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first_imgAN award-winning documentary on how Europe turned over our Donegal islanders with outrageous fishing bans is to be shown in Paris next week.The Irish Cultural Centre and Irish Embassy in Paris are hosting a special screening of A Turning Tide in the Life of Man in the French capital at the cinéma Les 3 Luxembourg (67, rue Monsieur le Prince – 75006 Paris) on October 13th at 7.30pm. The film retraces the origin of the global problems the small fishermen are facing today, the complexity of such political decisions and the consequences for the lives of small coastal communities, emanating from the implementation of the Salmon Ban and other EU Regulations over the years.Since 2006, islanders from the communities of Árainn Mhór Island, Inis Bo Finne and Tory Island, in Donegal, Ireland, together with experts from around the world, have been working on common documents and actions that will help them to survive Government-led policies, and allowed them to participate in the writing of new reform of the fishing policy which was put in place in 2014 for all European countries.Lead by one fisherman’s voice, John O’Brien, we follow John’s very personal journey with his family and friends from Árainn Mhór Island and Tory Island over 8 years.The film sees their efforts to survive and their long quest to find answers to their questions; traveling, meeting with politicians, gathering together other islands communities from all around Europe, querying MEPs, working with International NGOs to understand the political process and convincing those who hold the power to join their fight and make a difference. As John gets closer to the European Parliament circumstances force him into a more important role.He becomes one of the few EU small fishermen representatives and advisor by default in the new reform process.Discovering that he’s only a little piece of a larger puzzle, for the first time, John has to envisage the bigger picture for himself and like the Members of the European Commission, John and his people also have to take into consideration, environmental, economic and social issues. DDTV: DONEGAL ISLANDERS FILM ON FISHING BAN TO BE SCREENED IN PARIS was last modified: October 5th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalfilmInisbofinTorylast_img read more

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Press release: Brand South Africa partners with the South African Hockey Association to host the Hockey World League Semi Finals 2017

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first_imgSouth Africa is the proud host, and participant, in the men’s and women’s legs of the Hockey World League.Brand South Africa partners with the South African Hockey Association (SAHA) in hosting the Hockey World League Semi Finals 2017 Event, taking place in Johannesburg till 23 July. (Image: SA Women’s Hockey, Twitter)Johannesburg, Tuesday 11 July 2017 – “Sport in South Africa is a word of joy, celebration, grandeur and overall a remarkable event that nurtures a sense of national identity” said Brand South Africa’s CEO Dr Kingsley Makhubela on Brand South Africa’s partnership with the South African Hockey Association (SAHA) in hosting the Hockey World League Semi Finals 2017 Event.South Africa was selected by the Federation of International Hockey (FIH) to host both the men’s and women’s legs of the Hockey World League Semi-Finals, accommodating ten of the world’s best men’s team and best female teams, currently competing at the WITS Hockey Stadium from 08 to 23 July 2017.Charged with managing the reputation of the country as well as co-ordinating efforts that position South Africa as an investment destination of choice, Brand South Africa is simultaneously charged with working with the larger collective to build pride and patriotism amongst citizens of the country. This is where sports comes in.Dr Makhubela said: “We can all attest to the fact that nation building through sport, in a multi-racial society such as South Africa is a key component that remains a constant – because sports breaks down barriers and is a common factor among all, no matter what race, creed or religion. Sport plays an important role in promoting wellness and social cohesion, and treats sport as a cross-cutting issue, with related proposals in the chapters on education, health and nation building.”South Africa’s nation-building projects – such as sports and recreation initiatives, were and still continue to be premised on the formulation of a common identity, while recognising and respecting diverse ethnic, racial and other groupings. This is captured in the National Sport and Recreation Plan (NSRP) – which states that ‘when building an active nation, it is clear that no country can expect to achieve and sustain success at the elite level without a strong participation base in the community, because that is where every champion has their beginning.’Marissa Langeni, the CEO of the South African Hockey Association said “Hockey is a sport largely driven by volunteers and enthusiasts. These are the real heroes of the hockey community and it is because of these thousands of people that we identify so strongly with Brand South Africa and their “Play Your Part’ Initiative.”“As part of this support for Brand South Africa and the “Play Your part” initiative, the SA Men’s Hockey Team have been formally announced as ambassadors for this initiative, a role we take very seriously and identify with strongly,” said Tim Drummond, national captain of the SA Men’s hockey team. “The #SAHockeyRevolution is all about a fresh approach to the game of hockey in South Africa, in essence’ inspiring new ways’.”“International best practices undeniably demonstrates that successful sporting nations do not just derive their success from the air. Meaningful investments are required from early age for enhanced effective participation in sport, which is why we as Brand South Africa saw this as a unique opportunity for nation building. However, it is evident that this quest can only be achieved if there is commitment by both the public and private sector,” concluded Makhubela.“Hosting this Hockey World League 2017 event in Johannesburg is a major part of our #SAHockeyRevolution strategy which is aimed at delivering world class hockey to the South African public and inspiring young players by giving them access to the very best players in the world. In addition, we are developing a high performance programme that will allow our elite men’s and women’s teams the opportunity to prepare and compete on the biggest stages the sport has to offer,” said Langeni.South Africa has successfully hosted a number of key international sporting events, such as the Rugby World Cup in 1995, the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in 1996, the 2003 Cricket World Cup and the FIFA World Cup in 2010, the 2013 Afcon and the 2014 CHAN tournaments. South Africa has become a country of choice for international, club and schools hockey teams to tour and prepare for major global competitions.Join the conversation at:@Brand_SA @[email protected][email protected]_Hockey#SAHockeyRevolution#HWL2017For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Tsabeng NthiteTel: +27 11 712 5061Mobile: +27 (0) 76 371 6810Email: [email protected]last_img read more

