Facebook, YouTube, TikTok, Others Fined Over $1 Million Each for Not Appointing a Turkey Representative

first_imgTurkey has ordered Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Periscope, YouTube and TikTok to pay TRY 10 million (roughly Rs. 9 crores) fines for failing to comply, Deputy Transport and Infrastructure Minister Omer Fatih Sayan tweeted.If the networks fail to open local offices by the start of December, they will be fined an additional 30 million lira.Failure to comply by early January would result in an advertising ban.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is one of the most popular leaders on social media with nearly 17 million followers and a very active presence.But under his government, Turks have faced increasing prosecution over their social media posts, especially those accused of insulting the president. Erdogan does not hide his disdain for social media, which he threatened to “wipe out” in 2014.The new law was adopted after Erdogan’s anger over online insults of Finance Minister Berat Albayrak and his wife Esra, the president’s daughter, following their fourth child’s birth in June.Turks are accustomed to limited access to websites and content, with Turkish courts submitting hundreds of content removal requests to Twitter over the past few years.Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Should the social media companies still ignore Turkish law three months after the advertising ban, they will see bandwidth reductions of 50 percent and then by as much as 90 percent in the fifth and final stage.Digital rights expert Yaman Akdeniz said any bandwidth reduction would start in April and reach 90 percent by May, making the platforms effectively inaccessible.Akdeniz tweeted on Tuesday that only the private Russian social media firm VK had appointed a Turkish representative to date.- Advertisement – Turkey on Wednesday fined Facebook, Twitter and three other social media companies for failing to appoint a country representative under a controversial law which came into force last month.The legislation, passed in July, requires platforms with more than one million users to appoint representatives in Turkey that could implement court orders to remove contentious content or face heavy fines.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Batesville Fire & Rescue adds two

first_imgBatesville, In. — Two new members of the Batesville Fire & Rescue team were sworn in Monday night at the Memorial Building.Lisa Jennings of Bright is the first female Firefighter/Paramedic in the history of the department. Since 2013 she has worked with Ripley County EMS and has been a member of the UC Health Air Care & Mobile Care Special Events Team. She is married with four children.After serving part-time for approximately three yours Donovan Imel is now full-time. Imel is a 2014 graduate of Waldron High School and has also worked with Ripley County EMS.last_img

Edwards brothers embrace sibling connection in pool

first_imgBlake wants to cruise in an RV across Australia. Lachlan thinks the idea is dreadful. Lachlan loves listening to Taylor Swift. Blake thinks she’s awful. The Edwards brothers are two of USC’s top aquatic athletes. But though they share a love for the sport and for each other, they couldn’t be more different.Blake is a 23-year-old junior transfer from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. Lachlan is a 20-year-old sophomore who was recruited by USC straight out of high school and spent last year playing for the Trojans.The two have spent many years playing water polo together. They grew up by the pool, as their mother and father represented Australia in swimming and water polo, respectively.Blake started playing water polo as a 12 year old, when his older brothers began their careers, and Lachlan started at the same time as an 8-year-old. The two are the third and fifth brothers in a family of aquatic athletes.Five of the brothers started for the same Melbourne Collegians club team in what was a season unlike anything most athletes or siblings could ever hope to experience.“For me, it was one of my most memorable water polo experiences — that camaraderie  that we developed from knowing each other,” Blake said. “It was just a really rewarding experience to be out there and to share something with your brothers.”Both brothers are members of the Australian National Team, so they have been able to travel to many places in Asia and Eastern Europe.  However, one place water polo had never taken the Edwards’ before USC was the United States.Their perception of America was taken straight from Hollywood. Blake confessed he loved watching the TV show The O.C.“My dream is to have a girl on the back of my bike, riding on the boardwalk,” he said.Not only are the two countries’ cultures different, but both brothers also acknowledged that the transition from Australian universities was very challenging because the student body is much more disengaged and the learning more theoretical on their home continent.“I find that the way it’s set up here with everyone on campus sets up more opportunities to network and meet people,” Blake said.  “The learning is much more engaging and enjoyable.”Though the brothers are good at coexisting in the pool, they aren’t so used to being forced to do so outside of it.  Currently, Blake and Lachlan are sharing a room, something they haven’t had to do since before they were five.“We fought a lot more back home. Usually he is the grumpiest man back home, and I’m always annoying him … now that we’re in the same room, he hasn’t really got a choice,” Blake said.  “We’re still in the honeymoon stage.”Even the honeymoon stage of a relationship has its tense points, though.  Blake described a wrong turn he made in L.A. that gave him an eye-opening look at some of the more interesting parts of Los Angeles.  Lachlan shook his head and expressed how happy he was that he missed out on that quasi-adventure.And though the brothers share a room, they do not share a taste in music.“You listen to all crap, like all ’80s stuff,” Lachlan said to Blake. “There’s a time and a place for that, and he cannot pick when that should be played.”Blake responded disapprovingly by telling his brother that he listens to a lot of teenage girl music.“It’s the best stuff,” Lachlan replied.When their time at USC comes to a close and the brothers are back down under, both would like to spend time seeing more of Australia, however Blake’s desired surfing road trip in an RV isn’t for everyone.“That’s where we’re the opposite,” Lachlan said.  “It’d be good to see that stuff, but a year in a truck with him, I don’t know about that.”In the meantime, the brothers said their biggest goal is to win a national championship for USC, something they said their connection might help them to do.“I seem to find him a lot easier,” Blake said. “I don’t know if it’s because of the size of him but that’s the way it’s always happened.  I understand him and his abilities a lot more, and he understands mine as well.”The brothers will continue their water polo career together, both in and out of the pool.  They will look to lead USC to another national title, something they say shouldn’t be too hard.“There’s no one closer than your family, so when I’m successful and able to share it with him, it’s something I can’t describe,” Lachlan said. “Seeing him be successful and play well, you get the same feeling if it was you doing it.”last_img read more

