Washington – Morocco’s counterterrorism strategy serves as ‘a practical model’ to fight terrorism in the Sahel, according to a report released by The Inter-University Center on Terrorism Studies (IUCTS) and the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.“In sum, Rabat’s holistic security strategies, ranging from expanded international cooperation (e.g., joining the African Union) to developing tolerant Islamic approaches, seem to serve as a practical model to bring potential terrorist threats to manageable levels,” the source stated.While security challenges persist in Morocco, “During 2016, Morocco continued to improve its counterterrorism capabilities, as demonstrated by multiple arrests of suspected terrorists, seizing weapons, and aborting violent plots,” the report pointed out. The eighth annual report, “Terrorism in North Africa and the Sahel in 2016,” noted that the artificial conflict over the Sahara provides openings for extremists to exploit and impede security and economic cooperation. It stresses the need to settle the Sahara issue as soon as possible.Throughout the Maghreb and Sahel region, the report lists 235 attacks. This emphasizes the need to assess the humanitarian, political, social, economic and strategic costs of each attack.According to the report, the countries most affected by terror attacks in 2016 were Libya, Mali, Tunisia and Algeria.The report called on West countries to work with the countries in the region to consolidate their anti-terrorist capacities to prevent terrorist acts and their harmful effects. Particular importance should be given to political, social and economic development programs. These will “generate more effective antidotes to these growing threats to the stability, peace and prosperity of the region.”In this regard, the report puts forward five major recommendations. In particular, it calls for a comprehensive strategy to tackle humanitarian crises in Africa. It also stresses the need to take pro-active measures with international and regional partners “with a view to preventing radicalization, instability and violence.”The report also recommends strengthening the security capacities of regional leaders, supporting Muslim leaders in promoting the practice of a moderate Islam, and implementing counter-radicalization programs that limit the appeal of extremist recruiters. read more

15 November 2011The United Nations humanitarian fund announced today that it is allocating $3.4 million to provide shelter, education, health care and psychological support to thousands of people affected by the recent deadly earthquakes in south-eastern Turkey. Announcing the allocation from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos said the contribution would “allow for critical, life-saving assistance for people affected” by the quakes.More than 600 people died after the first quake, measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale, struck on 23 October, while two subsequent temblors have claimed at least 20 other lives. Basic infrastructure, including numerous schools, have been seriously damaged or destroyed as a result of the quakes.The funds allocated will be used by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), who are working with Government officials, the Turkish Red Crescent and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to provide relief to quake victims.UN agencies have identified the provision of tents and blankets as priorities given that winter is approaching in Turkey, and some of the affected areas are mountainous.The General Assembly created CERF – which is managed by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) – in 2005 to ensure that funding reaching those in need more quickly in the wake of a humanitarian emergency or crisis. More than $2.3 billion has been pledged by Member States to the fund since it began operations. read more

NEW YORK, N.Y. – A third Fox News Channel employee has joined two colleagues in their lawsuit that says they were subjected to racial discrimination by a since-fired executive.Monica Douglas said former controller Judith Slater, who was fired on Feb. 28, frequently expressed an unwillingness to be near black people. Douglas is black, as are colleagues Tichaona Brown and Tabrese Wright, who filed suit against Fox last week.Douglas, who is Panamanian, said in the lawsuit that Slater told her she wouldn’t let her dogs eat food Panamanians eat. She said Slater frequently referred to her status as a breast cancer survivor, calling her the “one-boobed girl” and the like. Douglas said she complained about Slater’s comments in 2014 and nothing was done.Fox, in a statement, said it takes complaints like this very seriously.“There is no place for conduct like this at Fox News, which is why Ms. Slater was fired,” the network said. Third woman joins racial lawsuit against Fox News by The Associated Press Posted Apr 4, 2017 9:13 am MDT Last Updated Apr 4, 2017 at 1:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

