DEBATE: Are the Operation Yellowhammer warnings about no-deal exaggerated?

first_img whatsapp Tom Brake MP, the Liberal Democrat spokesperson on exiting the EU, says NO. Opinion whatsapp Read more: DEBATE: Are banks taking the threat of climate change seriously? City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. This specific document was, apparently, prepared for Theresa May’s administration, notable for its alleged “deal” or “no Brexit” entrapment strategy. So it is less than surprising that it painted a gloomy picture.  Well, wrong then and wrong now.  The media has been full of stories about Operation Yellowhammer, the leaked Cabinet Office document which reveals that if our “do or die” More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factoryzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.combonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com Tags: Brexit Ruth Lea, economic adviser to the Arbuthnot Banking Group, says YES. Ruth Lea and Tom BrakeTom Brake MP is the Liberal Democrat spokesperson on exiting the EU. Whether it is food or ferries, fuel or pharmaceuticals, there are major gaps in our preparations. These would become painfully obvious after a crash-out Brexit, which Boris Johnson and his unelected adviser Dominic Cummings would be entirely responsible for. Are the Operation Yellowhammer warnings about no-deal likely to be exaggerated? The leak triggered a war of words between journalists and Michael Gove over Yellowhammer’s accuracy. If parliament were recalled, as over 100 MPs are demanding, Gove could be dragged kicking and screaming to answer for its validity. Until then, we’ll need to rely on the evidence made available from various sectors.   Share That evidence is conclusive. The UK is not ready for a no-deal Brexit.  DEBATE: Are the Operation Yellowhammer warnings about no-deal likely to be exaggerated? Since then, UK no-deal preparations have been stepped up, while the EU has also developed its contingency plans. Moreover, trade will continue, under the WTO rules. The Yellowhammer warnings have a weary familiarity to them. As with Project Fear Mark 1, prior to the 2016 referendum, any possible negativities have been ramped up out of all proportion. Tuesday 20 August 2019 6:00 am Prime Minister chooses to die, in other words crash out of the EU on 31 October, the UK could face fuel, food and medicines shortages – and if that wasn’t bad enough, the risk of a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic as well.    In 2016, the Treasury told us that a Leave vote would throw the economy into recession, and unemployment would rise by 500,000. We are now being told that a no-deal Brexit will lead to chaos and mayhem.  There will be bumps in the road – and we must prepare for them. But apart from assorted Remainers and anti-no-dealers, I suspect that few people were impressed by Yellowhammer’s warnings.last_img read more

Unalaska fish processing plant reopens after COVID-19 outbreak forces monthlong shutdown

