INTA adopted its final recommendation: The European Parliament must reject ACTA!

first_img Help by sharing this information June 21, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 INTA adopted its final recommendation: The European Parliament must reject ACTA! Europe – Central Asia “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says For further details : La Quadrature du Net———21.06.12 – INTA Committee Must Reject ACTAJoint press release by 41 European and International organisations to invite Members of the INTA committee to fully reject ACTA.ACTA threatens fundamental freedoms online, Net neutrality, innovation, access to free/libre technologies and to essential medicines. The European Parliament has all the evidence needed to reject it, and if it were to postpone the final vote on the agreement it would be seen as escaping its political responsibility.On Thursday, June 21st, Members of the International Trade (INTA) committee of the EU Parliament will issue their final recommendation on ACTA to the rest of the Parliament.So far all committees have called for the rejection of ACTA. We urge the INTA members to do the same, and vote against any amendment calling for the adoption of ACTA or for postponing the final vote of the Parliament. Delaying the vote is a deceptive stratagem that the EU Commission and industry lobbies have been pushing for weeks in order to save face.Members of the EU Parliament must take on their political duty and protect citizens against this dangerous agreement. It is more than urgent to break away from ACTA’s repressive logic, and make the fundamental policy distinction between real, harmful counterfeiting of physical goods and the sharing practices that are the building blocks for our culture and for a better society.Signatories:ABUL (France) Act-Up Paris (France) AIDES (France) Alternative Informatics Association (Turkey) April (France, EU) Article 19 (International) Asociación de Internautas (Hungary) Bits of Freedom (Netherlands) Coalition PLUS (International) Constant, Association For Arts and Media (Brussels) Datapanik (Belgium) Digitale Gesellschaft e.V. (Germany) Digital Freedom and Rights Organisation (Sweden) Electronic Frontier Finland (Finland) European Digital Rights (EU) Fédération FDN (France) Fight for the Future (USA) Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (EU) Foundation Institute for Regional Development (Poland) Foundation for information policy research (UK, EU) Framasoft (France) Free Culture Forum (Spain, EU) Free and Open Source Software Foundation (Poland) Fundacja Projekt: Polska (Poland) Hungarian Autonomous Center for Knowledge (Hungary) Internet Society – Bulgaria (Bulgaria) Internet Society – Poland (Poland) La Quadrature du Net (France, EU) La Ligue des droits de l’Homme (Belgium) Liga voor Mensenrechten (Belgium) Net Users’ Rights Protection Association (Belgium, EU) Open Rights Group (United Kingdom) Open Standards Alliance (Hungary) Panoptykon Foundation (Poland) Polish Linux User Group (Poland) Reporters Without Borders (International) Solthis (France) TransAtlantic Consumer Dialogue (International) Vrijschrift (Netherlands) (Spain) http://whois– News News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Europe – Central Asia RSF_en Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says Receive email alertscenter_img Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia By 19 votes to 12, the members of the International Trade (INTA) committee of the EU Parliament adopted on 12 June its voting recommendation and advises the Parliament to reject ACTA during the upcoming plenary vote, scheduled for July 4th. June 7, 2021 Find out more News Organisation June 8, 2021 Find out more News June 4, 2021 Find out more to go further (logo and photo: La Quadrature du Net) last_img read more

Think like an entrepreneur with Tarun Khanna

first_img Read Full Story On October 8th at 7:15 p.m., HarvardX for Allston presents a free, public event with Harvard Business School Professor Tarun Khanna.Using the lens of health to explore entrepreneurial opportunities, Khanna will lead a discussion based on his HarvardX course “Entrepreneurship and Healthcare in Emerging Economies.”Attendees will learn about prior attempts to address complex health problems, identify points of opportunity for smart entrepreneurial efforts, and propose their own solutions. Participants will see that both problems and solutions are multi-disciplinary in nature, and draw on a range of sectors and fields of study.Event Details “Think Like an Entrepreneur: Taking a Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Exploring Entrepreneurial Opportunities.”Wednesday, October 8 at 7:15 p.m.Harvard Allston Education Portal175 North Harvard St., Allstonlast_img read more

Pensacola Suffers Cyber Attack on the Heels of NAS Terror Attack

first_imgThe city of Pensacola, Florida is the victim of a cyber attack one day after a terror attack at the Naval Air Station.Mayor Grover Robinson announced yesterday the attack started over the weekend, and the FBI, Homeland Security and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement are investigating.Robinson says it’s too early to know if any personal information was compromised.The attack did not affect public safety agencies such as 911 call, and there’s no word on when the city will be fully back online.Pensacola City spokesperson Kaycee Lagarde saying they aren’t sure if the cyber attack is linked to the naval air base shooting and as a precaution officials reported it to the FBI.For now Pensacola’s government’s doing business old school with pen and paper.last_img

