Hadopi : son efficacité déjà remise en causeFrance – D’après une étude de l’université de Rennes, le nombre de pirates aurait augmenté de 3% depuis trois mois. En cause : le développement, depuis l’adoption de la loi contre le téléchargement illégal, de pratiques échappant au cadre de la Haute autorité pour la diffusion des œuvres et la protection des droits sur Internet (Hadopi). Selon l’étude publiée par Les Échos, “à peine 15% des internautes qui utilisaient les réseaux peer to peer avant l’adoption de la loi Hadopi ont définitivement cessé de le faire”.L’effet dissuasif de la loi contre le téléchargement illégal peut donc être remis en cause mais surtout, les internautes s’orientent vers d’autres pratiques. Au cours des trois mois qui ont suivi l’adoption de la loi Hadopi, les pratiques de téléchargement autres que le peer-to-peer, tel que le téléchargement direct via des sites d’hébergement comme Megaupload ou Rapidshare, ou le simple streaming, se sont en effet considérablement développées. D’après l’étude de l’université de Rennes, 20% des internautes visionnent films et séries sur des sites de streaming tandis que 14% préfèrent utiliser les réseaux de partage. Ce sont ainsi quelque 3 millions d’internautes qui échapperaient à l’Hadopi, ces pratiques ne pouvant pas être détectées en l’état.Enfin, l’étude souligne un autre impact négatif de la loi Hadopi. Alors que la moitié des pirates se trouvent être également des acheteurs de musique et vidéos numériques, couper leur connexion Internet comme le prévoit la riposte graduée pourrait “potentiellement réduire la taille du marché des contenus culturels numériques de 27%”.Le 9 mars 2010 à 16:26 • Emmanuel Perrin
SONGBIRD BREEZES FOR EAST COAST CAMPAIGNNARDO MAKES HIS STAKES DEBUT IN THOR’S ECHOKNAPP HOPES TO CATCH SPEEDSTERS SLEEPINGFIRING LINE IN ‘PERFECT’ WORK TO MEET ‘CHROME’ TOC OFFERS FREE ‘BUYING A RACEHORSE’ SEMINARDel Mar Thoroughbred Club, Barretts Sales and Thoroughbred Ownersof California (TOC) will host a free “Buying a Racehorse” Seminar and Preview of the Paddock Sale for prospective owners at Del Mar on Saturday, July 23, starting at 9 a.m. in the Veranda Café and ending at approximately 11:30 a.m.Seminar panelists include bloodstock agent Rollin Baugh, trainer Ron Ellis, Jeff Lifson of West Point Thoroughbreds, and international auctioneer Ryan Mahan. They will discuss acquiring horses at auction and through private sales, claiming horses, and joining racehorse partnerships and syndicates.The seminar also will include a trip to the Barretts Sales barns, where attendees will get a close-up look at horses in training and a preview of the horses entered in that evening’s Paddock Sale. Any partnerships or syndicates interested in participating should call Mary Forney at (626) 574-6617. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling TOC at (626) 574-6620 or visiting online at www.toconline.com. JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Philip D’Amato902317826%53%$1,496,858 Stewart Elliott898879%26%$365,875 Mike Smith40138133%55%$926,437 Fernando Perez891110812%33%$426,713 Kent Desormeaux5198318%39%$350,995 Joseph Talamo12724171819%46%$1,411,268 Santiago Gonzalez16219232712%43%$985,985 SONGBIRD WORKS ‘VERY EASILY’ AT SANTA ANITASuperstar filly Songbird, who always gives her all even though she has yet to be asked for it, worked five furlongs on Santa Anita’s main track in 1:01 early Saturday morning as she prepares for an East Coast sojourn.“The clockers gave her 1:01; I got her in a minute point 85, and she galloped out very nicely and very easily,” Jerry Hollendorfer said, emphasizing the word ‘very’ on both occasions.Regular rider Mike Smith was scheduled to work Songbird, but exercise rider Edgar Rodriguez deputized for the Hall of Fame jockey when he was involved in a minor mishap on another worker shortly after the main track opened before sunup, around 5:10 a.m.“Mike was going to work her, but he had a problem this morning,” Hollendorfer said. “I told him he shouldn’t work the horse if he wasn’t 100 percent, and he agreed.”Hollendorfer outlined the schedule for undefeated champion Songbird, winner of all eight of her races for Delaware-based owner Rick Porter, who campaigns as Fox Hill Farms.“We’re looking at the Delaware Handicap on the 16th (of July) and we’re looking at the Coaching Club American Oaks (at Saratoga on July 24), and we definitely want to run in the Alabama (at Saratoga on Aug. 20),” Hollendorfer said.“So what the first race is, we don’t know yet.”The $750,000 Delaware Handicap at a mile and a quarter is for fillies and mares, three and up; the $300,000 Oaks is at 1 1/8 miles; and the $600,000 Alabama will be decided at a mile and a quarter. Each is a Grade I race. Rafael Bejarano16240322925%62%$2,240,405 HARLINGTON’S ROSE CATCHES SPRING FEVERSteve Knapp is hoping pace will take its toll in Monday’s $100,000 Spring Fever Handicap for fillies and mares, three and up at six furlongs, and Harlington’s Rose can benefit and spring an upset.“She had her comeback race and ran third,” the trainer said of five-year-old Harlington mare that finished a distant third in an overnight race May 19, her first start in five months.