Greenpeace International: Deep Seabed Mining Could Have Impact on Environment

first_imgA new report from Greenpeace International has found that deep seabed mining could have a serious impact on the ocean environment and on the livelihood of coastal communities.In a Report just released it calls for a suspension in the granting of deep seabed mining licenses.Ms Seni Nabou, the political advisor for Greenpeace, told Radio Australia’s Pacific Beat that a license had already been granted for deep seabed mining in Papua New Guinean waters, but a lot more work needed to be done to protect the world’s oceans before companies should be allowed to start operating.“We don’t believe that seabed mining applications should be granted,” Ms Nabou said.“No exploration or exploitation should take place unless or until the full range of marine habitats, biodiversity and ecosystem functions are adequately protected.”Ms Nabou says many of the habitats on the deep sea floor are yet to be studied by scientists.“The habitats are dark, previously thought to be lifeless by scientists, but we know now that this is not true,” she said.“There are still too many unknowns out there, which is why we are joining the Pacific Conference of Churches…in calling for a moratorium on these applications until we know more.”“We particularly want to see rules to ensure that environmental and cumulative impacts of seabed mining as well as potential impacts, alternative uses and livelihoods have been thoroughly assessed,” she said.[mappress]Press Release, July 18, 2013last_img read more

Intellectual property

first_imgConflict of laws – Information technology – Authorisation In proceedings for infringement of copyright and database right brought by the claimant UK companies (F) against the defendant German and Swiss companies (S), the court was required to determine whether it had jurisdiction. F were engaged in organising professional football matches in the UK, and creating and exploiting certain data and rights in relation thereto. S provided live scores, results and other statistics relating to football and other sports to its customers via the internet. The copyright and database right at issue in the proceedings was alleged to subsist in a database compiled by F which comprised UK football match statistics. F claimed that, in assembling their data, S were copying data from F’s database. It was necessary for F to show a good arguable case of copyright and/or database right infringement in the UK in order to establish jurisdiction in the UK. It was S’s case that they performed no infringing acts, or indeed any acts at all, in the UK. S argued that there could be no infringement unless there was a good arguable case that what they were alleged to have taken by reproduction was itself protectable as a copyright work, in the sense that it could be described as the author’s own intellectual creation – matters such as goals, goal scorers, and red and yellow cards left no room for judgement or discretion, they were simply collected mechanically by an observer. Held: (1) F’s case was that the infringing act was the reproduction of its data by UK customers, and S’s authorisation of the act of reproduction by the customers. F had adequately pleaded a case of authorising reproduction by customers in the UK. Consequently, there was also an adequate plea of joint infringement between S and the UK customers (see paragraphs 28-41 of judgment). (2) S’s argument that the part alleged to have been reproduced did not amount to an intellectual creation was not supported by any evidence. While there might ultimately prove to be force in S’s argument, F had a good arguable case on the issue of reproduction of a substantial part (paragraph 49). (3) F had pleaded that S had extracted and/or re-utilised the whole or a substantial part of its database, within the meaning of regulation 16 of the Copyright and Rights in Databases Regulations 1997. Unlike copyright, there did not appear to be any provision in relation to database right which corresponded to section 16(2) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, which prevented ‘authorising’. F therefore had to show that S had done the acts in question, or plead some act of extraction or re-utilisation by someone else and rely on joint tortfeasorship. It was the end-users in the UK who would carry out any act of extraction in the UK, by downloading information necessary to allow S’s pop-up windows to appear on their screen. Despite the absence of a specific allegation to that effect in the relevant part of the particulars of claim, the particulars of claim viewed as a whole did allege sufficient facts for F to be able to maintain that customers had extracted the data in the UK. F had a good arguable case on the issue of extraction (paragraphs 52-62). The ‘re-utilisation’ issue raised a question of law, namely the place where ‘making available to the public all or a substantial part of the contents of a database by… online… transmission’ occurred, within the meaning of article 7(2)(b) of Directive 96/9. In the context of satellite broadcasts within the EU, the place where the act of broadcast occurred was where the signals were introduced under the control of the person making the broadcast into an uninterrupted chain of communication. That was known as the ‘emission theory’. There was no corresponding definition for either of the restricted acts in issue in the instant case. It was significant that the UK had adopted the emission theory for all wireless broadcasts, not solely satellite broadcasting. Article 7(2)(b) of Directive 96/9 and article 3 of Directive 2001/29 should be interpreted as meaning that the act of making available to the public by online transmission was committed and committed only in the place where the transmission took place. Although the placing of data on a server in one state could make the data available to the public of another state, that did not mean that the party who had made the data available had committed the act of making available by transmission in the state of reception (paragraphs 63-74). (4) The particulars of claim alleged sufficient facts to make out a case of re-utilisation by the two named customers. Applications granted in part. (1) Football Dataco Ltd (2) Scottish Premier League Ltd (3) Scottish Football League (4) PA Sport UK LTD v (1) Sportradar GMBH (a ­company registered in Germany) (2) Sportradar AG (a company registered in Switzerland): Ch D (Mr Justice Floyd): 17 November 2010center_img James Mellor QC, Lindsay Lane (instructed by DLA Piper UK) for the claimants; Hugo Cuddigan (instructed by Bird & Bird) for the defendants.last_img read more