“Our hope is that the mobile courts will speed the rate at which cases are heard, and serve to deter crime by bringing lawyers and a magistrate directly to both refugees and Ugandans in the settlement,” UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Spokesperson, Adrian Edwards, told journalists in Geneva.The project, launched yesterday, aims to benefit some 68,000 refugees and 35,000 Ugandan nationals in Nakivale, which is about 50 kilometres from the nearest law court in Kabingo, Isingiro. Yesterday’s first session was overseen by a Chief Magistrate who heard cases including robbery, land disputes, defilement, attempted murder and cases of sexual and gender-based violence. Subsequent sessions will cover crimes from petty theft to murder, Mr. Edwards said.The courts will hold three sessions a year, each lasting between 15 and 30 days and hearing up to 30 cases per session. Half the cases heard will be those of nationals, who live within the settlement.“We already run similar mobile court initiatives in refugee camps in Kakuma and Dadaab in Kenya, where they have significantly reduced crime within the camps and surrounding areas,” Mr. Edwards said. The Nakivale pilot project is collaboration between UNHCR, the Refugee Law Project, the Uganda Human Rights Council and Ugandan government. Lawyers volunteer their time and services so that the entire process can be provided free of charge to both refugees and nationals. Mr. Edwards said UNHCR hopes to extend the project to other refugee settlements in Uganda so that more refugees can benefit from speedier justice. read more

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, François Crépeau, said in a press release issued in Geneva today that “governments that do not support the search and rescue efforts have reduced themselves to the same level as the smugglers.” “They are preying on the precariousness of the migrants and asylum seekers, robbing them of their dignity and playing with their lives,” Mr. Crépeau said.The United Kingdom this week announced that it will not support any future search and rescue operations to prevent migrants and refugees drowning in the Mediterranean Sea, stating that such operations can encourage more people to attempt the dangerous crossing to enter Europe. “Migrants are human beings and just like the rest of us they too have rights. They too have the right to live and thrive,” Mr. Crépeau said. “To bank on the rise in the number of dead migrants to act as deterrence for future migrants and asylum seekers is appalling.”“It’s like saying, let them die because this is a good deterrence,” said.More than 130,000 migrants and asylum seekers are estimated to have arrived in Europe by sea so far this year, compared with 80,000 last year. More than 800 people have died in the Mediterranean so far this year.“Despite good initiatives like the increase in search and rescue operations which have saved many lives, the emphasis remains on restricting the entry of migrants rather than on creating new legal channels for migration,” the press release said. “Sealing international borders is impossible, and migrants will continue arriving despite all efforts to stop them, at a terrible cost in lives and suffering,” the Special Rapporteur said repeating his message on border management in an open letter he sent to the European Union last month.He cautioned that the absence of regulated open migration channels for much-needed low-wage migrants drives migration further underground, increases the precariousness of their situation, and entrenches smuggling mafias and exploitative employers, resulting in more deaths at sea and more human rights violations.“It is paradoxical that, in the name of securing borders, European States are actually losing control over their borders, as mafias will often be ahead of that game. Moreover, the increasing number of persons fleeing from conflict, violence and oppression requires a new and concerted strategic approach by European States towards asylum seekers,” he said. He also said that search and rescue programmes cannot be the sole responsibility of the frontline countries and appealed “for more concerted efforts by EU Member States to assist frontline countries such as Italy, Malta, Greece and Spain.” Mr. Crépeau was appointed Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants in 2011 by the UN Human Rights Council. As Special Rapporteur, he is independent from any Government or organization and serves in his individual capacity.He has undertaken a one-year study to examine the rights of migrants in the Euro-Mediterranean region, focusing in particular on the management of the external borders of the European Union. read more

