Reporters Without Borders has warned against the risk of abuse of an amendment to the Computer Misuse Act intended to tighten Internet security by allowing continuous surveillance of cyber-suspects and authorising their pre-emptive arrest before a crime has been committed. Singaporean website prosecuted over election coverage SingaporeAsia – Pacific Organisation RSF_en April 10, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders has warned against the risk of abuse of an amendment to the Computer Misuse Act intended to tighten Internet security. Parliament has amended Article 15A of the Act allowing continuous surveillance of cyber-suspects thanks to real-time monitoring software and authorising their pre-emptive arrest before a crime has been committed. Cyber-criminals are liable for jail terms of up to three years.The Government says the new amendment will combat “imminent attacks” that could threaten security, essential services, defence or Singapore’s foreign relations. It says the law will not be used to oversee normal Internet use.Reporters Without Borders warned however of the risk of abuse: “Even if the fight against cyber-crime has become essential, it should not justify the granting of extraordinary powers to governments” said Robert Ménard, secretary-general of Reporters Without Borders. “The amendment adopted by Singapore’s Parliament gives too much discretion to the minister of home affairs as to the scope of his authority. We urge therefore that these decisions should be checked by an independent body” he added. One Member of Parliament, Ho Geok Choo, said that the amended article made it more like the Internal Security Act (ISA), designed to counter ordinary crime. This law adopted soon after the city state‚s independence has long been used by the government to make arbitrary arrests of political dissidents. Parliamentarians also condemned a lack of clarity in the terms of the Act. Chee Soon Juan, secretary general of the Singapore Democratic Party said the law could be used to arrest and imprison anyone suspected of being a cyber-criminal. He added that he believed the Government was using this law as a pretext to monitor Internet use. The Act does not say what type of agency or organisation could be authorised by the minister of home affairs to supervise the Internet. Nor does it explain what steps could be taken by the minister when he judges an attack to be “imminent”. The law also makes no provision for any external body to verify the basis on which decisions are taken. Reporters Without Borders condemned similar laws adopted in the United States and in the countries of the EU after the attacks of 11 September 2001. Coronavirus: State measures must not allow surveillance of journalists and their sources SingaporeAsia – Pacific November 13, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Parliament grants government powers tightening Internet surveillance October 2, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information News RSF’s denounces Singapore’s disregard of press freedom ahead of its Universal Periodic Review to go further Follow the news on Singapore Receive email alerts October 15, 2020 Find out more News News News
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Many Australian cities boast a close proximity to stunning, world-class white-sand beaches, but there is only one that is defined by it.Situated between 52 kilometres of beaches and pristine hinterland, it is no wonder that more than one million international visitors arrive in the Gold Coast each year, and more than half a million Australians call it home.Broadbeach’s evolving skyline. Picture: GettyGold Coast’s unique skyline was beamed to millions of Commonwealth Games viewers – and potential tourists – all over the world this year, solidifying its position as an enviable and prestigious Australian city.Yes, the city of surf and sun is well-known as a holiday destination, but it is undergoing an exciting period of transformation. So, here are five reasons to invest in the Gold Coast right now.1. Investment from the Commonwealth GamesMore than $5 billion worth of public or private investment is underway, or was recently completed, in part thanks to the 2018 Commonwealth Games.The specially constructed Athletes’ Village will become part of the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct, which is linked by light rail to the CBD at Southport and the beaches.Beach volleyball at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Picture: GettyThis precinct has been created to attract investors – especially in the tech and healthcare sectors – create jobs, and engage industry in the research, development and commercialisation of new products and services.Once completed, the precinct is expected to employ up to 26,000 people and inject more than $2.9 billion into the local economy.2. An ever-evolving skyline of high-risesThe unique, linear layout of the Gold Coast is thanks, in part, to its striking skyline of coastal high-rises. While there are already a number of impressive towers, there are several more planned to meet growing demand.Artist’s impression, The Star Residences, Broadbeach Island. Picture: SuppliedOne such project, The Star Residences on Broadbeach Island, will introduce