…Gas painsSeems there’s no end to the troubles Trotman inflicted, not just on Guyana, but on even his Cabinet colleagues — with his bumbling venality on the oil and gas contract he “renegotiated” with ExxonMobil in the Stabroek Block. Ever since the cover was blown on the peanuts he accepted as a “bonus” on the 3.5 billion bbl of oil and counting, it’s been nothing but damage control.After the giveaway on the oil, it’s becoming clearer every day that the situation on the gas is even worse! The Minister of Public Infrastructure’s been given the task of yanking Trotman’s size six shoes out of his mouth. You know what they say about shoe size! But Trotman so loves to keep his mouth pursed, it’s almost impossible!! First of all, even Trotman couldn’t change the fact that the contract was a “Production Sharing Agreement”. Meaning Guyana keeps ownership of the oil and gas and SHARES A PERCENTAGE WITH THE OPERATOR – here ExxonMobil.Now who in their right mind would give the Operator the “right” but not the “obligation” to process the gas after it uses whatever it needs to generate power for its FPSO and inject back into the field to push up more oil and gas? Trotman did; so we know he wasn’t in his right mind. Prospects of engorged bank accounts does have a tendency to make folks bassidy!! As everyone — even consumers — knows, ever since the US started exploiting its shale reserves, the market for petroleum gas has collapsed. Ask TT about it!! They were the US’ biggest supplier of liquified petroleum gas (LPG) until the US burst THAT bubble! From being an importer, it became the biggest supplier of LPG to the world — even as the price fell to less than ONE QUARTER of its old price.So what Trotman allowed Exxon to do with its “right but not obligation” is to enter the gas market if prices were to rise. In the meantime, it’s off the hook since Trotman gave it five years to submit a development plan for gas – while it pumps oil in two!! And unlike what Patterson’s said, Exxon doesn’t have to bring the excess gas to our shore from the FPSO. And not so incidentally, Exxon isn’t giving gas FREE at that point – we OWN all the oil and gas!!Now Patterson should know that a pipeline from a hundred+ miles off shore plus a liquification plant don’t come cheap. We’re talking about BILLIONS in US dollars!! And with our market for LPG being so small, we’ll have to export the excess?With markets being primarily China and India…how will we ship it?…unguarded cemeteriesSome may say derisively that Town Clerk Royston King is full of “it”, and from the report on his latest initiative, he seems determined to confirm those accusations. Imagine, the man proposed to have guards placed at the Le Repentir Cemetery. No…he wasn’t daft enough to try to justify that move by claiming he was protecting the good citizens of Georgetown from “jumbies”. For that he’d have to bring in the “Jumbie Busters”- of which Guyana has plenty. They call themselves “obeamen”!No…King said he was guarding against desecration of the tombs and such like IN the cemetery. Now your Eyewitness doesn’t have anything against the dead; but as someone who has need to be in Georgetown EVERY day, he wishes the Town Clerk would deploy some more Town Constables to guard against the desecration of the living!! And he’s not even talking about things like robberies and holdups.What else but “desecration” would you call what goes on at the bus park??…Granger’s judicial pick?Why is anyone surprised President Granger ignored his expert panel’s recommendation for the Chancellor’s position based on experience, legal knowledge, management skills, etc?That’s just their perception against the President’s. And we know whose perception trumps!!
