LEN : Freedom of expression victory in new law

first_img News to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information FranceEurope – Central Asia News FranceEurope – Central Asia RSF_en Organisation News Reporters Without Borders hailed the Constitutional Council’s ruling on the Law on confidence in the digital economy (LEN) as a victory for freedom of expression. The Council published its decisions on 13 June 2004, striking out a highly contested point on the legal limitation period on the Internet. News June 4, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts June 17, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 LEN : Freedom of expression victory in new law Follow the news on France Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Reporters Without Borders hailed the Constitutional Council’s ruling on the Law on confidence in the digital economy (LEN) as a victory for freedom of expression. The Council published its decisions on 13 June 2004, striking out a highly contested point on the legal limitation period on the Internet.While welcoming the stance taken by the Council, the international press freedom organisation pointed out that some problems remain, in particular on the responsibilities of Internet Service Providers.”This decision confirms what we have been saying for months, that LEN did not respect free expression. We will nevertheless need to be vigilant on how judges interpret the new law. We will closely watch the first rulings on the subject, because they will allow service providers to know what kind of content can be censored without prior intervention by the courts,” said the organisation.Legal limitation period on the Net: restoration of press rightsThe council rejected an amendment introduced by French industry minister Patrick Devedjian, allowing legal action against online content three months after the offending file had been removed. A site editor could thus be accused of defamation in connection with articles published years earlier. The council took the view that the measure ran contrary to the Constitution because it created a legal imbalance between the press and electronic publications. It therefore decided that the limitation period should remain the same as for newspapers – three months from the date the content was first posted. The council members however specified that “the principle of equality would not prevent different rules being applied in different situations”. In other words, they accepted that the Internet comes under a different legal framework from the press, as long as it remains balanced.Responsibilities of service providers: jurisprudence will decideThe constitutional guarantors reaffirmed the principle of legal responsibility of service providers in cases where the illegal nature of content has been drawn to their attention. Even though this measure effectively creates private law on the Net, they considered that it complied with the European directive. The Constitutional Council however toned down the law as passed by parliament, saying that service providers can only be held responsible if a judge has ruled the content illegal or if the web page is “manifestly illegal”. This last point picks up a recommendation from the French consultative body, Internet Rights Forum, providing judges with limits to this law of responsibility. This means that French jurisprudence only recognises as “manifestly illegal” content involving revisionist statements, child pornography, justification of war crimes and so on. It is therefore unlikely that service providers would be convicted for posting defamatory articles, for example. To sum up, the nine Council members said they were obliged to accept the creation of private law on the Net because they considered the principle existed in the European directive.After LEN?Reporters Without Borders calls on all Internet-users to be vigilant to any abuses caused by the new responsibilities put on service providers by LEN. There is still a risk that service providers will abusively censor the Internet despite the advice of the Constitutional Council. The organisation also recommends service providers to consult press freedom organisations before setting up procedures to catch controversial content.Finally, Reporters Without Borders urges civil society to be alert to European Union’s examination of directives affecting the Internet. Even more so since, as the Constitutional Council has just ruled, European law takes precedence in most cases over the French Constitution. LEN cannot therefore really be amended, particularly on the issue of private law, until after the re-examination by the EU, in summer 2005, of the June 2000 directive on electronic business. May 10, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Bikes, Electrified!