Another Storm On The Horizon For Wednesday Night

first_imgPhoto used courtesy Katy L. Jones, originally found on East Road Services’ Facebook page. This is a developing story- Updates will be posted as they are made available.  Low temps on Wednesday will be in the 20′s again, but highs are expected to reach the lower 30′s despite signs that more snow will start this afternoon and continue into Thursday morning. Thursday morning is predicted to be freezing cold with low temps in the teens and highs climbing to 30-33. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The National Weather Service out of Anchorage anticipates more snow to fall in the central Kenai Peninsula Wednesday through Thursday morning. Meteorologist Mike Ottenweller with the weather service predicted snowfall would continue Wednesday evening and continue overnight until tapering off Thursday morning.center_img Ottenweller: “Another storm system is on tap for tonight. Residents should expect another round of winds, and then eventually some more snow as we get to Thursday night.”  Friday could be warmer and dryer, though, with more possible snow and temps reaching back down to the mid 20’s, according to the NWS.last_img read more

PSG move for Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante

first_img El PSG, a por un crack del Chelsea Sport EN Kante, 26, was nominated as one of the candidates for the Ballon d’Or. CEST They are willing to throw 100 million euros at the deal – but Chelsea and Kante might not accept it. The player has little intention of leaving Stamford Bridge. In Paris they view him as the ideal player to ‘retire’ Thiago Motta, who is set to leave at the end of the season.  11/10/2017 The PSG machine does not stop. Not content with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, they are now thinking about signing Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante. If things go well, in the winter window, if not, in the summer. IN SPORT.ES Upd. at 15:43 last_img read more

Canucks take charge with 3-2 victory over defending Cup champs

first_imgSamuelsson backhanded a rebound past Chicago goalie Corey Crawford after the Canucks had just killed off a penalty.Duncan Keith and Patrick Sharp scored power play goals for the Hawks.Christian Ehrhoff and Daniel Sedin scored 54 seconds apart to give the Canucks a brief 2-1 lead.The story of the game was Canuck goalie Roberto Luongo who faced 32 shots. Most of the shots came in the first period where Chicago had four power plays, including a two-man advantage.Luongo stopped Patrick Kane on a point-blank shot at Patrick Sharp on a blast from near the slot area. Mikael Samuelsson’s third period goal snapped a 2-2 tie to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 victory over the Blackhawks in NHL Stanley Cup Playoff action Sunday night at the United Centre in Chicago.The win gives Vancouver a stranglehold on the best-of-seven series leading 3-0. Game four is Tuesday in Chicago at 5 p.m. PDT.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Steve Nash Youth Basketball Team

first_imgCoaches are from the L.V. Rogers Senior Bombers, including head coach Jeremy Phelan.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the future basketball stars with Team of the Week honours. After a successful winter program, the Steve Nash Youth Basketball is making a return for its spring session beginning Wednesday at the Hume Elementary Gym in Nelson.The Spring session runs from Wednesday (April 6th) to May 25th (8 sessions) from 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.For complete information — membership Includes: Basketball, Reversible Jersey, T-Shirt, Basketball BC membership including supplementary insurance coverage — as well as online registration, go to website.last_img read more

All-Ireland Under 21 Hurling Semi-Final – Galway 0-21 Dublin 0-19

first_imgAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Scorers for Galway: B Molloy 0-10 (5fs, 165), T Monaghan 0-3, D Nevin 0-3 (1 sideline), C Whelan 0-2, E Burke 0-2, D Dolan 0-1.Scorers for Dublin: R McBride 0-3, C Boland 0-3, C Bennett 0-3 (3fs), A Jamieson-Murphy 0-2, S Treacy 0-2 (2fs), S Barrett 0-1, J Madden 0-1, F O’Riain Broin 0-1, E Conroy 0-1, C MacGabhann 0-1, E McHugh 0-1.Galway: C Tuohy; C Jennings, D O’Donoghue, D Cronin; F Burke, S Cooney, S Loftus; D Dolan, D Nevin; K McHugo, B Molloy, E Burke; T Monaghan, C Whelan, C Burke.Subs: B Concannon for McHugo (40 mins), J Mannion for C Burke (45 mins), E Brannigan for Whelan (49-51 mins), E Brannigan for Dolan (53 mins), S Linnane for Whelan (64 mins), J Grealish for Mannion (71 mins), A Morrissey for Monaghan (76 mins).Dublin: J Treacy; J Bellew, E O’Donnell, J Madden; F O’Riain Broin, C MacGabhann, S Barrett; R McBride, J Malone; C Boland, A Jamieson-Murphy, E Conroy; S Treacy, S O’Riain, C Bennett.Subs: P O’Dea for O’Riain (43 mins), C O’Neill for Bennett (46 mins), E McHugh for Conroy (55 mins), B Bolger for O Riain Broin, S O’Riain for Jamieson-Murphy (69 mins), C Bennett for McBride (72 mins).Referee: D Kirwan (Cork).print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway captain Brian Molloy inspired his side to a narrow victory over Dublin at Semple Stadium in the Under 21 Semi-Final that took extra time to decide.Final score: Galway 0-21 Dublin 0-19 20 August 2016; Darrahg O’Donoghue of Galway in action against Séan Ó Riain, left, and Andrew Jamieson-Murphy of Dublin during the Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling U21 Championship Semi-Final game between Dublin v Galway at Semple Stadium in Thurles, Co Tipperary. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfilecenter_img Commentary from Sean Walsh, Niall Canavan and Conor Hayes.last_img read more

