WASHINGTON — Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos says he’s going to send a spaceship to the moon, joining a resurgence of lunar interest half a century after people first set foot there.Bezos says his space company Blue Origin will land a robotic ship the size of a small house, capable of carrying four rovers and using a newly designed rocket engine and souped-up rockets. It would be followed by a version that could bring people to the moon along the same timeframe as NASA’s proposed 2024 return.Bezos, who was dwarfed by his mock-up of the Blue Moon vehicle at his presentation Thursday, says, “This is an incredible vehicle and it’s going to the moon.”Bezos says: “It’s time to go back to the moon. This time to stay.”Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press read more

An attorney for Tesla CEO Elon Musk claims a British diver who is suing his client can’t recover damages because the diver allegedly started the spat and his reputation hasn’t been harmedVernon Unsworth is suing Musk for calling him a “pedo” in a July 15 post on Twitter. The post came during an exchange of insults last summer after the underwater rescue of youth soccer players trapped in a cave in Thailand.In a response to Unsworth’s lawsuit, attorney Alex Spiro wrote that Musk’s statements were opinion protected by the First Amendment. He also wrote that the statements were true or substantially true.Last week a federal judge in Los Angeles set an Oct. 22 trial date, rejecting Musk’s attempt to dismiss the lawsuit.The Associated Press read more

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — An Illinois broadcast meteorologist who was taken off television after criticizing an unpopular “Code Red” weather alert system has been fired, his former employer confirmed.Joe Crain’s dismissal was confirmed Thursday by Rob Ford, a spokesman for Sinclair Broadcast Group, which owns Crain’s former employer, WICS-TV in Springfield, Illinois. Ford declined further comment.Crain, a 15-year WICS veteran, was absent from newscasts after an on-air critique June 5 of Sinclair’s “Code Red” weather-alert brand, which the station subsequently announced would be replaced.Crain acknowledged widespread community complaints that “Code Red” was alarmist and imprecise. He said it was improperly “all-inclusive” and failed to recognize storms’ varying degrees.“When you hear ‘Code Red,’ you think, as they say, the feces is about to hit the fan. We understand your concerns,” Crain said. “It’s not us. This is a corporate initiative, the ‘Code Red’ alert, and behind the scenes, many of us have tried to dissuade it for the last few months.”Crain’s absence unleashed social-media protests, petitions demanding his return, and advertiser boycotts. Businesses pulled their ads in support of Crain and to protest “Code Red” as a needless alarm that persuaded people to stay home and away from restaurants and retail stores.U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat who lives in Springfield, voiced support for Crain. A weekly newspaper reporter composed a song, “Joe Crain,” to the tune of the early 20th Century labour anthem, “Joe Hill,” and the brouhaha was the subject of a parody bit on “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert.Crain has declined comment. WICS general manager Rick Lipps posted an online video Monday in which he announced that the station would replace “Code Red” with a “Weather Warn” banner and that managers would work to improve geographic specificity of alerts.Lipps said in the video that he could not comment on Crain because it was a personnel matter. But Sinclair posted a solicitation for a WICS meteorologist on its website Tuesday.___Follow Political Writer John O’Connor at https://twitter.com/apoconnor .John O’Connor, The Associated Press read more

