It’s not about copyright – the EU is trying to destroy the internet

first_img Share Combine these two factors, and content with the smallest elements of copyright material – or even simply suspected material – is likely to be flagged, and increasingly removed.Copyright law has its fans and its critics. But you don’t even need to be an opponent to recognise that this EU Directive will significantly worsen the user’s experience on the internet. To put it in meme terms: “One does not simply take this lying down.” whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OraclePost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily Funny Copyright law is especially up for debate, as people place different emphasis on the benefits for the individual versus benefits reaped by the public.But the EU Copyright Directive – which was passed by European Parliament this week with the support of 348 MEPs – is in many ways not an issue of copyright law at all.The legal right to protect one’s work is being used as a guise to bring in taxes by stealth and burden online platforms with near impossible standards of conduct.The two most controversial points in the law – Article 11 and Article 13 – are almost certain to stifle digital activity, and interfere with the free way that people currently use online platforms.Article 11, known as the “link tax”, would make online platforms compensate press publishers for links and article content posted on their sites. Article 13 will also be distortive to the market, as it makes online platforms increasingly liable for copyright infringement.As Hewson’s briefing notes, major online platforms already have routine screening processes for content that violates copyright law or their own rules. But the new regulations “remove the protection for platforms previously available if they removed violating content promptly on receiving notice of it, and contravene fundamental rights such as free expression and freedom from monitoring”.The Directive claims that safeguards – including pastiche, parody, and quotations – will be protected, and that meme content has been excluded.But the algorithms which these platforms will have to implement to adhere to Article 13 are going to struggle to see the difference between infringement and fair use when comparing uploads to content that is registered as copyrighted.The financial risk, in the form of a major liability, is so loaded against these platforms that they will inevitably err on the side of caution. Tags: Brexit Facebook Tax Twitter As my colleague Victoria Hewson highlighted in her latest briefing, this approach has been “widely criticised as a distortive measure that seeks to prop up a declining industry”.As many local and national newspapers decline in readership and revenue, governments have become increasingly protectionist in their attempts to “rebalance” the sector, by cracking down on online platforms.The link tax has little merit, even if rebalancing is the goal. News outlets which require payment for readership already have logins and paywalls to protect their content from free access.Posting a City A.M. article word-for-word on your Facebook wall clearly undermines the publisher, but posting a link on Twitter with a quote or a few teaser lines is a win-win scenario: it provides content for the social media platform, and advertisement and click-throughs for the original publisher.Far from a copyright protection, Article 11 is really an attempt to find something new to tax in one of the few areas of everyday life that hasn’t yet been slapped with a government price tag. Friday 29 March 2019 4:27 amcenter_img 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. Kate AndrewsKate Andrews is associate director at the Institute of Economic Affairs. It’s not about copyright – the EU is trying to destroy the internet One of the feistiest debates in the classically liberal community revolves around the concept of property rights, especially in the digital age. I realise that, for many, this may not seem the sexiest topic, but at least this column isn’t about Brexit, so stay with me.Those who broadly share a similar, free-market worldview can take vastly different approaches to the concept of intellectual property. Supporters argue that IP protects a creator’s work and labour even if it doesn’t produce physical goods, while opponents consider it to be a distortive intervention that harms the economy. whatsapp Opinionlast_img read more

Freezing drizzle, rain may impact midday travel

first_imgJuneau | Public Safety | Southeast | WeatherFreezing drizzle, rain may impact midday travelFebruary 12, 2018 by Tripp J Crouse, KTOO Share:Snow accumulates on the Nimbus sculpture Monday morning, Feb. 12, 2018, outside of the Andrew P. Kashevaroff Building, which houses the State Library and Archives Museum, in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo by Tripp J Crouse/KTOO)Updated | noon MondayThe National Weather Service has extended its winter weather advisory for Juneau to remain in effect until 3 p.m.Original story | 6:47 a.m. MondayThe National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory in effect until noon Monday. The advisory is for the Icy Strait corridor, which includes Juneau, Gustavus and Hoonah.Juneau-based meteorologist Wes Adkins says the freezing drizzle earlier this morning has turned into snow.“But then we are looking for a transition to all rain some time by late this afternoon and definitely all rain tonight,” Adkins said. ”It’s going to be a mess.”The weather service doesn’t expect any freezing to happen. Temperatures are forecasted to be in the mid- to upper 30s tonight, and not changing a whole lot Tuesday.Though Adkins said that the rain falling on the snow, even freshly shoveled snow, can create a glaze or even a wet slush. That can make conditions a little hazardous.“We’re just asking people to be careful on driveways and sidewalks where maybe they have shoveled the snow and there’s a little bit of ice on it,” Adkins said. “The rain on the ice can make things really slick.”The advisory suggests that the conditions could make travel hazardous.The weather service says the advisory could be over sooner than noon. A cool down may be in the future for later this week.Share this story:last_img read more

