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ENRC profits double on production rises

first_img Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL whatsapp ENRC profits double on production rises KAZAKH miner ENRC met forecasts with full-year underlying profit that more than doubled, on record production and demand recovery, and said the global economic outlook was still improving.“We remain positive on the group’s prospects for 2011, although the control of costs growth and the development of our assets in Africa will be important issues for management, as will be the continued near-term risk of commodity market volatility,” chief executive Felix Vulis said yesterday. Pre-tax profit for 2010 rose 106.9 per cent to $2.97bn (£1.83bn), on revenue up 72 per cent to $6.60bn thanks to record production levels.ENRC would not comment on speculation a publicly listed Glencore could make a bid. ENRC said material prices and costs were expected to show significant increases in 2011, as it embarks on a $11.1bn capital expenditure programme.Margin growth of 62 per cent offset a 28 per cent rise in 2010 costs. Shares in the FTSE 100-listed miner yesterday increased by 3.5 per cent to 929.50. Share More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.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.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comcenter_img KCS-content whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNight DailyHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeNight DailyThe Sports DropForgotten College Basketball Stars: Where Are They Now?The Sports DropBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItJournalPregnant Woman Takes a Nap – You Won’t Believe What She Discovered When She WokeJournalNews SharperGrab A Tissue Before You See Richard Simmons At 72News SharperBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times Wednesday 23 March 2011 8:09 pmlast_img read more


September 4, 2021 0

May & Baker Nigeria Plc (MAYBAK.ng) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgMay & Baker Nigeria Plc (MAYBAK.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about May & Baker Nigeria Plc (MAYBAK.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the May & Baker Nigeria Plc (MAYBAK.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: May & Baker Nigeria Plc (MAYBAK.ng)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileMay & Baker Nigeria Plc manufactures and markets a range of pharmaceuticals, vaccines, medical diagnostics, foods and consumer healthcare products in Nigeria. Pharmaceutical products include anti-diabetics, anti-infectives, anti-malaria, analgesics, cough & cold treatments, multivitamins and anxiolytics. May & Bake Nigeria Plc produce a range of Mimee noodles and Lily still water. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. May & Baker Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more


July 12, 2021 0

It’s Our Job – AIG and All Blacks commercial

first_imgMonday Aug 19, 2013 It’s Our Job – AIG and All Blacks commercial This is the new AIG advert that ran during the All Blacks vs Wallabies Bledisloe Cup/Rugby Championship game in Sydney on Saturday, featuring fans of both nations, as well as everyone involved in making the All Blacks the world champion side that they are.You can follow AIG Rugby on Twitter @AIG_rugby <mce:script language=’JavaScript1.1′ mce_src=”http://ad-ace.doubleclick.net/adj/N4827.147781.RUGBYDUMP.COM/B7843647.17;abr=!ie;sz=400×80;ord=[timestamp]”> </mce:script> <NOSCRIPT> <A HREF=”http://ad-ace.doubleclick.net/jump/N4827.147781.RUGBYDUMP.COM/B7843647.17;abr=!ie4;abr=!ie5;sz=400×80;ord=[timestamp]?” mce_HREF=”http://ad-ace.doubleclick.net/jump/N4827.147781.RUGBYDUMP.COM/B7843647.17;abr=!ie4;abr=!ie5;sz=400×80;ord=[timestamp]”> <IMG SRC=”http://ad-ace.doubleclick.net/ad/N4827.147781.RUGBYDUMP.COM/B7843647.17;abr=!ie4;abr=!ie5;sz=400×80;ord=[timestamp]?” mce_SRC=”http://ad-ace.doubleclick.net/ad/N4827.147781.RUGBYDUMP.COM/B7843647.17;abr=!ie4;abr=!ie5;sz=400×80;ord=[timestamp]” BORDER=0 WIDTH=400 HEIGHT=80 ALT=”Advertisement”></A> </NOSCRIPT> ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Adverts , All Blacks Related Articles 120 WEEKS AGO Eben Etzebeth ready for battle after long… 122 WEEKS AGO ONE WEEK TO GO: ‘Raise The Stakes’ video… 188 WEEKS AGO Emotive new short film shows Ireland players… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more


