Washington DC: US regulators on Wednesday slapped a record 5 billion fine on Facebook for privacy violations in a settlement requiring the world’s biggest social network to “submit to new restrictions and a modified corporate structure.” The Federal Trade Commission said the penalty was the largest ever imposed on any company for violating consumers’ privacy and one of the largest penalties ever assessed by the US government for any violation. “Despite repeated promises to its billions of users worldwide that they could control how their personal information is shared, Facebook undermined consumers’ choices,” FTC Chairman Joe Simons said. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”The magnitude of the 5 billion penalty and sweeping conduct relief are unprecedented in the history of the FTC. The relief is designed not only to punish future violations but, more importantly, to change Facebook’s entire privacy culture to decrease the likelihood of continued violations.” The agreement establishes an independent privacy committee within Facebook’s board of directors, “removing unfettered control by Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg over decisions affecting user privacy,” the FTC statement said. Two commissioners of the five-member FTC dissented in the settlement, saying the penalty was insufficient.
One of the great barriers to ending the global AIDS epidemic is still that of human compassion. While new HIV infection rates have dropped by up to 50% in many countries over the last two years, and 8 million people living with HIV around the world are now on life saving medical treatment, the HIV symptom we still struggle to overcome is shame.EJAF Twitter blood post – LOVE IS IN MY BLOODThis Valentine’s Day, the day of international love, Elton John and a host of singers, artists, writers and sportspeople including Jessie J, Florence Welch, Ben Drew, Ai Weiwei, Elizabeth Hurley, Paulo Coelho, George Takei, Kelly Osbourne, Lara Stone, Stephen Fry, David Walliams, Jamie Oliver and Shane Warne are showing their love by pricking their fingers, creating a spot of blood and tweeting the image accompanied by the words ‘Love Is In My Blood’.The campaign, which comes from Elton’s AIDS Foundation, is designed to create a global conversation; reminding the world that the fight against AIDS is winnable, but only if we have enough love and compassion to ensure that no one is shut out, left behind or made to feel ashamed.“Now more than ever we know how to beat AIDS,” comments John, whose AIDS Foundation marks its 20th anniversary this year. “Thanks to incredible work by the AIDS community over the past 20 years we now have affordable, quality treatment which saves lives and dramatically reduces the chances of passing on HIV. But these medicines don’t work against prejudice and discrimination. It’s time to stop treating people who are most vulnerable to HIV as outcasts. Everyone deserves the chance to protect themselves. Surely we have enough love for that.”“A little drop of blood, a huge wave of love and a great surge of generosity – let them lead to an end to HIV/AIDS around the world,” comments Stephen Fry.Artist Ai Weiwei has created a film commercial inspired by the campaign. “The work is about love, about a need for all to be concerned with life,” Weiwei says. “When Elton asked me to create something for the Foundation, I wanted to contribute by finding an expression that raises awareness for this crisis among as many people as possible.” A 30 sec and 60 sec version of Weiwei’s commercial – which features the words ‘Love is in OUR Blood’ over drops of blood and the sound of a heartbeat, will run simultaneously on Thursday 14 February on YouTube, and for 24 hours from the time people wake up on Valentine’s Day throughout the day until midnight on screens in Times Square, Piccadilly Circus and Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, which has the largest AIDS epidemic in Europe.“Of course we want people to protect themselves and everything we fund promotes safe sex, clean disposable needles and condom use” says David Furnish, Chairman of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. “The idea of this campaign is not to get everyone pricking their fingers, but to get the world’s attention; to challenge the equation that HIV + blood only equals fear and isolation. What pumps through our veins is also the love and compassion to keep one another safe AND look after people when they need it. The only question is whether we are ready to show it.”
The Supreme Court (SC) today rejected a petition on leasing land to China in Hambantota.The petition had been filed by Parliamentarian Vasudeva Nanayakkara.
