Google hit with €1.49B fine over AdSense

first_img Tags Clubhouse launches on Android Serie A, Google give piracy apps the boot Saleha Riaz AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 20 MAR 2019 Related Previous ArticleTelia closes book on Uzbek bribery scandalNext ArticleInvestment group tables $3.3B Inmarsat offer AndroidGooglecenter_img Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more Australia watchdog moves to open up app market Apps Author HomeAppsNews Google hit with €1.49B fine over AdSense The European Commission (EC) once again fined Google, this time €1.49 billion for forcing customers of its AdSense business to turn down advertising from rivals such as Yahoo and Microsoft.The EU’s statement explained that since it is not possible for competitors in online search advertising to sell ad space in Google’s own search engine results pages, third-party websites are “an important entry point for these other suppliers of online search advertising intermediation services to grow their business and try to compete with Google.”However, it found that the search giant was imposing restrictive clauses in contracts with websites, preventing rivals from placing their search adverts on these websites.Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said in a statement: “Google has cemented its dominance in online search adverts and shielded itself from competitive pressure by imposing anti-competitive contractual restrictions on third-party websites. This is illegal under EU antitrust rules.”“The misconduct lasted over 10 years and denied other companies the possibility to compete on the merits and to innovate – and consumers the benefits of competition,” she added.Google making amends The news comes a day after Google announced it will ask Android users in Europe which browser and search apps they prefer, as part of steps it is taking to placate the European Commission following a €4.3 billion fine for abusing the dominant position of its operating software.The fine was issued in July 2018 after a three-year investigation into Google’s requirement for device makers to include its apps on devices, including its browser Chrome, and position them prominently.Android users have always had the option of downloading any app they want but in a blog post Kent Walker, SVP of global affairs, explained it is taking steps “to ensure Android phone owners know about the wide choice of browsers and search engines available.”As first steps taken after the fine, Google laid out plans to stop bundling preinstalled apps with its Android platform and instead charge manufacturers a fee to licence its apps, as part of a bid to avoid additional fines.The new changes will take place over the next few months and reflect “our continued commitment to operating in an open and principled way,” the company said. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Backlast_img read more


first_imgRESPONSIBILITIES: The Department ofChemistry at Claflin University invites applicationsfor a tenuretrack Assistant professor position in Chemistry toteach undergraduate chemistry classes. The chemistrydepartment at Claflin University offers an ACS accreditedundergraduate program and is equipped withstate-of-the-art analytical instruments. The successfulapplicant will be responsible for teaching generalchemistry classes and advanced classesin Organic/Polymer/Inorganic chemistry.  The successfulapplicant will be expected to attract funding from externalagencies, maintain an undergraduate research program inchemistry, serve on departmental and facultycommittee, advise undergraduate students, andperform other related academic duties.QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires aPh.D. in Chemistry and teaching/research experience,preferably in Organic/Polymer/Inorganic chemistry. The successfulcandidate must have an established record of teaching, research,grantsmanship, and peer reviewed publications appropriatefor the appointment at the rankof assistant professor in chemistry. Salary: Commensurate withexperience Position Starting: Fall 2021Application Procedure: Candidates should senda letter of application, curriculum vitae, description, andelaboration of relevant experience, select publications, officialtranscripts, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of atleast three professional references to: Faculty Search CommitteeClaflin University/Dept. of Chemistry400 Magnolia Street  Orangeburg, SC 29115 Or email to [email protected]last_img read more

Lenexa firefighters receive Medal of Valor from President Trump for rescuing family from burning building

