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Why that ‘Facebook copyright’ hoax will never, ever die

first_imgThe Washington Post:You may have seen a cautionary message on Facebook over the past few days, warning you to repost some legalese or risk sacrificing your almighty privacy to the social network.Alternately, you may have seen it toward the beginning of December.Or in November 2012.Or in June 2012.Or at innumerable other random times over the course of the past three years.The Facebook warning hoax, you see, is a very special and pernicious kind of hoax — the kind that flares back up, like herpes or asthma, long after it’s been debunked once and for all.To briefly surmise the work of a thousand previous debunkers: No, Facebook does not own the copyright to everything you post; no, posting a gibberish “statement” about your “rights” doesn’t actually establish them or override Facebook’s Terms of Service; yes, you are an idiot if you fell for this … again.Read the whole story: The Washington Post More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

CPA/Barbour ABI Index: Yes, there’s growth, but clouds are gathering

first_imgAs we approach the summer, construction finds itself in a curious situation; things are quite sunny at the moment but there are also some dark clouds. Construction output in March was 2.4% higher than a year ago and the CPA/Barbour ABI contract awards index was at 143 in April, 2% higher than a year earlier and indicating further growth in the next few months. However, there are some key issues facing the sector that will have a significant impact in 2017 and 2018. Currently, the industry is facing a shortage of quality skilled trades and managerial staff. This is leading to substantial wage inflation. In addition, the industry is also facing sharp rises in materials and product costs, due to the depreciations in sterling in the second half of last year. But while costs rose, contractors reported in the Construction Trade Survey that tender prices remained flat in Q4 2016 and Q1 2017. As a result, margins fell in the last six months and clearly this isn’t sustainable medium term.Commercial office sector index: Uncertainty takes its toll but demand remains strongOffices construction on site remains high and the CPA/Barbour ABI commercial offices index was at 115 in April, 2% lower than in March but 13% higher than a year ago. New contracts in the sector continue to recover from the sharp falls that occurred in the second half of 2016 due to a rise in investor uncertainty post-referendum, when there were already concerns about the offices market peaking. The uncertainty has impacted on internationally-funded towers in central London for the financial services sector.We have already seen signs of banks and insurers starting to move operations to other EU countries. Goldman Sachs announced that it will be moving “hundreds of staff” to Frankfurt and Paris, Lloyds of London will be opening a subsidiary in Brussels, and JP Morgan is purchasing more office space in Dublin. Despite this, demand for offices in the technology, media and telecommunications sector remains robust and, outside of the capital, activity is strong in cities such as Birmingham, Sheffield and Manchester, as firms relocate head offices out of central London.Noble Francis is economics director at the Construction Products AssociationBarometer onlineYou’ll find interactive, sortable league tables of contract wins on our Barometer site:Sort top contractors by region or sectorFind out who the top consultants and architects areGet latest data for 10 sectors, including public housing and offices in the CPA/Barbour ABI IndexDownload raw data www.building.co.uk/barometerlast_img read more

Phillipe Coutinho to Paris Saint Germain swap deal on?

first_imgAdvertisement 3wahtNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7hhvWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eb5h7t( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) t0nWould you ever consider trying this?😱2elCan your students do this? 🌚9uq19Roller skating! Powered by Firework Phillipe Coutinho is not seeming to be very much happy at Barcelona at this moment. It is evident that the star Brazilian attacking midfielder is going to leave Camp Nou at the end of this season. Phillipe Coutinho is now not regular in the starting lineup of the Catalan Giants in this season under the management of Ernesto Valverde. It is seeming that the manager is liking the way Coutinho is playing nowadays.Advertisement Phillipe Coutinho was not in the first team of Barcelona in the first leg of their Round of 16 clash against Lyon. After that incident, the rumours of his departure are getting stronger than ever. Accoding to the sources, the next destination of the former Liverpool midfielder is going to be Paris Saint Germain. Barcelona are also interested to bring in the German midfielder Julian Draxler in the next summer transfer window. So, a swap deal is on the cards involving these two players.Advertisement However, Paris Saint Germain have still not shown a real interest to bring in Phillipe Coutinho in their squad yet. So, we will have to wait and assess the situation in the next summer to see how things go on between these two clubs.Barcelona officially announce Frenkie De JongAdvertisement   Advertisementlast_img read more