one- and two-bedroom luxury apartments atop a 20 story resort. The residences will offer stunning views of both the beaches and the hinterland, with exclusive access to residential amenities, as well as direct connectivity to everything the island has to offer. Gallery (4 images)A residential deck on Level 20 will be complete with pool, spa, gymnasium, yoga/pilates space and lounge areas. Picture: SuppliedGold Coast’s median house and unit prices have outperformed Brisbane over the past five years. And Broadbeach’s median unit price recorded growth of 18 per cent over 12 month, outperforming the wider Gold Coast area.And there is no shortage of tenants with Gold Coast’s residential vacancy rate sitting at just 1.7 per cent – lower than in Sydney or Melbourne.3. More than $12.5b being spent on infrastructure and transportExtensive urban planning of the Gold Coast has ensured that its growth is well serviced by efficient transport links.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:10Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:10 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenTransport upgrades that could add property value02:10From the expanding light rail network to the Gold Coast Airport Expansion project, more than $12.5 billion in infrastructure is being spent on the Gold Coast right now.The G:Link light rail was completed in December last year, in preparation for the six million additional trips that were predicted to run during the Commonwealth GamesGold Coast’s light rail corridor. Picture: GettyIn addition, the city’s accessibility to the state’s capital is only improving, with the Federal Government announcing a $1 billion upgrade of the M1 motorway to ease congestion between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.4. Tourism continues to riseTourism has been the backbone of the Gold Coast economy since the Surfers Paradise hotel was built in 1925. Long a summer escape for Brisbane families, it now attracts more than 13 million visitors a year.Gold Coast Tourism CEO, Martin Winter praised the destination’s continued growth.“What is interesting is the record number of holiday makers within that figure,” he said.“It shows that the Gold Coast still takes pride of place on people’s holiday itineraries and that the appeal and marketing of the destination is strong. In fact, the Gold Coast represents almost half of all holiday visitors to Queensland.”Broadbeach beach. Picture: GettyThe Gold Coast economy has been diversifying and is now valued at $25.2 billion, according to Gold Coast City Council.5. Some of the country’s best attractionsMost Australians are familiar with the Gold Coast’s reputation as the go-to destination for theme parks, with Dreamworld, Wet’n’Wild and Movie World all making their mark as must-visit destinations.Recently, one of Movie World’s rides was named the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest rollercoaster – the $30m DC Rivals HyperCoaster.But, as the city becomes increasingly sophisticated, so do its attractions.Elabana Falls on Canunga Creek, Lamington National Park, Gondwana Rainforests. Picture: GettyFrom the World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforests and the Ramsar Convention-listed coastal wetlands, to the casino, designer shopping at Pacific Fair, the Magic Millions sales, and a growing array of dining options, there is something to appeal to everyone here.
Published on November 5, 2013 at 12:14 am Contact Tyler: [email protected] Sunday’s 1-0 victory over No. 3 North Carolina could be considered a happy ending to No. 2 Syracuse’s (15-2, 4-2 Atlantic Coast) first ACC season. After all, the Orange beat one of its biggest rivals and basically confirmed itself a top seed in the NCAA tournament, serving as a successful last stand for the senior class, which remained undefeated at J.S. Coyne Stadium.However, the players don’t see it that way. In their mind, the script won’t be completed until the end of postseason play.“Yeah, it was our last home game, which is really exciting,” said midfielder Leonie Geyer. “After that, though, you have to win each game to the end, and that’s always the more fun part.”At the beginning of the season, the Orange was an undeveloped team. Although it returned a number of key upperclassmen, the addition of nine freshmen meant the entire season would involve a learning curve. Syracuse still rattled off six wins to open the campaign, but team chemistry and confidence were clearly lacking.“I think it might have been a little more difficult just because we started out as such a young team,” midfielder Alyssa Manley said. “With so many new players, we were trying to get into the swing of things, so it was hard in that aspect.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut after 15 victories, including eight against ranked opponents, SU has reasserted itself as a major contender for the national championship.“They’ve come so far and grown so much,” head coach Ange Bradley said. “They just keep continuing to surprise me.”The turning point came once conference play began.From a chemistry perspective, Geyer said the first ACC game, a 6-3 shellacking at the hands of Boston College, was the jump-start the Orange needed.