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market broke a six-session losing run Thursday as traders used a selloff resulting from Sunday’s inconclusive Greek elections as an opportunity to pick up some beaten-down equities.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 11736.17 0.52% +61.16S&P 500 — 1357.99 0.25% +3.41Dow — 12855.04 0.16% +19.98Nasdaq — 2933.64 -0.04% -1.07The S&P/TSX composite index ran ahead 61.16 points at 11,736.17 while the TSX Venture Exchange gained 9.62 points to 1,355.31.However, nervousness hit the Canadian dollar, which closed down 0.08 of a cent to 99.83 US cents as traders continued to avoid riskier assets such as resource-based currencies, including the loonie, amid the latest round of eurozone turmoil.New York’s Dow Jones industrials rose 19.98 points at 12,855.04.The Nasdaq composite index slipped 1.07 points to 2,933.64, weighed down by a negative outlook from Cisco Systems. Cisco’s stock fell US$1.97 or 10.49% to US$16.81. The S&P 500 index was ahead 3.41 points at 1,357.99.Positive jobs data helped support stocks Thursday. Weekly jobless claims in the U.S. edged downward last week, suggesting that employers may accelerate hiring this month. Applications dropped by 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 367,000 in the week ended May 5, the U.S. Labour Department said Thursday.The recent selloff on the TSX left the market about two% lower than where it started the year.Besides the latest round of uncertainty in Europe, stocks and commodities have also been pressured by signs of slowing economies in China and the United States.“It’s really based on commodities and demand from the emerging markets,” said Kevin Headland, director of the portfolio advisory group at Manulife Asset Management.“They are growing but at a slower pace and I think the consensus was an expectation of continued strong markets and I think maybe that was a bit of a pipe dream.”Meanwhile, analysts expect talks to form a Greek government will go nowhere and that Greeks will go back to the polls in June.There are some hopes in the markets that in new elections Greeks who want the country to remain in the euro currency bloc will support the main pro-euro parties, facilitating the creation of a moderate coalition government.“There is talk maybe the Greeks will have realized OK, this was my vote against austerity, now we’re going to look at one of the other parties,” Headland said.“But again, how much does Greece matter? It’s more about what is going to happen with Spain and is there going to be some kind of knock on effect on their debt and perhaps Italy’s and that’s a bigger issue going forward.”In the meantime, Greece is being held together by an international bailout. And analysts warn that Greece could run out of money as soon as next month without a government to negotiate the next level of its bailout.On Thursday, China’s weak import growth data raised fears the world’s second-biggest economy wasn’t doing enough to stimulate domestic demand amid an economic slowdown.Imports edged up 0.3% to US$144.8-billion in April while exports rose 4.9% to US$163.3-billion, leaving a surplus of US$18.4-billion, according to customs data released Thursday.That compared with a surplus of US$5.35-billion in March and a deficit of US$31.5-billion in February.China has been an important prop for a global economy still in the midst of a fragile recovery from the 2008 financial collapse and subsequent recession. Its huge appetite for energy and metals has boosted commodity prices and oil and mining stocks on the TSX.But resource stocks and commodity prices have been hit particularly hard recently. The June crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange climbed 27 cents to US$97.08 a barrel, down sharply from US$106 at the beginning of this month. The energy sector improved by 0.75% as Suncor Energy advanced 23 cents to $29.30.The base metals sector gained 0.32% with copper prices up three cents at US$3.69. Demand concerns had pushed the metal down almost 5% from May 1. HudBay Minerals climbed 18 cents to $9.45.Bullion prices added US$1.30 to US$1,595.50 an ounce, taking the gold sector up 0.55% and Iamgold gained 17 cents to $10.97.Financials were also positive as Sun Life Financial shares gained 42 cents to $22.55 as it reported that an improvement in capital markets led to quarterly net income of $686-million or $1.15 per share compared with $438 million or 73 cents in the same period last year.Stocks also benefited from news that Spain would take over Bankia SA, the country’s fourth-largest bank, which has high exposure to bad property loans. The government is hoping to convince investors that Spain won’t need a bailout.Elsewhere in the sector, Royal Bank rose 58 cents to $53.95.In other earnings news, Bombardier Inc. was up 27 cents at $3.96 as it reported net income of $190-million in the first quarter, or 10 cents a share. That is down sharply from $220-million, or 12 cents a share a year ago. Revenue was $3.5-billion, compared with $4.7-billion last year.Magna International Inc. posted first-quarter sales of $7.7-billion, up 7% from the first quarter of 2011. Canada’s largest auto parts maker handed in net income of $343-million. Magna shares gained 96 cents to $43.64.Canadian Tire posted $2.4-billion in revenue for the quarter ended March 31, up 23% from the same period last year and a profit of $71-million, or 87 cents a share, up 21.5% from the same period in 2011. Its shares gained $2.81 to $70.23.Here’s the news investors were watching today:Greece may hold US$510B trump card in potential bailout talksEarnings roundup: Canadian Tire, Cineplex, BombardierSun Life profit surges on stronger marketsRIM scores social media bump with hiring of chief marketerToronto condo market ripe for a correction?Goldman Sachs says gold is the ‘currency of last resort’ and it’s going to $1,840ON DECK FRIDAYECONOMIC NEWSEU economic forecasts CANADA8:30 a.m.Employment report (April): Economists expect the economy to gain 10,000 jobs and the jobless rate to tick up 7.3% UNITED STATES8:30 a.m.Producer price index (April): Economists expect no gain from the month before and 2.1% rise year over year 9:55 a.m.University of Michigan consumer sentiment index (May): Economists expect a reading of 76, unchanged from the month before CORPORATE NEWSCANADATMX Group Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 88¢ a share Iamgold Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 31¢ Enerplus Corp Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 1¢ read more

The navy arrested 14 Indian fishermen while they were poaching in Sri Lankan waters in the seas North of Thalaimannar yesterday.The navy media unit said that three Indian fishing trawlers were also taken into custody. The Indian fishermen along with the trawlers were handed over to the officials of the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Mannar for further action.