first_img 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 Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  When people hear of electric bikes, the usual thought is that of motorcycles with electric motors, maybe with the option to shut the motor down and pedal instead. However, electric bikes are far from being electrified motorcycles, by keeping its pedal pushing ways intact.Keith Stephens of Brio Electric Bikes says that electric bikes are bicycles with a small electric motor and battery to assist your pedaling. It doesn’t replace pedaling, instead it makes pedaling easier while you move faster. Hills are much easier to climb and headwinds are no problem.Electric bikes are perfect for riders who are not strong enough to cycle our city’s hills and for commuters looking to cut fuel expenses. With an electric bike, your “fuel” cost is a 10 cent battery charge every 25 miles. You get some exercise, but not a sweat-drenched workout, allowing you to wear your street or work clothes.Brio has e-bikes in many styles and sizes, from Beach Cruisers to traditional European bikes with fenders and lights. The first bike most people look at when they enter the shop is the eZIP Tri-Ride. The Tri-Ride is an adult three-wheeler with a huge cargo basket, wide seat with a back rest, and a low step-through frame. The basket can fold down flat to carry boxes or other odd-shaped cargo. It is powered by a 500-watt motor that can climb most hills in the area, yet is governed to 12 mph for “safe and sane” riding. Charge the battery overnight, and travel about 15 miles without pedaling. It is a popular model for seniors, though “green” urbanites are using them as utility vehicles.”Brio only sells established brands of electric bikes who stock replacement parts,” notes Stephens. “We service what we sell, so you know your bike will still be working years from now.”To find out more about Brio Electric Bikes, you can visit http://www.brioelectricbikes.com or drop by at 113 E. Olive Ave., Monrovia. You can also call (626) 657-2251 or email [email protected] for more details. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Cover Story Bikes, Electrified! Many have heard of electric bikes, but not all understand how it works. Keith Stephens of Brio Electric Bikes gives us the lowdown. By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Friday, July 26, 2013 | 1:21 pm 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Subscribe Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stufflast_img read more

No Donegal TD’s show for NoWDOC meeting organised by IMPACT

first_img By News Highland – November 25, 2011 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Previous article‘Can’t Pay Won’t Pay’ Group have their facts wrong – Senator O’DomnhaillNext articleSF to move Dail motion calling for retention of current Child Benefit rates News Highland IMPACT have said that a meeting with Oriechtas members in the County yesterday was a positive one.All Donegal TD’s were invited to a meeting today to discuss the future of the NoWDOC service in County.There are fears that the NoWDOC service could be scaled back in Donegal.Yestertdays meeting was attended by Deputies Charlie McConalogue, Pearse Doherty and Thomas Pringle.Spokesperson for IMPACT in Donegal, Richy Carruthers, says todays meeting was positive, but he was dissapointed no Government TD’s showed up…….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/rich530.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson center_img No Donegal TD’s show for NoWDOC meeting organised by IMPACT Pinterest Twitter 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Google+ News Google+last_img read more

Who will win this year?

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Who will win this year?On 25 Nov 2003 in Personnel Today This Thursday sees the top HR teams in the UK awarded for theirinnovation and forward thinking at the Personnel Today Awards 2003 at a galaevent in London. Here is the shortlist in full: Aon Health Solutions Award for Managing Health at Work – Severn Trent Water – Standard Life Healthcare – West Bromwich Building Society Computers In Personnel Award for HR Collaboration – AXA Insurance – Lloyds TSB – Ventura Deloitte Award for Innovation in Measuring Human Capital – Arriva – BUPA – The Royal Bank of Scotland Department for Work and Pensions Age Positive at Work Award – Asda Stores – Barclays Business Banking – Inkfish Call Centres Hammonds HR Director of the Year Award – Essex County Council – London & Quadrant Housing Group – South West Trains Intellect Award for Innovation in Career Development – Getronics – Nationwide Building Society  – Spirit Group KnowledgePool Award for Excellence in Training – Alliance & Leicester – Barclays University Business School – Lyreco Northgate Empower HR Award for Excellence in HR through Technology – CPM – Liverpool Direct – New Look Rebus HR Award for Best HR Strategy in Line with Business – Clarks International – Motorola – Scottish Water RightCoutts Employer Branding Award – Alliance & Leicester – London & Quadrant Housing Group – Norwich Union SHL Award for Global HR Strategy – Canon Europe – Standard Chartered Bank – Pricewaterhouse Coopers Snowdrop Systems Award for Communication Strategy – Lloyds TSB – Marks & Spencer – O2 TMP/Hudson Global Resources Award for Innovation in Recruitment andRetention – Hertfordshire County Council – North Cumbria Mental Health & Learning Disabilities NHS Trust – Surrey Partners Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