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCamp Street unrest: Escapee Uree Varswyck ID’ed as late officer Wickham’s shooter- SamuelsAugust 1, 2017In “Crime”See list of 13 “real bad” escapees from Lusignan prisonJuly 24, 2017In “latest news”TIP action plan to be ready by next monthJuly 28, 2016In “latest news” Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan has called on the remaining prison escapees to turn themselves in to law enforcement authorities.“It’s going to be rough out there. Get out and give yourself up. You’re not going to win against the State, absolutely not,” Ramjattan was quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying during a visit yesterday to see firsthand the progress of works being carried out at the Lusignan prison (East Coast Demerara).Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan has called on the remaining prison escapees to turn themselves in to law enforcement authorities. (DPI photo)Minister Ramjattan also urged that the families of the escapees do their civic duty, “If you’ve got any information, please come forward and help the police. It is to ensure the stability and security of our country that we capture them as early as possible. These pieces of information that you have will be held in the highest of confidentiality. Please don’t be afraid to come forward and help.”Four of the escapees remain on the run, with two recently captured by law enforcement. Trinidadian Cornelius Thomas was captured in South Sophia yesterday.According to the DPI, Minister Ramjattan also thanked the members of the Joint Services for their efforts since the July 9, Georgetown Prison fire, and the workers of the Public Infrastructure Ministry and contractors describing it as “a massive effort” to get the new holding facility at Lusignan Prison, ready.Meanwhile, Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels issued a stern warning to potentially errant ranks, noting that strict measures are in place to check all of those persons entering prohibited areas. He said, “This is a moment for you to reconsider because if you’re caught, my recommendation will be guided by the Prison Act. More than likely, it will see the most harsh punishment being recommended.”Supporting the efforts is the Guyana Police Force which is helping to sanitize the prison and ensuring that all prisoners are safe. Assistant Commissioner Clifton Hicken said, “We will continue to work with the Joint Services to ensure that normalcy prevails.”The Guyana Defence Force is also supporting the Civil Authority. Ranks on the ground are being commanded by Lt Colonel Ramkarran Doodnauth. He explained that the GDF is also in support of the efforts being made to recapture those on the run from custody, DPI said. read more

first_imgB2Gold has announced that on May 29, 2018, the company celebrated the official opening of the B2Gold Solar Plant at its Otjikoto Mine in Namibia. “The opening of the new solar plant is in-keeping with B2Gold’s ongoing commitment to responsible mining and promoting green energy solutions at its five operating gold mines worldwide.” The Otjikoto Solar Plant is one of the first fully-autonomous hybrid plants in the world and will allow the company to significantly reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from the site’s current 24 MW heavy fuel oil (HFO) power plant. Changing the power plant to an HFO solar hybrid plant is expected to reduce Otjikoto’s HFO consumption by approximately 2.3 million litres and reduce associated power generation fuel costs by approximately 10% in 2018.In remarks at the official opening of the solar plant, Namibia’s Minister of Mines and Energy, the Honourable Tom Alweendo, said that the plant “will deliver positive economic, environmental and social impacts that are likely to outlive the life of mine. I am also informed that this solar plant will be one of the largest installations of its kind in Namibia. It will serve as a sustainable power solution as B2Gold works to improve economic returns, reduce impacts on the environment and could potentially be a funding source for community development.”The development of the Otjikoto solar facility reflects B2Gold’s commitment to environmental stewardship and the company’s ongoing goal of reducing its dependence on fossil fuels in favour of cleaner, less expensive power sources. Driven by this goal, B2Gold embarked upon a detailed financial feasibility study early in 2016 to determine the financial viability of adding a 7 MW solar plant to Otjikoto’s energy portfolio. Based on the results of this study, the project was approved in October 2016 with an estimated project cost of $8.5 million. Otjikoto’s solar plant commenced full commissioning in early April 2018, on schedule and on budget.Bill Lytle, Senior Vice President, Operations, said that a key mandate for B2Gold is to always leave the region and communities where B2Gold operates better off as a result of B2Gold’s investment. “B2Gold firmly believes that a successfully-run, responsible mining company can truly add value and leave a positive legacy to the local communities and environment by generating sustainable socio-economic and environmental benefits.” B2Gold is considering whether a further innovative use of the solar plant could be as an income-generating asset after the mine closes. Funds generated by this asset could be used to support ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility activities in the region long after the mine has shut down. The Otjikoto Solar Plant project was championed by Mark Dawe, B2Gold’s Namibia Country Manager, and his management team.last_img read more

