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The ABC is a taxpayer funded organisation and as such must provide value to the community that supports it. Going by its output in recent times, I don't believe the ABC is meeting its obligations to the taxpayer. To determine a corrective path, a review into the following needs to be conducted:
1) The Australian Broadcasting Corporations Act 1983 to determine whether it's adequate in today’s advancing technology and to strengthen the ABC's charter to remove any ambiguity;
2) The ABC’s expanding media and online presence and whether this is making it impossible for independent media to compete;
3) Whether the ABC is suitably servicing the contract to run the Australia Network given recent events when it chose to promote the Guardian spying allegations story involving Indonesia. Considering The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade described the service as "enhancing the government's ability to pursue its broader foreign and trade policy objectives". With the objective of the network being: ‘To project a positive and contemporary image of Australia and promote a clear understanding of government policies’.
4) Whether the ABC board including the Chairman is abiding by the charter: Point 8, Duties of the board, with particular attention to a, b, c, d, which clearly states the duties being :
(1) It is the duty of the Board:
(a) to ensure that the functions of the Corporation are performed efficiently and with the maximum benefit to the people of Australia;
(b) to maintain the independence and integrity of the Corporation;
(c) to ensure that the gathering and presentation by the Corporation of news and information is accurate and impartial according to the recognized standards of objective journalism; and
(d) to ensure that the Corporation does not contravene, or fail to comply with:
(i) any of the provisions of this Act or any other Act that are applicable to the Corporation; or
5) Whether the Managing director of the ABC, Mark Scott, conducted himself appropriately when he decided to promote the Guardian’s spy allegations. Especially since it has emerged that the ABC refused requests from intelligence agencies to redact the material in the interests of national security’.
The new U.S.-Afghanistan security agreement adds restrictions on already bureaucratic rules of engagement for American troops by making Afghan dwellings virtual safe havens for the enemy, combat veterans say.
The rules of engagement place the burden on U.S. air and ground troops to confirm with certainty that a Taliban fighter is armed before they can fire — even if they are 100 percent sure the target is the enemy.
In some cases, aerial gunships have been denied permission to fire even though they reported that targets on the move were armed.
The mobile telephone industry in Nigeria has grown significantly over the past decade. Unfortunately, the growth in subscribers has not yielded an equivalent growth in network quality. Instead, GSM companies have turned their networks into media advert channels sold to other organizations.
The incessant barrage of unsolicited SMS messages received by users, besides being a constant nuisance, it also takes its toll on network resources otherwise utilized by paying subscribers. The GSM networks currently do not offer any way to unsubscribe from all these "free" messages, hidden under the guise of providing information.
This is an infringement on the basic consumer rights of any subscriber. The NCC and the CPC should protect mobile network subscribers from this abuse and exploitation by prohibiting these companies from sending unsolicited SMS messages or at the very least providing a way to unsubscribe from these messages.
Jangan hapuskan seni mural di Taman Molek.
We want the murals at Taman Molek area to remain.
BAHASA MALAYSIA --------------------------------------------
Baru2 ini, artis jalanan antarabangsa yang tersohor En. Ernest Zacharevic (Zachas) , telah mendedahkan tentang beberapa seni mural yg terdapat di Taman Molek , Johor. Melalui media sosial berita ini telah menarik perhatian dan ramai telah berusaha mencari dan mengabadikannya melalui foto2.
Akhirnya, seni dan jenaka yg bermesej telah hadir d Johor Bahru dan ia bagaikan memberi nafas baru kepada bandaraya ini.
Malangnya, tidak semua orang menhargai nilai seni ini. Datok Bandar, Ismail Karim dan juga EXCO Kerajaan Negeri , En.Tee Siew Keong telah memberi kenyataan bahawa ianya mencemar keindahan bandaraya Johor Bahru.
Salah satu mural yang dianggap mengganggu gugat ialah lukisan yg digambarkan dengan bentuk LEGO, seorang lelaki bersenjata yang cuba merompak seorang wanita yang membawa sebuah beg tangan berjenama Chanel.
Ramai dapat melihat kebenaran disebalik jenaka yang digambarkan dan ia adalah yg paling digemari diantara empat mural yang terdapat di situ.