Mr. Annan will be the keynote speaker at the event on 18 November, where he will be joined by the Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Jan Egeland, and the Administrator of the UN Development Programme, Mark Malloch Brown.The theme of the appeal, “Hear Our Voices”, emphasizes the importance of listening to people from communities ravaged by war, conflict, and natural disasters, and those struggling to rebuild. It covers 21 crises, 17 of them in Africa.The appeal is put together by the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and is a product of the Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP), a mechanism created a decade ago by the UN General Assembly to plan a common humanitarian strategy and maximize resources. read more

‹ › To prevent people from bringing unpermitted items into civilian protection sites, the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) brought eight “sniffer” dogs into South Sudan. Photos: UNMISS/Shantal Persaud and Ghideon Musa Most of the dogs are Labradors and water cocker spaniels originally from South Africa. They are on average three years old and have undertaken specialized training for three months before their deployment. They sniff, sniff, snort, repeat. If it smells something suspicious, the dog is taught to sit down and await further instructions, as opposed to pawing at something that could potentially blow up. “It is [a] good visual deterrent if anybody is thinking of bringing things in they know we have the capability to find things that are smuggled in the camp,” noted Mr. Thompson. Last week, UNMAS found unexploded cluster bomblets along the Juba-Bor road in Malek. The bombs are unreliable and indiscriminate, potentially posing long-term danger to civilians and vehicles, and in line with the Convention on Cluster Munitions, the UN has said that it is firmly committed to ending their use, stockpiling, production and transfer. This water cocker spaniel is one of eight sniffer dogs that arrived last week from the UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) to help with random searches in and around UN bases and some displacement camps in strife-torn South Sudan .“They are here to search and indicate if people are bringing in weapons or explosives or other contraband,” said Robert Thompson, UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) Chief of Operations. The dogs are currently undergoing training with UNMAS and its MineTech contractors to acclimatize to their new environment.They will be stationed at main gates of the UN Mission (UNMISS) in the country and protection sites in the capital, Juba, working alongside the UN Department of Security and Safety and the UN Police as they carry out daily searches until the end of June.Thousands of people are believed to have been killed and some 870,000 others have fled their homes since fighting broke out on 15 December in South Sudan between the forces of President Salva Kiir and deputy president Riek Machar.Among those, 75,000 people are seeking refuge at eight UN bases throughout the country. “The dogs will be primarily for the protection of civilian sites but we will also use them on the main gates both at UN house and Tomping compound,” Mr. Thompson told UNIFEED. “The dogs will also be flown to other areas like Bentiu and Malakal when needed.” read more

