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In some cities, it seems like they have internet cafes on every corner, but there wasn't much in downtown Savannah. Until recently. Lenny Bere describes his business, Savannah Printing 24/7, as a kind of bazaar. It's bigger on the inside than it looks from outside, and offers computer and printing services, food and beverages, even a clothing store.

"We do graphic design, cards for a lot of the restaurant/bars in the area," Bere said. "Malone's, Mercury Lounge, O'Connell's, things like that. Internet access 24 hours. We also work on PCs and Macs. Wireless internet for outside. Serve food. We do a bunch of different things here."

Bere says his all-day, all-night print shop features self-service with assistance, and prides itself on the latest technology.

"On [our] website, there's an upload section," he explained. "You upload your file and it comes to our system here, we print it out, and in about an hour, you have your prints."

Downstairs, it's a more casual mood at the Hideaway Lounge, with comfortable seating and games both high and low tech. Manager Joanna Shane says the atmosphere can be conducive to studying or partying, depending on the crowd.

"You can go on the internet and play chess, and the other room is internet accessible, so you can play people around the world, which is a lot of fun," she says.

Whether you have serious business to conduct or are just looking to wind down after a night on the town, this 24-hour downtown destination aims to have something for everyone.

"Even children that come to print something out for Mother's Day," noted Bere.

They tell us they'll also be offering live entertainment and even backgammon tournaments, so it does look like they're after a little of everything.

Reported by: Charles Gray, cgray@wtoc.com

 

Article source: http://www.wtoc.com/story/1288889/24-hour-internet-cafe

The dramatic search for Luka Rocco Magnotta ended at a Berlin Internet cafe in June 2012 with an abrupt admission from the accused that he was the person authorities were looking for.

Confronted by a German police officer in the cafe, Magnotta initially identified himself as Kirk Trammell, an American from New York who didn’t have any identification on him, his murder trial heard Tuesday.

But a persistent German patrol officer, Marc Lilge, continued to question the man, who was stuttering, shaking and sweating, as several police cadets shadowing Lilge looked on.

The admission came after a few minutes.

‘”You got me, I’m Mr. Magnotta, I’m the man you’re looking for,”’ Lilge quoted Magnotta as saying.

Magnotta, 32, is charged with first-degree murder in the slaying and dismemberment of Jun Lin in May 2012 in Montreal before he fled to Paris and then Berlin.

He has admitted to killing the Chinese engineering student, but has pleaded not guilty by way of mental disorder.

Crown prosecutor Louis Bouthillier presented his final scheduled witness on Tuesday afternoon. Following the testimony, Quebec Superior Court Justice Guy Cournoyer addressed the jury.

“With this, the evidence of the prosecution is almost completed,” Cournoyer said. “Counsel are working on the last series of written admissions and this requires some verification. We don’t want that verification to be carried through in unnecessary haste.”

Cournoyer suspended the proceedings until Friday, when defence lawyer Luc Leclair is expected to begin presenting his case.

The judge told the jurors it’s normal to have a few days separation between Crown and defence evidence in a trial of this length.

On Tuesday, several German witnesses provided a snapshot of June 4, 2012, the day Magnotta was arrested.

Lilge said he handcuffed Magnotta immediately and that the Canadian’s last words were that he wanted to leave the scene before the media arrived.

The police officer testified that the accused had a smirk on his face as he was transported to a detention centre.

“I have the opinion that, somehow, he felt relieved because he had this grin on his face,” he said, adding Magnotta did everything they asked.

Magnotta faces four charges in addition to premeditated murder: criminally harassing Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other members of Parliament; mailing obscene and indecent material; committing an indignity to a body; and publishing obscene materials.

Lilge was among the final crop of Crown witnesses heard by the jury via testimony videotaped last June and July in France and Germany.

The Internet cafe employee who flagged down Lilge said he saw Magnotta looking at news stories about himself and recognized him right away because of his distinctive cheekbones after seeing his photograph in a German newspaper.

Kadir Anlayisli said he walked by him a few times to be sure and noted he was looking at stories online.

