Twitter Inc on Sunday used its new “manipulated media” label for the first time on a video clip of US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that was retweeted by President Donald Trump.The video, which was posted on Saturday by White House social media director Dan Scavino, showed Biden stumbling on a speech in Kansas City, Missouri, in which he said the words “Excuse me. We can only re-elect Donald Trump.”Biden’s full sentence, which was cut off by the clip, was “Excuse me. We can only re-elect Donald Trump if in fact we get engaged in this circular firing squad here. It’s gotta be a positive campaign so join us.” Twitter implemented its new policy, which labels tweets with manipulated or synthetic media such as deepfakes or more manually edited videos, on March 5.However, Twitter’s new label was not showing for all users.The tag was applied on Sunday afternoon, but Twitter said it was not showing when people searched for the tweet or clicked into it, only when it was seen in timelines. A Twitter spokesman said the company was working on a fix.”The video was NOT manipulated,” said Scavino in a later tweet. Social media companies are under pressure to police misleading or false information on their platforms ahead of the US presidential election in November, in which Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders are vying to be the Democratic nominee to oust Republican President Trump.The video, which had about 5.8 million views on Twitter at the time of writing, was also posted on Scavino’s Facebook page, where it had about 1 million views.The Biden campaign slammed Facebook Inc. for showing the video on its platforms without labels.”Facebook won’t say it, but it is apparent to all who have examined their conduct and policies: they care first and foremost about money and, to that end, are willing to serve as one of the world’s most effective mediums for the spread of vile lies,” said Greg Schultz, Biden’s campaign manager.Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Topics :
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Cyprus has failed to put migrating workers’ pension rights on equal footing to those of employees remaining within the country, according to the European Union’s highest court.The European Court of Justice (ECJ) said the Republic of Cyprus failed to allow the free movement of workers after it left in place a clause allowing for civil servants under 45 to be treated differently to those above the age.The disputed clause allowed for those over 45 and with a pensionable service record exceeding five years to receive a lump sum payment on leaving the civil service, and draw their accrued pension from 55, whereas those under 45 are merely entitled to a lump sum payment.In its judgment for case C‑515/14, the ECJ said that, by failing to repeal the clause with retroactive effect from the day Cyprus joined the EU in 2004, it left in place a law deterring workers from leaving the country to work in another member state. This resulted in “unequal treatment” of migrant workers, the court said, which violates the EU treaties.The clause no longer applies to new recruits, following a reform of civil service pensions effective from late 2011.The ruling notes: “Although member states retain the power to organise their social security schemes, they must, nonetheless, when exercising that power, observe EU law and, in particular, the provisions of the EC Treaty on freedom of movement for workers and the right of establishment.”The case was brought by the European Commission in 2013 as part of its regular referrals to the ECJ over member state failure to comply with EU law.,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to European Court of Justice ruling
63 Illawarra Street Everton ParkA MODERN home atop of a hill in Everton Park was one of the biggest sellers of the week.The striking double-storey property at 63 Illawarra St sold to a couple from the south side of Brisbane for $855,000. The home features hardwood floors.With two bedrooms, living areas and bathrooms on each level it could be an ideal home for dual living. “Everything was done to a very executive standard and it was quality throughout,” she said. The vendors did intend to stay in the home, but a change of circumstances led them to sell. Home values in Everton Park are increasing.House values across Everton Park has jumped in recent years, with the median sales price up 33.8 per cent over the past five years to $602,250.“With all the infrastructure in the area, it has really taken off,” she said. The unique design makes the most of its hilltop location.Agent Mary Di Marco from Waterfront Properties said potential buyers were impressed by the quality of the build and the views. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours ago“It’s at the top of the cul-de-sac and it looks like the prow of the ship,” she said.The vendors built the unique looking home after buying the empty 458sq m block back in 2014.