The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali, MINUSMA, is one of the toughest UN peacekeeping operations.  Peacekeepers stationed there have sustained severe and regular casualties from the activities of armed groups in the north of the country, and many civilians have borne the brunt of the instability, which includes deadly inter-ethnic clashes. The Force Commander of MINUSMA is the Swedish General Dennis Gyllensporre, He has had an extensive background in international peace operations, notably as liaison officer in Bosnia Herzegovina during the NATO-led Stabilization Force operation in 1997-1998, and also in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, and in Afghanistan.  In an interview with Ben Malor from UN News, General Gyllensporre explained why the UN presence in Mali is essential.UN food relief agency doubles assistance in DR Congo Ebola hotspots The relentless campaign of airstrikes in Syria has been met with a “collective shrug,” the top United Nations human rights official said on Friday, denouncing the world’s apparent indifference to the mounting civilian casualties as a “failure of leadership” by the world’s most powerful countries.“Despite repeated calls by the United Nations to respect the principle of precaution and distinction in their conduct of hostilities, this latest relentless campaign of airstrikes by the Government and its allies has continued to hit medical facilities, schools and other civilian infrastructure such as markets and bakeries,” said Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.Drawing attention to the death toll caused by a succession of airstrikes in Idlib and other parts of north-western Syria, she pointed out that “these are civilian objects,” and given the persistent pattern of such attacks “it seems highly unlikely” that they were all hit by accident.Read the full story here.Military chief of UN’s ‘most dangerous mission’, in Mali, confident progress can be made Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, along with the heads of a number of UN agencies, expressed horror at Thursday’s reports that as many as 150 people may be dead after a boat they were traveling in capsized off the coast of Libya, making it the worst such tragedy in the Mediterranean this year.Several of the senior officials have called for a return to sea rescues in the Mediterranean.The Libya office of the International Organization for Migrants (IOM), published social media reports on Thursday that some 145 survivors of the shipwreck, mainly Eritreans and Sudanese, were returned to the Libyan shore. The survivors reported that some 250 were on the boat before it capsized, after engine failure.In a Tweet, Mr. Guterres wrote that he was “horrified” by the news, and called for “safe, legal routes for migrants and refugees”. His comments were echoed by the head of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, and the UN children’s fund (UNICEF) chief, Henrietta Fore, both of whom also called for end to the arbitrary detention of refugees and migrants in Libya.Full story here.UN Human Rights chief says ‘increasing airstrike casualties are being ignored’ in Syria Senior UN officials call for return to sea rescues, after ‘the worst Mediterranean tragedy of this year’ As the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continues, the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) announced on Friday that it plans to double food assistance to people affected by the disease.One year after the start of the complex outbreak in the volatile eastern part of the DRC – and 10 days since the first reported case in Goma, the region’s biggest city – a WFP spokesperson  said that the UN agency is “stepping up preparations for a potential further escalation of the epidemic”. Over the next six months, WFP will significantly ramp up food assistance and nutritional support to 440,000 Ebola-affected people in DR Congo, the spokesperson announced, adding that this would include “primarily contacts of victims and their families, as well as confirmed and suspected cases”. Read more here.Eliminating hepatitis calls for ‘bold political leadership, with investments to match,’ UN health chief says Calling for “bold political leadership” ahead of World Hepatitis Day, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday urged countries to take advantage of recent reductions in the costs of diagnosing and treating viral hepatitis, and scale up investments to eradicate the disease.A new study by WHO, published on Friday in the Lancet Global Health magazine, found that investing $6 billion per year to eliminate hepatitis in 67 low- and middle-income countries would avert 4.5 million premature deaths by 2030, and more than 26 million deaths beyond that target date. A total of $58.7 billion is needed to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat in these 67 countries by 2030. This means reducing new hepatitis infections by 90 per cent and deaths by 65 per cent.Read more here.Listen to or download our audio News in Brief for 26 July on SoundCloud: read more

Since the 2001 season, all other QBs have combined for 20 playoff games where they took 50 or more dropbacks and trailed by 10 points or more. They won only twice. The only other quarterback with more than two double-digit comebacks is Russell Wilson, who has won three of the six playoff games where he was down by 10 or more. Also notable on the chart above: Brady’s Super Bowl LI win was the second-largest playoff comeback since 2001, behind only Andrew Luck and the Colts’ 28-point comeback against the Chiefs in a 2014 Wild Card game.It may not settle the issue, but when it comes to questions of Brady’s GOAT-ness — or even questions of his responsibility for the Patriots’ long-running dominance — it’s worth keeping in mind that he isn’t just the most successful postseason quarterback of this millennium, he’s also the most leaned-upon. Whether he was throwing daggers or throwing the occasional pick six, he has ultimately gotten the job done. Tom Brady made a number of great plays in one of the greatest games in NFL history Sunday night, but my favorite by far happened with 2:35 to go in the first half. The Patriots were already in dire straits, down 14 against the Falcons. Brady dropped back on 3rd and 6 and fired low into traffic near the first-down line … into the hands of the Falcons’ Robert Alford, who returned it 82 yards for a pick six. That was a straight-up gunslinger throw — reckless and inaccurate, yes, but trying so hard. The Patriots weren’t going to go down without a fight; Brady would desperately try to throw them out of trouble.Brady ended up taking 67 dropbacks (on 62 passes and five sacks) — the third-highest total in NFL playoff history and the highest since Steve Young had 68 (on 65 passes and three sacks) in a losing effort against Green Bay in 1996. Even for Brady, 67 is a frenzy of passes, but the Patriots have built their playoff dynasty on Brady passing them out of tough spots.The Patriots may never have faced longer odds in a Super Bowl than they did when down 25 in the third quarter last night, but they’ve followed the same formula of having Brady throw, throw and throw them out of trouble many times before. This was the third Super Bowl in which he had more than 50 dropbacks and his second double-digit comeback victory. Since 2001, only three non-Brady Super Bowls have seen a quarterback drop back at least 50 times. Note that Brady has trailed at some point in all seven of his Super Bowl appearances and has won three of the five in which he had more than 40 dropbacks (all other quarterbacks have won three of 12 Super Bowls in which they had more than 40 dropbacks, and all three wins came on fewer than 45 dropbacks). The only other double-digit Super Bowl comeback since 2001 was by Drew Brees, who came back from a 10-point first-quarter deficit to win Super Bowl XLIV in 2010.If Julian Edelman doesn’t make that miracle catch,1Announcers: “That’s a catch.” “My God.” “That’s incredible!” today’s conversation might be a little different, though the Patriots have benefited and suffered from miracles before. Plus, Brady and the Patriots have been hard to put down in any game, not just Super Bowls. Brady has a 5-5 record in all playoff games where he has trailed by double digits — with all 5 wins coming in games he had to pass his way out of2Games where he had more than 50 dropbacks.: read more