June 18, 2021 0

Interior DR / Didonè Comacchio Architects

first_imgCopyAbout this officeDidonè Comacchio ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRestorationInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsRosàItalyPublished on March 21, 2019Cite: “Interior DR / Didonè Comacchio Architects” 21 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore 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 Interior DR / Didonè Comacchio ArchitectsSave this projectSaveInterior DR / Didonè Comacchio ArchitectsSave this picture!© Alberto Sinigaglia+ 14Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” Photographs:  Alberto Sinigaglia Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Alberto SinigagliaText description provided by the architects. Interior design project for a rural house in the Venetian countryside, built in the early 1900s and restored in the early 2000s. The project, designed for the functional needs and aesthetic tastes of the client, enhances the recycled materials used in the restoration, as the larch beams and the original structural walls in stone and brick, with the use of simple and elegant materials and shades, applied to pure geometric shapes.Save this picture!© Alberto SinigagliaRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionThe entrance space of the building overlooks a porch and acts as a filter that separates the living room from the kitchen and allows access to the sleeping area via the wooden staircase.Save this picture!© Alberto SinigagliaSave this picture!Ground floorSave this picture!© Alberto SinigagliaThe colors and materials used for the new elements are reduced to an essential vocabulary and specially designed to make the space bright. The paving surface, which extends across the entire ground floor is made of polished oriental stone and becomes the neutral base on which the various furnishing elements are inserted.Save this picture!© Alberto SinigagliaThe dining / kitchen area is characterized by the large white kitchen and the solid oak table, the latter also used for the kitchen base and the chest.Save this picture!© Alberto SinigagliaThe living room is characterized by a background of OSB panels backlit by a led strip that gives a soft and indirect light to the room. These panels, placed along the entire length of the historic stone wall, rest on the long concrete shelf that acts as a TV base.Save this picture!© Alberto SinigagliaOn the upper floor there is the master bedroom where the palette of the materials used on the ground floor is resumed, while the bathroom is covered with gray stone effect stoneware, also used on the floor to obtain a continuity of materials. The mono-materiality of this space is only interrupted by the long wooden shelf which, accentuating the longitudinality of this space, extends towards the large niche shower.Save this picture!© Alberto SinigagliaProject gallerySee allShow lessWorld Architecture Festival announces Jury for its 2019 AwardsArchitecture NewsMariam Kamara: ‘architecture itself can not make a more equitable world but we can c…Interviews Share Photographs Year:  “COPY” Houses Area:  250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2019center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913542/interior-dr-didone-comacchio-architects Clipboard Architects: Didonè Comacchio Architects Area Area of this architecture project Projects Interior DR / Didonè Comacchio Architects Manufacturers: Artemide, Fantini, FlosCollaborators:Gianmarco MioloCliente:Roberto DidonèDesigners:Paolo Didonè, Devvy ComacchioCity:RosàCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess Specs ArchDaily Italy CopyHouses, Restoration, Houses Interiors•Rosà, Italy ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913542/interior-dr-didone-comacchio-architects Clipboardlast_img read more


June 17, 2021 0

New account manager at AMA Charity Services

first_img Nickie Fell joins Anderson Manning Associates’ Charity Division as an Account Manager.Nickie will handle the day-to-day management of selected charity campaigns for such clients as the YMCA and The Children’s Trust. Nickie joins from Woolworth’s marketing department.AMA Charity Services says that it is “Ireland’s largest provider of direct marketing services to charities and not-for-profit organisations.” The company’s client list extends throughout Ireland and Great Britain and “includes the majority of the top fundraising bodies.” Advertisement Howard Lake | 3 October 2002 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. New account manager at AMA Charity Servicescenter_img  10 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more