first_imgDo you see yourself as a Leica guy? Maybe you just need some gear so that you can tell people that “only shoot Leica”. If you have around $32,000 to spare then this is the kit for you.The M9 kit is available on eBay, which means no pesky backorders or time wasted researching the gear you’ll want to get–it’s all included! You’ll receive:AdChoices广告LEICA M9 with thumbs up (NEW BOXED)LEICA SUMMICRON-M f 1:2/28 mm ASPH 6-Bit encoding. (NEW BOXED)LEICA SUMMILUX f 1:1.4/35mm ASPH. 6-Bit encoding. (EXCELLENT)LEICA NOCTILUX f 1:1/50mm (MINT)LEICA SUMMILUX-M f 1:1.4/50mm (MINT)LEICA SUMMILUX-M f 1:1.4/75mm (NEW BOXED)LEICA APO-SUMMICRON-M f 1:2/90mm ASPH (MINT)All that in a handy briefcase, from a seller with 99.3% positive feedback.The eBay sale is going for $32,000 but lower offers are being taken into consideration. There are already 6 pending, so don’t think you’ll be getting this kit for much cheaper than the asking price.That Noctilux lens sells for $10,500 on its own, so the $32,000 might not be as bad as you think. With the M9 body at $7000, the 90mm Summicron-M at $3700, the 35mm at a cool $5000, and the Summilux 50mm at $3700, you’re practically at  $32K with taxes. What that all means is that you’re getting the carrying case, 28mm, and the 75mm pretty much for free, assuming they are actually in mint condition.Anyone interested in setting up a timeshare?Read more at eBay, via Leica forumslast_img read more

first_imgThe tech press yesterday scratched its collective headyesterday, after it was revealed that Apple’s earth shattering announcementwas, in fact, the long awaited addition of the Beatles’ catalog to iTunes.To plenty of music fans, however, the announcement was a bigdeal. And now, the fab four is working its way up the charts, having securedfour of iTunes’ top ten album slots. Numbers six, eight, nine, and ten belongto Abbey Road, The WhiteAlbum, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and the Beatles Box Set.The top three spots are still being held down by morecontemporary artists like Rihanna, Rascall Flatts, and the cast from Glee.Still. Not bad for a day in the life.last_img

first_imgConcern for Buzz Aldrin’s health as he is evacuated from South Pole The second man on the moon was there as part of a tourist group. By AFP Image: PA Archive/PA Images South Pole here I come! #antarctica #WhiteDesert #GYATAntarctica pic.twitter.com/PPjfmKvanZ— Buzz Aldrin (@TheRealBuzz) November 29, 2016 Aldrin is an avid user of Twitter, and tweeted in recent days about his trip to the South Pole.“I could be a little underdressed for Antarctica. Although I tend to be hot blooded,” he wrote on November 27, posting a picture of himself wearing a black and red Mars shirt.“South Pole, here I come!” he wrote a day later.Born in Montclair, New Jersey on January 20, 1930, Aldrin was educated at the prestigious West Point military academy in New York state.He joined the US Air Force, and flew 66 combat missions in the Korean War, shooting down two enemy fighter jets. Image: PA Archive/PA Images 50 Comments Dec 1st 2016, 4:10 PM Thursday 1 Dec 2016, 4:10 PM Share35 Tweet Email BUZZ ALDRIN, THE 86-year-old retired US astronaut who was the second man to walk on the Moon, has been evacuated from the South Pole for medical reasons.Aldrin was visiting Antarctica as part of a tourist group when his “condition deteriorated,” said a statement from the operator, White Desert.Aldrin was “was evacuated on the first available flight out of the South Pole,” it added, describing the move as “a precaution.”“His condition was described as stable upon White Desert doctor’s hand-over to the US Antarctic Program medical team,” the statement said.No other details about Aldrin’s condition were released. 1969: President Richard Nixon, right, greets the Apollo 11 astronauts in the quarantine van on board the U.S.S. Hornet after splashdown and recovery. The Apollo 11 crew from left are Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin Buzz Aldrin. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesIn 1969, Aldrin and Neil Armstrong became the first men to walk on the Moon, as part of the Apollo 11 mission.Armstrong stepped out of the lunar module first, uttering the now famous words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”Aldrin stepped out next.“Beautiful, beautiful. Magnificent desolation,” Aldrin said on July 20, 1969.In recent years, Aldrin has authored books for adults and children and advocated establishing a permanent human colony on Mars.The National Science Foundation said it received request to evacuate him and dispatched a humanitarian medical flight to the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.From there, another flight would take Aldrin to McMurdo Station on the Antarctic coast, and then to New Zealand “as soon as possible”.An NSF spokesman told AFP he was unable to confirm the status of the flight to New Zealand, given the early hour in McMurdo.NSF said it “will make additional statements about the patient’s medical condition only as conditions warrant.”