Relaks http://www.relaksradio.net Beyond Frequencies Thu, 30 Jun 2022 13:15:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0 http://www.relaksradio.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Relaks http://www.relaksradio.net 32 32 Parties are hereby banned by Airbnb http://www.relaksradio.net/2022/06/30/parties-are-hereby-banned-by-airbnb/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=parties-are-hereby-banned-by-airbnb http://www.relaksradio.net/2022/06/30/parties-are-hereby-banned-by-airbnb/#respond Thu, 30 Jun 2022 13:15:41 +0000 http://www.relaksradio.net/?p=8520 Since its implementation in August 2020, the rule has evolved into “much more than a public health measure,” according to the firm. “It evolved into a bedrock community policy to support our hosts and their neighbours,” said the San Francisco-based company. However, it also removed a cap on the number [...]

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Since its implementation in August 2020, the rule has evolved into “much more than a public health measure,” according to the firm. “It evolved into a bedrock community policy to support our hosts and their neighbours,” said the San Francisco-based company. However, it also removed a cap on the number of people who can stay at home. According to Airbnb, the number of complaints about parties has decreased by 44 percent since the measure was implemented. Exceptions to the global ban may be made in the future for “specialty and traditional hospitality venues,” it added.

 

Airbnb also stated that it would remove a limit on the number of people who can stay in its listings at any given time. It previously imposed a 16-person occupancy limit due to concerns about the spread of Covid-19. “Several types of larger homes are capable of comfortably and safely housing more than 16 people,” according to the firm, “ranging from castles in Europe to vineyards in the United States to large beachfront villas in the Caribbean.” “Removing this cap is intended to allow those hosts to use the space in their homes responsibly while still complying with our ban on disruptive parties,” it said. In 2019, the company began imposing restrictions on parties. It prohibited “open-invite” parties and “chronic party houses,” which were a nuisance to neighbours. During the pandemic, Airbnb imposed a permanent ban on parties “in the best interests of public health.” Last year, over 6,600 guests were also barred from using the platform for violating the rules. “This new and long-term policy was implemented to encourage and support community safety,” Airbnb explained. “We look forward to sharing updates on our efforts to supplement our community policies on parties in the coming weeks and months,” it added.

 

Previously, Airbnb suspended domestic rentals in China, where a “zero-Covid” policy was in effect, implying that lockdowns were in effect. Instead, the company is expected to focus on Chinese residents travelling to other countries. According to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, before the pandemic, Chinese tourists travelling abroad had tripled in less than a decade, reaching 155 million journeys in 2019. However, since 2020, China has had some of the world’s strictest Covid restrictions, making travel into and around the country extremely difficult.

 

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AI still cannot invent on it’s own, according to the UK http://www.relaksradio.net/2022/06/30/ai-still-cannot-invent-on-its-own-according-to-the-uk/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ai-still-cannot-invent-on-its-own-according-to-the-uk http://www.relaksradio.net/2022/06/30/ai-still-cannot-invent-on-its-own-according-to-the-uk/#respond Thu, 30 Jun 2022 13:12:12 +0000 http://www.relaksradio.net/?p=8516   Patents transfer ownership of a new invention to the inventor. According to a recent IPO consultation, many experts believe AI is currently incapable of inventing without human assistance. Despite “misconceptions,” current law allowed humans to patent inventions made with AI assistance, according to the government. Last year, the Court [...]

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Patents transfer ownership of a new invention to the inventor. According to a recent IPO consultation, many experts believe AI is currently incapable of inventing without human assistance. Despite “misconceptions,” current law allowed humans to patent inventions made with AI assistance, according to the government. Last year, the Court of Appeal ruled against Stephen Thaler, who claimed that his Dabus AI system was the inventor in two patent applications for a food container and a flashing light. The judges sided with the IPO, which had told him to list a real person as the inventor, by a two-to-one vote. “Only a person has rights; a machine does not,” Lady Justice Laing wrote in her decision. “A patent is a legal right that can only be granted to an individual.” However, the IPO stated that it would “need to understand how our IP system should protect AI-devised inventions in the future” and pledged to advance international discussions to keep the UK competitive.