first_imgAleutians | Coronavirus | FisheriesUnalaska fish processing plant reopens after COVID-19 outbreak forces monthlong shutdownFebruary 2, 2021 by Hope McKenney, KUCB – Unalaska Share:UniSea is one of three onshore plants in the Aleutian Islands that COVID-19 outbreaks have shut down this year. (Hope McKenney/KUCB)Unalaska’s largest fish processing plant reopened Monday after a COVID-19 outbreak forced it to shut down for almost a month.UniSea closed its doors Jan. 5 after a handful of workers tested positive for the virus, following a New Year’s gathering in company housing.Since then, 66 of UniSea’s more than 900 workers tested positive for the virus, according to UniSea President Tom Enlow. Seventeen of those were during their two-week entry quarantine, and 49 were non-travel related cases, he said.“The virus has not been eliminated just yet,” Enlow said in an email. “We have active cases in isolation that we are monitoring and close contacts in quarantine that we are continuing to test. But we feel very good about our response to the outbreak and containment thus far.”The reopening is a bright spot for the Bering Sea fishing industry, which has been hampered by COVID-19 outbreaks at multiple boats and onshore plants.UniSea’s processing plant has a year-round workforce, and its facility handles multiple species from cod to crab. The shutdown came just as it was gearing up for one of its busiest times of the year — the lucrative winter fishing season for pollock, which goes into products like fish sandwiches, fish sticks and sushi.The pollock season opened Jan. 20 but the 11 boats that typically deliver their catch to UniSea have been able to hold off, Enlow said.That’s because the pollock fishery operates as a cooperative, where vessels have a fixed quota of fish they can catch and deliver to a specific plant. Crews that don’t catch their quota now can still catch it later in the season, industry officials say.“Our fleet have been extremely supportive of our situation and patient with our reopening schedule,” Enlow said. “But they, like UniSea, are anxious to get the season started.”Enlow said despite “gaining ground on containment” and restarting operations, UniSea will continue to test its workforce every three days until no one tests positive for the virus. It will also continue to limit access to the UniSea complex, which is “challenging,” according to Enlow.That’s because UniSea is not a completely closed campus like some other plants, and many employees have families who live or work in the community.“The community risk level remains at ‘high’ with community cases popping up every day,” Enlow said. “As much as we don’t want to be responsible or the source of a spread into the community, we don’t want the community impacting our workforce either.”While UniSea’s “hunker down order” is in place, the company is helping with the delivery of homework packets to the 46 students who live in facility housing, Enlow said. Students living at UniSea will continue home-based schooling, despite local schools returning to a modified in-person learning platform Monday.“The school district appreciates and supports UniSea’s efforts to contain the spread of the virus through their hunker down orders,” said Unalaska City School District Superintendent John Conwell. “Once the hunker down is lifted, we will look forward to welcoming students from UniSea back at school.”The financial impact from the plant closure has been “substantial,” according to Enlow. Outside of the company’s big hotel and restaurants in Unalaska, he said UniSea only makes money when it’s processing fish.“The costs related to COVID mitigation are substantial and are only exacerbated when trying to manage an outbreak,” he said.Onshore processing plants in the Aleutians were largely successful in keeping COVID-19 out of their facilities last year. But this year appears to be posing more of a challenge, as companies contend with much higher rates of COVID-19 in Alaska and the Lower 48, where many workers come from.UniSea is one of three onshore plants in the Aleutians that COVID-19 outbreaks have shut down this year.Alyeska Seafoods in Unalaska shut down a week ago after the city said that a cluster of workers tested positive for COVID-19. And Trident Seafoods’ huge plant on the remote island of Akutan, about 35 miles northeast of Unalaska, remains closed after more than a third of its workforce contracted the virus. Health officials said Monday that 302 of 701 workers had tested positive at the Akutan plant, and the company confirmed Tuesday that a worker died there over the weekend. The cause of death is under investigation.“The pressure on processors to prevent or contain the virus is immense,” Enlow said. “There is so much at stake in our ability to open up to take and process deliveries of fish and crab.”While Alaska’s seafood industry has lobbied for early vaccine access for workers, Alaska chose to vaccinate its elders before starting the process for essential workers outside of health care.Enlow said that it’s “nerve-wracking” to see the virus get into Aleutian processing plants despite strict mitigation measures.He said he thinks the state and federal government should prioritize vaccination of essential industry workers “regardless of their state residency status,” particularly in Unalaska, which is located 800 air miles from Anchorage and is the largest community in the state without a critical access hospital.Forty-two of UniSea’s 930 workers have already received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine, according to Enlow. They have been people 65 and over considered “high risk” or company medical personnel, he said. Another 10 high-risk workers are slated to get their first dose in the next few days.Share this story:last_img read more

Rachel Johnson Twitter hacked: Boris Johnson’s sister’s account drops the c-bomb on David Cameron

first_img Share Rachel Johnson Twitter hacked: Boris Johnson’s sister’s account drops the c-bomb on David Cameron by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramHero Wars This game will keep you up all night! Hero Wars MoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef Pick Guy Bentley Tuesday 25 November 2014 12:28 pm whatsapp Tags: Boris Johnson Cybercrime David Cameron People Twitter The past week have been something of a dream for Twitter gaffes.Labour’s shadow attorney general was forced to step down after sending what was regarded as a snobby tweet from Rochester and Strood while even Twitter’s own CFO appears not quite to have mastered the social media minefield.  Over the past 24 hours, a rather more unpleasant battle has been raging on Twitter over some wildly insensitive remarks made by popular food writer and activist Jack Monroe involving David Cameron’s disabled son who died in 2009.The hashtag #CameronMustGo has been trending for at least a couple of days, as has #WeBackEd.While there are mistakes and missteps two to a penny on social media, there are also those awful moments when what goes on your profile is entirely out of your hands, namely when you are hacked. So was the misfortune of journalist, presenter and sister of the London Mayor Rachel Johnson.This afternoon she discovered that someone had hacked her account and sent and extremely rude question to Prime Minister David Cameron. She promptly told her almost 22,000 followers what had happened and apologised to “our leader” and deleted the offending tweet – but not before it had been screengrabbed by many on the social network (and us, naturally).Johnson will no doubt be especially horrified by the tweet to the Tory leader given her true blue family, with brother Boris running London and touted as a future leader and father Stanley Johnson, a former Conservative MEP. Show Comments ▼ whatsapplast_img read more

