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Fort Dunree fire ‘may have been started maliciously’

first_imgGardaí in Buncrana are investigating if a fire at Fort Dunree yesterday was started maliciously. An outbuilding at the military museum in Linsfort was totally destroyed in a fire on Monday morning. Fire services were quickly on the scene to extinguish the large blaze. The museum remains open to the public as normal.The cause of the fire is still being investigated. Gardaí have confirmed that criminal damage is one line of enquiry in the incident. Reports had been received about a group of youths engaging in anti-social behaviour in the area of Dunree Fort over the weekend. The alarm was raised at approx 10.30am on Monday morning when staff at the historical site noticed smoke coming from the old Officer’s Mess building. “It has not been ruled out that the fire may have been started maliciously,” said a garda spokesperson. “If anyone seen any vehicles or persons in or around Dunree fort area early yesterday morning or the previous night that arose suspicion then please contact Gardaí at Buncrana Garda Station on 074-9320540 or the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111.”  Fort Dunree fire ‘may have been started maliciously’ was last modified: July 2nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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90% local music on radio gives upcoming musicians hope

first_img17 May 2016Local producer Jemaine Roberts said the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) decision of playing 90% local content will give musicians an opportunity to make a living creating music. With 18 SABC stations required to follow the proclamation, Roberts hoped that overlooked musicians will be getting the airplay they deserve and that their creativity warrants. Jemaine RobertsIt gives hopeRoberts, producer at Hyper Nova Productions in Johannesburg, explained artists were demotivated because radio stations would not easily accept their work. “Now radio is forced to play mostly local music, so that gives artists new hope and they feel like they can make a living by doing what they love.”Roberts, who has been a music producer for 12 years, said it was tough to earn money as a musician because radio stations preferred playing international artists or established locals. This meant that South Africa did not develop a live music culture that would expand the market for new musicians.“As South Africa we are still growing the music industry – much slower than the rest of the world – but we are getting there. In the [United] States or the United Kingdom, it’s easier to make a living from live gigs and internet content.”He said that 90% local music on radio is an amazing initiative. “It will definitely benefit me as a producer directly because now artists have something to work towards and I can facilitate that process. Now artists can finally earn money this way via Southern African Music Rights Organisation.”Roberts has worked with artists such as Joyous Celebration, Revamp Nation, Brenton Goldman and CJay.ImplementationThe announcement was made by SABC’s chief operations officer, Hlaudi Motsoeneng on Wednesday and the following day – Thursday 12 May 2016 – SABC radio stations implemented the 90% local music decree.Those radio stations cater to a variety of genres, but have a special focus on Kwaito, Jazz, Reggae and Gospel.Veteran musician Don Laka said in an interview with the SABC that they are also planning road shows to promote local music.Watch Laka and SABC Head: Group Communications, Kaizer Kganyago talk about the initiative:Copyright control Billy PaulsonBilly Paulson, musician and founder of the Northern Arts Festival in Port Elizabeth said he has been thinking about running his own radio station, just so that he could play only Proudly South African music.Paulson cautioned the pros and cons were not carefully considered. “The two things the industry must now teach artists is the importance of quality, and secondly we need more copyright control.’The announcement is good, he said, but it is just the beginning of educating local musicians. “[It is] no use you are played 10 times and your royalty statement does not reflect accordingly.”Paulson grew up in the industry. “I wrote my first song in 1974. In 1984 I had my first hit called Step by Step. I earned a mere R47 in royalties.”He said he had released More Sal Die Son Weer Skyn in 1994. “To date it is performed on albums that I am not even aware of. I do not earn royalties off these guys. Nobody teaches artists that you cannot just record another man’s tune and not pay,” he said. Churchil NaudeChurchil Naude, a Mitchells Plain born rapper said that currently radio stations like KSFM in Parys, in the Free State plays his music. “Here in Cape Town it seems that there is a buddy system. Some local radio stations that target the Coloured market, don’t even play music done by Coloured musicians.”He said that he hopes that the 90% local music on SABC radio stations does not only play a limited amount of artists.The feedbackRadio listeners shared their opinion on Twitter:#AfricaMonth & the SABC takes a progressive decision of playing 90% local (African) music across it’s 19 radio stations. #TheAfricaWeWant— Clayson Monyela (@ClaysonMonyela) May 11, 2016So good. RT @RiahCPP: Our music is good ???? 100% local enjoying it @bonang_m #TFR— Bonang B* Matheba (@bonang_m) May 12, 2016Thank you 90% #LocalIsLekker just heard PitchBlackAfro and #H2O pic.twitter.com/C0P4LCwRuw— Gorila (@saulak) May 12, 2016Television contentAccording to a press statement, from 1 July 2016, the SABC will increase its local content offering on television. “Recently the SABC encouraged independent and emerging producers through a successful engagement, to approach the corporation with fresh proposals and content,” reads the statement.“The SABC looks forward to receiving contributions from all over the country. To support this initiative commissioning editors will be appointed in all the provinces at the various SABC offices.”Local music fillers will also be used between programmes.last_img read more