Herald Sun 4 March 2013Three weeks ago Sydney’s City Hub reported on the establishment of the Polyamory Action Lobby, or PAL… And sure enough, PAL recently started a petition which reads:The House of Representatives For too long has Australia denied people the right to marry the ones they care about. We find this abhorrent. We believe that everyone should be allowed to marry their partners, and that the law should never be a barrier to love. And that’s why we demand nothing less than the full recognition of polyamorous families.So here we have it: a polyamorist lobby group petitioning parliament to allow polygamous marriage. To some, five months ago this was inconceivable….But who is behind the Polyamory Action Lobby? PAL’s president is Brigitte Garozzo. PAL’s spokesman is Timothy Scriven. And Kieran Adair is also one of PAL’s founders. And what do these militant polyamorists have in common? I will tell you. They are all associated with the Greens. Brigitte Garozzo, also known as Brigitte McFadden is listed as the contact officer for the New South Wales Young Greens at the University of Sydney. Timothy Scriven describes his political views as ‘anarchism and revolutionary libertarian socialism’, though the University of Sydney Greens Facebook page last year said:Timothy Scriven is an active member of the Greens on Campus and on our executive…Kieran Adair’s Twitter profile promotes the 2011 Greens New South Wales election campaign. Further, a ‘Kieran Adair’ said, on the New Matilda website when commenting on the 2011 annual Marxist conference, ‘I don’t identify as a socialist; I’m a Green.’…Polyamorous marriage is on the agenda. Greens activists are now pushing publicly for it while other polyamorists are lying low, waiting to be the next cab off the rank—no doubt, I suspect, having been given a nod and a wink by other Greens, who are still advocating marriage for all.http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/bernardi_dumped_yet_polyandrists_prove_him_right/http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansards%2Fbbf08272-5de4-436c-9325-d389def0cc1c%2F0260%22
Batesville at Greensburg Middle School Track results from Thursday, April 28th.Girls Results: Greensburg 71 Batesville 31Batesville Results: Discus-3 Katie Bedel (55’); High Jump-2 Katie Bedel (4’); 100M Hurdles-2 Sydnee Schaeffer (20.6); 100M-2 Chloe Schroeder (14.1) Lily Meyer (14.2); 200M-2Lily Meyer (30.4) 3 Chloe Schroeder (30.5); 400M-2 Chloe Schroeder (1:06) 3 Carley Pride (1:12); 800M-1 Liz Loichinger (2:41) 3 Katie Olsen (2:52); and 1600M-1 Liz Loichinger (5:57) 3 Lexi Huber (6:12).Boys Results: Greensburg 84 Batesville 21Batesville Results: Discus-3 Axel Garcia (84’); High Jump-2 Will Gunter (5’); 110M Hurdles-1 Juan Garcia (16.4); 100M-3 Charlie Laymon (12.0); 200M-2 Charlie Laymon (25.3); 400M-2 Eli Pierson (1:02); 800M-3 Ean Loichinger (2:30); and 1600M-2 James Kuisel (5:20) 3 Ean Loichinger (5:23).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits.