Can marijuana wean the nation off opioids? This doctor wants to know

first_imgIn the Know Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. By Max Blau Sept. 29, 2017 Reprints STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. GET STARTED What is it? Dr. Chinazo Cunningham has treated thousands of chronic pain patients over the past two decades. Many of them have asked for opioids; they sometimes even request a specific kind of prescription painkiller. But the ones who don’t seek out opioids have intrigued the primary care physician.There’s a common refrain among those patients: Marijuana helped. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED What’s included? Hyacinth Empinado/STAT Log In | Learn More Can marijuana wean the nation off opioids? This doctor wants to know Tags addictionresearchSTAT+last_img read more

Millennials worried about investment losses

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The struggle really is real for young investors Almost one-third of Ontario millennials (30%) don’t trust the big banks and investment firms, and more than half (57%) are worried about losing money if they invest, according to a report published Monday from the Investor Office of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). James Langton julief514/123RF Which campaign promises will make it into the federal budget? Related news The report finds that more than half (53%) of Ontario millennials (age 18–36) have no investments, and another 42% have less than $25,000 in investments. The primary reasons for avoiding investing is “other financial priorities”, such as paying off debt and focusing on entering the housing market. “Memories of the financial crisis, during which many millennials graduated from school or started a first job, may be driving these attitudes,” the report says. Lack of trust in the traditional investment industry doesn’t appear to be replaced by a higher reliance on fintech firms. Although millennials are adopting fintech more readily than Canadians generally, they are well below the global average. Only 14.9% of Canadian millennials use fintechs, according to the report, compared with 22.5% globally. “Canadians tend to place a high degree of trust in financial technologies that have a long history of operating in Canada, such as online banking, with lower levels of trust for newer services such as online investment advice (often referred to as “robo-advice”) and peer-to-peer lending,” the report says. Of Ontario millennials that are investing, approximately two-thirds say they are using an advisor, according to the report, while most of the rest say they invest on their own. Of the millennials that say they use an advisor, 13% say they use a robo-advisor (8% of millennial investors overall). In addition, 51% of respondents say they’ve purchased investments from online discount brokerages, and 39% say they hold investments made through discount brokers currently. “The top reasons these “do-it-yourself” investors identified for not using an investment professional included the high fees and perceived high account balances required by investment firms, along with high confidence in their personal ability as investors,” the report says. Yet, the report also finds that investing knowledge and confidence is fairly low among millennials generally. For example, 59% of millennials surveyed who say they don’t invest also say “they don’t understand enough about investing to get started,” the report says. Although 67% of millennials who don’t currently invest say they will likely start investing in the next five years, “Intentions don’t always lead to action,” the report cautions. “Like all Ontarians, millennials need to make sure they aren’t missing out on the benefits of planning ahead to save for their retirement. Making a habit of investing, especially early, is important for ensuring they are better prepared financially for the future,” says Tyler Fleming, director OSC Investor Office, in a statement. In response to the report, the OSC “will be conducting more targeted research on harnessing behavioural insights to encourage more millennials to start investing” in the new year. The report is based on an online survey of 1,585 millennials conducted in May for the OSC by Innovative Research Group Inc. Since the online survey was not a random probability based sample, a margin of error cannot be calculated. Photo copyright: julief514/123RF Keywords MillennialsCompanies Ontario Securities Commission More than half of U.S. millennials actively contribute to retirement accounts: survey Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

