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3-DAY FLYING TRAPEZE INTENSIVE

Take your flying to the next level at our Flying Trapeze Intensive held in beautiful Byron Bay. Pack your bags and escape to paradise for 3 days of intensive flying trapeze training at our indoor venue. 3-Day Flying Trapeze Intensive Circus Arts Byron Bay 7 – 9 March 2020 $480 for 3 days This intensive is for intermediate to advanced flyers who are already comfortable swinging out of lines. Lead by trainer Scot Tornaros, the weekend includes an in-depth analysis of swing techniques, tricks, ...
Tags: Travel, Featured, News, Byron Bay, Byron Bay Pack, Scot Tornaros


2020 Bark in the Park Major League Baseball Games

Spring is just around the corner, and that means that the boys of summer will soon be back on the playing field! Many major league baseball teams host special dog-themed games during the season, so be sure to “pitch” the idea of attending a Bark in the Park game to your baseball-loving dog! Arizona: Arizona ... Read More about 2020 Bark in the Park Major League Baseball Games This post first appeared in DogTipper.com. Link to original post: 2020 Bark in the Park Major League Baseball Games
Tags: Travel, News, Pets, Baseball, Park Major League Baseball Games


TripAdvisor reviews for a hole in a wall

Thanks to TripAdvisor reviews for a hole in a wall, the architectural feature has become the fourth-most popular tourist destination in Ilkeston, a town in Derbyshire, England. The hole reassures users of a nearby NatWest bank ATM that no-one is hiding behind the wall to rob them, but its absurdity and questionable utility resulted in dozens of spoof write-ups on the site, which has temporarily suspended reviews for what one visitor described as a 'national treasure.' Tongue-in-cheek comments fo...
Tags: Travel, Post, News, Tripadvisor, Natwest, Holes, Ilkeston, Derbyshire England


More than 60,000 cyber crime cases registered between 2016-18: Home Ministry

Between 2016 and 2018, a total of 61,361 cyber crime incidents were registered in India, Minister of State for the Home Ministry, G Kishan Reddy informed Lok Sabha on February 11. In 2016, 12,317 cyber crimes were reported, as opposed to 21,796 in 2017 — a 77% year-over-year increase. In 2018, such incidents increased to […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Cybersecurity, Parliament, Ministry of Home Affairs, Home Ministry, Lok Sabha, Parliament Questions, Kishan Reddy, National Cyber Coordination Centre, National Cyber Security Strategy 2020


Ilkeston NatWest Hole: TripAdvisor halts spoof reviews

A spate of spoof reviews saw the hole ranked as one of Ilkeston's top-rated attractions.
Tags: News, Tripadvisor, Ilkeston


Google cautions against sideloading its apps on ‘uncertified’ Huawei devices

Google is prohibited from working with Huawei on new device models or preloading its apps including Gmail, Maps, YouTube, the Play Store these devices, the company said in a blog post. It added that Huawei devices introduced after May 16, 2019, are considered “uncertified,” and will not be able to utilise Google’s apps and services. […] ...
Tags: Travel, Ios, Google, Android, Google Play, News, Huawei, US-China Trade War


Hughes India faces bankruptcy over unpaid AGR dues: Report

Hughes India, a subsidiary of US-based satellite broadband company Hughes Network Systems, said that it might have to shut down India operations, since it can not pay the Rs 600 crore it owes the government as part of adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues, Reuters reported. We have reached out to Hughes India for comment. The […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, India, US, Telecom, Reuters, Bharti Airtel, Telecom Operators, Hughes Communications, Vodafone Idea, AGR, Hughes Network Systems, Hughes India


Flipkart petitions Karnataka HC against CCI probe order: Report

We missed this earlier. Walmart-owned Flipkart last week filed a legal challenge against the anti-trust investigation ordered against the company by the Competition Commission of India (CCI), reported Reuters. CCI had in January ordered a probe (download copy here) into alleged violations of competition law by Amazon and Flipkart, following which, Amazon petitioned the Karnataka […] ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Ecommerce, News, Walmart, Antitrust, Flipkart, Karnataka, CCI, Competition Commission of India, Competition Commission of India CCI, Reuters CCI


Are matrimonial websites divorced from user privacy?