 

In July 2021, an Australian court ruled in a case also brought by Mr Thaler that AI systems could be recognized as inventors for patent purposes. South Africa had issued a similar decision just days before. Many artificial intelligence systems are trained using large amounts of data downloaded from the internet. On Tuesday, the IPO also announced plans to change copyright law to allow anyone with lawful access to do this, rather than just those conducting non-commercial research, as is currently the case, in order to “promote the use of AI technology, and wider ‘data mining’ techniques, for the public good.” Rights holders will still be able to control and charge for access to their works, but they will no longer be able to charge an additional fee for the ability to mine them. A growing number of people are using AI tools like DALL.E 2 to create images that resemble works of human art. According to the Register, Mr Thaler recently sued the US Copyright Office for refusing to recognize a software system as the “author” of an image.

 

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A dark day for women’s rights as Roe v. Wade is overturned http://www.relaksradio.net/2022/06/30/a-dark-day-for-womens-rights-as-roe-v-wade-is-overturned/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-dark-day-for-womens-rights-as-roe-v-wade-is-overturned http://www.relaksradio.net/2022/06/30/a-dark-day-for-womens-rights-as-roe-v-wade-is-overturned/#respond Thu, 30 Jun 2022 13:07:41 +0000 http://www.relaksradio.net/?p=8512 First of all, a description about Roe V. Wade is required. Norma McCorvey (1947-2017), the plaintiff, filed a federal lawsuit against Henry Wade, the district attorney of Dallas county, Texas, where Roe lived, in 1970 under the fictitious name “Jane Roe” to protect her identity. The Supreme Court made an [...]

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First of all, a description about Roe V. Wade is required. Norma McCorvey (1947-2017), the plaintiff, filed a federal lawsuit against Henry Wade, the district attorney of Dallas county, Texas, where Roe lived, in 1970 under the fictitious name “Jane Roe” to protect her identity. The Supreme Court made an effort to strike a balance between a woman’s right to privacy and a state’s interest in restricting abortion after rejecting Roe’s statement of an unrestricted right to end a pregnancy in any form and at any time. Blackmun stated that lawmakers must draft statutes carefully “to represent solely the genuine state interests at stake” because only a “compelling state interest” can justify restrictions on “basic rights” like privacy. The state’s compelling interests in pregnant women’s health and the potential lives of foetuses were then balanced by the court. It stated that a state would be permitted to control abortion “about towards the end of the first trimester” of pregnancy if it had a compelling interest in the unborn child’s health. The Court determined that the foetus reached viability, or “capable of meaningful existence outside the mother’s womb,” at around 24 weeks of pregnancy. Roe v. Wade has faced numerous challenges since 1973, but they have not succeeded in overturning it. 

The court has now overruled that earlier decision, thereby allowing states to outlaw abortions before 12 weeks. Although individual states will now have the power to determine whether and how to permit abortions, the practice will not be made automatically banned in the US. Numerous states have enacted “trigger laws” that take effect if Roe v. Wade is struck down. Others have left outdated laws that prohibited abortion before 1973 on the books; they may now be reinstated. Several states have attempted to adopt legislation outlawing abortion during the past ten years, with some exceptions like when the life of the pregnant woman is in danger.

 

As the Supreme Court’s decision to reverse abortion rights became clear to Americans on Friday, protests erupted in Washington, D.C., and in city centers , town plazas, and parks across the country. Some were well-coordinated, while others were not. Outside the Supreme Court, a divided crowd that had gathered early in the day had swelled to thousands of mostly outraged abortion rights demonstrators by evening, clashing with small groups of joyous anti-abortion activists who blew bubbles and celebrated the end of the federal guarantee of access to a safe and legal means of terminating a pregnancy. According to senators and the state’s Republican Party, police used tear gas and Arizona state senators called a recess late Friday after protesters gathered outside the State Capitol, with some banging on the glass. Crowds of abortion rights activists had gathered in front of the building hours earlier in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Thousands gathered in New York City on Friday, hours after the United States Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade, to express their fears and anger over the historic decision to eliminate the constitutional right to abortion. According to the CDC, 92.8 percent of abortions occur during the first trimester. The majority of abortion patients are unmarried, though they may be living with a partner.