The region is the world’s largest producer of both farmed fish and captured fish – accounting for 91 per cent and 48 per cent of total world production respectively – and improved management is required in order to secure the sector’s future, says the report, presented to the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission last week in Chiang Mai, Thailand.FAO cites a study by the WorldFish Centre, an international resource organization belonging to the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, which suggests that over the last 25 years the amount of fish available in some Asian-Pacific areas has declined by between 6 and 33 percent. In a few instances, the drop has been as steep as 40 percent over five years. Changes in the composition of fish resources have also occurred, FAO notes. The abundance of larger, more valuable species has declined, while the proportion of smaller fish lower down the food chain, sometimes referred to as “trash fish,” has notably increased – a phenomenon known as “fishing down the food chain.” Recent studies estimate that the amount of trash fish being landed now exceeds 60 per cent of the total marine production from the South China Sea, about 60 per cent of the catch in the Gulf of Thailand, 30 per cent to 80 percent in Viet Nam, and 50 per cent in trawl catches from western Malaysia. “Demand is fast outstripping supply and prices are expected to rise, resulting in greater incentives to target these fish and aggravate the over-fishing problem in the area,” FAO says.
Ohio State football player Marcus Baugh was arrested Sunday for underage possession/consumption of alcohol and for displaying improper identification, according to a Franklin County Municipal Court public record.According to the record, Baugh was arrested by OSU Police at 11th Avenue and High Street, where the South Campus Gateway is located. Baugh was released on a $1,000 bond and his arraignment was scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday where he pleaded not guilty.Both offenses are listed as M1 misdemeanors, which are punishable by up to six months in jail and/or up to a $1,000 fine.Baugh, a 6’4″ 230-pound tight end from Riverside, Calif., is an incoming freshman at OSU. He was considered a four-star recruit coming out of high school by major recruiting services Scout, Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports.Baugh was not yet enrolled during spring semester, and therefore did not participate in spring football drills.Upon asking the football team for a statement regarding Baugh’s arrest, an OSU spokesman told The Lantern that it is “aware of the situation.”Baugh did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Kevin Durant held back LeBron James.Miami’s LeBron James was not bad. He was good most of the game, in fact. But Kevin Durant was better, much better, all game long. The difference between the two superstar players helped Oklahoma City overcome a 13-point deficit in Game 1 of the NBA Finals to earn a 105-94 victory.The Thunder have a 1-0 series lead with Game 2 Thursday back in Oklahoma City. And it was Durant most responsible for OKC’s enviable position. He scored 17 of his 36 points in the final period on an dizzying array of shots. James had seven of his 30 when the game was decided. To wit: He had only one basket over the first 8:15 of the fourth.James averaged just three points in the fourth quarters of the Heat’s six-game loss to Dallas last year, taking almost all the heat for Miami’s Finals failure. He was good in this one, Durant was just better.And when fans chanted “MVP! MVP!” late in the game, they weren’t talking about James, the guy who won the regular-season award.They meant Durant, who is in a race with James for his first ring — and maybe the title of best player in the world is on the line, too.But first thing’s first. The game matters most, and James needs more help. Russell Westbrook shot just 10 of 24, but after halftime he and Durant outsored the entire Miami team 41-40. He finished with 27 points, eight rebounds 11 assists and just two turnovers. Meanwhile, Dwyane Wade had 19 points but shot just 7-of-19 for the Heat, while Shane Battier provided some rare offense by scoring 17 points, his high this postseason.Turning to a small lineup late in the third quarter, the Thunder improved to 9-0 at home in the postseason. Defensive ace Thabo Sefolosha helped defend James during the Thunder’s comeback, relieving Durant of the burden so he could focus on his scoring.A couple of key stats were significant. One, OKC outscored the Heat 24-4 on fastbreak points. Not good, especially considering how effective Miami has been on the break. The second stat is this: The Thunder scored 56 points in the paint. Really not good.