Kodiak Coast Guard base reports COVID-19 cases

first_imgCoronavirus | SouthcentralKodiak Coast Guard base reports COVID-19 casesOctober 5, 2020 by Rhonda McBride, KMXT – Kodiak Share:The Kodiak Coast Guard Air Base (Chief Petty Officer Charly Hengen / U.S. Coast Guard)The Coast Guard says it’s moving quickly to contain a COVID-19 outbreak at Air Station Kodiak this week. Six cases have been reported. Two include children.Petty Officer 1st Class Ali Blackburn, a spokesperson for the Coast Guard, said the children are dependents of Coast Guard members.“Of the recent two, one child tested positive,” Blackburn said. “And one is exhibiting symptoms that keeps testing negative.”Blackburn said one of the children exposed to the virus attended an afternoon daycare center at the base, known as the Child Development Center Annex. The Coast Guard closed the facility and has asked those families with children who were also in the program to quarantine for fourteen days and report any symptoms of the virus.“We also have on-base care teams to assist those families if they need groceries, medicine or anything,” Blackburn said.The base has taken other steps to prevent the spread of the virus. The commissary and exchange have been closed. Also, all air station personnel are being tested for COVID-19.“I just want to stress that our base command and personnel are cognizant of the COVID threat, and we’re doing our best to protect our community and fellow Kodiak members,” Blackburn said.A school near the base, Peterson Elementary, closed on Wednesday after the Kodiak Island Borough School District was notified that a student had tested positive. The child is one of the six cases reported at the Coast Guard base.The school underwent deep cleaning and disinfection on Thursday and is scheduled to reopen on Friday, although close contacts of the child exposed to the virus must remain at home under a two-week quarantine period and take classes remotely.Blackburn says at least four crew members were involved in recent operations that took them off Kodiak Island, but none of these cases involve personal travel.Until now, there have been no cases of COVID-19 reported at the Kodiak Coast Guard base. Since April, there have been 80 positive tests in the Kodiak region.Share this story:last_img read more

Startup Spotlight: This biotech is attracting attention, even without a broad portfolio

first_img 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. Kate Sheridan 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. By Kate Sheridan Nov. 15, 2018 Reprints Biotech About the Author Reprints What is it? What’s included? General Assignment Reporter Kate covers biotech startups and the venture capital firms that back them. Cadent Therapeutics — a Cambridge, Mass.-based startup with a complicated history — announced Thursday that it has raised about $40 million for its neuroscience programs in a series B round backed by Atlas Venture, Cowen Healthcare Investments, and Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, among others.Among biotech startups, Cadent is bucking a trend. Lately, entrepreneurs have gravitated toward working on platforms instead of individual potential drugs. In theory, that strategy lessens some of the risk inherent in early-stage biotechs. If a company is based around one particular drug and that drug fails, that could blow up a company’s entire future.center_img Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Startup Spotlight: This biotech is attracting attention, even without a broad portfolio Log In | Learn More [email protected] Alex Hogan/STAT GET STARTED @sheridan_kate Tags biotechnologyBostonneuroscienceSTAT+last_img read more

