New Zealand’s anti-spam legislation kicks in – exclusive report

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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Freelance journalist, Gabriel Pollard, spoke to Joe Stewart and David Farrar about the new anti-spam legislation in New Zealand that comes into effect today. Joe Stewart is the Unit Manager of the Department of Internal Affairs new Anti-Spam Compliance Unit, and David Farrar is Chair of InternetNZ’s Public Policy Committee, who also had significant input into the final bill.

Keith Norris, CEO of the New Zealand Marketing Association, didn’t respond to multiple requests for an interview.

The anti-spam legislation, or the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007, promotes spam education and awareness and will enable international agencies to work together to share information and will enable cross-border pursuit of serious law breakers. And it doesn’t just cover e-mail spam, but all electronic messaging such as SMS/text messaging, etc.

However, New Zealand isn’t the most up-to-date country with implementing similar legislation, Farrar says, “We are in fact almost the last country in the OECD to have such legislation.” He urges Eastern Europe and China to take part in the fight against spam.

Stewart said that the new law would only help combat a small amount of spam, as 99%-99.9% of all spam received originates from overseas. He says the legislation alone will not solve the problem.

As well as it helping to fight New Zealand-sourced spam and preventing New Zealand from “becoming a haven for spammers”, it will promote good practices within the e-marketing community, Stewart said.

The new Act will affect legitimate marketers in New Zealand by making sure they have expressed or inferred consent to continue sending marketing messages to people on their database. Inferred consent is where the marketers have the e-mail address and send messages to those on their database, but didn’t get expressed consent to send messages. Stewart does issue a warning against using inferred consent saying, “They may have been sending these people messages for years, but this does not establish consent.”

A surge in emails has also been felt with companies/marketers making sure they have consent to continue the e-mails and asking those to confirm they wish to continue their subscription.

“However, many marketers are already fulfilling these requirements because they are standard good e-marketing practice,” Stewart said.

Due to legislative requirements, as well as having consent, businesses will have to provide details about the company sending the item, and provide a free way to unsubscribe from future mailings.

Those found breaking these requirements deliberately could find themselves facing a personal fine of up to NZ$200,000. Organisations could face a fine of up to $500,000. Farrar said, “Experience from Australia shows most cases are dealt with by way of education.”

Farrar also gives a final piece of advice to those annoyed with spam levels, “Never ever respond to a spam e-mail, and only give your real address out to people you trust.”

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Accidental email brings product placement agency under fire

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

An email accidentally sent to Jeff Crouse of the Anti-Advertising Agency recently brought the controversial techniques of the advertising firm Kluger Agency under fire.

“I’m writing because we feel you may be a good company to participate in a brand integration campaign within the actual lyrics of one of the worlds most famous recording artists upcoming song/album,” the email read, offering to place Jeff Crouse‘s fake brand, Double Happiness Jeans, into the songs of popular artists. It was posted on his blog along with a reply that mocked Kluger and brought ridicule and criticism against Adam Kugler and his agency. According to Crouse, Kluger emailed him once again to claim it had been an automated email, and later requested that Crouse remove the post and comments criticizing himself and his agency, threatening a $150,000 lawsuit against Crouse for defamation.

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Kluger Agency is known for advertising brands like Abercrombie & Fitch, Mercedes-Benz, and Nike by inserting the brand names in the songs of popular artists like Mariah Carey, Black Eyed Peas, Fall Out Boy, Pink, Lady GaGa and Ludacris. Kluger, founded in 2006, represents over 170 corporations and focuses on well-known record labels.

Kluger and his PR team have come forward defending the advertising techniques, stating that they do not have songs made just for the products in question and do not infringe on artistic integrity. “Now, we don’t want an artist to write a song specifically to promote a brand, we just feel that if it’s a product that’s admired by the artist and fits his/her image, we now have the capability of leveling out the playing field and making things financially beneficial for all parties involved,” he was quoted saying to Wired.

However, the agency’s website shows video examples of its product placement, with brand images and names often being repeated, pointed at, praised, or being the basis of the song. The website also advertises that “a successful ‘brand-dropping’ campaign will imprint [the] brand name and product into your market’s subconscious”.

