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SBS Consulting is a Singapore software development company that specializes in clinic management, payroll, school management and CRM systems. Its School management software is counted as the most advanced, cost-effective, cutting-edge solution.


SBS Consulting Pte Ltd is has a web-based school management software. In addition, it offers business software packages like Payroll System, Clinic Management System, & CRM System for the small businesses and a dependable customer care service.


MIAMI, 3 de mayo de 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Después de anunciar recientemente su muy esperado sencillo "Héroe Favorito", Romeo Santos se ha asociado con Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. ("SBS") para ofrecer una serie de conciertos íntimos y exclusivos en Nueva York, Miami y...


News Article | April 14, 2017
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Graphene - Here's What You Should Know Top Scientific Minds You Probably Never Heard Of Researchers have revealed that changes in temperature since 2016 have promptly affected about 900 miles of corals on the Great Barrier Reef. Add to this what experts fear is another major bleaching event for the embattled reef this year. Now, the federal government of Australia announced $18 million in funding for six new projects meant to protect the reef. For a water quality expert, however, it could be too little, too late for the world heritage site’s salvation. The new funding initiatives belong to an ongoing water quality enhancement program and seek to tackle erosion of stream banks as well as gullies – something responsible for 70 percent of the fine sediment runoff onto the famed reef, according to Australian environment minister Josh Frydenberg. Terrestrial runoff such as nutrients and pesticides from farms translates to major damage to corals as well as sea grass. They also have a share in outbreaks of crown-of-thorns starfish in the area. For Frydenberg, the efforts are part of protecting the reef, to which water quality expert and James Cook University’s Jon Brodie said $18 million is rather small and won’t make a real dent in the reef’s current problems. “It’s good, but it’s all a bit little too late,” he said in an SBS report, saying that while water quality management will garner short-term wins, it matters to manage climate change in the long run. The government-based Great Barrier Reef Water Science Taskforce estimated that it could take $8.2 billion to achieve water quality targets by 2025. Based on recent aerial surveys, mass coral bleaching affected two-thirds of the Great Barrier Reef for a second time in just a year. Fearing high coral mortality in the reef’s central portion, Australian authorities said that severe bleaching episodes in 2016 and this year only left the reef’s southern third undamaged. Coral bleaching takes place when heat stress prompts corals to release small, colorful algae from their insides, which turn them white. Recovery is possible with a drop in temperature and the algae’s return, but sustained bleaching can lead to eventual death. Brodie, who has devoted much of his professional life to water quality on the reef, even told the Guardian that the celebrated piece of nature is already in a “terminal stage,” and that they have failed despite spending “a lot of money.” The researcher deemed 2016 as a bad enough year for the reef but thought 2017 is a “disaster year” just the same. "The federal government is doing nothing really, and the current programs, the water quality management is having very limited success. It’s unsuccessful," he said. Others, such as the reef’s Marine Park Authority’s former director Jon Day, choose to be optimistic. “You’ve got to be optimistic, I think we have to be,” he said, alongside criticizing the federal government’s approach to fishing, farming-caused run-off and pollution, and other practices destructive to the reef. He believes, though, that insufficient amounts are being spent to address the problem. © 2017 Tech Times, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.


News Article | April 17, 2017
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In recognition of the important role immigrant entrepreneurs play in the economy of New York City, the Business Center for New Americans will mark Immigrant Heritage Week 2017 by honoring inspiring NYC immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs. Special guest and Keynote Speaker will be Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer of New York City. Gregg Bishop, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS), will present the awards at the event, which will be held on Friday, April 21, from 8:30 – 10:45am at SIFMA Conference Center, 120 Broadway. A panel led by Judy Messina, founder of "Digital New York" and former senior reporter for Crain's New York Business will discuss “How Digital Access is Helping Women Entrepreneurs Build Connections.” Panelists will include Deepti Sharma Kapur, Founder and CEO of FoodtoEat; Natalia Konovalova, Founder and CEO of Le’Bulga; Nancy Reynoso, a Green Taxi owner and industry spokesperson; Annabelle Santos, Founder and CEO of SPAdét; and Alimata Zabsonre, Founder and CEO of Alima Hair Braiding and Founder of the Association of African Women. The 2017 Bootstrap Entrepreneur Award will be presented to Astou Diaw of Astou African Hair Braiding The 2017 New York Job Creator Award will be presented to Sunita Adhikari of Shruvashree. The 2017 New Beginning Awards will go to Behzad Pouyanfar, Nabina Khanal, and Olawale Obayemi. The 2017 Innovation Award will go to Juan Quelal of SmartCab. The 2017 Trailblazer Award will go to Yevgeniy Mordkovich of EVELO. “We are honored to serve and support immigrant entrepreneurs in New York City,” says Yanki Tshering, Executive Director of the Business Center. “We are especially proud of this year’s honorees, who are not only working hard to pursue their dreams and create a better future for their families, but also making valuable contributions to New York City’s economy, culture and community.” Immigrant Heritage Week, an initiative of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, is a collaboration of a diverse group of city, state, and community organizations featuring cultural events in all five boroughs celebrating the city’s immigrant communities. Business Center for New Americans (BCNA) is an award-winning Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and Small Business Administration Microlender. BCNA has disbursed over $16.6 million in loans and assisted over 10,000 immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs in New York City since 1998. For more information, please visit http://www.nybcna.org


