BT accused of creating two tier internet

first_img KCS-content Tags: NULL Tuesday 14 September 2010 8:25 pm A NEW BT service that will allow it to charge ISPs higher prices for better quality services has led to accusations it is creating a “two tiered internet”.BT’s Content Connect effectively creates an online space separate from the regular internet which ISPs can stream video without sapping bandwidth from regular users.The telecoms giant will charge ISPs different prices depending on the quality they require for particular services, in theory allowing them to better structure their broadband offering to ensure quality and speed.However, there are fears the move could contribute to a “tiered” internet, in which smaller content providers and ISPs are squeezed out by firms which are able to pay for the fastest services.Toby Syfret, analyst with Enders Analysis, told City A.M.: “The fear is this would upset the principles of net neutrality. It is an issue that needs to be looked at carefully.”One industry source said the service “flies in the face of net neutrality” and could lead to “less mainstream content falling through the cracks as big players pay for faster speeds”.BT’s managing director of products Cameron Rejali denied the service would create a two tier internet, saying it is simply a more effective way for ISPs to manage traffic.He said “We are not saying people can’t access content unless it is paid for. You can go out and get the same content from multiple locations. But some ISPs want to pay to ensure a quality service.“I disagree that this raises a net neutrality question. It will actually be significantly cheaper for ISPs so we do not think smaller service providers will be hurt by this.”The system, developed by Cisco, is expected to be utilised heavily by Project Canvas, the TV on demand system of which BT is a founding member. Share BT accused of creating two tier internet whatsapp Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and whatsapplast_img read more

Halma raises interim dividend and eyes acquisitions after profits jump

first_img Show Comments ▼ BRITISH safety equipment group Halma posted a 29 per cent rise in first-half pre-tax profit, helped by growth across all its major geographic markets, and said it would continue to look for attractive acquisitions.Halma, which has transformed itself from a tea company to a maker of smoke detectors and automatic door sensors, raised its interim dividend by seven per cent to 3.54p.“Market conditions are much steadier than they have been over the previous two years and, therefore, this year we expect a much more evenly balanced split between first half and second half trading,” chief executive Andrew Williams said.For the first half to 2 October, the company posted a pre-tax profit of £49.3m from continuing operations, compared with £38.1m a year ago. Revenue rose 12 per cent to £249.1m.The company, which recently bought Alicat Scientific – a specialist in flow and pressure instrumentation – ended the period with net cash of £27.6m and said it had significant headroom for further acquisitions. Williams said the firm would likely try to find an acquisition target in Asia, most likely in the healthcare space. Shares of the company, which have gained 20 per cent since reporting an eight per cent rise in first-quarter sales on 29 July, closed down 4.68 per cent at 313.60p yesterday. whatsapp whatsapp Halma raises interim dividend and eyes acquisitions after profits jump Tuesday 30 November 2010 8:09 pm Share KCS-content More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Union Dicon Salt PLC ( 2010 Abridged Report

first_imgUnion Dicon Salt PLC ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2010 abridged results.For more information about Union Dicon Salt PLC ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Union Dicon Salt PLC ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Union Dicon Salt PLC (  2010 abridged results.Company ProfileUnion Dicon Salt Plc processes and markets crude salt in Nigeria for the industrial and agricultural sectors. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Union Dicon Salt Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Alexandria House 5 / Pivot

