Apple’s missing iMessage headache continues as tech giant forced to face class action lawsuit

first_img Share whatsapp Apple’s missing iMessage headache continues as tech giant forced to face class action lawsuit whatsapp Show Comments ▼ center_img Tags: Apple Tuesday 11 November 2014 2:32 pm Joe Hall Apple has been forced to face a US federal lawsuit which claims the tech company failed to inform its customers that their messages could be blocked if they switched to Android phones. A class action lawsuit was brought against the tech giant in May by Californian Adrienne Moore, who alleged that Apple had interfered with her Verizon wireless contract which entitled her to text messages. A US district judge yesterday ordered that Apple must face Moore’s claim. Users who swap an iPhone for an Android device have often been unable to receive SMS messages from other iPhone users. If a phone number is still registered to iMessage despite being on a Android phone, SMS messages from iPhone users are often sent to the deactivated iPhone rather than the new device. Two days ago Apple released a new tool for users to deregister from iMessage. Users must either manually turn off the app on their iPhone, or request a confirmation code from the Apple website. However, Moore argued that when she switched to a Galaxy S5, Apple had failed to disclose how messages could be blocked without deregistering from iMessage.  In court papers seen by Reuters, Apple argued that there was no law to protect customers who subjectively believed their tech hadn’t worked in the way they wanted. Apple said:  Apple takes customer satisfaction extremely seriously, but the law does not provide a remedy when, as here, technology does not simply function as a plaintiff subjectively believes it should. However, US District Judge Lucy Koh argued that a “Plaintiff does not have to allege an absolute right to receive every text message in order to allege that Apple’s intentional acts have caused an actual breach or disruption of the contractual relationship.” The damages being sought by Moore are yet to be specified. last_img read more

People / Virgin Atlantic appoints Ryan Ellis new head of GSA management

first_imgSenior vice president, Virgin Atlantic Cargo, John Lloyd said: “Our GSA partners play a very important role in our global business, generating around a quarter of annual sales revenues. Ryan is therefore taking a very important role to ensure they achieve the results we need them to attain, alongside providing the highest levels of customer service. He will make sure our GSA partners have the training and support they need to deliver the best possible results.” Ryan Ellis Virgin Atlantic Cargo has announced that Ryan Ellis will be its newly appointed head of GSA Territory Management.Working from the carrier’s London office, Mr Ellis will be in charge of 40 general sales agency partners in 25 countries where the airline has GSA representation.Mr Ellis’ career with Virgin Atlantic Cargo began six years ago and he spent three of those years as a regional sales manager. His new post will include nurturing customer relationships and identifying new territories for business leads.Mr Ellis said: “This is a great opportunity to work closely with our international network of GSA partners. They are important members of our global team and are all very experienced and professional cargo sales organisations that share our passion for great customer service. I am looking forward to getting to know them all and helping them to achieve their targets.”center_img By Sophia Murray 27/04/2016last_img read more

News / Operators busy as air freight peak season gets a boost from booming e-commerce