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How To Choose The European Style Fabric Sofa To Decorate Home

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How To Choose the European Style Fabric Sofa To Decorate Home

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As is known to all, the fabric sofa is made from the fabric as the main raw material, after being processed with artistic design to reach a certain artistic effect and so as to finally meet the needs of people\’s lives. According to the different raw materials, the fabric sofa can be divided into pure fabric sofa and fabric combined with leather sofa. At the same time, based on the different styles, the fabric sofa can be divided into leisure fabric sofa and the European style fabric sofa. In the following article, I will talk something about the European style fabric sofa.

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As usual, the European style fabric sofa is frequently used in fabric with grid design to create a natural and warm atmosphere. When cleaning the fabric sofa, you can take out the cloth cover outside to clean. At the same time, you can change with other cloth cover according to your own hobbies and even your mood every day. Because the different cloth flower, the design of these fabric sofa would be different to create a diverse style and show the charming pattern at any time.

When choosing the fabric sofa, you must pay more attention on the whole home decoration style and layout because all these item at home have the related relationship. In the drawing room, sofa would be the largest scale among all the furniture, therefore its style should be harmonious with the ceiling, walls, floors, doors, windows and other. Only by this way, it is good to create the desired effect. Fabric sofa with different styles and different colors have their own unique personality. If your drawing room is so large, bright and spacious, it is better to use the bright colors sofa such as the bright red, bright green and square design. Of course, the whole style should be uniform. On the other hands, if there is wainscot in the drawing room or colors painting on the wall, it is not appropriate to choose the fabric sofa with the bright colors, on the contrary, it is better to choose the plain shell fabric. If you want to decorate your drawing room with the classical atmosphere, it is better to choose the sofa with darker color and monochrome sofa, meanwhile, the fabric sofa with stripe is also better. In the other case, if the wall in the drawing room is blank, choose the dark shell fabric sofa would make the whole room become quiet and in good taste.

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Furniture September 14th 2017

Mo Ibrahim: Some African countries too small to continue to exist independently

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sudanese-born British mobile communications tycoon Mo Ibrahim told a news conference in Tanzania today that some African countries are too small to keep functioning independently, and need to integrate in order to survive.

Ibrahim, speaking at the beginning of a two-day-long event encouraging good governance on the continent, commented that “some of our countries, and I’m really sorry to say this, are just not viable….We need scale and we need that now — not tomorrow, the next year or the year after.”

“Intra-African trade is 4–5 percent of our international trade. Why? This is unacceptable, unviable, and people need to stand up and say this,” he continued. “Who are we to think that we can have 53 tiny little countries and be ready to compete with China, India, Europe, the Americans? It is a fallacy.”

“We are poor, we are hungry, we are going without. Something is drastically wrong. I think we have the right to ask our leaders: are they really serious?” he said.

A reporter for the BBC suggested that the tycoon was talking about economic, not political, integration.

Ibrahim also surprised many African leaders when he did not give out his Ibrahim Prize in October, worth US$5 million. The prize is given to former sub-Saharan African leaders whose governance has been deemed good. Prize judges didn’t say why it wasn’t given out this year. Former presidents Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique and Festus Mogae of Botswana both have received the prize in the past.

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DR Congo opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi dies

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Etienne Tshisekedi, leader of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)’s opposition Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDSP), has died, according to an announcement on Wednesday by the party. He was 84.

Tshisekedi was in Brussels, Belgium for medical treatment. He recently spent two years there for health issues, returning in July to DRC capital Kinshasa. He went back to Brussels last week.

Tshisekedi was due to oversee a power-sharing deal aimed at ending political stalemate with President Joseph Kabila. Kabila is due to stand down under the deal, brokered by the Catholic Church. Kabila’s most recent electoral victory is disputed, with international observers alleging election fraud and Tshisekedi supporters calling him the “elected president”.

A founding UDSP member, Tshisekedi helped found the party when elections scheduled in the 1980s failed to materialise. At that point the nation was ruled by Mobutu Sese Seko; Seko appointed Tshisekedi his Prime Minister four times but they quarrelled and Tshisekedi only managed to stay in the role for months at a time.

