Level Nine Sports, where families ski and ride...
 

 advertise with indeep media

World of the News

Posted: March 2nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: World of the News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on World of the News

World of the News - March 2012Beleaguered UK Tabloid: The Sun is of course still all over the news, ironicaly for a tabloid – for all the right reasons, bad behaviour. A British police chief has detailed allegations that journalists at Rupert Murdoch’s Sun newspaper cultivated a network of corrupt officials who received illegal payments in return for story tip-offs.

ABC Cameraman Louie Eroglu: has won the prestigious White House News Photographers Association’s video photographer of the year award for the second year running.

The Behemoth that is Google: is overhauling its privacy policy despite opposition from various consumer and privacy advocates. In the past, data collected in the course of a web search would be kept separate from your YouTube viewing activity or your Google email usage and map queries.

The Guardian Runs “Three Little Pigs” Open Journalism Advertisement: To demonstrate how the news organization covers stories from all angles while opening up the conversation for reader engagement, The Guardian published a video advertisement today that imagines news coverage around the classic fable about the Three Little Pigs.

Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists: is currently accepting applications for their 2012 United Nations Journalism Fellowship program. The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists has awarded fellowships to journalists since 1962. For the United Nations Journalism Fellowship, four journalists are selected and are given the opportunity to report on international affairs during the UN’s annual General Assembly.

WikiLeaks Dumping Top Secret Intelligence Emails: Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has begun publishing more than 5 million confidential emails from Texas-based intelligence firm Stratfor. WikiLeaks says it has proof of the firm’s confidential links to large corporations, such as Bhopal’s Dow Chemical Co and Lockheed Martin, as well as government agencies, including the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Marines and the US Defence Intelligence Agency :: Read the full article »»»»


Apple Factory Hacked In Global Protest

Posted: February 17th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Technoid | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Apple Factory Hacked In Global Protest

Apple Factory Hacked In Global ProtestAsher Moses from SMH Digital-Life is reporting that the world’s biggest tech manufacturer Foxconn has been hacked and highly sensitive data leaked online amid a global protest stunt against working conditions in the factories that make Apple’s iPhones and iPads. The hacktivist group know as Swagg Security broke into Foxconn’s systems using a vulnerability contained in an old version of Internet Explorer that had been installed on a staff member’s computer.

SwaggSec published a file on the open internet containing much of the pilfered information including the username and password used by Foxconn boss Terry Gou. The leak also meant miscreants could place bogus orders with Foxconn, which has since shut down affected servers. Foxconn has been at the centre of a sustained storm around working conditions in Chinese factories. It has numerous partners including IBM and Dell but Apple has received by far the most flack from activists looking to press the company into taking leadership on the issue.

Read more at smh digital life

 


New Zealand Government to Review The Sale of Dairy Farms to China

Posted: February 17th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: The Organic Gourmet | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Zealand Government to Review The Sale of Dairy Farms to China

New Zealand Government to Review The Sale of Dairy Farms to ChinaThe New Zealand government has been ordered by the counties High Court to review a decision allowing a Chinese company to buy 16 dairy farms on the North Island. The government approved the sale of the 16 farms to Shanghai Pengxin late last month, saying it would help to further economic and export opportunities with China.

A New Zealand business and farming consortium which had bid for the same farms – and lost – has gone to the High Court seeking a judicial review. The consortium argued that the Chinese company did not have experience in the dairy industry and offered no particular economic benefit to New Zealand.

The bid is understood to be about $NZ150 million. The High Court appears to agree that the law had been misinterpreted by the Overseas Investment Office and should be reviewed. Read the full article »»»»


New Zealand Government to Review The Sale of Dairy Farms to China

Posted: February 14th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Farming, Farming News, Organic Farming | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Zealand Government to Review The Sale of Dairy Farms to China

New Zealand Government to Review The Sale of Dairy Farms to ChinaThe New Zealand government has been ordered by the counties High Court to review a decision allowing a Chinese company to buy 16 dairy farms on the North Island. The government approved the sale of the 16 farms to Shanghai Pengxin late last month, saying it would help to further economic and export opportunities with China.

A New Zealand business and farming consortium which had bid for the same farms – and lost – has gone to the High Court seeking a judicial review. The consortium argued that the Chinese company did not have experience in the dairy industry and offered no particular economic benefit to New Zealand.

The bid is understood to be about $NZ150 million. The High Court appears to agree that the law had been misinterpreted by the Overseas Investment Office and should be reviewed. Read the full article »»»»


Fight to End Japan’s Ritualistic Dolphin Slaughter

Posted: February 5th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Socially Engineered | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Fight to End Japan’s Ritualistic Dolphin Slaughter

Fight to End Japans Ritualistic Dolphin SlaughterMuch attention has been paid to Japan’s seasonal hunt for whales in the Antarctic oceans, while the anti whaling movement has garnered global media coverage, another hunt for marine mammals is in full swing – almost unnoticed – along Japan’s own shores.

Taiji has long been well known as a whaling town and spearheaded the development of more sophisticated traditional whaling techniques in the 17th century. In 1988, a ruling by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) caused Taiji to suspend commercial whaling. However, the town continues to hunt small whales and dolphins. Taiji’s annual dolphin hunt is a subject of controversy and the town faces continued pressure from protest groups.

Each year Japanese fishermen harvest around 20,000 dolphins and small whales as part of what they say is a centuries-old tradition. The biggest hunt is in Taiji 太地町, a small town – population 3,225 – on the Pacific west coast of Japan. Sea Shepherd says that it has a permanent team protesting the annual slaughter of dolphins, porpoises, and small whales. Starting on September 1st and usually continuing through March of the next year, Sea Shepherd holds a vigilant watch and interrupt over these horrifying proceedings. This annual slaughter of dolphins was virtually unknown until 2003 when Sea Shepherd globally released covertly-obtained film and photographs of the now infamous “Bloody Cove” in a village called Taiji. Starting in 2010 and continuing to this day, Sea Shepherd has a ongoing presence of volunteers standing watch on site at the Cove. They are The Cove Guardians. Read the full article »»»»