first_img“Overall, the market is is good by historical standards – but not as good as it was last year,” said Robert van de Weg, vice president sales and marketing for Volga-Dnepr Group.“The Asian market is currently very strong, mainly to the US, and that has an effect because European carriers are taking cargo to the US – so it affects everything. It is the peak for China to the US, but it’s compounded by tariffs. There is a build up.“Everywhere was full on every route last year. Europe to China has been significantly less strong this year. But then there is the trade war. And ever-growing volumes of e-commerce are starting to kick in.”Panalpina said on Friday it was starting to see heavy e-commerce volumes, and anticipated more following the big e-commerce sales events: Singles Day (yesterday), Black Friday (November 23) and Black Monday (November 26). In just two years, Panalpina has gone from no e-commerce shipments to some 20,000 tons.Yesterday’s Singles Day saw Alibaba ring up $30.8bn in sales, based on gross merchandise value, a 27% year-on-year rise.The e-commerce surge is expected to see the peak continue late in the year.“It’s busy right up to Christmas, and we already have requests for between Christmas and New Year,” said Mr van de Weg.“That’s when pilots need time off to see their families, but there are already some charter bookings in the system. It looks like Chinese New Year will be the first break.”He added that e-commerce was multi-directional.“You can see what is e-commerce because of the density, and you can identify specific shippers and forwarders. It’s booked as normal freight, it’s just more voluminous.“It’s big in intra-Asia, China to Europe, South-east Asia to Europe, US to Europe, US to Russia – people are starting to buy everywhere. Inditex does a lot for example, from Spain to everywhere. There is a lot going in other directions.” By Alex Lennane 12/11/2018 As the air freight peak gets underway, Dachser has announced it will be organising charter flights for the Frankfurt-Shanghai route, offering customers in central Europe and China weekly round-trips.“We are expecting this year’s peak season to be another strong one for air freight. Having our own charter means we can create premium capacity for our customers with fixed process and transit times,” said Timo Stroh, head of global air freight.“We enable them to have extra freight volume even when capacity in the air freight market is tight.”So far, carriers and forwarders are reporting tight capacity on the transpacific, while Europe, although catching up, remains a little weaker.last_img read more

Prince Harry and Meghan will not return as working members of royal family

first_imgAdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments RELATEDTOPICS Prince Harry returns to the UK for the first time since last March ahead of Philip’s funeral April 13, 2021 Meghan and Harry welcome baby girl, Lilibet Diana June 8, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Meghan MarklePrince Harry Advertisement AdvertisementThe couple stepped back from official royal duties in January 2020 and moved to North America, a rare move for senior royals.Since then, they have launched their own media ventures, and announced earlier this week that they will take part in an interview with Oprah Winfrey — their first sit-down appearance since leaving London.A spokesman for the couple said Friday that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex “remain committed to their duty and service to the UK and around the world” and have “offered their continued support to the organisations they have represented regardless of official role.” “We can all live a life of service. Service is universal,” the spokesman added.The announcement comes just days after the couple revealed that they are expecting their second child.Prince Philip, the Queen’s husband and Harry’s grandfather, is currently in a London hospital as a “precautionary measure” after feeling unwell.The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisement (CNN) — Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, have informed Queen Elizabeth that they will not be returning as working members of the British royal family, Buckingham Palace announced Friday.As a result, the honorary military appointments and royal patronages held by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be revoked and redistributed among working members of the royal family, the palace said in a statement.The Queen has “written confirming that in stepping away from the work of the Royal Family, it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service,” the statement said.“While all are saddened by their decision, the Duke and Duchess remain much loved members of the family,” the palace said. Prince Harry lands job with Silicon Valley startup as a tech executive March 25, 2021 Royal family members wish Archie happy birthday as he turns 2 years old May 7, 2021last_img read more

Conroy’s Republic of Ireland defeat Montenegro to almost guarantee Elite Phase of Euro U-17 Qualifiers