“There was a picture of this man and all of a sudden this very man was standing in front of me,” Anlayisli said. “I had read that the cellphone had been tracked in France and here he was in front of me.

“Yes, I did recognize him right away because of his cheekbones. He has weird cheekbones.”

Anlayisli sought out Lilge outside the cafe and Magnotta was arrested before he could pay for the Internet use.

Another German detective, Alexander Huebner, testified he tried to speak to Magnotta a few hours after his arrest but that he wouldn’t talk. The witness said Magnotta appeared very calm.

“I remember Mr. Magnotta being without emotion,” said Huebner.

Another police witness who was on site for the arrest described Magnotta’s look as “arrogant.”

“It was as if there was nothing (anybody) could do to him,” Thomas Leymann said under cross-examination.

Huebner testified he couldn’t remember if he told Magnotta he could contact a lawyer.

Lilge said he informed Magnotta about having the right to an attorney but did not tell him about getting consular assistance.

As of Tuesday, the Crown had presented 48 witnesses during the trial, which began in late September.

Father Goes Berserk In Net Cafe

A father in Xinyu, Jiangxi province has been arrested and detained by Chinese police after going on a rampage in an Internet cafe, Tencent news reports.

The detained, Mr. Lin, was celebrating his wife's birthday when he noticed his eldest son was missing. Apparently, Lin knew that his son had a penchant for Internet gaming and decided to search the local Internet cafes. Turns out Lin's hunch was right, and his son was indeed inside an Internet cafe.

It was there that Lin broke down. According to Tencent, Lin picked up at a stool and started smashing computers. Supposedly he blamed the Internet cafe for his son's poor grades.

As he was bashing the computers, the net cafe's owner showed up. The two began to argue and after a few traded words, Lin started wailing on the boss man.

When it looked like things couldn't get worse for Lin, the police showed up. Both the owner and Lin were taken down to the local public security bureau. Despite the intervention by the police, Lin's temper didn't seem to subside.

Tencent reports that Lin refused to cooperate with the police, and that at one point, he attacked an officer and spit at another one. Due to his outbursts, he's now getting charged as a violent criminal.

儿子沉迷上网荒废学业 父亲怒砸网吧被刑拘[QQ News]

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Article source: http://kotaku.com/father-goes-berserk-in-net-cafe-1651172722

Father Goes Berserk In Net Cafe

A father in Xinyu, Jiangxi province has been arrested and detained by Chinese police after going on a rampage in an Internet cafe, Tencent news reports.

The detained, Mr. Lin, was celebrating his wife's birthday when he noticed his eldest son was missing. Apparently, Lin knew that his son had a penchant for Internet gaming and decided to search the local Internet cafes. Turns out Lin's hunch was right, and his son was indeed inside an Internet cafe.

It was there that Lin broke down. According to Tencent, Lin picked up at a stool and started smashing computers. Supposedly he blamed the Internet cafe for his son's poor grades.

As he was bashing the computers, the net cafe's owner showed up. The two began to argue and after a few traded words, Lin started wailing on the boss man.

When it looked like things couldn't get worse for Lin, the police showed up. Both the owner and Lin were taken down to the local public security bureau. Despite the intervention by the police, Lin's temper didn't seem to subside.

Tencent reports that Lin refused to cooperate with the police, and that at one point, he attacked an officer and spit at another one. Due to his outbursts, he's now getting charged as a violent criminal.

儿子沉迷上网荒废学业 父亲怒砸网吧被刑拘[QQ News]

Kotaku East is your slice of Asian Internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.

Eric is a Beijing based writer and all around FAT man. You can contact him @FatAsianTechie@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @FatAsianTechie

PETALING JAYA: Police shot dead a foreigner during a robbery at an internet cafe in Jinjang on Sunday.

Sentul OCPD Asst Comm R. Munusamy said the man, in his 20s, was shot by a police detective when he took out a pistol, later found to be fake, and demanded money from the cashier in the 2pm incident.

