News From now until 11 April, Internet users can vote for their favourite blog by going to this address, www.thebobs.com, and taking part in the Best of Blogs (BOBs) competition which the German public radio station Deutsche Welle is holding for the seventh year running.The contestThe BOBs are awarded to journalistic blogs. This year, there are a total of 187 finalists in eleven languages and six categories including Best Blog, Best Video Channel, Best Use of Technology for Social Good, Special Topic Award Human Rights and (this year for the first time) Best Social Activism Campaign.Reporters Without Borders is a partner in the competition and the Reporters Without Borders Award for blogs defending freedom of expression is one of the six categories. A Reporters Without Borders representative is also on the jury.TimetableThe jury chose eleven finalists in each of the six categories and eleven languages (Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, German, Indonesian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish) from the blogs that the public began nominating in February. Voting on the finalists was opened to the public on 22 March and will continue until 11 April.The winners will be announced on 12 April. Two prizes will be awarded in each category and language, one to the public’s choice and one to the jury’s choice. The winners in the six main categories will be invited to the Global Media Forum in Bonn on 20 June. Help by sharing this information Organisation RSF_en March 24, 2011 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Best of Blogs 2011 – vote for your favourite blog!
Subscribe HerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Normal To Date Your BFF’s Ex?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty The Chancel Choir meets for rehearsals the first Thursday of each month September to June from 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. They learn a variety of styles of music ranging from classical to gospel to contemporary praise music.Between September and June they sing over 50 anthems. While the regular choir is off during the summer, they do have a pick-up gospel choir that meets briefly before service each Sunday to learn an easy anthem for that day. Anyone of high school age and up is welcome to join the choir at anytime. As a group, they have fun and fellowship together while learning and bringing quality music to the worship service.Come sing for a Sunday, a season or for the whole year.First Congregational Church of Pasadena United Church of Christ, 464 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, (626) 795-0696 or visit www.uccpasadena.org/music. 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. Top of the News Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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 Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Business News Religious Music Video: First Congregational Church of Pasadena: Chancel Choir Published on Friday, March 9, 2012 | 2:31 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Internet monitoringOn 27 Jun 2000 in Personnel Today Protecting staff privacy, or making firms more vulnerable – how will the Human Rights Act affect us?Monitoring employees’ use of the Internet is always going to be a touchy subject and the furore surrounding the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill (RIP), which defines the processes by which the Government can monitor Internet activity, has brought the issue once again to the fore.Many people feel that monitoring of any kind is an infringement of basic human rights, and after 2 October, they would be right. On that date, the Human Rights Act comes into force, and for the first time in the UK personal privacy will be enshrined in law. For many employers this raises obvious legal implications regarding their right to continue monitoring activity – but should they be monitoring at all?There are two basic business reasons for putting monitoring systems in place: productivity and liability. Most bosses don’t mind the occasional personal e-mail any more than they mind the occasional personal telephone call, but there are always culprits who take advantage of that trust and the resulting lost time can add up to a considerable expense.Pornography also raises the issue of liability. Cases following the Computer Misuse Act have established that the company is responsible for any material on or leaving its systems. This means that the company is responsible for the pornography video stream that might be going around internally or even being e-mailed outside your firewall to another firm. In the UK, companies have already been sued for six-figure sums for offensive material being e-mailed around the internal system. In order to prove that the individual who sent the material is not working on the company’s behalf the company must have a good Internet code of conduct written into employees’ contracts and a monitoring system in place to allow them to identify the culprit.At the moment there is no legal reason why monitoring can’t take place – rather a legal responsibility that it should – but after October this will change.Initially the Human Rights Act creates confusion because it has no grounding in case law. The spirit of the Act is that anything that is personal is private and therefore cannot be infringed upon, including personal e-mails. The problem is that existing case law still places the responsibility for employees’ activities on the employer and hence employers still have a need to monitor activities.To maintain the right to monitor Internet activities, employers will be forced to ask employees to sign a contract stating that they will not use the company systems for any personal activity.The problem comes in enforcing this clause. If an employer ignores the occasional innocuous personal e-mail then the “no personal use” clause appears to be invalid and any monitoring taking place is once again an infringement of personal rights.So what is the answer? Will employees have to be fired after 2 October because they sent one e-mail to a friend or looked at Lastminute.com during a lunch break in contravention of the no personal use clause in the contract?No cast iron answers exist, but employers and HR managers have three months to discuss their strategy – and the clock is ticking. Case law will eventually clarify the situation, but does your company want to be the case that clarifies the law? netsiren is a data management and Internet security specialist, including Internet monitoring software Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.
