Access to Wikipedia will not incur mobile data charges to customers of the Asiacell mobile phone provider in Iraq, the organisation has announced.It is part of the Wikipedia Zero scheme that has operated in 59 countries around the world since 2012.The Wikimedia Foundation says it wants to “bring the sum of human knowledge” to as many people as possible.However some argue that projects such as this go against the principles of net neutrality.”Net neutrality is the principle that all data are treated equally in the network,” said Joe McNamee, executive director of the European Digital Rights group.”Treating data the same in the network but then making some data more economically advantageous outside the network would be considered by many to be a breach of this principle.”
Several high-profile websites and services have been knocked offline by a failure at one of Amazon’s major US data centres.Amazon Web Services (AWS) allows firms to rent cloud servers in order to host data on the internet without needing to invest in their own infrastructure.On Tuesday, sites such as Quora, a Q&A site, and Trello, that helps people monitor productivity, went down.Amazon said it is “working hard at repairing” the problem.”We believe we understand root cause,” the company said.Other services, including Slack, have also lost some key functionality.
Sleep experts are quick to blame bright street lights, TVs and the ever-distracting smartphone as the reasons why nearly one-third of U.S. adults dont clock enough sleep on a regular basis. (For good reason ? some types of light can seriously mess with the bodys ability to wind down before sleep.)
But a new study published in the journal Human Biology this month suggests that even without distractions from artificial light sources and other modern technology, human sleep patterns can still be far from ideal.
A group of researchers, most of them from Duke University, tracked the sleep patterns of people living in a Madagascar farming village without electricity and few other sources of artificial light. The data showed the villagers slept less than a similarly sized group of people of the same ages in the U.S. and another similar group in Italy. And their sleep quality was actually worse.
South Korean prosecutors charged Samsung Group [SARG.UL] chief Jay Y. Lee with bribery and embezzlement on Tuesday as the top conglomerate announced the dismantling of its corporate strategy office, the latest developments in a graft scandal that has rocked the country.Jay Y. Lee, 48, was arrested on Feb. 17 over his alleged role in the corruption scandal involving impeached President Park Geun-hye, dealing a fresh blow to the standard-bearer for Asia’s fourth-largest economy.The special prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday, the last day of its investigation, that it had charged Lee, third-generation leader of the tech giant “chaebol”, and four other executives with bribery and embezzlement.The charges against Lee included pledging bribes to a company and organizations tied to Park’s confidant, Choi Soon-sil, the woman at the center of the scandal, to cement his control of the smartphones-to-biopharmaceuticals business empire.
Contemporary notions of underwear have been largely formed by the male gaze. Sexualised advertising imagery of women in heighted poses and impossible designs are worlds apart from the daily reality of dressing in undergarments.
The film explores the unseen relationship five women have with their bodies and their undergarments. Featuring Michele Lamy (Creative Collaborator, business partner and Muse at Rick Owens), Sharmadean Reid MBE (Founder of Wah Nails), Naomi Shimada (Model and Body Activist), Charlie Craggs (Trans Activist and Founder of Nail Transphobia) and Ruqsana Begum (British Thai Boxing Champion & Designer of Sports Hijabs for Women). Choreography by Wayne McGregor MBE.
DIRECTOR: KATHRYN FERGUSON
CHOREOGRAPHY: WAYNE MCGREGOR
PRODUCER: SHABANA MANSURI
WRITER: PHOEBE FRANGOUL
CREATIVE DIRECTION ASSISTANT : KIRSTEN WILSON
1ST AD: CORDELIA HARDY
RUNNERS: KATERINA ZAHARIEVA, QUENTIN HUBERT
FEATURED EXTRA: CHANELLE SADIE PAUL
ART DIRECTOR: CLEMENTINE KEITH-ROACH
ART ASSISTANTS: MARY CLOHISEY, WENDY KEITH-ROACH, CAROLINE BYRNE
STYLIST: NICKY YATES AT ONE REPRESENTS
STYLIST ASSISTANT: PAPILLION SHEARD
SELFRIDGES STYLIST: JOE MILLS
MAKE UP ARTIST: DANIEL SALLSTROM
MUA ASSISTANT: THUY LE
HAIR STYLIST: KARIN BIGLER AT JED ROOT
HAIR ASSISTANT: HANNAH JOY BULL
NAILS: TINU BELLO AT ONE REPRESENTS
DOP: SARA DEANE
FOCUS PULLER: ALICE HOBDEN
2ND AC: KAT SPENCER
DIT: ASHLEY HICKS
STEADICAM: MAX RIJAVEC
SOUND RECORDIST: NINA RICE
GAFFER: SIMON MILLS
SPARK: MATT MOFFAT
SPARK: STEVEN CORTIE
TRAINEE SPARK: CHRIS BROOMFIELD
EDITOR: CARLY BAKER
COLOURIST: DAN MORAN AT COFFEE&TV
MUSIC AND SOUND DESIGN: PETER DUFFY AT CLM
STORYBOARD ARTIST: DUNCAN MCGONIGLE
GRAPHICS: LILY DUNLOP
SPECIAL THANKS: ANNA CLEAVER, SARAH MCCULLOUGH, BECKI DYER, HAYLEY DONOVAN, GEORGE WALKER, LORRAINE SMITH, KAYLEIGH DYKE, THE TOWNHALL HOTEL, MARTINA PACIARELLA, OLIVIA MCEWAN and KINGSWAY MUSIC.