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Arsenal remain on track to retain FA Cup

first_imgThen the holders were drawn to face Bradford or Reading in the last-four.That means the other tie will pitch Aston Villa against either Liverpool or Blackburn. All in all it was a pretty good night for Arsenal in the FA Cup.Danny Welbeck scored the winner against his old club Manchester United in a 2-1 quarter-final victory at Old Trafford.United had Angel di Maria sent off for pushing the referee in the second half.last_img

North Carolina apologizes for video board spot that trolled Clemson fans during game

first_img Mississippi State’s mascot Bully narrowly avoids disaster vs. Auburn Lots of Clemson fans at UNC game pic.twitter.com/V8GWRyj9Ut— Jay Robbins (@HeelinPa) September 28, 2019The caption suggested one group of fans “thinks that Clemson is in Georgia.” The caption for another group said the fans “can’t name Clemson’s last head coach,” while others think “‘The Fridge’ is just a kitchen appliance,” in reference to former Clemson All-America defensive lineman William Perry’s nickname.The Greenville News notes Cunningham “also has responded to all of the emails he has received so far about the video board spot.”With Saturday’s loss, the Tar Heels fell to 2-3 while the Tigers improved to 5-0. “We regret that it was produced. … We addressed the inappropriateness of the spot with the responsible staff members immediately after it was shown, and we will continue to address this week the breakdown in process that led to it.”During a timeout in UNC’s 21-20 loss to Clemson, several Tigers fans were featured on the video board with accompanying captions, implying Clemson fans were bandwagon fans.  Related News Clemson coach Dabo Swinney on ‘ugly’ win over UNC: ‘We’re not perfect’ Rondale Moore injury update: Purdue star receiver (leg) carted to locker room University of North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham issued an apology to Clemson president James Clements and athletic director Dan Radakovich after the Tar Heels trolled Tigers fans on the video board during Saturday’s game. “We want everyone who comes to Chapel Hill to have a positive experience on our campus — whether they are our supporters or our opponents’ fans, first-time visitors or long-time guests,” Cunningham wrote in a statement (via The Greenville News). “The video board spot featuring Clemson fans on Saturday was not in that spirit.last_img read more

Copyright legislation, a shot in the foot

first_imgDear Editor,I hope the intention behind these laws is to protect local content producers and not to prostrate to some external force, like the Motion Picture Association of America.Intentions aside, in my humble opinion it is extremely short sighted. Foreign sourced movies and music represent 99% of the entertainment media circulating Guyana. I challenge anyone to show me how enforcing copyright will make local producers any significant gain. If anything, it will be damaging to them, piracy has proven to be a big driver in increasing audiences and mindshare across the industry. In fact, movie companies leak movies to tantalize audiences, and increase their box office returns.Economically, it is converting all the DVDs, CDs into massive profits for foreign companies and exporting even more of Guyana’s wealth outside the borders where it will not circulate to profit a Guyanese. On average a DVD or CD is twenty (20) USD, which translates to $4000.00 GYD. Is the Guyanese public now paying taxes to pass laws and pay enforcement officials to fill the coffers of first world companies? This is extremely harmful to the Guyanese people.Another extremely troubling scenario is the extent of the copyright legislation. Will it extend to software? Leaving out the private sector, I know government agencies that run pirated software. Will they be paying all the license fees for all of their users now? This is the government shooting itself in the foot.To the ethics of this matter, we should remember, not too long ago when Guyana had a trademark case against a US sugar company about the use of the name “Demerara Gold”. Guyana lost that case when in fact “Demerara” is the actual description of the source of the sugar in Guyana and the foreign company had no such basis.The world is governed like a business and we should reflect on the fact that while the US was in its developing phase, they paid no respect to intellectual property rights of others and they stole inventions to advance themselves.Now that they find themselves in the driver’s seat, they changed the rules of the game to suit their pockets and are belligerent in getting every penny for any intellectual property they deem to be owed to them. I implore the runners of this country to be practical and not shoot Guyana in the foot.Sincerely,Yogistra Andersonlast_img read more