‘Here I come’ He earned a doctorate in astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and devised manned space rendezvous techniques — an orbital manoeuver during which two crafts dock in space — that were later adopted by NASA.In 1963, he was picked to join the select corps of early US astronauts, and six years later he set a record — now broken — for the longest space walk by spending five and a half hours outside the spacecraft during the Gemini 12 orbital mission.He logged a total of 4,500 hours flying time, 290 of them in space.He is known to be a Republican and a devout Christian, and has said he took communion while in the spacecraft that landed on the Moon.Aldrin has been married and divorced three times and has three children.- © AFP, 2016Read: ‘Get your ass to Mars’: Buzz Aldrin wants humans to permanently occupy Mars> Source: Buzz Aldrin/Twitter http://jrnl.ie/3114219 Buzz’s Polar Penguins countdown to liftoff has commenced. #Antarctica #WhiteDesert pic.twitter.com/0vDc1yP0gT— Buzz Aldrin (@TheRealBuzz) November 29, 2016 Source: Buzz Aldrin/Twitter Short URL 19,560 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_img Short URL Thursday 6 Apr 2017, 2:58 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article ‘A consequence of being victim of the scandal’Flavin’s story was highlighted in the Dáil today by Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris. Questioning Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar about legislation to protect mortgage customers, he said:Minister, in January of this year a woman by the name of Trish Flavin died suddenly leaving five children – twins aged five, a boy aged six and two girls aged 11 and 16. Apr 6th 2017, 2:58 PM KERRYMAN RAY FLAVIN has thanked supporters who offered their assistance and donated money to help his family as he battles with Bank of Ireland to keep his home.Bank of Ireland secured a possession order for the widowed father-of-five’s home in 2016 and is fighting his appeal against it, despite admitting in February this year that it had been overcharging him on his tracker mortgage.It also recently emerged that the bank included almost eight acres of Flavin’s father’s land – which was not part of the mortgage – in the possession order, and the Circuit Court still granted it.A GoFundMe campaign set up by two of his friends has raised more than €40,000 overnight.In a statement released this afternoon, Flavin said his family was “truly humbled” by the support:“I was living in fear and afraid to tell my wife and family including my Mom and Dad that I could no longer support my family due to the accident of a bus falling on me and [it] broke /bust seven disks in my spine. I will never again hold a cup of tea in my right hand, never mind hold my kids when crying when they miss their mother like I do – my darling Patricia.”Flavin said he had eventually told his wife about their mortgage trouble and she had “severe panic attacks” after a number of court hearings they went to. On 7 January this year, the 38-year-old woman suffered a heart attack and died.“I can only hope and pray that somebody reading this story will come and seek the help starting with the Hub Ireland who have groups all over the country only a phone call away – that anybody reading my story would be brave enough to seek the help they need,” he added in his statement.We can never get my darling wife Patricia back, who I depended on with my life, but thanks to your support through these trouble times I will be there for our children.  Thank you all sincerely. http://jrnl.ie/3327041 By Michelle Hennessycenter_img Share1960 Tweet Email6 33,223 Views I would argue and her husband would argue very strongly that this was a consequence of them being victim of the tracker mortgage scandal. In 2016, they received an eviction notice, a repossession from BOI. On 14 February this year, they received an apology from the BOI yet they continued to proceed with the repossession.“Will you and your government ensure that the Mortgage Special Court Bill and the Mortgage Arrears Bill will be fast-tracked and will you also ensure that the family of Trish Flavin will not be evicted?” Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTubeIn response, Varadkar said this legislation is currently being worked on.“We will progress it as soon as we possibly can. I should say, the government has put in place a lot of supports now and a lot of advice for people who are facing mortgage arrears and repossession,” he added.