Opening arguments in Roger Stone trial underway

first_imgOpening arguments are underway in the Roger Stone trial following a lengthy process of jury selection inside a Washington D.C. federal courtroom.The selected jury consists of 11 women and three men, including two alternates.Stone is a longtime Trump associate who is charged with obstructing justice, witness tampering and lying to Congress.The charges are related to the release of stolen Democratic Party emails during the 2016 presidential election.Stone has denied any wrongdoing.Prosecutors began opening statements by linking his alleged crimes directly to Trump, saying Stone lied ‘because the truth looked bad for Donald Trump,’ according to The Washington Post.Stone’s defense team is expected to give their opening statement at 2 p.m.This story is developing.Related content:Roger Stone Blasts FBI For Using More Force Against Him Than on Osama Bin Laden or El Chapolast_img read more

Renewed Hope for Broward Family of FBI Agent Bob Levinson Held in Iran

first_imgU.S. officials for years said Levinson was working for a private client on his trip to Iran. In December 2013, The Associated Press reported that the ex-agent had actually been on a mission for CIA analysts who had no authority to run spy operations.Since his disappearance, photos and video of Levinson in an orange jumpsuit emerged in 2010 and 2011. His family is suing Iran in U.S. federal court under the allegation that the Iranian government kidnapped him.FBI posterIran has acknowledged there is an open Revolutionary Court case involving Levinson, but a foreign ministry spokesman said Sunday that the case was a “missing person” filing — not a sign that the ex-agent was being prosecuted.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced last week that the State Department would offer $20 million on top of a previously posted $5 million reward for information on Levinson’s case.“The Trump administration has made clear that the regime in Iran must release all missing and wrongfully detained Americans, including Robert Levinson, Xiyue Wang, Siamak Namazi, and others,” Pompeo said in a statement. “We will not rest until they are reunited with their families.”Dan Levinson said his family has never given up hope Levinson’s alive even though they haven’t heard from him in 12 years, making him the longest-held hostage in U.S. history. The Coral Springs family of former FBI agent Bob Levinson held captive in Iran for over a decade, is emboldened in their fight for his release.Last week, the U.S. government announced a $20-million reward for information leading to his location and safe return.That’s on top of the $5-million FBI award.FILE – In this March 6, 2012, file photo, an FBI poster showing a composite image of former FBI agent Robert Levinson, right, of how he would look like now after five years in captivity, and an image, center, taken from the video, released by his kidnappers, and a picture before he was kidnapped, left, displayed during a news conference in Washington. Iran is acknowledging for the first time it has an open case before its Revolutionary Court over the 2007 disappearance of a former FBI agent on an unauthorized CIA mission to the country. In a filing to the United Nations, Iran said the case over Robert Levinson was “on going,” without elaborating. The Associated Press obtained the text of the filing Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)President Donald Trump on Sunday used Twitter to urge Iran to turn over former FBI agent Robert Levinson, who disappeared in 2007 on an unauthorized CIA mission.“If Iran is able to turn over to the U.S. kidnapped former FBI Agent Robert A. Levinson, who has been missing in Iran for 12 years, it would be a very positive step,” the president wrote. last_img read more

Miami Dolphins release running back Mark Walton after domestic violence arrest

first_imgWalton was arrested around 4 a.m. on Tuesday after police say he punched his pregnant girlfriend several times in the head.Additionally, he is accused of attacking his girlfriend after she disclosed the 5-week pregnancy.She told police Walton pushed her against the wall and punched her several times, leaving her with a swollen eye.Walton is charged with aggravated battery of a pregnant person.The former Miami Hurricanes running back had already been suspended four games by the NFL for three previous arrests that occurred before he signed with the Dolphins in the off-season.The 22-year old violated the NFL conduct and substance abuse policy and was arrested three times in the offseason and released by the Cincinnati Bengals.The Dolphins signed him in May and initially thought Walton would be back after he served his suspension.But they immediately released him after hearing of his most recent “police matter.”No other information is available at this time. The Miami Dolphins announced on Tuesday morning that they’ve released running back Mark Walton due to a “police matter.”last_img read more