first_imgCopyHouses, Renovation•Alexandria, Australia CopyAbout this officePivotOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationAlexandriaAustraliaPublished on August 15, 2019Cite: “Alexandria House 5 / Pivot” 14 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily Manufacturers: AutoDesk, DMK Forest Products, DuPont, AWS, HurfordsSave this picture!© Justin AlexanderRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Arctic White – Colorfeel CollectionDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. The project is for a full re-build of an existing one-bedroom terrace into a three-bedroom double story dwelling with rear studio and garage at the rear of the site. Only the front façade was retained and it has been carefully restored with new front roof housing a dorma window and new contemporary fence defining the front streetscape.Save this picture!© Justin AlexanderInternally the brick party walls have been left exposed and painted white with partial existing details including lintels and the chimney stack celebrated and left exposed. A new polished concrete slab defines the ground floor with new internal walls and cabinetry defined by only two new materials being spotted gum lap cladding and black laminate plywood.Save this picture!© Justin AlexanderSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Justin AlexanderThese two materials interweave throughout house defining rooms and spaces, circulation zones, interior and exterior in a strategic yet articulate fashion.Save this picture!© Justin AlexanderThe interplay between the materials of natural timber, black plywood panels, painted brick, and raw polished concrete creates a subtle and refined palette of color and texture which is integrated through all parts of the site blurring the distinction between inside and outside and the specific functions of each space.Save this picture!© Justin AlexanderSave this picture!© Justin AlexanderSave this picture!© Justin AlexanderThe separate studio to the rear of the property shares the vernacular of the rear lane with expressed roof sheet cladding and splashes of bold color as highlights. Internally, the studio and garage underneath continue the language of the primary house with black paneling and spotted gum timber defining walls and cabinetry.Save this picture!© Justin AlexanderProject gallerySee allShow lessXi’an Shang Yue Cheng Landscape / Waterlily StudioSelected ProjectsTsinghua University’s Law Faculty Library / KOKAISTUDIOSSelected Projects Share “COPY” Photographs Alexandria House 5 / Pivot ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Photographs:  Justin Alexander Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Alexandria House 5 / PivotSave this projectSaveAlexandria House 5 / Pivotcenter_img Area:  130 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects 2019 Architects: Pivot Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Australia Save this picture!© Justin Alexander+ 23Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Embedded British reporter killed by roadside bomb, photographer injured

first_img AfghanistanAsia – Pacific January 10, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Embedded British reporter killed by roadside bomb, photographer injured Reporters Without Borders offers its heartfelt condolences to the family and colleagues of British journalist Rupert Hamer (photo), the London-based Sunday Mirror’s defence correspondent, who was killed yesterday when the US military vehicle in which he was travelling was hit by a roadside bomb in southwestern Afghanistan. AfghanistanAsia – Pacific “Our thoughts are also with his colleague, photographer Philip Coburn (photo), who was seriously wounded in the blast, and we hope he will soon be out of danger,” the press freedom organisation said. Hamer, a 39-year-old father of three, and Coburn, 43 were embedded with a US Marine Corps unit. A US marine and an Afghan soldier were also killed by the explosion, near the town of Nawa in Helmand province, while four US marines were injured. News “The resurgence of violence in which journalists are among the victims poses one of the main dangers for the media in Afghanistan,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Hamer’s tragic death serves as reminder that journalists risk their lives every day to report the news. It also highlights the fact that, despite the danger, being ‘embedded’ has become one of the only ways to cover the war in Afghanistan from close up.” There were many reactions to the death of Hamer, who according to the British authorities was the first British journalist to be killed in Afghanistan. Both British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and defence secretary Bob Ainsworth (who had been accompanied by Hamer during his most recent visit to Afghanistan) paid tribute him and Coburn, citing their professionalism, courage and dedication. Follow the news on Afghanistan March 11, 2021 Find out more May 3, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News News News Help by sharing this information to go further Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” Reporters Without Borders added: “Yesterday’s tragedy comes just 10 days after Michelle Lang, a 34-year-old reporter for the Calgary Herald, died in similar circumstances. Lang, who was embedded with the Canadian military, was killed when the military vehicle she was in was hit by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan. A grim pattern is being set.” RSF_en A total of 12 foreign journalists and eight Afghan journalists have been killed in Afghanistan since 11 September 2001. Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report sayslast_img read more