Earlier, two detectives had tailed the suspect, who was wearing black and wearing a full-faced helmet, and riding an unregistered motorcycle.

“He looked suspicious and due to that the officers followed him,” ACP Munusamy said.

He said the suspect stopped near the cafe located in a business centre and was looking suspiciously at the shop.

One of the detectives entered the cafe and pretended to be a customer.

He confronted the suspect after the latter rushed into the shop and took out the weapon and demanded money.

ACP Munusamy said the suspect had pointed his weapon at the detective forcing him to open fire.

Checks found that the suspect used a fake pistol. Police recovered a sling bag containing Malaysian and Indonesian currencies and an Indonesian passport.

It is not known if the man was behind the robbery at a clinic in Jalan Jambu earlier in the day by a man who was similarly clad in black.

Article source: http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/10/26/internet-cafe-robber-shot-dead/

EDISON -- Mayor Thomas Lankey says he has a patron in mind for the new Internet cafe at the senior center on Woodbridge Avenue: his mom.

"It's important because I think seniors in today's world need to know how to use the computer," Lankey said.

Lankey, along with other dignitaries, including Assemblyman Pat Diegnan and Edison Democratic Chairman Tom Paterniti, were on hand last week to open the Internet cafe in a room of the senior center, which will include lessons on how to get on the world wide web. It's an important tool for communicating with grandkids, doing online banking and looking up health information, its early customers said.

Vallabhbhai Vachhani, 78, and his wife, Divya, were on hand for the opening ceremony. Vallabhbhai likes to look up health information and to spread good news and scientific knowledge. He'd like to learn how to transfer information more easily from computer to computer.

"That's the most important thing," he said. "The transmission of good knowledge."

There was, however, some hesitance. Irene Violante, 92, said she had heard about the grand opening at the senior center, and decided to attend, but she's not sold on computers. Her kids got her one so she could stay in touch, but she doesn't use it much.

"It's probably a good thing to do, but who the heck knows," said Violante. "The phone is OK for me."

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Article source: http://www.nj.com/middlesex/index.ssf/2014/10/edison_opens_internet_cafe_for_senior_citizens.html

Joyous shouts and cheers filled the atmosphere in Treadways recently as residents of the St Catherine community showed appreciation for the opening of an Internet caf.

Not even the onset of afternoon showers could put a damper on the celebratory mood of the residents, scores of whom turned out to witness the official opening of the approximately $300,000 facility.

The caf, which is intended to benefit residents of Treadways and neighbouring communities, is located on the grounds of the Treadways Gospel Assembly.

The initiative is one of the four projects undertaken by civil servant of the year 2013-14 and director of productions at the Jamaica Information Service, Enthrose Campbell, under the theme Transformation and Renewal for a Better Tomorrow.

The Treadways Internet caf project is supported by Digicel, which donated computers, desks, and chairs. The facility is equipped with two desktop computers, two laptop computers, a multipurpose printer and wall posters, and will also serve as a homework centre.

In expressing gratitude for the gift, church member, Stephaney Rankine, vowed to take care of the facility.

Rankine, who is also a teacher at the Ewarton Primary School in St Catherine, urged the community members to use the facility to empower themselves.

Church attendance

Community member, Judith Higgins, said the facility's establishment would not only encourage more young people to attend church, but also allow them to conduct research.

Another community member, Isorene Morrison, said the caf would be used by her grandchildren, pointing out that the initiative was a "wonderful thing".

In his remarks, Minister of Science, Technology, Energy, and Mining Phillip Paulwell, who was guest speaker at the function, said the initiative supports the Government's thrust to increase access to broadband services.

He said the establishment of Internet cafs, supported by citizens and members of the private sector, along with the Community Access Points (CAPs) that the Government is putting place, would further advance this mission.

"What we want to see is what Enthrose is doing here today. How we are going to get our people to have access to the technology that will enable us to develop ourselves, that will enable us to be a part of this global village, that sees information (not only) as a valuable tool for learning, but also as a tool for earning," he said, adding that the facility's location will bring people, especially youngsters, closer to the church and to God.