first_imgA few of the first responders involved in the rescue of a family from a burning building two years ago. From left, Kyle Segraves, Andrew Freisner, Dustin Moore, Lynn Wedel and Maria Moreno.The 911 calls just kept coming in. An apartment in Lenexa was engulfed in flames.Maria Moreno, a dispatcher for the Johnson County Emergency Communications Center, was fresh out of training. She had already fielded multiple calls that day in April 2017 when the woman called. She was trapped inside a second-story apartment unit with two small children she was looking after.“My main concern was just to keep her calm and reassure her that help was on the way and that my firefighters were doing everything they could to gain access to her,” Moreno said. “It was all kind of a spur-of-the-moment thing. I was shocked myself. But I knew I had to remain calm for her.”Meanwhile, the Lenexa Fire Department and mutual aid first responders raced to the apartment at 85th Street and Pflumm Road. As they were pulling up, they saw the whole building was engulfed. They saw the family banging on the windows and Moreno, the dispatcher, had told them exactly where they were trapped.Lenexa Fire Captain Dustin Moore and Firefighter Paramedic Andrew Freisner climbed the ladder, grabbed the children — a 2- or 3-year-old toddler and an 18-month-old — and helped them down the ladder.Once they climbed the ladder, there was near-zero visibility but, luckily, no direct fire yet. Moore and Freisner entered from the balcony and then forced entry into the bedroom. The kids were lethargic from the smoke and heat. Their aunt could still walk, so she waited until they came back for her and her pets.“It was a situation where we knew what to do and it sounds kinda counterintuitive, but the less you think about stuff in that situation, the better you are,” Freisner said. “You really want to work off instinct.”The family went to the hospital for emergency care, but they turned out fine. Moore estimated the chain of events that afternoon occurred in about 12 minutes.“At the time, it hit me so quick I don’t know that it really hit me what had just happened,” Moore said.A collaboration of first respondersPresident Donald Trump awards Freisner and Moore with the Medal of Valor. Photo courtesy of city of LenexaMoore and Freisner got the assignment to rescue, but the two heavily credit the collaboration of their fire department and mutual aid first responders — the Overland Park and Shawnee fire departments, Johnson County Med-Act and Lenexa Police Department — for the successful rescue. They kept the flames at bay during the rescue and ensured the family had what they needed once they got out.Kyle Segraves, Kevin Sellers and Danny Clark with the Lenexa Fire Department also gave support on the ladder. Segraves and rescued the black labrador dog after the family was rescued.“This specific incident had a culmination of all of those agencies working together, and working together really well, and that’s when you get positive outcomes,” said Lynn Wedel, Lenexa fire battalion chief, adding that he was “tremendously” proud of his firefighters.Last week, Moore and Freisner received the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor, the highest national award for valor presented to a public safety officer. President Donald Trump presented them with the medal during a White House ceremony on May 22.The Medal of Valor is awarded to public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage, regardless of personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect others from harm.“It’s one of my proudest moments, but I think what it represents is more important,” Freisner said. “It was a countywide effort. I actually felt pretty bad having just us two there seeing the effort. Everybody worked together; it really represents how well we do work with each other.”Moreno stayed on the call with the woman until Lenexa firefighters reached her and the kids. Helping them made her feel accomplished.“They’re more than likely having the worst day of their life when they’re calling 911,” Moreno said. “They know that you’re there to help them and at the end of the day, that’s what matters to me, is that I’m able to help somebody.”last_img read more

Workforce Solutions Department Funding Will Support Training For High-Demand Jobs At LANL And N3B