Since then, he led the opposition to Joseph Kabila’s father Laurent, who became President in 1997 after leading a rebellion. His son, President from 2001, was declared winner of the 2011 election with Tshisekedi declared runner-up. Tshisekedi was exiled to Kasai under Kabila sr. Locals nicknamed him the Sphinx of Limete, a reference to the longevity of the mythical sphinx and the Kinshasa district in which he made his home.

Albert Moleka, who was Tshisekei’s chief of staff for the 2011 presidential election, told Reuters “A baobab [tree] has fallen […] The baobab protects you from the rain and the sun […] people like that can’t be replaced.” UDSP said their leader was in Brussels for a checkup following his earlier treatment.

The government has promised a state funeral.

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Boyzone member Stephen Gately dies at age 33

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Boyzone member Stephen Gately has died suddenly at the age of 33 while on holiday on the Spanish island of Majorca.

Gately was on holiday with his partner Andrew Cowles when his body was found on Saturday. The information was confirmed on Boyzone’s official website on Sunday. The other members of Boyzone were said to be travelling to the same island on Sunday before his death was discovered. Dan Wootton, showbusiness editor for British tabloid News of the World, told BBC News that the singer had left the means of accommodation to go out for some drinks, returned, fell asleep and never woke up again. Spanish police report his body was found on a sofa in the lounge.

Louis Walsh, manager of the group and also a judge on UK television singing competition The X Factor, commented, “We’re all absolutely devastated. I’m in complete shock. I was only with him on Monday at an awards ceremony. We don’t know much about what’s happened yet. I only heard after The X Factor and we will rally around each other this week. He was a great man.”

A spokesperson for Spanish police said today in Majorca, “[a]t the moment it is not known how he died. There are no signs of suspicious circumstances. “Gately’s time of death was given as approximately 13.45 UTC. The police spokesperson added, “[d]etails remain pretty unclear. We managed to take a look at some documents, they tell us that police received the body around half past four. We think we know he was drinking in a bar, perhaps they went to a restaurant, but none of this is confirmed.”

Gately’s family hope to hold his funeral in Dublin, Gately’s home town. A representative of the family stated they are “shattered”.

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Teens and kids today do not dwell in fairy tales and Christmas surprises alone they are right there in the drivers seat taking charge of their lives, steering their way through every high and low. Now, they are keener on understanding the world than ever, learning anything they chance upon and voraciously absorbing news in order to always be in the know. Surveys reveal a big leap in the percentage of smart kids today, compared to figures five years back.

There was a time when teens and kids were only interested in carefree fun visiting national parks, building sandcastles by the shore, swooning over candies, sticking by granny for cookies and more. But all these still remaining, the youth of the 21st century have come a long way now. They have become media multi-tasking experts a childs bedroom nowadays is no less than a multimedia centre. They get the whole world in their bedrooms. Take a peek and youre more than likely to find cable or satellite hookups, computers and gadgets, video game setups, music systems, home movie rentals, latest DVDs and CDs here and there and more. And they have mastered it all. They can catch up with their fave shows on TV while surfing the net or playing the toughest level in video games while the musics on full blast. Quite a paradigm shift, that is!

Tables are turned for sure. Todays proactive, tech-savvy teen generation has begun teaching their teachers. Sounds funny, but its a fact that many schools and organizations are turning to the youth for technological learning. And not just technology, this digital generation, as they are often called, has a fair idea about all thats happening aroundfrom stock market investments to McDonalds meal sets, from HIV issues to making granitas, from protecting tropical forests to understanding the democratic process of the nation.

Ask them to take part in any topicbe it a NBA game or constitution quizand they arent the least jittery. When interviewed, its often found that these youngsters find classroom teaching extremely boring. They find greater challenges outside classrooms. And they are doing just fine. Interacting with the various kinds people everyday through blogs and chats, participating in reality shows, gluing to the television set and staying tuned to both electronic and print media, todays teens have the whole wide world at their fingertips.