JTB Hosts Coffee Break for U.S. Citizens Applying for Passports

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Many American citizens living in Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas took the opportunity to apply for their U.S. passports at the morning coffee break session hosted by the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), at Union Station in downtown Washington on Wednesday, November 15.The coffee break, which began at 6:00 a.m. and ended at 10:00 a.m., caught commuters in rush hour traffic. Citizens applied for their passports through the U.S. Postal Service, which was on hand to assist the commuters while they received cups of the world renowned Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee. This latest initiative by the JTB is to prevent any possible fallout in tourist arrivals when the Caribbean’s phase of the United States (US) regime comes into effect in January 2007. As of that date, all travelling Americans will be required to have a passport to re-enter the U.S. Jamaica’s Ambassador to the US, Professor Gordon Shirley and newly elected Democratic Congresswoman, Yvette Clarke were on hand to support the effort by the JTB and assisted in serving coffee to the commuters.Commenting on the event, Ambassador Shirley said it was very successful. “The Jamaica Tourist Board, Air Jamaica and the U.S. Postal Service have done an excellent job. We have seen a large number of commuters signing up for their U.S. passports and the indication is an excellent response to the U.S. passport requirement,” he added, while commending the JTB for being proactive in this initiative.Congresswoman Clarke said “the proactive move that is being done today in reaction to the US policy by Jamaica is a commendable one”.She added that “in my observation of today’s event and the feedback that I have received, it is a positive one. The creativity around the initiative encouraging U.S. citizens to apply for their passports and being able to have a cup of Blue Mountain coffee is a very innovative move by the JTB and there is no doubt that Jamaica will receive great results.” Similar coffee breaks have been held in New York and Chicago. JTB Hosts Coffee Break for U.S. Citizens Applying for Passports UncategorizedNovember 16, 2006 Advertisements RelatedJTB Hosts Coffee Break for U.S. Citizens Applying for Passportscenter_img RelatedJTB Hosts Coffee Break for U.S. Citizens Applying for Passports RelatedJTB Hosts Coffee Break for U.S. Citizens Applying for Passportslast_img read more

Canada exports four times the number of Japanese-brand cars it imports

first_img Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS advertisement PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending Videos Close to half of the new vehicles built in Canada in 2017 were from Japanese brands like Honda and Toyota, according to a recent press release from an association made up of those companies.Their total output combined to top one million units for the second consecutive year, reports the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association of Canada (JAMA Canada), or about 46 percent of total Canadian light vehicle production in 2017.The vehicles assembled for export in the more than 60 Japanese car and car parts plants across Canada outnumber the Japanese-brand vehicles imported into Canada by four to one, JAMA reports. Within Canada, Japanese-brand new car sales – of some 719,807 units – accounted for roughly 35 percent of the market. center_img Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 In this 2009 file photo, Toyota RAV4s move down the assembly line in Woodstock, Ontario.  Toyota RELATED TAGSHondaMitsubishiNissanSubaruToyotaNews Trending in Canada ‹ Previous Next › A McMaster University study completed in 2017 estimated some 200,000 jobs in Canada were connected either directly or indirectly to the Japanese-brand auto industry. Major assembly plants include Honda’s facility in Alliston, Ontario; and Toyota’s plants in Cambridge and Woodstock, Ontario. See More Videoslast_img read more

Former Garda Inspector describes Road Traffic Act as ‘basket case’

first_img Twitter Previous articleGareth Harkin departs Finn HarpsNext article22 Covid-19 related deaths reported in the North News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme A former Garda Inspector in Donegal has described the Road Traffic Act as a ‘basket case’. There has been on-going concern surrounding a loophole in the law whereby if someone who is disqualified does not present their licence in court then it’s not recorded.It’s estimated that almost 90% of disqualified drivers do not surrender their licence.Former Inspector Michael Harrison believes significant problems remain with how drunk drivers are dealt with through the courts system.Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/harrison1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – January 12, 2021 WhatsApp Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Former Garda Inspector describes Road Traffic Act as ‘basket case’ Google+ Twitter Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furthercenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebooklast_img read more

