The 11 commandments of the Internet in China

first_img News June 2, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific Organisation to go further A study published by OpenNet on 5 July contains an interesting analysis of a law introduced last September to regulate online activity which Reporters Without Borders at the time dubbed the “11 Commandments of the Internet.” OpenNet explains how the law makes it impossible to set up an independent news website.The law distinguishes between three kinds of informational websites. The first encompasses authorised sites with a government licence which just republish news and information already disseminated by the official media. They must be registered with the authorities and obey the “11 commandments” and must not make any changes to the articles they reproduce.The second category consists of sites that carry not only reports from official sources but also reports and information that is only posted on the Internet and which they gather in an independent fashion. These sites must only cover subjects for which they have been officially accredited and must employ at least five full-time editors with at least three years’ experience with an official news agency. These restrictions above all concern Chinese web portals such as Sina.com and Sohu.com.The third category comprises all other sites. They are not only subject to the restrictions imposed on the first two categories but are also banned from publishing articles based on information which they themselves have gathered. They must employ at least 10 editors of whom five must have at least three years’ experience with an official news agency, and they must be registered by an entity with at least 10 million yuan (about 1 million euros) in capital.The full text in chinese—————-“You shall not spread rumours”, “You shall not damage state security”, “You shall not destroy the country’s reputation”. There are just three of the 11 commandments ordered by Beijing, on 25 September, aimed at bloggers and websites managers.Reporters Without Borders expressed concern at this latest turn of the screw in an ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression.”The Chinese authorities never seem to let up on their desire to regulate the Web and their determination to control information available on it ever more tightly,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“These new rules, announced with a fanfare by the official media, are certainly more intended to frighten Internet-users than to codify the use of the Net,” it said. “In fact there is nothing really new in these 11 commandments, which simply repeat that the party has the monopoly of the dissemination of information and that the media’s task is not to be objective but to relay state propaganda.“These moves to filter the Internet are nevertheless a sign that the Internet frightens those in power, in particular during a period of ever greater social unrest. It’s noticeable that the only new elements in the text relate to banning the calling of strikes or gatherings though the Net,” it said.The new rules, ordered by the state council information bureau and ministry of industry and information, are aimed at bringing into line all previous such edicts. According to the Chinese daily Beijing news (thebeijingnews.com), it contains 11 subjects forbidden to online editors. They are banned from putting out news that:- violates the basic principles of the Chinese constitution:- endangers national security, leaks national secrets, seeks to overthrow the government, endangers the unification of the country;- destroys the country’s reputation and benefits;- arouses national feelings of hatred, racism, and endangers racial unification;- violates national policies on religion, promotes the propaganda of sects and superstition; (Reporters Without Borders note: More than 30 members of the spiritual Falungong movement are currently behind bars for posting news on the Internet)- diffuses rumours, endangers public order and creates social uncertainty;- diffuses information that is pornographic, violent, terrorist or linked to gambling;- libels or harms people’s reputation, violates people’s legal rights;- includes illegal information bounded by law and administrative rules.Two completely new bans have been added to the nine rules above:- It is forbidden to encourage illegal gatherings, strikes, etc to create public disorder;- It is forbidden to organise activities under illegal social associations or organisations.Websites that break these new rules will be shut down and those running them will have to pay a fine that could reach 30,000 yuans (3,000 euros).Reporters Without Borders points out that 62 people are currently imprisoned in China for having posted articles on the Internet that the authorities deemed to be “subversive”. News RSF_en News March 12, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News September 26, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The 11 commandments of the Internet in China April 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on China “You shall not spread rumours”, “You shall not damage state security”, “You shall not destroy the country’s reputation”. There are just three of the 11 commandments ordered by Beijing, on 25 September, aimed at bloggers and websites managers. Reporters Without Borders expressed concern at this latest turn of the screw in an ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression. Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Receive email alertslast_img read more