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Conroy’s Republic of Ireland defeat Montenegro to almost guarantee Elite Phase of Euro U-17 Qualifiers Home Sport Soccer Conroy’s Republic of Ireland defeat Montenegro to almost guarantee Elite Phase of… SportSoccer GAA Twitter The Republic of Ireland U-17s collected their second win of the initial qualifying phase with a 3-1 victory over Montenegro in Turner’s Cross last night.Portlaoise’s Colin Conroy was once again selected in midfield for the clash as his side followed up Tuesday’s thrashing on Andorra with another fine win here.Andorra’s shock 1-0 win over Israel means that they and Israel sit on three points each directly below Ireland with one game to play.The only way that Conroy’s side will not progress to the Elite Qualifying phase is if they lose to Israel by a substantial margin and Andorra defeat Montenegro by a huge margin too.With both of those scenarios extremely unlikely, it means that Colin O’Brien’s charges are all but through with their final game to come on Tuesday afternoon.Conroy had a goal and assist in the win over Israel but he and his teammates were frustrated for much of this game by a defensive Montenegro outfit who managed to get to half time with the score at 0-0.The break through eventually came on 55 minutes when Ben McCormack’s free kick on the angle of the penalty area was whipped in and it evaded everyone and nestled in the bottom of the Montenegro keeper’s net.But their lead didn’t last long. Ognjen Bakic found himself one-on-one and despite his effort deflecting off the outstretched leg of Daniel Rose it rolled into the bottom corner. Facebook WhatsApp 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Twitter WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img GAA TAGSColin ConroyRepublic of Ireland Previous articleBronwyn Cuddy: Move over Disco Queens, Vsco Girls are here!Next articleMoment in Time: Portlaoise Musical Society put on Pirates of Penzance in 2009 Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Pinterest Pinterest Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA By Alan Hartnett – 16th November 2019 Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Ireland came back and McCormack’s long range effort had keeper Ivezic’s at full stretch to tip it around the post for a corner.From the resulting corner St Patrick’s Athletic man McCormack found the head of Anselmo Garcia McNulty to nod in on 64 minutes and send Turner’s Cross wild.The third did eventually come and it was McCormack again. Kyle Conway dribbled his way into the Montenegro box and struck a low effort that hit the post. It fell to McCormack who fired home to make it 3-1.They face Israel at 2pm on Monday in Turner’s Cross where a win will leave them top of Group 3 and straight through to the final qualifying stage.SEE ALSO – Goal and assist for Portlaoise teenager as Republic of Ireland make perfect start to Euro U-17 Qualifierslast_img read more

Laois Mind Coach offers helping hand to deal with Coronavirus uncertainties

first_img Electric Picnic Facebook Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Twitter Twitter Electric Picnic Home News Laois Mind Coach offers helping hand to deal with Coronavirus uncertainties News Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Previous articleYoung Laois people encouraged to protect their skin as report shows level of sunburn in childrenNext articleDeath occurs of Anne Goodwin, a champion of many great Laois community projects LaoisToday Reporter Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Laois Mind Coach offers helping hand to deal with Coronavirus uncertainties Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role The human brain over millennia has developed an aversion to uncertainty. It is a carry-over from our inherent “fight-or-flight” response to threat.In our constant quest for certainty in our lives, we are wired to “catastrophise” – to view a given situation as worse than it actually is.And this leads to worry, which can in turn leads to anxiety.“For many of us who have never experienced events that have an enormous impact on everyday lives, these are unprecedented times,” Lee said. “Some people may already suffer with low-level anxiety and have found their symptoms have ramped up recently; others might be feeling new physical and psychological strains for the first time.”The lack of answers to questions raised by the current uncertainty – ‘What will happen?’, ‘What is in the future for us?’, ‘What if my livelihood is threatened?’ – can lead to frustration, anger andaggression.Lee says: “Awareness is the key. It is our superpower.”He suggests that feelings of uncertainty can be mitigated by the following: Be conscious of the “worry story” you tell yourself – and try to distance yourself from it.Focus on breathing – take long, slow breaths and come back to the present moment.Recognise the need to rise above ‘fight-or-flight’.Accept the uncertainty – and allow yourself to stop the struggle against it.Lee Cozens and world champion TJ DohertyLee said: “As a sports mind coach I’m used to helping athletes clear away mental blocks to help with sporting success but in the current climate I’m hearing all too often from athletes trying to deal with uncertainty and frustrations as sporting events are all cancelled or on hold.“I have spent years helping people to cope with and reduce their anxiety.“The techniques I teach my clients, whatever the trigger for their condition, can also be applied successfully in this currentpandemic.“I would encourage anyone who is feeling stressed or anxious, whether they are directly affected by Coronavirus or are just generally worried about it, to download my session and see if it helps.”Lee Cozens and European medallist Michael NevinThe 15-minute audio recording can be accessed from any computer or device, and simply requires the listener to be settled in a safe, quiet space, where they can fully engage and relax with Lee’s soothing words.Lee, who is also a boxing coach with the hugely successful Portlaoise boxing centre of excellence, says: “Even just taking 15 minutes out of your day to focus on yourself, rather than the latest virus news update can help you regain a sense of balance and focus.“It’s all about relaxing your mind, deflecting the negative thoughts, and replacing them with calm, positive ones.“This pandemic has many repercussions beyond the actual virus. One is the potential impact on mental health and wellbeing as people try to manage an increasingly stressful situation.“And if I can help ease that stress in just a small way, I believe it’s worthwhile trying.”SEE ALSO – REVEALED: Locations of the 264 cases of Coronavirus in Laois displayed on new map As the Coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, and daily stress levels rise to new heights – and one local Laois mind coach is doing his bit to help people cope.Rathdowney based sports mind coach and Hypnotherapist Lee Cozens, who works with amateur and professional athletes both locally and worldwide has released a free audio download designed to help people deal with the daily uncertainties they are feeling with the current situation.Studies have shown that facing uncertainty is often scarier than facing physical pain. WhatsApp By LaoisToday Reporter – 20th June 2020 TAGSLee Cozens Facebooklast_img read more