first_imgBy ARIN MCKENNA Valley Daily PostNew Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, the Department of Higher Education, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Newport News Nuclear BWXT-Los Alamos (N3B), Northern New Mexico College and University of New Mexico–Los Alamos held a joint press conference Tuesday at NNMC to announce a new program funded by Workforce Solutions that will train more than 50 area students for high-paying jobs at with LANL and N3B.“This is a game changer,” said Northern New Mexico College President Richard J. Bailey. “It’s a game changer for the way we do business. It’s a game changer for economic development. It’s a game changer for how higher ed and major employers can partner in ways that lift the standard of living for everybody: not just the people who are in this program and their families but for everybody. And when you have an entire community that’s lifted up by this type of collaboration, that’s something that’s truly worth celebrating.”Students will be trained for high-demand jobs as radiological control technicians (RCTs) and nuclear-trained operators. The financial support comes through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and through apprenticeship funding. Funding will assist students with tuition and salary dollars.RCTs and nuclear-trained operators play a vital role at both LANL and N3B by monitoring activities and ensuring that operations are safe and comply with policies and procedures. Employees in these fields have a $42,000 starting salary and can advance to a salary of more than $100,000.NMDWS funding will support tuition for 30 of the initial cohort of 40 students, with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and LANL funding the other 10.NNMC has partnered with LANL to offer a two-year associate degree in Radiation Protection, which will provide RCT career opportunities at the lab.“The laboratory really has an acute need right now for radiological technicians. They play a critical role in carrying out our operations,” LANL Director Thom Mason said. “And this is an area where we have a strong demand now and see a strong demand into the future.”LANL had 1,399 open positions as of two weeks ago, with many of those being RCT positions, Mason said.“The things that are being announced today I hope are the beginning of a trend,” Mason said. “I can see more areas where it’s going to be necessary to sit down with the educational institutions and figure out what the skills we need are and structure a program that can be modeled on what we’re doing here.”In partnership with NNMC and courses offered at the DOE’s National Training Center, N3B will offer a 22-month state-registered apprenticeship program to train nuclear operators, with an initial cohort of five students. Combining approximately 2,500 hours of instruction and on the job training, successful graduates should receive 50 college credit hours and a program certificate.“The apprenticeship program that we’re starting has a lot of legs to it, a lot of vision going forward with where we’re going with that,” said N3B President/Program Manager Glenn J. Morgan. He added that N3B-Los Alamos’ parent company has had a successful apprenticeship program in place for more than 100 years, which the New Mexico program is modeled after.“Back in our home office the apprentices that come out are about 40 percent of the executive leadership team,” Morgan said. “So it is truly a pathway to get to where you need to get to.”N3B and UNM-LA are offering a 12-week intensive academic program taught at UNM-LA by senior N3B radiological protection personnel, with several hours of hands-on fieldwork under the direct supervision of qualified RCTs. This 10-credit-hour RCT “boot-camp” is a non-registered apprenticeship program for 10 students leading to a certificate in Radiation Control.“I had a chance to meet with some of the students in the program Monday and find out a little bit about their backgrounds,” UNM-LA CEO Cynthia Rooney said. “And to know that we are changing lives for individuals, providing new opportunities, it’s so exciting.”New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions Secretary Bill McCamley celebrated the model for the training and apprenticeship programs, which will allow students to get an education without going into debt.“We’re calling this type of thing Earn While You Learn with the Three P’s,” McCamley said. “We want people to get paid while they’re learning. We want them to get a decent paper at the end of their process showing that they have a certain amount of skills and we want them to have a full-time position waiting for them.”This was the second initiative launched this year, under the leadership of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, that is focused on providing alternative pathways to well-paying jobs other than obtaining a bachelor’s degree, McCamley said.“Governor Lujan Grisham believes passionately and strongly in an economy that works for everyone…(she) believes strongly in building a diverse and flexible way for all of our students to get this education, lead good lives and build their communities,” McCamley said. “We need pathways that allow people to say, ‘I want to stay here in New Mexico. I don’t want to have to go to Dallas or Denver or Phoenix to find good work. I want to be able to get the education I need, the skills I need and the jobs that will allow me to do well right here in the state.’”Secretary of Higher Education Kate O’Neill urged students present at the event Tuesday to help promote the program.“You are the best spokespeople for this person, so please help get the word out,” O’Neill said. “Let folks know that this is going on. The best evidence that we have that these collaborations are really proactive and positive and work is the word that you put out there to folks.”Newly enrolled students were a major focus at Tuesday’s event.“This is really leading to a future for me: a future career at the labs, a future career at N3B that is pushing me to new heights beyond where I was at before,” said Jeremy Salazar, who is participating in the RCT bootcamp.Nearly every speaker commented on how quickly the program had come together and on a desire for future collaborations.“That is an example of what can happen when there is this kind of synergy, when you have the whole becoming more than the sum of its parts. So that is higher ed, workforce, the labs: everybody coming together to combine resources and get where we need to go,” O’Neill said. “We look forward to more collaborations such as this, and we are poised and ready on behalf of higher ed to think outside the box and work with you all on the kinds of initiatives like this that we need to be doing more of.”LANL Director Thom Mason mentioned that the Lab has 1,399 open positions, many of them in RCT. Photo by Arin McKenna/Valley Daily PostN3B President/Program Manager Glenn J. Morgan said that the N3B-Los Alamos parent company has had a successful apprenticeship program for more than 100 years. Photo by Arin McKenna/Valley Daily PostUNM-LA CEO Cindy Rooney said she is pleased with how the new program ‘is changing lives for individuals’. Photo by Arin McKenna/Valley Daily PostNew Mexico Department of Workforce solutions Secretary Bill McCamley. Workforce Solutionsis providing funding for the RCT program, which will train more than 50 area students for high-paying jobs at with LANL and N3B. New Mexico Secretary of Higher Education Kate O’Neill announced that her department is‘poised and ready on behalf of higher ed to think outside the box and work with you all on the kinds of initiatives like this that we need to be doing more of’. Photo by Arin McKenna/Valley Daily PostNNMC President Richard J. Bailey called this new collaboration a ‘game changer’. Photo by Arin McKenna/Valley Daily PostNNMC Assistant Professor Scott Braley demonstrates some of the equipment used in the training program. The equipment is all on loan from LANL. Photo by Arin McKenna/Valley Daily Post Officials and students gather Tuesday morning at NNMC for the announcement of a new program funded by Workforce Solutions that will train more than 50 area students for high-paying jobs at with LANL and N3B. 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Mirror say Lukaku favours Chelsea move, while QPR are linked with striker