As the Joint Parliamentary Committee considers the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, MediaNama will publish a series of articles from legal experts focussing on the key aspects of the Bill and how they will affect users and companies. This is the twelfth article in the series. Read our extensive coverage of the Bill here. By […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Bill, Views, Jeevansathi, Matrimonial, Shaadi.com, Personal Data Protection Bill, Joint Parliamentary Committee, PDP Bill 2019 Views, Personal Data Protection Bill 2019, BharatMatrimony.com


“We are Kinder Than Them.” Trump and Modi Don’t Reflect the Spirit of Gujarat.

President Donald Trump is due to make the first ever visit by an American head of state to Ahmedabad, the biggest city in the western state of Gujarat. It is the state that Narendra Modi, now Prime Minister, ruled for 12 years. It’s also where where generations of my family have lived. A big reason that Trump chose Ahmedabad is that the largest number of Indians in the U.S. – and the most fervent supporters of Modi – are Gujaratis. Trump is hoping that, by showing up in Ahmedabad to declare...
Tags: News, Microsoft, China, India, Satya Nadella, Uncategorized, Narendra Modi, World, Unesco, Ideas, Pakistan, Brazil, Muslim, Bangladesh, Delhi, Donald Trump


Belgian carnival defies calls to cancel parade with Jewish caricatures

A satirical Belgian carnival parade decried by Israel's foreign minister as "hateful" went ahead on Sunday despite being withdrawn from the United Nation's list of recognized cultural events over accusations of racism and anti-Semitism. After a float in 2019 featured caricatures of ultra-Orthodox Jews standing with bags of money, organizers in the city of Aalst faced calls to cancel the centuries-old parade, which was included on UNESCO's cultural heritage list in 2010. Israel's Foreign Minist...
Tags: News, Israel, Unesco, Belgium, United Nation, Aalst, Israel Katz


CarnaByron celebrate life with rhythms and dances from Brazil

CarnaByron invites the Byron community to celebrate life with rhythms and dances from North to South of Brazil. Samba Reggae, Maracatu, Samba de Roda, Capoeira, Axé, Carnaval’s ‘Bloquinho’ & traditional ‘Marchinhas’. CarnaByron 21 March 2020 2pm Street Parade Clarkes Beach 7pm Carnival Party Beach Hotel This year, CarnaByron has the honour to work in collaboration with the Be Happy Music Club, a not for profit organisation which has the mission to bring music and happiness to Fijian childre...
Tags: Travel, News, Culture, Brazil, Carnival, Byron, Festivals & Events, Byron Bay, Happy Music Club, Carnival Party Beach Hotel, CarnaByron, CarnaByron Street Parade


NORTHERN RIVERS NOT-FOR-PROFITS TO ACCESS $100K FUNDING POOL THROUGH SECOND ANNUAL INGRAINED GRANTS ROUND

From Thursday 12 March, local not-for-profits have the chance apply for part of a $100,000 funding pool to boost social and environmental regeneration in the region, thanks to the . For the second year running, the Northern Rivers Large Grants Program 2020 invites Northern Rivers social and environmental not-for-profits with DGR status to apply for a grant between $10,000 and $30,000 and to show how their projects contribute to ‘regeneration and social connection’ – this year’s theme. The Fou...
Tags: Travel, Food, Featured, News, Australia, Culture, Queensland, Victoria, East Coast, James, Foundation, Byron Bay, Northern Rivers, DGR, Stone Wood, Ingrained Foundation


Ilkeston NatWest hole in wall rises up TripAdvisor rankings

Internet jokers cause a circular hole outside a bank to rise up the TripAdvisor rankings.
Tags: UK, News, Tripadvisor, Ilkeston


