. They were all interesting people and quite willing to speak their mind on things. The game was just that, a game, it was not their livelihood although some of them felt it ought to have been. I miss those blokes.“I was even more blessed when I did become the chief rugby correspondent as that coincided with the period leading up to professionalism, all kinds of things were going on in the game…we all knew that for some time players, particularly in France and South Africa were being paid and amateur rugby union was a sham.”You spent 35 years at the Daily Mail, did you enjoy being part of the rugby press pack during that time?“Wonderful. I couldn’t have wished for better colleagues to work with or against, because we were competing. We did that in a way without falling out, inevitably there were bust ups but they didn’t last very long, we accepted we were all trying to scoop each other.“On tour there tended to be a more communal effort, nobody wanted to be woken up in Dunedin by an irate news desk saying, ‘Why haven’t we got this story they’ve got in The Telegraph?’ or ‘What about this piece in The Times?’”Do you have any tours or matches that you remember more fondly than others?“Yes, unquestionably the 1997 Lions tour to South Africa. If only every tour could have been like the 1997 Lions Tour. Why? Because it still had the best of the amateur ethos mingled in with early professionalism, everyone was made welcome and it hadn’t been made into the circus it is now. There were not people at every turn saying ‘you can’t speak to him’ or ‘you can’t ask him that’.“Fran Cotton was the manager and in every sense he is a gigantic figure of the game, not just in England, but he was free and easy, understood we had a job to do and Ian McGeechan, the coach, likewise, he was always very accommodating…The matches were wonderful, everywhere we went you were aware it was a big event, people were hugely interested and for me it will always be the stand out tour.”Joyful tour: The 1997 Lions tour of South Africa was a favourite of Jackson’sThe 1995 Rugby World Cup final in particular must stick in the memory?“That was staggering. They did tell us there was going to be a surprise and I can remember the stands at Ellis Park began to vibrate, we heard this almighty roar, then we saw the 747 and at first glance it seemed to have just climbed above the stands by about 20ft! I’m sure that wasn’t the case but that was the optical illusion.“I think, of all the events I was at, in terms of global dimension, that was THE final…Nelson Mandela dancing in his Springbok jersey with Francois Pienaar, it changed South Africa. A man who had been incarcerated for 27 years comes out without a trace of bitterness in his bones and sets about leading this country – it was absolutely amazing.”Were there any coaches or players you made a bee-line for knowing that they would be good copy? Industry veteran: Peter Jackson awards Stephen Jones with his Rugby Journalist of the Year award + Prepare – “Always come briefed, always know as much as you can about the person you are interviewing so you impress them with your knowledge of them. Don’t ever say to a player, ‘how many times did you play for England?’ as that will invite the answer, ‘Well you should know that!’”+ Be lucky – “When I left school, I joined the Belfast Telegraph in my home town as a news reporter. I didn’t have a clue as to how to write a news story but there were a lot of good people there, John Dinsmore was the news editor and John Wallace was the chief reporter, I could not have wished to have learnt from better or more qualified and patient people.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img A hugely respected rugby writer who has spanned six decades as a writer, Peter Jackson talks us through his life in rugby Ring me anytime: Barry John (far left) was always accommodating to journalists“Yes, all those Welsh players were always available. Barry John, the prototype rugby superstar, he would say ‘ring me anytime you want, it’s not a problem’ and it never was with him.“I wish I could say I got on with certain English fellas as well as I got on with those guys. Will Carling, I have great admiration for him as a player, when the chips were down boy did he stand up.“Will go a lot of criticism about the Lions in New Zealand in 1993 but when the Lions hit rock bottom at Hamilton when a Waikato team featuring John Mitchell and Warren Gatland beat the Lions 38-6, Carling I can still see manning the barricades when others weren’t bothered.”You hit the headlines yourself with your comments on BBC Wales’ Scrum V show a few months ago?“I could not believe how bad Wales were in the first game of the November series against Australia. I racked my brain because you don’t want to over react. Had I seen anything as bad as this from Wales in Cardiff? And the answer was no.“The trouble is, you will know, in journalism if you express your views then you are liable to upset people and they don’t speak to you and it’s a case of ‘that’s the end of the cooperation I’m going to give him’ and if that’s the price for my views then so be it.“It was nice to know that the fans generally tuned in with what I had to say although there was one tweet that made me smile, ‘more rubbish from the lamentable Peter Jackson, how the Mail put up with him for so long I do not know!’ I’m probably more used to being criticised than praised anyway!”Bad day at the office: Jackson was highly critical of Wales’ performance against AustraliaCritics were common even before the dawn of social media?“Your job as the rugby union correspondent is to write about the team, you are writing for your readership, not for the players, because they are the people buying the paper. You are more than happy to give England, Wales or whoever the main team is the benefit of the doubt but that does not stop you, we are not cheerleaders, which is a mistake I think a lot people make that we are there to glory the team’s good points and ignore the bad points. That’s not how journalism works, especially not these days when everything is under such microscopic inspection.”Do you think the sport is in good shape today?“I think to say it has come a long way is an understatement. I remember Wasps at Repton Avenue, at Loftus Road, at Wycombe at the end of the bottleneck going into the industrial estate when 6,000 would be a good crowd. I look at them now, 28,000 against Leicester – staggering.  A wonderful story, from almost going out of business to being the Pied Piper of the West Midlands and perhaps filling the void that great amateur clubs like Coventry would have filled.“Who would have forecast that? I remember Syd Millar, someone who I have immense respect for, he was propping for Ireland when I saw my first international in 1959, and he said to me a long, long time ago, ‘Always remember one thing, the public will only come out in big numbers for international rugby, they will not support the club rugby to the same extent.’ Whether that was wishful thinking on Syd’s part and he didn’t want to see the club game grow too big, for whatever reason that is totally wrong.Growing the game: Jackson has been impressed with Wasps’ renaissance“That said, there are problems. I am concerned by the apparent ease at which players can be sent off simply trying to catch a high ball. Is it there fault if the opposing wing chooses to take a suicidal leap over the top of him? There’s a difference between that and deliberately tipping someone up when they are in the air.“Likewise with the head-high tackles. It’s all very well saying no tackling above the shoulder but players being players and coaches being coaches will say what you do here is go in very low so that you are so low if anyone is going to tackle you they are bound to hit you around the head. You hope referees will use their sense of feel for the game, it is tough for them, they have a split second to make up their minds, we can sit back and analyse it frame by frame and say he should have gone.“But the danger now is you go from one extreme to another. From the amateur era where there was all kinds of skulduggery to today where we may lose players to red cards unnecessarily. The danger then is you almost emasculate the game as a consequence.”Is there one particular change you would like to change?“Most definitely, and this is a kind of in-house thing which I’m sure rugby journalists all over Britain would agree with me on, there is far too much interference by press officers, we tend to call them, with good reason, ‘prevention officers’.“I would like to think that if I was a press officer at a club,  I would take the job on the understanding that they would listen to my advice about how to tackle difficult scenarios. I mean it’s a wonderful business to be in but I do wonder about the lack of access and how you can develop relationships…today there is a divide between the critic and the performer which I think is to the detriment of both. I think we would have a better understanding if we could go back to the old days and we all mingled together as one and if someone wanted to ball you out then they did so in front of all the players and then it was forgotten about.”Peter Jackson’s top tips:+ Enthusiasm – “When you are disappointed or get knocked back, bounce back up again! Don’t feel sorry for yourself, you’ll need to develop a fairly hard skin. You’ll think, ‘I could have done better than that, better than the bloke who’s done it’ then make sure that you’re available the next time the opportunity comes along. Keep persevering, don’t be put off easily.”+ Don’t be a cheerleader – “You are writing for your readership, not for the players, because they are the people buying the paper…we are not cheerleaders, which is a mistake I think a lot people make that we are there to glory the team’s good points and ignore the bad points. That’s not how journalism works.”+ Be a good listener – “My father always used to say, ‘Son, you learn nothing from the sound of your own voice’. Listen to people, even when the person you are interviewing is perhaps being a little slow, looking for the right words, don’t interrupt them, let them continue speaking because that’s the way you will get the best quotes, the most meaningful comments.”Under scrutiny: Brian O’Driscoll takes the questions of the press pack+ Make your questions count – “The art of a being an interviewer is a bit like being a good referee, you’re not seen. Just ask the short, simple questions. Of course there are times when you want a straight answer, either yes or no, but equally there are other times when someone is a little reticent about speaking, ask them a question that they can’t answer so simply. ”last_img read more

