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Neymar sets fire to the rooms

first_imgMessi and Seville. Yesterday the duel between Barça and Sevilla was played, which started with a full blow at Pizjuán, but that after ten minutes of meeting was already disputed with the deserted stands. When in the nine minute of the game Messi completed his usual hat-trick against the locals (he has scored 39 goals in 38 games) the stands of preference rose in full saying that they had seen this before and they went to the ticket offices to return the money.Grand National. The Aintree racecourse near Liverpool was once again the scene of the legendary Grand National. The race ended as usual. With more riders in the emergency room than the public in the stands. The first 26 horses that crossed the finish line did so without a rider, the remaining three did so two lengths away from the Liverpool squad, that was missed in a counterattack of the game that was played at the same time in Anfield. Sadio Mané won, but will not count for betting purposes. Dizzy. After chance matched last Friday in the draw held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon Barça and Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League quarterfinals, the morbid has shot up. And it was Neymar who pulled the trigger. The Brazilian learned of the result of the hype aboard the Queen Mary. Neymar had exclusively rented the ship to make the return trip from his fourth vacation in Brazil so far in 2020 and thus be able to extend the celebration party of the only one of his friends who graduated from the School Graduate last month. As the sea was choppy, the Brazilian star could not arrive in time for yesterday’s game in the Parque de los Príncipes against Metz, prior to Barça’s visit to the Champions League. Upon arrival at La Rochelle port, the Brazilian vomited up the first porridge when attending to the media, no doubt the result of the furious waves that made him dizzy in the last miles of the journey.Conciliator. In a gesture of goodwill towards the Blaugrana painting, which he demanded again for the twenty-eighth time just at the moment when the ship was sighting Pontevedra, Neymar announced that he himself was going to bear the expenses of moving the Blaugrana expedition to the City of Light. “That’s how you save some bitches for my signing, who have told me that lately they are stiff”, stated. He added that “There is no need to find a hotel, everyone to come to my house, there is plenty of room and I have also prepared a pajama party without pajamas”. The news was received with skepticism by the Bartomeu board, but with good eyes by the staff. Especially from Arthur Melo, who has been at the home of his selection partner for “a week” checking the facilities and services.last_img read more

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Ikeh, Ravena star as Ateneo drubs Adamson

first_imgWinning start Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Thirdy Ravena topscored with 20 points on top of 10 rebounds for the Blue Eagles, who never trailed and led by as much as 22.Minus Sarr, who was sidelined due to a groin injury, the Falcons were out-rebounded, 60-35. Sarr averaged 14.4 points and 14.9 rebounds last season as he led Adamson back to the Final Four.Kurt Lojera had 11 points, including a drive that trimmed Ateneo’s lead to single-digits, 63-54, before Ravena extended it back to 16, 76-60, with 2:49 remaining.The Falcons’ usual hitters struggled mightily on the offensive end with Jerrick Ahanmisi going 4-of-16 from the field and Sean Manganti missing all of his four attempts from long range. Both wound up with nine points each.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhat was deemed as a potential Final Four preview wasn’t even close.Ateneo treated Adamson like the whipping team of old, 85-65, to cap off the opening day of UAAP Season 80 Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Alaska determined to get back into playoffs A costly, catty dispute finally settled The Blue Eagles were hardly challenged by the Falcons, who are reeling from the absence of their dominant big man Papi Sarr.“It was a good win for us. I guess we’re lucky that Papi Sarr wasn’t in the game,” said Ateneo coach Sandy Arespacochaga.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We’re not surprised that Ikeh played great because he has been practicing well for us.”Ateneo import Chi Ikeh feasted on Adamson’s diminished frontline and finished with 18 points and 17 rebounds. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Break new ground View comments Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

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Tough Economic Times for Liberians