Munster Under 21 hurling decider

first_imgLimerick go in search of a second Munster title in three years when they face Cork at the Gaelic Grounds, in a repeat of the 2011 provincial final.The winners of that one will face Galway in the All Ireland semi finals.Despite fine wins over Clare and Tipperary to date, Limerick corner-forward Peter Casey says nothing can be taken for granted tonight. Kilkenny await the winners of the Ulster final pairing of Derry and Down.Derry have been beaten in the last three Ulster finals, while Down haven’t won since 2004.Both of tonight’s games throw in at 7.30. Photo © Tipp FMlast_img

Kerr watches as Everton make Palace pay for penalty miss

first_imgOn Saturday, Kerr traveled to the KCom stadium to watch Hull City, the club also sponsored by the betting firm.pic.twitter.com/8zrJp3uEBi— Dylan Kerr (@legend3) October 21, 2018Meanwhile, Everton’s third successive win in the Premier League lifted them into eighth place, but defeat left Palace just two points above the early season bottom three.The Eagles, managed by former England boss Roy Hodgson, had a great chance to break the deadlock on the hour mark when Wilfried Zaha was fouled in the box by Seamus Coleman.Luka Milivojevic hit his penalty down the middle and Pickford, diving left, blocked with his trailing leg.“I just looked at his run up and he normally whips it, I left my right leg dangling and managed to get a foot on it,” Pickford told Sky Sports. “It was a game-changer as it got the crowd going, and we needed that.Everton manager Marco Silva was then rewarded for his decision to make attacking substitutions with two well-taken goals.Calvert-Lewin came off the bench to head Everton in front from a cross by Ademola Lookman in the 87th minute and two minutes later fellow substitute Tosun capped a counter-attack with a powerful finish past Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey.“It’s devastating to lose in the last minutes of the game,” said Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka. “We played well and created chances in the second half.”“The plan was to defend first, not concede and take our chances, but we didn’t take enough. We didn’t play badly, we will learn from this game.“We stick together and keep fighting,” he added.Coleman, returning from injury after missing Everton’s four previous league games, had the first chance at Goodison Park on Sunday but shot over the crossbar.Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin heading in the opening goal against Palace at Goodison Park © AFP / Oli SCARFFPalace then started to get into the game, with James Tomkins heading wide from an Andros Townsend cross.Pickford turned away a Milivojevic free-kick before Cheikhou Kouyate went even closer to a goal when his header hit the bar.Following a goalless first half, the match sparked into life in the second period.First came Palace’s penalty heartbreak, which was soon followed by Hennessey also saving with his feet to deny Everton’s Theo Walcott.But rather than settle for a point, Silva brought on Tosun for Bernard and then introduced Calvert-Lewin and Lookman.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford saved a penalty from Luka Milivojevic during a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace © AFP / Oli SCARFFLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Oct 21 – Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr was in attendance as Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford saved a penalty before substitutes Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun scored in the closing minutes, the Merseysiders winning 2-0 at home to Crystal Palace on Sunday.Kerr has been in th United Kingdom for the past one week and attended the match to scout on the Toffees who will be playing his Kenyan side on November 2 in a friendly match organized by sponsors of the two teams, SportPesa.last_img read more