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Dramatic finish to Japanese Top League final as result goes down to last conversion kick

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first_imgMonday Jan 25, 2016 Dramatic finish to Japanese Top League final as result goes down to last conversion kick The Panasonic Wild Knights and Toshiba Brave Lupus battled it out for the Japanese Top League title this past weekend, and the match ended in thrilling fashion, with Panasonic able to hang on for a 27-26 victory and their third consecutive Top League title. With time up it looked as though the win was in the bag, but a great piece of attacking play from Toshiba’s Richard Kahui freed up Francois Steyn out wide, before a covering tackle required them to swing play back the other direction.It was Kahui again, this time with a cross kick, that created a stunning try for Shohei Toyoshima, a full 90 seconds after the final hooter.That meant Steyn needed to step up for a shot at glory.“What can you say? What a great conclusion to a great season of rugby in Japan,” Wild Knights coach Robbie Deans said after the match at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground.“That had everything that makes the game what it is. A good contest up front. A tough contest at the breakdown and both teams risking their hand.“Obviously the emotion would be very different if the kick had been successful at the death, but looking at the weight of the season and the weight of the encounter we probably warranted the outcome.”Former Crusaders and Wallabies coach Deans guided the Wild Knights to their third straight title, making him the first coach in the Top League to win silverware three years in a row.Hayden Parker, who converted three tries and landed two penalties on the day, finished with a perfect 28-from-28 from the tee for the season.NOTE: The highlights below are almost 15 minutes long with English commentary. If you would prefer shorter highlights (Japanese commentary), we’ve added some on page two of this post.credit: the tight five & @freemanrugbyJPN for the quotesADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Santa Teresa House / Amelia Tavella Architectes

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first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934131/santa-teresa-house-amelia-tavella-architectes Clipboard City:AjaccioCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Thibaut DiniRecommended ProductsWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsText description provided by the architects. Amelia Tavella, just distinguished by the first Corsican Architecture Awards (for her School A Strega), completes the construction of the Casa Santa Teresa on her native island, on the Route des Sanguinaires in Ajaccio. There would be the primitive memory of a house by the sea, memory of the days blushed by the sun, slow or dancing evenings, clear dawn which opens their arms to the one who finally dozes off – beauty is a celebration. Interior and exterior are never untied, but balanced according to the strength or the softness of the light passed through the sieve of the striped shutters, pivoting doors which invite or protect in the vast living room with secret alcoves leading to the upper rooms, while the plants and flowers escort the swim. The white building surrounded by sky is built overhanging the Mediterranean which unfolds a few meters away and which can be reached barefoot on the hot slab: the offering and the promise. “It is a house from the 1950s that had to be rebuilt without leaving behind vestiges of the past: its soul, its spirit.Save this picture!© Thibaut DiniSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Thibaut DiniI believe in the memory of walls, in the way it leaves its mark on a space. This is the story of the fun you had to find here. Pleasure of baths, invasive nature, close proximity to the beach, rocks, the Mediterranean Sea. The house is as if extracted from the city, which is fading in favor of beauty, of silence. Pivoting doors, alcoves, no partition prevents the view. I wanted beauty to flow, to be an invitation to the horizon, to the imagination. The railings are made of rope, the striped shutters inspired by the shutters and the frame doors let the light circulate while filtering it when it is intense. The different levels, inside the large living room, its fireplace and the upper rooms connected by a wooden staircase, outside the slab path which descends, are all steps to access the beach which is an offering , a trophy, just behind the Sanguinaires road. The smooth white facade never hits the sky, the plants, the flowers remain the guardians of the swimming pool and its terrace. It is the quintessential vacation home, the one that haunts my memory of happy childhood evenings, when the night embraces the day and beauty is a celebration. “Save this picture!© Thibaut DiniSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Thibaut DiniSave this picture!© Thibaut DiniVilla Santa Teresa expresses the architectural gesture of Amelia Tavella : ” When I build, I don’t defeat. There is no betrayal. I proceed by inclusion. Nature invades my projects. She is neither an obstacle nor a hindrance, she is my host whom I celebrate. I adapt to the trees, to the light, to the relief. It’s my way of balancing a modern gesture, architecture, with the tradition of a cliff, a ravine. There is something ancestral with nature. I am moved by it, often. I have so much passion for creating, inventing from an already written history. Each time, it’s a gamble : inscribe the building in the original space without shocking anything, moving or mistreating it. It’s an extension, not an amputation ”Save this picture!© Thibaut DiniProject gallerySee allShow lessBRM House / Biselli Katchborian ArquitetosSelected ProjectsOpen Call: WARMING CompetitionIdeas Share Santa Teresa House / Amelia Tavella Architectes Lead Architect: Save this picture!© Thibaut Dini+ 50Curated by Paula Pintos Share Santa Teresa House / Amelia Tavella ArchitectesSave this projectSaveSanta Teresa House / Amelia Tavella Architectes Year:  Manufacturers: JUNG, Terreal, DESIGN PARQUET, Marius Aurenti, Nemetschek, Saint-Gobain Architects: Amelia Tavella Architectes Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Ajaccio, France ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934131/santa-teresa-house-amelia-tavella-architectes Clipboard Projects Amelia Tavella 2020 Photographs:  Thibaut Dini Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAmelia Tavella ArchitectesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookAjaccioFrancePublished on February 21, 2020Cite: “Santa Teresa House / Amelia Tavella Architectes” 21 Feb 2020. 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“Internet regulation should not curtail freedom of expression”