first_imgThe last time I heard Liberians cry so much from dire economic quagmire was during the civil war. But it seems that the people of this tiny West African country widely regarded as Africa’s oldest independent state are once again bracing themselves up for not the sounds of the bullet and daunting challenges it posed to them during the war, but for the Ebola virus…known as one of the deadliest viruses in human history. According to medical doctors, Ebola was discovered in Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo, in 1974. Medical practitioners report that the deadly Ebola virus claimed the lives of hundreds of people in that country. Ebola, according to scientists, can be contracted mainly by coming in physical contact with someone who is already infected with the virus and sick from it. It can also be contracted if an uninfected person comes in direct contact with the blood, sweat and sometimes the spite of someone infected with the virus. Up to date, no cure has been found for the lethal Ebola virus. Now the virus has made its way to the West Coast of Africa. It started in Guinea sometimes in February, 2014 and crossed over to Liberia and Sierra Leone. Health authorities in the three countries are struggling to contain the virus amidst limited resources and poor medical facilities. According to health authorities from the three countries, over 750 people have died from Ebola within the Mano River Union (MRU) basin. Our business desk has been following how the Ebola outbreak is gradually dealing a significant blow to Liberia’s economy.Investors FearThe Ebola outbreak in Liberia has created fear among investors, most of whom our business desk is told, are considering reducing their foreign staff in the country if nothing is done to speedily contain the spread of the virus. Employees of some of the foreign companies here have anonymously begun harboring fear about the economic consequences they would endure if any one of the foreign companies chooses to slow down operations in the country. “I know what will happen if I lose my job. I would die from frustration because this is the only job I have to sustain myself and my family,” Abraham K. Kamara, a heavy duty driver for a foreign company said. Between 2006 and 2010, the government of Liberia (GOL) attracted over US$16 billion foreign direct investment (FDI) to Liberia. Interestingly, most of these investments are in the agriculture and mining sectors. The sum of these investments has already created thousands of skilled and unskilled sustainable jobs Liberians.Many airlines have already suspended flight to Liberia further igniting public fear that other foreign businesses may follow suit, even though no company has made public statement on the issue.Global oil palm giant Sime Darby, who is operating in two of the counties affected by the Ebola outbreak, remains committed to Liberia as the company, through its foundation, has contributed US$157,000.00 to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to carry out Ebola awareness programs and campaigns in Liberia.Transportation Fares SoarOn the other front, drivers have increased transportation fares as the government urges vehicle owners to take not more than three commuters to the back seat. Prior to this measure coming into force, taxi cab drivers carried four passengers to the back. The measure is part of several other measures taken by the government to contain the spread of the Ebola virus. But commuters have been made to pay nearly double for the remaining one seat in every taxi cab. Fares for commuters coming from and going to Paynesville Red Light varies as some of them are charged to pay L$120.00 or above, while some taxi cabs charge L$100.00 for one way trip.Commuters are also being charged L$100.00 from central Monrovia to Barnesville. Drivers have blamed the increment to rising petroleum price (L$375.00 for pump price) and the government’s mandate requiring them (drivers) to take only three to the back. The commuters have meanwhile called on the government to intervene and strike a fair transport fare to their respective destination instead of leaving the drivers to levy fares.Consumers SpendingIt will not be a surprise if the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) reports a dip in the consumer price index for the 3rd quarter. Consumer spending on some key household materials except sanitizers and bleach products seems to be declining as more consumers appear to be holding back spending as a result of the Ebola outbreak and other factors. This is chiefly because more households are seemingly finding it difficult to purchase their needs because of the Ebola fear.It has been observed that more people have suspended some of their extra activities that gave them financial leverage because of the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Strolling down Water Street yesterday, most business outlets that sell non-food items such as clothes, electrical products and dishes, etc, were partially empty. According to storekeepers, people are not too interested in buying their products except bleach and sanitizers which are being widely used to contain Ebola. The prices of sanitizers and bleach products have however double. But this reason may not be enough to address our reporter’s question. One of the underlining reasons for which consumers spending have reduced could be traced to the government’s decision to urge its non-essential staff to stay home. These government employees are in their tens of thousands. Mind you, most of these government workers get their daily food money when they go to work.So, by staying home, they have been indirectly denied from getting that daily food money thereby constraining them to hold back the little cash they may have on hand because they don’t know when they will be recalled to work. What a tough economic condition Liberians are enduring!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Province reaches another agreement for LNG facility land

first_imgThere is already an agreement in place with Nexen for the Aurora LNG project on the adjacent piece of land. In February 2013, the Province put out a request for an expression of interest to build at Grassy Point near Prince Rupert, which attracted four suitable submissions.Woodside will now have to seek regulatory approval, an export permit from the National Energy Board and decide with its partners if the project will move forward. – Advertisement –last_img