LaGuardia Marriott and development site combo sell for $100M

first_imgASAP Holdings CEO Frank Yuan and LaGuardia MarriottNew York LaGuardia Airport Marriott and a massive development site have sold for a combined $103 million.The 443-key Marriott at 102-05 Ditmars Boulevard sold for $86.6 million, and the 1.5-acre development site — which could hold a 750,000-square-foot project — sold for $17 million, according to property records filed with the city on Friday. The sale closed last month.The buyer, California-based private equity firm ASAP Holdings, announced the deal on its website without a price, saying it plans housing and a community center on the development site. The firm also explained its hotel purchase, which comes as the larger market continues to endure heavy turbulence.ADVERTISEMENTASAP said it believes “in this hotel and its continued duration as a market leader in the LaGuardia area.” The property is directly across from the airport, separated by the Grand Central Parkway. ASAP CEO Frank Yuan was not immediately available for comment.The seller was Rubicon Companies, which listed the vacant parcel for sale in 2019.JLL’s KC Patel, Kevin Davis and Nikhil Chuchra represented the seller. Rubicon purchased the 224,000-square-foot Marriott in East Elmhurst for $21.5 million in 2013. It poured another $30 million into renovations in 2018, according to JLL.Rubicon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Since 2016, LaGuardia Airport has been undergoing an $8 billion redevelopment project, adding six new concourses and 72 new gates, along with new shopping and dining areas. As part of the program, a new arrival and departure hall at Terminal B opened in June.Read moreMassive development site by LaGuardia hits the marketJLL makes cuts to I-sales teamGerman lender forecloses on East Side Marriott hotel Share via Shortlink Message* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Commercial Real EstateHotel Marketla guardia airportLaGuardiaMarriott Contact Akiko Matsuda Email Address* Full Name* Tagslast_img read more

Bathymetry of the Amundsen Sea continental shelf: implications for geology, oceanography, and glaciology

first_imgThe Amundsen Sea continental shelf is one of the most remote areas of coastal Antarctica and was relatively unexplored until the late 1980s. Over the last two decades, increased oceanographic and geological interest has led to several cruises that resulted in sufficient bathymetric data to compile a fairly detailed regional map of the Amundsen continental shelf. We have combined available multibeam and single-beam bathymetry data from various sources and created a new regional bathymetry of the Amundsen Sea continental shelf and margin. Deep trough systems that dominate the inner shelf are aligned with present glaciers and separated by shallower ridges. Shaped by paleo-ice streams, these features merge into a small number of broader troughs on the middle shelf and shoal seaward. They now serve as conduits and reservoirs for relatively warm Circumpolar Deep Water. This new compilation is a major improvement over previously available regional maps and should aid the numerical modeling of ocean circulation, the reconstructions of paleo-ice streams, and the refinement of ice sheet models.last_img read more

Intra-specific niche partitioning in Antarctic fur seals, Arctocephalus gazella

first_imgCompetition for resources within a population can lead to niche partitioning between sexes, throughout ontogeny and among individuals, allowing con-specifics to co-exist. We aimed to quantify such partitioning in Antarctic fur seals, Arctocephalus gazella, breeding at South Georgia, which hosts ~95% of the world’s population. Whiskers were collected from 20 adult males and 20 adult females and stable isotope ratios were quantified every 5 mm along the length of each whisker. Nitrogen isotope ratios (δ15N) were used as proxies for trophic position and carbon isotope ratios (δ13C) indicated foraging habitat. Sexual segregation was evident: δ13C values were significantly lower in males than females, indicating males spent more time foraging south of the Polar Front in maritime Antarctica. In males δ13C values declined with age, suggesting males spent more time foraging south throughout ontogeny. In females δ13C values revealed two main foraging strategies: 70% of females spent most time foraging south of the Polar Front and had similar δ15N values to males, while 30% of females spent most time foraging north of the Polar Front and had significantly higher δ15N values. This niche partitioning may relax competition and ultimately elevate population carrying capacity with implications for ecology, evolution and conservation.last_img read more