Datok Bandar menyatakan bahawa pehak berkuasa MBJB akan menghapuskan mural2 tersebut dengan alasan ianya dilukiskan pada tempat yang sangat tidak sesuai.
Recently, internationally-recognised street artist Ernest Zacharevic (Zachas) unveiled a series of murals in the Taman Molek/Johor Jaya area of Johor Bahru. Words spread through the social media of these murals and people began seeking them out and posing for photos with them.
But not everyone is excited. The city mayor, Ismail Karim and state EXCO Tee Siew Keong claimed that these murals, in particular one, tarnishes the image of the city.
The offensive mural is the one that shows a Lego figure as an armed robber lying in wait to rob from another Lego figure of a woman carrying a Chanel handbag.
The mayor said that MBJB will be removing all the murals as they are painted at "inappropriate places."
我们要保留新山百合花园的壁画不久之前，国际知名的街头艺术家Ernest Zacharevic 在新山百合花园 (Ｔaman Molek) 和柔佛再也花园 (Johor Jaya) 创作了几件壁画。随着社交媒体的广泛报导及传阅之下， 很快的； 就引起人们的关注及响应。他们三不五时的来此流影拍照。
但是， 并不是每个人都会对此壁画感到兴奋的.尤其是当今柔佛州新山市长Ｉｓｍａｉｌ Ｋａｒｉm 及州行政议员 郑修强， 他们认为其中一幅壁画诋毁了新山市的形象。
这幅引起新山人共鸣的壁画 ，显示着“ 一个在街上提着香奈儿皮包的乐高女孩，在前方墙角被一个手持着刀的乐高匪徒埋伏着的情境。"
We, the signers of this petition, who live with chronic pain ourselves or are affected by a loved ones with chronic pain issues, are asking that the FDA reconsider its decision to upgrade Hydrocodone to a class II schedule drug.
Rob Ford is endlessly entertaining. Unfortunately, the authorities and concerned citizens are threatening to shut down the party.
This petition asks that Mr. Ford to immediately begin wearing a GoPro mini cam everywhere he goes. We must capture this final year for posterity!
Ideally the captured footage would be streamed, uncut 24/7 on the city's otherwise boring and useless website.
I, would like to bring Rosario + Vampire back to Netflix. Many watchers love this anime show. I am very outraged that it was brought down.
I would like to bring it back or at least get an explanation of why it was brought down. I would like to know if there is anoher site to watch it or something.
Fairfield City Council (FCC) has failed Cabramatta people and shoppers in its Dutton Lane at Ground Car Park Redevelopment Project as it will worsen the longstanding parking problem in Cabramatta.
FCC will spend 16.3 million dollars to convert 157 existing car spaces in Dutton Lane into a three storey large shopping centre, TO OWN 3000 m2 of retail shops on ground floor, 500 m2 office space on the first floor , provides 275 car parking spaces on first floor and top floor. A new lift, a new public open space, a new toilet facility, and FCC claim of traffic improvement. (For further information of the project, please visit Fairfield City Council web site www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au.)
• Cabramatta has been in severe shortage of car parking over 15 years. At present there is still in short of 300- 400 car spaces. Shoppers have been complaining of traffic congestion in the commercial district, it takes them 1-2 hours to find a car space on weekends in last 15 years.
• 275 total car spaces in the new building will replace existing 157 spaces = only 118 new spaces added.
However, there will be new business owners, 127 new employees in the new building according to Council's study, and other new staffs in other new completed development ( they have paid contribution (section 94) for FCC to provide their additional parking spaces requirement ) . They will use up an estimation of 190 car spaces.
• CABRAMATTA WILL END UP WITH A LOSS OF AN ESTIMATION OF 190-118 = 72 CAR SPACES FOR SHOPPERS
• FCC’S $16.3 MILLION PROJECT JUST TO END UP WITH LESS CAR SPACES FOR SHOPPERS AND WORSEN THE LONGSTANDING PARKING PROBLEM IN CABRAMATTA
Many shoppers complained that they have multiple occasions of traffic infringement and got fines just because of difficulty in finding parking spaces.
