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Illegales Tropenholz – erster Verdachtsfall in Deutschland

Zum ersten Mal seit die neue EU-Holzverordnung (März 2013) gültig ist, hat Greenpeace eine anscheinend illegale Holzlieferung in Deutschland ausfindig gemacht. Aktivisten haben das tropische Wenge-Holz aus der Demokratischen Republik Kongo am 1. August in einem Sägewerk in Gütersloh entdeckt. Greenpeace informierte die zuständige Behörde für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung (BLE), legte Beschwerde ein und erstattet Anzeige gegen Unbekannt mit der Aufforderung entsprechend des HolzSiG Maßnahmen einzuleiten.

Der aktuelle Fall könnte wegweisend für die weitere Umsetzung des Gesetzes in Deutschland sein. „Wir haben hier einen Präzedenzfall zur Umsetzung des Holzgesetzes in Deutschland. Die Kontrollbehörde muss diese Lieferung sofort überprüfen und beschlagnahmen und die erforderlichen rechtlichen Schritte einleiten“, sagt Andrea Cederquist, Waldexpertin bei Greenpeace. „Illegaler Holzeinschlag, Korruption und Gewalttaten sind gängige Praxis der internationalen Holzmafia. Es darf deshalb nicht sein, dass illegal vergebene Lizenzen ohne weiteres die Sorgfaltsprüfung der europäischen Behörden bestehen.“ (more…)

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comScore Releases ‘2013 Europe Digital Future in Focus’ Report

Russia Has Europe’s Largest Internet Audience, Whilst Turkey Counts the Youngest Users

Highest Penetration in Europe: 2 in 3 Dutch Internet Users Visited Banking Sites

London, UK, 21st March 2013 – comScore, Inc., a global leader in digital measurement and analytics, today released the 2013 Europe Digital Future in Focus report. The report provides a comprehensive overview of the European market and identifies the prevailing trends in web usage, online video, mobile and search. There is also a special scorecard section, which shows the top sites for all 18 European countries measured by comScore as well as an overview of top news, retail and online banking sites per market.

“European consumers are more digitally-engaged than ever before and their usage of mobile, internet-enabled devices is re-defining the media landscape,” said Paul Goode, Chief Advisor Industry Relations for comScore in Europe. “Advertisers, agencies and media owners need to understand the rising number of multi-platform consumers and the more complex digital ecosystem that has developed over the past years. Insights about key trends and underlying drivers enable clients to manage their digital investments effectively.” (more…)

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Microsoft Acquires Video Content Discovery Company VideoSurf

REDMOND, Wash., and SAN MATEO, Calif. — Nov. 22, 2011 — Microsoft Corp. has announced the acquisition of California-based video discovery technology company VideoSurf Inc.

Founded in 2006, VideoSurf offers a back-end computer vision technology that “sees” frames inside videos to make discovering content fast, easy and accurate. Over time, Microsoft will integrate this technology across its entertainment platform to augment the Xbox 360 ecosystem and evolve search and discovery of entertainment content on Xbox LIVE. (more…)

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Exeter Academic Contributes to New TV Series on Islam

*A University of Exeter academic, who is an expert on Islam, has contributed to the new television series ‘The Life of Muhammad’ currently being broadcast on BBC Two. The three-part documentary, presented by journalist Rageh Omaar, charts the story of the Prophet who, in little more than 20 years, changed the world forever.*

Professor Sajjad Rizvi, University of Exeter’s Associate Professor of Islamic Intellectual History at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, provided expert advice to the BBC team. He also appears in the series. (more…)

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comScore Launches Video Metrix 2.0 in the UK to Measure Evolving Online Video Landscape

*New Metrics Offer Detailed Market Intelligence for UK Industry* 

London, UK, 13 January, 2010: comScore, Inc., a leader in measuring the digital world, today announced the UK launch of Video Metrix 2.0, the next generation of comScore’s industry leading online video measurement service. The new service offers several enhancements – including reporting of online video ad impressions – designed to better align with the realities of today’s online video landscape. For more information on Video Metrix 2.0, please visit www.videometrix2.com.  (more…)

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