Council Roundup: Project Updates and MLK Day Events

first_imgWork on a project to replace the boardwalk between Sixth and Seventh streets is proceeding quickly.City Council on Thursday gave final approval to a $1-a-year lease of a city-owned building to the Ocean City Theatre Company, but here a few other items of interest from the public meeting:Boardwalk Project: Business Administrator Mike Dattilo reported that work to replace the substructure and decking of the boardwalk between Sixth Street and Plaza Place is going well. Pilings and stringers are in place across much of the span and sections of decking could start to be installed before the end of the year.South End Beach Replenishment Project: Dattilo said the administration knows little more than what has already been reported on the spring start for a beach renourishing project between 34th and 59th streets. He said a pre-construction meeting is tentatively scheduled for early January.29th Street Firehouse: Dattilo said Council can soon expect more information on a “new concept” for the last city-owned building to sustain substantial Superstorm Sandy damage to be addressed. He said the city has gone “around and around” with the Federal Emergency Management Agency on what FEMA would approve, and that they can expect $400,000 to $450,000 in reimbursements.Merion Park: In response to questions from a Merion Park resident, Dattilo said new pumping stations were not activated until after last week’s nor’easter. He confirmed that at the height of tidal flooding (with outfall pipes covered by tidal waters), the pumping stations will not be of much use. “We cannot eliminate flooding in certain areas of Ocean City,” he said. But the pumps and bigger drainage pipes will help eliminate nuisance flooding and help drain tidal flooding much more quickly. During big storms and tidal events, “Our best advice is to move vehicles from low-lying areas, and that advice will not change.”Martin Luther King Day Events: For the 45th year, Ocean City will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a public event at Ocean City High School on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. The annual event was initiated a few years after King’s death by the late Rozelia Cobb, a beloved teacher at the Ocean City Intermediate School. Councilman Keith Hartzell and Councilman Antwan McClellan are preparing efforts to reach out to encourage participation from Ocean City churches, community organizations and schools. The annual Day of Service that encourages volunteerism takes place on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015.last_img read more

Restoration of historic mammals completed at HMNH

first_imgThis past Monday morning (Oct. 3), the giraffe and okapi were safely back behind glass after spending a couple weeks released from ‘captivity’ in the museum’s Great Mammal Hall for the first time in nearly a century.  It took a half dozen staff from HMNH and the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ), which owns the specimens, to gently lift the giraffe back into its case.For the past few weeks, two artists and sculptors from the Chase Studio in Missouri have been working in the galleries along with renowned exhibition fabricator, Terry Chase, to repair some of the museum’s most beloved taxidermy specimens.After decades, and in some cases, nearly a century, of non-climate controlled conditions, many of the museum’s iconic mammals had been showing wear-and-tear.  Restoration work has now been completed on the 15-foot giraffe, as well as the rhino, hippo, elephant, eland, and gorillas in the Africa gallery, giving them long-overdue repairs ranging from facelifts – repairing cracked skin – to more in-depth makeovers – restoring entire specimens.Financial support for specimen restoration was provided by a generous gift to the MCZ by Mr. Robert G. Goelet ’45.  “Many of our specimens on public display have been part of Harvard’s collections for close to half of the University’s 375-year history; they are scientifically important, and nearly all are irreplaceable. We’re proud to provide an opportunity for students and visitors to see such rare and invaluable specimens—and others in this ‘brick ark’—looking new again,” says James Hanken, MCZ’s director and Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Fishing For Wives Starts Performances Off-Broadway

first_img It’s 1913, Hawaii and two immigrant fishermen, Nishi and Aoki, are lonely and bored with only catching fish. Nishi sends for a picture bride from Japan, but sneaks a photo of his handsome friend in his place. The brides arrive and fall in love—with the wrong man—setting off a comedy of errors with mistaken identity, tragic drowning, seeming betrayal and a final surprise turn of events, colorfully visualized with mime and movement. Fishing For Wives Fishing For Wives begins performances April 5 off-Broadway. Written by Edward Sakamoto and directed by Ron Nakahara, the play will run through April 27. Opening night is set for April 10 at the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row. View Comments Fishing For Wives stars Bobby Foley, Viet Vo, Akiko Hiroshima, Allison Hiroto, Rebecca Lee Lerman and Kiyo Takami. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on April 27, 2014last_img read more