“Nico is such a strong competitor. Since we were young kids he’s always been strong mentally, confident and sure of his abilities. He’s shown time and time again his pace, his speed, and he’s also shown how quickly he can overcome things.“I think he handled the last race with dignity. He was positive, it felt — at least from what I could see — like he moved on very quickly so I anticipate he’ll be here and stronger than ever so I need to be ready for that.”Hamilton added that he would not change his own approach to the next race at Suzuka, even though he is now ahead.“It doesn’t change anything for me,” he said. “I’m still here to do the same job, I feel like we’re both chasing that title so I don’t think anything needs to change.”Rosberg told reporters the Singapore retirement was “just a tough moment, but time is the best cure for such things and there’s been two weeks which is plenty of time in the racing world.“For me it’s completely forgotten. Now I’m here I’m just as optimistic and excited as I was before Singapore, and I’m just looking forward to it because I’m in Suzuka.“I’ve never come to Suzuka – which is one of the best tracks of the year – with the best, dominant car.“I’ve never had that before, so I’m coming here, I know I’ll have a chance for pole on Saturday and a chance to win the race on Sunday. That’s just a great feeling and that’s it, that’s just my state of mind at the moment.”He added that he had no concerns about Mercedes’ reliability.“We mustn’t now see this as a big problem for us as a team,” he said. “It’s a problem that we have, but the big picture is the absolutely spectacular job that the team has done. Full stop.“I’m not worried about reliability, I have this inner trust that the team is going to get the job done and so it’s not something that I really think about at all,” said the German.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000TOKYO, October 2-Lewis Hamilton said Thursday he will be ready for a fightback from teammate Nico Rosberg at the Japanese Grand Prix after the German lost first place in the Formula One rankings.The British former champion said his Mercedes rival is too good to take his retirement from the Singapore Grand Prix lying down. Hamilton won to take a three point lead in the drivers’ championship.
The Regional District feels their request to participate has been consistently set aside, and they hope this letter to the Premier will include them in future decision making for the District of Chetwynd.A copy of the full letter can be viewed on the District of Chetwynd Facebook page. CHETWYND, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District feels left out by the Province after news the B.C. Government has removed 400,000 cubic metres of timber for the forest industry in Northeast B.C.Brad Sperling, Chair of the Peace River Regional District, wrote a letter to Premier John Horgan this week outlining the Boards displeasure of the recent decisions made by the province.The letter, posted on the District of Chetwynd’s Facebook page, reads in part “We think it is reasonable that we at least be kept informed of decisions being made on our behalf that have the potential to wreak enormous havoc on our northern economy and especially on the lives of those who live here.”- Advertisement -On October 19, the Regional District says they were shocked and dismayed to learn of the imminent creation of an Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area near Chetwynd.As stated in the letter, potentially 400,000 cubic metres of timber will be clawed back with a potential loss of a minimum of 500 jobs. The Regional District also learned of the possibility of compensation packages being developed for forest companies.For years studies have suggested that caribou in parts of Northeast B.C. will become extinct after increased industrial activity. The District says the Province and local First Nations have been working together to solve the problem, but the District feels left out.Advertisement
MARK MCHUGH says teams ‘trying to keep the score down’ in Championship games are playing a ‘pointless’ exercise. Kilcar defeated Bundoran 1-20 to 1-13 on Sunday with McHugh again to the fore.The former Donegal player expressed some frustration at some tactics he has witness so far in the Championship. “It’s frustrating, but that’s how teams set up and we have to learn from that and deal with that,” McHugh told Paddy McGill of Ocean FM.“When we were in control they didn’t want to come out. Malin did the same last week.“I want to win every game I play. If I’m eight down I don’t sit back and try to keep the score down. It’s a bit pointless. That’s not why we play sport.Listen to the full interview below … Listen: ‘That’s not why we play sport’ – Mark McHugh on SFC tactics was last modified: September 15th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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) Tags:2019 Donegal SFCbundorankilcarMalinMark McHugh