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Samsung’s “Android iPod Touch” Pointing to Google Music Launch?

By on December 16, 2019

first_imgFor Google Music Demo, Skip to 5-Minute Mark of this video What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Obviously, this would only be a partial solution for a Google Music service, and not a very good one at that – there are plenty of DIY “cloud music” services and apps out there today; Google Music, to be successful, would need to do more…like implement the same technology, but on Google’s own servers, not an end user’s PC.Google Music Player Leaks, TooWhile obviously a media player’s launch doesn’t mean that Google Music is just around the corner, speculation heats up when tied together with another recent leak – that of Google’s new Android Music app, set to debut in the next version of Android, code-named Honeycomb.The new music player includes a menu button on the right, frosted glass widgets, and blurred backgrounds, Engadget reported. You can also see the Player in action in this YouTube video here. Tags:#Android#mobile#news sarah perez Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img The SpecsAssuming the news Samsung Hub has is official, the Galaxy Player will be based on the Galaxy S smartphone specifications. It will be 9.9 mm thick, run Android 2.2 (code-named “Froyo”), will offer a 1 GHz CPU, 4-inch Super Clear LCD screen supporting up to WVGA resolution (800×480), T-DMB, SoundAlive audio enhancing technology, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, 3.2 MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, GPS, HD video playback, microSD card slot, 1200 mAh removable battery and will come in 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB models.The media player will also include access to the Android Market and Samsung’s own application line-up.Rumors Point to Google Music?In addition to being able to capitalize on the popularity of the Galaxy S devices, we hope that this rumored launch also points at the possibility of the Google Music launch in the near future. Google Music is not a rumor, we just don’t know when it’s shipping.Google demonstrated a version of the Android Market with a Music link to download songs at the Google I/O developers conference in May. At the time, it was also revealed that Google had quietly acquired Simplify Media a couple of months prior.  Simplify offered free software for Mac and PC users that let you stream music from iTunes or Winamp libraries from your home computer over the Internet. We do know that “Honeycomb” is arriving in 2011, because Google’s Andy Rubin said so on stage at December’s D: Dive Into Mobile conference. He demonstrated a Honeycomb-based tablet, and confirmed that Honeycomb would be out “sometime next year.” Rumors have pegged February as the launch date for this, debuting the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Honeycomb is now believed to be Android 2.4, not 3.0, as previously reported, at least, according to the source of that rumor.I’ve put a Q1 2011 launch for Google Music on my 2011 predictions list, and I hope it comes true, for the sake of all the Android users out there (now including myself, as it turns out). I’m also predicting, for the fun of it, that Google and Amazon will partner on the service, but I have no information to that regard. I just think that it would be easier for Google to partner with a company that already has deals with the labels in place instead of having to start from scratch. What do you think? Rumor round-up time! According to news from an unaffiliated, unofficial Samsung-watching blog site called Samsung Hub, the electronics giant has confirmed it will announce a new Android-based Galaxy Player at the Consumer Electronics Shows (CES 2011) taking place in Las Vegas in January. If true, the Galaxy Player would likely be a popular Android-based iPod Touch-like media playing device, although not the first one of its kind.But what we want to know is this – does this music player’s impending launch mean we’re going to see Google Music launch soon thereafter? We can only hope.A Samsung Android iPod TouchSamsung has previously launched other Galaxy players based on Android, as has Archos and others. However, this Galaxy Player would arrive at a time when the Samsung Galaxy line of smartphones is at an all-time high – the company announced it has shipped nearly 9.3 million units as of Friday, December 24th, which is close to its sales goal of 10 million by year-end.This would be an ideal time for the company to expand upon the Galaxy S’s popularity to launch a new “phone-less” device. Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

