Written by administrator on August 12th, 2012
Shop owner can post cellphone ban
News from Columbus Dispatch:
Dear Abby: I am disgusted by the lack of manners shown by cellphone users. I run an antiques store in a small tourist town. I can’t tell you how many customers have become “insulted and incensed” after I asked them to please leave my shop because they insisted on talking on their cellphones.
I have also asked people in church to carry on their conversations outside. A man at my daughter’s high-school graduation received a call and proceeded to talk on and on until I asked him to leave. This has happened in restaurants, movies — even a Broadway play.
It is inconceivable to me that cellphone users are unwilling or unable to understand that their conversations are an intrusion and rude to those who are forced to listen. — Peeved in Nantucket, Mass.
Dear Peeved: It is difficult to teach consideration for others to people who have none. Some communities, though, have posted signs in restaurants, theaters and shops that read, “Cellphone-Free Zone. The owner of this establishment thanks you for not using your cellphone on the premises. If you must make or receive a call, please do so outside.” That way, customers are warned in a way that isn’t confrontational.
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Israel testing missile attack cellphone warning system
News from Xinhua:
JERUSALEM, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) — The Israel Defense Force (IDF) Home Front Command on Sunday initiated a week-long test of an alert system that texts a message to cellphones located in areas likely to be hit in a missile strike.
The “Personal Message” system was developed in recent years and is expected to become operational within a month.
The system delivers area-specific warnings, based on projections of the incoming trajectory of an unguided rocket or ballistic missile.
The early-alert system is meant to offer more specific guidance to residents than existing air raid sirens.
Recent reports on a possible Israeli attack on Iran to halt its nuclear program have stirred up public concern over how to best prepare the home front.
However, sources at the Home Front Command told Xinhua that the experiment was already in planning stages, and that the test’s timing does not imply an escalated chance of war.
As part of the drill, messages will be dispatched to assorted geographic areas, reading: “the Home Front Command, checking cellular system,” fo…………… continues on Xinhua
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