Real Madrid beat Rayo Vallecano 2-0 in a high tempo, hugely controversial game at the Campo De Vallecas, Wednesday to keep the title chase still on.The game was heated and barren in the first half. The second half was a different story.The highlight of that game, however, would certainly be the controversial yellow card shown to Christiano Ronaldo ostensibly for diving.Despite a contact from a sliding tackle which saw the Real Madrid lynchpin tumbling down in the vital area, the referee decided Ronaldo needed a yellow card more than he needed a penalty.Real have appealed that decision which is likely to rule him out of the home game against Eibar. Watch the video for that controversial decision.
OAKLAND — Another day, another multi-home run game.Just not another win.A two-run single by Shohei Ohtani in the top of the ninth inning off reliever Joakim Soria proved to be the difference as the A’s lost 6-4 to the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night, ending their season-long win streak at 10 games before an announced crowd of 13,060 at the Coliseum.Soria had a 1-2 count on Ohtani, and thought he had the strikeout on a curveball that seemed to catch the outside corner, but was dropped …
It’s the battle of the beds and its worth billions.Virgin Australia started the bed war three years ago with its new A330s and now Qantas has struck back rolling out a revolutionary new business suite – a first for domestic travellers. It’s no secret that Qantas have the lion’s share of the lucrative corporate market that fill up the pointy end of the plane, but Virgin make no secret that they too want a bigger piece of this pie.The battle is so intense and the products on both airlines so good, that the loyalty of well-heeled travellers – or those who just want to indulge – could be won over by who has the best laptop storage space or softest pillows. We travelled on Qantas’s new Domestic Business Class between Perth and Sydney and were impressed.It can best be summed up as an almost international first class product boasting a range of firsts for comfort, workspace, connectivity and ease of access.Never has a domestic Business Class been this good.The seat in detailAccording to Phil Capps, Qantas’s Head of Customer Strategy it may be seat storage that sways the customer over the competition.“There are four separate storage zones, plenty of room for a lap top bag or small wheelie bag, an area for shoes, another for literature and an built into the privacy screen for tablets, laptops and personal effects like glasses,” said Mr Capps.And at 1.80m long and 63cm wide the fully flatbed will suit almost everyone says Mr Capps.The suites are configured in a 1-2-1 layout – a stark contrast to the current 2-2-2. However that means fewer seats only 28 – down from 36 in the previous domestic layout – which means loyalty upgrades will be much harder to get.What will suit everyone, and what we loved, is that in an industry first, passengers can recline the seat 21 degrees as soon as they get on board.After take-off full recline can be engaged to the flat bed setting and for landing the seat can be returned to the 21 degree recline position.When you use the seat in this configuration you must engage the three-point seatbelt (similar to what you use in a car) for maximum safety.So as soon as the wheels leave the ground you can hit the fully recline button and the new “Do Not Disturb” button on the seat’s control panel and your seat number glows red to tell the attendants to leave you in peace.Thousands of hours of research have gone into developing the Qantas suite.“There has been lots of research into all competitors and we believe this is the best and we have customized it further,” said Mr Capps.One clever idea – of the many – is a mirror inside the lid to the remote control which means a last minute touch-up before landing doesn’t require queuing for the toilet anymore.Another is the positioning of the various outlets power and USB ports.In the suite they are located at shoulder height in the console instead of being in front of the seat near floor level where it is almost impossible to see.You’re left asking the question why didn’t they do this year ago?The pillow is large and soft, the blanket thick and warm and the options for seat positioning, endless.With privacy for every passenger, a large table that comes out from the side and as mentioned above, plenty of storage, it really is the perfect Business seat. In -Flight entertainmentEach suite feature a large 16inch screen accompanied by excellent noise cancelling headphones.The upgraded A330s feature Qantas’ new Q Streaming technology, which can also beam any of the in-flight system’s video or music content over Wi-Fi to your smart phone or tablet but you won’t need to do this when you have a large clear screen right in front of you.The menu is easy to navigate either through the handset or using the touch screen and there are of course plenty of choices for everyone.Meals and beveragesAs good as it is – this is the only real let down for Qantas and it’s a small one at that.Whilst it has improved, Qantas still take too long to serve business customers a post take off beverage.Last time it took 80 minutes to get a drink after take off and on this flight 50 minutes.It’s a first world Business class problem BUT when you are paying what you are paying – one expects a glass of champagne at least within half an hour of take-off.The competition does it, airlines round the world do it and Qantas should be too. Once the meal and drink service started however the service was exemplary right up until the seat belt sign turned on for landing.ConclusionQantas CEO Alan Joyce told AirlineRatings.com last year that he “believes the product will deliver the best domestic travel experience anywhere in the world.” and we think he’s right.