 

According to the Guttmacher Institute, a research organization that supports abortion rights, 40 million women of childbearing age will live in states where abortion will become more difficult to obtain. According to the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 630,000 abortions were performed in the United States in 2019, though Guttmacher’s own research suggests it may be closer to 860,000. According to the CDC, 92.8 percent of abortions are performed during the first trimester. The majority of abortion patients are unmarried, though they may be living with a partner at the time. One in every ten women who have abortions are teenagers, with the majority being in their twenties. Approximately 60% of people who have abortions have previously given birth, and nearly 60% have never had an abortion. It is indeed a huge step backward for the women in America as rights to their bodily autonomy have been taken away in such a crude fashion.

 

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Raducanu : not diverted by business interests http://www.relaksradio.net/2022/06/27/raducanu-not-diverted-by-business-interests/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=raducanu-not-diverted-by-business-interests http://www.relaksradio.net/2022/06/27/raducanu-not-diverted-by-business-interests/#respond Mon, 27 Jun 2022 10:38:20 +0000 http://www.relaksradio.net/?p=8501 Raducanu’s victory in New York attracted extraordinary interest from the corporate sector, according to Max Eisenbud, who previously managed the careers of Maria Sharapova and Li Na. And he believes that by limiting Raducanu to a maximum of 18 sponsor days each year, his organization IMG has “left millions of [...]

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Raducanu’s victory in New York attracted extraordinary interest from the corporate sector, according to Max Eisenbud, who previously managed the careers of Maria Sharapova and Li Na. And he believes that by limiting Raducanu to a maximum of 18 sponsor days each year, his organization IMG has “left millions of dollars off the table.” Eisenbud said on the podcast for The Sports Desk, “We could have done 50 days of shoots.” After the US Open, “I’ve never seen the amount of excitement and businesses who wanted to work with Emma.”

 

From Evian to Tiffany, Nike to HSBC, Raducanu represents the brands of nine different companies. The contracts, which are valued tens of millions of pounds, range in length from three to five years. However, Raducanu’s season hasn’t been as successful thus far. Only eight of the 19 games she has played so far this season have ended in victories for the 19-year-old, who has also sustained a number of minor ailments. Eisenbud, however, asserts that people shouldn’t associate these challenges with her business objectives. He acknowledged, “It’s been a hard year. “I think she had a lot of terrible luck, and what really harmed her was [getting] Covid and not having a wonderful off-season, and then she had to play catch up,” he said. But I believe that everything would have been the same if she had no shoot dates. The situation would likely be the same if she had kept herself in her room for a full year and done nothing. I realize that from the outside, you guys want to look at all those things. This is Eisenbud’s third experience in his line of work with something “amazing, special, and not normal.”

 

The other two were Li winning her first Grand Slam championship at the 2011 French Open in front of an estimated 116 million Chinese viewers and Sharapova defeating Serena Williams in the Wimbledon final in 2004 at the age of 17. Soon after Sharapova’s victory on Centre Court in 2004, Eisenbud recalled booking a space for a meeting with her father, Yuri. He claims Yuri wanted to take advantage of his daughter’s success while also making sure she maintained her focus and continued to triumph.

 

The American’s response was to create a calendar and then draw a line across all the weeks they both agreed there was no time for commercial work, particularly before, during, and right after a tournament. Eisenbud said of a player who for a decade was consistently the highest-paid female athlete in the world: “So we did this exercise through the entire year and we figured out that there was probably 18 days a year that she can give to sponsors without affecting her tennis training or her tournament schedule.” A few years later, Li’s family made the decision that they liked the sound of that strategy, and the Raducanus now agree with it.

 

”The same philosophy once more,” Eisenbud continued. “Never during a tournament week, never immediately following a tournament, and never a week or so before. I can see how people who don’t understand that philosophy may believe that she is being distracted by it, but I believe that is not the case when you look at how it is written up. Emma made the decision to begin her shoots at 12 or 1 p.m. and continue them until 8 or 9 p.m., giving herself the opportunity to exercise, train, or perform other forms of fitness in the morning. “Not all of the 18 days have been used. Although some sponsors offer those days, many of them don’t take advantage of them.” She will likely use around 13 days by the end of the year, in my estimation. But it’s difficult to say “no” when the offer is for millions of dollars on the 19th day since you’re sticking to the 18-day rule.