“Jointly funded by my own department and the Minister for Justice is the Abhaile scheme which provides people with money advice, legal advice and financial advice that they may need and that is already available.”The GoFundMe page set up for Ray Flavin can be found here.If you have been affected by the tracker mortgage scandal, we want to hear your story. Get in touch by sending a message to trackermortgage@thejournal.ie. Read: Over €30k raised in one day for Kerryman in battle with Bank of Ireland to keep family home>Read: ‘How did this happen?’: Court hands Bank of Ireland almost 8 acres of land it has no right toRelated: Widower charged wrong interest rate may now lose family home  >More: €76 million paid out in compensation so far to customers denied proper tracker mortgage rates ‘I was living in fear’: Kerryman thanks supporters as fundraising campaign passes €40k Ray Flavin said he hopes his story will encourage other people in his position to seek the help they need. 50 Comments last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Two Greek Australians are amongst three people arrested and charged for the horrific bashing of two men in a Hungry Jack’s store in Prahran. Konstantinos Kontoklotsis, 32, of Brunswick, Nathan Karazisis, 24, of Burwood East and Mark Bogtstra, 21, of Camberwell are accused of attacking and causing serious injuries to Luke Adams, 19, and James Mitchell inside a Hungry Jack’s restaurant on the corner of Chapel Street and Malvern Road in Prahran early on Monday morning. All three men appeared in Melbourne’s Magistrate Court on Thursday charged with affray, recklessly causing serious injury, intentionally causing injury, and unlawful assault.The attack was captured on security cameras and caused a public outcry. One of the vicitms, Mr Adams is a promising Australian Rules footballer.Defence for Mr Kontoklotsis asked the judge to suppress the release of their names to the media in fear of retaliation against his family. The judge refused the motion on the grounds that a threat against his family had not been established. All three suspects were remanded to custody until October 8 when a committal hearing will take place. Luke Adams was discharged from hospital where he was treated for serious head wounds.last_img read more

first_imgLes Kinectimals de sortie sur Android !Kinectimals, le jeu de Microsoft pour Xbox consistant à adopter un animal de compagnie virtuel, est désormais accessible sur Android. Une version destinée aux terminaux équipés de l’OS de Google vient en effet d’être livrée.Les possesseurs de terminaux Android peuvent désormais eux aussi adopter un animal virtuel du jeu de Microsoft Kinectimals. Jusqu’alors réservé à la Xbox et à iOS – une application a été mise en ligne en décembre dernier – il vient d’être livré dans une version simplifiée destinée au système d’exploitation (OS) de Google.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Disponible depuis le 14 juin sur le Google Play Store, pour 2,73 euros, et déjà très bien noté par les utilisateurs qui lui ont attribué 4,6/5, le jeu présente toutefois un défaut, souligne le site test-mobile.fr : il utilise beaucoup de batterie et aurait tendance à faire chauffer les mobiles…Pour ceux qui l’ignorent, rappelons que Kinectimals est un jeu destiné à ceux qui aiment les animaux, mais pas leurs inconvénients ! Il permet en effet d’adopter des bêtes virtuelles dont l’utilisateur doit prendre soin. Si cette version Android diffère quelque peu de la mouture Xbox 360, en offrant de nouvelles activités, il en reste très proche en matière de design et d’animations. Et ceux qui disposent du jeu sur la console de Microsoft se verront offrir un cadeau en téléchargeant la version Android : cinq animaux pourront en effet être débloqués sur la Xbox 360.A noter que cette application est le tout premier jeu du géant de Redmond adapté à la plateforme Android. Reste à savoir s’il s’agit du premier d’une longue liste ou non.Le 18 juin 2012 à 14:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgJuventus captain Giorgio Chiellini believes Cristiano Ronaldo will take them to another level on a global basis in a similar way to Andrea Pirlo’s domesticallyPirlo arrived in Turin in 2011 as a free agent on the back of winning his second Serie A title with AC Milan.The Italian playmaker’s impact at Juventus was instant as he led the club to their first league crown in nine years along with further success in the Supercoppa Italiana and Coppa Italia Final.After a trophy-laden spell, Pirlo left Juventus in 2015 and they have continued his legacy by extending their winning title run in the Serie A to seven straight seasons.Now Chiellini believes Ronaldo will emulate Pirlo’s impact by leading them to world domination.“I think Cristiano Ronaldo has noticed what an important team he has behind him, particularly at Valencia,” said Chiellini, as quoted by Football-Italia.“He’s helping us raise the bar, but we showed to always be a team at Mestalla and in any case, a match like that increases your self-esteem.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“He works in a way that we lacked before. He gives conviction to his environment.“For example, Pirlo gave it to us in Italy and now Ronaldo is giving it to us on an international level.“He’s a player who improves the whole team around him. He’s also filled the personality void left by Buffon’s farewell. It was like he’d never left.“He’s crucial on and off the field. We elevate each other, highlighting our strengths. Our qualities come to the fore with people like him.”Ronaldo managed 11 goals and seven assists in 18 appearances in all competitions for Juventus since his summer arrival from Real Madrid.The Old Lady will be back in action on Friday in their derby clash with rivals Inter Milan on Friday in the Serie A.last_img read more