SpaceX Plans First Launch of 2020 Backed by Space Force

first_imgThere’s a good chance SpaceX will have its first rocket launch of the year tonight.The historic SpaceX rocket launch will be the first backed by the US Space Force. SpaceX is planning to launch a Falcon 9 rocket as conditions at Cape Canaveral in Florida are 90-percent Go.The rocket will carry 60 communication satellites meant to help one day bring broadband internet connection to every corner of the world.President Trump created the sixth branch of the military last month when he signed the 2020 defense bill.The Air Force’s 45th Space Wing will track the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket and ensure its safety. It looks like there will be a little bit of Star Trek in America’s new Space Force.The 14th Air Force unit is being transferred to Space Force, where it will be renamed Space Operations Command.Its acronym will be SPOC, which sounds like a nod to the iconic character from the original TV space drama.It could be argued the name change is only logical. The liftoff can be watched live through a SpaceX webcast beginning shortly before the launch window opens at 6:19 p.m. EST Monday from Cape Canaveral’s Complex 40 launch pad.It will mark the first launch in a packed slate of missions from Cape Canaveral in 2020, which could see more than 30 launches by SpaceX and United Launch Alliance if schedules hold.The mission will mark the 78th flight of a Falcon 9 rocket since 2010, and the 81st flight of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 family, which includes three launches by the triple-core Falcon Heavy vehicle.The upcoming launch, the third of its kind for the SpaceX Starlink program, will bring to 180 the number of satellites that so far make up the constellation of small satellites that promise to beam high-speed internet access to every corner of the globe.In this video Engineering Today will discuss the next two launches by Elon Musk’s SpaceX. One will try to keep SpaceX Starlink’s satellites from blocking the stars and another will be SpaceX crew Dragon test.last_img read more

Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach has a new name

first_imgThe amphitheater located at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach formerly known as the “Coral Sky Amphitheater” is now named “iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre.”iTHINK Financial announced a multi-year deal with Live Nation to become the new name-in-title-sponsor of the amphitheater on Thursday via Twitter: New Year, NEW NAME, New Shows! Introducing iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre at the South Florida Fairgrounds! We’re gearing up for an epic 2020 Concert Season, & we’re proud to be partnering with iTHINK Financial as our new name-in-title sponsor.#iTHINKFiAmp— iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre (@ithinkfiamp) January 16, 2020last_img

Florida Lt. Governor Fighting Against Human Trafficking During the Super Bowl

first_imgFederal agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement will be on hand at the Super Bowl in Miami Feb. 2 with the goal of rescuing children and adults who are forced to have sex with tourists in town for the big game. Florida Lt. Governor Jeanette Nunez says all year round and especially during the Super Bowl officials are on heightened alert for human trafficking.“We know that large-scale events such as these are ripe for human traffickers to exploit,” said acting ICE Director Matthew Albence at a press conference in Washington on Thursday. “We will be out in full force.”ICE and partner law enforcement agencies arrested more than 160 people in the days leading up to and after last year’s National Football League championship game in Atlanta. More than two dozen of those arrested were human traffickers, and 34 had tried to have sex with minors. The agency also rescued two dozen victims. Albence said without ICE, the FBI, and local police, those victims would not have been saved.“Sometimes people just say human trafficking, and it rolls off the shoulder,” said Albence. “We’re talking about children and women that are being sexually exploited. And when we say rescuing, this may be real, live-time, people being sexually exploited and abused and violated in the most obscene ways possible that our agents are able to go in there, rescue these victims and prosecute these dangerous organizations that are involved in this heinous crime.”ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations arm sends a team to the Super Bowl every year. According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, Florida ranks third in the U.S. in human trafficking cases reported by states, behind only California and Texas. The hotline received more than 41,000 calls and identified 10,949 victims of human trafficking in 2018 experiencing a 25 percent jump from 2017. In 2019, the Florida Abuse Hotline received 201 calls of suspected human trafficking cases of minors verifying 60 of those cases.January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, a time to call attention to the growing epidemic here in our community and worldwide. In support of a vision for a community free from human trafficking and to further support awareness, Broward County Commissioners presented a proclamation to the Nancy J. Cotterman Center proclaiming January 2020 as Human Trafficking Awareness Month.“We encourage individuals to speak up and for all communities to stand up for all victims of human trafficking,” said Carol Cook, Director of Crisis Intervention and Support Division.Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery by which traffickers profit from the control and exploitation of others. Under U.S. law human trafficking is defined as the transporting, soliciting, recruiting, harboring, providing or obtaining of another person for transport; for the purposes of forced labor, domestic servitude or sexual exploitation using force, fraud and/or coercion.If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, call the Nancy J. Cotterman Center at 954-761-7273 or the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888. The Nancy J. Cotterman Center is Broward’s only 24/7 Sexual Assault Treatment and Children’s Advocacy Center. Services provided are free and confidential. Visit to Karen Curtis’ interview with Lt. Governor Jeanette Núñez on human trafficking. read more

Trump, Pence Pay Respects To Florida Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan

first_img(Dover AFB, DE) — President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence paid their respects last night to two soldiers from Eglin Air Force Base in Destin, Florida who were killed in Afghanistan over the weekend. Trump saluted and Pence put his hand over his heart as the flag-draped transfer cases were carried off the plane and loaded into a vehicle. Twenty-eight-year old Sergeant Javier Gutierrez of San Antonio and 28-year-old Sergeant Antonio Rodriguez of Las Cruces, New Mexico were killed Saturday when an Afghan soldier opened fire with a machine gun. Gutierrez and Rodriguez were stationed at Eglin Air Force Base in the panhandle.last_img