Carlow shock Kildare to set up Leinster semi-final meeting with Laois

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest By Steven Miller – 27th May 2018 Community Carlow captain Darragh Foley Brought to you in association with the Midlands Park HotelLaois will play Carlow in this year’s Leinster SFC semi-final after they shocked Kildare in Bord na Mona O’Connor Park this afternoon.Turlough O’Brien’s men – who were promoted from Division 4 alongside this spring – beat Division 1 outfit Kildare on a scoreline of 2-14 to 1-10. Facebook Community Previous articleMoment in time: Rathdowney Mothers’ Union 50th anniversary in 2000Next articleOur pick of the top stories of the week Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. They led 1-8 to 1-3 and continued to lead and the closest Kildare got in the second half was within three points with three minutes remaining.But Carlow had one final kick in them and a late goal ensured they recorded a seven-point win.It means that Laois and Carlow will now meet in the Leinster semi-final in Croke Park on this day two weeks, Sunday, June 10.Carlow’s latest win follows on from their earlier championship win over Louth and means they’ve beaten Division 1 and Division 2 opposition to reach this stage.That game will be the first game of a double header involving the other semi-final between the winners of Dublin-Wicklow and Meath-Longford. TAGSCarlowLaois senior footballersLaois v CarlowLeinster SFC Pinterest Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ It will be the third meeting of the year between the sides – Laois won both the regular Division 4 game in Dr Cullen Park and the final in Croke Park.Laois last played Carlow in the Leinster championship in 2015. The last time Carlow recorded a championship win over Laois was in 1987.Laois booked their place in the semi-final thanks to a 4-13 to 1-12 win over Westmeath in Tullamore on Saturday evening.FT: Carlow 2-14 Kildare 1-10Historic win for Division 4’s Carlow against their Div 1 neighbours. A first championship victory against Kildare since 1953 and now into a Leinster semi-final against Laois in Croke ParkCarlow didn’t kick a single wide all day— Brendan O’Brien (@byBrendanOBrien) May 27, 2018center_img Carlow shock Kildare to set up Leinster semi-final meeting with Laois Fabulous scenes at Bord na Mona O’Connor Park as @Carlow_GAA celebrate another famous win!Next stop @CrokePark— Leinster GAA (@gaaleinster) May 27, 2018SEE ALSO – Paul Kingston hits hat-trick as Laois see off Westmeath Twitter Rugby Home Sport GAA Carlow shock Kildare to set up Leinster semi-final meeting with Laois SportGAAGaelic FootballLaois Senior Football Team Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApplast_img read more

Global equity markets put in strongest showing since 2007

first_imgJames Langton TSX streamlines corporate takeovers Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news Initial public offering (IPO) activity totalled US$179.8 billion through the first nine months of the year, up 94% from last year. Again, this was the strongest for global IPOs since 2007. Thomson Reuters says that issuers in China, the U.S. and the UK accounted for 60% of all IPO activity during the first nine months, up from 47% a year ago. At the same time, global follow-on offerings reached US$424.1 billion during the first nine months, which is up 10% from a year ago, and is the strongest first nine months for secondary offerings since 2009. European companies accounted for 34% of global secondary issuance, up from 29% in 2013; while issuance from companies in the U.S. and China fell 10% and 7%, respectively. By sector, financial services led the way, representing 22% of the overall volume of new issuance; followed by energy and power at 14%, technology (13%) and industrials and real estate (11%). Goldman Sachs led the global equity league tables, raising US$61.9 billion in proceeds from 305 issues, despite the fact that it lost 2.1 points of market share compared to 2013. JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley ranked second and third in the underwriting tables. Citing estimates from Freeman Consulting, the report also says that fees from equity capital markets transactions totalled US$16.4 billion for the first nine months of 2014, which is a 38% increase from this time last year. In a separate report, the firm notes that global debt market activity rose just 3% over the same period. For the first nine months of 2014, debt issuance totalled US$4.5 trillion. Although, in the third quarter, global debt activity decreased 29% compared to the second quarter of 2014. The volume of global high yield corporate debt came in at US$93.9 billion for the third quarter, the report says, which was a 42% decline compared to the second quarter. Financial services was also the biggest source of deal activity on the debt side, accounting for 50% of all new issuance so far this year. For the debt underwriters, Thomson Reuters/Freeman Consulting estimate that fees also rose about 3% to US$17.9 billion during the first nine months of the year. JP Morgan maintained its spot atop the global debt underwriting league tables during the first nine months, the report says, followed by Deutsche Bank, Citi rose to third place from fourth, and Barclays and Bank of America Merrill Lynch rounded out the top five. Canada’s IPO market topped $2B in 2018center_img Diversity in offerings, exchanges highlights Canada’s Q3 IPO market Keywords Share offerings Global equity issuance surged by 27% in the first nine months of 2014, while debt activity ticked up by 3%, according to new data from Thomson Reuters. In a new report, the firm says that global equity capital markets issuance activity totalled US$690.5 billion during the first nine months of 2014, up 27% compared to the same period last year. And, it says, this is the strongest showing for global equity markets since 2007, when the financial crisis first developed. The report also notes that third quarter issuance decreased 25% compared to the second quarter of the year. Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