“It’s a tough race. This track has pretty much been favoring speed and I’ve got to come from behind so it’s going to be a difficult task, but she’s very sharp. She’s coming into the race really well. I hope Lost Bus and Sunday Rules hook up and go real fast to give us a shot.”The Spring Fever, one in the Golden State Series, goes as race three: Lost Bus, Fernando Perez; Sunday Rules, Edwin Maldonado; Sidepocket Run, Tiago Pereira; Harlington’s Rose, Joe Talamo; and Codacious, Kent Desormeaux. Peter Miller551013718%55%$475,660 Peter Eurton4185520%44%$480,375 (Current Through Friday, July 1) John Sadler60961215%45%$730,973 Doug O’Neill90820189%51%$648,906 Patrick Gallagher2872225%39%$261,390 Richard Baltas54991217%56%$401,190 Martin Garcia771261316%40%$646,734 Martin Pedroza751081213%40%$349,870 Tyler Baze17628362916%53%$1,434,802 Richard Mandella3695625%56%$720,852 Edwin Maldonado13925221518%45%$973,386 Jerry Hollendorfer721471419%49%$973,463 Bob Baffert48139627%58%$752,603 Mark Glatt6712151018%55%$454,266 FINISH LINES: Firing Line, preparing for the San Diego Handicap on July 23 and a possible meeting with 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome, worked four furlongs Saturday in 48 seconds, breezing. “Perfect” is how trainer Simon Callaghan termed the move for the 2015 Kentucky Derby runner-up, who would be making his first start in the San Diego after an absence of more than 13 months. At his Los Alamitos headquarters Saturday, California Chrome worked seven furlongs for Art Sherman in 1:26.40 . . . Multiple graded stakes winner Tara’s Tango worked three furlongs for Jerry Hollendorfer in 36.80, while Fair Grounds Oaks winner Land Over Sea went four furlongs for Doug O’Neill in 50 seconds flat. Melair winner Enola Gray worked five furlongs for leading trainer Phil D’Amato in 59.80 . . . The current Spring Meet will close out with a three-day week next Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 10. Simulcast wagering will be offered on Thursday . . . Rito Almanza, a 23-year-old rider from Arequipa, Peru, the same hometown as Rafael Bejarano, makes his U.S. debut today in the second and ninth races. A multiple stakes-winning and leading apprentice in Peru, Almanza’s agent is Michael Burns. Mike Puype50105520%40%$325,450 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Flavien Prat13036201728%56%$1,755,452 Tiago Pereira98815158%39%$436,537 Chad Lindsay61971115%44%$204,510 NARDO MAKES STAKES DEBUT IN THOR’S ECHOStreaking Nardo guns for his third straight win when the four-year-old chestnut gelding makes his stakes debut in Monday’s $100,000 Thor’s Echo Handicap at six furlongs.“He’s a solid horse and tries hard every time,” said Mike Puype, who trains the son of Olmodavor for owners/breeders Anthony and Suzy Narducci.“He seems to be getting better and we’ll see if he’s up to this level. He’s done everything asked of him and this is the most logical place to run. The Narduccis have been long time clients, with me for many years. They’ll be here to root for the horse.”Nardo has finished out of the money only once in seven career starts, running fourth in a maiden allowance race last March 13.The Thor’s Echo, a part of the Golden State Series: Raised a Secret, Santiago Gonzalez; Love My Bud, Rafael Bejarano; Forest Chatter, Mike Smith; Nardo, Flavien Prat; Magic Mark, Drayden Van Dyke; and Mrazek, Mario Gutierrez. SANTA ANITA STATISTICS James Cassidy4374516%37%$415,500
Left-hander J.P. Howell (1-0) pitched a scoreless top of the 10th inning for the Dodgers. Pinch hitter Chone Figgins led off the bottom of the 10th with a leadoff walk. With one out, Crawford sliced a line drive into the left-field corner that eluded Rajai Davis. Figgins scored from first base without a throw, giving the Dodgers their first walk-off win of the year.The game was tied 1-1 in the seventh inning when Scherzer took the mound to face Matt Kemp, who worked a seven-pitch walk. The next batter, Juan Uribe, clubbed an 0-1 fastball into the right-field corner. Third base coach Lorenzo Bundy wisely flashed a stop sign, giving Uribe a double and giving the Dodgers runners at second and third with nobody out. Federowicz, fresh up from Triple-A Albuquerque with A.J. Ellis on the disabled list, struck out on three pitches. Pinch hitter Justin Turner punched a line drive into medium center field, just deep enough for Kemp to tag up and score when Austin Jackson’s throw was off-target.Chris Withrow and Chris Perez threw scoreless seventh and eighth innings, respectively, before giving the ball to Jansen in the ninth.The Tigers and Dodgers will finish the two-game interleague series today.Scherzer allowed eight hits and two runs in seven innings, walked one and struck out eight. He never strayed far from his bread-and-butter fastball that touched 95 mph on the radar gun. Haren was a tad better. Miguel Cabrera, the reigning American League Most Valuable Player, hit three ground balls off Haren that never left the infield. “There’s not really one way to pitch him. He can it,” Haren said. “Staying down is probably the most important thing. With me it’s important to mix pitches. It’s just trying to throw what he’s not looking for.”The Dodgers couldn’t score on Scherzer after Gordon’s first home run of the season crept over the right-center field