Britain will join with the US Government, Google, Facebook and developing country technology firms to bring down internet costs in developing countries, Justine Greening announced today. The Alliance for Affordable Internet, founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee s World Wide Web Foundation, will work with governments across Africa and Asia to take on unnecessary regulation and anti-competitive policies. In many countries taxes on IT, powerful state telecoms monopolies and other regressive policies are helping to push up prices. In less developed countries a basic fixed line broadband connection costs around a third of monthly income, compared to around 2% in the developed world. The UN has set a target of entry-level broadband services priced at less than 5% of average monthly income. Approximately two-thirds of the world s people remain unconnected to the Internet, entrenching a digital divide that severely hampers economic progress. Internet access is becoming increasingly important in the world s poorest countries as a tool to set up businesses and drive improvements in healthcare and education. Justine Greening said: Over the last twenty years the Web has changed our own society so much that everyday life seems unimaginable without it. Internet access has been a driver of economic growth. It puts power in the hands of people and opens up societies. Yet for millions of people across the world high prices still put it out of reach. This new alliance will challenge the anti-competitive regulations and policies that push up prices across the developing world, helping to bring universal Internet access to the world s poorest people. (c) 2013 Euclid Infotech Pvt. Ltd.
Maybe it’s the itty-bitty outfits showing off Brit’s enviable and sexy figure? Or perhaps the scene where the pop princess is whipping some woman? It could be the language, she does say bitch 19 times in the track. Whatever the reason for the ban, Brit is too hot for Brits. Spears revealed during a phone-in interview with to The TJ Show that she edited out some scenes before releasing the final version. PHOTOS: Britney Spears’ best looks “Oh my god, we showed way more skin and did way more stuff for the video then what is actually there. Like, I cut out half the video because I am a mother and because, you know, I have children, and it’s just hard to play sexy mom while you’re being a pop star as well,” said Britney, mom to Sean Preston, 8, and Jayden James, 7. “I just have to be true to myself and feel it out when I do stuff.” “Britney is never pressured into anything,”Spears’ father and manager, Jamie Spears and Larry Rudolph, said in a statement to E! News. “She reviews all creative and for her Work Bitch’ video, she discussed toning down some parts in finding a balance of sexy and being a mom.”
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