A man who had a wonderful life, went to Washington and later was accompanied by a giant white rabbit will be a highlight of the Postal Service’s new commemorative postage stamps for 2007. James Stewart will be featured on the 13th Legends of Hollywood stamp. The actor, who took time out to become a decorated hero in World War II, appeared in more than 80 movies including starring roles in “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” and “Harvey.” Next year’s honoree in the Black Heritage series will be Ella Fitzgerald, widely known as the first lady of song for her great vocal range, flexibility and the joy and excitement she brought to music. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’As usual, a Love stamp will mark Valentine’s Day. This year it features the famed Hershey’s kiss candy, introduced in 1907 and still popular. Since Valentine romance can be followed by marriage, there will be special wedding stamps decorated with heart-shaped vines. So, does all that lead to the new birds and bees stamps? Not exactly. These stamps call attention to the service the creatures perform in pollinating plants. The set of four will feature hummingbirds, bumblebees, a butterfly and a bat. From comic book heroes to the beautiful northern lights and stately lighthouses, there’s something for just about everyone planned for nest year’s stamps. Among those scheduled: The centennial of Oklahoma’s statehood, featuring a painting of a sunrise over the Cimarron River. Oklahoma became the 46th state Nov. 16, 1907. The International Polar Year 2007-08 features stamps of the aurora borealis – the northern lights – and their southern counterpart, the aurora australis. These stamps will be issued in two denominations, one at the first-class rate and the second at the rate for international mail. Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow becomes the 23rd person honored in the Literary Arts series. Is it 400 years already? The 1607 establishment of America’s first permanent English settlement in Jamestown, Va., will be commemorated. The Alpine Tundra will be displayed in a 10-stamp set displaying 24 plant and animal species. Ten Marvel super heroes will be on display. They are Captain America, Elektra, Iron Man, Silver Surfer, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Sub-Mariner, The Incredible Hulk, The Thing and Wolverine. Artist Louis Comfort Tiffany. The art of magic stamps, featuring Disney characters Dumbo and Timothy Mouse, Peter Pan and Tinker Bell, Mickey Mouse as “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” and Aladdin and Genie. Holiday knits, including a deer, a snow-dappled evergreen tree, a snowman sporting a top hat and a teddy bear. “The Madonna of the Carnation,” by Italian Renaissance painter Bernardino Luini.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m., every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. By the Light of the Silvery Moon Hike, 5-7 p.m. at Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call (661) 255-3606. Hang Loose Arts & Crafts Night, 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the LETMESAIL Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 28304 Constellation Road, Valencia. Call (661) 702-8555 to R.S.V.P. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Santa Clarita Marathon, half marathon and 5K Run/Walk, 7 a.m. and Kid K, 8:30 a.m. Sunday beginning between the Hyatt Valencia and Westfield Valencia Town Center in Valencia. Call (661) 286-4018 or visit www.scmarathon.org. Mitzvah Day will provide opportunities to help the community, 8:30-11 a.m. at Congregation Beth Shalom, 21430 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita. Call (661) 254-2411. Musician Paul Gerardi will share his original works, 10:30 a.m. Sunday during the Unitarian Universalist service at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 254-7866. Photo Expo and Fall Print Competition, will feature a silent auction benefiting Carousel Ranch, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Hyatt Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Call (661) 810-7840 or visit www.scvphotographers.com. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Birds of Prey presentation, 11 a.m. Sunday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Healthy hike, 8 a.m. every Tuesday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Senior Cinema will present “Out at Sea,” 2:15 p.m. Wednesday at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Movies to Talk About will present “All Aboard,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call Unitarian Universalists at (661) 254-7866. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA, 91355.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Raising the Bar fundraiser will benefit the Ragdoll Restoration Foundation, 6 p.m. today at The Paseo Club, 27650 Dickason Drive, Valencia. Tickets: $50 general admission or $100 VIP. Call (661) 296-0933. Prelude Concert 2 with The Master’s Chorale, Majesty, Women’s Chamber Choir and Concert Handbell Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. today in the Recital Hall at The Master’s College, 24726 Quigley Canyon Road, Newhall. Admission is free. Call (661) 259-3540, Ext. 3190. Health and Fitness Expo, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the Hyatt Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Call (661) 286-4018. Holiday event will feature “snow,” giant slide and bounce house, crafts for kids and more, 10 a.m. Saturday at Gateway Village, located on the corner of Newhall Ranch and Rye Canyon roads, Valencia. Nonperishable food items will be collected for the Hunger Defense Fund.