first_imgSee also:Transfer gossip: Juve will target Chelsea trio, Tuttosport claimTransfer gossip: Blues chasing Brozovic, reports in Italy sayTransfer gossip: Conte plans to offload Blues trio, Star claimTransfer gossip: Conte plans talks with players, Mail sayTransfer gossip: Blues ready to sell Oscar, Times sayTransfer gossip: Chelsea linked with Fulham’s DembeleTransfer gossip: Chelsea linked with Chilwell and QPR are linked with CousinsTransfer gossip: Chelsea again tipped to move for Forster and Griezmann Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook A round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving the area’s clubs…Romelu Lukaku is keen on a return to Chelsea, the Daily Mirror claim.The Belgian striker, sold to Everton in 2014, has been tipped to leave the Merseyside club this summer. AdChoices广告Manchester United are reported to be keen on Lukaku, but the Mirror say he feels he has “unfinished business” at Chelsea and that the Blues are quietly confident they will be able to re-sign him.German clubs Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are also apparently looking to sign the 22-year-old, who has scored 25 goals this season.Striker Lukaku has been a huge success at EvertonMeanwhile, Borussia Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl has reiterated that they want to sign Andreas Christensen on a permanent deal.The Danish defender, 20, has impressed while on loan at the Bundesliga club from Chelsea this season.Talksport reports that Eberl told Gladbach club members at their annual meeting: “You can be sure that we will do everything we can to sign him on a long-term contract.”And QPR want to sign striker Juan Villar from Spanish second-tier club Valladolid, the Daily Star claim.Reading and Derby County are also said to be interested in the 27-year-old, who has scored 13 goals this season.last_img read more

Harvey Norman Promotion

first_imgNRL Touch Football’s major partner, Harvey Norman, has a great deal for members through the TFA website and newsletter. Harvey Norman is exclusively offering our TFA members discounted prices on Garmin Products. The Garmin Vivoactive HR GPS Smart Watch features built-in applications to help keep you in track of your workouts and activities, while providing notifications for incoming texts, emails, calls, and more.The watch is available at a low price of $346. For more information or to purchase your watch, visit: Vivoactive HR GPS Smart Watch (Black) With a sleek and rugged design, the Vivomart HR Activity Tracker is ideal for those who want to monitor their exercise while on the go and is now available for $176. To purchase the Vivosmart HR Activity Tracker, visit: Vivosmart HR Extra Large Activity Tracker (Black) Vivosmart HR Activity Tracker (Blue) Vivosmart HR Activity Tracker (Purple) The final product on offer is the Garmin Viofit 3 Activity Tracker which is a 24/7 fitness tracker that can provide you with personalised goals thanks to features like the Garmin Connect app and MoveIQ. The activity tracker is available to TFA members at $125. To purchase your Visosmart HR, visit: Vivosmart HR (Black) Vivosmart HR (White) Stay tuned to the TFA website and newsletter for greater Connected Health and Fitness deals from Harvey Norman.Related LinksHarvey Norman Promotionlast_img read more