fence. Austin Jackson’s solo home run in the second inning tied the game 1-1.Other than that, Haren was able to keep the Tigers off-balance with an assortment of sub-90 mph fastballs, cutters, sliders and the occasional curve. The Tigers only put a runner in scoring position against Haren once, in the first inning. With Davis on third base and one out, Haren got consecutive ground balls from Torii Hunter and Cabrera to end the threat.Hunter had to leave the game with a contusion on his left knee. In the second inning, the Tigers’ right fielder slid knee-first into the concrete wall in foul territory chasing a long strike by Federowicz. Hunter was slow to get up but stayed in the game for two more innings. Don Kelly took over in right field in the fifth inning.Puig was held out of the game as he recovers from an injury to his left thumb ligament. He was fitted for a splint after meeting with a hand specialist and is still considered “day to day.”Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said that Puig was only available in an emergency.Will Puig be in the lineup Wednesday, as the 23-year-old predicted?“The training staff has something to do with that. I still get to write it out now and then,” Mattingly joked.“We’re going to do what’s best for Yasiel and what’s best for this club. I’m glad he feels good enough that he can be ready to play.” Yasiel Puig declared himself ready to play today, not to any reporters in particular but to all reporters, teammates, and anyone in general passing through the Dodgers clubhouse just after 4 p.m. Tuesday.The rapper/actor Ice Cube read the starting lineup. Dee Gordon hit a home run in the Dodgers’ first at-bat of the game. Puig didn’t play, leaving Carl Crawford to drive in the game-winning run in the Dodgers’ final at-bat.All in all, it was a good day.More accurately, it was a good day to be a starting pitcher. Former teammates, the Dodgers’ Dan Haren and the Detroit Tigers’ Max Scherzer, found themselves on opposite ends of an interleague duel before an announced crowd of 53,231 at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers ultimately won 3-2 on Crawford’s RBI double to the left-field corner in the bottom of the 10th inning.Haren allowed one run over six innings, outdueling the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner. “They have a really tough lineup,” Haren said. “I did some homework the last few days. I executed the game plan with Fed (catcher Tim Federowicz). He did a good job considering I threw a couple bullpens with him in spring training, no games.”Haren’s best efforts were nearly undone.Trying to protect a 2-1 lead in the ninth inning, Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen allowed a leadoff double by Ian Kinsler and a two-out RBI single by Victor Martinez that tied the game 2-2. It was the first blown save for Jansen in three chances this season. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Researchers who want to prove that their concepts can be turned into successful products and services are now eligible for support under a $275,000 early-stage funding program established by the province. A successful pilot project at Acadia University is being expanded to include all 11 of the province’s universities and the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), Economic Development Minister Ernest Fage announced today, Aug. 19. “This funding fills the gap that exists at the very beginning of the commercialization phase, when researchers need to prove their concepts in order to attract more funding from other partners,” said Mr. Fage. “More than 80 per cent of Nova Scotia’s research is done on our university and college campuses. Helping to advance that research and innovation is important to the economy and our quality of life.” The early-stage commercialization fund is designed to support projects that promote the development of innovative services or prototypes that may provide commercial or socio-economic benefits to Nova Scotia. While researchers’ needs can vary, many need only minimal funding to get a project with commercial potential off the ground. The program will make $30,000 available to each university that wishes to participate. NSCC will also be eligible. Researchers involved in the Acadia pilot project have begun to prove the concepts for six projects. Those projects are expected to demonstrate their full potential within the year. They include work that investigates recycling efficiency, athletic performance in selected sports, intelligent software for business applications, innovative educational products, and a device for use in biology and physics labs. “Doing research with the specific objective of developing commercially viable products opens new possibilities for our faculty beyond their current research activities and creates learning opportunities for our students,” said Dr. Gail Dinter-Gottlieb, president and vice-chancellor of Acadia. “Acadia is pleased to be part of this program and appreciates the support from the Office of Economic Development.” The Acadia projects were competitively chosen from a field of 14 through a selection process that included involvement by InNOVAcorp, the provincial Crown agency dedicated to helping new enterprises.