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Katie Price avoids jail Time! http://www.relaksradio.net/2022/06/27/katie-price-avoids-jail-time/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=katie-price-avoids-jail-time http://www.relaksradio.net/2022/06/27/katie-price-avoids-jail-time/#respond Mon, 27 Jun 2022 10:30:47 +0000 http://www.relaksradio.net/?p=8496 After breaking a protection order preventing contact with Michelle Penticost, the fiancée of Katie Price’s ex-husband Kieran Hayler, she escaped going to jail. An 18-month community order with 150 hours of unpaid work and an additional 20 hours for violating a suspended sentence for driving-related offences was handed down to [...]

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After breaking a protection order preventing contact with Michelle Penticost, the fiancée of Katie Price’s ex-husband Kieran Hayler, she escaped going to jail.

An 18-month community order with 150 hours of unpaid work and an additional 20 hours for violating a suspended sentence for driving-related offences was handed down to the 44-year-old former beauty model.

 

Price did not express any emotion when the verdict was read, but she did smile briefly as she departed the dock. She appeared at Lewes Crown Court on Friday morning for sentence after entering a guilty plea to violating a restraining order last month. The reality TV star and mother of five texted Mr. Hayler used “very rude and inflammatory” language to disparage her fiancé.

 

A five-year restraining order was issued against her on June 3, 2019, at Horsham Magistrates’ Court, and she was also fined £415 for hurling a foul-mouthed “tirade of abuse” at Ms. Penticost during an argument in a school playground. The text was reportedly written after Price learned about Ms. Penticost’s Instagram post about how she has been treated unfairly by others and how to handle it. According to Ms. Penticost, the prosecution claims that the post had nothing to do with Price. The phrase “inform your,” which Price used in an oblique attempt to contact Ms. Penticost, was what the court heard caused the offence to be committed.

 

A five-year prison sentence is the maximum penalty for violating a protective order, such as a restraining order. Ms. Penticost stated in a victim impact statement given in court that Price’s violation of the restraining order had a “devastating effect” on her mental health. “What Katie has done has had a very unpleasant effect, and I feel scared and intimidated,” she stated. Price’s attorney, Nicholas Hamblin, stated that although his client had admitted to the violation, she had believed the restraining order “operated both ways” and had been mistaken. She had “over-reacted as she believed she was being criticized,” he claimed, adding that there had been a hint of “provocation.” He continued, “She has displayed regret and acknowledges an indirect breach.

 

The judge cautioned the TV personality and businesswoman last month, just before the proceedings came to a close, that she was “in very severe danger of going to prison,” adding, “I truly hope I don’t see you here again.” “In my opinion, this offence was committed out of rage,” Judge Stephen Mooney told Price today. “In my judgement, balancing the aggravating and mitigating considerations, the appropriate penalty is a medium-level community order,” the judge said. “The remarks you used were highly offensive and provocative, thus the violation cannot be regarded small.” Moreover, Price was required to pay £1,500 in court expenses.

 

An English model, writer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur, Katie Price. Jordan gained notoriety as a glamour model before going on to appear in the third season of I’m A Celebrity, when she met Peter Andre. Katie has subsequently been married three times and has five kids; the couple is now divorced. In addition, Price has published six autobiographies, eleven novels, and two children’s book series. The Sunday Times bestselling list was topped by her Angel book series.

 

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Helicopter crash kills two http://www.relaksradio.net/2022/06/21/helicopter-crash-kills-two/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=helicopter-crash-kills-two http://www.relaksradio.net/2022/06/21/helicopter-crash-kills-two/#respond Tue, 21 Jun 2022 09:53:31 +0000 http://www.relaksradio.net/?p=8487 A helicopter crashed into a field in North Yorkshire, killing two persons. The cause of the plane’s crash near Burton in Lonsdale is being investigated; the cause is now unknown. After the helicopter crashed soon before midday near Bentham Road, emergency personnel raced to the area. Two people were killed [...]

