China’s Cyber Censorship Figures June 11, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Chinese diplomats threaten French journalist after Tibet report News ChinaAsia – Pacific News RSF_en News Interference and attempted censorshipPayen described to Reporters Without Borders the events that followed the broadcasting of his report. Taking advantage of a loosening in controls on people entering Tibet, Payen, entered the territory clandestinely in early May in order to do a report on China’s repression of its Tibetan minority. His report, entitled “Seven days in Tibet,” was broadcast by France 24 on 30 May and was followed by a live debate.As Payen was leaving Paris for Bangkok on 3 June, the Chinese embassy in Paris contacted France 24 and asked to meet with him. As he had by then already left, two embassy officials went to France 24 to talk to its CEO, Marc Saikali. For two hours, they accused the station of broadcasting a mendacious report that was “riddled with errors” and demanded its removal from the website. The station refused.From harassment to open threatsOn his arrival in Bangkok on 4 June, Payen received a call on his mobile phone from the Chinese embassy in Thailand, although neither he nor France 24 had given his number to any Chinese diplomats. Asked to go to the embassy as soon as possible, Payen said he was willing to meet at a Bangkok hotel, but the Chinese diplomats ruled out a meeting anywhere but the embassy.The embassy then stepped up its harassment of Payen, who received several anonymous calls and many texts. A message left yesterday by a female member of the embassy’s staff was openly threatening.Listen to the audio message in English: “I just want to tell you that the purpose of the meeting is to listen to your explanation of why you cheated a chinese visa and why you reported the news in a distorted way. However, since you postponed the meeting again and again, I’m afraid if you cannot manage to meet tomorrow, you’ll have to take all the possible responsibilities.”She gave him an ultimatum to attend a meeting at the embassy by today at the latest to explain why he had “cheated” in order to obtain a Chinese visa. She urged him to stop postponing the meeting and to comply with the embassy request, or else “take the responsibility” of his refusal.Tibet – a sensitive subjectForeign journalists are forbidden to visit Tibet and the Chinese police continue to prevent them from covering demonstrations by Tibetans in nearby provinces. The police arrested a CNN crew at a toll station in Sichuan province in January 2012 and prevented them from travelling on to the neighbouring Tibet Autonomous Region.The Chinese authorities are aware that these bans violate their own laws and often use bad weather or the state of the roads as pretexts for denying access to Tibet.The police readily harass foreign journalists suspected of intending to defy their instructions. Some journalists have complained of being followed. The police have escorted others to the nearest airport, interrogated them for hours, forced them to delete their photos and video footage, and confiscated their equipment.The police not only ask to see press cards and passports but also temporary foreign residence permits, which journalists now have to carry with them. These violations of freedom of information foster a climate of permanent surveillance that is stressful for journalists and often takes a psychological toll.In February 2012, China-based foreign journalists asked the authorities to allow them to freely visit the provinces that are closed to them, to have freedom of movement throughout the country and to be able to interview anyone who is willing. Submitted by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China (FCCC), which is not recognized by the government, the request was not granted. China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison March 12, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News An Agence France-Presse journalist was arrested in October 2012. Two Sky News journalists were arrested while doing a live report from Tiananmen Square in March 2013, although they had permission to film. And there has been an increase in foreign journalists being denied accreditation or visas.China is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Enemies of the Internet” and is ranked 173rd out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Read the 2013 special report on surveillance: “Enemies of the Internet” – China Growing problems for foreign journalistsThe authorities have stepped up their harassment of the foreign media ever since the Arab Spring echoed around the world in 2011. Harassment of journalists based outside China is still unusual, but there has been a marked increase in harassment of journalists visiting China or based there. The Communist Party does not hesitate to employ police violence, disguised by the use of plainclothes police, to control foreign media coverage. The beating that a Bloomberg cameraman received in March 2011 was one of the most striking cases. Watch the video: Receive email alerts Photo : youtube.com Help by sharing this information Organisation Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the way Chinese diplomatic personnel have harassed and threatened French journalist Cyril Payen, a reporter for the French TV news station France 24, since the station broadcast his documentary “Seven days in Tibet” on 30 May.A few days after it was broadcast, Chinese embassy personnel went to the TV channel’s headquarters in Paris to demand the documentary’s withdrawal from its website. The Chinese embassy in Bangkok then threatened him by telephone after he arrived in Thailand.