BCSC publishes proposed recognition orders regarding Maple TMX deal

The B.C. Securities Commission (BCSC) is seeking comment on whether it should approve the proposed restructuring of Canada’s trading and clearing landscape. The BCSC published a notice Thursday requesting comment on whether it ought to amend the TSX Venture Exchange’s recognition order to allow the Maple Group Acquisition Corp. to go ahead with its plans to consolidate, and vertically integrate the trading business in Canada. And, if so, what conditions should apply to the proposed deal. Brookfield Asset Management to buy 19.9% stake in American Equity Facebook LinkedIn Twitter IOSCO examines market data issues Related news Regulators issue new reporting guidance on systems outages The regulator says it has extensively reviewed Maple’s proposal, and is particularly interested in the impact that Maple’s proposed acquisition of TMX Group Inc. (TSX:X) and CDS could have on the Canadian venture market. Securities regulators in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec have also been reviewing the deal, and are working on revising their own recognition orders. The notice indicates that the current ownership structure has served TSX Venture well, and it suggests that several risks face the venture market as a result of the proposed Maple deal, including the risk that the new board could make decisions that suit objectives of the Maple owners but are not necessarily optimal for the venture exchange, particularly as Maple’s owners are all large financial institutions and all but one are based in central Canada. The commission says it has to decide whether any of these new risks constitute a serious enough threat to the Canadian venture market to conclude that Maple’s proposed acquisitions would be prejudicial to the public interest in BC. It notes that the Ontario Securities Commission has proposed recognition orders that contain a comprehensive set of conditions and undertakings intended to deal with the risks associated with director independence, conflict of interest, anti-competitive behaviour, and inappropriate access to information, but that these conditions and undertakings do not extend to TSX Venture. “We think that the conditions and undertakings proposed by the OSC for Maple, TMX Group, and TSX ought to apply as well to TSX Venture,” it says. Comments on the BCSC notice, which includes a draft recognition order and draft undertakings, are due by June 22. “The BCSC has thoroughly reviewed the regulatory issues raised by Maple’s proposal, and we encourage those with an interest in the proposed acquisitions to comment,” said Brenda Leong, chair of the BCSC. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Mergers and acquisitions,  Stock exchangesCompanies British Columbia Securities Commission, TMX Group Ltd., TMX Group Inc. read more

NEI proposes changes to two funds

first_img The proposed changes would allow the funds to invest 100% of their property in foreign securities. If unitholders approve the changes, the names of the funds will be renamed NEI Select Growth Portfolio and NEI Select Balanced Portfolio, respectively. It is anticipated that the changes in the fundamental investment objectives will become effective on or about June 8. NEI Investments is a national investment firm with over $6 billion in assets under management (AUM). NEI Investments Wednesday announced proposed changes to the investment objectives of two of its mutual funds, subject to unitholder approval. Unitholders of NEI Select Canadian Growth Portfolio and NEI Select Canadian Balanced Portfolio will be asked to approve changes to the fundamental investment objectives of these funds at special meetings to be held on June 1. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Companies NEI Investments center_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media IE Staff last_img read more

