Wednesday, January 25, 2017

World According to Law: Harold Pub History

One of Sydney's best-known pubs, which has been around for more than a century, has been forced to silence local artists performing live music (bagpipes) in its courtyard due to a noise complaint from a neighbour.The Harold Park Hotel in Glebe has held Sunday afternoon sessions featuring acoustic music for the past six years.
Historic Sydney pub The Harold Park Hotel stops live entertainment following noise complaint

Dozens Of London Live Music Venues Have Closed In The Past Decade. But What About Those That Are Thriving?

“You create a green scene of local bands who breed. They become fond of the venue because you give them support and, even if they grow, they’ll come back and play smaller shows here.”

Selfies As Gallery Art? Really? It Was Inevitable

“In many ways, the selfie represents the epitome of contemporary culture’s transition into a highly-digitalised and technologically-advanced age as mobile-phone technology has caught up with the camera.”

January 23 will be a day to remember for whistleblowers, regulators, politicians – and, of course, corporations. On that day whistleblower Sally McDow, a highly credentialled lawyer and former senior compliance manager at Origin Energy, lodged the first ever case in Australia that tests whistleblower protections under the Corporations Act, alleging significant and dangerous compliance breaches, a deliberate cover-up by management and potential breaches of the Corporations Act.
Chilling tale of Origin Energy whistleblower

This Startup Killed Its Most Profitable Product Because Customers Were Using It for Evil

Feeling discouraged, this reporter is searching for quality journalism city by city 

Presidential Memorandum Regarding the Hiring Freeze – January 23, 2017
SUBJECT: Hiring Freeze