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first_img June 8, 2021 Find out more News News We thank you in advance for the attention you give to our letter.Sincerely,Jean-François JulliardReporters Without Borders secretary-generalЧитать по русски : Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders wrote today to all the leaders of the Commonwealth of Independent States – Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan – voicing concern about a framework law on Internet regulation that the CIS adopted on 16 May. It contains several repressive provisions and, although not binding, it is intended to serve as guidelines for legislation in individual CIS member states.—-Dear Prime Minister,The press freedom organization Reporters Without Borders would like to draw your attention to Framework Law No. 36-9 “On the Bases of Internet Regulation,” which was adopted by the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the Commonwealth of Independent States on 16 May 2011 in the presence of a delegation from your country.Although not binding, this law’s 13 articles are intended to serve as a reference for legislation by CIS member countries. However, the implementation of some of this law’s articles would dangerously contradict the principles of online free expression and Net Neutrality by encouraging member states to exercise excessive control over what is a privileged space for exchanging information.Article 9, about “international cooperation in the domain of Internet regulation,” promotes a dangerous degree of state intervention at the expense of Internet self-regulation. It stipulates that state control over Internet content and users should be reinforced by the creation of various state agencies.Subsection 2 refers to a body empowered by the authorities to defend the state’s interests over the Internet.” Subsection 3 refers to an agency with the job of registering national domain IP addresses. It would have the power to cancel second-level domain names and therefore to close platforms such as LiveJournal in cases in which the country’s law is broken or in cases of “threats to public order in other countries.” The implementation of this provision would help to divide theInternet into national segments in direct violation of the principle of Net Neutrality, which bans any discrimination as regards network access.Article 13 is also a source of much concern because it makes it obligatory for Internet access providers to keep user data for at least a year and make it available to the judicial authorities and law-enforcement agencies. The scope of this measure, above all, the nature of the data being retained, must be clearly defined in order to reassure users that their personal data is not being misused by the authorities and to ensure that the length of time it is being retained is notexcessive. The Internet should not be used as a space for monitoring and controlling citizens, who have a right to privacy.We urge your government to take note of these various issues. Internet regulation should not be imposed at the expense of freedom of expression, which is enshrined in international conventions ratified by your country. In a joint declaration on 1 June 2011, the United Nations and the OSCE stressed that, “Restrictions on freedom of expression on the Internet are only acceptable if theycomply with established international standards.”You are bound by this declaration, which contains guidelines that would be a much better source of inspiration for your country’s legislators than Framework Law No. 36-9. It stressed that freedom of expression applies to the Internet as well, and that states have an obligation to promote universal Internet access. We urge you to enshrine Internet access as a fundamental right in yourConstitution. Organisation Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says June 15, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Internet regulation should not curtail freedom of expression” RSF_en center_img June 7, 2021 Find out more RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says News Europe – Central Asia News to go further Related documents prramochnyj_zakon.doc_2_.pdfPDF – 102.89 KB Europe – Central Asia June 4, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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L.A. County Announces 46 Coronavirus Deaths