June 16, 2021 0

EPA Revives Committee to Provide Insights from Rural America

first_img EPA Revives Committee to Provide Insights from Rural America Facebook Twitter By Ashley Davenport – Jun 21, 2020 SHARE EPA Revives Committee to Provide Insights from Rural AmericaIn 2015, the Obama administration disbanded the EPA’s Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC). Five years later, the Trump administration is bringing it back.“President Trump has been really clear about the administration’s commitment to agriculture and rural America, and this is part of that commitment,” said Carrie Meadows, agriculture advisor to the EPA. “Administrator Wheeler has also been very clear that his priorities at EPA is to restore the trust of the ag community with the EPA.”She said that reinstating the FRRCC lives up to those commitments. A group of 33 individuals will provide a first-hand look at how EPA’s decisions will impact rural America.“[We will] hear their input and look at their recommendations of how we can contribute to work with them,” said Meadows. “Farmers are the original conservationists—they live off the land. They want to be good stewards of the land, air and water. They are a natural partner here at EPA.”The 33 members are from all of EPA’s 10 regions. The majority of them are actively involved in agricultural production. Meadows said these individuals represent a cross-section of agriculture.“[They’re] representing different commodities, different regions, allied industries, and academia,” she said. “One of the things that’s really important is the state, local and tribal government aspect of this because they’re our on-the-ground partners with farmers and ranchers. Having them as part of it will be very beneficial. We also have nongovernmental organizations.”These individuals could address a variety of issues such as water and air quality issues, pesticides, food loss and waste, and emergency response.“These are people who have experience working on these issues, building consensus and have a lot of demonstrated experience so they’re going to be a great asset to us at EPA as we get into agriculture and rural America.”Meadows hopes meetings will begin late summer or early fall, whether in person or virtually.Dr. Charles R. Santerre of Purdue University’s department of Nutrition Science was selected to be part of this committee. Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News EPA Revives Committee to Provide Insights from Rural America Previous articleFederal Court Backs EPA Ruling to Use Existing Dicamba Stocks, ASA ApprovesNext articleCommentary: Who is Really in Charge Here? Ashley Davenportlast_img read more


June 14, 2021 0

Barger Opposes Constitutional Amendment That Would Lead to Appointed Sheriff

first_imgLos Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, who represents Pasadena and Altadena, said she does not support a state constitutional amendment that would allow the supervisors to appoint the sheriff.On Tuesday, a split Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to explore ways to remove Sheriff Alex Villanueva from office.According to the state constitution, the sheriff is an elected position, but since sheriffs are chosen by voters, they can ignore subpoenas and resist oversight with little penalty.“Like every other municipality in the state of California, the sheriff of Los Angeles County is elected by the people,” Barger said in a prepared statement.“While I have had disagreements with the current sheriff on multiple occasions, I do not support these efforts toward removal or impeachment, nor any actions intended to change the selection of the sheriff from an elected official to an appointee of the Board of Supervisors,” she said.“Any action in this regard denies the will of the people to select the law enforcement representative of their choosing,” Barger said.Villanueva faced local criticism earlier this year after he announced plans to close two substations, including the one in Altadena after the supervisors cut his budget.He later refused to comply with a subpoena to appear before the sheriff’s Civilian Oversight Commission. The commission called for him to resign last month.“It doesn’t make too much research to learn that there’s no ideal way to handle the position of Sheriff,” said Altadena resident Rene Amy. “King County in Washington, which includes Seattle, has gone back and forth between elected and appointed – and is looking at switching once again.“Mr. Villanueva has made some really bad choices – such as ignoring a legal subpoena – but changing the nature of the job of Sheriff will simply serve to consolidate the power of The Five Queens.”The reality is that anything that happens in LA County will simply serve to temporarily obfuscate the ongoing budget crisis that’s beingexacerbated by COVID.Seattle voted in July to change its sheriff from an elected to an appointed position. The change also calls for community input into the appointment for sheriff.Officials in Ramsey County, Minnesota are considering a similar change.According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press (twincities.com), sheriffs are elected to four-year terms in 41 states, two-year terms in three states, a three-year term in one state, and a six-year term in one state. In three states, Alaska, Connecticut and Hawaii, there are no sheriffs. In Rhode Island and two counties in Colorado sheriffs are appointed.In an October editorial, the LA Times called for an appointed sheriff. Locally, the Pasadena Weekly in 2016 last called for a change to an appointed sheriff.Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Sheila Kuehl co-authored Tuesday’s motion recommending that the county direct its lawyers, inspector general, civilian oversight commissioners, and acting CEO to look at possible avenues for removing the sheriff or cutting back his responsibilities.Ridley-Thomas — who tabled consideration of the motion two weeks ago when Barger and Hahn first indicated their opposition — said the idea of an elected sheriff was outdated.Supervisor Hilda Solis asked that consideration of a report on options for dealing with the sheriff postponed until January so that state Sen. Holly Mitchell, just elected to replace Ridley-Thomas, could lend her voice to the discussion.The termed-out Ridley-Thomas, who was elected last week to replace Herb Wesson on the Los Angeles City Council, agreed to support Solis’ amendment.Barger said the supervisors must consider the voice of the people in elections.“As we continue to encourage our residents to vote and to make sure their voice is heard, we must respect the choices that they make and work collaboratively toward protecting public safety and serving the needs of the 10 million residents of Los Angeles County,” she said. 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June 12, 2021 0