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Update: Personal Data of 70 Million Sony Customers Exposed in Hack

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first_img4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App dan rowinski Related Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutcenter_img The hack that has plagued the Playstation Network for the last week is much worse than simply taking down the platform. Sony reports on its Playstation Network blog that personal data of its 70 million users has been exposed by the hacker, including the possibility of credit card numbers.According to the Playstation Network blog; “we believe that an unauthorized person has obtained the following information that you provided: name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birth date, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID. It is also possible that your profile data, including purchase history and billing address (city, state, zip), and your PlayStation Network/Qriocity password security answers may have been obtained.”Sony has said that credit card information may have been obtained but they cannot be sure.“While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility,” Sony wrote. “If you have provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, out of an abundance of caution we are advising you that your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may have been obtained.”The hack shows that even the biggest vendors on the Web are vulnerable to security threats by a motivated hacker. Yet, this is a big black eye for Sony and there will probably be some significant consequences.This goes way beyond a simple distributed denial of service attack or even a hack that just compromised connectivity. The fact that Sony cannot confirm if credit card information for 70 million accounts has been breached means that the attack was sophisticated enough to completely befuddle Sony’s security team.Sony says that the attack happened between April 17 and April 19. Since discovery, the company shutdown the network, engaged an outside security firm and attempted to strength the network by rebuilding the infrastructure with greater protection for personal information. Historic ProportionsThe depth of the breach and the amount of information taken ranks up there with some of the major data thefts in history. Last year two hackers infiltrated AT&T servers that held personal information on 120,000 iPads including government officials and celebrities. Gawker had a massive and embarrassing data breach in December, 2010 that exposed information on 1.25 million accounts. Just last week WordPress suffered an attack that took down many of the popular websites on the Internet and exposed 18 million accounts personal information. In what could be the most similar type of attack, social gaming and entertainment network exposed account information for 32 million accounts in December, 2010.Sony urges Playstation Network and Qriocity users to be vigilant in protecting in tracking and protecting their information. In its blog post it gives the numbers of credit card agencies and the Federal Trade Commission if users want to investigate the extent of their information leaked. Tags:#gaming#NYT#security#web 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

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