Manchester City players are the best paid in global sport..obscene salary amounts!

•April 21, 2014 • 1 Comment

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http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2014/apr/15/manchester-city-best-paid-team-in-global-salary-survey-compare

Manchester City have topped a ranking of global sports pay, with an average first-team player earning more than £5.3m per year.

The global sports salaries survey 2014, published by Sporting Intelligence and compiled in association with ESPN The Magazine, has calculated that an average first team salary pay per player comes in at £5.3m, or £102,653 per week. Baseball teams the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers are ranked at second and third place respectively. Real Madrid and Barcelona make up the top five. Paul Campbell writes today:

If Brendan Rodgers can win the Premier League title with Liverpool this season, some of his fellow managers will not be happy. While José Mourinho and Manuel Pellegrini have been bickering over whose club is more like a little horse and Arsène Wenger has been complaining about the way his rivals spend their money, Rodgers has been accelerating past them with a team that is paid less money but wins more matches and scores more goals.

Five Premier League clubs make the top 20; Manchester City (1st), Manchester United (8th), Chelsea (10th), Arsenal (11th) and Liverpool (20th). The chart below shows average earnings, annualy and per week, in both British pounds and US dollars.

The 2014 report considers 294 teams in 15 leagues in 12 countries across seven different sports: football, baseball, basketball, American football, cricket, ice hockey and Aussie Rules football.

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diabolical..

manchester city players average $180,000 a week AUD..

the debts of some small countries could be eliminated by these wage amounts..

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FBI facial records could contain 52 million images by next year

•April 21, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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http://rt.com/usa/fbi-facial-records-52-million-508/

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s database of facial recognition records is expected to contain 52 million images by 2015, according to a new report that is likely to reinvigorate civil liberty advocates concerned about the agency’s data collection.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) obtained internal documents as a result of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the bureau’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) program.

The NGI database contains over 100 million individual records that link a person’s fingerprints, palm prints, iris scans, and facial recognition data with personal information like their home address, age, legal status, and other potentially compromising details. The most controversial aspect of the NGI is the facial recognition information, which civil liberties advocates have said for years is among the most serious future threats to Americans’ privacy.

The documents provided to the EFF indicate that in 2012 the FBI possessed 13.6 million pictures, belonging to between 7 and 8 million people. One year later that number had jumped to 16 million images. By 2015, with help from an image processor that the FBI hopes will be able to sort through 55,000 photos each day, the NGI could have no less than 52 million images logged.

Americans not suspected of any criminal activity could easily be swept up into the NGI, according to the EFF, in any number of ways. An individual who goes through a fingerprint background check for an employment opportunity, for instance, could soon be required to submit a picture of himself along as well.

That picture could be stored alongside images of suspected criminals, unlike fingerprints, where a clear differentiation is made between law-abiding citizens and those who have been in trouble with the law before.

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“the bureau’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) program”

sounds ominous..

“The NGI database contains over 100 million individual records that link a person’s fingerprints, palm prints, iris scans, and facial recognition data with personal information like their home address, age, legal status, and other potentially compromising details.”

it is..

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Images 20/4/14

•April 20, 2014 • 4 Comments

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a kids tv show..it has to have a pyramid and an eye..dont you reckon?

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pink hair, monarch butterflies and one eye..what a gif..

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charlotte free..i bet thats not the surname she was born with..thanks for the one eyed love..

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hey its simple simon..and he just had to do that with his hands and eye..”idol worship” indeed..

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the “O” had to be an eye..feels like alice cooper has been alive forever!

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nelly furtado..canadian singer..

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a music group called “a friend in london”..weirdos..try opening both eyes..you might see clearly..

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estelle is a one eyed freak..

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so is “bobby digital”..did you read about the wu-tang associate who cut off his penis and jumped from a building this week? seems like fairly normal behavior eh?

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no!..say it isn’t so!..anne hathaway..shes in on it to..

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kid creole..is a coconut?

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avril lavigne..married to the nickelback lead singer..things can only go up from there..

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britney, britney, britney..still flogging the same old shit..

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the man formerly known as prince is now known as a symbol..we see it..

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missy elliott..one of my favorite female artists..shes sold out to..

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english musician MIA..a one eye and a texas longhorns supporter..

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58 killed in attack on UN base in South Sudan

•April 20, 2014 • 4 Comments

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http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/foreign/19-Apr-2014/at-least-58-killed-in-attack-on-un-base-in-south-sudan

The United Nations said on Friday at least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in an attack against one of its bases in South Sudan sheltering thousands of civilians.

The top UN official in the war-torn nation, Toby Lanzer, praised peacekeepers from India, Nepal and South Korea for preventing what could have been a massacre of up to 5,000 people, and vowed the world body would use “lethal force” again to protect civilians under their protection.

“We will do everything necessary to protect the lives of people in our protection, including the use of lethal force,” Lanzer told AFP. In the clearest account yet of Thursday’s incident in the government-controlled town of Bor, Lanzer described how a group of around 350 armed youths in civilian clothes “used extremely violent force to breach the perimeter” of the UN base.