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first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it The LA County Department of Public Health confirmed 46 new deaths and 1,400 new cases of the Coronavirus on Tuesday.According to a statement, 734 of these cases are from a backlog of tests, and 625 are daily reported cases.To date, 15,140 infections have been identified in LA County, and a total of 663 deaths. Eighty-nine percent of people who died had underlying health conditions.Thirty-three people who died were over the age of 65; four people who died were between the ages of 41 to 65 years old, and two people who died were between the ages of 18 to 40 years old. Thirty-one people had underlying health conditions including 27 people over the age of 65, three people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old and one person between the ages of 18 to 40 years old. Five deaths were reported by the City of Pasadena and two deaths were reported by the City of Long Beach.“Every day as we report the number of lives lost to COVID-19 we are reminded about the need to do everything we can to slow the spread of this disease,” said county health director Barbara Ferrer. “We mourn the loss of members of our collective community, and our hearts go out to their loved ones as they grieve. As we learn more about the virus it becomes clear that there are many asymptomatic people across the county that are capable of spreading COVID-19 to others. Our strategies moving forward need to ask everyone to keep their physical distance from each other, wear face coverings when in contact with others, and stay home as much as possible.”The department continues to receive a backlog of test results. In an effort to expand testing capacity, many new labs are responding to the emergency and Public Health is working with them to ensure that they have the proper reporting systems in place. Until this reporting issue is resolved, there may be periodic increases in positive cases and total cases due to unevenness in daily reporting.Health officials continue to remind everyone that if you are ill, even with mild symptoms, please self- isolate at home for 7 days and until you are fever and symptom free for 72 hours. If you have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 or is presumed to be infected with COVID-19, you must quarantine for 14 days from your last contact with that individual. Individuals who are elderly, have underlying health conditions or are pregnant may be at higher risk of serious illness and should contact their doctor as soon as they are sick.The best protection against COVID-19 is to wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands, self-isolate if you are sick, practice physical distancing (especially by staying at home) and wear a clean face covering when out in the public procuring or providing essential services. N95 and surgical masks should only be used by healthcare workers, first responders and essential workers providing care for people who are ill.The current Health Officer Order extends the previous Health Officer Order through May 15 and requires essential businesses to provide a cloth face covering for all employees to wear while performing duties that involve contact with other employees and or the public and to post physical distancing plans. 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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Business News Community News L.A. County Announces 46 Coronavirus Deaths Officials announce 1,400 new cases, but 734 came from a backlog of tests CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | 3:26 pm Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Only 13% of estate agencies are owned by women, latest research shows

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first_imgResearch has been published that claims just 13% of estate agencies are owned by women, despite at least half the industry’s workforce being female.The shocking figure is from Belvoir, whose poll of female agents for International Women’s Day found that although 74% of respondents knew there were opportunities for career progression within the industry just under half said juggling family and work life was a factor in not taking the plunge.Belvoir is taking a more proactive approach and urging female agents who are currently employees to consider becoming a franchisee and owning their own business.“We have always been keen to promote equal opportunities for potential franchisees and we are keen for more women to consider running their own property management business,” says CEO Dorian Gonsalves.Representation within agencies’ senior ranks is considerably better than business ownership. Hamptons says 64% of its Heads of Department are female, as are 33% or regional directors, 48% of branch managers. Overall, 63% of its employees are female.Mary Beeton, Head of Sales at Hamptons (pictured) says: “Starting out in property some 26 years ago it’s fair to say that I had embarked on a career in an industry with little female representation.“I had very few female peers and there were far fewer females in senior roles. Thankfully this has changed dramatically over the years with women making tremendous in-roads. I am now the Head of Sales at Hamptons and proudly sit on an all-female Exec Team, with Lesley Cairns as our MD and Catherine Westerling, Head of Lettings.”Hard workNatalie Boardman (main picture), is a Director of Belvoir Tunbridge Wells. She says: “One of the main motivating factors for me in becoming a franchisee was that I was able to work for myself and not have to go back to a London commute, after I had my daughter.“Whilst it’s a lot of hard work running your own business, I also now have lots of flexibility. During the pandemic I worked at home a lot whilst home-schooling my daughter, knowing that my team were running the office.“I can organise my diary so I can attend special events like a nativity play in the afternoon – and if my daughter is ever unwell I don’t have to ask permission to take time off work.”Top jobsNatasha Firman is a chartered surveyor and has been working in the property industry for nearly 20 years and is currently the franchisee of Winkworth’s Tunbridge Wells office.“Being female is an asset,” she says.  “So many times, I have come across women with views that being female hinders you through business, I disagree.“Yes, a lot of top jobs do go to men, but now more than ever women are being given that chance, but only if you are really good at what you do. Work hard and you will make it to wherever you want to go, but embrace being female. The key is that we think and work differently to most men and that difference is now what is beginning to be recognised.”More: Read The Negotiator’s inaugural Women in Property Power List.Read more about Winkworth’s female success stories.Watch recruiter Nicola Broomham talk about women in property. sally drake International Women’s Day Benjamin Stephens NAEA propertymark Belvoir March 8, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Only 13% of estate agencies are owned by women, latest research shows previous nextAgencies & PeopleOnly 13% of estate agencies are owned by women, latest research showsIndustry is finally getting to grips with gender equality but there is still long way to go, research from Belvoir shows.Nigel Lewis8th March 20210469 Viewslast_img read more