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High Pressure Radial Blowers

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Industrial Blower Co. designs high pressure blowers-in-series systems to achieve static pressure, previously unachievable by single stage centrifugal blowers.

Parallel and in-series connected blower installations are often used to meet performance ranges beyond normal single stage blower capacities. For systems that require high static pressure, and especially high pressure TOGETHER with high temperature (where standard multi stage, positive displacement, screw, or regenerative type blowers can not be used) series of single stage centrifugal blowers can be used. Many times additional blower in the system can be advantageous. For instance, where two blowers are operating in series and one breaks down, the other may be able to “limp” the system along while the necessary maintenance is performed. Having on blower continue in operation can often allow limited production while the other is being repaired. Also, there are cases where having one blower continue in operation could prevent or at least minimize system or equipment damage from such things as high temperature ot contaminated airstreams.

Another advantage of blowers in series is that of the availbale space. If system must be expanded and increaases the CFM requirements, the allotted space for the original blower may not be large enough for a single large blower, but might be large enough to istall two smaller blowers in series to obtain the necessary pressure.

One more potentail advatage for series operation is the likehood of initial cost savings. Although each case must be evaluated individually, it is often more economical to select two “smaller” blowers with their respectice smaller motors and drives than to select one “larger” blower to do the job.

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Series connected blowers are those which have the outlet of the one blower exhausting into the inlet of another blower. By connecting blowersa in such a manner, high static pressures can be attained. This is accomplished as the second blower adds its pressure capability to the system, increasing the capacity beyond the capabilities of the first blower.

Ideally, two identical blowers installed in series would result in the same CFM at the outlet of the second blower as the inlet of the first one, and nearly twice the static pressure as that rated for either blower alone. However, some variation will result in both air flow and combined pressure because of the tendency of air to compress under pressure. A good understanding of how atnoshperic pressure and absolute temperature affect density is required. Both of these factors are involved in the proper selection of blowers. Density is directly proportional to atmospheric pressure and is inversely proportional to absolute temperature (degrees Rankine).

Caution is necessary in selecting blowers for series installtion. It is generally accepted that most pre-engineered blowers are capable of withstanding twice their catalog rated static pressure. In other words, where two blowers are installed in series the second blower housing should withstand the higher pressure. There is, however, a need for concern when the combined pressure exceeds twice the rated static pressure for one blower. In series applications involving three or more blowers, or in any system in which positive or negative pressure exists prior to the consideration of the blowers, special housing reinforcement may be necessary.

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Nokia Inc. announces plans for iPhone rival

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Announced early Wednesday morning at Nokia’s GoEvent, in a plan to expand the company’s revenue, Finland-based company Nokia Inc. is developing a mobile phone similar to its rival iPhone, which will be available in the near future for Nokia customers. The phone is expected to be available by 2008.

Most of the features are the same as the iPhone’s. They include music, games, and many other features, even ones that the iPhone may not have. Ovi (in Finnish meaning “Door”) will be the door for more than 2 million songs and games available for download on the new device. Users will be able to download wirelessly in their own home or anywhere there is access to a computer.

But this is not the first time Nokia has made an attempt like this to increase its revenue. In October of 2003 the company revealed the N-Gage, a game-playing cell phone, but was “stocked-out” due to poor sales. The N95 smartphone, which was released in the U.S. on April 7, 2007 (before the iPhone on June 29, 2007) includes WiFi, a GPS, a music player, and a 5 megapixel digital camera. The three other phones that were revealed at the event in London will be in-stock next quarter. The new N81 and the modified N95 smartphones were among the revealed at yesterday’s event; the N81 is a new member to Nokia’s smartphone family; the N95 has been modified by having more memory and a sleeker LCD screen.

When Nokia was asked about the striking similarity between this and the iPhone, Nokia’s Executive Vice President and General Manager of Multimedia, Anssi Vanjoki, said, “If there is something good in the world then we copy with pride.”

Nokia first demoed their iPhone rival August 29th. During their demo they omitted the fact that the demo was for the software to be in use, not the actual hardware.[1]

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