A Look Back At The History Of The Georgia Dome

first_img Then Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick watches from the sidelines at the Georgia Dome in this Aug. 31, 2006, file photo. Vick later pleaded guilty to involvement in dog fighting. DANIELA VESCO / Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images Fans celebrate during during the second half of an international friendly soccer match between Mexico and Venezuela at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Wednesday, June 24, 2009. Mexico won 4-0. American Idol fans cheer during an “American Idol” viewing party for supporters of finalist Diana DeGarmo at the Georgia Dome on May 26, 2004. Romania’s Simona Amanar practices on the balance beam at the Georgia Dome on Tuesday, July 16, 1996. This aerial view showing the Georgia Dome in Atlanta was taken June 7, 1996. Beyonce performs during the Formation Tour at the Georgia Dome on Sunday, May 1, 2016. Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin kneels on the field before the start of Super Bowl XXVIII against the Buffalo Bills at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, in this January 30, 1994 photo. The Cowboys won 30-13. DAVID LONGSTREATH / Associated Press ELISE AMENDOLA / Associated Press ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party SUSAN WALSH / Associated Press RIC FELD / Associated Press St. Louis Rams middle linebacker London Fletcher (59) pulls down Tennessee Titans tight end Frank Wycheck in the third quarter of Super Bowl XXXIV at the Georgia Dome on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000. The Rams beat the Titans, 23-16. The Reverand Jesse Jackson, center, and Rabbi Steven Jacobs, right, protest the flying of the Georgia state flag outside of the Georgia Dome before Super Bowl XXXIV on Sunday Jan. 30, 2000. JOHN BAZEMORE / Associated Press ED REINKE / Associated Press The Georgia Dome is seen at right with the Mercedes-Benz stadium at left, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. The Georgia Dome will be imploded Monday Nov. 20. <a href=”https://wabe.wufoo.com/forms/r1ip0pho0ub3nkl/”>Fill out my Wufoo form!</a> MORRY GASH / Associated Press JOHN DICKERSON / Associated Press A then NBA record crowd of 62,046 awaits the tipoff of a game between the Atlanta Hawks and Chicago Bulls Friday, March 27, 1998, at the Geordia Dome. The ticket demand for the game was so great that the Hawks put an extra 8,000 seats on sale, even though they offered no view of the court. JOHN BAZEMOR / Associated Press Fans celebrate during during the second half of an international friendly soccer match between Mexico and Venezuela at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Wednesday, June 24, 2009. Mexico won 4-0. USA’s Rebecca Lobo (13) leads the team off the bench to cheer at the end of their 96-79 victory over Australia at the Georgia Dome on Saturday July 27, 1996. From left are Lobo, Katy Steding (11), Venus Lacey (14), and Dawn Staley (5). St. Louis Rams middle linebacker London Fletcher (59) pulls down Tennessee Titans tight end Frank Wycheck in the third quarter of Super Bowl XXXIV at the Georgia Dome on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000. The Rams beat the Titans, 23-16. ALAN MOTHNER / Associated Press For Whom The Bell Rings MORRY GASH / Associated Press Evangelist Billy Graham begins his sermon in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 1994. Winona and Naomi Judd perform during halftime at Super Bowl XXVIII, Sunday, Jan. 30, 1994 at the Georgia Dome. RIC FELD / Associated Press JOHN BAZEMOR / Associated Press HANS DERYK / Associated Press The Georgia Dome suffered damage after a tornado hit it during the Southeasten Conference Championship game, pictured in the early morning hours Saturday March 15, 2008. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, left, talks with then Atlanta Falcons head coach Jim Mora, center, as team owner Arthur Blank, right, looks on on the sidelines at the Georgia Dome, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004. Mercedes Benz Stadium, left, the new home of the Atlanta Falcons football team and the Atlanta United soccer team, is shown next to the Georgia Dome Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The Georgia Dome is seen at right with the Mercedes-Benz stadium at left, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. The Georgia Dome will be imploded Monday Nov. 20. DAVE MARTIN / Associated Press GREGORY SMITH / Associated Press ALAN MOTHNER / Associated Press MIKE STEWART / Associated Press Jesse Tuggle speaks to the crowd as Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank applauds during halftime ceremonies where Tuggle’s jersey was retired at the Georgia Dome Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002. Tuggle played his entire football career with the Falcons. JOHN BAZEMORE / Associated Press ERIK S. LESSER / Associated Press Evangelist Billy Graham begins his sermon in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 1994. DAVID LONGSTREATH / Associated Press MIKE STEWART / Associated Press JOHN BAZEMORE / Associated Press DANIELA VESCO / Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images JOHN BAZEMORE / Associated Press Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Mercedes Benz Stadium, left, the new home of the Atlanta Falcons football team and the Atlanta United soccer team, is shown next to the Georgia Dome Tuesday, July 25, 2017. SUSAN WALSH / Associated Press Jane Fonda reacts during the Atlanta Hawks’ game against the Indiana Pacers at the Georgia Dome on Friday, April 30, 1999, as her former husband, Ted Turner, looks on. The Pacers downed the Hawks in overtime, 92-90. Jesse Tuggle speaks to the crowd as Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank applauds during halftime ceremonies where Tuggle’s jersey was retired at the Georgia Dome Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002. Tuggle played his entire football career with the Falcons. Winona and Naomi Judd perform during halftime at Super Bowl XXVIII, Sunday, Jan. 30, 1994 at the Georgia Dome. Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin kneels on the field before the start of Super Bowl XXVIII against the Buffalo Bills at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, in this January 30, 1994 photo. The Cowboys won 30-13. Mercedes Benz Stadium, left, the new home of the Atlanta Falcons football team and the Atlanta United soccer team, is shown next to the Georgia Dome Tuesday, July 25, 2017. JOHN BAZEMORE / Associated Press Atlanta Falcons players walk on the field at the Georgia Dome before the NFL football NFC championship game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. JOHN BAZEMORE / Associated Press JOHN BAZEMORE / Associated Press Night falls over the Georgia Dome and the city of Atlanta on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000. The Georgia Dome was the site of Super Bowl XXXIV on Jan. 30, 2000, which featured the St. Louis Rams against the Tennessee Titans. ED REINKE / Associated Press Jane Fonda reacts during the Atlanta Hawks’ game against the Indiana Pacers at the Georgia Dome on Friday, April 30, 1999, as her former husband, Ted Turner, looks on. The Pacers downed the Hawks in overtime, 92-90. ELISE AMENDOLA / Associated Press Visitors tour the field of the Atlanta Falcons Dome in Georgia, Aug, 14, 1992. 