In platinum and diamonds, the tiara has an enormous 93.70-carat emerald at its centre, and six smaller emeralds either side. It was part of the ‘Greville bequest’, a remarkable collection of jewellery left to the Queen Mother by Margaret Greville, a prominent member of society who was a close friend of Queen Mary. The Queen inherited the tiara, along with the rest of the jewels, when her mother died in 2002. Princess Eugenie has followed in the footsteps of both the Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cambridge by borrowing a tiara from the Queen for her wedding day. The Princess arrived at St George’s Chapel wearing the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik tiara, made by Boucheron in 1919. The tiara… read more

first_imgA proposal to make Bob Dylan a member of France’s Legion d’Honneur ran into further opposition Sunday as the country’s far right weighed into a controversy over whether the singer is a suitable recipient for the award.Culture Minister Aurelie Filippetti, an avowed Dylan fan, still hopes to pin the celebrated medal on one of the veteran singer’s narrow lapels, despite opposition from the committee that oversees the allocation of the award.Satirical weekly Le Canard Enchaine revealed last week that the committee had concluded that Dylan’s pacifist politics and his use of marijuana made him an unsuitable candidate, a view endorsed Sunday by Front National leader Marine Le Pen.“The Legion d’Honneur should not be handed out any old how, to any old person,” Le Pen declared.“The president’s chef, the hairdresser of [former first lady] Carla Bruni and the favourite singers of Mme Filippetti… that’s not what the Legion is about.“It is about a nation recognising those who have fought for it or those who have been responsible for spectacular advances in culture or science.“I like Bob Dylan a lot but one mustn’t exaggerate!”Filippetti however is sticking to her guns. “Something will be sorted out,” she said last week after news of the medals committee’s opposition leaked out.- © AFP, 2013Read: Bob Dylan commended for influence on American culturelast_img read more

first_imgComputers with Windows 8 pre-installed will begin hitting retail shelves some time this fall — and by the end of next year, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says it’ll be running on half a billion computers worldwide.That’s quite a lofty goal. Microsoft sold around 240 million copies of Windows 7 in its first year of availability. Is doubling up on that number realistic considering that Windows 7 was the fastest-selling OS ever?It’s also probably Microsoft’s best operating system to date, and one that a lot of customers won’t feel the need to upgrade from — a situation that hearkens back to Windows XP and the arrival of Vista. But Microsoft holds a wildcard with Windows 8: tablets.Windows RT devices are on their way, and there will be no shortage of the new low-priced ARM-powered tablets, laptops, and desktop machines to choose from. Analysts from IDC and Gartner previously announced estimates of about 430 million PCs sold in 2013. Tablet sales are expected to exceed that figure, which means a total of nearly a billion devices that could ship with Windows 8. They won’t, obviously — plenty will ship with Android, and iPad and Mac sales will command a sizeable share.But if Microsoft can convince a decent number of users to upgrade to Windows 8, drive solid 2012 holiday sales, get around 80 per cent of new desktops and laptops running it (as they did with Windows 7), and grab a good chunk of the 180-plus million tablets expected to sell in 2013, then 500 million devices might not be as far fetched as it first sounds.More at Google News (AFP)last_img read more