a month agoInter Milan coach Conte delighted with Barella start to season

first_imgInter Milan coach Conte delighted with Barella start to seasonby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan coach Antonio Conte is delighted with Nicolo Barella’s start to the season.The midfielder has shone since his summer arrival from Cagliari.Conte said, “Barella has precise characteristics and plenty of room to grow. He’s as generous as I was, he’s a lad who radiates energy from all his pores.“We’ll have to be good at channelling the energy into the places we want. He’s a lad who has a lot of potential, he works hard and has made himself available.“He has all the ingredients to become a pillar for Inter.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

20 hours agoArsenal boss Emery discusses Ceballos transfer plans

first_imgArsenal boss Emery discusses Ceballos transfer plansby Paul Vegas20 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery insists a permanent move for Dani Ceballos hasn’t yet been decided.The Spaniard is currently on loan at the Gunners from Real Madrid and has impressed so far during his time in north London.However, Emery said: “I think it is very soon to say that.“Ceballos is doing great things, he is playing regularly. Of course I know he has a lot of potential and I think this is just the beginning. Always all the players need time to adapt. He is in that process and I really want to accelerate it.“We are trying to use that energy and enthusiasm in the way we want to play. We had some good games, sometimes it is not easy for him, but I think that’s normal.“But I think it is too soon to say if we want to incorporate him in different conditions.“We are only in October, there is still a long way to take that process. The ultimate goal for me with Ceballos is if he can bring us all his potential.“If he can help us to achieve all our goals as a team with more positive performances, we are more than happy to count on him.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Fort St John Fire Department releases Stats for August 2019

first_imgIn July, the Fort St. John Fire Department responded to 11 MVI’s, 24 fire-related incidents, 13 medical, and three police-related / other incidents.For Year-to-Date statistics so far for 2019, the Fire Department responded to 87 MVI’s, 272 fire-related incidents, 85 medical incidents, and 45 police-related / other incidents. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Fire Department has released its Stats for August 2019 and for the Year-to-Date.According to the Fire Department, for the month of August, they responded to 10 Motor Vehicle Incidents, 53 fire-related incidents, 18 medical incidents, and two police-related / other incidents.The Motor Vehicle Incident category includes responding to incidents within the response area, fire-related includes Fires, Alarms, and Gas Leaks, medical incidents contains only medical response calls, and police-related / other incidents include helping assist RCMP or the public with rescue calls outside of regular duties.last_img read more

Delhi will be a model city after statehood, says CM

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at a rally for East Delhi candidate Atishi on Friday said that after getting full statehood, the Delhi government would ensure every citizen can own house. “When we get full statehood, I will make Delhi a model to this world where everybody will have their own house. This will be a city with only owners and no tenants,” said the AAP national convener.The Chief Minister from his Okhla rally also talked about the law and order situation in Delhi. “If you go to police to register a complaint they do not listen to you. If we get full statehood, these officials will be under the state government and I can tell you that they will listen to all your problems. When your daughter will return at 11 pm, I will ensure her safety,” said the CM. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”Do not vote for BJP because they have not done any good to you. In the last four years they have obstructed every good work our government has wanted to do. If you elect BJP again they will only obstruct our work for the rest of the time,” he said. Kejriwal also addressed problems in education, connecting it to the full statehood issue. He said that despite good education in Delhi government schools, even students who score more than 90 per cent do not get admission in colleges as there is no reservation for Delhi children. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe CM said that on gaining full statehood AAP would open many colleges and universities that even Delhiites who score 60% would manage to get admission in good colleges. From healthcare, housing, electricity, education, safety of women to stopping sealing, CM Kejriwal made a host of promises if the demand for full statehood is granted, which he claimed will be possible if Delhi chooses AAP candidates from all seven Lok Sabha seats. “While Delhi pays Rs. 1.5 lakh crore in income-tax every year, the Centre gives it only Rs 325 crore,” Kejriwal said. Delhi government would have made many more schools and hospitals if the Centre had allocated more funds, he added.last_img read more