“After that game, we adjusted in our practice, went back to basics and re-learned our schemes,” he said. “When our shooters make their shots, we can drive to the rack. But we really played good defense, limiting (EAC) to just 51 points. That’s really how we are: we play as a team.”As much as coach Boyet Fernandez agrees with Bolick with his assessment, all the mentor is hoping for is San Beda to play consistent in its next games against Letran and Lyceum.READ: San Beda racks up 14th straight win, eliminates EAC “This is the first time probably that we led 37 points at the end of the game. This will be a good start, but again, I will just preach consistency. We just have to be consistent in our execution as well as our defense. We cannot win against LPU if we will not execute and we will not play defense. Our barometer is our game against Letran and we’re looking forward to LPU.”Bolick is optimistic that the Red Lions can finish the eliminations on a strong note.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Robert Bolick. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThings may have been shaky for San Beda for the better part of NCAA Season 93, but when it’s playing to its potential, it’s a sight to behold.So much so that even Robert Bolick likened the Red Lions to another well-oiled team elsewhere.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES WATCH: Get to know San Beda’s Robert Bolick in 7 questions MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Inquirer Varsity Seven: San Beda’s Robert Bolick PLAY LIST 01:18Inquirer Varsity Seven: San Beda’s Robert Bolick02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9300:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City “I also hope we can continue this because this is the last stretch of the season and I hope we can still improve what we need to improve on and we become consistent,” he said. “We’re like the Spurs,” he said of his team’s exemplary flow on offense. “We really played good today.”Bolick could only gush about San Beda’s 26 assists in its 88-51 victory, their 14th straight, over Emilio Aguinaldo on Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutREAD: WATCH: Get to know San Beda’s Robert Bolick in 7 questionsBut before that breathtaking performance, the Red Lions had to survive an atrocious showing against Perpetual three days back, which they used as a motivation heading into the homestretch of the eliminations. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients
Aroon Purie, Editor-in-Chief, India TodayThe INDIA TODAY Conclave is something I look forward to every year. It allows me to be in the world of ideas. As one wit said: “Small minds discuss people. Average minds discuss events. Great minds discuss ideas.” So, as you turn the pages, you are,Aroon Purie, Editor-in-Chief, India TodayThe INDIA TODAY Conclave is something I look forward to every year. It allows me to be in the world of ideas. As one wit said: “Small minds discuss people. Average minds discuss events. Great minds discuss ideas.” So, as you turn the pages, you are in the company of some great minds.In the last five conclaves, we argued about India’s power and responsibilities, its aspirations and its attitudes, its potential and its limitations. Only the text of the themes was Indian. The context was always global. That is why, the theme this year, ‘Challenges for the Brave New World’, is not a total break from the past. It is not as if we have completed our five-year plan in nation building. Challenges for the Brave New World are the challenges of India as well.Can we afford to remain in nationalist isolation in a world made smaller by knowledge and technology? The information age threatens to make geography redundant. Digital democracy is no longer a piece of science fiction. The global village shrinks further at the click of a mouse-or a camera. It is a world where a mediocre actress in her wedding gown can make Jodhpur the capital of international celebrity-dom, for a few days.The news from the marketplace too is exhilarating. The world economy has grown at an annual rate of 3.2 per cent since 2000. The robust performance of the US, Chinese and Indian economies has made this possible. Also, two major world economies, Germany and Japan, have come out of a prolonged slump. This is no longer an abstract, impersonal phenomenon. It is powered by the spirit of the individual. The billionaires club continues to expand its membership. It is a world that rewards those who make the best use of opportunities. It doesn’t let dreamers down, and quite a few of them are from India.advertisementGlobalisation can make us heady. Should it be allowed to cloud our conscience? Should it be allowed to make us prisoners of our progress? Should it be allowed to take us away from realities that don’t fit into its script?CAN WE AFFORD TO REMAIN IN NATIONALIST ISOLATION IN A WORLD MADE SMALLER BY KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNOLOGY? Take freedom. It was one concept that gave birth to many ideologies of salvation. Most of them failed us, most notably communism which created a terror apparatus of de-humanising proportions. When the Soviet empire fell and the Berlin Wall was breached, as Francis Fukuyama, whom you will be reading in these