“Such unacceptable behaviour might be expected from the mafia but not from senior diplomats,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is acceptable for an embassy to express its disagreement with a report. But it is completely unacceptable for diplomats stationed in France and Thailand to try to intimidate a news outlet into modifying editorial content, to harangue a journalist and to summon him with the intention of interrogating him.“Such methods are undoubtedly normal in China, and that is regrettable, but they have no place in a free country. The telephone threats that these diplomats made against a French journalist expose them to the possibility of judicial proceedings.“We urge the French authorities to summon the representatives of the Chinese embassy in Paris in order to protest against this unacceptable harassment. The French authorities must condemn the Chinese government’s use of such aggressive methods with a French journalist and their violation of his freedom of information.” “Seven Days in Tibet” to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on China
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County lawmakers Wednesday passed a revised bill regulating the use of drones after County Executive Steve Bellone vetoed a prior version that banned drones with cameras at county beaches during summer.Seventeen legislators voted in favor of the new bill, which requires the county Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation to draft drone-permitting rules by next year. Instead of focusing on camera-equipped drones, the new version instead aims to regulate all drones—dropping the constitutionally problematic provision restricting drone-assisted photography in public.“If you are landing or launching a drone from a county park, you are supposed to get a permit,” George Nolan, the legislative counsel, explained before the vote. “That is the essence of the bill…When you operate in the park, it has to be within your line of sight.”Suffolk isn’t alone in eyeing rules for the increasingly popular radio-controlled unmanned aerial devices. Nassau County lawmakers are discussing a similar proposal, as are the towns of Huntington and Hempstead, plus the Village of Saltaire on Fire Island. The Federal Aviation Administration is also drafting national drone rules, which are expected to be released next year.Civil liberties groups and radio-controlled airplane hobbyists both objected to Suffolk’s first drone bill.“In attempting to create a zone of privacy where none ever existed, this legislation unconstitutionally infringes on one of our most cherished civil liberties—our right to free press and speech,” Bellone wrote in his veto message last month.RELATED STORY: Long Island Drone Sightings Rise as Regulations Debate Takes Off“We’re pleased that the county executive took steps to protect constitutional rights in Suffolk County,” Amol Sinha, director of the Suffolk County Chapter of New York Civil Liberties Union, said after urging Bellone to veto the prior version.Sinha noted that the prior version was problematic not only because it failed to recognize that there is no expectation of privacy in public places such as county parks, it also was vague about what constitutes a county facility that it attempted to ban photo-drones from flying over without authorization, and improperly granted exceptions to credentialed members of the media.The first version of the bill, titled A Local Law to Protect Privacy in Suffolk County, was replaced with A Local Law to Protect Public Safety in Suffolk County Parks. Suffolk County Legis. Tom Muratore (R-Ronkonkoma) said the new version will protect the public from errant drones, such as one that recently crashed at the U.S. Open in Queens.“More and more issues are happening day in and day out,” Muratore said. “Those things can do some serious harm, especially to young children. I don’t want to say it, but down the road, we might say, ‘I told you so.’”Bellone, who proposed the revised version of the bill as a certificate of necessity—expedited legislation that skips the usual committee and public hearing process—is expected to sign it into law. The parks department will schedule two public hearings on the new drone rules before February. Permit fees are to be determined, but violators would still face fines of $250 to $500.The only lawmaker who didn’t vote for the bill was Legis. Sarah Anker (D-Mt. Sinai), who missed the vote. She was one of only two Suffolk legislators to vote against the prior version of the bill.The Press recently reported that authorities have received calls about at least 20 drones spotted in Long Island skies in recent years, half of them in Suffolk, including one over a U.S. Coast Guard Station in June and another that scared a small plane pilot headed for Long Island MacArthur Airport last summer.Since that story last month, Suffolk County police have received another report of a drone, this time in Ocean Bay Park on FI on Aug. 27. Officers told that operator to stop flying the device over homes, according to the police report.