Claughaun GAA suspend operations after positive Covid-19 test

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener TAGScovid19GAAhurlingKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img SportGaaHurlingNewsClaughaun GAA suspend operations after positive Covid-19 testBy Matthew Hayes – August 12, 2020 406 Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter WhatsApp Linkedin Limerick GAA club Claughaun have suspended all operations after a positive Covid-19 test within the club.The club took to Facebook to confirm the positive case, outlining the immediate measures and precautions that will be taken.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Due to notification of a positive COVID-19 test within the club, all activities have been suspended until further notice. Entry to club grounds is strictly prohibited and the club await clarification regarding upcoming fixtures. All members are encouraged to adhere to HSE guidelines.”Claughaun GAA [via Facebook]The post Claughaun GAA suspend operations after positive Covid-19 test appeared first on Sporting Limerick. Previous articleFota Wildlife Park welcomes three endangered Northern cheetah cubsNext articleLimerick’s Ken McDonald climbs to new heights for Shay and Share A Dream Matthew Hayes last_img read more

73-year-old hiker Eugene Jo found alive after being missing 1 week in Angeles National Forest

first_imgmarcuscengland/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — A 73-year-old hiker who had been missing for a week has been found alive in a California forest, authorities said Saturday.Eugene Jo went missing on June 22 near Mount Waterman in the Angeles National Forest when he become separated from his hiking group, according to ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC.But on Saturday, the Montrose Search & Rescue Team in California tweeted that “he is alive.”“Search team reports that they have found 73 year old Mr Jo, after a week in the wilderness, he is alive!” the team tweeted.There were no other details about the rescue.This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img

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first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. This week’s news in briefStress awareness A major awareness campaign, which aims to prevent work-related stress, hasbeen launched by the Health and Safety Executive. The campaign will includemedia advertising, supporting material, leaflets, an action line andguide-lines on how to prevent work-related stress.  www.hse.gov.ukLack of CSR policy Too few of Britain’s best retailers are forming clear policies on corporatesocial responsibility (CSR), a survey of the top 60 stores claims. The researchfinds only one in four of the top chains have well-defined policies whichrecognise and meet the responsibilities of the communities they operatein.   www.corporatereaction.co.ukCup fever costs World Cup sick days cost the UK economy £391m, a study into absenteeismduring the tournament finds. Barclaycard’s Premier-ship website 4thegame.comsurveyed 4,000 fans, revealing 39 per cent admitted taking at least one day offto follow their team.  www.4thegame.comNHS childcare cash The Government is to spend an extra £6m on its NHS childcare strategy in aneffort to recruit and retain hospital staff. On top of the £70m already announcedfor on-site nurseries, the new cash for this current year will allow staff tobook places in after-school clubs, holiday play schemes and withchildminders.  www.doh.gov.ukTackling racism The Association of Colleges claims further education is the only part of theeducation sector ready to tackle “institutionalised racism”. A newreport, Further Education Colleges Leading the Way on Racial Equality, launchedby the Commission for Black Staff in Further Education, claims work is alreadybeing done in FE colleges to end institutionalised racism.  www.aoc.co.ukChanges to benefits A third of employers have either recently made changes to their staffbenefits and allowances packages or plan to do so in the next two years,according to research by IRS Employment Review. The survey of nearly 100 HRmanagers also reveals that despite the growing emphasis on work-life balance,only 13 per cent of respondents report their staff receive childcaresupport.  www.irsemploymentreview.comStrike averted An improved pay offer has averted strikes at the National Galleries ofScotland. Members of the Public and Commercial Services Union planned tostrike, but this has been suspended following negotiations.  www.pcs.org.uk in briefOn 9 Jul 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Hunters reports strong performance as Harry Hill steps down from CEO role

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Hunters reports strong performance as Harry Hill steps down from CEO role previous nextAgencies & PeopleHunters reports strong performance as Harry Hill steps down from CEO roleFranchise business reports 30 new franchisees this year and turnover up by 16%Nigel Lewis15th December 20160691 Views Sales and letting franchise business Hunters has reported a strong performance in the second half of its financial year despite the challenges of the second homes Stamp Duty changes and Brexit, it says.This includes an aggressive push for more franchisees, its trading update reveals. Hunters says it is on track to add 30 franchisees this year taking the total to 180 branches of which 11 are owned and 169 franchised.The company which floated on AIM in July last year, also reports that during 2015 existing businesses reporting their first full calendar year with the group grew turnover by 29%.This has helped increase revenue for Hunters, which says network income to 31st October 2016 was almost £29 million, an increase of 16% on last year’s results.The company also has reported that its network is split 58/42 between the south and north, and the lettings income increased by 18% compared to last year.But Hunters also says it is less exposed to a potential ban on tenant fees because 72% of its group revenues are from sales and that it is therefore “confident [the company] can manage and adapt accordingly”.“The Board is aware that the industry experienced a similar situation in Scotland in 2012 where the industry adapted to the changes without long-term damage to profitability”, its trading statement says.As the statement was released Chairman Kevin Holinrake (pictured, above left) also announced that industry veteran Harry Hill (pictured, above, right) has stepped down as its CEO to become non-executive deputy chairman. Managing director Glynis Frew  (pictured, left) who has been with the firm since 1999, is to replace him.Glynis Frew Harris Hill Kevin Hollinrake Hunters December 15, 2016Nigel 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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