He said they opened fire on terrified civilians, who have sought shelter with the UN from a wave of ethnic violence, with the apparent aim of killing as many people as possible.

“When we realised we were under attack we responded… the quick actions of the peacekeepers saved lives,” Lanzer said.

“Forty-eight bodies, including children, women, men, have been recovered from inside the base. The bodies of 10 attackers have been found outside the base. The total death toll is 58, but that could increase as over 100 people were wounded, some of them very seriously,” he said.

Lanzer said measures had been taken to boost security at other UN bases in the country, which are sheltering close to 60,000 people from different ethnic groups, and that the South Sudanese government was also being asked to ensure such attacks are not repeated.

“This past week has been the most bleak in South Sudan’s history,” Lanzer said, citing the attack on the UN base as well as reports of renewed atrocities further north in the oil-hub of Bentiu, which fell to rebel forces during the week.

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the 2 letters “UN” do not guarantee safety..they never have before and they dont today..think of srebrenica and think of rwanda..

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Italy opens the bidding for Venice Island

•April 20, 2014 • 1 Comment

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http://rt.com/news/italy-island-venice-bidding-452/

Italy has put an island in the Venice lagoon up for auction in order to attract international funds to help ease crippling public debt. An army barracks in Trieste and a residence in Loreto – a Catholic pilgrimage site – are among those up for bidding.

“Investors can bid for our properties from everywhere, from New York or Dubai,” Stefano Scalera from public state property management agency Demanio told Reuters on Monday.

Among other sites being sold – aside from the Venetian lagoon island of Poveglia, are a 15th century bastion against the Ottoman Turks known as in Gradisca d’Isonzo, near the border with Slovenia, and an old monastery. While there are five properties considered ‘prestigious’ up for auction, forty other assets are also to be bid on.

The virtual auction will close on May 6.

Italy is attempting to secure funds to reduce its public debt so that it is able to toe the EU budget line. The country is slicing through legal red tape to allow prospective buyers to quickly obtain permits to renovate historic sites.

“Through the internet they can download documents and contracts, we have translated them all into English,” Scalera told the agency.

Italy owns at least half a million commercial and residential properties. However, it has previously faced problems in selling them off because the slow procedures involved in procuring permits for restructuring has unsettled potential investors.

“This time is different. The main administrative hurdles for these assets have been cleared ahead of the sale,” Scalera said.

Demanio has been selling Italian state properties since 2001 and has since levied some $2.5 billion. Through the offloading of assets this year, it predicts to levy some $694.4 million.

Austerity measures implemented in Italy have caused a great deal of unease.

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this is what austerity gives you..austerity enforced to deal with shit bets the bankers made..you pay in taxes and you pay by getting to watch your country be sold off to the highest bidder in pieces..and we know where the buyers will come from..

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World’s biggest pork producer says it plans to raise up to $US5.3 billion in an IPO

•April 20, 2014 • 1 Comment

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http://finance.ninemsn.com.au/newsbusiness/aap/8830245/chinese-pork-giant-plans-ipo

China’s WH Group said late on Monday it was selling 3.65 million shares priced at between 8 and 11.25 Hong Kong dollars ($A1.10 -$A1.55).

That would raise between $US4.1 billion and $US5.3 billion for WH Group, formerly known as Shuanghui International Holdings.

The company is a pork behemoth after buying the largest US pork company, Smithfield Foods Inc., less than a year ago for $US4.7 billion in cash.

Most of the proceeds from the IPO will be used to pay off the loan that the company took out to buy Smithfield Foods.

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http://seeker401.wordpress.com/2013/06/03/china-buying-up-the-world/

another post revealing the all conquering buying techniques of the chinese..

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Google codifies its right to crawl through your emails..fuck you Google!

•April 19, 2014 • 4 Comments

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http://www.canberratimes.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/google-codifies-its-right-to-crawl-through-your-emails-20140417-zqvok.html?google_editors_picks=true

It’s no secret that Google keeps an eye on what users of its services are into. But on Monday, the company updated Gmail’s terms of service to spell out its relationship with users in no uncertain terms:
“Our automated systems analyse your content (including emails) to provide you personally relevant product features, such as customised search results, tailored advertising, and spam and malware detection. This analysis occurs as the content is sent, received, and when it is stored.”

A Google spokesman told The New York Times that the changes “will give people even greater clarity and are based on feedback we’ve received over the last few months.”

By feedback, Google might mean a federal judge’s swift denial of the company’s attempt to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Gmail users and non-users who’ve sent emails to Gmail accounts. The lawsuit claimed Google violated federal and state wiretapping laws by scanning emails without consent.

In its motion to dismiss, Google argued that Gmail and non-Gmail users had given express or implied consent to have their e-mails scanned. Northern California US District Judge Lucy Koh rejected Google’s claims, noting that Google’s terms of service didn’t explicitly say they scanned emails.

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assholes!

“Our automated systems analyse your content (including emails) to provide you personally relevant product features”

i didnt ask for that and i dont want it..you disgraceful pack of NSA wannabe stooges..

“Google argued that Gmail and non-Gmail users had given express or implied consent to have their e-mails scanned.”

absolute fucking lies..how do “non gmail” users give consent??

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