Consultant to re-examine new air traffic system

http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1294553-20161103.htm

The Secretary for Transport, Anthony Cheung, says an independent consultant has been invited to take another look at the airport’s new air traffic system, after it encountered serious errors during a trial run last week.

Cheung said the consultant, Britain’s National Air Traffic Services, had earlier deemed the AT3 system ready for use a week before the malfunction.

The HK$1.5 billion AT3 system is already delayed – it was supposed to replace the existing system at the end of 2012.

The Civil Aviation Department introduced the system alongside the existing system in June as part of a phased implementation, and had hoped to completely replace the old system by early November at the latest.

Cheung said authorities will decide on a final commissioning date based on the consultant’s report. But he said they do not intend to extend the system’s phased implementation into the peak Christmas season, as that would seriously affect air traffic.

“At the moment, we are still working on the original plan of full implementation sometime within November,” he said. But he added that the exact date for AT3’s implementation still has to be determined: “We have to be fully certain that system readiness [and] staff readiness are not at stake.”

Aichi city demands Pokemon Go be disabled while players are driving

https://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/aichi-city-demands-pokemon-go-be-disabled-while-players-are-driving

NAGOYA —

A city in Japan will demand the U.S. operator of the popular smartphone application Pokemon Go disable the game while a player is driving after the recent death of a 9-year-old pedestrian.

The Ichinomiya city government in Aichi Prefecture will send a letter to Niantic Inc and concerned parties as early as this week, the officials said, adding, the city will urge the company to fully disable the game when the player is traveling at high speeds.

Currently, the operator restricts game play while users are travelling at certain speeds by using a motion sensor. But smartphone users are able to circumvent the restriction and continue playing even when driving.

Keita Noritake was fatally struck in Ichinomiya on Oct 26 while walking on a pedestrian crosswalk on his way home from school. The 36-year-old driver, Nobusuke Kawai, later admitted to police that he was playing the game before hitting the boy.

There have so far been three fatal car accidents, including the Noritake case, caused by drivers playing the augmented-reality game in Japan since it was released July 22, according to the National Police Agency.

A 72-year-old woman was killed after being hit by a van driven by a 39-year-old on a road in Tokushima City in western Japan on Aug 23. The driver was sentenced to 14 months in prison on Oct 31.

The second victim, a Vietnamese woman in her 20s, residing in Kasugai, Aichi Prefecture, died Aug 25 after being hit by a car while she was crossing a road on a bicycle on Aug 11. The driver told police he was distracted at the time of the accident as he was trying to charge his mobile phone because the battery had almost drained due to playing the game.

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Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars Sued Over “Uptown Funk”

Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson have been sued for copyright infringement over their hit single “Uptown Funk,” TMZ reports. The complaint, obtained by Pitchfork, was filed by the Minneapolis electro-funk band Collage. They claim that Ronson and Mars’ single “is an obvious, strikingly and/or substantially similar copy” of Collage’s 1983 single “Young Girls.” The complaint also notes that Ronson and Mars have talked about how “Uptown Funk” was influenced by early 1980s Minneapolis electro-funk soul music. Collage are seeking damages and profits.

 

http://pitchfork.com/news/69413-mark-ronson-and-bruno-mars-sued-over-uptown-funk/

White Woman Steals Black Man From Under The Nose Of A Black Woman – Becky Strikes!

White Woman Steals Black Man From Under The Nose Of A Black Woman – Becky Strikes!

Exposing Corruption Under Every Rock

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I had a feeling that this form of sniper strike would start occurring, to be honest in 2016 it isn’t very difficult for many black men to cross the fence and start dealing with non black women, with black women as a collective openly engaging in dysfunctional and destructive behaviour on the daily, the decision to abandon them has been made so much easier.

What Emma witnessed in the mall is an all too common scenario, black women have absolutely no decorum whatsoever, they always feel the need to instigate arguments with black men in public, in fact in the average black woman’s eyes the more spectators there are the better. Emma also talked about the fact that this black woman was going off on the man over nothing.

We also know this to be true because honest black men can attest to the fact that black women as a…

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Toronto Sun: We stand with Jordan Peterson

http://www.torontosun.com/2016/10/31/we-stand-with-jordan-peterson

Jordan Peterson is facing persecution for not using trendy buzzwords left-wing activists want to force upon him.

The University of Toronto professor recently announced he won’t use gender neutral pronouns like “zer” and “zhe” to describe students, should they request it.

We don’t care whether he does or doesn’t.

This so-called “gender neutral pronoun” debate speaks to a very small minority of people. It’s just not a big deal.

But what does concern us is the vilification and bullying Peterson’s been subjected to for refusing to follow the rules of the game suddenly thrust upon him by far-left activists.

He’s also received letters of censure from the University of Toronto.

Protesters have tried — loudly and aggressively — to shut down his public speeches.

Someone even poured glue in his office door, so he couldn’t get in.

Peterson is being bullied, by his employer and some colleagues and students.

Everyone should be concerned because what’s happening here will set a precedent.

If it isn’t confronted now for the attack on free speech that it is, it will spread like wildfire to other institutions.

One argument made against Peterson is that he stands to violate human rights laws.

Another is that by his refusal to use activist buzzwords, he is abusing students and causing them harm.

There’s no other way to say it: These arguments are nuts.

The real issue here is that fringe academics and left-wing political activists are trying to use institutions to force people to change our very language, under the threat of censure and punishment if they don’t comply.

Forcing people to change the way they speak is the beginning of a process to censor the way they think.

As Peterson has pointed out, this is what totalitarian states do.

The university administration is failing its faculty and students, as well as alumni and taxpayers who financially support the university.

The duty of that administration is, or should be, to defend freedom of speech and to encourage open and honest discussion and debate, even on difficult subjects.

Instead it’s done the exact opposite by backing activist bullies who want to silence a professor for his ideas.

We all need to stand with Peterson to make sure this rot doesn’t spread further.