Google’s FitBit acquisition could pose ‘high risk’ to privacy: European Data Protection Board

Raising privacy concerns around Google’s acquisition of  FitBit, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), on February 20, said that “the combination and accumulation of sensitive personal data regarding people in Europe by a major tech company could entail a high level of risk to privacy and data protection”. Following the 18th EDPB plenary session, the […] ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Google, Europe, News, Privacy, Fitbit, E-health, Electronic Health Records, European Data Protection Board EDPB, European Data Protection Board


IndiaMART Q3FY20: 9% YoY growth in traffic despite 4% QoQ decline, 188 million visits in Q3

B2B marketplace IndiaMART reported a 9% YoY growth in traffic in Q3FY20, going from 173 million visitors in Q3FY19 to 188 million in Q3FY20. However, it saw a 4% QoQ decline partly due to slowdown in the economy. The company has also reported a 23% YoY growth in total revenue from operations, taking it to Rs […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Earning, Indiamart, Earnings Dec-19


European Commission proposes Data Act 2021 to increase data-sharing between businesses and govts

Among the proposals for the European Commission’s ‘A Europe for the Digital Age‘, the EU has proposed that data-sharing between governments and businesses — including that of non-personal data — be increased. In the European Data Strategy released yesterday, the Commission has proposed a possible Data Act 2021 which will “foster business-to-government data sharing for the […] ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, News, Eu, European Union, Commission, European Commission, Personal Data, Non-personal Data, European Data Strategy


Royal Enfield database exposed personal info, including passwords and vehicle info, of 452k users; now secured

Motorcyles company Royal Enfield exposed a database of at least 452,000 people in January 2020, which included their names, e-mail IDs, phone numbers, encrypted passwords, vehicle-related information and social media links, Bob Diachenko, cyber threat intelligence director at securitydiscovery.com revealed on Twitter. The information was of those customers who had created a profile on Royal Enfield’s […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Sensitive Information, Royal Enfield, Bob Diachenko


Twitter may use red badges to label misinformation from public figures

Twitter is considering adding brightly coloured labels to tweets by politicians and other public figures that are lies or contain misinformation, NBC News reported. This is an attempt to target misinformation on the platform. A Twitter spokesperson confirmed to MediaNama that “this is a design mockup for one option that would involve community feedback”. The […] ...
Tags: Travel, Twitter, News, Nbc News, Misinformation, Fake News


DoT to exclude telecom vendors of countries that don’t allow procurement from Indian telcos

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) will bar the central government, state governments and public sector undertakings (PSUs) from procuring certain telecom equipment from telecom companies of countries that do not allow Indian telcos from participating in procurement of telecom equipment, according to an official order, dated February 19. The order comes after the Department for Promotion of […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Telecom, Huawei, Procurement, Department of Telecommunications, Department of Telecommunications DoT


Five considerations from Facebook for content regulation; online versus offline

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants regulation of Big Tech, he wrote in an op-ed on February 16, saying that he doesn’t want private companies alone to make decisions on fundamental democratic values. He said that companies like Facebook make trade-offs on “important social values” such as between free expression and safety, privacy and law enforcement, […] ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Hate Speech, Political Ads, Online content regulation


India’s cybersecurity budget FY 2013-14 to FY 2019-20: Analysis of budgetary allocations for cybersecurity and related activities

by Gunjan Chawla, CCG at NLU Delhi. This is an edited excerpt of Part V and Annexure ‘C’ of CCG’s Comments to the National Security Council Secretariat on the National Cyber Security Strategy 2020 (NCSS 2020). The full text of the Comments can be accessed here. Note on Research Methodology CCG compiled the data on allocations […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Cybersecurity, Views, CCG, NLU Delhi, National Security Council Secretariat, National Cyber Security Policy, Gunjan Chawla CCG, Research Methodology CCG


Combat travel-induced climate guilt with an app that plants trees

How to reduce your carbon footprint if you must get in a plane
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Trends, Carbon Offsets, Plant Trees, Eco-travel, Environmentally-friendly