This week our motoring columnist Brian McDaid takes us back five decades when he asked Santa for his first set of wheels.Dear Santa50 years ago this week it wasn’t a motoring column I was trying to put together, it was a deadline with a difference in the form of a letter to Santa. Advertisement A couple of weeks later Santa awakened me on Christmas Eve in his big red coat when he experienced a bit of Christmas turbulence as he tried to deliver this future motoring correspondent first set of wheels.Not happy to leave it down beside the tree Santa landed the bike right up beside my bed.Santa seemed to trip over his big coat and fell in between the two beds and on top of my bike. We were giggling under the blankets but dare not take a look out in case Santa wouldn’t leave us anything.Mammy wasn’t a bit impressed. Advertisement “For God’s Sake, would you get up out of there……. Santa.”First Test Drive.On Christmas morning heavy snow prevented a spin out on the new bike. So I had to settle for round and round the kitchen table.On that first test drive, I noticed things weren’t right. Going around the table clockwise was no problem but any effort to circumnavigate in an anticlockwise fashion and I would fall off the bike.On a closer inspection, my father noticed my new bike was missing a stabiliser. Missing a stabiliser my mother chipped in, it was just like Santa was last night. She said he could have done with two stabilisers or three. I later found the broken stabiliser at the scene of Santa’s Christmas Eve’s collision up at at the side of my bed.A view of what MY first set of wheel might have look like back in 1968.The snow eventually clear that year the boy on the blue bike slightly tilted over to his left as he learned to ride his new bike was me.For the last 50 years, I think about that Christmas of 1968 and try and keep the memories in my mind.Style Council. 1968.Neilus McDaid on his red tricycle as he wheels in for the photo shoot at the front door of number 27. He is pictured with Brian in the black coat Cathal in the leopard print reversible jacket all the way from Australia. They are pictured with their cousin Josephine McDaid. Picture By Mary Ellen McDaid.Unfortunately, my brothers were either too young to remember this or my have just blanked it out of their mind by way of dealing with it. Recently my memories were starting to fade from then but that all change this week when a letter arrived on the run into Christmas.A treasured letter with the name of the sender. Mary E. McDaid in beautiful handwriting returns to Glencar 50 years after it was sent in 1969.While all I was worried about that year was that Santa would get my letter for my bike My mother Mary Ellen was writing to her sister on the other side of the world in Australia.Her sister Margaret Devine kept the last letter from her sister Mary Ellen closed to here heart for nearly 50 years and this year she returned it to sender’s address back home from Australia to Glencar.Her letter to her sister includes a lot about her life and her young children growing up, the joys of receiving, a celebration of events and investing in the future of her dressmaking business.In Wolfe Tone Place our kitchen comes sitting room doubled up as a designers catwalk and dressmakers workshop with the constant hum of a singer sewing machine. Smoke and skirts made to order.The front door knocker never cooled with customers arriving with rolls of material under their arm which my mother turned into the fashion piece of the day.That all came to an end in 1969 the year she penned this letter to her sister and spent much of that autumn in hospital in both Dublin and finally in Letterkenny before passing away on the 2nd of January 1970.Here is an extract from her letter from nearly 50 years ago.27 Wolfe Tone PlaceLetterkenny13th Jan ’69.Well, Margaret, the parcel arrived safe and sound and such excitement as the contents caused. The jumpers fitted beautifully and Nelius hit on the duffle Jacket. I can tell you it was well tried on by Brian before he finally handed it over to Nelius.The shirts and tee shirts are ideal too. It was like a fashion show here for a while and Brian told his teacher all about the things that arrived.I have a jumper “on the needles” since last May and it still on the needles. You never sent me the measurements for your two girls, try and remember the next time you write which I hope will be very soon.We had a real Christmas card Christmas this year. It started snowing on Christmas Eve Morning and lasted the whole day and looked lovely, but really put a damper on the shopping.I went down home to the foot of the town in the morning with three of the children and nearly got stranded there for Christmas.Brian was five on Saturday. It is very dark in the morning for school here as the clocks didn’t go back this year and the children need armbands or luminous cases or bags going out.Did I tell you I was in the hospital in October with threatening pleurisy, but