Electoral Commission Engages Public in Talks on Campaign Financing

first_imgRelatedElectoral Commission Engages Public in Talks on Campaign Financing Electoral Commission Engages Public in Talks on Campaign Financing UncategorizedJuly 20, 2008 RelatedElectoral Commission Engages Public in Talks on Campaign Financing Advertisementscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Chairman of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ), Professor Errol Miller says the public’s input is being sought in drafting the final proposal regarding campaign financing for political parties.He notes that the ECJ’s proposals, in this regard, are subject to review, and as such public participation was key in determining the composition of the final document of recommendations. To this end, the organization is staging a series of public fora islandwide to solicit public input. Professor Miller points out, however, that the ECJ is not trying to find the perfect proposal as obtains in the United Kingdom, but which is yet to be instituted in that jurisdiction.He was speaking at the third in a series of fora on ‘Campaign Financing for Jamaican Political Parties’ at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston on Thursday (July 17), sponsored by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Institute in association with the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EoJ) and the ECJ.“The meetings we are having across the country represent our last attempt to get input before we present the report to Parliament, which we hope to do in September,” Professor Miller said, underscoring the importance of the public’s contributions.“Under the convention that has developed over the years, whatever is presented to Parliament as the views of the ECJ, is passed into law without change,” he explained.Some 100 persons representing a wide cross section of the society attended the Knutsford Court Hotel forum. Several non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil servants, and political party workers, who also participated, voiced their suggestions, and discussed recommendations already proposed.Several suggestions were also forthcoming from members of civil society, which were entertained by the forum’s presenters. These, along with other recommendations, will be presented to Parliament by Chair of the Campaign Financing and Political Party section of the EOJ – Dorothy Pine-McLarty.The suggestions from the audience ranged from the need to set limits on the sum each political candidate should be allowed to spend, to the amount an individual or company can contribute to a party or individual. One of the suggestions was that the proposed cap of $5 million that each candidate should be allowed to spend, be increased to $7 million.The specific objectives of the fora, include promoting the understanding of existing legislation in the Representation of the People’s Act (ROPA) in relation to the recognition of political parties; facilitating broad dissemination and public discussions of the amendments proposed, as well as the recommendations in respect of the legislation for campaign financing; and dialogue on issues relevant to party financing and legislation.Public fora have so far been held in Kingston, Montego Bay, and Port Antonio. The final forum will be held in Mandeville at the Northern Caribbean University on Thursday, July 24 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. RelatedElectoral Commission Engages Public in Talks on Campaign Financinglast_img read more

Strong protections in place to protect Tasmanian children

first_imgStrong protections in place to protect Tasmanian children Elise Archer,Minister for Building and ConstructionThe Tasmanian Government’s priority is to protect the safety of our most vulnerable, including children involved in sporting organisations that rely on volunteers.The Registration to Work With Vulnerable People (RWVP) system has recently been strengthened by making it mandatory for all organisations engaging employees and volunteers in a regulated activity to add their details to a card holder’s RWVP within 10 working days of the change.It has always been mandatory under the Registration to Work with Vulnerable People Act 2013 for a RWVP card holder to notify the Registrar of all child-related organisations that they are working or volunteering with, within 10 days of any change occurring.The new Registration to Work with Vulnerable People Amendment Act 2019 strengthens this requirement by ensuring both the card holder and engaging organisation are notifying the Registrar of any changes.Failure to comply with these requirements of the Act can result in penalties.I can assure Tasmanians that if the Registrar suspends or cancels a RWVP, all named employers and volunteer organisations will be notified. This also applies to any public servant involved in a regulated activity who has been stood down.This process does in fact extend to any volunteer roles within that organisation and any claims that it doesn’t are completely incorrect.The Consumer, Building and Occupational Services (CBOS) website contains an Employer Portal where organisations can be registered, and employees and volunteers can be managed.The portal allows employers, including volunteer organisations, to search and add employees and volunteers, review employee and volunteer registration status, and update the organisation’s details.The changes to strengthen the Act came into effect on 1 February 2021. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:amendment, AusPol, Australia, building, Building and Construction, children, Effect, Employees, failure, Government, Minister, penalty, Safety, TAS, Tasmania, Tassie, websitelast_img read more