Cruise Passenger Whose Coronavirus Infection Went Undetected Shows It May Not Be Possible to Stop the Outbreak From Spreading

Just the rumor that there could be coronavirus aboard the Westerdam led five ports to deny the luxury cruise ship entry earlier this month. When Cambodia finally agreed to let the vessel dock at Sihanoukville on Feb. 13 , the Holland America cruise line and public health officials took precautions to determine if anyone on board was infected with the deadly disease. The ship had already been at sea for 12 days, toward the end of what experts believe to be the incubation period f...
Tags: Travel, Japan, News, China, Uncategorized, Taiwan, Malaysia, Middle East, Cambodia, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Wuhan, Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Holland America, Sihanoukville, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


Uber Commute is ‘illegal’, should be stopped, says a taxi union in Telangana

In a letter to Telangana’s Minister of Labour and Employment, the Telangana State Taxi and Drivers Joint Action Committee has called for “putting a stop” to Uber Commute, the company’s private car pooling service since it is “illegal”, and contradicts the Motor Vehicles Act, 2019 (letter below). The union met with Minister Malla Reddy on […] ...
Tags: Travel, Uber, News, Labour, Carpooling, Telangana, Motor Vehicles Act, Uber Commute, Malla Reddy


Infibeam Q3FY20: Digital payments see a 38% YoY growth even as total revenue sees a 50.4% YoY decline

Digital payment solutions and enterprise software solutions provider Infibeam Avenues Limited saw a 38% YoY growth in its digital payments processing volume and a 12% YoY growth in the number of transactions. It also launched B2Biz, Infibeam’s bulk payment solution, in January 2020. Infibeam Avenues divested itself of the now defunct Infibeam B2C e-commerce marketplace […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Earnings, Infibeam, Infibeam Avenues Limited, Earnings Dec-19


Indian government forms 12-member ‘Technology Group’ chaired by principal scientific advisor K. Vijay Ragahvan

The Indian government approved the formation of a 12-member “Technology group” chaired by K. Vijay Raghavan, principal scientific advisor to the Indian government on February 19. Why was it formed? The group will advise the government on strategies for latest technology, encourage ministries to develop in-house capabilities for AI and data science, and maintain a […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Union Cabinet, K Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor, ` Technology Group, K Vijay Ragahvan


Road Trips Matter – #RoadTripsMatter

As well as celebrating their birthday with regional communities who have been part of the 100 year journey, the NRMA want to help bring issues to light, and give regional Australia a voice and a platform to the positive change it needs. Just as NRMA championed the value of road trips back in 1920 , 100 years later this founding mission assumes new importance. Now more than ever, it’s important for Australians to get on the road to support regional communities that have been doing it tough. So m...
Tags: Travel, Featured, News, Australia, Culture, Byron Bay, NRMA, Northern Rivers


Content takedown and users’ rights

By Gurshabad Grover and Torsha Sarkar Last year, several Jio users from different states reported that sites like Indian Kanoon, Reddit and Telegram were inaccessible through their connections. While attempting to access the website, the users were presented with a notice that the websites were blocked on orders from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). When contacted by […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Online content regulation, Section 69A, Gurshabad Grover, Torsha Sarkar


MGM Resorts data breach exposes 10.6M+ guests' info, Jack Dorsey included, home addresses and birthdates

Personal information for more than 10 million former guests of MGM resorts has been posted on a hacking forum. Among the notable data breach victims: Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey. The leaked data includes home addresses, and is said to only affect guests who stayed at the hotel chain's properties before 2018. MGM Resorts says the security incident took place in the summer of 2019, and that impacted guests were told last year. Catalin Cimpanu reporting for ZDNet: According to our analysis...
Tags: Travel, Security, Post, Business, Technology, News, Data Breach, Hacked, Las Vegas, Jack Dorsey, MGM, MGM Resorts, Zdnet, Catalin Cimpanu



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