Many shoppers stopped on street for few seconds to drop off their elderly parents / wife with children before proceeding to difficult journey finding a car space, they got fined for double parking!
Patients just left hospital and presented to their family doctors, their family dropped them off in front of their doctor's clinic and got fined for double parking is a not uncommon scenario.
FCC has collected 4.7 million dollars in traffic fines in year 2012-2013.
Fairfield City Council, a local government in South Western Sydney, and multicultural area. Cabramatta is one of the major towns where Asian residents, particularly Vietnamese are the majority. Its business district has been the major shopping centre, an important meeting point, not only for local residents, but for whole Vietnamese and Asian population over south western Sydney region. It also attracts western visitors all over Sydney owing to its unique Asian cultural characteristic, Asian food and competitive price. Severe shortage of car parking spaces has been a recognized major problem for the town for 15 years
I am a young person who thinks animals need a voice to not be treated unfairly in any way shape or form.
All animals have thoughts and feelings just like us and should be respected and free from this cruelty that is happening all over the world to all sorts of animals.
Help support me to find a voice and free these animals from this cruelty.
Big Jay McNeely is the PIONEER of the honking, screeching saxaphone sound identified with the rock'n'roll sound of the 1950s.
He is one of the very few original rock'n'roll pioneers NOT recognised in the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame.
Put your name to the petition and let's get him into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame!
Maluma is a great young Colombian singer and has become quite successful at his career.
Latino people living now in Australia would like to get a taste of their own music back to their life.
His music is great and it not only just appeals to Latinos but to other cultures as it is engaging music.
We ask that a "High School Ice Hockey Program" be established at Lacey High School this up and coming season of 2013-2014. A "Lacey High School Ice Hockey Program" would benefit boys and girls, Lacey High School and our community.
Hockey demands dedication, commitment, diligence, perseverance and unity! In doing so, this will also prevent Lacey High School from losing students to all the surrounding High Schools offering "Ice Hockey"!
A feasible proposal was presented last school year to the Athletic Director, which included the costs, what is needed and what can be done to raise money to fund the "Program".
We ask that the proposal would be reconsidered so that a "High School Ice Hockey Program" can be implemented immediately!
Most Android user may be familiar with a certain issue that creates lags even when using a high end smartphone or tablet.
An article published by the website "Redmond Pie" on the December 6th,2011, describes this problem.
Googles attempts on "smoothing out" their operating system's user interface (e.g. project butter and hardware acceleration) are noticable.
But when it comes to the smoothness of the UI, Google is still behind their competitors.
Especially when you compare the processing power that is needed in order to get and maintain a feeling similar to the one of iOS or Windows Phone.
Details about this problem can be found in the article mentioned before.
Is there a solution for this problem? We think there is. It might not be an easy one but it is there. Google should definitely question some of their decissions and think about what costumers really want.
As a result of reprogramming Android, all applications would have to undergo a similar process. (This problem however,could be solved with a compatibility mode).
Isn't it necessary to eliminate those last big issues that bother android users? We think it is.
Now that other companies catch up with a lot of features that have always been only available for android, they are getting closer and closer to the typical Android feeling most of us appreciate.
What if they someday get on the same level but without having to cope with a laggy OS or other performance issues?
Wer ein Android-Smartphone oder Tablet besitzt, wird das Ruckeln kennen. Ein vor längerer Zeit veröffentlichter Artikel klärt auf wieso, dass der Fall ist.
Ein Artikel, vom 06.12.2011, beschreibt genaue Details zu diesem Problem.
Googles Ausweichpläne um das Ruckeln herunterzuspielen und nach Möglichkeit zu beseitigen, haben sich, wovon die neusten Modelle zeugen, als ineffizient erwiesen (Project Butter, Hardware Beschleunigung).
Eine Entwicklerin hat darauf aufmerksam gemacht was das Problem ist (im oberen Artikel genau nachzulesen).
Man kann nicht sagen, dass es eine einfach Lösung dafür gibt, aber es gibt eine. Daher stelle ich mir die Frage, wenn es eine perfekte Lösung gibt, wieso ergreift man sie nicht, auch wenn es kompliziert ist?