first_img Updated May 14th 2019, 1:00 PM THE DATA PROTECTION Commission has urged Irish users of the instant messaging app WhatsApp to ensure they have the latest update downloaded, after it was revealed that multiple phones had been infected with spyware.The DPC said that it had been informed by WhatsApp – which has its European headquarters located in Ireland – about a “serious security vulnerability” on its platform. The vulnerability may have allowed a malicious actor to install unauthorised spyware, which would allow it to access personal data on phones which have the app installed. Earlier, WhatsApp confirmed that multiple phones had been infected with the spyware by an “advanced cyber actor” without any user intervention through in-app voice calls.The Financial Times identified the actor as Israel’s NSO Group, and a WhatsApp spokesperson later said “we’re certainly not refuting any of the coverage you’ve seen”.The malware was able to penetrate phones through missed calls alone via the app’s voice calling function, according to the spokesperson. An unknown number of people – an amount in the dozens at least would not be inaccurate – were infected with the malware, which the company said it discovered this month.The DPC said that that it is unknown at this stage whether EU users have been affected. However, it said that while the possibility remains that they were affected, all users of the app are urged to ensure that the latest version is installed on their device, available via the Apple Store or Google Play Store.“The DPC is actively engaging with WhatsApp Ireland to determine if and to what extent any WhatsApp EU user data has been affected,” the DPC said. At this point, WhatsApp has not notified the DPC of the matter under Article 33 (notification of a personal data breach to a data protection supervisory authority) of the GDPR as the company is still investigating as to whether any WhatsApp EU user data was affected. “Vulnerability” John Scott-Railton, a researcher with the internet watchdog Citizen Lab, called the hack “a very scary vulnerability”.”There’s nothing a user could have done here, short of not having the app,” he said.The WhatsApp spokesperson said the attack had “all the hallmarks of a private company that has been known to work with governments to deliver spyware that has the ability to take over mobile phone operating systems”.They said WhatsApp, which has more than 1.5 billion users, immediately contacted Citizen Lab and human rights groups, quickly fixed the issue and pushed out a patch.They said WhatsApp also provided information to US law enforcement officials to assist in their investigation, and have now also informed Irish authorities. The spokesperson said the flaw was discovered while “our team was putting some additional security enhancements to our voice calls” and that engineers found that people targeted for infection “might get one or two calls from a number that is not familiar to them. In the process of calling, this code gets shipped”.“We are deeply concerned about the abuse of such capabilities,” WhatsApp said in a statement.Spokespeople for NSO Group did not immediately respond to an email from The Associated Press seeking comment.With reporting from Associated Press   Image: Shutterstock/Alex Ruhl 47,637 Views May 14th 2019, 6:54 AM Short URL Image: Shutterstock/Alex Ruhl 30 Comments Share117 Tweet Email9 Tuesday 14 May 2019, 1:00 PM https://jrnl.ie/4633382 By Cormac Fitzgerald Irish users urged to download latest version of WhatsApp after phones infected with spyware through missed calls The DPC said that it had been informed by WhatsApp about a “serious vulnerability” on its platform. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Big Cass WWE’s Enzo Amore Fired Following Sexual Assault Allegation WWE 205 Live Results – 9/10/19 (Kushida debuts, 6-man tag team main event match) Early 10/17 WWE 205 Live PreviewWWE 205 Live airs tonight on the WWE Network at 10:00 PM ET (9:00 CT) from Seattle.Set for tonight is Rich Swann vs. Gentleman Jack Gallagher in the main event, plus WWE Cruiserweight Champion Kalisto and Mustafa Ali vs. Enzo Amore and Ariya Daivari.ALSO ON #205Live: @GottaGetSwann will square off one-on-one against @GentlemanJackG TOMORROW NIGHT! #RAW pic.twitter.com/plVf0rCyRP— 205Live (@WWE205Live) October 17, 2017 Videos Articles WWE Wrestler Enzo Amore Kicked Off Flight WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Inteligencia artificial para camiones Pinterest Google+center_img Now Playing Up Next Twitter Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Wrestler Enzo Amore Kicked Off FlightVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Enzo Amore Kim Kardashian ‘Got in Trouble’ With Kanye For Daughter North Wearing Makeup Knstliche Intelligenz: Logistik-Helfer TOMORROW NIGHT: @KalistoWWE & @MustafaAliWWE team up to take on @real1 & @AriyaDaivariWWE on #205Live at 10/9c on @WWENetwork! pic.twitter.com/xZ9AfHrhxp— 205Live (@WWE205Live) October 17, 2017Wrestleview.com will have a recap of 205 Live later tonight.Post-10/16 WWE RAW videosWWE posted the following videos from after last night’s RAW in Portland. Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next WWE 205 Live Results – 9/3/19 (Drew Gulak aligns with Tony Nese, Lince Dorado competes) Rumor: WWE reportedly reaches out to Enzo Amore and Big Cass; WWE responds to reportlast_img read more