CAPs enables community members to use the Internet at minimal or no cost for research, bill payments, education, communication, business, marketing, and social networking.

In the meantime, the minister committed to "match what Digicel has done", as well as provide Internet and WiFi services for two years, free of charge.

He said that this, however, hinges on how well the facility is maintained, pointing out that a site visit would be conducted in two months to ensure that the standards remain up to par.

Providing an overview on the project, Campbell informed that having selected four projects to undertake during her tenure, she was adamant, despite the challenges faced, that they would be completed.

"People were saying, 'Enthrose, you really should just take one project and focus on it because you are going to stretch yourself too much'. But I said to myself, that would be a dilemma for me to select one of my four projects, because which one would I give up?" she said.

The projects included: a public sector empowerment programme; teaching Spanish classes to St Andrew Technical High School students, as well as teaching Spanish classes to customs officers; preparing a series of features on excellent civil servants; as well the Internet cafe at Treadways.

Planted by God

"I thought that these projects were planted in my heart and each of them was conceived with love, and in addition, they were planted by the Father," she said, adding that the decision was made to pursue them all.

Campbell said the caf location was identified following discussions with her neighbour, friend, and pastor of the Treadways Gospel Assembly, Courtney Lyn.

"This Internet caf was born out of a desire to give back something to the community. I don't live in Treadways, I don't work in Treadways, but Treadways is my community. It is your community. Treadways is our community," she said.

Campbell commended Digicel and the Jamaica Information Service for the work they have done to ensure the project's fruition.

She noted that even though the project may be small, "it is a start" for greater things, and used the opportunity to encourage others to support the initiative.



Article source: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20141016/news/news3.html

Joyous shouts and cheers filled the atmosphere in Treadways recently as residents of the St Catherine community showed appreciation for the opening of an Internet caf.

Not even the onset of afternoon showers could put a damper on the celebratory mood of the residents, scores of whom turned out to witness the official opening of the approximately $300,000 facility.

The caf, which is intended to benefit residents of Treadways and neighbouring communities, is located on the grounds of the Treadways Gospel Assembly.

The initiative is one of the four projects undertaken by civil servant of the year 2013-14 and director of productions at the Jamaica Information Service, Enthrose Campbell, under the theme Transformation and Renewal for a Better Tomorrow.

The Treadways Internet caf project is supported by Digicel, which donated computers, desks, and chairs. The facility is equipped with two desktop computers, two laptop computers, a multipurpose printer and wall posters, and will also serve as a homework centre.

In expressing gratitude for the gift, church member, Stephaney Rankine, vowed to take care of the facility.

Rankine, who is also a teacher at the Ewarton Primary School in St Catherine, urged the community members to use the facility to empower themselves.

Church attendance

Community member, Judith Higgins, said the facility's establishment would not only encourage more young people to attend church, but also allow them to conduct research.

Another community member, Isorene Morrison, said the caf would be used by her grandchildren, pointing out that the initiative was a "wonderful thing".

In his remarks, Minister of Science, Technology, Energy, and Mining Phillip Paulwell, who was guest speaker at the function, said the initiative supports the Government's thrust to increase access to broadband services.

He said the establishment of Internet cafs, supported by citizens and members of the private sector, along with the Community Access Points (CAPs) that the Government is putting place, would further advance this mission.

"What we want to see is what Enthrose is doing here today. How we are going to get our people to have access to the technology that will enable us to develop ourselves, that will enable us to be a part of this global village, that sees information (not only) as a valuable tool for learning, but also as a tool for earning," he said, adding that the facility's location will bring people, especially youngsters, closer to the church and to God.

CAPs enables community members to use the Internet at minimal or no cost for research, bill payments, education, communication, business, marketing, and social networking.

In the meantime, the minister committed to "match what Digicel has done", as well as provide Internet and WiFi services for two years, free of charge.

He said that this, however, hinges on how well the facility is maintained, pointing out that a site visit would be conducted in two months to ensure that the standards remain up to par.