SPONSORED: 180 Degrees Consulting Oxford – Apply Now!

first_img180DC consulting projects help participants develop the effective team working and leadership abilities which employers search for. Moreover, 180DC Oxford is partnered with BCG, a leading consulting firm which introduces Oxford student consultants to how to tackle challenges with structured but creative thinking, as well as offering networking opportunities. Taking advantage of these professional development opportunities, 180DC Oxford student consultants volunteer and participate in work experience at the same time, and previous consultants have emerged from their projects with newly-developed skills of communication and collaboration, a strong understanding of the consulting sector and friends who share their passion for social impact. 180 Degrees Consulting (180DC) Oxford is part of the world’s largest network of consulting societies, all united behind charitable objectives. You likely know at least one person who has travelled to help developing economies by planting trees or building schools, and you may well have identified that this is well-meaning but inefficient. 180DC’s approach is different, and we know that the most meaningful asset Oxford students can contribute to charities are their skills of analysis and external perspective. Each term, 180DC consultants in over 35 countries help charities and nonprofits to improve their responses to critical issues including poverty and education, improving charitable contributions to communities and to the world. This student consultancy with a difference accepts applications from all disciplines and from everyone ranging from freshers to postdocs – just be sure to highlight how you have made a difference in your academic life and extracurriculars through communication, teamwork and proactive problem-solving! Making an application is simple, and it comprises just two short questions during the first stage and a brief second stage interview. As part of 180DC, student consultants work in small teams to tackle a charity’s most-pressing project, working directly with the charity. These teams allow consultants to apply their academic capabilities to make a positive difference for charities, and previous Oxford teams have tackled issues ranging from strategising donation strategy for a Singaporean non-profit to helping to design a museum which perpetuates the inclusive message of a pioneering South African civil rights figure.center_img Interested in management consultancy or charitable endeavours? 180 Degrees Consulting Oxford is currently recruiting student consultants for Michaelmas 2020.  You can apply today by heading to https://180dc.org/apply and selecting Oxford. Do not wait too long – applications close on Wednesday 14th October!last_img read more

Inspiring Change for Women in Industrial R&D

first_imgAbout 10 years ago, I took part in a mission team on behalf of the European Commission, Research & Innovation, studying the rate of participation by women in industrial R&D. The findings were wretched – the rate was very low. Things have improved since then, but very little.It’s said that gender segregation starts in academia, but we would do well not to simply accept that this is so. It is our culture that causes women to assume from early childhood that certain technological professions are “male”.After university, women face the same process of finding work as men, including negotiating pay. Women consistently have difficulty getting the same terms as men with the same qualifications.Many have tried to explain the gender wage gap. The argument that women work less hours has long since been refuted. Just as frustrating is that many women accept the social precept that they aren’t worth the same pay as men. These women bring that attitude into pay negotiations and employers exploit it.Increasing the involvement of women in high-tech R&D positions is critical to success. Gender inequality inevitably causes talented researchers to be lost. Diversity is crucial to achieving excellence and is known to be a key to success among multinational organizations.However, increasing the participation of women in R&D isn’t enough. Equality in employment conditions must be encouraged too.I am proud to say that the percentage of women in technology and engineering jobs at the EMC Center of Excellence (CoE) in Israel is relatively high, and our employment terms are the same regardless of gender. Also, women constitute more than 50% of Israel CoE management. The more women there are in top management, the more comfortable other women feel expressing themselves. As things are, there is no need for reverse discrimination since gender equality develops in any environment that does not depress it.I call on both women and their employers to aspire to gender equality in all aspects of the labor market until we can assure that the future of our sons and daughters will be rooted in an equal society that evaluates all workers based on their skills, capabilities and performance, not their sex.last_img read more