WHITTIER – The Lowell Joint School District has taken a first step toward rebuilding its administrative staff, which has been depleted by recent resignations. The district has hired Barbara Aguilar, a former principal at a West Covina middle school, as assistant superintendent of instruction. However, Aguilar’s hiring comes only weeks after Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Steve Falkinburg left his position April 1 to take a job at the Azusa Unified School District. Falkinburg joined two other top administrators who have announced plans to leave the district this year, including interim Superintendent Ronald Randolph and his wife, interim Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Margaret Randolph. “I think we’re progressing nicely,” he said. “We are very pleased to see the district’s curriculum and testing program are still doing well, and we’re bringing our financial picture into perspective.” Aguilar, 47, formerly served as principal of Royal Oak Intermediate School in West Covina. She becomes assistant superintendent of instruction at Lowell Joint on July 1. Royal Oak has about 1,600 students, which is about half as many students as the entire Lowell Joint district. Aguilar said she had not expected to move into a district-level administrative job so quickly in her career. But, she added, the position with Lowell Joint was a “golden opportunity” that she could not pass up. “I think the biggest challenge will be in just keeping up the district’s excellent standards,” Aguilar said, adding that student test scores “are outstanding.” “Keeping that level of instruction up is going to be my challenge,” she said. Aguilar has a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in administration from Cal State, Los Angeles. She also has a second master’s degree in counseling from Azusa Pacific University. She has previously worked at the Hacienda-La Puente Unified School District, and was raised in the Hacienda Heights-Whittier area. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventAlthough Aguilar replaces Margaret Randolph, there will be no replacement for Falkinburg this school year. Instead, officials said they will wait to fill the position until a new superintendent is hired. “I’m assuming the responsibilities of the \ position between now and July 1,” said Ronald Randolph. The slew of administrative changes are just the latest challenges to face the beleaguered district, which is cutting nearly $2 million from next year’s budget through layoffs of teachers and other staff. The district also is selling off an elementary school site to help shore up funding gaps in this year’s budget. Randolph said the district is holding its own.
A crowd of supporters, local and national representatives turned out for the third ‘Solidarity with Sudan’ protest of the month in Letterkenny.The peaceful gathering at Market Square last Saturday was organised by 2019 local election candidate Thoiba Ahmed in response to the violent political crisis in her home country.Ms Ahmed’s protest highlighted the recent series of massacres that took place across Sudan by the Janjaweed militia in their campaign to suppress the uprising against toppled dictator Omar Al Bashir. “Thoiba Ahmed was a candidate in the County Council elections in Letterkenny, and I got to know and respect her during that campaign,” says Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh who showed empathy when listening to Ms Ahmed talk of the atrocities occurring in Sudan.Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh and Thoiba Ahmed at the Solidarity With Sudan protest“I am here today to support Thoiba in her call for peace in Sudan, an end to violence, and a return to dialogue with a view to establishing democracy and lasting peace in a region that has suffered the loss of almost half a million lives in a few short war torn years. I hope that today’s event will help to raise awareness among our own community to the plight of ordinary people in Sudan,” said Cllr Kavanagh said.Councillor Gerry McMonagle attended the protest because “for me, it’s in my DNA; I was raised educated of the history of Ireland, the military rule and colonialism.” “As Irish people we can relate with what is happening in Sudan; any State in the world where physical force and military intervention has been exercised has never been successful. I fully support the people of Sudan and their right to democracy and self-determination” he added. Thoiba Ahmed, Thomas Pringle TD and supporters at the Solidarity With Sudan protestThomas Pringle TD said: “It’s vitally important that we as Irish people support the struggles of the people of Sudan in trying to have a government that looks after the needs of their people.”“A government that works on behalf of the citizens is the least that people demand and can expect. We in Ireland should expect the same,” Pringle TD added.Thoiba Ahmed at the Solidarity With Sudan protestMs Ahmed confirmed that another protest will take place at Letterkenny Market Square on 29th June from 2pm-4pm. No event is planned this week due to the Donegal Rally, but demonstrations will continue ‘until the demands of the people of Sudan are realised’, according to Ms Ahmed.She commented: “By recognising our shared humanity, we build connections that overcome the divisions of cultures, religions, and ethnicities. There’s a shared sense of responsibility when it comes to responding to the cries of help and confronting injustice.”Local support grows at Sudan solidarity protest was last modified: June 17th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:letterkennyprotestSolidarity With Sudanthoiba ahmed
SharePrint RelatedGIFF starts this weekend — log your Will Attend now!November 6, 2018In “News”Watch the trailer for GIFF 2019October 15, 2019In “GIFF”Sneak preview: GIFF 2017October 10, 2017In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter” There are now 345 GIFF (Geocaching International Film Festival) Events (and counting!) in 36 countries featuring 16 films. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll earn a smiley, and the GIFF 2018 souvenir!GIFF 2018 is November 8 – 12, 2018. Are you ready? Find a GIFF event near you and log your Will Attend! No events nearby? Try hosting! Just be sure to submit your events by October 25, 2018 so it has time to be published on Geocaching.com!Now, back to the sneak preview…Share with your Friends:More