World Bank to Show How Africa’s Electricity Providers Can be Profitable and Still Make Electricity Affordable at African Utility Week in Cape Town A new World Bank study presents a sobering assessment of the financial health of electricity utilities in Sub-Saharan Africa, and suggests how utilities can be profitable while extending affordable services for the poor. Cape Town, South Africa, April 22, 2017 --( “A central but under-reported issue on the movement to reach universal access is the financial health of electricity utilities. Less than half of utilities cover operating expenditures while several countries lose in excess of US$0.25 per kWh sold. In this context, it will be difficult for utilities to maintain existing assets, let alone facilitate the expansion needed to reach universal access goals,” said Lucio Monari, Director, Energy and Extractive Global Practice at the World Bank. Mr Monari will address the Utility CEO Forum at the upcoming African Utility Week in Cape Town from 16-18 May and present results of a recent World Bank study: “Making Power Affordable for Africa and Viable for Its Utilities.” The study looked at utility financial statements and power tariffs in more than 40 countries, and spending data in household surveys for 22 countries. “It remains surprisingly difficult to get basic bread-and-butter data such as tariff schedules, operational performance data, and financial statements. We focused heavily on raw data collection directly from Sub-Saharan utilities. This study’s strength is that it distils lessons from dozens of countries. We hope it will help make Africa’s power sector financially sustainable and advance the goal of universal access to electricity,” Mr Monari explained. Key messages from the report suggest several ways of recovering the cost of supply and making electricity affordable: · One third of countries may become financially viable through improving operational efficiency. · It is almost certain that increasing tariffs will be needed in the remaining two-thirds of the countries studied. · Individual meters in poor households can help utilities target cross-subsidies better. · Installing prepaid meters would benefit both utilities and customers. · The first priority in increasing access to electricity is to make the initial connection affordable to the poor. Increasing potential of mini and off-grid Mr. Monari is a featured speaker at African Utility Week and the Energy Revolution Africa conference and exhibition in Cape Town from 16-18 May. He says: “To make the power sector more viable, sector governance and utility management need to be strengthened. The regulatory framework should be clear and predictable, providing incentives for the utility to improve their performance. Privatization and unbundling can work where the conditions are right. Unbundling does have transaction costs that need to be considered and weighed carefully against the benefits of creating new institutions.” The World Bank study focused primarily on grid electricity, says Mr Monari, adding: “While connecting to the grid is a solution for urban Africans and many people living in rural areas, rural electrification cannot rely solely or even largely on grid extension. Mini and off-grid electricity, especially from sources like solar, offers increasing potential to electrify homes in many rural areas of Sub-Saharan Africa.” Eskom performs well, but low tariffs highlighted The study states that South Africa has the most developed and complex electricity sector in Sub-Saharan Africa and that its installed capacity alone is equivalent to the rest of the continent. Eskom also seemed to be one of the best performing utilities in the region with regards to technical and non-technical losses. However, the report identified low tariff levels as a major issue. Says Mr Monari: “As Eskom moves away from aged coal plants to modernize its generation fleet, prices will likely need to increase to cover the investment costs for capacity rehabilitation and expansion, or else the utility will continue to pose a fiscal burden to the government.” The full interview with Lucio Monari and the World Bank study can be read on the event website. Real world doers share their expertise The 17th annual African Utility Week is the leading conference and trade exhibition for African power, energy and water professionals who will have the opportunity to meet over 300 suppliers of services and technology to the industry. Energy Revolution Africa will provide a unique forum for solution providers to meet with the new energy purchasers such as metros and municipalities, IPPs, rural electrification project developers and large power users, including mines, commercial property developers and industrial manufacturers. The latest innovations and projects in the sectors of renewables, future technology, energy efficiency, micro/off-grid and energy storage will be showcased. Industry support Apart from KPMG’s diamond sponsorship, industry stalwarts EPG, GE, Huawei, Landis+Gyr, Lucy Electric, Ontec and Shell are platinum sponsors while Aberdare Cables, Conlog, Oracle Utilities, SAP, SBS Tanks and Vodacom have already confirmed their gold sponsorships. Dates for African Utility Week and Energy Revolution Africa: Conference and expo: 16-18 May 2017 Awards gala dinner: 17 May 2016 Site visits: 19 May 2016 Location: CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa Cape Town, South Africa, April 22, 2017 --( PR.com )-- A new World Bank study presents a sobering assessment of the financial health of electricity utilities in Sub-Saharan Africa, and suggests how utilities can be profitable while extending affordable services for the poor.