Lessons of the Week! Josh Groban’s Prank Calls, Hamilton Shuffles & More

first_img Happy Friday/Anjelica Huston’s birthday! Whether you’re strutting down a gilded hallway or throwing a martini in some guy’s face to celebrate, let’s kick things off with the Lessons of the Week. We learned a bunch from the Great White Way over the past seven days, from the time an octogenarian joined Rent to Heidi Blickenstaff’s go-to sob song (it involves Shetland ponies). Study up below! View Comments Groban’s College Friends Still Haunt HimWhen you reunite with your college buddies (and one of them is Josh Gad), it’s always fun to prank call an old friend (especially if it’s Josh Groban). Leslie Odom Jr., Rory O’Malley and Gad called Groban, resulting in an impromptu (and loud) mashup of “You Raise Me Up” and “Forever Young.” You’ll laugh, you’ll cry—you’ll be thankful you weren’t their R.A. Wynn Might Have a Poltergeist in Her TVBeautiful’s Jessica Keenan Wynn has plenty of spunk, but she does have a weakness: television. After being warned by a psychic to be weary of TV, she got a nosebleed the very next time she sat in front of the tube. If there’s one thing we learned from Ghost, it’s this: listen to psychics. Jessica, you in danger, girl. You’re a Mean One, Jordan DonicaJordan Donica will make you swoon as Raoul in Phantom, but if you catch him at the right time, he’s a real Grinch. The fresh face showed off his uncanny Jim Carey impression and teased that he can impersonate President Obama. This sounds like the start of a great one-man Les Miz. Imagine that confrontation. Adam Kantor Kept It in the Family at RentHow many people can say they did a Broadway show with their grandma? When Fiddler favorite Adam Kantor was in Rent, his awesome grandmother Lucille joined him in the “Life Support” scene for one-night only. It was a magical moment for the two of them, and we only hope we too get to play an 80-something bohemian squatter in the East Village someday. Steve Martin’s Shows Are Out of this WorldSteve Martin made his Broadway writing debut earlier this year with Bright Star, but he’s not letting its short run deter him. The comedian is at work on a new play titled Meteor Shower. Hold on. We’re sensing a trend here. What’s next: The Great Comet? Oh, right. How about Starlight Express? Has that been done? Brandon Victor Dixon Didn’t Wait for It……”It” being his next Broadway gig. Shuffle Along’s Brandon Victor Dixon will take on the role of Aaron Burr in Hamilton later this summer! When one stage door closes, another one a block down opens. Unrelated: We’d love to hear Audra rap, “No one has more resilience or matches my practical tactical brilliance.” After the baby’s born, of course. Gavin Creel Has Eclectic TasteLike Jessica, Gavin Creel enjoys a liquefied breakfast. Creel’s go-to smoothie includes bananas, protein powder and spinach. But once he’s at She Loves Me, he goes for the chips and munchies. It’s like a Jekyll and Hyde situation (he even has the sinister facial hair!), but instead of murder, it’s sodium. Josh Gad, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Brandon Victor Dixon, Steve Martin, Gavin Creel & Heidi Blickenstaff(Photos: Michael Buckner/Getty Images, Bruce Glikas, Emilio Madrid-Kuser & Matthew Murphy) The Cats Are Purring & Brr-ingBefore 12 consecutive days of Cats rehearsals, Tyler Hanes and his fellow Jellicles tried out cyrotherapy, which promotes a healthy core and even blood flow. All it takes is hanging out in a chamber over 100 degrees below zero. What’s the opposite of a cat in heat? A cat in tech. Get it? They’re in tech. Have a good weekend. Jesse Wants an Equestrian DietJesse Tyler Ferguson has taken on an array of characters, from a caped speller to a rambunctious sailor. But when it comes to which character he’d share a meal with, there’s no horsing around. The Fully Committed star said he’d love to dine with Black Beauty, whom he once played in a workshop. Now to find a restaurant that serves raw oats and apples… Susan & Heidi Saw the LightWhile getting sketched by Squigs, [title of show] besties Susan Blackwell and Heidi Blickenstaff revealed that they both listen to The Light in the Piazza (and cry) while doing chores. How’s this dream casting: They can play mother and daughter in rep. And Jesse (Black Beauty himself) can play the Shetland pony!last_img read more