Das Resultat wäre, dass für den Moment zwar alle Apps inkompatibel werden würden (was durch einen Kompatibilitätsmodus umgangen werden kann),
Doch ist es für den Fortbestand des Android OS als Konkurrenzfähiges Betriebssystem nicht notwendig die Fehler auszubessern?
Insofern andere Betriebssysteme auch immer ähnlicher werden, welche diesen Fehler nicht haben.
Mr. Northrup, it is time to make changes to the regulations regarding the application process to obtain a moose license.
We believe that if you do not fall under the Grandfather law that you should need to input your Possession & Acquisition license number when applying NOT your medicare number.
This would not only increase the legitimate hunters chance in the lottery pool but decrease the amount of un-experienced hunters in the woods.
To recover the loss of revenue from the applications that would no longer be submitted, we would agree to a hike in the cost of application.
The people of the Tea Party and ranking power members of power seats need to be removed. Why? Because the people of the USA need real leadership.
We do not need immoral people who give themselves great health insurance and pay.
Vincente Tenerelli a young college graduate, was the victim of an assault while a tourist in Egypt. He was wrongfully convicted of manslaughter while defending himself at his hotel.
The witnesses and investigator never saw the incident take place but provided false testimony to have him convicted. Vincente has been in jail for nearly two years for self defense.
As a loyal customer of FotoKem Film Lab based of Burbank, CA, I, Marco Montenegro, would like the Board of Directors of this very company, to consider based on signatures below, the possibility to start an ultra 16mm workshop, since this format became largely popular among indie filmmakers.
My personal experience with FotoKem, has been great:
communication, quality and professionalism are unmatched with any other lab i had to work with, therefore i believe that FotoKem should seriously consider starting it, because based of my personal research, it is a matter of just getting ultra 16 telecine gate and nothing else!
This film format will allow indie filmmakers to shoot on 16mm stock and be able to blow it up in 1.85:1 ratio without ANY extra cost.
Pros vs cons are definitely in favor of filmmakers. The only con is that conversion of camera gate will run you around $600 or less,and it is done here, locally in Las Vegas area, by Mr. Guy Bodart, can be done within a 10 days. IF this is a con!
However pros are:
-No re-centering of a lens is needed, like for super 16;
-Shoot 16, get 35mm for the same amount of money, as you shot regular 16;
-You can go back and forth and shot U16 and R16 as you wish;
-It gives you "CinemaScope" look,and especially if you place marking tape on ground glass, you can definitely notice it immediately. (marking ground glass done in NYC by Bernie O'Doherty for $175).
Bachelor of Social Sciences has a Social Work and Counseling option or a double major offered at EIT Hawkes Bay and Gisborne.
EIT have informed students The Social Work Registration Board has said they must change their degree to 4 years as from 2016.
EIT are looking at then taking out the Counseling option completely from the Degree and not having it as an option at all.
We, the undersigned feel that the proposed CoSA changes adversely and disproportionately affect families with children currently enrolled in immersion programs in the county.
Specifically, we are requesting the Board to exempt immersion students from having to prove a unique hardship in order to gain admission into a high-school that has hitherto been identified as one where immersion students have the best chance to complete their language acquisition training.
We believe that the policy change will undermine support and participation in existing immersion programs, rendering MCPS’ immersion programs less relevant and competitive for students over time. More families may abandon immersion after elementary school and choose options that provide continuity between middle and high school. This would be a tremendous loss for the county.
We further request that the Board pursues a more thoughtful, transparent and data-driven process on which to propose changes to the existing CoSA Policy. MCPS needs to conduct comprehensive information gathering and analysis on how immersion students will be affected by changes to the current matriculation patterns well in advance of making any changes. The Board needs to fully examine this unintended consequence before making any changes to immersion students’ current feeder patterns. The statistical information ought to be released to the public at large in advance of any final decisions so that the affected communities have a chance to examine that information in a transparent way.
If the Board decides to implement the revised policy JEE, then Immersion students should be exempted, without risk of deterring the goal of reducing overcrowding because our understanding is that the share of CoSAs from immersion programs is insignificant.