Victim of mobile thief ends in hospital

first_imgPrint GARDAI in Henry Street are appealing for a taxi driver who was in the vicinity of Geraldine Villas on Thursday night August 6, to contact them.Two young men were walking home between the hours of 1 am and 2 am, when they were approached by a lone male who asked for their mobile phones.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The first of the young victims handed over the phone, but the second refused to do so and was subsequently hit with a pint glass by the culprit.The victims then ran off and were pursued by the culprit, before hailing down a passing taxi.They went to the Regional Hospital where the injured youth received stitches for his wound.Gardaí have established that the culprit, who was wearing a dark coloured hoodie, had followed the youth from the city centre, but are unaware where he went following the assault.They would like to contact the taxi driver concerned, who might be in a position to assist them in their investigations.Detective Garda Cathal O’Neill, Henry Street, is investigating and can be contacted with information on 212400.Henry Street are also investigating a similar incident on O’Curry Street, where a youth was walking on Saturday August 8, at around 9pm.The 14-year-old was approached by another youth who was wearing a white T-shirt and grey tracksuit pants, and who took the victim’s Nokia mobile phone.Gardaí say that the theft of mobile phones is a popular crime among opportunist thieves and ask parents to warn their children about this type of crime.It is also advised to record and retain the IMEI-the 15 digit number that identifies your phone can be found behind your battery. It is also recommended to register phones with network operators to make it easier to deactivate your phone if stolen. WhatsApp Facebook Advertisement Linkedincenter_img Twitter NewsLocal NewsVictim of mobile thief ends in hospitalBy admin – August 18, 2009 470 Email Previous articleCoonagh air crashNext articleNet tightens on bogus charities and collections adminlast_img read more


June 4, 2021 0

OC’s fab lab a hit at SXSW EDU

first_img Pinterest Cedric Bleimling, fab lab director at the Permian Basin Fab Lab at Odessa College, shows a photo illustration of the mobile fab lab’s exhibit at SXSW EDU in Austin March 29, 2018. He and several students from George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa and OC attended the expo earlier in March. WhatsApp Registration set for engineering camp Pinterest Foolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinFruit Salad to Die ForSouthern Style Potato SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Facebook WhatsApp Home Local News Education OC’s fab lab a hit at SXSW EDU Cedric Bleimling, fab lab director at the Permian Basin Fab Lab at Odessa College, has been busy getting the facility’s name out.He recently took a group of students from George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa and Odessa College to the education segment of South by Southwest, abbreviated as SXSW EDU, in Austin last month. Bleimling said they attended last year, as well.Total attendance at the expo was 15,212. The first day they had about 3,000 visitors and the second a little more than 7,000, he said. Bleimling said they event got a visit from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.There were about 40 countries represented, 7,000 attendees at the expos, 1,172 speakers, 449 sessions and 144 media members, he said.“We were invited both years by Chevron to be manning their booth and presenting their involvement in STEM, so we were most of the booth. Last year, we were the entire booth. This year they added a VR (virtual reality) exhibit, as well,” Bleimling said.The booth also included video presentations, three-dimensional printing and scanning, activities linked to fab lab technologies and many other features.Bleimling said they bought electronics, a miniature greenhouse and a weather station, both of which they are working on. He said the mobile unit has the same equipment as the stationary fab lab, but some components are smaller. They can also bring fab lab components into classrooms.While at South by Southwest, Blemling added that they made contact with local universities and people from around the world interested in the fab lab and questions from people who wanted to set up their own labs.The fab lab at OC that lets people fabricate whatever they can think of was created by OC, Chevron and the Fab Lab Foundation. Bleimling said Chevron has funded 10 labs nationwide at a cost of about $12.5 million.While in Austin, Bleimling said they took a tour of the Capitol and got to see the apartment of the speaker of the House.At home, Bleimling said he the fab lab is committed to visiting 12 schools this calendar year and he is looking for sponsorships to help lower the cost to schools. The lab can travel anywhere in the OC service area.On a separate note, Bleimling said he is trying to build a community of people who like to build things and try scientific endeavors.He added that when people come to the fab lab, they’re not using the machinery constantly. They all take time to chat.“We went from zero members a little over a year ago to about 80 now, but we never have more than 30, 40 at the same time on those evenings (when the lab is open to the public). We need to get those numbers up. It is a good number, but from experience but I believe that we need more,” Bleimling said.center_img Previous articleMOSC masterwork series concertNext articleFive things you need to know today, April 6 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Local NewsEducation OC’s fab lab a hit at SXSW EDU Twitter Facebook By admin – April 6, 2018 OCA top 2 were ESL students Noel earns award Twitterlast_img read more