“There are certain areas where you think that if the right player comes along you might want to improve in those areas but we have got six vital, vital games to get through before we start thinking about that.” Pulis, who spent his time reading about historical figures such as Winston Churchill and Napoleon Bonaparte after leaving Stoke at the end of last season, has yet to be relegated during his managerial career and took Stoke from the Championship into an FA Cup final and a subsequent Europa League campaign during his stay in Staffordshire. The home support inside Stoke’s Britannia Stadium is often heralded as among the best in the league and Pulis believes Palace fans can do their bit if he is to become the first manager to keep the Eagles in the Premier League for more than one season. “I just think the supporters of this football club have picked the baton up. I think it has been wonderful,” he added. “I think they appreciate what the club has done and where it has come from over the past couple of years. There is a rapport between the supporters and the team which is so, so important. “We need that. I kept saying when I was at Stoke how important that was and what a great part the supporters of Stoke City played in taking that club forward in the early years of the Premier League. “The Palace supporters have been exactly the same. You have to give them a performance to get behind. You have to give them something to shout about, but we certainly will need them. I have absolutely no doubt that they will stick with the team.” Norwich pose the first test to Pulis’ Palace side when they meet at Carrow Road on Saturday, but the former Gillingham and Bristol City boss will also be aware that a third win of the campaign would take his new team to within a point of the Canaries, who sit 16th in the table. New Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis has refuted suggestions he is the long-ball merchant of the Barclays Premier League as he sets about keeping the Eagles in the division. Pulis will now look to continue the play-off winners’ mini revival and, despite having become renowned for a direct approach during his spell with the Potters, does not necessarily feel the hit-and-hope tag is a fair one. “I personally think we weren’t that (a long-ball team) at Stoke,” he said. “You have (Jermaine) Pennant, (Matthew) Etherington, Charlie Adam, good players like that – there are some top, top players at Stoke. We built it gradually. “Initially you start in a way you think will make you successful and build from there. The only thing I will say about that is for the seven years I was there we had that upward curve.” Palace found themselves bottom of the table when Holloway’s tenure came to an end despite bringing in as many as 16 new faces over the summer. However, Pulis has already been identifying areas he feels need work and could dip his toes in the transfer market when the January window opens – although for now he is focused solely on the Eagles’ forthcoming fixtures. “I have spoken to (co-chairman) Steve (Parish) about different things in different areas of the team and things that I think we need,” he said. “I haven’t come into this job without looking at the team and looking at games they have played before or monitoring things that have happened. The 55-year-old was unveiled as Ian Holloway’s replacement on Monday afternoon, signing a two-and-a-half-year deal and taking charge of a team who currently reside in the bottom three. Holloway left the Eagles following a heavy 4-1 home defeat to Fulham last month and, since his departure, caretaker boss Keith Millen has guided the Eagles to four points from four games – including just their second league win of the season at Hull on Saturday. Press Association
(ESPNCRICINFO) – Three England players made big strides in the rankings in the rain-hit third and final Test against Pakistan. James Anderson’s seven wickets in the match – which took him to 600 Test wickets, the first seam bowler to get to the mark – put him at No. 8 among bowlers, while Zak Crawley and Jos Buttler rose in the batsmen’s chart after hitting 267 and 152 respectively in England’s only innings.Anderson’s reaching the 600-wicket milestone was the story of the Test match, but Crawley was named Player-of-the-Match for his mammoth double-century – his first three-figure score in his eighth Test.It was the second-highest maiden Test century by an English batsman and the seventh-highest overall, and gave him a lift of 53 positions in the list for batsmen to No.28 with 605 rating points, both career highs.Only Ben Stokes (No.8), Joe Root (No.9) and Buttler who got to the 21st position after hitting his career-best score, are ahead of Crawley for England in the rankings.Anderson had dropped out of the top ten, but the former world No.1 got right back in to slot in at No.8. In Southampton, not only did Anderson reach the 600-wicket mark in Tests, he also recorded his 29th five-wicket haul in Tests, in Pakistan’s first innings, before striking twice more in the second innings.There wasn’t much joy for Pakistan, apart from Azhar Ali and Mohammad Rizwan moving up the batsmen’s rankings. Ali’s 141 in their first innings took him up 11 spots to No.23, while Rizwan, who hit 53 in the first innings to build on the 72 in the previous Test, got to the 72nd spot – a jump of three positions.At the end of the series, which England won 1-0 after winning the first Test by three wickets, the home side’s prospects of reaching the final of the World Test Championship had taken a hit. The WTC schedule is not halfway through yet, with 14 out of 27 series remaining, but England, after four series, are in third place behind India and Australia with just two series left – in Sri Lanka and in India.Pakistan are further behind, at No.5, with the second Test of their home series against Bangladesh, a tour of New Zealand and another home series against South Africa still to be played.