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A helicopter crashed into a field in North Yorkshire, killing two persons. The cause of the plane’s crash near Burton in Lonsdale is being investigated; the cause is now unknown. After the helicopter crashed soon before midday near Bentham Road, emergency personnel raced to the area. Two people were killed as a result, North Yorkshire Police said later Monday afternoon. Specially trained cops are assisting their relatives, according to the force.

 

As emergency services respond to the situation, specialist air accident investigators have been summoned to the collision scene, and road closures have been put in place. As emergency personnel operate nearby, aerial photos of the scene appear to reveal the burnt wreckage of the chopper. The public has been “strongly advised” to stay away from the area.

 

A huge area around the collision site has been blocked off as the investigation continues, according to Sky News correspondent Frazer Maude, who was near to the scene. “We believe this helicopter crashed immediately after take-off, as I said.” We don’t know if it was due to pilot error or mechanical breakdown. “It could’ve been a variety of things.” At the moment, it appears that the weather is near-perfect, with bright skies and no major wind. “I’m guessing the two main causes that air crash investigators are looking into are pilot mistake or mechanical breakdown.” He said he spoke with a local farmer who had seen a column of smoke rising into the sky but had not heard the collision.

 

Burton is a rural community near the Lancashire-Cumbria border. The Yorkshire Ambulance Service claimed it “deployed a number of services to the area,” but didn’t elaborate. The event was also attended by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service. On social media, residents of the nearby community of Ingleton recounted seeing black smoke in the vicinity as well as a big number of emergency personnel. According to the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), an examination has been initiated into what happened, and inspectors are on their way to the accident scene to begin their investigation.

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Nadal to compete at Wimbledon 2022, along with joyous news! http://www.relaksradio.net/2022/06/20/nadal-to-compete-at-wimbledon-2022-along-with-joyous-news/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nadal-to-compete-at-wimbledon-2022-along-with-joyous-news http://www.relaksradio.net/2022/06/20/nadal-to-compete-at-wimbledon-2022-along-with-joyous-news/#respond Mon, 20 Jun 2022 11:21:45 +0000 http://www.relaksradio.net/?p=8483 Thousands of people have gathered on the streets of London to demand that the government address the rising cost of living. As part of an action organized by the Trades Union Congress, workers marched to Parliament to demand better pay and working conditions (TUC). The union has advocated for a [...]

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Thousands of people have gathered on the streets of London to demand that the government address the rising cost of living.

As part of an action organized by the Trades Union Congress, workers marched to Parliament to demand better pay and working conditions (TUC). The union has advocated for a £15 minimum wage and a “fair pay raise for public sector workers.” “We stepped in to lessen the strain,” a Treasury spokesman stated. The government is also “supporting eight million of the most needy British families this year through at least £1,200 in direct assistance – and giving every home £400 to help pay their energy costs,” according to the spokesman.

 

The Teachers’ Union, NASUWT, was among those who attended the march, calling for a “pay raise and an urgent rebalancing of burden” for the profession. The Department for Education (DfE) expressed its gratitude for “continuing efforts of teachers and school leaders in helping pupils,” and said it was working to “provide pay rises and pay awards for new and experienced teachers.” According to the union, the value of teachers’ compensation has decreased by 19 percent in the last 12 years as living expenditures have outpaced wages.

 

Union leaders have confirmed that rail and tube strikes will take place next week after discussions failed to resolve a dispute over compensation, jobs, and conditions. Negotiations with Network Rail, train operators, and London Underground, according to the Rail, Maritime, and Transport union (RMT), have failed. The strike will wreak havoc in England, Scotland, and Wales. It was regrettable, according to the Department of Transportation, because strikes should “always be the last choice.” Thousands of workers will be involved in the strike, which will take place on Tuesday, Thursday, and next Saturday across 13 train operators and Network Rail, as well as a London Underground strike on Tuesday. Operators have stated that there would be spillover impacts on other days.

 

Meanwhile, Network Rail has advised travelers not to travel by train unless absolutely necessary during next week’s strikes, when nearly half of all rail lines will be blocked. On strike days, only roughly 20% of services will function on a skeleton schedule. For example, the last train from Edinburgh to London departs at 13:30, and the last train from Manchester departs at 14:47. “No one wins in the case of a strike,” the Rail Delivery Group stated, adding that it would cooperate with Network Rail to keep as many trains operating as possible.