“The loss against BC was a defining moment for our team,” she said. “That opened it up for us, that we really have to go for it and work on things to get better.”They did. Manley said the team’s communication greatly improved and it began to capitalize on more opportunities. SU put together a second six-game winning streak and outscored its opponents 24-5 during that stretch.Ironically, however, the team’s confidence spiked following the 2-1 defeat against No. 1 Maryland in overtime that ended the hot spell.“Of course we were annoyed and pissed that we were really that close,” Geyer said of the loss. “At the end though, after watching the video, we did some really good things.”It didn’t matter that Syracuse lost the lead with only 49 seconds left in the game. The Orange had the best team in the country on the ropes, and knows it could do the same with any future opponent.“(Maryland’s) program is phenomenal, one of the best out there,” Bradley said. “That was a big morale builder, to compete like that.”Although the Orange responded with two victories the following weekend, everything finally came together against UNC. The offense maintained a constant attack and the defense thrived under the pressure of a tight game.Back in early September, the final result might have been different, but the daily grind of playing in the ACC has put Syracuse in position to write whatever ending it desires.“Our schedule was definitely stronger than last year,” Geyer said. “Consistently playing against really good teams and top-ranked teams the whole year really made us much stronger.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
SANTA CLARA — The 49ers are playing today without their leading receiver, George Kittle, and leading rusher, Matt Breida. That leads us to list off the following five players who could have a breakout game against the Arizona Cardinals:Running back Tevin Coleman: His best games as a 49ers have come at home, and he should be fresh after just nine carries (40 yards) and four receptions (32 yards) in Monday’s 27-24 overtime loss to Seattle. Of Coleman’s six TDs, five have come at Levi’s …
8. GoPro Hero 4 BlackWhile they certainly do have their limitations, GoPro cameras have recently recieved some serious upgrades, making them a fantastic tool to use for stylized film purposes. From drone footage to helmet-cams, GoPros are versatile cameras for a variety of shooting situations. Take a look at some of the test footage below. The quality will surprise you.Price: $499.99 on B&HPros:4K Recording1080p at 120fpsMonitoring via Wi-Fi and BluetoothSmall SizeCons:Fixed LensH.264 OnlyLimited InterfaceGoPro Hero 4 Black Test Footage 3. Canon 70DIf you’re looking for a step up from the T5i, the Canon 70D is a great choice. Unlike the T5i, the 70D can record in MOV and H.264. The camera can also record up to 60fps in 720p with a continuous autofocus that works well for events and casual shooting. The 70D is also a little more durable and weather resistant than the T5i.Price: $999.00 on B&HPros:Continuous AutofocusWi-Fi ConnectivityFlip-Out ScreenCons:Highest-Priced CameraNo RAW SupportCanon 70D Test Footage Want to get the biggest camera bang for your buck? Check out these 8 incredible cameras that won’t break the bank.There are a lot of low-cost hobbies out there – and filmmaking ain’t one of them. Between camera gear, audio equipment, crew members, editing stations, and distribution there is a constant battle to stretch your dollar in any way possible. Unfortunately, a common misconception is that buying a fancy filmmaking camera will make your footage look great. This is simply not true.Artistic concepts like composition, leadingvlines, and color theory play a much bigger role in the look and feel of your film than simply camera choice. This is great news for filmmakers because it means we can allocate more of our budget to other areas of the production. So if you’re looking to capture amazing footage without spending a ton of money, check out the following eight cameras.1. Blackmagic Pocket CameraWhen the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was released just a few years ago, it was a game changer for the indie filmmaking community. To this day, the Pocket Camera has an image quality that’s unmatched at its price point. Most notably, the BMPCC has 13 stops of dynamic range with the ability to record RAW in-camera.The camera’s small design also allows it to be easily stored. However, the biggest issue with shooting on a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is the crop factor. Without a focal reducer, the BMPCC has a crop factor of 2.88. This means a 24mm lens will actually act like a 69mm lens on a full-frame camera. So, getting wide angle shots on a BMPCC is a bit of a challenge.Price: $995 on B&H Pros:RAW Recording + ProRes 422 HQ13 Stops of Dynamic RangeHDMI OutputUses SD CardsCons:Crop FactorBattery LifeBlackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Test Footage 7. Sony a77 IILike Panasonic, Sony has upped their game over the last few years to become a leader in the indie-filmmaking community. If you’re looking for a good entry-level Sony camera, then the a77 II is perfect. With 1080p recording at 60fps and a swivel LCD screen, the a77 II is both easy-to-use and high-quailty.Price: $998 on B&HPros:60fps at 1080pSwivel LCD ScreenCons:Sony Lens Mount OnlyAVC/H.264 OnlyRecording Limit of 29 MinutesSony A77II Test Footage Are you a filmmaker on a tight-budget? Check out a few of the following posts:10 Essential Filmmaking Tools Under $10012 Essential Filmmaking Tools Under $20Nine 4K Cameras Under $4KKnow of any other great cameras under $1000? Have any experience with any of the gear listed above? Share in the comments below. 