Wealth-management firms need to do better on technology: PwC report

first_img Canaccord reports record revenues, drops proposal to acquire RF Capital Related news Wealth management firms have work to do to improve their technology if they hope to keep their affluent clients happy, according to a new report from Toronto-based PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) released on Tuesday. Keywords Wealth management,  High net-worth clients Fiona Collie These apps reduce clutter bloomua/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media One in five Canadian investors plans to switch wealth providers: EY study TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Sixty-nine percent of high net-worth individuals (HNWI) with US$1 million or more in investible assets globally use online/mobile banking and more than 40% review their portfolios or investments online, according to the PwC report, entitled Sink or Swim: Why Wealth Management Can’t Afford to Miss the Digital Wave. However, the report indicates that wealth-management firms are less tech-savvy than their clients, with some managers believing their firms to be advanced digitally when the only technology-based service offered is a website. The good news for wealth-management firms is that HNWI do see value in working with financial advisors as more than 60% of HNWI say they receive professional advice for their savings and investments. Of those, however, only 39% would recommend their wealth manager to others and more than a few are interested in trying out other advice options. For example, currently 14% of global HNWI use robo-advisor services. In North America that number drops to 6% of HNWI. Yet, the report found that although few people are investing through these digital platforms, a third of all HNWI who are aware of these financial technology (fintech) startups would consider using them in future. Furthermore, 47% of those under the age of 45 expressed an interest in signing up with a robo-advisor. Thus, the PwC report suggests that all wealth-management firms, including those in Canada, need to build out their technology capabilities if they plan on staying relevant with clients. “The findings in the global report ring true for the wealth-management industry in Canada as we see a younger and more diverse pool of HNWIs in the Canadian market,” said Raj Kothari, managing partner, greater Toronto, PwC Canada, in a statement. “Building a digital infrastructure informed by them, in order to meet their evolving needs, is required to ensure sustainable growth for wealth management in Canada.” For wealth-management firms to stay relevant, the PwC recommends that they focus on accelerating their efforts in building digital infrastructures from the back office to how clients access their accounts and advisors. As well, firms can use technology to manage costs and create better client proposition through the use of personal data. Finally, wealth-management firm don’t necessarily need to build their own platforms. Instead, the PwC report suggests that they should look to partner with fintech companies already in the market that can help them to catch up to today’s technology. “Firms that successfully use technology to facilitate and scale up the personal, goal-oriented service for which wealth management is valued — rather than compromise or replace it — will be the industry’s winners,” the report suggests. The report is based on research conducted in late 2015 and early 2016 of 1,010 HNWI in Europe, North America and Asia. As well, PwC conducted interviews with 100 client-facing relationship managers in wealth-management firms, including divisions in major banks, along with senior executives and CEOs at established wealth-management firms and fintech companies. Photo copyright: bloomua/123RF Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

SCJ Gets Help from Government

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Government has given an undertaking to take over all debts of the Sugar Company of Jamaica (SCJ), to allow the company to strive for profitability with its new thrust on efficiency, improved farming practices and improved production.Chairman of the SCJ, Robert Levy made the announcement at a luncheon on the grounds of the Frome Sugar Factory in Westmoreland on January 31, following a tour of the facilities by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Honourable Professor Kenneth Hall and Mrs. Hall.The Chairman said that when he was first asked to take over the leadership of the sugar industry, on viewing the available facilities within the industry, his first thought was that it would take a miracle to get the industry moving.“Maybe the first and most significant(miracle) is that I got a letter from the Minister of Finance about four weeks ago, saying that he undertook to take over the full indebtedness of the Sugar Company of Jamaica, and that is a great undertaking,” he said.Mr. Levy noted that the transformation in the infrastructure at the Monymusk factory, improved production levels at the Frome factory and the decision of the Governor-General to visit the Frome factory on his first visit to entities within the productive sector, were encouraging signs for the industry.The Chairman said that he was upbeat about the future of the sugar industry with all major debts out of the way, adding that the timing of the gesture was very important, as it has given the SCJ an opportunity to move forward.He pointed out that with the debts cleared, the SCJ should be back to profitability by the end of the 2008/2009 sugar crop. He urged the workers at all levels within the sugar industry to continue to give their committed and dedicated service to the industry. RelatedSCJ Gets Help from Government SCJ Gets Help from Government UncategorizedFebruary 1, 2007 RelatedSCJ Gets Help from Governmentcenter_img RelatedSCJ Gets Help from Government Advertisementslast_img read more