Read: Drumroll, please… The top ten “most liveable cities” in the world have been named THE IRISHMAN BEHIND Melbourne’s ambitious ‘Vision’ building – set to be the tallest apartment block in the city once it’s finished – says that nearly all of the residential units on offer are now sold.Cavan-born Tom Brady, of the ‘Brady Property Group’ told the Melbourne-based Irish Echo newspaper this week that 85 per cent of the apartments had already gone.Marketing of the 534 units only began in August, after permission was granted for the building’s current design back in April. Prices range from €258,000 to €2.1 million.Current plans include what developers describe as “resort style” luxury facilities on the tenth floor, including a gym, spa, cinema and swimming pool.Construction on the project is expected to be completed in 2016.
I don’t know (2569) YesNoI don’t knowVote Poll Results: No (2353) Yes (418) THE LATEST SURVEY from the Irish League of Credit Unions has shown disposable income has risen by almost €50 since December 2012, and most adults are now left with €182 at the end of the month.It also found that the number of people with no money left over after essential bills has fallen by almost 40,000, but 480,000 people still have no disposable income at the end of the month.In light of this, we want to know if you have seen an improvement: Has your disposable income increased?
The Greek Orthodox Parish Community of St George Greek Welfare Centre will be giving a guided talk on depression. Presented by Dr Oreste Theodoratos (MMBS) Psychiatris Registrar Royal Brisbane Hospital, Michelle Tsakas BA (Hons) BSW AASW (ACC) AMHSW, Mareegoula Prostamo BSW, AASW and Fr Dimitri Tsakas BSW (Hons) B Th. MintRel, AASW (ACC), AMHSW. The presentations will include information on: how antidepressants work; what is depression; what causes depression; how are families affected by depression; how do families and people experiencing depression get help; how can counselling help; and what coping mechanisms help us deal with depression. After the presentations there will be a guided discussion. The talk ‘How Much Do You Know About Depression? will take place at the Greek Orthodox Community of St George Greek Respite Centre on Wednesday 28 March from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be provided. For more information please contact Mareegoula Prostamo at the St George Greek Orthodox Community on (07) 3844 3669 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
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Star Wars collectors, proceed with caution: A lightsaber dubbed as an ‘original’ prop was recently pulled from a major auction over authenticity concerns.The lightsaber, which was expected to fetch up to $200,000 at a Los Angeles-based auction this week, was removed on Tuesday after Star Wars fans debated whether it was real or not, The Guardian reported.Profiles in History, the auction house selling the item, wrote that the lightsaber was one in five designed by Roger Christian, an award-winning Star Wars set decorator. A description of the item also indicated that it was used by Mark Hamill, the actor who played Luke Skywalker in the 1977 movie Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.Mark Hamill in ‘Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope’ (Photo Credit: Profiles in History)“In light of conflicting information regarding the origin of Roger Christian’s lightsaber, Profiles in History has decided to withdraw the piece from this auction until Mr. Christian can clear up the inconsistencies that have been brought to our attention,” said Joe Maddalena, the chief executive of the auction house, in a media statement obtained by Reuters.Despite Christian providing a letter of authenticity, Star Wars enthusiasts questioned if the lightsaber was really created for the film. Jason DeBord, editor-in-chief of The Original Prop Blog, studied Christian’s social media posts from 2015 and 2016. On his social media accounts, Christian allegedly discussed developing recent prototypes of the famous lightsaber.According to BBC, the Original Prop Blog posed videos raising concerns over the lightsaber, including alleged differences between the lightsaber picture in the letter and the lightsaber shown in the auction house’s catalogue.Last Week, Hamill also wrote a cautionary post on Twitter, warning fans that, “There was no ONE lightsaber I used in the films, but many, MANY, both for myself & my stunt-double.”Be Advised-There was no ONE lightsaber I used in the films, but many, MANY, both for myself & my stunt-double. Multiple duplicate back-up props