they only kept me in nine days and sent me home again without any treatment?I do believe it was muscular rheumatism I had, they do say the symptoms are much the same, anyway I am well again thank god.It was like emergency ward 10 here that week after I left all the children and Fred with tonsillitis and the doctor attending them all.Bida took Cathal & Sadie took Peadar and Fred kept the two bigger boys, you couldn’t get a young girl here now at all for a housekeeper with the free education- now they’re all at school.I got myself a new singer sewing machine, one of the golden panoramics with a cabinet for it and its just like a nice little sideboard when its closed up.Return to Sender, A later from 50 years ago sent back from Australia . Photo Brian McDaidAs you can guess I’m still at the sewing and it doesn’t take much time now or material to cover the young girls. If anything they are shorter this year than ever.Of course, on some they look very nice, buts it’s not always the young who have them so short.It just feels like yesterday this week reading my mothers letter as she described things just as I remembered them all they years ago.When my mum passed away the rattle of the singer sewing Machine went silent and my father couldn’t bear the look of it closed up sitting up by the front window.So the representative from Singer came and took it away. For thirty years we never thought much about it until a friend of mine, Monica Murphy told me she bought it off that same rep who was staying in her B&B.The old Singer Panoramic Gold sewing machine and the letter to Australia from 50 years ago back in Glencar again this week. Photo Brian McDaidMonica gave me my mother’s sewing machine when she closed her business on the Port Rd. It came complete with scribbling on the operating manual that I was blamed for a small boy with a crayon years before.This week her panoramic gold sewing machine complete with its sideboard was united with the letter to Australia they both bring beautiful memories back to Glencar.That broken stabiliser on my first set of wheels was a good lesson in life for me to understand that things are not always perfect. but you’ll get thereHappy Motoring FolksThanks to My Auntie Margaret and Santa… of course.DD Motoring: How Santa brought Brian McDaid his first set of wheels was last modified: November 22nd, 2018 by Brian McDaidShare 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)Tags:Brian McDaidCHristmasmotors
6 May 2013The first meeting of the International Contact Group on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR), held in Congo-Brazzaville on Friday with South African President Jacob Zuma in attendance, has called for the full and speedy restoration of constitutional order in the CAR.Zuma, who was accompanied by a delegation that included State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele, was invited to the meeting by Republic of Congo President Dennis Sasso N’guesso.According to the Presidency, the meeting deliberated on the unfolding political, security and humanitarian situation in the CAR.“The meeting called on the transitional authorities in the CAR to work with urgency towards the full restoration of constitutional order in that country,” the Presidency said in a statement.“Amongst other things, the transitional authorities were urged to ensure the protection of civilians, access of humanitarian actors to the people in need, the reactivation of the public administration and the restructuring of the defence and security sector.”The Presidency said Zuma told the meeting that South Africa stood ready to assist in whatever way to contribute to the return to normalcy in the CAR.He also used the opportunity to discuss bilateral issue with Sasso N’guesso and the need to further deepen social, economic and political relations between the two countries.Source: SAnews.gov.za
2008 has seen a big change in the way the blogging community communicates with each other. In a nutshell, discussions have become very fragmented. There are two main reasons for this: firstly Twitter and its 140 character soundbites has become very popular among bloggers, and secondly FriendFeed has tipped as the lifestreaming aggregator of choice for many people. The upshot is that there are now many places where people can have online discussions. This has been a challenge to blog publishers, for whom comments are an integral part of the blogging experience.Over the past few months, the ReadWriteWeb team has been discussing internally how to adapt to this. We’ve discussed whether to use services such as Disqus, YackTrack and SezWho, which enable people to track, organize and rate blog comments. However our conclusion was that those types of apps are unsuitable for a large multi-author blog like ReadWriteWeb – there are question marks over ability to handle the load, what happens if the service goes down, SEO, and other issues. And to be frank, personally I haven’t found the user experience