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HMAS Canberra in the Heart of Australia Day Celebrations

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first_img View post tag: Celebrations View post tag: Navy View post tag: HMAS Canberra February 2, 2015 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Asia-Pacific Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Canberra in the Heart of Australia Day Celebrations View post tag: Heartcenter_img View post tag: Australia Day HMAS Canberra in the Heart of Australia Day Celebrations Australian Navy’s newly commissioned Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Canberra took centre stage in Sydney Harbour for the Australia Day celebrations.The LHD was positioned in the waters between the Opera House and bridge with little room to manoeuvre. Canberra’s Navigator, Lieutenant Commander Calvin Johnson, said the team executed the plan well.We needed to ensure that our navigation organisation and all the supporting elements such as engineering teams and communicators were working together to ensure everything was conducted safely and professionally.While the ship is very large, it is extremely manoeuvrable with two Azimuth pods at the stern to propel and steer the ship and a bow thruster at the bow; Canberra can turn on itself in one spot if required.Canberra hosted the Governor of New South Wales, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley for the ‘Salute to Australia’ on the flight deck.On completion of the official proceedings, the ship moved and secured to a buoy at Point Piper.Once all Australia Day guests were safely ashore, Canberra departed Sydney Harbour to commence her first of class trials at sea. She will be training and conducting trials in the waters off the east coast of Australia including Jervis Bay for the next few weeks.[mappress mapid=”15011″]Image: Australian Navy Authorities View post tag: News by topic Share this articlelast_img read more

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Shoppers turn to brands

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first_imgShoppers are turning to brands – despite the weakened consumer confidence, according to research.The IGD ShopperTrack found that more than a third, or 35% of shoppers, said it was very important to them that the food and groceries they buy had been “made by a company that specialises in that product” – the highest level for a year.Similarly, 33% said it was very important that food and grocery products they buy were “made by a well-known company” – again the highest level for a year and 32% said that it was also very important that they have “grown up buying or using this product”.Joanne Denney-Finch, chief executive of IGD, said: “This strong level of support for brands is the highest it has been since we started tracking shopper sentiment on a monthly basis almost a year ago. During these uncertain times, a third of shoppers are returning to the food and grocery products they know best and are seeking comfort in brands they have grown up with. They are looking for brands they trust to deliver quality, value and reliability. “Even though people are facing a squeeze on incomes, when it comes to their food and groceries they are not just focusing on price. Quality is still important to shoppers, but this might come at the expense of spending on other items, such as restaurants.”The news that consumers are turning to familiar products comes as a retail price war has been predicted with the big supermarkets. Yesterday, Tesco cut the price of 3,000 products as part of a £500m campaign – including everyday items such as bread, fruit and milk.>> Permanently lower prices at Tesco?last_img read more

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Hebridean bakery enjoys sales success

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first_imgStag Bakeries, a family-owned bakery based in Stornoway, Lewis, has doubled year-on-year sales for the third consecutive year. The bakery continues to “invest heavily” in its business with new equipment and a 350sq m extension to the existing bakery currently under way. The new building will provide additional office and warehouse space and is estimated for completion this August at an estimated cost of £250,000.It attributes its success to the relaunch of its ambient sweet and savoury biscuits, making significant investment, including the adoption of a new brand identity and new products.Last year it launched new lines with a focus on provenance. It achieved new store listings as well as entering the foodservice sector and developing a range just for serving in restaurants, hotels and pubs.It also began a major export arm, working with overseas distributors, and is now listed in 10 countries worldwide.Stag expects this to increase following the brand’s appearance at one of the largest international trade fairs in Germany in October.Healthy tradeCharlie Macdonald, owner of Stag Bakeries, said: “For many years we have had a very healthy trade in the Scottish islands, providing a range of freshly baked goods. Three years ago we took the decision to invest in the Stag brand so that it had a broader appeal both in the UK and overseas.”Since then we have enjoyed phenomenal year-on-year sales growth, which is wholly attributed to our team who have worked exceptionally hard.The future for Stag is exciting. We operate in a very competitive market, so it is vital that we remain innovative and work hard on developing the bakery to remain ahead of the game. We remain committed to developing sales with the independent retail trade – be it in the UK or further afield.”last_img read more

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