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Landers rocks South

first_imgNONLEAGUE: With a lot of help from his friends, the transfer quarterback sparks Serra. By Tony Ciniglio STAFF WRITER Serra quarterback Ted Landers tried to play it off like it wasn’t a big deal, like it was any other game. Winston said some of Landers’ former South teammates toilet-papered Landers’ house after he transferred and that he was hearing a lot of smack talk from his ex-teammates. “We had to do this for Ted,” Winston said. “I ran as hard as I could and made as many big plays as I could because I know he needed this. He’s a good guy who works hard every day. We really wanted this for him.” Winston and Woods, who call themselves the deuce-trey combination because they wear uniform Nos. 2 and 3, helped Serra improve to 4-1 heading into Del Rey League play. Winston rushed for 188 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries. Woods had a 19-yard touchdown reception, a 10-yard scoring run and added an interception on defense. “Explosive – that was the key word for us this week,” Woods said. “And doing it for Ted was a big thing for us. We made shirts this week that said, `Ted Landers rocks.”‘ Landers started South’s game last season against Hawthorne and also played against Bishop Montgomery before being pulled in favor of current quarterback Will Brown. Then Landers found a new home at Serra. “South just was not where I wanted to be,” Landers said. “I knew about Serra, and I knew I would fit in better over here.” South established its dominance on the first series as Winston had a 39-yard run, Malcolm Murray caught a 42-yard pass from Landers and Woods hauled in a nice pass from Landers in the corner of the end zone for a 7-0 lead. “I always love the deep ball,” Woods said. “Once he threw it up, I knew I had to go up and get it. That’s what my coaches always tell me. “And that play was big. Because once we start, it’s hard to stop us.” Serra took off from there with Winston scoring on runs of 10 and 25 yards for a 21-0 lead midway through the second quarter. South’s John White scored on 1-yard touchdown run with 27 seconds left in the first half, but Serra piled on in the second half with a 35-yard scoring run by Winston, a 10-yard run by Woods and a 1-yard run by Chris Iwuoma. Kicker Francisco Olloqui made six of seven extra points. “To me, this game wasn’t so much about Ted as it was about us playing a good team,” Altenberg said. “We think the world of South’s program and of (South coach) Josh (Waybright), and it was just not the right fit for Ted. “In the end, I’m just glad we came out and executed. Both our offense and our defense had firepower. We had some penalties tonight, but we’re a little banged up too, and that means we’re going to get better.” It was an ugly game in that Serra had 10 penalties for 100 yards and South had nine penalties for 90 yards. South did not get much going offensively, mustering just 167 yards of total offense in losing its second straight after starting the season 3-0. A week after being held in check by West Torrance, White managed just 36 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. Brown was 6-for-14 for 53 yards, no touchdowns and one interception and lost two fumbles. “It was hard watching Ted go against us, but it was their whole team that beat us,” Brown said. “We struggled tonight. Serra’s whole defense was fast and physical up front. “They might be better than West. West played us tough last week, but Serra was good.” tony.ciniglio@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! His teammates knew better. Landers, who transferred from South Torrance before the season, had the last laugh, directing a sharply executed 41-7 rout of his former teammates in a nonleague game on Friday night at Serra. Landers hit receiver Robert Woods for a 19-yard touchdown pass on the first possession, setting the tone for what Coach Scott Altenberg called Serra’s most well-rounded game this season. “It was cool, I guess,” said Landers, who was 10-for-15 for 151 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. “We went out and played our hardest, but to me, it was just another football game.” That’s his story and Landers is sticking with it, but running back Carl Winston and Woods said the Cavaliers wanted to get this game for Landers. last_img
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Man who threatened to ‘kick the wean out’ of pregnant partner avoids jail