123456789101112131415161718192021222324 A then NBA record crowd of 62,046 awaits the tipoff of a game between the Atlanta Hawks and Chicago Bulls Friday, March 27, 1998, at the Geordia Dome. The ticket demand for the game was so great that the Hawks put an extra 8,000 seats on sale, even though they offered no view of the court. JOHN BAZEMORE / Associated Press JOHN BAZEMORE / Associated Press Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank embraces then Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin during the Falcons’ annual kickoff luncheon at the Georgia Dome Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004. RIC FELD / Associated Press The Reverand Jesse Jackson, center, and Rabbi Steven Jacobs, right, protest the flying of the Georgia state flag outside of the Georgia Dome before Super Bowl XXXIV on Sunday Jan. 30, 2000. Then Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick watches from the sidelines at the Georgia Dome in this Aug. 31, 2006, file photo. Vick later pleaded guilty to involvement in dog fighting. The Georgia Dome suffered damage after a tornado hit it during the Southeasten Conference Championship game, pictured in the early morning hours Saturday March 15, 2008. MARK HUMPHRE / Associated Press GREGORY SMITH / Associated Press Add to My List In My List DAVE MARTIN / Associated Press Related Stories PAUL ABELL / Associated Press USA’s Rebecca Lobo (13) leads the team off the bench to cheer at the end of their 96-79 victory over Australia at the Georgia Dome on Saturday July 27, 1996. From left are Lobo, Katy Steding (11), Venus Lacey (14), and Dawn Staley (5). MARK HUMPHRE / Associated Press PAUL ABELL / Associated Press RIC FELD / Associated Press ERIK S. LESSER / Associated Press Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank embraces then Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin during the Falcons’ annual kickoff luncheon at the Georgia Dome Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004. Night falls over the Georgia Dome and the city of Atlanta on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000. The Georgia Dome was the site of Super Bowl XXXIV on Jan. 30, 2000, which featured the St. Louis Rams against the Tennessee Titans. This aerial view showing the Georgia Dome in Atlanta was taken June 7, 1996. Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan throws against the Buffalo Bills in the first half of their NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The Georgia Dome, which first opened in 1992, has been home to many historic moments. Now, its run is about to come to an end.Like us on FacebookOn Monday, Nov. 20, the Georgia Dome will be imploded, and the land will later be used for a park.Construction began Nov, 22, 1989, and it took two and a half years to complete the facility. The total cost of the dome was around $210 million, according to the New Georgia Encyclopedia.Before it officially comes down, here’s a look back at some of the moments that have taken place at the dome.Sporting EventsIn addition to hosting Falcons football games, the Georgia Dome hosted many different sporting events including the 1996 Olympic Games and two memorable Super Bowls (1994 and 2000). The Atlanta Hawks played two seasons at the dome while the basketball team’s nearby home, the Phillips Arena, was under construction, according to the New Georgia Encyclopedia.In 2005, the Georgia Dome hosted the Chick-fil-A bowl, and tens of thousands of fans watched as the Louisiana State University Tigers defeated the Miami Hurricanes 40-3.According to the Georgia Dome’s fact sheets, Super Bowl XXXIV was memorable to the dome because an ice storm cast doubts on Atlanta’s ability to host the event. However, the game between the Tennessee Titans and the St. Lois Rams had many iconic moments and was the first to go overtime in Super Bowl history.The Falcons played their final game at the Georgia Dome in January 2017.Within its lifetime, the Georgia Dome hosted 256 Falcons games, 298 high school football games and 152 college football games. During the 1996 Olympic Games, the dome hosted gymnastics, basketball and team handball.ConcertsMany artists have performed at the Georgia dome including Backstreet Boys, Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift.The first concert was the “Olympic Flag Jam” hosted on Sept. 17, 1992, according to the Georgia Dome’s fact sheets. It featured many performances, including Whitney Houston, James Brown, Alabama, Travis Tritt, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Santana, TLC, Lee Greenwood, Trisha Yearwood and Gladys Knight. The first headlining concert was U2’s Zoo TV Tour on Sept. 25, 1992.Other FunctionsAccording to the New Georgia Encyclopedia, the Georgia Dome has been used for wrestling events and various religious gatherings, including some that were led by Billy Graham, a famous Christian evangelist.Do you have a favorite memory of the dome? Share it below and we may use it in our reporting. Visitors tour the field of the Atlanta Falcons Dome in Georgia, Aug, 14, 1992. JOHN DICKERSON / Associated Press RIC FELD / Associated Press Atlanta Falcons players walk on the field at the Georgia Dome before the NFL football NFC championship game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. Beyonce performs during the Formation Tour at the Georgia Dome on Sunday, May 1, 2016. Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan throws against the Buffalo Bills in the first half of their NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. JOHN AMIS / Associated Press American Idol fans cheer during an “American Idol” viewing party for supporters of finalist Diana DeGarmo at the Georgia Dome on May 26, 2004. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, left, talks with then Atlanta Falcons head coach Jim Mora, center, as team owner Arthur Blank, right, looks on on the sidelines at the Georgia Dome, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004. Share RIC FELD / Associated Press Romania’s Simona Amanar practices on the balance beam at the Georgia Dome on Tuesday, July 16, 1996. 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Reselling unauthorised game keys now illegal in Japan