are commonplace during production-When the handle ridges were cutting my hands, they even made a few w/ soft sponge ridges! #BuyerBeware https://t.co/C6Tv4TGIPy— MarkHoHoHoHamill (@HamillHimself) December 4, 2018Despite authenticity concerns, Christian told BBC that it was one of the five original lightsabers especially created for the Star Wars movie, and said, “It is real – I’ve got the Oscar to prove it.”More on Geek.com:Luke Skywalker’s ‘Original’ Lightsaber Can Be Yours Massive Cave Discovered in Canada, Named After ‘Star Wars’ BeastCool Gifts for Every Star Wars Junkie PewDiePie Pulls $50,000 Pledge to Anti-Hate Group After Fan BacklashPolice Arrest Dutch YouTubers for Trespassing Area 51 Site Stay on target
NFL Week 2 Preview With Mike Lombardi, Will Antonio Brown Play? Facebook Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Twitter maybe if they put raw on the network, there would actually be a way for me to watch it instead of using websites. idk, im not a doctor, im just saying, hulu has shortened versions of raw and smackdown but wwe network doesnt. Velvet Sky I liked the idea of SD team sourprise entry.. enjoyed the last 30 minutes Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview.com Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Germany Sticks to a Balanced Budget, But Is Ready for a Crisis Videos Articles Khloe Kardashian wanted therapy with Tristan Thompson Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon: Alarm (German Spot) Now Playing Up Next 2 COMMENTS Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter November 16, 2016 at 6:33 am November 15, 2016 at 9:47 pm WWE Smackdown Ratings: Viewership stays over 2 million, WWE stays No. 1 on Tuesday WWE RAW Ratings: Viewership sees a 15% drop against the return of Monday Night Football Now Playing Up Next Last night’s 11/14 WWE RAW, drew an average audience of 2.88 million viewers on Monday night according to a report by Showbuzzdaily.com.This is up from last week’s show that drew 2.78 million viewers. Monday Night Football on ESPN dominated the night on cable with 10.7 million viewers.RAW came in at No. 4, No. 5 and No. 7 for the night on cable in the 18-49 demographic.Hourly breakdowns were as follows.Hour 1: 2.960 (down from 3.066 million viewers last week)Hour 2: 2.930 (up from 2.731 million viewers)Hour 3: 2.743 (up from 2.505 million viewers)Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Manish Rai Google+ WWE Smackdown Ratings: Viewership goes up, WWE remains at the No. 1 spot on Tuesday Ryan Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Comments are closed.
It wasn’t a good debut match for Alex McLeish as he was in charge for the first time as Scotland new boss – and his side were beaten 1-0 at home by Costa Rica.However, Matt Ritchie believes that it’s just a beginning and the fans should be patient – it will take some time to rebuild the squad and the midfielder hopes that after that, the national team will be strong as never before.The Newcastle player spoke about this bitter loss as he said, according to BBC:“We need their support and hopefully we can have a successful spell.”Scotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.“It’s the first game and I understand they want to win, we want to win more than anyone, but it’s a work in progress.”“I know they are frustrated after the last campaign but we all need to be pulling in the same direction.”“It’s a new manager with new ideas and I think you could see from the first half to the second half it was much improved. That was down to the lads getting to know each other.”
Netflix has implemented unlimited maternity and paternity leave for its 2,019 members of staff during the first year after a child’s birth or adoption. The on-demand media streaming service has introduced the initiative in an attempt to combine the needs and aspirations of its employees and the business.Parents can return part-time, full-time, or return and then go back out as needed.Tawni Cranz, chief talent officer at Netflix, said: “We work hard to foster a freedom and responsibility culture that gives our employees context about our business and the freedom to make their own decisions along with the accompanying responsibility.“We want employees to have the flexibility and confidence to balance the needs of their growing families without worrying about work or finances.“Experience shows people perform better at work when they’re not worrying about home. This new policy, combined with our unlimited time off, allows employees to be supported during the changes in their lives and return to work more focused and dedicated.”