first_imgA Donegal man who threatened to ‘kick the wean out’ of his then pregnant partner has avoided jail.John Latta (33) of Creatland, St Johnston, admitted to assaulting his then partner, Laura Cole, on August 12, 2016. Latta was given a suspended sentence of two-and-a-half years by Judge John O’Hagan at Buncrana Circuit Court.The Court heard that Latta had put an iron bar to Ms Cole’s neck, pushed her to the ground and punched her.Ms Cole, the court heard, was pregnant at the time, and alleged that Latta had pushed her to the ground before punching her in the stomach area.‘He said he was kicking the wean out of me’, she said in evidence to Gardai.Garda McLaughlin said that Laura Cole was ‘distressed, tearful and very shaken and there was still blood on her clothes four hours later’ when she spoke to her on the morning of August 12, 2016.“There was a lot of verbal abuse and she decided to leave the house so she admitted herself to a refuge to escape,” Judge O’Hagan said.Ms Cole received stitches to a wound on her head and a further allegation of an assault, from July 10, 2017, when Ms Cole alleged that Latta gave her a black eye whilst she was taking clothes from the drier, was made.Latta was arrested on August 12, 2016 and taken to Letterkenny Garda Station, where he said that Ms Cole had ‘made this up’ due to ‘some kind of vendetta’.“She was very, very frighted,” Judge O’Hagan said.“When Mr Latta was arrested, he was non-committal and he alleged that she had made it all up, that it was a figment of her imagination. But he has pleaded guilty – in other words, they did happen.“It was suggested to me than these two were back together and that all was hunky dory, but I got suspicious and I wanted to know what was going on. I was not happy and I think that my unhappiness was justified.“Everything is not back to normal, as was suggested.”The case was adjourned at last month’s sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court, when it was claimed that Latta and Ms Cole were cohabiting at an address in County Leitrim.Judge O’Hagan directed that Ms Cole appear to give evidence. Ms Cole was present in Buncrana, where she said that she and Latta, with whom she has an 18-month-old child were apart since June. Ms Cole suffered a miscarriage earlier this year, she said.Counsel for the defence, Peter Nolan BL, said that Latta owned a fuel station in St Johnston that had since closed.Mr Nolan said: “He is seeking work and is attending courses to go back to work. He and Ms Cole have a child and he is happy to support and pay maintenance. The relationship, it would seem, is at an end, but he understands his duties to the child.”Judge O’Hagan said the ordeal had been ‘a very frightening experience’ for Ms Cole.He said: “My main consideration to is protect Laura Cole. I propose that he be sentenced to two-and-a-half years on counts one and two, each to run concurrently, and that he enter to volunteer the sum of €100 to keep the peace for three years and not to assault, cause harm or disturb Laura Cole. If she is not bothered or if he does not live up to that undertaking, she is entitled to go and make a complaint. In which case, he will serve the sentence.”Man who threatened to ‘kick the wean out’ of pregnant partner avoids jail was last modified: July 15th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Buncrana Circuit CourtJohn LattaLaura Colelast_img read more

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TRACTOR DRAW HAS ‘MASSEY’ APPEAL AFTER IT RAISES €14,000 FOR CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

first_imgNoni hands over the Massey Ferguson to the Doherty family!It’s not everyday you winner a tractor in a draw.So that probably explains why winner Jodie Doherty and her family look so pleased with themselves.The draw for the Massey Ferguson 35X was organised by Donaghey Motorhomes after Noni Donaghey was diagnosed with Leukemia last September. The draw for the tractor managed to raise a whopping €14,000 which was donated to Crumlin’s Children Hospital.Well done to all involved in what was a fantastic gesture! TRACTOR DRAW HAS ‘MASSEY’ APPEAL AFTER IT RAISES €14,000 FOR CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL was last modified: October 30th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalMassey FergusonNoni Donagheylast_img read more

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L.A. mayor wants funds to fight gridlock

first_imgSaying the gridlock capital of the United States can’t be fixed “on the cheap,” Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Monday welcomed plans for a massive statewide infrastructure bond and pledged to fight to get Los Angeles’ share of any new funds. With Sacramento considering a proposed $10.3 billion transportation-housing bond – and a bigger, $50 billion bond possibly sought by the governor – the mayor wants new funds to help pay for the Wilshire subway extension’s first phase and other infrastructure projects.“We’ve got to get serious about traffic and congestion and mobility in the Los Angeles region,” he said during a news conference at the annual Mobility 21 regional transportation summit.“You can’t get the investment we need on the cheap. We’re going to have to make those investments,” he said. “I think his is a good conversation we need to have, and I want to make sure this region’s going to gets its fair share.”The mayor spoke at the fourth annual transportation summit that drew more than 500 elected officials, policy makers, firms and others to Long Beach for the daylong conference.The countywide summit is an effort to draw the region’s 88 cities together to lobby Sacramento and Washington on transportation issues.The group hopes to expand to a multicounty coalition next year.“That’s going to be the big effort,” said Roger Snoble, CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, who co-founded Mobility 21 with the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. “You have a lot of people talking more and more about the kinds of things we should be talking about.”Leon Panetta, the former White House official, urged the region to work as one voice when seeking support in Washington. “You absolutely have to unify… You can’t just do it hit or miss.”The mayor, who is chairman of the MTA board – and who made transportation a key to his agenda after having campaigned on building a subway to the sea – said the time has come for major infrastructure investment.He said Californians remember the former Gov. Edmund G. “Pat” Brown’s dramatic investments in highways and education, and he believes there’s support for similar efforts today.In Sacramento, Democratic Senate majority leader Don Perata has spearheaded efforts to put a $10.3 billion statewide transportation-housing-infrastructure bond on the June ballot, while officials Monday speculated that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wants an even bigger bond – up to $50 billion – for infrastructure. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Drunk driver arrested after endangering roadworks staff