La Canada Presbyterian Presents “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age”

first_img Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Community News 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Business News Make a comment La Canada Presbyterian Church announced today that it will host a film-screening of the documentary “Screenagers,” followed by a 4-week class to explore the impact of technology on child development.There are two screening dates to choose from: Sunday, October 9, at 5:00 p.m. or Tuesday, October 11, at 7:00 p.m. Both screenings take place in the Worship Arts Center of the La Canada Presbyterian Church. To purchase tickets, go to than any other time in history, technology is an ever-present part of our children’s experience of the world. But what impact do social medial, smart phones, video games and computers have on their development?Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.In Screenagers, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.As Annie Bierling, Director of LPCC Parent Ed Director, expresses her hopes about the screening, “Six years ago when we sponsored “The Race to Nowhere,” thoughtful discussion and pro-active measures ensued. Our hope is that the viewing of “Screenagers” will have the same impact on the community–as we come together to manage both the gifts and challenges of technology in meaningful ways.”This screening is part of LCPC’s wider efforts to give parents the resources, community, and practical tools they need to build healthy families. To that end, LCPC will also offer a 4-week course to explore the impact of technology on youth and offer practical tools to help youth and parents find balance.As Heather Henry, LCPC’s Children’s Director, says, “Parenting is hard and one of the unique challenges we face today is the pervasiveness of our ever-changing digital technology. The conversation that will undoubtedly result after watching Screenagers will be full of excellent tools if you have found yourself wondering how to manage your child’s use of technology. My hope is that we can come together as parents/guardians, sharing our struggles, concerns and successes in figuring out healthy and achievable solutions to this issue.”This 4-week course, free to the public and including child care, is designed for parents of children 0-18 to discuss practical ways to manage technology. Participants have the option of attending the class Sunday mornings from 9:30-11:00 a.m. (Oct 16 ,23, 30 and Nov 6) or Wednesday nights from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Oct 19, 26, Nov 2 & 9). The cost is $50/family which includes child care and a copy of the new book Right Click from Kara Powell. To register for the 4-week course, go to more information on any of our programs, go to First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Faith & Youth La Canada Presbyterian Presents “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, September 26, 2016 | 1:55 am Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Creative ways must be found to fund Magee expansion – Mc Laughlin

first_img WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Homepage BannerNews Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest Facebook Sinn Féin MLA Maeve McLaughlin has welcomed support for the expansion of Magee during an adjournment debate in the assembly last evening.However, the Minister with responsibility for the issue made it clear that while he will carefully study the business case that will be on his desk within weeks, no money will be available for at least two years, so there cab be no movement on the issue until the end of 2016 at the earliest.However, Ms Mc Laughlin says the debate provided an opportunity for MLAs to voice their support for the expansion of Magee and the wider boost it would give to the economy.She says the priority now is to explore funding opportunities, possibly in a cross border context……Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Facebook Google+center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp Creative ways must be found to fund Magee expansion – Mc Laughlin NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Previous articleMcNulty and McCarron to return for cup replayNext articlePeople should not be forced to pay for undrinkable water – Doherty News Highland By News Highland – September 17, 2014 Twitter GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath last_img read more

Police Should Avoid Excess Force Against Lockdown Violators : Karnataka High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesPolice Should Avoid Excess Force Against Lockdown Violators : Karnataka High Court Mustafa Plumber12 May 2021 1:16 AMShare This – xImage Courtesy : NDTVThe Karnataka High Court has observed that police should avoid excess force against lockdown violators.Amicus Curiae Advocate Vikram Huilgol brought to the attention of a bench comprising Chief Justice Abhay S Oka and Justice Arvind Kumar reports about police lathicharge against violators of lockdown rules. He informed the court about the order issued by the court on March 30, 2020 by which it had directed the Director General of Police to issue a circular not to use excessive force to implement lockdown.Justice Kumar orally observed that “Excess force should be avoided. If people are not cooperating, make the people sit in the nearest police station, for the entire day.”The Advocate General Prabhuling K Navadgi said “Police standing there are being exposed to corona. Statements of no force being used are all ok…but they (police) are working under tremendous pressure.”Chief Justice Oka said “Ultimately, if there is a direction of lockdown, citizens should cooperate and these incidents of excess should be avoided.”The court brought to the notice of the Advocate General its order dated March 30, in which it was noted that “It will be appropriate if the Director General and Inspector General of Police of the state issues similar guidelines (As those issued by Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru) to the police personnel all over the state. If such guidelines are issued which would be applied across the state, we are sure that there may not be an occasion to make allegations regarding police excesses and police indulging in lathi charge.Navadgi requested the court to not pass any orders and said he would take up the matter with DGP himself. Accordingly the court noted “Our attention is invited to what is observed in para 2 of order dated March 30, 2020. Advocate General says he will take up the issue with concerned authority so that necessary action can be taken.” Also Read : No Justification For Police Brutality Against Persons During LockdownTagsKarnataka High Court Chief Justice AS Oka Justice Arvind Kumar Police Brutality Next Storylast_img read more