“A central but under-reported issue on the movement to reach universal access is the financial health of electricity utilities. Less than half of utilities cover operating expenditures while several countries lose in excess of US$0.25 per kWh sold. In this context, it will be difficult for utilities to maintain existing assets, let alone facilitate the expansion needed to reach universal access goals,” said Lucio Monari, Director, Energy and Extractive Global Practice at the World Bank.Mr Monari will address the Utility CEO Forum at the upcoming African Utility Week in Cape Town from 16-18 May and present results of a recent World Bank study: “Making Power Affordable for Africa and Viable for Its Utilities.”The study looked at utility financial statements and power tariffs in more than 40 countries, and spending data in household surveys for 22 countries. “It remains surprisingly difficult to get basic bread-and-butter data such as tariff schedules, operational performance data, and financial statements. We focused heavily on raw data collection directly from Sub-Saharan utilities. This study’s strength is that it distils lessons from dozens of countries. We hope it will help make Africa’s power sector financially sustainable and advance the goal of universal access to electricity,” Mr Monari explained.Key messages from the report suggest several ways of recovering the cost of supply and making electricity affordable:· One third of countries may become financially viable through improving operational efficiency.· It is almost certain that increasing tariffs will be needed in the remaining two-thirds of the countries studied.· Individual meters in poor households can help utilities target cross-subsidies better.· Installing prepaid meters would benefit both utilities and customers.· The first priority in increasing access to electricity is to make the initial connection affordable to the poor.Increasing potential of mini and off-gridMr. Monari is a featured speaker at African Utility Week and the Energy Revolution Africa conference and exhibition in Cape Town from 16-18 May. He says: “To make the power sector more viable, sector governance and utility management need to be strengthened. The regulatory framework should be clear and predictable, providing incentives for the utility to improve their performance. Privatization and unbundling can work where the conditions are right. Unbundling does have transaction costs that need to be considered and weighed carefully against the benefits of creating new institutions.”The World Bank study focused primarily on grid electricity, says Mr Monari, adding: “While connecting to the grid is a solution for urban Africans and many people living in rural areas, rural electrification cannot rely solely or even largely on grid extension. Mini and off-grid electricity, especially from sources like solar, offers increasing potential to electrify homes in many rural areas of Sub-Saharan Africa.”Eskom performs well, but low tariffs highlightedThe study states that South Africa has the most developed and complex electricity sector in Sub-Saharan Africa and that its installed capacity alone is equivalent to the rest of the continent. Eskom also seemed to be one of the best performing utilities in the region with regards to technical and non-technical losses. However, the report identified low tariff levels as a major issue. Says Mr Monari: “As Eskom moves away from aged coal plants to modernize its generation fleet, prices will likely need to increase to cover the investment costs for capacity rehabilitation and expansion, or else the utility will continue to pose a fiscal burden to the government.”The full interview with Lucio Monari and the World Bank study can be read on the event website.Real world doers share their expertiseThe 17th annual African Utility Week is the leading conference and trade exhibition for African power, energy and water professionals who will have the opportunity to meet over 300 suppliers of services and technology to the industry.Energy Revolution Africa will provide a unique forum for solution providers to meet with the new energy purchasers such as metros and municipalities, IPPs, rural electrification project developers and large power users, including mines, commercial property developers and industrial manufacturers. The latest innovations and projects in the sectors of renewables, future technology, energy efficiency, micro/off-grid and energy storage will be showcased.Industry supportApart from KPMG’s diamond sponsorship, industry stalwarts EPG, GE, Huawei, Landis+Gyr, Lucy Electric, Ontec and Shell are platinum sponsors while Aberdare Cables, Conlog, Oracle Utilities, SAP, SBS Tanks and Vodacom have already confirmed their gold sponsorships.Dates for African Utility Week and Energy Revolution Africa:Conference and expo: 16-18 May 2017Awards gala dinner: 17 May 2016Site visits: 19 May 2016Location: CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa


"This exclusive event series demonstrates the power of our unique multi-platform capabilities, the engaging content and experiences we deliver to our audiences as well as the depth of our industry talent relationships," said Raúl Alarcón, Chairman and CEO of SBS. "Romeo Santos is one of the most talented and charismatic performers in Latin music today and we thrilled to provide our dedicated LaMusica App exclusive users with an unforgettable live concert experience." "These intimate concerts with Romeo Santos create an unprecedented partnership with SBS with the commitment to offer our customers access to exclusive content and one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences," said Albert Rodriguez COO of SBS. "SBS is delivering the first of many amazing and unique opportunities to our customers with an incredible artist such as Romeo Santos." "The Romeo Santos exclusive shows bring the excitement to music fans throughout the country," said Eric Garcia, CRO Radio Division, General Manager of SBS New York. "These events extend our commitment to bring audiences engaging content where ever they are." Over the years, SBS has hosted exclusive concerts from today's biggest Latin stars, including J Balvin, Nicky Jam, Farruko, Ozuna, JenCarlos Canela, Silvestre Dangond, Wisin, among others. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/spanish-broadcasting-system-brings-exclusive-access-to-the-king-of-bachata-romeo-santos-in-new-york-miami-and-los-angeles-300449594.html


News Article | April 10, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Sanoma has agreed to sell its 67% stake in the Dutch TV business SBS to Talpa Broadcasting Holding B.V. for a net cash consideration of EUR 237 million and will obtain 100% ownership of the TV guide business Veronica Uitgeverij as part of the transaction. This implies a 12.6x 2016 EV/EBITDA multiple for SBS. SBS is the third largest free-to-air TV broadcaster in the Dutch market with four TV channels: SBS 6, NET5, SBS9 and Veronica. The divestment is subject to closing conditions including customary regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017. “The outcome of our strategic review of Sanoma’s business portfolio has been to focus on our strongholds, i.e. the businesses where we have, or can reach, a leading market position. The SBS divestment allows us to accelerate the deleveraging of our balance sheet and provides much more financial and strategic flexibility to grow our stronghold businesses. We are very pleased for our long term partner Talpa to acquire our stake in this unique asset. We have had a good cooperation with Talpa and we continue to explore the best ways to work with them also in the future to serve the interests of our customers.” says Susan Duinhoven, CEO and President of Sanoma. “I understand the strategic choice of Sanoma, our co-shareholder with whom we cooperated particularly well in recent years. At the same time this offers us the opportunity to become 100% owner of SBS, a unique media company. I strongly believe in a strong Dutch multimedia company that is flexible to adapt to the changing media landscape. The company I want to build will offer 24/7 content through various platforms. This implies that SBS will be part of something larger than just television," says John de Mol, owner of Talpa. Financial effects of the transaction As a result of the divestment, Sanoma’s net financial debt (pro forma 2016) reduces from EUR 786 million to EUR 539 million and net debt / adj. EBITDA decreases from 3.2x to 2.5x. The divestment will result in a non-cash capital loss of EUR 313 million, most of which will be reported in the first quarter result 2017 as an item affecting comparability. This will temporarily decrease Sanoma’s equity ratio below its long-term financial target range of 35–45%, which has been agreed with Sanoma’s lenders. Total goodwill in Sanoma Group consolidated balance sheet will reduce from EUR 1,663 million to EUR 947 million. Pro forma for the SBS divestment, Sanoma’s net sales 2016 would have been EUR 1,407 million (2016 reported: EUR 1,639 million) and operational EBIT would have totalled EUR 153 million (2016 reported: EUR 168 million). The cash flow from operations would have amounted to EUR 137 million (2016 reported: EUR 154 million). Subject to the transaction completing, Sanoma has agreed to reduce and amend the terms of its EUR 500 million revolving credit facility with its group of seven relationship banks to EUR 400 million reflecting the lower financing need of the Group. The de-risking of Sanoma’s overall portfolio