US Embargo Against Cuba Outdated… Says PM Golding

first_imgUS Embargo Against Cuba Outdated… Says PM Golding UncategorizedJuly 25, 2008 RelatedUS Embargo Against Cuba Outdated… Says PM Golding FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister Bruce Golding is of the view that the United States embargo against Cuba has no usefulness and that its impracticability is glaringly obvious and stands in stark contrast to how other countries are treated.Mr. Golding’s comments were made on Wednesday, July 23 at a forum hosted by the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) under the theme ‘Cuba and its Neighbours: The Challenges of Change.’ The forum was held at the Mona Visitor’s Lodge at the University of the West Indies. “My hope is that within a short time we can see an end to the isolation of Cuba,” Mr. Golding said, adding that it was his expectation that its relations within Latin America will shortly be fully normalized.He said a window of opportunity now exists with increasing interaction between Cuba and US Congressmen and the expressed willingness by a presidential candidate to engage Cuba.Mr. Golding said the challenges facing Cuba were exacerbated by the embargo and were evident in the 1980s when developing countries were able to take advantage of the triumph of market philosophy over state control regimes. He said Cuba was not able to do this and that faced with its own realities, used its resources to place priority attention on human development. “They have an advantage in that they have been able to build up a capacity that is going to put them way ahead,” Mr. Golding said.He said the pace at which Cuba is transforming should be determined by the Cuban people themselves and that the international community should help to encourage them in that transformation in a non-intrusive way. Mr. Golding said there are issues that would have to be dealt with, including democracy and fundamental rights which are not merely sovereign issues, but are universal issues that have been embraced by the international community.He said the international community should work towards creating a new theatre of constructive engagement with Cuba in which there is general acceptance of the fundamental principles that all nations must observe. Mr. Golding said this engagement should involve “respect for the sovereignty and the right of self determination and most of all respect and support for the Cuban people”. Advertisementscenter_img RelatedUS Embargo Against Cuba Outdated… Says PM Golding RelatedUS Embargo Against Cuba Outdated… Says PM Goldinglast_img read more

Annual legumes – Ilford demo site report

first_imgAnnual legumes – Ilford demo site report AG ADVICE – March 2021Clare Edwards – Senior Land Services Officer, PasturesIn 2020, we ran a demonstration plot trialling hard seeded legumes in the Ilford area. Part of the trial was to have a ‘look and see’ at some new cool season annual legumes alongside some traditional varieties.There are many interesting aspects when looking at some of these legumes, including whether they have any distinct advantages when considering climate variability.The site was a paddock that had previously been sown to oats for a couple of years. Then in 2019, the trial that was originally sown failed due to the drought. The site had been limed previously, and in 2020 had a pHCa of 5.3 in the top 10cm. In February 2020, the site was again sown to 7 different annual legumes and two perennials (white clover and lucerne). The annuals included balansa, arrowleaf, gland, yellow serradella, pink serradella and two different hardseeded levels of sub-clover.One of the factors to consider when selecting the species sown was their hard seeded levels. This is a seed dormancy mechanism, which is an important trait that allows the plant to create a long-term seed bank. It can regulate the germination of the plant and so protect against false breaks. As an annual, this is important; some years we have good soil moisture and cool conditions early on, only to receive a couple of hot, dry weeks at the end of summer or in early autumn. Newly germinated plants find it hard to survive in these conditions.Hard seededness also prevents every single seed germinating at the same time. This can lead to crowding and competition for nutrients, space, light and moisture. Lastly, the hard seeded trait increases the future survival of the species. Often only a percentage of seed germinates in any one year, and there is seed still remaining in the soil.A lot of landholders commented on the amount of sub clover in their pasture last year (2020), even though there had been little sub clover visible in the proceeding few years, and they had not sown any seed for several years.Many annuals have a percentage of hard seededness. There can also be differences between varieties – for example the sub-clover varieties of Woogenellup can have lower level of hard seededness when compared to Seaton Park LF variety. It is often commented that landholders see a disappointing second year of hard seeded legumes, partly due to pasture management in the establishment year.The two perennial legumes were added into the demonstration to help answer the question on the use of perennials in a region that receives some summer rainfall. Legumes are not only important to help fix nitrogen for our pastures, but also add to the quality of feed they can produce for our livestock.While we were not able to hold major events at the site last year, a small group were able to visit and hear about the different types of legumes. Forage samples were also taken and discussed on the day. Below is a table of the legume samples sent away for feed quality analysis. Note that these were taken at one point in time (May), and are not replicated. Vetch had previously been sown as part of the oat crop and was a volunteer legume. There was insufficient pink serradella and lucerne at the time to take a representative sample.Digestibility (%)Crude Protein (%)Metabolisable Energy (MJ/kg DM)Sub-clover (Seaton Park)7417.911.2Sub-clover(Woogenellup)7618.711.4Balansa8014.912.2Arrowleaf7619.611.5Vetch7727.711.7Serradella7515.111.3Gland7512.611.3White Clover7920.912.0Table 1. Feed quality of 8 legumes at the Ilford site, May 2020. Samples taken by grab method and randomised across the plots. Samples sent to NSW Department of Primary Industries Wagga Wagga Feed Quality Service. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Clare, climate, demonstration, drought, energy, Government, Ilford, legumes, livestock, Local Land Services, New South Wales, nitrogen, NSW, NSW Department of Primary Industries, protein, quality, Seaton, species, Wagga Waggalast_img read more