Coffee chains angered by Wi-Fi access proposals

first_imgMajor coffee house chains and bakeries have slammed proposals to prosecute and even shut down cafés with Wi-Fi access if they fail to stop customers accessing illegal material.Last-minute changes to the Digital Economy Bill due to become law before the general election mean that cafés, pubs and airports offering Wi-Fi could be prosecuted if customers view, download or share copyright-infringing material while on their premises.The amendments, already passed by the House of Lords and due to go before the Commons this summer, are part of the wider Bill aimed at stopping websites from illegally showing copyright-infringing material, such as football highlights, film clips or music videos.But coffee shop chains are concerned that the proposals to include shop owners have gone too far. Maggie Wright, spokeswoman for Coffee Republic, which has sites with Wi-Fi access across the UK, said: “We have looked at the contents of this Bill and are extremely concerned by some of the proposals.”Meanwhile, Clare Sheppard, spokeswoman for bakery chain Le Pain Quotidien, which has more than a dozen outlets with Wi-Fi across London, added: “The proposals seem to be unfair and unworkable.”Lord Clement-Jones, the Liberal Democrat peer who tabled the amendment, said the changes would offer a “more proportionate, specific and appropriate” way to tackle copyright infringement.last_img read more

Check Out Annie’s ‘You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile’ by…Sia?!

first_imgAt the top of the second act in Annie, the swingy Boylan Sisters and Bert Healy sing “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile” as the orphans listen in on the radio. For the upcoming remake, though, it appears that the Boylan Sisters are out and Sia is in. Beau Brummel who? It’s all about Chanel and Gucci, now. Check out an emoji-less taste of the tune’s 21st-century makeover, complete with a sneak peek of Quvenzhané Wallis as the lovable orphan, below. According to Film Music Reporter, the soundtrack will include two additional tracks by Sia, as well as many memorable numbers from the musical, such as “Maybe,” “Little Girls,” “Easy Street” and “I Don’t Need Anything But You.” Annie will hit movie theaters on December 19. View Commentslast_img read more

Haiti Still Needs World’s Help: UN Aid Chief

first_imgBy Dialogo October 03, 2011 The United Nations aid chief called for continued humanitarian assistance to Haiti, stressing the crisis in a country still reeling from last year’s monster earthquake. Visiting the country during a two-day evaluation mission, Valerie Amos said the 600,000 people still living in camps have urgent needs for basic food, water, sanitation and housing services. “I visited camps and see for myself the difficult conditions. I was told about significant deterioration of hygiene and sanitation since the departure of many NGOs which have run out of money,” Amos told reporters. The humanitarian situation has been further aggravated by a cholera epidemic, food insecurity for 4.5 million people and an active hurricane season that has already destroyed homes and crops. “It’s clear that here in Haiti there are still significant unmet needs in water and sanitation, food insecurity persists and of course this is a country which is vulnerable to further outbreaks of cholera and to recurring natural disasters,” Amos said. She warned that while Haiti has made progress since the January 2010 earthquake that leveled the capital, killed more than 225,000 people and left one in seven homeless, “much more needs to be done.” An ensuing cholera epidemic left over 5,000 people dead. “As the focus now moves on to the longer term sustainable development of Haiti, we also need to remember those still in humanitarian need,” the relief chief added, adding that she was concerned about the situation of women exposed to violence and insecurity. Amos met with Haitian President Michel Martelly and held talks with the heads of groups working on the ground. She noted that Martelly has publicly expressed disapproval for forced evictions of people living in camps while waiting to find solution to relocate the homeless.last_img read more

Tabanan hospital declared COVID-19 cluster as 10 new cases emerge

first_imgSix of the 10 new cases might have contracted the virus while visiting the aforementioned COVID-19 positive patient.  “The transmissions took place in a private hospital in Tabanan,” Dian said as quoted by kompas.com.Meanwhile, the remaining four new cases were medical workers who treated the patient. Twenty-seven people who had physical contact with the 10 COVID-19 patients have been quarantined by authorities and have undergone PCR tests.Despite the incident, Dian assured that hospitals across the regency had implemented proper COVID-19 protocols to prevent the virus spread. “Don’t forget to wear masks, maintain the suggested physical distance and apply other required health protocols during visits,” said Dian. (vny) Topics : A private hospital in Tabanan, Bali, has been identified as a new cluster for COVID-19 transmission after 10 new cases emerged.The new transmissions occurred after the hospital treated a patient, who was later confirmed to have contracted the fast-spreading coronavirus. Tabanan COVID-19 task force spokesperson I Putu Dian Setiawan confirmed the case on Tuesday. last_img read more