Here is the link for CoSA details:
Banning different clothing articles in school that are not a problem.
21. SAVE OUR SPORE
Recent data has implied that EA will be shutting Spore's servers down on 1/1/14. Comrades in arms, we must protest this at once! If we can get 15% of all Spore users, that's accounts, EA has to reconsider.
Share this with everyone in Spore, and help save our game!
Hello, I'm calling on every citizen in Michigan for this one, and I know nobody has time to sit and read so i'll keep it short sweet and to the point. The Federal government will always oppose marijuana legalization because they get grants to pay for the 20 billion dollars a year to keep it illegal.
I'm asking that the people of Michigan stop wasting the money that could go to schools, roads, job creation, or anything else that directly benefits this state. Your tax dollars are paying for the search, seizure and the time convicts spend in jail because of marijuana. It boils down to this, I'm sick of paying for something that doesn't directly pertain to me, and I'd rather give the money to a school teacher who educates rather than prisoners.
Marijuana also has sufficient medicinal properties, so much so that it has been legalized for medicinal purposes, i want to legalize for ALL purposes.
Washington did it, and they tax it to pay for roads and education, just like we could. Please brothers and sisters, unite, sign, legalize.
The Cowboys were robbed of the Finals run because of a Reff's bad descion.
The purpose of this petition (without getting into a fur debate) is solely to prevent the skinning of live animals. China has recently come under fire but this is not acceptable in any country under ANY circumstances.
I am a so called ordinary person who saw a video from PETA on Facebook. My name is Alexandra Fainlight. I have written to the relevant departments and now I'm looking for support from YOU.
The video is very distressing and undoubtedly genuine.
Some practices we can't stop but I am of the belief that there is no benefit whatsoever to skinning an animal whilst it is ALIVE.
Please show your disgust. This is happening legally and unless action is taken it will continue to do so. Please take action and sign this petition.
Each child has the God-ordained right to know and be parented by both their biological parents. Genesis 2:18-24 Ephesians 6:4
1. Each child has the right to be parented by his/her biological parents, unless this threatens the safety of the child. [Articles 7, 9 – United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child]
2. Each biological parent has the right and obligation to parent his/her biological child, unless this threatens the safety of the child. [Articles 7, 9, 18]
3. The above two rights override the lifestyle choices of the biological parents. [Article 18]
4. Where circumstances dictate that either of the biological parents cannot fulfill their parenting duties, the child has a right to a positive role model based on that biological parent. [Articles 20, 21]
Cartoon Network has brought back our beloved show, Teen Titans, but in the worst way imaginable. We asked for the original for years now and all they gave us was this poorly animated 12 minute show called Teen Titans Go!
I could go on forever about how much I hate the show, but instead I could go on forever about how the old one was better. The animation was brilliant, the voice acting and character writing was very well done (except for gizmo, he sounds like a girl),and overall was one of the most popular show on cartoon network. I, myself have been watching it since I was a year old.
The US government, along with the United Kingdom, are advancing a naval strikeforce and other military equipment and personnel towards Syria, in anticipation of a military engagement and this, regardless of international laws or any United Nations decree.
"The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) appears to have been involved in electoral fraud in Cambodia’s July 28, 2013 national elections, according to residents and ruling party officials interviewed by Human Rights Watch."
Prime Minister Hun Sen has ruled for 28 years and has not respected U.N. recommendation.
Cambodian citizens have witnessed and undergo:
• Fake Democracy & Dictatorship in Cambodia;
• Threats, Violence & Intimidations in Election;
• Election Registration Fraud & Ghost Voters.
The Cambodian People's Party have responded to the threat of mass protest by deploying extra troops and armored vehicles into the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh.
Ο Σύλλογος Καλλιτεχνών Εικαστικών Τεχνών Βορείου Ελλάδος (ΣΚΕΤΒΕ) διαμαρτύρεται για το κλείσιμο της ΕΡΤ3, ζητά την επαναλειτουργία της και καλεί τους Έλληνες να υπογράψουν σχετική επιστολή προς τον Υπουργό Δημόσιας Ραδιοτηλεόρασης και τον Πρωθυπουργό.