first_imgHAZEL DELL — A Sunday bowling event for people with autism spectrum disorders was as much about having fun and raising money for future events as it was about seeing and being seen, said Karen Krejcha, executive director of Autism Empowerment, a local nonprofit that serves the autistic community.“There’s a lot of negative stuff that comes out during Autism Awareness Month, and a lot of people talk about the gloom and doom and really bad things,” she said. “We want people to know that we’re human beings like everybody else.”She pointed to the cross section of bowlers who packed Husted’s Hazel Dell Lanes, all different ages, nationalities, incomes and places on the autism spectrum.“We always strive to be able to support everyone and be inclusive of everyone, and so a lot of folks here today are on the spectrum, and they’re all different levels,” said Krejcha, who is on the autism spectrum.Sunday marked the second year for the group’s bowling event. Autism Empowerment also organizes a few other larger events throughout the year, including a summer picnic, along with service activities, support groups and social clubs.last_img read more

first_img Related Items:escape artist, Genmessome Presandieu, police, resisting arrest, Rolyn Cassema, two counts of assaulting a police officer, unlawful entry Update: Women robbed while exercising (21 year old Arrested) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Police get wanted man; Magistrate Court back open Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force’s mission to combat abusive images of children online Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 08 Jul 2015 – Serious charges for a 20 year old resident, originally from Haiti who appears to be some sort of an escape artist. Police report that Genmessome Presandieu also known as Rolyn Cassema was charged for a battery of concerning offenses including: unlawful entry, two counts of assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and more vexing having a gun while allegedly resisting arrest and having ammunition for that gun, the charge added is also endangering lives.No bail was granted for the ‘Houdini’ who appeared in court yesterday. There were some smaller arrests including a 57 year old, Five Cays man, who has to answer charges for allegedly stealing three bottles of Johnnie Walker whisky from IGA; a 29 year old Venetian Road resident who was charged for damage to property and using a weapon to cause fear and a 28 year old of Five Cays man, for fighting. Recommended for youlast_img read more

first_imgCongresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers during a markup in the Energy & Commerce Committee this year. (Photo courtesy office of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers)Multiple national news outlets are reporting President-elect Donald Trump is set to pick Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Republican congresswoman from Washington state to lead the Department of Interior.Listen NowShe’s seen as friendly to industry, drawing criticism from some environmentalists. But others think she’s a relatively moderate pick.McMorris Rodgers is one of the highest-ranking Republicans in the House of Representatives, where she’s served since 2004. She chairs the House Republican Conference and sits on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.Many Americans got to know McMorris Rodgers when she delivered the Republican rebuttal to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union in 2014.“I grew up working at my family’s orchard and fruit stand in Kettle Falls, a small town in Eastern Washington, getting up before dawn with my brother to pick apples,” McMorris Rodgers said in her speech. “My dad drove a school bus and my mom worked as a part-time bookkeeper.”State leaders hoped an Alaskan would land the Interior job; former Gov. Sarah Palin and former Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell were both rumored possibilities. But some Washington insiders say the fact that Trump picked a leader from a Western state is a good sign for Alaska.“You’ve got a Westerner that understands the need for the Department of Interior to be a good neighbor and to work with the states,” Robert Dillon said. Dillon is a former longtime staffer for Senator Lisa Murkowski. He now works for the American Council for Capital Formation, a Washington, D.C. think-tank.About 60 percent of land in Alaska is federal, and much of it managed by the Interior Department. McMorris Rodgers will oversee pivotal decisions on oil exploration and drilling on federal lands and waters. Dillon said McMorris Rodgers is likely to take a different view on these issues than the current Interior secretary, Sally Jewell.“What you’d hope to see is a re-balancing that takes into account the economic needs of the state and the people of Alaska,” Dillon said.A number of environmental groups have already released statements objecting to McMorris Rodgers. She has often voted to expand oil and gas exploration on public lands, including a bill that would have allowed drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. She has also voted in favor of limiting the president’s ability to designate national monuments. Kristen Brengel is with the National Parks Conservation Association.“Sadly, many of the votes that she’s taken haven’t been Park-friendly or pro-public lands,” Brengel said. “A lot of them have sided with special interests.”Addressing climate change has been a big priority for the current Interior secretary. Environmental advocates note McMorris Rodgers has been noncommittal on whether climate change is caused by humans. But some conservation groups say even though she wouldn’t be their first pick, McMorris Rodgers is someone they can work with. Whit Fosburgh, President of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, sees her record as a mixed bag.“Her reputation is, and our dealings with her, is that she is somebody who will listen,” Fosburgh said. “We may not always agree with her, but I think we get a fair hearing with her.”President-elect Trump hasn’t yet formally nominated McMorris Rodgers for the position. And experts say even if she’s confirmed, reversing Obama-administration policies on federal lands won’t happen overnight.last_img read more