Eric Trump: ‘shooting was a big part of my youth’

first_imgJeff J Mitchell/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Just days before thousands of activists are expected to visit the nation’s capital in support of increased gun control and school safety, Eric Trump on Monday took to Twitter to say that shooting played a positive role in his upbringing.“It kept me away from drinking, drugs, taught me safety, discipline, consentration and so many other positive life lessons,” President Donald Trump’s middle son tweeted, misspelling “concentration.”Adding, “It has brought generations of children together with parents, grandparents and other role models.”His comments brought swift social media reprisal from some posters.Others rallied to his defense.Eric Trump and his older brother, Donald Trump Jr., avid game hunters, drew criticism when photos surfaced of a hunting trip to Zimbabwe in 2012 which showed the brothers posing next to various dead animals.Those in favor of increased gun control and school safety have also spoken out about how the raging debate has impacted their generation.“Not one more. We cannot allow one more child to be shot at school. We cannot allow one more teacher to make a choice to jump in front of a firing assault rifle to save the lives of students,” the organizers of a “March for Our Lives” rally being held on March 24 said in their online mission statement. “In the tragic wake of the seventeen lives brutally cut short in Florida, politicians are telling us that now is not the time to talk about guns. March For Our Lives believes the time is now.”The march was organized by students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida where 17 people were killed during a deadly shooting rampage on Valentine’s Day.A month later, students walked out of their classes for 17 minutes, in honor of each of the victims.On the same day of the walkout, the National Rifle Association of America shared a message of their own on Twitter.“I’ll control my own guns, thank you,” The NRA tweeted out along with an image of an AR-style rifle.The organization also tweeted out a recorded message from Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA-ILA, where he said gun control activists are “blaming good honest people for acts of murderers.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

McDonald’s workers rescue woman who mouths ‘help me’ at drive-thru

first_imgSan Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office(LODI, Calif.) — Employees at a California McDonald’s became servers-turned-saviors after coming to the rescue of a woman who indicated she was in danger while at the drive-thru. A woman walked into the Lodi, California, McDonald’s on Christmas Eve. She asked employees to hide her from a man with whom she was apparently traveling. She said the man had threatened to kill her, according to Los Angeles ABC station KABC-TV. The woman gave the employees a license plate number, and the workers told her to hide in the restroom.When she emerged from the restroom, she went to order at the counter and a man came up to her demanding that she order from the drive-thru window.At the window, the woman mouthed the words “help me” to the employees. The employees managed to hold up the drive-thru line until the police showed up.Police arrested Eduardo Valenzuela, who was with the woman, after they discovered he had been violent with her in the past, according to information posted on the San Joaquin County Sheriff Office’s Facebook page.Valenzuela “told her to take him to visit his family and threatened her life, stating he would use a firearm. A firearm was located in the trunk of the vehicle (stolen out of state),” the sheriff office’s post stated. Valenzuela was booked in the San Joaquin County Jail for criminal threats, stolen property and felon (prohibited person) in possession of a firearm. That McDonald’s franchise and its employees are part of a “Safe Place” program, according to The Record. The program includes 30 McDonald’s locations throughout San Joaquin County. Employees, managers and supervisors are trained to help those seeking aid, particularly domestic violence and human-trafficking victims. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more