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Updates on Startup-Related Legislation: Startup Visa, Finance Reform Bill

first_imgTwo pieces of legislation of particular interest to the startup community continue to wind their way through Congress: Senator Lugar and Kerry’s Startup Visa Act and Senator Dodd’s Financial Reform bill. We’ve written about bothhere before.Restoring American Financial Stability Act The Restoring American Financial Stability Act passed the US Senate on May 20 and now heads to conference committee to reconcile the differences between the House and the Senate versions. The investor and startup community have long been concerned about the contents of Senator Dodd’s financial reform bill, as it would erect several barriers to funding by changing the requirements for investor and business registration. In the final Senate version, some of the parts most troubling to investors and startups were removed from the bill, including the provision that would require 120-day waiting period for state regulators to review any investment deal. The new income and net worth requirements for angel investors are still in place, but these will not increase with inflation. The SEC will review accredited investors every four years. An amendment to the bill was accepted, expressly aimed to protect angel investment. Liddy Karter, chairman of the AngelCapital Association (ACA) said in a press release, the amendment “ensures that entrepreneurs will more easily be able to raise angel capital and more accredited investors can continue making the angel investments they love to make.” Startup Visa Act Senator Kerry and Lugar’s Startup Visa Act is also in committee. Introduced in February, the Startup Visa Act will help foreign-born entrepreneurs secure visas. The proposed legislation will change the current requirements that now says investors from other countries must have $1 million in capital in order to get a visa to start a business in the US. The Startup Visa Act, supported by a number of investors, includingEric Ries, Dave McClure, Shervin Pishevar, Brad Feld, Paul Kedrosky, Manu Kumar, & Fred Wilson, proposed that non-US born entrepreneurs could get a visa as long as they had funding from a US investor. Although the bill is in committee, Dave McClure did have an impromptu meeting with Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, urging her support for the legislation. Her staff, reports McClure, will follow up.As research shows, young high-growth businesses generate a substantial number of new jobs, an argument that startups and investors will be sure to make as legislators debate the outcome of these two important bills. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Analysis#start Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img audrey watters Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts last_img read more

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CISPA Passes House, But Privacy Concerns May Still Sink It

first_img7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… nick statt Tags:#CISPA#cybersecurity#Obama administration How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Related Posts center_img Why You Love Online Quizzes The House of Representatives has once again passed CISPA, the cybersecurity bill that lets companies and the federal government monitor and share your online communication without a warrant. But its fate in the Democrat-controlled Senate is much less clear, particularly now that President Obama has threatened a veto.House lawmakers voted 288-to-127 in favor of the bill, while 18 abstained. Alarms are now rippling through the civil liberty advocate and Internet activism communities, especially since the bill garnered more supporters than it did last year.The bill was approved last week without four privacy amendments that would have limited the ability of the NSA to collect personal data from private-sector companies like ISPs, email providers and social-media outfits. The failure of these amendments in committee led President Obama on Monday to publicly threaten a veto:The Administration, however, remains concerned that the bill does not require private entities to take reasonable steps to remove irrelevant personal information when sending cybersecurity data to the government or other private sector entities.Last year, opponents of the overreaching SOPA copyright bill included an unusually unified coalition of Internet companies. CISPA’s critics haven’t been so fortunate. AT&T, Comcast, EMC, IBM, Intel, McAfee, Oracle, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon have all signed on as supporters. But tech giants Facebook and Microsoft have stepped back from their support. Google has not taken a position. The weight now falls to the Senate, which will have to consider ways to amend the bill in order to sidestep President Obama’s veto threat. Last year, CISPA died in the Senate over similar privacy concerns under the shadow of a veto threat. Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

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