Missouri Utility Sees $300 Million Savings in Switch to Wind From Coal

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Joplin Globe:Empire District Electric Co. on Tuesday filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission to more than triple the amount of energy it gets from wind for power generation, continuing the company’s — and the industry’s — move away from coal-fired power.Empire’s filing requests permission for a $1.5 billion project to construct wind turbines in Southwest Missouri and eventually close its Asbury power plant.The company plans to pursue an equity partnership that would take advantage of $800 million in federal tax incentives for the project, making Empire’s total investment $700 million, according to its announcement.Costs associated with upgrades to the Asbury power plant were built into rates approved in mid-2015 by the PSC in Missouri. That increase raised the bill of Empire’s average residential customer by about $8 per month. Approximately 55 people currently work at the Asbury plant. The future of those jobs is unclear.Empire says a dramatic flip in market forces has made it far more feasible economically to generate wind power as the cost continues to drop. The company estimates its costs for generating power with coal at Asbury are about $38 per megawatt-hour but would be close to $24 with wind, leading to a projected savings of more than $300 million over 20 years.Julie Maus, director of corporate communications, said the market changes in the cost to procure wind and coal power are so great that even with the cost of upgrades made to the Asbury plant, the wind project will save ratepayers money.“Given all those costs of the construction and capital investment in this new wind initiative, it is still going to save about $10 per month for the average residential customer over the next 20 years,” Maus said.Empire already uses some wind power through purchase agreements but calculates it can cut costs by constructing and using its own turbines.“We are pleased to put forward this initiative, which demonstrates an innovative approach to reduce energy costs for our customers, while supporting our region by investing locally,” said Empire President David Swain.Under the plan, closure of the Asbury plant would take place in approximately April 2019, more than 15 years before Empire plans originally forecast. Empire notes expensive upgrades are due to be made to the plant in the coming years, meaning even with the money it has spent on the site in the past seven years, it makes more economic sense to shutter the plant and pivot more heavily toward wind power.The change in the market landscape for energy generation is one Empire said the industry didn’t see coming, but utilities across the nation have taken notice of the shift. Empire sees a 30 percent annual increase in renewable energy projects now, and 30,000 megawatts of renewables are already under construction.Empire notes its power generation makeup was approximately 95 percent from coal as recently as 1997, but this new proposal could reduce that amount to 21 percent by 2023. While a reduction in coal-burning has environmental benefits, the economics of renewable energies are the driving factor for the proposal, according to the company.Empire has already secured more than 40,000 acres of property in Jasper, Barton, Dade and Lawrence counties where wind turbines could be constructed. Property owners where the turbines are placed would be compensated for the land, Empire said.More: Empire plans pivot to wind energy generation Missouri Utility Sees $300 Million Savings in Switch to Wind From Coallast_img read more

Cynthia Nixon Rallies Breast Cancer Awareness Month on LI

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Cynthia Nixon, a breast cancer survivor, was in Baldwin on Monday.Cynthia Nixon, the actress best known for her role as Miranda Hobbes on the TV series Sex and the City, came to Long Island to help kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which falls in October.A cancer survivor who was diagnosed in 2006, Nixon delivered a heart-felt speech that brought plenty of tears, hope and smiles to the audience of fellow survivors, fighters and supporters as she accepted a lifetime achievement award Monday during a third annual Breast Cancer Summit in Baldwin.“It didn’t feel like a death sentence, just a diagnosis you would prefer the doctor had just been mistaken about,” Nixon told the audience in a soft, conversational tone as she discussed her personal battles and struggles.Nixon said her hero was her mother, Anne Knoll, who passed away at age 82 in January 2012, 35 years after being diagnosed breast cancer.“If you told a room of people that you had been married for 35 years or held a job for 35 years, they would applaud,” she said. “Why? Because it means, as we say in the theatre, that you had a good run, it means it was a success.”A round of applause filled the room as guests looked up with admiration as Nixon said her mother’s experience helped her overcome her fear of her diagnosis in 2006.“I think that my mother’s 35 year war with breast cancer was a success in the end even though her death certificate lists the cause of death as cancer,” she said.After the speech, many of the women stood up to thank Nixon, including Dr. Virginia Maurer, a breast cancer doctor since the 1970s and founder of the Maurer Foundation for breast health education.“We came a long way in our society, it’s important to support one another,” Maurer said. “Lets kick it and do it!”last_img read more