Macon County Business Owner Arrested on Drug Charges

first_imgA local business owner and others were arrested late Wednesday evening following an ongoing drug investigation by the Macon County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit. Methamphetamine and Marijuana were seized following a traffic stop and subsequent execution of a search warrant. Owner of a local business that legally sells drug paraphernalia called “PipeLine” was arrested. Owner Michelle Phillips is being held on a $200,000 bond and the two others arrested are being held on $180,000 bonds. Multiple charges against each have been filed which include Intent to manufacture, sell and deliver methamphetamine. One officer was treated for injuries at the scene by Macon County EMS but refused to go to hospital. He was later treated at Angel Hospital and received several stitches for a laceration to his hand.Sheriff Robert Holland states, “This investigation and others does not end with these arrests. We will continue to work diligently to gather information and target those we know are associated with the drug business. I have men and women who work tirelessly that are committed to the safety and wellbeing of our community. Each give their absolute all on a daily basis and like nothing more than to arrest drug dealers and see people who are poisoning & killing our young people go to jail.”The investigation continues.last_img read more

PHP Power Button: VMware vCloud SDK

first_img7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Developers have access to a growing number of options for spinning up virtual machines. With each new software release from virtualization titans such as VMware there are also developer community efforts such as VI Java API with a wide base of contributors. Just as the contributors expand so do the options for developers familiar with other languages.Let’s take a look at how VMware is expanding options with a recent beta that targets the PHP developer community.Here Comes BetaThe VMware vCloud SDK for PHP Beta is an example of expansion in available language support for the PHP developer community. The appending of beta speaks to the path and desire for inclusion longer term. Indeed, sometimes the popularity within a developer community that includes paying customers can have an impact on a company roadmap. Perhaps this post regarding PHP and VMware reflects how continued pursuit of more options can benefit the PHP developer community.Hit the Power Button PHPleaseHere’s a simple example for powering on a virtual machine in just a few lines of code from one of the documents on the VMware developer community portal:Resources and RecoursesMore resources are available within the VMware community portal (free registration required). Once you are logged in you can review documents such as the vCloud SDK for PHP introduction and the programming guide will get you started quickly. For now, those appear to be the only formal resources RWH was able to find for this post.A quick search on “PHP” within the VMware community portal returns hundreds of discussions, documents, and blog posts. However, you’ll need to be mindful of the quality of those search hits. While “hundreds” of hits might seem like a lot or a little depending on your point of view, it’s important to understand that many of the resources mentioned are going to be comments that make reference to websites with a URL ending in .php or that contain references to index.php where RewriteRule was not enabled. Unfortunately, not all developer community portals have the sophistication of Google (yet) when it comes to searching on blobs of text and mixed file types for a generic term like “PHP”.In short, now is your chance to create meaningful and relevant paths within the community portal!Of course, there are other resources outside of the corporate portals to help you understand a specific product better. For example, if you are curious about what the object model for vCloud API would look like in a picture, head over to Steve Jin’s blog for the UML diagram. If you are currently working with VMware or within a VMware shop, do you expect to make use of the vCloud SDK using PHP? Are you a PHP developer that is active in the VMware community portal and if so does this latest beta excite you? What resources have you come across in your own searches?Let us know in the comments below! Related Posts How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Why You Love Online Quizzescenter_img Tags:#hack#Tools jay cuthrell Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

Florida Governor Proposes Tax Holidays and Reduced Millage Rate

first_imgFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis has proposed the following in his 2019-2020 budget:– a three-day back to school sales tax holiday on clothing up to $60, school supplies up to $15, and the first $1,000 on computers;– a one-week disaster preparedness sales tax holiday on items needed during disasters including generators up to $750; and– a property tax millage rate reduction of 0.157.News Release, Office of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, February 1, 2019Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more