QPR XI will play Woking

first_imgA QPR XI will visit non-League Woking for a pre-season friendly.The game will take place at the Kingfield Stadium on Saturday 21 July, kicking off at 3pm.A team mostly of Rangers’ reserves and youth-team players are expected to be involved.See also: Pre-season fixtures guide Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Drug abuse ‘enemy of freedom’: Zuma

first_img18 June 2013Drug and alcohol abuse are the enemies of South Africa’s freedom and democracy, President Jacob Zuma told young people gathered in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal for national Youth Day celebrations on Sunday.“Alcohol and drug abuse in particular are slowly eating into the social fibre of our communities,” Zuma said, adding crime and gangsterism, child and women abuse, teenage pregnancy and truancy, and mob justice and xenophobia to the list of “cancers that are painfully eating our society”.“Thus our special message to the youth of the Republic today is that you must become an integral part of the struggle against all these cancers.”He urged young people to take up this fight with the same vigour that “we fought apartheid, and the zest that is displayed in our successful fight against HIV and Aids today.“Drug and substance abuse have serious implications for the millions of citizens because they contribute to crime, gangsterism, domestic violence, family dysfunction and other forms of social problems.”He said the government would respond with more determination than ever to the cries of the youth of Eldorado Park, Mabopane, Westbury, Mamelodi and other areas where drugs were wreaking havoc in communities.“As we speak today, many parents are in pain, as they watch their children deteriorating and their lives being destroyed by drugs and alcohol abuse.“I have heard tales of children as young as eight years old who are now addicted to drugs. I have heard tales of young girls who are molested in drug dens.”Drug traffickers, and those who ran illegal outlets that sold alcohol to children, should be declared the enemies of freedom, Zuma said. “They should be ashamed of running businesses that destroy children, the youth and many families.”He said the government and its partners were implementing an Anti-Substance National Plan of Action, and urged communities to play an active role in ensuring its success.He said the plan focused on enabling policy and legislation, reducing the supply and demand of drugs, as well as treating and rehabilitating addicts.He added that there were already 215 local drug action committees around the country that were helping communities to manage their own preventative work at grassroots level.“We need to work with law enforcement agencies to ensure that such people are brought to book. We must report them, so that we can stop them from destroying our communities.”Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Facebook Settlement Gets Judge’s OK

first_imgTags:#Facebook#news#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit sarah perez Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationcenter_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts Proposal Would Kill Beacon, Have Facebook Paying $9.5 Million Late last week, a federal judge in California gave preliminary approval to a settlement of the class action lawsuit regarding Facebook’s Beacon program. The controversial program, launched back in November of 2007, allowed Facebook users to share online purchases made on third-party affiliate websites with their social networking friends. The problem with the program was that it was opt-out instead of opt-in, angering many Facebook users who unknowingly shared information they wished they wouldn’t have.One such victim was Sean Lane, now the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit. He was especially angry after the news of an Overstock.com purchase was posted to his Facebook profile. The purchase, a diamond ring he bought for his wife, was meant to be a surprise. After that incident, Lane, along with eighteen other plaintiffs, filed a class action lawsuit against Facebook, claiming that Beacon’s opt-out option was “inadequate, misleading and deceptive.” Details of the Agreement: Shutting Down Beacon, Paying Damages, Non-Profit FoundationThe case has been in litigation since last year, but now looks like it’s drawing to a close. U.S. District Court judge, Richard Seeborg in San Jose, has approved the proposed Facebook settlement that would have the company paying out $9.5 million, two-thirds of which would go to setting up a non-profit foundation to fund “projects and initiatives that promote the cause of online privacy, safety and security.” The remaining money would then be split among the lawyers and the plaintiffs, each of whom would receive damages of $1000-15,000, according to MediaPost. The other major part to the Facebook settlement is the required termination of Facebook’s Beacon program in its entirety. Although Facebook had quickly reacted to the Beacon outcry after its launch, changing the system over to opt-in and even issuing a formal apology, the program still exists today. (You can check your settings by going to Settings -> Privacy Settings -> Applications -> Settings tab. Then scroll down to the bottom to see if “Beacon websites” is checked or unchecked. Checked will ensure no Beacon stories get posted to your profile).If the proposed settlement goes through, Facebook would then be relieved from liability from any future lawsuits regarding the same complaint and even those still pending like the Facebook/Blockbuster class action suit brought in April 2008.Settlement Sounds Great…Especially for FacebookOn the surface, the proposed settlement sounds fair enough to all parties involved. Damages are paid and Facebook has to promote online privacy. However, as David Johnson points out on the Digital Media Lawyer Blog, Facebook is already required by law to promote online privacy and the safety and security of its users’ information per FTC mandates. In addition, Facebook would get to nominate one and have say over the other two board members on the proposed Privacy Foundation’s board of directors. Says Johnson: “Facebook effectively gets most of its money back to fund projects that it is already has an obligation to perform.” Sounds like the real winner here may be Facebook. You can read the Settlement Agreement here, courtesy of CircleID. The settlement was proposed last month, but only received preliminary approval on Friday. The affected parties have until February 1st to object to the proposed settlement.last_img read more

Mamata Banerjee to go live on Facebook

first_imgA day after massive outpouring of criticism against the ruling Trinamool Congress for turning violent to stop the Opposition from filing nomination papers and targeting journalists, party chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has decided to go live on Facebook on April 24 evening.She is expected to take direct questions and provide an argument related to violence in the run up to State’s rural polls.She did live chat on Facebook earlier during the 2016 Assembly election. Ms. Banerjee has over 27 lakh ‘likes’ on her Facebook page.While the dates of the rural polls are yet to be announced, the nomination filing process was completed on April 23. Many of her Facebook followers have already posted comments on her page on various issues ranging from State’s development hurdles, the Trinamool’s role in national politics to poll-related violence in Bengal, following her announcement.last_img read more