due to the SBS divestment, combined with the continued good performance of the Finnish media business enables Sanoma to improve its outlook for 2017. Sanoma expects that in 2017 the Group’s consolidated net sales adjusted for structural changes, including the divestment of SBS, will be stable and the operational EBIT margin will be above 10%. Previously Sanoma expected that in 2017 the Group’s consolidated net sales adjusted for structural changes will be stable and the operational EBIT margin will be around 10%. The Board of Directors also affirms that the new dividend policy aiming for increasing dividends will not be impacted by the SBS divestment. Strategic focus: Sanoma to grow further in its strongholds Sanoma will focus on businesses with strong market positions and continues to pursue opportunities in its Learning business in five countries as well as in its cross-media businesses in Finland, the Netherlands and Belgium. Following the SBS divestment, Sanoma will have full ownership of all its remaining major businesses. In addition to enhancing the transparency of the group structure, this enables a much required agility and fully integrated way of managing the businesses in rapidly changing markets. The enhanced strategic and financial flexibility enables Sanoma to focus its resources on driving the attractive value creation potential of its stronghold businesses. The Group’s net sales structure becomes more balanced with reduced exposure to advertising revenue. In Learning Sanoma is one of the leading players in each of the markets in which it is active. There are attractive growth opportunities both in existing and adjacent markets and Sanoma has the resources and assets in place to turn new opportunities into attractive businesses. The Finnish media business with an advanced offering designed to fulfil current and future customer needs is core to Sanoma. Sanoma has number one or number two market positions in all of its media operations in Finland and offers attractive cross-media opportunities to advertisers. Especially the TV business in Finland has a leading position and has been a key driver of Sanoma’s strong improvement in the past year. The digital transformation is well underway in all media types. Sanoma will continue to drive its performance improvements and value creation in Finland. In the Netherlands and Belgium Sanoma continues to develop its strongly positioned digital and print brand offering. The NOBO research showed once more that Sanoma is the leading local online publisher in the Dutch market. The well performing business provides attractive cross-media solutions for its customers, including our brand related TV programmes, e-commerce and events, and remains a strong cash generator going forward. The addition of Veronica Uitgeverij (TV guides Veronica Magazine and Totaal TV as well as the digital Superguide) is an excellent opportunity for synergy with the existing portfolio as it further improves the value proposition for our advertising customers. Sanoma and Talpa both fully acknowledge the advantages of cross-media and partnering, especially in the advertising market. Based on the positive experiences of the past years, both parties have agreed to explore how their cooperation can be successfully continued in the future. The interest of our customers is the most important element and will be leading in any potential cooperation and of course all existing agreements will be fulfilled as agreed. Additional information Sanoma will organise a press and analyst event today at 11:00 Finnish time (09:00 UK time) in Sanomatalo (Töölönlahdenkatu 2, Helsinki) with President and CEO Susan Duinhoven and CFO and COO Markus Holm presenting the transaction in more detail. The live webcast can be viewed on Sanoma’s website at www.sanoma.com/en/investors and will be available there also after the event. Please join by dialing Finland: +358 (0)9 7479 0404 / Netherlands: +31 (0)20 703 8261/ US: +1 719 325 2346 / UK: +44 (0)330 336 9412 / Germany +49 (0) 69 2222 25568 / France +33 (0)1 76 77 25 06 Sanoma is a front running media and learning company impacting the lives of millions every day. We provide consumers with engaging content, offer unique marketing solutions to business partners and enable teachers to excel at developing the talents of every child. With companies operating in Finland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland and Sweden, our net sales totalled EUR 1.6 billion and we employed over 5,000 professionals in 2016. The Sanoma shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.