first_imgA viral video of a Wendy’s employee taking a bath in the kitchen sink at one of the outlets of the American fast food chain sparked outrage with many questioning the hygiene of the beloved restaurant and if they should actually patronize it anymore.The man, who was having a bath in the kitchen sink at a Wendy’s outlet, was fired immediately after the video went viral on Facebook. A co-worker, who was taking the video, cheered him on to get inside the sink which was filled to the brim with soapy water. Close A viral video of a Wendy’s employee taking a bath in the kitchen sink at one of the outlets of the American fast food chain IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:40Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:39?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … In the video, after the Wendy’s employee removes his t-shirt, he climbs over the edge and slowly lowers himself in the soapy water wearing nothing but a pair of blue shorts. When asked how the water is, he replied that it was warm. He then went on to wash his armpits.The Facebook video received more than a million views. In the comments section, many asked why the video was even uploaded on Facebook since it could have dire consequences for the man, which turned out to be true.Some comments even asked why the people taking the video weren’t terminated and only the man since the others were cheering him and egging him on.One user wrote, “How stupid can people be? I hope they all get fired, nasty stupid kids.”Another user, Andrea Pasley wrote, “Why would you do that…get in or film…why did you film it?…why did you post it?…I am just lost for words.”Wendy’s released a statement on Wednesday afternoon terming the incident as ‘unacceptable’. According to Northwest Florida Daily News, the statement read, “We are taking this incident seriously and it is obviously totally unacceptable. This was a prank by a person who no longer works at this restaurant, and who clearly did not use good judgment. We are taking this opportunity to reinforce our very strict quality procedures with our restaurant team.”last_img read more

first_img“Some parliamentary constituencies are re-demarcated by the Election Commission ahead of every national election, which created controversies and cast adverse impacts on public mind. So, there’s no need for delimitation of constituencies (before next election),” the party said in one of their written proposals. The Election Commission on 24 August last started dialogues with 40 registered political parties to receive their opinions over the EC’s preparation for the 11th national election likely to be held in December 2018. Another proposal says, “The army will have to be kept deployed one month before the election to maintain peace and order. The army members will be engaged to provide security to voters and candidates on the election. And the army will have to be kept in the field to maintain peace and order till 15 days after the voting day.” A 14-member Bikalpadhara delegation, led by its chief and also former president AQM Badruddoza, placed a 13-point proposal participating in an EC dialogue held at Nirbachan Bhaban with chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda in the chair. The dialogue began at 11am. The party, however, proposed deployment of army for 45 days from 30 days before the election and restoration ‘No Vote’ provision. AQM Badruddoza ChowdhuryBikalpadhara Bangladesh on Tuesday urged the Election Commission (EC) not to re-demarcate the parliamentary constituencies ahead of the next general election saying that it will invite controversies. Bikalpadhara secretary general major (Retd) Abdul Mannan was also among the delegation members.last_img read more

first_imgThree youths were found dead in Sirajganj and Cox’s Bazar districts on Thursday, reports UNB.In Sirajganj, police recovered the decomposed bodies of two young men from the Phuljor river in Ghatina Bridge area in Ullapara upazila.The deceased were Israfil, 18, the only son of Yousub Ali of Darikharbana in Rajshahi city, and Russel, 30, son of Insaf Ali of Barkatpur village in Charghat upazila of Rajshahi.Locals spotted the bodies under the bridge and informed it to police who recovered the bodies in the afternoon.Dewan Koushik Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Ullapara police station, said miscreants might have killed them in another place and dumped the bodies here 25/26 days ago.The bodies bore several injury marks, the OC said, adding that the bodies were handed over to the families following post-mortem at Sirajganj General Hospital on Friday noon.In Cox’s Bazar, Mohammad Helal, 18, son of Jalal Ahmed of Kachubunia village in Teknaf upazila, was found dead at Sabrang Hariakhali in the upazila on the same day.On information, police recovered the body and sent it to local hospital morgue.last_img read more