first_imgHOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – An 11th patient from a nursing home in Hollywood has died, more than one week after the facility lost its air conditioning during Hurricane Irma, officials said.Friday afternoon, the Broward County Office of Medical Examiner and Trauma Services confirmed 94-year-old Alice Thomas passed away.Thomas and the other victims were evacuated from the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in Hollywood in the aftermath of the storm. Shortly after, video surfaced showing residents at the home living in sweltering conditions.The first eight patients died Sept. 13, three days after Irma struck. A ninth died Tuesday, and a 10th victim died on Thursday.The Hollywood Police Department is conducting a criminal investigation into the deaths.Officials said the victims’ cause of death are yet to be determined and will not be announced until toxicology tests are completed.The state has revoked the facility’s license while the owners have sued the state to block its actions. The home is currently suing to get its license back. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_img Share your voice A woman said a hacker used her Nest Cam for a hoax.  Stephen Shankland/CNET A woman living in the Bay Area says she got a hoax warning last weekend that the US was under nuclear attack. The warning came from an unlikely place: her Nest Cam.Laura Lyons of Orinda, California told the San Jose Mercury News that her smart home security camera was infiltrated after it said on Sunday that three North Korean missiles were headed to Los Angeles, Chicago and Ohio. The warning was preceded by a blaring alarm, Lyons told the newspaper. The message said the US was retaliating and affected areas had three hours to evacuate, she said. Lyons checked news stations for coverage of the apparent attack, but found nothing. When she realized the message was coming from the Nest Cam sitting above her TV, she called the company, which is part of Google, to find out what was going on. Lyons said a representative told her that she was a victim of a “third party hack.” Lyons didn’t respond to a request for comment.Nest says Lyons’ device was most likely compromised by a stolen password.”Nest was not breached,” a spokeswoman said on Tuesday. “These recent reports are based on customers using compromised passwords (exposed through breaches on other websites). In nearly all cases, two-factor verification eliminates this type of the security risk.  “We take security in the home extremely seriously, and we’re actively introducing features that will reject comprised passwords, allow customers to monitor access to their accounts and track external entities that abuse credentials.”Still, as companies like Google, Amazon and Samsung try to convince consumers to turn their homes into hubs full of internet-connected gadgets and appliances, a scare like the one Lyons experienced could sour people from bringing those devices into their houses. This isn’t the first time Nest’s cameras have been infiltrated by outsiders. In December, a hacker took over the camera of a man in Arizona to warn him of security vulnerabilities. In another case last month, a hacker told a couple through the device he’d kidnap their child. Security experts have been warning for years that smart home devices are vulnerable to hackers. Some vulnerable devices come with bugs that hackers can exploit. To prevent hackers from using stolen passwords to log into security cameras and other connected devices, experts say companies need to educate users on how to use better security. Betsy Cooper, founding director of the Aspen Policy Hub, said that would help keep hackers out of security cameras and other internet connected “things.”Consumers can choose to use a stronger password and enable extra security features like two-factor authentication — but they aren’t required to do so. Device makers should flip that around, Cooper said. For example, they could turn on two-factor authentication by default and leave it up to consumers to turn it off if they don’t want it.”Companies should shift the way that they think about those things,” Cooper said, “so they’re not making stronger security so easy to avoid.”People can check if any of their passwords have been caught up in known data breaches using sites like Have I Been Pwned or Mozilla’s Firefox Monitor. Some websites will also flag your password for you if it’s been caught up in a breach, using a tool from the login company Okta. The Smartest Stuff: Innovators are thinking up new ways to make you, and the things around you, smarter.Special Reports: CNET’s in-depth features in one place. Tech Industry Comments Tags 5 Nest Google Alphabet Inc.last_img read more