News Article | May 3, 2017
Site: motherboard.vice.com

Is nothing safe anymore? The Malaysian government threatened on Thursday to jail the admins of WhatsApp group chats who failed to crack down on the spread of fake news or hoaxes, calling misinformation on the popular messaging app a threat to national security, according to reports in local media. "If the admin was directly involved or allowed false information to spread intentionally, he will be punished," said Johari Gilani, the deputy minister of communications and multimedia. Police could charge WhatsApp admins under the country's existing communications and multimedia act, a law passed in 1998 that human rights groups say is routinely used to quell dissent and block websites critical of Malaysia's embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak and his ruling Barisan Nasional coalition. "The Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) has been used to block websites reporting on corruption, penalize radio stations for airing discussions of matters of public interest, and arrest and prosecute users of social media," wrote Human Rights Watch in a report on efforts to combat freedom of speech in Malaysia titled "Creating a Culture of Fear." The CMA law is being stretched here to declare that admins of WhatsApp groups are basically a single-person service provider, making them accountable for any content the government deems as "indecent, obscene, false, menacing, or offensive in character with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any person." None of those terms are strictly defined under the CMA, which allows the police and government significant sway when deciding how—and when—to use the law. "It is a wide piece of legislation where they can catch a lot of postings," Syahredzan Johan, an attorney who handled a lot of CMA cases told HRW. "Police are actually acting on private complaints, launching investigations under sedition or refer to the MCMC [Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission]." The CMA law, along with the sedition act, effectively polices the internet, shutting down complaints and criticism in a country where the central government has its hands in all traditional media through a publication licensing scheme that can be revoked at any time. "Media is controlled by the government," Syahredzan explained. "So the Internet is the place for anti-government sentiment. People are more aware of their rights and they want to express their views." Most traditional media reflects the views of the ruling coalition and critical websites like Sarawak Report and Malaysia Insider are routinely blocked. It causes many Malaysians turn to social media to find alternative sources of news. But the government also polices social media sites, using the CMA law to punish critics on Facebook and Twitter as well. When political artist Fahmi Reza posted a cartoon image of PM Najib Razak's face done up in clown make uponline, he was charged with both sedition and violating the CMA—charges that together could land Reza in jail for as many as three years. "The government is good at abusing different laws and using it against their critics to silence [them]," Reza told the Australian news broadcaster SBS during a recent visit to Melbourne. So if newspapers, web sites, and social media are all heavily policed in Malaysia, where are the country's critical voices going to go? For a while, WhatsApp seemed like a safe haven. The messaging app promised its users end-to-end encryption and it's already a popular source of conversation and news throughout Southeast Asia. But it's also a source of fake news and hoaxes as images, warnings, and copy-pasted articles spread through group chats with surprising speed. Now, the government's plans to police WhatsApp groups as well has left some admins to wonder whether these private messaging groups are as safe as they once thought. "I don't know who might report me." Saleha, an admin, told The Star Online. "There might be snitches in my groups." The deputy president of the Malaysian Consumers Association, a man named Mohd Yusof Abdul Rahman, urged the government to start policing WhatsApp groups immediately. But the penalties, he said, shouldn't be stronger than a warning for the first offense. "In India, the government is introducing a new law which administrators of WhatsApp could be jailed if members of the group are spreading false news," he said, according to reports in local media. India announced a similar law earlier this month, saying the law, which would penalize WhatsApp admins who fail to moderate their groups and prevent the spread of fake news, was needed to stop people from forwarding unverified information. The police in India told admins to only add people they knew to group chats and report users sending fake news reports to the nearest police station. If they fail to report the offending story, they could face jail time, the police concluded. "In the event of inaction from the group admin, he or she will be considered guilty and action will be taken against the group admin," the order read, according to excerpts published by local media.


Patent
Sbs | Date: 2014-07-25

A control installation for handling luggage (10) in a handling space (32). The handling space (32) has a reception entrance and a discharge exit. Said installation includes a plurality of locking devices (12, 14) to enable each of said pieces of luggage to be kept locked when said luggage is received at said reception entrance. Each of said locking devices (12, 14) includes a control transmitter capable of transmitting an identification signal (36) and an unlocking signal (38) when said locking device (12, 14) is unlocked, while said handling space (32) comprises control receivers (34) to receive, on the one hand, said identification signal (36), and, on the other hand, said unlocking signal (38).

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