MIAMI LAKES, FLA. (WSVN) – An investigation is underway, after a body was discovered in a canal in Miami-Dade County, Thursday morning.7Skyforce flew over the scene, where over 20 police units could be seen near a residential neighborhood.According to officials, at around 4:15 a.m., Miramar Police received a call about an individual trying to break into multiple vehicles.Once police arrived on the scene, witnesses said, someone ran by police and jumped into the canal.“I saw a gentleman running around the road,” said Armando Latour, who lives nearby. “He jumped in front of the police car and kept running towards my house. I’m pretty sure he did not see the canal, since it is pitch black at that time, and he jumped straight into the canal.”Davie Fire Rescue’s dive team responded and searched until they discovered a body.A 7News viewer captured the moments a body was found and pulled from the canal. The medical examiner’s office has removed the body from the scene. However, the person’s identity has not yet been released.The canal is said to be the dividing line between Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Miami-Dade Police have taken over the investigation.Police shutdown westbound 202nd Street at 67th Avenue for the investigation. The road has since reopened.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – A South Florida organization decided to give back and deliver Christmas trees to people in Miami.The Boys and Girls Club of Miami-Dade handed out free Christmas trees to 100 people, Tuesday, courtesy of Brickell City Centre and Swire Properties.Those in line waited near Southwest 28th Street and 32nd Avenue for the chance to pick out one of the pre-wrapped trees that stood 5 to 6 feet tall.“I am very excited about my tree,” said a recipient. “I appreciate everything they’re doing for me. I’m very excited.”“People that can’t afford a tree, it’s a great thing,” said a man. “It’s a happy day; kids love it.”“Thanks to our friends at Swire Properties, we were able to give out 100 trees today to the community,” said the Boys and Girls Club of Miami-Dade President Alex Rodriguez-Roig. “I mean, our mission really is to help the community, and they believe that and they said I want to be part of that.”For those looking to purchase a tree, the organization said they have a lot left. One-hundred percent of the proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club, which serves thousands of boys and girls in Miami-Dade County with positive, year-round programs.
Dammaiguda: Kesara mandal Prajaparishad president M Swapna launched CC road works costing Rs 4 lakh at Journalists Colony here on Wednesday. ZPTC Bandaru Ramadevi, MPTC Ramaram Srihari Goud, D Bhaskar Goud, Navaneetha, Chandrakala, Lalitha Yadav and others were present.
Hyderabad: A day after a 40-year-old automobile financier Gajendra Parekh was kidnapped and released for a ransom of Rs 1 crore, the city police arrested three of the alleged abductors on Tuesday. Two more suspects are still at large. Cash totalling Rs 35.30 lakh and two cars were seized from the accused, the police said. The victim was abducted in a car when he went to meet his friends. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us The kidnappers threatened to kill him if he did not part with Rs 3 crore and beat him up badly. The financier bargained with them and he called one of his friends for arranging the money and after handing over Rs 1 crore, the accused released him. Later, he lodged a police complaint. The prime accused, identified as Mohammed Almas, was into second-hand car-selling, and he planned the kidnapping of the financier for ransom and took the help of the other accused to carry out the plan, the police said. The kidnappers initially demanded Rs 3 crore and then agreed to accept Rs 1 crore, which they had distributed among themselves, the police said. Also Read – Vemulawada school seized after road accident Advertise With Us Central Zone Task Force police arrested the accused. According to City Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar, the accused were identified as Mohammed Almas (21), a car dealer, Mohammed Akbar (22), a student and Mir Shafeeq Ali (19), unemployed youth. All are residents of Old City. The police said Gajandra Parekh was in fact the friend of Almas for the last four years. He used to purchase seized cars from Gajandra Parekh. He came to know that Gajendra’s brother had alleggedly cheated a company, named Fortune Finance, to a tune of Rs 40 crore. On finding that Gajendra had a huge turnover, Almas hatched a plan to kidnap the former for ransom.
New Delhi: The Ladakh Buddhist Association (LBA) has written to Union Home Minister Amit Shah seeking protection of Buddhist community in Kargil in the wake of opposition to the formation of new Union Territory of Ladakh. The letter written by LBA president P.T. Kunzang accused Kargil resident Sheikh Nazir of instigating communal tension in the region. Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us Kunzang said the people of Ladakh and the Buddhist community have whole heartedly supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to form a Union Territory, but certain elements in Kargil are opposing the move and are keen to align with the people of the Valley. He said communal colour is being given to the issue by individuals such as Sheikh Nazir leading to a tense situation. The LBA has requested the Home Ministry to take cognizance of the issue and warn people like Nazir against making it a communal issue.