first_imgMax Cohen, head of Oculus’ AR/VR media product division, has left the company. Stephen Shankland/CNET Oculus has apparently lost its second major player in the course of just a week. Max Cohen, an early staffer and most recently the head of the Facebook-owned company’s AR/VR media product unit, has left the company, Variety reported Tuesday.Cohen started at the virtual reality startup in 2014, two years after its founding and the same year Facebook purchased Oculus for $3 billion. During his tenure, Cohen also led the company’s Gear VR program with Samsung and its development of its Oculus Go headset, according to his LinkedIn profile. His profile indicates he left Oculus this month, and it now lists his occupation as “explorer.”Cohen’s departure comes a week after Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell announced he was stepping down. Mitchell was the last Oculus co-founder still at Facebook.Virtual reality promises to transport goggle-wearing users to a computer-generated 3D environment, but widespread adoption has been elusive. Without a gotta-see-it experience compelling them to try the unfamiliar format, consumers have resisted pouring hundreds of dollars into a souped-up computer and a high-end headset like Facebook’s Oculus Rift. The Oculus team at Facebook has also grappled with a number of woes, including a lawsuit and executive turnover, as it tries to make VR more mainstream. Facebook bought Oculus because it envisions a future in which Facebookers will be able to share moments with their friends and family as if they’re all together in person. Facebook declined to comment. 0 Tags Share your voice Post a comment Tech Industry Oculus Virtual Reality Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgKhammam: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leaders have been conducting the party membership drive intensively in erstwhile Khammam district. The drive is intended to strengthen the party at the grass roots level. all villages. The party leaders have been focussing their attention in enrolling trible people into the party. The party has targeted to enrol 50,000 people in each constituency. Initially the drive had attracted the attention of people in tribal areas. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us But the killing of TRS leader N Srinivas in Charla mandal by Maoists seems to have scared the people. The party leaders too seem to be scared to visit villages in agency area. It was the first that the TRS leader was targeted by the Maoists since its inception. It may be recalled that the Maoists had kidnapped the party leaders in Charla mandal in 2014, but they were released two days after their abduction. Also Read – Parts of Hyderabad witness heavy rainfall Advertise With Us As a sequel to the incident, the membership drive in the agency areas has slowed down. The Maoists had released a letter, criticising the government. The membership drive has been affected mainly in Bhadrachalm agency, Manuguru, and Yellandu. Meanwhile, the police also warned the party leaders not to venture into villages without informing the former. The party leaders in the agency areas are living in the shadow of fear.last_img read more

first_imgVijayawada: Andhra Pradesh Creative and Culture Commission organised a programme in memory of musical maestro Mangalampalli Bala Muralikrishna on Saturday evening at Tummalapallivari Kshetrayya Kala Kshetram. Veteran musician Bombay Jayashri was presented the Mangalampalli Bala Muralikrishna Memorial National Award recently announced by the Andhra Pradesh Government on this occasion. Also Read – AP Cabinet to meet on September 4 Advertise With Us Multi-talented Jayashri was born in Kolkata and had her initial training in Carnatic music from her parents and later advanced training from Lalgudi Jayaraman and TR Balamani. GN Dondapani Iyer is her Veena Guru. Jayashri trained Hindustani Classical Music from Mahavir Jaipurwale and Ajay Pohonkar. She travelled extensively in and out of country and gave a number of performances. Also Read – A mother abandoned newborn baby girl in Chirala Advertise With Us LV Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary, Government of Andhra Pradesh said that Mangalampalli was a great musician and multi-talented person. Avanthi Srinivas, Minister for Culture, Government of Andhra Pradesh presided over the meeting and said that the government is keen in promoting culture. Ministers Perni Nani, Kodali Nani, Vellampalli Srinivas, MLA Malladi Vishnuvardhan, MLC Ramasurya Rao and Abhiram, son of Balamurali and District Collector Md Imtiaz, Principal Secretary Praveen Kumar, Commissioner Pradyumna Venkatesh and other officials were present in the felicitation of Jayashri. Advertise With Us She was presented Rs 10 lakh award amount with shawl and memento. The music concert of Jayashri was enjoyed by the music lovers with her fine and melodious voice and she rendered the keerthanas like “Raghunayaka neepadayuga..”, in Hamsadwani ragam, “Akhilandeswari” in Aarabhi ragam. This concert was instrumentally supported by Charumati Raghuraman on violin, YV Ramanamurthy on mridangam and BS Purushottam on kanjeera. Earlier, Kaja Venkata Subrahmanyam and the disciples of Padmasri Hemanth were showcased the dance items based on Balamurali’s compositions.last_img read more