 

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Strikes around UK amidst rising living cost http://www.relaksradio.net/2022/06/20/strikes-around-uk-amidst-rising-living-cost/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=strikes-around-uk-amidst-rising-living-cost http://www.relaksradio.net/2022/06/20/strikes-around-uk-amidst-rising-living-cost/#respond Mon, 20 Jun 2022 11:15:05 +0000 http://www.relaksradio.net/?p=8480 Thousands of people have gathered on the streets of London to demand that the government address the rising cost of living. As part of an action organized by the Trades Union Congress, workers marched to Parliament to demand better pay and working conditions (TUC). The union has advocated for a [...]

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Thousands of people have gathered on the streets of London to demand that the government address the rising cost of living.

As part of an action organized by the Trades Union Congress, workers marched to Parliament to demand better pay and working conditions (TUC). The union has advocated for a £15 minimum wage and a “fair pay raise for public sector workers.” “We stepped in to lessen the strain,” a Treasury spokesman stated. The government is also “supporting eight million of the most needy British families this year through at least £1,200 in direct assistance – and giving every home £400 to help pay their energy costs,” according to the spokesman.

 

The Teachers’ Union, NASUWT, was among those who attended the march, calling for a “pay raise and an urgent rebalancing of burden” for the profession. The Department for Education (DfE) expressed its gratitude for “continuing efforts of teachers and school leaders in helping pupils,” and said it was working to “provide pay rises and pay awards for new and experienced teachers.” According to the union, the value of teachers’ compensation has decreased by 19 percent in the last 12 years as living expenditures have outpaced wages.

 

Union leaders have confirmed that rail and tube strikes will take place next week after discussions failed to resolve a dispute over compensation, jobs, and conditions. Negotiations with Network Rail, train operators, and London Underground, according to the Rail, Maritime, and Transport union (RMT), have failed. The strike will wreak havoc in England, Scotland, and Wales. It was regrettable, according to the Department of Transportation, because strikes should “always be the last choice.” Thousands of workers will be involved in the strike, which will take place on Tuesday, Thursday, and next Saturday across 13 train operators and Network Rail, as well as a London Underground strike on Tuesday. Operators have stated that there would be spillover impacts on other days.

 

Meanwhile, Network Rail has advised travelers not to travel by train unless absolutely necessary during next week’s strikes, when nearly half of all rail lines will be blocked. On strike days, only roughly 20% of services will function on a skeleton schedule. For example, the last train from Edinburgh to London departs at 13:30, and the last train from Manchester departs at 14:47. “No one wins in the case of a strike,” the Rail Delivery Group stated, adding that it would cooperate with Network Rail to keep as many trains operating as possible.

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Lil Wayne to not attend the Strawberries and Creem festival in UK http://www.relaksradio.net/2022/06/16/lil-wayne-to-not-attend-the-strawberries-and-creem-festival-in-uk/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=lil-wayne-to-not-attend-the-strawberries-and-creem-festival-in-uk http://www.relaksradio.net/2022/06/16/lil-wayne-to-not-attend-the-strawberries-and-creem-festival-in-uk/#respond Thu, 16 Jun 2022 11:12:48 +0000 http://www.relaksradio.net/?p=8477 According to the Strawberries and Creem Festival, where he was scheduled to perform on Saturday, the American rapper’s visa was denied by the Home Office in a “last-minute decision.” He was supposed to perform alongside Tion Wayne, Mabel, Wilkinson, and Katy B. The rapper, who is 38 years old, is [...]

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According to the Strawberries and Creem Festival, where he was scheduled to perform on Saturday, the American rapper’s visa was denied by the Home Office in a “last-minute decision.” He was supposed to perform alongside Tion Wayne, Mabel, Wilkinson, and Katy B. The rapper, who is 38 years old, is one of the most well-known hip-hop musicians of all time. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, he has sold tens of millions of albums and 70 million singles. In the United States, that sum ranks 12th all-time. He’s also won five Grammy Awards and charted over 100 tracks on the Billboard Hot 100.

 

The event organizers said they had “received minimal notice” when they announced the lineup change, and that the timing was “upsetting for all involved.”