first_imgReselling unauthorised game keys now illegal in JapanUPDATE: Law amended to combat illegitimate serial code sales in online auctions, penalty ranges from ¥5 million fine to jail sentenceJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefThursday 3rd January 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareJapan has now outlawed the resale of unauthorised digital game keys.A revision of the nation’s Unfair Competition Prevention Act introduced a series of amendments that affect the games industry, and in particular the modding scene.The official information on the amendments is currently only available in Japanese, but various translations all indicated that three acts have now been banned:Distributing tools and programs for altering save dataSelling serial numbers or product keys that are unauthorised by the maker of the software in online auctionsOffering services that modify save data on the customer’s behalfThis all stems from the fact that the Unfair Competition Prevention Act now recognises “data (information recorded in electromagnetic record)” as a target for protection by the law. It has also been amended to combat the number of illegitimate serial codes sold that are “becoming increasingly prevalent on online auction site”.According to the translated information, a scale punishments has been put in place to further deter illegal key sales. These range from civil measures, such as claims for damages, to criminal penalties — including fines of up to ¥5 million, up to five years in prison, or both.As a result, products like the Cyber Save Editor for PS4 have been discontinued.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Key reselling has always been a grey area in the games industry, but thus far there has been little to no legislation directly preventing it. This law change was initially reported as a step towards that (including by us), but it appears Japan has not taken a stance against this divisive trade.Interestingly, the Court of Justice of the European Union took the opposite approach, ruling that users are allowed to resell downloaded games back in 2012.CORRECTION: The original version of this article suffered from a mistranslation, claiming that all game keys — even those purchased legitimately — were illegal to resell. The article has been amended.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEpic vs Apple – Week One Review: Epic still faces an “uphill battle”Legal experts share their thoughts on the proceedings so far, and what to expect from the coming weekBy James Batchelor 11 hours agoEpic Games claims Fortnite is at “full penetration” on consoleAsserts that mobile with the biggest growth potential as it fights for restoration to iOS App StoreBy James Batchelor 14 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more