Providing an overview on the project, Campbell informed that having selected four projects to undertake during her tenure, she was adamant, despite the challenges faced, that they would be completed.

"People were saying, 'Enthrose, you really should just take one project and focus on it because you are going to stretch yourself too much'. But I said to myself, that would be a dilemma for me to select one of my four projects, because which one would I give up?" she said.

The projects included: a public sector empowerment programme; teaching Spanish classes to St Andrew Technical High School students, as well as teaching Spanish classes to customs officers; preparing a series of features on excellent civil servants; as well the Internet cafe at Treadways.

Planted by God

"I thought that these projects were planted in my heart and each of them was conceived with love, and in addition, they were planted by the Father," she said, adding that the decision was made to pursue them all.

Campbell said the caf location was identified following discussions with her neighbour, friend, and pastor of the Treadways Gospel Assembly, Courtney Lyn.

"This Internet caf was born out of a desire to give back something to the community. I don't live in Treadways, I don't work in Treadways, but Treadways is my community. It is your community. Treadways is our community," she said.

Campbell commended Digicel and the Jamaica Information Service for the work they have done to ensure the project's fruition.

She noted that even though the project may be small, "it is a start" for greater things, and used the opportunity to encourage others to support the initiative.



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ST CATHERINE, Jamaica (JIS) — Joyous shouts and cheers filled the atmosphere in Treadways recently as residents showed their appreciation for the opening of an internet café here.

Not even the onset of afternoon showers could put a damper on the celebratory mood of the residents, scores of whom turned out to witness the official opening of the approximately $300,000 facility.

The café, which is intended to benefit residents of Treadways and neighbouring communities, is located on the grounds of the Treadways Gospel Assembly.

The initiative is one of four projects undertaken by Civil Servant of the Year 2013-14 and director of productions at the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Enthrose Campbell under the theme ‘Transformation and Renewal for a Better Tomorrow’.

The Treadways internet café project is supported by Digicel, which donated computers, desks and chairs. The facility is equipped with two desktop computers, two laptop computers, a multipurpose printer, and wall posters. It will also serve as a homework centre.

Community member Judith Higgins said the facility’s establishment will not only encourage more young people to attend church, but will also allow them to conduct research.

In his remarks, Science, Technology, Energy, and Mining Minister Phillip Paulwell said the initiative supports the Government’s thrust to increase access to broadband services.

He said the establishment of internet cafés, supported by citizens and members of the private sector, along with the Community Access Points (CAPs) that the Government is putting place, will further advance this mission.

“What we want to see is what Enthrose is doing here today. How we are going to get our people to have access to the technology that will enable us to develop ourselves, that will enable us to be a part of this global village, that sees information [not only] as a valuable tool for learning but also as a tool for earning,” he said.

CAPs enable community members to use the internet at minimal or no cost for research, bill payments, education, communication, business, marketing, and social networking.

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EDISON -- Mayor Thomas Lankey says he has a patron in mind for the new Internet cafe at the senior center on Woodbridge Avenue: his mom.

"It's important because I think seniors in today's world need to know how to use the computer," Lankey said.

Lankey, along with other dignitaries, including Assemblyman Pat Diegnan and Edison Democratic Chairman Tom Paterniti, were on hand last week to open the Internet cafe in a room of the senior center, which will include lessons on how to get on the world wide web. It's an important tool for communicating with grandkids, doing online banking and looking up health information, its early customers said.

Vallabhbhai Vachhani, 78, and his wife, Divya, were on hand for the opening ceremony. Vallabhbhai likes to look up health information and to spread good news and scientific knowledge. He'd like to learn how to transfer information more easily from computer to computer.

"That's the most important thing," he said. "The transmission of good knowledge."

There was, however, some hesitance. Irene Violante, 92, said she had heard about the grand opening at the senior center, and decided to attend, but she's not sold on computers. Her kids got her one so she could stay in touch, but she doesn't use it much.

"It's probably a good thing to do, but who the heck knows," said Violante. "The phone is OK for me."

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