pages, famously said, the moment marked the end of history. Or that is what he thought. He 18 INDIA TODAY . APRIL 9, 2007 argued that the triumph of liberal democracy constituted “the end point of mankind’s ideological evolution” and the final form of “human government”.Then, the trapdoors of history opened in the Balkans and elsewhere, and the old ghosts of nationalism and ethnicity came marching out. Provoked by this sight, another observer of the fault lines of the post-Cold War World, Professor Samuel Huntington, said the future conflicts would be a clash of civilisations. After 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq and a string of attacks in London, Madrid, Mumbai and many more, I would say it was a clash against civilisation. Like business, terror too has been globalised. Ghettos of anger and disillusion multiply across the world.Various ideas of freedom are at war today, most frighteningly in the Middle East, where liberation is defined by angry gods and hungry Kalashnikovs. The Iraqi civil war intensified by the Sunni-Shiite divide has already made the region the post-Vietnam killing fields. The Iraq war, in the beginning, was a moral mission by America, though some would say it was an imperial overreach. Today, it raises some pertinent questions about international morality and American power. Can open societies be imported? Is the selective war on terror losing its moral legitimacy?The Berlin Wall may have gone; but not the one in the mind. The war on terror and the globalisation of hate bring us closer to new challenges of a dangerous world. The challenges go beyond Iraq. Already, headlines are staring at us: after Iraq, is Iran the next? The Tehran-Washington faceoff over Iran’s nuclear ambition makes that fear a possibility. Washington’s veiled threats and warnings are matched by reckless presidential statements from Tehran on the Holocaust, and Israel. In certain parts of the world, the bomb has become an instrument of bargain, and a weapon of nationalist delusion. North Korea is an example. There has to be a balance between national confidence, nuclear ambition, and international responsibility.advertisementTHE WAR ON TERROR AND THE GLOBALISATION OF HATE BRING US CLOSER TO CHALLENGES OF A DANGEROUS WORLD. It doesn’t mean the global flashpoints are always elsewhere. The subcontinent is still one of the most dangerous places on earth. India and Pakistan are still struggling to break out of mutual mistrust. In Washington’s scheme of things, Pakistan may be a frontline state in the war on terror. We cannot deny the fact that it is home to many jihadist groups.Globalisation has made the world flat, we have been famously told. Nobody has told us much about the profusion of potholes in this flat world. About the entrapments of poverty. We have only war on terror, not one on poverty, which too divides, and breeds anger that makes the world less stable. A vast section of humanity can spoil the party of the brave new world. They include people who have been left behind by the forces of globalisation. They include people who don’t have a password to key into the digital democracy. They include people living in places where a liberal democracy is a distant dream. They include people who remain untouched by the wonders of science and technology. They include people living in zones of fear. They are the disenfranchised of the brave new world. It is our challenge to make this world accessible to them. We need a global leadership to take up the challenges. A leadership that can rise above the exigencies of politics.The topics cover a wide spectrum of the challenges from which we can’t run away: Challenges in technology, information, business, politics, science, entertainment, health and climate. The last two are concerns as urgent as war on terror. Stem cell research will probably give us the power to play God, but saving what God created is a problem. Global warming is no longer an abstraction. We are living in an endangered planet. And we all want to live longer. And with globalisation, what will happen to local cultures? And with the plethora of wireless devices, will we have death by iPod?In the imagination of Aldous Huxley, the Brave New World was a dystopia. The world we live in is a wonderful place, but it is far from perfect. We have here an unelected parliament of what the author of Brave New World would have called alpha-plus intellects. In the following pages, you are invited to some brave new resolutions.
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TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool fullback Moreno: I’ve got contract offer. We’ll seeby Freddie Taylor2018-12-27 22:41:29.000000Send to a friendShare the loveAlberto Moreno has revealed he has received a contract offer from Liverpool.The Spaniard has struggled for playing time since the emergence of Andy Robertson and will be out of contract in the summer. He will be free to talk to foreign clubs in January.And speaking to El Transistor, Moreno admits he could leave Anfield despite the new contract offer.He said: “Liverpool has proposed renewing me but no agreement has been reached, in January the market opens and we will see.”To this day we have nothing closed neither with Liverpool nor with other clubs.”