5. Nikon D5300At a fraction of the cost of the D7100, the Nikon D5300 is a great alternative for those looking for great video at a lower price. The D5300 is the only camera on this list without a low-pass filter, meaning you won’t get moire when shooting patterns. The camera can also connect to the internet via Wi-Fi and tag its current location via a built-in GPS.Price: $696.65 on B&HPros:No Low-Pass FilterWi-Fi & GPS60fps in 1080pCons:Nikon Lenses OnlyRecording Length Limited to 20 Minutes at 60fpsNikon D5300 Test Footage 6. Panasonic GH3Over the last few years, Panasonic has made a splash in the indie filmmaking world and it all started with the GH3. The GH3 blends cinematic video with great stills and since the release of the GH4 last year, the price has been cut greatly. The camera can record 1080p video at up to 60fps and it also includes timecode information to help in the editing process. The GH3 uses a MFT mount, so you won’t be hard-pressed to find a decent lens.Price: $797.99 on B&HPros:MFT Lens Mount1080p at 60fpsWi-Fi ConnectivityTimecodeContinuous AFCons:Larger BodyPanasonic GH3 Test Footage 2. Canon T5iServing as the 5th installment in the ‘T’ line of cameras, the T5i is an amazing camera for anyone looking to get great video and pictures from the same camera. The camera has a flip-out screen that can help if you have the camera mounted to a rig. The T5i takes Canon EF lenses, so there are a lot of options. If/when you decide to upgrade to a nicer camera, you can use those same EF lenses on most professional Canon cameras.Price: $699.00 on B&HPros:Flip Out LCD ScreenHigh ISO capabilitiesLarge Lens SelectionCons:H.264 Recording Only (without hack)Canon T5i Test Footage 4. Nikon D7100If you are equally serious about photography and video, then the D7100 might be for you. In addition to shooting 1080p video at 60fps, the camera can record 24MP stills. Video footage from the D7100 is solid. However, you can’t record RAW or ProRes, making the camera somewhat limited if you want to have greater control over your colors.Price: $996.95 on B&HPros:1080p at 60fps24MP StillsCons:Nikon Lenses OnlyNikon D7100 Test Footage
Most, like the white mischiefgirls, don’t seem to mind.Last year, Indian Premier League (IPL) parties were big, glitzy, open house affairs where film stars danced with cricketers and cheerleaders. IPL after-parties, titled IPL Nights, were broadcast on TV and the media was invited. Mehr Jessia Rampal organised fashion shows organised, top-flight players put,Most, like the white mischiefgirls, don’t seem to mind.Last year, Indian Premier League (IPL) parties were big, glitzy, open house affairs where film stars danced with cricketers and cheerleaders. IPL after-parties, titled IPL Nights, were broadcast on TV and the media was invited. Mehr Jessia Rampal organised fashion shows organised, top-flight players put in an appearance and the then IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi preened. It’s another story that last year’s dos were blamed for the poor performance of several cricketers. So much so that when Chirayu Amin took charge of the IPL after Modi’s exit, the first thing he objected to was the ‘specially ticketed event’ leading to a ban on after-parties.In IPL Season 4, the parties have been banned-not for cricketers or the sponsors, but for the media. And for cheerleaders as well, ever since Gabriella Pasqualotto, 22, blew the whistle on the seamier side of the game, describing cheerleaders as “walking porn” and certain cricketers as “naughty”. Most top Indian cricketers now take the party elsewhere, smoking and drinking discreetly behind closed doors-away from the prying eyes of the fans and fanfare. The foreign players hang around disconsolately.Take the IPL party after the Bangalore match, where Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on May 13. It was the day after Pasquolotto had been sent off to Johannesburg, South Africa, for writing an all-too-frank blog. There were no young girls in hot pants. Cricketers Virat Kohli, Abhimanyu Mithun, Brett Lee, Jacques Kallis and Mark Boucher walked in a good three hours after the match and stuck together. Tilakaratne Dilshan and Chris Gayle didn’t dance with the girls as they did after the win on May 8.advertisementGabriella Pasqualotto has described cheerleaders asAnd it’s all thanks to “Gabby”, aka Pasquolotto, who is now fielding offers of a Bollywood movie and an Indian reality TV show. “We’re as good as grounded. Like little schoolchildren,” says a cheerleader referring to her former teammate from Mumbai Indians. In Bangalore, the girls missing from the party were the White Mischief cheerleaders, named after the vodka brand that belongs to Vijay Mallya’s United Spirits Limited. “We are in a country where we don’t know anyone. Why would we not want to go to a party and have some fun? What Gabby