In a CNBC interview interview aired on Monday, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates suggests that Windows 8 and Microsoft’s Surface tablet line could ultimately dethrone Apple’s iPad from its global tablet crown because iPad “users are frustrated.”Yikes! I guess Gates has access to the really good stuff.Office Should Be EverywhereLast month, I took Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to task for delaying the arrival of Microsoft Office productivity suite on devices running Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating system. I was hoping Gates would set Ballmer straight. Unfortunately, Gates appears as confused as Ballmer – and equally tied to thecontracting PC ecosystem over which Microsoft has long ruled.(See also Ballmer’s Latest Blunder: No Office For iOS And Android Till 2014)It’s great that Gates cares so much about user frustration. Only, in this case he gets it exactly wrong:A lot of (iPad) users are frustrated. They can’t type. They can’t create documents. So we’re providing them something with the benefits they’ve seen that has made that a big category but without giving up what they expect in a PC. If you have Surface or Surface Pro, you have the portability of the tablet but the richness in terms of the keyboard (and) Microsoft Office of the PC.Wrong, wrong, wrong.Users are not clamoring for iPad to be more like a PC. If anything, users want their PCs to be more like the iPad. So far at least, the market makes that pretty darn clear: In the most recent quarter, Apple sold 19.5 million iPads – compared to 11.8 million in the same quarter last year. The Surface? Not so much. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Android#Ballmer#bill gates#iOS#iPad#Microsoft Office#Windows#Windows 8 According to IDC tablet sales data, of the 49.2 million tablets that shipped this past quarter, the Surface accounted for a paltry 0.9 million – 1.8% of the market. In other words, the Surface barely rises above a rounding error. Worse, it’s not just the Surface. As IDC notes: “(All) Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets continued to struggle to gain traction in the market.” The combined total of Windows 8 and Windows RT sales across all vendors hits a still-minuscule 1.8 million units.That’s about what Apple’s iPad line sells in a week.Gates Doubles Down On Ballmer’s Mobile StrategyEarlier this year, Gates surprised analysts when he publicly stated that Microsoft’s mobile strategy was “clearly a mistake.” Many observers believed we would soon witness a rapid turnaround in the company’s mobile strategy – including the Surface and Windows Phone. No such luck. Today’s Bill Gates is completely on-message with Steve Ballmer:Windows 8 is revolutionary in that it takes the benefits of the tablet and the benefits of the PC (so) if you have Surface and Surface Pro you’ve got that portability of the tablet but the richness in terms of the keyboard and Microsoft Office of the PC.Gates is looking in the rear view mirror. While the global Windows user base of 1.25 billion is indeed massive, the PC market is no longer growing. Apple’s iOS – iPhone and iPad – are poised to surpass Windows. And Apple’s iOS is going to be only the second most popular personal computing platform – after Android.(See also Windows Phone, Still An Underdog, Comes Out Swinging.)Rather than touting the add-on Surface keyboard and the tablet’s support of Office, Microsoft should be focused on porting Office to what will soon be the world’s two most popular personal computing platforms – iOS and Android. As I said last month, “There was a time when Apple needed Office to be on the Mac. That time is past. Now, Microsoft needs Office to be on Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android.”The numbers don’t lie: For the past quarter, the tablet market – which includes Surface – grew 142%. In stark contrast, the PC market fell 13.9%. brian s hall The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … (See also The Real Reason Windows Phone Is Failing.)Inexplicably, Gates and Ballmer don’t seem to see what everyone else is looking at. The market has spoken, and the market does not want to be tied to the PC. Microsoft has an opportunity to leverage its strengths in productivity software to the leading platforms, but is too stubborn to let go of its dreams of Windows dominating the mobile space. Clinging to the proverbial ‘stay the course’ message is exactly the wrong thing for Microsoft to say and do.Image of Bill Gates courtesy of Shutterstock. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts
The Jammu-Srinagar national highway remained closed for the third day on Saturday as heavy rains hampered the operation to clear the debris brought on the arterial road by a massive landslide in Ramban district, officials said. The closure of the highway left thousands of vehicles, including trucks carrying essential commodities to Kashmir, stranded, traffic department officials said. A massive landslide struck the highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with rest of the country, at Digdole around 9 p.m. on Thursday, forcing closure of the road. Road clearance operation was launched immediately but intermittent rains disrupted the work, especially since Friday night, the officials said, adding shooting of stones from the hillocks overlooking the highway were also reported from several places, including Maroog, this morning. The road is likely to be cleared of debris by this evening. Over 1,500 trucks and 600 light motor vehicles are stranded on both sides of the blocked road in Ramban belt, they said. The Mughal road, which connects the border districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu region with Shopian district in south Kashmir, continued to remain closed for the 11th consecutive day on Saturday. The road, which usually remains closed during the winter months, was closed on November 6 after high altitude areas including Pir Ki Gali experienced first major snowfall of the season. Pir Ki Gali and adjoining areas along the Mughal Road witnessed snowfall over the past couple of days, officials said, adding a decision to reopen the road will be taken once the weather improves. The local meteorological department has predicted dry weather in most parts of Jammu and Kashmir for the next two days.
LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Judge hits 29th homer, tying DiMaggio’s Yankee rookie mark Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton takes a pit stop as Ferrari’s German driver Sebastian Vettel drives past during the Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix at the Baku City Circuit in Baku on June 25, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / VALDRIN XHEMAJSPIELBERG, Austria—Formula One’s governing body is confident that the most controversial moment of a gripping title race is officially resolved, after Sebastian Vettel completed the formality of publicly apologizing to archrival Lewis Hamilton for driving dangerously.This weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix will show if the rift between the fiercely competitive multiple world champions has really been healed, or whether the pressure of race day could bring it back out into the open on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vettel, who has four world titles to Hamilton’s three, escaped further punishment from the FIA this week after they ordered a review of his deliberate collision with Hamilton at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix two weeks ago. An irate Vettel swerved into Hamilton, albeit at slow speed, because he thought the British driver had slammed his brakes on recklessly late, right in front of him, seconds earlier.It was another incident that underlined how, despite 45 Grand Prix wins, the vastly experienced Vettel is prone to moments of uncontrolled volatility. Yet Hamilton, for all his brilliant driving, retains a steely edge to his driving that some — such as Vettel and Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg over the last three years — consider overly provocative.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsDespite the view that he was in the wrong in Baku, Vettel effectively escaped with a slap on the wrist.Having met with Vettel and Ferrari’s team principal Maurizio Arrivabene at its headquarters in Paris, and with the addition of an apology from the German driver on his personal website, FIA president Jean Todt deemed that the time penalty given to Vettel during the race was sufficient punishment. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ The heated clash took the spotlight away from the fact that Hamilton arguably missed out on victory — finishing one spot behind fourth-place Vettel — because he had to change his car’s faulty headrest at the same time Vettel was in the pit lane serving out his time penalty.Mercedes has dominated recent seasons, but 2017 has been difficult for the team.Mercedes has notably had to deal with tire issues related to the disparity between the front and real axels causing an imbalance highlighted in practice and qualifying.“The sweet spot (of the car) is still difficult to find,” Wolff said. “Clearly, we are not the only team who took time to understand the combination of the new regulations and tires.”All of this contributes to the exciting aura of uncertainty hanging over this year’s championship.With Mercedes showing signs of weakness, Ferrari is gaining in confidence as it chases its first drivers’ title since Kimi Raikkonen — Vettel’s current teammate — won in 2007 and its first constructors’ title since 2008.All of this is great news for a revamped F1 which, in its first year of new ownership, is committed to winning back fans for good.“There is great respect between Mercedes and Ferrari, not only because of the challenging battle on track but because we are pushing for the same goal: to see Formula One flourish,” Wolff said. “The new owners could hardly have asked for a better start to this new era than this epic battle between Mercedes and Ferrari.” Hamilton, scheduled to attend a news conference later Thursday in Spielberg, may feel that Vettel got away lightly considering that the difference in points remains the same.Vettel leads him by 14 points after eight races, so the apology arguably makes little difference in terms of the standings.Hamilton’s Mercedes team, curiously restrained in its criticism of Vettel two weeks ago, is trying to tackle different issues.“Every great Formula One season is marked by a great rivalry,” Mercedes’ head of motorsport Toto Wolff said. “As calm as it started, it was only a matter of time until the rivalry would eventually become more fierce and controversial.“We have moved past that moment now and it is a closed chapter,” Wolff continued. “Our focus since Baku has been on our own shortcomings, reviewing both the design and procedures around our headrest which cost Lewis the win two weeks ago.”ADVERTISEMENT
Pop superstar Selena Gomez has teamed up with global charity auction site Charitybuzz to auction the chance to meet her and win two tickets to her show at the Brooklyn Barlcays Center on October 16.Selena’s debut solo album, Stars Dance, was released this summer featuring the two hit singles “Come & Get It” and “Slow Down,” which both made the Billboard 100.Bidding on this Selena Gomez experience, valued at $5,000, is open now through Friday, Oct. 11 at CharityBuzz.com.Proceeds benefit the TJ Martell Foundation, the music industry’s largest foundation that is focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS.Charitybuzz raises funds for nonprofits by auctioning thousands of incredible experiences spanning the best of pop culture. Since launching, the company has raised over $90 million for charity by giving bidders the chance to live their dreams and make a difference.