of any of those apps to be very compelling (we’ve tested one of them on RWW before).FriendFeed CommentsSo we got to discussing how to utilize FriendFeed and/or Twitter in ReadWriteWeb. To make a long story short, ReadWriteWeb recently implemented a new Movable Type plug-in called FriendFeed Comments. The plug-in was developed by Mark Carey and it enables FriendFeed comments to show up on ReadWriteWeb posts as comments – and vice versa! Note that there is a similar WordPress plug-in, developed by Glenn Slaven.Full disclosure, Mark Carey is a Technical Consultant for ReadWriteWeb. But he also runs his own business, which includes developing Movable Type plug-ins. So ReadWriteWeb was the first blog to test FriendFeed Comments out. As Mark explains, it “enables you to import and display comments made using FriendFeed on your entries. You can also use the plugin to enable your blog commenter to “Cc.” their comments to FriendFeed (if they have a FriendFeed account).”Here is an illustration of how it works:People commenting in FriendFeed about our post profiling Identi.caThe FriendFeed comments show up on the RWW postTo send comments from RWW into FriendFeed, simply click the ‘cc’ linkWhat I love about the MT and WordPress FriendFeed plug-ins is that they recognize the fact that conversations are occurring elsewhere, but they bring the discussion back to the source of the content where relevant. It’s win-win as far as I can see. And Now Please Fix Trackbacks…Six Apart’s David Recorden implied in a post that the FriendFeed plug-in operates in a similar way to Trackback [update: David clarifies in a comment that he didn’t mean from a technical perspective, “but rather that the idea of bridging conversations around the web is very similar.”].On that point, RWW has had a lot of issues with trackback. During our discussions internally about the plug-in, we also considered if it could somehow be adapted to replace or augment trackbacks. Because frankly trackbacks don’t work for us. We are one of the most linked-to blogs in the world, yet we get just a trickle of trackbacks. So if there is a way to integrate link-backs into ReadWriteWeb as easily as the FriendFeed plug-in integrates outside discussion, then I’d be one very happy publisher! Consider that a challenge to the plug-in developers out there 😉What are your thoughts on the state of distrubuted discussions in the blogosphere? And how can we give trackback the same makeover that blog comments has gotten in 2008? Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… richard macmanus A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Features#Product Reviews#web
Related Posts The freelance economy, a boon both to those unable to assemble Ikea furniture and corporate giants averse to employee benefits, will continue to grow in 2015, some predict. Enter Hacker’s List, the obvious upgrade in the so-called “movement” of extreme short-timers in our increasingly computerized society.The New Zealand-registered website is a meeting place for those who need something “hacked” and will pay, and the hackers who are willing to do it, the New York Times reports. According to the NYT, more than 500 “jobs” have been posted since Hacker’s List launched in November. These range from a man offering $2,000 for someone to hack into his landlord’s website to a woman ready to pony up $500 to bust into her boyfriend’s Facebook and Gmail accounts. See also: Marriott Will Let You Use Your Own Wi-Fi, Like It’s Doing You A FavorCommon sense dictates that once you’re willing to pay big bucks to find out if your lover is cheating, your bank account would be better served by dumping the chump … or at least spending that money on mental health care. As for the landlord’s computer—that’s between you, your hacker and the laws that govern your part of the planet. Hacker’s List operates in the gray area of legality, despite the blatantly illegal activities requested on the site. Similar to “sharing economy” sites such as Airbnb, payment is made through the site. Hacker’s List holds the money in escrow until the job is done. As the NYT reports, the founders “contend that they are insulated from any legal liability because they neither endorse nor condone illegal activities.” What’s more, there’s a 10-page terms and conditions disclaimer which forbids illegal activity. (Have a little cognitive dissonance with your cyber-espionage!)The ultimate success of the site remains to be seen, though there seems to be a demand … or maybe just a lot of prurient interest. In the hours after the NYT story went live, the Hacker’s List website was inaccessible. Too many people trying to access the site could’ve caused a crash. Unless … it’s been hacked!Lead image courtesy Warner Bros. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#cybersecurity#Hacker’s List#hackers#hacking#privacy Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting helen popkin 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market