June 2, 2021 0

Unfriended no more: Facebook to lift Australia news ban

first_img CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Facebook announced Tuesday that it would lift a ban on Australians viewing and sharing news on its platform after it struck a deal with the government on proposed legislation that would make digital giants pay for journalism. The social media company caused alarm with its sudden decision last week to block news on its platform across Australia after the House of Representatives passed the draft law. Initially, the blackout also cut access — at least temporarily — to government pandemic, public health and emergency services, fueling outrage. Facebook’s cooperation is a major victory in Australia’s efforts to make two major gateways to the internet, Google and Facebook, pay for the journalism that they use — a faceoff that governments and tech companies the world over have watched closely. Google also had threatened to remove its search functions from Australia because of the proposed law, but that threat has faded. “There is no doubt that Australia has been a proxy battle for the world,” Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said. “Facebook and Google have not hidden the fact that they know that the eyes of the world are on Australia, and that is why they have sought to get a code here that is workable,” he added, referring to the bill, the News Media Bargaining Code. In fact, this week, Microsoft and four European publishing groups announced they would work together to push for Australian-style rules for news payments from tech platforms. The legislation was designed to curb the outsized bargaining power of Facebook and Google in their negotiations with Australian news providers. The digital giants would not be able to abuse their positions by making take-it-or-leave-it payment offers to news businesses for their journalism. Instead, in the case of a standoff, an arbitration panel would make a binding decision on a winning offer. Frydenberg and Facebook confirmed that the two sides agreed to amendments to the proposed legislation. The changes would give digital platforms one month’s notice before they are formally designated under the code. That would give those involved more time to broker agreements before they are forced to enter binding arbitration arrangements. A statement Tuesday by Campbell Brown, Facebook’s vice president for news partnerships, added that the deal allows the company to choose which publishers it will support, including small and local ones. “We’re restoring news on Facebook in Australia in the coming days. Going forward, the government has clarified we will retain the ability to decide if news appears on Facebook so that we won’t automatically be subject to a forced negotiation,” Brown said. Frydenberg described the agreed upon amendments as “clarifications” of the government’s intent. He said his negotiations with Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg were “difficult.” A European publishers’ lobbying group that is among those teaming up with Microsoft said the deal shows such legislation is possible — and not just in Australia. “The latest twist proves that regulation works,” said Angela Mills Wade, executive director of the European Publishers Council. “Regulators from around the world will be reassured that they can continue to take inspiration from the Australian government’s determination to withstand unacceptable threats from powerful commercial gatekeepers.” Facebook said it would now negotiate deals with Australian publishers. “We are satisfied that the Australian government has agreed to a number of changes and guarantees that address our core concerns about allowing commercial deals that recognize the value our platform provides to publishers relative to the value we receive from them,” Facebook regional managing director William Easton said. “As a result of these changes, we can now work to further our investment in public interest journalism and restore news on Facebook for Australians in the coming days, ” Easton added. Google, meanwhile, has been signing up Australia’s largest media companies in content-licensing deals through its News Showcase. The platform says it has deals with more than 50 Australian titles and more than 500 publishers globally using the model, which was launched in October. Peter Lewis, director of the Australia Institute’s Center for Responsible Technology, a think tank, said in a statement that the “amendments keep the integrity of the media code intact.” However, others took a more skeptical stance. Jeff Jarvis, a journalism expert from the City University of New York, said media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, who owns most of Australia’s major newspapers through his U.S-based News Corp., is the biggest winner while smaller titles and new media startups would suffer most. Jarvis said Murdoch’s media empire was the driving force behind the Australian legislation, which he noted includes a requirement for media companies to earn at least 150,000 Australian dollars ($119,000) in revenue to be eligible. “So a startup which has no revenue has no real recourse,” Jarvis said, adding that even if Facebook and Google open payment talks with smaller companies, “clearly a smaller player has less clout than a bigger player, than a News Corp.” ——— Associated Press writer Kelvin Chan contributed to this report from London. Unfriended no more: Facebook to lift Australia news ban WhatsApp Pinterest TAGS  Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleAdditive Manufacturer Green Trade Association anuncia novos membrosNext articleTorino training ground closed amid rising coronavirus cases Digital AIM Web Supportcenter_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 23, 2021 Facebook Facebook Twitter Pinterest Local NewsBusinessWorld Newslast_img read more


June 2, 2021 0