Alumnus Andrew Park, who operates the Chik-fil-A on Figueroa Street, hopes to further integrate the restaurant into campus life. Photo by Isabel Hanewicz | Daily TrojanFor USC alumnus Andrew Park, a chicken sandwich has the potential to change lives. When Park first started working for Chick-fil-A about two and a half years ago, he knew he had a passion for business and social impact, but did not yet have a grasp of the restaurant in a larger context. Now the operator of the Chick-fil-A located on Figueroa Street, Park hopes to use his role to give back to the University community.“I think to have the opportunity to come back and serve the University, serve the community — not just the students but all the faculty and everybody that is part of that [experience] — to come inside and serve them has been fantastic,” Park said.In 2012, Park received a bachelor’s degree from the Marshall School of Business with an emphasis on entrepreneurship. After running his own start-up during and after his undergraduate career, he ended up assisting in running a new Chick-fil-A in Orange County before moving to work for its corporate branch. On Nov. 1, he took over as operator of the Chick-fil-A near USC.“To be back with the Trojan Family, that I was beyond excited about,” Park said.In the future, Park hopes to increase the company’s social presence in South Los Angeles. Originally based in Georgia, Chick-Fil-A is currently expanding its reach in California.“Chick-Fil-A is passionate about each restaurant being locally owned and locally operated, so I’ve been thinking into some of the things I’d like to pour into,” Park said. “Some of the things we’re looking into start connecting other organizations about is anything with youth and the inner city.”Looking toward the future, Park hopes that the local Chick-fil-A will become more integrated into campus life.“What I’d like to see and have students experience here is really a sense of community,” Park said. “[So] that when people visit, [they think], ‘Man, Chick-fil-A is an integral part of the USC student experience.’”Chick-fil-A already sponsors a few initiatives to connect with USC. The restaurant offers free sandwiches when USC’s football team blocks a kick and hosts Trojan Tuesdays, where students receive special discounts on Tuesday nights. In the future, the restaurant hopes to increase its digital reach to continue improving the experience for students, said Eric Kim, the restaurant’s new director of technology.“I think one thing we’re putting a lot of emphasis on [is] different platforms that can get our product into students’ hands without them even having to visit the store,” said Kim, who is also a USC alumnus. “We have the Chick-fil-A One App, Tapingo and Door Dash. “We understand that the line can be out the door sometimes, so whatever we can do to get people their Chick-fil-A.”As members of the Trojan Family, both Park and Kim emphasize their commitment to being a resource for students, whether they’re looking to understand more about the restaurant, searching for an internship opportunity or hoping to learn about the world of business.“[We’re] just here to be a resource for university students,” Park said. “And…just [to] give back because USC had done a lot to set me up and I feel like there’s a lot I can share about my journey with students.”
Former USC quarterback Matt Leinart is expected to start in the next game for the Houston Texans following the team’s bye week on Nov. 27 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.Opportunity · Former USC quarterback Matt Leinart will start for the first time as a Houston Texan on Nov. 27 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. – Daily Trojan file photoLeinart will replace injured starting quarterback Matt Schaub, who, according to sources, suffered a season-ending Lisfranc injury on a quarterback sneak Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.The six-year pro joined Houston in 2010 and was slated as the third-string quarterback behind Schaub and Dan Orlovsky.Leinart did not take a single snap last year. In the offseason, he decided to return to the Texans as the primary backup.At USC, Leinart won the Heisman Trophy award in 2004 when he threw for 3,322 yards and 33 touchdowns. He led the Trojans to their first BCS national championship over Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, and finished his college career 37-2 as a starter. Over three years starting at USC, he compiled 10,693 passing yards and 99 touchdowns, and remains USC’s all-time leader in career touchdown passes.In 2006, the Arizona Cardinals selected Leinart 10th overall in the NFL draft. In his rookie season, Leinart tossed 11 touchdowns and threw for 2,547 yards in 12 games.After Leinart broke his collarbone in the 2007 season, former quarterback Kurt Warner took over and for the next two-and-a-half seasons with the team, Leinart saw limited playing time. He appeared in just 17 games, totaling three touchdowns and eight interceptions.The Houston Texans (7-3) have won four in a row and share the AFC’s best record with Pittsburgh heading into the bye week. The Texans have six games remaining against Jacksonville, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Carolina, Indianapolis and Tennessee.