Rise of Dutch state pension age to pause at 67 in 2024

first_imgFurther increases to the AOW age as of 2025 would be implemented in annual three-monthly steps, with each rise to be announced five years in advance.The pensions agreement stipulated that a rise to 67 and three months in 2025 would require an increase of life expectancy of 4.5 months relative to 2024.According to Daan Kleinloog, actuary and partner at consultancy Sprenkels & Verschuren, the prediction by CBS amounted to a rise of no more than 1.5 months.In 2025, a 65-year old is expected to live 20 years and nine months on average, CBS said.Currently, pension funds must base their calculations for future pensions on a target age of 68.Kleinloog said that, based on the new CBS figures, a rise of the target age to 69 was unlikely to be necessary before 2029.“And if the system changes in line with the pensions agreement, it could even shift to 2033,” he added. The planned gradual rise of the Dutch state pension (AOW) age is to pause at 67 in 2024 as the expected increase in life expectancy is slowing down.In a letter to parliament, Wouter Koolmees, the country’s minister for social affairs, said the decision was made following new prognoses by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) for the average remaining life expectancy of a 65-year old.According to the pensions accord in June, the – earlier decided – increase of the AOW age would decelerate to 67 in 2024.At the time, the trade unions, employers and government further agreed that the official retirement age would rise by eight months for every year of additional life expectancy as of 2025.last_img read more

Top news, Aug 28 – Sep 3, 2017

first_imgTidal Energy Today has compiled the top news from tidal and wave energy industry from August 28 until September 3, 2017.MeyGen claims world’s first as it welcomes final AHH turbineAtlantis Resources has reinstalled the third Andritz Hydro Hammerfest (AHH) tidal turbine for the MeyGen tidal energy project which is approaching a 2GWh milestone of tidal power generation. The MeyGen project also set a new world record for monthly production from a tidal stream power station with over 700MWh generated in August. The fourth turbine for this phase of the project, the AR1500, is expected to be added later in September.Minesto gets its wings (Gallery)Swedish tidal energy developer Minesto has taken delivery of the most distinguished part of its Deep Green ocean energy concept – the wing. It is made from composite material, with inner beams in carbon fiber and an outer shell in fiberglass, with the total weight of approximately 3 tons.Weptos wave device hits water off DenmarkLocal wave energy developer Weptos has deployed its wave energy device in the Little Belt strait, off the east coast of Denmark. The planned performance tests have been launched and are expected to be completed by the end of the year, Tommy Larsen, Chief Executive Officer of Weptos said.WaveRoller design ticks all the right boxesLloyd’s Register has approved the detailed design review of the WaveRoller wave energy device from the Finnish wave developer AW-Energy. The Design Appraisal Certificate guarantees that the WaveRoller design adheres to predetermined codes and standards regarding safety, functionality and reliability, AW-Energy informed.Sabella mobilizes Olympic Taurus for cable repair servicesFrench tidal energy developer Sabella engaged the services of Olympic Shipping’s multi-purpose vessel Olympic Taurus for the installation of new cable part related to the Ushant island tidal energy project. The operation started on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, and was completed two days later on August 31. The operation was conducted ahead of installation of Sabella’s D10 tidal turbine – set to be deployed later this year, or in 2018.Tidal Energy Todaylast_img read more

La Liga victory over Russian illegal streaming websites

first_imgLa Liga has won an anti-piracy ruling in Moscow to remove its content from three Russian websites that have been illegally streaming the leagues’ matches. The domains mou.su, hdtennis.ru and liveball.ru were found guilty of showing pirated broadcasts of La Liga matches in Russia during 2020. In total, the websites accumulated 1.14 million visits per month.Advertisement The case was brought to attention by La Liga’s in-house anti-piracy department which filed the complaint to the Moscow City Court and built the case in collaboration with Russia-based digital media protection firm WebKontrol. read also:Super Eagles stars cleared to resume team training at Laliga La Liga’s current broadcast partners in Russia are the Telesport Group and public-owned sports network Match TV. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti10 Greatest Disney Female Villains We Love AnywaysCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Did You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way? Loading… last_img read more

Wildcat Netters Drop Battle To Buldogs

first_imgFranklin County High School Boys Varsity Tennis falls to Batesville High School 4-1.#1 Singles Jack Stirn 3-6, 2-6 vs. Lleyton Ratcliffe#2 Singles Brant Ertel 6-7 (4-7), 1-6 vs. Adam Scott#3 Singles Landen Wuestefeld 0-6, 4-6 vs. Grant Story#1 Doubles Kurt Oetzel & Lonnie Schwartz 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 vs. Seth Gausman & Sam Voegele#2 Doubles Will Wade & Evan McMillin 4-6, 3-6 vs. Max Giesting & Cael RaheCourtesy of Wildcats Coach Dylan Little.last_img

Roger W. Gardner, 74

first_imgRoger W. Gardner, 74, Greensburg, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at his residence with his brother, Steve by his side.Born, September 3, 1945 in Greensburg, Indiana, he was the son of Billy G. and Connie Jeane (Buell) Gardner.Roger graduated from Greensburg High School in 1963 and then joined the Air Force. He served two tours of duty in Viet Nam and was in the air police.  He had been a member of the American Legion.  Roger along with his brother, Steve were collectors of antique and classic automobiles and parts.  Roger was a well-known source of information to the members of the Antique Automobile Club of America and the Classic Car Club.Roger enjoyed life, traveling, his friends and the car collecting hobby.He is survived by his brother, Steve n F. Gardner, Greensburg and Aunt, Doris Gardner, Westport.He was preceded in death by his parents.An open casket visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 16th at 9:30 until the graveside service at 10:00 a.m. at South Park Cemetery in Greensburg with Rev. Aaron West officiating.  Military services will follow. Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more