first_imgA driver was arrested in Manorcunningham last weekend after speeding through roadworks at 140km/hr.Roads staff were put in potential danger as the car travelled at excessive speeds through the area.The motorist was charged with drink driving and is due to appear in court. The case is just one of many incidents where drivers are not obeying the traffic management systems at Manorcunningham. Gardaí say that workers were put in danger on a number of occasions due to impatient motorists.A garda spokesperson warned the public: “Please take your time and drive with extreme care where roadworks are being conducted. The people out there carrying out these works deserve to carry out their work without the fear of being killed whilst doing so!” Drunk driver arrested after endangering roadworks staff was last modified: September 23rd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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South African IT company aims to solve online piracy

first_img22 April 2016SA startup Custos uses #bitcoin to disrupt media piracy #bAgile http://t.co/jJz3o89KrF pic.twitter.com/qPQCJuKrvE— BitcoinAgile (@bitcoinagile) July 8, 2015Custos Media Technologies in Stellenbosch has devised new technology that could be the answer to online piracy of films, television and music. The system uses Bitcoin technology to track the distribution of pre-released products.A common problem for stemming online piracy, pre-release copies of films, albums and series are distributed to media reviewers and other parties, some of which are then illegally uploaded to online torrent sites.“Movie piracy has escalated dramatically over the past couple of years. It’s so easy now, your grandmother can do it,” GJ van Rooyen, Custos chief executive, told News24. It is creating an unsustainable business model for the media industry, with a shrinking group of paying consumers subsidising content for non-paying consumers.In a world-first, Custos’ patented technology embeds a unique Bitcoin digital identifier (“wallet”) in each digital copy. The wallet file cannot be removed from the data, and it uniquely identifies each recipient of each copy.How does it work?South African Startup Raises Funding to Fight Digital Media Piracy With #bitcoin #Custos https://t.co/SAQvCCS2Gx pic.twitter.com/3t2b9QjtLK— BitcoinAgile (@bitcoinagile) April 19, 2016If files with this Bitcoin watermark are uploaded, law enforcement agencies and piracy bounty hunters are able to find and use the unique code to track the original uploader/recipient via Bitcoin’s global register, known as a blockchain. The identifier can still be discovered even in the dark web, where the digital footprint of information is often erased or hidden.Van Rooyen says the new technology is extremely cost-effective, making it a viable option for both big budget Hollywood media companies and smaller, more independent media distributors, including e-book publishers, which have seen a rise in leaked and illegally downloaded products over the last two years that has dramatically affected the industry’s bottom line.Global interest and funding#blockchain Anti- Piracy Provider Custos Gains Seed Funding – CCN: Financial #bitcoin & https://t.co/B8s4PyIUxo pic.twitter.com/BeqZx6KQAK— BitcoinAgile (@bitcoinagile) April 11, 2016The idea is gaining international attention as a practical answer to the piracy problem.Custos has recently received a funding boost, raising almost R4-million from the American company, Digital Currency Group (DCG). “DCG put us into a network that otherwise we would have had a lot of difficulty getting into,” Van Rooyen says of the deal. “They invest in all of the big Bitcoin related successes (including). more experimental and interesting blockchain companies.”Van Rooyen started Custos as a university project two years ago, looking primarily at digital security solutions. In 2015, Stellenbosch University’s technology hub, Innovus, invested R2.1-million into growing the project into a business.While internationally there has been a big focus by law enforcement on the downloaders of illegal content, Van Rooyen says the Custos solution is looking at the source of the content, the leaks within the industry. Illegal downloading has become such a huge and uncontrollable cultural global norm, he explains, it is more effective to curb the flow of content at the start of the chain.Piracy in South AfricaIn a South African context, the technology holds much potential for smaller independent media companies and distributors that are looking to protect their investments. The ability to protect local content – music, film and television – and make sure the creators get their financial due is one of Custos technology’s biggest selling points.“Piracy has been rampant in South Africa and we’ve seen the stats,” Van Rooyen says, but with the right technology protecting the products and creating more viable distribution channels for content in general, he thinks customers will play their part in curbing piracy and illegal downloading.“With Netflix, ShowMax (and other streaming services offering willing customers a cost-effective and legal way to access content), we will probably see a drop in downloading numbers.”Meanwhile, Custos and its technology will continue to help stem the wave of illegal content at its source.Source: News24last_img read more

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