“We are very sorry to inform you that Lil Wayne will no longer be able to play at the festival due to extreme circumstances beyond our control or influence,” they continued. “In a last-minute decision, the Home Office has refused Lil Wayne entry to the United Kingdom.” This abrupt and harsh verdict has left us very dissatisfied.” The festival was supposed to be the multi-Grammy winner’s lone European performance in 2022, according to organizers.

 

The Home Office confirmed the rapper’s denial of entry, stating that anyone serving a 12-month or longer sentence “must have their application refused.” In 2010, Lil Wayne was sentenced to a year in prison for gun possession, serving eight months of his sentence. He admitted to a federal weapons offence in 2020. After his luggage was searched upon his arrival in the Miami region from California on Dec. 23, 2019, the 38-year-old rapper admitted to holding a.45 caliber gold-plated revolver and six rounds of ammo. Carter claimed the rifle was a Father’s Day gift, according to the search warrant. Carter was convicted of firearms possession in New York more than a decade ago, and was sentenced to eight months in prison. Federal law prohibits convicted felons from possessing weapons. On January 20, 2021, the former president, Donald Trump, pardoned him.

 

Ludacris, a Grammy winner, will now take Lil Wayne’s place on stage, but the move has angered ticket holders, who have demanded a full refund. One user wrote on Twitter, “Gotta be issuing refunds here. Literally, the only act people are coming for is Wayne. The only reason he hasn’t performed in the UK for so long was because he was refused entry before, so surely you checked this before announcing him?” Another person said, ”Absolutely no way. Please let me know if I can receive a full refund. This is false advertising” As a result, the festival has offered guests free access on Sunday or a discount on tickets for the following year’s festival.

 

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Consumer advocate Justin Gutmann has accused Apple of slowing down iPhone handset performance by hiding a power management tool in software updates to combat performance issues and prevent older devices from shutting down unexpectedly. The claim applies to the following iPhone models: 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, SE, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X.

 

Gutmann has filed a claim with the competition appeal tribunal seeking approximately £768 million in damages for up to 25 million UK owners of various older iPhone models. It claims that Apple misled users about the incident by directing them to download software updates that claimed to improve the performance of certain devices but actually slowed them down. The claim relates to the introduction of a power management tool in a software update for iPhone users in January 2017, which was issued to slow down older iPhone models with ageing batteries that may have struggled to run the latest iOS software in order to prevent abrupt device shutdowns.

 

Gutmann stated that information about this tool was not included in the software update download description at the time, nor did it slow a user’s device. He claims that Apple created this tool to conceal the fact that iPhone batteries were unable to meet new iOS processing demands, and that instead of recalling products or replacing batteries, the company instead pushed users to download software updates. According to the legal claim, Apple did later add a mention of the tool to the release notes for the update on its website, but the company failed to make it clear that it would slow down older iPhones.

 

The company eventually announced that it would replace users’ batteries at a discounted rate for a limited time, as well as introduce a feature that would allow users to disable the power management tool. Apple stated that it had never done so and would never do so in the future. Its CEO, Tim Cook, apologized publicly and stated that Apple did not intend to mislead anyone with the software. However, according to Mr. Gutmann, Apple failed to adequately inform customers about its battery replacement service and has abused its market dominance. Apple has not responded to the new legal allegation.

 

Previously, in 2020, Apple Inc agreed to pay up to $500 million to settle a lawsuit accusing it of quietly slowing down older iPhones as new models were released in order to entice owners to purchase replacement phones or batteries. The class-action settlement called for Apple to pay consumers $25 per iPhone, with a minimum total payout of $310 million, which could be adjusted up or down depending on how many iPhones are eligible. According to court documents, Apple denied wrongdoing and settled the nationwide case to avoid the burdens and costs of litigation. It applied to iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7Plus, or SE owners in the United States who were running iOS 10.2.1 or later. It also applied to iPhone 7 and 7 Plus owners in the United States who had iOS 11.2 or later prior to December 21, 2017. Consumers complained at the time that after installing Apple software updates, their phones’ performance suffered. They claimed that this led them to believe their phones were nearing the end of their useful lives and would require replacements or new batteries. Apple blamed the issues on temperature changes, heavy usage, and other factors, and said its engineers worked quickly and successfully to resolve them.

 

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