Air New Zealand offers couples beds in economy class – BBC News

Air New Zealand has unveiled what it calls the first major improvement in economy class travel comfort in 20 years – beds.

The beds are formed by foot-rests rising to the level of three seats; a blanket and loose normal-sized pillows complete the arrangement.

Passengers would need to buy the three seats together.

The passengers would also need to be ready to sleep together in small families or couples.

Another good reason to visit New Zealand, no doubt. And I am really very happy to sleep together with my couple. The “you need to be ready to sleep together (with her)” sounds quite odd.

YouTube adquiere derechos de transmisión de Premier League de Cricket | Media |

YouTube has confirmed its first live major sporting deal, announcing today that it will host live Indian Premier League cricket matches in the UK, and casting into doubt the value of British TV broadcast rights.

The YouTube deal involves every country outside the US – a significantly larger scope than reports had suggested. It was thought that YouTube would only stream live matches to countries that did not have TV deals with the IPL.

The two-year deal gives the Google-owned YouTube the exclusive rights to stream IPL matches online, with the two companies splitting revenue from sponsorship and advertising.

Es algo que parecía aún lejano. Pero es como si comprara los derechos de la Liga de Campeones en Europa. Así de grande es esa liga de cricket (bueno, así de grande será, porque fue creada recientemente), porque el deporte es enorme en Asia. Esto podría marcar una más fuerte sinergia entre TV y web. Habrá que estar atentos para ver si se vuelve tendencia o queda en este caso único.

Russian journalist dies after beating in police custody | Media |

Russia‘s police force was today at the centre of another national scandal after a journalist beaten in custody died in hospital from his injuries.

Konstantin Popov, 47, was arrested two weeks ago in his home town of Tomsk, Siberia, after neighbours complained that he was drunk and playing his guitar too loudly.

Police took him a holding cell where, his friends allege, officers subjected him to a sadistic beating, raping him with a broom handle and causing severe internal injuries.

Is it just getting worse and worse for journalists all around the world?

Photographers protest over UK terror search laws – BBC News

Professional and amateur photographers are planning to gather in London’s Trafalgar Square later to protest against terror stops and searches.

The photographers say police are intimidating people with cameras in tactics to target possible terrorists.

Last week the European Court of Human Rights ruled the power to stop people without suspicion was indiscriminate.

The government is appealing – saying it is vital to make cities a hostile place for any possible attacker.

The demonstration comes after a year of rising tensions between professional photographers and police over the exact scope of Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000.