did was very unprofessional,” says a cheerleader for Mumbai Indians.”We do have people to look after us, but that doesn’t mean the odd sponsor won’t paw us at a party. All this ogling in public can be unsettling, but you get used to it after a bit,” says a cheerleader from Kings XI Punjab. IPL has sourced most of its cheerleaders from South Africa, thanks to their familiarity with cricket. “We all love cricket and that’s one of the reasons we were chosen,” says Denise Schoeman, 24, a White Mischief girl. Schoeman is a beauty pageant winner back home and this is her second season with IPL. Cheerleaders are reportedly paid 8,000 rand (Rs 52,000) a month.What about the ogling by the Indian spectators? “We have received so much warmth. We go shopping and buy saris, or go out for a meal, escorted of course, and I cannot tell you how much fun we have. We have absolutely no cause for complaint,” says Schoeman.Neither does Pasqualotto, who will return to India to attend the inaugural Formula 1 event in October. “My agent will talk later,” she said in an e-mail to India Today. “I cannot divulge details,” Amanda, her mother, said when asked if Pasqualotto had already landed film role. Who knows, she just might make it to the IPL Season 5 after-party as a star guest.
The government on Thursday hit out at the civil society members, led by anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, over the Lokpal bill saying they go to public after every meeting “which is not right”. Law Minister Veerappa Moily said, “I am the convenor of the Lokpal drafting committee. We are keen to bring the bill. It is our genuine intention to bring the bill in Parliament in the monsoon session. But we observe that after every meeting is over, the civil society members go to public attacking us. This is not right.” On Wednesday, the seventh Lokpal drafting committee meeting ended in a deadlock, with Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal saying another meeting would take place on June 20, where the members ‘will try to arrive at a consensus’. RTI activist and panel member Arvind Kejriwal had said on Wednesday the meeting was not good and nothing would come out of it. “Out of forty issues, we had agreement on 34 issues and disagreement on six issues,” Moily said on Thursday. “They wanted a big Lokpal, we agreed. We agreed to every demand, but are we drafting a legislation or redrafting the Constitution for the Lokpal? They want changes in Constitution. Do they want to rewrite their Constitution? We want to bring a legislative bill, not a constitutional amendment,” Moily added. Attacking the government a day after the breakdown of talks over Lokpal draft bill, Hazare threatened to go on a hunger strike again accusing it of being uninterested in a strong bill. Referring to the government announcements on two drafts in case of disagreements, Hazare stated that he was not optimistic about expecting anything from the government anymore. advertisementFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.
Chelsea midfielder Cesc on emotional farewell: This career goes so fastby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has spoken of his final game before joining AS Monaco.The midfielder was handed a rare start and given the captain’s armband for his final appearance in a blue shirt for the FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest.Fabregas missed a first-half penalty but Maurizio Sarri’s side ran out 2-0 winners thanks to Alvaro Morata’s double.The Blues boss withdrew Fabregas in the closing minutes so supporters could give the Spaniard a deserved send off after 198 games for the club.”Time flies,” said Fabregas. “It feels like last week that I started playing professionally and now it’s more than 15 years.”It goes so fast and you have to be ready every three days, for the criticism with everyone saying how good you are and the ups and downs.”It feels like growing older it never goes away it is technique. Physicality goes away. Technicality stays with you.”Nottingham Forest keeper Luke Steele denied Fabregas the perfect send off when he kept out the former Arsenal man’s spot-kick.Fabregas added: “I saw the keeper going down in the middle of the run and I thought I had it. It was unfortunate.”The day I got 100 caps for Spain I also missed a penalty, so it was destiny.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he has more work to do to sell Canadians on his vision for more action to fight climate change.Speaking at the annual meeting of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation in Ottawa Thursday, Trudeau says it’s clear most Canadians deeply care about the environment and want measures to protect it.But this desire hasn’t always translated to voting in governments that will take strong action on climate change, he said.He pointed to the election of “climate-denying” governments across the country over the past few years.Trudeau said his government will do much more on the environment, but emphasized the importance of “bringing Canadians along.”The prime minister said progress had been made on many fronts during his mandate, including the environment, but that the election of a Conservative government this fall would turn the country in the opposite direction.The Canadian Press